Yes! I finished the Christmas House mini album today... and although I have printed out all the photographs, I haven't finished putting them in the album yet as I'm waiting on a few more papers in the post to add a tag or two (or twenty!).
I've had so many e-mails from people asking where I bought the house from, or if there's a pattern... and I'm so sorry but there isn't. I just made it up as I went along really. Apart from the windows at the front on the roof, it was really simple... and a few people have mentioned copying the idea - which I love! How wonderful that people like something I made so much that they want to make something the same?!? What an amazing compliment!
So... here's the photographs of it all finished :)
You can see that when the roof is taken off, there's quite a large 'lip'of about 2 inches over the 'wrap around veranda' - this is just to make sure the roof stays on securely, and the mini is held in place.
All that harping on about the circular tree decoration I had... and I didn't use it in the end!
I am going to add a title... "Winter Memories". I did use a tree decoration - the coppery-pink glittery swirl (19pence at The Range, January sale item)... and my absolute bargain is the spray of flowers at the very back of the embellishments. I paid 59pence for six of these sprays, and I thought they looked a little like snowdrops. I sprayed them lightly with Cosmic Shimmers (a mix of blue and pearl white), just to catch the ends. A spray of cream roses were a bargain too - at just 45pence, and the feathers were leftovers. The pink pearl sprays were a freebie gift, and the flower at the very bottom was made from a scrap of Christmas ribbon.
I added the curtain tie-back charm (blue beads) and the torn-apart tree decoration charm (clear beads) to the top book-ring, and added the pearl dangly to the middle ring. The pearls were from an old odd earring I had, and I just added these to a Tim Holtz chain.
Each page is much the same inside - with fifteen pages in all. The blue glittery panel on the front (middle) is a verse from "A Visit From Saint Nicholas" by Clement C Moore. There is one verse for each page. Each verse panel is adhered to a central 'belly band' that holds a double-photo matt (5"x7") and the holding pocket at the bottom that is just there to stop the photo matt from slipping out, has a journalling tag in it.
And, no, the baby in the photograph is NOT me. It's my big brother :)
The reverse of the page has a larger pocket at the bottom that holds tags and photo matts, and a hidden pocket at the top that hold a journal tag. The pages are repeated - just slightly different embellishments. All pages use the pink, blue, brown colour scheme (which I shall never use again for a Christmas album... it's just too hard!)
So... there it is! Hope you enjoyed looking.
And just in case you wanted to know... I shan't be sharing any more photographs for a while... not after the previous post *lol*