Monday, 28 January 2013

A Crafty Snippet :)

This post is a bit photo-heavy (8 or 9 piccies I think) so I do apologise for that.
Anyways... I thought I'd share one page of the mini-album I'm making - it's all made from scraps and leftovers from previous projects (as I'm in a super-frugal frame of mind!). So far I've made 5 pages, 2 envelope pages, and 2 chopped pages... this is a 'chopped' page - so called just because it's smaller than the main pages. As it's all made from scraps and stash-finds, I thought I'd enter into Pixie's Crafty Snippets (week 57) and try to win a little prize too. The prize is just a bonus - the fun part is seeing what other people can do with leftovers and 'snippets' from their crafty stash. Pop over to Pixie's Crafty Workshop and have a go :)
So... here's my page - the front:
The red patterned flap opens up to reveal a journalling spot and a photo mat...
The photo mat is just held onto the page by a band and a small semi-circle piece of card, and slips out easily so you can see the pretty paper underneath...
Next, another photo mat will be revealed if you pull the journalling spot upwards and out of the pocket...
 Turn the folder over and there's a journalling spot...
This opens up each side to reveal another photo-mat and two more journalling spots...
Now onto the back of the original page - the pocket... showing yet another pocket with another photo-mat...
The phot-mat can be taken out completely to show the papers underneath.
All the photo mats can hold photographs 6x4" - I've tried to keep all the spaces for photos as large as I could, and then used smaller spaces and tags for journalling.

I'm trying not to throw out any pieces or scraps of patterned card until the project is finished - and then using all the small pieces within the project. It's easier than I thought it would be so far - especially with so many pockets that are matted with small pieces of the patterned paper, and I've also made quite a few pages where a photo mat is held to the page with a simple band of card and a half-oval at the bottom of the page.
So... a crafty snippet.
Don't forget to pop over to Pixie's Place and join in :)

16 comments:

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous. Love it!
Hugs Tamara

Sian said...

This is wonderful! You have such a talent for - "construction" I guess I could call it :)

butlersabroad said...

This is fantastic Bubbles, beautifully put together. I might be able to stamp straight but I can't put stuff together like this, lol! I often stamp on a wider bit or card and then trim or die cut it to look perfect!

Hugs
Brenda

Di said...

Oh my Giddy Aunt Bubbles!! This is fabulous! I still am amazed at the time and patience you spent on such beautiful makes.

You just HAVE to try and peek at Hettie's/Sam's blog (of the Snow Chook), she also makes lovely albums. You two would get on like a house on fire I'm sure!!

Hugs, and I spotted you've been hopping round saying Hi to Playmates - good stuff! But, if they coerce you into hiding behind the bike shed to share a bottle of egg nog or whatever madcap scheme they've come up with next - be it on your own head!!

Hugs, Di xx

scrappymo! said...

This is such a fabulous use of snippets! I love all the pockets and hidden journalling spots et.
Best of all you are using up stash snippets!

Linby said...

Fab project and a great use of snippets. Feel free to use the technique I used this week.
Linbyx

Sally H said...

What a wonderful project, Bubbles! I love the design, and it is a wonderful way to use up snippets. Brilliant!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Love your bubbly name! And your bubbly blog! And your absolutely stunning project. It looks so professionally done and what a fab use of snippets! (BTW, don't let headmistress Di put the fear into you. She thinks we are drinking behind the bike shed, so of course we are doing it in the tree house! C'mon up!!)

Victoria said...

Stunning project using some gorgeous papers (I have this stack!). I just love these beautiful pockets and journalling squares. Yes, we get up to all sorts of monkey business in the tree house! Thanks for popping by, new playmate!

misteejay said...

nother super book - so glad your mojo has returned home as your mini albums/books are always stunning.

Toni xx

Glen said...

Fab creations Sheleen. *Ü* I LOVE the clock and how you have hidden the mini book inside...very creative. TFS. ~Glen~

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous album here! Gotta love mini albums. The colours are gorgeous too. I love the fact that with handmade mini albums there are no rules and you can add or takeaway at your leisure. Looking forward to seeing more!
I have been working on my Christmas Album tonight and hopefully it will be finished very soon!
xx

Sandra said...

Oh my ... Stunning

Carol L said...

What a fabulous memory book for someone to treasure through the years! You've really done a wonderful job with all the pockets and journaling areas to record those precious memories! Thanks for visiting my blog today too :)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

AHEM MISS DI! As IF we would coerce a newbie into drinking eggnog behind the bike shed. Really . . . have a little faith.

BUBBLES This album is wonderful and Di is right, I'm sure you'd get on with Sam really well as she also makes lovely albums.

PS: Now that Miss Di is not looking . . . meet a bunch of us behind the bike sheds . . . . .

Mrs A. said...

Sorry. I couldn't make the meet up behind the bike sheds. Homed life is a bit hectic to say the least at the moment with hubby (The Doc) dodging bewtween homes trying to sort out his Uncle's Funeral. Love the name of your blog by the way. Have been reading back on some of your other posts too. I see you are a cat lover.
I just have the one left now a black/white persian goes by the name of Wimpy (so called because he is afraid of his own shaddow and lives behind the washing machine most of the time). Oops loosing track of myself here. your journal/photo book is fab. just like one of those never ending cards. Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. Don't believe any of the stories that Miss Di tells about me.