Saturday, 23 August 2014

As Promised...

Last week I promised a few pics of the little album I have been making... It's only now I'm looking through my photos and I've just realised that I didn't take any shots of it being constructed, which is a shame cos I made it from scratch and should have at least taken a pic of it in its raw form - like a visual list of ingredients to let you see how I actually put it together. Oh well - I can tell you it was the easiest thing in the world to do. Just old packaging and corrie cardboard, covered in kraft papers, held together with a Tim Holtz ringbinder that fits in to the spine with 2 brads. Not that I'm a usually cynic but, I wasn't convinced it would be as sturdy a fixing as I would have liked so I was amazed/surprised when I put it all together and it held firmly!!!! Yay! From there it was a case of making folders/pages to fill it with and decoration. I lucked out here as my local TK Maxx had some 6x6 pads of Sn@p cardstock which was more perfect than perfect as it was what inspired me in the first place (having seen a Simple Stories feature on Create & Craft). I supplemented with some homemade journalling cards and chucked some photos in et voila!!! Job done! Nearly! Just need to add a bit of texture with ribbons or twine and she's sorted as they say!!!! Hope you enjoy the pics....

Title cut out with my Silhouette

This one has an acetate page/pocket

Monday, 11 August 2014

Hey! Hello!

Hi everyone,
Can't believe its been so long since I checked up on my little blog - sorry, but it's that time of year again when the kids are off school either soaking up all the glorious sunshine or hogging the craft table when they can't get outside for the rain. Thankfully there hasn't been too much of that this year... however there hasn't been much crafting (from me) either! I have been doing bits and bobs with the girls and I have also put together a ringbinder book full of random-ish photos that has been inspired by some Simple Stories craft supplies that I was drooling over one day on the Selly Telly! I couldn't justify a big spend as goodness knows I probably will never use up the stash I already have so I thought I'd do my own version. It's been a good way to get some photos in order along with a bit of journaling, although I would like to make another one this time big enough to take the plastic photo wallets that are sold by Simple Stories. I like their goodies - a less expensive alternative to Project Life... I'm literally putting the finishing pieces to it so pop back soon and I will have some visuals to share with you!

Meanwhile here's a cute picture of cats to look at. It's what the internet was made for wasn't it?

Come back and craft with us mummy - we want to steal your papers and leave pawprints all over your projects!!!!

Come back soon
xxx Jak xxx