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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Custom Made paper bag album CHERISH- Sister

This custom made album is for a special family. I wanted to celebrate the vibrancy and magic of a life cut short. As i was making it i kept getting the feeling that Lara wanted this to be a celebration of her life and love of her family. With treasured times spent together.
I have made loads of hidden pockets where i thought it may be nice for everyone to write messages to Lara or even add photos.

I've used a bling bazzill pink cardstock that glimmers like pearl- along with a gloss varnished glitter butterfly paper. I have distressed all the writing for a vintage look and glossy accented over the top to make it shine. The butterfly charm on the side is solid metal.

Page 1 has an extra flap with room for notes or a smaller photo. The large photo area is also a hidden pocket. I have embossed the white bling card at the top for extra texture. Opposite is a pocket to add momentos and more notes/photos

View of under the flaps and the tags with the pocket

where you see a ribbon and charm i have attached them so you can slip larger photos underneath. Theres an extra flap here too!!

Sneak peek under the flap- note all the handstamping 

more flaps and some 3d details

under the flap more room

I couldnt help but add ANOTHER pocket- loads of space for writing and small photos too

under the flap

and again hidden area under the photo area to slip in memorabilia.
"notes to my sister"

I've added positive words/ quotes about love and memories through out

This envelope i have embossed and added a little message inside

even the back has room for more photos and notes

Friday, May 17, 2013


Aaaand something a little different
a 4x4 deep inch canvas shadow box with tiny little half pearl feet :)

then this mini canvas and easel set 

Mini Ephemera boxes

These little cuties are the bits taken out of the configurations tray from Tim Holtz.
I've added an easel to each one and loads of goodies

Tim Holtz Configurations commissioned printers tray

Oh my goodness fun and fiddley playing with embellishments and luxury papers.
Yet to be adhered ( waiting on approval!!)
photos are pretty ordinary as we have had  massive storms and bad lighting means  dull pics but you get the idea.
The tissue tape adheres all the boxes in place and I'm sure more pearls will find their way onto the piece.
The box is actually displayed vertical but i have photographed it flat ( so the bits dont fall off!!)
A veritable collection of sewing ephemera and beautiful goodies

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Vintage OWL handmade paper bag album

How cute are these owls???
two of my favourite things- vintage and owls.
I cant wait to see who ends up with this creation.
Masses of interactive pockets, flaps and even an envelope. Textures and fibres as well as metal owl charms. Please check out my ebay store for more details

Handmade "DREAMS" OWL vintage shabby chic journal & photo Paper Bag Album