When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Tuesday 11 September 2012

Albums & Quackers!

My head is bursting with ideas but just when I find Mr Mojo right here ready, my body isn't having any of it at the mo and is forcing me to sleep plenty, so I was really pleased with myself when I managed to make these - 

I saw Dawn Wheeler make them on the Sunday Scrappers show ages ago on Create & Craft and thought it was something I could do. It's easy, 1 sheet of 12 x 12 card stock folded corner to corner and half to half to get all the score lines, then cut to centre up middle line but not from a corner point. Fold backwards and forward on itself to get this triangle album. Decorate to your hearts content.  These are blank as I'm going to give them as presents I think, people can then print their own wallet size pictures to add.

Here's the pages - 


The embellishments are mainly flat so not to bulk the book up as these are perfect sizes to keep in your handbag.  Just add photos of this Christmas of your family or friends.  Perfect for those mums and grandmothers! 

I'm going to make some non-Christmas albums too, again perfect gifts and may print off photos to pre-fill them for family members, like that idea! 

I also started making cards for some family birthdays later this month, here's one I made for my boy to give - 

I used the Quackers Reddy decoupage I bought from Crafter's Companion, I also sprayed it with their pink iridescent glitter spray which has given it a fab extra dimension. I must admit I'm having to stop myself from spraying it on everything!

Glossy accents on the bubbles works a treat too, I created the background using a Darice embossing folder and added my new Marianne die and some flowers.  I sprayed the wooden butterflies with the pink spray which bubbled on drying but I liked the effect and thought it looked like they had flown through the bubbles! 

Lace, Candi and sentiments finished it all off. So what do you think - of the albums and the card? I appreciate all your comments and love reading them.

Take care Zo xx


Elizabeth said...

Love these little photo albums - like you say, they will make perfect gifts. And the quackers card is so cute - good use of glossy accents. Hope you are feeling better soon. Elizabeth xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These albums are gorgeous Zoe, I like the papers you have used they make a great gift idea, I love the card the decoupage is sweet and I like the shape.
I hope you feel a bit better soon.
Kevin xx

emma mitchell said...

Love these little albums Zoe what a fab idea.
This card is so gorgeous love the little duck he is adorable.
Hugs Emma xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Ow, I'm coming here for my gift ideas, you have so many and these are lovely.

Dionne xxx