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Hi. I live in Spain with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have 3 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017 and Arianna born 2019. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. I love reading them all. xxxx


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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Picture Album

Good Morning All
I was browsing You Tube the other day and came across Dawns Inspirations and she has a blog  HERE.  I was looking for something different to make as I have loads of cards on stock and wanted to make something else.  This is what I found or, rather,  my version of it.  Made from a cereal box !!!!!

This is the front before I added names.
The papers are PaperMania Capsule Collection from a goodie bag quite afew years ago.  They are nice, strong papers.

The tags are cut from beer carton cardboard using a Spellbinders Ribbon  tags die.

I have put the names of my grand children on the front - Hollie Anais and Noah Jacob and will fill the first half with pictures of Hollie and the second half with pictures of Noah, the problem being, which pictures to choose.  

I used all the pieces of paper even if there was not enough to cover one piece of card in one go, as the papers all blend OK, I added half and half!!!!

I didn't quite have enough to complete every card so used plain orange on some.

Dawn shows you how to make the tabs to use as pull outs and / or  labels.

There are loads of pockets to put pictures and they are matted on cards and slide inside the pockets sideways and in the tops.

I am in the process of making another one of these to use to put my slimming recipes in that we are given at the club, so I will blog that one when it is finished.

Dawn has some lovely ideas on  You tube and on her blog, so I'm sure I shall be attempting more, so watch this space!!!!
Wendy L

Craft My Life - Anything but a Card
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Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Add Ribbon
Lothian Crafts Challenge 31 - Love Using Your Dies (Spellbinders Ribbon Tag)
Really Reasonable Ribbon 88 - anything but a Card + Ribbon


Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy. WOW that´s so lovely and such a fabulous idea. I bet the kiddies parents will be over the moon looking at the pictures as well as the grandchildren.
You should definitely enter this into something as it´s a sure winner.
See you soon Love Val x

Patricia said...

Wendy that is amazing, I love it.
A wonderful Album to fill as a keepsake for ever.
I love the way you have done the pages. You will get lots of little "treasures" in there as well.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Sue said...

Lovely idea Wendy.I love you keepsake and so will the children.
Sue x

Lesley Thomas said...

Great idea for all sorts of things, must go check out the link, sounds right up my street.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wow! this is fabulous Ginny x

Judith said...

what a fab idea Wendy and so useful for storing all kinds of things - in a pretty way! hugs Judith x

Sue said...

WOW! This is wonderful Wendy. I really do love the design, thank you for the link. The papers and details your have added look gorgeous.
Off to click on that link now...
Sue xx

Claire Grantham said...

OMG Wendy this is amazing..I want one now! Cx

Mrs B said...

Hi Wendy. A fantastic keepsake : ) You have made a brilliant job of it. Take care.

Pamela said...

A wonderful idea and I'm sure you'll treasure it.Thanks for joining in the challenge this month.
DT member for Lothian Crafts.

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Wendy. Enjoy picking your photo's.
Lorraine x

pam said...

fantastic project Wendy, love this idea, your papers look fabulous.

Crafty Judith said...

Fabulous album hun love it and thank you for playing along at Craft My Life All Crafts Challenge and very good luck Judith DT Member x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Wendy
This is a brilliant idea and executed wonderfully.
Did wonder who the other two children were before I realised the other two names were Hollie and Noah's middle ones lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Lothian Crafts said...

Wow what a great way to keep suck precious pictures. Thanks for joining us at Lothian Crafts Online.

Rossella said...

This is wonderful, Wendy, I wouldn't want to have to choose photos either - I can see there being a lot in there
Rosie x

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Lothian Crafts Online and good luck.


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