Saturday, 28 May 2011

3 more pages of Fraser's 40th album & 3 more pages for Sue's 60th album

'By the Sea'


7 Gypsies 12" Avignon cardstock
contrasting photo matts
photos of Sue on holidays around the world

'Just the Two of Us' double layout


photos of Ian and Sue from around the world
co-ordinating matts
'Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside' Scrapperdashery 12" vintage postcard cardstock
gold peel-off letters from stash

"Say Cheese"


photos of Fraser with childhood friends & siblings
7gypsies 'Gondola' Venice 12 " paper
Basic Grey Sweetpea Alyssa Collection die-cut tag
PM green brad

'Mum & Dad'


Top mum with Ian
below mum with Fraser
top dad at Fraser's wedding 1999
below dad, Ian and Fraser at Mo's wedding 1994
PM 12" purple star paper
silver letter peel-offs from stash

'Christmas Memories'

Fraser with Dan, aged 2 and 12
Fraser with Catherine
Craft Creations 12" Christmas words Cream backing paper
Basic Grey Motifica Tags (& photos) layered on green glitter card from The Range
Brenda Pinnick paper tag attached wtih green brad from craft swap
glittered fabric christmas trees from Poundland

Saturday, 21 May 2011

3 more pages of Fraser's 40th album

time is pressing on, have only 10 more days to finish the 12" album for my little brother Fraser's 40th birthday. here are 3 more pages, all from his childhood. the pages are not as ornate as if I were keeping them myself, am making htem toreflect what he likes, so quite clean, just cardstock, papers, photos and some journalling and little embellishment.

 'Cute as a Bug!'

3 B & W photos of Fraser, with dad and little sister
lime and sunshine yellow satin paper from Card Creatives
3 Bugs in a Rug 12" Snips & Snails range 'Little Prince' double-sided cardstock

'Snapshots from Childhood'

photos are with dad, in France with little sisters & dressed as a Greek soldier for a fancy dress party
reverse side of 12" 3 Bugs in a Rug Snips & Snails 'Little Prince' cardstock
Basic Grey 'Motifica' die-cut tags
black thin card matts

'Carefree Days'

7Gypsies 12" Sommes Rouge paper
Tim Holtz 9" Distressibles 'Transportation' cardstock
Basic Grey Sweetpea alyssa collection die-cut tags
PM green brads
black card matts

Saturday, 14 May 2011

First 5 pages of Fraser's album (not neccesarily in order they will be in the album)

As with Sue's album, (see previous posts) this 12" album is to celebrate a landmark birthday, my little brother Fraser is 40 this month.

page 1 'Fraser is born'


PM parcel 12" paper
die-cuts from craft swap
buttons from stash
details on journal tag hidden for privacy

page 2 'Happy 40th!'


PM 12" stars paper
peel-offs & confetti from stash

Page 3 'Brothers'


Fraser, as a young baby photographed with Ian his older brother. Ian is wearing our Macdonald clan tie and kilt,
PM 12" stars paper
photo matted onto PM dark purple paper
PM tiny silver brads, holes punched with Big Bite cropodile
silver peel-offs from stash

Pages 4 & 5 Double Layout  'Fraser's wedding day, 7.8.99'

P4 ' Fraser marries Catherine'


PM 12"  lilac floral paper
'Forever' tag from Posies scrapbook kit (from QVC)
various satin paper & card matts & glitter paper from stash
'Love' sentiment & number peel-offs from stash

p5 'with my little sisters'

my beautiful little sisters Mo and Anita, with our brother Fraser on his wedding day. Fraser is wearing our Macdonald tartan kilt.


Co-ordinating PM floral paper to p4
photo matt from Posies scrapbook kit
journal tags printed from Debbie Moore Glitter & Glitz Magic Moments CD

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Pages 5 to 7 of sue's 60th birthday album (1st 4 in previous post)

page 5 'CHILDHOOD' - 2 photos of Sue as a young girl, age unknown


Tim Holtz 9" x 9" distressibles cardstock - At the Movies 0772
floral paper & dark olive satin paper layers from stash
Purple 12" x 12" backing paper from album kit from Lidl, birthday present last year, finally being used
pink sentiment from stash
'Memory' sentiment from Posies scrapbook kit bought from QVC
'Remember' chipboard sentiment from stash

p6 Prague 2000 - check out those sunglasses!

very simple page,
 just 3 photos
Vintage script 12" x 12" cardstock from stash
peel-offs from stash

p7 France, summer 2004

another very simple page, wanted the photos to be the main focus
top photo in my other brother's aprtment in Villefranche
bottom photo is Nice beach

both photos matted on aubergine satin cardstock from stash
12" x 12" 7Gypsies 'Avignon' backing paper
3D travel embellishments from stash

Saturday, 7 May 2011


My lovely sister-in-law Sue, has been with my brother Ian for 20 years, next month it is her 60th birthday so I am making her an album to mark the occasion, it is also my little brother Fraser's 40th bithday this month, so I am also going to make him. All us siblings, our mum and our children and Carrie my grand-daughter are having a family holiday the first week of June, half-term week in a big Georgian house which sleeps 18, there are up to 14 of us on various nights. on the Tuesday we will have a 40th party for my brother and on the Thursday, we will celebrate Sue's 60th. I will present them with their albums on these evenings.

These are the first 4 pages of Sue's album, (16 more to be made by 30th May!) apart from this first page, the pages uploaded are not in the order they will appear in the album, just in the order I have made them so far.

This is the title page of a 12" x 12" album I am making for sue, it has a Japanese theme as she has spent time travelling in Japan and had planned to live there for a year teaching English before my dad's failing health, so she never went back to live there.

12" parcel paper from stash
PM white adhesive pearls
Japanese peel-offs from stash
Numberal peel-offs from Card Creatives
silver glittered chipboard letters (my best craft bargain from Poundland last year), adhered to page with Wacky Tac Adhesive sheets (bought from QVC)

'Beauty' Layout. I love this photo of Sue, I didn't want to add to much to the page tokeep the photo as the main focus.

K & Co Vintage floral 12" paper (from my first QVC paperpack puchase about  5 years ago), cut out to form a frame around another 12" paper from my stash
PM 'Sunshine' Capsule Collection adhesive stones
Pink 3D adhesive letters from stash

'Sue is...' Layout. I have journalled who Sue is to us and some of her characteristics and hobbies.


12" floral swirl paper from Posies scrapbook kit (bought from QVC last year)
Verde & Red Hot PM Capsule Collection adhesive stones
PM mint green and white adheisve pearls
large blue adhesive stone from Poundland
floral chipboard and card journalling tags and frames from a magazine free gift last month
peel-offs from stash

'Christmas Day 2008 in Sydney Australia'
Sue travelled with my brother, her partner, Ian, my mum and my sister, her husband Alex  and daughter Lottie, to visit Alex's sister, BIL and bestman who live in Australia and spent Chrsitmas with them.

12" Christmas lights paper
photo matted on gold glitter card bought from The Range
Brenda Pinnick chipboard sentiment (from kit from QVC several yers ago)
various gold peel-off corners, words, letters and numerals from stash.
Anitas gold peel-off tree deoarated with
PM 'Red Hot' & 'Verde' Capsule Collection adhesive stones 
PM blue adhesive pearls
Card Creative glitter numeral  & corner frame stickers 

thankyou for any comments you may leave, more pages to be added as they are made, Fi x

Monday, 2 May 2011

2 anniversary cards & a commissioned birthday card - all made 1st May

 Last week my pc crashed and so as I could not go online I did lots of crafting, especially cutting out and layering up decoupage, find it very relaxing, and as I had a very stressful week, it really helped. Yesterday I made up 3 cards.

this heart roses decoupage card (above) is for a fellow crafter on DC craft forum. The decoupage sheet is from Craft creations, all other elements on this card are just from my stash, makers not known.

 I have an anniversary thread on their where members can add their wedding anniversary details and I try to send as many anniversary cards to ladies on the list as my health permits, I restarted the list in april this year and have made 6 anniversary cards since 10th April.

This Craft Creations roses decoupage card (above)is also for a crafter on the DC forum.

I was commissioned to make this decoupage birthday card, the deoupage is from Craft Creations, all other elements are from my stash.

thankyou for any comments you may leave, Fi x