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


  1. These are fabulous Fiona I am sure she will love it...Chris xx

  2. These are great, what a lovely gift

    Kate xxx

  3. thanks for your comments. sorry, didn't realise I had word verification, have turned it off now thanks to info on Kathleen Mc's blog for beginners, Fi x

  4. oh my goodness how really lovely ... well done and she will love it to bits ... I made my dear Mum a book for her 80th birthday and she showed everybody who came in throught the front door ... lol ... happy crafting Sandy xx

  5. Wow its lovely Fi, I keep saying Iam going to do a scrap book but never get round to it. You have plenty to do, I will keep popping across to see how your doing. :-))

  6. Brilliant Fi, she will love it. you are going to be very busy i guess.
    Hugs Mau xx

  7. this is lovely i hope she likes it