Friday 20 April 2012

Mini Scrapbook Album using CCW April mini kit.

Good Morning!

Following the little peek I gave of this yesterday,
here is the finished project! Did you guess what it was?

It's a little mini scrapbook album of my Grandparents Wedding Day.
Sadly, I never got to know either of them as they both died in tragic circumstances before I was born.

When Lou from Creative Craft World sent me this month's mini kit to have a play with,
I was delighted!
It's absolutely gorgeous and packed full of Prima yumminess :)
You can see the kit HERE and at only £7.99 it's a real bargain.
Or even better ~ if you subscribe it's £6.99 + free UK shipping!
You don't have to use the kit to enter the challenge.
All you have to do is make something smaller than 12x12 and add your link here.
It runs for a whole month, so no excuses!!

I've added loads of photos
so I do apologise if it takes a long time to load on your computer.
(especially to my Mum since hers takes forever!)
Regular readers of this blog will know that I am not known for being 'inky' or 'vintagey'
but I've surprised myself and loved getting messy :)

To make the book, I cut white chipboard with a Sizzix originals Album cover and page die
by Brenda Pinnick.
I inked the edges of the pages and photos with Vintage Photo distress ink.

Isn't the 'cherish' charm gorgeous! It's very solid and feels really good quality.

 I cut the flower and black border on this page with the Silhouette Cameo.
The background on this page is cream card which is inked with Vintage Photo distress ink and then stamped with a TH flourish stamp which was stamped off on scrap paper first.
I cut a piece of vellum with a nestabilities die, inked the edges and layered on top.
The envelope is cut with the Cameo and also the black 'lace'.
I'm amazed it cut it out so intricately!
If you're thinking of getting a Cameo all I can say is, you won't regret it!

 I really love the heart button!
It's Prima and was one of  a selection of beautiful buttons in the kit.

 The background on this page is plain Bazzill card which is inked and stamped with a TH script stamp.

The black paper 'lace' on this page is the same cut file that I used on the envelope page only this time I made it bigger.
 I left the back of the book plain so I can add more pages if I want to at a later date.
 Just a close up to show some of the texture on the pages.
There is too much detail on each of the pages to describe properly how I made it.
I think this post is already long enough!
If there's anything you see and you'd like to know how it was done
just send me a email and I'll do my best to help :)

I really enjoyed making this book and it is very special as we have very few photos of my grandparents.  It's good to keep their memory alive :)

In the 1940's
my Grandmother was in hospital and gave birth to a baby girl when she took a kidney infection.
At that time penicillin had just become available and she was given an injection to fight the infection.
Unfortunately she took an allergic reaction and died (aged just 24) leaving a husband and 4 young children. My Dad was only two at the time.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today :)
Why not pop over to the Creative Craft World blog and see what the other DT members have made with this month's kit.
I'm off to the Craft Show in Belfast today and I hope to get some nice goodies
(not that I really need them!)
Take care :)
Sarah xx

I'd like to enter this little book in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T ~ wedding/anniversary
Cropstop ~ handmade paper lace
Cute Card Thursday ~ metallica
Creatalicious #33 ~ butterflies and add some flowers
I Brake for Challenges ~ anything but a card
Just keep on Creating ~ anything goes
Allsorts ~ buttons and threads
Make it Monday ~ anything goes
Totally Papercrafts ~ all buttoned up
The Pretty little Ribbonshop ~ to die for
Divas by Design ~ anything but a card
Bunny Zoe's ~ ribbon or twine
Simon says Stamp and show ~ anything goes


cathi139 said...

wow, this album is absolutely faboulous!! Made with lot of love. What a wonderful thing to keep the memories alive

Doreen said...

This is just

Scattychick said...

Sarah this is just truly beautiful really really lovely well done hunni I bet your Dad will be so pleased to see this x

Vicky Hayes said...

I'm never surprised at the quality of your work Sarah but it's the sheer scale of it that amazes me! This is a beautiful and personal memento and the vintage look fits in beautifully with the theme. Vicky x

Unknown said...

Hi Sarah,what a simply stunning project wow fabulous stamping and great work on this .
I am just catching up viewing as I have been poorly, feeling much better now and will be posting soon.
You have been making some fabulous cards and projects since I have been away
well done Hugs Elaine

Flowergirl said...

Wow!!! This is stunning! Such a lovely keepsake, beautiful photos and love your colours and everything!!
Wendy x

Andreja said...

vau, what a great and beautifull album you made!!! Your work is soo good. Greetings from Slovenija

Margie said...

Lovely to see the book in all its glory today - you've made a fabulous job of it and what a gorgeous keepsake. Isn't it lovely to spend time making something to remember your grandparents - especially with such a tragic story to tell.

MiniOwner said...

Oh wow! Can't say more than wow! It's just beautiful!
Sue x

I Brake For Stamps said...

That is one of the most beautiful albums that I have ever seen!!

Chrissy said...

Stunning album Sarah...I took in every page, so beautifully detailed and fabulous photos.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! Sarah, this is amazing work - absolutely stunning!

Such a sad story about your Grandmother.


Vicki said...

Fabulous mini album. Thanks for joining our CropStop Lace Challenge.

Oak Pond SC said...

Sarah this album is a treasure! You have done a wonderful job creating this family keepsake. Thank you for joining us a Totally Papercrafts Challenge this week and Good Luck! <3

Wishcraft said...

Oh Sarah, this is just amazing! So many beautiful details, something to really treasure xx Hugs, Lisa x

Rene said...

Oh wow! This is GORGEOUS! So beautifully designed...what a precious keepsake! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
Rene :D

Lisa Minckler said...

Hi Sarah,
I think I'm in shock. My brain isn't processing words to describe how completely wonderful this project is, quickly enough! I'm in complete awe of your familial keepsake here. I thank you for sharing the wonderful post and history of your family and it makes this treasure even MORE valuable. :)

Thank you so much for linking up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Lisa xx
I'm a new follower as I really admire your creative visions!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Hello MIM Friend! Thank you for stopping at my blog ;). Loooove your mini album, it's full of delightful vintageness! Wonderful keepsake ;). Hugs xx

Ps. Please come and join my 2nd Blogaversary candy ;-). Hope to see you there and good luck!

Terry said...

Hey there Sarah, thank you for sharing your wonderfull mini album with the DT from SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW, I absolutely LOVE your album, fabulous detaills and I really loved reading your story. Thank you Sarah. Hugs Terry xxxx

Susanne said...

What a fabulous showcase for your vintage photos - really just fabulous!

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Wow Sarah this is stunning! I can't believe the amount of work you have put into this...all of the details are just amazing. Saw this over at Make it Monday and saw your lovely comments over on my blog - thanks! I am now a follower of yours :) Also, if you like, I am having a candy over at my blog if you are interested

Jenny said...

Oh wow Sarah, the finished project is just breath-taking, you must be so proud of your work :0)
The sepia tones perfectly compliment the era ...what a wonderful memory book. Gorgeous !
Jenny x

Jools said...

Sarah, this is beautiful. A great way to keep all the memories alive. Jools. xx

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous book. I love the photos and the embellishments are fab. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

Sarah said...

Such a wonderful keepsake!

Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

suzARTe said...

hi Sarah,
this is an amazing and absolutely beautiful album. All the details are really lovely, I can't believe that vintage isn't normally your thing. It must have taken you a long time to do but believe me all your hard work was worth it.

Your grandparents would have been really proud of this beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing the story about your grandma, the things we take for granted these days. On a more positive note I hope you enjoy the craft show.

Thanks so much for sharing your album at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to share your beautiful work :)

CropStop said...

What an amazing keepsake. Thank you for joining in the fun at

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Sarah this is so beautiful, I'm not a scrapbooker, but this would make anyone want to.

A sad story, but such a very beautiful reminder.

sharon said...

Wow, what an amazing project and perfect for preserving memories of your grandparents. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Berry said...

Totally stunning thanks so much for sharing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Aunty Sue said...

wow . I dont usually like vintage oh I so love this great detail and thanks for sharing at CRAFT

Kruemel said...

An amazing album - love the colors and layout and all those amazing details!

Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week.

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Lisa Watson said...

What a gorgeous mini!!! Thanks for playing with us at CropStop!

Michelle Pearson said...

amazing album....thanks for sharing it with us on the CropStop Challenge! :)

vicmbee said...

Beautiful album .. Thanks for joining in with this month's butterfly and flower challenge at creatalicious...Vicki xxx