Monday, 26 December 2011

Art Deco/Art Nouveau Albums December 26, 2011

Three additions to
ItsMagicandSparkles...i am hoping to complete at least one of the Art Nouveau Albums i've worked on for a few weeks...i've so loved taking my time over them and will be creating more with an Art Nouveau and festive blessings to all.


Etsy Shop Progress

I have added more of my albums to my Etsy Shop ItsMagicandSparkles
To celebrate opening the Etsy shop I have reduced album prices and am offerring half price postage to everyone purchasing until the end of 2011( i will be refunding half the postage via pay pal to puchasers.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Etsy Shop Progress

Above are photo's of two sweet albums i created at the weekend with Halloween in mind and a favourite story line of mine Alice in Wonderland.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Handmade Art Journals...

Have been making some journal covers and i handsewed the pages into a binding it's a first and these three have now been completed.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Happy First Birthday

The lovely couple next door are celebrating their little girls 1st birthday...they're such a lovely family.... created a simple little album for them....wishing them joy as they celebrate their special day...

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Our Big Year....album for paula x

Here are the finished pages .... it's been a pleasure creating this for you....and sooo nice to be able to pop in the photo's to start the album off with ...this is my favourite way of creating my little books thanks Pauli scrumptious x

Shop Update

I'm a little behind on my plans to open my Etsy Shop but i've plenty of adorable albums to add to the shop....just photo's to take and time to actually do them justice by presenting them nicely in the i've rescheduled and expect to be 'good to go' by the first weeekend in October.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Albums with a holiday keepsake theme

I've used some unexpected time recently to create some scrumptious keepsake albums...
Here are just 3 of them.I will complete another little slideshow to show the others as i hope to open my ETSY shop ..woop woop .. and am planning some little give aways for the middle of August.
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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Lou's Butterfly Album

Linz and I met last week to more or less complete Lou's album ..and we are just about there.
Louise is amazing she is now making a recovery.We love you Lou and miss you toooooooo xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 30 May 2011

Bliss Albums for keepsaking

These albums are for keepsaking 'life's blissful journey' they have a beautiful fanstasy theme using Josphine Wall's art.The top one is complete and is has an womanly fantasy feel to it, the other album has an evolving adventure fantasy feel to it and i have another two prepared that have a younger 'childlike wonder' feel to them....they are works in process just as the Art Nouveau ones are and i hope to open my etsy shop with the two ranges of albums by the end of summer...

The album to the bottom is awaiting completion...

The images in this album range are from an art disc of work by Josephine Wall .The images are sealed and so colour fast the 3d images were enhanced by hand painting with twinkling h2o's and then given glitter accents ...The front page is blank at the moment are some more photographs of the pages of this album .Front inner page has a pocket and as always there is pocketed space behind the images and inside the pages themselves.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Update on Lou's Album

Here are some of the pages for Lou's Butterfly Album.

I've left lots of space on the pages as i would dearly love to mount some photo's mounted on shimmery bronze paper and add some more flowers and butterflies and go to town with some mini tags (Lou is the 'master of the mini tag!' oh and buttons i've created some scrumptious button flowers as well...its a must that the pages have got to have these on them).

Linzi has got a double page spread or two to add one.Speak to you soooon Linz.

I have a double spread in pink here for her lovely girls I will pop the photo's i have in photo corners so as they can be changed if the girls would like.

I'm printing off some others i've got of a sunny afternoon we had a few years ago for the friendship page at the back.

My thoughts are with you every day Lou ...i hope you are getting stronger and stronger .

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Lou's Butterfly Album

Lou's Butterfly Album is more than a project it's something 'very special from our hearts'.Here we are pictured above a few years altogether at Lou's... crafting and stamping away merrily.

Lou is the precious gal who introduced Linz and I to 'proper scrapbooking'.I do not think I would have been making my albums if hadn't been for our Lou.We all met whilst working in a Surestart project, all doing different roles, (integrated teams don't only benefit families!we were drawn together by the crafting bug).If there is ever a group gals that could generate a frenzy around colourful papers and what you could make out of a kitchen roll inner it was us three!.Lou always has so many ideas and talents to share....she is a big sharer with an enormous heart.She is also the kindest, mellowed out lass I've ever had the pleasure to know with a sense of humour about everyday stuff that brings a smile to your face and got folks chuckling...she is a strong spirit and has weathered a lot of adversity and still had the energy to support others ..... we love her so much she is a 'one of a kind' person!

Lou is unwell and is on a bumpy journey of recovery and we do not know when we will be able to see her... so we are creating Lou's Butterfly Album to celebrate all that we/people love about her and to include memories of what she loves to.Then we will get the album to her as soon as possible so she can have something in hospital to let her know we are sending her love... which in time we hope will help her recovery.

I am hoping to share this process so as in true 'Lou style' anyone else wanting to create such an album can do so.Linz and I will also be emailing and leaving links for people so as they might participate and send love to Lou in the album if they would like.
1. We chose paper we know Lou loves ...yep Lou it's Basic Grey...this ones "Gypsy" i just know you'd have to put it in your stash and stroke the packet for a few months but Linz and I have broken the cellophane wrap!and we're gonna use it squeel!(squeels of delight)

2.We are using Lou's technique for a symmetrical butterfly.....fold the paper in half, in this case a piece of 12 x 12 draw half your butterfly and cut out ......a perfect template.Then use it on chipboard for the covers and the paper stash your using for you pages.

3.Planning out pages..we thought of a variety of themes and we need other's help to get most of the pages off the ground.Lou is special to a lot of people so we are trying to get the message out there..." photo's and comments you want to send Lou emailed to or contact Linzi or myself for our adresses address if you have something to post."

4.Special family pages.We would love to make some special pages for Lou's family especially her two daughters...........we hope to be in touch about this.

5.We are planning to use a variety of methods, including collage, stamping and use of quotes and a few stamps and items/embellis we know Lou loves.When complete the strudy butterfly pages will be held together with a bookring so as pages can be taken out or the album added to.An upate will follow.

Everybody loves you Lou and are rootin' for you ...............