Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MEMORIES ... journal


Hello all,
Today I’m sharing the journal I created with the‘Sherlock Book Kit’ designed by Watson
(Kerry-Jean) that is !!!!

 
this is available in printed or digital version 
click HERE  to view the video release.

MEMORIES
Firstly some directions to form the basis for my journal:
I gathered various pieces of information on the net, have combined a mixture of plans & ideas 
so to all the journal makers who have gone before me
'THANK YOU'
I cut the covers (21.5cm x 14cm) & back spine (21.5 x 5.5cm) using heavy cardboard,
 which I then covered in my chosen papers, wrapping the outer cover over the edges
& then gluing down the inside covers, leaving space between covers & back spine.  
Using empty cardboard centre roll from hand towel paper for the curved spine
I sliced through the centre longways, then glued evenly spaced pieces of string & covered,
to form ridges, when all dry sand & ink & paint inside if desired & set aside till later.
For each my pages cut 2x 21cm x 12cm, 12 pieces in total
fold up 2cm, glue top & bottom, pages now measure  19x 12 cm
cutting three strips of cardstock 1x18 x 9.5cm, 1x 18 x 7.5cm, 1 x 18 x 5.5cm
Score & fold each strip 2cm each long side, centre & glue them
wider to narrower with folds all facing up forming the hinges for the pages ...
Glue to spine... Now to build a journal ....
I built each double page separately then adhered onto a hinge leaving a pocket on outside
all pages have been distressed, inked & stamped 
 
INSIDE COVER & FACING PAGE
tabbed insert in pocket
 PAGES 1 & 2 
unclip lock & lift envelope for journalling &/or photo
PAGE 3
Tag pulls out of envelope pocket
 PAGE 4
 2 tags for more journaling or small photos, pocket to hold extra memorabilia 
PAGE 5
pocket for post card tag, extra page attached to inside double pages to open for storytelling
brown paper bag a pocket for memorabilia
 
PAGE 6 
has a flap attached which when flipped open reveals another journalling page & a pocket with tags 

 PAGES 7 & 8
another small pocket with tag & journalling tab ..
 
 PAGE 9
Lift with the tag for more hidden stories/photos
  PAGE 10  
 pocket insert with tag etc..
BACK PAGE & INSIDE BACK COVER 
 
to complete cover
Adhere curved spine cover onto front & back cover , cover join with raffia ribbon,
 Glue handle onto edge of front cover (brads are bent & glued)
attach picture hanger onto back cover,
attach brass corners to covers 
 

Book tied with plaited sting 
ta daaaa ... all done
I hope I have inspired you to try the Sherlock Book Kit
Visit Meg's Garden Store 
& check out the wonderful range of products available  
& call into the blog 
to see all the inspirational work from the design team 
you are sure to be inspired 
Happy Scrapping 
Annette  
 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Scrap 365 sketch challenge

Hello friends
Today I'm sharing part 2 of the sketch challenge for November
THE SKETCH 
This month's fantastic prize pack is from 
THE PRIZE  
MY LAYOUT 
using 7 gypsies papers & embellishments 
Waiting at dockside ready to board the 
PACIFIC DAWN

Painted the paper  & lightly highlighted the waves
with gesso, added gauze, lace doily & embroideries thread

  painted corrugated cardboard
much distressing, inked with pinecone (versamark)
Thankyou for visiting 
pop over to SCRAP 365 & check out the creations 
from the Design Team
You are sure to be inspired 
take up the challenge & link to share with us 
Happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette 

 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

OCTOBER CHALLENGE on BW2

October is Breast Cancer month & 
true to form our wonderful leader Eve
 has chosen pink as our colours for that reason..
Thank You Eve 
Most of you know I am part of a Breast Cancer charity
& this time last year I dyed my hair pink to raise funds  ($300.00)
Be Uplifted is a small team of volunteers who raise money to assist  
the women or men who are on the journey 
with some of their out of pocket expenses
our Website is 
Face Book page 
Pop in  like us & say hello 
******************************************** 
We also have an exciting announcement on BW2 
the new design team 
& what a fantastic team it is 
 6 amazingly talented ladies,Lynne, Julie, Janet, Karrie, Tania & Anne  
and 1 super talented man Romain, 
the returning team is:
Di, Cindy, Karen, Jenni, Anne, Ada, Annette( me)
& our wonderful leader Eve

the mood board 
my layout 
together for my niece Lauren's HAPPY birthday
 
Come on over & say meet the new team , check out the challenge,create & upload to share 
we would love to see what you can do
Wear pink occasionally to honour all the breast cancer journeyers 

Happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette

Saturday, September 20, 2014

SCRAP 365 Sketch Challenge

Time again for the reveal of the monthly sketch on
based on artwork by Terhi  Koskinen
We have a fantastic prize for the winner of this challenge from 
 
 7 Gypsies sent us a fabulous selection for our winner 
they also sent a set to our design team. 
I received the fabulous 
MARITIME COLLECTION
I loved creating with the papers & embellishments 

GO FISH 
features my grandson fishing in Cairns 
A collage showing the fussy cut coral, cut piece of woven stiffened jute,
inking, distressing & card embellies, metal life bouy & round metal tags.
  
pop on over to SCRAP365 & check out the amazing work from my fellow DT members 
 be inspired to create a layout using the sketch. 
Put a link back to the Scrap365 blog on your post  
link it up via the linky on the side bar :)

looking forward to seeing your designs
 thank you for calling by 
Hugz Annette 

Friday, September 12, 2014

MINI ALBUM by ANNETTE

Hello all 
Today I'm sharing my mini album I made for a gift 
I have had this box with concertina pages in my stash
for absolute ages ... 
one of those 'one day' projects!!!!
 the papers had been around for a while also 
yes I admit it ....  I'm a hoarder !!!
So keeping that in mind I hunted out other older stuff
to create this mini ... 
FRONT COVER
& gypsies book binding tape, scraps of net & ribbons tied on the rings
rub-ons (Daisy D), door knob & butterfly (Megs Garden)
red ribbon tied with a flat bow to highlight.
Inside cover & page one 
roses washi tape, punched butterfly (Martha Stewart) gingham ribbon
quote reads"
In love & in dreams there are not impossibilities"
pages two and three
papers (7 gypsies, creative imaginations) embellishment (creative imaginations)
music washi tape
pages four and five
narrow black tags trimmed with white rub-ons for writing notes? set in a pocket 
paper doiley, ribbon & epoxy flower
  pages six and seven
punched butterflies ( Martha Stewart), stamped diamonds, rub-on (unknown) 
LOVE epoxy (creative imaginations) doiley (Martha Stewart)
pages eight and nine 
more mini tags, washi tapes, paper doiley
back cover

It's good to go through our stash once in a while and use our hoarded product
I found 'stuff' I had forgotten I owned .. 
Thanks for visiting today 
cheers for now 
Hugz Annette


Monday, September 1, 2014

BW2 for September

New challenge is up on Black with 2 
colour combo is very striking 
yellow & hot pink
on BLACK cardstock base 
BELIEVE
' meet my grandies who are truly BOLD & beautiful' 
further journalling is on the back of the page
title is Believe (in miracles)
these two gorgeous babies were born at 28weeks 
weighing 1105 grams & 1025grams 
the pics are of them at about 7 months & then on their 19th birthday 
pop on over to BW2 & check out the inspirational work 
from my fellow team members 
Join in the challenge,share with us via the link 
thank you for calling by 
Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annette 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BLACK with 2 for AUGUST

Loved the colours for the BW2 challenge this month
The beautiful photo featured on my LO was on facebook 
(all credit to unknown original photographer).. 
After the recent tragedies in the world .. 
I felt it epitomized a sense of FREEDOM & LOVE ..
it bought comfort to me ( & joy to my heart) 
as I prayed for global peace, understanding 
& uplifted devastated families at this time...
EPITOME of LOVE & FREEDOM
my collage shows closeups 
die cut leaves, blue seam binding, bunting with bakers twine & brads,
mixture of patterned papers, Authentique Megs Garden & bazzil Spot
 Come visit us on BW2 ..
See the inspirational work by my fellow DT members
take up the challenge & share with us 
via Mr Linky

Thanks for popping by
Happy Scrapping
Cheers Annette