Wednesday 11 May 2011


Morning!  getting back in the swing of things since my hols.  I am still smiling to myself, fondly remembering the happy days of my recent trip :D  This little gift was made for my mother-in-law on mother's day.  You can see it's a little from the norm for me but she LOVES pink and pretty (secretly I do too but it doesn't usually like me).

As you can see, it is an altered photo album which I picked up at a local brick a brack sale where my friends Barbara and Ruth were running a table for their church.  I painted around the edges with off white acrylic paint then covered it with sewn panels of card and paper.  There's not a single stamp on this! (I know) it's a mix of rub-ons from Stampin' Up! and die-cuts.

I will be entering it over at charisma cardz 'no cards allowed', papertake weekly's 'punches or die-cuts' and lets craft & creates 'sew lovely' challenges.  Have a great day everyone.

Supplies:  Basic grey paper, Stampin' Up!s retired rub-ons, beautiful wings embosslit die, basic pearls and blushing bride card stock.  Papertreyinks doily die cut in vintage cream card stock and tea dye inks.  Martha Stewart crystal coarse glitter Other: pink twine, jewel pins and pink organza ribbon from stash.


Victoria said...

Wow! This is beautiful Emma! So feminine and pretty!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Ann said...

Oh Emma this is gorgeous! What a beautiful gift - and upcycled too! Your MIL must have loved it. Really like that idea of threading through the doily!

Lynn said...

Love those text butterflies and all the inked edges! Gorgeous! I'm sure your m-in-law really appreciated it!

Mandy said...

Such a beautiful creation Emma and fab gift idea.

Thank you for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

Leah l'Orange said...

while i like puppies and all, and dalmatians are very cute, your book looks 1000% better with the alterations! thanks for sharing your lovely project with the Charisma Gals! xo

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous creation Emma :-) I am sure your MIL absolutely loved this !! stunning !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A beautiful card and gift

Brenda Dean said...

Pink clearly loved you today! Beautiful! I'm sure your MIL loves it!