Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Catching up , Challenges and more...

Well it has been a crazy week so far. After slicing my finger open Friday while making tea, it is finally starting to heal(or at least stop bleeding). although it is still numb a bit(guess that is good except with typing) I am finally at a point to get a bit of crafting done. I finished a few challenges last minute for some of course. Below is my purse envelope album. Yep you guessed it , it's made from envelopes. The papers I used are Basic Grey and cloud 9. The lace is from my stash, The brads are from chatterbox and Basic grey. the butterflies are a stamp from Tim Holtz and the lace flower is made from scraps of lace with Prima leaves.

The top has a loop that goes over a brad to keep it closed.

When open it displays pictures. I picked these because they went with the colour scheme and are some of my favourite professional portraits of Belle.
Such a Cheeky Monkey she is! I just adored this dress when she had it. It was one of my splurge items for her.
She looks like such an Angel here. .......what happened??

I also included some journal tags that slide out using the butterflies.
This pocketbook envelope Album is for the following challenges:
Our Vintage affair monthly challenge - Bags
Colour Create Challenge #45- Soft green and light aqua with optional butterflies.

Below is an ATC I did for the Craft Den ATC May challenge - Flowers. I am not happy with it so I need to make another. I am not sure what I do not like maybe it is just too plain.

Well Hope you enjoyed the projects and heres to hoping the finger is better soon...Wishing you all a lovely day (despite all the clouds and chill) and Thank you for all the wonderful comments. Angela


ARTful Wings said...

Hi Angela - so glad you were able to finish this beautiful album with a poorly finger because this is just DIVINE!!!! And its all made from envelopes - wow very very inspiring. And isn't Belle just so cute and adorable. Polly xx

Poppet said...

This is a beautiful envelope album. The colours are gorgeous and I love the way it opens into a wall hanging. A wonderful keepsake. How did you make this album, could you do a tutorial please? :-) xx

Lynne said...

Hi Angela. thank you so much for join in with the ATC swap at Craft Den when you have such a sore finger. I love your ATC and your envelope album is beautiful, lovely papers and Belle is so pretty. Hope to see you soon and your finger soon heals. Hugs Lynne xx

Ruth said...

She looks adorable...what a lovely drop down idea for the bag, with its hidden photos and I love the lace flower too!!

Toni said...

what a great idea to use envelopes... just love the color combo you chose.

Julie said...

This is gorgeous love it

vintagesusie & wings said...

Happy Memorial Day Friend! I adore your blog & I'm so glad I found you. I look forward to following you through life's adventures!