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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
I love to craft. I've been crafting in one form or another all my life and never tire of learning new skills or updating old ones. I learn something new everyday and can never find enough free hours in my day to do all the things I'd like to. I'm new to Blogging but hope to get better at it as we go along............any hints or tips would be most welcome.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

OH dear its been such a long time....................

Its been ages but at least I can add the link to my new video and I have a few pictures too..

This is one of two Christmas Past Smash Books  I have made, they were for my Sisters as Christmas gifts. I wanted them to be books to remember all the wonderful things Christmas has been and will be for them. I know I have many many happy memories of Christmas's with the whole of my family and I do mean many memories. Full of laughter excitement, companionship and just plane old fashioned fun and laughter. I hoped they would like them, and I am so pleased to say that the one Sister that has received hers has been so excited and pleased with it. She has shown it to many friends and colleagues who also a amazed by it. I am so pleased as they were really made with love..........

Youtube: http://youtu.be/WNbRPRqL8tg

I made the boxes for each book to go into,
this is something I haven't done before I have made bog standard shaped boxes but never a
made to measure box, I have to admit to being quite chuffed with myself.

The beautiful star shaped cloth and diamante
tags were such a lucky find, they have quite some weight to them. I thought they were beautiful.

These beautiful flowers were gifted to me in an order with Fiona Jennings, a  very talented lady in the craft world.Look her up on YouTube    Jennings644
 I have glittered them slightly using the glittered modge podge.

The wooden embellishments and the smash book itself came  from Crafty-Emblies.org, ( so many lovely MDF and Wooden bits to be found here )  these two were slightly glittered using the Modge podge. There are three pieces here layered up. A large dress form with wings and  a Victoria lady, where I removed the dress sleeves and then added the heart with wings to the top this was then Glossy Accented.

This show the wooden pieces used
 and there build up.

    A very well earned cup of coffee amongst
    the paper and glue. Such a lot of glue, but so well worth it !

Building up and making the Angel  appear.

I have made the pages inside using old Victorian images and took them into my Craft Artist programme where I made my pages.

Only the MDF pages were covered in the papers I had designed and then modge podged all the other papers were  printed sheets for journalling onto.

The ribbons were Tartan, Christmas Berrys and Vintage Victorian Lace, also a gold Star thread was added to the loops at the side.

I so enjoyed making these and definitely need one for me now ...............