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Saturday, 19 January 2013

GDT Spot..... D

Recently I took part in a challenge over at Nicely Done Designs and was so excited when I was asked to be a Guest Designer for their current challenge of Show me the mini!  Basically it is anything goes as long as it is a mini album.  

I was so tempted to make yet another tiny album with binder rings etc.  However I decided to make something cleaner and much more plain.  Believe me I find this style really hard lol.  

My daughter has just given birth to twins and I had already decided to make her a couple of mini albums for her pics.  My daughter is not fussy or fancy and not into steampunk either lol.  So plain and simple it is then lol.  

I used coredinations in 2 shades of blue and followed the You tube tutorial I found last night.  I thought I had bookmarked it but sorry I have not. 

Once all the pieces were put together I randomly stamped to give it a little bit of character lol.  I used some substitute pics (ones where the quality wasn't up to standard) just to demonstrate what it would look like with pics in it. 

Do you realise just how hard it was for me to resist temptation of distressing it and using inks and paints lol......

I do hope you have enjoyed your visit today.  Please call by again real soon and why not pop on over to Nicely Done Designs and perhaps join in with the fun.

Hugz Elaine xxx


  1. Clean and crisp - that must have been so hard for you, Elaine! LOL. No matter - this is a beautiful little project and will be treasured, for sure!


  2. Fantastic mini book, Elaine! Of course, with pictures of those beautiful babies in it, how cna yo go wrong? Congrats on the GDT spot (and on the newborns, of course.) :-D

  3. Just beautiful. Your project will be treasured for many years to come. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  4. Oh I love these mini's I have made several *smile* they always looks so good and yours is so beautiful with those cute pictures in it. Congratulations on being chosen as Guest Designer. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  5. What super photos in a lovely project. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. X

  6. A fabulous album, love the design...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  7. What a wonderful project! Thanks for sharing with us at Squigglefly!

  8. Love your new baby albums that album is fun to make that is my go to gift when i need a quickie gift.
    Thanks for joining us for Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's.

  9. Hey Miss Ellapu! I'm on the flip side today. I just love your mini! I totally understand about not distressing projects. I have to resist more often than I like. Lol! Thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations and congrats on the GD spot!

  10. Lovely idea :) Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcske - Jane x

  11. I love it & how exciting for you Grandma! Thanks for joining us for challenge #12 at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. See you again soon! Patti

  12. Wonderful project. So glad you could join us at Ladybug Crafts this month.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  13. What a treasure wrapped up in a beautiful bow!! Wonderful project! Thanks for sharing it with us at TTCRD!

  14. Beautiful mini book Elaine and those photos are simply gorgeous!! Thanks for joining in the Paper Crafting Journey challenge, XOX Lucy

  15. Beautiful project, Elaine! I love the minimilist look, it allows those beautiful pictures to just shine! Thanks for playing with us at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

  16. Wow this is outstanding thanks for joining in with us at CRAFTY CATZ fabulous work hugs sassyxxxx

  17. So glad you joined us this month at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next month! Just as an FYI - We are doing a DT Call...
    Karen C (DT coordinator)


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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