Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Tuesday Alchemy Challenge 39# ANYTHING BUT A CARD

Morning fellow Crafter's

 Welcome back to my blog I hope you all had a super weekend , As I did, we were Celebrating Halloween, watching Fireworks and eating jacket spuds full of chilli and cheese , drinking Lemonade and laughing with friends, a great time was had by everyone.
This weeks Tuesday Alchemy challenge 39# is ANYTHING BUT A CARD ,Huge thanks to our 3 sponsers who are Stitchy bear Digital Stamps, LEJ Designs and Broken Box Designs who are offering up $10 store vouchers , some digital images and a Holiday Stamp toodle set as prizes for the lucky winner entries of this weeks blog Challenge.  So get your creativy out and start making something to share with us at Tuesday Alchemy and be in with a chance to win 

My Contribution to their blog this week is my memory book and the reasons why I picked this project. I thought for a change I would tell you 'why' I choose to make this, rather then 'how' I made it....

Well its dull and grey outside in Soggy Blighty today , the rain has held off for 24 hours but there's a fog over the garden so it feels as winter is upon us now more than Autumn. I thought I would share with you how we spend our Christmas Eve.
30 miles from where we live in Surrey is a stately home called Knole House and in its grounds the Reindeer roam freely, so every year myself, my husband and daughters go up to the park and meet with our dear friends and their families and we have a lovely picnic of hot Chicken wings, mulled wine and mince pies and the little ones feed the Reindeer carrots and apples. Most times they are really shy (the Reindeer not the children) but if the winter is cold and they are hungry enough the brave ones will come up and eat out of your hand. Its a wonderful experience and we look forward to it every December and it's a world away from the busy town and mad day to day lives we come from
So that is the inspiration for this memory book, the joy and pleasure we had that day and the memories saved in an album to be looked at a later date. I will be putting our photos in later..
It consists of 3 inserted card pages which are double sided so there are 4 picture frames inside and there is space on the adjacent pages to do some journaling, to add times and dates and of course memories. The cover has been decorated with some silver card , soft lilac feathers and a beautiful Reindeer topper made using some Spellbinder  die-cuts ,the Persian motifs set Cut in white and purple and a Marianne Design Reindeer Die. I've added some gold and white paper flowers to the right-hand corner and a giant wired bow. There are lilac pearls in the corners too and the book is tied closed with some lilac ribbon that is attached to the inside cover and back of the book. Inside the book are silver frames to insert photos in and a selection of round and square white cards to journal on .
The corners of the pages have been decorated with reindeers, Sleighs and snowflakes
Hope you like it and it inspires you to make your own memory book or something similar

Entering this in the following challenges


  1. what a fab memory book! thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges

  2. Wow, gorgeous memory book, Tracey! Thanks for joining C.Y.D.I? this week.

  3. This is a beautiful Memory Book, and I'm sure will be a real treasure.
    Thanks for joining us at TioT

  4. A gorgeous Memory Book. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.

  5. What a great memory book. I love the colors. Thanks for taking part in our challnege at Created With Love Challenges


  6. So pretty! I love the details! You did such a great job!


  7. Great idea and love the colors, thanks for joining in the fun at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K.

  8. What a beautiful memory book - lovely pages. And, thanks for sharing your thoughts! Thank you for joining us at Can You Digi It!

  9. What wonderful memories, and what a beautiful book to keep them in.

    Thanks for playing with us at CYDI?

  10. This is just LOVELY! All your sweet details are wonderful:) Thanks for playing along at CYDI? :)

  11. Oh my your album is amazing!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Can You Digi It?

    Mary Ellen C.Y.D.I. DT

  12. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us at TTCRD!

  13. This is beautiful. Gorgeous in so many ways. Love the whole concept. Thanks for sharing all the pics and the stories. We are glad you joined us at Can You Digi It?


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