Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Fun In The Sun

Hi Crafters,
Well there was no 'fun in the sun' here yesterday I can tell ya! and it doesn't look like it's happening today either - unless it warms up soon.
I have made a summer photo album and hope to put some pictures in it from my holiday this year on the East Norfolk coast but if it doesn't warm up soon I will be pictured in my warm woollies instead of summer T-shirts :/
It holds standard 4" x 6" photos but I plan to collage them with an editing program to get more than that to fit in.
You may remember the tag I have used on the front, it was made for a recent DT project for 613 Avenue Create and thought it would make a fabulous addition to the front cover. Details of that can be found in this post. What do you think?
The title and crab embellishments were cut on my Silhouette Cameo and the wave is a La, La Land Die-cut.
I constructed the pages and covers from kraft card and folded them in half and glued for strength. These were then covered with digital papers from Snap, Click, Supply Co using Bo Bunny - Barefoot Bliss and Echo Park - Walking on Sunshine papers and the album was bound with my Cinch. This is probably only about the third time I have used this binding machine and I really should make more books and albums with it as it is a fabulous piece of kit. I just can't seem to find the time to make many things for myself, they are all commissions or DT work nowadays.
Each page has two die-cut corners attached diagonally to tuck your photos under and these were cut using a die from the Spellbinders Floral Doily Accent Set.
Here is a collage of the album showing all the pages and papers...
...and some larger photos showing more detail...

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Moments - #69 ATG/ Inside Out
Crafty Creations - #290 All Creatures Great and Small (Crab)
Fussy And Fancy - #140 Fun In The Sun
Noor Designs - #7 Here Comes Summer
Not Just Cards - #20 ATG
Crafty Cardmakers and More - #140 Stitching Real or Faux (on tag)
Well thanks for stopping by, it's a bit of housework for me (the dreaded ironing :/ ) then I've earned a play in my room, so I will be round to comment a bit later.
Take care


coldwaters2 said...

Lorraine this is absolutely brilliant what a colourful, sunny album love the papers and the fabulous image, superb project.
lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous, love the fun cover and the bright colours. Let's hope we get some sun to go with it.

Sue said...

WOW! This is wonderful Lorraine. I love your design, fabulous front cover and gorgeous sunny colours.
Sue xx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous photo album Lorraine, I hope we can all have some 'Fun in the Sun' very soon.

dutchess said...

absolutely fabulous Lorraine....just loving this colourful sun here either, windy and

Erika said...

All you need now Lorraine is the weather, it's been pants this year so far!
I LOVE this wee book. The front page is just super and it will look even better with all your holiday snaps added too.

Good luck with the ironing, another to do here also.

Hugs Erika. x

Deb Bradley said...

This is fabulous, love the bright fun colours,and the front cover design is brill Debbs xx

Marlies said...

A beautiful summer album! Lovely bright and cheerful papers and colours. The front looks great! Marlies x

Jacee said...

Wow Lorraine, you have been busy with this beauty! what a great album, every page is fab, I love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Jac Desordre said...

wowsers Lorraine, this is dam good !! love the way you have followed it through with a theme, this is so lush x

Gina Knott said...

WOW Lorraine, You have outdone yourself! I absolutely love it!! Love the design and gorgeous colours!!
Gina xx

cuilliesocks said...

My goodness this is wonderful Lorraine, love the bright sunny colours and the fab images. Gorgeous papers on the inside too. All that's need now is the good weather, we all live in hope, hugs Kate x

Carol said...

What a fabulous project Lorraine, the cover is so cute and colourful. We had fab weather in Norfolk last summer...whereabouts are you going? Carol x

Marjeta said...

hello !
Just heard about your stunning creation. I make a quick klook and I was excited. Love your work and become a follover. Have a nice crafty day.


Kat W said...

What a fabulous creation and a lovely way to show off your holiday pics - I hope the weather is good for you and matches the sunny colours of your photo book!
I won't tell you about the sunshine we had in Gloucestershire yesterday...oooops!

Big hugs, Kat xx

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant makes Lorraine, just fabulous.x{aNNie My Personal Blog}

aussie aNNie said...

Lorraine, can't wait to see your m/m sure is fun.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Lorraine, summer just burst into my room, wow!! I want to live in the place on your cover, it looks wonderful there!! So many fabulous images, colours and patterns!! What an amazing album! hugs :)

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Crafteezee said...

The sun might not be out but your album is so bright and cheery it will brighten up any day :) Love it. Thanks for joining us at Noor Design UK for our Here Comes Summer challenge.
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