Wednesday, 4 September 2013

A time to be creative with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Here we are again over at

Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog

and did this make me work outside my comfort zone 
but if we put our minds to A CHALLENGE
it can be done and it was so worth it.

Before I begin  - A plug for our sponsor for this challenge and it is

Finally! The stamps you've been looking for. Eureka rubber stamp company Rubber Stamps, Gold Leaf, Foil, and Glass Beads for Stampin, Scrapbooks, Card Making, and Paper Crafts

who by the way supplied us with our digi for this project.
Mine is Most Special Day - 20601.

Now on to what THE CHALLENGE 
for this fortnight is


This is what I made.

My sister recently celebrated her 70th birthday 
so I thought the sentiment on the front cover fitted perfectly.

The photos above tell a story.
You see her good friends Joe and Joanne pictured 
came all the way from Scotland to SURPRISE her 
and as you can see from the first photo they did JUST THAT.
The other 2 photos are a snap I took of them as a memento and the third one is
my sister enjoying her meal with her Patchwork friend Joanne.

On the back page is a photo of our cousin who travelled 
to Scotland in 2009 with us, my two sister's and myself.

The middle photo is my sister with her two grand children 
(one couldn't wait so sneaked in a bite of the icing)
before helping her cut the cake.
Her daughter made the cake and had a huge bunch of Scottish Thistles on top.
The third one is her giving her husband a thank you kiss for helping

Here are 2 tutorials I followed 
Tutorial 2 which also has a Video attached from Dawn Griffiths.

I don't think I need to say too much about what products I used 
as it was some designer papers 
(which my sister had given me and made the use of them more special)
a few flocked images in the centres and some SU ribbon.

Hope you like what I have made and has given you
the inspiration to enter our challenge with one of your own Special Album.



Susan Hogan said...

Great album and your sister will love this I am sure. Such a wonderful moment and this small album makes it even more special.

happyglitzygirl said...

Great Idea, what a gorgeous squash book, definately going to try this one, your sister is blessed, blessings Hilde

judith@poppy cottage said...

A lovely memento for your Sister Ina, and I'm sure your Sister will love it. Great use of photographs to tell the story, and a fabulous design, hugs, Judith xx

~ Barb said...

What a special gift made from the heart of a treasured day full of fun memories! This is such a great fold/album for allowing so many pictures of her special surprise day.
{Hugs} Barb

Sharyn Polesel said...

I just wanted to thank you for the lovely comment you left on my Seize the Sketch card. I am honored that you would want to CASE my card. I don't have anything SU. I have a Honeycomb Cuttlebug folder, but haven't checked to see if it would work with the stamps. Thanks again. :)

Susan Sieracki said...

Wow Ina...this is phenomenal. Your sister is going to LOVE it. What a great memento to make for her. You rock!

Taniaj Scott said...

Love you mini book great idea I am sure your sister will love it hugs txx

Susan Sieracki said...

Awesome mini album Ina. Your sister is going to love this. I wonder if she will notice you used items given to you by her. It will be fun to find out.