Friday, 15 May 2009

under pressure

Sorrreee! I've not posted for a whole week, naughty!
After 4 night shifts, I wasn't human until Wednesday, so I've had no finished projects to show you until today. I've been making a mini-album for my friend, Michelle, whose daughter turns 18 this weekend.

This was a perfect opportunity to use this 'Brenda Pinnick' kit , bought (on impulse, as usual) from the QVC when it had free postage. This is the first acrylic album I've made (I know, I'm behind with the trends!) and it took a bit of planning out. So without further ado, I'll show you the goods.

Extras used include: stuff from my stash - flowers, gemstones, buttons, charm. A few extra ribbons and K&Co butterfly stickers , and stamping using white Staz-On onto the acrylic. The chipboard numbers were painted with Ranger acrylics/ covered with Doodlebug glitter CS, large letters are cut with QK 'Spicy Chicken' Revolution dies. The back is just finished with a Inkadinkadoo 'handmade' stamp.
I've made a useful discovery - Sansodor removes Stazon on Acrylic! I might clean all my acrylic blocks sometime...

Michelle was a bit limited for photos of her daughter - last year she had a house fire and lost all her photos, luckily her mum had a few pics that we copied. Michelle's collecting it later today, I think she'll be pleased with it!
I'm going to have a tidy now and decide whether to do some stamping or watch craft telly. I've got to catch up with the Stamp with Us classes too, and then before I'll know it, I'm going to be working all weekend again!


  1. 'Ello stranger! I thought you must've been busy working because it seems like ages since I saw you here in blogland LOL!
    I love the acrylic album - it looks so different. I bet it took some planning though!
    I bet Michelle's daughter will just love it - what a fab gift to give!
    P.S I vote that you have a cuppa and do some stamping with the TV on!

  2. Gorgeous album my crafty friend! I very nearly bought that kit but couldn't get to my purse as I was feeding a baby at the time!
    As for my craft room, you are welcome anytime!

  3. WOW Alison, that album is just superb! I love each page, you are clever! What a lovely gift for Michelle's daughter, she will have that to treasure forever :)

    Have a good weekend,

    Alex x

  4. Beautiful book ! love the colours !
    just gorgeous !
    maddy - leeds

  5. How gorgeous, they'll love it and I'm sure it will be extra special to them after losing so many photos. Sara xx

  6. There's another award for you on my blog :o)


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