Friday, 13 July 2012

Pocket Book- July 2012

hey everyone.......................pc up and running and I am back in Blogland. I really missed contact with you all, particularly my regular crafty friends. 

My craft room is looking great but I still have lots of crafty bits to sort out. ( Phew)

Below is a pocket book that I made for my mum's birthday. It is a pocket book inspired by Tim Holtz. I found 2 of his Distressables books and matching card stock when emptying my cupboards.  The book using this technique is numbered 5262 and the tutorial to make the pocket book is on page 43.   I used the TH Distressable cardstock from my stash to make the book. As there was writing etc on the papers I used, and it folds in half to make the pocket book, I  had to layer stamped images to hide the fact that some of the pocket writing was upside down.  The stamps/images I used were from Oxford Impressions, 'April in Paris' Range. 

Metal frames were from WRMK and purchased some time ago. I cut out letters/sentiments and photographs from the Distressable papers to create dimension, placing them in the metal frames and covering with Ranger Glossy Accents.  Once  dry  they were layered  on top of the pockets. 
An Idea-ology Time Piece was also used , depicting the month of my mum's birthday.  Tags were placed in the pockets and were stamped on both sides,  layering various images ( as seen in photographs below) To complete the look I added a pin and ticket as well as a metal clip, with a small tag saying 'Happy Birthday'. All of the metal frames/corner pieces and the clip were altered by using  TH Alcohol Inks.

Instead of making an envelope I altered a paper bag by layering/ageing Distressable card stock and  inking the bag with Distress ink in Walnut Stain. 

Mum absolutely loved her birthday card and I really enjoyed making it. Hope you like it too. 

As this card has many layers and the metal was altered using alcohol inks I am entering the challenges at Simon Says Stamp and Show and Frilly and Funkie. They are may favourite challenges and worth visiting for the fabulous inspiration from their Design Teams.

Crafty Hugs to you all. 

Annie x





                                                ( Doesn't the key look fabulous layered on some other distressable papers and then coated in Glossy accents)    :-)




                                                     'THank You' for visiting, please leave a comment to let me know of your                   visit and I shall get back to you as soon as I can x

21 comments:

  1. Wow Annie, this pocket book looks amazing! Love all the layering you did, and all the elements you've created! Awesome! So glad to have you back in blogland! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Hugs,
    Sandra

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  2. this is such a super project for your mum Annie. Just love how you have put it all together
    x catherine

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  3. Oh Annie this is beautiful! Bet your Mum was thrilled. So much love, care and attention has gone into creating it and there are lots of lovely details to discover. Glad to see you back in Blogland; you were missed!! Hugs, Buttons x

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  4. Lovely book Annie. I have always fancied doing this and now you have inspired me to give it a go! Thanks.

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  5. How fabulous is this?!?! I bet your Mum loved every single detail, Annie. Beautiful!

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  6. Fabulous creations Annie. I have no doubt that your Mum was thrilled.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  7. Hi Annie, welcome back!! You have been missed although a new craft room is a very good reason for you to be absent. The book for your Mum is gorgeous, love all the frames and embellies, I know she was thrilled with your gorgeous creation. I absolutely love it. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  8. Hi Annie nice to have you back with us, That pocket bok is absolutely fabulous so much detail, I love the gift bag too your Mum is going to love it.
    Kevin xx

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  9. Hello Annie, ha, when your email came through I thought what on earth am I sending to myself for....thanks for the comment my friend. Your pocket book is wonderful. Love the details you have added to them....hugs, annie

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  10. Blogland just wasn't the same without you...soooo happy you're back! This very personalized and detailed gift to your mom is sensational Annie! I looove the glossy accents on it and I'm a nut for texture and this really had me giddy! SO happy to have you back and I look forward to pictures of the craft room very soon. :D Thank you for the very sweet note too.
    Hugs,
    Lisa xx

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  11. oh I adore all of the details, layers, inkiness, and general vintage-tasticness of this piece! There are so many lovely things to look at, I'll have to go back and peek again. Thank you so much for sharing - and for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! I hope to see you there again soon!

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  12. Wooow, what a delicious grungy project! Love the layers and the distressed look, it looks really great. No surprise your mum loved it, who wouldn't? Hugs, Asia xx

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  13. It is so good to have you back Anni and sharing this stunning gift with us. No wonder your Mum adored it.
    Love all the details and the way you put your heart into this creation and the altered bag, that is the icing on the cake.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  14. Glad to have you back Annie...and back you are!!! This is so darn fabulous!!! I am loving all your layers and the design in fantastic! I really want to see this one is person! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight as well!

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  15. Wow Annie welcome back and with fantastic work , amazing creations well done Hugs Elaine

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  16. WoWWWWWWWWWww Annie this is very very nice and a beautiful gift for Mum.
    Welcome back.

    Greetings Janny

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  17. Wow what a fabulous piece, love how you have depicted your mum's birthday, a beautiful layered piece and great use of the alcohol inks. Love the little bag. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  18. Fabulous mini book Annie and also a gorgeous gift bag too ! I'm sure your Mum will love it ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  19. What can I say, I absolutely adore it. Its such a precious gift and a wonderful piece of artwork too, The bag is even more beautiful than in the picture. Thank-You too for all the other goodies you gave me. Hugs Mum xxxx

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  20. Amazing! So much interest and stunning details! Love this and I know your Mom was totally surprised and thrilled! Glad you are back in the blog world! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

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  21. What an amazing piece of work Annie! This is so much eye candy. Love all the beautiful embellishments and your altered metals ROCK. What a sensational entry into our challenge at Frilly and Funkie.

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Annie x