Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Crafty Individuals May Challenge, 'Free as a Bird'

Today's post is my entry into the Crafty Individuals May challenge. The theme for this month is 'Free as a Bird'. I had seen over on http://paperblessings.blogspot.com/2008/12/quick-mini-albums.html a project for making a mini album with one sheet of 12 x 12 paper so I thought this would be the ideal project for this challenge as I wanted to have a go at making it, and wanted to keep my entry simple.

I have used one of Crafty Individuals Die-Cut mini frames and stamped it with the CI 194 music plate. I then used Tea Dye distress inks to darken it. The image is from one of the people and places mini books and the words 'Fly Free as a Bird' from plate CI-287.

The metal flower was from a necklace I had that was broken!! I had saved it for ages because I knew it would come in for something. I don't think my metal bird is very pretty, bless it, in fact I think its a seagull !! Well I do live in a sea side resort so I guess I can just about get away with that. And to be honest I couldn't find any pretty bird charms in the local shops.

I used the Tea Dye distress ink on all of the the project. I have kept it simple so I can give it as a gift for someone to add photographs and journaling. The album actually stands like a card too, i think it would be lovely in wedding papers, don't you? Oh well . . . . . . that's a project for another day!!!

The 12 x 12 paper is from Graphic 45, Baby 2 Bride collection, and the edge of the album and again on the inside of the pages I used some Core' dinations card stock. I ran this through the cuttlebug and then sanded it back to reveal the lighter colour core. I made the tags with cream card stock, again leaving them plain! Having said that I really wanted to stamp them up, but as I don't know who I'm going to give this to and for what occasion thought better of it.

And the inside, just crying out for some photographs!! Hmmmmmmmmmm perhaps I should keep this one for myself!!

You can see all the entries over on Jeans Crafty Individuals Blog, see link below:

Will be back soon, I have nearly finished a card that I really want to share with you all, it took me ages to make!!! Even though it claimed to be a simple one!! I am really enjoying this blogging lark, and love that people from all over the world can pop over to have have a peep. It's so nice that people leave such lovely comments too, thank you xx

Sharon xx


  1. Hi
    This is beautiful.

  2. This is utterly gorgeous Sharon, thank you for the link, will pop over and have a look!


  3. Beautiful project. Fab idea. Thanks for sharing the link info.

  4. Beautiful album Sharon - love it! Thanks again, Jean

  5. This is really sweet Sharon, thanks for sharing the link, I have not seen one quite like it before - I saved it to my faves to have a little play with at some point, cant wait to see the card you are working on
    ps glad to hear you are enjoying the blogging, I for one am enjoying reading your blog and looking at all your yummy creations xxx

  6. I love all the detail on your album. It is a lovely piece!!

  7. Lovely mini album - love the colours and all the detail.

  8. Gorgeous album!!!
    Thanks for playing this month