Thursday, 10 June 2010

Are You Ready??!

Hope you are ready for what you are about to read! Each of the following pages of the Birthday Photo Album (yes it is completed! And will blog it in it's entirety over the weekend!) are for a particular challenge.

I've not added each sketch as the post would become a little difficult so click on the links to see each sketch.

I've used Pinkie Pops download from Funky Fairy for the whole album and I think I've only ever used the papers once or twice before. Added gems from my stash plus fibres (balls of wool, if I'm honest) plus silver card, a Martha Stewart punch and card candy here and there.

First up is the Card Positioning Sketch:

Then two pages for Corrosive Challenges which asks for Die Cuts - I've used my Sizzix Round-a-Bout alphabet die set for the lettering. And that is very very glittery card that I have used and I am still wearing the glitter 2 days later! The second page is for all the nursery staff to write their names on, in case you were wondering why most of it is blank!

Next, The Crafty Pad who want Swirls and Pearls - the pearls are liquid pearls.

Crazy 4 Challenges wants pleats - notice how I've hidden the staples under the fancy fibres!

Next, Cupcake Challenges wants to be Dazzled! So armed with glitter glue and highly reflective silver card this page will dazzle!

Another sketch this time from Friday Sketchers. I've used a Swiss Dots folder for the embossing on the silver card as the reflection was a little severe and needed softening!

Papertake Weekly also has a sketch and I've used one of the 8x8 backing paper extras from the paper collection to create one of the frames in the sketch.

Another sketch, this time from Sketch Saturday and I've added some extra gems to the fancy swirls on the backing paper.

And finally, Sketch and Stash with another sketch.

I know that was a lot to get through, but at least it was one page per challenge!


  1. Fabulous selection of cards. Thank you so much for joining in our swirls and pearls challenge this week over at The Crafty Pad.
    Suzi x

  2. Super birthday book, great pages and colours. Thanks for joining in at The Crafty Pad this week.

    Pat xx

  3. I'm impressed ... I'd still be thinking about how to tackle this request ... you've done a great job.

    Lynn x

  4. stunning work thanks for joining us at the crafty pad this week

  5. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Your creations are gorgeous ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

  6. Wow loving this book.... I might have to use that idea using sketches.
    Thanks for joining in with PTW
    Caroline x

  7. What a gorgeous card. Love the sparkly card and the colour scheme is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my "dazzling" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  8. What a great idea Ruth!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash! xx


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