Friday, 18 October 2013

All Aboard for the UK...


Hello Friends

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  I am attending an Area Day with some Quilting Buddies today and then a Dance in Swansea so busy as usual.  

I thought I would share something with you that I made for my Buddy who visited us earlier this week......

Yep.  My Tim Holtz Suitcase die came out and I made a little Travel Journal for Kim to use when she came over, though I believe she is going to fill it in when she gets home in her bestest handwriting!  The main part of the book is chipboard covered in paper, inked and stamped.  The fittings are Snippets of Grungeboard.
I used a real maps of the UK which I took out of a book bought at the cheap book store.  A little pocket for bits n pieces.
Stamped pages...
Tabs and tags to fit in more pockets...
Most stamps are from Artistic Outpost....my goto stamps, as well as a few Tim Holtz ones.
The paper comes from two collections of Papermania.  
All bound with my Bind it all and decked with Snippets of ribbon in the chosen colour scheme of red, white and blue.  
Some lickle trinkets which I have collected over the years. I thought the brollie was apt for the British Weather!

I am hoping I can get under the wire at the Snippets Playground as there are a few small Snippets in there.  I am also entering it into the Artistic Outpost Referral - Anything Goes - wish me luck! 
Thanks for popping by.  Have a great weekend y'all.

Hettie

17 comments:

Terry said...

What a grand little journal and I know it will be so enjoyed! Love how you used Tim's little suitcase and of course the AO stamps! Sounds like a wonderful weekend ahead for you, so enjoy! Hugs!

scrappymo! said...

This looks fabulous. My favourite part is the suitcase type cover...but the whole book and pages are fabulous!!!

Di said...

What a stunning album Sam - and also every single detail is perfect! Well done you for making such a perfect gift for Kim's treasured memories.

Hugs, Di xx

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful-What a lucky friend to receive this :)I have made a few altered books/paper bag albums over the years and I know just how much work goes into them-this is fabulous and I am sure it will be treasured :)
Have a lovely weekend,
Nessa xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

As a lucky recipient of one of your beautiful albums, I know exactly how fab they are! So glad you had a good time together :-)
Hugs, LLJ xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW Sam . . . this is just gorgeous. You are so talented and creative - this is fabulously arty and the embellishments are wonderful. Lucky Kim! xxx

Sue said...

This is fabulous Sam! love the cover and all the detail huggles Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Shouldn't need good luck with this fabulous creation.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Glad to see that the Limbo dance lessons paid off a treat as you managed to snuck under the fence ok! Hope you had a nice outing. Rained here all day so had no alternative but to reside in the craft pod all day. Hugs Mrs A.

Karen Petitt said...

I love it! What a gorgeous and thoughtful gift. Stunning xx

Laura said...

Wow! Love this :)

Kyla said...

Oh this is wonderful (and such detail). She will love it.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend (the brolly is apt as its chucking it down here!).
Kyla

Dianne said...

Whoot, whoot, what a fantstic gift, my Sis made me one for my trip to England.I looooove the cover, it's fabulous, that map is fabulous on there, I love all the pages, the stamps, and the pockets, tags,, lots of thought went onto this it's so inspirational, wonderful work Hettie, I'm sure she adored it, hope you have a wonderful week..

MaryH said...

Lucky you to be at a quilt show! I love the sound of the names of all the towns I read about on the UK blogs. Conjure up such wonderful images! Loved the beautiful journal gift made for your friend. What a memory this will make for her as she sees all the map names and wanders through this journal when she returns home. Lucky her to have such a talented & caring friend! TFS & Hugs

Kate said...

I have this die and you have very much encouraged me to pull it out and make a journal! I love your cover. So touristy and perfect for a vintage holiday. Please, I must know what the name of that Tea stamp set! That tea cup is adorable. Beautiful journal, Sam.

butterfly said...

Brilliant use of the suitcase die - what a cracking travel journal it makes (and you make!).
Alison x

butterfly said...

Should also have said: lovely to have you play along with us at Artistic Outpost!
Alison xx