Sunday, 24 June 2012

My Little Book Of....

...well sunshine would be nice, but I'll settle for a day trip to the seaside lol
Out Of The Hat are asking for a mini book, which is something that I have never done - they always look far too fiddly to me, but nothing ventured...
The challenge at Artful Times is Beside The Seaside, and at Crafty Individuals its Summer Ball. Don't you just love it when a plan comes together... The covers were cut from mountboard, and covered with CI papers. The stamp has been inked in blue, the her face bleached out to make her pale and interesting.
This was the inside, lots of Crafty Individual papers, stamps and a little bit of Tims photo reel ribbon.
This is the back, all CI stamps and papers. The sea shell has been stamped and had gilding flakes applied.
From the back all tied up.
This was really good fun to make, and I'm glad I stepped outside my comfort zone.
I'm also entering this into the Stampman challenge which is Time/travel, and Anything Goes which is Around The World/ Travel (I hope a trip to the seaside counts as travel lol.
Thanks very much for looking x


  1. Love what you have done here Sue, a real summery feel (and oh boy, do we need that at the moment!) Hugs, Buttons x

  2. Wow Sue great mini and I love how you've combined all the challenges.

    Thanks for playing along with ours again this week.

    Sam ~ Artful Times

    PS I can't believe you never made one of these little books before, as you found out, they are sooo much fun to do xxxx

  3. I love mini books Sue - with a nice summery feel! Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge this month. Jean

  4. Great little book with so many elements to it. A great way to combine your challenges and thank you for going the extra mile to make it for Out of a Hat Creations

    Love Chrissie xxxx

  5. Super little book Sue perfect for all the challenges :) yeah we have sun this morning
    Von x♥x
    Artful Times

  6. How fantastic, that's a wonderful project with great summer feeling.

  7. Hi Sue
    Wonderful use of the CI stamps on your mini book.
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Individuals Challenge.

  8. Hi Sue, just love the mini book would never have guessed it was a first fabulous, and a lovely day out at the seaside :)Thanks for joining us at Out of A Hat Creations. Hugs Sandra XXX

  9. This is really fabulous, what a gorgeous little book! If you go to the seaside, please take me with you! Valerie

  10. Love mini books totally love this one it is fab - wish I was there!!


  11. The seaside definitely counts as travel, Sue. Your minibook is stunning. I've spent ages looking at all the detail on it. Love those beach huts!!! We just need the sunshine now don't we??
    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful project with us at The Stampman.
    Hugs Lisax

  12. Hi Sue. Such a fabulous summer time little book. Thank you for thinking of the Hatters and sharing your project with us. Good look with the other challenges.
    Regards Florence x

  13. Hi Sue,Love your mini book,very summery,great stamping.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x

  14. A beautiful seaside book, I love those CI papers. Yes, it's great when you can combine challenges - there's just so many and so little time! xx

  15. wow this is fantastic, so much to see, very beautiful book

  16. Woo, Sue, this is a lovely book. I love all your stamping. Thanks for playing with us at the Stampman this time

  17. Can't believe I missed so many people and your entry is so lovely. What a fun little book you have made - great images, great colouring. Hope you do some more.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times, Hugs, Neet xx

  18. Great choice for the Hatters Friendship Quilt Sue-going to add right away

    Love Chrissie xx


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