Thursday, 5 November 2020

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

 Good morning and a very happy Thursday. Welcome back to lockdown! I'm back today over at the Country View Crafts Challenge Blog with my second Anything But A Card piece, and again I've made (started) a memory book in its own stand.

Again I've used lots and lots of Stamperia papers, this time the wonderful Alice in both 12x12 and 8x8. I've followed an online class from the lovely Clare Charvill and this has been one of my favourite projects 'cos it's a large album - about 9.5 inches by 7.5 (when it's opened up it's 3 times that size) and it will take lots of photos in real sizes 6x4 and 7x5.

This is the front, it has a staggered opening with 2 hinges, and it's held together by the slip over band.

And this is the back. Such a pretty paper and I've carried this on over around the sides too. The album takes 2 sets of 12x12 papers, so I've used this one for the stand too.

You can move the slider to one side or remove it completely to open the album.

This is the first page.

There are six pocket pages three on each hinge and each has a flap for more photos.

Each page takes quite a lot of paper and by the end I was using every scrap including the covers, so there are quite a few Frankenpages! The 12x12 and the 8x8 work beautifully together so there's lots of mixing and matching.

These photo matts are 6.5 x 4.5 so will take standard sized photos.

And these are 7.5x 5.5 so will take nice large photos. These are the front and back of the same piece of 12x12, but luckily I have 2 packs so I don't have to choose!

Each page is also a pocket so there are six inserts, also with pockets, and these are about 7x8.25. The 8x8 papers fit perfectly, so you can see how easy it was to run through the paper packs!

And this is where they go!

Even though all of my pages are in my album is nowhere near finished. I think while ever there is a scrap of paper left you could find somewhere to use it!

And there's all this! Stamperia Chipboard is the best! I want to take my time choosing just the right pieces for the pages.
Here are a couple of very bad video's showing the pages. I tried to take it in one but Blogger wouldn't let me and I have no idea how to change things!

OMG please excuse my painting top, this wasn't meant to be in shot, I'll have words with Spielberg (Neil) later 🤣🤣

I hope you like my album, I can't decide yet if I'm keeping it or if it's going to be a Christmas prezzie - I'm not sure that I could bare to give it away lol.

Please join in with our challenge - remember anything but a card, how simple is that! Take care and just keep hanging in there xx


  1. Your album is wonderful, love it to bits. what a lot of work you put into it. Have a fun day, take care, hugs, Valerie

  2. This is such a labour of love and patience, you must keep it!!! Or maybe, offer it to your children instead... or keep it for later, when you will have grandchildren! ;-)
    Fabulous book in all cases, and I love the theme!!!
    Happy week-end Sue, hugs xx

  3. Beautiful album and gorgeous papers. I'm loving all those pockets and flaps, such fun. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Angela xXx

  4. I don't know how long this must take you, but it's really lovely. Well done.

    Lockdown permitting, have a lovely weekend.

    All the best Jan

  5. Sue this really is a treasure, yet again a beautiful way of showing the value of those papers and such a clever design. The red flower paper is a firm favourite of mine, i'd love it on my bedroom wall.. Magical!! I came to visit a couple of days ago but the link wasn't working grrr!! You done a super job on the vid's don't ask me, I have no clue on most things :D
    Lovely painting top btw, I may show you my dungarees one day hee hee!! Happy Sunday hugs Tracey xx

  6. No, no, no, you must not give this away, it is far too precious and you put so much work into it! It is absolutely gorgeous, I just love the whole Alice theme and those chipboard elements look pretty amazing! Well done on the videos, I really need to learn to do that .... some day! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. OMG this was again a big and wonderful job!!! Love your beautiful album, Sue!!! If this will be a present someone will be very lucky with it!!!

  8. Don't! Do keep it! Make another one for a prezzie and choose, lol. THIS IS FAB! I love every inch and bit. Just gorgeous, xoxo

  9. wow, Beautiful work, as always, great colouring. xx

  10. This is so special. I just love it

  11. Absolutely beautiful Sue !
    Corrie x


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