Thursday, 14 July 2011

it's about time

i posted pictures of the albums i created for grace and helena in honour of our trip to see phantom of the opera and love never dies. we had the best day, we shopped, we laughed, we ate and we watched. we came home extremely tired, but very happy with our day.

anyway here are the pictures. warning - there are quite a few!!

i used plain old chipboard for the covers, and mostly 7gypsies for the pages and embellishments, the collection is called lille and was perfect for this project. i also used nearly a whole packet of basic grey pieces (love, love, love these!!) and ribbon by east of india and maya road. the alphabet stickers are tiny type by cosmo cricket and the punches are stampin up and martha stewart.

of course everything is edged with my trusty tim holtz vintage photo distress ink and i coloured the basic grey pieces with his distress stain, i love that this is a more subtle version of the actual inks.

I actually had the gift tickets specially printed for the occasion, each one has the name and time of the performance, the theatre we went to and our names as 'special guest stars' and as an additional embellishment, i managed to find some promotional cd's which have exerts from both shows on them. 

i am really pleased with the way these turned out and i hope grace and helena are too!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

sneak peek of a new project

this is a new project i have been working on for some time now. my cousin's daughter is 18 (where sis that time go??!!) next week and for her birthday she wanted to see phantom of the opera and love never dies one after the other. so, her aunt and i decided that this would be a great birthday treat and are taking her to london on tuesday. no doubt this will be punctuated by copious amounts of shopping and eating, i'm really looking forward to it.

i told grace i had a surprise for her, but i wouldn't tell her what it was, and so here is a sneak peek, let the teasing commence!!

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