New website and Dreamchaser album

Well, you can all probably see that my new website is up and running, thanks to the time and efforts of my eldest son.  It is still very much a work in progress as we iron out all the glitches, but hopefully, things will soon settle down and I can get back (or rather start!) regularly posting!  All the old posts can be found at https://heavenlycrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ and whilst we have tried to export these over here, it hasn’t quite worked and all the images are messed up.  This is somewhat of a big glitch to sort, so please bear with me as we get this sorted – either that or we will just end up deleting the old posts from here as I have just discovered there are 191 posts to go through!!!!

Anyhow, glitches notwithstanding, I am really thankful to have this website up and running and hopefully, you will like the things I will be posting.  I want to have tutorials, regular blog posts, details of Stampin’ Up! offers and news, my craft classes as well as a page for my retired stamps in case you fancy buying any of them! I am planning on using digital kits from The Digichick, Snickerdoodle Designs and Tracie Stroud Designs as you just can’t beat digital kits for having a never ending supply of papers and embellishments 😛 !

I’ve been away a lot recently visiting various  family members, so haven’t had much time for crafting but over the weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to work with the Dreamchaser Kit from Trace Stroud Designs, along with her It’s a Date templates and the Dreamchaser Artisan papers:

Aren’t those just the most gorgeous papers?  And I really love that kit!

So, having the dates templates made the decision about what to create so easy.  Clearly, an album with pages for each month where I can jot down ideas, “to-do” lists, notes about things I need to remember or events that took place as well as things people have said to me that I can include in a project life album!

For this album, I created an A4 file in Photoshop and added guidelines at 50% both horizontally and vertically.  I then dragged the papers into the file, ending up with 4 papers (A6 size) on each “page”.  I then printed everything out but unfortunately, forgot to take a photo of that!

To make the album, all I did was basically print and cut the pages (A6 size), fussy cut the embellishments and dates, added some plain paper and graph paper that I have had for ages and this is what I ended up with:

Dreamchaser album 1

 

Dreamchaser album 2

You can’t see clearly from the above photo, but the December 2016 and August 2017 pages are actually an acrylic sheet.  I miscalculated the number of pages I would need to print and ended up using an A4 acrylic report cover for the missing months!  But it all adds to the overall effect (hopefully 😉 ).

Dreamchaser album 3

 

Dreamchaser album 4

 

The above photos were taken in my craft room late at night.  The lighting was not brilliant but you can see how it turned out. However, I’ve also made a short (‘ish) video showing the kit although it did take me at least 5 attempts to get some sort of vaguely presentable result!!! I’m still learning how to take videos, so let me know what you think!

Happy scrapping!

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