Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Circle Album

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  I did.  A relaxing Mother's Day yesterday where the family spoilt me by cooking meals and giving me chocolates, stickers and pens.  
I also got to craft most of the day away.  Which was good as I was finishing this Circle Album (instructions here) for my Mum.   I started it a couple of weeks ago during a Create and Chat night with Kaye over at Craftmad.
I had the base of it all done but just hadn't found the time to embellish it at all.
This is the front of the card and it is all folded up.  I have used the lovely new Blue Edge papers for this album.
I have used Bazzill card for the album the front is covered with Rosewillow Pink Squares patterned paper.  I have edged each section with black border stickers from Sticker Store.  I found this terrific definition for a Mother which I changed to 'Mum' as that is what I call her and also added her name at that bottom.  Cut this out with my Spellbinder circle then cut out from the smaller version of this patterned paper a scalloped edged circle to surround the circle topper.  Layered up some paper flowers and added a centre bling.  I attached the lovely checked black and white ribbon with a flower split pin which I also added a centre bling.

This section of the album I have used Java Bazzill and Rosewillow Butterfly patterned paper.
I have used a sticker sentiment on each of these. I received these from my friend Stacie....such perfect timing.

This sentiment says.... "Speak to the earth and it shall teach thee" JOB 12:8

The butterfly image is from Cardmadfairy  and I have coloured them with my new Copic pens.  Great fun having more colours to choose from but of course I am discovering I still haven't got the right ones. lol.  I need more.....

This section I have used Vanilla Bazzill covered with Rosewillow Cream Fern patterned paper.

On the bottom of every section have attached a flower made up from retro punched flowers, a paper flower and some bling.  I have also added these wonderful butterfly sticker which I coloured with my new markers that are meant for colouring stickers.  Both of these items are a present from my daughter yesterday on Mother's Day.  :-)

This section I have used Adobe Bazzill covered with Rosewillow Garden Green patterned paper.

Here I have used Pollen Bazzill covered with Rosewillow Cream Fern patterned paper.

This is the view looking down on to the circle album when it is open.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


  1. Very pretty ,love the pink paper.I'm not sure what happenened to last week ,time seems to fly by at the moment.Sorry I haven't said hello for awhile .Off to dentist later for root canal LOL.

  2. OH I LOVE this circle album, what a cool gift idea and thing to make!!!

    I must try thaT!

    I LOVE how yours came out, awesome quoets and love the insects and flowers buzzing about, so fun!!!

  3. awwww.... this is so pretty and unique! beautiful project!

  4. How Awesome! Love it. I can't wait to have a try at this.

  5. What a super gift and keepsake too bet it was a total hit, thanks for sharing with us all here at OSAAT and good luck.

  6. What a sweet gift to make for your mum - really sweet! You have worked so hard on it, haven't you?

    Thanks for your kind words and visits. I LOVE them.

    See you soon,


  7. Wonderful project!
    Beautiful colours and nice details!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
    Hugs Nela

  8. This really is beautiful! I would think that the recipient of this cards will be very happy! Thank you joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

  9. And I'll bet she loved it! Very pretty, Merry.

  10. Oh wow! This is beautiful!! I bet your Mum will love it!
    Alicia xx

  11. Sounds like a lovely way to spend Mother's Day! :) Very beautiful circle album and glad the stickers were just the perfect timing for this creation!

  12. Merry, this is soooooooooooo beautifull!!!!!

  13. Wow, real awesome- and so difficult and much time to make it!

    Best wishes ILO

  14. Such a stunning project !!

    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time, for our fancy folds challenge.

    Choccy x

  15. WOW, I am blown away by this absolutely beautful and cretive card!!! Thanks so much for joining us over at SSIC this week! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  16. Merry,
    This is a beautiful card!! I love all the different sections and the paper choices, embellishments. Absolutely lovely!!

    Here is my latest creation:

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  17. Looks like a very interesting album and I'm sure your mum loved it like I did! :)

  18. By the way, I noticed that your mum's name is Norma. Right? So is my mom's! And it is Norma Jean?


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