Saturday 13 March 2010

Mini maze book

One of Sue's birthday challenges on CBC is to make a mini-book - well, actually, it's three challenges - the idea was to start a mini-book and then add to it.

I've made a mini maze book. I started with a 12 x 12 piece of American Crafts French vanilla, folding it into 16 squares and then cutting to make the concertina maze - resulting in a little book that is 3" square.

The style is simple - I haven't done any inking of edges or distressing or anything because my mum doesn't really 'get' any of that (she'd probably think I'd used old stuff!).

On the left is a Laura Ashley flocked rub on - it feels lovely - and on the right, of course, is mum:

A picture of mum and I out for a meal:

There is a rub on here, but it didn't rub on well - grrrrr - so I had to add the butterflies and the ladybird to disguise the ragged bits. The quote came from a HOTP book:

A photo of mum and dad on their diamond wedding day - with their card from the queen. The flower is a raised 3D rub on:

and this is the only photo I've got taken in recent years of us as a family - but my brother's head was cut off, unfortunately! (but I still wanted to use the photo because it has all four of us on). You wouldn't have thought then that dad was in his 80s and already battling with dementia - soon after this he had to go into a nursing home, where he died over six years ago.

These pages speak for themselves:

and this:

a K & Co butterfly and another Laura Ashley flocked rub on:

And this is the finished book, with covered and decorated chipboard covers which hide the ribbon that's wrapped around the inside.

Thanks to Sue for her challenge that prompted me to make this as a little extra for mum for tomorrow.

I'm also linking this for the following challenges:

Lily-boo too for March: 'mother's day'
Teddy stampers 6: 'to mother, with love' - mother's day - and there is a teddy in the book
Secret crafter Saturday 74: 'anything goes'
Apron strings: 'stickers, stickers and more stickers' - plenty used here
Totally papercrafts 7: 'things with wings' - a few butterflies here


  1. oh hazel, that is just beautiful. what a lovely treasure to keep, i love mini albums myself!! thank you for sharing it with us over on LB2 xxx

  2. Oh your lovely Mum will be so thrilled; great, lovely keepsake Hazel.

  3. Gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  5. A Fantastic little book and such a beautiful keepsake...thank you so much for joining in the fun with us at SCSC this week :) Donna x

  6. Hi Hazel
    wow what a gorgeous creation a lovely keepsake for anyone, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  7. You've been ultra busy again! Love this little book for your mum, I bet she was thrilled!

  8. Hi Hazel

    your mini book is beautiful and such a touching and wonderful keepsake, thankyou for sharing it with us at totally papercrafts


  9. Hazel, your Mum will adore this:) It's a beautiful keepsake
    Thanks for playing along on Totally Papercrafts challenge
    Anne x

  10. Oh this is beautiful and such a treasured keepsake for your mum. I can tell a lot of love has gone into making this. Thank you so much for joining us at LB2 this month

  11. Way too cute and way to go on the sticker challenge. I think you're plenty covered :)


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