Tuesday, 24 September 2013

September's Members' Blog Hop

Welcome to the start of September's Members' Blog Hop from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.  The main challenge this month was to dust off a U.F.O. (Un-Finished Object) and get creative with it.

Jimjams - tri-fold mini-book - Conkers Cover

Each year I go away with UKS friends for a weekend of scrapping.  It's a no frills budget retreat with lots of scrapping room, great company and a few classes and challenges provided by some creative souls.  Last year my friend Claire showed us how to make a mini-book based on two tri-fold cards and I got as far as preparing the cardstock base.  In less than three weeks I'll be joining my friends again and I thought I had better complete my mini-book before this year's challenges are revealed!

Jimjams - tri-fold mini-book - Conkers just opened

The photos are from a lovely day out at Conkers in the National Forest ... from 2007 (when No.2 Son had longer hair and shorter legs than I did).

Jimjams - tri-fold mini-book - Conkers fully opened

By pure fluke, the bright cheery colours in my September Counterfeit kit were a perfect match for the bright green cardstock that I'd folded and scored to make the mini-book pages last October.

Jimjams - tri-fold mini-book - Conkers opened and upright

There were far too many photos for just one side of the mini-book though ... so I flipped it and covered most of the reverse as well.

Jimjams - tri-fold mini-book - Conkers rear view

The front flap closes with a mini magnet, rather than the ribbon Claire used in her instructions.  Unfortunately she doesn't have a blog, so I cannot credit her properly, but there are plenty of tutorials out there for tri-fold cards - just join two together and get folding!  Here is a link with a template for the tri-fold card if you fancy a go.

Jimjams - tri-fold mini-book - Conkers fully opened and upright

The next stop on the forgery trail is Lesley, but if you get lost along the way, the full blog hop order is published on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog today.  Have fun!

21 comments:

Lesley G said...

Love how your mini book has turned out Jemma and so worth finishing it :)

Isbaha said...

Really gorgeous !

Mary B said...

Super minibook and well done on completing it

LCSmithSAVED said...

I can't wait to have a closer look at this! Very intriguing, and I love that your kit went perfectly with it. Clever solution to use the flip side for the overflow of photos :~)

sassyscrapper said...

What a cool little mini! Good for you for getting it done before the next retreat!

Bridget said...

I love the interaction of the mini book ,great cheerful colors

Margie said...

Oh, wow-looks like a lot of work with all that folding! Looks awesome, though!

S said...

That is a seriously fun project. Cool.

Sian said...

Not only is it clever and lovely..it also pays credit to your safe storage! You must have been keeping that very carefully

kate blue said...

they will be happy to see if finished! I have always wanted to do one of these-yours is super cool but I am too scared to attempt!

Lisa said...

I'm seeing some really wonderful minis right now - all so very tempting! The colours in this one are just delightful and just in time!

Sandie said...

so colourful!! Love all the windows.

Sandra said...

Oh my gosh, how clever .... Looks fabulous

JulieJ said...

Oh my that looks really complicated. Love those bright colours.

Vikki said...

I love this, you did a great job!

Tricia said...

That looks so cool! Congrats on getting it completed!

Missus Wookie said...

Gorgeous cheery colours and such a clever mini album.

petrii said...

This is fantastic!!! I love this!! I have a mini I need to get finished as well. Thanks for the great inspiration.
Blessngs ~~ dawn

Lisa-Jane said...

Wow, I love it! What a great way of fitting on more photos. I love those MME papers too.

alexa said...

What am amazing mini book - it's a paper sculpture as well!

Louise said...

it's so eye catching! love it! I think i'd get into a right muddle constructing it though x