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Sunday, 1 October 2017

Mini Album Makers October Challenge

Hello Friends

It is time for a new challenge at Mini Album Makers, we had such a fantastic response to our very first challenge, it was a joy to see so many beautiful entries - thanks so much!

This month at Mini Album Makers and as always, the challenge is to create any form of (completed) handmade book, including mini albums, scrapbooks, journals and other book arts.

Recently, I  got my hands on some of the new Halloween range by Tim Holtz and could not wait to create a spooky mini album (using Eileen Hull's Passport die - Sizzix 660331).

I have lots of photos to share with you so I have condensed some into collage form.
1. Die cut the Journal, use Distress Oxide to colour the front and inside of the covers.
2. Die cut the signatures using Tim Holtz Halloween Paper (cut 2 for each signature).
3. Stamp the Journal covers with Tim Holtz Webs & Damask stamp set.
4.  Die cut all the elements you want to use on the cover and insides.
Join the front and back to the spine and set aside.
Add some pockets to the inside cover of the album.
And now for the fun, to create the inside signatures!  I created three signatures, each with two page sets and covered them with Tim's new Halloween papers, along with die cuts old and new.  The pockets were all created with paper left over from cutting the pages.
A couple more of the pages, I love the witch and cobweb!  I attached the signatures in pairs, with black elastic and threaded an Idea-ology charm and word band to the side of the Journal.  To finish off I made a hanging charm using Tim's Idea-ology.  I also used Remnant Rubs and die cuts to complete the front and back covers.

I just love the way my mini Journal turned out and hope that it inspires you to join in the fun at Mini Album Makers this month!

Our very generous Sponsor this month is Gypsy Soul who will be offering a fabulous Laser Cut Prize Pack to one lucky randomly chosen winner!  Thank you Gypsy Soul!






I am entering this Journal in my dear friend Darnell's NBUS Challenge #12 here.  The Raven, Cobweb, Idea-ology and some of the Tim Holtz papers are all NBUS!

Thanks so much for your visit!

Hugs, Anne xx

37 comments:

  1. Love your little Halloween album ..... so much spookylicious detail. The papers look fab .... perfect backdrops for all those spooky die cuts. Mwahahahaha! xx

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  2. wow Anne...you are truly rocking Halloween...I love how much detail you have put into this gorgeous mini album and I'm scrolling back up for another look xxx

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  3. Another fabulous Halloween project! Anne. A fantastic showcasing of Tim's papers, dies and ideology. A real treat from cover to cover x

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  4. Fabulous inky backgrounds for your covers - love that cobweb (and I think I have it somewhere, must dig it out!). And the inside pages are such a treat with all those figures perched around or spirits popping out to surprise you. A brilliant Halloween album.
    Alison x

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  5. This is fabulous! Those crow dies are a must. Love this so much. NBUS #186. Dotty Jo x

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  6. Very inspirational ! Love it ~ TYFS

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  7. What a creepily delightful mini!

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  8. WOW this is fantastic!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  9. Such a cute Halloween album. I especially like how you did the covers.

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  10. Gorgeous Halloween mini book Anne, fantastic detail on the inside and I love those Autumnal colours too. Love your pockets and use of Paper Dolls. Tracy x

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  11. Those pages are fantastic Anne! Love all the pockets!

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  12. I love this! I have to make some version of it this month!

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  13. I always love your Halloween makes and this one is no exception. Really love the crow on the front and that spider in the dangly frame. Elaine xx

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  14. Absolutely brilliant Anne - this journal is so fabulous - thanks for showing us the how and the signatures too - The pockets are such a brilliant idea and the covers are perfect! Altogether brilliant my lovely friend! Hugs rachel x

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  15. Such a wonderful little album Anne and the perfect use of those new Halloween goodies! Each page has so much to admire, - I know how much you love Halloween, and the joy you had creating this is evident on every page! Wonderful work like always my friend ad happy, happy Halloween season to you! xxxx

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  16. Oh how spooky! ;) This is such a great album. I love the tags and pockets and all the embellishments!

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  17. Your album is simply stunning Anne xx Love the wonderful papers and the details /die cuts used.......FABULOUS xx
    TFS and huge hugs
    Annie xx

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  18. Now what I want to know - did you have fun making this!!!!!
    BWA-ha-ha-HA-ha-HA-ha-HA-ha
    Sandy

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  19. Brilliant Anne, love it to bits. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

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  20. This is wonderful, love me some Halloween!!!

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  21. Anne, you have proven the showgirl for Tim's new products! I knew they had your name all over them when I first saw the release, but wow was that an understatement! Your color use and contrast is spot on and how I adore that passport size journal! Brilliant design. Thanks for another inspiring month. Hugs, Autumn

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  22. What a standout entry you are in my NBUS gallery, Annie! Thank you so much for joining in with your outstanding Halloween mini album! You can't beat that witch and cobweb, but each and every detail and photo and paper are incredibly eye-catching! I really like that sitting guy, but those ravens are too real for my liking!! Thanks again! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Wow!! This book is awesome Anne!! The cover is gorgeous and I love each and every page. It's almost like going through a little haunted house .. around each corner is something more to amaze you. Love the colours and the brilliant step by step!! Thank you for the inspiration! hugs xx

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  24. I absolutely love when you put on your witches outfit Anne as you always rock Halloween!! This looks absolutely brilliant! Nicola x

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  25. I agree with Nicola, you rock Halloween! This is an awesome mini album - I love the covers, especially the cobweb side - cool stamp! The inside is wonderful and the charm is a fab finishing touch. Hugs xxxxxxx

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  26. Anne this is amazing, beautifully made, and I have some serious stash envy. Have a fun week, Sue xx

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  27. Excellent Halloween journal! Love your paper choices and all of the fun elements you chose to decorate with Anne! Well done!
    Jackie xo

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  28. Anne, This is YOUR month to shine! And you certainly did with this fab passport journal. (I can just imagine the passport guys if someone covered their actual passport so creatively!) I love all the papers, dies and in your capable hands, what a piece of art. I know you're going to share loads of super spooky crafty work this month. I bet Darnell was so excited to see YOUR NBUS entry! TFS & Hugs.

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  29. No surprise that your book this month is Halloween Anne! I just LOVE the colors you have mixed on each page - along with the lovely stampings and decorations! Julia xx

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  30. What a cover... Love the colors... Just pops that bird. Fun inside too... You nailed this!!!

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  31. Wow, this is just spectacular!! I wish I could do colors like you!! I love every single design element and detail you added!! Stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  32. Great Halloween Album love all the Tim Holtz stash you have used I really need this die lol.
    Thanks for sharing
    MaggieH

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  33. OMG I'm in love with this album! The papers you chose are perfect and those images are scary good. Love how you decorated the cover.

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