Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Home Sweet Home....

Hello Friends 

Firstly, I apologise for being missing for so long.  Unfortunately I spent nearly a month in hospital (not Covid related) and have only recently come home, still not 100% well, but I am taking lots of time to slowly recuperate.  I want to say a huge thank you to all those who missed me, messaged me, sent me cards and flowers and most of all to those very special friends who supported me through a difficult and worrying time.

Before being whisked away, I followed a Youtube tutorial by one of my hugely talented Stamperia team mates - Shamela Hendricks.  Shamela made a larger exploding house album and box but I didn't have enough of the gorgeous House of Roses papers .... and so I made a half sized album and exploding house shaped box.

This is a view of the front of the 'closed' album cover.  

Here it is 'exploded'.  My dinky album version measures 4.1/4" x 4.1/4" (album) and the house measures 4.1/2" by 6" maximum.  I modified my house to include four sides,  whereas Shamela's house has three sides, using the album itself as the fourth side.
My favourite set of pages includes a waterfall section.  I really enjoy making interactive elements to my albums.  I also created pockets in all of the pages, to store little tags or bits and pieces.
Here are a few more of the pages using the beautiful Stamperia House of Roses papers.  I added some Stamperia House of Roses chipboard, along with ephemera and die cuts from my stash.
Here is a view of the outside of the little album, using Stamperia House of Roses ephemera pieces.

I loved making this project.  Shamela is a great teacher, she takes time to explain everything well.  I hope you might find time to check out her video, if only to see her completed project, it is incredible.

Thanks so much for your visit, I am so happy to be 'back' and I will slowly be getting back into social media and look forward to visiting all my friends soon.  Please bear with me!

Hugs, Anne xxx


  1. So happy you are home Anne, keep getting better. I just love this project and plan to “have a go”. Have watched Shamalas videos, what a great resource, thank you xx

  2. Soooo happy to see you back here on your blog! Its wonderful you are home but I am glad you are taking it easy. This album is stunning! So much detail - love each and every page and its fab it folds into a gorgeous house! Sending you lots of love and hugs my friend xxxxxxx

  3. By the power of facebook I heard you weren't well. So glad that you are now out of hospital and getting better. Just look after yourself and do a bit of crafting now and again. Love your album too Elaine xx

  4. Soooooooooooo Happy you are at Home and getting better.
    Love the album.Take care.

  5. You're very welcome, Annie, and we will bear with you for as long as it takes for you to make a complete recovery. We missed you, but we want you better! As for your dinky album, once again you just take my breath away with your ability to make such detailed, precise, and utterly sensational creations! Take care, dear friend. You will be back to doing the hobby you love before you know it. Love and hugs, Darnell xxoo

  6. So very happy to hear you are back home and well on the way to recovery Anne. Hope it won't be too long before you are firing on all cylinders again. Absolutely loving this album. What a fabulous idea and your version is just stunning .. no surprise there! I plan to take a look at Shamela's video and, perhaps making one for myself. Take care .. hugs xx

  7. This is fabulous Anne! Such a clever shape and these papers are beautiful. I'm so glad that you're back home, and now you must take things easy until you are back to full strength. Take care and have a lovely week, Sue xx

  8. Hi Anne, watched Shamela's you tube. Could you please ask you friend to turn on notifications otherwise we won't know when she posts a new project. So glad you are back and feeling better, Love the project. thanks as always for sharing.

  9. Fantastic project Anne - it is so detailed and the papers are wonderful. It takes my breath away. Glad to have you back.

  10. I have never learned to make one of these and I am always in awe seeing one. Love each panel and the colors, so pretty Anne. So very happy you are home and mending up.

  11. Anne I have no idea how I missed this I had the 16th in my mind and checked yesterday but saw nothing, not even my own post was showing, apologies but I really do not know what blogger is playing at but... Welcome Home indeed my friend, you know how happy I am xx
    What a beautiful little house this is, I have never seen anything like it before with it's clever shape containing all those working elements, wouldn't this make a genius New Home gift or to welcome a newborn into the world holding those little things we keep and treasure. I really must check out Shamela's tutorial, wonderful when a creative takes time out to explain all those finer details.
    Keep well my friend and take time out to rest please Big Hugs Tracey xx

  12. Only seeing post now Anne. Such a very pretty and darling creation. Truly beautiful. Nx


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