Saturday 1 June 2013

Using die-cuts at Country View Challenges and Tutorial

Hey it's June already and that means a new theme at Country View Challenges. This month it was chosen by  Trace and she would like to see your projects using die-cuts
It's not often I am really pleased with what I have made, but I am today. This is a cabinet card album made with Tim Holtz dies Vintage Cabinet Card and Mini Cabinet Card.

This shows the front cover.


Here are the pages and ……..
the finished album.







Please don’t tell hubby he is the star of the show today, he has seen the album but doesn't look at my blog lol.

I have also experimented with using Windows Live Writer which is where the white base edge on the photos has come from - don't know why????? I am sure I will learn more about it as I go along.

So do you want to know how I made the album? My readers will know that I promised to work on some video tutorials, but no you won’t hear my voice as I have made this first one using photographs rather than a video camera. Still got to get that one organised!!

I hope this works ok.

I want to say a huge thanks to Chris who helped me learn how to get this video done, she went through every aspect with me both side by side on her laptop and then over the telephone too. Thanks Sis I appreciate all your time.

Thanks to you too for visiting today, have a great weekend and a fab month of June, I hope I will see you over at CVC during the coming weeks.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Jenny Marples said...

Huge round of applause Brenda! LOVE your album, especially the wrinkle-free colour choices and the added texture with the embossing. MOST impressed with the video. It is a fantastic way to get across the step by step and various views without wading through tons of photos. How wonderful of Chris to help you setting it up too.

Maybe Son 2's GCSE courses in Media and ICT can be put to even more use!! You may have started something... have a great weekend (hope The Craft Barn day was good and you enjoyed meeting Julia S-W). Hugs, Jenny x

Karin said...

Wow fabulous vintage album, great texture! Have a great weekend! Groetjes karin

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Brenda, this is fantastic!! The colour of the backgrounds is just stunning, I could drool over them just by themselves and the whole album is a real treasure!! You could now do a follow up one lol, of your life together...:o)

Fantastic video, you lucky thing to have Chris helping you! I will pump you in August for sure on how you went about it, - I have been wanting to learn this for ages, - it's such a fantastic way of doing step by steps!!

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow its amazing .. i love it .. fabulous colours ..
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow its amazing .. i love it .. fabulous colours ..
Lisa x

Claudia N. said...

Hi Brenda,

I have been unable to reach your site for some days now...(my hubby helped me getting here doing some "tricks")...sorry, I wanted to comment on a lot of your lovely projects but I always get the error that the domain "" is unknown. :(

Claudia x

froebelsternchen said...

what great tutorial Brenda!
Congrats on this - you made it perfect! And this piece you made is a treasure!

Rita said...

Congratulations Brenda. Your album is absolutely stunning. I love the video too, a great way of explaining what you've done. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

This is such a fabulous project Brenda - I love everything about it. Just wonderfully vintage and perfect for all your photographs.

And a super tutorial - I can't wait to see more !!

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for making me so welcome at CVC x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fantastic album Brenda , the photos are gorgeous and fit your design beautifully. Love the touch of texture and your delicate colour palette. Fabulous. Tracy x

Redanne said...

Congratulations on a brilliant video Brenda, it is amazing, it's like you have been doing it for ages.... love the colours in the album (even loved it before you added the photos) and the pictures are lovely. Well done again! Hugs, Anne x

catherine said...

This looks so amazing Brenda and thanks for the video tutorial. You should be extremely pleased with yourself for this. Love how it all goes together so well
x catherine

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for the tutorial too! ~Diane

craftytrog said...

A beautiful project Brenda! xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

Very creative, Brenda! Makes for a lovely keepsake...I'm sure Ken won't really mind you showing it, in fact he probably fully expected it.
Joyce xx

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
The video even with no speech IS great, the Album is more than great, it is as everyone has said a WOW...excellent work my friend.

Ana K. said...

Stunning album and fantastic vintage photos!

Inkypinkycraft said...

an absolutely fab make!! wow love it! ...not sure why but it wont let me comment on your two new projects!!! grr they are fab xx trace x hugs x

Juls said...

Wow this is amazing!!!! Hugs Juls

Ephemera said...

Fabulous tutorial Brenda, thank you just love your cabinet card carousel so inventive. I'm in awe of all the amazing projects you create. xx

Von said...

Amazing Brenda ! your so talented :)
Have a good day out :)
Von ♥

Suzi B said...

like I say I'm lost for words..Thank you for sharing your inspirational work
Suzi B xx

Words and Pictures said...

So fantastic, Brenda - dreamy inky colours, and beautifully constructed from the Cabinet card dies. The finished album, with all those great photos is wonderful - not surprised you're happy with this one!!
Alison xx
(Hope you're having a great day today...)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So wonderful, really a treasure.

silvergran said...

wonderful! I must try this!

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous artwork Brenda and a fab video too.
Sorry to be missing lately and hopefully back now.
Thanks for all your support which means such a lot to me.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

That is so clever! And how lovely to have a sister to help with the technology,

Lucy x

Unknown said...

Beautiful Bren, love it! Love the colour and design and the old photo's are wonderful. I hope he's proud of it! Happy to help with the video. Chris xxx

Shirley said...

Thank you for the video, it was so easy to follow.

toni said...

Fabulous project!! Lovely to see the album complete with photos. Thankyou for the video, i just bought the cabinet dies and this has really inspired me to get making! X

Mary Decker said...

You are so inspiring! You are a wonderful mentor to us. You're a great role model, because you take risks and that encourages all of us. Thank you!