Friday, 20 January 2012

Frosted Designs Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the last port of call on the Frosted Designs blog hop :0)

If you have been following the hop you should have come from the very talented Eli's blog click here. If you want to start from the beginning and see what you have been missing click here

The challenge was to use acrylic, vellum and transparencies in a winter design and when I think of those things I always think of white (don't ask me why, I honestly don't know!) So, in homage to Frosted Designs I decided to make an album  for all my white winter photos, entitled 'Frosty' :0) Although I would happily do the whole thing in white it wouldn't photograph very well so decided to add in black and grey. As I write this there isn't a sniff of snow in the air - in fact, the way things have been in the south east of the UK in the last few years we could well be getting it in June!!!

So without further ado, here are the photos of my project (yes, I am going to make you look at the photos before revealing the magic word!!!) it's ok it's not all of the photos, there are quite a few pages in this album and although I photographed them all I have picked out just a few for the blog!

I'm not sure that you can see it all that well but the snowflakes have been cut in pearl card and acetate on the Cricut.
This is the back side of an acrylic tab page.

Lovely sparkly dots on this vellum from Create and Craft and a big Petaloo flower. The chipboard heart and button are from Woodware and the journal stamp is from my stash.

I saw the idea for a doily pocket on Pinterest. The pullout tag has been stamped  with MME stamps (they have just arrived from sale shopping and were sitting on my desk!) and swiped with Adirondack Lake Mist paint dabber.
I made this vellum pocket by unsticking an envelope and using it as a template. I really like the white swirls on this stuff - would you believe I bought this pack of vellum about 3 years ago and have never really used it! 

This vellum page has simply been stitched and then had die cut hearts stuck to it with an Ali Edwards stamped banner.

This is one of my favourite pages :0) I had tidied up and was going to bed thinking about what else I could do on my pages and then remembered I had some black ink - so got out of bed to do some splattering! I have used Archival Ink to stamp onto the vellum.
I really like how this page came out too! More of the MME stamps and paint dabbers. A wooden heart that I painted with Lake Mist paint, a velum circle and a rose from I ran the Bazzil through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder.

I think that will do to give you an idea of how it looks! So now onto the main bit of business...........drum roll.... ..........the word you are looking for is......TIME. All you have to do now is email Diana at with your completed sentence and the very best of luck!!

I will be sending one lucky winner some bits to make their own mini:

A chipboard album
6 x 6 pad
lace, ribbon, yarn
die cuts
stamped journalling spots
and of course an envelope and some vellum to make their own vellum envelope :0)

All you need to do is become a follower and leave a comment on this post and I will choose someone at random on Friday 27th Jan 9pm UK time. Open to everyone no matter where you live :0) 

Thanks so much for popping in and I really do hope that you come back soon. Have a great day,

Ali x 


  1. Wow! What a beautiful project Ali! Love the monochromatic tones and the lovely textures! :)

  2. Super super elegant layout. I am totally in love with it:)

  3. I don't even know how to put how beautiful this is into have done a stunning job


  4. Beautiful job on your mini. Love everything about it.

  5. gorgeous album! love all the white

  6. GORGEOUS ALBUM! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim
    kimnsammy at gmail dot com

  7. WOW! What a gorgeous mini!! Absolutely beautiful! I'm a new follower!

  8. What a gorgeous book and a fun prize! I became a follower.

  9. Hello!!
    Elegant and fabulous creation! I really love how you did this mini. Thanks for your inspirations.
    I'm already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win

  10. What a sweet mini!! Love all the white!! The little pockets are so perfect for tucking in thoughts and small photos!!!

  11. Ali, this is gorgeous!!! Love the white with a touch of black and grey!! Fabulous job!!! TFS Hugs!!

  12. what a great little project and chance to win goodies!! I am a new follower :)

  13. Great mini! I love the style, and I would love to be able to create my own! I'm a new follower.

  14. Wow! This is really really beautiful! TFS! - new follower! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Heather P

  15. Great mini! I am your newest follower, hope you will pop on over for a visit!

  16. Bee-utiful mini album. Like the embellishing. I'm a new follower. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  17. Truly beautiful project. I'm now a follower.

  18. I absolutely love your album! So many great details and textures! It is beautiful! I am a new follower to your blog and I like what I see!

  19. I am a new follower and I am so in love with your album. I am going to be coming back just to take time to study it more.


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