Sunday, 24 July 2011

Mojo Monthly Mini Book

Sarah at La-De-Dah has set up a new blog page "My Mojo Monthly". It's a very inspirational read with plenty of ideas and lots of encouragement!  It's not a challenge, rather a place to share creativity.

Something I've had on my "must do list" for quite a while now has been to make a "mini book".  I've been very much inspired by Valerie (Bastelmania) who makes gorgeous books, so this is what I've done and I've gone with Sarah's idea of trying to use up some of my scraps and bits & pieces.

I'm quite a methodical and orderly person so I immediately realised I couldn't just stick things on the pages any old how, I needed to make it with someone in mind, so I've made it for a friend who now lives in Switzerland.  She's originally from Taiwan but she was the first friend I made when we were living in Malaysia. She loves her tea so I'm sending her some Scottish teabags.

Okay, enough waffling, here it is ....
 Li & I at the floating market in Bangkok
an oriental page
and a Scottish page
my lovely kids

I have to say, this may be a new addiction! It was great fun to do (although I didn't realise just how time consuming it would be - deciding what to put where and there are a lot of pages to fill!). I'll definitely be making some more of these though.

Thanks Sarah and Valerie for the inspiration.

Happy crafting and creating everyone.

Suze xx


lililindsay said...

Suze, this is so beautiful. I love your style. I adore mini books and will definitely explore the links that you have provided. I know how much work goes into something like this and I am sure that your friend will appreciate it.

cheryl said...

oh I adore these kind of books hun I have made quite a few,and although they are time consuming,they always turn,out so beautiful which yours has done,as this is just brilliant hun adore the papers,and all the elements you have added,she will just love it,to bits,hugs cheryl xxxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Gorgeous Suze! It must be so amazing to receive something like this, that has been carefully thought out and made, and filled with personal memories.

fatmonica said...

It's gorgeous!I made a few recently-they are addictive,aren't they!

Sarah said...

Hi Suze, What a fab little book and a wonderful gift...just brimming with great images and details! So personal and original - I think it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and work with My Mojo Monthly.


Aileen said...

Woohoo Mrs B get you scrapbooking yet!! Your mini book is fab and such a lovely gift idea. I;m sure your friend is thrilled. x

Elizabeth said...

Well, Blogger seems to be acting up again - I did leave a comment and got a conflicting message so I'll try again to thank you for popping over to my blog and taking a peek at my Mojo Monthly card - your comment is much appreciated. I'd also like to say that I think your book is terrific - such a lot of work - and I particularly like the Scottish page. I'm sure your friend will love it. I also think it is brilliant that you have managed to use up your snippets - I'm all for that:) Elizabeth x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow fantastic tags, those keys are awesome and a brill idea to use them, thanks for sharing with us at the pretty little ribbon shop, hugs Liz xx