Monday, 4 May 2015

London memories

When I went to meet an American friend who was spending a few days in London and a few in Paris I used Tim's Correspondence and French Industrial papers to make her a little scrapbook cum journal to keep some of her mementoes in.

The book itself is hardbound and handsewn and made in the same style as I taught at the last workshop we had in Flitwick.

I added some smaller pages and some journalling mats so that Paula could write in it if she had time. I used one of Tim's styled labels dies as it reminds me of the London underground sign.

You can see I included quite a few pages of different sizes......

.... and I used a hitch fastener and elastic to make the closure......

.... the elastic at the back of the book is hidden in the long 'pocket'.

I also added some stamping and die-cuts ......

... and I made up the underground sign myself.

One of the papers in the Correspondence set has this fabulous Union Jack on it so it fitted the theme perfectly.

I also added some chit chat stickers.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

hugs Brenda xxx


  1. Absolutely amazing book, Brenda! What a brilliant idea with the underground sign! Love the combination of those two Tim's paper collections, all the fabulous details and great coloring! Beautiful stamps choice!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

  2. What a gorgeous gift you made Paula, she must have been thrilled. I love the underground sign, so inspired x

  3. What a wonderful gift for Paula you created, love the underground sign and the closure is a great idea.


  4. Fantastic album Brenda! So many pages filled with fabulous elements! Paula will be over the moon! hugs :)

  5. What a fabulous gift! Love the clever way you made the Underground sign! Chrisx

  6. This really is such a wonderful gift Brenda, each page is beautiful and the cover is fantastic, especially your handmade version of the Underground sign - just wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Oh my gosh Brenda, that is wonderful! Paula must have been thrilled to get it, what a thoughtful gift.

  8. What a brilliant gift for Paula - I bet she was over the moon.
    Alison xx