Monday, 14 February 2011

Don't fall over ;o) ....

Last week I made an explosion book following Deb's tutorial over at Paper Turtle. As soon as I saw it I thought it looked fun and quite quick to make so I was keen to give it a go. I used 12 x 12 sheets of card for mine and once I got my diagonal fold in's right, it all went smoothly.  I haven't added any text to it yet but it's virtually finished and I thought I'd share.

To show a bit more of the detail
 All the papers used were scraps or paper I had in my stash and the photos are from the first three months of Alice's life.
 The first month
 Second month
The third month at the bottom.  I'm considering adding the next three months to the back of the book, so long as it doesn't make it too thick.   Thanks Deb for a great tutorial and for getting me doing some scrapping again :-)
And because I can't post without some photos of Alice, here are a few from the past week.  Alice went into a cot last weekend as her Moses basket was getting too small and she couldn't move in it very well.  After Craig built the cot we lay her in it to see what she thought.
 She loved looking at all the new toys around the cot and at her Humphrey's Corner mobile.
 And she LOVED it when Claire wound the mobile up and it played a tune :-)
Alice also got to sit in her Bumbo for the first time this week. She stayed in it for a little while but I think her head needs to be a bit steadier before she stays in it for any length of time. She's getting so big and now weighs 15 pounds. She's had her second lot of jabs and once she's had the third ones at 16 weeks, Claire'll be able to take her swimming. She loves her bath so I have a feeling she'll love the swimming too.
And a final photo of her (watching TV) sitting on Mummy's lap. I love the lighting in this photo!

Happy Valentine's Day :)


  1. This is gorgeous,Rhona....a perfect way to store all those memories....and such lovely papers.
    Little A has just started going swimming....and loves it.

  2. Alice looks really engrossed! And that's a fabulous mini-book ~ well done!

  3. Hi Rhona ~ Just read through your lovely email and thought I'd take a peek to see if you had posted your book. I LOVE it!!! SOOOO cute with all the photos of Alice and I love the colors you used. I'm so happy that you made an explosion book! Oh, this makes me happy!!!

    PS: I'll answer your email soon! xo

  4. My daughter, Deb @ Paper Turtle sent me a link to your blog to take a look at your explosion book and the pictures of Alice. What a beautiful baby and you did a great job on the book! Absolutely adorable on both counts!!


  5. Oh my goodness, this is fabulous! I love everything about it--the papers you chose, the embellishments, but most of all (of course) all those delightful photos of Alice. Just a perfect format for them.

  6. Oh well done Rhona - you have done a superb job! Alice is growing so quickly :-)