Friday, 11 October 2013

A mini album for a friend - part 1

Hi ya!

I'm back with the first few pages of the mini album that I created for my friend's birthday earlier in September. I had never even contemplated making one before Mr Mojo hit me big time and I went from start to finish in 12 consecutive hours without a break. That's a first time for me as I never finish a project the same day that I start on it.

Please be gentle on me when you look at my first attempt at making a mini album!

Out of respect for the second person in some of the photos, I refrain from posting any of these photos on Facebook or with Prima Marketing. My friends have kindly allowed me to post them here on my blog though.

Don't you just want to start giggling yourself seeing her face!! 
these girls know how to throw a joke and 
scream with laughter! 
Makes me so so happy!

I used these itty fussy-cut pink blooms on the card 
that I shared in my previous post,
 to bring together the pages of the mini album.

This is what hangs from the book rings.

The reverse side of each page is left empty, 
it is covered in this same paper from 
Finnabair's Vintage A4 paper pad. 

My friend wants to add her journalling there 
as each photo has a special memory to it.

And the second page looks like this;

 The beautiful dog is Ester, THE best Ester in the whole wide world. 
She is not only beautiful beyond words, she is wise, loving 
and HUNGRY! 
I always bring bananas (!!) for her when we meet, 
they are her absolute faves.

I am absolutely shattered over the fact that 
Ester will not be with us for very long.
Her sisters and brothers are
already waiting for her at
the Rainbow Bridge.


Prima Finnabair Vintage collection A4 paper pad
Prima Delight collection

All chipboards are from Polish Wycinanka

First page:
Prima resin bird
Prima resin camera
Prima metal trinket zipper
Prima Delight collection mulberry flowers coral and ditsy
Prima white La Tela canvas bloom

Second page:
Prima pale pink mulberry rose
Prima large white Layla curled petals mulberry rose
Prima resin bird
Prima metal trinket word plate
Prima Delight flair button

inks, modeling paste, gesso, acrylic paint, chalk, lace, masks, stamps, pearls


Thanks a bunch for coming by!

I'll be back on Sunday, 13th with the remaining 3 pages of this mini album.

Cheers! xoxo Eila


  1. What a stunning and beautiful mini album Eila!! I'm sure your friend will be thrilled to receive this!!! Awesome!! Hugs x

  2. Wow, it must have taken so much time to make this mini album, but it turned out completely fabulous! Such amazing work!

  3. Wow Eila this is gorgeous. A really wonderful mini album :)
    Det er så masse flotte detaljer å finne kreasjonene dine og denne er ingen untak. Det må ha vært utrolig kjekt å bare kunne sitte å scrappe i 12 timer uten å måtte gjøre noe annet... Way to GO :) :)

  4. What a beautiful gift! It's amazing how much you can really fit on a small project, and you did it in your very own sophisticated and lovely style. It's gorgeous and I'm already looking forward to viewing more of these from you. xoxox

  5. Hi Eila! This is gorgeous!! xoxo

  6. Too gorgeous Eila! You are an absolute natural when t comes to making mini alums! And you are the best kind of friend anyone could ever hope for!!

  7. Eila, what a lucky girl your friend is :D this is a beautiful book for her. My first thought when I saw that first photo was "Oh my laughing till you pee yourself" :D what a wonderful memory and her beautiful Ester. Now she will always have her with her. You are the best kind of friend. I agree with Helen. xox

  8. oh my Eila!! this is absolute stunning!! I can't believe you've never made a mini album!! you are a pro and its just gorgeous!!! and I absolutely love that photo of the two of them laughing!! I'm sure your friend loved this!!

  9. They look to be having a wow of a time...yes they do make me laugh just to see them. I love that dog and it's sad she won't make old bones...the prima yummies are put to good use and really enhance your lovely design :)

  10. Sooo beautiful Eila...your friends are truly lucky!

  11. Wow 12 hours, amazing to produce this masterpiece...some beautiful photos and very sad Ester going to upstairs...xo