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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

WOYWW #153 - Walk like an Egyptian +350

Hi everyone... that time again when all is stripped bare for our art's sake - opps!! careful!!! - or for mere snooping... - that's more like it in your case, lady!!! If you have just landed from an alien planet, I am talking about our lovely weekly trip around the desks of the world, courtesy of our lovely Julia and her admirably funny blog, Stamping Ground...
So what's goin' on here, chez moi???
 Well, here's the desk, fairly tidy, with my usual tools kicking around, and THAT suitcase again... Why?? because I finally made the mini to go inside...
 And talking of the inside, here it is, complete with top pocket and leather straps. The mini scrapbook is beneath this gorgeous creature...
 And these are some treasures to go inside - all our wonderfully beautiful tickets from the various sites and places we visited... here is the one for the Carter house, for instance, where we saw Howard's suitcases, stove, camera and typwriter, to name but a few... see here
 So I finally popped them into the places I had made for them... just right - not that she's big-headed or anything folks!!!
 And the book sits waiting to be taken out and looked through...
 whilst, underneath is a set of wonderful postcards from the Valley of the Kings, 'cos you can't take any photos there... it almost looks as if this suitcase is made to measure!!!
 Front inside cover has a deep pocket to hold 6x4 cards for journaling and a photo. The storage is a set of pockets on each page, for several small photos to sit, almost like tickets themselves... -oops, she's waxing lyrical again folk, somebody stop her!!!

More pages and pockets to house the small photos. I distressed round the edges. Just look at that blue sky!!!








 Many, if not all of the pages contain paper/ cardstock from the matte stack of The Trade Winds by DCWV... useful ickle pages and you don't have to cut the big ones!!!  - oh dear! she is Frankie and she is an addict!!!
 Many of the other papers are KanBan and Sue Smith, that I have had for a zillion and two light years - she is exaggerating again, of course, it was only a gazillion and one!!! tee hee...
That's it then. I used many of the design features for it, from Laura Denison of The Paper Trail, and expect I shall make a larger version for bigger photos and souvenirs. I am really VERY pleased with how it turned out and look forward to mounting all my pictures and photos to slot into the pockets.  It's nice, finally, to internalise that holiday, last September. Mum, Miranda and myself all had problems, and those days finished up changing our lives here, forever... all whilst I glided peaefully along that beautiful, iconic river Nile....

All that, and this is my 350th post!!! Woo, I must talk a lot - what???? what??? talk?? you!!! surely not!!!?? I just hope some of you find it a bit entertaining, and arty!!! Have a great week
Love and light
Frankie
xx

40 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

I so love Laura's work too. She lives just several hours from me...wish we were neighbors. This is an awesome creation!

sandee said...

Beautiful, look forward to seeing it with all your photos inside those beautiful pages, I bet it does bekon to be taken out, touched, and looked through! over and over! waving hi from the rainy hills of North Carolina :) #6

Sarah said...

Well done on getting the mini done - it's an amazing project and such an original style... why do they call it a mini when there is sooooo much work in it? Nothing mini about the loveliness of this one. Looks fabulous Frankie - a real stunner. Happy woywwing...Sarah at 13.

Amy E said...

All I can say is WOW! That suitcase is AMAZING!! Thanks for the peek!! And thanks for visiting!

Amy E. #3
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inkypinkycraft said...

Wow wow and wow, what a wonderful project, beautiful and so much detail and care he...no wonder you are chuffed! It is fab hugs trace x 25

Judy said...

Beautiful work.

Helen said...

It may be mini in size, but it's maxi on style and gorgeousness!! What a beautiful way to remember a lovely trip.
Oh, and it may be a butterfly but I nearly forgot it was required, LOL!!
Helen, #9

Lisa said...

Oh that's gorgeous! So evocative. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Sparkle :)

Redanne said...

350!! Congratulations. I have serious envy over that suitcase and your (mini!) album is gorgeous. Thanks for your visit earlier. Anne #2

Astrid Maclean said...

Looking amazing, what an incredible keepsake that will be!!!

Happy Wednesday hopping!
#20

kath said...

Hi...thanks for today's crafty snoop...love your suitcase creation..what a treasure...happy WOYWW...hugs kath (44) xxx

kath said...

Hi...thanks for today's crafty snoop...love your suitcase creation..what a treasure...happy WOYWW...hugs kath (44) xxx

Karen said...

WOW that suitcase is amazing and your pages are really gorgeous! What a really fab project :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #49

Julia Dunnit said...

Change nothing, talk as much as you like, keep posting and yeah, prolly best to keep your clothes on! The suitcase and album are a triumph Frankie, no wonder you're pleased. And of course, that river will forever remind you of the life changes that you've been through..but look at you ..still positive and still loving. Go you..

Spyder said...

How amazing is that such a wonderful keepsake! Have a lovely crafty week HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn)) {67}

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...wow!...amazing work with so much detail, a loVely book of memories...fabby little suitcase too!...thanks for the peek today...Mel :)
Thanks for popping by, 3D sounds amazing, they give you so much info it's quite mind blowing...x

Neesie said...

Congrats on 350th post and what a post!
Amazing to say the least. I now wish I'd have done something like this for all my previous travels. It's a brilliant idea and so beautifully executed!
Happy WOYWW ~ enjoy Neese #45

Miriam said...

Lots of lovely stuff going on!! Thanks for sharing.

#97

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a stunning keepsake, fab job! Take care, enjoy WOYWW this week, I know I will! Zo xx 73

May said...

O my word! Frankie What a creation, jaw dropping beauty! Love it.. A fabulous keepsake for your wonderful memories of the Nile! Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x#31

TeddyBobCrafts said...

What an amazing creation. Absolutely fabulous! I love anything Egyptian and would like to visit there one day - but hubby is saying no because of the political situation and violence risk. You must spend hours just gazing at your crafty work. Happy WOYWW. Ali x #46

Peggy said...

WOW! what an awesome piece of work thanks for sharing!

MvM-design said...

Creative desk!! love the suitcase!
Happy WOYWW Wednesday!
Hugs Marleen #8

Helen said...

i love Lauras work too. Your Egyption version is fab. Beautiful way to store those memories. Happy WOYWW to you Helen 50

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That is a very detailed and stunning creation there. You have put a lot of work and love into that project and now have the most awesome keepsake to cherish forever.

mark gould said...

wow, its beautiful what a grea tproject. happy woyww

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Oh my, this is quite lovely! Egypt is on our travel list, too.

Cheers,
Susan #145

Samantha Elliott said...

WOW! Frankie this is blinkin stunning. I could see the Laura Dennison influence in this as I too love her work.
Stonking lovely girl and you enjoy it.
Hugs
Hettie 157
xx

Bernice said...

What a fantastic keepsake of your trip - makes me want to visit Egypt all over again.
Bernice (#72)

Neil said...

Absolutely brilliant project. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

A lovely entertaining post and the suitcase and contents are just stunning - a truly fabulous project. It's given you a lot of pleasure so far and seems set to give you even more when you start putting the photos into the album. Too late to wish you a happy day so have a happy and crafty week instead. Elizabeth x #68

Hazel said...

What a wonderful work of art the suitcase and everything in it is - so much work and creativity - thanks for sharing (Hazel, WOYWW #95) x

Alexandra said...

Pretty darn awesome suitcase! Seriously. But hey...how I have the song stuck in my head!! :)

#146

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Fantabulous! All that work is certainly worth it! Wonderful job! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Laura said...

Amazing suitcase!
Laura 82

Shar said...

Looks absolutely fabulous! What a great project!

Shar #182

505whimsygirl said...

Oh wow -- what a great box to keep your mementos in! I love everything about it. I can see how much love you put into this project - very special!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #127

monique said...

WOW speechless this is so awesome

shamraiz said...

I love pages that document little details of likes/dislikes. Those are the ones that in my opinion are really fun to look back on. Love your design and colors you used to document it...fabulous page!
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Ally White Cat said...

This is more than art...this is a master piece.
hugs,
susan s.