Wednesday, 10 December 2014


Hello deskers!  This is on my desk this chilly dark morning, finally finished it last evening and can now wrap and it and get it out of the way.  
The pocket envelope book for Ruth to keep her correspondence in.
The pockets are a decent size as I kept the width of the 12 x 12 patterned papers so they have ended up a good 12 x 6 pocket.
Printed some quotes about friendship and letter writing and attached them to the pocket fronts.
Lots of washi tape and stamping.

I didn't add loads of embellishments because I thought once the pockets were filled with bits and pieces the whole thing  would be fat enough without the added bulk.
Stamping and the odd flat embellie.

I added a pocket on the front to keep her stamps.
and made her a matching notepad to keep track of letters or addresses and things.
and my tree is up and looking very festive... its beginning to feel quite Christmassy now... except I have managed to catch a cold and feel like a big fuzzy headed sub-human... I am trying to give it away.... any takers?


  1. You are ahead of me...head cold and all! My tree and decor are no where near going has just gotten in the way. Great project you made and I think it looks stunning with what you have added to each pocket.

  2. Love the tree with the boa on it so pretty ... pass on the cold you can keep it :P
    hugs Nikki 1

  3. What a fantastic gift you've made, Ruth will be thrilled with it!! Your tree looks great too - but I don't want the cold, thanks all the same....Helen 8

  4. I've already got the fuzzy headed sub-human thing...and its not helping! Cor, Ruth will LOVE the letter holder, how goreous. Can't remember the last time I got a letter that warranted keeping, double lucky Ruth.

  5. Wow, that letter album is detailed and pretty! Clever you, I wouldn't know where to start :-) I'm sure Ruth will adore it!
    Love your Christmas tree, there can never be too much sparkle for such thing as too much bling ;-)
    Hugs, LLJ 21 xx

  6. I'm supervising the munchkins playing happily with their Lego so grabbing a few minutes to do a dash round some of my favourite blogs.
    You are so clever. That's amazing.
    Annie x #19

  7. The album is wonderful - Ruth will be delighted with all your hard work. The colours are lovely, and it's a good idea not to pack it too much. Hope you shake off the cold quickly, and enjoy the week. Hugs, Chris # 13

  8. Gorgeous album and love how festive your tree looks. Hope you get better soon.
    sandra de @33

  9. Sorry, don't want that horrible head of yours as I have one of my own (since Saturday).
    Love that letter holder, Ruth will love it and what a fab idea for somewhere to keep those special letters.
    Your makes are always gorgeous.
    Hugs & Thanks for the earlier visit - Neet xx

  10. Hi Annette ....oh wow your pocket envelope book is amazing, Ruth will love it....well done. Enjoy your week, lovely tree too Cheers RobynO#27

  11. Beautiful book! I like that long, thin shape to hold the letters. Beautifully decorated and your Xmas tree is just WOW! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #40

  12. I just love those books, so inspiring. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #56

  13. Wonder book- fab gift for sure. You can keep your cold- no offense- thanks for sharing! LOL
    Robyn 2

  14. Absolutely stunning and gorgeous as usual, your projects are awe inspiring
    Bridget #36

  15. Please do not send that cold over here, I have my own thank you very much! Love that book, looks great, but then you are the queen of the mini book aren't you?
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #32

  16. WOW! what a wonderful gift, put me on your gift list ....please!!!
    Gorgeous tree, so pretty and bright.
    Sorry to hear your head is not quite right (LOL) no, really, I'm sorry you've come down sick. So much of that is going around here in this area too. I've been staying close to home to avoid it, so I'll pass on YOUR offer.
    Not playing WOYWW this week so no #. Just dropped by to be nosey........grin

  17. The book is awesome, what a lovely gift!
    As for the cold, no thanks, I just finished my share as snotty pudding head. No need for more. Your tree is wonderful.
    Gabriele 23

  18. Hi VV, Happy WOYWW.

    I love your file, and the tree. Had to look big to see the doll.
    You can keep the cold, I have just got over a 3 week long virus with stuffed up head!

    Cazzy #52

  19. Great book there Annette. Love it.
    Lucky you with your Christmas Tree up! Not ready for ours weekend.
    Thanks for the offer but you keep your cold to yourself!

  20. you do beautiful work!
    this book is terrific!

  21. Ruth will undoubtedly LOVE her new envelope journal/letter collector. It is awesome.

    Wish you felt better. Sorry. A cold is something I definitely don't need right now. But I'm sure someone will take it, even if it's Pandy (grin).

    That's definitely a festive tree. I am not as festive as you, but I did eventually put a few things out to make it look a bit more like Christmas around here.

    Feel better soon, dear. Now I must get back to work.

  22. As usual, that is just a stunning piece. She will adore it, and if she doesn't you can send it to ME :) Oh and you hit it on the nose - knockers are the same everywhere :) and you can read about them at

    Happy happy day-after WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (4)

  23. I have no idea if that actually published. In short, I love it and will have it if she won;t (fat chance :)) and yes, you got it right and you can read about them at

    Happy happy day-after WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (4)

  24. I do love your altered art stuff, you are very talented. Christmas tree looks lovely too.

  25. Wow Annette, that looks fabulous...and the tree looks pretty super too.
    Toni xx

  26. That book and notepad are fabulous. There is so much work in them, just beautiful. She will love it. Your tree looks great but you can keep the cold. Hope it clears up quickly for you. Have a wonderful Christmas.
    Von #28

  27. Hope you are feeling better - your festive fun is beautiful!


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