Thursday, 6 February 2014


First challenge of the year is up at Crafty Ribbons Challenges today.  We are refreshed from our January break and are continuing on with our weekly challenges.  I have a mini album to share with you for our first challenge back...

I felt I was missing out! I had never had a macaron.  Macaroons I was familiar with… coconut-y goodness, but the almond based biscuit-meringue macarons had passed me by.  This HAD to change.  It did.  And I made it into a mini album…

I went through my collected tags, added a few kraft blanks, and a couple of pearlescent peach die cut tags.  These would make up the pages of the album.  I covered most of them with card stock – yellow waffle, peach flowers from the cake box from the deli, and hounds-tooth pattern from Fancypants Happy Go Lucky.

I had some puffy stickers from Claire’s accessories that I wanted to form the main embellishments for the album and I collected some similar coloured bits and bobs from my stash including; scrap paper, buttons, ribbons, stickers, tabs, glitter, alphas, rub ons, brads, lace and ink pads.  In the end I didn’t use any brads.

I painted some bare chipboard letters with gesso and then glittered the edges for my title.

I made a stack of embellishments – ribbon, sticker, lace flower, button, macaron sticker.

The rub ons (papermania, vintage notes, beautiful!) seemed to disappear in to the paper so I outlined them with a white gel pen and a black fine liner.

I love using aperture tags in my mini albums as you get little peeks through to the next page...

Some wired ribbon ruched up with a paper clip.  This tag from Fat Face already had the stitching on the bottom, it worked perfectly.

Tiny tags, big tags.

Still loving loopy cord.

 I had a couple of tabs in matching colours :)

I challenged myself not to use any 3mm ribbon in this album.  No reason why really…  maybe I was intrigued as to whether I could manage without my beloved 3mm ribbons?!  I used twisted up paper to thread my buttons.

Combining the thin and wide macaron ribbons.

The last bite!

These yellow alphas are papermania too.

The inside back cover has the words any sane person would say after having a macaron from Patisserie Valerie...

Double outlining on the rub ons to help them stand out.

Made using lace, loopy cord, satin ribbon, buttons and Crafty Ribbons exclusive macaron ribbon.

Now I realise not everyone would make an album about eating  biscuit but hey! it made me happy and I'm really pleased with how the mini has turned out :)

I'd like to share at:
Make My Monday
Pile It On
Inspire Me Mondays
Craft Room Challenge

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Fabulous tag book, Laura. What a wonderful subject, think it's great.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week
    Rosie x

  2. That is really fab. I've never had a Macaroon...I know...shock horror. I haven't seen them for sale round here:( Oh well something to enjoy when I do get one.

  3. Gorgeous mini album, thank you for joining us this week at MMM, Laura DT xx

  4. Hi Laura this is a gorgeous mini book! Love all the details!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  5. Wow what a tribute to a sweet treat! you must love those tasty little confections a lot! Fantastic tag book, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  6. brilliant project!! I just LOVE that macaron ribbon!! your love for these sweet treats really comes across, Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

  7. Wow Laura :-) This is an amazing album....I have to say I love Coconut macaroons.........mmmmdelicious. Love all the pages and the lace/ribbon embellies. Thank You for sharing this with us at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight
    Hugs Annie x

  8. A fabulous creation. Thanks for joining in with my MMM Anything But A Card challenge and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x

  9. Thank you for sharing your amazing creation with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.


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