Monday, March 28, 2011

I am hooked...

...on Corner Bookmarks.  tehehehe!!! These are so fun to make, and easy! The hard part is deciding how to decorate them!!
  Before I show you my bookmarks i just had to share the news that I won the public vote over at Quirky Crafts thanks to a few friends who voted for my pirate dragon card and now I get the chance to be a guest designer!! Not sure when yet but it's still exciting!!
Ok, now that I've tooted my own horn :) back to my bookmarks!! After making the first one (which is a couple of posts below), I decided to make a girly one for me. I thought lil Fashionette 60's Willow from TPS was perfect for what I wanted to create!! I decided I wanted to do a black and white theme with one other colour and I  chose red. So I chose my DP first then went from there!! I coloured Willow in with Tria Markers; Copics and H20's. When I put it all together I added the flowers, ribbon and rhinestones and I thought I maybe needed something else but I keep trying to add something to it but nothing seems to look right so I've decided it looks fine!! Forgot to mention that I can't sew that is why the sewing isn't straight. I don't even own a sewing machine, I have used a little handle held sewing machine that is very hard to control. Well that is my excuse...LOL!!!
What do you think?

So I have decided to enter this into the following challenges

* Creative Inspirations Paint - Flowers
* Sugar Creek Hollow - Sensational Stitching
* Crafty Creations - In Stitches
* A Spoonfull of Sugar - Ribbon, Pearls/Rhinestones and Flowers

This is my second bookmark!!!! My oldest son, Liam loved my first bookmark so much that he decided he wanted one. So I asked him to pick a stamp and tell me what colours he wanted it coloured. I coloured this fab image of Lil Lad Stefan in with Tria's and copics. Still learning to colour and as you can see (in both images the colour has bled a bit - I think due to that fact that I'm not using the paper I'm supposed to).  Then last night I asked Liam to  pick the papers he wanted and once the boys were in bed I put the bookmark all together!! My brother drew this combi van a couple of years ago and I thought it would go perfect with Lil Lad Stefan. I have put crystal effects over all the windows to give it a glass like look and did the same with Stefan's sunglasses. The brads I added are from kaisercraft which I have had for about 2 years but never used them!!! I added some ribbon too but you can't really see the blue ribbon!!
Liam woke up this morning and saw his bookmark and just loved it! He even took it to school for show and tell!!

I have entered this into the following challenges
* Tickled Pink Stamps - One for the Lads
* The Sisterhood of Crafters - Let's hear it for the Boys
* Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
* A Gem of a Challenge - Anything but Square

Well I am off to make annother bookmark for my younger son!! :)

Until Next Time... Enjoy!! xx


  1. Wow Leath what an amazing job you have done. I love both bookmarks and I think your sewing looks fantastic. The Kombi goes so well with the little lad, great work. Oh and congratulations on your fantastic win!!!!

  2. Wow! That is soooo cool. Fabulous colouring! And lovley design. Thanks for entering our anything goes challenge at Crafts and Me this week. Hugs...Mona

  3. What fun projects. I love them both but am partial to the girlie first one. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  4. Hello a very beautiful card, the design is gorgeous.
    Thanks, for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  5. Gorgeous the campervan one...thanks for joining us this week at A Gem Of A Challenge.

    Take care
    San x

  6. So gorgeous and a great idea! thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge this time xx Jenny xx

  7. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week and sharing your fun projects! Cheers Claire x

  8. Ah, such nice bookmarks here! Love especially the one for the boy. Great embellished!
    Thanks for showing us your work this week at Tickled Pink Stamps.
    Hugs Ingrid

  9. Cool bookmarks! I love how you've used BRIGHT colours on the surfer bookmark!

    Thanks for joining this week's challenge at TPSC!

    / Jeanette

  10. Fabulous bookmarks!!! You are certainly on a roll with them!! Love the one you created for your son I'm sure he loved it and its perfect for our lads challenge. thanks for joining in with us this week at TPSC
    Hugs Leonie

  11. Hi Althea!
    Im popping over from the TPS FB Group. Became a friend :)
    I just love this bookmark!!! And the other one of Eric as well. These are great especially for guys. I have such a hard time creating a guys card/project. My "For the Lads" card says it all, lol
    Maybe you can pop over to my blog and be a friend there
    Jess M


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