Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My first corner bookmark!!

I really should be doing  housework but wanted to get this posted so I can enter it in a few challenges!! Over on Tickled Pink Stamps facebook page kellie has set up a challenge for us followers to make a corner bookmark!! I have been looking at these for awhile now but never gotten around to making one so I neglected the house last night and sat down and created and look what I made...

I followed the tutorial on splitcoast stampers and then went off in my own little world and decorated it!! I have had the Stampin Up papers for ages and not used them but when I started colouring Lil Lad Eric in these colours I knew the paper would be perfect. The brown CS is Kaszazz and the blue ribbon is also Stampin Up which matched perfectly with the paper (was a prize I won last year).I coloured Lil Lad eric in with copics and Tria markers, distressed the edges of the bookmark with Walnut Stain and inked up the "B"with walnut stain also and covered it in crystal effects. Then I added the buttons and stapled the stars on as TPS is currently having a challenge that requires you to use something off your scrap desk!! So using something that you wouldn't usually use on a card or project!! (in my case - staples)

So I have entered this in the following challenges
* Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges - Something off your scrap desk (Staples)
* Tip Top Tuesday - Show me those buttons
* Clear it out Challenge - Buttons
* Tuesday Throwdown - Anything but a card
* Lexi's Creations - Ribbons but no bows or knots
* My partner in Crafting Crime- buttons
* The Corrosive Challenge Blog - recipe - 3 papers, 2 ribbons and 1 image!!
* Really reasonable ribbons Ramblings - one for the boys
* Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything But a card
* Polka Doodles - All about Books

Now before I go and do some housework - BORING ;0). I just need to say a few Thank you's. A couple of weeks ago I participated in the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog Hop for the Lil Lad's new release and to the delight of me and my boys I won the whole set!!!! So Thanks Kellie for a wonderful Blog Hop, You and the DT are very inspirational in what you all create and I love all the stamps you are bringing out!!!
 If you'd like to check out the Lil Lad's and all the other Tickled Pink Stamps then head on over to TPS shop and I'm sure you'll fall in love with these stamps!!
And the winning streak continues cos on Tuesday Top Tip Tuesday announced their winners for their last challenge and although I did not win for my card I won the top tip of the week which was:
When heat embossing, if the powder doesn't stick to the versamarked image because it hasn't been stamped properly then brush off the powder, grab your embossing buddy (puff static away pillow) and rub it over the stamped image. This will get rid of the stickiness, then you can restamp and emboss again!!
Hope this helps someone!!

And for the tip I won two digi stamps from  Glitterbabe greetings. they have some goregous digi images so can't wait to choose which one's I would like.
So Thank you to the ladies over at Top Tip Tuesday!!!  And thank you also to Stef at Glitterbabe greetings!

Well the housework is not going to do itself (Unfortunately) so I really must go!!!

Until Next Time... Enjoy!! xx


  1. This is a great masculine bookmark - love it! Great inspiration for some male cards I want to make.

  2. Alethea, this is wonderful! You selected great embellishments for it, and I love the border punch you used along the edge! Eric is a cutie, and you colored him perfectly! Congrats on the TPS win!!!! Thanks for sharing your creation and hope you were able to get some cleaning done! :)

  3. Awesome work Leath love the bookmark might try one myself. Congratulations on your win I can't wait for another craft night.

  4. Fab fab fab!! And glad you postponed your homework! You could say you were making this to keep your page? Haha! Great use of buttons! Great tip last week too! Thanks for playing along with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

  5. This is great! Well done and enjoy your winnings from before too :-) Elaine PCC DT xxx

  6. Gorgeous creation

    Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday this week and good luck!


  7. Hi Alethea,
    Thats a lovely book mark! I must check out the tutorial!
    Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.
    Josie x

  8. what a great card, its wonderful.
    Thanks for playing with Clear It Out

  9. great card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!

  10. Great bookmark, must have a go at one of these! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time for our 'ribbons without bows & knots' challenge and good luck, hugs Jacky x

  11. great idea thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the SCSC
    Hugs Kate xx

  12. What a gorgeous bookmark. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  13. well for a first time corner bookmark... this is gorgegous! so glad you joined us at PCC.

    hugs :)

  14. You did some fab work for your first corner bookmark! Still on my wishlist to make... I love the little embellishments you add.
    Thanks for showing your card at the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge this week :-)
    Hugs Ingrid

  15. This is gorgeous and I love what you have done with the handsome Lil Lad Eric! I also can't thank you enough for thanking us and what you said about the talented pink ladies. Have fun with your stamps! Thank you for joining Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges this week.


  16. super fun bookmark with amazing colouring! Thanks so much for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime's Button challenge!

  17. Fabulous bookmark. I love the image and that you used SO many buttons! Thanks for playing along with Clear It Out!

  18. Super duper cool!

    Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges this week! :D

  19. I love Tickled Pinks images, and this fella is no exception!
    Thanks for joining us over @ Polkadoodles this week. Good luck.

  20. Great bookmark, looks a little like Harry Potter too, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week, good luck! Colette xx

  21. Awesome creation, thanks for sharing!

  22. Lovely!

    Thanks for joining us on our "Anything but a card" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  23. Fab bookmark!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  24. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles with your great bookmark! Good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  25. Great corner bookmark! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  26. Such a cool bookmark! Love the colours!

    Thanks for joining the challenge at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge this week!

    / Jeanette

  27. Oh bless this is just adorable! I keep meaning to make a corner bookmark for myself lol! The image and colours are perfect :D Thanks for playing at Lexi's Creations

    hugs Lexi xxx

  28. Fabulous bookmark Alethea. Love the image and colours.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Polka Doodles All About Books challenge and good luck.

  29. Love this - I really should try making one of these too! Great image for boys! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  30. What a gorgeous Bookmark! I've not made one of these for years - I think I need to do one now :0

    Congratulations on your wins last week too - well deserved :)

    Thanks for joining us for our 'Button' challenge this week at Top Tip Tuesday :)

    Carol x

  31. beautful bookmark. I love the masculine look to it. Thanks for joining in the Polkadoodle Challenge

  32. Thanks for playing along at Polka doodles in our all about books challenge! Great image and I love the slight grungy look! Cheers Claire x

  33. Wow love the image & colours, this is such a lovely project. Thank you for sharing this with us at PCC. Janet

  34. So sweet, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

  35. Oh how very cute, love it, thanks for entering our challenge,

  36. Stunning bookmark! Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck in the draw! xx

  37. wow this is yet to try one.Hmm maybe this week.Thanks for the inspiration..

    {came across from tickled pink stamps on facebook link }


  38. Congratulations Alethea! Your awesome corner bookmark made the Top 3 over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge #20. Stop over and take a look and pick up your 'Top 3' badge.


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