Thursday, 7 June 2012

MAWTT Challenge 152 - 'Anything BUT a Card'

It's Thursday again... hasn't it come around quickly after the long weekend... I hope you all enjoyed the celebrations!! We would love you to join us for this week's challenge over at ...


Our hostess this week is the lovely Lisa who has chosen the wonderful theme of ....

'Anything BUT a card'

So we want to see Tags, Bookmarks, Boxes, Journals.... anything BUT a card... I have to say I panicked a little as I have got so used to making the same old square cards... but it's nice to do something different for a change and thought I would have a go at making a bookmark... well I got a bit carried away and made a few... but here is the one that I made for this week's challenge...


We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Stitchy Bear Stamps who are very kindly giving this week's winner a $10 Dollar Voucher to spend in store!! Lots of lovely images to choose from...


 they also gave us some fab images to play with and I chose this image called Shaded Flower Border VI  - it's perfect for a Bookmark!!



I've coloured the fab image with Promarkers. These flowers really remind me of Summer and so I thought I'd create a hazy sunshine background with Distress Inks. I've got loads of Tim Holtz inks and I hardly ever use them... so...

On the image I masked the flowers and distressed background with Tim Holtz Dies in Spiced Marmalade and  Wild Honey.

Printed out the background - I used some lovely honey-coloured paper from Raspberry Road kit called Summer Goodness Papers and also added the pom pom border and flower from Elements kit. Also added the quote from one of my favourite authors Elizabeth Chadwick!! :-)) Then printed it all out and mounted onto card. 

I've not added any more embellies because of design and it going inbetween pages. I have to keep my books in pristine condition!!! LOL - I am a complete bookworm...

Hope you like it... and please do hop on over to MAWTT for more details of the challenge and to check out my teamies wonderful creations.... lots of variety and they are sure to inspire you...

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:-

One Stitch At a Time - Challenge 116 - 'Use a Digi' ends 9th June 2012
Oldie but a Goodie - 'Anything Goes' ends 11th June 2012
(using old stash of Wild Honey Distress Ink)
Papertake Weekly - 'Anything Goes' ends 11th June 2012
Raise the Bar - Challenge 107 - 'Hello Summer' ends 7th June 2012

Not long until the weekend... I'm hoping to catch some rest as I'm recovering from yet another cold. Just looking forward to reading, crafting and watching some tv... 
Thanks for all your lovely comments! I will catch up with you all very soon...
Love and Hugs


28 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Sue ... this is beautiful.. i just love he colours you have used . The flowers look so pretty.
Glad you enjoyed my challenge even though a did cause a little panic!
Lisa x
ps thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this week too

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sue!!! I think we all get stuck in our ways,love the fab image and flower.xxx

SusanLotus said...

Too bad you´ve catch a cold. Hope you´ll recover very soon! And get back to crafting and gardening and whatever you want to do.

The bookmark is a great pice for the non-card-challenge! Lovely.

Hugs!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just gorgeous hun, love it!!
Hugs shell xx

chrissy xx said...

WoW! This is Gorgeous Sue...Fabulous colours. Fabulous image.. and a Fabulous sentiment..... LOve it.
Chrissyxx

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful bookmark Sue, I love the image and your hazy background.
I hope you soon feel better, take care of yourself.
Pauline
x

Claire said...

WOW Sue this is so beautiful and just love the sentiment too and warm sunny colours. Thanks for playing along with OBAG this fortnight. Hugs, Claire x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so pretty. Fab colours and gorgeous colouring and image. I do hope you feel better soon and manage to shift that horrible cold.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Debs said...

Love this bookmark Sue - the colours are stunning and the verse is perfect!
Hope you are feeling a bit better.
Take care
Debs xx

ps thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie xx

Josephine said...

Oh, this is beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Susan Flynn said...

This is so pretty Sue very delicate and it would be a shame to put it in a book lol!! Love your colouring too. Hope your cold goes soon hugs Susan x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW WOW WOW I love this its amazing, what a stunning bookmark. Love how you have distressed it. Hope you feel better soon, this weather is terrible for bugs, Love Hxxx

Nicole Hascoet said...

Wow Sue! Your bookmark is stunning! It looks so professional. I am impressed.
You should see all the books i have, I wonder how I am going to take all that with me when i move :)
I hope you get better very soon. Take care of yourself.
Hugs xx

Lily Anuska said...

This is a wonderful bookmark Sue. Take a little rest over the weekend and enjoy it. Hugs. Lily

Alessandra said...

reading, watchin TV and crafting sounds sooooooooooooo great!!! but instead it's mucking out the bunnies home, mucking out my home, then go and see Celtic Woman live and theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen on sunday maybe get some rest LOL!
Your bookmark looks fabulous!!
Hugs, A.

Alessandra said...

reading, watchin TV and crafting sounds sooooooooooooo great!!! but instead it's mucking out the bunnies home, mucking out my home, then go and see Celtic Woman live and theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen on sunday maybe get some rest LOL!
Your bookmark looks fabulous!!
Hugs, A.

Mau xx said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I love the image and the colouring is beautiful. You sound like a lady after my own heart...can't bear to see a book thats been abused, Mine could go back on the shop shelf no matter how many times I had read them.
Hope you shake that cold off soon.
Hugs Mau xx

coops said...

so stunning sue.the image is really beautiful and i love the colours :D

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

This is stunning Sue, love the gorgeous image and stunning colouring. Hope you feel better soon hun.

Donna x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue, This is a wonderful bookmark - what a great idea and fab challenge too:) I love the sunflower design and that wonderful sentiment too! Your colouring is wonderful too as always - hope you are OK, Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,cards,not book marks,you are so so talented sweetie this is just brilliant,the flowers are amazing,they look so real,love that quote too,your colouring is simply stunning,amazing sweetie take care hugs Cherylxxxx

Deb said...

I love it, gorgeous colors and image and such a beautiful saying, thanks so much for sharing with us at our One Stitch at a Time challenge this week
Debs
xxx

meg said...

The sentiment on your bookmark is perfect i love reading and after resisting it for a long time now have a kindle, I will admit to missing the feel of a book and being able to look back a couple of pages . The image and colouring are glorious, this would be the perfect gift for a bookworm. Hope you are well and looking forward to better weather whenever it arrives.

Take care
hugs Meg

DesignerDiva said...

HI Sue, hope you're feeling better Mrs? I love your bookmark standing the image up like that is perfect for it! Wish I'd thought of it lol!
While I'm here thanks for playing at OBAG this week
Big hugs Laurie xx

Katina said...

Beautiful bookmark Sue!! Love the sentiment - so true! I have the perfect book for this ;o)

xxx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

What a stunning bookmark, thanks for joining in with our challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Sue this is stunning! Love the colors and your coloring is fab! Have a great weekend hun :)

Victoria said...

Thanks for visiting my blog this week :) I love 'anything but a card' challenges as you get to see such wonderful creativity, yours included! I completely agree about needing to keep pages in pristine condition... I'm exactly the same!