Thursday, 10 January 2013

MAWTT - Floral Delights

Hello and welcome to our first new challenge of the New Year over at ...
We have now split into two brand new teams but don't worry.... we are still a weekly challenge ... it just makes it a little bit easier for us girls on the Design Team as we have one week off every fortnight now!  

This week our lovely boss Hazel has chosen a fab theme of ...

'Floral Delights'

so we want to see flower/s on your creations! it doesn't have to be a card as long as you follow the theme and you can enter up to 3 times... but please no backlinking. Closing date is 8pm on Wednesday 16th January 2013.

I really needed a Bookmark in the New Year for my Strictly Annual !! so I decided to make three for our 'Floral Delights' challenge ... each one is slightly different... and I also got to play with my new stash!! my daughter bought me a Kandi Kane Wand  and some Hot Fix nailheads for Christmas which you can see on the middle bookmark! it was really easy to add the nailheads and so I love my new toy! Smile I'm looking for anything that makes crafting easy for me at the moment! LOL

Our wonderful Sponsor this week is A Passion for Stamps 

and we were given some gorgeous Floral images to work with... I chose 'Wild Rose' because it's one of my favourite flowers and I love to see them growing wild in the meadows.

The group photos did not come out very well ... so I've included the individual ones. I find bookmarks really hard to photograph as you have to zoom in but then they are long! they look so blooming huge - but if I downsized them then the detail was lost! so apologies for making you scroll !!! LOL

The Papers and Elements (such as the Key above) are all from Raspberry Road's Always Forever Collection. It's fab being able to add the elements onto the paper digitally especially for bookmarks as they don't stick up and so won't tear your book! I've also added ribbon/twine on the above bookmark....

Using different papers and elements you can make each one quite different... I've added some green nail head embellishments on this one... they are fairly flat and so work well... The Kandi Kane and Nail Heads are from JosyRose.

The flower and lace are digital elements from the Raspberry Road set...

I've used the 'Wild Rose' image from A Passion for Stamps and flipped the middle image for some contrast. Coloured with Promarkers.

For more details of the Challenge and this week's Prize - I hope you can hop on over to MAWTT and you can also check out my Teamies gorgeous floral creations!! 

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

I have entered quite a few 'New' Challenges - and for these I have used new stash; my Kandi Kane Wand and hot fix nailheads.

Totally Gorjuss - 'Anything Goes with a Ribbon' ends 11th January 2013
(Ribbon on one of Bookmarks)
Papertake Weekly - 'Happy New' ends 14th January 2013
Tuesday Throwdown - 'Shiny and New'  ends 14th January 2013
Crafty Creations - 'Something New' ends 15th January 2013
Dream Valley - 'Anything Goes' ends 19th January 2013
Lexi's Creations - 'Anything Goes' ends 19th January 2013
Quirky Crafts - 'Something New with Pink' ends 19th January 2013

I hope you are all looking forward to weekend! There doesn't seem to be much on TV at the moment but I have been catching up with Homeland and enjoying it! I might have to get back into Dancing on Ice though... Winking smile
I hope you are all keeping well and huge hugs to those who are not feeling good! 
Thank you for all your lovely comments! I really do appreciate them Smile
Love and hugs


Nicole Hascoet said...

Wow Sue, they are stunning! Can't decide which on is my favourite :))
Hope you have a lovely day.
Hugs xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh these are fabby and Im off to see what your Kandy Kane Wand thingy does.Hope that alls well at your end and theres no bugs, Love Hazelxo

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

These are just fab hun, love the papers & colours!
Hugs Shell xx

Pami said...

I loved these when I first saw them Sue! The added embellies look really 3D! You can send me one if you dont use them all!! Have a super day. Pami x

Doreen said...

Beautiful bookmarks Sue,love the images,fabulous designs and

chrissy xx said...

They are all FABulous Sue and it's lovely to see them all separate...
There's nothing I like more than a good book never mind the Kindles is what I say...See you have new goodies for Christmas...Wish you didn't show us were they came from lol...I had to go and peep before I commented!
Have a Good Weekend x

Susan Flynn said...

Three fabulous bookmarks Sue! I love the pretty flower image and good idea to flip the middle one! The RR elements look stunning, I thought the key was real! I have used some before and they are really easy - they would have to be for me!! Love your new toy. Hope you are well xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your bookmarks are so beautiful sue. I really love the pretty image and the papers and details you have added are gorgeous
hugs Sue

Marita said...

These bookmarks are just fab Sue♥. And what a great idea:). The flowers are so pretty and i love the colours♥. Fab colouring♥.

Hugs, Marita

KraftyKoolKat said...

These are all so gorgeous Sue. Can not choose a favourite out of them. Your right the TV progs at the moment are useless.

Hope you are well?


Judith said...

These are fab Sue - you are so good at coming up with original ideas! - I just love them all they are so pretty hugs Judith xx

Judith said...

Ps - forgot to say - why am I not surprised to hear that you have a strictly annual - but which page do you keep bookmarked lol xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all beautiful Sue, I cant pick a favourite, I like the way you have made them all slightly different.
Kevin xx

cotnob said...

What a lovely collection of bookmarks Susan, I love your Wild Rose image and the way you have flipped the middle image. I love to read but unfortunately, although we read with them every day when they were little, neither of my children seem to read much at all - such a shame.
I hope you are keeping well - nearly the weekend.

Anonymous said...

These are so pretty Sue! I love making bookmarks. They are great to give away as gifts too. I think i may try and enter the challenge too. Especially as I love Ruth's stamp!
These is candy on my blog that u can enter if u like.
Take care.

Tammy said...

WOW Sue your bookmarks are gorgeous!! I absolutely love that image and they are colored beautifully! Fantastic quote too! Stunning!
Big hugs, Tammy

Donna Mosley said...

These are wonderful Sue, love the gorgeous flowers and very pretty details.

Donna x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bookmarks Sue! The images, colours and sentiments are lovely.

May said...

Gorgeous bookmarks Sue, Love those images.. those nail heads look fab!! Hugs May x x x

Carole said...

What a super idea Sue, love your creative use of the images.
Looking forward to working alongside you @ MAWTT
Carole xXx

Ira Huberts said...

Gosh your bookmarks all look so lovely dear Sue! And I know for I happen to be the happy owner of a gorgeous bookmark that you made me a while ago (am using it every day, makes reading so much more pleasant!). Lovely image and superb quote! Big hugs, Ira xox

Mary J said...

These are totally gorgeous, Sue!

Daire Paddy said...

Hey, thank you for joining in with the Quirky Crafts challenge! Your bookmarks are really sweet! Don't forget to swing by and see if you've won one of our prizes,
Daire (DT)

Kim. said...

Sue these are simply stunning, love your use of the image. I have the i-rock gems fixer thing and love it, it really does make it easy doesn't it.
Kim xXx

Claire said...

These are just gorgeous Sue, love the floral images and perfect sentiment. Hugs, Claire x

coops said...

beautiful bookmarks sue.gorgeous images from ruth and the wording is so true :D

xx coops xx

Kathleen said...

These are all fabulous Sue and the image is perfect for a bookmark and I love the way you have fitted the 3 on to them.
Still working my way through Downton, just had the Christening, so still a few more to go and the Christmas special. So I don't mind if there is nothing on tele, I hardly watch anything anyway lol.

Kath x

EELS said...

Gosh Sue you've outdone yourself this time, these are absolutely beautiful and you're very clever doing the digital stuff.

I love all three bookmarks and I've heard of the nailheads but haven't got any of those - going on my wishlist I think.

BTW thought I'd just mention re your comments on my blog - thanks for them - that they are displaying twice for some reason.
Could be Mr Blogger playing funny bugs, not sure ha ha
Cheers, Elaine

Shannon White said...

Oh What Fabulous Bookmarks Sue!! Soo Pretty and I Love the dp's and sentiment! Such a Lovely way to save your place! ;-)

Hope you have been doing Wonderfully my Sweet friend!


Debs said...

Oh WOW Sue these are soooooo pretty hun - I love them :o)
The image is gorgeous and the DP's are so perfect for it.
Love the nail heads - so sweet :o)
You are super talented :o)
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

DesignerDiva said...

Hello gorgeous lady I've missed your blog so much (and you!)
The bookmarks are beautiful and I can hardly believe the difference in colours on the indvidual photo's! All 3 are beautiful but then all your work is!!
I have a kandy kane, I used it before Christmas on an acetate box I made and I kept slipping off and melting the box - I was in stitches!!
Glad you like Homeland I was rivetted by the first 2 series, the 3rd wasn't quite as good but still enjoyed it. Revenge is something else you might enjoy, series 2 has just started on E4 and Suits starts back on the 24th I really like that too! God I sound like the TV Times!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sue. How stunningly beautiful are these, I love them.Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations.
Love Sandra xxx

Liz McGuire, said...

These are beautiful. We watched Homeland too - best thing on the box for a while!

liz x

Krafty Kows said...

Very elegant bookmarks. Jeanette

Alessandra said...

your bookmarks are fantastic, Sue! I don't have time to read at the mo, I can be glad if I find time to blog and craft :S
Hope you are feeling fine!
Huggles, Alessandra

Violets Corner said...

They are wonderful Sue, love the fabulous image!

Hope you're well sweetie.

Warm hugs

meg said...

Love your bookmarks Sue the image you've used is really beautiful and the different finishing touches on each bookmark are wonderful. Hope you have a great weekend hugs Meg

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue,
Oooh, your bookmarks look great - and those crafty bits that Kandy kane wand and hot fix nails are a new one on me, but they are wonderful and it looks addictive...I think I'd find loads of things to stick them on! I loev that digital papers, just perfect for these book marks, they would make a lovely gift. I am sorry I have been a bad blogger - I hope to get back on track now...I know what you mean about TV - it's not good. My guilty pleasure is "Take me out!" - love that....have a good evening, Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

Julie said...

These are just lovely! You got some fab presents for Christmas!!

Thanks for playing at Tuesday Throwdown!



Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These bookmarks are so stunning hun, I love the image and the sentiment and the papers are so pretty
Lindsay xx

purpleprincess2007 said...

Gorgeous trio of bookmarks and with lovely sentiments! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Dream Valley and good luck!
Hugs xx Cara xx DT

Pia S said...

These bookmarks are really sweet and will make wonderful gifts! Hope you've had a nice weekend, and thank you for all the lovely comments you leave me - I love to read them!

Mau xx said...

These are fab Sue, I can see you are going to have lots of fun with your new toy.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, what beauriful bookmarks, Sue!!! Bookmarks are such so fun to make and they fit into a card for a little gift...thanks for the inspiration!!!!