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Tuesday, 24 May 2011


Morning Everyone - hope you're well this morning.

I have a quick project to share with you this morning for this week's challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge where the theme is.......bookworm. You can create anything with a book on it, or a bookmark.

I went for a bookmark!

If I'm honest I'm not entirely happy with this project, its not as pretty as I wanted it to be.

I used pink card as the base and topped that with black and white polka dot paper. I used my Martha Stewart edge cutter to punch a pretty border onto the bottom of the polka dot paper, and used a plain hole punch at the top for my ribbon hole. I added a little pink ribbon before finally sticking the polka dot paper onto the pink card.

I then stamped a pretty flower image onto a piece of white card, adding the sentiment "A Perfect Day". I think the perfect day is often topped off with a little reading! I coloured the card using my spun sugar distress ink from Tim Holtz - I love this colour! Next I backed my stamped image with some more pink card, and attached that to the polks dot paper.

This is probably the widest and thickest bookmark you'll ever come across! At least you won't loose your page!

Finally I added the embellishments - a sticky gem to the bottom of the ribbon to cover the hole and I used me stickles to add a little sparkle to my flowers.

Thanks for popping by today, see you again soon.
Wedgie xxx


Fleur said...

Gorgeous bookmark, a perfect colour combo
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Amy Tidd said...

I'm not sure why you're not happy with this project - i think it is fab. It's not really girly but i think its pretty - in fact quite elegant! I love the image and the sentiment that you have used, and the ribbon and sparkles just finishes off the project lovely!! I also entered a bookmark into the cupcake challenge! Amyx

Shelly said...

Hi Wedgie! So pleased you could join us at Cupcake this week with your pretty bookmark! Fab image! Shelly x

sari said...

Hi Wedgie! So glad to see you again at our challenge this week! Just love your bookmark, the colors are fab and such a lovely image too! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/sari

Faye said...

Hiya Rach. Well you might not be happy with it, but I think it's gorgeous, very elegant. xxx Oh yes, thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. xxx

Delphine said...

I love your bookmark, Rachel! The colour combo is one of my favourites and your image and sentiment are perfect:-)! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Rach, what a beautiful bookmark. I think the colour scheme is very elegant and the image is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge again this week. Hugs, Denise x