Monday, 10 September 2012

Are you sitting comfortably?

Then I'll begin.

Good morning my crafty friends, and a very warm welcome to my newest follower Tilly - hope you enjoy my creations!

Now I'm a little too young to remember "Listen with Mother" but I love books and I'm a voracious reader. Our recent 2 weeks in Turkey saw me not only finish the 4 books I had taken with me but I also read a further 3 from the bookshelf at the villa!So I was thrilled to read the new challenge topic at Incy Wincy Designs this week ... Make a Bookmark.
We are sponsored this week by Heather Ellis who has kindly supplied the DT with some of her wonderful images to showcase. Our lucky winner this week will also receive 3 of Heather's gorgeous images, and I challenge anyone to not be tempted by the delightful images that Heather has drawn. Thank you Heather!
I had initially thought I would make a bookmark for myself, but as soon as I saw the image selection, I knew exactly how my project was going to look and here it is:

My bookmark recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - is a scrap piece of Centura Pearl in Snow White which was already 6cm wide, and I cut it to 18cm in length
  • Design Paper - is homemade! Onto plain white card I drew a 17cm x 5cm rectangle and gave it a thick dark blue outline to give the impression of layers - obviously a bookmark should be quite thin so as not to damage the spine of the books it goes into. I then inserted this beautiful fairytale castle digi by Paulette from Create with TLC. This was, I think, one of the Father's Day freebies on her blog in May but it suits this bookmark perfectly! If you "supersize" the photo, you can make out some 'Once Upon a Time' text in the tallest turret. 
  • Image - This little cutie is called Pure Innocence 003 and you can get your copy from Heather Ellis by clicking here. I have brought her and her balloon to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Skin - FS2, FS3
    • Hair - GB8, GB10, Silver Gel Pen (for hair slide)
    • Pinafore - DR5, DR7, True Black, Silver Gel Pen (for heart)
    • Shoes - EB5
    • Balloon - DR3
    • Outline - BG1
    • Sky - Chalks in Light Blue and Turquoise
    • Grass - Chalks in Dark Green and Green
  • Sentiments - are computer generated and I used a preset cloud shape in my word processing programme to insert the clouds onto my "DP" can then used text boxes to put the words into the clouds.

Head on over to Incy Wincy Designs and see the beautiful Bookmarks my talented team-mates have made, and then come back and share your creation with us! You've got until Sunday 16th September 2012 to link your cards up.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Hope you have a great week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. gorgeous bookmark! love the idea and the images are so cute!
    Kim x

  2. ah Helen - I love this to bits - its just lovely! Hugs Rachel x

  3. Beautiful bookmark Helen!!


  4. Hi Helen beautiful bookmark and the images are lovely, gorgeous colours.

    You have taken me back, I used to watch the programs watch with mother with Andy Pandy and the wooden Tops and bill and Ben , I can even remember what day's they were on, I think I better shut up I am really showing my age, lol.

    Hugs Julie x

  5. Unfortunately, I do remember 'Watch With Mother' so that ages me doesn't it?!! This is such a sweet little bookmark with a lovely sentiment!
    Thank you so much for sharing it at ABAC's first challenge and I do hope we'll see you again.

  6. Forgot to say: well done for two entries!

  7. I LOOOOVE this bookmark!!!! The sentiment is amazing for this :) Thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :) :)

  8. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenges this week with our inspirational photo

    Good luck

    Sylvia xx

  9. I love your bookmark! I am very impressed that you read so many books in so short a time... Or maybe I should say I'm jealous! Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation! Thank you so much for joining us at anything but a card! Hope to see you for the next challenge too

  10. Super sweet and just adorable - love it! Thank you for sharing this at ABAC :)

    I invite you to join me at the Anything Goes challenge here:

    Lots of joy,

  11. Hi Helen,
    I love your bookmark. The 'designer' paper is very clever! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. We love seeing your gorgeous projects.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  12. Very, Very nice.......... Enjoying all the bits to look at.............. Lovely coloring............... Thank u so much for entering Just Some Lines Challenge!!!!

    Just Some Lines DT

  13. Just so cute, love how you decorated the bookmark!

  14. this is so cute. Fabby bookmark
    Many thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week
    Doreen xx

  15. This is such a cute bookmark. Thanks for sharing at Just Some Lies.


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Helen x