Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Couple More Bookmarks!

Well I have been busy busy busy here... not much of it in a good way; my folks are in their eighties now and needing more attention health-wise at the same time as becoming less independent, which means more time input from my sister and I, though as my sister is in the throes of moving 350km into the country it essentially means more time input from ME! My MIL is 84 too, and brought her own bit of drama to our lives this week; but at least it didn't involve three trips to hospital like my folks!  
There's plenty else going on in the family too, which I'll explain soon.  On top of that my husbands work ute, the only vehicle we've ever bought new (at twice the cost of any other we've had) has developed a major fault - with a $5000 repair bill - 7 weeks out of warranty (still inside the 100,000km cutoff) so we've been faffing about at mechanics then "in negotiations" with Nissan... who have decided to come to the party and repair it, Yay!  They can't get it done until next Monday though and we can't drive it so we've had to organize a loaner (can't hire cars with brake controllers for the trailer!)  All in all, busy busy blegh!
What I'm trying to say is I haven't done a lot of crafting, I did manage a couple more magnetic bookmarks, which I love because they don't take long and they use scraps - of which I have A LOT! Here is a link to the basic bookmark, I've just adjusted dimensions to suit my scraps!
The first one uses an image I bought a couple of years ago from DZ Doodles, which I can't find a link too, so perhaps they're "gone"; anyway he's Toby Turtle. I coloured him with coloured pencils... not Prismacolors just regular pencils - I coloured this before I had any Prismacolors, they're not as good, but okay for an early effort. I added some stickles and gloss to his flower (and gloss to his eye)  The Corrosive Challenge theme is Animal Companions so I'm entering there.
The paper is from Kaisercrafts Chapter One pad (and another scrap from my stash), the dew drops are from Pebbles and the ribbon is from my stash. That's it!  The Pink Elephant has Monochromatic as it's challenge theme, I hope there's not too much "orange" on this "green" card to disqualify it.  The Cupcake Craftroom has Pretty Pastels, so I'm entering there too.
For the second bookmark, I recycled an image from a card sent to me by Danni, who won one of my Candies earlier this year.  It's Wryn from Tiddly Inks, I think she was originally coloured with Copics, I added Prismacolor shading and highlights and Gold Stickles to her wand and crown. 
The paper for this one is from Kaisercrafts Hippy Girl collection, the floral background has some nice glittery accents, so I added some Diamond Stickles around her wand to match.
The sentiment is from a set I got in BigW... I can't remember the brand, I stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed with Irridescent Sparkle EP.  There's loads of sparkle on the stripy paper panel too, the edge of which I punched with Fiskars Apron Lace punch.
The inside uses more of the Hippy Girl paper, and that's all :-)  Colour Me Copic has Fall Colours and The Crafty Pad has Autumn Colours as their challenge themes, so I'm entering there Creative Craft Challenges has Anything Goes so I'm entering there too.
I'll be back in a day or so... barring disaster... with something other than a bookmark - though I am starting on my Sticky-Note-cover-stocking-filler-thingys so you may be glad to see a bookmark soon, lol.
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna 


Dawn said...

Oh, these are so cute! Love 'em!

Hugs, Dawn

Sue said...

These are fabulous Donna. I love the images and the colours are wonderful.

hugs Sue

Wishcraft said...

Love your cute bookmarks Donna, great way to use up scraps :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous bookmarks Donna, sounds like a lot going on at the mo hun and typical that the car needs doing when it's out of warranty.

Donna x

Dawn said...

Great little bookmarks! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at The Crafty Pad in our Autumn Colours Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Stacey Schafer said...

love your adorable cards! thanks for playing along at The Pink Elephant!

debbi taylor said...

great cardthank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
Debbi x

~*Joni said...

Donna these are adorable! I love your scenic creations - just perfect for these sweet images. Thank you so much for joining in on our monochromatic challenge this week at The Pink Elephant!
~*Joni TPE DT

xxxtglxxx said...

These look so cute Donna - adorable images hun and fabulous cards!



Suzanne said...

really cute great colouring thank you for joining us at cmc this week

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lovely bookmarks!!

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