Sunday, 2 June 2013

Bookmark of +70 Holding

Today has been a rather gloomy day at the Guild Hall. Outside rain is covering the lands, making embarking on an outdoorsy quest undesirable. My direwolf has spent the day curled up next to the fireplace, refusing to step foot outside in the sopping weather. I decided to use the gloomy, lazy day to research some new spells using some of the dusty old tomes in the library. Before settling down to read though, I headed off to the crafting chamber to create a bookmark to not only lift my spirits while searching through the boring texts, but also hold my place when my reading was interrupted, which is most assuredly would be. 

I find bookmarks the perfect way to use up scraps of designer paper, which is exactly what I did with this one. After cutting up the paper to make this card, along with some other crafts that have yet to be posted, I was left with scraps that weren’t really usable for much. It became the background for this vintagey bookmark. I decided to use one of my favourite stamps from the Crafty Secrets “Coffee and Tea” set for the top of the bookmark. (I’m in love with that vintage lady head). The sentiment I stamped using the Dylusions “Quintessential Quotes” set.   

I then used my Your Story and laminated the bookmark to protect its vintagey goodness from spills etc, earning me +104 shield exp points.

This will be holding its place in the following challenges:

With my newly crafted bookmark in hand, I headed to the library with a fresh mug of steaming coffee. I pulled some of the ancients texts from the dusty shelves and settled into one of the creaky wooden chairs. I was immediately distracted by the Lady Commander of Copics coming in and asking if I wanted to play a round of Qwirkle. Good thing I had my bookmark to hold my place!

~ Guild Master Crystal ~ 

12 comments:

Janine said...

Good thing you had your bookmark to hold your place indeed! Thanks for joining our FOSTV challenge with your lovely vintage style bookmark.

PetraB said...

What a wonderful bookmark, the sentiment is just perfect! Thank you for playing along with Lunagirl.

Lunagirl (Karen) said...

Cute! Thanks for entering her in my Diva challenge ~ good luck in the drawing!

Mei said...

Fabulous bookmark! Love the image you chose! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Mei
LTC DT
Creative Card Crew DT
Crazy Challenge DT
Anyone for Anya DT

Ravengirl said...

Nice work! I just love that lady as well! So glad that you could play along!

Eemeli said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining our "Vintage" challenge this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli (DT)

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh love this bookmark with your fab image and sentiment!! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenges

Chriss America Real said...

Love it! very cool!

Hugs,

Chriss
www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Krisha said...

What great book marks, love to make them too.
Thanks for playing along with The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Heather said...

A fabulous bookmark, a great design and colours. I love your vintage image and wonderful sentiment!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Reflective Art Studio said...

Wonderful Creation for a book mark. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Hope to see you again real soon. xx Sarinda

Libby Hickson said...

Lamination!! What a great "clear element" - didn't think of that one!! Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge!

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