Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Tickled Pink Challenges - Off the Scrap Desk

Hey everyone! Well it's only one more sleep until I head off to the NEC and I can't wait! Before I go I want to share a couple of bookmarks I made recently (as in TODAY!!, LOL) for the Tickled Pink blog challenge, which is to use something not intended for crafting and Tickled Pink Facebook challenge, which is to make a corner bookmark. I combined the 2 challenges but in the interest of fairness I made 2 - a His 'n' Hers, lol.  :)

The first one is girly and pink! 

I used Fairy Kira digi, which I printed out really small. It was a great idea at the time, but in hindsight, it wasn't my brightest of moments!! lol. I was cross-eyed trying to colour her in, ha! Once I did manage to get it done I added star dust stickles to her wings.

My papers are Prima's Annalee and I've inked them with Victorian Velvet distress ink.  To embellish I've used a Tim Holtz adage tag, Doodlebug's Bubblegum alphas, Crafting Expressions bead, some organza ribbon, a 2 tone rose and a charm I bought at the NEC last November. The border has been done using a MS punch

Challenges - 
Paper Take Weekly - It's a Mom thing, or Just Be Girly
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything But A Card
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Crafty Pad  - Use a Digi
Gingerloft  - Die Cuts or Punches
Simon Says Stamp - Mother's Day or Girlie 

For this next bookmark I went more grungy and I  used Valentine Luca - printed out at less than 3" tall...

My papers are a mix of Basic Grey and Graphic 45. The print paper is from my kids school newsletter - I've scrunched it up, inked it and stapled it onto the background paper.

To finish off I used some Tim Holtz metal, pearls and packaging twine.

Simon Says Stamp & Show - A word
One Stitch At A Time - Something for the Boys
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything But Square
Secret Crafter - Anything But a Card
Shannon's Sentiments  - Unusual fold
Sugar Creek Hollow   - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  - Masculine
Stampavie and More - Masculine

Thanks for dropping in today. I will be back on Friday - with sneak peeks ;)
Have a great day


Candy C said...

Hello! This is a very neat little piece! I love the guy holding the flower in the center! Very nicely done! And using your child's school paper as part of your piece...way cool how you did THAT! I love the colors and interesting shape of your piece. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

aqualeiga said...

Oh I do LOVE these corner bookmarks! I have been searching for a tute as I'd love to make some for my little ones. Yours are wonderful! Thankyou for sharing it with us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week. Hugs, Ali x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous them both,such cute images and just the perfect embellishments....thanks for joining us this week at A Gem Of A Challenge.

Take care
San x

Anonymous said...

Fabby bookmarks Sandie. Have a wonderful time at the NEC.

Ali x

downrightcrafty said...

Great Idea a beautiful pair of book marks and enjoy your NEC trip, thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Ingrid said...

These bookmarks are so great! Love them both, such lovely little presents.
Thanks for showing your projects at the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge this week :-)
Hugs Ingrid

Kellie said...

WOW WOW these are amazing, I have heaps of those newsletters and always piff them, but NOW I think I'll be saving them what a fabby idea! Thank you for joining Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges this week.


Darlene said...

Awesome bookmarkers ... I'm sure they will be put to good use! Thanks so much for joining in our "Let's Hear It For The Boys" Challenge at The Sisterhood! I look forward to seeing you again next challenge!

An Occasional Genius said...

2 great bookmarks Sandie, especially the masculine one. I love that you have used the children's school newsletter, just fantastic! Love the metal too. Thanks for playing along at the Sisterhood of Crafters x

Zarah said...

Oh my gosh...!! WOW!! I know how tricky she can be with all her fab details, but you made it look easy. BEAUTIFUL bookmarks!

Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges this week! :D

Nikki Byrne said...

What a fantastic idea! These are brill and this one is perfect for our challenge at OSAAT this week. Thank you for joining us. Nikki

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!! These are amazing little bookmarks. Very sweet. Thanks for playing along with our Sentiments challenge.

Maggie said...

Fab bookmarks love them both but think the grungy look is my fav.

Anonymous said...

wow this is sweet, this is an amazing bookmarks. The design and colors are stunning.

Thanks, for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.
* Karla **

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing at A Gem Of A Challenge xx Jenny xx

Kelly - Peace Love Lacquer said...

These are lovely! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter... Hope to see you again soon!!

~Kelly :)

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck.
Hugs Nataliya.

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What a great shape! I like the color schemes and images on these. The coloring is nice too!

Thanks so much for entering in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on our "Anything but a card" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Helen said...

These are both gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Michelle said...

Two really fabulous bookmarks!!

Thank you for sharing these wonderful creations on Make it Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is supper cool and I love both the images and the his and hers set is a great idea! Thank you for playing in our Use A Digi Challenge this week at The Crafty Pad. Wishing you luck in the random draw and hope to see you Sunday for a new challenge.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Sandie I love these bookmarks they look great, the images and colours are fabulous, super work.
Lorraine x

Jeanette Wallén said...

Gorgeous and fantastic - the colouring is amazing!!

Thanks for joining the challenge at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge this week!

/ Jeanette

DeeDee said...

A wonderful bookmark!

Thank you for joining us at SAM this week!

Hugs, Diana

Gale said...

Wonderful. I like both bookmarks! Thanks for sharing with us at GingerLoft Challenges!
:) Gale

Marcea said...

These are beautiful! Stunning projects and such fabulous images. Thankyou so much for joining us on PTW this week

Janet said...

I absolutely love the distressed look of this! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Janet--Guest DT Member for March

Michelle Single said...

Such wonderful details in this!!! WOW! Thanks for playing with Shannon's Sentiments!

Micki said...

Wow, both are absolutely gorgeous! Love all the detail and that handsome guy is colored perfectly. Wonderful bookmark. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters "Let's Hear It For The Boys" challenge. :-)

My Scrap Diary said...

Hi Sandie!
Im popping over from the TPS FB Group. Became a friend here :)I want to give my stamping loving gals some bloogy support. Maybe you can pop over to mine as well and be a friend too.
Jess M :)
Ps. Love your bookmarks! They are gorgeous!!!

TannyP said...

Such a great job! Those will likely be used a ton =) Both are beautiful, but your masculine one is perfect for our challenge over at te Sisterhood of Crafters. Thanks for joining in!