Sunday, 18 August 2013

Some good old happy crafty fun...

Hi everyone and thank you so much for dropping in here today! A special warm welcome to new followers, lovely to have you joining me here.
Well, regulars here know that one of the things I love doing is mixed media projects, altered canvasses etc. But, every now and so often I also love to play with papers, embellies and stamps, and here is one of those kind of projects...
The idea of making book marks and putting them in their own holder, was something I saw on Pinterest and I loved the idea. It turns a simple bookmark into a special little gift and I always like having some of those handy.
The papers are from Pion Design Vintage Garden collection, I won this collection a while back, and this project was perfect for some of the 6 x 6 papers.
Here they are one by one, first the holders:




I left the back of the holders plain, just a bit of background stamping on one of them. These papers are so pretty, they do all the work for you..
And here are the bookmarks themselves, the only embellishment here is stamping as I wanted them flat so they easily fit in their holders and into a book of course.
Chocolate Baroque wild flower stamp, coloured with Distress Iks and markers

Stamps from the Stamping Up Elegance set stamped in Versamark Sepia


Well there you have it, - a fun afternoon crafting project. Hope you like it.....
Have a great week and thank you so much for visiting and I always hugely appreciate your comments!


43 comments:

  1. These bookmarks look fabulous and so does the holders! I had never seen that before, but I love the idea.
    xxx Marianne

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  2. Very beautiful bookmarks! I love the holders too :)

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  3. Love this project! I am going to make some today, and so glad you mentioned the 6x6 papers. Always feel that I am wasting it! Beautiful coloring job on your stsmping.

    Laura

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  4. as always Astrid , stunningly beautiful, you are a constant inspiration to me xx

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  5. Such a great idea to make holders for the bookmarks Astrid - anyone would be delighted to receive one of these beautiful creations. Hugs, Anne x

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  6. Hi Astrid
    these are stunningly beautiful and would make the most wonderful little gifts for any occasion. The papers are wonderful and as you say need little else with them but you have added lovely embellishments where needed, really love these
    Ria

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  7. These are so beautiful, Astrid, what a beautiful gift to receive
    Rosie x

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  8. What a wonderful gift idea! And, of course, you're are just beautiful, Astrid! I love the idea of a holder for the bookmarks.

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  9. These are gorgeous Astrid and a wonderful gift. Glad you had a lovely day crafting - hope you haven't had the horrendous weather we had today (enough rain for the rest of the month!) Jennie x

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  10. Both are so very beautiful, dear Astrid! Really a wonderful gift idea! Hugs, Viola

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  11. Gorgeous bookmarks, it is a lovely idea to make the beautiful holders as well.
    Yvonne

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  12. Preciosos marcapáginas!! Un magnífico trabajo!!
    Eva

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  13. WOW what a great collection of exquisite bookmarks.

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  14. Stunning makes Astrid, I adore these beautiful bookmarks..............a treasured gift for regular use.

    HUgs

    Annie xx

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  15. These bookmarks and holders look wonderful. Love the colours too.
    A nice gift to recieve. Thank you Anneke.
    www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

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  16. Waht a great idea! Your bookmarks and holders are just lovely!

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  17. Hello Astrid
    Your holders look very pretty and the bookmarks are exquisite and relate a wistful feeling to the onlooker. Just gorgeous.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  18. stunning eye candy .... beautiful Astrid x

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  19. I think they are just beautiful! I love how they turned out.

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  20. Acabei de conhecer o seu blog,achei maravilhoso.Visite-me:http://algodaotaodoce.blogspot.com.br/
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  21. What a wonderful idea and so beautifully done.

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  22. Beautiful bookmarks and a great idea as a gift. Thanks for the inspiration. Marlies

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  23. Love these Astrid, such pretty designs and made up beautifully. Love the idea of having some made up as presents.
    Have a good week.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  24. What beautiful book marks Astrid such great designs and beautifully embellished. What lovely gifts they would make

    Anne

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  25. Astrid these are quite beautiful. Love their design and soft colors. These are perfect gifts.
    Hugs Kelly

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  26. WOW these are so gorgeous Astrid. I love your idea here with these awesome bookmarks in their gorgeous holders. What a great little gift, that´ll be. And these beautiful papers from Pion is just perfect. They really makes the most gorgeous papers in the world, sooo beautiful colors and images and these are helping make your little project absolutely stunning.

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  27. What a fabulous idea and such gorgeous little gifts!! Love these Astrid they're so pretty .. love the colours, the design, the stamping, everything is just perfection, but then everything you do is perfection. I want to thank you too for the lovely comments you leave on my blog. You warm my heart and I am so appreciative of your support. Thank you. ox

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  28. These are beautiful ... I love the idea of the holders

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  29. Oh, Astrid, was für süße, wunderschöne Lesezeichen.
    Herrlich kombiniert und so romantisch.
    Ich liebe sie alle... :-)

    Umarmung und liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

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  30. I think everyone has said it!!
    Beautiful, great for gifts (I still have 1 my mother made me 7 yrs ago) & a lovely way to use pprs :))

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  31. Que trabajos más bonitos, me encantan!!! besos

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  32. These would be great to have handy just as little thank-you gifts. Thanks for the idea Astrid. Margie x

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  33. Astrid...these bookmarks are absolutely gorgeous! Who would not love to get one of these as a gift? I love those Pion papers, too. Their soft colors and images are to die for. Unfortunately, no place around where I live carries them.

    I love the idea of placing the bookmarks in such a decorative little holder. I'm sure anything you saw on Pinterest doesn't compare to yours! <3 Candy

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  34. Amazing bookmarks,,,,Astrid,,,love the vintage effect,,,,they inspired me to ceate a new set...wwow,wowww

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  35. Dear Astrid,-here I am on my old computer, updated just to function till the other returns, from cleaning!!
    Your bookmarks are so lovely, and their holders a beautiful idea,- and so special to give away!! I love the stamps and so lovely papers, and the gorgeous decorated holders in soft colours and romantich images!!
    Hope all is well in your world, and sends you hugs!!
    Dorthe

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  36. What beautiful gifts Astrid - wonderful idea and thank-you for sharing! Nicola x

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  37. These are beautiful, soft and delicate, just great x hugs trace x

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  38. The papers are delightful but it is your creation of such special bookmarks that has me so impressed.
    Such a gorgeous idea.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  39. Gorgeous and unique!Love the pocket.

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  40. These are so pretty Astrid. I don't know why I never think of making bookmarks because I love using them myself as I hate to see turned down corners. Love your beautiful vintage look as always.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  41. Oh I love those papers Astrid and how you used them... what a fancy book mark .. I'd be too busy looking at the bookmark and not reading .. they are all lovely.

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  42. Die Lesezeichen sind ganz bezaubernd und wunderschön gestaltet.
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

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  43. SO lovely! Such elegant, delicate stamping - and I love the watercolouring on the flower... these are sheer paper perfection!
    Alison x

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