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:

Marianne said...

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

Klaudia/Kszp said...

Very beautiful bookmarks! I love the holders too :)

Laura said...

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

shabbied up grannie said...

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

Redanne said...

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

Ria Gall said...

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

Fandhmum said...

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

Maryanne said...

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

Jennie Atkinson said...

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

Viola E. said...

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

Meggymay said...

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

Eva said...

Preciosos marcapáginas!! Un magnífico trabajo!!
Eva

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a great collection of exquisite bookmarks.

Annie said...

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

HUgs

Annie xx

annekescardart said...

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

Jann said...

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

Sue Butler said...

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

Heather Jacob said...

stunning eye candy .... beautiful Astrid x

Tracie Dean said...

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

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marda said...

What a wonderful idea and so beautifully done.

Marlies said...

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

Brenda Brown said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Kelly Neis said...

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

Maryann Laursen said...

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.

Margaret Mifsud said...

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

Ros Crawford said...

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

Sophie said...

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

Umarmung und liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

Caroline said...

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 :))

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que trabajos más bonitos, me encantan!!! besos

Margie said...

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

Candy C said...

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

Nicecrane Designs said...

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

Dorthe said...

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

Paper Profusion said...

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

inkypinkycraft said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous and unique!Love the pocket.

craftimamma said...

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

Sandie Edwards said...

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.

Bärbel said...

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

butterfly said...

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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