Sunday, 1 December 2013

Last minute gift idea....

Hello everyone, hope you are all keeping well during this busy season and happy December to you all!!.
It's challenge time over at the Artistic Stamper! The theme this month is "Anything Goes", just perfect for this busy time of the year....
Having the coming season on my brain, I decided to make another Christmas project, a bookmark and a little holder to send it in. The perfect little hand made gift accompaniment for a book gift I reckon. (Not saying mine is "perfect" lol)....

I used several of the Artistic Stampers Christmas stamps, (links can be found on the blog there). I used Distress Inks in various blue tones, mainly Stormy Sky, and did my stamping in Cornflower Blue Archival. Also used some of the Tim Holtz stencils as you can see and a little snowflake embossing folder.
I left the bookmark without any embellishments, just stamping and dry embossing with the snowflake folder, (the backing is 2 x 6 Kraftcard).


The actual holder was also made from Kraftcard, 1/2" larger all round and embellished with bits and pieces from my stash.


Hope you will play along with the challenge, you could win a fabulous price, so do make sure to check out the details HERE.

Thank you for visiting and all the best with your seasonal preparations, hope they include some creative time too!!!

28 comments:

Laura Turner said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Astrid! Wow! I love the warmth of the tan color with the blue. Perfection!
Laura

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Astrid, the bookmark and holder are both perfectly designed and made and will make very welcome presents I am sure to the lucky recipient.. I just love your mixed media style.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Sylvia Blum said...

Beautiful!!! Love the idea and your result!
Have a wonderful first Advent weekend :)
{hugs} Sylvia

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh Astrid this is so beautiful work here once again, and I just love the little holder, you´ve made for your tag here. Everything looks sooo great, and is in such beautidul colors too.

un pizzico di idee said...

Hai sempre delle idee fantastiche e' veramente un grande piacere seguirti,sto' imparando tantissime cose!Grazie!!:-)

rachel said...

just beautiful Astrid - love this to bits - so clever xx

Buttons said...

Such a beautiful gift Astrid. Love the way you emboss sections of your projects and blend colours perfectly to create real atmosphere. Jenny x

Klaudia/Kszp said...

Dear Astrid, your bookmark is wonderful! Great idea for a gift :)

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A great bookmark with holder, perfect for the season Astrid

Meggymay said...

Super gift idea, it looks fantastic and so useful for a reader.
Yvonne

butterfly said...

Gorgeous subtle inky colouring - a really lovely make... the perfect stocking filler!
Alison xx
Oh, and brilliant, brilliant Brodsky quote - thank you for that one.

Paper Profusion said...

Anyone would be absolutely thrilled to receive this Astrid. The are both beautiful and a gorgeous gift to give. Nicola x

Marianne said...

This is so beautiful; really love it!
xxx Marianne

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow what a wonderful gift to give someone. A great keepsake. I love the browns & blue together and your design is gorgeous. Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A most wonderful idea and I so love that it is practical gift.
Wishes
Lynne

Martina2801 said...

Fantastic and beautiful bookmarks, dear Astrid! I love the brown in combination with the blue.
Have a wonderful first Advent weekend:-)

Ana K. said...

Gorgeous bookmark Astrid…really fantastic Christmas gift!

Redanne said...

Love the gorgeous colours Astrid, anyone would be thrilled to receive this as a gift. Hugs, Anne x

Ros Crawford said...

That's absolutely fabulous!!

craftytrog said...

This is a wonderful project Astrid! A lovely gift idea.
Alison xxx

May said...

Fabulous gift idea... Love the design..Hugs May x x x

c.szyba said...

beautifull !bye from France
Pitchoue

Maryanne said...

What a great gift, Astrid! The colors are so beautiful. I love the warmth of the brown and with the coolness of the blue. Beautiful!

Netty said...

Beautiful gift, Annette x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Just gorgeous Astrid!! Love that colour combination and, of course, your stamping and background work is just amazing!! A really lovely gift that anyone would be thrilled to receive!! Love it!! oxox

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid, your bookmark is wonderful with that great colour and the snowflakes embossed....and the holder ohhh, is a beautiful little master piece , so lovely with the dove , mini tags and flowers !!
A beautiful gift my friend.
Hugs,Dorthe

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful idea, great project.

Jools Robertson said...

Gorgeous colours on these lovely bookmarks
Such beautiful embellishments and details

Hugs

Jools x

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