Hello my lovely friends!
Sorry I haven't been around - all I seem to be doing is apologising, but I am soooo busy with these bookmarks I am afraid to turn on the computer because as soon as I do an hour or 2 goes and that means less bookmarks done! Unfortunatly my helpers are busy with their studies at the moment ( it is the time for exames at the university) so I am left on my own! I must admit it is a big job - I am not really such a experienced crafter so sometimes I really don't know what else I can do! Thank you to all of you that have offered to help but I think it would be a bit risky to depend on the postal service, although I am sure all of you would deliver on time! Still I would be very greatful for any ideas you have to spice up my collection - I am at nr. 70 at the moment so 50 more to go! My problem is that I never do 2 things the same so even though some of them might look the same I use different materials, colors or some other detail to make them different! I will now go back to stamping as I have been doing quite a lot of punching! Also I started with a bit of doodling (zantangling) - I think that might be interesting too but it does take a lot of time. On most of my bookmarks I am using elements from nature - flowers, leaves, trees, birds, bugs, butterflies...anything to do with forests as we are a Forestry Library!
One more very important thing! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE AWARDS I have been given lately and still haven't put on my blog - not that I wouldn't appretiate them I just haven't had time to study how to put them on the blog - I did it before and forgot how I did it so now I have to start anew! I will do it soon so please bare with me as at the moment I am swamped!
Ok I should stop chatting away and show you what is on my desk! Guess what?? BOOKMARKS!! Ha, ha....
I think my photos are not very good today - don't know maybe because we have cloudy weather and the light isn't as it should be....finally the temperature has dropped so we now have the comfortable 23 - 25 deg C - we were up to 35 deg C on Sunday!
Anyways lets swing to the right where I have some new goodies - the BIG BITE and a new Fiskars paper cutter! Something I really use these days!
So there that is all you can see today - next week I hope to show you all my 120 bookmarks ( huh!!!) and a very tidy desk! Ha, ha.......
Hugs to all of you lovely friendsCardarian
When you get through with all those bookmarks, you'll have to let me know how you like your big bite. You really are quite crafty, whether you think so or not. Your bookmarks are really lovely and I can't wait to see all 120. I think you're doing a great job. I get one style in mind and make them all the same. I'm an assembly type of gal.ReplyDelete
Have a stress free WOYWW.
Gracious...it's bookmark heaven ! That big bite looks very dominant too !!ReplyDelete
Those tags are beauuuutiful Cardarian. I love that you have done them differently but you are really making it hard work for yourself! If it be of any help...and I guess you may have got your own method by now...line them all up blank and move along the table in 'conveyor belt' mode to save on time with each one. HTH. TFS. ~Glen~ReplyDelete
Hi Cardarian, I was going to suggest someting along the lines of what Glen said. Hopefully you'll find that quicker. Well done on the beautiful ones you've made so far :-)ReplyDelete
I find it difficult to do two things the same too! But I guess with something this big a basic layout the same as suggested above and then just add a different embellishment. Love your new toys.
Well done on all those bookmarks Cardarian! They are wonderful!ReplyDelete
I have a Fiskars cutter it's great for doing cuts within a piece of card... enjoy!
Have not WOYWWed this week but had to pop by a few friends over the next few daysReplyDelete
LOVE those bookmarks ....would you do it again ... LOL
Great workspace. Love the bookmarks. S xReplyDelete
wow what gorgeous bookmarks, it's best not to turn the comp on sometimes, its to distracting! have good day, sue,x
Those bookmarks look really special. Well done you.ReplyDelete
oh lots of great things on your desk,love hugs cheryl xxxx fab bookmarks tooReplyDelete
Hope you enjoy your Big Bite. I love mine and find lots of uses for it. I love the book marks and have been studying close up.I like the one you have done where you've stamped the butterflies in the background and added one punched butterfly-very pretty. I struggle too with links etc etc but it's gtting a bit easier. Hugs BettyXXXReplyDelete
Good luck with finishing your bookmarks :) I'm sure everyone will be thrilled!ReplyDelete
oh love the big bite...I need one!ReplyDelete
*hugs* Heather x
Oh they're all fab - well done. I have no tips - you don't need 'em - keep going gal!ReplyDelete
I think you have done a fantastic job - i really wished I could have helped you - next time don't be afraid to ask for help - not one person here would have refused - and i know several including me offered. All I can say is that I hope your efforts are appreciate d by everyone who received one. Personally I would have had a little production line on the go. I soon learned when I was doing the Order of service cards... one element at a time before moving onto the next... prob not much help at this stage... good luck with making the remaining ones - can't wait to see them.... if you have any left over - i'd be honoured to receive one!!!
Big hugs - hope to see you blogging again soon
Paula x x x
I agree I don't liek to do two things the same - but to find 120 ways to do bookmarks in one go - wow - I'd just give up after the first 50....ReplyDelete
oh you are doing so well, just look how many you have made! they look great and I am sure you won't have any problems finishing the rest. Jealous of your big bite, I have a cropodile, it's very handy but sometimes it just won't reach far enough lolReplyDelete
Do you knit or crochet? maybe some crocheted flowers would look nice on your bookmarks.
The bookmarks are gorgeous and good luck for the last 50.ReplyDelete
LOVE those bookmarks. I still think you could sell them! Good luck with the next 50...ReplyDelete
What beautiful bookmarks - enjoy your new goodies :-)ReplyDelete
Do you have a sewing machine? Strips of machine embroidery make good bookmarks.ReplyDelete
book marks look fab, well done you!ReplyDelete
Your book makes are fabulous, but I know what you mean...I could be here til 5 o'clock tomorrow tea time catching up! Have a crafty week...ReplyDelete
Thats a very pink room there! and love the bookmarks too - good luck with them!ReplyDelete
The bookmarks are coming along lovely hun xxReplyDelete
You are making such a beautiful job of your bookmarks, well done!ReplyDelete
Book marks are fabulous, quite sure you won't want to see another for along while when you have finished!ReplyDelete
hugs Can x
The bookmarks looks beautiful, well done!ReplyDelete
these are all beautiful Dolores - you've taken on a big task to get them all made and to do them all differently too. I wonder if the recipients know how lucky they are?ReplyDelete
120 bookmarks???you must be crazy LOL!ReplyDelete
Hi, hope you're ok. I realise you must be too busy to take part in WOYWW this week, hope we'll see you next week, or before then if you get time to blog anything :-)ReplyDelete