The reading corner

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Well Read.We have the fabulous Melonheadz Illustrating as our sponsors too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

I’ve made a corner bookmark as I haven’t made one of these in ages.Plus my DS2 has decided to plough his way through his older sister’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.I found this cute image at Cre8tive Hands and he’s called Boy Reading.I’ve coloured him with Copic Ciaos before fussy cutting him and adding him to the bookmark.A tutorial for this can be found at Splitcoast Stampers.The only difference I have made is to punch the border at the bottom before cutting it down to make the 4″ square.I’ve added some Bazzill Basics card.The top piece has been embossed with a script folder,the bottom one has had a border punched before adhering a strip of alphabet paper.Some jute twine has been threaded thru’ a wooden button then wrapped around.A leftover piece of the alphabet paper has been used to cover up where the string goes around the back to give a neater finish.

Supplies :

Image : Boy Reading by Cre8tive Hands
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Paper & Card : DP DCWV The Mini Stack 3,Bazzill Basics Cardstock,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank cut down for bookmark base
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,EK Success Lines and Dots Edger Punch,Martha Stewart Scoring Board,Cuttlebug Script Folder,Big Shot, Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Jute Twine & Wooden Heart Button from stash

Some challenges this is for :

613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Crafty-Emblies : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes
Allsorts :  Anything but a card
Di’s Digis Designs : Anything but Square
My Time to Craft : Use Kraft
Digi Haven : Digi Image + buttons
Pattie’s Creations : Anything But A Card
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge: Embossing, wet or dry
Southern Girls : Buttons, badges or flair
Crafting By Design : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : For the boys
Penny’s Paper-Crafty :  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chana Malkah
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 19:07:07

    This is so cute, Lisa! Great coloring!


  2. catherine
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 20:45:02

    This looks great Lisa and thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine


  3. Tracy
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 20:52:58

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week Tracy x


  4. ScrappyHappyMommy
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 23:32:54

    Lisa, this is so super sweet. I need to try one of these someday!
    DT Sister


  5. Craftdee Donna
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 02:40:01

    What a great bookmark! I haven’t made one of these for a long time, mmm, now I’m thinking! Thanks for joining in the Any Shape But Square challenge at Di’s Digi Designs
    Good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ♥


  6. marshallgal
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 03:30:48

    Oh how cute. I have yet to make a corner bookmark and yours inspires me to get busy! LOVE that cute little wooden heart button! Thanks for joining us at CI Paints this week!


  7. Penny
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 04:12:37

    Darling bookmark! Love the cute image, your coloring, your papers, embossing, colors, & embellies! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny


    Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:36:28

    I love your corner book mark love your image thanks for sharing at 613 avenue creat happy crafting to you
    Rachel DT and I love


  9. Manderly
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:26:05

    Beautiful work! We are happy you joined us at Penny’s Crafty-Creations this week!


  10. Darlene Pavlick
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 15:43:20

    S-W-E-E-T! Love what you’ve created Lisa! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Free For All (anything goes)’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the ‘Sistahs’
    The Sisterhood of Crafters


  11. DIANAL.
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 16:09:51

    This is so cute great papers
    Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
    CI design team member
    DIANA L.


  12. Bonnie Irvine
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 17:36:14

    This is such a cute bookmark design. Love the papers, embossing and twine. The image is fun and perfect for this idea. Beautifully coloured as always, Lisa.


  13. Doris T
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 19:36:41

    So sweet – love this image! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting by Designs! Doris 🙂


  14. ~ginny
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 21:00:11

    OOOOOOoooooohohhhh – I haven’t ever made a corner bookmark – I need to try that! What a cute inspiration too! I love all the deltails from the embossing, button, twine, die cuts… all supporting that cute image and everything in such a small space! Super creative Lisa!


  15. Andria
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 21:10:55

    Brilliant bookmark, perfect :). Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellpu this week. – Andria , EE, DT.


  16. Julia Vazquez
    May 01, 2013 @ 04:14:53

    Beautiful creation. Thanks fr joining us at My Time To Craft.


  17. Tracy
    May 02, 2013 @ 19:39:27

    Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week. Tracy x


  18. Sandi DeFalco
    May 03, 2013 @ 01:35:47

    Thanks for playing in our ‘Anything But a Card’ Challenge #66!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie’s Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie’s shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!


  19. dunnitagain
    May 04, 2013 @ 03:08:50

    Tomorrow is NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY so we going to have some fun and craft all day!! If you get a chance to get in your craft room tomorrow I will be hosting 4 different challenges at Clearly iStamp Blog. I would love if you can come play with me and you might even win some great prizes!

    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT Member


  20. Michelle
    May 05, 2013 @ 16:39:23

    Lovely this cornerbookmark. I like this shape. And the digi from Cre8tive Hands are great.
    xxx Michelle


  21. ~DEANNE~
    May 05, 2013 @ 18:40:32

    Cute!!! Thanks for participating in our My Heart Pieces challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!



  22. Dana
    May 09, 2013 @ 22:27:39

    This is a great project. Thanks for playing at Digi Haven.


  23. Cindy
    May 22, 2013 @ 04:51:52

    Very cute way to keep your place in a book! Love the simplicity of the design too! Thanks for joining us at My Heart Pieces.


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