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I am a Primary school teacher teaching Year Five and Six (5th & 6th Grades). I have a wonderful husband and 2 gorgeous children in their teens. I love card making and have a bit of a crafting/stamping obsession! Just ask my DH!


Saturday, 13 November 2010

Mad For Markers Anything But a Card Challenge

*** This is my third (and final) post today! ***

I left these until the last minute (of course) as I am entering them in the Mad for Markers Monthly Challenge - Anything But a Card challenge and it finishes tomorrow! My two lovelies have been after me to make them a bookmark each ever since I made these for my niece and nephew. So I basically killed two birds with one stone and entered the challenge and made my kids happy!

Please note that since taking the photographs I have removed the ribbons and buttons and laminated the bookmarks. Then I reattached the ribbons and buttons. Now they will last even longer and I won't have to fix them when 'bits' fall off! Clever huh!

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Plain white cardstock
Paper: Scenic Route Metropolis, American Crafts Everyday - Good Morning, American Crafts The Goods - Sweet Pea
Stamps: TGF Mermaid Anya, TGF Skater Ian, Stampin' Up Fishy Friends, Hero Arts Galaxy of Stars
Inks: Memento Black Tuxedo, Versafine Black Onyx
Embellishments/Other: Copics, White grosgrain ribbon, Making Memories celery ribbon, Making Memories capri and rose ribbon, Kindyglitz crystalina and hot pink, Stampin' Up slot punch,Sizzix alphabet,nestabilities, star and heart buttons, white floss

Also entering this into Lili of the Valley Challenge Week 73 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking...have a great night and goodnight!
~Susan xxox


lisa_crofts said...

hi susan i came across your blog via the greeting farm gallery. i am just starting to looking at these kinds of stamps that you can colourin. i noticed you use a lot of digital stamps do you have any tips for using digi stamps over rubber stamps. thanks
ps love all your work it is beautiful.

Sammi said...

These are gorgeous Susan! thanks for joining in our challenge!!

Michelle said...

Hi Susan

Wow, these look fantastic!! I bet your kids loved them!

I love the way you have personalised them and your colouring is wonderful.

Thanks for joining in the Mad For Markers challenge.

Michelle :-)

SuzanneK said...

Love these bookmarks, just fantastic and I bet your kids loved them too, clever you killing two birds with one stone. Thanks for sharing at M4M, Suzanne x

Susan said...

Hi Lisa,
Thanks so much for your comments. I much prefer red rubber stamps over anything but love digital stamps for their convenience. You buy them online and in most cases they can be downloaded instantly! Instant gratification! Hmmm...tips... try not to start colouring immediately (I try to wait at least 10 minutes)as the ink may run with your copics. I have a Canon MP550 and have not had any major ink run problems. The beauty of digital stamps is you can enlarge them to any size you like. For example, I needed them to be really big for the door hangers I made (click on the link in labels section. Mostly I just copy and paste them into a word document and print. Hope this helps!
Thanks for visiting! Susan xxox

Alicia said...

These bookmarks are stunning! I can see why your kids wanted one so much. Thanks for playing along at M4M "Anything but a Card Challenge"
Alicia xx

Dawny P said...

Oh these are adorable. I love the design and colours. Thank you for joining us this week over at the LOTV Thursday challenge. Hugs, Dawny xxx