Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Craft at Last

It's taken awhile but at last I did some crafting today.

We came back from hols last Wednesday feeling full of life and brimming with good health and by Friday my lovely hubby was struck down with a horrible cold and decided to share it with me over the bank holiday so although the creative juices were flowing the body wasn't willing. Thankfully we are both much better now and something has been created. Goodness I've missed my stash.

This weeks Tag It On challenge was to create a bookmark with any theme but using at least one stamp and I've just managed to scrape in. I really enjoyed doing this and will use it now instead of the old plant labels and shopping receipts I usually use.

I cut the bookmark from an old cereal packet so painted it with olive green acrylic paint to get a good base to stamp on. The swirls were from creative expressions and were stamped in both white brilliance and peeled paint distress ink. The quote was from my old faithful elusive images inspiration themeplate and the flowers were petaloo foam flowers that had a bit of a swirl stamped on them in crimson brilliance.

I must also say a big thank you to Anne who has a lovely blog well worth a look. I won her 100th post blog candy while I was on holiday and she has been very patient with me, for which I shall be eternally grateful. Anyway, her candy arrived this morning, which was a beautiful handmade notebook and I shall certainly make very good use of it. Thank you again Anne, I love it.


Sarah xx said...

Well done for getting back to the craft table Lisa, the bookmark is beautiful. xx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous bookmark! sorry to hear you were poorly, but glad you are on the mend now. Well done for winning the candy!

Beryl said...

Well done foir re-cycling the cereal box. A great idea. Love the sentiment and the stamping on this lovely bookmark.
Beryl xx

Lynne K said...

Hi Lisa, hope you're feeling better now. Your bookmark is beautiful. Glad you had a good holiday. I know what you mean about missing your stash! I took some of mine away with me but didn't get much chance to use it, except for helping my young grandson make birthday cards for his mum & dad, which was lovely. Need to get back to my crafting routine, though!

Kim Piggott said...

Welcome back Lisa so glad you had such a wonderful holiday. So sorry that you and your hubby were struck down with the lurgy though hope you are feeling much better now.
Your book mark is gorgeous! Love your colours and those swirls are fabulous!
Thank you so much for your kind words they mean a lot to me.
kim x

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Hi Lisa, Sorry to hear you were unwell after your holiday but glad you are better now.
This is a beautiful bookmark, the swirls are gorgeous as are the sweet flowers. What a great use of a cereal box.
Clare x

Polly said...

Beautiful bookmark - that's the trouble with going on holiday that you can't take all your stash with you. Makes you happier to come home again though!

Sorry to hear you weren't well over the bank holiday - hope you're feeling better now.

Dragon said...

Welcome back, Lisa... sorry your hubby gave you a cold... very kind of him to share though!!! LOVE the tag, so pretty ... sorry I have been away - was whisked off by Freddie!!! so missed answering you sooner than this... Thanks for dreaming with me this week.

Rhonda said...

Lisa - this bookmark is fabulous, I love what you have done with the swirls! Lovely quote. Cheers!

brenda said...

Hi Lisa,a double whammy a cold on top of coming back from hols when it's always hard to get the crft thing moving. But looks like you are ther, lovely bookmark.

You didntt say how the leng the grass was when you got home - if it was like ours it never stopped growing.

B x

Kim Dellow said...

So pretty - hope you are feeling better :) Nice to sure colds! :) Kim

Eiglas said...

Absolutely love your bookmark - you've inspired me to use some foam flowers I won which I would never have used because of that and their colour - I'll ink 'em up!

craftimamma said...

Oh dear, glad you and your Hubby are feeling better. The bookmark is lovely and much nicer than your old receipts, Lol!

Lucky you winning the lovely candy.

Lesley Xx