Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bella & Bronte Bookmark

Hi Everyone!
I hope you're all having a good day!
This week's challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil is:
Anything But A Card
I decided to make a bookmark for my daughter using Mo's Bella and Bronte.

Papers: K&Co
Ribbon: Sew Sweet
Image: Mo Manning
Colors: Prismacolors on Kraft Cardstock
Punch: Matha Stewart
Dies: Spellbinder's Nesties
Corner Bookmark Tutorial: Split Coast Stampers

And a close up:

I also decided to use this as my Catered Crop project this week.

This week we are inspired by talented  Cheryl Gorka 
(just click on her name to be taken to her fab blog!)

Below are the ingredients and in red are the ingredients I decided to use.
  • Colors – primary colors like red, yellow, blue (and green), and a little brown for dirt
  • Stamps and Stickers – anything that grows from a seed, gardening, back to school, worms!
  • Patterns – circles, checked/gingham, notebook paper
  • Color Mediums – stamping ink, markers (ProMarker, Copics)
  • Embellishments – buttons, ribbon, thread/twine
  • Tools – border punch, die cut shapes, embossing plates
  • Techniques – make a bookmark, mat your panels, tie ribbons through your buttons, machine sewing
  • Theme – garden, back to school
As always, the winning entry gets an "I Baked it Best" button to put on their blog,  will be the inspiration for the next challenge and can be a guest Chef for our QuickFire.
And . . . are you ready for this?!
May Arts Ribbon

May Arts Ribbon is only THE leading distributor of high quality ribbon products, serving a wide variety of merchants from large retail outlets to home-based business in the craft and scrapbooking, gift, stationery, quilting, fancy food, floral, interior design and jewelry industries. Be sure to check out all the wonderful products and inspiration over at the May Arts websiteHERE!
Those lovely folks at May Arts sent  a Big, Big box of no less than 20 different ribbons (about 1 to 3 yards each) to give to one lucky randomly chosen player of our Catered Crop linking party. Yay!!
A few challenges:
Sweet Stamps - - Bling It Up
Cupcake Craft - Stitching real or faux
NEW* Heart Song Inspirations - - Back to School, and/or Use circles
Paper Creations Ink -  Stitching Theme
I Did It Creations - Children
Sparkles Forum -  One for the girls
Celebrate the Occasion - BACK to SCHOOL
The Spotted Chick: Kraft 
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge -- Favorite Technique
C.R.A.F.T. - Gifts
Crafty Purple Frog - - Anything but a card - 2nd week
Crafty Sentiments -  Punches and Die Cuts

I'll see you all tomorrow!


Chelsea said...


dj1952 said...

That's lovely and is a great idea. I'm not up to making anything other than a card at the moment, but a bookmark or two would be nice. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, dj

Pat said...

Hey Dorcas!! I've been studying this bookmark all week! It's abolutely adorable! What a fun little somethin' somethin' for that booklover in your life!! Thanks for the tutorial link...I'll check it out! Your coloring is always! I've been reading with interest your posts about your new pencils. Interesting stuff! I've thoroughly enjoyed it!! Hugs. Pat

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This came out so pretty! Perfect gift for Tweet! This is on my list of projects to try! Love the way the image is large looks great!

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GiGi said...

This is SUPER cute! I love the colors and the cute punched border! Thanks for playing at CTO!

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. Really pretty & I am sure you DD will make good use of it. Great colouring of a fab image too of course.
Tine :)

Nana Connie said...

You certainly knocked the challenge at Heart Song Inspirations this week -- a bookmark for Back to School and you used circles! Beautifully done. Great coloring!
NanaConnie HSI DT

Jac said...

Beautiful, I love these corner bookmarks. Your colouring of the image is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Sara said...

Oh What an adorable bookmark! I love the image and the DP that you used! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink with another wonderful project! Have a wonderful rest of the week! Happy Creating! Sara

Jayne said...

Lovely image and colouring,pretty bookmark.Thanks for playing at CTO.

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous bookmark Dorcas!

Many thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges.


kim edmonds said...

great project,thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges. good luck x

Carla S. said...

What a wonderful bookmark, Dorcas! I love the sweet image and your coloring is sensational! Thanks for the reminder about these bookmarks - I haven't made one in ages and they are great to have!

Jacee said...

How lovely Dorcas, a super project!
Hugs Jacee

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Sooo precious Dorcas! I bet she just loves it. Thanks for linking to the tutorial ~jeni :)

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness....leave it to you to create this adorable little bookmark on Kraft paper. You work magic with kraft. Adorable Dorcas!

jackiescrafts said...

This is a gorgeous girly bookmark, thanks for joinignin at SFC this time

Jackie x

Dawnll said...

This is such a beautiful bookmark. Love the image and your coloring.
Thank you for sharing with us this week at
Sweet Stamps Challenge
Have a sweet week.

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Beautiful project.. great job with the challenge..

Thanks for playing with us at CTO..


Charlotte said...

Oh so sweet. I love the beautiful colors!! Thanks for joining CTO.

Laurie said...

Very cute! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

Esther said...

What a clever bookmark and you did a really beautiful job on it!!!!
Superb coloring of the cute image!
Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

girlia said...

very pretty. Love the border on the bookmark. One thing is for sure. When you start back to school you can never have enough bookmarks.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Way too cute!!!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Very cute, great work with the Prisma's on Kraft paper, looks wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Cute!! This is an adorable idea! Thanks for the link to this tutorial - so easy to make and such a lovely eyecatcher!

Debbie said...

This is adorable.... Love that corner bookmark...


Dora said...

Aww how very cute, love your corner bookmark with the punched border. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck xx

Linda said...

Love your bookmark and the image is so cute. Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Purple Frog challenge.

Adrian said...

Beautiful bookmark!

Donna said...

Beautiful bookmark Dorcas and such a fab design, your stitching is perfick! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful Dorcas, the image on Kraft colored is gorgeous! thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Sweet Stamps Challenge

Melissa said...

This is beautiful, what a lovely bookmark, you did a great job! Thanks for joining CTO!

Miranda said...

fab bookmark Dorcas, look gorgeous
thanks for joining the paper creations ink challenge

Jenni said...

So cute, such a cuddly little pair! Thanks for joining us over at CTO this week!
Hugs, Jenni

Brodders said...

A wonderful bookmark :) Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week and good luck. Jane x

Jessica said...

I love your elegant bookmark! Your image is darling, and I love the ribbon and punches you chose. Great job! Thanks for joining us at CTO this week.


Shannah said...

This is a really beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the Heart Song Inspirations challenge this week! Hugs, Shannah (HSI DT)

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet little bookmark! Bella and Bronte are so adorable, and beautifully colored. Thanks for sharing this with us at Heart Song Inspirations! :-)

Designing with Debbie said...

Very pretty bookmark. What a precious image. Thanks for joining the HSI challenge this week. Good Luck

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Creation Love your work

Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink

The Spotted Chick said...

OMG, Dorcas!! You color on Kraft beautifully! Just stunning!! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

Crafting Misfit said...

Very creative bookmark! Good job!

Thanks for joining us at CTO!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Celebrate the Occasion DTM
Visit my blog!

catdidit said...

LOVE this! I have been meaning to make one of these for the longest...might give it a go after seeing yours!

Sheila said...

Hi Dorcas, I love your book Mark, I keep wanting to try this kind out but just never seem to get round to it, you have inspired me hun, to get my act together and give it a bash.
Sheila xx

Jessie/knightrone said...

How cute, and fun! I need to make some of these....they are AWESOME!

Cheryl said...

So cute! I love your bookmark. Your coloring is stunning.

Amy said...

Oh, this is so beautiful!! I love the colors you've used and your coloring is fantastic!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

Amy :) at
Celebrate The Occasion DTM

Natasha said...

Hi Dorcas, oh I love this!!! It's so cute and lovely to have something handmade that's functional, to treasure :)
I'm sure Tweety loves it!

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