Saturday 12 September 2009

Challenge 13 'Bookmarks'; a FREEBIE!; a Tutorial; Winner of 12 & a Sad Goodbye

Challenge 13 - 'Make a Bookmark'
How to play: This fortnight you must make a bookmark (any style) AND use a digi image.
You don't have to use a 'Bee Crafty' image, but I hope you'll be tempted to! Submit by Saturday 26th September (Midday UK) by posting on your blog and commenting below. The PRIZE is one of Bee Craftys downloads. (See full rules to the right.)
As a special treat I'm giving away this free 'stack of books' digi image, please feel free to take this image and maybe use it on your entry. Just let people know you found it at Bee Crafty. (Right click and save to your computer).
Now check out the super guest and design team creations to inspire you. You can buy all the images they have used in my shop here.

Guest Designer - Donnas beautifully coloured bookmark sees 'bookish bunny' looking completely at home on top of these books!
Sue has used a fantastic jumbo paperclip style and personalised each with a different image.
Lori shows how versatile 'seated boy' can be with her two very clever and different bookmarks.
Trixi has made a brilliant monster bookmark from the 'Halloween Set.' Super design with great child appeal!
Kim went to town on this project creating a gorgeous bookmark set and more (be sure to check out her blog.)
Dei presents a wonderfully distressed bookmark, cleverly stretching and combining images.

Christine bring us this pretty corner bookmark using 'bookish bunny' and has kindly provided a tutorial to help you make one too!
1. Materials: solid cardstock / image / whatever you want to decorate the bookmark with
2. Cut a piece of cardstock 5” square and mark with a pencil at 2-1/2” on each side
3. Score between two of the marks on adjacent sides
4. & 5. Cut off the other two corners
6. Fold at the scored lines
7. Cut another piece of cardstock in a triangle with 3=1/2” sides, fold in the corners and adhere the triangle to close the flaps
8. Here’s a photo of both sides of a corner bookmark
9. Now it’s time to decorate as you would like, adding the tail before adhering the DP

The Winner of Challenge 12 (digi papers) is the talented Maria for her clever use of digi papers not just in the background, but in the flower and dress. Congrats Maria!
I would like to say goodbye to Sue who is leaving our design team. Sue has been a great contributer and will certainly be is a little reminder of some of her lovely creations.
Be sure to come back next fortnight when we will welcome our super new DT member Sheri!


Jane said...

Thanks for the image! Never made a bookmark before looking forward to giving it a go!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the freebie enjoyed the challenge love making bookmarks and the freebie was lovely to work with

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous creations by the DT!! I am SUPER EXCITED about coming on board the next fortnight!!

LORi said...

Wonderful bookmarks Girls!! I loved this challenge Merrigan!! Best of luck Sue, it has been nice designing with you!!! Woo Hoo, SOOO happy Sheri is joining us!! Love ya Girl!!!

Anne said...

Hi Merrigan
I'nm thrilled you chose to showcase my card. It's really made my day:)
I'll need to have a think about a bookmark for this challenge, thanks too for the freebie
Anne x

Sarah said...

Sounds fab, going to have to try this one, thanks for the great challenge and the lovely freebie x

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Thanks for the image! Here's my bookmarker:

Sally said...

Gorgeous creations by the DT. Will have to get my thinking cap on for this one.

Deanne Clarke said...

Thanks for the books freebie! So cute!!! I did a bookmark using it and you can find it HERE

deifen said...

Really enjoyed this challenge Merrigan - the freebie is great and very versatile!
Good luck Sue - we'll miss your lovely designs but we'll keep in touch!
Looking forward to working with you Sheri - welcome aboard!
Dei xx

trixi b said...

Sue - We will miss you and your creations on the DT!
Sheri - Welcome onboard, looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Sally said...

You can view my effort Here. Thanks so much for the freebie. I am sure it is one that I will use again and again.

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Here's mine
Sorry I haven't used one of your designs but DD decided what she wanted - lol!

Sarah said...

I loved making a bookmark and now plan to make more for presents, thank you for the inspiration xxx
Here's Mine

Jessica G. said...

Wow -- perfect comprehensive post on bookmark styles with wonderful examples! Thanks so much for sharing the free digi stack of books; I know I'll use it tons!!

Jane said...

Great challenge, gonna use this image to make some little christmas gifts!
here’s mine


Ruthie said...

This was so much fun - I am a librarian so even more fun for me - my child has already pinched it! Here is the link to my bookmark -
Thanks for the freebie!

pinky said...

One excellent image to have for loads of things. I made a bookmark with part of the pile and used the end bit for a card. Thanks so much. my bookmark is here

Liz said...

You will find my bookmark on my top post blogger was soooooooooo slow I put two challenges under one heading you can't miss it I also made ATC's from the book image Thank you for that!

Here is my card

Liz x

Georgia said...

Fun challenge!

Heather said...

Love the challenege, you've really inspired me - I can't seem to stop making bookarks or scraplings! lol

Anyway,here's mine!

Unknown said...

Lovely challenge, always enjoy making a bookmark, and thanks for the fab freebie. My entry is here


Jan x

ribenaruby said...

First time to your fab blog and challenge, I've used your freebie and my entry is here Thanks for looking and I'm sure to use this image again!

Heather said...

This is my first challenge and I loved this image and the DT samples! My VERY simple bookmark is HERE
Thanks for the image and the challenge!

Margaret said...

Thank you so much for the free book image.
Here is my entry...

Angela Toucan said...

Here is my daughter's bookmark

Stephanie said...

a card not for this challenge but using one of your images.

Gypsy said...

Hello found your lovely bloggie yesterday and went to work right away with your delightful digi.
My entry is found at here:

Wagons of Friendship,

Victoria said...

Hey Merrigan

thanks so much for the freebie hun, love it to bits and can see I'll be making a few more bookmarks now too! What a great challenge, never made one before.

here’s mine


Tip Top said...

Great challenge and thanks for the free image, which I have used!

Here is mine!

Lol said...

Cute challenge, thanks for the free download.

here's mine

Hugs Lol xxxx

Larissa said...

Here is my really last minute entry! I loved this challenge and really wanted to make a bookmark! You can see it here


Maria Matter said...

last always! lol
Bee Crafty bookmark

Blessings, Maria

Geke said...

A very big 'thank you' for the pile of books freebie.
My dad is going on retirement, and he asks me if I could make the invitations for his recepetion.
Because he worked in the library, I was searching for an image of a pile of books, I want to combine it with a sleeping owl or something like that :-). But I couldn't find it, until I came on to your site.
I wil show de result when it's finished.