Sunday, 20 January 2019

Challenge 25 - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Quiet Please Crafters! You’re in The Library now.

You can be inspired by :
The cover
or
The title
or
The story

This time our book is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.It's a psychological thriller set in Sweden.

There's lots of things on the cover and title that you could take inspiration from - colours, the words 'dragon' or 'tattoo'... The dragon looks Chinese and Chinese New Year is on the 5th February. 

Here's what The Librarian came up with: 




More details on my blog. 

This challenge will close on 9th February. 

Challenge 24  (Absolute Beginners ) will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Librarian's Choice - Anthology


I deserve to be fined for my late return with the Librarian's Choice. It's just that there were so many great entries it was hard to make a decision. 

In the end I chose three entries that made great interpretations of three different books:

Ishani with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings:

DJ with Plenty More :

Glenda with Memoirs of a Geisha:


I hope you will copy the badge (above) to your blogs.

The current challenge - Absolute Beginners   - is still open for another week and challenge 25.is here.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Reminder from The Library - Absolute Beginners.


Here's a little reminder from The Library - but your books aren't overdue and there'll certainly be no fines! 

It's just a reminder to join in the current challenge - 'Absolute Beginners '  - which runs till 26th January.

Absolute Beginners (London Trilogy Book 2) by [MacInnes, Colin]
I made another card for this theme. It's a 'new puppy' card and I was inspired by the colours and brick pattern on the cover and by the title - a puppy is a 'beginner', surely? 

More details on my blog. 

I hope you'll join in the challenge. Link up here. 

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Challenge 24 - Absolute Beginners

Absolute Beginners (London Trilogy Book 2) by [MacInnes, Colin]

Quiet Please Crafters! You’re in The Library now.

You can be inspired by :
The cover
or
The title
or
The story

This time our book is Absolute Beginners by Colin Macinnes. 

This book is about teenagers in London in the late 50s/ early 60s and the 'mod' subculture. It was also made into a film in the 80s and David Bowie sang the theme tune. 

If you're not inspired by that yellow scooter on the cover, or the 60s vibe, you could just use the title... anything to do with new beginnings - new baby, job, home...... 

Here's what The Librarian came up with: 




More details on my blog. 

This challenge will close on 26th January. 

Challenge 23 (Anthology - Pick any previous book) will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.

Saturday, 5 January 2019

An Extra Reminder from The Library (and a hint about Challenge 24)

more details on my blog 
A final reminder from The Library - but your books aren't overdue and there'll certainly be no fines! 

Although a new challenge starts tomorrow, the Anthology challenge will stay open for another week. I hope you'll find time to enter. The challenge is to be inspired by any book (title , story or cover) featured in 2018. The whole list is here. 

For my card today I was inspired by the cover of Plenty More, which is a cook book:

Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi I picked up a signed copy from Ottolenghi Islington. It's a total bliss.
As well as entering the Anthology challenge, I hope you'll come back here tomorrow to see the new challenge , which will be great for total newbies (and that's a clue to the title...) 

Librarian's Choice - The Snowman


I'm 'walking on the air' after seeing the fabulous entries into The Snowman Challenge! 

Here are a few that caught my eye:

Robyn used drawing and stamping partial images to cleverly create her Snowman scene: 



Sherri had a big crowd of snowmen , each with their own personality:


Alicia made a cute 3d snowman to stand on her desk: 



I hope you will copy the badge (above) to your blogs.

The current challenge - Anthology  - is still open for another week and also I'll be back tomorrow with challenge 24 - a good one for total newbies.