Sunday, 10 November 2019

Challenge 46 - The Sewing Machine

The Sewing Machine ebook by Natalie Fergie


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

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

This challenge we have a Visiting Librarian, Arlene, aka A Rose , and she's chosen The Sewing Machine by Natalie Fergie. 'Two families. Three secrets. Millions of stitches.' 

A Rose 
More details on her  blog. 


Marina 
more details on my blog 

This challenge will end on 30th November . 

Challenge 45 (The Worst Class Trip Ever) will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.


Saturday, 9 November 2019

Librarian's Choice - Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone.

Thank you for all the great entries into this challenge - what creativity you showed! Here are a few that caught my eye...

Olivia  transformed an old book into a spell book:

Deezy featured a Gryffindor scarf and badge:

Heather stamped, punched and snipped and recreated Harry: 
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I hope you will copy the badge (above) to your blogs.
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The current challenge, The Worst Class Trip Ever , is open for another week, and come back tomorrow for a new challenge which will have you in stitches. 

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Reminder from The Library - The Worst Class Trip Ever


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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 -The Worst Class Trip Ever  - which runs till 16th November.  


Remember, you can be inspired by :
The cover
or
The title
or
The story

I made a birthday card. inspired by the cover. 
More details on my blog. 
You can enter the challenge here.

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Challenge 45 - The Worst Class Trip Ever

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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 challenge we have a visiting librarian , Julie P , and she's chosen The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry.  This is a fun, modern, chapter book about American eighth -graders ( I think year 7-8 in UK) on a school trip to Washington. What a great cover! 

Julie
More details on Julie's blog 

Marina 
More details on Marina's blog.

This challenge will close on 16th November. 

 Challenge 44 (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)  will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.



Saturday, 26 October 2019

Librarian's Choice - The Secret Garden

It's time to stop agonising over whose 'Secret Garden' creations to display in The Library - they were all fantrastic, but here goes.....

A Rose drew upon her own childhood experience of the book, to create this card:

Fiona's card beautifully reflected the colours and woodland creatures of the cover:

DJ captured the colours and garden theme in a clean and elegant design:

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


The current challenge, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , is open for another week, and come back tomorrow when a guest designer will be bringing us a schoolteacher's nightmare...

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Reminder from The Library - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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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 -Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone - which runs till 2nd November.  


Remember, you can be inspired by :
The cover
or
The title
or
The story

I made a layout using a photo of my grandchildren meeting 'Harry Potter'.
More details on my blog. 
You can enter the challenge here.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Challenge 44- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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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 challenge we have another children's classic , but more recent than our previous one - Harry Potter is a mere 22 years old. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first book in JK Rowling's magical series about a schoolboy wizard. (In the US this book was published as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.) 



more details on my blog 

This challenge closes on 2nd November. 

Challenge 43 (The Secret Garden) will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.


Saturday, 12 October 2019

Librarian's Choice - I'll Take Manhattan

Thank you for the fabulously creative cards you entered into this challenge. I've picked a couple to for a Library display:

Lynne's snowman is having a 'yay' moment:

Joyce is in a New York state of mind: 


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

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The current challenge, The Secret Garden, is open for another week, and come back tomorrow for another, this time more recent, children's classic. 

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Reminder from The Library - The Secret Garden


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 -The Secret Garden - which runs till 19th October. 

Remember, you can be inspired by :
The cover
or
The title
or
The story



In the story, there's a boy called Dicken who has a pet fox, so that's what inspired this card.
More details on my blog. 
You can enter the challenge here 

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Challenge 43 - The Secret Garden


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

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

This challenge we have a visiting librarian , Jo aka Dotty Jo , and she's chosen The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Written in 1911,and set in Yorkshire, England, The Secret Garden has become a well-loved children's classic. 

Jo 
more details on Jo's blog

Marina
more details on my blog 

This challenge will close on 19th October . 

 Challenge 42 (I'll Take Manhattan) will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Librarian's Choice - Reader's Choice

What fabulous entries into The Library's first ever Reader's Choice challenge. What interesting books were chosen! What creative ideas were shared! 

Here are a few that caught my eye:

Shirley chose To Kill a Mockingbird 

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Kathy M chose All Booked Up


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Ginny chose Mr Popper's Penguins
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I hope you will copy the badge (above) to your blogs.

The current challenge, I'll Take Manhattan , is open for another week, and come back tomorrow when a Visiting Librarian will be bringing a secret something. 

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Challenge 42 - I'll Take Manhattan

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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

'I'll Take Manhattan ' is a family saga set in the glamorous world of fashion magazine publishing, written by Judith Krantz, who died earlier this year. Krantz was famous for her 1980's  'sex and shopping' novels, which also included Scruples and Princess Daisy. Most of her books were made into TV miniseries. 

Here's what The Librarian came up with: 
More details on my blog. 

This challenge will close on 6th October . 

 Challenge 41  (Reader's Choice ) will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Librarian's Choice - Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus


The Library stock-take is coming to an end but The Librarian has been busy agonising over the display of entries from this challenge - they were all great! But finally, the display is up:

Smilyn Stef gave us a birds-eye city view:
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Jen's cas design incorporated all the elements of the cover:

Jenny's pigeon is not a pigeon:

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

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!: Amazon.co.uk: Mo Willems: 9781844285136: Books

The current challenge, Reader's Choice, is open for another week, and come back tomorrow for some 'sex and shopping' at The Library. 

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Challenge 41- Reader's Choice


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

This week,The Librarian is busy with a stock-take at The Library, so she wants YOU to choose your own book. 

As usual, you can be inspired by :
The cover
or
The title
or
The story

When you link up, please state which book inspired you and you could even add a picture of the book to your blog post, especially if you're taking inspiration from a cover. 

This challenge will close on 21st September . 

 Challenge 40  (Don't let the Pigeon drive the Bus) will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Librarian's Choice - The Tiger who came to Tea

All the cards entered into this challenge were grr-eat! Here are some that caught my eye.

In Julene's simple design, the tiger is the star: 

Julie's spotty card features a large teacup and some tiny 'tigers':

Jane's tiger is an old friend, (she's had this stamp for over 20 years!) : 

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

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