Sunday, 21 July 2019

Challenge 38 - Gift from the Sea

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, Heather , who has chosen Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. 


Heather
More details on Heather's blog .

Marina 
More details on my blog 

This challenge will close on 10th August. 
 Challenge 37 (Five Weeks in a Balloon) will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.


Saturday, 20 July 2019

Librarian's Choice - The Rainbow

What a fabulous explosion of colour we had in The Library gallery! Here are a few that caught my eye.

Karen Walker used bold shapes and colours in a clean but colourful design:
Rainbow

A Rose  was inspired to make a card about pride and solidarity:

Joan W had fun taking loads of elements from the cover and creating a really interesting card:

I hope you'll copy the badge (above) to your blogs. 
An Unrushed Walk Through A Very Different Time - The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence | Byte The Book
The current challenge, Five Weeks in a Balloon , is open for another week, and come back tomorrow for a new challenge, when we'll sea which book a new Visiting Librarian has chosen. 

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Reminder from The Library - Five Weeks in a Balloon

five weeks in a balloon book - Google Search


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 -'Five Weeks in a Balloon '    - which runs till 27th July.

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

Our fabulous Visiting Librarian, Martina , made this:

You can enter the challenge here. 

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Challenge 37 - Five Weeks in a Balloon

five weeks in a balloon book - Google Search

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, Martina who has chosen Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne. 



Martina 
more details on Martina's blog 


Marina 
More details on my blog. 

This challenge will close on 27th July. 

 Challenge 36 (The Rainbow) will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Librarian's Choice - To The Lighthouse

Thank you for all the gorgeous cards for this challenge. Here are a few that caught my eye.

Karen's background technique gave a dark and stormy feel:

Another technique - this time, embossed black magic, by Sherri: 

Tinstar's card was beautifully layered and embellished:


I hope you will copy the badge (above) to your blogs.
The current challenge, The Rainbow , is open for another week, and come back tomorrow for a new challenge, when a Visiting Librarian will be taking us up, up and away! 

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Reminder from The Library - The Rainbow

An Unrushed Walk Through A Very Different Time - The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence | Byte The Book

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 Rainbow '    - which runs till 13th July.

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

I made another card, with rainbow colours and a rainbow themed sentiment. More details on my blog. 

You can enter the challenge here

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Challenge 36 - The Rainbow

An Unrushed Walk Through A Very Different Time - The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence | Byte The Book

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 Rainbow  by DH Lawrence. The Rainbow - a story of relationships over several generations of a family - was very daring when it was published in 1915 and was banned by a court order at the time. 

Here's what The Librarian came up with: 



More details on my blog. 

This challenge will close on 13th July. 

 Challenge 35  (To The Lighthouse) will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Librarian's Choice - The Art of Stripes

Thank you so much for all the fabulous entries to this challenge - so many wonderful stripes! 
This time, I've decided to highlight four entries, all of which used all three of these inspirations: the cover, the title and the story (or in this case the fashion theme).




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

The Art of Stripes: Over 30 ways to wear stripes: Amazon.co.uk: Hardie Grant, Libby VanderPloeg: 9781784881511: Books

The current challenge,To The Lighthouse,will remain open for another week, and tomorrow, a new challenge will start - I'm keeping Zippy about the title and I hope I don't Bungle it. 

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Reminder From The Library - To The Lighthouse



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 -'To The Lighthouse '    - which runs till 29th June. 

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


I made a lighthouse-themed scrapbook page,  More details on my blog. 

You can enter the challenge here.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Challenge 35- To The Lighthouse

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 To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. This book -- an early 20th century classic- explores  relationships and emotions in the setting of family holidays on the Scottish coast. 

Here's what The Librarian came up with: 


More details on my blog. 

This challenge will close on 29th June.

 Challenge 34  (The Art of Stripes) will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.

P.S - A few crafters have asked me about The Library rules so I've added a tab at the top of the page or you can link to them here  . Please take a look - you may be pleasantly surprised! 

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Librarian's Choice - Death on The Nile

When I first opened The Library, I decided that I wasn't going to shy away from 'challenging' challenges - even if no-one joined in! Some books are easier to interpret than others but I've been surprised and delighted to see the fabulous entries submitted for even quite tricky books, such as Death on the Nile. 

Any of the ten entries into this challenge would deserve a spotlight, but I've decided to pick out three that show how differently a theme can be used.

Heather  took inspiration from the suit of the man on the cover:

Picture

DJ went with the camels:
Martina  crafted like an Egyptian: 
I hope you will copy the badge (above) to your blogs.
Image result for agatha christie book covers death on the nile
The current challenge,  The Art of Stripes  ,will remain open for another week, and tomorrow we'll be heading for the coast for our new challenge. 

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Mobile Library - Christmas Kickstart


Great news Crafters!
The Library has gone mobile so please join us at Christmas Kickstart  for a special challenge- The Elves and The Shoemaker.

Our usual challenge - The Art of Stripes - is still open, and you can link up here. 

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Reminder from The Library- The Art of Stripes

The Art of Stripes: Over 30 ways to wear stripes: Amazon.co.uk: Hardie Grant, Libby VanderPloeg: 9781784881511: Books
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 Art of Stripes '    - which runs till 15tht June. 

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

I made a canvas (art) with a zebra on it (stripes). More details on my blog. 

You can enter the challenge here.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Challenge 34 - The Art of Stripes

The Art of Stripes: Over 30 ways to wear stripes: Amazon.co.uk: Hardie Grant, Libby VanderPloeg: 9781784881511: Books

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 Art of Stripes by Libby Vanderfloeg. It's a fashion picture-book with  illustration of stripy items of clothing and how to put them into outfits. 

Here's what The Librarian came up with: 



More details on my blog. 

This challenge will close on 15th June.

 Challenge 33  (Death on the Nile) will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.



Saturday, 25 May 2019

Librarian's Choice - All Creatures Great and Small


There were such a lot of great entries into this challenge that it makes choosing a very difficult task - but here are a few that caught my eye:

JanR's fun card features a farm animal:


Heather H designed an unusual pastoral scene: 
Picture

A Rose  captured Yorkshire on a card: 

I hope you will copy the badge (above) to your blogs.
All Creatures Great and Small: The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet (James Herriot 1) By James Herriot | World of Books

The current challenge, Death on The Nile ,will remain open for another week, and tomorrow, for our new challenge, we'll be heading to the non-fiction shelves for something stylish.