Sunday, 19 August 2018

Challenge 14 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

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

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

So enough of those easy summery challenges! Here's a book that won't be made into a Disney film : I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings which is an autobiography by Maya Angelou

Here's how The Librarian interpreted the challenge:



more details on my blog 

Please do check the schedule in the side-bar. Challenge 13 (The Jungle Book)  will remain open for another week and I'll be back on September 1st with my 'Librarian's Choice' - projects which caught my eye. 

I hope you will join The Library. 


Saturday, 18 August 2018

Librarian's Choice - Challenge 12 - The Little Mermaid

Thank you for the fabulous entries into this challenge. Here are a few that caught my eye:

Giulia put a mermaid onto a T-shirt and the rhinestone bubbles give it fantastic touch of bling: 

Jaydee's glamorous mermaid is perched on a shaker card:
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Linby layered on the patterns for a lively ,whimsical creation:
I hope you will copy the badge (above) to your blogs.

The current challenge - The Jungle Book - is still open for another week and also I'll be back tomorrow with challenge 14 which will be an American autobiography with a feathered friend in the title. 

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Reminder from The Library (and a hint about Challenge 14)

The most intriguing first lines in Puffin classics – in pictures illustration by Marc Martin

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 Jungle Book'  - which runs till August 25th.

Please come back to The Library on August 19th for a new challenge which will be an American autobiography with a feathered friend in the title. 

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Challenge 13 - The Jungle Book

The most intriguing first lines in Puffin classics – in pictures illustration by Marc Martin

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

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

Our new challenge is The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling which is a collection of stories set in the Indian forest. The main characters are animals and one boy, Mowgli, who was raised by wolves. 

Here's how The Librarian interpreted the challenge:


More details on my blog 

Please do check the schedule in the side-bar. Challenge 12 (The Little Mermaid)  will remain open for another week and I'll be back on August 18th with my 'Librarian's Choice' - projects which caught my eye. 

I hope you will join The Library. 

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Librarian's Choice - Challenge 11 - Hollywood Wives


Thank you for the fabulous entries into this challenge. Here are a few that caught my eye:

Sandie made a striking card using the Hollywood/ Superstar theme.

Deanne made a fun 'Hollywood wife', with lots of colour, sparkle and texture.

Joanna made a card with fabulous layers and topped it off with a more mature Hollywood wife (and husband). 

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

The current challenge - The Little Mermaid - is still open for another week and also I'll be back tomorrow with challenge 13 - and I'm shere you khan't guess what book it'll be. 

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Reminder from The Library (and a hint about Challenge 13)

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen and illustrated by Christian Birmingham. Love this story too! Again, very sad though, definitely does not have a Disney ending

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 Little Mermaid'  - which runs till August 11th.

Please come back to The Library on August 5th for a new challenge and I'm shere you khan't guess what book it will be! 

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Challenge 12 - The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen and illustrated by Christian Birmingham. Love this story too! Again, very sad though, definitely does not have a Disney ending


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

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

Our new challenge is The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson and I think we all know what this is about! 

Here's how The Librarian interpreted the challenge:



More details on my blog 

Please do check the schedule in the side-bar. Challenge 11 (Hollywood Wives)  will remain open for another week and I'll be back on August 4th with my 'Librarian's Choice' - projects which caught my eye. 

I hope you will join The Library. 

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Librarian's Choice - Challenge 10 - The Rose Garden

Thanks a bunch for the fabulous bouquet of cards entered into this challenge! 

Here's the Librarian's choice:

Pippa's beautifully coloured card has the garden on a cupcake.

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Carol's rose cards are a beautiful, timeless design.


Roses and romance make Jan R's card perfect for the theme.

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

The current challenge - Hollywood Wives - is still open for another week and also I'll be back tomorrow with challenge 12 - when something fishy will be going on. 

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Reminder from The Library (and a hint about Challenge 12)

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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 - 'Hollywood Wives'  - which runs till July 28th . 

Please come back to The Library on July 22nd, when something fishy will be going on. 

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Challenge 11- Hollywood Wives

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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

It's adults-only in this challenge - our book is raunchy 80's blockbuster Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins.  Think glamour and luxury or be inspired by the cover's poolside scene,the diamond above the 'i' or the Hollywood movie industry. 

Here's how The Librarian interpreted the challenge:



More details on my blog 

Please do check the schedule in the side-bar. Challenge 10 (The Rose Garden )  will remain open for another week and I'll be back on July 21st  with my 'Librarian's Choice' - projects which caught my eye. 



I hope you will join The Library. 

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Librarian's Choice - Challenge 9 - Where the Wild Things Are

Before I show you my choice, I just want to say that there are some amazing crafters who visit the library almost every challenge and whose wonderful, imaginative creations I could happily showcase every time. I hope you know how much I appreciate you. 

Here's the Librarian's choice for Where The Wild Things Are. 

Firstly, two wonderful cards that perfectly evoke the cover:







Finally, great use of the 'wild thing' theme for this lovely z-fold card:


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

The current challenge - The Rose Garden - is still open for another week and also I'll be back tomorrow with challenge 11 - where we'll be donning shoulder pads and shades for a trip back to the eighties. 

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Reminder from The Library (and a hint about Challenge 11)



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 Rose Garden'  - which runs till July 14th . 

Challenge 11  starts on Sunday July 8th and we'll be donning shoulder pads and shades for a trip back to the eighties. 

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Challenge 10 - The Rose Garden


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

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

The library challenge has reached double figures so it's time for (I think) an easy challenge - even if you haven't read the book,  The book is The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley. It's a time travel romance set in Cornwall and it's got roses, gardens, smugglers and a teashop - just to give you some ideas!

Here's how The Librarian interpreted this challenge: 



more details on my blog 


Please do check the schedule in the side-bar. Challenge 9 (Where the Wild Things Are )  will remain open for another week and I'll be back on July 7th  with my 'Librarian's Choice' - projects which caught my eye. 

I hope you will join The Library. 

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Librarian's Choice - Challenge 8 - Breakfast at Tiffany's


So many fabulous entries into this challenge - so agonising to pick just a few. 

Sherri made a clean and simple city scene with just a touch of Tiffany blue. 



Lynne paid tribute to the cover, but with a cute and fun twist. 


Linby jokes that she has the 'national collection of New York fashionista stamps' and she put them to great use here. 

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

The current challenge - Where the Wild Things Are  - is still open for another week and also I'll be back tomorrow with challenge 10 - a time-travel romance with a floral title. 

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Reminder from The Library (and a hint about Challenge 10)

According to a new study, the hallowed practice of bedtime reading is falling by the wayside — and that some quarter of a million children do not own a single book. This is a terrible shame, as regular bedtime stories have been shown to increase children’s performance in school, and are also awesome and can help create strong lifetime bonds, both with literature and with parents.

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 - 'Where the Wild Things Are'  - which runs till June 30th . 

Challenge 8 starts on Sunday June 24th and is a time-travel romance with a floral title. 

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Challenge 9 - Where the Wild Things Are

According to a new study, the hallowed practice of bedtime reading is falling by the wayside — and that some quarter of a million children do not own a single book. This is a terrible shame, as regular bedtime stories have been shown to increase children’s performance in school, and are also awesome and can help create strong lifetime bonds, both with literature and with parents.

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

You can be inspired by :
The cover
or
The title
or
The story
Challenge 9 is Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak which is a children's picture book first published in 1963. It's got a naughty child in a wolf costume, it's got a boat and an island and it's got monsters!

Here's how The Librarian interpreted this challenge: 





more details on my blog 

Please do check the schedule in the side-bar. Challenge 8 (Breakfast at Tiffany's  )  will remain open for another week and I'll be back on June 23rd  with my 'Librarian's Choice' - projects which caught my eye. 

I hope you will join The Library. 



Saturday, 9 June 2018

Librarian's Choice - Challenge 7 - Brideshead Revisited


What wonderful creations were entered into this challenge! They were all beautiful but I've decided to highlight two here:

Pia made a pretty, romantic card with a 'bride's head' (and body!) and a vintage car. (There's also a chapel in the background and there is one in the story too.) 

Celebrate Together | by karen h @ carefree creations
Karen H almost recreated the cover with her colours, car, banner and sentiment.

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

The current challenge - Breakfast at Tiffany's - is still open for another week and also I'll be back tomorrow with challenge 9- a picture book suitable for a wild child. 

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Reminder from The Library (and a hint about Challenge 9)

“Never love a wild thing...If you let yourself love a wild thing, you'll end up looking at the sky.”

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 - 'Breakfast at Tiffany's '  - which runs till June 16th. 

(I know some of you have got Audrey Hepburn stamps stashed away, so no excuse not to ink them up for this challenge, I think.) 

Challenge 9 starts on Sunday 10th June and is a children's picture book that's the perfect read for a wild child.  

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Challenge 8 - Breakfast at Tiffany's

“Never love a wild thing...If you let yourself love a wild thing, you'll end up looking at the sky.”

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

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

Challenge 8 is Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote, which is the story of glamorous 'playgirl' Holly Golightly. You could be inspired by the city or the colours on the cover, Holly's retro glamour, the word 'breakfast' or the jewellery of Tiffany's.........

Here's how The Librarian interpreted this challenge: 


more details on my blog 
Please do check the schedule in the side-bar. Challenge Seven  (Brideshead Revisited )  will remain open for another week and I'll be back on June 9th with my 'Librarian's Choice' - projects which caught my eye. 

I hope you will join The Library.