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. 







Saturday, 26 May 2018

Librarian's Choice - Challenge 6 - Plenty More

Challenge 6 - Plenty More (A Cook Book) - was a challenging challenge! The entries were beautiful and super-imaginative. I've decided to highlight one lovely card that picked up on the cooking theme and used it to make a card perfect for her loved one:

Well done, Vicki ODell. I hope you will copy the badge (above) to your blog. 

Challenge 7 : Brideshead Revisited, has one more week to run but I'll be back tomorrow with a  a 20th Century classic whose title suggests eating at a jewellery store. 

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Reminder from The Library (and a hint about Challenge 8)

Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh. File this under "gorgeous novel." Perfect pick for Downton fans.
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 - 'Brideshead Revisited'  - which runs till June 2nd . 

Here's another project from The Librarian:

More details on my blog

Challenge 8 starts on Sunday May 27th and is a 20th Century classic with a title that suggests eating at a jewellery store. 

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Challenge 7- Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh. File this under "gorgeous novel." Perfect pick for Downton fans.
Quiet Please Crafters! You’re in The Library now.

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


Challenge 7 is Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. It's a story about the English upper class in the 1930s and set in Oxford University and the big country estate, Brideshead. Spoiler alert: there is a teddy bear in this story! 

Here's how The Librarian interpreted this challenge: 

More details on my blog

Please do check the schedule in the side-bar. Challenge Six (Plenty More - A Cook Book )  will remain open for another week and I'll be back on May 26th  with my 'Librarian's Choice' - projects which caught my eye. 

I hope you will join The Library. 


Saturday, 12 May 2018

Librarian's Choice- Challenge 5 - 101 Dalmations

Thank you for the beautiful entries into this challenge. Each entry had something very special about it.( I've noticed some of them have already been deservedly 'top-picked' in other challenges they've combined with.) 

I've decided to highlight one card that I felt ticked a few boxes for this challenge - it has black on white spots, it has a dog, it even has (like the cover) some pink: 
Well done  Shirley Bee .I hope you will copy the badge (above) to your blog. 

Challenge 6 : Plenty More (A Cook Book) has one more week to run but I'll be back tomorrow with a book set on an English country estate. 

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Reminder from The Library (and a hint about challenge 7)

Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi I picked up a signed copy from Ottolenghi Islington. It's a total bliss.
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 - 'Plenty More'  - which runs till May 19th . As it's a cook book, you can take inspiration from the cover, or you could make a card / project about food and cooking. 

Challenge 7 starts on Sunday May 13th and features a story set on an English country estate. 

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Challenge 6 - Plenty More ( A Cook Book)

Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi I picked up a signed copy from Ottolenghi Islington. It's a total bliss.

Quiet Please Crafters! You’re in The Library now.
Challenge Six is a cookbook : Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi. 

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

Okay, so there's not really a story, but the content is about food, so you could use anything about food , cooking, food containers.....

Here's how The Librarian interpreted this challenge: 


more details on my blog 
Please do check the schedule in the side-bar. Challenge Five (101 Dalmations )  will remain open for another week and I'll be back on May 12th  with my 'Librarian's Choice' - projects which caught my eye. 

I hope you will join The Library. 


Saturday, 28 April 2018

Librarian's Choice - Challenge 4 - Memoirs of a Geisha


Thank you so much for all the beautiful entries into the Memoirs of a Geisha challenge. 

Here are a few entries that I feel showed different ways of interpreting the challenge:

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Becca  took inspiration from the cover - that glittery red heart is  really reminiscent of the lips. 

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ginadapooh used a beautiful geisha image in a simple and elegant setting. 


Viv  made a very pretty oriental-inspired card, with loads of interesting details. 

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

The current challenge - 101 Dalmations - is still open for another week and also I'll be back tomorrow wth challenge 6- a book Oliver Twist might enjoy. 

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Reminder from The Library (and a hint about Challenge 6)

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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 Hundred and One Dalmations ' - which runs till May 5th .

Challenge 6 starts on Sunday April 29th and we'll be at the non-fiction shelves, with a book that Oliver Twist might enjoy. 

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Challenge 5 - The 101 Dalmations



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Quiet Please Crafters! You’re in The Library now.
Challenge five is The Hundred and One Dalmations by Dodie Smith. 

(Thanks to those who guessed, but you just weren't thinking big enough!) 

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

This 1956 children's classic is about the evil Cruella De Vil , who steals dalmation puppies with the intention of turning them into a coat.


Here's how The Librarian interpreted this challenge: 



more details on my blog 

Please do check the schedule in the side-bar. Challenge Four (Memoirs of a Geisha)  will remain open for another week and I'll be back on April 28th with my 'Librarian's Choice' - projects which caught my eye. 

I hope you will join The Library. 


Saturday, 14 April 2018

Librarian's Choice - Challenge 3 - Watership Down





Thank you so much for all the beautiful entries into the Watership Down challenge. 

Here are a few entries that caught my eye. 



Chrissy's card was a real tribute to the book. 


Hazel  made a cute Easter card with a background just like the book cover. 


Lorraine  made a beautiful dimensional project.

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

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Reminder from The Library ( and a hint about Challenge 5)

Memoirs of a Geisha

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 - 'Memoirs of a Geisha ' - which runs till April 21st .
Challenge 5 starts on Sunday April 15th and we'll be heading back to the children's section for a book with a number in the title. 

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Challenge Four - Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha

Quiet Please Crafters! You’re in The Library now.
Challenge four is Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden.

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

Memoirs of a Geisha is a historical novel, published in 1997, telling the story of a fictional geisha working in Kyoto, Japan, before and after World War II.

Here's how The Librarian interpreted this challenge: 


More details on my blog 

Please do check the schedule in the side-bar. Challenge Three (Watership Down)  will remain open for another week and I'll be back on April 14th  with my 'Librarian's Choice' - projects which caught my eye. 

I hope you will join The Library. 



Saturday, 31 March 2018

Librarian's Choice - Challenge Two - The Hobbit


Thank you so much for all the beautiful entries into The Hobbit challenge. When I first decided to start this challenge, I had no idea just how difficult the Librarian's Choice would be.

So once again, I've not chosen  the entries that were 'the best'; I've just highlighted a few that have interpreted the theme in different ways. 


Stephanie showed her familiarity with the book by combining different sentiment sets to recreate The Hobbit's alternative title. 


Claire  played with the title and the cover on this fun card. 


Linby used a great technique to evoke the cover art. 


Finally, how could I omit this amazing 3d hobbit hole, created by Papierelles   son? 

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

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Reminder from The Library (and a hint about challenge 4)

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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 - 'Watership Down' - which runs till April 7th .
Challenge 4 starts on Sunday April 1st and it's a historical novel set in Asia. 


Sunday, 18 March 2018

Challenge Three - Watership Down

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

Challenge three is Watership Down by Richard Adams.
(Well done, Ionabunny for guessing correctly!) 

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

And in case you don't know it, it's about rabbits! 

Here's how The Librarian interpreted this challenge: 



Please do check the schedule in the side-bar. Challenge Two (The Hobbit)  will remain open for another week and I'll be back on March 31st with my 'Librarian's Choice' - projects which caught my eye. 

I hope you will join The Library. 

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Librarian's Choice - Challenge One - Pride and Prejudice

I was blown away by the beautiful, creative entries into The Library's first challenge. It would be impossible for me to judge which entries were the best (or even to pick my favourites - I loved them all) so I won't even try. Instead, I've decided to highlight three entries that captured the spirit of the challenge.

Admire & Love You | by karen @ carefree creations

Karen actually owns some Jane Austen stamps, and she used them to make this wonderful CAS card.

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SmilylinStef made a fabulous recreation of the book cover.

Dotty Jo  made a funny but stylish card, recalling our collective crush on Mr Darcy.

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

I also loved the stunning peacock-themed card ,cards where the peacocks were replaced by parrots or flowers, and those entries that evoked the regency period or romance in general. Thank you to every single crafter who entered.

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