Sunday, 19 May 2019

Reminder from The Library - Death on the Nile

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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 -'Death on the Nile'    - which runs till 1st June. 

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

For this card I went all-out ancient Egyptian. More details on my blog. 

You can enter the challenge here.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Challenge 33 - Death on the Nile

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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 Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. Christie was a prolific and highly skilled writer of 'whodunnits', with settings ranging from English villages to glamorous foreign lands.Maybe you'll be inspired by the cover - the sunset, the smartly dressed man (with or without pistol) , the ships railings or the Egyptian theme - or by mystery and puzzles in general. 

Here's what The Librarian came up with: 




More details on my blog. 

This challenge will close on 1st June.

 Challenge 32  (All Creatures Great and Small) will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Librarian's Choice - Chocolat

What amazing creativity was linked up in the gallery in this challenge! Here are a few that caught my eye. 

Scrappy Horses shared this fun and fabulous scrapbook page:


Jo shared her big box of chocolates:

 

Don't accidentally eat Martina's card!: 

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

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The current challenge, All Creatures Great and Small,will remain open for another week, and tomorrow, I'll 'walk like an Egyptian' into The Library and ask 'whodunnit?' (That's a clue to the new challenge.) 

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Reminder from The Library - All Creatures Great and Small


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 -'All Creatures Great and Small'    - which runs till 18th May.

I made another card, this time with a small creature (frog), to give to a 'creature' who's reached a great age! 

You can enter here. 

All Creatures Great and Small: The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet (James Herriot 1) By James Herriot | World of Books

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Challenge 32 - All Creatures Great and Small

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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 we have All Creatures Great and Small  by James Herriot - the memoirs of a Yorkshire country vet.  This is an omnibus of his original books and was a very successful 80s British TV series - so well-remembered that the Yorkshire tourist board use the term 'Herriot Country'. 


Here's what The Librarian came up with: 


More details on my blog. 

This challenge will close on 18th May. 

  Challenge 31 (Chocolat)  will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.



Saturday, 27 April 2019

Librarian's Choice - Mary Poppins

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

Debbie  found she had a neglected Mary Poppins stamp and made this wonderful shaped card:


Vanessa also used a Mary Poppins image, and coloured it beautifully:
Brenda  re-interpreted the cover, substituting Santa for Mary: 

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

The current challenge, Chocolat, will remain open for another week, and I'll be back tomorrow with a new challenge - a book set in Yorkshire,and I've vetted it very carefully before posting it on the blog.(That's a hint. ) 

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Reminder from The Library - Chocolat

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 -'Chocolat'    - which runs till 4th May.

I made another card, this time inspired by the French setting and the Eiffel Tower on the cover.  More details on my blog. 

You can enter here. 
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Sunday, 14 April 2019

Challenge 31 - Chocolat

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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 we have Chocolat by Joanne Harris. The story is about a chocolate shop in a French village so chocolates and France are obvious themes, not to mention all the things on the cover...


Here's what The Librarian came up with: 



More details on my blog. 

This challenge will close on 4th May. 

  Challenge 30  (Mary Poppins)  will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.


Saturday, 13 April 2019

Librarian's Choice - The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse


Thank you for the cute and clever entries into this challenge. Here are two that caught my eye.

A. Rose created a beautifully coloured scene starring the mouse friends:

Kathy's use of colour and shape made this card special:
I hope you will copy the badge (above) to your blogs.

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The current challenge - Mary Poppins - is still open for another week and please come back tomorrow for challenge 31  - a seasonal treat. 

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Another Reminder from The Library - Mary Poppins (And a hint about Challenge 31)

Here's a final reminder to join in with the Mary Poppins challenge  which closes on 20th April.

This card was inspired by the film rather than the book ....but as the film was inspired by the book, that counts! Whereas I don't think there were kites in the original book, one does feature in the sequel (and I read that this scene is in the Mary Poppins Returns film).


More details on my blog. 

You can enter here. 


The next challenge will start on April 14th and the book's name is a seasonal treat. 

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Reminder from The Library - Mary Poppins

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 -'Mary Poppins'    - which runs till 20th April.

I made an ATC, inspired by the book.  More details on my blog. 

You can enter here. 

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Challenge 30 - Mary Poppins


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

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

This time we have Mary Poppins by PL Travers - a children's classic which has been made into a very successful film. 

Here's what The Librarian came up with: 




More details on my blog. 

This challenge will close on 20th April. 

Challenge 29 (The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse ) will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.


Saturday, 30 March 2019

Librarian's Choice - The Party (and a hint about the next challenge)


It was quality over quantity in The Party challenge!  Here's one that I'd like to share:

Rosi's happy card really captures the party spirit:


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

The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse challenge will stay open for another week ( don't miss the Visiting Librarian post here ) and I'll be poppin back tomorrow with a new challenge, featuring one of my favourite childhood books. 

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Visiting Librarian - The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse

Today at The Library we have a visiting librarian - Mimi  of She's Crafty - with a totally different and really wonderful take on the Town Mouse and Country Mouse theme.  To find out how she was inspired, please visit her blog .

This challenge will stay open till 6th April and you can enter here .


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Sunday, 24 March 2019

Reminder from The Library - Town Mouse and Country Mouse

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 Town Mouse and The Country Mouse'    - which runs till 6th April.

I made an extra card, inspired by the title.  More details on my blog. 

You can enter here. 
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Sunday, 17 March 2019

Challenge 29 - The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

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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 we have a very old fable, originally attributed to Aesop, the ancient Greek storyteller. It's been retold many times and in the library we have it as this brightly coloured, children's picture book.

Here's what The Librarian came up with: 



More details on my blog. 

This challenge will close on 6th April. 

Challenge 28   (The Party)  will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.



Saturday, 16 March 2019

Librarian's Choice - Spark Joy

What wonderful, creative entries we had in this challenge! Here are a few that caught my eye:

Cornelia created a cute design inspired by the cover:


Wanda made great use of the colours: 


Linby's  sentiment was the perfect summary of the book's theme:


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

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The current challenge - The Party - is still open for another week and please come back tomorrow for challenge 29, which is a very famouse story (sic!) .