Sunday, 29 March 2020

Challenge 56 - Egg Drop

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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

Our book this time is Egg Drop, by award-winning author and illustrator, Mini Grey. Published in 2002, this is the story of an egg that wanted to fly. 


More details on my blog.

 This challenge will close on 18th April . 

 Challenge 55 - How to Embroider Almost anything - will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Librarian's Choice - Ballet Shoes

All of the entrants to the Ballet Shoes challenge put on a great performance, but here are a few I've chosen to star in the Library display. 

D.J's ballerina is a real prima donna:

Sue Botham's dancer is pretty and fun:
Another card for the Library Challenge based on the book 'Ballet Shoes', using another image from the Dovecraft Whizz Kids decoupage pad.

Layered patterns and shapes make Sue's  dancer shine: 

I hope you'll copy the badge (above) and display it on your blogs.
One of my favourite children's books, I read it again and again.
The current challenge, How to Embroider Almost Anything  is still open for another week but come back tomorrow for an eggstraordinary challenge. 

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Reminder from The Library - How to Embroider Almost Anything


How to Embroider Almost Everything


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 - How to Embroider Almost Anything - which runs till 4th April. 

Remember, you can be inspired by :
The cover
or
The title
or
The story
Glenda, our Visiting Librarian, has made another card to inspire you:

More details on Glenda's blog (My Paper Cat). 

You can enter the challenge here.


Sunday, 15 March 2020

Challenge 55 - How to Embroider Almost Anything

How to Embroider Almost Everything

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 Glenda (My Paper Cat). Glenda frequently enters her beautiful stitched cards into the challenge, so in her honour, I've chosen an embroidery book: How to Embroider Almost Everything by Wendi Gratz.  Your entry could  be stitched but it doesn't have to be... look at all those motifs on the cover, which you could use to inspire you....




Glenda (My Paper Cat
More Details on her blog. 

Marina 
More details on her blog. 
This challenge will close on 4th April . 

 Challenge 54 - Ballet Shoes - will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.


Saturday, 14 March 2020

Librarian's Choice - Elmer

Choosing what to display in The Library must be the hardest job a Librarian has to do!  But here goes:

Theresa's patchwork elephant could be Elmer's stunt double:


The elephant on Indy's card is less colourful, but not less cute: 


What's better than an elephant on a card? Lots of elephants! Here are Heather's:


I hope you'll copy the badge (above) and display it on your blogs.

Elmer By David McKee

The current challenge, Ballet Shoes,  is still open for another week but come back to The Library tomorrow for a new challenge. We'll be in the Crafts section - if you follow my thread.....

Sunday, 1 March 2020

Challenge 54 - Ballet Shoes

One of my favourite children's books, I read it again and again.

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

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

First published in 1936, Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild is the story of three orphans who get free tutition at a stage school, hoping to go on to support their adoptive family by performing on stage. 



More details on my blog

This challenge will close on 21st March. 

 Challenge 53 (Elmer)  will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Librarian's Choice - Goggle's Monster Valentine

Our Visiting Librarian, Michelle (aka I Card Everyone), has now returned to her own bookshelves, but before she left, she asked me to thank you for your fabulous entries and we picked out a few to display in The Library:

Heather's monster is a bit cute and a bit creepy:
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Julie's monster is totally armless:

A touch of glitter makes Deanne's card sparkle :

I hope you'll copy the badge (above) and display it on your blogs.

The current challenge, Elmer  is still open for another week but put on your dancing shoes and come back tomorrow for a challenge that's tutu much fun. 

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Challenge 53- Elmer

Elmer By David McKee
Quiet Please Crafters! You’re in The Library now.

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

We're still in the children's section of the library, with a picture story- book, Elmer (The Patchwork Elephant) by David McKee. Published in 1989, this book gives the message 'It's okay to be different'.



More details on my blog 
This challenge will close on 7th March. 

Challenge 52 (Groggle's Monster Valentine)  will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.


Saturday, 15 February 2020

Librarian's Choice - Romeo and Juliet

So hard to pick just a few of these wonderful creations to display in The Library...but here goes....

Natasa brought our star-crossed lovers into the 21st Century: 


Brenda paired an aged wall with a fresh flower:

Kelly's  big bloom is bursting from her brickwork:
I hope you'll copy the badge (above) and display it on your blogs.

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The current challenge, Groggle's Monster Valentine, is still open for another week and come back tomorrow for a jumbo challenge. 

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Challenge 52- Groggle's Monster Valentine


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 Visitng Librarian, Michelle (aka I Card Everyone) and she's chosen Groggle's Monster Valentine by Diana Murray and Bats Langley.  This is a children's picture book about a little monster who stays up all night making a Valentine's card for his friend. (Remind you of anyone you know?) 

Michelle (I Card Everyone) 
More details on her blog 


Marina 
More details on her blog 

This challenge will close on 22nd February. 

 Challenge 51 - Romeo and Juliet - will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.



Saturday, 1 February 2020

Librarian's Choice - Where the Red Fern Grows


It was wonderful to see all the lovely entries into this challenge, and to read about so much affection for this book! 

Our Visiting Librarian, Deb (aka DJ)  has now returned to her own bookshelves, but before she left, we created a fabulous display for The Library walls.

Scrappyhorses  paid tribute to working dogs with her unusual card:

Lise's wonderful ink-blending and scene-building beautifully echo the cover:
A dog + red fern = the perfect card for the book, from Veanna .

I hope you'll copy the badge (above) and display it on your blogs. 


The current challenge, Romeo and Juliet, is still open for another week and come back tomorrow when a Visiting Librarian will be bringing something lovable. 

Monday, 27 January 2020

Reminder form The Library - Romeo and Juliet

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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 -Romeo and Juliet  - which runs till 8th February. 

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

I made another card, inspired by the roses on the cover and by the quote from Romeo and Juliet - 'a rose by any other name would smell as sweet).

More details on my blog. 
You can enter the challenge here.

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Challenge 51 - Romeo and Juliet

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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

The legendary love story 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare is, of course, more likely to be seen on stage or screen, but the book of the script is well-known to students of English Literature. You could be inspired by the roses on the cover ( to quote: 'a rose by any other name would smell as sweet'), by the love theme or by another quote from the play.... 

Here's what The Librarian made:


More details on my blog 
This challenge will close on 8th February. 

 Challenge 50 (Where the Red Fern Grows)  will remain open for another week.

I hope you'll join The Library.

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Librarian's Choice - Anthology

Thank you for all the fabulous entries into the Anthology (Pick a Previous Book) challenge. The Librarian has selected some to display in The Library. 

Deanne has added great pattern and dimension to her skating elf: 

          Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Kelly made a New Year design, based on this book cover: 

 
 
          https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1MhMOzLCfVbCOyLoZ8xj3Io-KMI9dI2hF

Brenda  spotted an opening for her door design: 

     The Party by Lisa    Hall


I hope you'll copy the badge (above) and display it on your blogs. 

The current challenge,Where the Red Ferns Grow , will remain open for another week. 

Parting is such sweet sorrow but please come back tomorrow for a new challenge or I'll ask:'wherefore art thou?'!