Tuesday 7 April 2015

A most wanted bookmark

What lovely weather we are having at the moment. I do not want to be back at work, but doing the garden and the allotment instead! However, work is necessary unfortunately - I just need a job where I at least have windows lol.

Anyway, I decided to have a go at making some corner bookmarks. Rather than make one I made a collection using some Kanban toppers I have had for a little while and really love to look at. I think these will make really unusual gifts for people.

As you can see there is a matching set of four. To make these a square 4x4" was cut from white cardstock and marked halfway along three of the sides. The card was scored between the centre mark and the two side marks to make two triangular folds, which were folded to the back of the card. Two squares of 2 3/4" were cut from two different patterned papers, and each of these cut in half along the diagonal. This was used on the front top triangle, and also to cover the flaps on the reverse, and give them strength. This is the part that goes over the book pages. Pink patterned papermania paper was used on the bottom section of the front for all four bookmarks, and different ribbons/patterned paper strips used across these. A panel was die-cut from gold mirror card, and the toppers attached to this, and finally coloured gems were used to finish the bookmarks.

This collection is being entered for the following challenges:
SSW #49  (Turned and cut into shape)!

I also have an audiobook review for you today - I know it has been a while!

A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carre
This is a book about an illegal immigrant – all totally fictional with no basis in real life as far as I know. It looks at the different views of people who meet the immigrant compared to those who have never met him and go purely off his history. The lad is from a not well regarded sub-population in Russia, whose members are often used as scapegoats for many crimes. He was tortured in his own country before escaping with help from one of his father’s friends. He runs to Germany, where he hopes that with his inheritance he can become a doctor.

The Banker who owns the bank in which the inheritance is stored, and the lawyer of the lad are both used by different branches of the secret service from several different branches within the government. For most of the book it would seem that the service branches have the same, or similar, goals but just rub against each other, however there is a cruel twist at the end of the book, which makes it very real to life. You never really find out if any of the claims against the ‘persons of interest’ are substantiated though, which is slightly annoying. This is a reasonable book to listen to, and I think it is easier to listen to than it would be to read.


  1. So pretty, love the gems and the great nature images. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  2. Fabulous bookmarks! I haven't tried making this style yet but would love to! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Anything Goes challenge. Wishing you the best of luck in our prize draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  3. What fun bookmarks! I'm sure that your friends will be so glad to receive these. Thanks for sharing your work with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this week.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  4. oh very clever great bookmarks and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty catz this week with our ATG challenge. please come and play again very soon.

  5. What lovely bookmarks. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  6. Why not make more than one when you've got the flow:) I've never made one of these, but will definitely have a go at it. Thanks for joining us over at Catch the Bug and good luck in the challenge!

  7. These are so pretty, thanks for joining us for our Use a Die Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  8. Lovely bookmarks! Thanks for joining us for the ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps’ Catch the Bug blog this week. I’m holding thumbs that you are one of the lucky winners! Please join us again soon.
    Jen L
    Bugaboo Stamps DT

  9. What a lovely idea :) they came out really well... Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

  10. What a lovely gift!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  11. Very pretty bookmarks with lots of lovely detail.
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at MMM.
    Fliss DT x


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