Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The checklist

Just checking my list......................flip flops
sun cream..................
and most important of all.................
...........plenty of reading matter. Yes it's holiday time...hooray. Time to relax in the sunshine and catch up on some reading. My Hb is an avid reader and devours books on an almost daily basis. I have to read so much for work that the only time I get to read fiction is on holiday.
I decided that if we were catching up on our reading then some bookmarks might come in useful. I had a little crafty time in my studio on Sunday and made these. Ignacio has done his magic to add some digital elements to some of my  photos...spot those cute Kewpies he added looking at my bookmarks ;0)

I made a his and her's bookmark using some Nicecrane Designs The Kewpie is from the Kewpie at School collection here and the vintage boys' one is from the Old School days collection available here.I printed them onto Kraft paper and then just added a tiny bit of Sepia and White Primacolor pencil to highlight them. I inked the edges with vintage photograph Distress Ink and added a few of my favourite Cheery Lynn leaf die cuts. The other edges are a MS punch.Cream and black ribbons finished them off.

I made them to fit our books perfectly;
How cute is this image

My Hb loves his vintage image.

and when the books are closed just the ribbon hangs out to mark the page.
I would like to enter my bookmarks ( or if I am only allowed to use one, then I will enter my Kewpie one) into the following challenges;

Crafty ribbons anything goes with ribbon
Crafty little Fairies - my Kewpie bookmark - cute and cuddly
A and T Emerald Fairies - my Kewpie bookmark - magical creatures
Live and Love Crafts photo inspiration I was inspired by seeing the vintage book spines in the bottom of the photo collage, I think my vintage themed bookmarks would be at home in those books!
Victorine Stamps Vintage
Artistic Inspiration anything but a card
Lexi's Creations  anything but a card
Make it Monday Linky party #157
Crafty Sentiments anything goes

I would also like to give a shout out here that the generous Ribbon Girls have a fab Christmas giveaway at the moment, pop over here to join the fun.

One item that is of course at the top of my packing list is my camera. This is where we are going..yes most of you do know where ;0)
Finding the sun again
Watching it set at night whilst enjoying
an ice cold Mythos.......sheer bliss. Take care everyone and I will be back soon with some photos.Can I give a warm, sunny Jane's Journal welcome to my most recent followers and a virtual hug to all my long term ones. Thanks also to everyone for taking the time to leave your comments, I love reading every single one. Also I know that a lot of you read "silently" or don't have an easy means or even the time to leave comments; you are all most welcome here at my blog.

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Lucky you, Jane! It would be nice to have a bit of late summer sunshine and warmth - there is a definite Autumn chill to the air and though we have had pleasant weather, being much further North and West than you, we haven't had the wonderful temperatures that you have been having! :(
    Love your little bookmarks and I think those Kewpie images suit the sepia colouring so well! Enjoy your holiday and I hope you get plenty of relaxing time to finish your books - the most I get to read at the moment is Mental Maths for 9-10 year olds!
    Busy trying to get ahead with DT and workshop cards - can't believe we're planning to do the dreaded Christmas cards, but it was a scary thought last night when hubby said it was 15 weeks to Xmas! Where has this year gone?! Look forward to seeing your enviously beautiful holiday pics...have a great time! Hugs, Lisa x

  2. Have fun and relax Jane, I think I know where and recognise the location, September is perfec time of year there.

    Love he bookmarks, Ignacio does do a great job enhancing our photos, which I could et my Photoshop Elements to do the same tricks.

    B x

  3. Enjoyed seeing your projects and photos!

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  4. Hi Jane---Bon voyage!!!
    I just saw your shop announcement.lovely new bookmarks---Have fun in the sun and some relaxing reading time.
    Luckily, it's been warm this week. I'm not ready for autumn, just yet.

    Anne xx

  5. Lucky you Jane. Hope you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy all those books. Love the bookmarks, they're both fab.
    Caz x

  6. Lucky you Jane. Love, love the images you have used and the bookmarks you have made. Ideal embellishing so the book can close.
    Thanks for joining us at LLC.
    Hugs Tracy x

  7. I love the bookmarks Jane, now you need to get some of those into your shop, I think they would fly off the shelves!
    Have a fantastic holiday my dear, enjoy that sunshine and your books! :) I'm counting the days myself! ;)
    Bon voyage & 'see' you soon,
    V xxx

  8. Have a great time on holiday....the very best time to go to the Mediterranean! Lovely sunny weather without the suffocating August sun.

    Impressive bookmarkers..... very much like the old colours :-)

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  9. your bookmarks are so awesome!

    and the beautiful pics make me want to fly away to the beach!!!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  10. hi to you your book marks a wonderful and it looks lovely were you are going happy crafting to you thanks for joining lexis creations this week
    Rachel DT

  11. gorgeous bookmark
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  12. What a fabulous bookmark. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

    Susan x

  13. smiling hope you have a great holiday and love your little creation too
    Hugs Kate xx

  14. Lovely bookmarks, have a fabulous time, thank you for joining in the challenge at Crafty Ribbons, Kate x

  15. Such beautiful bookmarks Jane. I love those cute image and fabulous designs.
    Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge this week
    I hope you have a wonderful holiday.
    Sue xx

  16. I'm so jealous! Have a wonderful trip! I recommend "Gone Girl". It's very hard to put down once you get into it!

    Jane T

  17. Dear Jane, I think I'm almost as excited for your trip as you are.. I love the photos you bring back! Have a great time and don't miss us too much. :-) ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  18. Happy Holidays, Jane! You have all you need for the best holidays! It's so nice to think that you are very close here next week! x Teje

  19. Beautiful tags Jane. Have a fabulous time on your hols and enjoy the break.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  20. Gorgeous bookmark and fabulous image. Visiting from MIM.Loz

  21. Wishing you a wonderful relaxing holiday, Jane! And enjoy your reading with those lovely book marks! Look forward to seeing your pictures when you get home....have fun!
    Helen x

  22. A gorgeous creation, love the image you have used. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Little Fairies this week, hope to see you next time. Good Luck! Hugs Christine x

  23. Wow what gorgeous Tags. Great design and love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

  24. Happiest Holidays, dear Jane,

    I think you're on your way or even at that heaven-on-Earth already, so please raise your glass for us staying behind! I wish you the most wonderful and relaxing time, and lovely reading moments with those beautiful bookmarks... Bliss!

    We'll talk again when you're back!


  25. Nothing tops a September vacation!
    So happy for you and hubby Jane and I can't wait to see more of your lovely pictures...

    Adorable bookmarks, thanks for sharing them with us ;)

  26. Have a great time on your vacation. Looks like a wonderful place to be and seems like you are all ready with all of the necessities.

    Love your bookmarks!


  27. You are going to have an awesome holiday! Those bookmarks are darling - what a pretty design and those kewpies are adorable! Have a fabulous time...

  28. Love the adorable images you used on your bookmarks Jane. Hope you are soaking up the gorgeous sun on your holiday. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.


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