02 October 2011

Think Pink at My Sheri Crafts - Another bookmark

Good evening! 

It's been a looooong day for me and my hubby!  We got up early to look after guests on board the boat and then had the rest of the day off, but stupidly we decided to go to Ikea to get some bits and pieces we need for our new apartment.  You would not believe the crowds that were at Ikea in Athens today!!!  It was almost too difficult to walk around!  We had to abandon our trolley at one point just to get down an aisle to look at something and someone stole it!  

Then my husband went to go outside to measure up the car to find out what would fit in it and he saw the queues at the checkout and people pushing and shoving and fighting and decided we should just make a run for it without buying anything!  So, it was a very disappointing day.  We went to Leroy Merlin after Ikea (which took twice as long as it should as we got lost on the way) and then to Kotsovolos where there was no-one manning the counters so we were not able to be served and had to abandon our purchases there too... Bah humbug I say.  My feet are killing me!  Why would I wear such uncomfortable wedges on a serious shopping day?!  Exhausted and cranky and not much ticked off my list... phooey balooey!

Anyway, on to my project for today... here's one I prepared earlier for my guest design spot at My Sheri Crafts today...  The theme for the challenge this week (challenge #70) at My Sheri Crafts is Think Pink in honour of Breast Cancer awareness month.

Yes, it's another bookmark!  Another one to tick off my Christmas list.  This wee cutie is a favourite of mine from Tiddly Inks.  Her name is Lilli Claire and the title of this image is Make a Wish.   Isn't she sweet?!  I have tried to colour her mostly with pinks (see copic details below) and I have added a shiny glimmer gloss to her wings (can't remember the name of the stuff).  The seam binding is from The Ribbon Girl, and I am not sure what brand the paper is.  I have added a button from Blooming Felt and a charm from Da Wanda.   I cut the circle with my Slice Elite and inked the edges with Distress Ink in Walnut.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity #39: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #102: Things with Wings
Sew Many Cards: Anything Goes

Here are the copics I used:

Happy Saturday!

Arabella Chickie in Glyfada, Greece


Larissa said...

A gorgeous bookmark Arabella. Your colouring is always so pretty!
What a bad luck you had on your shopping trip.


Michele Spera said...

Lovely job!Thank you so much for joining us at C4E
michele S

RiNNE said...

Oh, that does sound like a horrendous day!!!! I'm so sorry. We went to Ikea last Saturday and it was terrible too. Love your card - that image is so very cute and nicely colored!!!! I might have to get her!

ChickieChirps said...

Oh chica. What a frustrating outing for you both. In all three places!!! I feel for you. Perhaps we should go back to the old faithful airport location - it's always bearable and there is that lovely factory outlet too...

Anonymous said...

Love the bookmark :)

Lousy shopping experience though! I so empathise. Ikea is no better here. Busy each and every day of the week. One might think that the other furniture suppliers that are crying 'poor' would take a leaf out of their book... we all want furniture we can use and then 'loose' when we outgrow it. And we don't want to pay a fortune for that privilege either.

Better luck next time (and those Crocs might be a better choice of footwear mind).



carol said...

Hi..great bookmark, so pretty,thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous bookmark! Love the colors ♥

Tracey said...

Fabulous bookmark Arabella, I love that bookmark & your colouring is amazing :)

Anita said...

Arabella, this is the cutest bookmark! Love that sweet image and your coloring is beautiful. Lovely papers too.

pinky said...

Beautiful work Arabella. Thanks for joining us at c4E this week.

Alice said...

super sweet! love the yummy colors you used and your fab coloring! wonderful project!

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful bookmark!! Love the gret coloring and the image is adorable! TFS!
Sherrie K