Saturday, January 14, 2012

Flower Bookmark

My friend Vicki Fraser and I made bookmarks together at her place and we each had our own style. We both started with the same colour base card. I riffled through her stash and found a Kaisercraft designer paper pad she used ages ago on a card, which I absolutely adored and couldn’t wait to get started. I used Vicki’s Tattered Florals Flower Die and her Martha Stewart punch and found some really thin string to finish off with a small not too overpowering bow! I really need a bookmark for myself,… every time I make one it ends up as a gift!Frilly Flowers January 2012 015 Frilly Flowers January 2012 018

Here is the back of the bookmark , you just slide the corner into the page you are reading.

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Challenges I’m entering this bookmark into:

  1. Anything Goes
  2. Spots and Stripes
  3. Spots and Stripes
  4. Clean and Simple
  5. Spots/& or Stripes

I decided to grab a book from the bookshelf to photograph my bookmark and decided to show you a Australian House and Garden  magazine. My husband Mark Munro used to custom build furniture, kitchens, shop fittings and shutters. Here is some of Mark’s work, our business used to be called Munro Originals . Mark built the table, chairs and in the Bedrooms you can just see the shutters. The owner of this house is an artist.

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After working for the client he was inspired to paint this for our Lounge Room and it was not long after we had visited Santa Fe,New Mexico,USA and it’s a wonderful reminder of our pre children holiday!!! We spent our time in Santa Fe exploring all the Interior Decorators and Custom Furniture manufacturers in the area and they were happy to show us everything they did which was fantastic. We stayed at La Fonda which was an amazing experience. I love Adobe style housing.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day

Trish Munro


Linda said...

Wow trish the bookmark is awesome i thought it was a CARD!!!!Wonderful design !!!! Your husband's painting is also amazing!!!! Wow talent runs in the family for sure!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous bookmark, really pretty and just a nice thing to have for your pages.

Sounds like you had an amazing time and your husbands painting is fantastic!

Hugs, Lori m

Jennifer said...

You are most definitely a talented couple!!! I love your bookmark! What a fabulous way to keep your page!

Beebeebabs said...

Love your bookmark thanks for sharing!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is super sweet!

CardArTart said...

I learn something new about you with every post you do! lol Looks great, love the layout in Australian House & Garden - famous boy your hubby :)

Jess said...

Hey I have that paper pad too - love the Utopia collection! ;)

This is a lovely project, and it's always nice to keep the things we make for ourselves isn't it?

Thanks so much for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week! :)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Trish love your book mark, that flower is just fabulous.
And hubbys painting looks gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is just as cute as can be! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

June Houck said...

Stunning colors and fab flowers, Trish. This is a beautiful bookmark :)

Craftyanny said...

A smashing bookmark Trish, very pretty
Thanks for playing along with TPC this week and good luck
Anne x

Anonymous said...

One of the prettiest bookmarks I've seen!
Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous! What a great design! Love the papers and fancy borders - it's a really beautiful bookmark!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!!
Hugs Sue xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Trish the bookmark is looking so fabulous-- you are so lucky to be able to craft with a crafty friend and its an added bonus when its someone as talented as Vicki!


Mandy said...

Gorgeous bookmark Trish, so pretty, and hubby's painting is fab :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our spots &/or stripes challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful bookmark Trish...And Hubby's furniture and painting are all gorgeous....
Mandy x

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

A simply gorgeous bookmark, I always love these!
TFS with us this week :)

Patti J said...

Love your bookmark! Beautifully done, and OH MY...what a talented man you have! Thanks for sharing...

DesignerDiva said...

Many thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week with our Spots and Stripes and good luck with the challenge. I'm sorry I'm not too well and this comment has been copied and pasted, but I wanted to make sure I visited every blog that entered.
I some blogaversary candies on offer on my blog if your interested.
Hugs Laurie x

Pami said...

This is amazing, love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Digi Darla said...

How clever! Love that bookmark idea...thanks so much for sharing! XXX~DIgiDarla

Shelby said...

Gorgeous bookmark!