22 February, 2017


I can hardly believe I've shown (almost) nothing in an entire month and I don't really have a proper excuse for it. I still do create, but I guess I just don't manage to picture everything I do and to wrap it into a post on a regular basis. 
On the one side that's because the light is rarely ideal to take photos and when it is, I prefer to go outside to catch some sunshine. On the other side, I've been away for a big part of February, which again means no proper time and/or supplies to get crafty, plus catching up on housework and exams when I'm home.
Anyway, here's a pair of bookmarks I've done a while ago:
To use up a couple of white cardboard stripes, I've decided to decorate them with simple geometric stitching patterns. Looking through my stash however, I could only find one pattern that would fit on the rather narrow space. As I didn't want to make two identical bookmarks, I tried to at least create a different effect by doing each with a different colour of stitching yarn. And since it's quite a small pattern, I used up some bright coloured yarn that doesn't seem to fit in most of my other projects.
In the end, I covered the background with a colourful firework/party themed embossed paper in blue and pink that makes the bookmarks a perfect match to a book gift, or a fun little giveaway "just because". 
A little contribution to the February gallery of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

- a bit more time to craft: ATG
- 613 avenue create: ATG
- allsorts challengeblog: ATG
- alphabet challengeblog: Y for You choose
- city crafter challengeblog: a few stitches
- crafting with an attitude: ATG
- crafty cardmakers: add some  texture
- creative moments: ATG
- double D: zigzag
- friendship challenge: party/birthday
- inspiration destination: ATG
- love to craft: ATG
- modsquad: geometric
- tuesday throwdown: favourite embellishment (stitching)
- through the craftroom door: ATG


  1. These are gorgeous bookmarks with such lovely geometric elements! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host

  2. These are so pretty - love the stitching.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  3. This is such a lovely card for our challenge! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

  4. These are gorgeous bookmarks. Love the colours

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers


  5. Beautiful! Love the details and colors. Awesome! Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.

  6. Wow! These are stunning! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  7. Beautiful bookmarks! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT

  8. These are divine, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  9. So pretty and skillful! I am glad to have found you through City Crafter Challenge Blog.

  10. Such beautiful bookmarks, your work is so so pretty. Love it

  11. Such stunning bookmarks and I love the bright colours right up my street. So glad you took time out to join in the fun at CCCB with these beauties.


  12. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts with this lovely creation!

  13. Beautiful card, gorgeous texture. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

  14. Oh, these are very pretty! I absolutely love the stitching pattern and the colors. They make perfect bookmarks -- flat and with nothing hanging off the ends to catch and get pulled from the book. Very functional. Thanks so much for sharing in our Double D challenge!

  15. These are really something special! I know I would love to use something so ornate for a book mark!

  16. These are gorgeous bookmarks. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
    Crafty hugs

  17. These are so pretty! Love them! Thanks so much for sharing with us at LTCCB! -Lori DT

  18. Wow! So pretty and perfectly done. Love the bookmarks, so special. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

  19. Gorgeous bookmarks and love the beautiful stitching and colour combinations---Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x