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Saturday, 1 June 2013

When is a boarding card not a boarding card......?

Hello blog friends

The answer to the question above is ......when its a bookmark!!

Its time for another challenge at My Time to Craft

This week's challenge sees the end of a holiday era for me as I get myself a bookmark  to take on me hollies.  I love to read but don't have a lot of time when I'm at home - its the choice between crafting or reading and as this blog shows I'm crafting.  But when I go on holiday I always take a pile of books and I read them everywhere.  If you see someone reading in a queue for a ride at a theme Park - That'll be me - I drive my husband mad because when I'm supposed to be reading the map in the car I'm reading and of course I read all the way there and back.  We've got an almost 12 hour flight to California this year so I've got plenty of time. 

....And that where the boarding card comes in - every year I say the same annoying thing (apparently!) - I go to put my book down when we're on the plane and say to my husband - Have you got something I can use for a bookmark and he gives me my boarding card.  You'll notice I say he gives me it.  He's a total holiday control freak and none of us are responsible enough to keep our own passports or tickets for anything - he hands them out and collects them back each time we need a ticket for anything - the whole family knows what he's like and to be honest we just let him get on with it lol.  When I say the whole family that has also included our parents when they came with us - everyone must conform!! You'll see us going through the turnstiles in the theme parks and he stands at the end and we don't get away until he collects the tickets back in from everyone and tucks them away safely - so that's why I have to get my boarding card back - because he keeps those too - I bet you're dying to come away on holiday with me sometime - 'cos he'll have your tickets too - be sure of it!!

Anyway this year I'm going to have my very own bookmark and not a boarding pass!!

The challenge this week at MTTC is 

Make a bookmark

Mine is totally a holiday bookmark

The only thing about a bookmark is it needs to be flat - and I don't suppose stick on gems would work - the'd probably end up stuck to the pages!  I've been promising myself the nautical die cuts from Mariannes for ages because I love all things nautical - being a seaside girl.  But I haven't got round to it so had to make do with stamps instead.  I think because I really wanted to put die cuts on I wasn't totally happy with this (spoilt brat that I am) but if you haven't got it you can't use it and it is on the lines of what I wanted and its practical - I think if you're going to make a bookmark you have to be able to use it lol.

Here's what I did...

All Stamps - Papermania Ahoy there set 
Paper is from Craftwork cards - quite old - sorry can't remember the name of it
Twine is also Papermania
The rest is just good old card

The best thing is I know my husband will be annoyed that I don't ask for my boarding card back - it might just spoil his holiday - ROTFL!!!!

Hopefully I'll be back to post before I go - have a great weekend everyone

Challenges I'm entering with this card 

Crazy 4 challenges -summer inspiration 
Basic grey -Fun in the sun
Eureka stamps - the great outdoors
Love to create - read all about it 
The shabby tearoom - colour inspiration - aqua/yellow/white


Judith xx


Lisa Jane said...

your hubbie sounds like my dad lol.. made me chuckle . LOve the nautical theme and colours .. have a fab holiday
Lisa x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Lol Judith he sounds like me!! My husband has to tear his passport off me and I have learnt now to not be too possessive but I do get twitchy with the park tickets!! Your bookmark is fab just perfect for a holiday with the lovely sunshine and water colours! Hope you have a fabulous time, Susan x

Wendy said...

Fabulous bookmark Judith...enjoy your hols.
Hugs Wendy xx

Sue B said...

LOL - I'm surprised hubby actually lets you have your boarding pass to use as bookmark…. he sounds a bit like me with tickets!! hee hee… they stay stored away in very safe compartment of my bag…. and nobody is allowed to touch them even after they are shown at checkout… I still hold onto them!!! haha I am worse than your hubby then?
I love your bookmark… it's a lovely cheery design… the stripey paper and waves look fab… and love the cute little boat and anchor… it's perfect for your holidays!! :-))
Hope you have a lovely weekend
and if I don't speak before… have a wonderful holiday hun!
Hugs Sue xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh judith, you did make me chuckle!!!
Your bookmark is fabulous, I love the theme and wonderful colours.
I hope you have a really great holiday and a well deserved chance to relax and enjoy your books.
hugs Sue xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on my card Judith. This bookmark is awesome. Your post about your husband made me smile as I have his twin here. Lol!!!


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Love it hun, great colours & layout!
Would love to see hubbies face when you don't have to ask for your boarding card!!!

Have a great weekend
hugs shell xx

Pat K said...

Oh I so enjoyed your post Judith. Now you have a beautiful book mark to the colours and yes, it's fine without embellies. hugs, pat k x

Debs said...

Love your bookmark Judith and loved your post but I have a confession to make - I thought for just one minute you were talking about me - ooopppss!!
But then that's just how my DH likes it :o)
Have a fabulous holiday hun - enjoy your books.
Debs xx

Ann said...

This is much better than a boarding pass, Judith! Love your bookmark - and your story!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Enjoyable reading of your post .Love the book mark too .Thanks for sharing all on Card Crafter's Circle

Sheila said...

Love this bookmark, fabulous design x

sandra carey said...

Great Bookmark Thanks for playing at L.T.C. this week hope to see you again Sandra DT xx

Pat said...

Great bookmark Judith, love the holiday theme. Enjoy your reading on holiday and don't lose your bookmark.

Pat xx

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mixamatoasties said...

Fab bookmark! And at least you know where the boarding card is if it's in your book... I have managed to lose a boarding card between it being checked at the boarding gate and getting on the plane.... (I did find it again though!!)

Susan xx

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Jacki Randolph said...

Love this!! So cute! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenges

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Mau xx said...

LOL... you do make us laugh Judith :)) Don't ever think of changing things when travelling will you, you can be sure you will lose something the first time you do, its sods
Love the bookmark.
Hugs Mau xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Gorgeous bookmark Judith,
Thanks for joining us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly