Thursday 18 June 2015

Favourite Book (inspriation) and Why

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Neva Cole

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So, onto our 56th challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

Wild Orchid Crafts

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Book Inspiration (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:

The earliest book that I fell in love with is Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne.

So both my projects today are
   1) for a child,
   2) contain a quote by the Silly Old Bear himself, and
   3) feature a cute bear.

Hmmm this is a difficult challenge for me because I was not and still am not a great reader of books... however i did enjoy reading books and short stories to the children when I worked in a nursery school and one of the stories I found and enjoyed working on is  The Hungry Mouse
The Story is a short story about a mouse who had a very bad time finding food, so I was inspired to use a House mouse image and this one with the mouse and cheese was just right.


Oh dear!! Since my head always seems to be thinking of crafty stuff, Ive opted to use a book of papers for inspiration. My favourite papers by My Mind's Eye 'Sunshine' in particular and these  I like using as they have a country feel to me but didn't go quite as planned, should of kept clear of making a man card but whats done is done. 


As it happens there are too many and I just couldn't decide for one so I made a book card...a book in literal sense. I love books by nature (I am an librarian you know :P), so there is no extra explanation needed I hope :)))


My card was inspired by the Follyfoot series of books by Monica Dickens.  Why? Because after my family, my  animals are so precious to me and help to keep me sane!! :0)


**coming soon**

The Harry Potter books are my favorites. I've read them several times and also seen the films several times. I love the fantasy, humor and suspense. I think they are very well written and have a good plot. This dragon reminds me of the dragon has hatched Hagrid and named Norbert.

So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite Book Inspiration (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Good luck, and happy crafting.

Hugs from the AYLI girls.


  1. Another fab and different challenge thank you. I love that your chalenges get me thinking rather than anything goes like some challenges. I love books so just got to choose. Great inspiration from the DT too

  2. Thanks Marianne,
    What a lovely comment so pleased you enjoy it too! its a fun place to be we love it here and I love that you love it too! yay!! xx
    Look forward to seeing what you make xx
    hugs me

  3. Ooh what fun! I totally agree with Marianne. Great to have a challenge that gets you thinking 'outside the box'. Amazing DT creations, so inspiring! Hugs, Wends x

  4. Great challenge and fabulous inspiration