Wednesday, 15 May 2013


Super fast WOYWW from me - almost didn't join in but, as it's only a couple of weeks until Week 208 and the ATC swop, it didn't seem right not to play as I do hope to take part:
The usual cup of coffee - almost cold, as usual. The makings of a card, those Radley dog buttons still waiting to be played with - and a whole load of panic here. This is why:
Looks pretty innocent I know - but there's 250 bookmarks lurking in there. All are at least printed, chopped to size and the fold scored, 50 or so with the corners already rounded (punch, punch, punch), pretzel bags trimmed down to size for packing before little 'Flip over the page Magnetic Bookmarks' labels are added to seal the bags.

The reason, it's only just over two weeks until my old school reunion and these will be little table favours on the Saturday evening when we have our riot posh dinner/dance.
And this is what they'll look like once the magnets are added. Harrumph though, still smarting here 'cos the weekend is the same one as the WOYWW crop :(

That's me - need to finish the card and then get back to punching off bookmark corners - only 800 corners left to punch, sigh.

To see what everyone else is up to, with a LOT more sense (as well as much smaller mouths when asked what they can come up with for table favours),  hop over to Julia's and then onto see who else linked in :)

Happy WOYWW! Punch, punch. punch :(



CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow lovely that is an incredible make on your part but they do look fab! I hope everyone appreciates your work and the effort involved. Take care Zo xx 75

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. What an undertaking. Wish I lived closer and I could help you with the corner punching! They look fab when finished. Ali x #27

Annie said...

Oh need to learn some new vocab. Now go away and practise....
No, not now, sorry I'm busy, not this time, maybe but I will need help, It's your turn this year.
Homework over? Just wish I lived closer cos I'm sure I could man the punch for you for a couple of hours.
A x # 47

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Yeah . . . me too . . . I could punch some corners for ya!

They look fab though!

Your desk is pretty tidy considering you're in panic mode. I'm impressed.


Sarn #79 ish xxx

Anonymous said...

Lol, you do know how to keep busy don't you? We love our bookmarks, as does my SIL who was thrilled to be offered one of them too. You're smarting? What about me? If only the crop could have been while I was in England, lol!!

Brenda 104

Twiglet said...

What a fab idea for place settings - but a big job for you Di - pity you don't live a bit closer - many hands........x Jo

Hettie said...

You really should learn Girl!It is not like you don't end up doing all the other stuffing and stuff every five minutes! They do look good though and I will punch by thought!

Helen said...

golly, that is some undertaking - but they look fabulous. I know you will have as much fun as we do at the crop... Helen 16

Monique said...

Wow, that's a lot of bookmarks. They look great though. Good luck with your next 800 or so corners =)

ike said...

WoWza - that is a job and a half but they look amazing :-) I do hope you have fun.
Happy WOYWW 206

Ike xx #102

MagsB said...

What a lot of work, but the bookmark looks very elegant! What a lovely memento of your skool reunion, I bet everyone will be just delighted with their bookmark favours!

Happy punching!

love Mags B x

Anonymous said...

Love the bookmarkers. Very special that you made such a special project. Happy Wednesday!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Di,

Loving your magnets! I need to get my supplies out to make some more.

I imagine you'll have a blast at the reunion. I can't picture you and Len not having fun anywhere......

Not participating this week.


SueH said...

What a good idea to put a magnet on the bookmarks. Don’t think I’ve seen that before and it’s so frustrating when your marker falls out of your book and you can’t find the page you were on.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @ #42

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You will be literally punch drunk by the end of all that! Well done for taking on the mammoth task..a job well done :)
Hugs, LLJ 29 xxxx

lisa said...

I'm glad you made it, Di, it's always lovely to see you.
Those bookmark/table favours look great, you have bee busy. I don't think I would have had the patience to make 250!!
Hope the reunion goes well.
Hugs Lisax #136

Ria Gall said...

Hi Di
oh my gosh if I lived nearer I would be round in a flash to give you a hand with all your punching even if it meant leaving my sick bed.
You have a job and a half on your hands but oh wow the finished result is so worth it, well done
Have a great WOYWW today and a fabby week
Ria #21

Darnell J Knauss said...

OMG, my friend, why, why, why? I am prolly missing something obvious, but why do they have to have rounded corners? Really. I'm so concerned for you ending up with severe carpal tunnel, and that's so painful and the worst thing for someone as creative as you.

Okay, off my nagladder. Just take care, hon. They do look fab and I'm sure they'll be a big hit (rounded corners, or no!)!! Okay, okay.

Kathleen said...

Well they say the Devil makes work for idle hands..... unfortunatly he has made work for not so idle hands, if you follow that.
Good Luck, they look brilliant and I hope you get a standing ovation.

Kath x

MaggieC said...

Oh Di, I do not know how you could ever get over what happened to your aunt. That is truly horrific, and so senseless, and no punishment would be enough for that.

On a more cheerful note, I hope you enjoy your school reunion. We had one last year, the second since we all left. A small group of my close friends all get together at each others houses each year, although this year, our meeting was at the funeral, the day after we should have met. We are hoping to meet up again in September, although we are now spread out more than before. xx Maggie #87

sandysewin said...

Wow, how wonderful of you to make all those bookmarks. I hope the recipients treasure them!

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #89

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry to read you are going to miss the crop. I read where you got to meet Brenda, though. I tried to leave here a comment, but it didn't take for some reason.

I know you'll have fun at your reunion, especially after all the hard work that went into those bookmarks. You deserve big applause for doing it, too.

Happy WOYWW from # 6.

scrappymo! said...

I so wish I was closer to help you. I could punch a bunch for you...

They look very posh and formal...I think your school mates will be thrilled to bits!

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, I looked for you on the WOYWW and clearly missed you ... how did that happen??? And I'm exhausted just looking at that box of bookmarks and thinking of all the corner punching you had to do ... I'm assuming, rightly or wrongly, that you've finished by now. I would have helped if I could. Hope you have a great time at the reunion bash ... that way you might just forget you are missing the WOYWW crop. Hugs, Elizabeth x #36

Gay Peplow said...

WOW what great gifts Di, I don't envy you having to make them all though, 250? woah! Good job, I am impressed, Gay x

Mrs A. said...

You sure that wasn't you going punch punch on me hip on Tuesday cos me back wos turned And I couldn't see who wos doing the dastardly deed!!! hugs Mrs A.

moira said...

wasnt going to hint but