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Saturday, 18 September 2010

Cliches

is what this post is full of. Ones like "dog with a bone" and "more money than sense" in particular!
After I posted my pumpkin bookmarkers Effie comented that they didn't suit her Mills and Boon books (which apparently she doesn't actually have!) so I sort of challenged her to make one that would suit them!
See the result here!
Now not one to be left out  (dog with bone comes in here)I headed to town this morning and trawled through the charity shops for a M&B but could not find one anywhere. Next I tried The Works.....no M&B but I did find a fab book with a very cheesy cover that will make an appearance as a journal page sometime soon! Getting fed up now I headed to Smiths where in frustration I bought a FULL PRICE M&B (more money than sense)!!
This is the book I bought

And this is what it became


I used just the words from the story synopsis inside the cover and added Vampire Bills (from True Blood) head from my copy of Rolling Stone mag (the one with the blood spattered naked men on the cover).
Funny how words can be twisted to mean whatever you want!!!

13 comments:

Helen said...

Oh, how funny! Love that you had to buy a full price book to cut up. I've nearly specially bought a dictionary to use the pages from - only reason I didn't is the paper wasn't crinkly enough. You know, that nice ruffly sound some books make!!
Anyhow, I love your finished piece here.

Carol Q said...

ha - love your sense of humour Sue. funnily enough Pen and I were talking about that fab pic from Rolling Stone last night and mentally droooooooling over it. you always need to have the correct tolls for your trade - even if it means buyinga full price Mills and Boon! great book mark.

Nigel said...

Love the way it turned out, have you finished reading the contects yet ;)

Sarah A said...

Great story behind the bookmark, didn't know Mills and Boon still made books lol!

Enjoy reading the "story" before you chop it up ;-)

Sarah

Netty said...

Terrific fun. x

Wendy said...

mad as a box of frogs!!! lol xxxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

LOL LOL Dog With A Bone, now where have I heard that before. I can just imagine you trawling the shops and just like me you purchased the full price one, cause once you have something in your head that's it. Just like me. Love what your created, you love a challenge and you fulfilled it. See you soon mate, Tracy xx

Lavender Rose said...

Very clever, very funny and very you (vampire). I still like the skull bookmark the best, it's brilliant.

BluDragon said...

Awesome!!!

Sarah Anderson said...

I can't believe you bought a brand new Mills and Boon book! Yep, definitely mad as a big box of frogs ;)

Sid said...

Fab transformation !!

judith@poppy cottage said...

So funny! Mad mad mad, both of you! It made me laugh though, great fun, Judith xx

Effie said...

Fantastic stuff......***chuckles away to self****