Saturday, 25 September 2010

Practical Magic blog hop (film for me, but you can use the book)



Some lovely ladies got togther and decided to host a blog party to celebrate the film and/or book Practical Magic, and they created a blog specifically for the party and invited us all to join in. The blog and all the details can be found HERE, along with the list of all participants. Now I have to admit, I hadn't even realised there was a book, but after reading the initial blog post, I thought I'd check out our area's online library catalogue and see if they had it in large print anywhere (I can no longer read normal size print) And, joy of joys, they did have a large print copy, and it was actually on the shelves in one of the local libraries! I can ask for the books to be sent from wherever they are to my local place for me to pick up, but that can sometimes take a while, so, knowing it was available, I scurried off to the library. But, after searching the shelves myself, I asked one of the librarians for help. She confirmed that according to the system, it should be on the shelves, but also noted that it hadn't been checked out or moved since early 2008. So we both checked everywhere possible, and she also did some rummaging around in their storage spaces, but sadly there was no sign of the book. But, all is not lost, I watched the fim instead, which I have of course seen before but not for a while.
So anyway, enough of my rambling, this is the piece I made inspired by the film. And yes, since the official blog party is on the 25th of September, this post might seem early. Unless you're in Kiribati, in which case it's right on time, as they've just started the 25th as I'm typing :P
And of course, I had to use a few challenges as well, lol, challenges are becoming such a large art of the creative process for me. So, here are some challenges that I'm entering as well. A few of these have Autumn as a theme, so for thoose ones, I'm entering because my project uses autumn colours and falling leaves, plus the film on which it's based is set in October)
Create 4 Fun Challenge 38 - sketch
Theme Thursday - Two things (my women, and two different starry papers, and two hearts)
Meljens Designs - autumn colours
Daisy Doodles - just one embellishment
Paper Playtime - Autumn
Creative Card Crew - Autumn or Fall
Crafty Creations - Falling leaves (all over their dresses)
Irish Teddy - Autumn
Paper Sundaes - Autumn/Fall or Halloween colours
Thanks for looking!

GIVEAWAY!
After the party, (on October 2nd) I'll put all the names of the commenters in a cauldron and see which one bubbles to the top first, and that person will get to choose three free items from my shop. To check out the goods, click the magic badge at the top of my sidebar and it will whisk you straight there. Or click HERE

55 comments:

Janis said...

I loved reading about your adventure to get the book. Sorry you guys couldn't find it. :( I read the book and then was excited to see a movie was being made of it. As most readers, I loved the movie, but always think the book is better with details. Great project! I love the way their hair changes from light to dark for the sisters. Thanks for playing in paper with us this week at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

Teddy said...

Hi Susan,

I like ist and the coulors are typical autumn so thanks to join my challenge ;)

Nice greetings
Iris

Joanne Gilch said...

lovely magical card. Enjoyed your story and am sending thanks for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles.

Brenda Figueroa said...

Beautiful cards....love it

Jo said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Susan! I really do hope you're able to get a hold of the lp version of the novel; it's wonderful! Beautiful & inspiring crafts!

Cheryl said...

oh great post sorry you could not get the book hun but this is one brilliant piece just adore it hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with your beautiful card! Good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Kat the hat lady! said...

Great you joined the party :-)How lovely to go a giveaway :-).

dogsmom said...

What a great interpretation. I am not familiar with "challenges" so this was an exciting post for me.
I too am beginning to appreciate large print books more and more and ordered the other book (Garden Spells) from our library in large print.

Jennifer said...

Wonderful post (I didn't have to work after all..sitting here with my Witches Brew and Party Hopping a bit this morning)

I do hope you find the book. I haven't read the book either but would like to :)

valeriehart said...

Great post Susan! I need to read the book... I am such a fan of the movie! Thanks for stopping by! Happy Practical Magic Party! Just put up my last item on my post... it's a FREE gift for you at the end!

xoxo Valerie
http://valeriehart.com/

Daydreamer :) said...

Wow, you're a busy girl with all those challenges. I really like the piece you made for your post.

Pop Art Minis said...

A most magical post for this special Practical Magic Blog Party! Thanks so much for flying by at Pop Art Minis too! Have a splendidly blessed day!

Birgit said...

Your BELIEVE card is wonderful! :)

-- Birgit

Linda said...

Well done with the book I couldnt find it, Great post Suan, thank you for dropping by Linda:)
http://pyewacketts.blogspot.com/2010/09/practical-magic_25.html

Layla Morgan Wilde said...

Beauty is always a balm for the soul. And thanks for visiting the Boomer and Cat Saturday

Designs by Blanche said...

I do hope they find the book for you - I have not read it either!

Thanks for sharing the little bit of witch in you!

"-Blanche">

Sara said...

Oh I love that believe card. Lovely post. :)

Shayleah said...

Beautiful card....and I love how you incoporated a sheriff's badge in to it for the star! ;) Blessings!

courtneyrevels said...

Very Beautiful!! Love the post! Thanks for popping by!! Now Jumping back on my broom!

jasmoon-butterfly said...

Great piece and lovely giveaway x

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Very powerful card! and your badge is way better than my hurry up badge. Will be checking out your shop - I loved your world without dragons post too!
dana

Whisperings 13 said...

i absolutely love your Believe piece! you have captured the essence of the movie perfectly! and the badge! most excellent!
thanks so much for visiting me~ i love these blog parties - you meet the most wonderful people!
bright blessings! *and fairy lights!!!*
tracey jean

Shaiha said...

What an adventure to find the book. Hopefully you will have it shipped from another library. It has been so long since I read it that I really should pick it up again.

Be sure to check out my blog for a giveaway!

http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/

Brightest Blessings!

Zan Asha said...

Oh dear, what an adventure just to read the book! I just wanted to drop by and say hi, and thank you for visiting my blog party as well! Many blessings!

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Autumn Colors challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

crafty creations said...

beautiful card Susan - shame you didn't manage to get the book but maybe another time

Hugs Hilda

Magaly Guerrero said...

How absolutely beautiful and I LOVE your choices for colors (and the colors of your blog too).

I'm sorry you couldn't find you LP copy ;-(

belindaschneider said...

what a lovely card you made.
sending sparkles

Incipient Wings said...

What a beautiful card you have made...and youre so busy with all those challenges!
you've lovely artwork.
and what a generous give away too.
hope you have a great day!

Jeannette said...

That is a beautiful card love your practical magic post and thanks for visiting me as well.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I'm a bit late getting here but... Thank you for your Practical Magic post.

Gentle hugs,
'Auntie,' who is being "Sweet Aunt Bridget" for the weekend

TMCPhoto said...

That book is one of my favourites; if you are able to track down that copy you should read it for sure!

Mother's Moon's Message said...

love your blog... this party has led me to so many new and wonderful places yours included.... and a giveaway to boot... cant wait to visit your shop.... blessings

Mother's Moon's Message said...

love your blog... this party has led me to so many new and wonderful places yours included.... and a giveaway to boot... cant wait to visit your shop.... blessings

alicaz said...

Wonderful fall colors and interesting image!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Von said...

Great card and love the film :)
Von x

Celia said...

Great story....my library doesn't have it. Thanks for coming by and visiting my party and inviting me to yours.

Rhonda said...

This is a great card!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles. :)

Elysian Field Originals said...

LOVE the Kitty card and verse. Very nice! I too am looking forward to reading the book, I've seen the movie so many times now. Thanks for stopping in and visiting me!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I'd love to be dropped into that bubbling cauldron with all the others...thank you for having a fun giveaway and your art is fantastic. ~ Lynn @thevintagenest

Scrap Vamp said...

Thank you for having me over to your blog party! I had so much fun and love your art piece! It's beautiful! I hope you'll visit me, too!

http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com

Signature Laurel said...

What a great idea!!!

jackiescrafts said...

What a shame you couldn't get the book Susan
Love the card you have made

Hugs Jackie x

Brenda Brown said...

I hope you get to read the book eventually (I haven't), it may well bring another dimension to the story.
Great card as usual.
Luv B xxx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

What a fantastically beautifully powerful card. Love the togethernesss of the girls. the mirror imaging of the colours really works well. Thankyou
xx

Aimee Jeffries said...

Flying through for the Practical Magic Blog Party!Love your cards! ~Blessings~

DonnaMundinger said...

Loved the book AND the movie. sounds like a fab party! Your card is just beautiful, Susan. xxD

Lenora said...

And that made for a fun story! Great giveaway too! we're still flying around checking everybody out! If you haven't already please join us at! Practical Magic - How To Make A Magic Wand http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/09/practical-magic-blogparty-2010.html

Craftdee said...

I've just had a bit of a wander around your blog: I particularly like the sentiment about blogging without obligation, who needs their hobby to be another chore?! I went and had a peek at your shop, gonna have to go and buy some of your papers, love them! Hope my name "practically" appears (as if by "magic") in your cauldron so I can get a stamp too :) Donna

lalkygirl said...

i love your believe piece,it sums up the practical magic feel perfectly,i havent read the book but the film was a fave of mine so i will have to find it again now and watch it again this time with my daughter i think on our next girlie night ,thanks for the memories this post brought back,thanks for the chance to win prize
happy crafting
lalkygirl x

annabelle said...

I luv the card you made . Yes, I requested the book at the library and hopefully it will come when I have some time to read it.At the moment I'm too busy flying all over the planet...hehehe! Lovely post and thank you for your hospitality.
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KarenB said...

Your card is just 'magic' and I loved reading about your adventure to find the book. I hope a copy turns up at the library and they can send it to you :)

storybookforest said...

What creative and awesome work you do. Bling me backwards, lol, I love that one! It's nice to see such creativity. :) Happy (on-going) PM Blog Party!

http://storybookforest.wordpress.com

Susan said...

so sorry they did not have the book for you. have you tried a page magnifier?

I am sure I am way too late for the giveaway.

Peace,
Susan