Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Been AWOL!

Hi everybody, sorry I missed blogging yesterday, but I was rather tired out after B's party on Monday. The party was good - nice food and guests, bubbly to drink, and a good time was had by all! Afterwards I went back to Inge's to stay there for the night, as I don't like driving at night. We sat for ages solving the problems of the world - perhaps with the exception of our own - before going to bed. Then I read for an hour or so before putting out the light, and it was 11 a.m. before we got up yesterday morning. I am usually up by 8a.m. at the very latest, so this made a nice change. Then we sat for nearly 2 hours over breakfast before I drove home. On the was home I went to pick up a letter from the customs and excise office again, I think they are still hoping to find letters stuffed with contraband. After waiting nearly an hour, it was my turn, and I got a pretty altered notebook from Tee. It is really lovely, but see for yourselves. The pictures show the front, back, and the inside pockets with beautiful tags.





Thanks a lot Tee, this is another little gem for me to treasure!

And I made a tag for Rebecca'a challenge at Blog Challenge Garden. This time she wants to see a heart as the focal point on the tag. I have made a double tag, printed the backgrounds with my love script stamp (LaBlanche), and added a rose scrap heart and then a silvery padded heart. The ribbon at the top is also hearty!


And I wanted to share the second all white canvas I made. I think I like this one best, but now I have done enough white on white for the time being:




So, that was enough for today. I'll be back tomorrow with my September journal pages, which I am enjoying painting.

Have a great day, take care and thanks a lot for visiting!



30 comments:

  1. 'Love' your heart tag and your white canvas and the altered notebook is lovely. Happy to hear you've had a nice couple of days partying and gallivanting! Have a lovely day. Suze xx

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  2. Hi Val, nice you went out for a change! Good for you! Love the white canvas and the pretty book you got from your friend! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Love the notebook :). What a gorgeous tag Valerie - beautiful "hearty" ribbon too.
    Pleased you had a good time at the party too.
    Hugs xx

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  4. Your tag is very striking and the white on white is classy. A lovely gift from your friend too. x

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  5. Love your 'double' tag .. it's the red! Can't help it, I would do anything for 'red'. Your white on white is stunning too ... however, I know what you mean. We need colour and enough is enough. So glad you had FUN .. such a good thing to do. Take care and be happy in your arty kitchen today. hugs, Donna OH! Forgot the notebook. I think it is absolutely GORGEOUS. Lucky Duck!

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  6. Gorgeous tag and canvas Valerie, love all the textures on both creations.
    Glad to hear you had a good time partying too.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs, Fliss xx
    PS:Lovely notebook to receive too and it looks like customs like seeing you with all those visits lol

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  7. Glad you had a fun day yesterday :)

    Your heart tag is stunning, even down to the heart ribbon! Love the texture of your white on white, Valerie!

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  8. Hi Valerie. Glad to hear you have had a fun time partying. What a treat to receive the beautiful altered book. Lovely white on white project and your tag is gorgeous.
    Regards Florence x

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  9. Thanks for continuing to visit and comment - it's good to know someone out there sees what I'm doing! :) Love your tags, as always, even though I'm not as regular about commenting as you! Thanks again.

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  10. these tags would be great for Valentine's Day. I particularly like your 'white on whites'.

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  11. o wheee...the all white textured canvas is wonderful!!!

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  12. Oh, love the white canvas...so pretty! Sounds like you had a great day yesterday! Happy Creating! POP ART MINIS

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  13. What a wonderful gift! Your tag and canvas are great!

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  14. Struggling to pick a favourite, I do love the white canvas but they are all so wonderful.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. How adorable!! I love your gift from Tee--She is so incredibly sweet!! and I adore those backgrounds...they are completely dreamy.
    XO
    Cindy

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  16. Wow Val, I love all the beauties you have to share today! Especially that gorgeous white on white paper!

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  17. But you've still been so busy! I love what you have here - such beautiful cards and tags (love the kitty ;) and I absolutely adore the white-on-white canvas - it is so elegant. Continued fun painting, xoxo

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  18. pleased you enjoyed the party and very wise not to drive at night, especially if you had had a drink...

    love both the notebook from your friend and your tag, they're both fab, well done...

    maria xx

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  19. Beautiful tag and a beautiful canvas! And what a wonderful treat you got in the mail - well worth the wait, I'm sure. Sounds like you had a wonderful time visiting, too - such times are priceless.

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  20. Wonderful pieces Valerie! you are so creative! The white canvas is amazing! so simple and full of textures! thank you for following my trip :)
    xoxo

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  21. Lovely altered notebook! Charming tag and canvas, too!!

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  22. Been catching up on all the posts I missed, fantastic pieces everyone of them. The white canvas work is stunning.
    Yvonne x

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  23. Thanks for sharing...
    I am loving the altered notebook, what a treat to receive!
    Your canvas, turned out fantastic, great job :]

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  24. What a sweet little book from Tee! And I love your tags. I'm with you-that white one is divine! Great textures. You are so amazing blogging and creating every day! Go Val go!xo

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  25. I love the yellow with the brown on the cover. Very pretty!

    Your white on white is elegant and beautiful. Very clean and crisp. Great job!

    -Nora

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  26. Love your artwork today Val and especially the white on white canvas. Glad you enjoyed the party and your day away, hope it recharged your batteries. xx

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  27. Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your friends. As for your gifts they are beautiful lucky lady. Fab white canvases so much texture and detail on them

    Marie

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  28. These are stunning pieces. The double-tag is adorable and the white canvas absolutely awesome.

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  29. Your Have a Heart tag is great but I really loe your white canvase piece, it's gorgeous. I'm a new follower. Linda

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