Tuesday, 26 April 2011

A bit of this and a bit of that....

Good morning everybody, it's still fine and sunny here, although the weather frogs have said we can expect a change - let's just wait and see! Had a nice, lazy day yesterday, just lazed around, did some light crafting, got all my letters ready to post, and had a pleasant day.

I don't even need to frighten the lady at the post office with them, as I printed out the stanps at home and can pop them into the box in front of our house.
Then I made a card for the *Less is more* challenge, which has to be off centred but have perfect balance. Everything I tried looked wrong, or it was too much, so in the end I settled on this one, which is definately less, but that's about it. It has been stamped with Stazon black using stamps from Artemio and LaBlanche, and coloured with water colours.
And I finished another 2 bookmark dolls, which are already packed in their envelopes and ready to set out on their journey into the world.

This time I used some hand-made Indian paper that I discovered in my bottomless pit AKA Hall closet while searching recently for lino colours.
I enjoyed making them again, it is strange that they are all made from one pattern, but all look different when they are finished.
Today I need to be take my car to get washed, it is covered with a layer of yellow pollen, and looks awful, and tomorrow I have an appointment at the TÜV - the people who do the compulsory car check every 2 years to check if they are still safe and road worthy, so I want to make a good impression. It has been washed a couple of times in the past 2 years, but not toooooooooooo often - don't want it to shrink!
And I made another smile box with some pictures from Kaiserswerth taken at different times of the year, enjoy!

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So, that was it for today. Have a good day, take care and thanks for visiting!


  1. What a wonderful post. Your letters look fabulous! As do the Oriental ladies, you are bert talented
    our challenge card is lovely, super placement
    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM
    Less is More

  2. I think your card is perfect and the colouring is so pretty. Your dolls are gorgeous I love them, as for your smile box such a lovely area you live in looks so peaceful. Right now Iv'e had my morning dose of your gorgeous crafftyness am off to work .



  3. What lovely things!
    Thanks so much for a fabulous submission to our challenge this week.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  4. Letters: gorgeous
    Less is more card: perfection
    Book Marks: want one
    Smile Box: How lovely of you to allow us into your beautiful world. Thank you.
    Rating: A*****
    Hugs from Mexico, Donna

  5. Hi Donna, I think one of those envelopes has your name and addy on it!

  6. what wonderful creations. I am so looking forward to a leisurely making day (still in school hols mode and doing childcare!)


  7. I loved your smilebox, you even had sunrises in your last pics! You have weather frogs, we have very loud weather cockatoos!

  8. More beautiful creations Valerie, love the bumble bees on the LIM card, beautiful smilebox, enjoy driving your sparklingly clean car today! Suze xx

  9. Nearly forgot, congratulations on your latest ginger gem award.xoxo

  10. Wonderfull post and your letters would be a delight to recieve Luv Sue x

  11. Light crafting and a lazy day! I think you've had a very productive day, my friend! Your envelopes look devine, I wonder what's in them, they look full :) I love your book marks and card too, Valerie!

  12. Beautiful mail art and love the card!

  13. More lovely things, Val, and I love the pics of Kaiserswerth, they bring back a lot of happy memories! Hugs, Sarah

  14. Your mail art if just beautiful, and I adore the toile effect. Great work!

  15. I really love your dolls. I love how you used the dahlia fold fans!

  16. Lovely LIM card but also loving your oriental lady bookmarks and mail art


  17. Oh Beautiful Stamping Valerie! I love the idea of printing your own stamps!!
    And your dolls turned out gorgeous too! Hugs Tee

  18. So nice! Love the asian ladies! :-)

  19. Another fabulous selection of great pieces. I think your envelopes are a super idea to send to folk, much nicer to receive than a plain white one.
    Yvonne xx

  20. WOW! Those bookmark dolls are AMAZING! I so so so so sooooo love those! And the packages look incredible! Lots of fantastic stuff today!

  21. Hi Valerie. Thx for stopping by my blog. I love your envelopes and the bookmark dolls are just wonderful. Great work. Hope you are doing well, have a great week.

  22. Beautiful LIM Card Val and I love your dolls.. Chris xx

  23. Sounds like you've had a productive day, Valerie. Your envelopes look gorgeous, they must bring a smile to the face of whoever receives them, even if the post lady doesnt like decorated mail. Your LIM card is just right, looks very well balanced to me! CoB

  24. Oh how totally beautiful!!! And I LOVE those doll book markers--so precious!!!

  25. Val I am sure you wouldnt frighten the post office lady lol. they are lovely and I adore the beautiful bookmark dolls, your talents are endless, love what you do my friend
    hugs June xxx

  26. Love the dolls and your "Less is More" card, but those envelopes are totally amazing! At Halloween, I stamp spiders on my envelopes! Sure do like those envelopes! All are just beautiful! Enjoy your weather!

  27. You are one busy lady! Lovin' your dolls and the envelopes are very cool!


  28. Just loved those stamped blue envelopes. If I were a post woman, I would love to look at these all day.LOL. take care, gerri

  29. Beautiful card! Love your oriental bookmarks!

  30. Wow, what awesome envelopes! Love the bookmarks too, but wow on those envelopes!


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