Monday, 4 April 2011

Good morning you all. Yesterday the weather turned cooler and rainy again, but it's doing nature good, and the trees have turned green almost over night.
It's so good to see lush green again and flowers everywhere. Perhaps we need winter so we can appreciate how good it is when everything bursts into life again.
Yesterday my friend B came with her little doggy Emily, We had a great day crafting - well, Emily watched - and got really messy with lots of mod-podge and paper and gesso. It's fun working in company, and even more fun with some nice food in between sessions....
I got 2 picture frames and a mirror altered. One of the frames is for a swap I am doing, so I can't show it yet, (Donna, I have to keep you curious!) but this is the other one. I made a little collage to go in it, and kept the theme more or less musical. I am entering this into Try it on Tuesday's altered frame challenge as second entry, if that is allowed. The challenge there is sponsored by *The Craft Barn*















The altered mirror is for a friend whose birthday is on Wednesday, so I'm not showing that today, either.
But I did make 2 cards for the *Less is mMore* - touch of red challenge. The red background to the card with the lady is not part of the card, I just placed it on a red chair!

Well, my weekend was great with so much crafty time, good company and good food, and I hope your weekend was just as good. I know that Jan got a new granddaughter, so here's wishing her and her family, and especially the new earth citizen all the best.
Thanks, too, to all the people who take the time to stop by here, and leave such encouraging comments. Have a great day you all!

26 comments:

  1. Hi Val, thanks for the little parcel, LOVE the contents, I have mailed you! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Your mirrors are fabulous! Such a lovely gift. The 'dottie' background is very versatile isn't it. I have a folder for my cuttlebug, however, the dots are small .. this one is quite dramatic. The tree die is also interesting .. I've been waiting to see it used - and of course if I need a 'heads up' on anything I can usually find it in your crafty kitchen. You and your friend had a lovely day .. always uplifting to 'play well with others." ha ha hugs from Mexico, Donna

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  3. Lovely altered projects Valerie - seems we both had a good Sunday crafting.
    Hugs
    p.s. our weather went the same way yesterday - sun is shining here now though.

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  4. I'm so pleased that you are enjoying our challenges enough to make two cards.... wonderful!
    It would be hard to say which one I prefer!
    DO join us again next time!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  5. Wow you did have a busy day the altered art work is great and love the cards for less is more Luv Sue x

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  6. Fab creations that handmade flower is lush!

    ali x

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  7. Fantastic altered mirror, Valerie! The cards are beautiful too!

    Just wanted to say, I really enjoy seeing your art each day and your writings are so nice to read :)

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  8. These are so beautiful! I love the musical notes on the picture frame and the cards, wow. The rose is amazing. :-)

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  9. Great cards, love that frame, so much going on, looks fab!.

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  10. Your Art work is Fantastic! You was busy creating this weekend!! I am in love with your mirrors! They are Gorgeous to say the least! And your touch of red cards are awesome too,I love the tree with the red rose! So neat! Hugs Tee

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  11. So glad yo see your other work in this post Val as Id have missed it otherwise
    Glad you are enjoying our challenges
    The red really pops on your submissions
    Thanks for your entry
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  12. Love the frame and the collage, and of course, the striking cards. Hugs, Barb

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  13. Lovely frame perfect for the TioT challenge. xx

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  14. Super collage Valerie and both cards are great. Love the image of the first one and the flower of the second. Suze x

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  15. Hi Valerie...it's so nice to see spring taking place after such a long cold snowy winter! Thanks for showing your trees and such turning green. I am happy you had a wonderful crafting day. Your frame is beautiful as are your cards. Thanks for stopping by to visit me. Have a fabulous week! :-)

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  16. Very striking Valerie. Jo x

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  17. Great frame and lovely cards and mirror project. thanks for joining us over at Try it on Tueday and have a lovely day. Angela

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  18. Hi valerie, another very productive day for you, the frame and cards are great, as usual. Glad that you had a good day with B and Emily, it must be fun to craft together. I expect cake was involved somewhere or other, lol. coB

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  19. Your frame is just gorgeous Val, and I am particularly liking your CAS range of cards, the red is just stunning on both cards.

    Thanks for your comments on my blog too, much appreciated!

    Hugs, Carole xxx

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  20. Just love the mirror especially the music paper background! Youve been up to a lot lately and it all is beautiful. Loved yr roast chicken(bird) humor on my blog!take care,gerri

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  21. A lovely lot of projects to look at, all beautifully done as usual. Annette x

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  22. WOW the tree and the rose with the bumpy background.... very interesting... what sentiment goes with it!

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  23. More wonderful and inspiring projects from you here Val. I love everything! It's lovely to see your photos too, wonderful to see so much green and everything looking so lush, after such a long Winter. So pleased you had a great day crafting with your pal too!
    Suzie xxx :)

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  24. Amazing work again Val, Its lovely to see the greenery on the trees one very good sign spring is here.
    Chris xx

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  25. Val, your altered items look great...and I love your cards...especially the one with the lady on it!!

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