Saturday, 14 May 2011

A Day without Blogger....

Good morning you all! It seems to be a fine and bright day here, with lots of sunshine, birdsong, and no pneumatic drills. The road repairs seem to be finished. I had a good night's sleep, for which I am very thankful, I must have slept as soon as I put the light out, and I feel better for it. I do love painting, but I need to sleep sometimes!
It was a strange day yesterday without Blogger. It shows how many things we just take for granted as being there, and how hard it is when they disappear. I just lost the comments from Thurday's post, so the losses were not too bad!
I felt rather at a loss what to do without visiting blogs....I just needed something else to do, so I actually cleared away several of the *heaps* that have been accumulating over the past weeks. I found a lot of things that I have been missing, and can once again see the surface of my working table.
And I worked on 2 mini books, which I need for swaps. Here are some sneak-peeks of the one that is finished, can't show more, as I want it to be a surprise:

The rest will be revealed when it has reached its destination in England!
And I nearly forgot my *Creavil* challenge card. They want to see butterflies. Here they are:
The butterflies have been stamped with perfect pearls medium and embossed with perfect pearls in gold. The stamps are from Crafty Individuals, the black paper is *black magic* from LaBlanche. The 3-d butterflies have been printed onto acrylic, cut out and mounted onto the easel card.


So, here's wishing you a lovely weekend, take care, thanks for visiting, and especially for all those who left kind comments to cheer me up; it really did me good to see that so many people care!

21 comments:

  1. This looks gorgeous Valerie. Glad to hear you had a good sleep and I agree yesterday was odd - it made me feel a bit cut off if you know what I mean!
    I've just got one of my 2 missing posts back and I see your Under The Sea has come back too so there's hope yet.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Fliss xx

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  2. Looks fabulous Valerie, grandiose gold! xx

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  3. This little book looks gorgeous, Val, I am sure your swap partner will love it! Hugs, Barb

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  4. Hi
    Oh the richness of this cover. Absolutely gorgeousness!
    Have a great Saturday.
    Off for a visit around my favourite blogs :)
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. Wonderful mini books Valerie.
    I too was lost without blogger..sigh.
    Hugs xx

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  6. Oh so lovely and I am sure who ever is going to receive them will adore your creations

    Love Dawn xx

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  7. Mornin Valerie! Glad you had a good night. I know what you mean about blogger, are we addicted?

    Your little book is G O R G E O U S. The outside texture is so amazing and the inside pages look beautiful. Lucky person in England :) Have a great weekend.

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  8. This is lovely Valerie, who ever receives it will love it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. Hi Val, lovely work as always. Off out with the kids now, have a nice weekend, Sarah

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  10. Someone is going to be thrilled when they receive this gorgeous book. Yvonne x

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  11. Your books and cards are magical! LOVE THEM!

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  12. Your mini book is amazing!! Love the textures on it! Love the butterfly card!!

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  13. Fabulous creations! Loved seeing your smush, splodge post today. I know what you meant about it just being good for you. Hope you have a great day.

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  14. Looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing at the creavil-Challenge.

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  15. Lovely book and card Val, you know I love butterflies! So pretty! Hugs, T

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  16. love the mini book - anytime you want to swap a mini-book with me, I'm game!

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  17. This is gorgeous and I love the different texture and elements!

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  18. Oh wow, Valerie, how gorgeous! Simply breathtaking, my friend!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  19. Dear Valerie,
    The gold journal is amazing , cant wait to see more! Love the butterfly card to. Thanks for yr kind words today on my Pink Saturday trees.
    take care, gerri
    ps. glad u had a goodnight sleep!

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  20. Wow, what gorgeous projects! I can't wait to see the rest of that mini book - it looks *amazing*!! And I love the way you have the butterfly on the card looking like he's about to fly right away. So cool! (And yes, I am happy and *relieved* that blogger is back, LOL!)

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  21. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I wish I lived near you pneumatic drill or not, then I would come over ever day for inspiration and lessons.

    Marie

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