Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Less is More and a Mini Book.

Hi everybody, good morning from very cold and sunny Rhineland. In some parts of Germany there was even snow yesterday, so I'm not complaining, I suppose it could be worse....
Today I want to show you one of the albums I made for a swap. I have 2 on their way just now so I won't say who is getting this one so that it will still be a surprise when it gets there.

The covers have been made from white mountboard, which has been embossed and distressed with TH Victorian velvet. I added a cameo and some velvet leaves from Prima. The pages have been made from Basic Grey Capella, the edges have been distressed with antique linen and Victorian Velvet, and stamped with my fave flourishes and script in Forest Moss. I added layers to the pages with rub-ons, images, flowers etc, and of course lace, beads and ribbons. I left 2 pockets between pages for tags. Need I say I had fun making it?
And yesterday I made a card for *Less is More*. The theme this week has to be *thank you* or *congratulations*. Apart from that, it must, of course be clean and simple. Well, I tried, and here it is.

OK, that was it for today. Have a great day you all, thanks for visiting, and take care!

34 comments:

  1. beautifull what a fantastic supprise to recieve for a swap its sunny here in Derbyshire england but very cold and we have had a frost 2 nights but thankfully no snow poor you Luv Sue x

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  2. OH my gosh, Valerie--Gorgeous, exquisite, beautiful!!! lol ALL of it!! I LOVE your book--WOW!!! And your card is beautiful, indeed!

    XO
    Cindy

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  3. Magical little book isn't it. You've got the touch Miss Valerie. I think it's very special and will be a treasure to the person who receives it. The card is fun .. who made the stamp? My first job in London ... left bank of the Thames ... my view? Sort of that one ... nice to gawk out the window all day and watch the boats go by and enjoy all the workings of the river while falling in love with Big Ben. Hope you are feeling better ... take care and have fun today. hugs from Mexico, Donna

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  4. Donna, the stamp is from Artemio, they have nice sets with vintage city views, London and Paris for example. And their stamps are not too expensive, which make them even better!

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  5. Hi Val, love the book, and love the stamp of our home town, looks like an old illustration. Hugs, Sarah

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  6. Val I think your blog is just amazing, the design and everything about it is such an inspiration and a pleasure to browse through. It's a pleasure to be one of your followers now.

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  7. Fabulous congratulations card! Your book yet another treasure love it.

    Snow in May! Flippin' heck what next? XOXO Zoe

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  8. Beautiful book and your card is fantastically classy
    Love Posh x

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  9. Good morning Valerie. Your book is perfect especially like the cover the colur and the embossing is amazing , each page a delight to behol. Fantastic card for LIM the stamps are gorgeous.

    Have a lovely day and see you tomorrow

    Marie

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  10. I love that mini book Val - truly beautiful. And a great card too.
    Hugs xx

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  11. Just scrolled through your blog--such beautiful work! This latest album is stunning, as are the rest of them. I know one of those envelopes is addressed to me--because I got it! Thanks so much!

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  12. Another G O R G E O U S mini album, lucky recipent!

    The card is also very beautiful, Valerie!

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  13. What a great album! Love your card...very pretty!

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  14. Such a pretty book Valerie, love the floral theme running through it. What fab stamps you've used for the card, super! xx

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  15. I totally love that mini book and the card is so fantastic!!!

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  16. GORGEOUS book project and loving your Congratulations card too

    Kathy

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  17. Hi
    Snow in May - the world has gone crazy because in Scotland the sun keeps shining which is not the order of life LOL.
    Beautiful, beautiful book. The card, is simply elegant.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    (P.S. The notebook and lace is in the mail:)

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  18. Oh my, what a gorgeous and romantic book! I adore the bits of lace you used inside, totally glorious!

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  19. Beautiful book. The receiver will be so delighted. I can see all the love and caring you put into it! take care, gerri

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  20. Another beautiful book, a pure delight to the eye. Love your card, super stamp and crown.
    Yvonne x

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  21. Love your mini book. The Victorian Velvet colour looks so good.

    Marilyn

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  22. Hallo!
    Na, die deutschsprachigen Kreativen sind aber wirklich schreibfaul! Drum führe ich meinen Blog auch in English :-)
    Das Minibuch ist einfach ein Traum - a t e m b e r a u b e n d schön!!!
    Liebe Grüße aus Ö,
    Ulina

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  23. Stunning card and very glorious images. Beautiful crown and the Houses of Parliament look amazing, i love the architecture:-)

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  24. What an amazing card. I particularly love that book ,and all the work you have put into it. Well Done. Hugs Rita xxx

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  25. gorgeous and I love the leaves behind the cameo :)

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  26. Your mini book is superb
    our Less is More card is fantastic, what a fabulous image
    Continued thanks for supporting our challenge
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  27. Your Mini Book Is Fantastic Valerie!And I love your less is more card, You nailed it on that theme!! Hugs Tee

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  28. Your card for our challenge this week is a wonderful reminder of a superb day!
    Thanks so much... your mini book is terrific!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  29. Beautiful,magical and fun...love it! thx for sharing over your Wednesday Buzz!

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  30. There's such a lot in that mini-book! Brilliant work, you look like you had lots of fun.

    The card is PERFECT, for this week especially!

    xx

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  31. Hi Stav, thinking of you. I love the mini book and the card. You have a great blog. love it, Carole - rainbow 7 xxxxxxx

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  32. That mini album is just gorgeous, a lovely piece of work.The card is great as well!Lovely blog.

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  33. Hi Val, I am also participating in Lenna's Little Book Swap and I really hope I will receive one of your beautiful books! So there are at least two people from Germany in this swap. I am working on book No. 3 and hope to finish four of them before going on holiday.
    Take care,
    Angelika

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  34. My eyes are just taking in so much beauty on this visit! Love these!

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