Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Challenges and this and that

Well, the first challenge of today is going to be getting my coffee maker to work. A strange light has lit up that I never noticed before, and it's gone on strike. Yesterday the coffee was still being made perfectly; today -NOTHING! How can a day that starts out like this turn out good? The story will be continued.....
I managed to do my challenge for the *Three Muses* yesterday, I even made 2 things - a tag, and a card. The card has been made using a wedding photo taken in the twenties, with my Mum as bridesmaid. They are all wearing typical 1920's clothes - although I'm not sure about the spats the bridegroom is wearing! so I have used it to make an anniversary card for some neighbours. Even the bride is wearing a short dress!


And I made a flapper tag - or tried to! using a TH sewing room die cut, some fringing and some beads....


And while I had the family photos out, I madea card using a nice picture of my Great Grandma and 2 of her daughters:

They were all ladies witha sense of humour, so I think they would have liked their card!

That was all for today, short and not even sweet, I need to see to my coffee maker!
Have a great day you all, thanks for looking, and take care!

STOP PRESS STOP PRESS STOP PRESS!!!!!!

The coffee maker is working again - you have to fill the water container! Ouch, that hurt!

28 comments:

  1. Great photos! Love all the wedding outfits and I'm sure your Great Grandma and her daughters would have loved what you did with their pic!

    Good luck with the coffee maker.......

    x

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  2. You must have been sorely hit if your coffee machine is broken, poor you. But I love your cards! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Oh dear, Valerie - I hope you get the coffee maker sorted - I couldn't survive without mine.
    Love your cards and tags - the "Girls' Night Out" is priceless.
    Hugs xx

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  4. Lovely photos. The tag and cards are just perfect. Hope you get the coffee maker sorted out.
    Regards Florence.

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  5. The old photos are super, and you obviously had great fun using them to make something for 'today'. Flapper girl - love the dress! Have a great day Valerie. Hugs, Donna

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous artwork Valerie and I love the flapper dress on the mannequin which looks fabulous.
    Glad you sorted the coffee machine problem as it sounds like you really needed it today!!!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  7. Super family photos, the girls look as if they would love a good night out. Yvonne x

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  8. Love it when you use old photos Valerie, I'd love to step back in time and meet with some of my ancestors. Flapper tag is fab, think this is my fave TH die. Enjoy the coffee! xx

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  9. Wonderful work Valerie. I love the old photos - I have quite a lot of old photo's and postcards as well - I really must scan them and put them to use.
    xxx Hazel.

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  10. Great photos and the cards are beautiful. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. Glad your coffee machine is working again!!

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  11. Good Morning Valerie
    It will come as no surprise to learn that I just love that wedding photograph, oh what I would love to create with that image.
    Another varied but quite amazing collection of artwork from you.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. Adore your photos Val, and also what you've done with them :) Hope you get your coffee maker sorted out soon!
    Suzie xxx :)

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  13. Love these! Glad you got your coffee maker to start working. A day without coffee doesn't sound too inviting. If you are like me and remember to fill the water resevoir and then forget to put the coffee pot where it should be what do you get? Coffee all over the counter, floor, etc.!

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  14. These are all just great! Love the picture of your Grandma and her daughters and that "Girls Night Out." Oh no! I could not do the "no coffee."

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  15. LOL! Glad the coffee maker was an easy fix! I have lots of old photos like these too! I so love using them instead of stock images. Your cards are wonderful. In August at Bella Creations the Oh La La challenge will be a dressmaker tag such as the one you're displaying here--perhaps I could get you to post it in the group on August 1st?????

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  16. Yes water definitely helps in the coffee making process lol Love all your cards it's great how you have been able to incorporate family photo's . The title girls night out made me laugh out loud you are a one !!!

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  17. Oh gosh--I'm glad the coffee maker is working!!! I don't drink coffee, but I feel the same way when I'm out of chocolate! lol

    Your creations are gorgeous and I can believe how you made those amazing fringes on the dresses and I adore those champagne glasses--magnificent!!!

    XO
    Cindy

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  18. Good Morning my Friend! Wonderful art you have created again! have a beautiful day!

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  19. Very nice! I love the dress you created on that tag!

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  20. Wow, what a gorgeous set of pieces you have created here. I just love those champagne glasses and the lovely tasseled flapper dress. Loud applause from my corner.

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  21. Hi Valerie, I love those tags, the pic's are just great! I can see you have been mighty busy, me too. Have a fun filled creative week and careful with that coffee maker! Hugs and blessings sent your way, Marilou

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  22. Valerie, you have so nice photo, you are lucky to possess a treasure like that...your tags are so cut with the frange of the dress you create...wouawwwww...see you next week xxx

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  23. your old family photos add such authenticity to your tags. Lovely.

    So glad nothing serious about the coffeemaker, lol.

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  24. lovely val, so pleased you got your coffee sorted, the thought of no coffee...

    maria xx

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  25. You are soooo right Maria - nothing worse that that for me!

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  26. These cards are fantastic!
    Very clever, the way you created the dress... love it :]
    "girls night out" photo, perfect. Made me giggle.
    Take care <3

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  27. Great tags...wonderful as always. Saw you were a Ginger Gem today, congrats. Oh and Mary Lou says Hi! LOL. gerri

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  28. what NO coffee????? yikes! I am glad you figured it out though! I LOVE LOVE the girls night out card! excellent! have a great day!

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