Saturday, 9 July 2011

Saturday and weekend again!

Good morning you all, or good day or good whatever depending on when you read this. It's dark an wet and dismal this morning, so that would be a good excuse to stay home and paint!
Today I want to share some things with you that I got from 2 Ladies in the USA, from Carolyn and from Karen. Carolyn and I decided on a swap just so, and Karen was my swap partner by Tee's

First of all the lovely goodies from Carolyn, beautiful handmade cards, a tag, and then loads of things to play with - grunge board and paper, mini tags for tags on tags, die cuts, beautiful butterflies, a selection of Tim Holtz clips and memory glasses, tissue tape, glass dewdrops. And not enough, a beautiful Paris folder and a memory capsule with lovely pics in it. And a giant piece of wide, beautiful lace. It's kike Xmas here today! Sorry the photos are bad, it's so dismal outside.






And this is the spoon , fairy card and fairies from Karen:





And as I have been painting all day, didn't get round to much crafting, just got a couple of bookmarks made for friends off to Paris for their holidays, with my Paris guide book, hence the book-marks.


And a blue tag:


And while I had all my blue things round me, a blue card:


So, that was it for today- Havea great day, take care, and thanks for visiting!

25 comments:

  1. You received some great bootie didn't you. Carolyn makes the most exquisite cards .. so you are a lucky duck! Love the little bits and pieces from Karen and her spoon is so much fun. Your bookmarks will be a lovely reminder while your friends travel, and love the saying on your 'blue' card. Too cute. Make your dismal day into a wonderful one. Art is amazing! hugs, Donna

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  2. Such lovely goodies, 'Christmas in July'! Gorgeous blues in your bookmark and tags ( and in your new blog pic). Have a super day. xx

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  3. Wow! Love your new blog Val!
    Everything you've been sent is just scrummy! Those cards are simply beatiful! as is everything! Have a good week-end :)
    Suzie xxxx :)

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  4. Good morning Valerie , what a lot of goodies, beautiful pieces. Love your tags gorgeous blue tones a s stamping. Have a great weekend.

    Marie

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  5. Hi Val, just a quickie, love all your new goodies, enjoy! Hugs, Sarah

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  6. What wonderful projects your friends have made. I bet you are delighted. Love your "blue" projects especially the bookmark. Thanks for sharing.
    Regards Florence.

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  7. Lovely work and I Love your presents, lucky you! Hugs, Barb

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  8. Certainly a wonderful trade, so many great goodies. Love your blue tags and cards, blue is one of my favorite colors.

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  9. wonderful goodies,, I don't think I've met you yet,, first time here, lovely ,,

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  10. those are wonderful treats to receive in the mail, thanks for sharing. Beautiful tags, I love blue.

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  11. Super goodies. Loved all your blue pieces. Have a good weekend. Yvonne

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  12. The bookmark is a wonderful gift idea. They will be thrilled.
    A lovely tag and lovely gifts you received in the mail.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  13. lovely lot of goodies there val, love all your blue bits and pieces...

    maria xx

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  14. Hi Val, hope you are having a nice weekend, we've got the grandkids here! And the granddogs, too! Hugs, T

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  15. Hi Valerie

    Wow, didn't you do well (said in best Brucie voice!) with all your goodies, lucky you.

    Loving your "blue phase" too, all delightful.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Hugs, Carole x

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  16. Gorgeous goodies post like that is such a treat! And Blue lots of lovely blue, especially your London scene love that. XOXO Zoe

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  17. Blue heaven so lovely :)
    Von x

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  18. A bunch of beautiful art :)

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  19. Oh Valerie, I love all of your art using BLUE, definitely my favorite color too.

    I'm so pleased you liked our swap. I know from my end it couldn't have been any better. I still have all of your art projects spread out for the gals in art club to see on Friday.

    Thus, I've been cleaning, washing windows and catching up on a few other chores today.

    I know why you and others get so much done -- you don't have to stop and cook a dinner every day. Hubby eats his main meal at noon time so that really cuts into my creative time. I'm much more productive in the AM and by afternoon I feel like a nap.

    Have a great weekend, and thanks again for our fantastic swap.

    Hugs,
    C

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  20. It is like it is your birthday! Great collection! Love all your blue creations! So lovely!

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  21. What beautiful and fun goodies to recieve! You'll have lots of fun there. Love the blue! And my blog, well... 'They' have change my dashboard layout. Its all very 'clean' looking, and fills the page with white so is difficult to look at for long. The people I follow's posts are down at the bottom of the page...it goes on and on. They are apparently phasing this in to every one at some point so I will have to get used to it. Blah! I'll get over it Im sure :-) x Julie

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  22. Beautiful gifts from abroad!Love the bokmark and tag, so blue. Yes I should do a post ...passion for pink pants! You made me laugh today. take care, gerri

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  23. You always keep so busy with all of your wonderful creations. Great shares from your friends too...which reminds me I have a share I must share that I received from you! I've been keeping it to myself for too long. Thanks again! Happy Creating!

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  24. Nice! What a collection of fun stuff! Have fun playing.

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  25. I thought you said you didnt have time to create. Just look at all you do. Amazing!!! So is the wondeeful things you got in the mail. Isn''t Carolyn a wonderful and generous lady. Shes a very good friend of mine.
    Hugs Lynn

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