Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sunday again.

Hi everybody, another new week is upon us, time flies faster than I can think! Today is not a sun day but a rain day - I was thinking of going to the big flea market in town, but bot when it's so wet! Pity!
I had a quiet day yesterday - well, actually I have a quiet day nearly every day! and spent my time reading and crafting. I was planning on doing some dreaded h*******k, but I stretched out onto the couch to see if there any cobwebs on the ceiling, and then it was three hours later - the time for doing the H*******k was gone. Bad luck, huh? How good that I didn't fall asleep before my crafting time!

Yesterday I just made some tags. I bought some new pajamas at the discounter's, and they were folded up with two pieces of wonderful white cardboard and 2 sheets of tissue paper. I think it is sooooooo clever of them to give crafting supplies as an extra to their pajamas - they weren't bad either! Anyway, I used one of the pieces of card to cut 4 large tags using the TH die. These I distressed using gradient colours of inks, and then had fun stamping and decorating them. I have made them rather surreal, like the dreams of strange things which do not seem to fit together. The first tag I am entering into the *Simon Says Stamp and Show* challenge, the others are just for fun. Sorry about the light reflexes on the first one!





Ans as i is Sunday, it is time for *Sunday Sketches* over at *Sophia's Blue Chair Diary*. I am sharing a blast from the past again, another picture painted in my holiday in Switzerland so many years ago, reminding me of the duck ponds surrounded by lush green and plants. Sophia is visiting her father, who is very seriously ill, so I am sending her lots of hugs and sparkles and wish her strength for this difficult time. Heather is hosting the swap today.


Thanks for visiting, have a great day and take care!

27 comments:

  1. Glad you didn't find any cobwebs on the ceiling, it may have prevented ou from crafting .. and climbing up ladders all over the place is no fun! Your tags are great .. they make me smile. Your use of colour is always super duper. The 'old' painting is fun too. Sorry it's raining .. the market sounds like fun. Take care Valerie, hugs, Donna

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  2. Hi Val, it's raining here, too, very depressing! Sorry about your flea market! Love all the tags, Sarah

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  3. you woke up 3 hours later! those swinging spiders must have hypnotised you!! fabulous tags Valerie, hope the rain clears up later. have a lovely sunday. suze xx

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  4. What a lovely cheerful post Valerie. I'm so pleased you didn't sleep through your crafting time. lol
    The tags are wonderful and...yay!!! Ebay delivered the goods and I now have some scraps to play with. :)
    Will think of you tomorrow when I meet up with Joanna (and will give you a full report on the day).
    Hugs xx

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  5. Beautiful tags Valerie! So vibrant! Love the images! Sorry you missed your trip to the flea market. We're ending a 2 week vacation, and the last 3 days have been gorgeous! It was drab, dreary, rainy pretty much the whole time we were off! Great scrapbooking weather though, but I'm afraid my husband isn't into that! Have a great week!

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  6. Good Sunday morning. Your tags are exquisite. Love your example of "Tim" techniques. The blended background looks like you're in the middle of a rainbow! I also LOVE your stamped images! The black against the lovely background is so striking! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

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  7. Smashing painting Valerie and loving the cute tags. xx Hope you are feeling better.

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  8. Free craft supplies, fantastic :)

    Love the tags, Valerie! I think I need to look for a lepard stamp, I am in love with it!

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  9. Lovely woek again Val, love all of the tags, the colours are gorgeous! Hugs, Barb

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  10. The lovely leopard is from LaBlanche! She makes wonderful stamps

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  11. beautiful Sunday Sketch and nice tags made from such creative material!

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  12. Beautiful tags and a painting. You have alreadt answeres a question about the leopard stamp, its brilliant. Yvonne x

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  13. Hi Val,
    Oh, those tags are so beautiful!!! Such details and techniques--they are exquisite. And I love seeing your painting and the diversity of your work. It is fabulous, indeed!!

    Happy Sunday to you!
    XO
    Cindy

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  14. The Queen of Tags was busy yesterday and created some adorable tags. Isn't it terrific when we can reuse items that were meant to toss in the trash!

    I need to make a tag this week for a swap and you have certainly provided me with a lot of inspiration and ideas. Thanks, Valerie.

    Hugs,
    C

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  15. Gorgeous tags Val, love that 1st one with the sweet unicorn too!

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  16. Those tags are fantastic. I hope your rain comes our way, we could use it. Have a Happy Sunday. Hugs, Kim

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  17. good afternoon!
    the middle tag with the ticket to dream is my new favorite! I love that idea!

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  18. How fun to discover crafting treasures in with your new pj's! Love your creative tags...happy Sunday Sketches! http://www.zazzle.com/popartminis/gifts?cg=196414962186146930

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  19. Hi Valerie, Fabulous colourful tags, soo much more interesting than cobwebs especially as you took 3 hours to check them out, LOL Hope you have some sunshine tomorrow, sounds as if it may be overdue over there, Gay xxx

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  20. It's rained all day here, too - which was the perfect excuse for a lazy Sunday afternoon nap. *cat stretch* Your tags are lovely, especially the unicorn one!! Interesting abstract painting, too.

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  21. WELLLLL Valerie.....I think ALL 4 of your tags are JUST OUTSTANDING!!

    THANKS BUNCHES for playin along with the TEAMIES and SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW!!!

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  22. Love the tags. They are wonderful and I can't wait to see what you do next.

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  23. Wow Valerie those tags are stunning. I love how you use colour and the stamped images are beautiful, especially the unicorn. Your drawing is fantastic too! Glad you 'missed' the housework, I've missed mine for a whole week now!!!

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  24. YOur tags are superb, you are always such a busy little bee x

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  25. Wonderful tags! So glad your resting time was not during crafting time. ;-)

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  26. Well done on your recycling! Lovely tags, I especially like your dream like one, so pretty. x

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  27. Fab tags! They are all so pretty!

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