Tuesday, 16 August 2011

We had a nice summer yesterday....

Well, much to my suprise, the weather stayed nice all day. I even managed to walk into our little town, and had a coffee and a croissant at the baker's - it was their special offer of the day, so I didn't need to get too bad a conscience. And I discovered a little charity shop that belongs to the hospital. It's only opened 2 or 3 times a week, and up till now it has always been closed, but this time it was open. I made a bee line for the place where I saw lace, and found a whole load of hand made lace, which I just had to buy. So what with the coffee and croissant, my shopping money for this week has gone, but I have a few tins and packets here, so will not starve. And I have enough coffee for the week, too, so it should be OK. All in all I have about 12 meters of lace, so I have enough for my next tags, collages and LOs,




And these 2 pieces of sequin waste and a beaded pendant were thrown in for good measure!


And when I got home I decided to make another Family LO. I used the same technique as the day before, stamping with resist ink, inking, spraying, wiping it off to leave just a touch of colour, and then putting on 2 more layers. I stuck to Victorian Velvet, Forest Moss, Ancient Paper and Garden Fairy Spray, as I want the LOs to match. I want to do one more,as I have one more picture to use, and then it will be good. I used a transparency of my Mum with me when I was about 1 year old, and decorated again with lace, sugared vellum, flowers, and leaves etc.




So, that was all for today. Hope you have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for dropping in!



24 comments:

  1. Woooza .. great haul from the hospital shop! That will be fun to use up. What does LO mean? Whatever it is, I like them. Enjoy your day, Valerie. Hugs from Mexico, Donna

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  2. All that beautiful lace! What a great find. Coffee, croissant and hand made lace - doesn't get much better than that!

    Pretty LO - sweet photo of you and your Mum, and you've chosen gorgeous colours for it.

    We're still waiting for summer in the UK.......

    xx

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  3. Donna - LO is short for Layout....lazy speak, so to say!

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  4. You were a sweet baby! Love the embellishments you have used! Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Lovely lace Valerie, that should keep you busy for a wee while. Layout colours are so pretty and that's a grand bow you have in your hair. Have a lovely day. Suze xx

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  6. Sounds like a perfect trip out to me! Gorgeous lace, coffee and croissant...mmm!
    A beautiful LO Valerie.
    Hugs xx

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  7. Beautiful layout and the lace is gorgeous.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. Another beautiful layout. Wonderful find in the hospital shop.
    Have a lovely day.
    Florence x

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  9. Sounds like you had the perfect day yesterday, Valerie! Gorgeous lace finds and I love what you created with it :)

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  10. WOW great lace. I wish I could get lucky to find treasure such as that. Lovely LO.

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  11. Gorgeous finds in the Charity shop, love your layout as well. Yvonne x

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  12. Lucky you to find all that lovely lace - your card is really pretty; so much detail and soft girly colors!

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  13. whoohoo...lucky you! Glad you were able to pick up some good stuff for your tags! Happy Creating!

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  14. those laces are beautiful, great find!
    You were a cute baby!

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  15. Great LO, and your lace was a wonderful find! Hugs, Barb

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  16. Oh my your lace is gorgeous, what a find! Lovely lay out of you and your Mum too.

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  17. Wow, what an amazing find!! And I love what you created, Val!!!

    XO

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  18. Valerie, I would say it was your lucky day. A trip to the bakery and a gorgeous find at the thrift shop. The lace is gorgeous.

    Hugs,
    C

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  19. Sounds like a great day Valerie with some wonderful bargains. Smashing LO. Annette x

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  20. OOOhh I'm a funny colour now LOL Green with envy!! Love the LO Val, very whimisiacl feel to it. xx

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  21. Look at you! Such a little cutie ;) I love what you're doing here - and your new lace finds are fab! Thanks for your sweet comment and have a great week, xo

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  22. That is a dandy collection of lace!!! And what a nice day, coffee and a croissant sounds delicious! Have a good day Val. xo

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  23. Very pretty and I like the way you've added the lace. x

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  24. Love your family layouts...pretty colors and lace. All of them are wonderful! take care, gerri

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