Monday, 26 September 2011

Monday and it's Dentist Time.....

The weekend has flown by, and although I have tried not to think too much about the dentist today, I couldn't keep the thoughts out of my head. Today is gonna be real bad, with extractions, and I don't know if I will be around tomorrow. Have to wait and see how I feel. Oh, the pleasures of getting old....
Yesterday I did my journal pages, got a couple more sketches done in case I can't do them in the next few days, and made some exploding boxes for Halloween. The boxes have been cut from TH's Craft Resist Stack *Halloween Haunts*. The insides of the boxes will be filled with the
Recipes, Rules, Regulations and Rottenness for when I hold my annual Ladies' Halloween Party. This is the only holiday in the year that I really like. the *Rottenness* is composed (or decomposed ?) from little skulls, worms, beatles etc, perhaps the dentist could give me a few extra teeth this time round? (As long as they are not mine!) The Rest can only be revealed on the Evening itself, it's supposed to be a nasty surprise. I distressed the boxes with bloody fingerprints, using TH inks in a fitting colour, and there is a skeleton sitting on top of each box to keep guard. Whatever, they were fun to make, and I am entering them into the Challenge at JFF to use any shape that has more than 5 edges. My maths isn't good enough to count exactly how many edges there are, but it must be more than 4! And to the challenge at haunteddesignhouse The pics show the completed boxes, the lid - which holds everything together - the insides, the *backside*, which is the outside when it is folded together, and the completed boxes again.







And for my journal pages I used some old black and white - or rather grey and white pics - combined with a verse from Billy Joel. The stripes which make a *La Ola* through the middle have been cut from an image out of a magazine from 1961, if you look carefully you might be able to see what it is.




Okay, that was it for today. Spare a thought for me today, when I am lying there suffering....
Have a good day you all, Take care and thanks for visiting!

33 comments:

  1. OOh Valerie, Big hugs! Hope you get through okay, will be thinking of you:0)
    I love your boxes they are totally fabulous and the pages from your journal great , love the technique of sectioning off a photo, works really well here! Look after yourself, plan something nice to look forward to, hugs Gay xxx

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  2. Love your ghostly Halloween boxes, R. is already chanting her Mantra *I want one*! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Hi Valerie. Fabulous boxes. Love how you have created today pages.
    Regards Florence x

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  4. Sparkles and hugs for the dentist Valerie - hope you aren't suffering too much.
    Fabulous boxes and stunning journal pages.
    Hugs xx

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  5. your boxes are absolutely fantastic! I'm going to ask that you be allowed to skip the pain part today and come right home to bed! Thinking about you. Take care. hugs, Donna

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  6. WoW - awesome boxes ... I wish I was coming to your ladies Halloween Party... fantastic :-)
    Hope you get on OK at the dentist without too much pain xx
    Hugz
    Ike xxxx

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  7. Fabulously spooky boxes Valerie and the journal pages are awesome - that text is just wonderful.
    I hope your day isn't as bad as you expect as I know extractions are nasty but if you're anything like me, the thought is worse than the actual event.
    Sending big hugs anyway and hoping you get through it OK.
    Fliss xx

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  8. Oh Valerie, hope your trip to the D isn't as awful as you think it's going to be. I'm sending you calm, healing vibes. ~Those halloween boxes are fab and love the 'disected' image in your journal. Sending BIG hugs! Suze xx

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  9. Oh you excelled yourself with all of these Valerie. Beautiful boxes and i just LOVE your black and white journal pages
    have a beautiful week and sending hugs
    June

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  10. Well your dental trips might not be much fun you have not lost your sense of humour those boxes are brilliant and yep lots of edges. thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

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  11. Love your Halloween boxes, they look real spooky. Good luck with the dentist visit, take care. Yvonne x

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  12. Love..love the Halloween boxes! Your journal pages are gorgeous, you do such a beautiful job on all your pages. AND sending the best to you as you go to your dental appointment...that is one thing I always dread and get so nervous about....YIKES!

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  13. Your boxes are so fabulous! What a great project!

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  14. The boxes are too cool! Love them! Good luck at the dentist...one of my least fave things too! Pop Art Minis

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  15. Wow Valerie what amazing boxes and to be filled with such rotteness sounds scary but hopefully not with too many of your teeth ! :)
    Thank you for sharing your creations with us at Just For Fun :)
    Hope all has gone well for you and you can still smile
    Hugs Von xxx

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  16. Lovely work Val, those boxes are great, and your journal pages, too. Hope the dentist went well. Hugs, Barb

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  17. My goodness woman you have been busy again. Very classy work x

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  18. I have always said you have a wicked sense of humor ! These boxes are fabulous , how clever you are, just love the skeletons on the top keeping guard. Good luck at the dentist how all goes well.

    Marie

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  19. Terrific boxes and pages Valerie. Hope you make out OK at the Dentist, hugs Annette x

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  20. These are fab Valerie, very scarey boxes - bloody fingermarks - yuk (but in a good way lol). Love your journal pages, very clever. I hope the dentist wasn't too bad x

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  21. Hi Valerie, I hope your trip to the dentist was not as bad as you anticipated. I'm with you when it comes to dentists -- first on my hate to do list.

    While away this week from blogging, you accomplished so much and I absolutely love your Halloween boxes. What fun for your friends.

    Rest and rinse a lot with salt water and your mouth will recover quickly.

    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  22. you're so creative, lovely Halloween work and journal pages. Good luck with your dental work too.

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  23. I am so sorry that you have to endure such pain! It scares me so to go to the dentist, but I think if I keep putting it off, it will be far worse! I hope you are feeling ok!

    Love these Halloween boxes, so spooky and so fun! Your journal pages are always incredible!

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  24. Oh you poor thing... sending my love!
    I really do like your "Halloween" project, what fun!! :]
    Very clever, cutting stripes out of the magazine image, I like it!
    Thank for sharing, always <3
    Take care, wishing you well after the dentist visit.

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  25. Hope you got through without too much pain today Val, lots of hugz and sparkles to you. I love your boxes and the journal pages. xx

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  26. Hope your dental visit was not too traumatic Val! Gentle hugs and sparkles
    Alyson x

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  27. ohh I sympathise with you there Valerie... and i think not everyone likes dentists i'm afraid !!
    in a nice note... absolutely looove your Halloween boxes, gorgeous and very cleverly made :)

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  28. Oh my gosh,, I'm so sorry you're having a bad day,, I hope all goes well and I will be thinking of you,, beautiful work as always,, please take care of youself,,

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  29. Valerie, Those boxes are uber kewl!!! I'd so Love to be at your Halloween party, Lucky gals!!!

    So sorry to hear about your dentist visit. I'll be thinking of you, feel better soon!
    hugs Lynn

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  30. As I am a day late I see you are going to be fine, just rest and relax dear friend. Love your boxes and the journal pages really rock too! Enjoy your soup :-)

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  31. Love your pages, I sure hope you feel better soon. Hugs, Kim

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  32. LOVE your boxes! Tim's Kraft Resist Halloween is wonderful fun...
    Fantastic journal pages....

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  33. WOW! How cool are these? Thanks for joining the Minions at HDH this week. xxD

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