Thursday, 13 October 2011

Clearing up is hard!

Hi you all, it's really misty outside just now, but the weather people have promised us good weather once the mist clears, so I hope they are right. It will be good to see the sun again!
Now, you won't believe this easily, but yesterday I spent 3 hours clearing everything off my working space. I think it's the first time I have really seen the wood of the table for about a year. The kitchen is not yet looking how I would like it to, but it's definitely better, and I will carry on this afternoon. As a reward, I finished off the 2 albums I had on the go, and played a bit in my journal, so it was not just dull clearing away. I found quite a lot of things which had been missing - several rulers, rubbers, scissors, a packet of sticky backed canvas ATCs, another packet of ready cut ATCs, and several packets of paper and card in various sizes, which has now been stacked tidily and ready for use. Please, if I start moaning that I need more paper, or this or that - just tell me to clear off the table first!

I have made 2 more pull-out albums, one in black and the other in autumn colours. The chipboard covers have been covered with tissue paper, using mod-podge to give it more stability. The black one has been finished with inka gold, and the other one with different distress inks, and inka gold in gold and bronze. Sorry that the photos are not good , it was such a dark and dismal day yesterday, and I try to avoid using flash.





And my journal pages are once again all about Halloween - what else?




And to end, I have a little tip for you. If you decide to do a draw, and put the names in your cap before pulling one out - PLEASE remember to remove all those little slips of paper before you put your cap on again....I am speaking from experience!

Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for visiting!

19 comments:

  1. Am in love with the black pull out book. The little bird arrangement on the front is stunning! Did you draw the skeleton from scratch, Valerie. You are GOOD! Great stuff .. don't clean up too much, you won't 'feel at home'. ha ha. That's my motto. Take care .. can't wait to see what's on the menu tomorrow. hugs, Donna

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  2. Hi Val, the kids love your skeleton, they're all screaming that they want one! We'll see.... Love your albums. Have a good day, hugs, Sarah

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  3. Love that skull with wings. :) Great pages! And I got your mail today. Wow! I did not expect so many goodies inside. :)) Thanks so much you really made my day. :))

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  4. Gorgeous pull out books Valerie and a suitably spooky journal page.
    Well done on the tidying..would you like to come and do mine for me?
    Hugs xx
    p.s. Had to laugh at the cap story :)

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  5. Hi
    Your Hallowe'en, spooky artwork is sooooo great.
    Yes, Christmas - is it too early or not, that is the questions?!!! Will wait until next week to show some more Christmas projects, easing into it gently lol.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  6. Gorgeous pull out books, Valerie! That journal is going to be fabulous when you're finished. What fun to clear the table and then find things long forgotten. Just like getting new things :)

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  7. Doesnt a good cleaning feel good! I love when I find supplies I had forgotten about too! Love your pullout jornals ,the covers are amazing! take care, gerri

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  8. I discover wonderful things every time I clean up my area! LOL! Your books are really fabulous! I love them!

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  9. Oh my Valerie, now you have all those little pieces of paper to pick up, lol. Love your pullout albums, the black one is stunning. Love Mr Skeleton too. Hope you're having a good day. xx

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  10. Hi Val, lots of lovely creations again! Hugs, Barb

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  11. Sounds like you found some great goodies doing your tidy up. Fantastic creations again today. Yvonne x

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  12. Love that tissue paper!!! Beautiful creations once again! Love them all!

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  13. Ha! I can picture it now . . . all those slips of paper! Well, your new work is beautiful! I love the skeleton in your journal and that little blue bird . . . so pretty! And congratulations on your "new" finds . . . I need a good cleaning to find some long-lost things too ;) xoxo

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  14. great texture on the album covers. And good work on the journal pages.

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  15. Love your new halloween pages.... those tiny pumkins are cute.

    Well done for your massive tidy up... and for re-finding lots of your goodies!

    Karenx

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  16. You talented woman, you! You amaze me and I'm sending a great big hug to you..THANK you for such beautiful gifts in the mail...your postcard is gorgeous and I love my little journals!!!! MAWWWWWAHhhh!

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  17. WOW! 3 HOURS... that's okay!! Now you can have fun doing it all over again (heheeheee) as you watch your table come to life, filling it up with your artful creations! <3
    I simply adore the socks on this skeleton :]

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  18. Love the textures on your pages!! That skeleton is fabulous, great Halloween pages.
    hugs
    Jen

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