Monday, 24 October 2011

Monday again....

The weekend has sped by, and I seem to have very little to show for it, but I enjoyed it, and that was the main thing. Sometimes t's good to be busy doing nothing.

Yesterday I decided to smarten up some skeletons. I am sure we all have skeletons in our cupboards, and the poor things only get taking out at Halloween and spend the rest of their lives (??) in some dark boxes, keeping some dusty pumpkins, Easter Bunnies, and Christmas baubles company. Can't be fun. So I thought I should at least get 2 of mine all dolled up for the festive Halloween season. Here they are, Miss S.Keleton and Mr B.Ones, I think they make a lovely pair.


And I made 2 tags for my DT pieces at The Cheerful Stamp Pad, where the Challenge this week is Thanksgiving. I distressed the tags with TH inks and sprays in spiced marmalade, wild honey, barn-door and forest green. Then I stamped them using the Lavinia 3-part leaf stamp using red. green and black. I have decorated the tags with German scrap images showing a filled basket of fruits and some fabric leaves. The sentiment on the first tag is *Give thanks to the Lord for He is good*. The second tag has more or less the same sentiment, just in Hebrew, and spoken *Hodu L'Adonai ki tov, ki le olam hasdo* - Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, for He loves the world. I added a flower fairy tag, and some images printed onto transparency foil.




And that was all I managed, but I enjoyed my lazy day. Have a good day, take care, and thanks a lot for visiting!

37 comments:

  1. I think you managed rather a lot!

    Gorgeous tags.... love that you decorated your skeletons... very modestly too to save their blushes!

    Glad you enjoyed your 'lazy' day.

    Karen

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  2. Love the skeletons they look fantastic! your tags are beautiful x

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  3. Your skeletons, all bedazzeled and bejeweled are bea-utiful! Gorgeous tags as well -- is the text computer generated? ... or is beautiful penmanship one more of your many talents. I think written Hebrew is a work of art. There truly is something magical about fall colours. hugs, Donna

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  4. The text has been computer generated this time, although I love writing the Hebrew letters, they really are beautiful.

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  5. And you said you didn't do a lot hmmmm don't come round to my place lol because not a lot means nothing at all!
    Thank you for coming round to my blog, I wonder was I inspired by you how fun!
    Love your tags!
    manonX

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  6. ....busy doing nothing?! Looks like you've been busy doing quite a lot! Love your skeletons, all ready for a night out on the town. The background on your tags are beautiful, and the Hebrew sentiment adds a really unusual touch.

    Enjoy your day, Valerie.

    x

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  7. Hi Val, it's chilly here, too, and still very windy. Love your tags and skeleton pair! Have a nice day. Hugs, Sarah

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  8. Morning Valerie. Love Miss K and Mr. O. Only you could make to skeltons look so pretty. Fab tags. I especially like the background you have created on these.
    Have a great day.
    Regards Florence x

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  9. Beautiful tags Valerie and I love your skeletons especially how you've placed the embellishments.
    xxx Hazel.

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  10. The skeletons are beautifully decorated (you do have some odd things in your cupboards...lol!) but I really, really love your tags..they are stunning.
    Hugs xx

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  11. Gprgeous skellies, Valerie! I love your tags too.

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  12. I'm sitting here giggling, love the Skellis, great names too Your tags are gorgeous, the colours zing right off the photograph. Love them, Gay x

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  13. Wow, those skeletons are fab, love how you've protected their modesty! Beautiful tags too, you're one clever lady! Have a great day. Suze xx

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  14. Thanks for the nice chuckle over the Bony Couple. What fun! And your tags are lovely. So many great layers/colors.

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  15. Outrageous skeletons, love them and your tags are beautiful. Have a great week.

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  16. what fun skeletons and gorgeous tags. We have wind and rain here in Toronto today...kind of eerie and goes with your skeletons!

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  17. looks like a great time tidying up your skeleton's! Your Tag are gorgeous love the richness of the colours XOXO Zoe

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  18. Your skellies and tags are too fun! Have a happy week of creative adventure!

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  19. The tags are just breathtaking. The colors, the background, the sentiments, just too beautiful for words.
    Hugs Mary

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  20. Loving the Adam and Eve Skellies and your tags are beautiful, x

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  21. Your tags are beautiful,but I absolutely love your skeletons. What a handsome couple they are. yvonne x

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  22. Hi Valerie, it was fun to jump in today and view your new header and a few of your latest pieces of art. Skeletons best be left in my closet until Halloween. Yours are dressed for the occasion and I love your tags with the Hebrew writing. It provides a terrific effect as well as beautiful letters.

    Hope you survived your dental work and are finished for now and can concentrate on fall projects and the upcoming holidays.

    Missed you,
    Carolyn

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  23. Hi Val, taking a break from my table and thought I would stop in for a visit. Wow you have been very creative. I love those skeletons and that leaf, too funny.
    Your tags are beautiful as always, you are the tag queen of blogland.
    Take care, love your blog background and lazy days are wonderful.
    Lesley :)

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  24. You are so funny Valerie you just crack me up ! Love the strategically placed silver embellishment on mR B. Ones . You certainly fancied them up ! Great tags bright and cheery. Looks like you did a lot to me I didn't manage anything !!!

    Marie

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  25. Is it okay to say that your skeletons made me :) well they did. Fabulous make overs lol
    Wishes

    Lynne

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  26. Great tags! Each so pretty in its own right - love the colors this time of year. Thanks for continuing to visit me and leave a quick comment. Nice to know there's someone out there, isn't it?

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  27. Your skeletons are so fun and the tags are great!

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  28. Rather late in the day today Valerie but I'm here at last!
    Your skeletons in their Sunday best really made me smile and the tags are just stunning.
    Hope you've had a good day.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  29. Hi Valerie, WOW love your dolled up skeletons they are so fun and looking Dapper hehe.
    Thank you my friend for coming by and commenting and supporting me. Things are so tough right now but i appreciate every comment and I know I cant comment often right now, but i will when things are easier
    take care and have a happy Halloween week
    hugs June xxx

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  30. I love you skellis Valerie - very 'Next Top Modelish' lol, and the tags are fabulous x

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  31. LOL! Love the skeletons and I am so glad you had the decency to cover their privates!!

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  32. Amazing... these tags are incredible!
    Love all the rich Fall colors :]

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  33. The tags are real stunners! Now onto the bones, you really have a sense of humor and I love it!

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  34. The skeletons made me smile- way to hide their privates! ha!

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  35. Love your skeletons. Good job. Katie says good way to hide their privates, what privates? tee hee. The are bones. :))) How funny that they don't have privtes. hehehehaw-have a great week. I'm being dumb again. Just having fun Katie.

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  36. Gorgeous tags my dear Valerie. Just adore your decorated skeletons, they are so cool! take care, gerri

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  37. I love the Thanksgiving tags!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad everyone liked the joke I got a kick out of it too when it was passed to me!
    Big hugzzzzzzz,
    Narda

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