Monday, 3 October 2011

Monday and it's a holiday here....

In Germany it's the *Day of German Unity*, and the best thing about it is that it's a holiday. Not that it makes much difference for me since I retired, but it's nice long weekend for those who have to work.
Yesterday I woke up rather bad tempered after sleeping badly and having nightmares, so I worked like one possessed all day and got a lot done. Except for the H*******K, which is still patiently waiting its turn.
So what do I have to show you from my weekend labours? First of all, four altered notebooks, which will be winging their way to their recipients together with a few other little surprises when the post office opens again on Tuesday.





And here are the mail-art envelopes, made with a mixture of collage and stamping.





And I made some patchwork journal pages, just for the fun of it....





Well, I did do some more, but I think I had better keep the rest for another day.... But before I forget, Gisèle is doing a wonderful giveaway on her blog; click on the button on my sidebar or on the link and it will take you there!
Have a nice day you all, take care, and thanks for dropping by!

25 comments:

  1. Yes, Gisele is having a wonderful giveaway!! How beautiful, isn't it? And I love seeing all your art here--I miss it on my blog because of the seminar, so this is such a treat, Val!!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  2. Good morning to you Valerie, My my you've been a very busy lady, fabulous art here, I hope it helped :0) Your books look magnificent and I think your envelopes are marvellous, wonder what the postie will think? LOL Gay xxx
    p.s have a great day today xx

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  3. Lovely work again Val, you have been going at it like crazy! Thanks for mailing me the instructions, I will go to the Euro shop and pick up some decorations and then we will have a ball! HUgs, Sarah

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  4. Love the notebooks! They have such a lovely texture. And it would be so fun to get one of your envelopes in the mail. :)

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  5. Oh dear, hope you slept better last night and are feeling a bit less grumpy today! Your notebooks are beautiful, I love those autumn leaves and great mail art. Enjoy the holiday. Suze xx

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  6. Everything looks wonderful Valerie. Love the Autumn notebooks, a fabulous idea.
    The patchwork pages look gorgeous too and love the fashion theme (close to my heart as my daughter is studying for a fashion degree)
    Hope you're feeling less grumpy today!
    Have a good one.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  7. great stuff valerie love it all hugs donna

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  8. What a productive day - sorry that it all came about as you weren't feeling too good, but what a great "cure"!
    Those journal pages are wonderful, love the notebooks and the mail art is awesome.
    Hugs xx
    p.s. hope today is better for you.:)
    I've finally run out of excuses and the "h" word is getting its' turn today.:(

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  9. You have been busy! The notebooks are beautiful and super envelopes. Enjoy your day. x

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  10. beautiful notebooks and journal pages, you're so creative!

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  11. Good Morning busy lady! Loving your new pages, tags and envelope art...Happy Holiday! POP ART MINIS

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  12. I love your method!You Have Turned Out Some Beautiful Art from it! And Exceptionally Awesome Mail Art As Always! Hugs,Tee

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  13. Hi Valerie. Fabulous work. You've been eating those creative beans again! Lovely to see some more of your mail art. Hope you sleep better tonight.
    Regards Florence x

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  14. Fabulous work, all around!!!

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  15. What a fabulous collection of work Valerie, I love your mailart and the notebook is fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

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  16. Hi Val, you have been a busy bee again! Lovely stuff! Hugs, Barb

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  17. Wow you have been crafting like a little demon and everything looks fab. x

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  18. Ooooh, so so so cool! I LOVE your journal pages and those pieces of mail art are Fabulous! I LOVE the B & W images with the rich images and colors - really great inspiration, thank you! xoxo

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  19. Gosh you have been a busy bee. Fabulous pieces, the envelopes are great. I agree that h..... k should be last on the list, it is in my house. Yvonne x

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  20. Love everything Val, love the mail art, very cool, is that part of Lenna's group? Too much fun you are having! lol, Hugs and thanks for stopping by! Marilou

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  21. WOW! a fantastic "round-up" of art!
    So much inspiration, thank you for sharing.
    Really like your mail art envelopes :]
    Take care <3

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  22. You aare the queen of texture. Loved the first couple of crads. The patchwork journal pages are awesome too! You have been a very busy artist. Love all you showed today.

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  23. Sleeplessness becomes you !!!! fabulous pages and envelopes and love what you have written on the tag.Could you please stop hinting at the H ......k just the mere suggestion of it sends me into a dither and I don't need any more of that thank you very much !

    Marie

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  24. great notebooks and mail art! Don't you hate when bad dreams mess up your day! So strange how powerful they can be sometimes.

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  25. My goodness woman you are a craft demon. Fab work x

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