Sunday, 9 October 2011

Time for Sunday Sketches

Hi everybody, hope you have all slept well and are feeling fit. I slept till really late - 10 a.m., and enjoyed getting a bit more rest.
I had a nice day out with my friend B yesterday, even if the journey to Bonn did turn out a little differently to how we had expected it. The weather was not good - a mixture of wind, rain and hail stones, but that was not the worst. The drive usually takes about an hour, this time we needed nearly 3 1/2 hours. The first few kilometers went by quickly, and then there was a 10km traffic jam, which caused the usual frustration of only being able to move a few meters at a time, but in the end, after taking a detour to escape the motorway, we managed to get to Bonn and find *Irish Teddy's*. Everybody there was very friendly, there was nice food and sweets, coffee and Sekt for all who wanted it. And of course, lots of nice, crafty things to look at and buy. I couldn't spend much, as the dentist is eating up my money just now, but did succumb to some embossing powder, a stamp, 2 TH texture fades and a few embellies. The shop is also very conveniently situated next to a *Döner* shop - a Kebab takeaway - so we didn't starve, either! We met some nice people there - Iris, who has started the shop, and her husband, and some very friendly helpers, especially Kerstin, who fell in love with little Emily, so it was a good day out. We managed the way back in less than an hour. B's little dog, Emily, accompanied us, slept in the car, and was much petted and admired in the shop, so I think she enjoyed it, too.

Today I want to show you some little notebooks I made using cardboard, a BIA and some scraps. Two of them have lined paper inside, and 2 post-it notes. These are fun and easy to make, don't cost much, and make nice little presents.







And today is time for Sunday Sketches over at Sophia's *Blue Chair Diary*. She has had a very hard time with the illness and death of her dear Father, so I am sending her lots of hugs and sparkles.
The first and last piece are vases (in case you can't recognise them) and the other 2 everyday things which were on my table. Sometimes I think I am making progress, and then I get days where nothing turns out right, but the main thing is for me, that I am sticking to it!







So, that was it for today. Now I am going to have a nice crafty day, do some challenges, and not go anywhere. Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for dropping in!


PS - Tomorrow I will be having a little Giveaway!

27 comments:

  1. Hi Val, good morning. we slept a bit later today too, the kids were all knocked out and that helps! Weather looks a bit better too! Have a great day, Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Morning Valerie. Great to hear you had a good day despite the weather and the traffic. Love these little note books. These would make fab stocking fillers for Christmas.
    Enjoy your day.
    Florence x

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  3. Your little notebook is so charming and lovely :) I just found you through Sunday Sketch and you look to have a blog that will be fun exploring (for all of its craftiness!!!!)
    I think my favorite of your ink sketches are the keys-- I like the shapes and forms.

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  4. Great mini books and sketches Valerie, the keys are fab. Enjoy playing with your new purchases. xx

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  5. Morning Valerie gosh that sounds like a mad journey ! but all worked out well in the end. Loads of lovely makes . The notebooks are fabulous great textures and so pretty. Of course I could tell they are vases , your sketching is amazing . Enjoy your crafty day.

    Marie

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  6. Good morning Valerie. Notebooks: A+. Such a great idea and as you say make nice little gifts. Your sketches are wonderful, as usual! You are so talented. I too adore the keys, but then I have a thing for old keys. Glad you had a good day out despite the traffic (YUK) ... can't wait to see what stamp you purchased. hugs from Mexico ... curious Donna xx

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  7. Notebooks look really cute. They would make great presents. :) Love the sketches, too.

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  8. Glad you enjoyed your day out, even thou it was long getting there. Your notebooks are devine, Valerie! Love your sketches as well :) Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. I love your creations. I slept late too today - I feel all heavy with too much sleep!!

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  10. Your sketches are wonderful, great job. I love the little books also.

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  11. Awesome little notebooks, post its and love your sketches ~ busy Val ~ enjoy the day .thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) linked with Sunday Sketches ^_^

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  12. those little notebooks would make lovely gifts! Glad Bonn turned out to be fun in spite of the traffic jam. Nice sketches you did for Sophia too. Looking forward to your giveaway!

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  13. Oh I love your little note book covers nicely done :) and sketching round object isn't easy is it.
    Lovely day here hope your enjoimg some good weather too today
    Von xxx

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  14. Oh, LOVE, LOVE the notepads...so fun! And always enjoy your pen and ink sketches! Have a creatively awesome day! POP ART MINIS

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  15. I love the notebooks and your sketches are very good! Happy Sunday!

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  16. Fabulous little notebooks and sketches! You always are such a creative lady! Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  17. Great sketches. It's funny how even ordinary objects become more interesting in a sketch. Those little notebooks are very cute, too!

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  18. These are wonderful sketches - such wonderful confidence in you line work! The corrugated cardboard looks great on your little notebooks :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  19. Hi Valerie. Sounds like it was a fun time yesterday. Wow, those little notebooks are just awesome. How come you are so creative?? Can you send me some of that creativity via bloggy airwaves?:) Very nicely done Valerie and your sketches are fantastic. I can't do sketches no matter how hard I try, on the other hand....well never mind. tee hee. Take care and have a great week ahead. See you on PPF! or wherever on this galaxy of blogland.

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  20. i like the notebooks! you are so creative!!! also really like those keys - have a good day - glad you slept in! :)

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  21. Love your sketches and the notebooks are fabulous.
    You have so many creative ideas. Yvonne x

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  22. Hi Valerie. Ive been busy away from blogland lately. But every time I drop over to your place you have come up with some more original,great,crafty bits!. You should set up a page on your blog to sell your wares.
    Hope its not too cold for you.
    x Julie

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  23. Great mini books and sketches Valerie!!
    hugs!
    Jen

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  24. Hi Val, yes, don't ya hate it when boring things like the dentist take perfectly good crafting money?! ha! What a cute notebook and cool sketches!

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  25. Your notesbooks are adorable, Val and love the misc sketches, especially the keys. :)

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