Saturday, 5 November 2011

It's the weekend again....and Lynn is having a Giveaway!

Lynn Stevens over at *Trash to Treasure Art* is having a great Giveaway to celebrate her third Blogaversary. Hop over there and see the wonderful creations she is offering as prizes, they are all fantastic. If you don't go and see and join in, it's your own fault! You have been warned!

I am sure the time flies by more quickly from year to year, from month to month. Once again I have only managed half of what I wanted to do this week, and all the good intentions to do this and that are leading nowhere. Yesterday I just needed to do a bit of food shopping, and then had the whole day for crafting and painting....or so I thought. Every time I started working, either the telephone rang or the door-bell, sometimes both. Mostly I get rung up perhaps twice a week, and hardly anyone visits. They all waited till yesterday. Anyway, I did manage a card and a tag, but that was it! I am linking this post to the AEDM at *Creative Every Day*

The card is for the Just For Fun Challenge, where we have to use our favourite stamp(s). Difficult, I have so many I love! But I chose this stamp of a little girl in a lacy dress from Scrollswork, who unfortunately closed down. I distressed the card with ancient paper, vintage photo and Victorian lipstick, and stamped the image with vintage photo before clear embossing it. I did not want to add too much, so just used a scrap of lace, some beads, a feather and 2 little silk roses. I stamped *Postcard* onto it, and that was it.


The tag has been made for Gingersnaps GC 125 *Farm Fresh*. This is once again a theme which is not really my cup of tea, but I have tried. I like the background of the tag best, which was sprayed, splodged and splattered with distress inks in spiced marmalade, forest moss and faded jeans. When it was dry I stamped a row of turkeys along the bottom edge, added a turkey picture from *Crafty Secrets* (thanks Jan!) and a vintage scrap of a country girl, which I fixed with foam pads after *rounding* it on my glue stick, to give more dimension. I added some straw left over from my Halloween decorations, and that was it.



And I have another joke from Narda for you.

We had a power outage during a thunderstorm. As we peered from our dark cubicles to the outside world, my Director commented that it looked like power was out
for miles, since the office buildings as far as we could see were also dark. Our temp admin said, and I quote: "Can't be too far, that plane has lights!"

Have a great day, take care, and thanks for visiting.


28 comments:

  1. Hi Val, just a quickie, we are off out today! Love your card and tag! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Your "Postcard" is absolutely lovely. Always love the vintage look. Your colourful tag with all the sparkles is gorgeous. The three D effects you do are always great and give your pieces so much depth. Hope you have a lovely creative day. hugs, Donna

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  3. Great joke Valerie - thanks for the giggle.
    Love the postcard - really vintage feel and look.
    And a beautiful tag - the theme would have stumped me!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs xx

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  4. Love them both Valerie just shows how diverse you can be :) and thank you for sharing your favourite stamp with us at Just for fun
    Von xxx

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  5. A beautiful postcard, the image is so lovely. I love your tags and Narda's joke as well. Have a lovely weekend.
    xxx Hazel.

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  6. Good luck in Lynn's draw, she really is one of the most generous people in our crafting community.

    Love your postcard, absolutely right in vintage feel and very pretty.

    Great tag, like you I find this down on the farm theme rather more challenging than usual but you have responded brilliantly.

    XOXO Zoe

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  7. Your tag is fantastic you wouldn't know you found it difficult , love the texture and the depth too. Your favourite stamp is beautiful love the addition of the lace and flowers and the feather is a gorgeous touch. Great joke too. Have a wonderful lazy weekend.

    Marie

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  8. I had a chuckle over that joke too, thanks for throwing it in, I needed that since I just can't seem to sleep and have been up all night.

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  9. Your postcard is gorgeous Valerie, what a lovely image. I agree, On the Farm challenged me a bit too, but you've made a fab tag - has a very happy feel to it, love the little turkeys and sentiment. Have a great Saturday. Suze xx

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  10. The postcard is stunning, love the tag too, your work is always so beautiful
    Lindsay xx

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  11. lovely postcard and tag! Good joke too. Happy Saturday!

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  12. Love the vintage feel! The tag has so many great touches - from the hint of sparkle to the textures to the gentle curve of the fence&girl. Wow!

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  13. Hi Valerie. Your card is sooo pretty. Love the addition of the postcard across the top and the vintage look. Beautiful tag as always.
    Have a lovely day/evening.
    Regards Florence x

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  14. Love your postcard, the stamp is gorgeous. It took me a while to think what to make for the farm theme , I love the tag and those words on the bottom of it remind me of holidays in Ireland.
    Yvonne x

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  15. Gorgeous card and the tags are superb, Valerie! Have a super weekend!

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  16. The card is simple but effective! and as usual your tags are just fabulous fun.

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  17. I just love the postcard it really is beautiful. and the farm tag is really glittery and colourful it made me smile.:-) Hugs Sandra XX

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  18. Ha!Ha!Ha! Sweet card and love the postcard touch! Your tags are always inspirational! Have a blast!

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  19. So wonderful. Love your color selection! Lots of fun too. Thanks for playing with us at Gingersnap Creations. take care, gerri

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  20. Wanted to hop in and say thanks for joining me in the blog hop!

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  21. What fun...!
    These tags look great :]
    Thank you for sharing. *hugs*

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  22. I love your postcard Valerie, I'll miss Scrollswork stamps too. Your tag is fab, love the addition of the straw. The Ginger's certainly have been challenging with this one havn't they.
    Thanks for the giggle too x

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  23. Thanks for stopping by and joining in with us at JFF. I love the card you have made - Victoriana is a favourite of mine and this fits the bill perfectly. Love all the little touches. (I know, it was favourite stamp) Hugs, Neet

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  24. beautiful tags! The farm fresh tag for Gingersnap Creations is right on the money!

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  25. Your first piece of art the postcard is so pretty!! I like the feather you added. I also really like your tag with the lady almost 3D on it. Wonderfully done!!
    Hugs,
    Jen

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  26. Wow, beautiful tags; I especially love the first one, and I love the 3D effect of the second one !!

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