Sunday, 13 November 2011

A lazy weekend...

Hi everybody. I am posting much later than usual; I stayed over night at my friends, and then we needed to have breakfast and drink coffee and have biscuits and chat before I came home! I don't have much to show either, as I didn't get much done.
I made a tag from a recycled coffee packet, which I am entering into Simon Says Stamp and Show, where you have to re- or upcycle something. I have made a Xmas tag as it really is a time to get started! The background has been distressed and stamped, and then embossed with a texture fade folder, where I put the colour directly into the folder. Then it was coated with stickles, and I added the vintage Santa.


The postcard has been made for Dragon's Dream TIO, I hope I won't be punished for making a postcard instead of a tag, or perhaps we can regard it as a large, straight sided tag! Our theme this week is *Juliet's letters*. It shows Romeo looking hopefully up to see if his beloved is waiting for him, and a pile of the letters he has sent. I used vintage photo and ancient linen to distress the background, and stamped with adirondack espresso. A few of the flowers and leaves have been coloured in to give a hint of colour.




The next postcard was more or less an experiment, I wanted to do something completely monochrome, and have just used shades of ancient linen, vintage photo etc. I quite like the results, too. I am entering this into JFF *My favourite colours*, although there are a lot of other colours which are also my faves!



I am linking again to AEDM over at Creative Every Day
Okay, that was all for today. Hope to have some journal pages ready for tomorrow, and perhaps some Xmas cards.
Have a great day, thanks for visiting, and take good care of yourselves!





44 comments:

  1. Hi Val, I've been wondering what was up, not like you not to be blogging early in the morning. Glad you're OK, lovely work, too. Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Oh I love all the tags, especially the monochrome one, delightful! x

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  3. Hello! Your Christmas tag recycled from a coffee bag is really really pretty! I love the distressed background. Then the embossing and colorizing of the tall pines looks great! I also love your Victorian Santa. He's beautiful! Your other Christmas postcards are also lovely! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. XO, Candy

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  4. It's not easy settling for just one is it Valerie two very colourful tags and just love the monochrome a really great effect .
    Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun
    Von xxx

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  5. I just like everything!!! The tag with the tall pine trees is awesome. Are the trees die cuts? Love them. Adore the monochromatic postcard too ... 'very vintage, very vogue' as they say. ha ha Enjoy your day -- play and don't get carried away and do any h*******k. It would spoil everything! hugs, Donna

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  6. Each of the things you made are splendid! Have a great weekend!

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  7. No chance of H*******K today, Donna, nor tomorrow. After that I'll start thinking about it....

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  8. You say you haven't done much, but I think you've done wonders here, Valerie!

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  9. Love all the pieces of art today.
    I chose shades of brown as my colour, so I think the postcard would be my favourite today.
    Yvonne x

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  10. Love all the pieces of art today.
    I chose shades of brown as my colour, so I think the postcard would be my favourite today.
    Yvonne x

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  11. Hi Valerie. Truly lovely tag and postcards. Especially the one for JFF. Gorgeous effect.
    Regards Florence x

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  12. Wonderful creations...love the postcards!BEAUTIFUL!

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  13. Gorgeous projects. I love your Christmas tag. Vintage Santa looks fab against the greens. x

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  14. Wonderful tags and postcard Valerie. Really like the Vintage Santa and the bundle of letters with Romeo.
    Hugs xx

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  15. beautiful Xmas tag and nice postcards! Have a great day!

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  16. All are just gorgeous. I love them. Hugs Sandra XX

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  17. Both postcards are beautiful, my favourite one is the sepia-coloured one..just lovely!
    Gwen xx

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  18. Your Santa tag just pops! The composition,the colors, love it!!!

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  19. Beautiful vintage tag Valerie and the Juliet postcard is gorgeous, love the bundle of letters. Hope you've had a productive day! Suze xx

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  20. All your projects are just beautiful! Great job!

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  21. Sounds like you've been having fun! And still managed to squeeze in a fair bit of creativity. I really LOVE the Romeo and juliette inspired postcard..so beautiful..love the little letters attached and the swirly pattern. Gorgeous! Enjoy the last few remains of the weekend! x

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  22. How you managed to make all these heaven only knows Valerie. Everyone of them a gem. x

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  23. Drinking coffe and eating biscuits with friend just has to be done.. lol:-)) sounds like you had a good time. Love all your pieces today, vintage Santa is very festive, and your postcards are gorgeous I really like the monochrome one.

    Maggie

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  24. Such variety here today love your tags especially the letters one very romantic. Love your monochrome card perfect colouring for the image, know what you mean about plenty of others that are also favourites! Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

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  25. Your tag and postcards are lovely! I particularly LOVE that tag!

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  26. These are all just gorgeous! Hope you enjoyed your coffee and biscuits this morning! thanks for your sweet comment on my Really Reasonable Ribbon projects!

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  27. Oh I love Santa - he looks so charming and brings back so many happy Christmas memories as well as getting me in the mood for this year too. Just wonderful!

    I love how you said you didn't have much time to create, but then showed us all these wonderful things!

    Santa is really special!

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  28. Dear Val, everyone is gorgeous. I think the Santa with the tree is my fav! Love your trees...take care, gerri

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  29. Such WONDERFUL creations!!

    Thanks Bunches for joinin' this weeks Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge ~ Recycle/Upcycle!!

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  30. they're all beautiful, the tags and the post card, beautiful,,

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  31. Well, I'm glad you had a slumber party with friends - those are the best! AND I adore your Santa Tag! So pretty and glittery - and the Santa image is perfect. I also ADORE your vintage image with the girl and doll - you're a girl after my own heart! xoxox

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  32. What a beautiful Christmas tag! Your postcards are fabulous!!
    hugs,
    Jen

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  33. Love them all!!! I'm getting into the Christmas creative mode too....it will be here before I'm ready :0)

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  34. Well I'd say you got a tremendous amount of art created Love the little bundle of letters tied up with ribbon!
    hugs Lynn

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  35. Lots of lovely work. Your piece for TIO is so dreamy (but it really OUGHT to be a tag as our challenge is to Tag It On!!! tee hee)
    Frankie
    xx

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  36. The shades of Ancient Linen and Vintage Photo are perfect for the postcard you entered for my challenge. Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, Neet

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  37. Love, Love, Love all of these.
    There you go that about sums up my reaction lol.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  38. You are undoubtedly the queen of tags ! Beautiful work and great recycling with gorgeous stamping and fab images.

    Marie

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  39. Schöne Werke sind da entstanden. Danke für deine Teilnahme an der TIO Herausforderung.

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  40. You are always so productive! I take my hat off to you :)

    These are all gorgeous..... love the vintage santa ..... I'm starting to feel a a bit chrismassy now....

    love the colours in your postcards...

    Karen

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  41. My, you have been busy! I like them all, especially your entry for TIO even though it isn't a tag at all! Thanks for joining us this week at the TIO challenge.
    Wanda xx

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  42. Fantastic santa tag. love it !!!!
    I am enjoying looking through your blog :-)

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  43. Lovely tag and postcards , youve made a brilliant job of these

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