Thursday, 24 November 2011

Post from Mexico

(Image from the Graphics Fairy!)

Yesterday the postman rang, and brought me an ENORMOUS envelope from Donna in Mexico. My postman was really excited - he said he had never seen such a big envelope, and there were sooooooooooooooo many stamps on it etc. He seemed to be reluctant to hand it over, and I think he will be back in a day or so to ask for the stamps, as he collects them.
The envelope was so big that I had to put it onto the floor to take a picture. Inside the envelope was another one, beautifully decorated from both sides. And inside that one were lots of smaller envelopes and packages, containing a plethora of good things for crafting and collaging - die-cuts, ephemera, old ledger pages, Mexican postcards, photos of Donna's work, a beautiful card, a lovely flourish stamp from LaBlanche, embellishments galore, little dolls, tickets, fibres, envelopes stamped with Donna's self made stamps and and and! Look at the pictures, & you will see why my crafters heart beat faster and faster!

What a haul! Thank you Donna, I have taken a large box and labelled it *Mexico* to keep my things together!

And I spent some time in my arty kitchen. I have started a picture - using some of the paper out of Donna's parcel, but I am not showing it till Friday, when it's PPF! But I can show you the altered notebooks I made. They are larger than the ones I made yesterday, but were just as fun to make. I have used papers from the DCWV Christmas Combo Stack, and decorated with ribbon, lace, cameos etc.

I am linking to AEDM at Creative Every Day

Happy Thanksgiving to all celebrating today! Have a good day, take care, and thanks for visiting!


  1. So happy your goodies arrived in good time and in tact. Your hand embellished notebooks are gorgeous - what lovely gifts they will make. Have fun today whatever you get up to. hugs, Donna

  2. Hi Val, what a lovely parcel you got, enjoy playing with all your lovely goodies! Have a great day, Hugs, Sarah

  3. What a TREAT from Donna! You are such a lucky girl and I know you'll enjoy using all she sent.

    Sweet altered notebooks, you've been busy again!


  4. what a wonderful parcel, so many goodies to enjoy! Your notebooks are beautiful x

  5. Oww fabby parcel from Donna :) and lovely note books Valerie
    Von xxx

  6. Happy dancing for you...what fabulous mail and I know you'll enjoy all the goodies.
    Beautiful altered notebooks again too.
    Hugs xx

  7. Wow, that's one mega goodie bag! Super notebooks - these ones are very elegant! Have a great day. Suze xx

  8. What a haul indeed! Lucky you Val! Beautiful notebooks too!


  9. Wow! Enjoy your new goodies.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and friends.

  10. How wonderful to receive those goodies they will give you hours of pleasure.

    Great notebooks as someone has already said great little gifts XOXO Zoe

  11. Beautiful notebooks, enjoy your goodies from Donna, they look Fab.
    Yvonne x

  12. Love your cards, Valerie!

    What a fantastic package from Donna :) Have fun!

  13. Wow! ~ Lucky day ~ Fun, fun, fun ~ What a gift! ~ Happy Thanksgiving ~ thanks for coming by ~ hugs and namaste, Carol ^_^

  14. That's a huge goodie bag Valerie! I'd want the stamps too! I love your notebooks!

  15. WOWZERS!!! What a awesome collection of creative goodies! Can't wait to see what all you do with the items.
    Your notebooks are fantastic too!!!!
    Have a great Thanksgiving!!

  16. Who's a lucky lucky crafter then!!! fabulous parcel from Donna, look forward to seeing all you make with this haul Valerie. Lovely notebooks too.


  17. WOW! What an awesome and creative stash! I'm sure your creative brain was going full steam ahead!

  18. Oh WOW!! Some many yummy things.. You lucky gal you!! Hope you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving..

    Hugs, Linda

  19. What a delightful gift! And your journal covers are wonderful.

  20. hi

    gosh! lucky you.... Christmas come early:) You must have been a good girl :)

    thanks for your comment btw.... all the painting has been quite an effort I find it helps to have a few fun things to look forward too.

    I checked my cruise details and we are flying into Dussledorf and have a transfer of an hour to the ship, our last port is Cologne. I am so looking forward to seeing the German Christmas markets.... another port is Bonn (with the giant advent calendar lit up on the cathedral)


  21. Gorgeous notebooks and what a beautiful gift from Mexico!

  22. Nice package full of goodies and so deserving. Happy Thanksgiving Valerie, enjoy. Take care.

  23. Gorgeous cards, no wonder you were pleased, what a package to recieve
    Lindsay xx

  24. Hi Valerie. What lovely treasures you have received from Donna. Can't wait to see what you make with all your goodies.
    Regards Florence x


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