Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The postman rang again!

This seems to be my lucky week - the postman rang my bell again, this time with a big, fat envelope from Yvonne. Inside it was a beautiful card, a tag, a wall-hanging and loads of lovely lace in different colours, just what I needed, as my supplies were running low. Thanks a lot, Yvonne - it was a great surprise! The gifts were all wrapped in pretty paper napkins, which I will definitely use in my journal, and sent in a stamped envelope. Here are the pics of my lovely things:






Yesterday started off cold and misty, so after I had got my shopping, I settled into my arty kitchen and got down to work. My fingers were itching to splodge about with more paint, so I grabbed my journal and did just that. I used blue, white, yellow and ochre, which I applied with a brush and a spatula before heating and bubbling a bit. I added some gold streaks and drips with a Krylon pen and some gold ink before collaging dome pictures and music notes. I don't think the results are really important, for me it's just doing it that is important just now. I am linking again to AEDM at *Creative Every Day*




And I decided to make another card using a favourite stamp. I distressed the speciality stamping card from LaBlanche with ancient linen and vintage photo, and stamped the image with vintage photo before clear embossing it. The embellishments have been kept simple again, some scraps of lace, a sentiment and a stick-pin.


I was pleased to see yesterday that I made *Top Three* again at *The Craft Room* for my black and white skeleton tag, and last week I was chosen again as a Ginger Gem for my *Horror Stories* piece. How sad that Halloween is now over!

Have a great day you all, and take care. Thanks for visiting!







39 comments:

  1. Wow what a fab week you are having Valerie lovely card and jorunal page
    Von xxx

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  2. Lucky you to receive all those fabulous goodies Valerie.
    Lovely journal pages, just love those warm colours.
    The card is gorgeous too, a great image and lovely inking.
    Congratulations on your awards too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  3. Hi Val, love the things you received and what you made. The pink hand looks so great on that background, and the stamped card is wonderful! Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

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  4. What a lovely week you are having! Great journal pages, you look like you had lots of fun with the paint. Gorgeous gifts from Yvonne, I particularly like the 'Vision' hanger, AND you made 'Top Three' at The Craft Room. Well done!

    x

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  5. Lucky you. Your post package looks wonderful. Love the journal pages, lots to see and the card is GORGEOUS, Valerie!

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  6. What beautiful things to look at this morning Valerie. Gorgeous goodies from Yvonne, bright splodgy journal pages (love the hand) and such a beautiful card. Big congrats on your recent wins. Have a happy day. Suze xx

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  7. Halloween does seem to be YOUR time of year. Congrats on all your "did very wells thank you very much"! Love all your pieces this morning .. bright drippy colours look great. Enjoy your day .. sounds like fun. hugs, Donna

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  8. Mail art, such a great day!
    Love your journal pages, so colorful :]

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  9. Wow, love the hand on your pages, super colours. The card is beautiful, a timeless elegant look.
    Glad you liked your suprise packet, have a good day.
    Yvonne x

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  10. Fun blogsite! Love the art. Now off to see what the Craft Room is. :) Oh but first, I agree...bummer Halloween is over. Time to get ready for next year. Rae

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  11. Love the warm vibrant colouring on your journal pages, they are wonderful! Congratulations on your recent top 3 award from C-R C well deserved.

    Love your favourite stamp and the lovely panel you have made using it.

    Enjoy all your lovely treats from Yvonne XOXO Zoe

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  12. Congrats on all your accomplishments! :) You did a great job on the journal and the card. Wonderful!

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  13. I am really intrigued...what is heating and bubbling all about?
    Gwen xx

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  14. Congrats on your win and your cards are lovely! :-)

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  15. Oh my - you have been busy! So much beautiful art in one post! The journal page with all the paint is my favorite today probably because I am really enjoying getting my fingers into paint too!

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  16. Valerie you are such an inspiration. Your work is so diverse and so beautiful. I love all of these pieces and I can always know i will have a beautiful feast for my eyes when i visit you. KUDOS ! my friend
    hugs June x

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  17. Yay for more happy mail!!! Beautiful artwork today!

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  18. What a wonderful envelope full of goodies. You love paint and I love your journal pages ;0)

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  19. You're having a killer week! Congrats. You deserve it. I love the newest journal pages with all that funky painting.

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  20. What a great week you have had ! Two wins congratulations Valerie thoroughly deserved. If you cant win a Halloween challenge then no one can. Fab art journal pages so bright and vibrant and the card is beautiful I do love LaBlanche stamps they are timeless ! Great gifts also from a very talented crafter.

    Marie

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  21. Lucky you...how fun! Great stuff for sure!

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  22. More lovely mail...great batch of goodies there Valerie.
    The journal pages look as though you had real fun with your paints and the card is beautiful.
    Hugs xx
    p.s. well done on being chosen by The Craft Room and on being a Ginger Gem.

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  23. Congratulations for your winning pieces of art -- well deserved!

    You received another envelope filled with goodies; what fun.

    Your journal pages always tickle me with their bright colors and unusual elements, especially the fingers with the flower on one of the pages.

    Hugs,
    C

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  24. You've been so lucky with your mail surprises recently! Lots of fun stuff to use so I can't wait to see the great pieces you'll come up with.

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  25. beautiful journal pages and what lovely gifts Valerie!

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  26. What a hectic and yet productive week!!! :-) I love the content of your sketchbook!!! :-) I think that you are a very good artist!! :-)

    xoxo
    Ida

    http://asplashofida.blogspot.com

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  27. Terrific gifts from Yvonne and love your bright and colourful pages, they certainly reflect your good mood. Congratulations on your wins Valerie, x

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  28. Dropped in for a look again. I love seeing all you do! The Beauty card is my favorite! I like how you used the lace. I went back all the way to your Halloween page. I always have fun looking.
    Love and hugzzzz,
    Narda

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  29. Love the splash of colors and the lovely card! Congrats on top three in the craft room. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting today! Happy Wednesday!

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  30. Love your lace and journal pages - you have been busy!

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  31. So sweet of Yvonne and even better if your supply was running low! Love the vibrant and amazing journal page!

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  32. Congrats on the recognition, so well deserved Val! Stunning pieces today and lovely gifts from your friend Vyonne!

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  33. Wow! You really are on a roll here! Congrats and I am so in love with your cards and journal pages :0)

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  34. You are one lucky, lucky lady - what another wonderful surprise! Also, congratulations on making Top Three!!

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  35. You had me at "arty kitchen!" . . . what beautiful gifts (Love the green piece!) and works - such beauty and color in your journal too, xoxo

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  36. WOW--what fabulous surprises and creations, Valerie!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  37. How fun!! You got some fabulous items in the mail! I love getting mail too. Beautiful card and journal pages!
    hugs,
    Jen

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  38. What a lovely week and what lovely gifts.... good for you :)

    Karenx

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