Friday, 10 February 2012

Postcard Challenge Week 6 & PPF Week

Good morning everybody! Today is a double party again; week 6 of Darcy's Postcard Challenge and week 48 of PPF, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin.
For PPF I have made journal pages, which are not quite finished, but I hope I will have more time to play over the weekend. I have used acrylic paint for the background, and added faces, doodling, some dry transfers and some stamping. I am not yet sure what still needs to be done, but time will tell.




Cissie arrived safely home after her trip to France, with a good stash of chocolate, cake, paté and a few other edible souvenirs in her ample case. She invited Jason for a day to feed him up a bit, as she is always convinced that he looks starved. They have double portions of fish and chips for lunch, followed by chocolate éclairs, scones and fruit cake for dessert. For afternoon tea she serves paté sandwiches with salt and vinegar crisps, and is really happy to watch Jason stuffing himself. Then she brings out the tea shirt she bought him in France. She is very concerned that it makes Jason look so thin, and decides she must invite him more often. She takes the opportunity to put Jason’s fave green pullover into the old clothes bag for the charity shop. But he is cunning, and offers to take the bag to the Charity shop for her on his way home. As soon as he is in his car, he swaps his pullover for the French t-shirt and is happy again.

Before he sets out for Belgium, Auntie Cissie takes his credit card off him, so he can’t spend money on junk again, and gives him enough pocket money to keep him happy on his trip. He flies to Brussels, and visits other beautiful, old towns like Ghent and Bruges, the *Venice of the North*. In Ghent he enjoys the many medieval buildings, and of course, the antique shops. In Bruges he visits the famous museums and takes a boat trip, although he is more interested in the pretty girls sitting next to him than in the beautiful views of the ancient town. He is delighted with Brussels, visits the wonderful museums and the Atomium, but his highlights are the night clubs and girls....




So, that was all for today. Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks for dropping in!

62 comments:

  1. Fabulous Journal Valerie really like the bright orange a cheery colour in this cold weather, love to read about Jasons adventures they make me smile.

    Hope you are well
    Maggie

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  2. Love the vibrant colours of your journal pages. Poor Jason, the tee shirt must have been quite a shock. I see Cissie's is still eating healthy food and enjoying feeding Jason up.
    Take care, Yvonne x

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  3. Poor Jason! Cissie's got him in her grasp alright! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Aunt Cissie's food consumption is making me put on weight just thinking about it!
    Great postcard!

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  5. I agree with Lulabelle I have put on five kilos since you started to refale us with cissie ! Oh for a chocolate eclair ! Great journal pages love her hair. Your postcard is a delight . Wishing you a warmer weekend.

    Marie

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  6. A fabulous way to kick-off Friday with your postcard and its tale. Great fun and thanks for entertaining us.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  7. Love the cheerful journal pages - we had snow overnight so feeling chilly.
    Great postcard too and the story is such fun.
    Hugs xx

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  8. So glad Jason ditched that t-shirt! It is lovely to hear that he enjoyed his visits to the places of culture. He looks so happy in the postcard. Wonderful story and artwork.

    Janet xx

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  9. Fab journal pages and of course, it's great to hear how Jason is doing, Valerie!

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  10. I so look forward to your postcard adventures - and you did not disappoint today! Thanks!

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  11. Wonderful journal pages and post card and story is excellent and fun! ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  12. Always my early morning entertainment, Valerie! Your journal pages are beautiful with deep meaning. Your colours look happier. The ongoing adventure has me hooked as well. Always looking forward to the next installment. hugs, Donna

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  13. Wonderful colours on your journal pages and a great story of Jason's adventures.
    xxx Hazel.

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  14. LOVE the orange on your journal pages!
    I enjoyed the story, too!
    happy friday!

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  15. You have no idea how hungry you made me! What a great story, even though I am now really wanting Fish and Chips! Stunning journal page, love those eyes! Have a great Friday!

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  16. Love these pages! So vibrant! :-)

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  17. Really enjoying travelling the world with you Valerie, makes me realise just how many countries I've yet to visit! Love the warm and bright colours in your journal. Have a lovely weekend & keep cozy. xx

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  18. Smashing WIP and love your postcard and story. x

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  19. Jason, couldn't you just wear the pullove over the t-shirt??? Men...
    Great card again! Love the story! ♥

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  20. beautiful bright journal pages for ppf! And another lovely story...now I crave fish and chips!

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  21. Seems Jason tries to get in trouble even without a credit card. Good thing Aunt Cissy didn't join him in Belgium with all the waffles and choclate she might have needed to have a bigger case for going home. Enjoying the antics of these two.

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  22. great card / story / love the stamp

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  23. I love his jumper - so glad he got it back!

    I felt quite full reading about their feast!

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  24. Your journal pages are beautiful..love the quote about frustration being the compost for creativity :D
    and Jason is such an idiot lol...hope he get's lucky(with his antique purchases, not the girls lol) :D XXX

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  25. Amazing journal page. And great postcard to go xith it, but I'm hungry now and would love to be able to pop out for some fish and chips just like Aunt Cissie. A xx

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  27. An amusing and refreshing tale. Poor Jason, please I would love to loose some weight this is very teasing, for she does love her food. Caz

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  28. I loved catching up with Cissie and Jason. I don't blame him for swapping the tee shirt for the pullover. That green goes beautifully with his hair. Great story and great art.

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  29. Love the vibrant journal pages and the story and post card ...too cool....fun story and funny Jay.
    As for the English fish and chips, I miss them terribly but luckily my mom and sister discovered a restaurant in Old Chelsea, Quebec" Le Resto" just to die for. Thought I was in the UK with that first bite. Love all of your creations...great imagination luv!

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  30. hello,
    your art is wonderful and your tale captivated me, all that yummy rich food and cleverness of characters and you. thank you.

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  31. Such wonderful and cheerie pages Valerie makes me feel nice and warm :)
    Von x♥x

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  32. aw - In Brugges and no credit card - that's just not nice

    dx

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  33. Really enjoying your story and the journal pages are stunning!

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  34. Ha ha, I wonder if the man with the 'manekin pis' is Lord Forsyth?!!

    Neither Cissie nor Jason are going to die of starvation are they?

    x

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  35. Fabulous journal pages and great fun reading the story as always. Quite a pair these two.
    Jen x

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  36. Hi Valerie. Really enjoyed reading about Jasons adventures. Great postcard. Fab pages.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Take Care,
    Florence xx

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  37. Enjoying the interaction and the adventures! Your pages look very nice so far.

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  38. Wow Val---your story is awesome! And what a great Belgium card and journal pages. xo

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  39. Wonderful Journal Pages and the Postcards are so fun.
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook
    HAPPY HORSE STUDIO

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  40. Ooooh Valerie. What beautiful journal pages and the color. Oh my gosh, I love the vibrancy. Very nie. Hope you are doing well. Happy PPF.

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  41. I totally LOVE the orange and her eyes. Very nice job. :)

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  42. Fabulous pages!!!
    Please pass the chocolate eclairs!!!!!!!!!

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  43. I always look forward to Aunt Cissie updates- your stories are so GREAT! And those journal pages are coming along beautifully- I LOVE the way you're doing her hair!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  44. All that talk of food makes me hungry, sounds like Jason knows his own mind there LOL Great fun Valerie! Hope it gets a little warmer soon, Mustav/Gay LOL xxx

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  45. Hi Valerie,
    thanks for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment. My goodness you have been in hospital a while now and still more time. I sure hope you feel much better when all the treatments are over.
    Love your journal pages and your faces are very good.
    Take care and enjoy the weekend, they sure go quickly don't they??
    Hugs, Lesley xo

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  46. Oh, I'd love to join Aunt Cissie for tea sometime. That Jason doesn't know how good he has it.

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  47. You are so clever! That's a great story and card (love the green sweater ;) and your bold and bright journal pages are awesome. I love your eyebrows! I hope you're doing well, xoxo

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  48. love reading the antics of cissy and jason, lol...

    have a good weekend

    maria xx

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  49. Valerie I adore your journal pages - and these are such warm and sunny colours. Your story does make me giggle and hungry! There is a lot of food in your story :) Hope all is going well...hugs,

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  50. Your art journal pages are perfect. I love them just the way they are. I love the background. Love reading your stories.. The post card is perfect!!!!

    Hugs, Linda

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  51. Your journal page is so pretty. The colors are just beautiful.

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  52. Hi Valerie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  53. Yes! Chocolate is the way to go. :) Love how you combined the postcard with your drawing. :)

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  54. your journal pages just leap off the page so vivid and pretty makes me happy just to look at them.

    Good to know that Chrissie and Jason are still going their own way and yet still caring and sharing. XOXO Zoe

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  55. lol always fun to read, I love his old green jumper, glad he rescued it lol

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  56. so full of energy!! happy PPF!

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  57. I nearly thought you were skipping this week when I was reading the top of your post!!!!Glad to see you did do the challenge and thanks to you I am now going to eat some more cake, pate and chocolate!!!
    I love your story.

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  58. Wonderful pages. I love the colors and they eye brows. Very cleaver.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  59. The colors on your journal pages are beyond rich.... love them!

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  60. what a feast! love the red hair!

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  61. Hi Valerie. I'm back from vacation and am getting caught up on all of your posts. Love this bold color on the journal pages! Great work! And I had to get caught up with Jason and Aunt Cissie. ;-) Hope you are doing well. Big hug!

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