Monday, 27 August 2012

Grungy postcards & Happy Mail ready to post.

Hi everybody, here's wishing you a good week. Hope you have all enjoyed your weekend. I have spent my time doing lots of crafting to get my mind off other things. I made three French themed postcards, using ephemera, vintage images, tissue tape, Inka gold, stamping and crackle varnishing, and lots of sticky fingers!

The three 'backsides' are all more or less the same


And here are some envelopes, large and small, waiting to be sent out into the world!. Hope they get to my *winners* soon.


And as it's Monday, a joke from Narda to send us laughing into the week:
My trip to the store
There was a bit of confusion at the store this morning. When I was
Ready to pay for my groceries, the cashier said, "Strip down facing me."
Making a mental note to complain to my congressman about Homeland
Security running amok, I did just as she had instructed.
When the hysterical shrieking and alarms finally subsided, I found
Out that she was referring to my credit card.
I have been asked to shop elsewhere in the future.
They need to make their instructions to us seniors a little clearer!

Okay, that was it for today. Have a good day, take care and thanks for visiting.


  1. Ha Ha... thanks for that Val... always good to have a laugh... your postcards are divine... I love those images... and your envelopes are gorgeous...

    Jenny x

  2. Lovely work, Val, and I loved that joke - say howdy to Narda for me! Hugs, Sarah

  3. Absolutely stunning postcards Valerie and just love the fabulous grunginess of them.
    Great joke too which had me giggling.
    You have a good day too and sorry for the lack of comments as I'm only just catching up.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  4. Beautiful postcards, love all the texture and very funny joke!!!

  5. The postcards are so beautiful. I really love your technique. Happy winners indeed ;-) !

  6. Oh, Valerie, these postcards are stunning and I love the envelopes. Hope everything is ok.
    Sending hugs,
    Florence xx

  7. Yeah, so do I, it matches my face!

  8. Fabulous postcards and a great joke.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. Thanks for cheering us up this morning Valerie, it's such a dull miserable day here and the temp has certainly dropped the last couple of days, think we're already heading into autumn! Fab postcards, I really love those images and I wonder where those packages are travelling to! :0) xx

  10. Wiping tears from my eyes today's joke strikes a cord LOL

    Love your postcards they are so dreamy & you have been busy with lots of lucky peeps getting more of your mail art.

    Bank Holiday here what ever shell I do with the time!!!! XOXO Zoe

  11. Gorgeous post cards, love the Frenchness of them all.
    Super joke as well.
    Yvonne x

  12. In LOVE with all your work today Valerie. so Donba

  13. beautiful beautiful post cards and that joke made me laugh so hard!

  14. beautiful postcards, they have that vintage look. I always enjoy Narda's jokes, lol.

  15. I must remember that joke! It's funny :)

    Love your 'ageing/crackle glaze' phase.... these are such beautiful pieces.

    I am so looking forward to that envelope dropping on my doormat...

    you have made them look so pretty :)


  16. Giggling at your joke here :)
    Stunning postcards..beautully collaged and distressed...and how sweet are your decorated envies!!...I'm sooooo excited to be one of your winners ;)

  17. These are gorgeous Valerie, I love how you used the tape and stamped over it all! The envelopes for your winners are of course beautiful too! Loved Narda's joke!

  18. Your cards are GORGEOUS, Valerie. Love love LOVE your color combo and all that fabulous stamping.

  19. Your postcards are wonderful. Love them all. How cute are those envelopes?

  20. Beautiful postcards! I think the combination of turquoise & brown goes so well together!

  21. Gorgeous postcards, and adorable envies!

    The joke, however, is a bit on the sketchy side . . .


  22. Hi Val, nice weekend here, very hot and humid but we managed a family bbq. Love your postcards and lovely envies. I love sticky fingers,so good to get right into our art.
    Your winners will love their prizes.
    Happy week and love that joke....LOL

  23. Now that is funny. I am going to have to remember that one. Love all your wonderful creations my friend.


  24. Just love your postcards and the envelopes as well--the joke will have me giggling for the rest of day lol

    Love Chrissie xx

  25. Gorgeous postcards love the grunginess and the smoldering colours and gorgeous crackle effect the envelopes are just super. All well at the post office havent heard any complaints from you in a long time !


  26. As always...fabulous postcards and mail art Valerie! Love those vintage images...:)
    Hugs xx
    p.s. thanks for the joke...cheered me up no end!


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