Thursday, 31 January 2013

Moo Mania - Postage Stamps

Hi you all! Thanks for the good wishes yesterday after my fall; I have been taking it easy at home, and am being VERY careful on the stairs!
At Moo Mania the challenge is to do something with postage stamps, so I thought I would give it a try. I have a box full of envelopes with lovely stamps, but couldn't bear to cut any up for the challenge, so I am happy to say that no real stamps were harmed to produce these moos! The Moos have been made from scraps  pasted onto old moo cards and stamped with mail-art stamps using Archival black and red.

This one has been made from a scrap stamped randomly with various stamp and postage motives, and some added cut-out pieces. 

For this one a used a scrap of black/brown patterned DP, which I stamped and embossed with white EP before adding the cut outs with foam squares.

This one has been made using tiny strips of some stamp-printed DP over some matting made from various scraps.

The background has been made from the stamp-printed DP, over which I stamped, and then added a penny black cut through diagonally. I hope that doesn't count as treason!

The last one has been made from a scrap of old book paper, which has been gessoed, distressed, stamped before adding some cut out stamps.

I had fun making the little moos, they seem to be rather addictive!
Have a good day you all, take care, have fun and thanks for coming by!


  1. Good morning Valerie-pleased you are taking it easy after your fall

    My you have been busy with your Moos and they all look terrific. Fancy being able to make humble stamp images look so interesting and artistic--you are always full of ideas.

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. I love your moo cards. You really have loads of ideas! Keep on taking it easy! Hugs, Sarah

  3. Guess who was half asleep when leaving a comment last night! So sorry to hear you had a fall as I managed not to see the last bit of your post.
    Hope you're feeling much better today and really love those moos, fabulously arty looking.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  4. Well, you learn something new every day! I had no idea what a moo was so had to pop,over and have a look. Your mail moos are wonderful, you obviously had fun making them. Have a good day and 'go canny' on those stairs! Xx

  5. Oh Valerie! Du machst mich jetzt ganz verlegen!
    Ich bin geplättet!

    was sind das für genial schöne Kleinodien??


    für´s Mitmachen!!!!

    ich freu mich!
    liebe Grüße Susi

  6. All are fabulous Valerie, sorry to hear you have had a fall hope your are ok today!

  7. lovely moos!!! love all the scrummy details and the keys are cute too :)

    Karen x

  8. Amazing details in such a small area, all look fabulous.
    Hope you are not so sore today.
    Yvonne xx

  9. These are fab. Loads of lovely details. x

  10. Wow! Look at them all! These are great!

  11. These are gorgeous, but I kept looking for the cows, lol! I finally went to the Moo Mania web site and I see it is a tiny card! These are all lovely and you have added such amazing detail to all of them. Take care ~Diane

  12. These are fabulous Valerie :) So glad you are feeling much better today and are taking it steady :0)
    I may join in with these challenges, but I'm not sure yet as still unclear as to what a Moo is (bit slow on the uptake sometimes) :0) Mo x

  13. I love the creative community!! Who else would have come up with a way to use moo cards!

    Stamps are always a favorite of mine--I collected for years and have many that are less than perfect, but perfect for crafts!

  14. ... ja sag mal .... ich bin platt. Was sind denn das für geniale und wunderschöne Teilchen? Ich bin hellauf begeistert, Valerie, vielen Dank für's Mitmachen bei MOO-MANIA

  15. All of your Moos are fabulous. Like them all.

  16. Love these Moos Valerie so much in such a small space. They sure look like fun to do. He you ok after your fall. Hugs Sandra X

  17. beautiful stampwork! So glad you were able to save the stamps, I understand.

  18. Terrific details on such tiny cards Valerie. Glad to hear you are taking some rest time. Hugs Annette x

  19. Oh, Valerie, I missed the fact that you'd fallen. Hope you're feeling better and taking it steady.
    Love those moos!
    Hugs xx

  20. Wish I could see this in person!! Totally gorgeous.

  21. These are wonderful it's been ages since I made a moo xx

  22. Love all the details! Great job!

  23. What a lot of Moos, you have been busy. I don't know how you managed to get such gorgeousness onto such a small space.



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