Saturday, 30 March 2013

Craft Barn Alpha Challenge 'P'

Hi you all! Hope you are not snowed in! Here it snowed all day yesterday. Today we have had some sunshine, but it's getting dark again, so I fear the worst...
This is the photo I took yesterday!
Donna, please do NOT tell me how warm it is in Mexico, where you are sipping your sangria in the yard, surrounded by flowers, birds and butterflies!

For the alpha challenge I chose a long list of 'P' words, and couldn't decide which one to take. My pondering  was interrupted by the postman's ring, who left a parcel for a neighbour. 'Parcel' was not on my list of words, but I decided that fate had chosen for me! I thought this would be very quick and easy, I didn't realise that it was difficult to make a flat parcel that looks like a 3-dimensional one. My lines and angles are still not quite straight  so let's say that it got it bit battered in the post! 

Have a good day you all, take care, keep warm and have fun! And thanks for coming by!


  1. Fabulous Valerie great pages and word choice, Happy Easter to you our snow is melting well now but the temp is still very cold.


  2. Great choice of word, Val, and love how you made the parcel, it really looks real! Hugs, Sarah

  3. Am I allowed to tell you the birds are singing here - all over the place. 'Tis a lovely refrain. Your parcel is great - good volume = look 3D to me - I personally think you did a great job! Do hope you are out of the deep freeze soon. hugs, Donna

  4. er...its sunny down here in Cornwall and no snow :D

    I love your parcel and feel as though I could wrap my hand around it, well done!!!

    Karen from The Craft Barn x

  5. OMG what weather for the time of year!!!

    Finally this morning I got to hang out the washing -first time this year!!!!

    I like your parcel :)

    Happy Easter Valerie

    Karen x

  6. This weather is awful Valerie...but the good thing is you can craft !!!

    Love this project...very inspiring

    Happy Easter


    Annie x

  7. It's cold and snowy in Denmark too.
    Your packet rock and I just love how it's adressed to the Craft Barn.

  8. na das ist ja wohl wiedr raffiniert gefriemelt! wow....

    ganz schön viel Schnee! tröste DIch..
    hier auch!


    aber was soll man machen.. ist eben so, ne?

  9. snowing!!

    Very good effort on that '3D' parcel Valerie!

  10. Clever and fun, the way you added their address on the package and the package has such a fabulous 3d appearance.
    I think you might need to upgrade to 4 hot water bottles to keep cozy!!!

  11. Your 3d parcel is so realistic Valerie! Love it, love the addy too, lol! Stay warm my friend! ~Diane

  12. I read your post twice and had to keep looking at your parcel--you mean it isn't 3D???? You really fooled me! Happy Easter!

  13. Its a brilliant parcel and does look ready to open. A great Alpha page.
    Yvonne x

  14. Hi!
    So sorry for the weather, but thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment!
    I won't tell you about the weather here, you can see the temp when you visit my blog!
    I will tell you that the air is perfumed heavily with the scent of orange blossoms!
    Please email me your address so I can send you an envelope filled with this wonderful handmade paper and warm sunshine.

  15. Hi Val, love what you have made, that parcel does look real! Have a nice Easter, hugs, Barb

  16. Fantastic page Valerie and a very good word to chose.

    It is the start of British Summertime here today so we have a nice thick coating of frost to set it all off lol.

    Stay warm and keep crafting
    Love Chrissie xx

  17. Your page looks amazing. Very creative for the letter P..

    Happy Easter to you as well. Stay warm my friend.


  18. Perfect Parcel page, love your interpretation
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn


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