Saturday, 2 March 2013

The lion, the horse and the clock

Hi you all, hope you are enjoying your weekend, and finding time to relax and be creative. I am still waiting for spring here, the weather men keep telling us that it's gonna get warm, but we are waiting for the sun to come out and stay out!

My prize from Gaby's giveaway arrived in my mailbox today - a lovely card and tag, and two  beautiful packages, which were filled with goodies.


Lots of embellishments, charms, beads and lace....


And some little stamps, and a fresco ink pad. Thanks Gaby, your goodies have a good new home with me, and will be well used!


The challenge over at Try it on Tuesday is 'Time flies', so once again, I decided to make a clock. This time I used a box, covered with paper strips, gessoed, and then with bands of tape. I also used the tape that Gaby had used on the package she sent me, as I wanted to make a Paris themed clock - time flies especially quickly there! I bored a hole for the clock, put the battery into the work, and it is ticking merrily away on my desk right now. I added some wings, some roses, and a little skull as a symbol of mortality. On the right side I hung some of the charms that Gaby sent, as one of them is an Eiffel Tower. I now have so many clocks in my apartment that I sometimes wonder if I tick properly!



The second piece is for the challenge at Fashionable Stamping, where we have to use the colours brown, red and black. I stamped the horse scene and the lion onto speciality stamping paper with Adirondack Espresso. a rich brown. I cut the horse scene into 9 equal pieces and mounted them onto a piece of red miri card. I fussy cut  the lion and placed him at the front with foam squares.  I added a triangle at the top of the 'window' with a stamped angel. The red roses are a glitter rub on. The stamps are from LaBlanche. I mounted it all onto black card shaped like a house. Then I decided to use it as my May calendar page, so I used some red ribbon and cord and  fixed it to the page. Miri card is always hard to photograph because of the reflections.




Well, I think that is enough for today. Have a good day, have fun and thanks for coming by!

26 comments:

  1. Oh my, you've been at it again, and what beautiful things you have made. Lovely gifts from Gaby, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Lovely gifts from Gaby and you have certainly started making good use of them. Loving all your projects. Annette x

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  3. Another wonderful creation my friend. And such wonderful happy mail. Have fun with it...

    Hugs~

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  4. Oh that is a fabulous mail package! What a great win! Love all those embellishments which I know you will put to great use! Both creations are so amazing! Hope the weather warms up for you! It was really nice here today!

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  5. what lovely gifts, beautiful work on the challenges!

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  6. looks like a fabulous win. Great projects! I don't know if I'd have the patience to make a clock--yours is very cool. I like what you did with the red/black/brown color combo.

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  7. Great prize Valerie and just right for you I reckon.

    The projects are amazing. The window one looks like a real window-I would never have thought of cutting the image to make the panes of the window. Inspiring for sure.

    Enjoy your day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. ich denke schon dass Du richtig tickst!
    Die Uhr ist ein Kleinod und auch die Karte gefällt mir super gut!
    Mit Deiner Goodie Sendung kannst Du wahrlich glücklich sein..so schöne Sachen..
    und Du wirst sehen ..wie auch immer..der Frühling wird kommen...
    fragt sich nur wann???in der zwischenzeit basteln wir eben was das Zeug hält!

    ich grüß Dich und wünscn Dir einen schönen Sonntag!

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  9. Congratulations on your win Val... such gorgeous goodies... love your clock box... stunning with the embellishments... and a sweet card with the horse background... wishing you a happy... and sun filled week...

    Jenny ♥

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  10. Tolle Projecte, Valerie! Es freut mich, dass du schon ein Teil der 'goodies' einsetzen konntest:)

    Ich wünsche dir einen kreativen Sonntag!

    LG Gaby

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  11. Fabulous makes Valerie. The clock is awesome, love how you used the box. Loving the house shaped piece with the window and animals.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. With my DT had on thank you for joining our challenges at TioT's and FSC

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  12. What a lovely package of goodies Valerie. Fabulous embellishments on your box clock and the horse window is stunning. Those stamps are superb. Don't want to make you jealous but we've had lovely spring weather this week. Probably spoke too soon - it'll be snowing tomorrow! Xx

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  13. Fantastic goodies Valerie - ucky you! But your makes are just gob-smackingly gorgeous!! I especially LOVE your clock :0) Mo

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  14. Great stuff Val! Love the calendar page and the clock is fab! Clever you! Hugs, Barb

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  15. Wow!! Lovely crafty mail and wonderful projects from you....the clock is beautiful but the calendar page is truly awesome!
    Hugs xx
    p.s. my blog is now age restricted because I had a guest blogger last week who was talking about her new book and posted an excerpt that was suitable only over 18's.

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  16. Thanks for the explanation, I thought I had landed on the wrong planet!

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  17. Beautiful work this time! You did an especially nice job on the clock, using the tape from the package you just received!

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  18. What wonderful gifts from Gaby! Lucky gal!

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  19. What a great prize! :) And I love what you've done with the clock. :)

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  20. Such lovely gifts and yes you are right you will and have made good use of them.well I especially love the second project with the lion and horse just stunning.

    Marie

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  21. Wow, the clock is stunning Valerie, so nicely done with all the details! Love the tag also, great how you cut up the horse image and then stamped the red embossing on top, looks fabulous, so well thought out! ~Diane

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  22. You have received some lovely gifts there Val, and you've certainly put them to good use. Your calendar page is beautiful x

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  23. Wow, du warst ja super kreativ. Tolle Werke. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei FSC.

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  24. what gorgeous projects, you've certainly put your new crafty stash to good use. Your clock is fabulous and I love the calendar page - beautiful stamping and the red mirri and the lovely glittered flourish give it a very luxurious look. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
    Claire xx

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  25. Your work is beautiful. Love all your projects. Thanks for joining us at TIOT for our Time flies challenge and have a great day. Angela

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