Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Happy Mail and my Tag Tuesday Tag

Hi you all, hope you are all well and fit. I received some happy mail today, and one was also a yummy mail!
I won a giveaway over at Linda K's blog, and she sent me three beautiful ATCs from faraway America, with stitching, and beautiful colours and images that make me yearn for spring! And they were packed into this wonderful envelope made from a gelli-plate print. What a lovely idea! Thanks a lot Linda.

And from Suze Bain in not so faraway Bonnie Scotland I got a bonnie wee parcel, with yummy contents. Suze knows how I love  chocolate and Horlicks, especially when it is one of the brands I so enjoyed in my youth! It was packed into two pretty packages, dolled up with ribbon and an Easter card.

Yummy - Cadbury's chocolate bunnies filled with caramel - and a Malteser bunny - and Horlicks!

And the first bunny has already been eaten....soooo yummy!

Thanks a lot, Suze!

For Tag Tuesday I chose the word  Mezuzah, the little box affixed to the door in a Jewish home, containing the words of the 'Shema Israel' beginning with the phrase: "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One" , taken from the book of Deuteronomy. The parchment, written by hand from a trained scribe (Hebrew -'Sofer Stam' ) in indelible ink is rolled to fit into the casing. which is mostly decorated.
The Hebrew letters on the casing – spell “Shaddai” – the Almighty.

I have made a 3-dimensional tag. I made a little paper mezuzah case, and glued it together after colouring and decorating the outside. I put a copy of the Hebrew parchment into it, and mounted it with screw brads onto my tag. The mezuzah is always mounted at an angle on the right side of the door post.

That's all for today! Be back soon for Paint Party Friday, this week is flying by!
Take care and thanks for visiting.


  1. So happy to see you receive such beautiful and I bet delicious goodies! Your tag is gorgeous I love the glittery embossing on it! ~Diane

  2. Du Naschkatze! Da bist DU himmlisch verwöhnt worden! und so hübsche Karten und Kuverts dazu!

    Deine Mezuzah find ich auch genial!
    hab grad nachgelesen und gelernt:
    da drin ist dann ein Schriftrolle und das darf nicht mit was Metallischem beschrieben sein?

    Bestempeltes dürfte man demzufolge reintun?

    Deine Modekarte ist überigens total excellent Valerie.. die hab ich verpasst..
    ja die Zeit läuft immer schneller umsoo älter ich werd!!!

    liebe Grüße


  3. Oooh so many goodies. How fun! You have a lot of goodies going there in your work and what you received. Enjoy, especially the chocolate.:)

  4. Lovely work from you, Val & also love what you received from your friends. There's a little something from me in the post, too! Hugs, Sarah

  5. Loving all your beautiful gifts Valerie. I hope you didn't bite the rabbits ears off first.....hmmm bet you
    Your tag is so beautiful and love the box you have attached to it. Hugs Annette x

  6. I think this little tag is so meaningful Val, love it. You've had lots of goodies too, what a good day, mine will be on their way on Friday, hope you like it. Hugs Jean

  7. So glad the gelli art arrived safe and sound! Pretty eater packet of chocolates-yum... and your tag is absolutely gorgeous!

  8. Netty - how did you know about the ears??

  9. Who doesn't eat the ears first? Love your wonderful goodies - the tag and mezuzah are very special

  10. What a wonderful post Valerie.... so full of good things - yum I'm liking the look of your chocolate selection!!!

  11. what wonderful gifts and a beautiful tag! I'm partial to the chocolate!

  12. Beautiful project, I love how you tell us the meanings behind the words. Enjoy your goodies.
    Yvonne x

  13. Beautiful ATCs and such nice chocolately gifts, too! Your tag is especially wonderful with the 3D box.

  14. Amazing gifts you have there and your art is very amazing too ♥

  15. Lucky you receiving such nice happy mail. And that bunny sure does look yummy. Such a wonderful tag my friend...


  16. Lovely things in your Happy Posts Valerie and thank you for sharing them with us.

    The tag you have made is wonderful with so many terrific ideas on it.

    Have a wonderful day--hope the sun is shining for you.

    Love Chrissie xx

  17. You have received some lovely things, enjoy, especially the chocs! Love your tag, too! Hugs, Barb

  18. All very lush (drawn to the chocolate yummy) but your ATCs had it for me today just wonderful stuff xx

  19. Wonderful Valerie!! :)
    Yummy treats and delight for art goodies... ~xx

  20. That Suze Bain is a real crawler thoughtful but a crawler never the less am I jealous you bet I am although I didn't think the Horlicks Light was in the best of taste considering she had sent you all that chocolate !!! Fabulous tag valerie the dimension and colour is amazing.


  21. I LOVE Horlicks light, and it balances out the few thousand calories from the choccie. Don't be so mean to poor Suze!!

  22. Fabulous! Super mail days - congrats on your win!


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