Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Happy Mail and a sneaky sneak-peak

Hi you all. When I got home yesterday I had some happy mail waiting for me. The first packet was from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I won a voucher at Try it on Tuesday to spend, there, so ordered lots of ribbon. I now have a wonderful supply of different sorts of ribbon and jute band, seam binding and twine etc., so will be able to use them in my crafting soon. First I need a few days just to gloat over them.... Aren't they all pretty?


The second letter was from Carolyn, who makes beautiful digital and 'real' crafting, and she sent me some of her oriental stamps, which made me very happy. My 'oriental' department has always been rather non-existent, so I am looking forward to inking the stamps up and playing. Thanks a lot, Carolyn, your kindness is much appreciated. And the beautiful card is also made by her.


And this is a sneaky sneak-peek of what I have been working on the past couple of days. I will show more as it progresses!



Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!

21 comments:

  1. Finally catching up Valerie! Bet you'll be drooling over that gorgeous ribbon etc bundle - lucky you to win it.
    Lovely pressie from your friend too and a very intriguing sneak peek. Can't wait to see the finished artwork.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. Wow Val those ribbons look the business! Love the sneak peek too, WOW embossing? I've been making papier mache and burnishing with metal paste so it could be that too as it looks similar. Can't wait to see the full reveal???

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  3. Love your ribbon and stamps, and your sneaky-peek is most intriguing! I would guess it will be a box or another one of your gorgeous albums? Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Oh my!!!
    ARTFUL GOODIES :]
    Thank you for sharing... enjoy. ~xx

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  5. Beautiful ribbons - congrats on the win. The sneak peek looks very interesting.
    xxx Hazel.

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  6. Drooling over those ribbons! That sneaky peek looks VERY interesting!

    x

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  7. Wonderful new stuff for you to play with Valerie! This new work has beautiful textures, cant't wait to see the whole thing.

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  8. Love all your happy mail, Valerie! Your new piece of art looking very interesting!

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  9. That's a lot of ribbon Valerie - I wonder how long it will stay in neatly tied bundles! lol. A lovely gift from Carolyn too - I do love oriental 'stuff'! Your project looks fab too. Xx

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  10. congratulations on your superb win Valerie and have to say the WIP looks fabulous, hugs Annette x

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  11. You will have fun playing with all those ribbons and the stamps from your friend.
    Looking forward to the completion of your W.I.P.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    Are you still using two hotties?!

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  12. No, I'm going to bed alone, the hotties have been relegated to the bottomless pit (AKA hall-closet)

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  13. What pretty coloured ribbon!! can't wait to see what you're going to make, Valerie. and the stamps are pretty cool!
    your project looks very intriguing..
    xoxo

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  14. Lovely ribbons and trim, but I am drooling over the work in progress! Love what I am seeing!

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  15. Gorgeous goodies and that sneaky sneak-peak looks good, too! Hugs, Barb

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  16. Wow, I like your ribbon choices--it will be fun to see them pop up in your art! The sneaky peek is intriguing! Looks coppery, steampunky, can't wait!

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  17. Beautiful ribbons and a wonderful gift. I am in anticipation as to what you will be making, the sneeky peek looks awesome.
    Yvonne x

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  18. Beautiful ribbon,great stamps,thanks for letting us take a peep....

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  19. Can't wait to see what you make when you stop gloating over the happy mail.

    Love the look of the sneak peek and I am trying to guess what it might be but no luck so far

    Have a good day Valerie

    Love Chrissie xx

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  20. Gorgeous ribbons and so many of them too! You really do deserve it, your work is always spot on! Beautiful card from Carolyn, I have one of those beautiful stamps too, can't wait to see what Asian themed work you do! Your sneak peak looks like you captured a great big Scorpion! I hope he does not get free of the paint you encased him in! ~Diane

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  21. I have cemented the scorpion very securely, he will stay there for ever - I hope!

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