Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Holiday postcard

Hi you all, hope you have had a good day. It was chilly again here, but it stayed dry, the sun was shining, and the birds were singing, so a pleasant day all in all.  And nobody woke me early! Tomorrow I will have to be out early, though, as my car has to go to the TÜV  - a safety and function test for all cars every 2 years.

I spent my day painting and crafting, and made a nice 'Eintopf' - a meal cooked in one pot, with cabbage, beef, veggies, potatoes and tomatoes -  yummy! And I have enough to keep me going for a few days, so won't need to cook again.

The challenge at Simon Says is to make something travel-themed, and at the Craft Room Hazel has chosen the challenge and wants to see a holiday postcard.

I have collaged my postcard with squares and oblongs of travel themed paper from various makers. I used a Martha Stewart punch to make some 'lace' from an old map. My all-time fave, Mr Umbrella Man, had to make another appearance. I cut him twice, once from the same map and once from black card, and layered them one over the other to give more definition. I shaded the card and edges with Antique linen and vintage photo  DIs, and added some stamping in Adirondack espresso. The sentiment has been made with a Dymo label-maker, and means 'where are you going?'.



Oh, I almost forgot - I made the top 5 at Try it on Tuesday again, so that was nice!
And I just learnt that I won Petra's giveaway, yay!

Have a good day you all, hope the sun shines for you! Take care, and thanks for visiting!


37 comments:

  1. Very nice cards. I like them. Here's wishing some day I can do some cards, but my creativity just doesn't go there. I don't know why. I have tried but to no avail. I always love your tags and cards and that beef stew sounds awesome.I'll take some. Thanks.:)

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  2. Hop on over Gloria, there's plenty in the pot!

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  3. Fab collage and love the umbrella man :)
    Von ♥

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  4. I really like this one--especially the double image layering of the umbrella man!

    Don't you just love those meals that last more than one night?! Leftovers tonight here, too!

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  5. Beautiful postcard Valerie, I LOVE Mr Umbrella Map Man. Your dinner sounds delicious, very heart warming! Hope all goes well tomorrow and congrats on your wee wins. Xx

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  6. Love your postcard Val, very cleverly done! I love all your disguises for the umbrella man, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  7. Fabulous postcard Valerie. Lovely detail.
    Congratulations on your award and win too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  8. Great postcard Valerie, I just love the map umbrella man :-) thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  9. Fabulous postcard, I love what you do to Mr Umbrella Man.
    Yvonne x

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  10. Lovely postcard! Your meal sounds wonderful too.

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  11. Your postcard looks great. And congrats on the wins.

    Hugs~

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  12. Wonderful postcard Valerie--always love your postcards. See the umbrella man is enjoying warmer climes for a change.

    Well done on being in the top 5 and your win as well--all well deserved

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  13. This is "awesome!" Valerie.
    Love what you did here for this postcard... very creative.
    I love your style & techniques ~xx

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  14. Brilliant Valerie, I love how you have dressed umbrella man in his holiday suit lol x

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  15. A wonderful postcard Valerie - there's such a lot to look at and I love how you've done umbrella man. Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  16. Valerie...your vintage postcard is awesome! I love your collaged papers in the background. Very cool paper. And Umbrella Man.....that is fabulous! I've never seen him done like that before and I love it! :) Very clever use of a map and this card is absolutely perfect for our challenge at Simon Say Stamp and Show. Love the colors, your design and the die cut scallop at the bottom! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the challenge. <3 Candy

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  17. Congratulations on your top five Valerie ! love your postcard, Umbrella man is stunning a very interesting take. Bright and beautiful.

    Marie

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  18. That's one fabulous Umbrella Man! Congrats on your Tuesday win.

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  19. Loving the map man on your PC Dxx

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  20. No words for this one. I'm in LOVE. It must have taken you a few minutes to find the perfect cut for the Umbrella man on the map. And - love Martha's lace punch - I hadn't seen that one before. Congratulations on all your wins and tops these days - well deserved. Do tell us what's in the giveaway please. I would be giving you first prize for this one. hugs, Donna

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  21. Fantastic postcard, Valerie. You are so talented when it comes to collage and combining elements that turn out so well. Your postcard reminds me of your marvelous tags that you make.

    Have a warm, spring like day.

    hugs,
    c

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  22. Briliant postcard collage, congratulations to your Top 5 win!

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  23. You are so clever to map Mr. Umbrella Man! What a clever travel postcard! Your one pot dinner sounds delightful and I love it when I make enough to last a few meals! Congrats on the "top 5" win! Enjoy the day!

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  24. Wonderful card, Valerie. so many details to look at and great colours too.
    xoxo

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  25. A travel them project for you isn't it! And WOW what a project every little element of this card is brilliant love how you used the map and all those wonderful papers. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  26. an absolutely fantastic and very detailed collage in which there is so much to discover!

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  27. Very clever to use the maps, I love the look you got from it! Congratulations on your wins! You are so talented I am not the least bit surprised! ~Diane

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  28. What a pretty collage! So colorful and so much fun to explore! Love the umbrella man! And all the lovely postcards! Very stunning collaged! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  29. Really wonderful collage work on this handsome postcard and I love your umbrella man - wonderful!! You will teach me a trick or two before it is over. By the way, your one pot meal sounds wonderful - yum!Sandy

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  30. What a wonderfully colourful postcard Valerie! And Umbrella Man stars again! Wonder where he's off to :0) Mo

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  31. I don't think he's decided yet, Mo!

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  32. Wow. this is really cool and beautiful, creative and inspiring as well.

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  33. Hello, nice card, I love the silhouette!

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  34. Now that's a travel postcard! WOW...layered goodness here! The umbrella man made out of a map is pure genius!!! Totally dig this! Thank you for traveling with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  35. I love your collage, everything is put together beautifully - Mr Umbrella Man looks fabulous. Your meal sounds delicious, by the way! Thanks for joining in with our "Wish You Were Here" Postcard challenge over at the Craft-Room.

    Maria x

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  36. Wonderful...your Umbrella Man is out of this world...thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room. Congrats on your successes too! Suzanne x

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