Friday, 10 May 2013

Liberate your Art postcard swap and Paper Saturdays

Hi you all!
First of all a big thank you to Kat for all the hard work she puts into this postcard swap. This swap functions so well, because Kat does all the swapping and mails out the cards. This is the third year running that it has been such a success!
Here are the cards I received:








Pearl (no blogsite given)



and last, but NOT least






Thanks to all who took part, and for the high standard of art involved.


Now to Manon's Paper Saturdays

I have made some paper spirit dolls/goddesses), a great way to use up small scraps. You can download the free template (and many others) HERE at Stampington's.



This one just got some little paper scraps instead of a skirt so as not to conceal all of the lovely Graphic45 paper underneath!!



And I have made them into the June page for my calendar.


Okay, enough for today! Have a great weekend, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

40 comments:

  1. Love your post card swaps.
    The are dolls look fantastic, will have to go look for that template.
    Its a great calendar page as well.
    Yvonne x

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  2. Really lovely postcard swaps Valerie, something to treasure.
    Love the fab spirit dolls too and they look lovely on your calendar page.
    Have a great weekend too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  3. Love the postcards you received, Val, there is soooo much talent out there! Your spirit dolls and calendar page are great too, love your ideas! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. The postcards are all stunning, what a great swap! Your dolls are gorgeous, thank you for the link too! ~Diane

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  5. Love your paper saturdays, and what a great postcard swap!

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  6. What greats waps you received Valerie-thanks for sharing them

    I love the spirit dolls and the way you have used them-great against the black background.

    Off to explore the link-thank you

    Chrissie x

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  7. What a fantastic idea and fun to participate I bet ;D
    They are all so different too.
    Your spirit dolls make a very attractive calendar page too.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend :D

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  8. Never seen these goddesses before Valerie, they're gorgeous. Beautiful postcards too. Have a nice Saturday, it's a bit rainy here today. Xx

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  9. Loving the goddesses Valerie - such gorgeous papers.
    And wow! I'm not surprised the postcard swap was a success...some truly beautiful (and inspiring) art there.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs xx

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  10. Those are some sweet little paper dolls. Thank you for the lead to the Stampington's blog too. Blessings!

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  11. This was my first year for the swap and I look forward to doing it again in 2014. I love your little paper goddesses.

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  12. Lovely art in your swap, and I love the goddesses. Great idea to let them play together in your calendar.

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  13. Love all those postcards, you received a super selection.

    Your Goddesses are very cool, I will be looking for that template :)

    x

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  14. Great postcards you've received. :) And paper dolls are a delight.

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  15. This was really fun! Glad to see you received one of my cards!

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  16. Hey Valarie - your spirit dolls are wonderful. I love the idea and thanks for the heads up on where I can find the template. I love all of Donna's beautiful art work especially her spirit dolls. Now I can try my hand at something!!!!
    Sandy

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  17. Das sind ganz fantastische Arbeiten, liebe Valerie! Besonders die Paper Dolls sind spitze!

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  18. Great cards Val. I love the embroidery card. You know I love the needle work!

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  19. A post FULL of beautiful art; from the fabulous mail swaps you received to those gorgeous goddesses. Thank you for the link to the template. Hope you're having a fab weekend :0) Mo

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  20. Your paper dolls are so darling!!!
    I think my favorite postcard that you got was the one from Pearl with the sewn design. So colorful and nostalgic.

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  21. Love your spirit dolls and the postcards you received from LYA.

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  22. Love the spirit dolls...beautiful and peaceful! And you've received some postcards I haven't seen before. I love all the creative people that took time to share. Have a wonderful year and see you next time!

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  23. What a nice collection of art! Thanks for sharing it... and the spirit dolls are awesome!

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  24. Wow. I love your paper goddesses. They look great on your Calendar! Thanks for sharing how you did it.

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  25. Looks like you got some pretty Postcards.. I played along last year. It really was fun receiving post cards for all over the world.

    Your Spirit dolls look amazing. Love the papers you used to create them.

    Hugs~

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  26. What beautiful work you do! And what great cards you received!

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  27. you do some very creative work with paper. I remember playing with paper dolls as a little girl but they sure weren't as pretty as this!
    Lovely postcards you received as well -- I've enjoyed participating this year (my first year in LYA)

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  28. I loved seeing all the great art you received and your goddesses are fabulous.

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  29. Your spirit dolls are fantastic! Thanks for the template link, too!

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  30. Those paper dolls are gorgeous! Happy paper Saturdays.
    ManonX

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  31. You got one of my postcards -- the whispering shell. Glad to see it out in the world! Seems like these cards take on lives of their own once we liberate them!

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  32. I enjoyed doing this swap so much -- I'm really looking forward to next year!

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  33. Your paper art is fantastic! What a fun bonus to have in your swap post. I want you to know that I LOVE getting your envelope each year and it becomes the "folder" that houses all of the special cards and notes that the participants send me. Thank you!!

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  34. Lovely art you received! Beautiful paper dolls you create, just stunning!

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  35. The paper dolls are lovely! Look like you got some wonderful cards also.

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  36. Your postcards are so diverse and a beautiful show of artwork.

    The dolls look fab on your black page. Love the colours and the punched heart. x

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  37. Your postcards are so diverse and a beautiful show of artwork.

    The dolls look fab on your black page. Love the colours and the punched heart. x

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  38. Lovely! I loved that you pieced them together!! And I love them on that calendar!

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  39. Fantastic collection you received!!! I love the scrap paper doll idea, so neat. Will forward your link to my creative friend, what a great idea!!

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