Monday, 19 August 2013


Hi you all!
At FSC the challenge this fortnight is Clean and Simple. Now, this is NOT my style, but as Yvonne chose the challenge, and she is a lovely lady, I decided I had to give it a try! I used a 6x6" card, and stamped squares - which I have done a lot lately - using the DI ink-pads direct on the paper, and then a 'sun' using a stamp from Hein-Design and chalk box ink. The dragonfly (Laurentz and Morgen) has been stamped with archival black.
But I couldn't resist using a bit of diamond stickles  on the wings, CAS or not....
I am also entering it into OOAH  'Summer' challenge.

At MooMania the challenge this week is 'beards'. I have made a mini-book showing famous men with beards. The covers have been made from corrugated card, painted with gesso, and then covered with tiny scraps of print and writing and some little scraps of gold leaf that I re-discovered when clearing out. I went over the covers with clear varnish to make them more durable.

Front cover:


Sorry, I couldn't resist putting the Beatles and Dumbledore into the row of worthy men - do you recognise the others?
Side view, tied with a band.

And the 'backside':

I had fun making this one!

And I was pleased to see that my  'shades of Summer' journal page was shown at 'Show and tell Saturday' at Artists in Blogland and that my entry to the script challenge was showcased at FSC.

Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Clean, simple and totally beautiful, I think your dragonfly is the perfect interpretation of the theme. It appeals to me greatly.

  2. The mini book is fun, and the covers are great, but I ADORE that card, it is just wonderful! Hugs, Sarah

  3. Clean and simple might not be your style but you have made a lovely card here, it's beautifully designed. What a terrific idea for the (I think) difficult subject of "Beards", your little zig-zag book is just the thing.

  4. I think you did a great job!! I personally love how you did the dragonfly :-)

    Happy Crafting

  5. Wow... first of all you created a gorgeous CAS card, love the inked shapes under the dragonfly. And your Moo book is also beautiful, great covers. Greetings, Shirleyx

  6. Be it elaborate or simple, your designs are always stunning and elegant! Your Moo book is fun! Abe Lincoln and more so, The Beatles have always been favorites of mine!

  7. I absolutely love your CAS card, so simple and yet so elegant!

  8. Well done Valerie, a beautiful CAS card and a super little book, I like your addition of Dmbledore, they're re-showing the HP films just now at the weekend. Well done on your showcases too, lovely work. Xx

  9. you do 'clean and simple' really well, love it! And I recognize at least one of those men! Beautiful booklet.

  10. Mein Männe ist auch ganz begeistert von Deiner Libellenkarte, aber auch das booklet ist ein echtes Sahnestückchen!
    LG Anja

  11. Die Libellenkarte ist einfach super schön geworden - und dein Büchlein ist auch klasse!

  12. Not sure if my message was sent pr not as it just went lol

    Great CAS work amd always great to have you join us at the Hatters.

    Wonderful book with the Moos and sorry to say all I knew was the Beatles.

    Congrats on your showcase work. Always well deserved

    Just got back from York and I am shattered lol

    Love Chrissie xx

    1. Poor Chrissie, now put your feet up!

  13. MEINE MEINE GÜTE! was hast Du da wieder gezaubert??? die Karte ist ja schon ein absoluter Traum...aber Dein MOO MANIA Bartbuch ist wohl der Burner schlechthin..und die Textur dazu...

    ein Traumteilchen Valerie!

    sei lieb gegrüßt und bedankt für das wunderbare Moo Mania Bart Projekt!

  14. Awesome! What a wonderfull mini book. I love your collection of bearded man. So agree with you on adding the Beatles and Dumbledoor :D

  15. Valerie, I am so pleased you took up my challenge at FSC. Its a fantastic CAS , card and those wings look lovely with the addition of the stickles.
    Wonderful collection of notable men in your Fab mini book.
    Yvonne x

  16. You completely nailed the CAS look. Beautiful in its simplicity. Like you, I prefer to add more, a little bit more and some more for the heck of it!
    The noteable men booklet is wonderful.

  17. And don't forget, just a little more than that just for more fun!

  18. You've certainly rocked the FSC challenge Valerie - a totally fabulous card.
    Your bearded wonders made me smile too, especially Dumbledore as we're watching the last Harry Potter at the moment.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  19. A HUGE WOW! All of it. Super duper. hugs, Donna

  20. Die Karte ist traumhaft
    und das Büchlein ist einfach spitze!

  21. Love the card and the mini-book, you always have great ideas! Hugs, Barb

  22. terrific card Valerie, perfect for our summer theme at OOAH
    Janet x

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  24. Comment on the Moo - Ha! I love it! Kim x

  25. Love it! You really rock these mini books fabulously well!

  26. Love that card Valerie great stamping and your mini book is just Scrummy thank you for joining us at OOAH it's always great to see what you make. Hugs Sandra XXX

  27. Both of these are brilliant Valerie! ~Diane

  28. Hi Valerie, CAS may not be your style, but you have really pulled this one off.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

  29. simply fabulous love the card too


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