Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Not so Double Tuesday

Hi everybody!

It's time for another edition of double Tuesday, with my tag for Tag Tuesday and my DT piece for Try it on Tuesday.
Thanks for all the good wishes for my finger. I am not usually so clumsy, but as I can't see much on the left side at the moment, accidents seem to happen. I hope it will be easier after the eye OP.

Well, my tag for Tag Tuesday is not finished, and I can't finish it just now, as my poor, cut finger is playing me up a bit. Our theme is myths and legends, and I started on a tag with giants and brave knights, so I asking you to IMAGINE the tag this week - sorry!

But while we are on the subject of Tag Tuesday, the lovely Mo, a fellow Tag Tuesday member, sent me a wonderful parcel last week with lots of goodies, including a beautiful calendar-tag - which I have here on my desk, hand-printed and painted papers, designer papers, pergament paper and tissue paper, gorgeous serviettes for scrapbooking, embellishments, vintage book pages and more. Thank you so much for your kindness Mo, I will have great fun using all these goodies in my work.


I am pleased that I managed to finish my DT piece for TIOT before I cut my finger!
Our theme is celebrations, and I have made a little book celebrating Valentine's Day.  The covers are made from chipboard, which have been textured using embossing paste,  painted, distressed, stamped, partly embossed wth frantage gold etc. etc. I used a mix of white paper and DP for the pages.
Front cover:


Inside front cover - I cut all those little flowers out and placed them over each other with foam pads to make a littly posy; the background has been stamped, and partly embossed with frantage and perfect pearls.

Back cover:

Inside back cover:

I crackled and distressed all the images;

I  am also linking to FSS, 'hearts and flowers'

That's all for today, thanks for coming by, have a great day and take good care of yourself!

37 comments:

  1. Lovely gifts, the calendar tag is unique. And you made a sweet little Valentine book!

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  2. What a fabulous little book Val. I do love how you've aged it and gave it a vintage look. What a lovely friend to send so much goodies, and I'm sure you will enjoy using them too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Lovely gifts from your friend Val, and just love the little album, so pretty! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Such a gorgeous textured book Valerie, love those harlequin shapes and crackled images, beautifully done. I hope your finger is healing quickly and that you will be able to get your other tag finished soon. Take care.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  5. A gorgeous Valentine book Valerie, love the texture and those wonderful vintage scraps. Super goodies from Mo too, you'll have lots to play with when your poor finger is better! Take care, have a nice day! Xx

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  6. So sorry your finger is being a 'real pain' Valerie and I hope it gets better soon--we will all miss your crafting I'm sure--not to mention the photographs--hope it isn't your camera clicking finger that got injured.

    The book is wonderful with so much texture added.

    Nice gift from Mo with lots of goodies for you to make things. Can't wait to see how you use them

    Love Chrissie x

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  7. LOL, I agree with Chrissie, hope it was not your camera clicking finger that was injured! Lovely goodies from Mo, so sweet of her to send, I know you will have fun with them. Gorgeous Valentine book, I love the details and all the fussy cutting and embossing, a real stunner! Heal better soon! Big hugs, ~Diane

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  8. PS, congrats on the Saturday Spotlight on your piece at Fashionable stamping, you go girl! ~Diane

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  9. That is so pretty :)

    Hope your finger gets better soon!

    Karen x

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  10. Du hast ein süßes kleines Buch gezaubert, Valerie! Besonders gefällt mir ja das Gecrackelte (wie heißt das denn bloß auf deutsch?)
    Ich hoffe, dein Finger pocht heute schon etwas weniger! Gute Besserung weiterhin!

    Liebe Grüße
    Alex

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    1. Das weiss ich ja auch nicht! Gekrakelt, eben!

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  11. I was looking forward to seeing more photos of the stunning romantic book, gorgeous as expected.
    Congratulations from me as well for your Spotlight at FSC
    Yvonne x
    look after the poorly finger and I hope you can use it again soon.

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  12. Gorgeous and so romantic. Lovely work. x

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  13. Lookin' forward to seeing how your tag comes along! And that valentine's book is charming.

    And keep healing!

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  14. Hi Valerie x love your tag book. Lots of wonderful layers and textures. Hope your finger improves soon

    Best wishes
    Annie x

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  15. Love your Valentine booklet, Valerie. So sorry about your cut finger.

    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  16. Wonderful and I love the crackling on your make - it does lend of look of antiquity doesn't it!
    Your finger will get better everyday - I am sure it is quite sore. Just thinking about it makes my stomach roll over. Well all I know is that you can't keep a trooper down long. Thinking of you Sugar and your Valentine book is wonderful - looking forward to seeing what you put in it!
    Sandy xx

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    1. Good to know you are thinking of me, and my finger is getting better!

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  17. What a beautiful treasure of a book, love the embossing. Hope your finger mends soon! Thank you for your very kind comment on my blog. Barb x

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  18. HImmlisches Büchlein Valerie TRAUMTEXTUREN UND FARBEN!

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  19. Hi Valerie, Love your gifts!! Perfect for you to create your magic with. Love your Valentine booklet. Such a pretty project and I love the crackling on the images. Hope you finger is doing better today. It just take time to heal from the inside out. Take good care.
    Hugs

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  20. That is not fun at all to have an injured finger! Hope it heals up quickly! Now I just love all the texture on your project and that gold is a real elegant touch! Happy Tuesday!

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  21. smashing texture on your pretty book Valerie, hope your finger soon mends, hugs Annette x

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  22. I hope your lovely gift from Mo managed to make up for the terrible time you are having with your finger. So kind of your friend.
    That is one pretty little book, really is very charming.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  23. Oh my word Valerie, that is a very gorgeous book. I love the variety of your creations, there is always lots to look at and ooh & aah, over. I'm glad to hear your finger is on the mend :o) x

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  24. Beautiful Valentines book Valerie and a great gift again! OH dear how do you take such wonderful photos and create beautiful artwork with one eye not working the way it should? You are strong! Take care, Shirleyx

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    1. I think you get used to it, a certain amount, but I will be very glad when I can see better!

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  25. Liebe Valerie, Dein Büchlein ist traumhaft geworden! Ich liebe Glanzbilder und Gold und grafische Muster und natürlich Stiefmütterchen. Das ist für mein Mädchenherz das pure Vergnügen !
    Ich freue mich, dass es Deinem Finger wieder besser geht und sende dir viele liebe Grüße!

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  26. Das Büchlein ist einfach zauberhaft! Wunderschöne Farben und Texturen!
    Weiterhin gute Besserung!
    Liebe Grüße, Lonetta

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  27. Hi Valerie, such a beautiful little book, love the images and gorgeous texture.
    Sorry to hear about the finger, hope it's healing now.
    Thanks for linking this to FSC
    Avril xx

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  28. What a sweet little book! Hope the finger is getting better. Hugs, Cindy

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  29. What a fabulous little book Valerie, I love the crackling and the texture of the frantage xx

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