Saturday, 14 February 2015

Valentine's Day and Happy Mail

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend, wish you all a good one,
and a happy Valentine's Day - you can never have too much love!

I have made 2 Valentine's cards that I want to share with you today:

I used 6" square cards for both. The first card was covered with shiny red paper (which Suze used to wrap my Christmas presents). I added a metallic border along the left side. The heart is made of chipboard, and has been gessoed, covered with scraps of vintage papers and gilding flakes, and glazed with crackle lack. The roses are  rub-ons. I added some flowers and ribbon as embellishments.

I am linking to Simons Monday Challenge, red and pink and to ACC,
wrapping paper

The second one has been made from a gold card, with a mat of glittered white roses. The heart is a book mark, cut from an ancient die, and stamped with my fave love stamp. I added some pearls and flowers as embellishments.

And now I would like to show you some happy mail that reached me this week.
This beautiful heart was made by Maelchen, who recently had a giveaway on her blog, and I was one of the lucky winners of one of her dreamy hearts. It is just stunning, and even nicer to have and hold than on the photos. Thanks for this wonderful present; it will be treasured!

Diane sent me a whole roll of washi tapes in various widths and colours, and as they are plain, they can be written on, or stamped or drawn on, just wonderful! Thanks for this lovely surprise, Sweetie

And last but not least, Carolyn sent me this wonderful card and a set of  Monet cards, which have pictures and plans of his garden, and lots of information. I am looking forward to using these in some creations in the near future. Thanks Carolyn, this was a wonderful surprise!

It's great to have so many good Blogger friends, hank you all!

And now some pictures of my hungry visitors again. I love watching them hungrily pecking their food each day, and love to see them on my balcony.

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


  1. Wonderful cards and photos, and love your presents, enjoy! Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

  2. Deine Karten sind wunderschön und so romantisch.
    Die erste mit dem Geschenkpapiehintergrund passt gut zu unserer Monats-Challenge bei ACC
    Tolle Post hast du bekommen !
    Deine Balkongäste werden ja immer zahlreicher.
    Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende und "happy Valentine"

  3. Das sind zwei wundervolle Kreationen Valerie! Boah verspielt und alles passt perfekt!
    Das Give Away Herz von Maelchen ist ein Traum und auch Dinae und Caroly haben Dich richtig verwöhnt!
    Kein Wunder - bist eben eine ganz liebe Person, die man gern verwöhnt!
    Deine Balkongäste sind so schön...
    wir haben letzte Woche auch wieder reichltich Vogel-Futter aufgestockt, bei Lidl gabs die großen Eimer mit allem Kramzeug zu 2.50 Euro statt fast 10 Euro... jetzt ist hier Feststimmung im Garten!
    Toll wie super Du sie fotografierst! So nah---

    Hab einen schönen Samstag Valerie!

  4. verzeih all die Tippfehler.. ich glaub meine Tastatur ist hinüber.. Willi hat vorgestern Tee drüber geschüttet... dabei ist die fast neu...ärgerlich!

    1. No probelm, hoffe Du bekommst die Tastatur wieder hin.

  5. Your post is certainly full of love today Valerie, beautiful makes and thoughtful gifts. Have a 'love'ly Saturday! Xx

  6. What a happy post Valerie everything made me smile. Your very beautiful cards and the pressie you received and of course, the beautiful birds--they must have flown back to you :)

    Have a lovely day. I will watching rugby-I bet you knew I would.

    Love Chrissie xxx

  7. What a delightful post. So full of love in one form or another. Perfect fpr today. Happy Valentines day Valerie ((hugs)) :o))

  8. Happy Valentines Day Valerie! What a lovely post:)

  9. Beide Karten sind ganz bezaubernd! So viele liebevolle Details!
    Toll sind deine Fotos von deinen Balkongästen ... der Eichelhäher sieht so hübsch aus!
    Schönes Wochenende und happy Valentine!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

  10. Wunderschöne Karten! Die mit dem Geschenkpapier gefällt mir besonders gut.


  11. Beautiful romantic cards definitely oozing with love. Enjoy your happy mail.
    have a lovely day.
    Yvonne xx

  12. Wow what a fabulous post, your Valentines card are gorgeous, very romantic. The heart prize is gorgeous and so are your bird photos. Your apartment seems to be in a wonderful location :) Have a great weekend, Shirleyxx

  13. Such wonderful Happy mail my friend, I Do love the wonderful cards you made as well. And looks like you have lots of friendly visitors. Great photos once again.


  14. Lovely birds. Beautiful Valentine cards and who doesn't love happy mail? Thoughtful gifts.

  15. Wow Valerie, your Valentines cards are so gorgeous! All the beautiful flowers and hearts and pearls, stunning! Lucky you to receive so many wonderful pressies! Happy Valentines day! hugs :)

  16. Your cards are delightful little works of art; so unique and lots of love poured into them.
    Congratulations on your win and on all of the lovely things you received in the mail. It is wonderful to see you receiving back some of the love you frequently give out.
    PS - Love your bird pics. The black one looks like a Myna bird.

  17. Your cards are so pretty and so imaginative. They are both charming and I would not know which one I would prefer. You also did get some great gifts - Happy Valentine.

  18. What gorgeous cards Valerie. I have fallen in love with the beautiful heart that you won from Maelchen, it's absolutely breathtaking. How nice to have gifts sent to you from friends. Hugs Rita xxx

    1. Yes, it really is gorgeous, I was very lucky to get it.

  19. Zugegeben, ich persönlich hab's ja nicht so mit verspielten Valentines, obwohl ich ein Herzen-Fan bin...
    Das hängende Herz von Maelchen sieht echt toll aus!
    Schönes Wochenende von Ulrike

  20. What beautiful cards! I especially love the second one, so elegant and lovely! Wonderful gifts and such charming birds too!

  21. Your cards area truly lovely ♥ You really rocked with the gifts in the mail again this week!! You are one lucky lady ♥♥♥♥ Love the birdies too.

  22. Beautiful valentines and sweet gifts. Lovely birds, oh you do capture them so well. xox

  23. Hi Valerie, the cards you created are gorgeous. Love all the pretty details. You sure received some beautiful gifts and treasures. Love your bird photos.
    Have a nice day.
    Hugs, CM

  24. Absolutely beautiful valentines! Love the embellishments and how each has it's own design!
    Lucky you to have won that heart- And such a stunning card from Carloyn! Happy mail day for sure! xo

  25. Beautiful Valentines, so many nice gifts too! ~Diane

  26. I really love both your square cards, especially the second which has something quite different and delightful about it, every part of it is just right. I also like the way you have presented it on the lace cloth.

  27. Love all of the embellishments, Valerie! Both cards are gorgeous! :o)
    Thanks for joining our challenge this week!


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