Thursday, 25 July 2013

Cards and happy mail

Hi everybody!
Here it is still hot, hot, hot.

The challenge at OOAH this week is 'patchwork'.
I made my patchwork by stamping shades of green and brown with the ink-pads, letting the colours overlap. I added some faux stitching to give the impression of patchwork, before adding my sentiment and some punched butterflies. This is my last piece as guest DT, it was a fun four weeks!



The second card is a birthday card I made for a friend here, with lots of lovely cup-cakes, some of which I fussy-cut and popped up with foam pads.


And the STAR of the show today is the beautiful card I got from Diane this week, together with a big packet of wonderful filigree die cuts she made for me with her cutting machine, one lovelier than the other. Thanks a lot Diane! You will see them bit by bit when I use them in my projects, the first ones will make their debut tomorrow! She also cut me 2 wonderful stencils with chevrons, bliss!



That's all for today, it's still too hot to sit at the computer! I am not visiting as much as I usually do, normal service will be resumed when the temps drop!
Take care, have fun and thanks for coming by!

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards Val and love what your friend made for you! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Loving your great makes Valerie and also the lovely card from Diane, Annette x

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  3. Like your cool coloured card, Valerie, and the cream butterflies. The rain is stotting off the ground here and there is a thick mist over the hills. Can I send you some?

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  4. Beautiful cards, Valerie! love the bright colours of the cupcakes!!

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  5. Die Schmetterlingskarte ist Hammer Valerie und die CUpcakekarte ist so schön frisch ...klasse... und auch die erhalten Karte ist ein Prachtstück!

    lieben Donnerstagsknuddel!

    Susi
    ( die derzeit nicht wirklich was auf die Reihe kriegt)

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  6. Arme Susi, es kann nur besser werden!

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  7. Great project for Out of a Hat Valerie and so good to have you with us as guest this month.

    Love the Cakes card--yummy and terrific colours.

    What a beautiful card from Diane and so kind of her to send you die cuts-can't wait to see what you make with them

    Hope your day is going well

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. Beautiful cards, made and received, The one from your friend is really spectacular! I've got the weekend off, so I'm happy! Hugs, Barb

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    1. Enjoy your weekend, I will tell D. that you liked her card!

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  9. Your card look wonderful my friend. And I also love the card for you friend.

    I do hope you are enjoying your week..

    Hugs~

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  10. Just beautiful work today Valerie!

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  11. Your wish card looks like real fabric - it's as if I can see the weave! Even your faux stitching looks real. The cupcake card is wonderful - I just love the word cupcake; it sounds so delicious. Your friend did send you one very pretty card.
    Are you celebrating? We have a new prince and the royal family look so cute.
    Sandy

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  12. Your patchwork ink pads are SO clever Valerie and the faux stitching detail is fab. A yummy cupcake card too and a gorgeous one from your friend Diane. Please send some sunshine over, we're foggy, cloudy and rainy! Xx

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    1. Sue, you can have lots of sunshine and heat, send me some cool, dry weather!

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  13. Great patchwork background! Our heat wave has broken but with a 20+ degree drop in temperature, it feels almost cold!

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  14. Love the patchwork and the stitching really had me fooled, I had to look twice, I would swear it was real! The cupcakes look fabulous, you always make the best cards! I can't wait to see what you make with the stencils! ~Diane

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  15. Wonderful makes Valerie, love the patchwork background, great idea to use the ink pads.
    Yvonne x

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  16. Lovely patchwork card Valerie great colours
    MaggieH

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  17. Brill card Valerie :)
    Von ♥

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  18. Love the patchwork card Valerie great use of inks so effective. The cupcakes look good enough to eat yummy card :) and just love the flower card so pretty. Thank you for being the GDT for OOAH it's been great to have you. Hugs Sandra X

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  19. HI Valerie. Love your patchwork effect. It looks so real, great idea for using inks!!! The cupcakes look yummy too. Have a lovely weekend. xxx

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  20. Fantastic patchwork card Valerie, love the colours, thanks for being our guest DT this month & for the fab projects you have made.
    Janet x

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