Get Creative and Lonnnnnnnnng Post !

Thank you for all of your warm wishes for a lovely holiday and to have a glass of wine on you all hic ! Unfortunately my health decided it wanted to keep me here in the city and so have had to postpone it for a few days ! All”s well that ends well as the weather took a turn for the worse as of yesterday with lots and lots of rain ! So am not too dissapointed.

August is a big holiday month here in Greece with most people leaving the town in favour of their villages to escape the heat . Over at Get Creative with this in mind our Leader Irni ( so glad to have you back ) has just two challenges for us this month. The  first and being  the eighth month she wants to see a card or layout using eight of the same embellishments . Here is my effort for the DT !

A simple card using one of my favourite papers by Websters Pages. I cut out lots of hearts  using my spellbinders dies embossed the white hearts  and then placed smaller red hearts on top . I printed the images onto photo paper as it gives it a lovely shine but don’t quite think you can see it in the photo!
 Not feeling up to snuff I decided not to take part in any challenges over the last few days and just to play around with my new Zuttter Bind it All and my Cropadile and use up some of my scraps
I made a couple of tags using Greek newspaper cuttings which I first photocopied the first one I embossed half of it and then coloured with a little DI ink . Off cuts of design paper by Basic Grey  from their Out of Print series and a flower also from newsprint and a little blue bead in the centre. the flowers also have little pearls in the middle but you can’t see them either !!The second one I have added a rosette also made from newspaper . The eyelets have been dyed using alcohol inks.  The mini is a little folder for post it notes with a larger rosette and mini pearls in the centre of the flowers. Now if there is any one out there that would for some strange reason like to be their new owners just leave me a comment and if more than one person wants them I will put the names in a hat or a handbag or some other vestibule and get the OH to pick a winner. If no one wants them then I will be terribly embarrassed !!!
Would also like to share this lovely card and flowers that I received from Team mate Alex at Get  Creative I happened to mention that I loved her gorgeous flowers on one of her projects and she kindly sent them to me ! Thank you so much Alex they are gorgeous please visit her blog  at My Serendipity  as she does some amazing and very varied work.
Some time ago Alex won one of Valerie’s of the famed Bastlemania blog giveaways and Alex knowing how much I love Valerie’s work and with the approval of the very sweet Valerie she sent me two of the tags that she won ! So as you can image It was such a lovely surprise to find in my package two beautiful tags and here they are !
To say that I am happy is an understatement ! Thank you so much for these beautiful gifts I will treasure the. 
Last but not least ( told you it was going to be a long post ) My great blogging friend Xenia from Blue Birdie is giving away one of her incredible creations see the side bar. She is such a talented artist and I for one would love to own this art journal pop over and check it out .
Well I think that’s more than enough for a Monday morning don’t you ? Do pop over to Get Creative to see what the other talented members of the Design Team have come up with and why not take part in our challenge there’s a great prize up for grabs and I think you will agree quite an easy theme !
Hope you all have a wonderful week.

32 thoughts on “Get Creative and Lonnnnnnnnng Post !

  1. Marie, hope you will soon be feeling better. Glad you liked the tags, more will soon be on their way! I have a mail-art envelope ready for you, I have to go to the doc't today, but will brave the dragon at the post-office tomorrow and send it off to you! Take care of yourself, love the card and mini book etc you have created, all great things! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Sorry to hear you are unwell and had to postpone your holiday also. What are we like……..lolWow this is one terrific post with some fabulous creations. Take care and hope you are better soon, Hugs Annette xx

  3. Hi Marie, Rotten luck to be under the weather, sorry to hear that, hope you feel fabulous soon:0) Gorgeous makes! Love your huge card, all the little hearts make a very big and beautiful card, you can see that the shiny enhances the effect, great design. My favourite has to be the gorgeous post it note holder and the tags, I love how you used the BG paper, brilliant design:0) Lucky you getting two of Valerie's gorgeous tags, so pretty:0) I hope tomorrow finds you hugely improved and you can enjoy your creating again, hugs Gay xxx

  4. Oh dear Marie, hope you manage to take your little holiday at the beach sometime soon! Your tags are gorgeous (can you please put my name in the hat for one). Beautiful flowers and tags (Valerie is one of favourites) and I love the red, white & black of your hearts card. Sending best wishes. xx

  5. Any minute the rain will stop and you will want to be running on the beach (well maybe sitting quietly with a cool drink) … so be well! Love every little thing in this post. Your hearts card turned out beautifully. I love using 'repeat' in a design, very effective. Thanks for sharing your 'l o n g' post .. it's great to hear about everything. hugs, Donna

  6. oh hun you know how much I love your work you are so so creative and this is one stunning post just love love that book and your tags oh just love it all I would be honoured to be put into the hat,handbag he he,please,really hope you start to feel better soon hun love hugs cheryl xxxxxx

  7. So sorry to hear you haven't been well Marie but it doesn't show in your beautiful artwork. All the creations are absolutely gorgeous.You're so lucky to have some of Valerie's tags too as she always makes such beautiful little pieces of art.Hope you feel better soon.Fliss xx

  8. Its not just Greece that closes for August there's Spain, France, Italy and who knows where else while us in the chillier northern wastes grab any sunny moment we can. Hope you rain clears as soon as you feel better so you can go and soak it all up.In the mean time you have been have a creative time beautiful projects lovin' those tags. XOXO Zoe

  9. I'm glad you liked my gifts!:)Beautiful card,love the embossed hearts!!!And I definitely want to ''put'' me in the hat for the great mini and tags that you created!Love the ''out of print'' collection and I'm looking forward to have the papers soon in my desk ;)I hope you're feeling better soon…Περαστικα!xxx

  10. What a shame you had to be unwell and stay home and play with your new toys ;)such a lovely book too :)Great DT peice and how lovely to receive such post:)Take care xxx

  11. Sorry you are not feeling well. Your heart card is wonderful. I adore the tags and book you made. Great designs as usual. I hope your off to the beach soon…hugs..Donna

  12. Sorry to hear you've had to postpone your break – hope you'll soon be well enough to go.FAB projects from you.In answer to your question …… "pants" is common slang here for "rubbish"!Kathyk

  13. How varied and exciting your today's post is, Marie. The 8 hearted card is beautiful. It looked like candy hearts, not the valentine kind, before I enlarged them. And your tags are lovely and I'd be happy to have them, in fact, overjoyed. Hope the rain stops so you can enjoy August outside. Hopefully, the rain will cool things off a bit.

  14. Yeeeeeehaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!……Hope you are on the mend!!Can i bring you some soup (I need an excuse to escape my house for a little!!!)So birthday girl you pressies are just fabulous!!!and your creations gorgeous!!take careyeehaa!!!!

  15. Hope you feel better soon!Love-love-love everything you have made! Your unique style is really amazing and inspiring. Although I'm not so much into flowers, you (and Alex for that matter) make me want to try them in my cards ;o)

  16. This is one amazing collection of eye candy Marie. I just love the things you have made – I love my Bind It All, but don't use it as much as I should.How lovely to receive such lovely presents – I hope you had a good birthday.luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  17. Sorry to hear you had to postpone your holiday, hope you get away soon. Wow 8 embellishments! You've made a fab card, love the hearts on hearts. Your little book and tags are beautiful too. So creative. Enjoy your gifts. x

  18. I hope feel good soon….The card is lovely! full of lovely hearts!!! and the collection of the tag is extremely wonderful! Congratulations!!!!

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