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Welcome and thank you for visiting my blog.
My name is Marie and I love to create with different media.
Beside this blog you are welcome to view my artwork at
http://www.picturetrail.com/Marie29


Saturday, July 30, 2011

And the winners are ………………

Yes,this time I have two winners !! Sorry for the delay,my friends.
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Congratulations Anni @ Fabric Art and Lynn @ Trash To Treasure Art!! Please mail me your address so I can ship out the goodies to you.
If your name wasn’t drawn yet, don’t worry, all of you who played in the 200 post giveaway  still have a chance till December.
Have a wonderful weekend,dear friends.
Hugs and love,

Marie

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Soldered Pendant

Hello my dear friends,
here is a new pendant I  just finished and would like to share with you.

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I wished I had a rhinestone chain so that I could have soldered them on.
I purchased  Riki’s  @ Riki Jewelry Soldering Rhinestone Video and she shows you exactly how to do it.
Thank you,Riki – it was so much fun!
Here is the sample  from the tutorial created by Riki.
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Don’t you just love it ? She also has kits available in her Etsy.

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The last couple of days I was really thinking hard.
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What can I do for the giveaway? Remember the post May I have your attention!
It is now on my sidebar and all you have to do is click on it.
Well, here is what I came up with and I hope the winner will like it.

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This paper bag will be filled with goodies. I’m thinking lace,buttons and ribbons and whatever I can think of.
To all of those who played in my 200th post giveaway stay tuned as I will draw a winner soon.
Have a wonderful day dear friends.
Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.
Hugs and love,

Marie

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Shabby Chic Shopping Bag

Hello my dear friends,
I made this shabby chic  shopping bag for my dear friend Julia  @ Vintage With Laces . Julia just loves to go to flea markets and the bag
made a wonderful birthday gift for her.


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The graphic is one of my favorites one from Karen The Graphics Fairy – Thank you so much,dear Karen!
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Here is a close up.
As you can imagine the bag was not empty:)
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Some lace,a soldered charm, a big vintage spool of creamy cotton thread and a dawning mushroom I found at the flea market.
I was so excited when I found the dawning mushroom because I knew she was looking for one.
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This little tag.
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A fabric collage and some trinkets I forgot to take photos off.

Yesterday I went to the flea market and this is what I found.
Oh, lucky day!


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Almost time to pick another name out of the bowl:) 
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So stay tuned. Have a lovely Sunday dear friends and thank you so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.

Hugs and love,


Marie
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Little Peek Into My Studio

Hello my dear friends,

remember my little garage sale shelf ? Well, it inspired me to finally start reorganizing  my studio.

At the moment it is a total mess so I will only share a few photos.

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The shelf above is fairly new and I love the drawers.

 

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Yes, all the drawers are full:) I think I need more space.

Right now I’m painting  drawer cabinets which are on my worktable and should have been painted years ago.

Isn’t it amazing what a little shelf can do?

 

A few weeks ago I received the most wonderful surprise in the mail from my friend Lynne @ Adorn

Look what dear Lynne spoiled me with for my birthday. 

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This beautiful wall hanging – so very French and shabby chic. Just Lynne’s style and she knows how much I love it.

It found a lovely spot in my studio.

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Dear Lynne also included this lovely journal. The perfect size for traveling and it will earn a lot of traveler miles:)

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Look at the beautiful hand stamped ribbons, lace and lace flowers. Dear Lynne, thank you so very much – I love it  all.

I feel so very blessed to have such wonderful and talented friends.

Also a warm welcome to my new followers it is great to have you here.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.

Have a wonderful weekend,dear friends.

 

Hugs and love,

 

Marie

Monday, July 18, 2011

Running Behind


Hello my dear friends ,
seems like I’m always running behind these days and I’m late with this post too.
Blogger just wouldn’t let me post last week.
Today I would like to share more beautiful gifts I received from dear friends.

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This beautiful gothic arch card I received from  my friend Lynn @ Trash To Treasure Art Isn’t it just beautiful?  Thank you so much,dear Lynn. I Love it. 

Next my friend Ira from Ira’s Crea Corner send me one of her beautiful fabric flowers – just because .
How sweet is this? Ira has a tutorial on her Blog on how to make them.
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Thank you so much,dear Ira. I love it.

I was also one of the lucky winners of Line Cathrin’s giveaway @ Shabbylishious and here is what I won.
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This very beautiful fabric lace flower and this two lace bracelets. So very pretty. Thank you so much, dear Line Cathrin. Just love them.
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Line Cathrin sells her artwork on Etsy so please go and have look.
Next time I will show you what dear Lynne @ Adorn spoiled me with. Wishing you all a wonderful start of the week and thank you so much for stopping by.

Hugs and love,

Marie

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Garage Sale Make Over

 Hello my dear friends,
 this little shelf was a garage sale find from last year and I finally gave it a new look. Sorry, forgot to take the before pic. It was a quick and easy project . The graphic of course is from Karen at the Graphics Fairy - thank you so much for all your wonderful images,Karen.


I really love my 1$ shelf. Thank you Julia,Rhonda and Michelle for bringing back the french in me:)
I might link this up to Brag Monday - always so much fun and inspiration. Find the link to Brag Monday on my side.
 Wishing you all a wonderful Summer day.
As always, thank you so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.

Hugs and love,





Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Free Images For You

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Here are the promised prayer cards for you. Please don’t sell them. Enjoy.

Have a wonderful day dear friends.

 

Hugs and love,

 

 

Marie

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I'm Feeling A Little Bit French Today

Bonjour mes amis,
why do I feel a little bit french today ? Ohhhhh, I was the very lucky winner of Rhonda's French Friday Giveaway @ A Little Bit French. It was like receiving another Birthday gift - how lucky can one get?
Here is what I won.  With Rhonda's permission I'm using her photos.


 

Just so romantic and elegant, tres chic and I'm just sooo over the moon to have won her gorgeous giveaway.
If you never visited Rhonda, go  and have a look at all her beautiful french creations.You are in for a treat and the July giveaway is still open. You might also want to check out her  Etsy shop.


Dear Rhonda, thank you so very much!!!  I just love it.



I also was lucky at the flea market:) and here are my treasures.

Vintage lace,pearls,earings and sheet music.


These prayer cards which I will scan and share with you. Just haven't goten around to it yet. I'm still running behind with visiting you all but hope to catch up soon. As always thank you so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments - they mean a lot to me.
Wishing you a wonderful week dear friends.

Hugs and love,


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Petit Soldered Box


Hello my dear friends,

 I just had  to share my second petite box with you - not perfect but a bit better than the first one,LOL.
Below is a closer view.


What do you think?




Just having fun soldering:)



You can dress up a simple bottle with it. and make it look elegant.
Have a wonderful Sunday dear friends and thank you so much for stoppping by and for all your lovely comments.

Hugs and love,




Friday, July 1, 2011

A French Birthday Gift

Today I would like to share with you what my very dear friend Julia @ Vintage with  Laces spoiled me with.
The most beautiful petit lavender pillow with my favorite image on it ,she knows me so well:) Can you smell the lavender? Vintage lace and price tags but there is even more.


This beautifully altered bottle - love everything about it.


A beautiful card and it doesn't stop here.


Dear Julia also gifted me with one of her lovely collages.So many details, you can click on any photos for a larger view. As you can imagine I was just thrilled and speechless.
Dear Julia, thank you so very much and you know how much I love everything you send me.
I feel so very blessed and lucky to have so many friends who made my birthday extra special but the best gift of all is the friendship.
Here is a little teaser for a very dear friend.


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend my dear friends and a happy 4th of July.
Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.


Hugs and love,

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