Wednesday, 11 January 2012

WOYWW

On my desk today we have lots of test pieces from playing with pan pastels at Art From the Heat. Also on these pieces are sneaky peeks of some of Dyans new releases for CHA in a few weeks, but I cant disclose what they are so you can guess if you want but I wont be denying or confirming any of your guesses.


And then I have a HUGE parcel received from my lovely art buddy Dar, we did an art work swap and this is what I received in my swap. I am BLOWN away by Dar's talent and kindness! She is the best! You really should go check her out she makes the most amazing stuff! Dar did let me know that she went alittle crazy with stamps, sure made me chuckle!


 Here is everything that was in the package, including a gorgous handmade card with a lovely letter inside!







Dar included so much of her hand made artwork that I really was amazed! A gorgeous little box with a tiny book inside and a special treat a little wire bird nest. The hand made flowers are divine!




And finally the piece of artwork itself, oh wow. I am totally blown away by the pure talent this lady has! Dar turned a book into a purse and decorated it with my most favourite theme - steampunk! I am over the moon! Dar even included a lucky penny to fall out of the wrapping!



Thank you so much Dar you made my year with this beautiful gift!

26 comments:

happyDiane said...

You lucky girl! LOVE the steampunk purse book! Dar is truely a creative woman.

jerseytjej said...

That is fabulous, Clare! That bag is to die for but the goodies would make me cling to life, lol! Congratulations!

Helen said...

What a fabulous gift! So much to look at, thanks for sharing!

Polly Polkadot said...

That is a fabulous parcel before you put the book in it. Did you have a clue what she was sending? It is just wonderful!

Felicia said...

WOWSERS! If that isn't a day maker I don't know what would be!! Love it all! *huggles* =0)

May said...

What an amazing gift, such talent beautiful, you lucky girl, Hugs May x x x x

Eileen said...

What a wonderful gift! That kind of mail is worth a happy dance for sure!

Kerri Love said...

Wow Dar really outdid herself :D love the pages too

Doone said...

very very nice haul,

interesting background and stamps woudl make good backgorunds to strat collaging, I'm really into texture pastes at the moment and using acrylics over watercolours to create fixed layers. Not keen on the pastels - they move too much and fixatives make me ill. Except I love doign fast work in pastels

Dx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Gosh, what an amazing gift to receive - how beautiful were all those items, especially the gorgeous purse. I always put in 'lucky' money if I buy someone a purse/bag - nice to see others believe in that too.
But the thing that knocked my socks off was in your previous post. That steampunk bird house is truly fantastic. I love the details of all those cogs and gears stamped on. My favourite thing I've seen on WOYWW today :D
hugs, LLJ #26 xx

Ann B said...

What a fantastic lot of goodies you have there and that book/purse is stunning. Your test pieces are beautiful as well.
Ann B
#38

Jamie said...

Wow Clare, that's fabulous! What a wonderful gift!!!

JoZart said...

Love your tags and you are one lucky gal receiving such a lovely package of treasure from your friend Dar!
Love JoZarty x

Elizabeth said...

The testers are lovely - such brilliant colours - and the gift from your friend is fantastic - lots of gorgeous things and who would have thought of making a purse from a book - it's stunning! Have a great week. Elizabeth x #96

505whimsygirl said...

Oh wow - lucky you. Everything in that package is amazing! What are you going to make with all those stamps that was on your parcel?

Happy WOYWW
Kay
#45

MaggieC said...

What a fantastic parcel to receive, and dig into. Thank you for your visit earlier. xx Maggie #105

fairy thoughts said...

Wow, you lucky lady you. As if the stash wasn't enough you got the purse too. enjoy.
love your 'test' cards too
Ta for sharing
janet #36

sandra de said...

Ohhh wow, your gifts are just so beautiful. You are a lucky girl. Do you mind if I ask a question? Are the pan pastels really worth having in your stash?

L00py's Craft Creations said...

I'm seeing how many I can get round this way.then when I have finished I'll come back again, that is if I can STOP reading all the posts first Happy WOYWW

LOu P

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Clare, Wow what an amazing parcel to receive in the mail well done - what very kind lady! thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Happy WOYWW! love, Shaz in Oz. x #30

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! I'll bet that was the best mail day ever! What wonderful goodies you got. The book turned into a purse if pure loveliness!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a great mail day. It's been fun checking out all those goodies and those test pages this week. I'm thrilled to be back online and look forward to many more visits.

Happy belated WOYWW (#3).

Sarah said...

Such lovely colours - looks like you are enjoying those new goodies! Thanks for the peek in to your crafty space...Sarah at 6

Enfys said...

Sorry I'm a day late, but lovely to see a nice busy desk - these colours are to die for, love them!
hugs
Enfys

bohemiannie! art said...

Wowza! You are very special to have received such a fabulous gift!

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, your chum really is amazing, the purse is incredible. I love the number of stamps...I miss them now that our PO uses the old printed stickers!