Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Monday Nights and a Giveaway

In common with (probably) a large percentage of the population, I don't like Mondays. It's that horrible back to work feeling together with a disbelief that the weekend whizzed by so quickly. Monday evenings, however, are a different matter as that's when I go to my painting class.

It's a small class - just 5 ladies and our teacher, Jayne (who is lovely!) at Jayne's house. I've been going for several years and now it's really more of a social event - we still paint of course, but we choose what to do and probably spend as much time chatting as painting, and indulging in tea and chocolate biscuits (some of us more than others ;-)).

Most of my projects end up in new homes, since I don't have room to keep it all, but I so loved this project I worked on recently that it's been found a spot in the house - for the time being at least!

It's really a combination of painting, decoupage and collage, and a bit of a departure from what we normally do - not all the ladies share my vintage tastes! I would love to say I painted the roses, they are the decoupage part, from floral gift wrap - my contribution was the corset and trellis leaves.

I ruched some pink ribbon to trim around the bust and also for the hanging loop. I then trimmed top and bottom of the board with lace, braid and pink fringe, then added tiny self-adhesive pearls as a finishing touch. Now adorning a spot on the side of my wardrobe that miraculously wasn't yet occupied.

I haven't been able to blog as much as I'd like in recent months and have been a terrible respondent to the lovely comments and emails I've received, so to say thank you to all my readers I have put together a few things for a giveaway.

Included are a selection of vintage cards:

A fat quarter of my favourite Laura Ashley fabric - Isabelle, of course in pink!

A tiny frame with a fragment of vintage wallpaper, a vintage soap, a floral tin, a vintage hanky, a tiny sprig of pink millinery flowers and a rose scented sachet.

And Blossom, one of my Lillipegs, dressed in flowers and lace with a mass of golden hair.

The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere - just leave a comment, short or long, before Monday 26th October 2009.

Right, must get back to more mundane things - enjoy the rest of the week - Lucy x

71 comments:

  1. I like your creation, a painting class with tea and biscuits certainly would make a Monday a much nicer day!!!
    Fantastic giveaway, aren't you generous?!
    I would love to enter please xxxx

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  2. Hi Lucy,
    I think your corset picture is fab, I would hold into it, too! I would love to enter your giveaway please.
    Look forward to seeing you at the Fair in November.
    Hen x

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  3. Hi,

    Wow what a beautiful picture! I love it and wouldnt want to part with it either!

    Some lovely stuff in your generous giveaway. I would love to enter it I may?

    And now that Monday is out of the way, may the rest of the week be a nice gentle ride down to the weekend.

    MBBx

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  4. Hi Lucy,
    A super job with the corset..no wonder you want to keep it. I'd love to be entered for the giveaway...your little lillpeg doll would be most welcome on display with the two others I bought from you at the V and H. Look forward to seeing you there in Nov.

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  5. What a fantastic painting, I so would love to be able to paint.

    Victoria xx

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  6. Your corset picture is precious, and your blog is eye candy as well! I would love a chance to win your giveaway! Such sweet things! Have a beautiful day!

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  7. Dear Lucy, thanks for sharing these lovely eye-candy with us. You may not blog as often as you'd like, but it's well worth waiting for :o) Just going to have another look at these lovely treasures :o)
    Hugs

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  8. Brilliant picture, the different techniques work so well together. Perfect little item for a boudoir/bedroom.

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  9. Love your blog,which i was as creative!please may i be included in the giveaway draw?

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  10. What a wonderful way to spend a Monday evening!Love your painting, very pretty! Hope things are going well for you at Lechlade!
    Rachel x

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  11. This is so cute! I used to give a painting class, back when painting was 'in' and I trully miss it. I had so much fun with the ladies who came to my classes and it was usually a laughh a minute. You are very creative, love it!

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  12. Glad you are enjoying your painting class, I did a little photography course and thoroughly enjoyed it, was lovely to meet up with some lovely people too :)

    What a beautiful Giveaway, Ohooo splendid and so, so, pretty. I would love to go in the pretty hat please :)

    Hugs

    X

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  13. Your painting looks great.. what an original idea too. I would love to be included in the giveaway!! best wishes Sue

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  14. Hello Lucy.
    I'm writing from Italy (with translator).
    I always follow your blog, your wonderful and beautiful creations!
    I hope to be able to visit the exhibition on 14 November in Chipping Sodbury .... and you can enjoy your creations in person!
    I wish you a good week, Stella.

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  15. Your painting class sounds like a lovely way to spend a Monday evening and you resulting creation is wonderful. If you hadn't said that you didn't paint the roses I would never have known. Enjoy the rest of your week :)

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  16. Love the corset collage.....way too cute!

    I am having a give away too...come by and take a peek!

    I would love to be entered in your sweet give away if I may!

    Hugz,
    Dolly

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  17. Lucy, you're so sweet to offer this wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    And, I love your creation. I mean I really love, love, love it. Awesome!!!

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  18. Hello Lucy, i love your painting....so pretty.
    Thank you for the chance to enter your give away, i am quite new to blog land and i think i will have a give away too, some of my paper roses, maybe in a lovely orange for halloween.
    Debbie.

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  19. Came over from Cindy's blog. Sign me up for your fabulous giveaway.

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  20. Love your blog, the corset picture is so lovely...i would love to enter your generous giveaway..
    Hugs
    Brenda

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  21. How lovely is your giveaway?!! I will keep my fingers crossed to win! Suzie purrpage3[at]verizon[dot]net

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  22. You creative diva, I love it.
    Lucy, everyday I open the box you made for me and get my bracelet out...I always think of you...I never tire of it, it is so lovely.
    Carol x

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  23. Oh my what a beautiful giveaway! You are way too generous! Warm wishes, Esther

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  24. Oh, what a sweet place you have here, Lucy. It is my first time visiting. I would be delighted to be entered in your giveaway.

    Kindly, ldh

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  25. You are so talented! What lovely items in your giveaway! Would love to be entered in your giveaway. Have enjoyed reading your blog.

    Irma :)

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  26. I just stumbled upon your Blog and it is fabulous! So creative and everything is so pretty.I also enjoyed reading your interesting Blog......please enter me into your generous and beautiful giveaway!!!

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  27. You painting is so gorgeous! I would love to be able to paint roses like that! Thanks for entering my monthly giveaway party. Don't enter me, it would be to expensive to ship it overseas!

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  28. what gorgeous treasures, please enter me, thanks

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  29. I love, love, love your artpiece! My daughter would go crazy to have that in her room! You did a great job! I'm very happy to have found your blog! Please enter me into your giveaway!
    Thanks!

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  30. I love, love, love your artpiece! My daughter would go crazy to have that in her room! You did a great job! I'm very happy to have found your blog! Please enter me into your giveaway!
    Thanks!

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  31. What a delightfully lovely giveaway. I would love to be entered and thrilled if I won.

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  32. ;-? Hi Lucy: What a fun collage/painting project!!! Blossom is a cutie lillipeg. I know it would be great to visit your space at the Lechlade Antiques Arcarde - maybe one of these days a trip from Florida would be well worth it. Thanks for a great blog. Linda and Posy

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  33. Love the corset art piece.I am new to your blog and have enjoyed my visit. I look forward to returning when I have more time. Great give away also. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Elizabeth

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  34. Just found your lovely giveaway...please include me in the drawing. I hope I win because everything looks like it would be at home with me! Blessings to you and thanks for being so generous.

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  35. Great goodies for your giveaway!!

    Thanks so much!!
    Michele R.(CA)
    Luvkittysgiveaways at Gmail dot com
    Butterfly Whispers

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  36. WOW! what a great give away. I would love to win as I love all things vintage and the little doll is so adorable. Keep on blogging!
    georgia, stonefly8@q,com

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  37. Hi Lucy
    I haven't visited in a long time but since I saw you were having a giveaway, I figure it was time to pop in and say hello. What a sweet giveaway. I like your painting too!

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  38. Lucy
    What a fabulous design! And equally fun other prizes too! my email is pinkfadedroses@sbcglobal.net
    My current site is set to private, Lori

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  39. I really, really want to win this!! I love the little doll!!

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  40. Hi, I enjoy your blog! Please stop by for a visit soon and enter me in on the giveaway!
    Thanks Michelle

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  41. The vintage fabric is beautiful. (Very sweet and apt for making teddy bear's clothes, I imagine.) Pls enter me. Thanks.

    valspassions.blogspot.com

    Val

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  42. Hi First time i have been to your blog.Its so pretty.I would love to enter your giveaway.Hugs,Jennifer

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  43. I love your painted/collaged piece!
    It fits perfectly where you have it hanging.
    also, great giveaway.
    please enter my name.

    thanks
    barbara jean

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  44. hi lucy
    love the decoupage you have made, clever you. I think we are all guilty at some time of not replying to people, life is so busy! but I always feel a sense of satisfaction when I finally get round to phoning them or writing a quick note. I love the blossom peg doll it reminds me of my Charleigh when she was about 3 her hair was so curly it was unmanageable, well the curls have gone and she is now taller than me. How time flies
    love jules xx

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  45. awww lucy what a lovely giveaway and kindly enter me in! Would love to win the pretties you gather here for the giveaway!

    and your handpainted corsage just lovely! you are so talented girl!

    have a great week!
    xo
    fitty

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  46. loving blossom!!!!
    gillwatson@mailbox.co.uk

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  47. What a gorgeous giveaway ...I'd loved to be entered ~ Thankyou♥

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  48. What a delicious giveaway! Please throw me into the hat too!

    Have a wonderful week.

    Hugs,
    Spencer

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  49. new to your blog! love it! love everything!!

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  50. What a lovely giveaway; thank you for the opportunity to enter!
    :)
    ~Becca~

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  51. Hello Lucy...

    Oooh...I just adore your lovely corset painting and it looks fabulous on your armoire!!! This is my very first visit to your blog...I plan on doing alot of "snooping" around after leaving my comment! Hehe! It's so very nice to meet you, my friend!!!

    What a sweet gift giveaway...please enter my name, I would give all of these fabulous gifts a good home! wink! Thank you so much...this is so very sweet of you!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  52. Your painting is exquisite! I love the mixed media on it. And the giveaway stash, Wow! Thanks for your generosity.

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  53. This is an awesome giveaway. I would love a chance to win.....Thanks...m..

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  54. Wowzier! I would love to win this giveaway, what beautiful pieces. I love old vintage cards and of course Laura Ashley material. The doll is so sweet my Grandaughter would love it. The frame everything is so me! and you apparently. Thank you so much for the chance. Peace

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  55. Lucy, I am impressed by your craftwork! I would he glad to be entered!

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  56. Oh Lucy Bloom I do so adore that painted corset hanging of loveliness. I was gearing up to leave a comment to say the same and then I read you were having a giveaway...oh please please please fingers crossed that I should win...I would be in 'bloomin' Heaven...get it...aaah a little tired on this side of the world...but still I have amused myself so that is good.
    ttfn Kiss Noises Linda

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  57. I just found your blog through My Romantic Home. It is so cute and your work is very pretty. Love the one you just post today!

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  58. I love your Lillipegs!

    XXOO
    Dolly

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  59. Dear Lucy,
    Writing to say I love your creations and beautiful displays!! I follow your blog from the United States and I too love anything beautiful and vintage. Anytime I'm haveing a dreary day, I check out your postings and the beautiful photos and it cheers me!
    Janel

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  60. Lucy ... always love your site ... your comments and your lovely things.
    Have a super week ... the weekend is almost here!
    Betty :)
    ps ... fab giveaway!

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  61. I like your art class piece, and goes very well with the other pretty items you have around. Thanks for the chance of winning your lovely, and generous, giveaway. x

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  62. Hi Lucy - you are such a talented artist! Love the roses.

    Lovely to see you (briefly) on Sunday - I suspect the next time will be at the V&H - gulp!

    Please can I enter your generous giveaway? Thank you!

    Have a fab weekend and try not to think about Monday! ;-))
    Niki x

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  63. Hello , I love what you have painted, just beautiful. What a great giveaway~Please count me in. Your blog is adorable! So many pretty things here.
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

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  64. Hi Lucy - love the corset picture. I have almost given up posting - grabbing a half hour reading some - please enter me in your giveaway
    Be happy

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  65. It's a lovely project & so nice to be able to do your own thing!

    please enter me into your uper giveaway - you have loads of entries already I see!

    Jayne

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  66. Love your corset painting. Wish I could paint. I enjoy reading your blog.

    Dianne
    dianneseavers@att.net

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  67. Oh how lovely, I would love to be in with a chance winning !

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  68. Hi Lucy, looks like you have a LOT of names to choose from! Please include me too! I love your dolls so much! Your painting is so pretty and girly; makes me wish I were still in a painting class too! Being in a class keeps you (us) painting!! Thanks for the giveaway, I will mention it in my next post!
    xoxo
    Marilyn

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  69. HI LUCY, I POSTED YOUR GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG TODAY - I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THE PICTURE OF THE THINGS YOU HAVE IN YOUR GIVEAWAY, BUT NEED YOUR PERMISSION. I KNOW IT IS ENDING REAL SOON, BUT IF YOU CHECK THIS COMMENT, PLEASE COME TO MY BLOGSITE AND LET ME KNOW...OR YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT rmbrogg@msn.com
    Thank you (I still hope to win your cute little doll & stuff!!)
    xoxo
    Marilyn

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  70. Wow, what alot of comments you have received! I would love to enter, especially to try and win that sweet little dolly for my daughter!

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Thank you for your comments - I am not always able to reply but they are always appreciated.
Lucy x