Thursday, January 8, 2009

Valentines, already?

I'm not really trying to push Valentines on you, but as you saw in my last post, I am surrounded by a lot of snow. What does this have to do with Valentines? The snow has reminded me of the glass glitter I used last year when making Valentines (2nd row, 1st pic.). When the sun hits the snow, it glistens just like glass glitter. The snow is really quite beautiful.



1. Valentine Medallion (lrgc), 2. Valentine Key Heart (a), 3. Valentine Girl Tag, 4. Valentine Heart Gold Key (a), 5. Valentine Tussie Mussie Pink Roses, 6. Valentine Glass Glitter Heart, 7. Valentine Tags, 8. Valentine Pink Box, 9. Valentine Heart Gold Key, 10. Valentine Rhinestone Tussie Mussie, 11. Valentine Dress Form Tag, 12. Valentine Key Heart small, 13. Valentine Key Hearts

In many of these creations I have used vintage wallpaper (my favorite kind of paper), and vintage millinery flowers. I have also used various types of keys to go with a "key to my heart" theme. If you haven't used glass glitter before, remember it is REAL glass and will cut, so use it carefully. It is not for little hands.

Happy January,

Ele

44 comments:

Tutti Chic said...

Soooo pretty! I was just thinking about V-Day today myself! YOur creations are gorgeous! Happy New Year too~:) chris

TattingChic said...

Yay! Valentine's Day! You have some lovely goodies there!

HippieDog said...

Love Valentine's Day! It's my light at the end of the tunnel....singing Spring will be here soon :) Yes, I'm tired of the cold and snow! It's no fun without Christmas. Pretty things Ele! xo

Lori said...

Ele, your creations are gorgeous!!! i love glass glitter too, nothing has the same elegant sparkle!!!

vivian said...

love all your sweet goodies!! I love valentines day and I dont think its too early to start on it, especially when there are so many awesome things to make! have a sweet and blessed weekend!
hugs
vivian

Betty said...

Since I'm not 'crafty', I had never heard of glass glitter...it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pictures of your creations.

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweets,

Happy New Years!!
these are all so yummy!!

oxoxox,
Jessi

Nantucket Karen said...

What a beautiful PINK collage!! I just love it!!

The Urban Chic said...

Ele, thanks for the well wishes for Kaden. He is now 2 lbs 4ozs.
I too love Valentine because of the pink and red. Went to Hobby Lobby and bought all the pink flocking they had left after Christmas. I just love all your creations. Hugs, Pat

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Your creations are just beautiful!!
I'm so excited about Valentine's Day!!! A day devoted to beauty and romance! I wish it came more than just once a year!!

xo
Dara

Femin Susan said...

hey
Valentine's Day!you must have some yummy tummy goodies there.

Kai said...

We are both on the Valentine train! I, too have been working on and thinking about Valentines! BUT ... I could NEVER produce the elegant beauties YOU made! I love each of them, Ele! I think you should be a designer. People would FIGHT over having you decorate their homes!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

ELE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your killing me with all these gorgeous creations!!! I want to come over and craft with you so bad, loL! Love each and everything you EVER make!!!

Love ya!
Amy

Lori said...

Oh Ele, How lucky I was to have one of your pink Valentine creations last year! remeber we were partners? Could you pop by and link to the site mentioned and cast your vote for me to be the "Queen of Pink"? Prettypink please??? Love,Lori

Jennifer said...

Ele,Love all you valentines things.I just put my valentines out that you made me a few days ago.I just love looking at them so much.Hugs!Love ya,Jen

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful! I know going so fast!!

Michele said...

I love your new blog design,so pretty! I always enjoy stopping
by your blog so many pretty things
to see. By the way, you won the tote.
Hugs :) Michele

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Ele! What a gorgeous mosaic all your pretty Vday goodies makes! And you aren't kidding about the glass glitter. I used it on Jen's reindeer & it stuck in my hand!! But it just glistens so pretty!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sugar Bear said...

I adore everything Ele! I'm very inpsired for Valentine's Day now.
Karla

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Hi...I am Carrie, Diane's sister from Saturday Finds...love your blog!
Where do you live Eleanor that you got that much snow! Wow! And I thought we had a lot of snow a couple of weeks ago here in Oregon! Love all your creations from last year...what wonderful inspirations.

Linda said...

Hi Ele,
Your Valentine creations are just beautiful.
Cheers Linda

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Beautiful! Valentines day is only a month away....it's not to early!

Connie said...

I think I'm skipping valentines day and going straight to easter this year, chick!
Smooches,
Connie

Becky said...

What a beautiful mosiac of pretty things. I have never used glass glitter but the more I see all these sparkly creations I am inspired to give it a try.
Thank you for commenting on my blog and especially about the fog picture. I pray that you will see clearly, hear clearly and something beautiful will appear before your eyes.
Becky

Shirl said...

Hello Ele, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment on my blog. You are so sweet. Wow you have been busy crafting to get all that Valentine stuff done already. They are all so pretty! Great job! I've done a few things for Valentines but not as much as you have.
Love You, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

cityfarmer said...

I have a gene in my body for hearts.

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

oooh!! I adore all your creations!!! so cute!! I can't wait for Valentines!! Big hugs sweetie!!
I hope you have a wonderful night!! xoxo!! Britt :-)

Jean said...

Every one of your creations is so pretty. You are so talented. I just love Valentines Day, it's such a romantic, girly holiday. I need to start creating some things, too. I use a lot of glass glitter, too, I just love the sparkle!

Jenny Fowler said...

I love everything! The inspiration is so beautiful!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Just wanted to say what a pretty blog you have. And I also love the Valentine pretties.

Have a great evening, ;-)

Janet Bernasconi
Janet's Creative Pillows

Dapoppins said...

My Christmas decorations have been put away, and now I am ready to go pink!

Well, at least in a virtual way.

Tara said...

ELE

I love that you're thinking ahead, these look great!

Cherub Kisses Boutique said...

Oh wow! look at you... fabulously creative!! I expect nothing less ♥
**smiles**
Dee

Barb said...

Ele,
Love all your Valentine's.
They are so beautiful.
Better get busy on mind. =0))

Barbara Jean

The Rose Room said...

Loveliness - Rachaelxo

Linda said...

Hi Ele,
I have just tagged you for a meme, if you would like to play the rules are on my latest post.
Cheers Linda

Stacey said...

Thanks for visiting my blog:) I love that heart and found it an intriguing piece of ephemera. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Hi, I have just popped over from "if Mama Ain't Happy..." and I love your creations, I have to admit I have never heard of glass glitter, perhaps we don't have it in England? I will have to check, as it is absolutely sparkly! I am a bit of a magpie and I love sparkly things....
We don't really go mad for Valentines over here but I think I will surprise everyone this year and go a little crazy, especially as all everyone can talk about is financial doom and gloom...
Thank you for inspiring me to start a new tradition, love your blog
X Alex

Cathy said...

Hi Ele,

I am loving your Valentine creations. I made a few too. Some have sold already, yah!!

I am moving onto Easter and just creating overall Spring goodies and a bunch of fun Altered Art bottles.

Hope you are having a great day my friend.

xo Cath

Alison Gibbs said...

Valentine'say will be here beefore we know it.
Such fabulous creations
Alison

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

What lovely creations...thank you for sharing them, Ele!

Judy

joyandjanet said...

This makes me feel sooo much better! Lovely mosaic Elle!

Joy (and Janet)
xo

Lori Anderson Designs said...

I love ALL this stuff! Send it on over!!!!

lakebrat said...

Oh I just love all of them! They are so pretty. You've done a great job and have really inspired me. Thanks
Robin