Valentines for Valerie

Generally speaking, I’m not that much for Valentines.

I don’t know why. I like to think I’m a fairly romantic person, but there’s just something about the mandated expression of affection that just doesn’t quite sit right with me.

That said, I’m all for showing some love and affection, and any excuse is a good one, non? Since the timing was right, I decided to make my next letter to Valerie a Valentine’s love letter.

Moving out of my childhood home this Christmas had it’s upsides – digging through all those old drawers and boxes helped me find some cute letter sets that I got when I was about 10. Among them, were these purple heart shaped papers with matching envelopes, which seemed very appropriate.

As my fondness for gold still seems to be on the rise, I used some gold twine to wrap the various bits and bobs into a little parcel.

May the mail man deliver ever in your favour,

Alex xx

All the Colours of the Rainbow

I’m a big fan of colour schemes. Picking a few colours that match well and letting those drive any creative endeavour that I engage in. However, sometimes you just want to use all the bright colours you can lay your hands on. It was a pretty gloomy day, and I was feeling rather under the weather. So I made some rainbow mail, hoping it would cheer me and Amanda up in equal measure.

My mail tag answers for her are enclosed in the small orange booklet, and my questions for her cover both of the pages of the green taped card. Oh the fun things that come out of these questions!

I really loved playing around with patters as well as colours for this one. Since all the component parts are very blocky in terms of colour, I think it just draws more attention to the brightness of it all.

I also made some stickers (the red bikes) using a stamp and some labelling paper I was given at work half a lifetime ago. My new stamps are the perfect size for it.

May the mailman deliver ever in your favour,
Alex.