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Simply Neutrals #22


It's time again for a Simply Neutrals party!

No photos by me again this week, but just look at these beauties by Pam, Kim and Jesse!


FEATURES OF LAST PARTY


First of all, Pam of Nest In the Attic linked up at the very last moment.
And when I went to have a look what she had shared...
oh my....

Stunning, dear friend!!




Can you imagine that she made this mushroom by herself???
Goodness me, such beautiful work.
I'm absolutely speechless.


Next one is a gorgeous photo collage filled with beauties by Kim of ArtJoyStuff,
whose work I admire for some time now.




When she said goodbye to her blog a while ago, I was sad.
And I know I wasn't the only one, I know some of you as her blog friends were sad too.
But luckily for us, she's back!
Okay, I hope I don't sound too selfish now, dear Kim.
Of course we respect your choices, but I'm just so happy to see you again :)
And welcome to the party, happy to see you linking up!


Last feature this week is from Jesse of Lace Age Girl,
who generously shared with us a great tutorial.
She made trays out of silverware plates and candles
and shows us how to do this ourselves as well.
Thank you so much, dear Jesse!




They make a gorgeous display, don't you think?


Here's your "featured" button ladies!
Feel free to share it on your blog or not.




On to this week's party!


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SIMPLY NEUTRALS #22


What neutral coloured beauty did you find or make or buy or receive?

Post anything in neutral colours,
be it cream, white, grey, beige, silver and/or brown.

A creation you made or received, home decoration, a statue or architecture, or anything out there that you were allowed to take a photo of.



Simply Neutrals #21


Hello dears,

Thank you so much for your beautiful link ups again!

No photos or project from me this time, due to lack of time.
And I'll be a bit short in post this time as well, sorry about that.

But I'd love to share with you what I fell in love with last party!


FEATURES OF LAST PARTY


First of all I absolutely was head over heels when I saw this window...




So beautiful!!

And the stunning photo is taken by Mascha of Maschas Buch.


Next is the gorgeous card by Suzy of Suziqu's Threadworks,
which she made for a sad occasion.




Such a beautiful heartfelt card.


And last but not least I fell in love with a handmade bag
by Linda of My Sew What Blog.




Love!!


Here's your featured button, girls!




On to party number 21!


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SIMPLY NEUTRALS #21


What neutral coloured beauty did you find or make or buy or receive?

Post anything in neutral colours,
be it cream, white, grey, beige, silver and/or brown.

A creation you made or received, home decoration, a statue or architecture, or anything out there that you were allowed to take a photo of.


Simply Neutrals #20 - fabric wrap with pockets


Hello hello dears,

How was your Easter weekend?
I hope it was filled with love, peace, and joy.

It's time for another Simply Neutrals party!

Here are my neutral things for this week.




A fabric wrap with pockets inside, still in the making.
Weeks ago, a sneak peek of the inside I already shared HERE.

I will add a little thing or two to this wrappie thing.
And the cover has already received some extra thingies added to it,
which I will show you later, when wrappie is finished.
And probably only after I mailed it to my friend.




And yes oh yes, it is Spring again dear friends!
(At least here in the northern hemisphere...)

So I'm happily photographing flowers again.
Honestly, every year Winter I'm so much looking forward to them!




So, this was my neutral input this week.

Let's go on with some of the beauties shared by you last party!



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FEATURES OF LAST PARTY


** PLEASE PIN FROM THE ORIGINAL BLOG SOURCES **

Links can be found with the photos.

My oh my, so many gorgeousness was shared once more.
You really make it hard to decide...


First of all, a gorgeous nature inspired journal by Karen of Roosterhead Designs.




I had particularly asked Karen to link up this journal at Simply Neutrals,
because I so much wanted to share it here with you!

Here are a few of the pages inside.




But you have to hop over to her blog to see the rest of them.




Gorgeous work, Karen!

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Next features are both to be found on the blog of LuluLiz of Lalaland.
Liz shared the gifts she received of two dear friends.

First she shared a fabric case for crochet hooks, made by Suzy of SuziQu's Threadworks.




Now, where would the crochet hooks go, you might wonder?




Tadaaa!




So clever!


Suzy also sent Liz a gorgeous fabric collage.




Everything so beautifully photographed by Liz.

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Liz also shared the gifts of Dorthe of Den Lille Lade.

Gorgeous medaillons!






And a beautiful nature inspired card.




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Last but not least, I have an extra photo to share with you.

Because naturally I just HAD to share the gorgeous works above,
but there was one other photo that immediately caught my eye when I first saw it.

It's a stunning old wooden house,
photographed so beautifully by Mascha of Maschas Buch.




Mascha told me this beautiful house is in the historic town of Osterwieck, Germany.

I googled this town and found it to be such a gorgeous old town.
Absolutely worth a visit.


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Here's your "I was featured" blog button, girls!





And now.... Party time!



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SIMPLY NEUTRALS #20


What neutral coloured beauty did you find or make or buy or receive?

Post anything in neutral colours,
be it cream, white, grey, beige, silver and/or brown.

A creation you made or received, home decoration, a statue or architecture, or anything out there that you were allowed to take a photo of.



Fabric collage Flowers and Cross




This gorgeous serene painting of Saint Margaret of Antioch,
painted by Guido Reni (1575 - 1642),
has quickly become one of my favourite paintings.




She was said to be a convert to Christianity and a martyr.




Her story (which is quite untrustworthy and probably all made up)
was very popular in the Middle Ages.




Here's how the legend goes:

When converted, her father (a pagan priest)
threw her out of the house. She became a shepherdess.




Olybrius, the prefect, was hopelessly captured by her beauty, but she was not interested.
Olybrius was not amused and Margaret was tortured and imprisoned.




Legend has it that in prison she was swallowed by the devil in the form of a dragon,
but the little cross she was carrying itched in his throat,
so she was spit out and saved.




The story goes on with more gruesome details,
but let's keep things a bit cheerful here :)

Anyway, I was captured by the beauty of this painting
and just HAD to make a fabric collage with it.
She'll probably be the star of more projects in the future.

For this one I used some pieces of fabric and lace that I painted and/or dyed myself.


Big hugs and sunny smiles to you!

xx Wen



Beautiful mail by Dorthe and Suzy, and a sneak peek


(If you're looking for the current Simply Neutrals party, please click HERE.
You can link up till Monday 28th.)



Dear friends, today I would like to share with you some

BEAUTIFUL MAIL RECEIVED


Well, received some while ago, to be honest.
The creators are two dear blog friends, Dorthe and Suzy.


First this gorgeous card by Dorthe of Den Lille Lade.




It's so beautiful soft and romantic...

She used beautiful fabrics, laces, paper, paint, buttons, flowers and some bling.
The crocheted flower is one I made some time ago and had sent her.
She added it to this card below the gorgeous shiny flower.




Next is a gorgeous card made by Suzy of Suziqu's Threadworks.




She used one of my favourite paintings by Raphael
(Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino) ~ Madonna of the Rose (detail), 1516.

Suzy added some beautiful gold glitter on the background
and I love the chain stitched embroidery on one of the fabrics.




I used this painting by Raphael in a collage on wood a few years ago, which you can see HERE.
It's one of the first collages I ever made and it's one my most repinned works.

The flowers I used as a background for these photos are Hellebore,
which are on their return.


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And here is a sneak peek on a fabric collage that I will show you another time...




For now, wishing you a beautiful day
and sending you sunny smiles!

xx Wen




Simply Neutrals #19 - romantic ponderings




Hello dear friends,

it's time for party #19!!

Thank you so much for all you sweet ones who join the party so faithfully!




Seeing all of your gorgeous creations, I just had to get creating again too,
although actually I didn't have time because I should be studying for an exam instead!
So I made a quick little card to satisfy both needs :)




I got particularly inspired by these ladies:


Features of last party


First up: Karen of Roosterhead Designs.

She made a gorgeous mixed media album, filled with photos of her ancestors.
Below is the front of this album.




And here's one of the page spreads:




You can find more photos of this gorgeous album HERE (and scroll to top there).





Next up:

Two gorgeous canvases by Nancy of Sugar Lump Studios.




Gorgeous textures and dresses.
And I love the photo of the beautiful girl on this dress below.




I would love to have a party dress like the one below!




So gorgeous!


And last but not least a gorgeous tag made by Jytte of Kort Og Andet Godt




She only shared this one photo, so this is it for this week.



 Here's your "featured" button, girls!





Every week I'm in awe of the beautiful things you all share
and believe me, it's hard to choose!



On to this week's party!


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SIMPLY NEUTRALS #19


What neutral coloured beauty did you find or make or buy or receive?

Post anything in neutral colours,
be it cream, white, grey, beige, silver and/or brown.

A creation you made or received, home decoration, a statue or architecture, or anything out there that you were allowed to take a photo of.





Simply Neutrals #18


Hello sweet friends,

It's time for another Simply Neutrals again!
Yay!
:)

I have been so ill and also so busy with the preparations of my son's baptism (and party!),
and then of course the baptism plus party itself,
that I don't have any photo or art work of mine to share with you today.
But the baptism was wonderful, such a beautiful day!

So.
On to the features of this week!


Features of last party


PLEASE PIN FROM THE ORIGINAL BLOGS!
Links are provided near the photos below.


I am in love with the beautiful "little tubbies" as Liz calls them,
gorgeous cans made by Liz of LuluLiz in Lalaland.




So gorgeous dear Liz!

Liz made them out of sellotape cardboard rolls.





Next feature is a gorgeous card made by Jytte of jytteskortoggodt blog.




It has such a peaceful beach feel to it, beautiful!


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Today I only share two features,
because I really need to lay down asap again, I'm so exhausted and my cold is not gone yet.


Here's the linkup for this week...
Enjoy!


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SIMPLY NEUTRALS #18


What neutral coloured beauty did you find or make or buy or receive?

Post anything in neutral colours,
be it cream, white, grey, beige, silver and/or brown.

A creation you made or received, home decoration, a statue or architecture, or anything out there that you were allowed to take a photo of.