Thursday, 9 February 2012

Pink Valentine & A Giveaway Winner!

A delightful blog which I recently discovered, at Beverley's Pink Saturday gathering, is Over the Rainebeau. A wonderful place where talented artist Lorraine showcases her gorgeous altered art creations and shares vintage images every Friday.

I saw these beautiful vintage Valentines there and knew they would be perfect for a scrapbook page I had planned.

I used them in my take on the February Sketch Challenge layout over at The Scrapbook Haven and I'm chuffed to say that it has been chosen to feature in the gallery this week.

Now, drum roll please.....................
it's time to announce the winner of 
The World of Downton Abbey giveaway!!
Everyone who answered the question "How did Pamuk die" answered C - which is correct,
so give yourselves a pat on the back!
but there can be only one winner and that is
Riet @ Riet's photoblog

Riet is a very talented photographer who lives in the Netherlands
where she finds inspiration all around for the beautiful mosaics which she creates.
If you haven't already met Riet then do take a few minutes to check out her blog, I'm sure you'll be glad that you did.
Linking this post to the mega Valentine's Par-tay @ Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie
sweet Beverley @ How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.
The Tablescaper just stopped by 
and asked me to link this post to Seasonal Sundays. too.


  1. What a lovely post Maggie and Congratulations to Reit.

  2. Oh my goodness Maggie is it really true? I can't believe it, I am so happy. Thank you so much, WOW, Downton Abbey book. Oh WOW.
    Hugs from Riet

  3. Beautiful. I just found your over at Lauries V-Day Party and love your work. I'm now following you and hope to visit you often. Have a geat Valentine's day..

  4. Such pretty images! Nice to see you again, and do come back!

  5. Maggie, it's raining hearts! How sweet and special for this gray day here in TX. ;-) Sweet images too.
    Congratulation to Reit. Her photography is fabulous.
    Happy weekend ~ Sarah

  6. Wow, look at those raining hearts!

    Congrats to the winner!
    I can't wit till Sunday for the next episode. You have seen them all right?

    Lady Mary was on Letterman last night.
    She talked about how Shirley McLaine will be in Season 3. That should be, um.., interesting!
    Have a good weekend, Maggie!

  7. Maggie, Your scrapbook page is just lovely! And I love Lorraine's blog and she is so generous with fabulous image freebies. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

  8. I love that you had a world of Downton Abbey giveaway. That show is addicting isn't it. We have started making English style suppers to accompany it on Sunday night. :)

  9. Maggie, You are right. Your St Valentine's choices are perfect in your journal. Thx for sharing.

    hearts and flowers to you


  10. Lorraine is so generous with her graphics! I do really love this! And congratulations to Reit! I can hear her smiles across the sea!

  11. Happy Pink Saturday Maggie Sweetie...
    What a gorgeous share this evening. I so enjoyed seeing your beautiful creation, and the Valentines were just perfect. Congratulations on being the showcase, you deserve it. Outstanding creation sweet friend.

    Congrats to Riet. She is so sweet. I know she is thrilled.

    Thanks again for a beautiful share. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  12. Congratulations to Riet. And I love the hearts raining down on your blog. What a fun party!

  13. Oh, Maggie, you are so sweet to mention me in your blog!! Your valentine is beautiful!! I love to visit your blog, it's like a little visit to Normandy. I will keep the free images coming! Have a wonderful weekend! And Happy Valentine Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  14. I'm glad it's raining hearts here and not snow or sleet - just warming and LOVEly!!!!

    Your layout for Valentines's Day is really beautiful Maggie - I can see why you were chosen.

    Riet's one lucky gal but I'm sure deserves the great book gift - congratulations Riet.

    Hugs and a happy weekend dear.
    Mary X

  15. Oh wow, what a lovely post. Love, love, love the hearts. Talented your are for sure.

  16. Oh if only it were showering hearts here instead of cold rain! Beautiful scrapbook page! Congrats to Riet :)

  17. Oh everything looks so lovely, I love what you created. Scrapbooking is one of my favorite things to do. Congratulations to Riet, I love her!

    Maggie, I have a few Valentines that I made for you to download too. Stop by if you get a chance. I love your blog.

    Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Pink Saturday,


  18. Such a lovely page ~ no wonder it's being featured! Congrats, Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Pink Saturday to you...

  19. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love all the layers! So glad I saw you at Beverly's Pink Saturday. ~Diane (I am #16)

  20. A beautiful post and beautiful artwork.
    Happy Pink Saturday.

  21. HI Maggie. I wa so excited yesterday that I forgot to comment on your lovely Valentine post. I love those images and of course it s chosen to feature in the gallery.
    HUgs from Riet

  22. What a lovely assortment of vintage cards. I enjoyed seeing them and your falling hearts.

  23. My sweet congrats to your lucky winner!! I'm getting set to watch Downton on Netflix--

    Can't wait!

  24. Lovely images and I love your page! It's always nice to meet another scrapbooker/collager/altered art enthusiast. I was reading your profile and I'm ever so envious of your description of where you live. Oh how wonderful life must be! I'm so glad I found your blog and I'm now happily following. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's day.

    Hugs, LisaKay
    Belles Roses Romantiques

  25. So sweet. Why don't you link your post to Seasonal Sundays?

    - The Tablescaper

  26. Oh Maggie, your Valentine page is beautiful! Congratulations on being featured. I can see why it is featured. Thanks so much for linking this to the party. laurie

  27. Hi Maggie,

    Your Valentine creation is just gorgeous! I love that vintage look.

    Congratulations to Riet on winning your giveaway. I didn't enter because we are just now watching Season 1 on Netflix and are behind everyone else.

    Ironically, we just watched this episode last night. I didn't really care for Pamuk. I told my husband having him stay at Downton Abbey was like setting the fox loose in the hen house. :)

    Happy Seasonal Sunday, Maggie!



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