Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Valentine's Day....

Belated Happy Valentine's Day!

I was delighted to receive this from Ms Peach!Dilly, lover of all things princessy, was very taken with it, too!It has lots of lovely different pages...
...and a lovely pawtrait of Ms Peach herself :)
I spotted this clever montage of hearts over on Stardust's blog. I hope she doesn't mind me borrowing it!
Here is another heart.
I bought a plain, cardboard heart-shaped box from the craft shop in Colchester.
Then I coloured it using my pearlescent glues and sprinkled fine black glitter on it.... filled it with chocolates wrapped in tissue, made a tag, and wrapped it with red raffia...... et voila. A present for Luvbug!
....And for the card...

first let me explain something:

Luvbug speaks fluent Spanish. He worked in Ecuador for a couple of years so used it a lot. Spanish has some funny little sayings, as I'm sure all languages probably do.
One is to say that someone is your "half orange"....... if you cut an orange in half, the two sides look the same, they go together perfectly. Hence the saying that your partner is your half orange. SO.......
I made the half orange out of felt. I couldn't remember what orange blossom looked like, but hope the black outline flowers look like it enough!He liked it a lot...
...once he remembered the significance of the half orange, and that no, it had nothing to do with half-time snacks at football.

Oh well! :)

17 comments:

Angel said...

That was a very nice box you created. I enjoyed Half Orange story!

Dragonstar said...

The "Half orange" description is fun! I normally hibernate during Valentine's day, but I love what you made. Miss Peach makes a cool card, too!

david mcmahon said...

I'd never heard of half-orange, Helena.

That button in the middle is a great touch.

Great to know Darjeeling is your favourite tea!

VP said...

Hi Helena how talented you are :)

Your half orange reminds me of working out in Spain and not knowing the Spanish for sleeping policemen. If you translate it literally, it amuses Spanish people greatly. I still don't know the proper Spanish for it either!

Stardust said...

The 'Half Orange' expression is totally witty! I must share it with my partner today. =)

And your felt orange, it oozes with such creativity! LOVE it!! I'm sure that the receiver is overjoyed.

Thank you for posting the montage. It feels like my V-Day thoughts have reached you. =)

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Oh, lovely, Helena!

sally in norfolk said...

I like the box... could do with a box like that for some biscotti biscuits i want to make for geoff and i love the half orange story too :-)

michico*Adan said...

Very Very beautiful card~!!!
Happy belate Valentine's day to you!

Gattina said...

Very nice box you created ! and all the other items are lovely too !

Shrinky said...

You are so clever Helena, what a creative and fun card, and the hand painted choccie box is such a personalised and loving gift, so much more meaningful than something just plucked from the shelf of a shop.

Hope you both had a wonderful day.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

They are great,Helena! I especially love the half orange!
My half orange is poorly with a very bad throat right now. Off to Drs at 10.15. Needs anti bostics
I think. :o(

Shirley said...

Wow, you really had a lot to post!! I love the card you received it is just wonderful. I really like the ones you created too! They are very pretty and fun too!

candy said...

thanks for all of your wonderful comments! I really love that orange card! How creative!

:)
candy

Patrice said...

Hi Helena, I'm having a great time visiting your blog... Fluffy is very handsome and quite deserving of taking over your photo (heh) My Elvis would do the same thing.

Half orange... hmmm... like watered down orange juice, it's diluted - but very pretty. I absolutely love the quotation under your blog title. Suits me well.

Interestingly, I am much more creative when I've got problems. Perhaps I use the art to distract myself? No matter. It works.

See you soon.

Sandy Michelle said...

Thanks sooo much for visiting me and for all of your sweet comments :) You blog is lovely! I love the meaning of your felt orange card. We decorate for every holiday here in Canada. It makes the long cold winters go by quickly. Have a great week!


Sandy xox

Sandi McBride said...

Congratulations on Post of the Day mention, Helena! My father, who is from Quito, will be interested to see this...I have bookmarked it to show him when he arrives...haven't heard the half orange thing mantra in many years.
Sandi

Lorianna said...

Oh, half orange, how sweet! I think it's a lovely sentiment. I wonder if that handsome Spanish actor Antonio Bandaras calls his wife that? :) Your card is so cool, and the orange is just adorable. I like the box you made too.
Miss Peach's card is lovely. She and her Mommy are so kind.
I just visited Jelly Bean's blog and her sister Misty has been helped to the Rainbow Bridge. :(
I feel so badly for them.
How are your kitties? I hope all is well and lovely with you!
Hugs,
Lorianna