December 2, 2011

* Goodies from Down Unda ...

A wonderful package of goodies from Rosemary in Australia.  I found Rosemary when I was poking around exploring people who were doing the Sketchbook 2012 Project.  Check out Rosemary's submission HERE .  This is a gallery of her sketchbook and it is AWESOME!

So, on to the package of goodies.  As well as an artist, Rosemary is also a writer and a photographer.  Beautiful poetry.  She has made very clever use of the mini book which is made out of one sheet of paper.  I am blown away by her creativity and so honoured to receive so many of her beautiful cards which contain both her art and her writing.

I will share one with you page by page.  It was hard to choose, however I chose the 'bird' one because I'm so in love with the birds of Australia.

If you are interested in how to make one of these books out of one piece of paper there is a tutorial HERE on YouTube.  She uses her scoring pad, however just skip that and fold your pages.  She has also added tags which I thought was a nice extra if you are interested.
In with the cards, was another bag of goodies, which I will no doubt put to good use while creating.

Yummy stuff

The card is a beautiful illustration of Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussycat".  Oh, Rosemary, if only you knew how much I adore this piece and what memories it brings back for me. 
I could not be more delighted with such a beautiful gift of your work, Rosemary.  You are a very very talented lady and I thank you for sharing some of that with me.

That's it for today My Lovely's.  Thanks for dropping in for a lookie-loo.  See you soon in blog land.  xxoo  Donna
It is Love that holds everything together, and it is the everything also.


  1. What beautiful things from Rosemary, just wonderful. Love what she has made. The cards all look great, but the owl and the pussy cat is just wonderful, also a great favourite of mine! Enjoy your beautiful things, have a good day, and take good care of yourself! Valerie

  2. I love the Owl & the Pussycat! What a bounty you have received Donna and I can't think of anyone better to receive all of Rosemary's gifts than you! xox

  3. This all is sooooo beautiful. Wunderful. The books and the buterfly gorgeous.
    Dina thanks for your lovely words on my blog. Indeed I am very proud to win that stamp contest.
    Lovely gret and have a nice weekend

  4. Donna, thank you so much, gives me such a warm heart glow to think you have this magazine and the angels in it.
    :) Loads of love to you dearest sister! <3

  5. Donna, have put a free download angel on my blog to celebrate love and the magazine. To say thank you to all my dear sisters and brothers!
    Much love to you :)

  6. Love her beautiful cards and gifts. Very nice of her. I hope this finds you doing well and Happy Holidays to you.

  7. It's just raining gifts over at your house! Awesome! I love love love the cat and the owl. Looks like that seems to be everyone's fav also. I'm thinkin' reprinting that into pillows, t-shirts would be too cool. Go Well Lady D

  8. You get the best mail! And thanks for the links, too.

  9. Stunning creation! Wonderful gifts to cherish, thanks for sharing with us.