Tuesday, 7 June 2011

A walk in the woods and some cards....

Good morning everyone. Hope you all slept well and feel fit! It's a bit cooler here today after the storms of yesterday evening, so the air feels nice and fresh. Yesterday I went for a walk with my four footed friend Emily. It was hot, so she spent most of the time sniffing little trails on the ground, going as slowly as possible, and then trying to cunningly go in a half circle to take us back in the direction we had come....But I did manage to find some interesting trees again. In *The lion, the witch and the wardrobe* from C.S. Lewis, which was made into the film *Narnia* there are trees in the woods which are tree nymphs, and which watch you and listen to you. Recently I showed you a photo of one with an eye, but yesterday I discovered that there are lots more of *those* trees around.
Like this very nasty looking eye....





















Or these faces....






















And this one looks like it's showing its butt....I think we will go walkies someplace else next week!






















By the time I got home and had done a spot of shopping, I was too tired to do much crafting, but managed a couple of cards, a tag, half a painting and half a mini book. The halves will be shown when they are finished!
I made an anniversary card - rather traditional, not quite what I like,but it is for an old couple I know who are celebrating their golden anniversary. I am entering this into the Rubber Cafe Challenge where the theme is weddings or anniversaries.























The next 2 cards are CAS one layer monochrome cards for *Less is more*.

















And I made the tag because I had one already cut out of cardboard which needed to be used....and perhaps because it is not CAS!




















So, that was all for today, have a great day and take care. Thanks for visiting!

34 comments:

  1. That music card is fantastic and perfect for rmonochrome challenge
    Chrissie will adore this one!
    Thank you
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

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  2. Hi Valerie,
    Oh, your walks are always full of surprises! Maybe one day there will be a faerie there!!

    I love what you made and this beautiful butterfly-winged faerie is GORGEOUS!
    XO
    CIndy

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  3. Love your trees! The less is more card gave me a good chuckle. Very cute stamp. Delightful pink angel with all her dressings and sparkles ... very lovely Valerie. Hope your day is delicious. hugs from Mexico, Donna

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  4. Spooky trees there - I think Max and I would be finding somewhere else to walk too. :)
    Loving the pink CAS card!
    And another pretty tag.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs xx

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  5. I love your 'too tired to do much crafting' then go on to make 2 cards,tags,mini books and half a painting! Its taken me all afternoon to 'nearly' finish my little book! i love the grumpy trees though. Looks like a great forest to walk through.

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  6. Lovely work, Val, those trees really are funny! I like the pink CAS, card, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  7. When I'm tired Valerie, I sit down and have a snooze!! (Lol), Scary trees but the butt gave me a laugh. Gorgeous tag and the LIM cards are fab (doggie one definitely my fave). xx

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  8. Oh my goodness, those trees are like something out of the Hobbit!!

    Gorgeous makes, love your LIM cards, but your little tag is so pretty.

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  9. Beautiful card and tag! Great picture of the trees, too :)

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  10. Terrific pictures of the trees Valerie, they would make a great backdrop for some of your art.
    Loving all your other projects as well. Annette x

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  11. Sweet Lim card with the doggie and the B&W one looks great too. Love that pink tag!
    Sarah at 162

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  12. Love the pics, the cards, and especially the tag. Havea nice day Val, Hugs, Barb

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  13. Cool photos of trees and I always love your cards and tags! :-)

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  14. You do take some wonderful pictures, Valerie!

    The cards are lovely but the tag is my today's favorite!

    Have a super day!

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  15. Your cards and tag are wonderful. As far as the trees they are a bit spooky, I will have to look at the trees around here and see what I see.

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  16. Those are real Hansel and Gretal woods near you! and you always seem to find the best/worse angle getting fantastic pictures.

    Your makes are all fabulous love the two LIM cards. How prolific are you! most of us are lucky to make 2 things in a day LOL XOXO Zoe

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  17. True, Zoe, but I have nothing else to do!

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  18. Hi
    That eye is so creepy, it is almost like an eye from a reptile.
    Thank goodness for the beauty in your cards. They are all fabulous.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  19. Fab cards and photos and your LIM entry made me chuckle!

    Kathyk

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  20. Love the walk in the woods! photos were great and than more fun work too! You are amazing!

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  21. I love that you found trees with faces! That makes me happy! I also love that tag!!!

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  22. Hi Valerie, I love your fairy tag, just beautiful, thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments. It is wonderful that we can view each others work through cyber space. Ti make the folds on the tag I just used a ruler and a bone folder and it folded easily. You probably know that but I forget to mention it in the post. Hugs and Have a wonderful creative day! Marilou

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  23. Terrific cards, I love the music one
    Beryl x

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  24. Oh my... such lovely photos!
    Reminds me of Whidbey Island, where we will be moving to.
    Fantastic cards & what a beautiful tag! :]

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  25. lovely work today Valerie, especially the anniversary card! What great old trees too.

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  26. Fantastic photographs, love your cards and tags as well. Yvonne x

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  27. What fabulous pictures you took... they certainly look like what you described.
    I love your LIM cards... Mr Mozart looks great and I love the sentiment on the pink one!
    Thanks so much for joining us.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  28. Valerie Thanks for taking us on the walk with you, Your tress are fantastically eerie! Lol
    Also Enjoyed the Great Cards and the Beautiful Tag Creation! Hugs,Tee

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  29. So much to see today. Loved the tree shots reminded me of Lord of the Ring movies! Your art work is fabulous too especially that fairy tag. Beautiful creations today. take care, gerri

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  30. Oh my gosh, I never really noticed the "eyes" of a tree before, but I'm sure I will from now on! The butt on that one tree was too funny! LOL! Love all the beautiful work you've been doing though! Your cards, and that gorgeous tag were a pleasure to stop by and see! ~tina

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  31. Wonderful cards Valerie. Your tag is beautiful too. Hugs Rita xx

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  32. lovely photos and cards val, well done...

    maria...xx

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  33. I'm looking forward to the day that I can take the time to go for a stroll in the woods...and sit and create in my craft room without feeling rushed...ahhhhh...retirement! Sounds better every day!

    LOVE all your pretty creation...you've been very productive this week!
    Susan@Keeping in Touch

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  34. Great tree pictures....live the embossed card and your fairy tag

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