Wednesday, 7 September 2011

The Last of the Photos & Another Challenge

Good morning everybody! It's a chilly and windy day today, the wind was howling all night, and the temps have dropped considerably since the weekend; it seems that summer is really over and Autumn is blowing in. We had 30° on Saturday and just 13° today, less than half! The challenge this week over at Rebecca's *Blog Challenge Garden* is to make a tag with the moon on it. Moon and autumn always remind me of Halloween, so this is my first Halloween piece for this year. I used some of the paper I painted on Saturday to make the night background. The moon has been die-cut from metal foil, and I cut a scrap of gold foil to fit behind the houses to make the *lights*. The houses and the tree have been cut using TH alterations dies. Then I added a few tiny stars, and a witch and a bat to give the right atmosphere.
These are the last of the photos of Kaiserswerth for the time being. The pictures show the path along by the Rhine, the fire-brigade boat, the restaurant at the old Rhine Ferry, the Ferry in action and one of the lovely houses in the Church Close. The last picture is one of the little streets leading up from the Rhine. The streets in the old town are all very narrow, cobbled ones, they were not built for cars, and last summer my car broke down while I was driving through causing a traffic jam, which was very embarrassing....
Okay, enough for today. Think of me later, I have another appointment at the dentist's! Take care, have a good day and thanks for dropping in!

35 comments:

  1. Great tag and more lovely photos! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Forgot to say - love your new blog look, very cool! Sarah

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  3. I love the haunted house. :) And the photos are great!

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  4. Great new header on your blog, Valerie. The tag is so much fun -- all those die cuts and the metal moon. You live in a beautiful place, Valerie. Fabulous to have so much greenery and water close by, and of course simply the 'oldness' appeals to me no end. hugs, Donna

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  5. Love that blue background/starry night! And that path with the trees on either side is mesmerizing.

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  6. Love the old cobbled streets. Great fun when you're on a bike! (not that I've been on a bike in the last 20 years!). Great tag, love the spooky trees and houses. Great new blog header too, hope your d***t trip's not too bad! Suze xx

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  7. Fabulous spooky tag Valerie and love the pics too.
    It's rather chilly here too and the woollies came out last night!
    Have a good day.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  8. Love your Halloween tag- my favorite holiday of the year! Also, thanks for sharing pictures of your home, such a very beautiful place you live in!

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  9. Morning Valerie or should I say afternoon! Great new header.
    You have come up trumps again with your spooky tag. Great work.
    Fab photos. Really enjoyed seeing these. Thanks for sharing.
    Regards Florence x

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  10. I love your tag and thanks for sharing such beautiful photo's! Your temps have cooled down a LOT...45 degrees here this morning but should get up to 75 today :) I'm ready for Fall!

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  11. I absolutely LOVE your tag!!! That is fabulous! And more gorgeous photos! And..if it makes you feel any better...I'm heading to the dentist today, too. To have fillings done. I'm NOT looking forward to it!

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  12. that's the cutest Halloween tag, and now I know more about what Kaiserswerth is like, it's just charming.

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  13. I give you the letter T, have fun with it Valerie!

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  14. Love the halloween tag! The photos are amazing...I love the quaint cobble stone streets! :-)

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  15. Fabulous tag, love the edging and the tree. Super photo again, it is so beautiful where you live. Yvonne x

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  16. what a great tag - I love halloween. Thanks for sharing the photos, too! Good luck at the dentist!!! I definitely will be thinking of YOU! hugs

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  17. I love your tag, such imagination.
    Your pic are beautiful especially the one of the path. Something about long paths and arched hallways pulls at me.

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  18. All of your photo's have been lovely Val, thanks for sharing with us/ Gorgeous tag and best of luck at the dentist!

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  19. Lovely photos! I would be happy to send you some of our heat, which is never ending these days! Love your tag!

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  20. Valerie, I do hope you continue to take photos of the area that surrounds you. Soon the colors will change and the scenes will take on a whole new look.

    Love your tag and your new header.

    Hugs,
    C

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  21. Great tags Valerie! Awesome photos of your surroundings. It's beautiful over there. Sorry about the dentist, ayeeeee! Have a great rest of the week.

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  22. Hi Valerie,
    I love your photos and adore your tag--Love that tree!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  23. Ooooh, fun tag!! I can't wait for Halloween. :D

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  24. Hi Valerie
    Great photos.
    I love the moon on the tag.
    Fabulous.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  25. Terrific Halloween tag Valerie and thank you for showing some more terrific pictures of your home. x

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  26. Well done, Valerie! Great tag, brings me right into Autumn!

    Rebecca

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  27. Super Halloween tag. Your blue sky is really vibrant behind your scene. Beautiful photos, looks a lovely walk. x

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  28. The tag is fabulous, I love this little witch. Thank you for showing more photos, it makes me all nostalgic!

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  29. I'm enjoying all your city pics. What a lovely place. And your tag is perfect- I really like the white tree and houses! xo

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  30. Just love how you did the houses! Beautiful photos too today.

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  31. Love your tags, Valerie, as always! :-))
    And thank you for the tour around your town. It was so nice to see all the pics! It looks like a really nice and cozy place to live. And I love all the old buildings! :-)

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  32. Such lovely photo,s looks so pretty there , lucky you except for the weather of course.
    Great tag love your witch and the clever houses.

    Marie

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  33. Beautiful pics, thanks for sharing it looks so lovely. Also love your halloween piece my friend,its fabulous
    hugs June x

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  34. fab photos love the haunted house tag

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  35. Great Halloween tag! And I like your photographs too!

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