Wednesday, 4 July 2012


Hi you all, it's Wednesday already, and yesterday we had sunshine here and it felt like summer....Perhaps that's why I made a lot of summery things. At *Out of a Hat Creations* the team want to see work with the theme summertime. I have made a tag, inspired by a corn field where lots of poppies were growing, which I saw on Monday.  When I see things like that, I know it's summer! The tag has been distressed with tumbled glass and wild honey, and stamped repeatedly and rather randomly with a poppy stamp from the €uro shop, and then coloured with water-colour pencils. the beads have been made from some remnants of ribbon, rolled up and bound with gold wire.

The next card  is for a little boy who wants to be a pirate when he grows up....I haven't gone mad with the spelling - *ahoy* is *ahoi* in German! The background paper is cut from a 12x12" sheet, and the boy and the bird have been fussy cut and decoupaged.

The next two cards have been made with free downloads from CÜP. I printed them out onto glossy paper, and then cut out all those little squares and stacked them neatly I think the card looks quite nice, and was quick and easy to make, I just added the bow made of seam-binding and the glass leaves.

This one has poppies on it again, and was fast and easy to make. I think this is one way to get a quick card when time is short and ideas are dwindling....

 And I have another of Narda's jokes for you:

My daughter's third-grade teacher had assigned the children
To write a story titled "My Biggest Surprise."
Not until the end of the school year did we see Marina's
Work. It read: "I got up this morning and I ran into Mommy
And Daddy's bed and hopped in. But it wasn't Mommy at all.
It was Mrs. Del Campo!"
What her essay neglected to say was that we had called Mrs.
Del Campo late at night to stay with our children while I
Took my wife to the hospital to have our third child.

Hope the sun is shining for you today! Take care, have a good day, and thanks for dropping in!


  1. Lovely cards Val, the poppy tag is wonderful, and the pirate is great! I think I know who it is for!! Hugs, Sarah

  2. Wow you have been busy Val and all of the work is just so wonderful.

    Thank you for joining us at Out of a Hat with your poppies-the tag is just right for our Summertime theme

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Beautiful cards Valerie....I'm sure the little boy will love the pirate card. I love poppies too...we're still waiting for summer here...:(
    Great joke too!
    Hugs xx

  4. Good morning Valerie. Wow! wonderful makes. You have been busy. Thank you for sharing your tag with the Hatters this week. Lovely take on this weeks summer time challenge theme. I think you will like next weeks challenge (?) so I hope you will join us again.
    Take care,
    Florence xxx

  5. You have been busy Valerie! All absolutely gorgeous and I especially love the poppies in the field as I so love to see them here.
    No sunshine here but not really a surprise!
    Have a good day yourself.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  6. So much creativity today, Valerie! Fabulous!

  7. Wonderful Valerie especially your field of poppies :) and a real fun card for the youngester :)
    Von ♥

  8. Wow Valerie, all this before 8.15 lol. I love your beads on your tag, and what a fabulous card for a boy. Those poppies are beautiful - we have some in our garden at the moment (getting rained on) and they are one of my favourite flowers.
    Have a fab day x

  9. hey girl, you've been a busy bee.
    What wonderful creations you have come up with this week...
    especially love the poppy ones!!!

  10. I love your summery creations today. :) So much fun!

  11. Great tags (as always;)) I especially LOVE the stacked one- SO effective and of course beautiful and your "Ahoi" is wonderful.
    Have a great day and enjoy your sunshine!

  12. Wow, Valerie! I love all this new artwork! The pirate boy is adorable!

  13. lovely summer themes today! And cute joke!

  14. Love all your creations! :-)

  15. Love all your work - and that joke must have given your daughter's teacher something to think about!!! Children do say the funniest things

  16. Wonderful selection of beautiful projects, must say I love how you made those beads for the tag.
    Yvonne x

  17. What a lovely selection of flowers today Valerie, and that's a super boy's card, pirates are always a favourite. Enjoy your little bit of sunshine, we're on our third day of 'pea soup'! xx

  18. Wow, you have been busy again! I don't know how you can turn out so many gorgoues and detailed projects! Love them all and I hope your weather stays lovely!

  19. Hi Valerie, you have been busy making these very pretty summery cards. I just love poppies and your tag is lovely. So glad you joined us at Out of A Hat. The joke made me smile as well.
    Hugs Sandra XXX

  20. Hi Valerie, Gorgeous makes, I love the tag and nautical card, your rose and poppy cards are pretty. They all add up to show your wonderful diverse talent! Love Narda's joke LOL xx

  21. Love your tag and cards Valerie. That pirate one is really sweet!.. Have a great day! ((hugs)) ~tina

  22. Brilliant cards Valerie,love the poppies.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x

  23. all of these are just beautiful and love the unique designs :)

  24. Lots of eye candy! Loving your beads, especially.

  25. These are all beautiful Val, so much inspiration! I love the pirate card and the one with the poppies that is cut down in front is awesome, they all are! I loved Narda's joke too!

  26. Am loving these fun and cheery designs, so bright and fresh and we are seeing another string to your bow ( that bow must be laden with string ) gorgeous colours and designs a breath of fresh air.


  27. What wonderful creations. That tag is so pretty. Love the fun beads.



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