Monday, 15 April 2013

This and that and the neighbour's cat

Hi you all! Today I am sharing the altered paper-clips I made for the challenge over at Out of a Hat CreationsThe typewriter is from crafty emblies, and the hearts are made from embossed die-cuts (thanks Carolyn!) and will make a nice book-mark for people who like romantic stories. The wooden floral heart is also from C.E. and has been treated with Inka gold; the bow is from a chocolate box. And of course, I needed to put an umbrella man in my collection - one side painted and stamped, the reverse plain white.







And as it's time for Tag Tuesday already, here my tags. Our letter this week is 'O', so I chose o for owl. The tag has been made from cardstock covered with craft paper. The owl is from LaBlanche, and the other bits and bobs from my stash.


The second tag shows a drawing I made of the Lesser Spotted Owl, (Strix Spottica Minor) a bird often seen here in Rhineland. There is also a Greater Spotted Owl, (Strix Spottica Major) which is, of course,  larger, and  has bigger spots. It also has a jazzy head feather, brown-white in males and pink-white with sparkles in females.


That's all for today! Have a good one, take care, and thanks for visiting!

PS: The neighbour hasn't got a cat, but it rhymed so nicely with 'this and that'

22 comments:

  1. Ha, ha, that's funny Valerie. Great tags, I do love owls, and those are some of the fanciest clips I've ever seen, they're fab. Xx

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  2. Lovely artwork, and thanks for the good laugh - my husband just came to ask why I am sitting here 'hooting'! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. I always love your tag and the whimsical creative way that you make your tags look. Hoot you later. tee hee.:)

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  4. Loved the title of your post. The clips are all fabulous and I love all the owls on the tags.
    Yvonne x

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  5. Lovely makes Val, I love the owl tag and Umbrella Man is brilliant as always xx

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  6. I just love those paper clips. And your tags look wonderful.

    I always love seeing your creations my friend.

    Hugs~

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  7. Fabulous idea with the paper clips, Valerie!

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  8. How cute - what wonderful bookmarks they would make. Love the tags

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  9. You are so clever with your artsy talents:)
    Great post.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  10. These are wonderful bookmarks Valerie and I am so pleased you made them for the Hatters challenge this week.

    Fun tags as well-you are a busy bee.

    Love Chrissie xxx

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  11. Super altered paper clips!

    You made me laugh with your last sentence :D

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  12. Fabulous paperclips and tags, but I especially love both the tags with the owls on, they are adorable... Gill x

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  13. Great book clips and tags.
    Love the title of your post, especially as the neighbour hasn't got a cat!
    Avril

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  14. Umbrella man on a paperclip-that is probably my favorite die cut of all time and every time I see what you do with it I am inspired!

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  15. Lovely pieces ... and thank you for making me smile!

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  16. You are just so clever! Love those paperclips and the umbrella dude is way cool! Hugs!

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  17. Fabulous paper clip book marks Valerie my fav is the heart and love your tags to. Thanks for joining us at OOAH. Hugs Sandra X

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  18. Gorgeous paper clips Valerie! Great idea to bookmark with them too! Your tag is lovely also, love the owl. ~Diane

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  19. Brilliant paper clips/bookmarkers Valerie
    Thanks for joining us at OOAH
    Janet x

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  20. Love all those clips! And I had a nice hearty groan over "Owl be there" sentiment!

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  21. Love your zany paper clips and the tags. Val your an absolute whizz at doing things from your imagination, never cease to amaze me!!

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