Friday, 25 October 2013

A Card and some Photos

Hi everybody!
Thanks for all the good wishes for my nasty cold - I will be happy when it leaves me!
I have some more pictures taken this week on my walks.
I love the colours of the sky here:

Shadows always fascinate me:

The burning bush?

Fairy toadstools everywhere:

I love these old, rusty gates leading to a rather overgrown park, which is a great place to walk:

This card has been made for the 'make a card' challenge at FSC.
The background has been distressed with DI in tumbled glass, wild honey, forest moss and stormy skies. The fairy tree is a stamp from Lavinia, as is the foliage. I stamped it in archival black, and embossed it with clear EP and copper perfect pearls, although it is hard to see here. The vine has been doodled, and the fairy is a vintage scrap. 'Wish' has been cut from some hand-coloured paper using a Sizzix die. I overlayed the card with a piece of printed perspex, which I recycled from an old birthday card, and matted it onto more of the hand-coloured green paper. The lace down the side has been lightly distressed (thanks for the lace Yvonne), and tied over with a sage green ribbon and two of my handrolled paper beads.
I am also linking to Manon's 'Paper Saturdays'
and  Rogue Redheads - die cut divas

That's all for now- Have a great weekend, I will be stopping home and resting in the hope of getting rid of this silly cold.
Take care, and thanks a lot for visiting!


  1. Gorgeous photos and the card is a dream - you made a similar one for R. a couple of years back, and she still has it! Hugs, Sarah

  2. Gorgeous pics and beautiful artwork Valerie. Hope your nasty cold goes very soon.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. Gorgeous magical card. Thanks for sharing it with us at FSC as well. Love the photos, so many interesting thing you see on your walks, great rusty gate.
    Have a restful weekend.
    Yvonne xx

  4. Thanks for sharing those gorgeous photos! Your card is beautiful as always!

  5. What beautiful photos Valerie, I love the shadow ones and the rusty gate and your 'enchanted tree' card is magical! Take care. xx

  6. My goodness, your card with that sweet fairy is just as magical as your walks! Love the sparkle on her wings! Honestly, you make me want to move to Germany just to go for walks! My DD went there for a visit (Her boyfriend's family is there) and she just loved it! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

  7. beautiful card, no doubt inspired by your walk! Lovely photos.

  8. Beautiful photo's Valerie. Love the shadow on the wall from the lantern. Your card is superb - what can I say. hugs, Donna

  9. Superb walk this morning, Valerie. I love shadows too, once you start looking for them you see them everywhere. Also like the metalwork, the lamp, gates and railings, fascinating.
    Your card today is outstanding, possibly one of your best, just magical, every bit of it is lovely.

  10. The photographs just get better and better and it is wonderful that you share them with us Valerie.

    Love the card with the beautiful background and images.

    Hope the dreaded cold has flown away and you are feeling better today. I have just been for my flu jab and hope that will keep me free of any bugs for the whole winter--is that asking too much?

    Love Chrissie x

  11. Totally gorgeous! Thanks for playing our DieCut Divas Rebel Challenge on RRD!

  12. Beautiful card, a dream, and gorgeous photos! Looks like you had good weather, too! Hugs, Barb

  13. Gorgeous card and photos Val! Love the embossed tree and all the beautiful embellies you added too. ~Diane

  14. This is so much more than a card!
    The WISH is such a sweet addition and I so love your handmade beads.
    Hope you are feeling better very soon.
    P.S. Glad to read you joined the Blog Hop @ Gecko Galz :)

  15. What gorgeous fall photos. It looks so magical where you live. And I love your handcrafted wish card. That too is so magical!

  16. Hi valerie,

    ooohhh was habe ich mich heute über deine post gefreut,die sachen sind alle soo wunderschön und du hast mir eine große Freude damit gemacht,ganz,ganz lieben dank meine liebe,ich mache morgen bilder und stelle sie auf meinen blog,heute hatte ich wenig zeit,da mein schatz geburtstag hat und wir ein bißchen gefeiert haben.
    deine Bilder sind einfach traumhaft,zum glück kann ich mir den herbst hier angucken,bin im moment krank und kann fast nicht laufen,schreibe dir noch eine mail.
    deine karte ist soo zauberhaft,so märchenhaft und schön.

    GLG Jeannette

  17. You are soooooo welcome, hoffe ihr habt schön gefeiert!

  18. Beautiful photos - I am always intrigued by the gorgeous area you live in, it is an artist and photographer's dream area, so much colour and detail everywhere. Lovely card too.

  19. Beautiful photos and a gorgeous card.
    xxx Hazel.

  20. OMG those colors in these amazing photos...You must live in paradise ;) what a beautiful place...and thank you for reminding me, searching for the shadow ;) big hugs ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

  21. As usual my problem is where to start -- I am going to start with your card. It has quite a mysterious feel to it. It is that little girl. She is so sweet. I wonder who her mother is and how she stays safe in the forest especially now that it is getting colder. I have always loved your paper beads.
    I love going on your walks too. You have such a good eye Valerie. Rusty old gates and beautiful pathways lined in colorful Autumn leaves.
    Don't forget to drink you hot tea and get some rest!!!!

  22. Vielen Dank für Deinen lieben Kommentar auf meinem Blog, liebe Valerie! Du hast wundervolle Fotos gepostet und Du warst während meiner Abwesenheit sehr fleißig und hast tolle Kreationen geschaffen. Ich hoffe, dass ich nun wieder öfters Zeit finde, um zu werkeln und zu bloggen.

  23. Fabulous card! I love the handmade paper beads. Thanks for playing along with the RRD Rebel Challenge, Die-cut Diva.

  24. What a beautiful card, gorgeous little fairy and a lovely scene you've created...fabulous photos from your walk too ! Thanks so much for sharing with FSC and I do hope your cold has gone...Esther xx

  25. Your photographs are breathtaking, as is the detailing in your gorgeous card. Hope you're feeling better. Blessings!

  26. So beautiful! Love those photos, and the fairy in front of the tree. Feel good!

  27. Bei dir weiß ich nie, was ich mehr bewundere, Valerie: die schönen Fotos oder die tollen Basteleien... Die Karte ist wunderschön, die Fotos ebenfalls!

  28. HI Valerie, I Love this card, and that fairy looks wonderful sitting outside her tree house.
    Gorgeous photos, your have a great eye for colour and perspective. Hope you're feeling better.
    Avril xx
    Also, thanks for linking up with FSC.

  29. Sehr schöne Fotos von deinen Spaziergängen!
    Die Wunschkarte ist sehr sehr schön geworden, einfach bezaubernd!
    Herzliche Grüsse

  30. The pictures are great. I love the fairy toadstools. The card is fantastic with the beautiful paper beads.

  31. Beautiful photographs! I love your card too. So whimsical! Thank you for sharing with us FSC!


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