Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Cards, soup and this and that

Hi everybody!
Hope you are having a good day.
I had a busy day today, with laundry, chopping veggies and cooking. While the first machine was washing I went out for an hour's power walking with Nordic walking sticks along the Rhine, and got back just in time to race up the stairs and get the second bundle of laundry to be washed. I sometimes wonder who gets it all dirty, surely it can't just be me?
I chopped the veggies while the second lot of laundry was washing,and made a card while my one-pot was cooking.
I used another of the lovely Gecko Galz collage sheets (owling for you), and printed my image onto canvas again. I matted it onto some leather-look paper, then a piece of dark brown miri-card, and a sheet of designer  paper. I added a strip of white sacking tied with some thin brown ribbon,  a Prima flower and 2 beads rolled from the leather paper. The leaves were die cut, stamped and embossed. This will be another male birthday card.



  Here I have made 2 very simple one layer cards for the 'trees' chalenge at So Artful. We are to use orange and one other colour. I used a CWS stencil for the trees.



And last but not least, the cabbage I showed yesterday joined some leeks, carrots, tomatoes, celery root and  red peppers in a delicious veggie one-pot, which I served with sour cream and crusty bread:


Have a good day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!





32 comments:

  1. Love your cards, especially the owly one, and that soup looks sooooooooooo yummy! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. great GG project and yummy looking soup!

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  3. Your post makes me hungry, Valerie! lol. I love your trees cards, the owl image is awesome and I love how you have done the leaves. And then the forest ones...Bravo! The setting sun is spectacular. Thank you for sharing your cards with us again at Soartful!!

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  4. Oooooo! That stencilling is so effective - I completely love your designs! I remain captivated by your exquisite use of colour. And now I have to go make soup because that picture looks so yummy! Fabulous as always - best wishes, Shroo:)x

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  5. Ooohh wie süss die Eulenkarte ist,gefällt mir sehr,sehr gut,und der Eintopf,yummi wie leeecker das aussieht,da bekomme ich direkt hunger *g*Darf blos nichts essen,habe morgen die Darmspiegelung,hoffe das es nichts schlimmes ist,aber angst habe ich schon ein Bißchen.

    GLG Jeannette

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    1. Ich bin sicher, dass Alles gut gehen wird, ich denke an Dich! GLG, Valerie

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  6. Beautiful cards and your vegetable stew looks amazing!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous creations Valerie and that veggie pot looks totally yummy!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  8. Love the owl card, so many layers and so much detail, and those beautiful beads. Your trees card is beautiful in its simplicity.
    As for the soup, I think it would do me good if I could sit down to a bowlful of that just now - feeling shaken up from a little mishap. The photo of the soup is a work of art in itself.

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    1. Sorry you had a mishap, and hope you are feeling better. Sending you virtual soup and hugs!

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  9. Those cards look so amazing! I love that stencil. You put them together so nicely. Really pretty. And that stew looks sooo delicious! I'm going to eat soup for lunch now :)

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  10. You have had an energetic and productive day Valerie! Your one pot sounds yummy, especially with the bread and cream! I'm doing a roast dinner tonight, a lot of work but it's just what I fancy! Beautiful cards too, love the owls on canvas. Xx

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    1. Did you say a roast dinner - I might just pop over!

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  11. oh my gosh Valerie that card just look amazing - totaly rocks! and the Soup just looks delicious - yummy ! xoxo SanDee1899

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  12. fablehafte Arbeiten Valerie.. und wie lecker Deine Suppe aussieht! fabelhaft!

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  13. What a busy day. Your trees are superb, I like both, especially the sun one which is very effective, but the other one, with the leaves, is excellent too. It's always nice to see you over at Soartful.
    Your veggie pot looks very tasty along with the bread, yum, I might just make a similar one tomorrow.
    And the owl card is sweet, a good day's work, Valerie.

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  14. Gorgeous cards and I am coming over, keep the one pot hot, lol! ~Diane

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  15. You must be so healthy! You make wonderful veggie soups and walk almost everyday. You have a wonderful hobby and make gorgeous creations. I do believe art is good for the soul. You have a lot of gorgeous nature around you and architectural delights as well.
    Love the printing on canvas - looks really rich. And I do like your homemade beads. Your cards are gorgeous with beautiful colors. I really like the orange and green.
    Your soup looks so delicious - did you use chicken stock? Did you use fresh tomatoes or canned. Inquiring minds want to know!
    Sandy

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  16. Die Karte mit den Eulen und den dezenten, harmonischen Farben finde ich wunderschön! Die Karten mit den Bäumen sind auch ganz toll. Besonders die Erste gefällt mir ausnehmend gut. Schön dieser Farbkontrast grün und rot! Einfach großartig!

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  17. The owl card is so fabulous, love the way you printed onto canvas and that lovely piece of unusual trim you embellished it with and the stencil cards are such great one layer cards, really effective.
    A pot full of nutrition and definitely your 5 a day in a bowl of that steaming soup.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  18. Fantastic projects, love how you print on canvas. It must be my printer as mine always print out looking smudged. The soup looked delicious.
    Yvonne x

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  19. That soup looks just delicious and just perfect for a cold Autumn day! I like all your projects, but the trees with the orange sun behind is just gorgeous!

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  20. You've been busy!
    The stew looks delish. And so do the projects! Beautiful!

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  21. Wonderful cards Valerie--I have just been using one of the owl images as well--great minds think alike eh lol.

    The soup looks yummy and so colourful.

    Do the sticks help when you are walking--I fancied a pair but thought it might be a gimmick?

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie x

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  22. Love the look of your one pot the colors are just amazing looks like you did a bit of color co-ordinating with your cards !

    Marie

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    1. Perhaps I just mix a bit of paint in the soup??

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  23. Forgot to say I love those owls !!!!

    Marie

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  24. Wow I don't know which looks the best, your fab cards or the wonderful looking stew lol xx

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  25. Lovely owl card, extra special printed on fabric!
    Your tree stenciled cards are each stunning ...
    The pot of veggie soup looks very tempting and perfect for these colder days!
    oxo

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