Saturday, 8 March 2014

Spring has sprung

Hi everybody!
We had a wonderful, warm spring day again, so lovely. The sun was shining, the skies and river were blue, and I really enjoyed being outside.

This card is another DT piece for Gecko Galz, using an image from the 'beautiful March' collage sheet. I mounted the image onto bronze mirri-card, and matted it with paper 8b from Nature's Garden Paper Pack. I used a blue metallic card, and some butterflies as embellishments.

Here are a few impressions of my walk along the Rhine today. The farmer was busy on his fields:

The water was blue and sparkly

I love peeking through gaps in trees:

The trees get cut back every couple of years, and will soon be branching out and full of leaves again

Thanks to all who asked about my eye. It has healed well, and I can see much better, but still need to have a lot more examinations and treatments for other problems, and have drops to keep the pressure in my eyes down.

Have a great day, and hope the sun is shining for you, too. 
And thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Beautiful card Valerie and such a lovely image too. Glad you had a lovely day and we did here too - seems like Spring has arrived at last.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. Wonderful card, the image is beautiful indeed, and I love the colour combo you have used. Great photos, too, here was good weather, too, and we went out for a bike ride this afternoon. Have a nice Sunday, hugs, Sarah

  3. Stunning! What a wonderful image and I love how you finished it with the butterfly!

  4. It is absolutely gorgeous and the butterfly works so beautifully with that image.

  5. Stunning piece Valerie! Love the colors you brought forward with the mirri background! Beautiful walk on the other side of the world today. Big hugs, ~Diane

  6. Gorgeous butterfly embellishment on your beautiful card.
    Glad your eye is getting better, hope the follow up tests go well.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Oh what a lovely walk you took! I love the card. The image is stunning and the transparent butterfly adds so much to it.

  8. Oohh Was für gigantische schöne Naturbilder,traumhaft.
    hier ist nun auch endlich Frühling und die sonne scheint,bin jetzt auch öfter draussen im wald,da tanke ich auf und schöpfe neue kraft.
    es freut mich sehr das es deinem Auge schon besser geht,ich hoffe es heilt alles schön.
    die karte ist ein traum,das motiv ist wunderschön,und der grün metalic effect richtig klasse,gefällt mir seeehr gut.

    Wünsche Dir weiterhin alles gute und gute Besserung,ich drück dich !"!

    GLG Jeannette

  9. A beautiful butterfly embellishment on your gorgeous card. We've had sun today, yay, and went out for a walk along the canal and through the park, so nice xx

  10. love that metallic blue! And thanks for the lovely photos!

  11. Lovely card, Valerie, and your hotos are fascinating. You have there beautiful sineries.
    Magic Sunday to you!

  12. Amazing photographs Valerie-wonderful to see the brightness coming back again annd the wonderful colours.

    Beautiful DT piece you made with the very beautiful GG image.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie x

  13. thank you for sharing insights into your beautiful walks. great card.EE

  14. Thanks so much for stopping by and the well wishes for my mom.
    This art is stunning. The butterfly is amazing. I so enjoy your photos too.
    Have a happy weekend

  15. Lovely card. I always like the way you frame the pictures with a few frames, it sets them off so beautifully.
    Great photos as always, especially the two 'looking through' images.

  16. Eine wunderwunderschöne Karte liebe Valerie und die Fotos sind wieder himmlisch!Ich genieße sie immer! Danke!
    Liebe Grüße von

  17. Was für eine schön Karte, die Du da gewerkelt hast, liebe Valerie! Und Deine Fotos sind - wie immer - eine Augenweide! Sehr schöne frühlinghafte Eindrücke!

  18. Lovely card and the butterfly was perfect for an embellishment. The photos of the tree stumps -- the trees had to be hundreds of years old as they are massive. I really like the closeup shot you took.

    Have a great week; happy to hear your eye has healed and you can see much better.


  19. Beautiful colors on your card and new scenes to see on your walk. It's a good day!
    sandy xx

  20. Eine wunderschöne Karte und deine Bilder sind wieder traumhaft! Wir hatten auch so ein tolles Wochenende und waren fast nur draußen - da ist mein Bastelzimmer etwas verwaist ;o)
    Ich wünsche dir einen guten Start in die neue Woche morgen. Liebe Grüße, Dagmar.

    1. Diesmal war schönes Wetter überall, es war wirklich ein tolles Wchenende!

  21. oh gosh, you really did have a pretty day!
    lovely colors and feeling in your art ~

  22. Wow, you've had a lot of visitors today! A beautiful card and great pics, the bark on those trees is just fabulous. Xx

  23. Oooh she looks very regal, I love the way your butterfly matches her hat!. I am so glad that Spring is finally on it's way here too. So glad your sight has improved, and I hope they sort the rest out soon too xx

  24. Love the card, Val, and the photos are just wonderful, as usual. Hugs, Barb

  25. Lovely card, set off beautifully with the frames.
    And marvellous photographs, your countryside is idyllic and your photography the best.

  26. Hi Valerie, yes, spring has sprung in your creations and gorgeous walking pics.
    Your card is gorgeous!!
    Have a great week.

  27. Lovely, artsy photos. I'm a big fan of butterflies--the lady is gorgeous!

  28. Fantastische Fotos! Der Frühling hat seine eigenen schönen Farben und du hast sie großartig festgehalten! Dein Anhänger ist auch sehr schön ... toll diese grün-metallische Farbe und dieser zauberhafte Schmetterling! Weiterhin alles Güte für dich!
    LG, LonettA


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