Sunday, 11 May 2014

Wetlands and Coffee

Hi everybody!

We had another really windy day today, and although it didn't rain as much as yesterday, it is still very wet everywhere. In 2 days it should be better, so that's something to look forward to.

I have made another piece for Conny's Mix it Monthly,  thema 'Coffee'. The background has been sprayed , and then repeatedly stamped with one of my fave stamps - maker unknown - 'Is there really life before coffee?', using Adirondack espresso ink. The small cups have been stamped with a freebie stamp from Craft Stamper, and I used cinnamon stickles to make the coffee and puff-paint for the cream. I fussy cut the cups and fixed them with foam squares. The little blue cup is a button, and the little blue bird (Gecko Galz) is perhaps one of those who wake me up early every day.






 
The fields have turned into swamps, I hope we will not be attracting alligators!




And this is the little lake on the right of the path:


And this is the one on the left:


I was once again happy to have my wellies!

Thanks again for all the good wishes, I am slowly feeling a little better, but it will take a few weeks before it gets better. But I am staying hopeful that it will get better!

Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

28 comments:

  1. Boah eine tolle Kaffee Collage Valerie und sagenhaft schöne Bilder! Eine schöne neue Woche und weiterhin gute Besserung!

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  2. I do like your coffee piece very much, Valerie, and the close-ups really show it. I like your patterned cups and the blue bird. Was there life before coffee? - I remember when it was quite exotic, I had an aunt who drank coffee but that was very unusual. Was there a liquid called "Camp"? I wonder if anyone else remembers it.

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    1. Camp was the elixir of my student days - extract of coffee and chicory! I don't think I would want to drink it now!!

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    2. Oh, I remember the chicory addition now.

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  3. Yes, for you it has to be coffee! You made me a similar birthday card some years back, I still have it! Have a good week! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Lovely details on this card, such as the glitter and pufff for that frothy coffee and that sweet bird and button.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. Fantastic make, love your coffee theme and how you got the top to look frothy. We had thunder and lightening today, so looks like your wet is travelling my way.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. I hope you start to feel better soon! I love your art, the bird is adorable and the entire piece is so sweet. Beautiful photographs too.

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  7. Wow, another stunner Valerie, totally love the coffee cups on this one, they look fantastic around that gorgeous vintage image! brilliant make and of course stunning photos!! All so lush and green!!

    Stay positive and I keep my fingers crossed it will get better!!

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  8. Everything is looking so lush after all the rain, glad you've been able to get out and about. Love your coffee cups and hope Mr Bluebird doesn't waken you too early tomorrow! Xx

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  9. Great coffee piece, making me crave a little now too, lol. That foam looks so real! Beautiful green lush pictures from your walk today. Glad you are a bit better. Big hugs, ~Diane

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  10. I would love to drink my coffee in your cup and sit in your pic to enjoy it:)

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  11. What a lovely post. Oh, to have a cuppa with you and see your view!

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  12. Lovely artwork. I especially like the cups with the foam. Beautiful photos again, Valerie,

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  13. Pleased you are beginning to feel better Valerie and so pleased you are still crafting and getting out for walks.

    Love the coffee piece and the beautiful cream on top :)

    It does look wet on the ground but so fresh and green--I bet it smells wonderful.

    Love Chrissie x

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  14. Eine wunderschöne Karte! Mir gefallen ganz besonders diese sehr schönen Tassen! Tolle Kreation!
    LG, LonettA

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  15. Such a lovely coffee card ~ and thanks for sharing your lovely wanderings with us too. Love them both!

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  16. This is one fun, colorful, delightful and yummy piece Valerie. Love that puff paint - I will have to use it on some hot chocolate this coming winter. Love the image of the lady!
    It does look pretty wet there. "Wellies" - that sounds so much better than rubber boots!
    Glad you are doing better - slowly but surely. Keep those positive spirits going!
    Sandy xx

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  17. Hi Valerie, Oh these coffee art pieces are wonderful. I love the cream atop the coffee. Great vintage lady image too.
    Love the pics, sort of tropical since the rains. Love the shots of the little lakes.
    Have a wonderful day and I hope you continue to improve each day.
    Hugs

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  18. Marvelous foaming cups Valerie! I wouldn't' mind a sip about now.....80F here today but temps are plunging for a bit of cold and damp tonight and tomorrow. Your swampy areas looks wonderful. xox

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  19. Fantastic tag, cream and all for the cups of coffee. Wet...it certainly was but the photos were grand.

    Hugs,
    c

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  20. Love your MIM piece Valerie and the superb photos. Thank you for your good wishes, Annette x

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  21. Awww, I really like this cute card! I like how you repeated the quote n the background, and the cream on the cups i perfect!

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  22. Das ist eine super schöne Karte - ich mag Kaffee sehr - besonders wenn ich am Schreibtisch sitze ;o) Danke auch für die tollen Bilder, die du uns wieder mitgebracht hast. Liebe Grüße, Dagmar

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  23. Beautiful page - The cups are amazing!

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  24. Und was ist mit Tee :D ? Ich bin Teetrinker, aber nichts desto trotz gefällt mir deine Kaffee-Collage sehr gut.

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  25. Ahhh da ist ja sogar Sahne auf dem Kaffee zu entdecken :) und was ist das für eine süsse Tasse ganz unten links...hach das ist mal wieder mit viel Liebe gemacht Valerie ♥ der kleine blaue "Wecker" oben links hat es mir auch angetan und ich hab mich fast weggeschmissen über Deinen "Alligator"-Kommentar ;) Danke für Deine Tollen Tassen zu Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

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  26. I love those pretty little cups but my favorite thing about your art is that beautiful blue Jay!

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