Friday, 3 February 2017

This, that and the other.

Hi Everybody!
It's weekend at last - enjoy!

I made another mixed media tag, once again using recycled cardboard,
scraps, paper napkins, embossing and sewing.

 I am linking to Go Tag Thursday, anything goes and to
Country View Challenges, under 30 minutes.

And some good news! I discovered this wonderful chocolate called
'Collage' at my local store. Now you can eat your delicious way through
a collage, that's a great art form, isn't it?

The sun made a nice show of rising this morning,
then wrapped itself up in thick clouds and
went back to bed!

The second amaryllis shoot has 5 buds which are
opening rapidly:

Love seeing people sitting and dreaming by the river:

I love this neighbour's house, they always have a vase of fresh flowers on their porch, and I enjoy them every time I go past:

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


  1. You have such a talent for adding embellishments that enhance your art. Your amaryllis must really like living with you it is thriving wonderfully. Of course I love seeing your photos.

  2. Gorgeous tag and photos. And I must look for Collage....Have a nice weekend, we're visiting Mum! Hugs, Sarah

  3. Hallo Valerie
    deine Bild ist toll geworden, dieser Hintergrund gefällt
    mir sehr gut, die Strukturen - perfekt. Der Sonnenaufgang
    könnte auch nicht besser sein.
    Ich wünsche dir ein schönes We.
    LG Sadie

  4. Love all the flashes of different colours in your tag, and the corrugated card too (as always).
    Haha! edible collage.
    The last photo is really superb, absolutely stunning.

  5. Now that is some chocolate worth eating.....LOL!
    Fabulous tag, love the pop of pink and the corrugated cardboard is divine in this piece. You make such gorgeous tags!!!

  6. another gorgeous tag Valerie!! You're going to have one fabulous tag book if you put them together on a large ring:)Collage-what a fun name for a chocolate. Lovely scenery as always. Happy PPF!

  7. A great tag with so much details !
    Edible collage sounds nice!
    Amazing photos Valerie!
    Happy weekend!

  8. Another amazing tag Valerie and the fancy blue stitching really stands out.

    Yummy looking collage chocolate a real treat I would imagine

    A wonderful selection of photographs and enjoyed all of them. I am amazed tha flowers on a porch survive with all the awful weather this year. We had lots of sun today but a really bitter cold wind as well. It was nice for walking when I got wrapped up warmly

    Have a lovely weekend

    Hugs Chrissie xx

  9. Such a delicate and intricite tag, the scraps, paper napkins, embossing and sewing create such a beautiful piece! My hubby likes the look of your new chocolate bar and I have to agree the raspberries and fondant chocolate filling look so yummy! Glad to see your walk along the river in the glorious sunshine :-). Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend! J :-)

  10. Your amaryllis is just dazzling. So beautiful. And so, too, your collage. Don't you love working with napkins?

    Weekend time -- I hope yours is lovely!

  11. What a beautiful tag, it is wonderful and thought provoking as well. Your photos are lovely too, what a sweet idea to have fresh flowers out...

  12. Another fabulous tag, and great photos as usual. That chocolate looks yummy. Have a great weekend.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  13. Your tags are always so fantastic... the details are amazing ♥ Great photos of your little part of the world. Love the ones of the man by the river ♥ Water always draws me .

  14. Gorgeous tag Valerie, lots of lovely textures. Collage chocolate, sounds just up my street.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

  15. I love your latest tag. You use so many interesting bits and bobs which by themselves aren't anything fabulous and when you put them together-the finished project is amazing. :) Love the new blog header too. I think that candy bar sounds yummy. Did you try one? Happy weekend Valerie. Hugs-Erika

  16. The sun picture is amazing. It looks like it is being rested in the arm of the tree! So cool!

    Beautiful work. I love the way the whole tag comes together. :)

  17. I was taken by the embossing and the stitching on the tag. It was lovely, and so were the soft colors you chose.

    Your amaryllis is unbelievable. I've never seen one this prolific before.

    I'd love to eat some of my collages (grin). Yours will taste much better, though. Have a super day. I'd love to be in bed right now.

  18. A beautiful intricate art tag. I love it!

  19. Love the artwork - so many nearly missed snippits in it that your 'detail' reveals.

    You really should be a professional photographer, Valerie: jaw-dropping photographs again today!

  20. LOVE your fantastic mixed media tags, awesome and I think we have the same sentiment's a good one/love it all.xx{aNNie}

  21. If I lived where you are, I think you would end up with many photos of me sitting and dreaming by the water. lol. Love your piece today and the sky shot is brilliant. :)

  22. Finally managed to get her as Blogger wouldn't let me yesterday!
    Gorgeous artwork Valerie and lovely photos as always (rather yummy chocolate too!)
    Have a lovely weekend and thanks for your kindness too.
    Fliss xx

  23. Love your tags - they are beautiful and so interesting!
    When I wake up in the morning I love to cuddle back up in the blankets and go back to sleep. In fact, I do that several times!!!!
    You usually treat your self to a cappuccino but this candy bar had your name all over it. I know you heard it calling you - "buy me, buy me" and it was music to your ears.
    You are going to keep up with those gorgeous tags - how can you not!!
    Sandy xx

  24. Pretty tag! So much details and things going on. Lovely work! Super photos too. I wish it was warm enough for fresh bouquets outside here. Soon :)

  25. Frühlingshaft schönes Tag Valerie. Die Schoki-Collage läßt mir das Wasser im Mund zusammenlaufen, jedoch die Haselnüsse vertrag ich dummerweise nicht. Dieser Strauß auf der Veranda deiner Nachbarn mit dem schönen blauen Zaun davor sieht wunderschön und sehr einladend aus.Deine sonnigen Fotos machen echt gute Laune, danke fürs Teilen.
    Liebe Grüße

  26. I love your tag Valerie, gorgeous colours and textures and so much to see. The chocolate looks pretty yummy too lol xx

  27. Another fantastic tag Valerie! The chocolate looks very tempting! Chrisx

  28. Fantastic Mixed Media tag! I love the flashes of gold and the corrugated cardboard and all those other details. Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month! [I hope that chocolate collage is available over here...]

  29. Your scrap tags are just delicious! I don't know why I don't follow your lead on this and start using some of my scraps up this way! teehee Maybe today!")
    Your blossoming flower must get you excited to know that Spring is around the corner-how beautiful it is!
    And what a lovely thing to do, adding fresh flowers to the porch! I think I need fresh flowers in my life! Your post inspire me!
    Happy Sunday, my dear friend,Jackie")

  30. Love, love, love your tag! I love seeing how you put everything together! That chocolate bar is funny! LOL! I bet it tasted good! Gorgeous sun photo! Your flower plant is so pretty! I love the idea of putting flowers outside your home in a vase! Big Hugs!

  31. In a your tag..great sentiment too...
    Thank you for sharing over at Go Tag Thursday...x

  32. Valerie your tag is so gorgeous. Everything you do is so interesting because of your themes and the various pieces you put together to make the whole. i always enjoy your photos and the fact that the life you show us is made up of creating art, visiting art museums, and pictures that show real life as art!


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