Sunday, 2 April 2017


Hi Everybody!
We're enjoying a sunny Sunday here, so hope you are
having a good weekend, too.

At Go Tag Thursday the theme is vintage. I started by layering
various pieces of card-stock and a strip of lace and
then sewing them together with the machine. The floral 
patterned card was cut with a Martha Stewart punch.
I used a Tim Holtz bronze frame with a photo of my dear
Erika as a little girl. She always loved all things pink, pretty and 
with lace, and would have loved this tag made in her honour.
I added some fabric leaves and flowers together with a little
bundle of art grass tied with some fibres. The sentiment
was one of the lovely pieces that dear Gill sent me.

Before the embellishments were added:

Beautiful spring:

The farmers are busy on the fields:

The pigeons wait in the tree till they can't see me and then swoop
down to cause havoc on my balcony:

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


  1. That's such a very pretty tag, Valerie, and I like it before the embellis were added too, although it did need the embellis.
    Your photos show Springtime at its best, I do like the photo of the tractor on the bare field with the bridge and river in the background, it's a masterpiece.
    I've got a soft spot for these wood pigeons, they are such gentle birds.

    1. Hmm, they gently flatten all my plants, and leave their gentle droppings everywhere!

  2. Gorgeous tag, love all the details, and you're right, Erika would have loved it, she was a cute old bird! We're off to see another old bird today, my Mum, difficult as ever! Have a good day! Hugs, Sarah

  3. Ein zauberhaftes Tag mit so wunderbaren Details, liebe Valerie! Der Hintergrund mit dieser feinen Spitze allein ist schon sehenswerter ... aber mit liebevollen Verzeirungen ist es einfach wunderschön!
    Danke für deine Foto-Frühlingsimpressionen! Ich wünsche noch schöne Frühlingstage! Liebe Grüße, Annette

  4. Great show pieces today/tonight, love the gorgeous lace you used.x ♥[aNNie]

  5. What a beautiful creation! You really added so many pretty and interesting details. :)

    I can almost smell spring looking at your pictures. Soon everything here will be blooming. I can't wait to get out into my garden. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love the tag!!! So many interesting layers and details. Your Spring blooms are beautiful and it's good to see the farmers at work. We've been blessed with rain this past week so the fields and my garden are too wet to work in . I don't think anyone is complaining to much though.:)

  7. Spring is beautiful and so is your tag!!!! Looks like those birds are really eating well!
    sandy xx

  8. Gorgeous tag and so nice to see the earth renewing itself!

  9. Beautiful tag Valerie, and a lovely way to use Erika's photo.
    Lovely Spring photos, looking forward to warmer days.
    Avril xx

  10. This is a fabulous tag, Valerie. I always love it when you sew, and I love it even more when you use Erika in your art. You certainly know how to layer a tag!

    The machinery in the fields is wonderful. I like how you showed the other side of the river, too. Lot's of space between houses. Spring is truly in your world right now.

  11. A stunning tag Valerie with someone special to you surrounded by so much beauty.

    Wonderful photographs with the industrial and nature mix. I really enjoyed the post

    Love Chrissie xx

  12. What a beautiful tag Valerie, I'm sure Erica would be thrilled to be the star of it. I love the way the pigeons wait for you lol xx

  13. That tag is so gorgeous...WOW!!!
    More fabulous photos of nature and people at are amazingly talented Valerie!!!

    Big Hugs

  14. Wow! I was thrown away by such beauty! What amazing pictures, thanks for sharing!

  15. Its a gorgeous vintage tag and a lovely frame for Erika. Loved the photos the farmers are busy here as well. I had a smile at the pigeons, we have a couple of wood pigeons who call in now and again and leave their love!!!on our patio.
    Yvonne xx

  16. A really gorgeous tag Valerie with such lovely vintage detail and love all those wonderful Spring photos.
    Fliss xx

  17. What an amazing tag, it's so beautiful and moving. The spring photos are so lovely too.

  18. Your tag is gorgeous Valerie. I love the effect off punching the edges of that beautiful vintage style paper you used. And I love seeing all the blooms too.We had a gorgeous day with so much melt that I actually finally noticed our tree buds are starting to get bigger. You'll be having summer when we just get our spring. Hope the week starts off in a good way. Hugs-Erika

  19. Hi Valerie, your photos are stunning and the tag is beautiful. You are really inspiring me to have a go at being creative.
    We are getting lots of rain interspersed with beautiful spring sunshine. As I finished typing that I glanced out of the window and noticed a blossom tree in a neighbour's garden, it is covered in flowers and looks just like a fluffy white cloud. Now where is my camera when I need it?
    Have a sunny week, Barbara

  20. Gorgeous tag, and a lovely tribute to Erika. Once again your photographs a re lovely, I too love the one of the tractor in the bare field.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  21. Beautiful tag and your photos are lovely

  22. Love the Vintage theme on your tag Valerie, my favourite era too. The pictures are stunning as always and blossom on the trees looks beautiful. Love the pigeons too. Have a Good Day my Friend. Hugs Rita xxxx

  23. This is lovely, Valerie. Your Erika's photo is precious and I really love how you used it. Also enjoyed the farming photos!

  24. What a beautiful Spring Day the sky is so blue in your photographs and the tractor so colourful.

    All the best Jan

  25. I am sure that Erika would be pleased with how you made this beautiful tag! It's great to see all the Spring activities and signs of new growth! We had an early morning visit from a Woodpigeon the other day - and as for the Jackdaws - they are helping themselves to the bird feeders and trying to lift them off the branches!!! Hugs, Chrisx

  26. Another gorgeous tag..delightfully vintage...Thank you for joining in with the challenge this week at Go Tag Thursday.
    Great photos, love how in one photo the tractor looks like he has the tree in his bucket on the front of his tractor, great shot.
    I have a lot of Wood Pigeons here I love watching them, they nest in the conifer hedge and it looks like one of the mummas is on her second clutch of eggs already this year..her first baby has flown already...xx

  27. That Martha Stewart punch is just lovely and what a sweet picture of Erika, beautiful piece! I love those pigeon photos, hilarious and too bad at the same time, that they cause havoc on your balcony. That tree with the pink blossoms is so beautiful! hugs :)

  28. Valerie,
    your tag is so beautiful- vintage and old fashioned for sure!
    Your spring flowering makes my heart sing when I see these beautiful photos- thank you so much for sharing!
    Jackie xx

  29. Gorgeous tag and such a lovely photo of Erika - and that frame is just the perfect shape too.
    Great photos too - like seeing the wood pigeons. We have a magpie visiting for the last few days collecting long pieces of twigs for nesting. I've been watching it weaving its nest in a distant tree... I think it might have started again as some conifer trees next door to it were felled on Friday and I think it had been building a nest there.
    Gill xx

  30. What a gorgeous tag, love the frame and a lovely photo of Erika! love the lace down the centre and how everything is stitched together!

    Kim ♥

  31. Valerie, your tag is so beautiful and so meaningful! I love it! Great pictures! Cute ones of the pigeons! LOL! Big Hugs!


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