Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Pastels, wheels and more

Hi Everybody!

Our new challenges at 
always begin on the fifth of the month.
As always, we have an anything goes theme, this time
with the option of using pastel shades. You have four full weeks
to dream up your creations and link to us - 
hope to see YOU there!

For my DT piece I used a 10" manila tag which I painted with 
pastel pinks and a touch of turquoise.I collaged the right half 
with paper napkin pieces in pastel 
colours, and used iron paste (Pentart) through a stencil for the right half 
to give a good contrast, as I find that pastel alone can sometimes look a bit 
insipid.  I joined the 2 halves with some TH tissue tape,
and added a die cut sentiment and some flowers from my stash. 
I sewed the tag onto a dark grey background.

This tag was made last week just for fun, as I wanted to try out my new
motor bike die, but then I saw that 'wheels' is the theme at
so I am linking to their challenge. I used 2 coordinating papers as background, and sewed them together. Then I took 2 smaller tags, on one of which
a motorbike was already stamped. I added more stamping, and
gave them some colour with peacock feather DI. Then I placed my 
lovely motor bike in the centre, and it was done.

Last week in Zons we met this cheery lady out  shopping with her cat -
not a sight we see every day!

And some more views from the little streets, houses and shops:

The bunting is hanging because it is 'Schützenfest' - Marksmen's
festival, which takes place in all villages, town and districts 
at this time of year.

Sabine and I are busy taking photos. The tote in the window says,
'Das Essen steht im Kochbuch, Schatz' - The food is in the cookery book,

This little alcove would have been used by the watch soldiers
in past centuries:

More photos to follow tomorrow!

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


  1. Another wonderful post Val, full with beautiful creations and fantastic photos. The first piece is so romantic and feminine, and then there's a great contrast to the masculine power piece. Love the lady with cat! Hugs, Sarah

  2. Wonderful photos of the streets and buildings. And very creative work indeed. I hope you are well and having a nice week!

  3. Terrific tag for MMM with wonderful and inventive ideas. The bike diecut is fantastic and shows up so well on your project beautiful sewing as well.

    The photographs got off to a great star today with lady and her shopping cat. Lots to take in and enjoy on your day out and thank you for sharing it with us

    Sleep well

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Both pieces are so different and both are really beautiful! Fantastic impressions of Zons!
    Thank you for joining Moo Mania & More!

  5. Your tags are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing these wonderful town photos today!

  6. Two awesome tags Valerie, the motor bike die cut looks fantastic, it looks great on your tag.
    The photos were all super, I liked seeing the lady with her cat. We had a cat who liked to walk beside us outside, but would never be carried like that.I enjoyed seeing more of the photos from Zons, its looks a beautiful place to visit.
    Yvonne xx

  7. was für wunderschöne ausgedachte Tags liebe Valerie.. eine Fantasie legtst du an den Tag, toll!!!
    Und wieder tolle Fotos von Zons!!!
    Ich wünsche dir eine gute Nacht und träum schön!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  8. Your tag is wonderful, and the MM&M entry with two tags and the motorcycle is inspiring. I loved it.

    Talk about love. LOVED the photo of the lady with her cat, and all the photos around Zon as they prepared for the Tour de France. Have a super, incredible new day. We're still in party mode here.

  9. What gorgeous tags! I love them, you create such wonderful art. The photos are so lovely too.

  10. That is a big cat to carry around. Loving these Zons photos. And what a smart way to make a tag-using 2 halves. You could come up with some really cool combinations. And love the new motorbike die. it makes a fantastic piece to make a fantastic tag. looking forward to tomorrows Zons photos. hugs-Erika

  11. Wow, I love both of your tags. That bicycle tag is so adorable too! Loving the contrast between both sides on the first tag.

  12. Beautiful tags and nothing like 'walking the cat'..xx [aNNie]

  13. Zwei sehr unterschiedliche Tags, eines schöner als das andere

    vielen Dank für's Mitmachen bei MOO MANIA & MORE

  14. Lovely artwork. I love that little blue dragonfly amongst all the pink!!

  15. The first tag is just beautiful and the second fun:)
    Love the pic of the lady shopping with her cat:) That's how I carry Monster Kitty or Franken Kitty as the HH calls him:)
    What a lovely walk. You have so many wonderful places in your country that I'd love to stroll through with you.

  16. Hi Valerie, Once again you meet the art challenge with pure beauty and design. I love both these different style tags. Lovely. Always enjoy your town pics. The charm along the streets and buildings is beautiful. Makes your walks something special.
    Happy July and happy creating. xoxo

  17. Gorgeous tags. I love the pretty pastels with the flowers and stitching. That motorcycle die cut is fabulous.

    I have never seen anyone shopping with her cat. You capture so many wonderful moments in your beautiful surroundings. Everyday seems like an adventure through your camera's eye.


    1. The shopping cat-lady was a first for me, too!

  18. Always so many lovely textures and great details to see your tags Valerie -
    the motorbike die is cool. Male themed items aren't always easy to find.
    Great photos again - that cat seemed fairly big to be carrying around but it didn't seemed bothered so I guess it must have been happy.
    Gill x

  19. What lovely art. Thank you for entering Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

  20. It's all so festive! I have to say that if I took Lizzie out shopping like that, she'd be gone in a heartbeat! She doesn't even like me to carry her across the room! I love the colors you used in your tags and the design. Lovely!

  21. Your tags are fabulous, love the colors and designs! Thank you for sharing your photos! Thank you for joining us at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! We hope to see you again!
    Sherry x
    DT for Mix It Up Challenge Blog
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

  22. More fabulous tags - love them all.Gorgeous feminine journal page - precious. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
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  23. I love both your tags! You are so creative Valerie! Love the pink colour on the first one! That is so cute, shopping with your cat! That cat is a good kitty! LOL! Thank you for the beautiful pictures! Big Hugs!

  24. Love your beautiful tags.Thanks for playing along with Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa.

  25. Gorgeous tag! The design is beautifully detailed. Beautiful pics too. Thanks for joining us at Mix It Up Challenge Blog
    Tina dt


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