Saturday, 1 July 2017

Saturday this and that

Hi Everybody!

Here's wishing you all a good start in the new month -
time is flying. 
       Happy Canada Day to all my good friends in Canada! 

The month has started out wet and grey here, but we need rain,
so I'm not complaining.

At Go Tag Thursday the theme this week is butterflies.
I made a simple tag by punching the butterflies directly into the paper
and leaving them there. I used gem stones for faces, bodies and 
embellishments. I stitched the layers together and added one of the
tabs Donna sent me:

This piece was made with a freebie set from Mischief Circus/ Holliewood 
and some bits from me. I was just having fun playing:

Some Photos from my daily walks:

And last, but definitely not least, some happy mail. 
A few weeks ago my dearest friend Chrissie and her husband
visited a museum, and sent me an envelope with some goodies
when they came home - some pretty papers, a lovely card, 
some vintage postcards, and a gorgeous, hand-painted
leather book mark painted in the same technique
as the old barges:

Thanks Chrissie and Vic!

I have more photos to share, from a 'care-packet' I got from
Canada, and from a wonderful trip I made yesterday with
Sabine, and will show them bit by bit in the next days!

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


  1. Wish my walks were as interesting as yours, I just get a duck pond, homes and a park....oh and main roads.
    Love your gorgeous butterfly tag, it's stunning.
    Great master page as well.xxHave a lovely weekend.♥

  2. Lovely butterfly tag, so different and just gorgeous. Love the fun journal page, too.
    Great photos of the market, hope to be able to join you for a coffee there soon. Nice gifts from Chrissie, too. Hugs, Sarah

  3. Both makes look great in their own way and of course lovely photos!!
    I am one week away from retirement, and that means- more time for regular visiting! :o)
    Happy Saturday!

    1. Congratulations! But the days still go by so quickly in retirement....

  4. gorgeous butterfly tag and great journal page your snap shots of the "real world" lol lol as usual..

  5. A beautiful butterfly tag and an amazing journal page - lovely photos of your walk.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. Wonderful artwork, I just adore your butterfly tag with the pop up butterflies and the beautiful bling! Your walk photos are amazing. I love your town, full of flowers and so much character! What a very thoughtful package from Chrissie, that bookmark is very unique, fantastic!! hugs and happy weekend! :)

  7. Nice butterfly piece and "fun playing" art - is that the best kind?
    I enjoyed the walk round your town, thanks.

  8. Beautiful butterfly tag today and the other piece is lovely too. Lucky you with the happy mail! Thanks for your Canada Day wishes, lots of celebrations in the city.

  9. Fantastic tag and digital piece and a lot of great walk photos! Happy Saturday!

  10. wonderful this atga with butterfly and the piece is beautiful!
    The photos are so great!
    Very nice saturday

  11. Such a fun and creative tag Valerie -- as always I love your pictures. Beautiful weather, wonderful walk and such fresh veggies!
    sandy xx

  12. What a clever way to do your butterflies. Your tag is fabulous. I think there is quite a story to your art page. I love art that sparks the imagination like that.

  13. Great tag Valerie. I love how the wings pop up off the page! And fun digital page too. Nice gift from Chrissie too. Looks like you've got some new inspiration and toys. :) Hope its a wonderful weekend and your weather brightens up. Hugs-Erika

  14. Ja das Schmetterlings-Tag ist echt edel mit den schönen Steinchen darauf,die ruhigen Beigebraun-Töne gefallen mir sehr. Aber die Digi-Collage ist mal wieder megacool gemacht.Diese beiden Mädels finde ich super und der Mann der genüßlich die Flasche leert. Super kombiniert all diese tollen Motive. Bei solch schöner Umgebung wie bei dir, würde ich auch jeden Tag gerne spazieren gehen. Mein Liebling das Foto mit den Stockrosen!
    Have a nice weekend.

  15. Happy weekend, Valerie! I love your hollyhocks in that photo!

  16. A wonderful tag with great ideas Valerie. Great to do something a bit different and just for you.

    Love the mix of photographs today and my favourite is the on with the steps and greenery at the sides.

    Pleased you liked the bookmark that Vic got specially for you and I hope the papers will be your cup of tea..

    Sleep well. I am watching the start of the cycling from Dusseldorf we were watching tennis earlier so taped it.

    Love Chrissie xx

  17. I thought you would be watching it!

  18. What a gorgeous tag, I love the butterflies! The other piece is fun as well. What lovely photos and what sweet gifts.

  19. Great tag and collage page Valerie-love your pics and wonderful happy mail
    x catherine

  20. The butterfly tag looks so elegant and special and the journal page looks fantastic as well.
    Wonderful photos from your walk.
    I imagine it was rather wet in your town today. Like Chrissie we have been watching the Tour today as well.
    Yvonne xx

    1. Yes,it poured and must have been very slippery for the bikers. We saw them putting up the barriers yesterday.

  21. Great places to walk-and take photos--Loving your butterfly tag Happy weekend enjoy Kathy

  22. I simply adore the butterfly tag. I have NO idea how you made it (the punched portion), but it is fabulous.

    Lovely town photos. Was hoping you would show a few of the bicycles as they wound their way through town. I looked for the Tour on TV, but so far, haven't found a channel that is carrying it. Have a super remainder of the weekend, and congrats on your happy mail, too.

    1. I have a special punch which leaves the punched part attached to the paper so that it stays whole and makes a punched border.

  23. Your blog is always so full of beautiful projects and photos..I love everything..and how lovely for Chrissie to have sent you such lovely gifts...
    Your butterfly tag is it.
    Thank you for playing in this weeks challenge at Go Tag Thursday xx

  24. Valerie, thanks for your amazing art! I love your creativity!!
    Great photos! So bright and happy!!
    Love your special gift!!! Very nice happy mail!
    Thanks for wishing Canada, a Happy Canada Day!
    Big Hugs!


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