Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Hi Everybody!

For Jo's theme of 'poetry in motion' at Art Journal Journey and for the
Digitally made Challenge, pets, I have a fun page using elements from
Serif, Mischief Circus and me:


There is still a week left to join in the 'Use your scraps' challenge
at Tag Tuesday. I made a tag using paper off-cuts from one of my bit 
boxes. The image is from June at Dezina World, and was already fussy 
cut in another box. The punched trellis was also left over from another
project. I combined all the scraps using sewing and highlighting
 with a Sacura pen. The bow-tie and hankie were made from scraps of cheese cloth to add more texture:

The photos were taken in Nord (north) Park, which is 5 minutes
away on the tram, and a lovely place for a peaceful
half hour:

The beautiful Japanese garden is my fave part:

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


  1. Gosh, I always enjoy visiting here but this week is especially lovely. You made me smile at the use of the cheesecloth for the tie and handkerchief! And the photos gave me a feeling like I have been on a nice vacation! Thanks so much, Valerie.
    ~~ Irene

  2. True quote on your AJJ page! Love the trellis on the tag today. Nord park is beautiful with the fountains and lovely peaceful gardens.

  3. Love your pets page, typical Valerie humour and the dog somehow reminds me of Scruffy! Another fantastic page, and a great tag too, wonder what that man is dreaming about?! Have a nice evening, I shall, too, as the kids are all out with my sister! Hugs, Sarah

  4. ha ha fun AJJ page - loved that Valerie.. and the photos were great..
    especially all those fountains I bet they would be lovely to wade in to on one of your hot days :)
    Gill xx

  5. The first piece is perfect. Love Herriot's quote. It's sure true isn't it? The little dog looked familiar:) (I still have my envelope:)
    And your second piece: that tie and handkerchief are very clever.
    Oh I love this park. Your photos pulled me right into it.
    Have a perky day.

  6. Boah ist das Journal voller Iddenreichtum grossartig sieht es aus.. ich mag diesen alten Stil. Dein Tag wieder so toll!
    Der Nordpark von Düsseldorf ist was wunderschönes richtig zum entspannen und Ruhe finden vor der hektischen Innenstadt .. schöne Fotos sind das wieder!
    Da sind wieder so schöne Erinnerungen da!
    Schönen Abend wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  7. Terrific digital make for AJJ and the pets or animals challenge at Digitally Made..

    Great tag and the chap looks a real booby dazzler with the bow tie and matching hankie.

    Love the park photographs it looks like wonderful place to chill out and no crowds of people at all

    Hope your day went well

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Such a fun page for Art Journal Journey, it really made me smile 😁. The quote from James Herriot transports me back to the television series "All creatures great and small" which was adapted from his books. It's such a wonderful quote and digital page, and your talking goat and dog are too cute! The fabric you used to fashion a bow tie and handkerchief on your tag caught my eye, amazing work 😁. I loved seeing the Japanese cloud trees, they look stunning and I would enjoy walking round these lovely gardens too! Thanks for sharing your pet inspired artwork and wishing you a great evening! J 😊

    1. I always loved those books and the TV series. I still have some on DVD s.

  9. I love your pets theme page. The trees on the little island are very striking and unusual.

  10. You have such an amazing whimsy. I just love that first piece with the pets. There is so much tehre I think I could look for hours and find something new. And I find it just delightful. Everything works. Thanks for making me smile today!

  11. I just love your art and the armchair travels. The bird in your page made me laugh. Show off, indeed. And the gentleman is certainly concentrating hard on his daydreams. You can even see the wheels spinning. Nord Park is so lovely. Very cool water features, but the Japanese garden is spectacular.

    1. The Zen garden is a wonderful place to be.

  12. I really enjoyed your AJJ entry today. I recognized your dog, and he doesn't look vicious at all. Such a clever entry.

    The tag is fabulous. I love the cheesecloth texture you provided. It made it even more tactile, I'm sure.

    Those Nord Park fountains are fabulous. I was truly mesmerized by them and enlarged each one. The Japanese gardens were simply beautiful. I really appreciated the little island with the bonsai type trees. Everything was simply splendid.

  13. I love your entire blog post! Thank you!

  14. The pets with the glasses crack me up! Love the day dream one because of the wheels turning. :)

    Look at those fountains! So beautiful! The gardens look fantastic too. So relaxing. Thanks for sharing. :)

  15. The pet page makes me smile. Animals are so silly and make such great characters on pages. :) Nice tag too. The cheesecloth was a great idea! And what a pretty garden park. What a great place to visit and walk through. :) Hugs-Erika

  16. wow what a fabulous lot of photos, very refreshing. LOVE your digi page and thanks for joining in our challenge. It's rather amusing one, love it.xx

  17. Hi Valerie! Your photos of the park and gardens are absolutely gorgeous! It looks like a serene and beautiful place to visit. I also LOVE your fun and fabulous digital page and beautiful tag! Thanks for always visiting my blog, too! HUGS!!!! Sharon

    1. It really is a beautiful and serene place, and great for a little break

  18. OMGosh!!! I so want to come visit you Valerie! You live by the most amazing places!!! That fountain is spectacular and that garden....oh my! I would love to go and spend a week there!! I am ever so glad you share these photos, I feel a bit more a part of your world each time! hugs
    and btw , haahaaa I love your digi!!!
    Jackie xo

  19. A super fun page and a beautiful tag ! Thank you for joining AJJ again!
    Great photos - this Japanese garden is amazing!

  20. Thank you for sharing your whimsical page with us at Digitally Made this month; lovely photos, too

  21. What wonderful words and images in your first piece and I love the second piece as well. The Japanese gardens look so lovely, thank you for sharing.

  22. Such a fun page. I am loving those collaged items! And the trellis die on that tag.

  23. Now that really is a super digital page and your tag is beautiful.

    North Park does look a very lovely place, ideal to unwind a little.
    Great photo's again.

    All the best Jan

  24. Love the art today and the animal quote is so true ♥♥♥ Love all the photos from the park too ♥ You always manage to make me smile and feel better.

  25. What a fabulous journal page and I do love that dramatic looking tag! The pro looks like a great place to spend some time! Hugs, Chrisx

  26. A quick visit Valerie, my time isn't my own these days. I really enjoyed reading this post and seeing the fantastic art and photos.
    Yvonne xx

  27. Fascinating little piece...love the messages of both posts too!! You present it beautifully...love the humour as well!!

    Peace Giggles

  28. Your first art piece made me laugh! LOL! The second one is so cool!! Amazing photos! Breath taking! Big Hugs!

  29. Fun journal page. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Made for our "Pets/Animals" Challenge.

  30. Not familiar with Sacura pen. . .thanks for showing. The duck close up is amazing. I love the tree with the rounds. Blessings, Janet

  31. I love your pets page. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Sweet. Hope to see you again next time.
    Great tag.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely photos of the park.

  32. Great pets page - love the annotation!
    Thank you for sharing with Digitally Made!
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