Monday, 28 May 2018

T stands for Time at the lake

Hi  Everybody!

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday - She's got the look. As always, projects of all formats are allowed, and you have 2 weeks to link to us. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create. I made a tag using one of the African stamps I made recently. The lady was stamped onto white card using distress ink, fussy cut, and given some gold embellishments with perfect pearls. I mounted her onto some black and gold animal print card, and then sewed it all to some bronze mirri card:

It is also half time at Tag Tuesday, where our theme is locks and keys. I made a digital tag using elements from me and Serif. The background is a photo of a sheet of rusty metal:

It is also time for Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here a warm welcome to all of the lovely ladies of the T Gang. Recently when I was out with my buddy G we stopped at a cafe in a park. G had an alcohol-free beer and and I had my usual cappuccino:

And here some more photos from our trip to Hariksee last week, where we enjoyed walking through the woods and by the water:

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


  1. Lovely work for the challenges and the photos look idyllic. The cafe stops are the best.

  2. Just love that rusty heart on your tag, and as usual the photos are stunning.

  3. Wonderful art and photos. Love how you used the African lady in the first one and the gorgeous rust in the second. Great photos from Hariksee with all the animals and swans. Hugs, Sarah

  4. Hi Valerie amazing work my friend and fantastic pics,hope you have a lovely day xx

  5. Your hand carved image looks very elegant and tactile with those stitched edges. Your digi tag is super, just look at all that rusty goodness.
    Superb photography and is that a dragonfly I see?? Fabulous.
    Non alcoholic Beer or Cappuccino they both look just as inviting Happy T Day.
    Creative Wishes Tracey x

  6. I'm guessing you mean that you carved the African lady stamp, Valerie. She's marvelous!

    Great photos from Hariksee. I was surprised to see the children paddling rafts so near the swans. What a treat for the kinder. I associate swans with "Swan Lake" - my all time favorite ballet. The last two photos brought "Swan lake" to mind.

    What a lovely post.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  7. Your art is beautifully crafted!!!
    Gorgeous, gorgeous photos. Normally I have a hard time choosing a favorite but this time the one with the rowboat caught my breath...stunning!!!

    Big Hugs ❤💕❤

  8. wonderful art as usual, and I especially love the outdoor photos- fabulous!! Happy T day!

  9. You certainly captured the look. That stamped woman (which is also very cool by the way) fits the theme perfectly. And love the lock and key tag too. I need to get my priorities straight and work on a tag before it's too late. You got some excellent shots on your walk too. Loving the lily pad with the dragonfly. Happy T day my friend. Hugs-Erika

  10. Brilliance on a card, and your fabulous colours are shown here. The photos are just so sweet and you always inspire me.xx[aussie aNNie blog]

  11. Those are some gorgeous inspirational pieces - from the modern art to the lock and key tag! And I love your walk about pictures - that's one groovy chicken! :) xx

  12. I am in LOVE with that tag. Rust is my friend, so I was really impressed. I also adore how you put your new hand carved stamp to such good use. It is beautiful.

    I was especially impressed by what looked like Banyon trees in one of the photos. I was impressed by the swans and the photo of the children on the lake. Wonderful scenes.

    Looks like you enjoyed your time there, and that alcohol free beer may have been something I might have enjoyed, but I think I'll take a cappuccino instead. Thanks for sharing your art, your photos, and your drinks with us for T this Tuesday.

  13. Hello dear Valerie!
    Wow! Great artwork! Love your stamp creation and the heart tag! So beautiful!!
    Gorgeous pictures from your walk! I love place to visit! Great captures of the ponies,the rooster and the goats! Lovely green scenery! I love beers !!! Wishing you a lovely day and a happy week! Hugs!

  14. You have certainly been busy and produced some wonderful artwork. Looks like you're having great fun, out and about in glorious weather. Particularly liked the boats!

  15. Wow, your African lady certainly has the looks!! She looks amazing as do your digi keys! Great photos like always, late Spring seems in full swing where you are...

  16. Great to see the boat as your header Valerie.

    Wonderful new stamp with so much character you created. The tag is just amazing and looks so real. What a wonderful and inspiring idea to photograph the sheet.

    Very nice place to enjoy a drink with the peace of the lake and wonderful birdlife--I am picturing sitting there right now. We have squarking starlings this morning because I bought a fat ball thing and hung it on the fence--not sure if that was a good idea.

    Enjoy T Day whatever you are doing

    Love Chrissie xx

  17. I'm in awe of your stamp making skill - that's a stunning image. Love the way you've used her - the sewing is perfect!

    Amazing photos, too - so good to see the sunshine everywhere at the moment.

    Cath x

  18. Wunderschöne Werke sind das wieder, liebe Valerie, und Deine Fotos wieder erste Sahne

  19. Lovely pieces Valerie - I especially love the grungy rusty key and lock tag.
    Loved all your other photos - you have some really lovely places to visit and walk :)
    Happy Tuesday... Gill x

  20. Your lady is such a beauty and very striking, she looks like a golden goddess! I love all the materials and colours you used - perfect 😁. Your tag is beautiful too with all that lovely rust! I enjoyed walking with you down by the river, Happy T Day! J 😊 x

  21. NICE pieces. If I had to pick, the key intrigues me.
    Look at all the critters!
    Have a wondrous one.

  22. Both your tags are beautiful Valerie..!! I especially love the lock and key one.. Gorgeous! Those roosters are very photogenic lol and so were the swans.. Gorgeous pictures of your walk.. Happy happy T day!! Hugs! deb

  23. Beautiful! I really love the key piece and the rusty look of it. Very cool. Gorgeous photos too. I wish they sold alcohol free Erdinger beer here. I love that beer but am not a huge fan of alcohol.

    1. This way people can enjoy a beer even if they are driving.

  24. Fantastic art, I love your lady stamp, and wonderful photos Valerie!
    Happy T-Day!
    Alison xx

  25. Fabulous tag with your handmade stamp, it's a great image.
    Love the rusty look of your key tag and thanks for sharing more of your photos from you walk, how peaceful it looks.
    Avril xx

  26. Oh Wow i love love what you made with your hand carved stamp-just awesome!! I love the other piece too
    always enjoy your photos and I really like that tall glass the beer was served in
    Happy T Day Kathy

  27. You created an awesome tag with your hand made stamp. She is a very stylish and elegant lady, she for sure has 'the look'.
    The tag is fabulous as well wonderful rusty effects.
    The photos from your walk are lovely, scenes that look calming, giving a feeling of a peaceful tranquility .
    Happy T day wishes Valerie, I'm sure you will have enjoyed stopping for your coffee as you were out and about.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  28. Oh your stamped lady is wonderful and dynamic! I love your tag too and your photos are lovely.

  29. I love both but that heart -- super wow! It's fabulous -- love the rust. And as for your other photos, well, I could happily dive into that water right now! Fabulous!

    Thanks for visiting me!

  30. LOVE both art pieces! The rusty tag really got me. Beautiful photos out and about. Love the farm critters.
    Happy T day!

  31. oh my gosh both are amazing art pieces, so beautiful, lovely photos as well, i am catching up with everyone!! I have missed you!!!

  32. Love your African lady and the stitched details, great piece. Always enjoy your photos of your lovely days out too


  33. That rooster, who is very handsome by the way, looks like he had a bad hair day:)
    I made iced lattes yesterday....

  34. I love your African lady with the fringe! Such a great hand carved stamp.
    Beautiful photos. Those lily pads are a favorite.
    Happy belated tea day,

  35. Really gorgeous artwork Valerie and your hand carved stamp is fabulous. Great photos too and lovely to see so much nature.
    Fliss xx

  36. I enjoyed seeing your African lady, beautiful pose. Also the gorgeous key to heart tag, so lovely and textural.

    I also loved your photos from the walk, so many things to see... Even the tiniest insect. You certainly see every part of your world dear Valerie 😊 xx

  37. Love your key to heart tag ...
    Enjoyed seeing your photographs, I loved the one with the older boat by the water ...

    All the best Jan

  38. Your key and heart TAG have such lovely colors in them. Beautiful!

    Your photos are lovely. I love the lily pad shot- especially with the friend it has taking a ride. :) Looks like fun travels.

  39. Love both pieces of art! They are beautiful!
    Gorgeous photos!!! Love seeing all the animals! Big Hugs!

  40. Leopardskin, jewellery and fabulous fibres... she's definitely got the look! Amazing rusty heart too, and I'm glad the sun came out for your trip in between the thunderstorms.
    Alison x

  41. I love this stamp and the way she is here she definitely has the look! Your digital tag looks amazing! Great to see the photos of Hariksee too! Chrisx

  42. Beautiful artwork and those Lake photos are lovely Valerie! Looks like you and George are having a splendid time together- good for you!


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