Thursday, 4 July 2013

Stars and Stripes and Happy July 4th!

Hi you all!
Today is the beginning of a new challenge over at Out of a Hat Creations, and I am joining in this month as guest designer. The challenge runs for a week, so you have time to join in with your patriotic creations.
First of all I would like to wish all friends on the other side of the Big Pond a very happy July 4th. The card I made for OOAH is a 3-D pop-up card using images from Gecko Galz, and a stamped and fussy cut Miss Liberty.





I am also linking to Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes.

And this is this weeks tag for Tag Tuesday. We have reached the end of the ABC, and my 'Z' tag is for Zons, a little town near here. It is a small, walled town, directly at the Rhine, and dating back to the middle of the 8th century. It is full of narrow lanes, ancient houses and towers, and lots to see. I used a picture of the 'Krötschen' Tower (no. 3 in the plan below), cut it out, and placed it onto a stamped and painted background, and added some bunting just for fun.



  
 I made the collage using photos I took when I visited there with a friend some time back.


(Street Plan courtesy of Wikipedia)

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


24 comments:

  1. wow,beides ist total klasse geworden,besonders diese farbenfrohe strassencollage hat es mir sehr angetan.
    hab nen schönen tag.

    GLG Jeannette

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  2. Love both pieces, great colours and fun! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Congrats on your GD spot - wonderful work as usual.
    xxx Hazel.

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  4. Valerie...your pop up card is gorgeous! I love all of the patriotic images that you've used and how you've designed this card. Brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  5. What a wonderful post for us today - your card is amazing and great tribute to USA - thanks! Love your tag. Most of all I really liked looking at all your pictures. It is such a good way to travel and still be in my pajamas!! It also gives me a little peep into your life.
    Sandy

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  6. As long as you don't peep at the mess I have been making here this morning!

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  7. Hi Valerie fabulous 4th July card love that 3d effect very clever, also love the Z tag it looks such a pretty town. Hugs Sandra X

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  8. It is a lovely place Sandra, a really magical little town.

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  9. A super 4th of July card Valerie and Zons looks such a beautiful little town. A lovely surprise to see you as GD over at OOAH too. Xxx

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  10. ganz ganz fabelhaft Valerie... und auch Deinen Spiegel find ich großartig gelungen!

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  11. Great card, and a wonderful tag - that little town looks gorgeous! Hugs, Barb

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  12. Gorgeous pop up for the 4th of July, thank you for celebrating with us. Congratulations on the GDT spot, I will pop over and try to join in the fun there. Love your tag too, beautiful way you added the photo and the stamped images together, the clouds are gorgeous too! I love you historical tours, makes me feel like I have been somewhere :) touring with you, lol. ~Diane

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  13. Amazing card Valerie with so many great things to admire about it. Brilliant to have you crafting with us as Janet's guest at The Hatters and always a pleasure to have you join in with us.

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. It's nice to be joining you this month!

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  14. Congratulations on you GDT spot. Wonderful pop up card, with fab patriotic details. Great tag as well.
    Yvonne x

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  15. Hooray for the red, white and blue! Fun post and perfect postcards!

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  16. wonderful tribute to July 4th and very nice work otherwise!

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  17. Tolle Werke wieder...ich liebe mittelalterlich angehauchte Städtchen...dieses sieht ja wirklich auch sehenswert aus...♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  18. Gorgeous makes. I adore the pop-up card. Such great images!

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  19. Love you 4th of July piece Valerie, you certainly found some great images :)
    Enjoy your month as GD :)
    Von ♥

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  20. Thank you, thank you! Wish you lived closer and could have come over for a July 4th luncheon!

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  21. Such beautiful work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

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  22. Terrific card to celebrate 4th July
    great to have you with us this month
    Janet x

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