Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Midweek post

Hi Everybody!

Hope you are having a good week. I had my control visit to the eye specialist yesterday, and he is pleased with my progress. But said I still need to be careful, and no lifting or bending - bye bye housew***!

For Sandie's 'by the sea' challenge at Tag Tuesday I have another tag:

I am also linking to A bit more time to craft, anything goes.

And I have a hybrid when-it's-warm journal page for Erika's challenge at AJJ,
using elements from me, Serif and Mischief circus:

And some photos from yesterday and today:


Early morning:


The Rhine:

Crows this morning:

My balloon flowers are doing well:

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

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Tuesday post - using bookpaper

Hi Everybody!

Hope you are all well and fit.

Today I have another piece as a reminder for the challenge at TIOT 'use book paper'. I have been trying to use up a large supply of  paper off-cuts in various colours and qualities, and used some of them in this piece, trying to fit the disparate pieces together. This is made to be a tip-in in an album, and is therefor not stitched on the tip-in side. On the red piece I wiped some gold ink from a stamp I had used, and then added the central image, which is one of my marbled images, matted with 2 other scraps of paper. The 'lace' was cut from some vintage book paper from the 18th century using a Martha Stewart border punch. Then it was all layered and stitched, and the quote added with a gold pen. It is 8 1/2" x 7 1/2". Hope to see lots of you joining in at TIOT. I am also linking to Erika's 'when it's hot' challenge at AJJWhen it's hot is for me a good time to stay home and craft in a cool corner!:

And some photos from my balcony and my walks:

This is the path over the Barbarossa Wall, one of the old town bastions:

The sign of the voluntary fire brigade:

The bunting is still up:

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

Monday, 13 July 2020

T sTands for a new challenge aT Tag Tuesday

Hi Everybody!
Have a great, new week.
The weekend was not easy health wise, but slowly I am getting back to normal, whatever that might be, for which I am very thankful. And a lazy weekend listening to audio-books is occasionally good.
This evening we will be starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday. I am happy to say that our dear Sandie is back with us again and has chosen the theme  'The Sea'. As always, you have 2 weeks to join our challenge, and tags of all formats are welcome. I'm looking forward to see what you make! I used the picture of a sailor who used to be on the 'Players' cigarettes in England, I have no idea if they are still made. My stepfather always sent me to buy his ciggies from the tobacconists when I was a kid. I'm happy that this is no longer possible, and in spite of being sent to buy them I never wanted to smoke, for which I am thankful! I hated it when everything and everyone smelled of smoke! The other images are from Serif and me, placed onto hand-painted backgrounds:

Elizabeth also celebrates her T sTands for Tuesday ParTy from Monday evening on, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies of the T Gang. I wasn't able to get out much last week after the eye op so made myself nice coffees at home:

I saw the cups on one of my walks:

Lovely pens in the stationer's shop - and a great reflection of my sneakers!

I'm not sure what I was trying to photograph here:

We had lots of dark clouds and some rain, although we still need more:

Watching clouds, boats and the ferry are all things I like:

The blackberries are starting to get ripe:

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