Monday, 19 November 2018

T stands for Tic Tac Toe at Tag Tuesday

Hi Everybody!

The new week has started here cold and windy, and there will be rain or snow coming. But we had a wonderful weekend, cold but sunny, and I made the most of it and was out and about a lot.

Today we are starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday, and our lovely and talented Joan is hosting. She has chosen the fun theme of Tic Tac Toe, so this is a great way to use up scraps and have some creative fun - hope to see you there! I made a quick tag - I was out all weekend, as already explained. I chose the middle row for my tag - patterned paper, buttons/brads and images, and a few extras, too. The leaves were embossed with Frantage EP, the little girl is from TH, and the brads are holding the metal sentiment. I used sewing to hold it all together:

Tuesday is also time for Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday party, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies who link there. My drink, was, as almost always, cappuccino.

It's great to be able to sit outside and drink cappuccino in the middle of November:

We had some wonderful sunrise scenes:

The skies and Rhine were blue:

Sunday traffic:

Late afternoon at the Rhine:

Long shadows:

And some Sunday morning window shopping:

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

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Weekend post

Hi Everybody!

It's a cold and frosty day here, but the sun is shining and the skies are blue, so I will enjoy meeting up with friends this afternoon and going for a walk.

This is the last of the pages I made with the strips of Jane Davenport wrapping paper, collaged onto a painted background. I added some strips of washi tapes and images cut from a magazine, and sewed around some of the strips.  Then I added some spots and dots in coordinating colours. The quote is from Shakespeare,  (Measure for Measure) and reads:

'Take, oh take those lips away, 
      That so sweetly were forsworn, 
And those eyes: the breake of day, 
      Lights that do mislead the Morn; 
But my kisses bring again, bring again, 
Seals of love, but sealed in vain, sealed in vain.'

And I have some more photos from our visit to the Gruga Park in Essen 2 weeks ago. This house from the 11th century is in the middle of it, and is now used for events:

A tree with a face:

I am sure the rose gardens are magnificent in summer, but there were still lots of blooms when we visited:

Would you try to climb this tree?

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