Monday, 18 July 2016

Tuesday Mix

Hi Everybody!

Today we are beginning a new challenge at TIOT - make us smile.
As always, projects of all formats are allowed and you have 2
weeks to link to us - hope to see you there!

I made a double page in my journal using a floral DP as background.
The ladies are sitting in their garden, stitching and bitching, and having fun.
The stamp is from Lost Coast Designs. I am also linking to Art Journal Journey, in my garden. 




Our theme at Tag Tuesday today is cups and cutlery. As it is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, my tag fits there, too. It's the third anniversary of the challenge, so BIG congrats to Bluebeard and Elizabeth.
My drink is, as always, cappuccino:


I had a bumper week for happy mail. One of my envelopes was filled with goodies from Elizabeth - lovely, bright tissue papers, napkins, stamped cards, 2 stamps which will be great for TSFT and a gorgeous ATC:


I love the colours and stitching. THANKS Elizabeth, this was a great surprise:


 These are the last pages for the swap I have been taking part in this year,
from Annette AKA Voodoo Vixen - Thanks for these lovely pages and for the gorgeous goodies!


The paper feathers on the right page are so lovely!


These goodies were in my packet:


And I love the stamping on the envelope:



We are enjoying sun just now:


This jazz musician was really good:


This time the ship has a huge advert for Uerige, a Düsseldorfer Beer.
I prefer coffee!





And we have a new 'attraction' on the little square between the beer garden and the café - a model of the town as it was in 1700, with the water symbolizing the Rhine, streams and moat which made the town to an island. On the left is a drinking water fountain:



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

40 comments:

  1. Fun journal page, great tag and wonderful photos. Love all the gifts you got, enjoy. Looking forward to seeing your bird journal when it's finished. Hugs Sarah

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  2. I'm thrilled that you are joining the 3rd anniversary for T. I'm also glad you like your gifts. I had a bunch of bird goodies I saved to send you and put them somewhere safe when I started sorting items from the basement. BUT, when I got ready to send them, I put them away so safe, they are nowhere to be found. One of these days I'll surely run across them again, though.

    Your stitch and bitch is so adorable. I wish I had someone to join with to do the same.

    Love the tag you made for Tag Tuesday and TSFT. Of course, the cappuccino would be my choice, too.

    I was impressed with the new model of your town. I had no idea it was originally an island.

    Annette makes lovely art, and I like those feathers, too. Her tag is incredible, and I see you got one of those, too.

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful memories today and your lovely art and tea tag for T this soon to be Tuesday.

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  3. Forgot to mention I like your new blog banner, too!

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  4. Wow- what a full post. Great new blog header, yummy cup of cappuccino, a fun new TIOT page and the tag. That alone is overload-or practically. :) Love your art today. I bet women had stitch and bitches from whenever. And you were one lucky lady getting those awesome packages. How much fun are you going to have with those supplies. :) What a good start to your week! Hugs-Erika

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  5. Oh my goodness, you have been busy and how wonderful to receive such beautiful gifts! Your art is awesome, I love the new blog header image you have created. I can see you put a lot of thought and creativity into the tag created to celebrate Bluebeard and Elizabeth's third anniversary - the images are such fun and as usual the detail is outstanding! Wishing you a Happy T day! J :-)

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  6. what beautiful art and gifts by you and for you too! Your journal pages are fab-love the background floral in contrast to the serious faces on those ladies:) Your tag is so sweet, and of course i do love sharing your walks with you. Happy T day!

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  7. fun pages for AJJ, and a lovely tag. lucky you, all that happy mail. Summer's in full swing in your town, thanks for sharing the photos

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  8. WOWEE this post is jam packed with all kinds of creativity...friendship and fun!
    Great "hen party" pages you created...looks like a serious session LOL.
    Sweet tag and so much more.
    Happy T Day oxo

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  9. FUN! DUN! FUN! Art today Valerie!!! Love all of the photos too and that model of the village is fantastic. Cool that the drinking faucet supplies the water for the river and moat :)

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    1. Also meant to mention the great things you got in the mail!!!!! :)

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  10. A lovely new header to accompany your art today. Love all of it!!!
    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  11. haha, leider bin ich in meinem Freundeskreis die einzige, die stickt, sonst könnten wir auch so ein bitch-kränzchen machen;) tolle post hast du bekommen im lauf der Woche! happy t-day!

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  12. Eine tolle , lustige Journalarbeit, eine süßes Tag und herrliche Fotos und all die Geschenke - fantastisch!
    Schönen Tag!Happy T-Day!
    Susi

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  13. What a great post! (as always) Such beautiful art. I love the goodies that you got in the post. And the tags are fab. I love the 'Stitch and Bitch'.
    I love seeing photos of your city. "Dat leckere Droepke" sounds more Dutch than German.
    I really liked seeing the maquette of Kaiserswerth. I didn't know it was fortified like that. Many towns in the Netherlands have the same configuration. And the drink fountain is a great feature. I hope you get many hot days to use it.
    Happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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    1. 'Dat leckere Dröpke' is local slang, and is similar to Dutch, that's true!

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  14. A post full to the brim of awesome at. I love the fantastic page with the ladies sewing and putting the world to rights, it did made me grin. Its a super T tag and did I see your photo in the cappuccino spoon?. Enjoy your happy mail and have a super T Day.
    Yvonne xx
    p.s. Forgeot to mention the photos and the last one of your town how it looked back in the 1700's

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  15. Love this gorgeous post it has brought a smile to my face. everything is amazing, it has made me feel a tad better [got a bad back and lot of pain]...xxx {aNNie}

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  16. Such a happy post with the wonderful crafty projects, the great happy mail and marvellous photographs. What a wonderful new feature for the town.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  17. Love your 'stitch' piece, beautiful doodle flowers and the sentiment is too funny! Great photos, that town model is amazing, wow! hugs :)

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  18. Wow what an extra fabulous post today Valerie with so much to see.
    Love all your projects and photos and the wonderful Happy mail :)
    The model of the town in 1700 is very cool and if your weather is like ours here today, that drinking fountain will come in very useful.
    Have a lovely day..
    Gill xxx

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  19. Eveeything about this post made me smile. Isnt it fun to receive art in the mail? The bird envelope would have delighted me. I am another one who likes your new header

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  20. love all the creative stuff going on here and the photos too

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  21. Love your spread Valerie! Brilliant quote! You made me laugh. Hugs!

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  22. Love your spread Valerie! Brilliant quote! You made me laugh. Hugs!

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  23. I'd love a ride on that boat :) I always like seeing places that highlight their history. It's so interesting. Thx! Happy T Tuesday

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  24. Stitching and bitching....love it:) And what a cute tag!
    You did get wondrous goodies.
    Hugs,

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  25. Oh, oh, and I love your picture in your cappuccino.

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  26. A great journal spread Valerie and I love the images on the tag.
    Wonderful happy mail and goodies for you to enjoy
    Great photos and the model of the town looks so interesting.
    Avril xx

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  27. Love your great and fun spread, Valerie. The TT tag is so lovely. Great post!
    Mar xx

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  28. I love your Stitch and Bitch spread! Must say I laughed when I first saw it - we have a Knit and Natter group here but I suspect your title may be more apt! Love the goodies from E! Great sunny photos of your town - love the new addition! Hugs, Chrisx

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  29. Wow! Just way too much goodness here to comment on. lol Just Love everything. Happy happy tday! Hugs! deb

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  30. What a lot of goodies you got in the mail. It must feel like your birthday all over again.
    Your page layout is pretty and that tag is delightful.
    hugs, Teresa

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  31. A lot to view today. I like the floral backgrounds for the sewing ladies. The pages you received For your special BIRD journal are exceptional and it is always a joy to receive a surprise in the mail.
    Hugs, c

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  32. Your page made me giggle. Such fun goodies in the mail for you!
    Happy T day!

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  33. This is what a call a divine post. Loved your journal spread - both pretty and funny and what a hoot - your face in your Cappuccino!! I am smiling back at you!!
    sandyxx

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  34. Gorgeous art journal page :)

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  35. Swaps are absolutely the most fun when the mail starts coming to your door. You must be ecstatic with the things you received. Your journal turned out great! I'm so old I'd forgotten theStitch 'n bitch expression. You created a page for it so cleverly. Your fairy tag is so cute and that piece with your face on the spoon in the cappuccino is really clever. Love all the bright watercolors you used. You are just so very talented. genie

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  36. Gorgeous swap pages you've received! and your journal pages really DID make me smile...what fun!! hope your summer is going well and you are keeping cool... ;)

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  37. OMgoodness!! Such a full post Valerie!!! Beauty at every photo! and lets be clear here...your pieces you created sure did make me smile!!!!
    hugs and smiles,Jackie

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