Monday, 17 April 2017

T stands for Tags and Tag Tuesday

Hi Everybody!
Hope you have enjoyed your Easter break. It's been very
cold and wet here, but I've been having a good time
resting, reading and arting.

At Go Tag Thursday the theme this week is
Easter / Spring, so I went with spring. I used some printed
acetate and some die cuts I was gifted some years
back, I think I have pulled them out at this time
of year more than once, but I can't remember who sent them 
to me. The acetate was layered over some pink card, and then 
placed onto recycled black card from an old calendar and some 
white corrugated card. I stitched the layers together before 
adding the die-cut fairy and the textile flower:

The new challenge at Tag Tuesday has been chosen by our
lovely  Wilma, and is 'heritage', as April 18th is World Heritage Day.
I hope you will join us there. I have several tags ready,
and the first shows the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The images
are from Crafty Individuals. The background paper was stamped 
with a script stamp (LaBlanche) and a couple of mail art
stamps. I layered the tag onto various coordinating card pieces, 
the last of which is mirri-card. Once again I sewed 
everything together before adding the fibres and the
textile flower:

Elizabeth is hosting her weekly T stands for Tuesday party
at her blog, so a big welcome to all of the nice ladies
from the T gang.

I met up with friends a couple of times at the
ice parlour while the weather was warm and sunny
and was able to enjoy ice. I had a chocolate one, one of
the others had the delicious strawberry one:

I baked a loaf of wholemeal, sour dough bread:

My drink is, as always, cappuccino:

On Thursday we had a wonderful sunrise:

The pigeons were enjoying the early morning air:

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


  1. Hi Val, wonderful tags again, your tags always have a very special touch which I love. Little R is going gaga over the first one! Great photos, too, the movement in the pic of the pigeons is fantastic. I think I could eat both of those ice portions! Hugs, Sarah

  2. Oh how sweet and lovely the first tag is and how evocative the second one is. You make amazing tags! The sweets look so delicious too.

  3. Oh my. Those tags just keep getting better and better. And I didn't think that was possible.
    My goodness, those sundaes just looked delicious. Makes me want one.
    Your bread looks great too.

  4. Such a fantastic post Valerie. The tags are amazing and I love the sewing around the edges.

    The food and drink all look yummy.

    Happy T day with those.

    Amazing photographs and how I wish we could see those sort of skies

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Gorgeous tags Valerie and glad you had warm enough weather for ices, not so here as there was a very cold north easterly wind!
    Great pics as always.
    Fliss xx

  6. So pleased to read that over the Easter weekend you have been having 'a good time resting, reading and arting'.

    Your tags are getting better and better, I love the ones with the fairy ... just perfect.

    Great set of photographs you've included too.

    Great post.

    Here's to a good new week ahead.

    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

  7. Lovely spring and heritage tags today! I would've gone with the chocolate ice too!

  8. Your tags are beautiful, the printed acetate creates such a pretty effect, the little fairy is adorable and ooh la la the Eiffel Tower pictures you used are gorgeous! The icecream sundaes look yummy, I can't decide which one I would like the best so maybe I'll order both ... lol! The wholemeal, sour dough bread you made looks delicious too. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

  9. Beautiful tags Valerie, the little fairy on the first one looks adorable, and the stitching trims are fantastic.
    Wonderful photos and do you have a spare spoon so I can have a taste of the yummy chocolate desert.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

  10. Your first tag is the perfect depiction of spring. And when I saw your Paris tag I just swooned a bit because that is indeed one of my favorite cities. The desserts you shared are so beautiful. Oh, I'd like to taste each and every one!

  11. Wow! That sunrise is awesome! What beautiful colours!
    Your tags are beautiful. The little angel looks familiar. I think I had some decoupage pages with them on it.
    I am drooling at your ice cream! They are both so scrummy that I wouldn't know what to choose.
    Happy T-Day,

  12. Gorgeous post! Love your tags and wow those desserts are soooo delicious looking! I am hungry for ice cream now lol I made sourdough bread too! yours looks very artisin-Happy T Day

  13. OK, I thought you had me sold on the delicate girly tag...until I saw Paris! Really brilliant tag art Valerie! And oh my what decadent desserts to enjoy. Loving the beautiful nature photos too. Happy T day!

  14. The adorable fairy is precious. I am impressed that you have saved her so long. She's a beauty. Of course, I knew Linda (along with Patty and Chris) would love the Paris tag. Simply out of this world with all the layers and layers. I actually counted six layers in that one. And your very neat, NOT wonky sewing, too.

    Loved seeing the pigeons in flight. That was fun. The sunrise was beautiful and welcomes spring, too.

    But the ice cream looked the best. I am off to find something sweet to eat, right after I post this. Of course, I'll join you for a cappuccino, too. And I'd even have a piece of that wholemeal bread. It looks quite yummy.

    Thanks for sharing these tags, your photos, your ice cream, your bread, and your cappuccino with us for T this Tuesday. I bet you are sleeping about now, too.

  15. What a glorious sunrise! Beautiful photos!

    I adore fairies and the one on your tag is so sweet. :)

    I've always wanted to see the Eiffel Tower in person. You are so creative!

  16. OK, I now really want an ice cream sundae-either chocolate or strawberry would work. :)Cool new tag challenge theme-I have to find my box of blank tags so I can join in since good intentions don't make finished tags. :) And the flying doves in that photo are really cool. Hope you enjoyed your quiet day and that your new week is starting off great. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  17. Your tags are always so beautiful and precious! I love the stitching... a lovely touch Valerie.
    Became hungry looking at this photos of food and drink and the fell in love with the pigeons and that gorgeous sky!!!

    Big Hugs đź’•

  18. Wonderful tags and photos but my favourites are the cups of ice today - delicious! Happy T-Day and happy week! Susi

  19. Beautiful Spring Fairy Tag, and also the Paris Tag - it's always fun to look closely at everything you use to make these precious artworks and so I appreciate those extra photos you post.
    Mmmmm, delicious confections - I'd be torn as to which one to choose... and would have to come back each day until I tasted all ;D)
    Gorgeous glowing brilliant sunrise! Oh how lovely. Now, Valerie, you may think I'm crazy, but in a lot of those sunrise photos the shapes of some of the lower leaves, silhouetted against the sky, are a little like birds... it struck me straight away - or am I perhaps a bit too fanciful!!!
    I love to see those Pigeons as well, we really enjoy our Pigeons and Doves here in our garden.
    Your sourdough looks so hearty - I can imagine it still warm from the oven with butter.. oh goodness! Cappucino is always a winner.
    Cheers now and thank you for your wonderful art and photos. Have a really lovely week :D)

  20. so liebevolle und hĂĽbsch gestalteteTags und danke fĂĽr dieses wundervolles mit nehmen beim Sonnenuntergang und eis essen usw....
    Schönen Dienstag wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  21. Your precious little rose fairy looks very sweet on your pretty tag liebe Valerie AND Ooh la laaa you know I Love your fab French tag too.
    We really need rain here in Virginia but days of it can seem like too much ;-)
    Those ice creams are quite something WOWEE ... it is special in Europe when you order a dish of ice cream because they often add the cookie waffle fans...miss that here in the states.
    Happy Spring and Happy T Day dear lady oxo

  22. Good Morning Valerie.... What beautiful tags....AND the icecream!!! YUM! Have you ever had spaghetti icecream??? At least thats what we called it when we were stationed in Germany for three years... Ice cream was put thru a press and came out in noodle like pieces then a strawberry topping added and it looked like spaghetti...maybe that was just for us Americans?? Anyway... LOVE your post and your sunrise.. Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  23. ah ha got here at last to catch up :)
    Glad to hear you had a nice Easter weekend Valerie.
    Lovely tags - the fairy was really sweet and lovely details and textures on that pretty tag.
    The ice-creams look very yummy - especially the chocolate one.
    Dave is in the kitchen at present making bread and also making some of your spice bars - haven't had any of them for a while so can't wait for them to be baked and ready to eat :)
    Have a great day... Gill xx

  24. I love the dove caught in flight....and that fresh strawberry sundae.....and love, love, love that first tag.
    Hope you are well.

  25. You go from funky heavy thinking to whimsical with a very light heart in one breath of air. I love the way you can span the moods and emotions of most people! I love this Valerie - the fairy one. She is so sweet and your layers all look gorgeous. Your heritage tag is spot on as is that wonderful looking bread you baked. You have more energy!
    Your sundae looks so delicious and I have to admit, I probably would have been tempted by the strawberry one!!!
    Sandy xx

  26. So much (tag)inspirataion here. You're tags are terrific, Valerie. I love all the layers an the zig-zag stitching. I just got a new sewing machine. I really should give that a try! My old Kenmore didn't do much fancy stitching.

    Gorgeous photos. Those two pigeons look so stately - like they're having a very serious conversation - lol.

    I'll pass on dessert this week. I have to make up for Easter dinner ;-)

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

  27. Two great tags Valerie, love the Parisian images and that little fairy is so sweet.
    Ice creams look delicious and so does that bread. Hope you're weather improves for you.
    Avril xx

  28. Hi Valerie, WOW such beautiful spring goodness in your tags. Love them both. Oh my the ice cream looks so good. Your baked bread looks delicious too. Love the walking pics from around town and your coffee looks so good. Hope you enjoyed a nice Easter. Have a great week. Joys creating, xo

  29. So much to love on your post! Your tags are beautiful. I had no idea it was World Heritage Day. The icecream looks delicious. Thank goodness it's chilly here today, otherwise the temptation might prove to much. Your white and blue cup is so pretty. I am inspired to go make myself a latte. Happy T day!

  30. A beautiful Tag..I love the image of that little girl.
    Thank you for joining in with the challenge at Go Tag Thursday this week.
    Loving those ices and even the coffee looked tempting and I never drink cappuccino,lol...

  31. Two fabulous tags, love both of them. I think I'll go for your friend strawberry ice, not too keen on chocolate ice-cream. Now I will have to go make a milky coffee.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  32. Ganz zauberhaft das Tag mit der süßen Elfe, aber auch das schöne Vintage-Tag mit dem Eifelturm gefällt mir sehr gut. Beim Anblick der leckeren Eisbecher läuft mir das Wasser im Mund zusammen. Ich will auch so ein Eis, sofort. ;)
    Gelungene Fotos.
    Big Hugs

  33. Love your tags Valerie, the images are so pretty. Those ice creams are making me shiver, it's back to Winter again here lol xx

  34. Beautiful tags, as always! Love the sweet little fairy on the Spring tag. The Paris tag has such great images, textures and layers - ooh la la!!!!!

  35. the little fairy/angel on your spring page actually just jumps right off the page! beautiful. and i love what you did with the paris tag, it is vintage perfection! xo

  36. Love your tags, Valerie! And those desserts look sinfully awesome!

  37. Wow! I love both of your tags, although of course Paris is on my mind! I love the pics of those desserts, although I think I have had my share for a few days! Your morning photos are fabulous - trying to be brief as the action is hotting up here! Happy T Day, Chrisx

  38. Those tags are beautiful and those deserts look so tasty. Yum!

  39. Your tags are EXTRA FANTASTIC this week ♥♥♥ That dessert is looking pretty good too♥ Ice Cream is my week spot ! Beautiful photos too ... sorry I am so late at getting around. I don't move as quickly as I used to.

  40. Your tags are so beautiful! They are priceless!!!
    Oh and the food you showed! My mouth is watering! LOL! Not fair, you can't share! LOL!
    Love your photos! Big Hugs!

  41. Such gorgeous tags Valerie!! Love the springtime feel they bring to mind!
    YUM!! Wow those desserts look incredible!
    Hope you are feeling great!


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