Monday, 24 July 2017

T stands for Tag Tuesday and More

Hi Everybody!

On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge at

My lovely friend Chrissie is hosting, and has chosen the theme of

💗My 💚favourite 💛colour 💙combination.💜

You are free to pick the colour and style you like,
just show us your faves. You can enter as often as you like,
and tags of all formats are allowed.
so hope to see your colourful tags there.
And Chrissie is offering a great prize, so pop on over to our blog
when the challenge starts and learn all about it!

I made a chunky tag  made from wood which Sandie sent me 
some time back. Aqua and white, accompanied by some glitter,
is one of my fave summer colour combos.
I  painted the tag with gesso, pressed the molded
rose into the wet paint, and gave it a coat of hologram
varnish when it was dry. The feathers were also coloured
with some peacock feather distress oxide ink.

At Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday some of us did an
ATC swap last week for the fourth anniversary. I made this
set of 4 ATCs with a holder for Bleubeard and Elizabeth, and
as it has already arrived I can show it now. I used lots of sewing
again. And I would like to welcome all of the nice ladies of
the T gang:

I am linking to Simon Monday challenge, you've got the edge - sewn edges.

I baked a nut and vanilla cream cake at the weekend, and
there's plenty for everybody, so grab your forks
and help yourselves!

My drink was, as always, coffee, and here some photos of the
Market Square:

And some photos of my corner of the world:

On Saturday evening the farmer baled the hay on the field
behind the house, I took these photos from my balcony. It was
fun to watch!

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


  1. Lots of great things in this post Valerie. Beautiful tag and I am looking forward to the new challenge

    Fantastic and colourful drink project and photographs

    Happy T Day

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Another magnificent post. Love the gorgeous and sparkly tag, The set of ATCS and the holder is great, I am sure she will love it - who wouldn't? Fantastic photos as always. Have a nice evening with Barnaby! Hugs Sarah

  3. Great post Valerie and a lovely tag for the challenge.
    Love the look of the cake and as I'm here early I'll help myself to some before it's all gone - Thank You.
    Avril xx

    1. Help yourself and enjoy it, I'm off for an early night!

  4. Your wooden tag is so pretty in the pink/blue combination you love! Cute set of ATC's and the cake looks sooo good! Thanks for sharing the photos too.

  5. Traumhaft schön ist das Tag liebe Valerie da schwebe ich gleich in meine Träumen!
    der T-stand wie goldig ist das denn und ein Büchchen draus geworden o da sist ja wunderbar diese einzelnen Figuren mit dem Hintergrund und den gestickten Faden aussen herum.. so eine tolle Idee!
    Ach schön deine Fotos aus der Ecke deiner Welt mit dem leckeren Kuchen!!!
    Schönen Abend wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  6. Oh what a gorgeous tag and the card holder is so adorable! That cake looks so yummy and your photos are beautiful.

  7. waue, love the corners of your world and your folded cat card is just so so so sweet.
    wish I could taste your cake, it look yummie ;O))

  8. The ATCs are so purr-ty and purr-fect for Bluebeard and Elizabeth ...Ha ha (sorry I just couldn't resist 😀). They are so much fun and I love how you designed them with the tea cups and tea pots and little kitty cats along with their very own folder - amazing! Your tag is full of sparkle and I enjoyed seeing your colourful photos of the market place and your corner of the world 😀. Happy T Day! J 😊

  9. A great post Valerie. The tag. with sparkles and materials you used looks gorgeous.
    The ATC's looked awesome, I'm sure Elizabeth and Bleubeard loved them.
    I've just helped myself to a piece of the delicious cake [Well I wish I could].
    The photos were all lovely, the sun and warm weather make them all seem so welcoming and a great place to be.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

  10. The tags are so beautiful like something from a fairy world. The ATCs are simply adorable. Just purrfect. =^..^= Looks like the cake turned out great. Glad I brought my fork with me. So much color in your corner of the world. Is that your house with the turret and the blue roof? I love it! Your tag will be going out in the mail tomorrow. Have a Happy T Day

  11. I am loving your tag-so pretty-and I really enjoyed all of your photos allot
    Happy T Day Kathy

  12. Your tag is beautiful. I adore the sparkle of the molded rose and the feathers. This is a beautiful tag and perfect summertime beach colors.

    I had no idea you were going to show the ATCs I received. Now I won't have to show each one individually next week. Bleubeard even let Squiggles pick one. Of course he wanted the one with the cups! Personally, I love them all, as well as the holder they came in. You are too kind.

    I think "goaded" may be too strong a word, but "challenged" me you did. And now I must make amends. It could be after the 1st of August before I get the package to you, since what I had planned to send just pales in comparison to what you gifted me with. Thanks again for the beautiful package filled to the brim with goodies.

    I'm surprised your weekend guests didn't eat all the cake, but it looks delicious. So do the photos from the Market Square and the various cups of coffee I see others drinking, too.

    Thanks again for the wonderful pieces you sent, and so glad you shared these, along with your tag, your photos of the day, and your cake and coffee with us for T this soon-to-be Tuesday.

  13. Thank you for the cake! :)

    Your tag is gorgeous, and the colors remind me of peacocks, since there are blue/green peacocks and also white peacocks.

    You had a good idea to make an ATC set with its own little pocket folder. And the cat motifs are perfect for dear Elizabeth and Bleubeard.

    Happy T Day!

    1. The colour I used is called peacock feathers and I am in love with it!

  14. I enjoyed my cake ...thank you.

    Your photographs are again so lovely to see, I always enjoy them.
    Wonderful tag too.

    Enjoy your week.

    All the best Jan

  15. I love seeing your corner of the world. It looks like a very interesting place to live. I feel like I have lots of nature around my home but not much else. (Not that nature is bad). And I love your tag-you like a little sparkle too I think. And the cats for Elizabeth are VERY cute and VERY clever. What a great idea. Send me a piece of that cake too please. It looks way to yummy to just be a photo. :) Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  16. Wow,wie wunderschön dein tag geworden ist,schön mit der weißen feder,und dein katzenbuch ist soo süss.
    dein kuchen sieht lecker aus,yum :-)
    und deine bilder aus deiner welt sind sehr schön,sogar auf dem wochenmarkt warst du.
    einen schönen tag.

    hugs jenny

  17. I love this post. The art is fabulous, the photos amazing and that farmers market..... I wish I was there.

  18. I love that gorgeous tag Valerie and what a super gift to Elizabeth-I know she's over the moon about it:) Wonderful outdoor photos-such a pleasure to browse with you. Happy T day!

  19. What a lovely tag Valerie! Turquoise is my favorite colour.
    The ATCs are adorable! I like the idea of the holder. It makes the cats look so cute with their heads sticking out.
    I love seeing photos of where you live. The market is as always very colourful and full of photo opportunities.
    Beautiful flowers and great to see the farmer baling hay. I always love seeing that bale pop out of the back (Or poop lol)
    Happy T-Day,

    1. Yes, the second word is quite appropriate!

  20. A beautiful tag and fabulous ATCs - the cake looks delicious.
    xxx Hazel.

  21. yum post, especially the cakes. Great tag and makes here and love the gorgeous interesting photos.xx [aNNie]

  22. I love the blues and sparkles in the first tag. So pretty- and definitely conjures up clouds!

    Thanks for sharing the cake with up. Looks tasty. And I always enjoy seeing what is going on in your corner of the world. :)

  23. Oh your chunky tag is soooo pretty. I love it. You really should get your work into a boutique. And the fun!
    Even though, I'm dieting, I'll be right over for cake and coffee:)
    I really enjoyed the walk.

  24. Fantastic tag and such a cute set of ATC's for Elizabeth - she will love you over the moon for that present. Amazing yummie looking cake and as always so so so many wonderful photos! You never cease to amaze us with your numerous photos. You are such a diligent blogger to spend so much time on uploading all that many photos for us every day.
    Happy T-Day!

  25. I'm liking those kitty ATCs :)

    I'm having coffee, so I'll enjoy a piece of your cake and imagine myself people-watching in the market square. It must be fun to live someplace where great photo opportunities are so close!

    Happy T Tuesday

  26. Valerie, your ATCs with matching folders are outstanding! How did you ever come up with four variations of cats and tea things for the occasion? I bet Bleubeard and Elizabeth are pleased as punch!

    Thank you for the nut and vanilla cream cake. Yum!

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

  27. That tag is just beautiful Valerie!! Love the hologram effect on it.. Thankyou for sharing photos of your corner of the world... That cake just looks divine!!! Oh and those ATC!! Elizabeth is going to be over the moon !!! Happy T day!! Hugs! deb

  28. Wow! That tag is so beautiful! I love the ATCs and their holder and can see why Elizabeth is so pleased too! Funny - I sent a cat themed card along with mine!! I loved seeing more of your town again and I would loved to have seen that little hay baler in action! Thank you for the offer of cake but I have been out with friends this evening and I have no more room! Hugs, Chrisx

  29. Such a pretty tag Valerie - soft colours.
    your cards are lovely too - very happy feelings from them!
    Oh my goodness, such a delicious looking cake... lots of frosting - yum.
    I love that window box with the pretty petunias. Beautiful market scene ... I would really enjoy getting my hands on all those varieties of green beans too!
    Delightful post :D) xx

  30. A beautiful delicate tag with great texture. The cake looks delicious, and the photographs lovely as always.
    Hugs Wendy

  31. Such a lovely, soft color combo - beautiful texture too!! The cake you made looks delicious!

  32. A gloriously beautiful tag and such cute atc's!! I love pink, blue, and some glitter...and cake with lots of icing? yes, please. looks scrumptious!

  33. Your tag is so beautiful and I LOVE your cat ATC's!!!! So much fun!! Do you eat your cake all to yourself??? LOL!! I know I couldn't share! LOL! Your baked goods always looks so yummy! Love the photos! Big Hugs!

  34. Your tag is very elegant yet whimsy too ~ very creative and lovely photography ~ 6-6

  35. Gorgeous tag and cards Valerie, everything is absolutely fabulous and I love your photos too, that cake looks especially yummy :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x


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