Tuesday, 5 December 2017

T stands for Twinkle, twinkle

Hi Everybody!

On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge at TIOT-

🌟🌟Twinkle, Twinkle🌟🌟

where we would like to see stars, sparkles, glitter
or something shiny on your entry. As always, projects
of all formats are allowed, and you have 2 weeks to
link to us.

I made a large tag using some black, linen-weave
cardstock. The stars were stenciled, and I added a few 
glass ones for extra sparkle. I tore silver paper into
strips and sewed them across the bottom to make
the snow, adding some star-dust stickles to the
layer. The trees were cut with a Hero-Arts die, and the 
deer with a large punch. I gave them a thin coat
of stickles with some extra hologram glitter. The tag 
was sewn onto a silver backing.

Tuesday is also time for Elizabeth's
Tea stands for Tuesday, so here a warm welcome
to all of the nice ladies of the T gang. I made a 
caramelized pineapple upside-down cake last week
when some friends came over, and it was very delicious.
We sat together for several hours, and kept our strength
up not only with cake, but with a delicious veggie-salad
brought by G, tangerines for vitamins, and lovely
Spanish red-wine to wash it all down:

Help yourselves!

Cappuccino was my choice of drink again:

The weather at the weekend was cold, foggy, and frosty, 
and on Sunday it snowed:

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


  1. Oh my, you are up early again! LOVE the beautiful tag, you have been working overtime these past few days. And that cake looks WONDERFUL, one of these days you must make some for me! The photos are once again fantastic! Hugs, Sarah

  2. Beautiful photos as always love looking at them. Yummy cake and coffee you are a real tease...LOVE your star work of art, it's beautiful.xx[aNNie]🎄

  3. Lovely twinkly make and amazing photos! Specially love the misty ones!

  4. A gorgeous tag Valerie. It is a beautiful winter's night scene with the stars twinkling .
    Wonderful misty, frosty photos/
    Your cake looked delicious, but I think it will be only crumbs left by now.
    I also wonder what flavour your small cookies are, they always look tempting beside your cuppa.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

    1. They are amerettini, little almond cookies, yummy!

  5. a wonderful tag Valerie and those deers are so sweet xx Your cake looks very inviting and I just love your photographs xx

    TFS and sending my best wishes
    Annie xx

  6. Love the stars. This time of year starry nights are the norm, (when it's not storming) with all the dark. And I love pineapple upside cake, so I will take a slice. :) Sounds like a perfect afternoon to me. And more gorgeous frosty photos. Too bad it means more bad weather is coming because they are very pretty views. :) Happy T day Valerie. Hugs-Erika

  7. The white deer, trees and stars on the black looks terrific, almost like icing on a black cake.
    I do like the cold, foggy photos, there nothing quite like a good gloom.

  8. The tag is breath-taking. What a beautiful Christmas card design it would make. The cake looks scrumptious and comforting on such a frosty day. Happy T Day!

  9. That is a truly lovely and sparkly tag. Simply perfect, too. I love the stars.

    Pineapple upside down cake is one of my favorites. I might make one since you have me hungry for them. Yours looks so nice and moist, too.

    You had snow all right. It got cold here overnight, but we've yet to get any moisture, not even rain. Your photos captured the fog and ice perfectly. They are beautiful, yet make me feel cold.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely tag, your (as always beautiful photos) and your cake and cappuccino with us for T this Tuesday. I love how your napkins match your dinnerware. Such great attention to detail.

  10. Gorgeous starry piece on beautiful cardstock. The cake looks delicious, sounds like a fun occasion. Winter has come early to your part of the world.

  11. I love your starry night Valerie! And of course I have salivated looking at your cake.
    Lots of hugs from

  12. The tag is so serene. It feels like you could open your door and step into the night.
    You were the perfect hostess: veggie salad, pineapple upside-down cake--my mom used to make that--cappuccino and wine;) Sounds yumalicious.
    What wondrous views.

  13. Beautiful tag! You've created such a winter beautiful scene with the pretty stitching and die cut images, and it looks such a magical starry night - I love
    it 😁. Such lovely wintery photos too and your cake looks delicious, it would be perfect with my cuppa today ...lol 😉. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

  14. Beautiful tag, wintery photos and a super cake ! Great that you had lovely guests - Sounds like you enjoyed it - that's super!Happy T-Day!

  15. Your pineapple upside down cake looks great! It's cheering to see the bright colors of the fruit on this cold winter day. Happy T Day. ☕️

  16. I think everybody's getting snow but us :( Thx for the pix; it may be as close as I get ;) I haven't had pineapple upside down cake in years! Yours looks tasty. Happy T Tuesday

  17. I love your tag - a wonderful scene which looks even better with the addition of your sewing! Pineapple upside down cake is (well, if you don't tell!) one of my favourites! Great photos once again - nothing like a good frosty day! Happy T Day! Chrisx

  18. I really love your tag, the cake looks amazing, and I love your photos-great capture of all the frosty effects. Happy Tuesday Kathy

  19. All the lovely frost on the leaves and branches... so pretty.. its been warm here but we might actually wake up to some of that frost this week... And i'm a sucker for Canadian Geese... Happy T day!!! Hugs! deb

  20. That's a beautiful entry for TioT, Valerie. Your photos really capture all the twinkly elements well. Your outdoor photos are gorgeous. I especially like the first four foggy ones. Those should be hanging a gallery ;-)

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  21. Just love those snow photographs ... magical.
    Your cake looks delicious!

    All the best Jan

  22. I love this, beautiful twinkles and stitching xx

  23. You know I'm a fan of your silhouettes and this one is particularly lovely. But I'm a sucker for deer and stars!

  24. I love the simple elegance of your black and white tag. So pretty!
    Pineapple upside down cake is one of my favorites when fresh from the oven. Yours looks amazing!

  25. I Love pineapple-upside-down cake! Yours looks delish! Thank you for offering me apiece (or has it all gone?)
    The photos with the frost are beautiful. And I had a giggle about the sea gulls and their festive attire.
    Happy belated T-Day,

  26. A gorgeous starry night tag Valerie, silver really sparkles against the black.
    Cake looks delicious and the frosty photos are very atmospheric.
    Avril xx

  27. What a beautiful starry scene, I love it! The cake looks delicious and your photos are so elegant.

  28. Love your starry scene and all your lovely photos too


  29. Your art piece is so lovely and elegant. That cake looks yummy. :)

  30. Beautiful christmas card. Beautiful tree and deer die/punch.
    Beautiful photo's too.

  31. A magical night-time snowscape and magical frosty photos too - what a lovely post.
    Alison x

  32. Your art piece is so beautiful! Yes please, I will have a piece of cake! LOL! Love your photos! Gorgeous! Big Hugs!

  33. oh my gosh Valerie!
    I was just oohing and aaahing over that tag when i scrolled down and saw that pineapple upside down cake! Well, there is now a puddle of drool on my laptop thank you! heehee

  34. Love the fog and frost shots. So pretty and magical.

    Your tag is lovely. :)

    I'd love a piece of that cake- especially with a cappuccino. :)


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