Monday, 12 February 2018

T stands for use a quote at Tag Tuesday

Hi Everybody!

Time is flying, as always, and tomorrow, Tuesday, we will be starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday, hosted by our lovely and talented Michele. The theme she has chosen is 'Use a quote'. As always, you have 2 weeks to link to us and tags of all formats are very welcome. I am looking forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you create. I made a hybrid tag using a photo taken many years back  of the sun and clouds over the Sea of Galilee:

At TIOT you still have a week to link your creations for our
'love is in the air' theme:

Tuesday is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday party, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice girls of the T Gang.

Last week I went with my buddies G and N to a Chinese restaurant near here. It is a huge place, and although it was almost empty when we went in, it soon filled up with people enjoying the midday buffet - all you can eat for 8.90€. And they had a 15% discount running, so we paid even less. The food was varied and good, and we enjoyed filling our plates at the buffet and eating it! You can see more pics, also of the lovely buffet,  here 
 My drink was diet coke, I needed to save a few calories.... G had normal Coke and N a green tea, served in a pretty pot:

Looking out from my seat by the window:

Lots of delicious calories:

My wonderful dessert plate:

And of course, there were fortune cookies:

We will definitely go there again!

This morning I enjoyed watching a sliver of the waning moon in the dark sky:

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


  1. Your tag is lovely and the page is stunning. I love the way the birds come together to form her hair. Nice restaurant. I'd give it a try (-: We always seem to do take out for Chinese food. I always enjoy your pictures. The moon pictures are stunning. Have a Happy T Day. Hope the weather has warmed up for you

  2. This is another wonderful post. Love the tag and the beautiful journal page. Your meal looked great, I'd better not ask how many plates you managed!? The photos are fantastic again, love that ethereal moon. Have a nice afternoon, hugs, Sarah

  3. great post and lovely your fortune cookie lol lol

  4. Both of these are just beautiful. Looks like a great place to eat. It is so clean and the food looks great. Glad you had a good time. Have a nice Monday.

  5. Hello dear Valerie!
    Wow!! I love your hybrid tag and the beautiful page with the blackbirds!!
    It looks like a lovely restaurant and the food so yummy as the deserts too!
    Gorgeous pictures of the half moon and the preety sky colors!! Have a fabulous week! Hugs!!

  6. All the photos are great, but that last one really pulls me in.
    Your pieces are amazing. Love them both, especially the texture of the first one.
    Hope your day is filled with fun and sparkle, my friend.

  7. Love the tag and the journal page is beautiful ! The restaurant looks and sounds great and it's always nice when good food comes at a good price. Hard to find these days. Love all of your photos. We have had nothing but super gray skies lately with snow and ice. Makes for tricky walking. Today the sun is finally shining ♥ and a warm up is in the forecast so the ice should leave then!!!!!
    Happy T Day

  8. Fabulous artwork Valerie, you are really good at the hybrid stuff - I can barely copy and paste lol. That restaurant looks really nice - sepecially the deserts! Have a fun week, Sue xx

  9. Such a beautiful photo of the sea of Galilee. That would be a gem on its own and I loved your piece as well. The restaurant looks really nice. Sometimes I have trouble with Chinese food but I'd take a chance just to go there!

  10. Both pages look amazing and your Chinese meal looks delish! What a bargain!

  11. Lovely work for the challenges today Valerie. Glad you enjoyed the buffet and the price! Beautiful waning moon.

  12. Hi Valerie i love your tag and how lovely to eat out,i love chinese food,glad you had a lovely time xx

  13. Gorgeous artwork Valerie and both so different in style too. Great pics and glad to hear you enjoyed your Chinese meal.
    Fliss xx

  14. Its a beautiful tag Valerie, you are lucky to have visited the Sea of Galilee.
    A fabulous romantic page as well a really clever way you used the birds gathering in her hair.
    Your Chinese meal looks delicious and so did the desert.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx
    OOps nearly forgot to say I loved the photos of the moon.

  15. Beautiful art work! Valentines day makes me happy because it's a great reason to used hearts, flowers, and pink! Gorgeous photos of the moon and sky, but that Fortune is a dud! Happy art-making from one of the Tea gang!

  16. I am in love with your tag-it is so beautiful.
    Loved all the photos a great capture of the moon.
    and the restaurant looks so inviting and the food looks delicious-I would love to eat at a restaurant like this one. thanks for sharing.
    Happy T Day Kathy

  17. Great post Valerie. Fabulous art and photos - loved the shots of the moon especially. Gill xx

  18. What a wonderful photo you chose to use on your tag. It goes so well with all the lovely photos of the moon. I LOVE Chinese food. Your meal looks so delicious. As I sit here looking at the food in your picture I am thinking it is time I went for some Chinese. I am having withdraws. ;)
    Happy Tea Day,

  19. Super looking tag and I love your journal page! That is one Chinese restaurant I would enjoy-very clean looking and the food looks very fresh. Lovely moon photos. Happy T day!

  20. Brilliant makes, love the journal page. Wow, talk about a wowzer fancy restaurant, fortune cookies are always interesting.xx [aNNie]

  21. Fabulous post! I love both your art creations! They are truly wonderful!
    The restaurant looks great! Lots of yummy calories! LOL! Your fortune cookie had a weird fortune? LOL!
    Gorgeous photos! WOW! Big Hugs!

  22. Beautiful photo of the moon! It looks like a wonderful place to eat. We like Chinese buffets on occasion. But this one really looks nice! I, however, don't know about that fortune! :)

  23. wundersch├Ân und so fantasievoll deine zwei Arbeiten.
    Dein Besuch beim Chinesen war bestimmt lecker und die Spr├╝che wo daraus kommen sind immer lustig und so Hintergr├╝ndig.
    Tolle Fotos vom Mond!
    Ich w├╝nsche dir einen sch├Ânen Dienstag!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  24. Love your moody blue tag Valerie and that fabulous quote. Your meal out with friends looked most enjoyable, interesting fortune inside that cookie :))
    Warmest of wishes & Happy Tuesday, I hope there will be pancakes!!
    Tracey xx

  25. Beautiful art and I also loved the photos. I especially love the treatment of flowers flying...because love is in the air!! And the photo of the crescent moon.

  26. Your tag and page are beautiful! I love both quotes and the pretty pink blossoms and your lady is such a beauty with her wonderful raven hair - perfect ­čśü. Chinese is one of my favourites and the restaurant and food looks amazing - yum! I loved seeing your photos too, especially your silver waning moon. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J ­čśŐ

  27. Wundersch├Âne digitale Kreationen! Den Spruch im Gl├╝ckskeks k├Ânnte ich gezogen haben :) - den sollte ich mir zu Herzen nehmen.
    Deine Fotos sind jedesmal so faszinierend zum Ansehen!
    Happy T Day!

  28. I haven't had Chinese food for a long time and it looks yummy! I think you had a fun day out although not sure your fortune is all that happy of a fortune. I guess it is more words of wisdom. Loving your latest tag too. Very clever how you layered everything and have the sun peeking out. And nice Valentine's day piece too. Have a happy T day Valerie. Hope you are doing something fun! Hugs-Erika

  29. Sounds you had a wonderful and yummy dishes in a wonderful place. Place looks so beautiful with yummy foods:)

  30. What a beautiful hybrid tag! Love how you carried the moody sky into the heart at the bottom, so amazing! Gorgeous Love is in the Air piece, wow with the hair of birds! Love your night sky photos! The buffet place looks yummy, we will go to the Mandarin next weekend for the Chinese New Year celebration, YUM! hugs :)

  31. love the artwork and Chinese meal photos

  32. Hi Valerie! What a beautiful tag and work of art!! And your photos from the Chinese restaurant are awesome. I thought the first fortune was a bit strange!! And I absolutely love your gorgeous photos of the moon!! They are captivating!! Thanks for sharing!!

  33. Those foodie pictures are making me hungry. I'm going to go grab a cookie now:)

  34. The page with the bird hair girl is stunning, Valerie. That's a uniquely beautiful image. Love your tag too. You're a real wiz with digital effects.

    My mouth waters when I see a Chinese restaurant like that. All we have is a P.F. Chang's, which is pricey and, while the food is good, it's not my idea of typical Chinese food.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  35. Wow Valerie! I love your tag and that girl with the birds in her hair is wonderful! Your buffet place looks really good! We like to go to a World Buffet with our grandchildren - not just Chinese but Indian, Tex Mex, Italian and Japanese on the buffet! Your moon photos are fabulous! Happy T Day! Chrisx

  36. I apologize. I would have been by sooner, but I ate something at dinner last night that didn't set well and I got very ill.

    Your art today is superb. I was especially impressed with the beautiful woman's hair and how you treated it. That was simply stunning.

    I always love a good Chinese buffet. They are so good and you have a lot more choices than when you have to order off the menu. And you got a bargain, too. The restaurant looked lovely, and it appeared from the photo there were lots of choices, too. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous tag, your journal page, and your Chinese buffet and diet Coke with us for T this Tuesday. Again, I am so sorry I am late visiting. Still trying to keep it together.

  37. your quote tag takes my breath away! as does your creation for TIOT -- so very lovely! xo

  38. Your tag is beautiful. I love that photo of the clouds over Lake Galilea. And the hybrid piece is stunning. The bird hair is very original. I canh't read the quote very well. I assume is was glitter.
    The Chinese restaurant looks very nice. I am a bit weary of buffets as I don't know how seriously they follow the food safety regulations. etc How do I know if children haven't put their hands in it bla bla bla. But as a rule I really love Chinese food. And I can imagine for that price you will go again.
    Love the photos of the moon.
    Happy Valentine's Day
    and a belated happy T-Day,

  39. Valerie, that tag is exquisite! I just love that you used your actual photo- all the more wonderful!
    How long ago did you travel to the Sea of Galilee? I'd like to see more photos some time.
    The second piece had me giggling again with the "bird's nest" in her hair! When I was young, with long hair, my Mom would brush out the tangles always exclaiming..."this is like a bird's nest!"
    hugs,Jackie xx

  40. A beautiful tag, even more special as you used your own photo and I love the piece for TioT with the beautiful lady and her amazing hair. Your lunch at the Chinese restaurant looks delicious and sounds excellent value.
    Avril xx

  41. Beautiful Valentine's art, the food looks delicious, and wonderful photos of the moon Valerie!
    Belated happy T-Day! xx

  42. What a gorgeous tag and your Love is in the Air piece is stunning. Beautiful photos too!

  43. Beautiful art, very expressive! Wonderful photos, such a treat to see your adventures. The moon looks magical indeed! And the heart, one of my fave quotes of all time..beautiful!

  44. What a beautiful tag!!! Lovely and interesting photos as always - I so enjoy your posts!


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