Monday, 23 April 2018

T stands for sTeampunk

Hi Everybody!

The past few days here have been warm, sunny and almost like summer, which feels so good after the long, hard winter. 
On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday, and this time our lovely Sandie is hosting. Her theme is 'steampunk / mechanical', so this will be a treat for all steampunk fans. Pop over to Tag Tuesday and see her lovely creations!
 I made a digital tag using elements from Serif, especially the 'steampunk homage' set by Gill

Last week We visted the harbour in Neuss, and some of the cranes and gadgets there fit well to the steampunk theme:

The 'clock' that shows the depth of the water:

Looking from the harbour to the Minster:

And what we didn't expect to see swimming in the harbour - a big, fat turtle. G saw it first, and I just couldn't believe it when he said, 'There's a turtle swimming there!' But he was, as usual, right:

Later on we met up with another buddy and went for a walk through Neuss, and just happened to find our way to Cafe Roma. As it is Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday I would like to invite all of the lovely ladies of the T Gang to join me.

This was G's choice:

C chose this:

And I chose a tutti frutti - delicious!

And then I had to take a cappuccino to have a beverage to show here:

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


  1. Love the beautiful tag. Great photos of your trip to Neuss and fancy seeing that tortoise in the water, no wonder you were so astonished. I wonder how it got in there? That ice looks wonderful, yummy. Have a good week, hugs, Sarah

  2. What a perfect steampunk/mechanical piece!
    I love the water clock. How unique. And of course, love the turtle:)
    Hmm. I think I would have chosen the tutti frutti too.
    Hope your day is wondrous.

  3. Hello dear Valerie!
    Wow! Love your steampunk tag!! So beautiful!!!
    Wonderful pictures from your walk at the harbor!
    Great captures of the turtle! So lucky to see it!!
    Cafe Roma is a perfect place for ice creams ,desserts and Cappuccino coffee!!
    I would love to visit it one day!! Like the coffee set! So preety! Thank you for sharing!!
    Wishing you a lovely new week! Hugs!

  4. Ich bin begeistert von deinem Stampbild, faszinierend schaue ich es mir an!!!
    Neuss ich habe meinen Schatz das gezeigt die Fotos, oja wenn man mal eine Weile dort gelebt hat vergisst man es nicht. Grossartige Fotos und ich sass so manchen Sommertage dort und ass das leckere Eis dort.Die Schildkröte ist ja lustig dass du sie entdeckt hast! Dein Header finde ich schön!
    Da hattest einen schönen Tag in Neuss, toll!
    Schönen Wochenstart wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  5. Beautiful tag and wonderful photos including the yummy food ones.

  6. Your tag certainly captures the spirit of Steampunk. I love the gauge and gears. Looks like a beautiful day in Neuss. Even the turtle seems to enjoy the day. The gelatos looked amazing. I'd have to sample each flavor. I love the blue striped tutti frutti dish, and the pretty cappuccino cup. Happy T Day!

  7. Gorgeous steampunk tag Valerie and that theme is something I'm rather partial too as well.
    Great photos as always and what a colourful turtle!
    Have a lovely week.
    Fliss xx

  8. Its a fantastic Steampunk tag, a super theme as well.
    The photos around the harbour look great, there were a lot of interesting cranes [the machines] but WOW seeing a turtle swimming must have been a big surprise.
    The ice creams look delicious and your coffee was in a really interesting cup.
    Happy T day wishes Valerie.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Your steampunk tag is awesome-loved it
    and wow I loved all of the water photos and the turtles-and then those sweets-yummy they all look so delicious!
    Happy T Day Kathy

  10. Just love your tag ...
    How good to see that turtle swimming ...

    That food does look very yummy!

    Enjoy the week ahead, hope it's a good one for you.

    All the best Jan

  11. Hi Valerie wow i love your steampunk tag its awesome and love the pics especially of the turtle and look at all that yummy food,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

  12. fun steampunk tag! I love how it segged into your visit to Neuss:) Love the harbour scenery , and that turtle- so sweet. Speaking of sweet- oh my what pure indulgences- I'd be on a sugar high for days! Glad you're weather is warming up as is ours . Happy T day!

  13. Your steampunk tag is so fabulous!! I love all the great elements you used on it!

  14. I am so impressed with your steampunk tag. It is so realistic, it's hard to believe it is digital.

    Still loving the bridges and area along the river and that turtle looked HUGE. Amazing.

    I was in awe of the choices you three chose. I am truly hungry for fruit now, and want to thank G for his choice in places to visit for T. Thanks for sharing your art, your photos, and your cappuccino and desserts with us for T this Tuesday.

  15. eine schöne seite und schöne bilder,hhmm yummy eiscreme da bekomme ich gleich appetit.
    danke für die tollen bilder und einen schönen tag heute.

    hugs jenny

  16. So good to see the sun shining through those clouds Valerie and to hear of it's warmth. We were all in need of a warm hug this year, if only for a moment. Your digital Steampunk tag is super, such a great theme!!
    Happy T day, that cappuccino cup and saucer is so delightful..
    Creative hugs Tracey xx

  17. Love the Steampunk Tag, and enjoyed the 'harbour walk' thank you

  18. A brilliant digital tag, lovely photos and what yummy food - my mouth is watering, have a lovely day.
    xxx Hazel.

  19. A fabulous tag Valerie with great imagery.

    Love the industrial places that you visit and your photographs always capture the best of your walks.

    Looks like great food again-is it all calorie free/?

    Have agreat day

    Love Chrissie xx

    1. Yes, I looked at the menu and they didn't mention any calories....

  20. Lots of 'calorie free' yummies here Valerie and gosh that turtle looks almost robotic.
    Love your fabulous tag with steampunk goodies.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

  21. Great, love this alot. Awsome post and I adore the turtle ;O)

  22. Your steampunk tag is amazing, I love all the layers and images - wonderful! The harbour was such a great place to visit and oh, those ice-cream look so yummy 😉. Such a pretty cup and saucer too - Happy T Day! J 😊 x

  23. I can't pull away from those tasty treats and those gorgeous dishes! And the lovely tables! I'd love that place! Happy T Tuesday :)

  24. Very cool steampunk tag, Valerie.

    Nice tour of the harbour in Neuss following on the steampunk theme.

    That cute turtle looks quite colorful with yellow and red markings.

    Those desserts look huge. Maybe it's just the way you photographed them - lol.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  25. Is the harbor as clean as it looks.
    What a gorgeous cup for your cappuccino.
    Thanks for purchasing a copy of TDL. Much appreciated. Hope you enjoy.

  26. love your Steampunk piece, so cool! yes, that crane does look rather steampunk-ish... WOW, those desserts! not only do they look delicious, but the glass they are served in is so pretty the blue accents. happy T day!

  27. Oh my goodness!! Mouth watering treats for sure!! Also loved your Steampunk piece!!! Happy T day!

  28. Love the tulips in your header Valerie.. and Steampunk is right up my alley :) What an awesome turtle .. thats a very unique shell! Happy T day hugs! deb

  29. Your steampunk tag is lovely. All the shiny bits are wonderful. Your pictures are beautiful. You saw some amazing things and I really love the turtle. I would have a difficult time deciding which one of those desserts to choose because they all look so amazing. Tasting a bit of each sounds like a good idea to me.
    Happy Tea Day,

  30. What a great steampunk tag! I like all things steampunk, so I really like this theme.
    Your visit to the harbour was very appropriate. Being Rotterdam born and bred, i love harbours. I was surprised at the turtle. How unusual. Poor thing seems to enjoy it in spite of the dirty water.
    The ice creams made my mouth water. I wouldn't know which one to choose. They all look very yummy.
    Happy T-Day,

  31. The tag is gorgeous, I love it! What a cute turtle and what tempting sweets, they look delicious...

  32. a marvelous steampunk tag! and i do love seeing the turtles! xo

  33. fab tag Valerie and great photos...hugs Lozzy x

  34. Your Steampunk tag looks fantastic. Great photos from your day out and how lucky to see the turtle. All three of the ice creams look delicious.
    Avril xx

  35. Wow. What a great tag. I loved the peeled paint effect in the background. hugs & smiles, Teresa

  36. How come every time I come to your blog, I am so hungry! LOL!
    Love your tag! Truly excellent!
    So happy it's warm and sunny where you are.
    I love Mr. Turtle! So cute!
    Big Hugs!

  37. Thank you Valerie - Such a beautifully designed tag for Tag Tuesday's Steampunk theme and I love the photos of Neuss. Going with you via your blog, to so many different places always brings back such good memories of travelling in Germany.

  38. Am awesome Tag Valarie..great elements and colour choice too.
    Loving your photos...especially the yummy desserts...and how about that turtle, wow, wish we could see them in our waters here in the UK..xx

  39. Beautiful tag and treats...are wow...a piece of art as well!! Looks like fun!

    Peace Giggles

  40. Fabulous tag and the desserts look very delicious. We are back to the cold and rain here.

  41. A fab steampunk tag Valerie! And those desserts are just over the top delicious looking!


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