Monday, 4 June 2018

T stands for....

Hi Everybody!

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. It's still much too hot here for my liking, feels like we've dropped into the tropics!

Each Tuesday we start a new challenge at Tag Tuesday, and this time our lovely Joan is hosting, and has chosen the theme of 'A night at the movies', and she has 2 wonderful tags to inspire you on our blog. I made a rather quick and desperate tag - it's too hot for crafting! I used DP, die-cuts and some TH tickets:

On Tuesday we are also starting a new challenge at More Mixed Media. As always, our challenges are anything goes, this time with optional purple, so I hope you will be able to play along. You have a whole month to join in. Projects of all formats are allowed. I made a mixed media, hybrid piece on a canvas background, adding the cake, teapot and cup digitally. This also fits nicely to Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here a warm welcome to all of the T Gang, too. 

A few days back my friend N invited me to lunch. For starters we had delicious asparagus cream soup. My drink was water:

And she served coffee and cookies for dessert:

Last week I was out and about in neighbouring towns with my buddy G. We visited this old water tower, with a funky water museum attached:

Lots of old machinery from the tower:

Then we walked though the beautiful gardens of the little old palace next to it:

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


  1. Oh my goodness, that's a cool tour and I love the watch tower building - very fun! I love your soup as well ~ yummy! Such a fun tour you've taken us on - TFS!

  2. I love your movie die cuts and your mixed media page just made me smile. Too fun to use the cupcake as the top hat of the gentleman. Lunch with your friend looked delicious. I love her blue and white plates, too. I enjoyed the walk through the castle gardens. I thought the castle turret would make a great studio. Happy T Day

  3. Just loved the tag! The water tower is fascinating - love to draw it if I had time. I am the World's worst linguist ... but ... spargel is the one word I always remember. A German waitress asked what was the English word for spargel? When I replied asparagus, she laughed and laughed believing it was a word I had made up!

  4. Valerie, if you can craft like this when "it's too hot for crafting!"...what beautiful craft projects you must create when it's cool!!!
    Great tags...fantastic and gorgeous art!!!

    Your photos are always stunning! I want to live in that water tower!!! WOW! I love it!!!

    Big Hugs

  5. Don't be like that, your tag is super, very 1950s! The journal page is fun, love it! Great colours, too. And beautiful photos, that's a fantastic place you visited, what a great tower! Keep cool, hugs, Sarah

  6. Hello dear Valerie!
    I adore your movie tag! Very beautiful theme!
    Your mixed media piece is a gorgeous creation,love the canvas background!
    The water tower is so beautiful and very impressive!
    Wonderful pictures of the garden and the palace! Thank you for sharing!
    Have a lovely evening and happy week! Hugs!

  7. your mixed media is amazing!!!It is hard to function in the heat,, we rarely have hot hot weather,, but sometimes we have short spells of it and it hits us hard lol,,beautiful work Valerie, even in the heat!!!!

  8. Lovely work for the challenges, the water museum looks interesting, enjoyed your photos today!

  9. Just love your movie tag.
    Your asparagus cream soup looks yummy, and the gardens look a delight.

    Enjoyed your post.

    All the best Jan

  10. Your night at the movies tag is wonderful. I really, really enjoyed it, even though it was too hot to craft.

    Of course, I loved the MMM entry. The cupcake was incredible, but the teacup with Earl Gray tea, and the teapot were perfect.

    I think your asparagus soup looks marvelous What a nice treat that must have been. Water is always good, especially if the coffee pot isn't handy.

    On thing that impressed me was the tower and the rusty machine equipment. I swear that one piece of machinery reminds me of a pencil and old fashioned pencil grinder

    LOVE the water lilies. The pads have an unusual color. Gorgeous photos.

    Thanks for sharing your art, your asparagus soup, your trip to the tower, and your water with us for tea this nearly Tuesday.

  11. Your tag looks fantastic to me Valerie, very Retro I thought.
    Its a gorgeous canvas, Watson had better look out his new head wear looks rather delicious.
    Lunch with your friend also looks delicious and I did like her really pretty china cup and saucer.
    Wonderful photos, its been so hot here as well that we've stayed in, out of the heat. I find I need shade these days, although you walked in a really beautiful areas and shared those beautiful photos.
    Happy T day wishes Valerie.
    Yvonne xx

    1. I prefer the shade, too. I have picked the shadiest routes to get into town, too.

  12. Fabulous pieces as alwyas Valerie! This TH stamp set is one of my favourites, and he looks fab with a cupcake! Have a very happy week, and I hope it cools down for you - it's very warm and airless here too at the moment xx

  13. our art pieces are always so beautiful-I loved these both.
    The water tower and museum looks like so much fun-thanks for all the photos to take us along with your.
    that asparagus soup sounds really delicious If it was gluten free i want some haha
    Happy T Day Hugs Kathy

  14. Hi Valerie wow i love your tag and your mixed media page looks awesome,well done my friend and how nice to have lunch with your friend xx

  15. That's a great tag and tea page. I like the purple-it's a color I don't jump to use but it does add some really nice pop to your page. And that is a funky museum. It looks really cool. It looks like another fun adventure. :) Hope you have a fabulous T day and your temperatures cool down a bit. Hugs-Erika

  16. Love your "night at the movies" tag!! That asparagus soup sounds wonderful...
    and as always you really do get around to the most fabulous places to see and share with us. Happy T day!

  17. I absolutely LOVE your canvas! Colorful, playful and creative. Your pictures are lovely. Those water lilies are beautiful!
    Happy Tea day,

  18. Love this tag and dies used, fabulous wonderful colours and oh that soup I bet it was scrumptious.xx[aussie aNNie blog]

  19. The tour must have been amazing and that soup looks delicious☺

  20. If you have too much heat could you spare some and send a little our way please Valerie as for the last 2 days its been grey and cool (16c at present) :)
    Great artwork - the tag and dies were my favouite today.
    The water museum looked very interesting too - nice photos!
    Happy Tuesday.... Gill x

  21. I love your desperate tag and your other piece as well:)
    What a lovely luncheon. Nice presentation.
    Isn't that tower amazing?
    Have a great one.
    Stay cool.

  22. I love watching movies, so your tag made a hit with me! I've never had asparagus soup, but I like asparagus and this looks tasty. I like the vintage cup. That shape and design is so appealing. What a fun place for a museum! I'd enjoy going through it, and your photos give a good sense of the scale of the thing. I'm not used to water towers that look like that. And the gardens! Lovely! You're kicking off T Tuesday in a big way :) Happy T Tuesday!

  23. Wonderful tag, the die cuts look amazing! I'm loving your canvas hybrid piece too, the vibrancy of the purple and green is perfect with the tea time images 😁. I enjoyed walking with you to see the sights and how lovely to spend lunch with your friend - yummy! Happy T Day! J 😊 x

  24. I love the waterlillies photos and your movie tag, Valerie!!!!! They are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

  25. A great tag Valerie and there's certainly nothing desperate about it.
    Lovely photos of your walk by the water tower, the gardens look very beautiful.
    Avril xx

  26. I love the movies tag and I must say your hybrid page looks amazing! I love asparagus soup, although I have never made it myself! I love the walk you took although I would have been watching out for frogs near the water lilies!!Happy T Day! Chrisx

  27. Love that movie tag Valerie and delicious hat looks good enough to eat!! I love the warmth but really need shade, outdoor crafting is the best under a big parasol.
    Hugs for the week ahead and hope it cools down a little for you.
    Tracey xx

  28. Lovely art work, such a fun movie tag and the teapot and cupcake man! So cute! Beautiful photos of the water tower and gardens too. Happy T Day!

  29. Beautiful artwork, as always. I especially like the vibrant bluish purple color you used in the second piece. Your colors are always striking, but I think it's a certain sense of whimsy that finds its way into your work that I find most appealing.

    Try to stay cool! I'm not a fan of this hot weather, either. Gave my friend and I a good excuse to go to an air-conditioned movie yesterday. ("Book Club." We laughed until we cried!)

  30. Fabulous project both of them and amazing photos!!

  31. I think your movie tag is wonderful!! I love the beautiful background paper and the movie camera die cut!! Gorgeous photos also.

  32. That tag really speaks to the movies and I love it. And also your bowler guy, one of my favorite images you use. You and G do really fun things!

  33. I'm getting around very late this week. Life got a bit crazy, but I'm catching up.

    We've been having very steamy weather too, Valerie. Too hot for crafting, sleeping, and especially cooking! Hoping for rain ...

    For a desperate tag, you did a terrific job! Yuo must have die cuts for any occasion ;-)

    Your cupcake hat for More Mixd Media (new challenge to me) is quite funny.

    I love asgaragus - fresh, steamed, creamed ... any way at all.

    You chose the perfect word for the water tower museum - funky. I agree. Beautiful photos.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  34. such a cool tag you made for the movie challenge! the journal page is an eye popper, i love love love it! xo

  35. Stay cool my friend!!
    Loving both your art pieces! Like the purple in the second one!
    That soup looks so good!
    You go to such amazing places! Love the photos!
    Big Hugs!

  36. Amazing tag Valerie and a truly stand-out arty page as well.

    Another amazing place you found to visit with the wonderful machinery and building and the peaceful places as well.

    Love Chrissie xx

  37. OMGosh! You have the coolest buildings over there!! Did you go up inside of it?Those stairs are wild!!

  38. Your tag is so cool and your mixed media project is a beautiful work of art! I have missed seeing your beautiful blog as I have been so busy at home with various "stuff." It was a pleasure to visit your awesome blog to see your art work and to see your amazing photos, too. The asparagus soup looks delicious!

  39. Super Tag the film strip and camera..x

  40. Fab projects xx Have a lovely weekend xx


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