Monday, 19 November 2018

T stands for Tic Tac Toe at Tag Tuesday

Hi Everybody!

The new week has started here cold and windy, and there will be rain or snow coming. But we had a wonderful weekend, cold but sunny, and I made the most of it and was out and about a lot.

Today we are starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday, and our lovely and talented Joan is hosting. She has chosen the fun theme of Tic Tac Toe, so this is a great way to use up scraps and have some creative fun - hope to see you there! I made a quick tag - I was out all weekend, as already explained. I chose the middle row for my tag - patterned paper, buttons/brads and images, and a few extras, too. The leaves were embossed with Frantage EP, the little girl is from TH, and the brads are holding the metal sentiment. I used sewing to hold it all together:

Tuesday is also time for Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday party, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies who link there. My drink, was, as almost always, cappuccino.

It's great to be able to sit outside and drink cappuccino in the middle of November:

We had some wonderful sunrise scenes:

The skies and Rhine were blue:

Sunday traffic:

Late afternoon at the Rhine:

Long shadows:

And some Sunday morning window shopping:

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


  1. Nice November weather, beautiful photos. The Tic Tac Toe patterned piece is lovely.

  2. Hi Val, love the new tag, so pretty. That's a fun idea for a challenge. Love all the beautiful photos, too. Your sunrise scenes are the very best, and I always love the quirky way you take pics of the Windows. Have a great week and keep warm, hugs, Sarah

  3. Hello dear Valerie!
    I love your tag!!! So beautifully made ! Like the vintage image and the embossed leaves!
    Wonderful pictures from the gorgeous sunrise and the view at the Rhine with the preety gulls!
    I see the Window shops are having Christmas decorations and beautiful gifts to buy!
    Here we had a cold weekend and heavy rains! Today was sunny at last!
    Wishing you a lovely evening and a happy week! Hugs!

  4. Such a lovely tag Valerie, and wonderful photos! It's cold here too. Brrr!
    Alison xx

  5. I would love to have a cappichino with you sometime and sit outside and enjoy the winter sunshine! Lovely fall tag with the little girl. Thanks for the window shopping!

  6. I love yourpiece. That's a fun challenge. And beautiful views of the water, reflections and just being outside.

  7. Ahhh!!!! Your cappuccino looks so good!!!! Love the art and the photos are lovely. I totally forgot about TFT last week... out of practice with posting regularly I guess. I am definitely going to post this week!!!

  8. Pretty tag. I love the leaves. With hitting all the craft points on your tag, I thought your grid should be Bingo! As always beautiful photos. The seagulls made me laugh as they look like they're waiting for the ferry. Stay warm and dry!

  9. Hallo liebe Valerie, dein Tag ist sehr kreativ gestaltet . Der schöne HG, die beglitzerten Blätter, das Vintage Girl und die tolle Schrift ergeben ein harmonisches Ganzes. Gefällt mir sehr.
    Die Fotostrecke ist auch wieder ein Augenschmaus , besonders die Abendfotos vom Rhein haben es mir angetan, herrliche Stimmung .
    Liebe Grüße

  10. Its a beautiful tag Valerie and looks so tactile with the natural elements you added.
    Of course I loved the photos, beautiful scenery, lovely sunrises and the sort of retail therapy that doesn't cost a lot when you go window shopping.
    Happy Tea Day wishes Valerie your drink looks very inviting.
    Yvonne xx

  11. Delightful post and love your tag.xx

  12. Lovely tag.

    Your coffee looks nice and all of our photographs are a joy.
    I just love them all, especially those showing late afternoon at the Rhine.

    Wishing you a good week ahead.
    It's starting to turn quite chilly here in the UK.

    All the best Jan

  13. I love your tag with those sparkly leaves. Your drink looks perfect for a chilly fall day along with those store windows. Beautiful!
    Happy Tea Day,

  14. Your tag is so beautiful - I love the sparkle on the leaves and the way you used the brads!! Perfect!

  15. I love the tag Valerie. The embossing on the leaves looks like frost, which is really cool! And you're lucky to be able to enjoy your cappuccino outside in November. Not here-unless you are wearing your Eskimo clothes. :) Have a wonderful T day. hugs-Erika

  16. What a beautiful tag, Valerie. Seems you and I used the same TH girl on our different Tic-Tac-Toe games.

    LOVED the view with your cappuccino. How great you could sit outside still in November.

    Great photos today, too. Thanks for sharing your lovely tag, your beautiful photos, and your cappuccino with us for T this Tuesday.

  17. marvelous tic tac toe piece! and marvelous photos -- it looks so lovely where you live. so you'll have to take a look at my "tic tac toe" which i created not knowing what the board would be but i wanted to do something before heading out of town. i won't link it to the blog but you might get a chuckle if you take a look! take good care. xo

  18. A wonderful tag Valerie with lots to inspire on it .

    Great photographs today and the shop window ones are so beautiful

    It is cold here plus windy and very wet

    Happy at Day

    Love Chrissie xx

  19. Gorgeous photography Valerie-the photos look sooo real like I am right there in person
    I love your newest tag and yes awesome to enjoy you cuppa outdoors.
    Happy T Day wishes hugs kathy

  20. Such a beautiful autumnal project! I love how you used the real leaves with the EP - amazing 😀. The weather has been sunny but cold here too, seems that winter is on it's way. Your photos as always are fabulous, the long shadows made me smile! Sending you happy T Day wishes! J 😊 x

  21. This is so beautiful autumn tag. Lovely photos.

  22. pretty tag art. Gorgeous sunrise photos, and the window shopping makes me feel like I'm walking along beside you-so delightful and festive! Happy T day!

  23. That outdoor cafe seating looks like the perfect place for people-watching :) Those shops have tempting windows. So festive! Happy T Tuesday!

  24. Lovely tag. The Tic-tac-toe idea is very versatile.
    You certainly have had beautiful autumn weather. Here it has been awful! Rain, fog, storms, you name it. It is still bad. A storm is raging at the moment and it has been raining all day. Good for the fields, but not nice for us. It is that typical British weather that we have tried to excape!
    Sorry, moan over.
    I enhoyed looking at your photos. I like the ones of the shop windows with the reflexion of the buildings opposite. Beautiful.
    Happy T-Day

  25. What a fun Tag Tuesday challenge, Valerie. I was looking for tic tac toe symbols or something in your tag. I didn't catch on until I saw the grid - lol.

    Thank you for taking along on that beautiful stroll along the Rhine and around the town.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xoxo

  26. Thanks for sharing the wonderful afternoon on the Rhine photos! Lovely. I also like your tic tac toe tag. Happy T-Day!

  27. Gorgeous tag, love all the texture. Great photos, love the reflections of the houses in the shop windows.
    Hugs Wendy

  28. Gorgeous art piece my friend! So pretty! And, I LOVE your photos! Beautiful, romantic, loving and heart warming! Truly love them all! Big Hugs!

  29. What a lovely tag! I hope I can join in! I loved your photos, especially the shop windows with the buildings reflected in them! Happy T day, Chrisx

  30. I love your frosted leaves on the tag - and how the tag looks as though it was inspired by your wonderful autumn day out by the river. What amazing colours in all the photos - clever work with the shop window reflections too. The sunrises and the late afternoon river photos win my heart.
    Alison x

  31. Wowwww what a so Gorgeous tag Valerie !! I love it, and love the so beautiful leaves, always brightning !! thank you very much for sharing those so pretty photographs with us, the sunrises are great, and the vitrines so cute ! preparing Christmas yet !
    I wish you a very nice afternoon, big hugs, Caty

  32. I love the feeling of the cold on my face when i'm out and about all wrapped up.
    You tag is a real burst of Autumn, it's a fabulous challenge, I love all those prompts.
    Beautiful photo's so crisp and clear with those reflections upon the glass, it's like two photo's in one giving us a glimpse of what's on the other side.
    Hugs Tracey xx
    P.S Thank you for your earlier visit, Hubby's app has now been reappointed, fingers crossed it doesn't get cancelled again xx

  33. Awesome Tag Valerie..I love the Tim Holtz relative images...x

  34. This tag is adorable Valerie, and that little one, could be you as a child!


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