Monday, 21 August 2017

T stands for back to school and more

Hi Everybody!

On Tuesday we are beginning a new challenge at
Tag Tuesday, and our lovely Michele is hosting.
Her theme is 'back to school', and many pupils and teachers
world wide  will be preparing for this right now.
As always, you have 2 weeks to link to our challenge, and
tags of all formats are welcome. And I chose a winner
out of the hat for the last challenge- you'll have to look at the 
TT blog to find out who it is!

For 'back to school' I made a tag using large alpha
stickers from TH, which I (re)discovered when I recently
cleared my table. The little girl, who is not looking very happy,
is probably thinking about all she will need to do at
school. I gave her a bright, yellow crayon to cheer her up.
She was fussy cut from a Gecko Galz sheet and varnished.
The edges were sewn.

Tuesday is also time for Elizabeth's Tea stands for
Tuesday party, so welcome to all the nice ladies from the tea gang. 
 Today I am sharing a journal page made for Jo's 'Poetry in Motion' challenge
at Art Journal journey, For this page I tried a new  (to me)
technique of making skins using Saran wrap and an iron, which gives
you a transparent image which can even be sewn, as you can see here.
I saw the ad for this beer in a magazine, and thought it would be good 
for this theme, as I know Jo loves brewing and drinking beer.
(I'll stick to coffee and cola!) The background here was painted and 
crackled, making it look nice and grungy. The text is from G.K. Chesterton (author of 'Father Brown')

I baked a banana bread at the weekend, yummy, help yourselves to a slice!

This postcard is up for grabs this week. I think we all need some peace in the world just now. Last week's card went to
Kathy in Ozarks. Please tell me if you would like to be entered  into the
 draw for this week's card!

Here are the last photos from our outing last Wednesday. We visited
the little village of Lank near the Rhine:

I just love this shop's name!

Love this fountain with the bronze figures of market
life in bygone days:

I thought this might be interesting for the T gang ladies from Missouri.
The text says:
In memory of the many emigrants who lived in the area known as 
Meerbusch today. Between 1835 and 1865 more than 300 people
left their homes because of the difficult  times and settled in
Loose Creek, Westphalia, Frankenstein (County Osage) and St Thomas.
They have kept their local German dialect up to this day.

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

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Sunday this n that

Hi Everybody!

Today I am sharing my last scrappy tag for Tag Tuesday,
our theme ends Monday evening. I have had the flower 
 fairy tags and images in my scrap box for ages, they came free
with a magazine many years back. The background was
coloured with DIs and stamped with LaBlanche stamps
in archival black. I added the fairy, and a cut out bird
with a flower in its beak. The ribbon trim was recycled
from an old project.

For Jo's 'Poetry in motion' theme at Art Journal Journey I
have a painted, collage, stamped, stenciled and sewn page. I
think I overdid it a bit, it looks rather crowded. I was trying
to cover up a stain I made.... It is also meant 
as a reminder for 'In your garden' at TIOT:

And some photo taken on my walks to and from our little town this week:

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

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Fritz Cola and a crocodile at the kiosk....

Hi Everybody!

It seems to be another grey and cloudy day here. I went for a quick
walk, and now the rest of the day can be spent playing!
And this afternoon I will bake some muffins, yummy!

For Jo's theme of 'poetry in motion' at AJJ I have
a hybrid piece using family photos:

For Tag Tuesday, our 'use your scraps' challenge, I have a tag made
 with a leftover piece of a master board made many years back, with
lots of stamping and colouring with distress inks. I added a
die-cut, sent to me by a friend some time back, which was
also waiting in a box to be used. The stamps used here are from 
LaBlanche and Paper Artsy.

And now to continue with my walk along the other side of the Rhine:

We discovered this kiosk selling food and drink near the camping place,
and although it looked a bit ramshackle from outside,
it was clean, the owner was friendly, the service good,
and the food freshly cooked. To top it all, it was not expensive,
and we were able to sit outside and watch the goings on on the
river. I will go there again!

And I told you we met a crocodile, in the kiosk -
here it is:

 Don't worry, the teeth are sharp, but it seemed to be harmless....

But it evidently liked my ice - frozen yogurt with forest berries, yummy!

And I had a sugar-free cola. This is a much better one than some of the 
more famous brands, I like it!

G had sausage and chips, and it looked good, too:

This Harley was parked next to the road. The owner, an aged
and tired looking cowboy, was sitting under a tree
having a break:

Look who's peering over the wall:

Yesterday we had lots of dark clouds, but also a wonderful rainbow, 
which was visible for good 10 minutes:

I will show the last of the photos in another post!
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!