Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Wintry days

Hi Everybody!

Hello from  cold, wet and windy Rhineland.
Streams and rivers are running high water
due to the snow and rain we have had, and the only
nice thing about being outside today was
coming home to a warm place and hot coffee!

For Joan's challenge, Christmas memories,
at Tag Tuesday I have a piece with my fave
penguins. I printed out a whole pile of these cheery
guys some years back, and in the past couple of years
they have been made into journal pages and cards.
This is the last pair today, mounted onto a tag
and ready to go out into the cold. The BG is
blue mirror card, the snow was made with Stickles, 
the paper lace was cut with a punch.
When I was small my great auntie took me to an ice
 revue  with lots of skaters dressed as penguins, but I
was convinced they were real - until they removed
their heads to take a bow at the end of the

For Paint Party Friday I am re-showing a piece made a 
couple of years back. It is an A3 mixed media piece,
 painted with acrylics. The houses were stenciled.

I have received several gifts of poinsettias. 
These were from a neighbour as a thank-you
for taking in his parcels when he wasn't home:

This one, in the fun, snowman pot, was a gift from
my buddy H:

And this one, which is a really huge specimen,
is from another neighbour, also as a thank-you
for taking in parcels!

 Today we had a nice early-morning sky,
but it clouded over very quickly:

And I just caught the moon before she went
off duty:

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

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

T stands for Snow

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday.
Our lovely Joan is hosting and has chosen
Christmas Memories as her theme.
As always, tags of all formats are welcome.
This time the challenge will be running for 3 weeks
instead of the usual 2, and the next one will start on 
January 2nd 2018.

I made a simple tag, which reminds me of my
childhood. At school I loved singing carols,
and when we went singing to collect
money for charity we wore old fashioned
coats and bonnets, which inspired my
tag today. I used DP for the BG and the little
girl is vintage German scrap:

Today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday
so I would like to welcome all the nice ladies of the T Gang.
My drink is, as always, cappuccino,
served today with lemon cake:

Yesterday we had a snow blizzard which lasted for
5 hours, so I had to stay home again. I took the photos 
through the window:

Somebody didn't put the sunshade away!

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

Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas / winter holidays at Simon Challenge Blog

Hi Everybody!

It's time for a new challenge at the
Simon Monday blog!
This is my second week as guest DT,
and I am happy to be joining the fabulous
team there!

The theme this week is Christmas / winter holidays.

One entry is chosen each week and can win a
fabulous voucher for the store.

For this week's challenge I made 
 a wreath for my door. The substrate was made with twigs from a willow tree, soaked in water to make them more pliable and then bound into a circle. ( I cut the twigs on one of my walks!)The leaves were recycled from old decorations, and sprayed with silver. I used hot glue to hold things together. I used ribbons and decorative wires to wind around it. The cherub was cast in a mold and the flowers were cut using a Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die.

Hope to see YOU joining in the challenge!

I have some more cold and snowy Photos for you:

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