Monday, 31 July 2017

T Stands for ……tag, calendar and a drink!

I am going to try to squeeze a lot into this post so will try to be less wordy!
First, a tag for Tag Tuesday where Chrissie invites us to use a Favourite Colour Combination! 
All these bits were lying around on my desk from different projects so are fairly obviously colours I use a lot, The tag had been stencilled with the TH Doyly so I aded some stamping .
Next my calendar journal, which I started like this on my lap in front of the TV while watching Roger Moore as James Bond on Sunday afternoon!
 It was then stuck in and stamped with a set of French Stamps from Cultura ( a chain store with a shop near my SIL's and also in the shopping centre at Le Grand Arch in Paris)
Here is my completed page..
 ..and July all filled in
Next of course - as it is nearly Tuesday here and Bleubeard Elizabeth's link up is ready - T Stands For Tuesday.
I am taking you back to when we visited Rydal Mount and Arnside with my Son and Grandchildren way back in April!
 Leaving Wordsworth's home and going down the hill to Dora's field

 …and from here to the Copper Kettle where hubby and I had been in March
 My pork and apple burger and Latte. GS was opposite me but didn't want his photo taken! 
 Hubby's sandwich and Tea of course...
 .. and a shy GD's panini….
 …her hot chocolate was very late arriving, she had already eaten her meal
 Loved this light fitting!!!
Hope to get around to visiting when I get back from the Gym hubby and I are going to every Tuesday morning!!!!!

Thanks for looking! Chris


chrissie said...

Happy T Day Chris and thank you for joining us at Tag Tuesday with you fabulous tag.

The calendar pages are always so beautiful and the way you fill them in each time axes me. The colours and the stamps go so well together.

Looks like another great day out with your family and your husband always looks happy with his choice of meals-mine is the same though he is usually the one who takes pics of me unfortunately.

Love Chrissie xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That's a beautiful tag. I can't believe people put SO much into tags. I adore yours.

As always, your calendar pages put mine to shame. I simply adore the way you used the strips, then stamped them for effect. This is a gorgeous page for August. I adore both pages and can't believe how much you do each month. Lucky you.

Thanks for taking us with you, your son, and the grandchildren to Rydal Mount and Arnside and later to the Copper Kettle. Wow. You had a feast. Pork and apple burger? Not sure of the combination, but your latte looks quite good. Tea was expected for your hubby, while the hot chocolate looks great for chilly weather. That was an incredible light fixture, too. Thanks for sharing your art, calendar, food, and drinks with us for T this soon-to-be Tuesday.

My name is Erika. said...

What a nice collection of art today. Your tag is great and I always love your calendars. And that burger looks yummy, but I bet everyone was hungry on a cool spring day after being outside. Happy T day Chris. :) Erika

jinxxxygirl said...

Chris Roger Moore is my FAVORITE James Bond! I wonder which movie you watched? We are big fans... Your tag is beautiful as is your calendar . You have so much patience for all the little details that make it so special...

I hope your ATC has arrived Chris..... Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

Valerie-Jael said...

I want a light like that one! Love the wonderful tag you made for TT, thanks so much, and great how you used the strips for the calendar page. Your poor husband had to eat delicious food again for the photo, he has a hard life! Nice photos from your outing, too. Have a great August, happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

Love the tag, love your calendar pages! I love the way you used the strips. I just know that August will be as packed as last month!

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful tag! I'm loving this colour combination too, along with the lace and sparkle 😁. Another great design for your calender pages this month, the bright colours and leaves give a wonderful exotic feel to August. That pork and apple burger is making my mouth water, I think I need to go and get some breakfast now ... lol 😉. Happy T Day! J 😊

Annie said...

Your tag is stunning Chris as are your journal pages. Great photographs too and it looks like you had a wonderful time there

Sending my best wishes
Annie xx

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, I enjoyed your project-the tag is lovely and very vintage feel, and loved the stamping on your next piece, and that is a neat way to do a monthly journal page-
I always enjoy seeing places where the T Party group visits-the food looks delicious and love that chandelier very cool
Happy T Day Kathy

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful tag Chris and the calendar pages look great, don't the months seem to be flying by.
The sandwiches you shared looked delicious and your chosen destination to show us today was lovely.
Yvonne xx

Divers and Sundry said...

That trip you took in April looks right down my alley. What a lovely setting! and the food you shared from your earlier outing looks tasty. Those are choices I'd have trouble making, so I'd need to go more than once ;)

Happy T Tuesday!

CJ Kennedy said...

A wonderful tag. I love the colors. Your calendar is awesome and I admire the discipline you have to fill it all up.

I was telling Himself what a good sport your hubby was about having his picture taken for the T Day posts. As close to good sport I get is Himself lets me photograph his meal before taking a bite.

Happy T Day!

johanna said...

fantastic tag!! and i like this Spider-like "chandelier"!
happy t-day:)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. a fantastic tag and great calendar pages - amazing!
Happy T-Day! YOu had a nice day woth the family! Always a pleasure to enjoy!
oxo Susi

butterfly said...

Lovely to catch up with all you've been up to... The calendar pages are looking great, and I just love your tag - a delight. That light fitting is magical - as good as sculpture!
Alison x

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I haven't done a tag yet for the colour combo challenge, Chris. I think you just inspired me ;-) I love yours - the colors and the whole design. Very pretty.

I don't recall seeing how you do your month-at-a-glance journal pages before. I like that approach: background, then stick the empty date boxes in place. Both July and August are lovely.

Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

Lorraine said...

love the lace on that tag and i remember taking my kids when they were babies to sit at the back of Wordsworths house among the daffodils..such a beautiful place

Joan said...

Great tag - I love that it is made from bits on your crafting table!! I love the light, although I'd probably hit my head on a bulb daily!

Lisca Meijer said...

I looove your tag! My favorite colours! And your calendar page is brill.
Thank yolu for taking us with you on your outing. Those places look great. I agree that that lamp is spectacular!
Happy (belated) T-Day,

Lynn Holland said...

Right missus youve made me hungry looking at that lovely food and I need to put that on my list of places to eat. Have you tried the old post office tearoom at Beetham, you won't be disappointed.
I have to say your calendar journal is an idea I'd like to adopt if only to show myself how little or much I do in a day. Stay tuned Chris I may surprise you.
LYnn xx