Monday, 4 April 2016

T stands for This and That

Hi Everybody!

It's Tuesday, so time for Elizabeth's T Stands for Tuesday, so hello to all of the T gang, and everyone else who drops by today.

I am taking part in a challenge with 5 other ladies in Europe and America. We each make our own album, and some pages for it, and then send pages with the appropriate theme to each other. My theme is birds, and these are some of the mixed media pages I made for my album:

This is the album and the dividing pages, which I showed some time back.

At the weekend I received a fat envelope with 15 (fifteen) stamps on it from Norma in California, with the gorgeous pages she made for my album:

Here the pocket is filled with birds made from hand painted paper:

Aren't they lovely?

And a pretty card to accompany the pages:

And a tag-in-a-bag:

The pocket on the tag was filled with bird images which I can use on other pages,
and with some bird book-marks, also made from hand-painted paper:

Thanks a lot Norma!

And as my drink for Tuesday and for every other day of the week is coffee, I made a coffee cup/face doodle:

And last but not least, a reminder that you still have a week to enter the TIOT challenge 'Use a quote'. My hybrid page on a hand painted background shows a quote from Samuel  Johnson and a photo of the Westminster Palace, better known as the Houses of Parliament:

(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia, and copyright 
by David Iliff. License CC-BY-SA.3.0")

The morning sky:

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


  1. Beautiful work from you and from your friend, your album will be lovely great doodle with the cup, too. Have a good night, hugs Sarah

  2. lovely work for a fun project Valerie. What precious mail you received too! Thanks for showing the proper way to use copyright, never could figure that licence part out.

  3. both of you do such beautiful work,,look at all the stamps!
    your photos are amazing, the light you captured just glows,,

  4. Wow- so many gorgeous bird art today! I really enjoyed today's post. And I'm with you, all those postage stamps are fabulous. And the coffee cup lady is a great sketch. Enjoy your day.

  5. I am SO in awe of your bird book. I adore the spreads both you and Norma prepared. To say I am stuck is an understatement. I had so many good ideas to begin with, then all of a sudden they were unobtainable for one reason or another.

    I like your lovely lady and, like you I drink coffee every day, all day, too. So your lovely lady on the cup makes me happy, too.

    Love the image and quote about England. It is a gorgeous creation.

    Thanks for sharing these bird tip-ins, your lovely spring photos, your TioT quote entry, and your lovely lady in a cup with us for T this Tuesday.

  6. STUNNING pages in your bird book, Valerie. Won't it be fun when everyone has contributed. Norma's pages and gifts are wonderful. Love your Coffee lady -- and of course your photos always make me happy. big hugs, Donna

  7. Liebe Valerie,
    wie zauberhaft sind diese Seiten, ein Traum, soooo schön. Die Vögel sind absolut genial und diese Challenge finde ich super toll. Vom herrlichen Frühlingsmorgen mal ganz abgesehen, sind die Fotos wieder wundervoll.
    Herzliche Grüsse, Sichtwiese

  8. Wundervolle Seiten in Deinem schönen Buch Valerie- Dein Kaffeefrau sieht toll aus so gedoodelt - tolle Post hast DU bekommen! Die schönen Natur- Fotos machen mal wieder gute Laune!Danke! Danke auch für den Link, den Du geschickt hast.
    Einen schönen Tag Liebes!

  9. Beautiful creations, colours and wonderful designs, just love the gorgeous display.xx

  10. Your effort speaks. All your work looks beautiful. Enjoyed seeing them...

  11. Great post with so much to see! Love that tree, never seen one like that before! hugs :)

  12. What a great post! So much to look at. Not something to look at in a hurry.
    Your journal pages are beautiful. And your friend's parcel is a lovely treat! Lots of pretty things in it and those stamps... fantastic!
    Your tree photos are stunning.
    Thanks for visiting earlier,
    Happy T-Day,

  13. OH MY! So many lovely things to look at today ♥♥♥ That BIRD ALBUM is beautiful and the pages you made for it are fantastic. The ones you received from from Norma are nice and all of the extra goodies are icing for the cake...quite an assortment of great stamps on the envelope too. Love the photos. SO happy to see Spring in the air everywhere ♥

  14. what a [post just filled with gorgeous things!! Love those bird pages-along with the added bonus of postage stamps on the pkg, tags collage bits and all. Nice hybrid piece. Love the doodled mug! And a walk amongst the budding trees is always a delight. Happy T day!

  15. Wow - what a fantastic post with so much beautiful and happy artwork. Gill xx

  16. Wow so much to see ! Your collage pages are beautiful and so are the pages received from California (with all the cool stamps). I hope you are having a great week, Shirleyxx

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  18. WOWEE what a wonderful visit with you with so much to enjoy liebe Valerie!
    Your bird tip ins are each so lovely with the blue backgrounds and very "tweet" birds. The flower fairy is precious too.
    You got some wonderful treasures in your swap and a very fine assortment of postage stamps too.
    Lovely doodling.
    Happy T Day oxo

  19. A wow of a post today, full of gorgeous pages of art, including the lovely ones you receives in the mail. The cup of doodled coffee is fantastic as well.
    Yvonne xx

  20. Beautiful pages and brill doodling. x

  21. I like all the pages and all the things you received in your swap. Isn't it fun to get mail? I'm sure you will be putting those stamps to good use sometime in the future.

  22. So much here! Those birds are a real treat, and I love seeing your morning photos :) Happy T Tuesday!

  23. Oh I love the Victorian look, so delicate and feminine. And Norma's gift is amazing!
    I see we have another page for our adult color book. Can't wait till you put it together. Hint hint. Wink wink.

  24. Beautiful, beautiful blog post today. Love the theme you selected for your personal round robin journal. The first pages received along and the many extra birds are gorgeous too. Drinking coffee from your decorated face cup would make me smile as do your photos. Sunny here today but chilly.

  25. Wow lots of beauty going on here. I of course love seeing your photos.

  26. What gorgeous work to look at this T Tuesday. Thank you so much for sharing over T this morning. Well coffee for Happy happy Tday Hugs! deb

  27. Love your album pages, what a cool idea, Valerie!

  28. Superb work all round! Those album pages look amazing and what a wonderful gift! Super photos too!

  29. Your bird pages are just so lovely and the ones from Norma so beautiful and varied too. I am completely in awe of all this arty birdy goodness.

  30. A truly wonderful post! Your bird journal already had so many beautiful pages (as does my garden one) I am enjoying seeing these! I love the coffee cup face! Great quote page too! Journey today was without incident - although there have been rallies in Paris with some arrests! We will still be doing lots of walking - I agree that it is the best way to see everything! Hugs, Chrisx

  31. How fun!! I love all of your beautiful bird pages and what wonderful niceties Norma has sent! The journal is sure to be treasured for years to come Valerie! hugs

  32. What a wonderful idea for a keepsake album. Your pages are splendid - colorful and romantic. Your cover is perfect for this album. Norma sure did make you smile - she made me smile!! Were do you get the time Valerie.
    Sandy xx

  33. Beautiful work from both of you. What a treasure.

  34. I love your album and the pages Valerie - what a fun project to share with one another. Your pages are all so well done and I love your style. You always seem to know just the right way to place things. I think my fav one is the Fly High, Fly Free one. No idea why - it just delights me somehow!

    And what a FABULOUS package you received. So many gorgeous birds and lovely bits and pieces. Very very thoughtful and fun.

    And I wish you could just make yourself a coffee cup for REAL. I adore your drawing of the girl on the cup. XXj.


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