Sunday, 18 March 2018

Colours in my life

Hi Everybody!

It's still freezing cold here, and I suppose we have all had enough of the cold and snow. I did an afternoon escape yesterday - I wrapped myself in a fluffy, white blanket, curled up in my fave armchair and took a trip to sunny Australia in the 1920s - in other words I binge-watched Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries all afternoon. And to keep up my strength I had tortellinis in cream sauce, sprinkled with lots of fresh Parmesan cheese....yummy!

Recently I have been making more scrapbook pages using old family photos. This one includes photos of Emily, my mum and Erika:

The photos here were also taken on this date one year back:

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


  1. This is a beautiful scrapbook page. I adore the photos and always love seeing Erika, since I have one of her, too.

    I saw Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries several years ago. I also binge watched them. It was a fun series and was sad to see the last of them. Glad you enjoyed them, too. Clean mystery fun, in my opinion. No unnecessary sex or excessive violence. Hope today goes well for you.

  2. STUNNING just love this journal page and pics of your family. Pretty flowers too. Gorgeous photos too and hope you day is good.xx đź’– [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

  3. waue Amazing scrapbook page i Love those pale colours gosh ;O)) and great photos of birds to..

  4. Good morning dear Valerie!
    What a lovely scrapbook page you made!!!
    Like the image of the old car , the butterflies and all those preety and colorful flowers!
    Great captures of the Great Blue Heron bird and the Mallard duck!
    I love watching the gulls and take pictures of them!
    Enjoy your day!Stay warm!Hugs!

  5. This is a gorgeous page, love those photos always, and nice to see the three little maids united here. Lovely photos, too, that heron always looks grumpy! We're off to Mum's today, hope tit doesn't freeze on the roads. Take care, hugs, Sarah

  6. There's nothing like treating yourself to a day in front of the TV watching favourite films or series. Glad you had your snacks all planned, I could do with a day just like this!! Your scrapbook page is a great way to share the love of family Valerie, so delightful with its flourishes and framed imagery.
    Another cold day here, may treat myself to some crafty time later. Happy Sunday.
    Creative wishes Tracey xx

  7. traumhaft ist deine seite,so zarte und luftige farben,sehr schön gemacht.
    tolle bilder hast du wieder gemacht,ich liebe kraniche.
    einen schönen sonntag.

    hugs jenny

  8. Beautiful photos, Valerie, and a great page! Have a nice day, Valerie. Kisses.

  9. Beautiful colors on you page! My favorite photo is the Heron standing so stoically in the rushing water. I love it!

  10. Lovely page. I love the colors, flowers, and butterflies. Wishing for all of those. Great photo of the heron getting a foot massage as the water rushes over his feet. Pictures of the seagulls waiting for the ferry just make me smile.

  11. I haven't heard of Miss Fisher murder mysteries, but they sound pretty good to me! Nice way to enjoy a late winter day that seems more like early winter. :) Loving your scrapbook page today. I really like how you used photos from different times rather than just a days event photo. It's a very pretty page! And you got some great bird photos last year, and I enjoyed seeing them again. Hope it warms up soon. Hugs-Erika

  12. That sounds like my kind of binge watch! Fabulous birds today, Valerie -- and I always love it when you use your family photos as inspiration. This is lovely.

  13. Great scrappage and soooo beautiful photos!!!!

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  15. I love your scrapbook page. So pretty and springy, and Emily, Erika and your mum, just cute as buttons.
    I always enjoy your bird pictures.
    Hope you get some warm weather soon. The tortellini sounds yummy.
    Is the computer fixed?

  16. Sounds a wonderful Sunday afternoon ...
    I love your scrapbook page, and it was good to see your photographs.

    Hope the new week will be a good one for you - stay warm!

    All the best Jan

    PS Glad your computer is ok

  17. I know nothing about Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries but it sounds like a great way to spend a chilly afternoon! I do know that your scrapbook page is wonderful -another great memory page! Haven't seen the heron that is often by the Mersey for a while!Hugs,Chrisx

  18. Lovely page and photos today Valerie, stay warm. Nice photos from last year sigh.

  19. Sounds like you had a real comfort day. The scrapbook page looks beautiful and a great way to keep cherished photos.
    Yvonne xx

  20. Hi Valerie love this page well done my friend and thankyou for sharing your beautiful pics with us xx

  21. This scrapbook page is gorgeous! I love that your using vintage photos of family members. Gorgeous Valerie!

  22. I loved all these. They all are so beautiful!

  23. Never heard of the series you watched so will have to investigate that for sure. A great way to keep warm and happy I reckon.

    Love the amazing page and it does make us remember that Spring will arrive any day now. It is lovely and sunny here today but a freezing cold wind and icy paths.

    Great to see the photographs again and all the detail on the birds

    Have a great day and stay warm

    Love Chrissie xx

  24. Great idea to stay snug and warm in this weather Valerie. Sounds like you had a great afternoon too - although I've not heard of those murder mysteries.
    Beautifully scrapped page - lovely photos - and I like how you balanced the page with that fabulous old sepia car too.
    Have a great week. Gill xx

  25. The rushing water and the birds seem so beautiful, an the colors on your scrapbook pages look so bright. Nothing wrong at all with curling up and staying warm with movies and tv shows. I did a little bit of that myself this weekend! Hugs...RO

  26. That background in your piece is just so soft and warm. It makes me feel good.
    Is that first bird a heron or an egret? Or neither:)
    Have a sparkling day.

  27. This sounds like the perfect way to spend a snowy day Valerie! Your pages are really lovely, and so special as they are personal to you. I hope the weather improves for you (and us too) have a happy week, Sue xx

  28. You can't beat a bit of binge watching in these low temperatures! Beautiful page, and I love the heron!
    Alison xx

  29. Your cozy day at home, sounded so good!! I love your scrapbook page! So beautiful! So touching! Glorious bird and water photos! Big Hugs!

  30. Beautiful art piece, so colourful and cheery. Great bird shots, our Seagulls have finally landed so the lake sounds alive again. Was so cold here too! I also curled up with the fuzzy blanket and binge watched, my choice was slightly different, going for the Insidious horror movies. lol

  31. What a fun escape Valerie! I love Ms. Fisher! She is something!!
    oh my gosh, your layout is so gorgeous! I just adore the photos of the three of you- so precious! You know you always get me with these special pieces made with your family included! I just LOVE them!
    sending hugs and wishes for spring! xo


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