Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Mid-week mix

Hi Everybody!

Well, we had a couple of days of spring, and seem now to be back in the cold, wet and windy weather, although it's not as cold as it was last week. We live in hope!

Today I am sharing another page in my family journal, using a photo of my 3 eldest siblings, taken in 1943 at a wartime rally, 'Wings for Victory' in Trafalgar Square.It must have been a hard time for many families. So many were bombed out, living out of suitcases and sleeping in shelters.
My aunt wrote on the back 'Three cockney sparrows'. I used elements from me, Mischief Circus and Serif:

And for Wilma's 'Diamonds are forever' challenge at Tag Tuesday I have another tag with bling:

A beautiful sunrise:

 Out and about in the park and along the Rhine:

The flowers always bloom in winter:

The heron just caught a mole:

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


  1. Hi Valerie what a lovely page love the old pic of you and your siblings,I also love your tag very clever my friend and thankyou for sharing your beautiful pics with us xx

  2. Hi Val, that's another wonderful photo you used today, and I love the overall vintage look, perfectly fitting to the sepia photo. The tag is fun, love how the males are looking at the blinged-up bike! We're going to the zoo today, the kids at least are looking forward to it! Just need to pack our lunches and then we're off. Have a nice day, hugs, Sarah

  3. What amazing photos. These have wonderful attention to detail.

  4. Hello dear Valerie!
    Lovely family page a beautiful tag too!
    Wonderful pictures from your walk!
    Lovely landscapes,birds and scenery!
    Gorgeous sunrise and spectacular colors!
    Have a happy day!Hugs!!

  5. Another stunning page for your family journal and a fabulous tag - beautiful photos too. Have a lovely day.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. Awe- sun and green. Those photos make me long for a real spring. Our snow is melting so that is good. That's a fun bicycle tag-love the vintage people. But I really love your family scrapbook. I love how those pages are so artful, not scrapbooky. (OK, new word was just made up.):) This one is really beautiful. :) Happy mid-week.

  7. I am really enjoying your journal scrapbook pages. Seeing your three older siblings and the beautiful additions to the page make this a truly beautiful mixed media entry.

    Your tag is so cute with the right amount of bling. When I think vintage, I seldom think bling, but this works well together.

    As always, I enjoyed the lovely shots you took on your walk today. It is SO green there, not brown and dull like here!

  8. The 'kids' in the photograph must be about my age, it was a strange time: born into war (my school bombed flat) I had never seen street or shop lights until the war ended. Suddenly, the place was ablaze with lights ... a massive culture shock!

  9. What a precious photo and page you have created! I love the "Three cockney sparrows" description, it seems very fitting and made me smile, thanks for sharing 😁. Great photos and the one of your shadow and the tree shadows is so creative - amazing! Have a wonderful week! J 😊 x

  10. Lovely family photo and gorgeous bling tag. Enjoyed your photos today. We are expecting snow on the weekend.

  11. Your family journal is just wonderful, something to be enjoyed for the coming generations. And love that tag!
    What a glorious sunrise.
    Have a day filled with sunshine and sparkle.

  12. Wow Your posts always make me happy. Really love your family journal page, the tag is stunning and I enjoy all the photos

  13. Great tag and fantastic journal page - definitely wall worthy. hugs, Teresa

  14. I love the old-fashioned feel of your scrapbook page especially the pen. 3 Cockney Sparrows, too cute. So nice to see green grass and flowers. Your sunrise picture are just gorgeous

  15. Another family treasure and what a cheeky trio they are beautifully adorned on your page. Love your blinged up tag too!! Lovely to see spring time colours within your photos today and that sunrise is magnificent!! Thank you for sharing.
    Creative wishes Tracey xx

  16. Another fantastic family journal page Valerie, your aunt added some sweet words to the back of the photo.
    A super touch of bling on the tag, its a great scene and I love the bicycle with its sparkles.
    Lovely photos everything seems so green, I think you must have enjoyed being out in some sunshine today.
    Yvonne xx

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  18. Great journal page with your family photo and fantastic details! Fabulous tag too.
    The sunrise photo is really beautiful!
    Hugs, Mar

  19. I really love your family piece, Valerie. It's beautiful and so very meaningful. This weather is way wacky this year -- around the world!

  20. What a wonderful piece you created using the picture of your 3 oldest siblings.

    I love, love, love that sunrise photo. Adorable heron too. :) Have a lovely week!

  21. Your family journal page has so many beautiful elements. I love the picture of your siblings smiling despite the difficult times they must have experienced.
    And a lovely tag with a regency picture.

    1. Yes, it must have been a most terrible and terrifying time for everybody, especially kids.

  22. What a gorgeous family page, Valerie!!!!!!!!!! And how beautiful photos, especially the one with the blooming flowers! Kisses, my friend.

  23. A wonderful page with the 3 Cockney Sparrows! Great photos too, I love the anchor!
    Alison xx

  24. An amazing journal page with so much beauty surrounding the Cockney Sparrows.

    A very beautiful sunrise-wish we could see it where we are but we are the wrong way around for sunrise or sunset. Sun most of the day though so mustn't grumble lol

    Another great tag as well.

    Have a wonderful day

    Love Chrissie xx

  25. Beautiful work. I love the vintage photo of the 'cockney sparrows'! A warming page.

  26. What a lovely journal page.

    So lovely to see a beautiful sunrise and I enjoyed your other photographs too, a wonderful selection.

    All the best Jan

  27. Oh Valerie!! What an amazing journal page! Your backgrounds elements are perfect for what you explained the time was like. The photo of your siblings is the sweetest I have ever seen! Just look at that face on your brother- too darn adorable!
    This absolutely made my heart swell with joy to see this today!
    Thank you so much for sharing
    huge hugs,Jackie your Auntie's quote as well about the 3 Cockney Sparrows!

  28. Love that old vintage photos of your siblings. Wow I love that bike, the art is so cohesive... great piece...and your photos awe me too!

    Peace Giggles

  29. Your family art piece is so special! I love it! Cute tag too! Gorgeous photos! They are all very magical!! Love all the green! Big Hugs!

  30. I do love your 'family snapshot' art! This one has such fabulous additional elements! Your vintage style tag is brilliant too ! Great photos once again Valerie!Chrisxx

  31. Absolutely stunning photos! Thanks for your second tag for the challenge - love the use of "diamonds" in the bicycle wheels


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