Saturday, 24 March 2018

Saturday Mix

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend, enjoy! The sun is trying to come through the clouds today, so I'm hoping for a sunny walk later on.
I have another page for my family journal, using a photo of my Mum and brothers and sisters taken in 1944, a couple of years before I was born:

While I was playing with the bee tag recently, I noticed the words 'Bees and queens', so made 2 hybrid tags showing some 'queens'. For the first I used one of the Gibson girls (stamp from LaBlanche) and a hat from a collage sheet:

Then I decided to go the whole hog and make one with a real crown:

I am linking to Tag Tuesday, spring / Easter.

Some photos taken on various days:

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


  1. beautiful page again, love your world. and the photos are stunning like always

  2. Love the older photos of family, I have many too of mum and dad and brothers as a child we all were close, now mum and dad gone and brothers are at a distance, wonder if it was all worth it, memories only by photos.
    Love your great photos on nature have a lovely weekend.x💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

  3. That's a lovely photo you've put on your page today, I'll show it to my Mum when we visit her later, I'm sure she'll recognise your mum. The whole page is gorgeous. Lovely photos, too. Have a nice trip out today, don't overdo things! hugs, Sarah

  4. beautiful personalized tags!! Thats such a lovely photo of your family, lots of smiles, I love the queen bee tag , the crown tops it off nicely!!!
    Beautiful photos as well, you have such a good eye!!

  5. Hello dear Valerie!
    Such a wonderful family page you made!
    Fond memories of your family!
    I love the bee tag and the queens crown better than the hat!
    Brilliant idea! I really enjoyed all your gorgeous photos with sun through the branches and the preety swans!
    Great captures my friend! I love swans!!! Wishing you a lovely day and a happy weekend! Hugs!

  6. Hi Valerie wow love your page and your tag is amazing ,well done my friend xx

  7. Such a beautiful page and tag! You created the perfect setting for your dearest family - wonderful 😁. I'm loving the pink and peach colours on your photos too, so pretty! Happy weekend! J 😊

  8. Loved the tags, especially Queen Bee. Stay warm and healthy!

  9. Another amazing page. I got the beehive piece mixed up and put the comment about it on yesterdays post-sorry. How lucky to have had so many siblings. Fantastic photographs and good to see the swans.Hope the sun is still shining on you.

    Love Chrissie x

  10. What a sweet way to use a family treasure. I love those Gibson girls. I don't have a stamp but printed them out. I used mine as pansies in a project. They fit will with so many things especially that crown. You just take the best photographs. The sunrise photos are just beautiful. I like how the swan posed for you. Have a great weekend!

  11. Loving your family poge today Valerie. It feels almost like something from the Renaissance. And fun bee tag. Bees are cool and I have thought about keeping bees myself-maybe when I retire. And of the sun. You have to love the sun at this time of year- and swans. WE rarely get them here so it is good to see you photos. Hope you are doing something fun today and get out for your walk. Hugs-Erika

  12. Lovely page were you the youngest then? Pretty tag and outstanding photos!

  13. I love the art in today's posts -- beautiful color palette in both. And speaking of color -- those sunsets are really quite magnificent. Looks like some beautiful weather for you, but I'll also bet it's colder than it looks!

  14. Another beautiful family journal page Valerie, its a gorgeous background as well.
    I loved both your tags, I think she suits her crown very well.
    Super sunny photos, I hope you enjoyed your walk today.
    Yvonne xx

  15. Love your family journal page!!!! The tags are great too ♥ You always stay so busy. It cloudy and wet here again today but I finally have Daffodils blooming so I am smiling :) Have a great weekend.

  16. What a handsome family. You're making such a purrfect family journal. One to be forever treasured.
    I love the Queen Bees:)
    As always, great photography.
    Hope this is the best weekend ever.

  17. What a great photo that is. You displayed it wonderfully. I especially like the way you tore the backing paper. It reminds me of cracked plaster. Great tag too. hugs, Teresa

  18. Beautiful art Valerie, I love the bees and queens! xx

  19. Love the tag! So artsy and vintage! Beautiful photos too. And I love the photo of your family. Lovely :)

  20. What a great way to create a scrapbook. So unlike the "usual" ones I see. This is a true mixed media beauty. Your family is truly lovely.

    The tag you created is beautiful. The Gibson girl truly looked like a queen bee.

    As usual, photos from your walk are beautiful. I was so impressed with how warm you made these photos look, although I'm sure it was colder than the photos conveyed. Hope your day is going well.

  21. How fun to see your family photo and the page you made.

    I love all the sky pictures. You know I can't get enough of sky and tree pictures. Simply beautiful. So many gorgeous colors. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great weekend.

  22. That's a wonderful family page you made, and such a lovely selection of photographs.
    Wishing you a good weekend.

    All the best Jan

  23. Such a lovely hybrid page. Beautiful family photos. And of course I love the Gibson girl/beehive tag. So creative.
    Have a great weekend.

  24. Great photos and a beautiful journal page. You are so talented, Valerie. Kisses, my friend.

  25. Oh you get me everytime with those family pieces! What a gorgeous family Valerie! So you are the baby of 5 siblings? Your Mum look so pleased and is so beautiful! A great layout you've shared!

    Those tags are too sweet! No pun intended~ i love the Gibson lady with skep- brilliant idea! and her crown looks as lovely as her tam!

    What glorious sunshine photos! I swear I felt it's warmth!
    huge hugs and happy Palm Sunday my dear friend
    love and hugs,Jackie

  26. A stunning family journal page, the photo’s lovely and I love your tag - it’s brilliant.
    xxx Hazel.

  27. Beautiful art pages and photographs, I love seeing the swans, they are coming back to our area. It's been a cold March, we hope Spring will arrive soon. Take care xx

  28. I wasn't born then either, but something about that era has always grabbed my attention, and as always you've done some great work. Always peaceful to look at the scenery and relax. Hugs...RO

  29. Your family page and Queen Bee tags are beautiful! Love them all!
    Glorious pictures, WOW!
    Big Hugs!


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