Monday, 14 May 2018

T stands for....

Hi Everybody!

On Tuesday we are starting a new theme at TIOT -
Projects of all formats are welcome, and you have two weeks to link to us, so hope to see you there!
I made a hybrid piece using elements from me and Serif, and a map of England, a free download from Orange Smile. I grew up in London, and was born round the corner from London Bridge and the Tower of London, so this is one of my fave destinations. I have added in some photos of my mum as a girl, of me at about the same age and my great grandma Rachel looking out of the window:

You still have a week to enter our challenge 'baby love' at 
Tag Tuesday - hope to see you there, too. I made a digital tag using elements from Serif:

Today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies of the T Gang. Help yourself to a freshly baked waffle with apple, ginger and cinnamon compote: 

 Cappuccino at the Rhine:

We had dark clouds and a lot of rain on Sunday:

Some scenes from around town:


And my hungry visitors:

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


  1. Your photos are always so stunning-like we are right there with you-Loved everything
    Your art piece with you, your Mum, and your Grandma is super-loved how you have one looking out the window-very cool.
    Your waffles look delicious! My husband has requested some Belgium waffles so I promised I would some for dinner soon.
    Happy T Day hugs Kathy

  2. Hi Val, love the first piece with London and your family - I think we would both love to be back there - those were the days! Beautiful tag, too, love the Indian lady with her baby. Beautiful photos as always, great to see the bull finches. Have a nice evening, hugs, Sarah

  3. An awesome page, I know how much London means to you and it is a very special destination for so many people. It is a FABULOUS page.
    I am very tempted to a waffle, they look delicious and I am trying hard to imagine the taste of the yummy compote.
    Beautiful photos I especially liked the ones of the birds, such wonderful coloured plumage.
    Happy T day wishes Valerie.
    Yvonne xx

  4. Hi Valerie wow love your hybrid page and your tag is so cute,yummy pic of your waffles,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

  5. hi valerie,

    wow,deine london page its amazing,beautiful tag you drawn too.
    the birds are stunning,love birds a lot.
    wonderful images of your walk today,iam everday go walk,now its here pretty summer.
    wish you a good night,i go to bed now.

    hugs jenny

  6. What a fabulous entry for London as your destination. I would love to explore it with you, too. What a beautifully completed entry, too. I'm still looking it over, because every time I do, I see something new and different.

    Your tag is a beauty, too. And the sentiment is SO true, too. It's a gem.

    I adore the birds you feed on your balcony, and all those flowers you found on your walk. Beautiful photos and gorgeous scenes from around your town.

    I have been wanting a waffle for awhile now, and seeing one makes me all the hungrier for one. YUM indeed. And I will gladly join you with a cup of cappuccino, too.

    Thanks for sharing your art, your photos, and your waffle and cappuccino with us for T this Tuesday.

  7. what lovely remembrances of London! It makes your art projects all the more special. Sweet tag. And oh my that is a decadent breakfast plate! Love the photos -the birds are so sweet and the roses- just gorgeous!! The skies were dark and ominous looking but still fascinating to watch. Happy T Day!

  8. I do think that is one of your beest pieces. (OK, you have many best pieces but this is really on the top 10). I love all the pieces about it. And I haven't had waffles for quite a while and those look really good. Yum. I think I may have to make some soon. :) Hope you have a great T day Hugs-Erika

  9. Lovely hybrid piece and tag. The food looks yummy and the photos are so beautiful!

  10. What a wonderful post. I loved those roses and that little red-breast bird. Also the London piece is just gorgeous. I love the addition of the childhood photos!

  11. Valerie - Oh your pictures ! How they warm my heart and Im scrolling up and down and up and down again so I don't miss anything :) I love walking through your town with you - the flowers and the cobblestones! You dont' see that here in the USA. The birdies look like they are enjoying their meal! Fantastic photos of you as a young Londoner - my mom was born there, too! Pretty soon, we'll be watching the Royal Wedding! ♥

  12. Good morning dear Valerie!
    Wow!! Love your Hybrid page with your family and your tag!! So cute!
    Wonderful pictures from your walk!!The waffles looks so yummy!!
    Great captures of the beautiful and colorful birds and from the sunrise!!
    Wishing you a lovely day and a happy week! Hugs!

  13. I love to see your London pieces Valerie, you can always tell how much the place means to you, and the pieces are always so happy. That waffle looks delicious - I bet the birds didn't get any of those lol. Have a very happy day, Sue xx

  14. Your hybrid Destinations piece is flippin adorable, Valerie and scrumptious food and fotos as always xoxo

  15. What a treasure to have pictures of your mom as a little girl and your great-grandmother.I like how she's watching over you and your mother. Your tag was perfectly timed with Mother's Day here in the US. Oh, those waffles look so good. As always, I enjoy seeing pictures of your area. the rose arbors are so pretty. I really enjoyed seeing your feathered visitors. I had to look the bird up as I've never seen a bird like that. Eurasian Bullfinch. Handsome fellow. Enjoy your day!

  16. What a fabulous hybrid page for our destinations theme over at Try it on Tuesday! I love how you incorporated your family photos too - amazing 😁. A waffle and your lovely compote is just the ticket, thanks! Like your feathered friends its making me hungry 😉 ...and it looks like they were enjoying the sunflower seeds you left out for them. Happy T Day! J 😊 x

  17. Eine wunderschöne Hybridjournalseite ist das geworden, Dein Tag gefĂ€llt mit auch sehr. Von Deinen Fotos ganz zu schweigen, die sind wieder fantastisch. Ich wundere mich immer, wie Du so schöne Fotos mit Deiner kleinen Kamera hinbekommst. Da benötigen andere riesige Teleobjektive fĂŒr. Ganz große Klasse !!!

  18. So nice to see everything blooming in your neck of the woods Valerie.. and your little birdies.. Love those roses! Beautiful ArtJournal page with pictures of you and your family.. And your tag is adorable. Hubby LOVES waffles.. he'll be over for T Hugs! deb

    1. I am always happy to whip up waffles for visitors!

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  20. What wondrous offerings today! The pieces are great, but especially the first one. It put a smile on my face. What a fun way to showcase the family.
    The photos are so clean and crisp. Isn't that rose arbor gorgeous?
    Have a pleasant, productive day.

  21. Beautiful art and photos Valerie! Happy T-Day!
    Alison xx

  22. Wonderful "Destinations" page, Valerie. The photos you used and the way you positioned them is very clever. I also love all the images that makes us think of London Town when we see them. Great page!

    The "baby love" tag is terrific too.

    We've had a lot of rain lately too, but it's mostly at night - which is nice. We lost a big tree - not to winds but because the ground is so saturated, it's root system just lifted right out of the ground. It slowly tipped over against our house. So no damage. Thank goodness.

    Your close-up bird shots are fabulous!!

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  23. Your hybrid art piece is stunning! love the images of you and your mum and grandmother...beautiful photos too, especially the birds! Happy T day!

  24. A fabulous piece, I love your grandmother looking out the window. The photos are beautiful, you live in a lovely place


  25. A lovely page Valerie made all the more special by adding your own photos.
    Gorgeous photos from your town and I loved seeing your 'visitors'.
    The waffle sounds delicious.
    Avril xx

  26. Absolutely stunning, love what you did, such a geat project! xx
    The photos are incredible today also, stunning sunsets and wonderful birds!

  27. What a lovely destination piece and I very much love your tag! The birds are so pretty too.

  28. Your art work really speaks to me today! I love your digital piece with the photos and map of London. And of course your tag is marvelous. The picture of your cappuccino with the Rhine in the background is perfect for tea day, Valerie.
    Happy Tea Day,

  29. That sky jet piercing that spindly cloud - powerful! Sometimes it feels we artists are just trying to capture the essence of things already there.

  30. Fabulous hybrid make and the colours are perfect x Love the tag too and as always enjoy your beautiful photos

    Sending my best wishes
    Annie xx

  31. You manage to get the best sky shots. Okay, bird and flowers too:)
    Have a glorious day, my friend.

  32. I have always wanted to visit England. Loved your piece- it took me on a mini journey there. :)

    Beautiful skies and birds. Two of my favorite things. Such beauty in nature. Plus- I love that tasty snack and cappuccino. :) YUM!

  33. Your art is fantastic! Really love these projects!

  34. I adore your London piece and how you incorporated your family photos. I'm going to London (and England) for several weeks in October so now I'm all things Brit! It's a beautifully executed collage.

    The waffles look delicious and so does that beautiful scenery!

  35. I love the first piece with you and your family! Precious! The tag is so beautiful! I love the quote and the image! Just perfect! I love your photos so much! You always make me hungry! LOL! Great shots of the birds! Big Hugs!

  36. Such beautiful photos, Valerie - can't decide on a favourite amongst the skies and birds. Your London piece is great as is your Baby Love tag - both tell such wonderful stories of family and place.

  37. fabulous travel journal page! and another very sweet mother and child tag. xo

  38. Such a lovely post from start to finish.
    I especially liked the tag and the quote.

    All the best Jan

  39. Oh Valerie! I saw this on my phone last week and loved it, now I see it larger I can see just how wonderful it is! I hope you get to visit London again one day! Your tag is lovely too! I almost went green with envy seeing the Bullfinch - we see them sometimes at Leighton Moss! As for the waffle - I love them and treated myself while in Paris! Hugs, Chrisx

  40. Oh Valerie! I do love that piece with you and your family! I always love when you share these photos- they are so special, you are so special!
    What a beautiful tag you painted as well- perfect quote you chose!
    hugs xo


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