Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The Fifties

Hi everybody!

I hope you have now all seen that we have a new tagger, Laura, who started off with a beautiful tag last week - welcome Laura, have fun in the group!

Our theme is 'The Fifties', which made me think of my childhood in London and school. The background of the tag is a school paper from Graphics 45, and here I have used both sides, as I couldn't make up my mind which one I liked best....
The photo, which has been matted with black card, shows me with my brother-in- law, a 'GI'. My sister was always determined to marry an American and move to the States, and that's just what she did. The picture was taken in 1954 when I was 7. She had lots of GI friends, and they always brought me candy, so I liked them a lot!



Have a great week.

Take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

Valerie

13 comments:

  1. what a great photo, Valerie! And I love G-45 papers!

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  2. Anonymous10 June, 2014

    Lovely tag, Val, the papers are just right for that photo!! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Fantastic tag Valerie. What a lot of girls married GIs and led very different lives ever after.

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. Photo and paper match so well together. Lovely tag and cute photo Valerie.

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  5. this is completely adorable! so precious xo

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  6. What a lovely idea for your tag, does the story mean you get holidays in the USA.!

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  7. Well, it would if I could afford the fare!

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  8. I really like the way you have used the black and white photo and such colourful background - works so well to recapture those carefree days.

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  9. I love the way you blended the patterns to form your mat, and that photograph of you as a child is precious. Blessings!

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  10. Great tag, Valerie! Bet you looked forward to his visits and all that candy!! Carolyn xx

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  11. Valerie, I've missed your tags so much. I've been venting on my blog design, which is another one of my favorite creative outlets.
    Your tag is so very special. You've given me a great idea.
    I look forward to participating again soon.
    xoxo's

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  12. Lovely photo, lovingly portrayed with very pretty papers. Do you get to the states at all? X

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  13. What a lovely photo! How clever to make it into a great tag with those perfect papers! Great story behind it too!
    Jane x

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