Sunday, 23 April 2017


My hybrid page today for
 and Hazel's theme of a  Magical Mystery Tour ,
 is taking me to a place where all is calm and tranquil. 
The sort of place you could sit,  dream and let the world glide by.
Like nature just let things run their course and take each precious moment as it comes.
Again the page began with one of my base layers  and  additional images all came from Oscraps kits.

My next few posts will be scheduled , hopefully I will have an internet connection.
. If not I will catch up  with you all soon.

Thank you for stopping by today, your visit it always appreciated.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Heritage tags

  is the theme at  Tag Tuesday
When I read the post Wilma had chosen the theme because their post went live on
 World Heritage Day.
My first thought was of a city in the next county to ours  Durham
This  Tag is  showing  Durham Cathedral [This is a link if you would like more information].
It is a digital tag with internet searched  photos.

This tag was made with bits and pieces always to be found lurking in my craft room.
Stickers, papers, die cuts  the photo is a  TH found relative  etc.

I thought I would tell you my thoughts behind this tag.
We were away with friends and family on Easter Sunday .
The parents  arranged an egg  hunt for the children and we saw them searching and gathering eggs , having fun,  their laughter was quite infectious. It was good to see some of the old pastimes being still used by
 today's modern families. 
What even made this more special was that after the search, they counted their eggs and......................
then shared them, so every one had  a fair share of the eggs.... Magical moments.

Thank you for calling in today, you are most welcome here.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Let your hands decide.....

 is this weeks theme  for The Three Muses Challenge

I have a hybrid journal page, using  my own base layers and digital additions[notes in my sidebar].

I will also be joining in over at Art Journal Journey
where Hazel is asking us to take a Magical Mystery Tour this month.

If you could hold the world in your hands....
Where would you go?

Thank you for calling in today you are most welcome here.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Share some love and a piece of cake......

Its the second week for the current Try it on Tuesdays challenge
to Add a Quote.

I have had a bit of a play again  making the hybrid page 
you can see  at the start of the post.

The actual colours  are seen  on the left and below is the page that is hand made in my journal.

I   did start off  thinking to make  a card, fussy cutting flowers etc, but when it was all stuck down. I thought the quote was quite meaningful  me me and my family.

Here it is in all its inkiness  with splodges of colour,
I have it propped up on a shelf in my craft room.
 An idea I got from Jo at Lets Art Journal  after reading one of her posts.

So now I am sharing some love and  a restoring cuppa with friends  at.....

Bleubeard and Elizabeth's 

 were we are always made very  welcome, to share a drinks related post.

Friday was a stay home day, and I think we both ate too much.,but we knew we needed to relax before heading off to meet with friends and family.
You will have to take my word for it, this carrot cake with butter frosting and walnuts was delicious.
You know I would share it with you if I could.

It was a  busy weekend and an unexpected stay in the north of Northumberland in the caravan with our sons at a Landrover event. It was freezing cold at night,
 so pleased the caravan has a good heating system

I have lots of photos of the area, but as yet they are still to be sorted out
This one is the ruins of Etal Castle which was about 4 miles from where we stayed.

Happy T day everyone
and thank you for calling in to see me today

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

April Showers

This week the theme for the Three Muses Challenge is
April Showers.

Another hybrid page, on the left is my page before it had digital additions.
A splashed and sprayed base,  random stamping of some rather large rain drops and Mr Umbrella man  sheltering some pretty spring flowers with his umbrella.

I will go over and join in at Art Journal Journey as well where this months theme is ...
.A Magical Mystery Tour.

We should never let a bit of rain stop us from going out.  My mystery trip would be to see  the effects of rain.  especially in the evenings,. The  surface water lying  on the ground and in puddles seems to glow, shimmer and perhaps sparkle as the light catches it,  from the street lamps or cars. or even the moonlight when you live in the countryside.

On the right is the digital page I made last night, again the rain drop look huge, I have't fathomed out how to get a smaller light shower effect as yet. I will keep trying. 

Thank you for calling in to see me , you are most welcome and your comments are always appreciated.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Add a Quote at TioT's

The new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays is.....
Add a Quote.
Please pop over for all the details and see what the team have been making
and we hope you will come and join us.

I started off wanting to use this 5 x 7 inch canvas board, that I had experimented on with my new Oxide inks,
 some sparkling washi tape, and a collection of flowers I  had grouped together.
At the stage on the left the flowers  hadn't been stuck down.
Then I hit the wall and just didn't have any idea what to add next. It sat on my desk for days, I had found the quote I wanted to use . The only option was to turn it into a hybrid page and complete the piece in my digital program.
Now I need to figure a way to get a similar result on the canvas.

Thank you for calling in to see me,
 you are always welcome here.

If you have called in for T Day, please scroll down to my earlier post.

Digital information,
please see notes in my sidebar.