Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Flying in for tea

These two mad witches have never learned to fly their brooms,
lucky for them  the geese are happy to take them to their destinations.
Oh.... the magic of Fairy Tales
There is still another week to join the fun at Try it on Tuesdays
with the current theme of..... I believe I can Fly.

Now I am off to visit with friends over at 

One of our favourite destinations [by car] is the small fishing town of North Shields at the mouth of the River Tyne

Most of the fishing boats were out when I took this photo,
 even so there are not so many fishermen these days.

I found this  photo on a
 Google search,
showing how the Quay used to look 

This is the view in the other direction up the river.
 Within seconds the day changed and we had torrential rain

Time to get indoors  for our lunch. 
The quay has many cafe's and restaurants these days. But this is always our first choice. may ask,
 its not fancy place   and usually you have to queue to get in .

But how can we say no,
 to a plate of delicious fish and chips. Crispy batter, bread and butter and  a pot of tea for me and coffee for my OH.

Thank you for calling in to share a cuppa with me today. I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Monday, 27 June 2016


This is a  ' just because',  page, sometimes I think about what to create,
 most times I just get started and see what happens.
I'm sure many folk here in the UK are thinking at the moment about what happens next.
My family certainly are....

So this is my page  for Europe.

 It is an old antique map I used as a base.
The Thinking lady is an image from Dezinaworld.

I will be joining the folk over at Art Journal Journey
where there is only a few days left for us to join in Mary's theme of Maps.

Thankyou for calling in to see me today.
Your visit is always appreciated.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Ballet for Take a word

Over at Take a Word this weeks word is... Ballet.
I made this digital  page square  so it could be easily used as a digital ''just because ' card.

Below is the page that will end up in my digital journal, the same dancer but with more colour.

Thank you for calling in to see what I have been making,
 I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.

Pages created using images from
Mischief Circus kits.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

I believe I can Fly

There is a super new challenge them starting today over at Try it on Tuesdays
called ....'I believe I can Fly'.

There are some super examples from the team so please pop over to take a look.

My journal page began with background water colour washes, a little washi tape , stencils and a clump of TH  Wild flower images.
Finnabair images completed the look I was aiming for after sticking down some fussy cut butterflies.

I did have a little play with the page in my digital program, by doing this I can print it out as a digital card for future use in any size I choose.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, the comments you leave for me are always appreciated.

If you have called to visit with me for
T stands for Tuesday
please scroll down to my earlier post

Afternoon tea

I realy started off this journal page with
 in mind , where Mary is hosting  the current theme of ....Maps.

It seemed to take a life of its own with the lady propping up the post box ,
she was ready to take  her afternoon tea.
The pair on the telegraph pole stand no chance of being served a cuppa up there.

This brings me to   T   stands for Tuesday over at
 Here is my photo for today to tempt you all with,,,

a very English Afternoon tea.
My OH and I went in to have a sandwich and ended up ordering this tasty stack of delights.
Yes, some sandwiches, currant scones with butter, strawberry jam and clotted cream.
Last but not lease some delicious looking cakes.
Now the cakes proved a step to far, but hey,  they  weren't left behind.

Carefully wrapped in a napkin, we took them home to eat  with a cup of Chai
later that evening.

Thank you for visiting with me today, I have enjoyed your company.

Images in the journal page
from internet searches
and Mischief Circus kits.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

The lady loves flowers

Its  a while since I joined in at Moo Mania  and More
but when I saw this wonderful photo inspiration, the colours  of  the photos and flowers,
 just inspired me to create this journal page.

Thank you for stopping by, your comments are always appreciated.

Made using elements
from Mischief Circus kits.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Winnie the Pooh visits London for AJJ

In the UK we  have been celebrating our Queens 90th Birthday, 
many interesting pieces could be found in our newspapers.
The additional pieces I have added to my base map of London were in the Daily Telegraph,.
It refers to the fact that Winnie the Pooh [A.A. Milne]
 was also celebrating  his  90th Birthday this year.
Can you just imagine Pooh reading this to the Queen.
I can, but I do have a vivid imagination.
This is the poem that was with the article.......

.A hum for a Queen.

The Queen is in her palace, as Queens often do.
Doing  all those busy things , that busy Queens do.
But the Queen could never know, as you and I do.
That doing nothing much can be the BEST thing to do.
So from a forest far away, for your special day.
We're sending you some quiet and a little time to play.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, I hope this page for
where this months theme is maps,
has made you smile and remember this book.