Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Summer mornings.

Digital  journal pages today to share over at

where there is still a few more days for me to join  in with Bleubeard and Elizabeth's
 fantastic theme of Summer Love.

This first one had me thinking of a misty summer morning ,
 when the sun is trying is best to break through the haze.
 We live close to the River Tyne and often the valley is hidden by mists and low clouds ,
a scene perhaps we take for granted as we know it doesn't last for long.

My hazy summer sunshine has moved a few hundred miles
 and taken me on a trip to Paris for this next page.
Its many years since I visited this city, but it was summer time and I loved the trip.

Thank you for calling in today to see me, your visit is always appreciated.

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Cats and Tea

Hello friends who call in to see me today.
First of all I am sharing another hybrid journal page for

where our lovely T day  hosts Bleubeard and Elizabeth   are also hosting this months theme of Summertime love.
I got my inspiration  for this when I saw our neighbours cat, lying on our patio
 in the summer  sunshine on Sunday  morning.  It never came anywhere near our garden when we had our Meg, but I think it is feeling safe now  and we didn't mind it calling in. 

Most of my pages seem to be starting off the same way these days. With a fussy cut piece from a colouring page and a napkin.
Followed by extra shading and then some  digital additions.
I think I may be getting into a rut, but I have so many pretty napkins and lots of coloured pages to use, I am on a mission to get them into a journal.

Now to grab a cuppa and visit with the folk at
Bleubeard and Elizabethswhere T stands for Tuesday 

and we are always made to feel very welcome
 and share a drinks related post

On the subject of cats I think Elizabeth, Bleubeard and Squiggles might have enjoyed visiting  this
workshop we found whilst
we were in Yorkshire

--The Cat Pottery

The outdoor cats were enjoying the sunshine.

I spent ages looking around the pottery garden, which was situated behind the owners home.

They were cat lovers in real life as well and  you could tell,  each cat was named.
Yes they were displaying a price if you wanted to take one home, but it was their business. Some however were not for sale and when I asked it was because it was there special one off piece to remember a family cat.

Now for some of the indoor cats.

These were cast metal and to tactile to the touch.

Some of the china cats on the right, it was hard to get a good photo of these ones.
This is  a small metal cat  that I fell in love with,  we have renamed her Tiger.
after a cat we had many years ago. She used to sit on  a chair or  the garden wall,  in this same position and pounce on the dog we had at the time, as he  walked past.

Where is the cuppa you may be wondering,
I should have had a cup the size of this one that  we saw holding plants in a Garden center we visited recently.

But as you can see the tea was as usual. placed close to hand beside the computer as I was sorting through  these cat photos.
I have been working on holiday photos for the past two hours and  I still have loads to sort  out, but not today.

I will leave you with this selection of photos. The owner of the pottery suggested we walk to the bottom of the village take a right turn..... we did and this is the scene that met us. A  beautiful waterfall in an  equally lovely location.

Happy Tea day Everyone

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Summer is colourful

Can you imagine a summer without colour?..........I can't
What if  the summer  flowers we love had no colour at all...
I think colour can brighten anyone's day, don't you.
This is a hybrid, mixed media page for

great theme is Summer Love.

On the left is how this page began. The first layers are a colourful background , a layer of checked tissue in the top corner. A fussy cut lady from the same paper stack..
Some Washie tape and scraps of a printed ribbon.
 I used some Jane Davenport items I purchased on holiday.
 However this didn't stop me from altering it in my digital program  as you can see in  my first photo.

Thank you for stopping by, I  hope you are loving  summer like  I am..

Friday, 21 July 2017

Walking Boot?

Another hybrid page today that started off with a colouring in page.
It was my own base layer  for a journal page. 
I added some digital layers for the background, Removed quite a bit of the white  background digitally then added leaves and the words.

Sun flowers for me always seem to signify hot summer days. Maybe a walk in the country side and enjoy looking at the wonderful scenery.

But... what do you wear on your feet I wonder.

For me these days, its comfortable walking sandals
 or boots. I  do notice what other folk  wear and over the years have seen some rather out of place  footwear.
Flip flops on at hilly walk,
Wellies on a hot summer day,
High heels on a beach,
to name a few.
The folk all seemed to be enjoying the walks, so as long as they were comfortable, that was  all that mattered.

I will be joining the folk at Art Journal Journey
where Bleubeard and  Elizabeth's  theme is Summer Love..

This page luckily,  fits the theme for this week at the 
So I will pop over and join in there as well.

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

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 be found in my sidebar.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Share some Sunshine today for AJJ

Well I have been reunited with my messy craft room. 
The fairies didn't come in and tidy up while we were away, nor did they help with the ironing that was to do this morning. Well we can all dream.
This hybrid page is for 

 theme is  .....Summer Love

I started by using  a couple of napkins, one with the dog and the other flowers.
I added some colouring and a stencil of the sun , rays and left it to dry out.

I didn't notice that while sticking down the dog I had lost part of his snout .
Well as its summer and butterflies in the meadows I was able to add a few and let one land on the tip of his nose.

I used the computer to add the words.

I will be adding the same quote  to my journal and  I know I have a butterfly lurking
 somewhere in my mess that will land itself on Oscar's nose.
Sunshine is what summer is all about for many, lets share a little with our friends today.

Thank you for calling in today, you are most welcome and I
 always appreciate your comments.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Let it Shine at TioT's

Let it Shine......
is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.
 There is no ideas prompts,  just the theme and there are some fantastic examples from the girls.

Now,  I hope those of you who know me well, won't get a shock when they see
 a Christmas style card in July, here on my blog.  
The idea was a shock to me as well as I am usually so behind making them.

On the left is a photo of the card  with its first digital  layers and images.
I had meant to count the number of layers I added but, its easy to forget when  looking through my files for the things I wanted to use. 
Matting and layering  even with digital cards adds to their finished look and I am able to coordinate the colours in the Digital program I use.

Thank you for calling in today, 
your visit is very much appreciated.

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Monday, 17 July 2017 pots and journals.

Hello friends who call in to share a cuppa today.
make us all welcome each Tuesday  on  their blog
when we share a drinks related post.
Today,  at T. stands for Tuesday its their  4th Anniversary , many congratulations,
it is a warm and friendly blog to visit and everyone is made to feel at home.

Last week I shared some photos taken when we visited Settle of the many plant pot art that was around the town. Here are a few more......

Outside the toy shop.
The rocket was ready for take off.
The tractor had all the children wishing they could take a ride.

The dog was patiently waiting  for his owner to come out and take him for a walk.

The spider, gave me quite a fright when I saw it on the wall of this house.

A bee and the pirate, were just happy to be out in the sunshine.

The newly married couple were off on their honeymoon.
I was amazed at all the art we saw and the imagination and care that was put into making it a wonderful day out for the visitors to the town.

I have been making a couple of digital pages that also include flower pots, not nearly as exciting as the ones in my photos.  I will share them over at
Art Journal Journey
where Bluebeard and Elizabeth are hosting this months theme
Summertime Love

 Gardens can give us so much pleasure especially in the summer time.
We can sit in the sun or shade or even long into the evening.   How the colours change as the darkness falls can be magical. It is one of life's joys to be at one with nature.

My last photo is to share with you a little piece of my Sunday afternoon treat  and my cuppa.
We had been out all morning  and for lunch, but managed to get back to the caravan in time to watch most of the Men's  Wimbledon Tennis final,
where Roger Federer won in the final, creating a new record  number of wins at this venue.
My treat was strawberries and gingerbread  and I was very good, no cream.

This is my last post from this caravan trip,  I have even been lucky this time to get internet reception.
We are travelling home Tuesday morning, so it will be later when I get to visit you all.
 Thank you for calling in to see me .
Happy T day everyone.