Saturday, 3 December 2016

Let the light guide you home for AJJ

This is the second of the pages I thought about when I saw Valerie's  new them
 for the month over at
Light and Darkness.
Another hybrid page , with digital additions onto my own base layer.
When I was young, my grandmother always left her curtains open in the evenings
 when any of the family were late out  at night.
She said,  it was for us to see the light  shining , to get us home safely.
We did,  back then, live where there were no street lights,
 it was surprising how much natural  light there was.
When my grandparents  moved to a smaller house as they got older,
the area was well lit but,
 she never stopped leaving the curtain open.

Thank you for stopping by to see me today, your are most welcome
 and your comments are always appreciated.
Digital additions from
Mischief Circus and
Oscraps kits

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Light in the Darkness for AJJ

The new theme for December at

was announced today,
with Valerie's  choice being ......Light and Darkness.

I should have being doing those mundane chores around the house this afternoon , like ironing , 
 but I had a couple of ideas that would not wait.
Its  a digital page and somewhere at the bottom of the layers lurks one of my own pages.
It is easier for me to create digital pages on the days my hands refuse to grip
  and safely hold  small items, today is such a day.  Thankfully the girls accept digital pages .

I really appreciate you calling in to see me, your comments are always welcome.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Paper layers and silhouettes

This weeks challenge over at
I have added a Streetscape silhouette to my digital page,
the base layers  are all similar  shades, to give the look of torn,  brown paper

Made using images 
from Mischief Circus kits
as well as my own
 and stored images,

Thank you for stopping by to see me today, your comments are always appreciated.

There is still another week for the
  Layer it up  challenge to run over at.....
This  page has a number of digital  layers, and all formats and styles are welcome at TioT's.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Join me for a coffee today

Hello and welcome to the folk who call in to see me  today.
Its Tuesday, so it just has to be T day over at

Those of you who visit with me know my preferred brew is Tea.
But when I saw the latest freebie magazine in the supermarket, I  just had to get cutting out to make this collage page which may appeal to those of you, whose brew of choice...... is coffee.

As I was having a bit of a rant at the latest changes  to behind the scenes with Blogger....her Ladyship  was my choice of mug .

How are you all finding the changes?

It seems to be  taking me ages to access my Reading List  and I don't really need to see my own post lists each time either. 

I wonder if they ever ask, the folk who do Blog for an opinion.
However like most things we have to get used to change
and no doubt the folk behind the scenes think this is all, a very good  way forward.
So I will not say any more about it....for now.

I will share the  collage with friends at
 where there is only a couple of more days to join Susi's theme for the month..

Happy T day and thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Bits and pieces for AJJ

Where is November going and only a few more days to join the fun over at
where Susi's theme for this month has really made me stop and
 think what I am adding to my journal pages....
Collage with a faces, wings or leaves.

Scraps old an old map and embossed paper, went on top a a mop up page.
 I had a packet of stamped pieces and was able to find these ones that seem to go with a map, but  my pages take a life of their own and I have to make myself stop before adding more.
Additional shading was distressed ink.
These pieces were never meant to go together, but it seems to have worked out
 on a collage page.

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

Thursday, 24 November 2016

A special day to share some love.

Happy Thanksgiving
 to all my Blog friends who celebrate  this special day.
Made  from
Mischief Circus kits
 and my own stored images., 


I have been on a Christmas card making target these past few days,
but as always the best laid  plans  don't always work out .
A few interruptions  were all I needed to turn to my journal and have a play.

This page had been waiting for more attention since last week.
The first  photo was taken on a dull day, so I just added a bit more shading, using a tissue dipped in a puddle of paint.
A search in the box unearthed the hearts corrugated and gem shaped one, plus a frame and key.
I stencilled the letters. and added a computer generated quote.
So another page completed and a rest from card making.

I will join in again at 
where Susi's theme for the month is Collage with a Twist.. no faces, wings or leaves.

I'm not sure if I have been on the right track with my  pages this month ,
 but they are my idea of a collage,  I have never started off with any thoughts of  a completed page.
Slapped on paint and bits and pieces from my stash,, a bit of texture.
 played with stencils for backgrounds
 and had a great time.,  I have really enjoyed Susi's challenge.

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

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Layer it up at TioT's

Layer it up is the new challenge theme for
  Try it on Tuesdays
An opportunity to see how many layers we can add to our project or card.
Please call over to TioT's to see how the girls all interpreted this theme.

I started off with a canvas card topper.  which was  included in a packet of bits and pieces, sent by a friend.

 The first 6  layers, plus the 4 horizontal strips,
 all plain cut,
 you can see layered on the left.
This was all placed on a large card blank base and I added some die cut water coloured wild flowers.

As this was a card  I decided to make myself a
 digital version after the photos were taken
The words on the canvas are easier to read after I enlarged the card.

Digital additions from Mischief Circus kits
and my own store images.

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

If you have called in for T this Tuesday, 
please scroll down to my earlier post