Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Garden antics. followed with a welcome cup of coffee

First a fun digital page  that had these three long nosed sniffers, trying to smell the flowers.
I hope the scent is stronger than the smell of the  tea they are about to drink.

The theme of,  ... In my garden there is....
at Art Journal Journey

has me in a Fantasy Garden mode  today,

Can you just imagine these two posh birds discussing
life,  and how to maintain their garden.

These pages were made using  my own photos  and  images from Mischief Circus.

Now, I am off to visit with friends  at
T stands for Tuesday

Its been an enjoyable  month for me at AJJ  and lots of cups of tea and coffee  have been drunk

fresh from the oven, Ginger and Cranberry scones

With a cup of coffee, the smell and you have my word for it,  was delicious.

With gardens on my mind this month
 I am sharing some photos with you, taken when we visited a garden center at the weekend.

We only went in for a packet of Coriander seeds
but I just had to take some photos .

I had a big smile on my face seeing these tin animals for sale,
Could you just imagine these in your garden?

Even a mini car

In the big glass houses, it brought to mind the words....
If you go down to the woods today.... be sure of a big surprise.

 A long post from me today, I hope you had a few smiles when you looked at these photos..

Happy Tea Day everyone
 and thank you for calling in to see me.


  1. What a fun post today! Love your long, sniffy noses! The garden page is lovely, too with those strange birds in the garden. The garden place you visited has some fantastic stuff, although I'm not sure I would want it on my little balcony! But I wouldn't mind a couple of scones! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Yes, I am full of smiles! Your digital art is so very creative and fairytale-like. They make for such wonderful story telling. The scones sound divine! Any chance of sharing the recipe?
    I can see why you were attracted to those fun and quirky animals-so fun! Happy T day!

  3. Fun digital art to start your post. I think those scones sound delicious, a great combination of flavors. What fun you must have had walking through that garden center.

  4. Oh Yvonne those metal creatures certainly would make some great garden art.
    I can almost smell your gorgeous scones from here = Yum!
    Those three sniffers are so expressive in your lovely collage.
    Your posh birds are very wise in another super collage!
    Happy T Day oxo

  5. Love your art today and I'm such a sucker for those tin animals and things for the garden. I love them but don't own any as they are usually more that I want to spend . Happy T Day!

  6. Well you DID make me smile... I don't do any digital work but i really loved looking at yours today.....Love the big sniffers. :) And the garden center was beautiful. Sometimes i miss the years i worked at one... sometimes... but not on 100 degree F days...lol Happy happy Tday! Hugs! deb

  7. OMGosh! I LOVE the big sniffers page!!! Just adorable!

    Garden centers are one of my very favorite places to be, always so much color......makes me want one of everything! I fell in love with the tin figures, how cute. Now my brain is working on figuring out if I could make them with recycled plastic bottles....LOL!
    Happy T-day and thanks for the visit and the comment......I think I have that poem tucked away somewhere too.

  8. Coffee and scones? Yes, please ;) I love yard art, but most is too big for my space. It makes me smile, though, to see pieces like this in garden centers. Thx! Happy T Tuesday

  9. oh please Hand over a scone... awesome digital art and These tin animals - i´m in awe...
    happy t-day!

  10. What a funtastic post! Love that fantasy garden the most ♥

  11. I love your page! Those sniffers are awesome! The scones sound divine and these animals are superb!
    What a fabulous post Yvonne! Thank you for another AJJ project and I wish you a happy T-Day as well!
    oxo Susi

  12. What fun art you created. Love the sniffers and the crazy birds, too. You make digital come alive!

    My neighbor made a dog that reminded me of the animals at your garden center. His is not as colorful as those, though.

    I would love a scone and coffee, please. They look really out of this world, too.

    Thanks for sharing your art, your trip to the garden center, and your beautiful scones and coffee with us for T this Tuesday. I loved it all.

  13. Great post Yvonne, love the digital pages - love the sniffers.
    Those scones look delicious.
    Great pictures from the garden center, very colourful and interesting.
    Avril xx

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  15. Yes, a lovely post.The sniffers are great. Love them. Beautiful flowers and those metal animals are great fun.
    Yum! Those scones make my mouth water...
    Thank you for visiting,
    Happy T-Day,
    PS I deleted my previous comment because I had made a mistake

  16. What fun! Love the sniffers and your 'posh birds' are fantastic! The garden centre looks an interesting place to visit - those tinnies look so good! I can imagine the smell and it was great to join you today! Chrisx

  17. Fun pages again Yvonne. Love all those garden animals you found!!

  18. Brilliant blog post Yvonne thanks for all those lovely pics.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  19. Still smiling.....and fancying one of those scones!

    Sally xx

  20. What a fun post, your collages are great! The metal garden art is fab, I love the cows with those horns and the mini. The scones look delicious, enjoy! Wishing you a Happy belated T Day! J :-)

  21. Fantastic pages today and wonderful story as well

    Such a great garden centre it must be a great place to visit Yvonne. Thanks for sharing the photos

    Love Chrissie xx

  22. What an extra brilliant post today Yvonne.
    So much to see and to smile at :)
    Wonderful art but my favourite was the AJJ piece with those fabulous birds.
    (I keep meaning to check out Mischievous Circus )
    The garden centre photos were so much fun..
    Have a great day... Gill xx (loving the new blog header too x )