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Sunday, 31 January 2016

The Wendy House


Did you have a Wendy house or a secret den in your garden?
I remember well gran, putting a large quilt over a table to me to use as my hide away.
I wonder what  adventure Wendy will be going on today,  when she opens the door to her secret world.
She has her bag packed with treasures and her teddy tucked under her arm.
Two of Teddy's friends are waiting to welcome  them,
 they cannot wait for the magic and make believe, to begin.
A digital page created using Mischief Circus kits.
I used the prompt  given for this week over at
which is Doors/ Doorways to get my ideas flowing when I created this page. 

Thank you for calling to see me today, I always appreciate the comments you leave me.

Friday, 29 January 2016

What happened next?


Many years ago I  tried Parchment  crafts, with no joy what so ever.
Then the talented Barbara Gray introduced Groovi Plates to the craft world. 
Quite a revolutionary system and easy to use????
My family decided to buy me a few plates  for Christmas, which was great. But how was I to use them in my
journals etc. So here is one of my first attempts.
A splashed and inky brusho background, and some random stamps.

A photo taken  and off to the computer to  have  a digital play


This could be my last contribution for this month  over at
  Art Journal Journey
as the current theme  Winter Wonderland ends soon.
Chrissie it was a great theme you chose and the inspiration by all the folk over there is fantastic.

Now if you are still with me,  these are my final additions to the page
More colour added, I used a sponge and not a brush, much more fun. A little stencilling spread with some gilding wax when it was dry. The butterfly was lurking under a book.
So this page has moved on  to the glowing days of summer.
Well we can all dream.........it will come soon.


Thank you for stopping by to see me today,
I always appreciate the comments you leave for me..

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Pretty as a Picture


A digital creation again today, this time for a challenge that I have seen ,
when I have been visiting blog friends posts
Take a Word, the theme is Frames.
I used Mischief Circus kits and assembled this in my  Craft Studio.

Yesterday I added a digital punch to my page and a few friends asked about it.
I can only say that it is part of the program  and something I have just begun to explore.
For fun this is one of my dabbling about pieces. Its a clever tool
 and you can use the outside or the inside of the shape.
No wasting of papers either when experimenting on the computer.


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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

With Love




June's Cheeky Challenge theme this week over at
is Valentines-Love
Somehow this theme in my mind is associated with using the colour red.
 But this is  the first page  I made....... in blues.


I had a play using a digital punch to cut  the couple out in a heart shape.
I used my Craft Studio to create these  pages using elements from Dezinaworld,
 Mischief Circus kits and my own stored images.

Thank you for stopping by to see me today, I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Best Day Ever


The Silhouette challenge over at Try it on Tuesdays 
still has another week for you to join in the fun.
This card was made using a few layers 
 with some distressing around the edges [i.e. using a pair of old blunt scissors].




Last Tuesday I showed you a digital card
 using this hand made topper.
So in true crafter's style of not wasting anything,
 it is now  the top layer of my card.


I used a very old stamps around the edges
 and embossed this with silver powder.

Last week this little girl just wanted to fly away, 
this week she is having  the 
 'best day ever'.


Thank you for taking time to call and see me today. 
I do so appreciated the comments you leave.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

The garden visitor


I think a bit of everything has been added to this page .
Mop ups, brusho powders, a  winter snow scene torn from a magazine.
a scrap  piece of  embossed stone wall


A white embossing powder spill was not wasted, just spread around with my fingers before it was heated and I couldn't resist a sprinkle of glitter.
 This unfinished page started a few days ago is probably true to the colours I used. 
 Its very dull and grey  here and yet again a good photo was hard to take.
Of course I had to add a winter visitor, robins are regular's to my garden.
[The stamps used are Stampers Anonymous.]


My robin is off to visit with the folk over at Art Journal Journey
January's theme is Winter Wonderland.

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I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Molly's Secret Garden



Wild Flowers is the theme for this week over at
Dezinaworld' 's Cheeky Challenge.
This digital page reflects my love of  wild flowers.
If I had  had a secret garden, you would have found me sitting with a good book,
 in pleasant surroundings . enjoying the peace and tranquility just like Molly..
[Images used from Mischief Circus kits and my Craft Studio].

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I always appreciate the comments you leave me.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Frosty nights.


Last weekend we had some very severe frosts
 and for a few days, the fields looked crisp and white.
Not good to be out and about in but good to see from the warmth of   home.
Lots of time to experiment  with digital pages.
This page  is again for Art Journal journey
where Chrissie is hosting this months theme of Winter Wonderland.
I used elements from Mischief Circus kits, some from my own /found /free to use pieces.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, I always appreciate the comments you leave for me



Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Fly Away


Silhouettes  is the new Challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.
This is a ''just because'',  digital card , 
that I made to send with  an email to a crafting friend.
The team have some amazing samples to show you and we also welcome Marjut to the TioT's  team.
Please pop over for all the details.






However as you can see it did  start off with a hands on  piece I made , involving getting messy with Brusho powders 
and water sprays.
The image was a Banksy style stamp. 


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Friday, 15 January 2016

Poverty


June over at Dezinaworld 
Cheeky Challenges has added a list for her weekly challenge themes,
 this week its--Rags, poverty and homeless.
Oh dear I thought,  what a deep and moving theme.
Not just a topic from past times but a very current issue in our world and lives today.
So this is again a digital page, much easier for me to blend and overlay images, using my own,
some from Mischief circus kits and the one June supplied..
The quote is by Frank Mc Court and I believe its from Angela's Ashes.
June  has also added an image to use if we  wanted to, so it is incorporated into my background.

Thank you for stopping by to see me today,
 I always appreciate the comments you leave for me

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Call of the wild.



A mixed media piece  today but not using my usual type of base layer


This time I used one of my cross stitch  pictures, which is currently on display in my dinning room.
It was hard to get a photo as it is behind glass and stretched to fit the frame.
If you look real close there is a reflection of me
 with the camera.
I use my Craft Studio program to add the extras, some from Mischief Circus kits.

I am joining the folk over at Art Journal Journey again, for the Winter Wonderland theme hosted by Chrissie.
Follow their  link to the PinRest board and you will see some amazing artwork and inspiration for the theme.



Thank you for taking time to call and see me today,
I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.



Tuesday, 12 January 2016

A number of wishes


A digital collage page today.
I just wonder what this girl is wishing for, she looks so  deep in thought.
My  wishes never seem to change and would be for ...
Health, 
Happiness 
and Peace in our World..
The current challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays is
'Letters and Numbers', all the information is here.

Thank you for calling to see me today, I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

The snow family



Another journal spread for Art Journal Journey
where Chrissie is hosing this months theme of Winter Wonderland.


On the left is how my pages began. Using a variety of stamps and stencils and a die cut lamp posts, coloured with distress inks and pencils.
The stencilled snowflakes were smeared with gilding wax when the paste dried out.
So photo taken  off  into the computer to add some digital extras, first of all  making the shades of blue  a little deeper.
Horace and Martha looked a bit lonely, so I decided that what what they needed was a couple of children and a  dog. now their loving family was complete, lets hope their  '' love doesn't melt''. 

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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Listen to the silence



A mixed  media journal page today, using a watercolour painting 
and digital additions from my stored images and  Mischief Circus.



This is the painting I used. 
Not my own work but my husbands.
 He painted this to use  for  my Christmas card..

I used a quote by Antoinette van Kleef...
When the snow falls, nature listens.

This page be joining the fun at Art Journal Journey 
where Chrissie is hosting this months theme of Winter Wonderland.


Thank you for stopping by to see me today, I always appreciate the comments you leave me.


Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Letters and Numbers for TioT's


The first challenge of the year over at Try it on Tuesdays
is ''Letters and Numbers''.
Please pop over to see  what we have all been making.
A computer generated background for this card.
With the addition of this cute,' bear', one of Indigo Blu's stamps.
He looks as if he is still recovering from the New Year festivities.
The image was  water coloured and the additional shading was Vintage Photo distress ink.
Thank you for calling in to see me today,
 I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.


Sunday, 3 January 2016

Winter Wonderland for AJJ


Walking in a winter wonderland


Still  experimenting with digital  images
and a page for Art Journal Journey today
where Chrissie  is hosting this months theme of  'Winter Wonderland'.


I  sometimes Google free to use pictures, to use in my journal pages and had this one stored, from way back,
 so sorry  I cannot say where it came from.
Other additions were my own stored,  free to use images and some from a Mischief Circus kit.


Lots of blues in this page, but I think it does look wintery.
 I would even welcome some snow here, as  a change to all the rain we are getting in the U.K.

Thank you for calling by to see me, 
The comments you leave are always appreciated.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year




Happy New Year Everyone.
Wishing you all health, happiness 
and a peaceful 2016.
Thank you for all your visits and comments you left for me in 2015
I look forward to visiting and seeing you all in the New Year.

Thank you girls from over at
 Art Journal Journey
for letting me know that the new challenge theme is Winter Wonderland
hosted by Chrissie, so I am away to join in for the first time in 2016