Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Powder your.... at TioT's.


Powder  your .....
is the new theme over at Try it on Tuesdays

Please pop over to our blog where you will find  all the information
  and see how we interpreted the theme
Bleubeard and Elizabeth are our Guest Designer for this theme and have shared a fantastic tutorial you will find it here.





This is how my page started off.... as you can see I used my Kraft paper journal .... sprinkled it with some Paper Artsy Infusions powder, then sprayed on some water and waited for the colours to evolve.

The next stage was to add some random stamping.
The main image I used is a TH stamp
On this piece I used embossing power round the edges and yes you will be able to see a bit of blue as well as the gold.. They are both very old powders, the blue  was difficult to heat emboss, so I grabbed the gold and it worked.

The layers and additions came from my stash.

Thank you for calling in today,
I hope you will join us at TioT's.

Monday, 18 February 2019

Breakfast musings


Gardens......  weeds or flowers.
Well,  I say  gardens are to be enjoyed so plant what you enjoy seeing grow there.


The base of my page is quite messy and was  a lot of fun in its creating.
Brusho powders, napkins and random stamping for the base.
Next some scraps of Graphic 45 papers, die cut flowers, and yes..... more stamps

I will share this with the folk at
where Rike's theme is,,,
The colour yellow
I  am calling in to see friends over at
 Bleubeard and Elizabeths
where each Tuesday we are always made very welcome with a drinks related post









My drinks  related reference today is these two photos  ...
My new apron advertising tea, a gift from my OH.










The early morning pot of tea  waiting to be enjoyed and the toaster  ready for the bread  when I put the camera down and get round to putting  it in.






The weather has been kind recently here with some sunny days, so at the weekend we decided to visit one of the National Trust Houses  not to far from us...
Seaton Delaval Hall
that is having a lot of restoration work done on it.
 This costs  a lot of money , but we can see much progress from  last year.. It reopened to the public on Saturday and it was good to see that many visitors went to see how things had progressed'



Maybe you can I guess I like old buildings , bricks and stonework.

This willow in its bare state  made  me think of Harry Potters Whomping willow tree,
fancy having one of those outside your home.

Thank you for calling in to see me , I hope you have a lovely day.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

You have permission.....


I gave myself permission to play yesterday.
There are a number of mopped up pages in my journals,
 so no  excuse was needed  to have a play day.




I used one of these Prima  ' words you need'  stickers, I  think I will enjoy using these items

There was a number of stencils in the background and some raised embossed areas, obviously using left over paste at some point in time.   I also used some material scraps.
So the page evolved and I had fun.


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I also made a digital tag for the challenge  over at

where the new theme is...
Mushroom/fungi


Thank you for calling in to see me today, I hope you have a good weekend.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Make it an amazing day.



Sharing another yellow page,
but as my gal is wearing her heart pendant
 I wish you a Happy Valentines day if you are celebrating  today.




The base had a yellow water colour wash. I added some random stamping, word stamps  and a hearts stencil, then stopped
 myself from adding more. 
The sweet image is a Carabelle stamp.

I will be joining the folk over at
 Art Journal Journey
and Rike's theme...
The colour Yellow

There is a lot of hearts in the background and  my gal  is  showing her love. I will add a reminder
for the current Try it on Tuesdays  challenge theme....
Romance.,,,,where there are still some days left for you to join this theme.

Thank you for stopping by, the comments you leave for me are always appreciated.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Cold sunny days and a cuppa with friends.


I'm still  thinking of ways to use ....
'The Colour Yellow' ... which is Rike's theme for the month over at


It goes without saying that I nearly always have a mug of my favourite brew close by me
 on the table.
I used the remains of a pot of crackle paste  to begin with and gave the page  a wash of yellow water colour.  I am making an effort not to add to much to my journal pages and stopped as you can see after adding, a couple of torn scrap paper, lace , muslin, a couple of photo frames [TH] and a wooden heart. Oh and not forgetting the patch of stamping, words  and the washi tape. Well I did say I was  trying...... to add less.[grin]

I  also created another digital page that my coffee loving friends over at 
Each Tuesday we are always made very welcome  there with s drinks related post
I must thank my friend Valerie for the cup, saucer and coffee pot  digital images  she kindly shared with us a while ago.


A couple of weeks ago when it started snowing I took this garden photo from an upstairs window.
What a difference from the grey to the sunshine of today 



This last set of photos  shows one of  the patches of snowdrops that are   blooming  under the trees in the garden. They are in shade most of the day and seem to thrive.










I added a photo of my small glass of silk snowdrops. I never want to pick them from the garden  where they flower for much longer than they would if brought indoors.




Thank you for calling in to see me and I hope you all have a lovely day.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Painting dreams.....Yellow!


Painting dreams, well in this case exploring the colour yellow.
This is a mixed media page for the current  theme at ....
where Rike is hosting this month;s theme....... The Colour Yellow





The page began with torn book papers, washi tape and some Jane Davenport tissue images.
Sprinkles of brusho powders, some splats , there is  even a bit of random stamping , followed by some yellow water colour paint.   The words were computer generated.


Thank you for calling in to see what I have been creating,
 I hope you all have a good day.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

It must be love...


The theme for the current  challenge over at 

Hearts.
I used a stencil and stamped background for this first one
 and some Graphics 45 snippets from the paper stash, ribbons and a feather.
 that like my bits box never seems to get  any smaller.


I have also created this tag in the digital program I use..


Both these tags also fit in with the current theme at...

   ....Romance 

Thank you for calling in to see me today, 
you are always very welcome here