Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Guess Who's Coming..... Its Santa ... at TioT's


Guess Who's Coming.... Its Santa
This is our last theme of the year over at Try it on Tuesdays

We do hope you will come and join us and have some Festive Fun.
Please pop over and see what we and our Guest Designer  have all been making .

My card is a simple layered card with a TH Santa stamp
 The image was water coloured and the extra shading is distress oxide ink.
The wooded deer  I covered with gilding wax.






Like most folk I think I have an all time favourite Christmas stamp to use, you may have seen this a few times over the years on my blog and I couldn't resist stamping him up again this year.

Another layered card, this time with an embossed layer.
Watercoloured and trimmed with ribbon.


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




Monday, 10 December 2018

You are invited to.............


Hello  everyone who calls in to see me today.
I will be joining folk  over at
where  its T stands for Tuesday
and we are always made very welcome with a drinks related post.




My imagination went a bit wild today  after I had stamped these two rabbit images into my journal page. Its a dull winters day and the trees are bare.

 I wondered if they thought about  having a rabbit tea party and inviting their friends. Would they have cake if they could. Or, would it be carrots and lettuce. So for fun I gave them  cup cakes 
[digital additions to my page].


I even joined them with my cuppa
 and some home made granola  flapjack biscuits.


Hubby bought me this festive mug 'fabYULEous'.
The picture is of a chocolate Yule log wearing a festive hat.
It did make me smile.

I will also link my page to
are also hosting the theme this month.
Tis the season or My favourite season.

Thank you for calling in I hope you have a great day.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Autumn leaves


A hybrid page from me today, I thought we had had the last of the falling leaves
a couple of weeks ago, but after some very strong winds, there they were,
 gathered again in
different parts of the garden.



I used gesso as the base, scraping it on with a piece of plastic followed by a little random stamps and splatters. the harvest mice and seed were cut outs from a calendar.  The leaves and words are computer generated [notes in my sidebar]. I was going to cut out some stamped leaves, but the fingers were  not very happy with idea today after cutting out the mice,
 they just refused to hold onto the scissors any longer.

I will be linking my page to
where Bleubeard and Elizabeth are hosting the theme for this month...
Tis the Season or My favourite season..

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



Friday, 7 December 2018

Friday's.........Winter Diary


Friday Diary day and the end of  the year is approaching rapidly.

I used  gesso to cover the coloured pre printed page added the birds, which were torn from a napkin.
I have yet to see a blue feathered robin.
I used my winter foliage stencil with white paste as well as some distress oxide inks., ending off with a few splashes of white paint.

I will add my Winter dairy  page to Bleubeard and Elizabeths theme 
My Favourite season or Tis the season over at

Thank you for calling in today, you are always welcome here.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Seeds and the Seasons


A page in my 6 x 6 inch journal page which began with a few splodges of white paint and some torn book paper.  I had already found this  picture and the stamp of a seed head that I wanted to use.
I used distress ink for the extra shading.

the theme for this month set for us by  Bleubeard and Elizabeth is....
My Favourite season or... Tis the Season.

I think every season brings its own beauty.
This seed head  made me think that when the seeds are scattered and the seasons change, time passes,
nature will work its magic and come the spring we will see the flowers bloom again.
[I am happy this evening as I actually managed to add my link to AJJ]

Thank you for calling in today, you are very welcome here.



Monday, 3 December 2018

Winter moments


A page from my digital journal today and if all goes well I will   have added  a version of this  as my new blog banner. It  has been a few days in the making to get all the image layers in place.



I liked this quote , it is to easy these days to speed onto the next task
 and not take time for the now.
Moments should be remembered and treasured.

In the meanwhile I have been on a mission to ... First.....  finish making some Christmas cards.
Next..... make some inserts.
Last... get them written.
Finally..... get myself to the local post post office later in the week and get them on their way.




All this did involve a number of cups of my favourite brew,
so I will say hello to friends at
where they always make us very welcome  on Tuesdays with a drinks related post..

I will also add my page to Bleubeard and Elzabeth's theme...
.My favourite seasom  or Tis the Season for the month at
 Art Journal Journey

There is nothing better than returning home on cold  winter days.


This photo is from our upstairs window on Sunday.
We couldn't see the valley for clouds , but peeping out through the cloud was the spire of  the village church on the other side of the river.
The wire you see is the telephone wire.

Thank you for calling by to see me , I hope you have a great day.



Sunday, 2 December 2018

Winter visitors


Winter's garden birds are always welcome .
It can be cold,  grey, frosty,  yet they call in  and if we are lucky they will sing their own song.




I did remember to take a couple of photos in the making of this page. The  base had a few random stamps.
Next came a torn robin  picture from an old calendar.
I added some texture stencils  of winter foliage and decided not to add colours. It was  when I added the words that I added a little distress oxide shading.






For December our  lovely hosts 
have set the new theme for the month at

Tis the Season or My Favourite Season

For this page I chose Winter as a Favourite season.
I'm not sure I can say I do have an actual favourite, but as the month goes by I know I am going to enjoy this theme.

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