Friday, 12 October 2018

Things that go Bump in the night for ..... Diary day

 Friday..... is diary day 
It's getting near Halloween and I can see it getting more popular here in the UK
 as the years roll on by.
So I thought my diary pages for the rest of the month   would reflect this time of the year.
It was a pre- coloured page in shades of grey and did have some printed flowers.  Just the right moody colours. I added stencils as usual using distress inks, coloured the flowers and  tried to give a few a scared, startled  look. .
The skeleton's head and crown are All&create stamps.  I did give them a bit of a  hair do [grin], so they looked a bit smarter  for their night out.

I will join the folk at Art Journal Journey

and Linda's theme Creature Comforts
 as this page does have  creatures that I wouldn't want to meet on a dark night.

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

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Have I gone mad?

My first share today is a journal spread for

and Linda's theme
Creature Comforts
I can  relate some of  this page to the 'creature'  part of the theme.
My little creature seems to be in love with something, surely it couldn't have been the insects.
Lots of paint, stencils, crackle paste and stamps were used in its creation.
Was I having fun....yes
Was I in my comfort zone.....yes
The words were computer generated.


I am also  sharing a digital journal page today[ digital notes in my sidebar]
 and a quick reminder of the 
challenge theme at 
Black White and one Colour
There is still time to join in this theme the information can be found here.

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

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Gardens , cafe's and vegetables.

Hello to everyone calling in to see me today and to friends from 

where every Tuesday we are made very welcome with a drinks related post

More photos to share this week  from  our visit to 
Wordsworth's Birthplace in Cockermouth.
[my first post is here]
It must have been thriving with home grown produce in the summer, but even  autumn  still had its beauty. It was hard to get people free photos but I managed a few.  The main rooms in the house, Drawing room, bedrooms  etc I gave up trying to get photos.

There were many quotes on slate  to look out for when walking around.
The last two really made me smile

After our visit and seeing all the food on display in the house ,
that we couldn't sample , we decided to find somewhere to have a meal.  A short walk into the town and just off the main street we found a really lovely old cafe, serving wholesome food.

Our choice was scampi and chips with salad and very delicious it was as we were quite hungry.

My last photo today is this hybrid journal page, my own base layers and some digital additions.
 When I was  sorting out the photos  to share today,  the slate with the wheelbarrow for the Gardener's work area  gave me the idea for this page.
I hope it makes you smile. 
Those vegetables  look so cute.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a great day

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Orange, white and black

An inky and messy play time that began by thinking about the current 
 challenge theme....Black, white and one colour.

For this journal page [Jane Davenport]  I used the  colour option as my main choice,
white as the base layers and adding touches of black through the stencils
 and on the main focal stamps.
Lots of All&create stamps were used as well as my favourite go to...stencil..
 a variety of orange inks, muslin and torn papers.
I added the stitching in  the digital program I use.

I will also join the folk at at Art Journal Journey.

where Linda's theme for this month is....... Creature Comforts.
I thought about how I feel when I am in my craft room
 I love colour and inky mess, I am not naturally tidy, I feel comfortable creating  my style of art.
It may not be  what others like...... but .....hey....this is my comfort zone and I'm happy there.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, you are always welcome here
 and I hope you have a good day.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Friday is ....Diary Day

Friday is Diary Day
  and here we are with less than  three months left of 2018 .
I decided to use  the pre-coloured page as it looked abstract and I knew it would work with  some of my stencils. I used distress oxides   as I could get close matches to the  printed colours.   The center image  was printed onto tissue and  the other additions were stamped
.[Many were All&create stamps].

Thank you for stopping by today, you are always very welcome here.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Autumn Days

My first share today is an Autumn tag for the theme  of Autumn/Halloween over at 
I used oxide inks for the background, then random stamped with a selection of well loved and well used leaf stamps. I stamped and fussy cut a few and also cut out  some computer generated ones.
When my lads were small many , many years ago they loved to play in the leaves in the garden, so I added a TH found relative to the leaf pile.
The trimmings were  to hand and I stamped the words.


I have just begun to use this mixed media journal, 
 and for a while I had been wanting to try creating a page in a shorter time.
. Chris if you call in,  I am no good at sticking to 15 minute pages.
Half an hour each page was more like my timing.
 As always my desk had assorted bits and pieces  pushed to one side .
While assembling some Halloween bits and pieces I came across some   Crafty Individuals pictures

So the idea for my spread  began. I  rubbed an old ink pad over the corrugated and hessian material to add a warmer colour. Then added some torn left over papers

I began in the morning and took this photo on the left.
By the afternoon when I went in to take  the finished photo, the light had changed and the photo above was the better one of many  to share. Although the colours in real life are  more like this one on the left.

Linda  is hosting this month and chosen the  theme....
Creature Comforts 
Warm colours were mentioned as being acceptable also something we are comfortable about. I have to admit to struggling a bit with this one.

So my spread is a tribute to autumn, we will miss the flowers,
 the delicate butterflies and  the colours will change . 
Lets be thankful that
  each new day will bring its own joy and comforts.

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

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Black, White and one other colour at TioT's.

The new challenge theme over at

is...... Black. White and one other colour.
Please pop over for all the details and see what the DT have been making,
 we hope you will join us there.

I used a large stamp as my main image for this card,  which I  think was from Imagination Crafts.
It was stamped in black and simply layered up.  I added a  sentiment, making this card usable for a number of occasions.
My added colour is  a piece of  rusty red card that I used in the layering.

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