Friday, 26 April 2019

Queen for the day

How would it be if you were to be Queen for a day.
I think I would  pass on this offer, it must be  really stressful
being in the public eye day after day.
Anyway I have made another fun page for Wendy's  Having Fun theme at

The page began with a colour mop up base, pieces of washi tape
and  stamping. I re- stamped the birds and fussy cut them as they didn't stamp
 so good first time on the page.  I also used a pen to elongate the tulip stamp to balance the page.
The words were added in the computer program I use.

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

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

By the sea

A  page for Wendy's theme ,,, Having fun...over at
The background is  spray paint splodges, with a little random stamping and the images are cut outs.
I took a few things with me in my travelling craft stash.
The phrase doesn't relate to us bathing in  the sea,  we like visiting , being typical tourists,
 but not a toe gets wet,  in the sea off our Northumberland coast.  The North Sea is COLD.

We are currently in the caravan and have been enjoying some 
rather warm and sunny weather.  Its all set to change as the week goes by,
 On Easter Sunday we visited The  Holy Island  of Lindisfarne.

 The island is tidal with a road causeway, so you have to time the visit with the tide.

I will share more photos when I get them sorted out.

Thank you for calling in today, your visit is always appreciated.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Hello Friends

Hello Friends who stop by   to see me today.
I will be calling in  at Bleubeard and Elizabeths to share my drinks related post
 because....over there

You can see from the photos that I started off with quite a pale blue colour wash and some crackle paste.
A stencil came next as I am really not happy leaving areas white [ I am trying]

Scraps of papers made the border and the layers for the
girls image I wanted to use.

The stamps were from  Grahics 45 papers

I used stamps for the post marks and the grasses.

The faux stitching was added  with the help of my ruler. After I saw the photo you can see below with  cuppa, I wasn't happy with it  so  I computer generated some  stitching. I am absolutely no use with my sewing machine.  Its years since I have been able to thread the needle and its to old to get a threader gadget .

I have scheduled this post, but  hope I will have internet so I can  catch up with everyone.
Happy T day wishes.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Making Memories

A quick fun,  mother and son page from me today.
I will be linking to 
and Wendy's theme of... Having Fun
This  weekend I will be thinking about family,  memories made through the years  with our sons,
one who will be reaching a significant birthday on Easter Monday.
This is a scheduled post, I  know I will have no internet for a few days
so will catch up with you all  when I am able.

 The first  page is made with a variety of stamps and stencils.
 I fussy cut the elephants and coloured them with water colours and inks.


Happy Easter.

However you spend this  weekend I hope you have a happy one.
For me its not  about the hype that seems to be around us these days.
Its  about thinking of the true meaning of Easter and spending time with family and friends. .

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Springtime at TioT's

Springtime ....
is the new challenge theme over at

Please pop over to see what we have been making and get all the details,
 we would be very happy to see you there.

Spring is also the season when we celebrate Easter, so for my interpretation of the theme
I have created an Easter card.
I used  a  few layers  and a main image from my collection of Graphics45 papers.

Some of my favourite die cut wild flowers and leaves which were water coloured.
I added  the sentiment stamp, which is old and unnamed  and finished off with a bit of faux stitching as a frame. I took the photo on the left  and looked  at it over a few days wondering how  I could define the first layer, I think the faux stitching worked.

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

Monday, 15 April 2019


Hello everyone.
Its.......  T stands for Tuesday
the day of the week when we are invited by

 to call in and share a drinks related post with friends.

This first journal page I really enjoyed creating as I was thinking of how 
 I value the friendship I have here in blogland.

A mop up page , some raised stencils, white gesso
 so I could have a place to stamp out the images and words. 

This past weekend I picked up an advertising store magazine when I was doing the grocery shopping.
It was full of foodie pictures and recipes including the one you can see on my desk  beside my morning cuppa.. They called it an Easter Sundae, the top cut off a chocolate egg .  filled with ice cream, lots of sweet sprinkles and drizzled with toffee sauce. 
 Can you imagine the calorie in this dessert?
So I will just stick to looking at the photo.
It is still waiting  for a home, but in my computer crafting world here is how it looks for now.....

I had fun crafting these pages so I will join friends over at
and Wendy's theme of Having fun.

Thank you for calling in and I hope you have a  good day.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Gals just wanna have fun

Gals just wanna have fun
Another page for Wendy's theme of...
Having fun over at

This page was fun for me, if I  had stopped to think things through, it might never have been any further forward than the photo on the left.

 It began with a kraft journal page which had a thin coat of white gesso and the remains of some modeling paste through a stencil. There is also a  covering of blue shading.
 I had sorted though one of my piles of junk/ papers and found this picture in an old calendar. I  added random stamping to cover the white, not a colour I am comfortable with.
 Then stopped before it ended up looking even more of a mess.  

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