Sunday, 19 May 2019

Good Times

Try it on Tuesdays is celebrating its 10th Birthday in Blogland this month.

It was back in November 2010 that I was invited to join the design team.
At the end of May 2012 Avril and myself  started taking over the Administration of TioT's.

Over the years my style of crafting has changed , but my love of getting messy and creating 'my style' of art has been a journey I have enjoyed every minute of.
So these next few days to celebrate TioT's theme.....
Lets Party
where the theme asked        everyone to......
share your ART and the things you like to create....with us.
I am off on my own personal  trip on my blog
 and sharing  some journal pages I have had fun creating.

A variety of stamps were used on this page.
The base was  a simple watercolour wipe over and distress oxides.

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

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Sky at night

Night skies .
I always think the night sky looks quite magical as the stars begin to  twinkle in the darkness.
I have made this page for Erika's theme of
In the Sky/In the air.... over at
The background is watercoloured, sprinkled with navy powders, then spritzed with water.
I fussy cut the stars and added some glitter, more on me than on the stars.
I used a TH skyline stamp at the bottom of the page. First of all it didn't show against the background. the second attempt at fussy cutting got thrown in the bin. This is the third effort......not  what I hoped it would look like. But it does convey to me how  vast the sky is
 and how because its there,
 we may take it for granted and not spend  time to look and wonder.

Thank you for calling in today.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Windy Days.

The sky may be blue, but there is rain in the air and  the wind is blowing a gale.
That sounds like a  weather report, but although we like the warm and the sun,
we get a good share of the wind and rain as well.

The background was  created by rubbing nearly dried out ink pads over the surface.
The tree and man holding on to his umbrella are Clarity stamps that I have had for years,
they deserved an airing.
The grass stamp is old and unnamed as is the one I used for the rain drops. So huge they could have been water bombs not drops.  The words were computer generated and to cover   some of the messier rain drops I added some clouds in the digital program I use.

I am joining the folk at
 Art Journal Journey
for Erika's theme of ....In the Sky/In the air.

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

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Lets Party...... at TioT's

Its a special  year for us at
This month we celebrate our 10th year in blogland.
Please follow the link to TIOT's and we hope you will join us all there.

Only one photo in the early stages of creating this page as I was having fun creating it.

I used modeling paste through stencils  on the background. Splashes of colour and shading through more stencils. Next  I printed the computer generated words and bunting.
The party people are Paper Artsy images.

I brought cakes to the party and my page was made with love.
Ten years ago the challenge  blog was started by   Janet and  Michelle , I hope they would be happy to know it is still  a happy blog and going strong
 all these years later.
TioT's means a lot to me  and I hope,  we continue to welcome and inspire folk who join us there.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Secret Gardens

Hello to everyone who calls in to see me today
First of all a page I have made for Erika's theme
In the sky/In the air.............over at............
 Art Journal Journey

In Mary's garden the flowers grow high and the sky is always blue.

A watercolour washed background, with some pop out images [Studio Lights].
Cut out paper stems for the flowers.
The grasses and clouds were stamped.
I used a digital stamp for  the blue heart flowers at the front and  for the sun bursts in the center of the flowers,  then computer generated the words.

I got the idea to create this fun page while I was sorting out some photos from our visit to Holy Island at Easter.

Hello to friends at Bleubeard and Elizabeths
T stands for Tuesday and we are always made welcome with a drinks related post.

 The mug of tea was close by , in case you wonder Mr Fox was not interested in going after the wicker bird on my computer screen.

The wicker bird was outside an observation buildings where you could view the birds.   To many folk about so I didn't see any.
I took a couple of photos of the floor where the builders had bird footprints in the stone.
When looking around new places I like to get away from the main  areas.
Down one of the lanes we came across this small narrow garden. 
There were many hundreds of folk on the Island on Easter Sunday, this was  a lovely garden to find.
You could clearly hear the water fountain, it was so peaceful and calm to stop a while there.

My last photo collage was a spot of window shopping again.
Wooden drinking bowls for the Mead and
Horn drinking vessels.
We looked but didn't buy.

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

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Under the sea.

A tag to share with you this evening.
The theme for the challenge over at 
is..... Sea World.
The base  was sprayed with ink and shaded with distress oxides.
I use Studio lights pop outs for the sea horse and the fish.
The sea weed plants were added  in the digital  computer program I use.

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

Thursday, 9 May 2019


Hello everyone who calls in to see me today.
I am sharing a hybrid journal page with you today, that I altered for Erika's
theme of  'In the sky/In the air  over at

I will also be able to join in over at
where the theme is..... Just one Word

As you can see from the photos I changed the base colours and  had fun
 adding some digital additions [notes in my sidebar].
It was a stamped and mop up colour page.  
The two birds on the wire are closely watching to see how far the  steampunk balloon will fly.
 I do think that the folk in it will be having a good day out in their flying machine.

The fun continued when I decided
 that I must use this page.
What does the page look like in my journal now.
The dark rust shade. I never liked, so the result of how I covered that up you can see in this photo.
I used some scraps of papers, a bit of lace and a metal  flower  and a  Finnabair sticker, the quote by Cesare Pavese.  reads....
We do not remember days,
we remember moments.

Time does seem to fly, so remember to pause,  take a breath and enjoy the moment.