Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Trick or Treat at TioT's


Trick or Treat
Its Halloween time at...

We hope you will join in our Halloween fun.
Please pop over to see all the details and what we have been making for this theme.

I have made a Halloween card using stamps  that I cannot name,  as the packaging has long been discarded. The background  is simply shaded with distress oxide inks and sprayed with a home   made colour spray.

I wouldn't want to meet this gal on a dark evening would you?

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

Monday, 15 October 2018

A tea day post, pages and pies.

Autumn  is a lovely season, but  some days it is not
the right light to take photographs.


I  have been using my newest mixed media  journal book and no two pages  are the same material
I decided to use my favourite leaf stamps on both sides, adding some script stamps as well.
The stamped [Aall&create] and layered image on the right side was stamped onto a piece of mop up rice paper then onto card so I could fussy cut the dragonfly.
. I also added a few extra scraps  that were lying around the desk,
 the pile never seems to get smaller.
 I will add these pages  to
and Linda's theme of Creature Comforts.
Maybe there are no dragonflies around at this time of year, but the colours of autumn are
  and this is a season of the year that makes me happy.



The photo on the left is   closer in colour to the base layers than the finished photo .
As you can see I was enjoying a cup of my favourite brew,
 I will be  joining friends over at Bleubeard and Elizabeths
where we are always made to feel very welcome with a drinks related post.

A short while ago we stayed for a few days in the Lake District, so I will share a few more photos of another National Trust House we visited, Townend  at Troutbeck
It is a lovely 17th Century Farmhouse  with wonderful views, although the day we visited was rather grey and overcast, but  it was worth the trip .



On the right are photos of the  Barn, which we couldn't visit as it is still used  as a farm barn
A link to the house is here
and the barn is  here.

Inside the house was, as advertised , very dark and we couldn't use a flash on the camera,
but I hope the next few photo will give you an idea of the wonderful wood furniture and carving.
The Library and the Dining room.
Again food made fresh but not to be eaten.
This was the kitchen, there was an open fire and range for cooking.


This game pie had just been cooked and added to the display on the dining room table.

The pastry work looked amazing. All that work so visitors could see the kind  of detail that was  added to what our guide said was a typical family pie of the times.

Thank you for calling in , you are very welcome here and I hope you have a lovely day

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.

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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.
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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 .
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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.