Friday, 13 September 2019

Messy and happy

I have been having a lot of messy but clean fun  using mt digital art program.

The page began with a few  stencil  layers in my journal,  which will probably stay at this stage till I get a bit inspiration on what to do next.

I will be adding my hybrid pages to Erika's theme ....
Polka dots, plaids and patterns...  over at

This is another version with the stencil base and digital additions.

This version so far is my favourite, but as I can return to the program, its possible that I could  end up with another page.

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

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

A brew , boats, and bears ....Tuesday musings

Hello everyone who calls by this Tuesday
and to friends from
  Bleaubeard and Elizabeth's.
where we are always made very welcome with a drinks related post.

Tuesdays post is starting off with..............................
A half full cup of very cold tea as I  had forgotten all about it,
too busy enjoying a play.....

It was a mop up page with some additional stamping and a few stencils.
Yes it looks a bit chaotic,
 but I was enjoying the little things in life and letting the big things get on with  sorting themselves out for a while. I added the butterflies using my digital program.
Summer is nearly over and I realised I hadn't shared these  photos from a recent visit to
Eyemouth a Scottish border towns.  Lots of boats moored up along the river
the one that caught my eye was the one called ...Tranquility.

Duns was our first destination of the day. the sun was causing lots of reflections in the glass, but you can see the china teapots
The reflection I would have liked to get was  the statue of Wojtek the soldier bear

If you have time. have a look at this link about the Bear.
He has a very moving story .
This is my own Solder bear,[ he is called The Old Timer] he  sits on the bookcase at the top of my stairs

However you spend this Tuesday I hope you have a good day.

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Hey you........

It took me a while to find my box of paper scraps, it had been put on a high shelf . I couldn't bring myself to throw  scraps out,  as one day.... they could be useful. I think many of us are guilty of this. I  covered my journal page and fussy cut the woman from an old magazine
 then added a Leonie Pujol  word sticker phrase.
It is a busy looking page  with lots of patterns  for Erika's theme PSPP

The other side of the journal spread is a little calmer to look at.
 I left some white space at first, but returned later to add a bit of random stamping

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

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Boys/Girls/Children at TioT's

The next challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays is.......
,lots of ideas from the DT if you pop over to take a look and get all the details.
The children in the UK went back to school this week after the summer break. In my working days it would have been me returning back as well, I can say I have no issues with being happily retired.
I created a page for my digital journal with a group of friends enjoying playing together on a summers day. What stories they may have to tell, of their young selves when they grow up. I hope they stored happy memories.

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

Monday, 2 September 2019

tea day musings and A bit dotty for AJJ

It Tuesday and its Tday over at
 Where we are always made very welcome with a drinks related post
 I noticed Elizabeth posted about her first ever Tea Tuesday post
In the photo was a beautiful china cup and saucer. and a reference to Earl Grey Tea.

Now this cup and saucer is for sure not fine china, just plain pottery, but your post reminded me of this stamp image,  I had a rummage,.... Millie the mermaid was left to her own devices until  I got this made. 

Millie the Mermaid

'In my defense
I was left unsupervised.'

You could say that, as for  this journal  page I had no idea how it would turn out,. especially  as I did get a bit distracted  by a cup of tea in the middle of its creation

Erika this month's hostess over at Art Journal  Journey
has set the theme..... Polka dots.stripes,plaids or patterns...PSPP
So I was happy to find a pre- made dotty background in my journal  all ready for some additions
I used up some die cut push out images , adding a stamped quote and a TH phrase sticker.

 Thank you for calling in today, you are always very welcome here.
However you spend Tuesday. I hope it will be a good day for you.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Tuesday musings......its Coffee today...

Hello everyone calling in to see me today.
Its T day over at Bleubeard and Elizabeths 
where we are always made very welcome with a drinks related post.
Now I hope I haven't given you all a shock....its NOT tea in my cup.
Today I had a change and made myself an instant , Flat White coffee.

The garden is showing signs that autumn will soon be here.  The blackberries are ripening in the hedge and the birds are having a feast on them. I'm sure they watch them getting plump and eat early in the morning before I get up.

The eating apples are also getting ready to eat, another week or so  and they will need to be picked.
My friend called in today and took a  bag of the cooking apples home for her freezer .
I share as many as I can  as besides freezing a lot I don't store them in any other way and we have limited space to store them straight from the tree.

My craft room still is in its usual messy state, but I did manage to  have an  hour in there yesterday, before my energy levels dropped .. Thank you for all your kind wishes these past few weeks about my health issues.  I am still having tests, the current tablets seem to be working as they should,  I could do with feeling a bit more active. It seems to take me quite a while to get my day started and once it gets to mid afternoon, thats it, 'tomorrow  is another day'.

I  am still using up journal pages that    are or .have been    'work in progress'   This looks like it was  water colour mop ups and some stamping. I thought the die cut pop out looked fun and went with the quote I wanted to use.
It now will be a page for Art Journal Journey and Gill's theme of Anything with eyes

However you spend your day, I hope it will be a good one for you.


Saturday, 24 August 2019

set yourself free

Another hybrid journal page for Gill's theme..... Anything with eyes

The background is another mop up Brusho page.
A variety of stamps had to be involved for this collage page  as I wanted to try out another un-inked face image.
The quote on this stamp read
 I am 99% angel
but Oh that 1%.
I think she does have a cheery glint in her eyes
and she could easily get up to mischief.
The other quote is Frida Kahlo and was added digitally. I was also able to cover up the purple shades in the corner, this was me grabbing the wrong colour brusho pot thinking I was going to add more lemon to the page.

Thank you for calling in, I hope you all have a good weekend.