Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Birds, Caravans and Tea

Last week we were away from home and stayed at a beautiful
caravan site in Derbyshire, we do like to stay here at least once a year.
 One of the perks of having the caravan.

It is in the grounds of  Chatsworth House, hidden well from view in the old walled garden.
The house itself is currently under restoration in parts ,  the photo is an old one as there is scaffolding and protection covers over some of the outside walls. 
Chris  showed some super photos  last week, and this  of her visit to this House,
We were regular visitors to the Farm Shop as well.

Can you see our Meg waiting patiently for the door to be unlocked. 
While you stay on the site you get a key , which allows you to leave the walled area and walk freely on the  many paths that run though the estate.
The notice on the door reminds us to be sure to lock when we have passed through it.

 I remembered to take a photo of our tea and coffee flasks,  Always a good brew of us both,
 even on warm days.

The old girl doesn't walk so far these days, but enjoyed being out and we keep  to the flat parts of the estate.

T stands for Tuesday
over at...

While I was on the computer creating in the digital
program. I added a few extra flasks
 to share with friends. in case they are thirsty
 when they call in for a cuppa today.


 This will  be my last journal page for Gills theme over at
Art Journal Journey

where August has  been all about Natures Wonders
all the fantastic art pages can all be seen here on the  a  Pinrest board.

When I was searching for strange looking animals on the net
 the other day these two birds caught my eye.

A Frigate Bird

A Shoe billed Stork.

I wonder what kind of call these two unusual birds make.

On the left if the photo taken from my 8 x 8 inch journal, before I added the words
 digitally in  MCS
Its hard to see the texture, I used crumpled, then flattened  paper tissues.
Sprayed  and splodged it  with a variety of paints.
The birds are fussy cut Paper Artsy stamps.

Thank you for calling in to see me ,
You are always welcome.


  1. Wonderful everything in this post Yvonne. What a terrific place to park your caravan.So many walks in the grounds and amazing things to see in the gardens even if the house is under restoration.

    The flasks are brilliant. I painted the top of one of ours as they are both the same-should have thought of your idea instead.

    The AJJ page is just beautiful and fun all at the same time. What amazing pages you have made for the month.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Beautiful post, love the photos and the flasks - I remember camp's coffee, my Great Auntie Fanny always had a bottle of it ready for coffee! Great journal pages again for AJJ, thanks so much for all of your support this month. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  3. I admit I adore the "spodged" background you created using tissue papers. They worked perfectly with the fussy cut birds.

    When I first saw your lead in page/photo, I thought I was in some kind of time and mind warp. I was SO glad you mentioned that Chris's photos are of the same place. It must be a very popular place to visit, and to stay, too. It was good to see that Meg travels with you and gets included in the family activities and photos.

    I really enjoyed the coffee and tea flasks. I'm with your hubby and will have a flask of coffee when I visit, please. It was so thoughtful of you to create more of these for us to share with you. Thanks for sharing your art, your photos from the caravan site, and your coffee and tea flasks with us for T this Tuesday.

  4. What a fabulous post! How great it must be to walk around the estate with no one around - it really is a wonderful place! I must say I love those flasks - we are lucky that we both like coffee in our large flask - although it does mean remembering to take an extra cup! Your journal page is fabulous and love how you added the quote! Happy T Day! Hugs, Chrisx

  5. You also got to see that gorgeous home. I enjoyed Chris's photos so it was nice to see your page about Chatsworth. It looks like a gorgeous place, and as I posted on Chris's blog, I would love to go there. Your bird page is funny too. Nice to have a little smile first thing in the morning. I love that stork photo too. We saw one stuffed last spring on a field trip I took a class on, the one we saw was stuffed. The kids thought it was funny and seeing your photo made me smile and think of that. Happy T Day Yvonne.

  6. Looks like a lovely site you get to camp at, wonderful collage page. The birds page is sweet and love the pinks!

  7. what a fun and lovely post Yvonne! Your Chatsworth collage is wonderful. Love the his and hers flasks:) Those sure are some different looking birds you found photos of but I do LOVE your sweet singing bird journal page-so delightful! Happy T day too!

  8. So much to enjoy in your lovely post Yvonne!
    Camping at Chatsworth looks really special.
    When we visited Derbyshire we were really taken with "the unstately home and country estate" of Calke Abbey.
    Wish we could have stayed longer and seen more sights in that area.
    Fun flasks and your bird page too!
    Those birds you shared certainly are unique...nature is amazing!
    Happy T Day oxo

  9. We used to stay at that caravan site, before Peter became fed up with towing the van, we sold it a few years ago. Love your page and the Nature one. You have been busy.

  10. A great post Yvonne, sounds like a great site, I do like Chatsworth and how lovely to be able to walk the grounds (I do hope you were referring to Meg when you said the 'old girl' not walking far!)
    Love the fun flasks, and the bird page is great. The pictures of the birds are definitely strange.
    Avril xx

  11. wonderful bird journaling page! and i had to grin about the fregate bird, Looks like he is eating a heart;) and i love shoe bills, never saw one in Person!

  12. All about this post is just AMAZING! I love that you made this beautiful digital page about this fantastic place and that you showed us those super special tea- for out and about- bottles ! They look great!
    And this birds... too cute the photos and your fabulous page - gorgeous with and without the digital additives!
    Happy T-DAY ! Thank you for linking another fantastic entry to AJJ and nice to hear that the time there with the caravan was so good!
    oxo Susi

  13. Great post, and amazing art....yes, I did see Chris' post on the Chatsworth House. I like the photos you incorporated into your art of the gate and the grounds. I do love gates and doors!

    Darling flasks to carry your drinks in......very retro!

    Happy T-day

  14. Lovely cute birdie journal page, I like the colourful textured background.
    A super page about your stay at Chatsworth, it looks like a gorgeous place for a camp site. Your his and hers flasks are fun.
    Jean x

  15. Chatsworth looks an amazing place and brilliant what is allowed - glad you enjoyed your week.
    The his and hers flask made me smile - they are great.
    The bird photos are very intriguing and unusual - nature certainly has designed some fascinating creatures.
    And of course I love your beautiful bird piece, love the colours and those adorable birds.
    Thanks so very much Yvonne for all the fantastic AJJ pages you have created this month (as well as the lovely comments on my pages) I really appreciate it.... Gill xx

  16. love your lovely birds ,the colors are awesome.
    have a great week.

    hugs jenny

  17. What a beautiful place, it looks like you had a wonderful stay and to be able walk around the grounds at your leisure is amazing! I love the flasks and pages you have craeted - the Chatsworth page seems to tell the story of your visit beautifully :-) and the bird page is so much fun! Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

  18. Love the art today and the photos of the "Strange Birds" are fantastic. Nature has some truly unique creatures out there. Glad you got to enjoy your caravan trip it does look like a lovely spot to visit ♥

  19. Lovely art work and great photos!
    Happy T day...late.

  20. I ADORE your bluebirds. I always put one in my pictures. The page is beautiful. I never thought about taking the picture of the page and then adding the words digitally. I learn something new from you girls all the time. The other thing I have not tried is the tissue paper. Thanks for sharing your process...it is so helpful for newbies like moi. Hugs...genie

  21. Great pages, I particularly like the birds one. I wondered which part of the country you would be in as I sailed past your area on the A1 last Friday on our way back to Wooler, gave you a wave! Happy camping in such a delightful part of the world, my MIL loved chatsworth:-)

    Sally xx

  22. I love those quirky birds - a page full of life and colour and fun, and the Chatsworth collage makes for a lovely reminder of your holiday. How wonderful to stay in the actual grounds!
    Alison x