Tuesday, 9 August 2016

T stands for Tuesday and a Nature Journal spread. for AJJ

Its Tuesday
 so that means its the get together  over at

 for a cuppa and a natter.

So fresh from the oven here is the result of  a quick batch of cheese scones

I couldn't resist putting the kettle straight on,  to eat one while it was still warm

when  oozing with butter.

Linda asked for the recipe I used
 for all my scone a while ago., It is quite basic and uses the rubbing in fat to flour method.

8oz Self Raising Flour
2oz Butter
Pinch salt.

For cheese--add 2-3 oz grated cheese leaving a little to sprinkle on the top before cooking.
For fruit---add 2-3 oz of any dried fruit you have to hand
[just like I did with the cranberry and ginger I made a few weeks ago.]

All the ingredients are mixed together with water to form a soft  dough that can be easily rolled out
Cut the shapes, into a hot oven  for 10-15 minutes and they are done.
I always knock the bottom like you would bread to see if the sound hollow
It works for me.


I am still trying to use up some bits and pieces of papers torn from last months gardening magazines.
and have made another hybrid journal spread to share with the folk at

Art Journal Journey,

 where Gill's  theme for this month is Natures Wonders.

The pile of pieces included the leaf that, has finally found a home.
The Try it on Tuesday's current challenge theme is also about using up scraps. So if any of you girls call in I am trying my best to use my stack.

The article I took the pictures  from,  was about this amazing artist Emma Stothard. who creates  fantastic wildlife, woven willow  sculptures.
On the left is my page, before it was digitally altered.

My last picture is part of a photo, taken in a shop that was crammed with all sorts of stuff. But this wooden piece, , aka Jemina Puddle-Duck of Beatrice Potter fame,
 in her  green wellies caught my eye.

Isn't she  fun and ready for a good plodge in the puddles.

Thank you for calling into today, you are all very welcome and I hope you have enjoyed your visit.


  1. Lovely journal page, and those scones look wonderful, Tuesdays is a hard day where we are all showing food and drink! Love that Jemima puddleduck with her green wellies, wouldn't mid a pair like that myself! Happy T Day, and have a good week, hugs, Valerie

  2. Oh my gosh .... that scones look so delicious -- for sure I will try out the recipe Yvonne! Thank you!
    What a fantastic page --- even before the digital altering it looks gorgeous and a wonderful artist for sure -
    those woven sculpures are fantastic - the duck in wellies --- awesome!!!
    Happy T-Day my friend!!!


  4. A beautiful journal page and your scones look so yummy.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. Oh sheer cruelty showing a picture of your lovely scones and and ready buttered too! But thanks very much for the recipe, and ginger and cranberry scones, mmmmmmmmmm, guess what we will be having soon.
    Your AJJ piece is terrific. I do like very much the way you make the page then digitally alter it to add so much depth and interest, here the trees and the daisies, and the willow creatures look perfectly at home.

  6. Oh my gosh, those scones!!! Can't buy those around here and I am not great on the baking end of things. Think if you post a few to me, they should be here for lunch?? lol. Love your woodsie creation, those wicker animals are amazing and all the lush foliage, LOVE! Great nature scene Yvonne. hugs :)

  7. Love those willow sculptures, they look wonderful in your journal. The wooden duck is cute in his boots.

  8. Great post and funny we just had our scones...xxx {aNNie}

  9. Happy T day Yvonne. I love your piece for AJJ. You really transformed those left over bits and bobs into something wonderful. I couldn't tell when I first looked at it that there was ribbon and other pieces. And oh those scones look delicious. I am going to try your recipe because when I've made scones they are pretty dry but yours look almost flaky and not so hard. Love Jemima too. Hope it's a good one. Hugs Erika

  10. Lovely journal page...perfect for the theme. Those scones sounds really yummy too!
    Happy T day!

  11. Oh those cheese scones looks so yummy!!! I'm going to have to try your recipe, Yvonne, thank you!
    The nature page is really beautiful, the willow sculptures are fabulous. Fantastic ideas as always!
    Mar xx

  12. oh These yummy looking scones, i wish you could Hand one the pc... thanks for the recipe!
    fantastic spread from the woodland!
    happy t-day and rest of the week!

  13. Your woodland pages are beautiful.
    But oh those scones!! Yum! I could eat them off the screen! Thanks for the recipe. Although I will have to wait for cooler weather. Although my kitchen is relatively cool (compared to outside) it is still nearly 30 degrees and that is too hot to do butter rubbing. The butter melts as soon as I touch it. I have tried to make pastry on several occasions especially as I like making quiches for bring & share/pot luck lunches, but it's not possible.
    Mrs Jemima Puddleduck has lovely wellies. I could do with some myself... we're going to the UK end of September.
    Happy T-Day,
    And a great week ahead,

  14. oh my gosh,the woodland pages are amazing,and thank you for the yummy recipe of scones, i love so much.
    happy week.

    hugs jenny

  15. A delightful digital art piece! and jemima puddleduck made me smile... oh my, those scones look positively rich and delicious! happy T day!

  16. Fantastic journal pages.

    I have to pass on the scones, trying to stay away from flour.............but they sure look tempting with all the butter on a warm one! Makes my mouth water for sure!

    Happy T-day

  17. I was so impressed with how easy your scone recipe was. Mine wasn't nearly as simple. Thanks for sharing. I may have to try the cheese scones soon.

    Your woodland AJJ/TioT entry is gorgeous. You are a master at digital enhancements, now. You have taken your knowledge and run with it, that's for sure.

    Thanks for sharing your art, your scones recipe and your tea with us for T this Tuesday.

  18. Thank you for the recipe the scones look yummy

    The page is terrific with a real country look to it. Nice duck ornament as well

    Love Chrissie xx

  19. YUM. Thanks for sharing the photos and recipe and Happy T Day.

  20. Those scones! They look wonderful, and the recipe certainly _sounds_ easy.... Hmmmm :) Happy T Tuesday!

  21. Lovely journal page Yvonne and those scones look scrumptious!
    Val x

  22. Love those cheese scones with lashings of butter, yum yum! Lovely artwork, those woven willow sculptures and Jemina Puddle-Duck in her green wellies are fabulous! Happy T day! J :-)

  23. Yummy cheese scones Yvonne I bet they won't last long!
    Dave made some chocolate brownies yesterday and then froze half of them so I don't eat them - as if :)
    Love your woodland wonders scene - those woven sculptures are fab.
    Jemima is cute too - love the wellies - I have green ones (and also red when if I am going through a Paddington bear phase) :)
    Gill xx

  24. hmmmmmm they look delish, just popping by for a catchup.
    hugs x

  25. Those cheese scones look delicious - I am only looking, not able to touch for the moment - on a strict avoidance of trigger foods regime :(
    Incredible use of images from gardening magazines, so clever and stunning results.
    Funny as a gift many years ago to my Mum, for their garden was a duck ornament and I named her Mrs Puddle-Duck from day one, although no wellington boots for her. Might be a good idea for the Scottish weather though!!

  26. My mouth is watering over those scones!!!!!! ♥♥♥♥ Great journal pages and the wooden duck is a hoot!!!! :)

  27. Well, you have done it again...you have given us a fabulous page from your journal. Your pictures always make my day...Little Miss Puddle Duck and her Wellies. That is just tooooooooo cute. genie

  28. I love those willow sculptures- I fancy a stag at the bottom of my garden, he'd look right at home as we get real ones just over the back fence!

    Sally xx

  29. Sorry that I missed T this week but oh so happy to stop by and enjoy seeing those gorgeous scones of yours...oooh with melting butter even = YUM!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe too dear Yvonne.
    You have used the garden magazine bits so artfully in your pretty pages.
    The twig sculptures certainly are charming and your daisy border speaks to me too.
    Jemima Puddle Duck really made me smile