Tuesday, 15 November 2016

A journal page, a day out and tea.

First of all I am sharing this collage page, made for 
where this time Susi has added a twist to her theme, no wings,leaves or faces

I started off with a page I had been colouring in.
It wasn't something I was happy with,
 but I am getting into the colouring mode, 
it keeps the hands active.
I had a base layer prepared  and photo saved.
So with a bit of digital trimming
 and added bits and pieces, it ended as the fun collage you see above.

 Which take me to my next topic,
 a  visit to............

Belsay Hall
 The hall is about 12 miles from where we live, its gardens are lovely  all year round.
However it is completely empty inside, making it an ideal place for events.
This past weekend it held a Festive gift fair.
Sadly I was unable to get any photos of the stalls,
poor lighting and stall holders who were not happy at the idea of photos being taken.
So I will share a few I managed to get in  the gardens 

The weather wasn't friendly either

 Sunshine and showers were the order of the day

 No one wanted to sit out today and neither did we.

The stable block was bathed in sunshine as were leaving

This is the digital  collage page I made to remind us of our day out
 and to share with friends over at 

I love a cream tea, its a real treat,
but I often  hear the question of how do you load your scone. 
Is it butter, jam, cream. or. cream then jam. or jam  them cream?
For me it has to be jam then cream.

Thank you for calling in, you are very welcome and I hope you all have a Happy Day today. 


  1. Looks like a wonderful place to visit, sorry that neither the weather nor the stallholders were kind to you. But I'm sure the cream tea made up for it. Lousy weather here, too, so need to pack myself up well before I go out! Happy T Day, Hugs, Valerie

  2. The original colouring looks great to me Yvonne - but that said I love how you have used it to create a beautiful collage with a gorgeous background :)
    Your day out and photos looked fun despite a few set backs... and yep I agree, jam first then the cream - yummy!
    Have a great day and thanks for the lovely comments yesterday.. Dave put lots of garlic, chilli and onion in the food so feeling better today... Gill xx

  3. Wow- that is a gorgeous Hall. The gardens are amazing, even in November. I can't image what it would have been like to live in one of this big old estates. And your castle page for AJJ is a lot of fun. I love those playful towers. I hope you have a great T day and maybe another scone too. :) Hugs-Erika

  4. The row of houses are so cute and whimsical, and love the digi page you made with them. Pretty gardens you went to see, perfect page to remember it by too.

  5. I think Belsay looks absolutely beautiful despite the weather. Your colored page was such a wonderful addition to your gorgeous collage! Nice page to remember your visit to Belsay too. Happy T day!

  6. Looks like you had a wonderful time with your friends - who could resist a festive gift fair, beautiful gardens and a cream scone with strawberry jam! I always put cream first then jam on my scone, which pleses my friends in Devon as this is the way they eat their scones :-) I love both your collage pages, especially the one reminding you of the fun you had with your friends! Wishing you happiness this T Day! J :-)

  7. Your page is just super Yvonne! Thanks a lot for another fab entry to AJJ this month and this trip must have been great. Belsay looks wonderful !
    I wouldn't mind cream then jam. or jam them cream- at least a cream scone with jam!!! Yeah!!!!
    Good that I had a fantastic slice of danube waves just now, otherwise I would dream of a scone now...
    but quite enough calories for me now after a substantial lunch!
    Happy T-Day!

  8. I was super impressed with your AJJ entry. It's a gorgeous take on a castle.

    Too bad the vendors were unkind to you. I can't begin to imagine not having the ability to take a few photos inside, especially if you paid to visit. However, the grounds were incredible and remarkable. I SO loved your Belsay page you made to remember the day. It was wonderful.

    BUT, I have a question. What is "cream?" Cream to me is something I put in my coffee, not chunks as shown in your wonderful photo. If it's clotted cream, it is considered butter in the states and, although often considered unhealthy by nutritionists, something that would keep me from ever, ever being a vegan!

    Thanks for sharing your castle, you day at Belsay, and your jam and cream with tea this T Tuesday.

  9. awesome Collage with your beautiful houses! scones are not popular here, but i think i would like both variations! happy t-day!

  10. Lovely AJ collage. Thanks for sharing the interesting photos.
    Hugs ❤

  11. I'd want to try the scone every possible way, of course, in order to choose the proper way... and in order to eat more scones ;) Happy T Tuesday (oh, those grounds are beautiful!)

  12. Very beautiful page Yvonne and such a nice place you visited.

    Love the collage you made for T day as well

    Chrissie xx

  13. Lovely journal page Yvonne, pleased you had a great day out.

  14. Love the hybrid piece you created. Lovely photos too!

  15. I love your hybrid collage.....such cute houses.
    I would have loved to see the inside of the building, but I understand the people not wanting photos of their work. I usually tell them it is for my blog and explain our T-day ritual......some still say no....but I try. LOL
    Happy T-day

  16. Happy T Day Meggy! I love your artjournal collage page. So pretty! .. Thank you for sharing the pictures of the garden too... When i go to crafting events I find that if i offer to put their website and info with the photo on my blog they are more open to having a pic taken...might drum them up some business.. :) Happy happy Tday Meggy! Hugs! deb

  17. What fabulous journal page! I love the colourful castle! Belsay castle looks interesting ! Yes - jam then cream although I much prefer just butter! Hugs, Chrisx

  18. So so wonderful Page Yvonne !! You have created so wonderful houses, love them !! The photos you show us are fabulous, fantastiques views !! Happy rest of the week, big hugs.

  19. Two fabulous pages Yvonne, and Belsay's gardens are lovely. Cream tea.....yummy - for me it has to be butter, jam and cream.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  20. What a great journal page! I also like the three towers you made originally.
    Thank you for taking us to Belsay. The gardens look beautiful, even in this season. A shame the stall holders were not that friendly about being photographed..
    Cream tea! I dream of it sometimes. I just love clotted cream, and I don't care about the jam first or cream first. I think I put cream on first, a good thick layer of it and then I put the jam on. And I use half a scone at a time so I can really pile it on!
    Happy T-Day,
    Thank you for your kind comment,

  21. Love your fantasy castle Yvonne, great mix of colouring and digital crafting. Can't beat a crafty day ou followed by a cream tea! I'm with you on jam first!!
    Val x

  22. Fabulous page, I love those houses so beautifully coloured. Great collage for T day!
    Nice place Belsay and lovely photos!
    Hugs, Mar

  23. I like your page, well all your art actually. There is something about houses that seem to go with so many themes. I also enjoyed Belsay. It must have been fun to visit the craft fair there.

  24. fabolous page today and great photos of the castle.
    have a nice day.

    hugs jenny

  25. A fabulous journal page Yvonne and wonderful photos of your day out. It's definitely jam then cream for me too xxx

  26. Wonderful page Yvonne. Belsay Hall looks amazing. TFS the photos. Jam and then the cream for me.
    Hugs Flo x

  27. Beautiful page Yvonne. The original image was fun, but the finished page is wonderful, with a sort of fantasy feel to it! What a great old structure to have events in. Bet they film a horror movie or two in there with all the old bricks and those itty bitty windows. lol. :)

  28. Love your collage for today!!! Coloring can be so relaxing ♥ I've been doing it with my grandchildren for years, ordering the books online . So happy that they have become poplar and easier to find now. :) The grandkids are older but we still color at family gatherings and the other adults have joined in too. Even my 86 yr. old mother has joined in. beautiful gardens you visited while going to the art fair.

  29. Very beautiful page Yvonne !! Beautiful colors .
    The three towers looks amazing Love It .
    Greetings Doris

  30. Love this gorgeous work here, the colours and added goodies are just perfect. Sorry have been MIA due to illness..... Hope your day is good.xx {aNNie}

  31. Wowwwww, love your collage. Beautiful!
    Greetings Carola