Tuesday 13 December 2016

A Christmas market, Tea with Rudolph and a journal page.

Hello to all friends and the  folk who are calling in  today from,,,,,.

where we are all made most welcome, with a drinks related post.

A trip to the  Christmas market at the weekend.
Not a big one like friends over on the Continent have, but it has something for everyone.

This is held in the old market square in Hexham, lasts for two days
 and spills over into the streets around the Abbey 
where apart from access, the roads are closed to traffic
It is somewhere we like to visit each year and is only about  a 20 minute drive from our home.

We like to get there early before it gets busy.

Interesting stalls

Fresh produce stalls

These two were with their human dad, posing for the people while their human  mom
 was selling, things she made with their wool.

This would be an unusual gift idea to be able to spend some time with these beautiful birds.

It was all too much for this owl, who just wanted  to snooze.

Sneugal was a right poser and just beautiful to see.

A couple of views  from the Abbey garden.

Well I did have lots of photos but many had folk crossing infront of the camera, but I think you will have seen enough photos by now.

Now  for my crafting photos and a cuppa.

Remember this dull page from last week, well it had some  texture crackle paste added and an extra watercolour wash   and off it went for some digital additions again.
One day it will be completed in my journal, but for now, its still work in progress.

My Rudolph  cuppa  went with me,
 I have to admit I always seem to have a cup of something close by, often quite cold by the time I remember it

So at the end of the post is my hybrid  page which I will add to
and Valerie's theme of Light and Darkness.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, you are all very welcome.
Happy T day.

Digital additions from
Mischief Circus and Oscraps kits
 as well as some of my own.


  1. What a gorgeous place you visited, love the look of the market with those historic buildings round about. The alpacas and birds are wonderful, I would have loved to see those owls. Your journal page is FABULOUS! Thanks for taking the time to join us again at AJJ. Happy T Day, hugs,Valerie

  2. What an unusual Christmas market. I agree with Valerie about the alpacas and birds. It appears that Sneugal was eating up the attention. That would have been a wonderful gift for the person who has everything, or for the child who has more toys than s/he needs.

    I am once again, in awe of your digital skills. That hybrid page is fantastic. I'm in awe of the tree you added, too.

    Thanks for sharing your trip to the Christmas market, your beautiful journal page, and your tea, cold or hot, with us for T this Tuesday.

  3. Oh Yvonne! What a fab market - wonderful and special! Thank you for taking us with you!
    The page is AMAZING!
    Thank you so much for supporting Art Journal Journey with all this fantastic ideas and beautiful pages!
    Happy T-Day!
    hugs Susi

  4. Happy T Day Yvonne

    How lovely to go to the market at Hexham. I love Hexham and used to go quite often when we lived on the Cumbrian coast.

    A really wonderful page and it looks fantastic on the screen with your cuppa

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Wonderful page Yvonne. Love the different textures. The market looks great. Always a lovely atmosphere around Christmas markets. The Abbey looks amazing. Fab photos TFS.
    Hugs Flo x

  6. We don't Christmas markets at all here, and I love seeing the photos of them. The owls are amazing. I'd love to see them. I'd love to go to a Christmas market one day. And I love the page you made for AJJ. The deer is really makes it for me.:) Hugs-Erika

  7. Love those gorgeous buildings, and also the owls, they look so calm. Pretty digi page, love that tree and white deer.

  8. beautiful page with that White deer! i also love to go to Christmas markets early, in the evening mostly there is not enough place to see the things they offer. wonderful abbey!
    happy t-day!

  9. I could get completely lost in that town! Gorgeous abbey. The stalls look very interesting,. The owls are utterly adorable! I recently bought an alpaca wool head warmer and it really does the job of keeping my ears warm in the cold. And your hybrid page is so beautiful. Happy T day!

  10. Your page is wonderful!! Like it all ! This market seems interesting Yvonne. Happy day ! big hugs.

  11. I've never been to a market like that. The setting and the animals would certainly draw me in, and I imagine I'd be able to do quite a bit of my Christmas shopping done at a place like this.

    I know what you mean about the hot drink getting cold. I just picked up my coffee cup and took a sip and yes, just as you say -cold. Brrrr! Happy T Tuesday!

  12. Thanks for taking me along to the market, loved it. What gorgeous owls!!
    Your AJJ page is fantastic!
    Happy T-day

  13. What a fantastic market. I would have loved to go there. The owls are really beautiful, and looks quite regal. Sneugel is a beauty.
    Your hybrid page is awesome. So you made the background first, then photographed it and continued digitally. I think that is what hybrid means...
    Thanks for taking us to the market and showing us your hy rid art.
    Happy T day,

  14. What a wonderful market and it looks like you had fun looking around :-). Those owls are so adorable too! Your hybrid page is perfect with all the additions and I love the crackle glaze texture - beautiful! Happy T Day! J :-)

  15. Beautiful page Yvonne. Love the fabulous texture and the deer image!!!
    Great market and photos, I love the owls!
    Mar xx

  16. What a lovely market you visited, thank you for sharing the photos. The alpaca and owls are really beautiful.
    Your page is is wonderful too, the deer image especially.
    Jean x

  17. OH! oh! oh! I love the art page today ♥♥♥♥ The Christmas Market looks great too and who wouldn't love a Rudolph mug to drink out of! Happy T Day!

  18. I wouldn't say that I have seen enough photos of your town and Christmas market. I always love walking the old towns, abbeys and castles of Britain. And Sneugal is a beauty, so serene, too.
    What a beautiful journal page and you topped it with your digital additions.
    Happy T day!

  19. I wish The Edinburgh market had been that quiet! Our friends do not get up early so it was 1.15 before we even got there & so crowded I couldn't stand it:-(

    Another great page you've shared:-)

    Sally xx

  20. What a wonderful looking Christmas market. Haven't found one of those yet, but we did go to the Christmas festival in the town square last weekend and watched the children put on a Christmas show, that was awesome! Your page is just incredible. I'm not sure what brand of animal that is, but I would love to see one in real life!! Love that owl sitting on the sign too, how cool is that! :)

  21. I really enjoyed touring the Christams market through your photos. My goodness, it looks pretty grand to me. And the Abbey is just beautiful.

    I love your hybrid page. So you mean the background in your journal isn't done yet? In the meantime, you use the background for hybrid pieces? That's a very cool idea. I sometimes wish I'd taken photos o backgrounds that I later mess up (usually by adding one touch too many - lol). Making mental note to self.

    Happy T Day, Yvonne!

    1. Yes Eileen, I do use the work in progress backgrounds as a base for some of my digital pages.
      Yvonne x

  22. Delightful and cheery design Yvonne., gorgeous colours too. Love that {aNNie}

  23. Oh Dear! Here it is nearly T Day again and I am only just visiting! The market looks great - just the right size! Love the owl - Tony enjoyed his falconry day a few years ago - a present from the boys! Oh! and cold coffee - nearly all the time!! Hugs, Chrisx