Saturday, 3 December 2016

Let the light guide you home for AJJ

This is the second of the pages I thought about when I saw Valerie's  new them
 for the month over at
Light and Darkness.
Another hybrid page , with digital additions onto my own base layer.
When I was young, my grandmother always left her curtains open in the evenings
 when any of the family were late out  at night.
She said,  it was for us to see the light  shining , to get us home safely.
We did,  back then, live where there were no street lights,
 it was surprising how much natural  light there was.
When my grandparents  moved to a smaller house as they got older,
the area was well lit but,
 she never stopped leaving the curtain open.

Thank you for stopping by to see me today, your are most welcome
 and your comments are always appreciated.
Digital additions from
Mischief Circus and
Oscraps kits


  1. This is a gorgeous journal page, and I love the story of your grandma leaving the curtain open to light you home. We all need light to guide us through the darkness. Have a great weekend, and thanks for making another wonderful page for AJJ, hugs, Valerie

  2. A wonderful page and a very interesting post. When I was young and walking home from somewhere in the dark we counted houses with lights on and lights off and the one with the most got a three penny piece.

    Memories eh.

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Beautiful page and quote Yvonne. We lived in the country with no street lights and walked about safely at night, still live in a country village with few lights and a very safe place to be, so lucky.


  4. Oh My! This is such a beautiful page along with your wonderful memory of the curtains being left open! We lived in the country too and always left the curtains open (unless it was really cold - in which case it was a double layer!) Both my ex and present hubby were townies and the curtains always had to be closed! I have really enjoyed a catch up today looking at your fabulous journal pages! Hugs, Chrisx

  5. Such a beautiful page an I like the idea that you had for sure lovely memories of your granny while creating it!
    Have a great Sunday Yvonne!
    Thanks a lot for such a beautiful entry to the theme!
    oxo Susi

  6. Beautiful colours and it..xx{aNNie}

  7. Fabulous page Yvonne and lovely story about your grandmother. When I first read the words you used I immediately remembered the song and lyrics by Coldplay xxx

  8. Not only is that a fabulous page, but I could tell that the story of your grandmother came straight from your heart. It's amazing some of the childhood memories we remember in these challenges. This one touched me.

  9. beautiful page yvonne,remind me of christmas,so lovely lady and deers.
    have a great sunday.

    hugs jenny

  10. Beautiful winternight scene! I like the quote, and your story about the open certains by your grandma is very lovely!
    Rike x

  11. Aww! This is beautiful. Amazing depth. It's as if you could climb into it. Lovely story about your Grandmother.
    Hugs Flo x

  12. Such a dreamy page Yvonne, love it, it has such a wonderful mood!

    Sincere apols for the lack of visits lately but the day job has just been crazy at the moment and Sundays seems to be the only day at the mo I get to visit blogs...

  13. This is so beautiful !
    Greetings from Germany

  14. Oh what a wonderful memory of your grandmother, that is so thoughtful and very moving! Your page is beautiful with it's magical sky and snow falling, gorgeous! Happy Sunday! J :-)

  15. Beautifully created page Yvonne. As I read your post 'Miracle on 34th Street' was playing in the background. Reading about your page and your wonderful memories of your grandmother was really moving.
    Such a shame how things change over time as now days I would be nervous of leaving curtains open.
    Hope you've had a lovely weekend and that your hands are better.. Gill xx

  16. I love this Yvonne. It feels a little bit Christmasy, without being too typical. Its really feels like a cold dark winter night. I hope she gets inside before she gets too cold. :) Hugs-Erika

  17. Wow this is beautiful Yvonne! A scene I would love to live inside of!! Your Grandmother had the right idea, why mess with tradition I say!! hugs :)

  18. Gorgeous page Yvonne, and a sweet story too. Love your pretty Winter blog header!

  19. Beautiful page and a lovely post with happy memories of your Grandmother.
    Avril xx

  20. Wow Yvonne, was für eine schöne Seite. Überhaupt hast du in letzter Zeit hier viele fantastischen Werke gezeigt. Es tut mir sehr leid, dass ich dich im Augenblick nicht so oft hier besuchen kann... Arbeitsstress.
    Liebe Grüße Carola

  21. When I viewed your page before reading your words, there was something heartfelt that exuded from the art. Then I go on to read that lovely story about your Grandmother - Yvonne, the warmth of those memories was definitely captured in your art, I could feel it even before reading the story.

  22. I can relate to not closing the curtains...we look out onto the forest so we rarely close the living room ones. Very nice hybrid page :-)

    Sally xx