Tuesday 27 December 2016

Tea, cake and a candle to light the way.

Hello to all  friends who call in to see me today.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas Holiday.

I have a couple of photos to share, this first one is for
where there is only a few more days left to join Valerie's theme of 
Light and Darkness
This has been work in progress for a couple of days, starting off with a painted base layer of my own then added digital images. Snatched' me'  time,  was last on the list,  with the family staying.

Over the Christmas holidays there has been much laughter in the house
 and of course lots of food consumed.
So before it all gets eaten here is a slice of my cake rich fruit cake, that I showed you last week, while I was adding the marzipan and icing..

Happy T day to all my friends to stop by, to visit from

to share Tea this Tuesday.
I have so enjoyed your company and I hope that the coming year will be good for you all.


  1. Oh dear, I wish you hadn't shown me that wonderful cake, I need a slice right now! I do miss all the English specialities over here. I could bake a cake, true, but then I would eat it alone! Love the journal page, its really lovely, I have a 'thing' for candles. Have a great T day, and enjoy the last eek of the year. Thanks for all the support you have given us this year at AJJ, you rock! I loved my doggy birthday card, too, thanks again! Hugs, Valerie

  2. your candle art-journaling is so very beautiful! and Marzipan always Ends up in "i can´t stop eating";)
    happy t-day, Yvonne!

  3. I love your journal page. And the sentiment: Let your light shine.
    That cake is yummy. I miss English Christmas cake. I made a small Christmas cake, but I didn't have time to make marzipan from scratch, and then on Christmas day I forgot to ice it altogether, so it is sitting on the sideboard wrapped in aluminium foil. (note to self: must ice the cake... and eat it!).
    Happy T-Day and also a happy new Year,

  4. Lovely page, the colours are so soft and the candle glow warm and inviting! Your Christmas fruit cake with the marzipan and icing looks so delicious and has made me crave a slice - luckily I made one too so I'm off to raid my cake tin ... lol ... yum! Happy T Day and a very Happy New Year, may 2017 bring you joy, peace, love, and light! Wishing you the very best today and all year long. J :-) x

  5. What a lovely page. I love all the distressing, the ink splotches, twinkly stars and candle. You really captured the theme beautifully. The cake looks decadent. I still can't believe you make marzipan from scratch!

    Happy T Day and Happy New Year, Yvonne. XX Eileen

  6. Your journal page is uplifting on this very, grey morning. The fruitcake looks delicious and your bird cup is so sweet. Happy T Day and a Happy Creative New Year

  7. Stunning page Yvonne. I love the butterfly image.

    The cake looks terrific and the robin mug is adorable

    Happy t day

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. What a so so lovely page Yvonne !! I love the candle, the colours and this amazing butterfly !! And ohh, I´ll just fly trhought all Europe to eat a little part of your delicious cake !! I wish you a very happy New Year ! big hugs. Caty.

  9. You have created a fantastic AJJ entry. I can't believe how many beautiful AJJ entries you have shared this month. I can't seem to get my act together, so not only have you created beautiful art, you baked a Christmas cake and iced it with homemade marzipan. I need to follow you around for awhile, and maybe I'll get more accomplished. You are a ball of fire.

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous art, as well as your Christmas cake and tea with us for T this Tuesday. In case I miss visiting you before next week (which I doubt, or course), I want to wish you a lovely, safe New Year.

  10. Loving your piece today Yvonne. The candle is perfect for your amazing background. I love that grungy/almost steampunk effect. And your fruitcake looks yummy. We don't go much for it here, and all you can get is these awful factory made ones, but homemade cake like yours looks so delicious. Someday I need to try one. Glad to hear it was a great holiday and happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  11. Lovely as always to visit with you Yvonne!
    Your candle burning bright in your lovely collage is beautiful.
    Your robin mug is a beauty and your iced fruit cake looks very tempting too.
    It is hard to believe that Christmas has now come and gone for another year.
    Happy T Day! oxo

  12. Truly a lovely AJJ page and perfect for the season.
    Now, that iced fruitcake is begging me to take a bite. *grin* it looks so yummy!
    Happy T-day

  13. Wonderful page, made with lot of fantasy. I like it much. Your cake looks yummy and the cup with the bird is very nice.
    Hope you have had a nice Christmas too.
    Dear Greetings

  14. A wonderful page with this candle dear Yvonne - thanks a lot for another fantastic light and darkness page and the cake looks tempting!!
    Happy T-Day!
    oxo Susi

  15. Love your art today and the quote is great!!! That cake looks so yummy... I ate so much this holiday that I can't move or wear my jeans :(

  16. What a wonderful candle image this is and that cake 🎂 looks mighty fine too!

    Sally xx

  17. That's beautiful and perfect for AJJ.
    Happy T day...a day late!

  18. Love your beautiful and grungy page and great candle Yvonne.
    Hope you have more time to relax now after the hols..enjoy the rest of the week.
    Gill xx

  19. Your light does shine!!!
    Happy new year!!

  20. Another gorgeous digi page, love the pretty candle. I love cake, but I don't like the fruit kind. I remember my Mom always having it when I was young at Christmas. It always came in a round tin that had pretty winter designs on it.

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  22. It really is a great theme for this time of year, and this is another lovely interpretation - glad to hear you managed to find some crafting time despite the festivities (I've not done so well so far).
    Alison x

  23. WOW WOW WOW, I love ist.... so fantastic.
    Greetings Carola

  24. I love this journal page! I enjoyed seeing your Christmas cake....mmmmmm. ...Hugs, Chrisx

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