Thursday, 5 January 2017

Me -- for AJJ

I don't make New Year resolutions because no one I know has ever been able
 to keep the ones they made.  Last year however, when,  I decided to keep going 
with creating digital pages.
I found something out about myself .
. Crafting -the hands on way- some days is painful, as I have already mentioned in previous posts.
 I always start off  a craft session, in  my craft room and see how the land lies with my grip.
If its okay, off I go getting messy, inky and generally having a good time.
Sometimes, when things end up on the floor too many times for my liking and paints etc have been spilled  across the desk. [mopped up on journal pages, no waste].. 
 I now, don't get upset,.
 Take a few photos of what could be used in my digital pages
and turn on the computer.
  Digital opened a whole new outlook on crafting and has enabled me to continue
 with a creative hobby that I love.
So that is my story today to go with this journal page for
where Erika has set the theme ....
Tell me a story.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, you are very welcome here.

My new header was made using  a journal  page you can see   here
Digital additions today
mainly from A Young
kits  at Oscraps.


  1. Good morning and what an amazing page you have produced -I enjoyed reading your story and understand that sometimes you have go digital it is an art in itself one which I am hopeless at and you do it so beautifully xx Hilda

  2. Another fantastic artsy and grungy page Yvonne and definitely worth it!
    Being a fellow hand sufferer I agree and empathise with all you said
    plus you know how much I love digital stuff anyway :)
    Love the new blog header too.
    Gill xx

  3. I love the grungy look and the textures and patterns make the story even more interesting!
    Happy Thursday dear Yvonne!

  4. Wonderful page and story and I know what you mean about being able to carry on digitally when the hands don't work as they should do! I have the same problem here. Your work is always gorgeous. Thanks for another lovely piece for AJJ. Hugs Valerie

  5. I think this is a great page Yvonne. And I love the story too. I haven't done a lot digitally but I keep thinking I should try. And the quote is one that we all should remember-or at least me. Sometimes you just want it to be easy, but that doesn't make it good, does it? Thanks for sharing today. :) Hugs-Erika

  6. I hadn't realised you had a problem with your hands Yvonne, I have a similar problem and I do get fed up when I drop an inked stamp onto my project ! I wish I knew how to do digital stuff but I'm computer illiterate LOL , don't even know how to change my ancient blog header. I've just bought a Misti but don't know if I like it or not, time will tell. Your digital art is fantastic and I love how you combine it with the inky stuff that you do so well. Happy New Year

  7. I love your digital page Yvonne !! It ´s just wonderful !! And I also want to tell you that I can perfectly understand you, I also have bad days, like you, but we may be stronger every day, and continue doing all we like. I wish the besto for you, big hugs. Caty.

  8. A lovely page Yvonne, always love to see how you combine great images and inkyness when you do digital.
    Avril xx

  9. I love this page and the story behind it. It's great that you are able to combine digital art so brilliantly with your hand made work when your hands are painful.
    Jean x

  10. Wonderful page Yvonne. Love the blues and all the different layers/images you used. Glad you kept up with the digital work, you always make amazing pages! Thanks for the word on the AJJ link too!

  11. I wish I knew digital, because I often feel that way about my art. As a consequence, I tend to take shortcuts and my pages often look like it, too.

    Your sentiment reminds me of me when I was going for my Ph.D. Actually, I found it easier than I expected, because it was a focused discipline, since all the required courses were out of the way in my undergrad studies. But I agree, it was well worth it. As is your lovely AJJ entry today.

  12. Lovely colours on this gorgeous creation...fabulous design.xx{aNNie}

  13. A lovely page and story Yvonne. I didn't know you suffered with your hands like I do. Isn't getting old a pain. I just can't do digital, which you seemed to have managed very well.

  14. So true. Nothing in life of value is ever easy to attain. Beautiful page Yvonne. Sending wishes for a belated Happy New Year!! Looking forward to another year of bloggy friendship and support!

  15. What a great way to turn a negative into a positive - and it's certainly been a delight watching how you've embraced combining craft supplies and computer technology to create your digitally altered artworks. I love the beautiful bluesy woman, as well as your gorgeous new blog header. Hope 2017 brings you wonderful things.
    Alison x

  16. Beautiful page Yvonne your wording is so right - hope you have a great 2017

    Hilda xx

  17. Another beautiful digital design Yvonne. Great combination of colours and images.
    Mar xx

  18. Brilliant! Love this.
    Hugs Flo x

  19. This page and your new header are so beautiful! I love how you have become such a wonderful digital crafter - I love seeing how you combine the two! Hugs, Chrisx