Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Notes and reflections on Tea day

[This is how the  journal page , you can see  in my TioT's  post later today  was finished.]

But I will start by saying Hello to all the folk from....

................and friends who call in to share a cuppa today.
Happy New Year wishes to you all,

I was using Napkins for my DT project and as there were  4 lovely deer images to each napkin ,
I decided to use one to make a page in the journal.

For sure there was cuppa, close to hand as I got started with the stencils and the vintage Photo distress ink .

At this stage I wasn't too sure  about how I wanted it to look, so after the photo was taken I went off to the computer for a bit of digital inspiration, also to add a few word..

Yes, by now the tea was stone cold, but habit  had me take to cup with me.

A year ago if anyone asked me about digital crafting,
 I think I would have said,  I wasn't  happy with how it worked for me.
But,  months later, I have to tell you that.  I did try,
 I  got out of my comfort zone and now,   thoroughly enjoy creating digital pieces.
 On the days when my hands  declare they won't grip stuff.
I can count on a couple of the fingers still willing to press the keyboard
 and move the mouse on the computer.
So, note to self,  I will  remember,  it will  never work, if you don't keep trying..

Happy Tea Day.
For digital information
see note in my sidebar.


  1. Wonderful journal page, and wise words. I am happy too that I can still create digitally although my hands don't always cooperate for other things. Happy T Day, hugs, Valere

  2. What a wonderful page!!!
    Happy T-Day Yvonne!

  3. I can truly relate to hands not able to grip. That's yet another reason why I need to learn to use my digital software. I think this is brilliant. Your words of wisdom, both on the page and part of your blog post, speak volumes. Of course, I can relate to cold tea, as I can to cold coffee. Your lovely journal page goes so well with your cold tea that you shared with us for T this Tuesday. You have put into words what I often feel, but am unable to attain.

  4. This page is truly beautiful! I love the words you added. I am lucky that at the moment I only have arthritis in my toes (although this can cause problems on long walks) The cold tea?….substitute that for coffee…yes I do know all about that!! Happy T Day! Hugs, Chrisx

  5. I always enjoy your hybrid pages. It's good to have a secondary way of creating, and your practice always pays off!

  6. Nice! I love your hybrid pages and this one is no exception. Those deer give the page a beautiful wintery. Happy T day. Love your bird cup too. Hugs-Erika

  7. Yes, that is so true. I need to be reminded to get out of my comfort zone. I used to be very adventurous, but since I retired I prefer familiar things. You have reminded me that there is a world of different things out there. Thanks.
    What a beautiful page though with the deer.
    Happy New Year and happy T-Day,

  8. Beautiful page Yvonne, and wise words to remember too. I must also remember the new theme for TioT as i have tons of napkins to play with :) Happy T day!

  9. wonderful journaling ... and so good you stepped out of your comfort Zone and learned digitally working!
    happy t-day and a healthy new year!!

  10. Beautiful journal page Yvonne!
    Wise words too.
    Brings to mind the old saying: Nothing ventured...nothing gained.
    Napkins are great collage ingredients and your deer is gorgeous.
    Happy First T Day of 2017

  11. Such a gorgeous page Yvonne! The deer image is adorable and I love the way napkins melt into the page, on first glance I thought it was painted especially with the way you created the background with page pieces and the stencil - so very beautiful! I love the sentiment too, such great words to start the New Year, here's to experimenting and trying new things :-). Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

  12. Wonderful post Yvonne and once again I love what you have created with those beautiful napkins.
    Love the quote on your page and one I will try to remember :)
    I'd be lost without digital creations too on days my hands play up-who ever it was that created the software was a genius!
    Gill xx

  13. Wise words. I love your attitude. Never say never, just keep moving forward. I carry a notebook in my purse with the "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." I bought it for the quote, not the notebook! You made a beautiful page of it, Yvonne.

    I traveled the opposite direction. I started with digital scrapbooking, loved it and thought I'd never want to deal with the mess and supply mountains of paper scrapbooking or mixed media. Now I love them all. That's what can happen when we step outside our comfort zones ;-)

    Happy T Day and Happy New Year! XOX, Eileen

  14. Love the journal page Yvonne and I lover the quote.
    Avril xx

  15. Beautifully done! congrats for learning the digital process too. Happy T Day, and Happy New Year!

  16. Your digital art is really fabulous Yvonne, and this page is awesome with a great quote.
    Mar xx

  17. Such and amazing page and message ♥♥♥♥ I'll keep repeating the quote as I struggle with my new class :) Happy T Day !!!

  18. Wonderful journal page and an important lesson. As to creating digital art, a computer is just another tool in your tool box. Happy T Day!

  19. I know why you use that cup so much. I'd find myself always reaching for it if it were in my cabinet :) Happy T Tuesday!

  20. How delightful an image that deer is!

    Sally xx

  21. Hi Meggy. A very late happy T day for last week (or early for this week lol). Lovely page and thanks for visiting me last week.
    Hugs Cazzy