Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Springtime Surprises...

Spring Surprises 

When I entered the the first theme at Tag Tuesday.
I never imagined that I would be the name picked out of the hat to win  the gorgeous tag book  that Valerie made. The surprise was even greater when the postman delivered me
  a mail art box containing more goodies.

Its been a busy month for me as I am trying to create a page each day for Art Journal Journey where I am the guest hostess for the month and  after a number of days looking at the contents, I'm sure you all know what I mean when I say this.
 I have used a small piece of one of the napkins  for my ' Out and About' page at ........
 Art Journal Journey today.

I have some nearly dried up ink pads which I used to colour the background. Used a stencil and paste next for a bit of texture.
Then came the napkin, I love these blue flowers. Which brought me to thinking that even this early in Spring there are flowers for us to see when we are out and about.
The birds were Dina Wakley stamps and the sentiment was computer generated.

Thank you for stopping by to see me today
and thank you once again Valerie for the goodies that I know I will enjoy using.


  1. Beautiful gift from Valerie and a gorgeous page.xx ♥[aNNie]

  2. Congrats! That is exciting to win and to get such a nice book of goodies-along with a gorgeous book. And your journal page is beautiful. I am all for seeing flowers-whether they are in my garden, inside or even just some gorgeous drawings. Thanks for giving me some flowers today on your page. You've had some wonderful ones so far! looking forward to seeing what else you have to share this month. Happy hump day. Hugs-Erika

  3. What a wonderful box of goodies you got, and the napkin looks beautiful on your page!

  4. How AWESOME. Valerie is not only a wonderful artist, she is generous to a fault. I love it all, but the washi tape is extra special.

    I have no idea where Valerie gets all her napkins, but they are always fun. You picked a perfect one to use and I simply adore your latest AJJ entry today. I have some nearly dead ink, too (in fact MOST of mine is nearly dead), but mine doesn't look as good as yours. The background is fabulous.

    1. Some women go out and shop for shoes, I shop for paper napkins!

  5. You are such an INSPIRATIONAL hostess Yvonne!
    Great that you instantly used something of lovely Valerie's generous gifts!
    A fabulous page is this! Oh yes I know how exhausting it can be to make something every day and even for a specific theme. But I hope you know that this isn't a condition at AJJ - we don't want that a month of hosting ends up with an Art Journaling burn out for our hosts!

    Happy Wednesday !
    oxo Susi

    1. Hi Susi, it has been my pleasure to make a page each day for AJJ.
      A personal quest and challenge that has helped me through the loss of Meg.
      Yvonne xx

    2. I am glad to hear this Yvonne! ♥♥♥

  6. What a beautiful page Yvonne. I love the sentiment, how very true that is! Wonderful colours and those blue flowers really are a bit of cheer today! Amazing prize package and gifts from Valerie and you sure did put that napkin to good use!! A page a day, oh boy... you seem to have lots of mojo still, I think I would have conked out by now. lol

  7. So gorgeous page Yvonne !! Love the fabulous background and the beautiful blue flowers. The presents you have received are wonderful ! Enjoy them ! I wish you a very happy day ! Hugs.

  8. A lovely Spring page Yvonne, love the blue flowers.
    Congrats on the win at TT - what a fabulous lot of pressies.
    Avril xx

  9. Wonderful spring page, I am so happy to see flowers everywhere again. Glad you liked our little package! Hugs, Valerie

  10. Congratulations on that fabulous win Yvonne!
    You used the beautiful blue flower napkin brilliantly.
    Great background you created using your dried up stamp pads giving them one last hurrah.
    Making and posting every day seems like a huge endeavor.
    Thank you for sharing and for visiting my Magpie's Nest too

  11. Congrats on your win Yvonne - and thank you for showing your lovely goodies -
    you're sure to have hours of fun!
    and what a gorgeous page you made using one of the napkins (love the colours)
    and great textures.
    Gill xx

  12. Great that you won Valerie's prize for our first challenge at Atag Tuesday and your page using one the napkins is terrific.

    Love Chrissie xx

  13. Wonderful page, the blue flowers look really beautiful on your amazing design. Fabulous prize and gift from Valerie, the napkins of the animals are adorable.
    Mar xx

  14. What a lovely surprise from Valerie and I love how you finally (yes I do know what you mean!) used the some of the napkin for your page! I love the quote and the title mouse and bird! Hugs, Chrisx

  15. Inkpad background is marvelous. xoxo