Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Share some love and a piece of cake......

Its the second week for the current Try it on Tuesdays challenge
to Add a Quote.

I have had a bit of a play again  making the hybrid page 
you can see  at the start of the post.

The actual colours  are seen  on the left and below is the page that is hand made in my journal.

I   did start off  thinking to make  a card, fussy cutting flowers etc, but when it was all stuck down. I thought the quote was quite meaningful  me me and my family.

Here it is in all its inkiness  with splodges of colour,
I have it propped up on a shelf in my craft room.
 An idea I got from Jo at Lets Art Journal  after reading one of her posts.

So now I am sharing some love and  a restoring cuppa with friends  at.....

Bleubeard and Elizabeth's 

 were we are always made very  welcome, to share a drinks related post.

Friday was a stay home day, and I think we both ate too much.,but we knew we needed to relax before heading off to meet with friends and family.
You will have to take my word for it, this carrot cake with butter frosting and walnuts was delicious.
You know I would share it with you if I could.

It was a  busy weekend and an unexpected stay in the north of Northumberland in the caravan with our sons at a Landrover event. It was freezing cold at night,
 so pleased the caravan has a good heating system

I have lots of photos of the area, but as yet they are still to be sorted out
This one is the ruins of Etal Castle which was about 4 miles from where we stayed.

Happy T day everyone
and thank you for calling in to see me today


  1. Happy T Day Yvonne

    Nice cake and a drink which I am sure warmed you up in the cold Northumberland winds

    The page you created is very beautiful and would make a great card I think.

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Wonderful page Yvonne. The cake looks delicious. Great photo. Wouldn't that make a great background layer for a project.
    Take care, hugs, Flo xx

  3. Wow.. a wonderful page and hybrid version of it! Oh this castle is amazing and I am sure this carrot cake with butter frosting and walnuts was delicious! I had too much food for Easter as well...
    Happy T-Day dear Yvonne!
    oxo Susi

  4. beautiful post with wonderful art and the cake Looks yummy! and i love this mug!
    happy t-day!

  5. Loving your piece today. You overlaid the images so beautifully. And that carrot cake does look delicious. It sounds like you had an exciting weekend. The castle is cool so I can't wait to see more photos. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  6. Oh wow, what a gorgeous journal entry. I'm impressed with the layers and the fussy cut flowers. So good that Jo was an inspiration because this is a very inspirational page (and quote) that you can look at every day. It is actually frame worthy.

    You made my very favorite cake. How did you know? Just in time for my bEARTHday, too. Every year, my grandmother made me a carrot cake with cream cheese icing. She often added the walnuts, too. I'll have coffee, instead of tea, but I would gladly drink it in a beautiful springtime mug like yours.

    I really look forward to seeing more photos of the castle ruins and the road rally, too.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful art, your castle ruin, and your carrot cake and tea with us for T this Tuesday. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, too.

  7. Your journal page is lovely! Wow I think it would be really fun to visit a castle, I look forward to more photos. Your carrot cake looks delicious and I love love your butterfly cup
    Happy T Day Kathy

  8. Such a sweet page, I prop mine up in my craft room too from time to time. We had carrot cake this weekend too! Pretty photo of the castle, glad you were able to stay warm!

  9. What a so so gorgeous page Yvonne !!! Love it ! The background is fabulous with so many layers, the colours are great !! This cake may be delicious, and the photograph of this castle is really very beautiful! I wish you a very happy day ! ksssss Caty

  10. Both pieces are really gorgeous Yvonne - love the vintage feel and imagery of the first and love the pretty colours and inkiness of the second one and the lovely words.
    Thank goodness your caravan has some heating - been a funny month what with the mini heatwave earlier in month (assuming you had that too?) and now a bit cooler, especially at night and more breezier too.. typical British weather I guess ha ha..
    Hope all well with you... Gill xx

  11. Oh Northumberland looks magical.
    It takes a lot of time to go through photos.
    I always enjoy travel photos whether they are mine or others!
    Your carrot cake looks scrumptious and such a pretty mug too(we had that for our wedding cake long ago).
    Your collage is wonderful in the colors you selected.
    The silhouette works brilliantly and Love certainly is a verb = great quote too.
    Happy T Day dear Yvonne oxo

  12. Beautiful journal page art Yvonne! I really love the theme along with the silhouette of the couple.
    Your carrot cake looks so yummy-I haven't made one in years. Love that castle and how I'd love to explore it as well! Always had a thing for castles and churches in Europe. Happy T day!

  13. Thanks so much Yvonne, it was very kind of you to mention me and I'm so pleased that you are displaying your wonderful artwork in your craft room! This piece is so romantic, the colours and background stamps are beautiful and the quote is perfect. I love your Apple & Blackberry mug too, it's so pretty and carrot cake is always my go-to choice when I visit a cafe - yum! How lovely to go away unexpectedly for the weekend, Etal Castle looks so magical so I can't wait to see more pictures of the area! Thanks again and wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

  14. Two great pieces as always Yvonne. And now I want CAKE!!

  15. Gorgeous pieces Yvonne... Carrot cake is hubby's favorite!! Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  16. Wonderful journal page, love the colours. Great photo from the castle ruins, and love the look of the cake. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  17. Gorgeous page. I really love the quote. The cake looks delicious and your mug looks like it was printed from one of your journal pages. So pretty

  18. Love the original and digital version of your page and it's beautiful quote. Etal Castle looks interesting (just Googled it on the map) Carrot cake looks yummy - my favorite, just made one at the weekend!
    Avril xx

  19. I like both versions of the page today and it sounds like you had a great time with the family. The castle looks very interesting . Thanks for stopping by my blog too and I'll keep you all updated on the butterflies.

  20. Fabulous page and the hybrid version is great too! Love both designs and combination of colours.
    The carrot cake is my favorite, and this looks delicious! The ruins of Etal Castle have an air of mystery, it's a fantastic photo! Mar xx

  21. A fabulous quote Yvonne which looks perfect on your journal page. Glad you had a great time together with your family xxx

  22. Love the quote and those beautiful colours Yvonne.
    Val x

  23. This really is a gorgeous page.

  24. Yup, that page is a keeper. I wouldn't want to give it away either - except maybe to my hubby. Your mug is very pretty and sping-like even if the outside weather isn't. The cake looks yummy!

    Happy T-Day, Yvonne! Hugs, Eileen

  25. What a lovely page. (Should be framed really). The quote is very good too. (I'm thinking of my marriage, love is what we do).
    Yum, lovely carrot cake. Yes, I believe you. My mouth is watering.
    I'm glad your caravan has a good heating system. You need it in the UK.
    Did you take photos at the Landrover event? Would love to see those....
    Belated happy T-Day,

  26. Gorgeous page and artwork Yvonne! I love those flowers - saw them on a friends blog today - still on my list of needs! Your cake does look delicious - looking forward to some treats this weekend - I should be doing some walking to sort out the sugar levels!! Just enjoyed a catch up as the packing is almost done! Hugs, Chrisx

  27. I absolutely love your page in both its guises. The autumnal hybrid version with those fabulous textured silhouettes is so powerful - really moving -and the vivid colours of the summery one are lovely. Very generous of you to offer to share the cake... knowing it's an impossibility! I don't blame you - there's no sharing of carrot cake round my way.
    Alison x

  28. beautiful page ,love the couple and the flowers,the castle is wonderful.
    happy reat week.

    hugs jenny