Tuesday 2 January 2018

Live your dream..... its T day

Hello  to everyone who is calling in to see me today.
Its T stands for Tuesdays over at

where we are always made to feel welcome with a drinks related post

I am  sharing  this  page today.
On the left is how it began in my 8 x 8 inch journal. I had a  piece of card, embossed using a brick style folder.  I used water  colours, distress inks  and some gilding wax to colour this, knowing I was going to add the fussy cut  cat.

The photo was taken, then it was off to the computer for the added additions.

One of these days I may give myself a shock and not use as many colours.  But,  I prefer to live my dream when it comes to being creative 
 and just go where the flow takes me.

My two angels have popped down from the shelf  they usually stand on  for the holidays.
They have seen many cuppa's over the past few days and I think they approved when they saw that there was still a piece of the  Christmas cake left to go with today's cuppa.

I scheduled this post as we are  on our  way back home today after spending New Year with one of out  sons. I will grab a cuppa and catch up with you later today.

Thank you for calling in you are always welcome here.

Post update now I'm home.
I will add this page
 Art Journal Journey
where Erika's chose the new theme of..... New Year, New Adventures
I  am determined to follow my experiments using hands on as well as digital  art this coming year.
So you could say my New Year resolution is to live my dreams, go with the flow and see where my art will take me next.


  1. Happy 2018 dear Yvonne. I saw that napkin at Valerie's blog and I know why both you and she love it so much. It is truly colorful. Yes, you do love to live in color.

    I am so glad your angels are watching over the tea and Christmas cake. They are doing a beautiful job guarding them. Thanks for sharing your fabulous and colorful art as well as your cuppa and Christmas cake with us for T this Tuesday.

  2. The texture on your page is amazing and I love this cat- napkin ... I will use it as well since a very nice woman sent it to me recently!
    And that sentiment fits perfectly! THANK YOU V E R Y MUCH for such a wonderful page linked to AJJ Yvonne!
    I like the square sized design of your journal!
    This pair of angels is really beautiful and your cup looks so pretty - I have to find a cup with poppies for me as well - I like poppies so much and it would be a pleasure to always drink out of such a cup.
    Maybe I can paint some poppies and order my custom cup with it... you brought me this idea just now - thank you!
    Will notice it!
    Happy first T-Day of the year !
    I would love to have a slice of this christmas cake after lunch today - looks tempting!

    oxo Susi

  3. Lovely and colorful kitty, looks perfect on the background you made. Hope you had a wonderful trip!

  4. Loving your kitty page. It has a cool effect! And I really like your angels. It is nice to have a little sweet with your coffee/tea too. We are very cold here-one week now. I have been sipping so much tea...but no angels looking over mine which is maybe why it is so cold. (ha-ha). Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  5. Happy 2018 I love your newest piece and I do love all the colors in this and the message-perfect.
    Your angels are so sweet-the christmas cake looks delicious--Happy T Day and safe trip home hugs Kathy

  6. I love your page, the textures and shine are amazing and I always love how you use your colours, they always brighten my day ๐Ÿ˜. Your angels are delightful and your Christmas cake and cuppa looks so yummy too! I hope you had a wonderful New Year at your sons and wishing you all the very best for 2018! Happy T Day too! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

  7. Happy New Year Yvonne,
    Love this bright and cheerful cat page and the quote is fabulous.
    The Christmas cake looks so tempting - I hope your angels behave.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  8. a wonderful page!! and love These angels... that cake would be perfect now;)
    happy t-day and a healthy new year!!

  9. Happy New Year Yvonne!!! Love your art today and those angels are beautiful . Can't wait to see how your art develops this year ♥ Thanks for stopping by for a visit. THe DreamWheel is almost finished. I just have to find some more words to add to it.

  10. Oh my, your 'live your dream' art is just gorgeous!! Love all the color and layers and that gold gilding wax. You are off to such a fine creative start to the new year. Wishing you a happy T day and a happy, creative new year!

  11. Love your beautiful journal page, I am in love with that cat! Hugs, Valerie

  12. mystical cat happy new creative year

  13. I like the colors you chose and the depth and layers you show. Have a safe trip back! Happy T Tuesday :)

  14. That’s a gorgeous page, Yvonne! Please don’t give up your colors. “You color my world” and I love seeing your colorful pages.

    Happy New Year and Happy T-Day. Hugs, Eileen

  15. Thanks for linking this beautiful and colorful cat to Art Journal Journey, dear.

  16. Wow that's a fantastic page! The background and the cat... wonderful.
    Greetings Carola

  17. A fantastic page Yvonne, the enhanced version looks amazing!! Happy Tuesday!

  18. Just love the combo of abstract colors and brick embossing and that lovely fussy cat.. Just a gorgeous piece Yvonne! Happy New Year hugs! deb

  19. Yvonne, your journal page is so fabulous! I am loving that brick embossing and that very colorful and textured cat! Your cake looks yummy! Enjoy!
    Happy Tea Day,

  20. Love this page Yvonne and I would like to wish you a Happy New Year x It has been a pleasure to view your creations in 2017 and I look forward to viewing more in 2018. Thank You too for being a regular visitor to my blog and for leaving such kind comments which are truly appreciated.

    Best wishes Annie xx

  21. Happy 2018 Yvonne

    A beautiful piece of art work as always.

    Have a happy T Day

    Love Chrissie xx

  22. Hi Yvonne. Such a beautiful page! Just wanted to say Happy New Year!! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday! Thank you so much for all of your support and inspiration in 2017. May 2018 be a year of crafting, friendship and good health!! sending hugs :)

  23. A beautiful and inspiring page Yvonne! I love the patchwork cat!
    Alison xox

  24. This is a lovely page and the colourful cat is so cute! The textures are so cool :)

  25. Happy New Year Yvonne.
    A beautiful journal page, I love the cat.
    xxx Hazel.

  26. Oh! I really love this page Yvonne! Sorry to be so late visiting, we have been setting our alarm for 6.45 for the last couple of days as we have had to travel up to look after our grandchildren! Happy New Year and belated Happy T Day! Chrisx

  27. Brilliant page Yvonne, I love all the colours, keep them going.

  28. Great page - love the texture and those very true words. Happy new year!