Monday 8 January 2018

Warmer days and a cuppa

On a really frosty day here in the north east of the UK. I  got to thinking about warmer days.
First call for  this post   will be to say  hello to friends over at.....

Every week we are made very welcome with a drinks related post.

A  cuppa is a must for me when I am in my craft room,
the choice is  usually tea with a splash of milk.

I have  added some work in progress photos, the background was a brusho mop up background, top photos on the right.
As it dried I realised it was a terrible muddy colour,
a sprinkle of red powder and a spritz of water seemed to cheer it up.
I had the  found scene from an old calendar , that I wanted to use, together with the
 die cut days of the week. If you look closely at the  bottom photo, I had stamped a sentiment that  I ended up colouring over as well, thanks to the fact that brusho powders have a mind of there own, when adding water..
The words and modes of transport  were computer generated .

It may be cold outside but I am ready for a warmer adventure, so will join the folk at ...
and Erika's theme of....
New Year, new adventures.

Thank you for calling in today, your visit is always very much appreciated.


  1. Hi, this is a great page and I love the colors-it all turned out awesome-we are so ready for spring here too-a few warm days coming up for a break and then back to frigid temps for us again
    I love teas too Happy T Day Kathy

  2. I do love your page! What a great idea and how life should be. Little or big, every day should be an adventure, I agree! And your cuppa looks warm and a good drink while be creative! Especially on a grey January day. We were grey today too, with a few flurries of snow. But your art piece did cheer me up. happy T day and thanks for joining in over at AJJ. Hugs-Erika

  3. Yes to a warm adventure!! Wonderful journal page to brighten a cold wintry day Yvonne. You have some of the most delightful tea mugs too:) Happy T day!

  4. A lovely journal page! A cuppa tea is the perfect way to warm up on a very cold day.
    Happy Tea Day,

  5. Yvonne, your gorgeous journal page is out of this world. I love that you are counting down the days until the weekend. I also LOVE that you showed how you designed this. I've still never seen Brushos, so I am glad you like them. They may have a mind of their own, but they produce a lovely background page. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey.

    Your art goes so well with your beautiful cup of tea, too. It is the perfect addition and will keep you warm, too. Thanks for joining us for T this Tuesday.

  6. Lovely and colourful journal page, it's always fun with brushos. I can imagine you sitting down with your cuppa to warm yourself up! Have a happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  7. You are a pro - cheering up a muddy colour with brusho is more than clever! Your lovely robin cuppa even fits the page in colours and I love the idea of finding the adventure in ordinary things on every normal day! YES!
    I just read a quote that one should be together with people who find adventure in every normal day ..
    so I am with you Yvonne!!!
    Thank you for a nice cup of tea with a splash of milk and your wonderful page linked to Erika's theme.
    Happy T-Day ♥♥♥
    oxo Susi

  8. i´m going with you about warmth - the Colors in your Journal are glowing wonderfully!
    happy t-day, have a great week!

  9. Your page is so cheerful and really warms up my cold day with those colourful Brushos - perfect 😀. Each day brings new adventures and you captured it beautifully on your page! Thanks for the smiles and sending you happy T Day wishes! J 😊

  10. Yvonne i think you recovered from the mud very well . lol Just love what you achieved. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  11. Your journal page is great. The red certainly liftst it and gives it a certain warm 'glow'. I also love your tea-with-robin-mug. Lets hope the weather changes for the better soon.
    Wishing you and your family a very happy (and healthy) 2018,
    Happy T-Day,

  12. The page is fantastic. Wonderful designed.
    Greetings Carola

  13. WOW!!! I really love the journal page. SO colorful♥ Love that cup with the bird on it too.
    Thanks for stopping by for a visit! The Ginger Tea is very and good for the digestive system too. Still pampering the gallbladder for a while.
    Happy T Day!!!

  14. your journal page has turned out lovely, and such a cute cup too! keep warm and enjoy the new year! ♥

  15. What a fabulous page! The Red brusho did a good job of brightening the page! I am always afraid to take any drink other than water in my Craft room!Happy T Day! Chrisx

  16. Wow, what a great "save," Yvonne! I have to get some of that brusho powder next time I can get to a craft store. I love your day-of-the-week die cuts too. My shopping list grows and grows ;-)

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  17. Wonderful happy page. I'm wishing for warmer weather, too. The bird on your cup reminds me of a robin, the first sign of Spring in my area of New England

  18. Yes - everyday should be an adventure - fabulous page Yvonne! (Lovely warm background colours)
    Love your robin mug too - I've noticed our robin sitting puffed up on the colder days and maybe wishing it was a warmer spring day :)
    Gill xx