Friday, 2 March 2018

Diary day and a crafty playtime.

Diary Day week 9

''Spring is on its way''
nobody has told our weather  this fact.
Weather warnings and only some main roads getting cleared. Some folk have been stranded in their cars for  hours in very bleak conditions.
So, 'Snow', has  kept us home  this week and today it's been   more of the same conditions.. so what an excuse to have a  few extra hours in my craft room.
Thank goodness for a well stocked freezer and larder at
times like these.

This grey page needed cheering up.
. After colouring in the flowers,
I used a Paper Artsy stamp and fussy cut  the bird house.  Some animals  torn from a napkin and as you see one of my favourite stencils and colourful oxide inks..

I will also share this page with the folk at
 Art Journal Journey
for Rosie's theme.....'Spring'.


I  also made a tag  for the current challenge theme of
Spring Flowers  at..............
Tag Tuesday

Above you can see the hybrid version of the tag that I created for the Tag Tuesday theme
The spring flowers were  computer generated.

The base of the tag was coloured with oxide inks. A little random script stamping, with some stencilled foliage.
The  stamps I used were free with a magazine.The tag with the rabbit will be going off to a  a crafting penfriend.

I have been using my computer   quite a bit as well this week.

This   digital page
 [notes in my sidebar]
which I  am sharing  here, comes with a reminder that there is still a few days left if you would like to join the current
 Try it on Tuesdays
theme..... Vintage.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, you are always very welcome here.


  1. Wow! You have been busy Yvonne! Beautiful artworks!
    Have a great weekend,
    Alison xx

  2. Beautiful art - the Spring tag is so happy. And your digital art is impressive.

  3. Hope your weather improves quickly. Sounds like your winter weather waited until almost spring to arrive. We don't get Siberian weather here but we get Canadian Clippers that come down from the Arctic. Not fun and probably similar to that Siberian weather. But on the good news you've created some fantastic art by staying in. Your calendar spread is so bright and colorful-like spring should be! And your tags are beautiful as is your digital piece. We have had heavy wind and rain today-luckily not snow or we would have been dumped on and it was a good art day for me too. happy weekend! Stay warm inside. Hugs-Erika

  4. Fabulous post, love the fabulous little tree house too.x[aNNie' blog] 🐇

  5. I always love your calendar pages. What got me was those two pages look NOTHING like the original you started with. Talk about a makeover. This is fabulous.

    I also love your spring inspired tags, too. And of course, I love the vintage inspired digital art, too. You do digital SO well.

  6. beautiful digital page! I love the vintage images. Your journal page is so vibrant and rich it reminds me of spring. Love it!

  7. Beautiful digital pages and I love your diary, and of course the tag for Tag Tuesday is absolutely gorgeous, thanks so much for joining us. We got a huge load of snow overnight, it looks really bleak outside, so I will stay home today. Hugs, Valerie

  8. Beautiful pages ... love them all!!

  9. There is no better excuse than the weather to keep us indoors and craft, what a beautiful collection of artwork, tags and printed pages Yvonne. Well done on your well stocked freezer, I have been helping make sure that family unable to get out have enough to see them through this very bleak weather. Hoping to get some crafty time myself this weekend now I know everyone else is provided for.
    Creative wishes Tracey xx

  10. You were so busy and all three pieces are so beautiful! I love your fantastic spring scene in the diary! Your diary is going to become a wonderful book of art! Thanks for linking this to Rosie's AJJ collection dear Yvonne!Much appreciated!♥
    The tag is so beautiful - I love the colors of the tag - the original is terrific and I am sure your friend will be happy about it and the digital additions make it even more pretty, but I love especially the blue/green quality of the original tag! Your wonderful digital Tiot Vinatge reminder collage is so pretty as well! Have a great Saturday!
    oxo Susi

  11. Fabulous pieces Yvonne, especially the first one as it is so colourful and happy looking.
    What a week eh? we had more snow last night but hopefully the worst of the icy winds and snow is over
    and the UK can start getting back to normal.
    The temperature is above zero here, the first time in days yeay! :)
    Have a great weekend ... Gill xx

  12. The diary page is amazing Yvonne and I love the happy Spring tag and the beautiful vintage piece.

    Love Chrissie xx

  13. A very beautiful post, dear Yvonne

    Thank you for playing with us at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY

  14. What a great array of creativity Yvonne!
    Your Diary page is awesome!
    (I have those freebie stamps too - not used as always but might do now!)
    Have a great weekend. x

  15. You have enjoyed your crafty playtime! Love the colourful diary page and the Spring tag, especially in this weather!
    Gorgeous vintage page, that's such a beautiful image.
    Avril xx

  16. A fabulous array of artwork,your spring tag is lovely and your journal page is so pretty with the stencilled flowers spilling across it.
    Jean x

  17. Wow, I'm loving all your crafty playtime creations 😁. Your diary pages are so joyful with the happy colours and fun animals, it makes me smile as they look like they are having a wonderful time playing in all those flowers. That's such a lovely flower stencil too, I may have to have a look out for one of those 😁. Your tag is perfect for spring and I love your digital vintage page for TioTs too - beautiful! Let's hope the weather gets more spring-like soon, all our snow has gone now and we still have cold temperatures and strong winds. Stay warm and Happy Weekend! J 😊 x

  18. I especially love your diary spread - hoping the thaw will speed up and we will have some sunshine soon! Your tags and vintage page look fabulous too of course! Stay warm! Hugs,Chrisx

  19. Is so nice that some beautiful art can get made out of a bad weather spell! I'm having fun this morning seeing what you have all been doing during the "beast from the east" spell! Great diary spread & the wooden birdhouse/flowers tag......lovely!

    Sally xx

  20. Sooo pretty and sweet love your happy spring cards and the vintage is great

  21. A beautiful diary spread, very bright and cheerful - I'm falling behind with my diary, your tag and vintage page are beautiful too.
    xxx Hazel.

  22. Oh you've been arty busy, Yvonne. Nice to have some snow days to play.
    The diary piece is super, love that little bunny and the fun bird house way up there. Love the other bunny and the little lamb too!
    Your tags are so pretty, very Spring-like.

  23. What a beautiful set of artwork you've done!!!

  24. Some fabulous creations Yvonne, love the Diary page and your tags, both very Spring like. I still have a huge snowdrift outside my studio, probably 3 ft deep now instead of the original 6 ft.

  25. I scrolled through your posts I have missed in the meantime, and this one is my absolutely favourite!!

  26. Fabulous everything else on your page too...
    Thank you for joining us at Tag Tuesday.