Friday 3 August 2018

.Diary day week 31

Diary day week 31.....

A bit late today to share Friday's diary.
I used a bit of extra shading ,stencils
  on a spread that was the already precoloured  on one side.
Next some torn flowers from a napkin,  I had a practice a few times stamping the words on newspaper before I took the courage to stamp them in my diary, I am still rather clumsy. I did add more colour etc  and splashes as the page evolved.   It also took me quite a while to get the page completed. so I will be learning to have patience with myself over the next few weeks. I hope  to add a butterfly  to the page  when that particular stamp I have in mind
 decides to show me where its hiding

'You may see me struggle
but you won't see me fall
Regardless if I am weak or not.
I'm going to stand tall.'

This  stamp and quote spoke to me when I saw it ,    as I am not one to give in, or give up.
As kids gran used to say many times......' you can do it' .....
 and if things went wrong as they often did.......
'bless you you tried hard'.

I will join friends over at
 Art Journal Journey.
and Bleubeard and Elizabeths theme.....
Count your Blessings.
Today's blessing for me was to remember family who always encouraged us to do our best.

Thank you for calling in to see me, I hope you all have a good weekend.


  1. You do have the best napkins. I have said that before and will say it again. And I love the stamp too. The whole spread looks great. You'll have a great calendar to look back on. Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

  2. Wonderful diary pages, you put your napkins to good use. Take your time and be patient with yourself! Have a nice weekend, it is still extremely hot here with no end in sight yet. Hugs, Valerie

  3. Worth the wait Yvonne, I really love that stamp what a fabulous little addition to your diary pages. Your making me want to sort out some of my napkins now.. Beautiful. Have a super weekend & be kind to yourself you are doing a GRAND job...
    Heeling Hugs Tracey xx

  4. Wonderful Yvonne. The idea of creating the calendar is really good.
    Have a nice weekend! Carola

  5. You really have the most beautiful napkin collection and use them in your art in an unique way- adorable! Another fabulous Diary Friday and just wonderful it fits Elizabeth's them so well! Thank you very much for your fantastic support!
    Happy weekend Yvonne!
    Big hugs, Susi

  6. Brilliant Yvonne, love the half heart too. I never see nice napkins here only silly this.xx

  7. I thought you sewed the sentiment. It looks that good. Of course, that napkin is to die for, too. I always love your calendar pages because you add so much to them and carry the design across both pages. This is beautiful and I was so impressed that you chose to share it with us at Art Journal Journey, too.

    I was telling my friend Sally today about my dufus mistake. Yes, I am pretty certain I know where you got the address (grin). I am SO used to seeing Bleubeard and Elizabeth as the name on the envelope, I just "assumed" which was wrong, of course. It's all straight now, though. I still haven't opened the package, because I'm saving it for T day.

  8. beautiful diary pages,love the red poppies and soft backround.
    happy weekend.

    hugs jenny

  9. Such wonderful pages! I love the inspirational quote that you used and the flowers and splatters look amazing 😁. It must be great to have the cast off and be getting your movement back even if it is slowly, and I love the blessing that you shared, so true! Wishing you a very Happy Weekend! J 😊 x

  10. Beautiful!!! Love that quote stamp! xxx

  11. A beautiful spread & I love the quote!

    Sally xx

  12. This is such a beautiful Diary page! I do love the quote! Hugs, Chrisx

  13. A beautiful diary spread, I love how you use the napkins.
    xxx Hazel.

  14. Love the background. You sure proved that quote right the last few weeks, that's for sure! xoxo