Tuesday 1 December 2020

The Meaning of.. time .... for AJJ

A new month and a new theme over at Art Journal Journey begins today.
Tracey is our Guest Hostess for December ,
 the theme she has chosen is----

The Meaning of....

Please pop over to the AJJ blog for all the information and details.
We are looking forward to seeing how you all interpret this theme 

Once again I have chosen to create a digital journal page showing the peace
 and tranquillity of a winters day.
 Time has stood still for a magical moment.
 I'm sure we all have special memories of such times,
 We loved walking in the local wood  with the dog on a frosty morning and if  we were lucky  
 the deer could be seen  among the trees. 
My family  takes each day as it dawns and make it as special as we can. 
  We cannot turn back the clock , my husband is   ill and currently  in hospital.
Walking in the woodland is not possible these days,
 but time has given us precious memories that  we will never forget.

Take care everyone and stay safe.


Tuesday 24 November 2020

Winter Wonderland at ..... TioT's


I am sharing a journal page today for the new challenge theme over at
 Winter Wonderland.

Crafting times are precious and I enjoyed creating this winter scene 
with a lot of digital help onto a Kraft journal background.

I hope you will join us at TioT's and pop over for all the details
 and see how we interpreted the theme.

I've not been able to blog, post,  or leave comments on your blogs recently,
 family has had to be my priority.
 Thank you friends  who have been in touch or left me messages.

Stay safe  everyone.

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Remembrance Day


Remembrance Day
A day to remember all the brave men and women from all the countries of our world, who gave and still give their lives for the freedom and safety of others.

In this year of 2020 I would also like to thank the   folk  who look after our health and wellbeing,
 who are fighting  the silent pandemic  that has taken the lives of so many across the world.. 

A digital page  using  my page from2018    was my starting place, 
my crafting time is still very limited.

Stay safe and keep well .

Tuesday 10 November 2020

Traditional Christmas Colours at TioT's


A journal page for the new challenge theme .....

Traditional Christmas Colours
 over at....

Please pop over to see what we have been making and I hope you will join us there.

Using some of the same digital images I also created this Christmas card

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.
Thank you for calling in to see me here, your visits are always appreciated.

Sunday 1 November 2020

Birds.................. at Art Journal Journey


November  at Art Journal Journey
and time for a new theme.
 Our Guest Host for the month is 
Wendy K   from  Wendy's Art and Craft Journal
The theme she has chosen for us this month is.....Birds
Please call over to get all the information and see the  page Wendy has created to   inspire us.

My journal page is a stencil background with some stamped skeleton leaves.
The leaves and the bird were added in the digital computer program I use [notes in my sidebar]

My crafty time is very limited  just now, but I will call in to see you  as soon as I can.
Stay safe and keep well.

Tuesday 27 October 2020




. is the new theme over at

 Try it on Tuesdays

This  could be dry embossed--folders or pastes or heat embossing.

Please call over and see how the team interpreted the theme and we hope you will join us there.

This is the result of  how  my  stamped  flower image ,

 became  this layered   computer generated hybrid page

The flower image was stamped and heat  embossed  on to a mop up splashed background

then painted with water colours. 

Thank you for calling in to see me  today,

stay safe and keep well.

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Halloween........... at TioT's


Its ' Halloween' .......... at

  Try it on Tuesdays.

Come and join in the fun with our new theme.

I decided to create a digital  journal page,

 the kids want to go out and scare a few folk,

at a safe distance of course. 

Mother was so worried about them going out she decided to go with them,

she was in such a hurry she forgot her head as well as her hat.

However you celebrate Halloween ,  stay safe.

Friday 9 October 2020

Walking the lines


'Hold the line'
 is the theme Chris chose for this month over at
Lots of lines on my page today although some are straighter than others.

Only one photo of the page  in its earlier stages. For the background I used a stencil with a piece of washi tape for the purple zebra to stand on. He wanted a bit of colour in his world   the black and white was looking a bit  dull  to him. So out with the paint pot , to cheer himself up. In my case  the digital computer program I use.
The words by Paul Klee I found on the internet.

Thank you for stopping by, your visits are always appreciated.

Thursday 1 October 2020

Hold the line......... at Art Journal Journey

' Hold the line'...

is the  theme  for October over  at 

Art Journal Journey.

We also have some exciting news to share with you all.

The admin family is growing this month as we welcome back 

Valerie-Jael  from Bastelmania

and have

 Chris from Pearshapedcrafting  who set this months challenge theme joining us there.

Please pop over to get all the information  and say hello to Valerie and Chris.

This is how my journal page began,

with stencils and some washi tape  strips.

The two ladies chatting about a visit to the local  hall to play a Bingo game were computer generated. 

We are looking forward to seeing how you all interpret this theme.. it sure got me thinking outside my comfort zone.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you all stay safe and keep well.

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Colours of Autum........ at TioT's


A new challenge theme starts today over at........
'Colours of Autumn'.

This is how my journal page began, stencils, stamps of skeleton leaves.. and lots of autumn colour tones.
I had a picture of the fox I wanted to use, he is so like the neighbourhood fox that is a regular visitor in the locality. I often wonder where he is going and where the rest of his family live.
The words and extras were computer generated.

We hope you will join us at TioT's and share your autumn colours with us there.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, you are very welcome and I hope you are al safe and well.

Tuesday 22 September 2020

She loves Art


A journal page using up some scraps from the pile I tipped up on the table.

It was  a mop up background to start with to which I added some strips of washi tape.

This is a photo of how it looked with a few of the bits and pieces and  die cuts,  before I started sticking them all  down  . I could have added even more but decided to stop . the pile was never going to get any smaller, no matter how many pieces I picked out. 

I even added a few digital pieces while I was in the crafting mood.

 I will link to Jo's theme.... Texture

 at Art Journal Journey

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

This page would also fit the theme at Try it on Tuesdays..Use your scraps

Tuesday 15 September 2020

Use your Scraps at TioT's


A page in my journal using a few of the scraps and bits and pieces that I save in case they could be useful.
I think we all have these lurking around our craft space, so the new challenge theme over at
Use your scraps.
 Have some fun and join us at TioT's.

I used a few of these scraps on the page and  I have to say the pile looks just as big
as it did  when I started.

Thank you for calling in today,
 stay safe and well everyone.

Friday 11 September 2020

Dream whisper imagine


If I get this post to publish it will be a miracle.

New Blogger will take time and patience  to get used to.

This page has been in the making for a number of days

and again I took an easier way to finish it by adding a few images   in the computer program I use

My hands on journal page  has a messy painted, scratched and scraped  base with glittery modelling

 paste pushed through a stencil.

I had a few more photos to share but I haven't been able to get them loaded,

Dream, whisper, imagine.......... these words can mean so many different things  for many of us.

Time........ the word I didn't include ...... is something we take for granted,

 its important to use it wisely  as we never know what tomorrow will bring,

 so I will leave the three friend with their thoughts and dreams.

I will link to Jo's theme....Texture....  over at 

Art Journal Journey

Stay safe  everyone

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Neat and Tidy at TioT's

The challenge for the next two weeks at Try it on Tuesdays is......
Neat and Tidy

Neat  and tidy is not something that gets created very often in my craft room, so this was a real challenge for me.
I decided to use only one stamped image [All&Create]
 water colour the flowers to make a this simple anytime  notelet  card..

I did use a piece of dark green card  as a background, when I saw that that  the size of the notelet  blended into the background of my blog.

Next is the journal page I also  played around with, I guess that this will have a lot more paint added  sometime in the future.

I hope you will join us at TioT;s  and have fun creating your art..

Stay safe.

Texture at AJJ

September at Art Journal Journey
Our host is  Jo from Lets Art Journal 

The theme  she has chosen for this month is....

This messy texture base was my starting point.
I used a stencil and some modelling paste on a kraft card journal page.

I had a few pieces   ready to layer on the base, A fussy cut stamp, material scraps, a piece of wire.

Time to stick it all  down to the base and add the words..
I had fun  with this theme and we hope you will join us at Art Journal Journey this month.

Stay safe.

Friday 28 August 2020


A journal page for Alison's theme
'Pockets     and Tags
 over at
The background is a stencil  mop up  to much purple paint to waste,
 in fact it did another print after this one.
I used my digital program to create  a tag using photos of this next hands on  page.

The  page   in my journal, with  a selection of stamps and a mop up background. My water colour paints on the light bulb turning out a bit yellow for my liking . I tried gesso to calm it down  but opted  to add
the digital image of a light bulb in my experiments to create a tag.

This page has been in the making for a number of days,  I lost the plot a bit on where it was going and finally decided to share with AJJ before it was  deemed  one  not to share.

My head is still looking for the light bulb moment.

Stay safe everyone.

Tuesday 25 August 2020

Gifts and pockets

Thank you 

Above is the journal  page I made  to keep in a safe place the pieces Elizabeth sent to me to celebrate the 7th Birthday of the weekly
T stands for Tuesdays gathering where we get together to share a drinks related post

Even safer is the piece of handmade paper  that   came in the envelope.
I will use that when I have more time to create.

The cats were added digitally they wanted to join the party and visit with Bleubeard and Squiggles.

I have missed calling in for tea  for a few weeks,
 but I assure you many cups have been consumed as I care for my hubby.
I chipped one of my favourite cups , but as I hate to throw things away,
 it now serves as a holder for brushes and pencils.
 so I hope this will be acceptable as my cuppa ,
 to let me join this weeks gathering.
It may not be today but I will call in to see you soon.

My journal page includes some pockets and tags
I will join in Alisons theme of
......Pockets and tags
Stay safe everyone 
and look after yourselves.

Tuesday 18 August 2020

Splash and Splatter at....... TioT's

Splash and Splatter
 is the new challenge theme over at
Try it on Tuesdays
I created this card in the digital program I have on my computer
 using my hands on inky  splashed  page and  stamped images.

The  splashed  page   as it looked in my journal to begin with. Stamped and fussy cut flowers came next

This is the page I am saving in my journal,
for me each day has to count.

My apologies for not visiting you all as often as I would like, my priorities these days are to take
 care of my hubby.
I hope you are all safe and well.

Please pop over to TioT's to get all the information on the latest challenge theme.

We hope you will join us and share your
Splashes and Splatters.

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Words and Numbers.......... at TioT's

Try it on Tuesdays is.........

 Words and Numbers.

You can  as always use any materials or styles as long as you include 
 words/or numbers/or both

A photo of how Agnes was looking before I added the words and numbers,  she counted the days since she last had a play in her craft space and decided to get out one of her largest brushes
  and have some fun, time for herself to relax and escape the world.
It is a stencil background with a variety of stamped images.
Colouring was distress inks and paints.

The quote I  is used is....
Don't think about making art, just make it.
 Let everyone else decide if its good or bad,
whether they love it or hate it,
 while they are deciding make even more art.

I cannot remember how many times I have been unhappy with the journal pages or card  I have created .  These days I am happy just to be able to sit for a while  and  get ink onto paper.
So even if its just one word we hope you will join us at TioT's
and share your art with us there.

Stay safe
 and thank you for calling in to see me today.

Saturday 1 August 2020

Pockets and Tags at Art Journal Journey

A new  month and a new theme 
'Pockets and Tags '
 over at.....  Art Journal Journey
where we are welcoming Alison  from  Craftytrog's Arty Adventures our Guest Designer for August.

A compilation of a few of the  hands on stages in my journal before I  added the extra detail  in the computer program I use.

I used a stencil to begin with and then collected together some tags etc. mainly Graphics 45 bits and pieces .  The orange flower petals had been  lying on the table for quite a while waiting to be used.  I added the tags etc in a paper corner pocket and behind cut out strips. Handy to reach for should I need to use them  in future on other journal papers. 

We hope you will join us at Art Journal Journey and look forward to seeing how you interpret this theme.

Thank you for calling in, your comments are always appreciated
Stay safe  everyone.

Tuesday 21 July 2020

Summertime.... at TioT's

Our new theme at 
 Try it on Tuesdays is.....
Please pop over for all the details and see how we have all interpreted the theme.
We are sure you will have  fun with this topic and as always everything you create is up to yourselves, as long as you use the theme.

This is how my page began, with bookprint scraps left over from our last theme, second impressions  using a stencil and  an excess of yellow distress ink, which when spritzed with water   and finally smooshed around gave me the yellow base I was looking for.

The images were added digitally together with the words.

I will also link this journal page to Erika's theme 
When its hot  at

Thank you for calling in and however you spend your day,
 I hope it will be a good one for you.

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Tuesday musings

I will begin by asking myself where this last week has gone
 with an apology   for my lack of visits .
 Must try harder will be written on my school report  if  I were to be given one.
This page I wanted to look happy, colourful,  
so I could link to Erika's theme......When its Hot..... at Art Journal Journey

Tuesday is also T day over at
 where we are always made very welcome with a drinks related post
Our hosts are celebrating a special day today, the 7th Birthday of the Tuesday T day gathering.

Not tea this week, a cup of frothy instant coffee,
out of a packet that had been lurking in my cupboard for a while.

I began with  one of my usual messy backgrounds  and some cup out pieces from a free store food magazine, they weren't stuck down at this stage and I wasn't sure I was happy with this version.......off to the computer and more play time

The version on the left came next, still not happy, I was having a real crafting block, which happens frequently these days.
But I think I prefer the  fun first one with the cake to share with friends  at the end of the rainbow.

Thank you for calling in to see me , however you spend the day I hope it will be a good one for you.

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Catching sunbeams and waiting for the kettle to boil

'Have fun in the sun'
a journal page for Erika's theme ...... When its Hot

This is how the base looked in my journal before I added the stamped  and  fussy cut little people.

The base was mop ups and stencils, I stamped the flowers into place then decided to fussy cut more  flower heads as my first efforts at painting them turned out a dirty grey colour as it reacted with the base colours.
The sun rays and sun faces were added in the digital program I use. 

Time for an afternoon  cuppa

The espresso is brewed and I am waiting for the kettle to boil for tea.
Then I will be off to join in at
 where each Tuesday we are always made very welcome with a drinks related post.

However you are spending your day I hope it will be a good one for you.
Stay safe.