Monday 27 January 2020


A last page from me  for Jo's theme....... Something New
 for January  at
I had lots of ideas, but life has other plans for my time this month.
I used a new stencil and stamp  as a beginning to my page

The word stencil I have had for some time
and it needed an outing. The birds are digital additions.

Thank you for calling in today. I  hope to catch up with you all soon.

Tuesday 21 January 2020

White space at TioT's....... A memorable day

White space or Colourful Grunge

 is the theme for the latest challenge at
Now many friends calling in here know that white space is something I have trouble with,
 but I have tried to leave some on this page, There is a bit of grunge as well with the shaded edges and random stamping.

Using the same flower stamp   I made this single layer Birthday card as well

That is the end to my memorable crafting session, I did leave a bit of white space
although I will go back sometime to the journal  and cover the white with..........grungy colour.

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

Try it on Tuesdays..... 
we  are having  a DESIGN TEAM call

  if you are interested in joining our  friendly group of folks,
just add DT to your challenge  entry 
 to our current  theme.
As you know, we accept projects  using 
any  mediums, materials, style  etc. it  is  your choice
what you make,as long as it is based on  the  challenge theme 
 The only requirement is that you have a current blog.

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Tuesday musings

Happy Tuesday  and time for tea over at
where each week we are made very welcome with a drink related post

My cuppa was close to hand  as I was working on this page. Now I say working what I really mean is getting messy with glue as I tried to stick down the napkin pieces.
Then a stencil was involved  to fill the white space,  one day I may give myself a shock
 and leave it white.
Anyway the animals we having fun making a brew for their friends.

Santa brought me a new fountain pen  which was given its first  chance to  write some words on my journal page. This does need lots more practice, I do not like my own handwriting. 
Thank you for calling in today you are all very welcome here.

I will also be sharing my page
theme...... Something New..... my pen.

Saturday 11 January 2020


Jo's theme at  Art Journal Journey. this month is....
Something New

So  to begin I used a new  stamp,  the cute girl with the bird on her arm  and  the words....
'Whatever is good for your soul do that '
came with the set.. 
 A first time inking for the words.
I didn't need another invitation to play.
The background was a mop up and I added some random stamping . I had also used a mask to create the  circle. I know its a small area, something that hardly ever happens on a mop up session, but I did want to leave a bit of white behind my image.

The last additions to my page  were added in the computer program I use..
In my imagination I think birds do have 'play' time, but I have no idea what the game is. I know they  must talk to each other , when you stop to listen to
 the bird song and chatter in the garden or out on a walk..

Thank you for stopping by, your visit is really appreciated.
I'm still using the old and slow computer and looking forward to  good news  from the repair store.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Tuesday 7 January 2020

Make someone smile today at TioT's

A journal page for the first challenge 
 of the year over at  Try it on Tuesdays.
The theme we have chosen is.....
What a cutie or Make someone smile today
I hope you can pop over to see what we have all been making.

The background of this page came about because I don't like wasting inks.  I had used a new stencil on a previous page and there was still lots of colour on the surface. So I spayed it with water and pressed it down on a new page rubbing it over with a piece of kitchen roll.
All the images and words were computer generated,
 [before it declared that it wasn't going to work  and play nice any more] It will be at least 10 days before I get any news on what the repair will entail.
There was a bit of a plus, there was still one month left on its insurance agreement..

Thank you for calling in, I hope you are having a good day today.

I will also link my page to Jo's theme at
Art Journal Journey........ Something New
, the page includes  my new [and favourite ] stencil .

Monday 6 January 2020

Sorry I'm late Mary

I wanted to try a new layering idea on this mixed media digital page.

I had the pile of  pages as a starting point and I hoped that the end page would look like the  images were coming from the page.
I have to say  I need more practise and think  it would be an easier idea using a hands on method, not an old bone shaker of a computer. 

Its Tuesday  and this is T day over at
 Bleubeard and Elizabeths,, so naturally tea had to be  featured as well.

Mary  poured out  two cups of tea and  set aside a few cup cakes.
Alex hopes he isn't to late,
 he had to change the wheels on his bike and  he had to be careful he didn't crack his mums eggs..
Oh dear my imagination is going  sideways, its got to be this old  laptop I'm using ,  its so slow I have to much thinking time.
I hope you have a good day and thank you for stopping by to see me.
 I will visit with you as soon as I can.

Saturday 4 January 2020

Break some rules.

A page for Jo's theme....
Something New
 at Art Journal Journey this month

Once again I used my new dotty stencil and had some hands on messy fun.
using watercolour paint sand die cut images. with some pre- printed word stickers
The bird and the fish cannot believe what they are seeing.
" She could see no reason to act her age", so she decided to ride off and break some rules.
 Sounds a good idea to me..
 Especially as I  had to take my computer to the repair shop yesterday and am having a very trying time using an old and slow laptop. 

Please forgive me if I am a bit late calling to see you,  I will get there eventually.
I hope you are having  a good weekend.

Wednesday 1 January 2020

Something New......... at Art Journal Journey

Happy New Year everyone
1st January  a new theme and Hostess over at 

Jo from Lets Art Journal  is our Hostess for this month , the theme she has chosen for us is.......
'Something New'
Please pop over Here to see  all the details

I was lucky to receive some new crafting goodies from Santa this year, so I decided to use my new  stencil and stamp on this  journal page.

Distress oxide inks were close to hand and the colours seemed to choose themselves.
The flower head was stamped again, fussy cut and coloured red.
Then the  page was altered a little in the computer program I use, adding the words  and the bees.

Thank you  for stopping by, I  hope you are having a good day today.