Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Going Round in Circles at..... TioT's

 


'Going Round in Circles'...
 is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays
I have made a layered , circular shaped Birthday card for the new theme.
A splashed and splattered background, with a stamped and coloured flower image.
The butterflies and words are  computer generated.

After  taking a photo  and loading it into the digital program I use on my computer I  created this journal page with lots of  layered circles onto a dotty stencilled background


We hope you will join us at TioT's and look forward to seeing how you interpret this new theme.
Please pop over to get all the details and see what we hve been making.


Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Vintage..... at Art Journal Journey

 


September and a new theme 
Vintage 

 has been chosen for us by Wendy K from...Wendy's Art and  Craft Journal
our Host for this month.
 Please call over to  the Art Journal Journey   blog
 to get all the information and the guidance Wendy has shared with us for the theme.
For my journal page I have gone down the vintage  fashion style route,
 following two sisters wearing   their  Sunday best dresses as children,
to growing up and wearing fashionable  outfits . going out 
to meet with their friends.
I imagine they will have lots of stories to tell as they get older about the clothes they used to wear.
I used TH relatives for my  girls.
The background of the page is a mop up one in my Kraft card journal , I even used a few scraps of washi tape to try to create some steps for them to stand on.
Thank you for calling in today, you are very welcome here.

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Use Book Pages at TioT's

 


A new theme begins today over at Try it on Tuesdays

'Use Book Pages'.

An page torn from an old book which I purchased some time ago in a Charity shop

was the starting point for this journal page.

 The edges  of the pages had torn  and they  discoloured naturally over time. I didn't even have to shade the edges simply paste it down into my Kraft journal. I did however take a short cut and add the flowers and jar from the digital  computer program I use

We hope you will join us at TioT's. 

 Please pop over to find all the details and see how the TioT gang

 have interpreted this new challenge theme.

However you spend your day I hope it will be a good one for you.

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Summer Blooms..... at TioT's

 




The    new  theme at Try it on Tuesdays is

Summer Blooms.

We hope you will join us there,

 please pop over to see how the TioT's gang interpreted the theme 

 and to get all the information.

I chose to create a journal page as the title of this new theme had me thinking of childhood,  when  remembered summer days were always warm and sunny. Playing at my  grandparents house  with my cousin and picking flowers   that maybe we shouldn't be doing when there were so many pretty wild flowers just over the fence.  


I used a hands on journal page as my starting point, with texture paste, stencils, die cuts, found relatives [TH] and a piece of a torn napkin. The additional flowers and dogs were added in the computer program I  use. 

[notes in my sidebar]


Thank you for calling in 

you are very welcome here.


Monday, 16 August 2021

homemade


 A short post to share a journal page  at Art Journal Journey
 and the theme Neet chose for us this month... Type
For the background I used an old letter and number stencil,  
dropped paint onto the page that didn't go where I had hoped, so  it is still work in progress. 
 However with the aid of my digital computer program  I was able to create this page.





Layers and scraps  with different type fonts
made  what looks like a happy face to me.


Homemade Memories
Feelings are often hard to put into words but if we note or type those words they will be remembered for a very long time.





However you spend your day I hope it will be a happy one for you.


Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Keep it Simple at........ Try it on Tuesdays

 


'Keep it Simple'

is our new theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.

I have made this card  using a single ALL& Create image and coloured it with watercolour paint.
Leaving a large area white is not something I am comfortable with [the black edge is a piece of card that I used   as a base to get the photo ] I would have liked to shade the edges of the card and perhaps add a border, but I had to stay within the theme's guidelines.
We do hope you will join us and share your
 'Keep it simple',  ideas, cards  and projects .  

Sunday, 1 August 2021

Type....at Art Journal Journey.

 


August
 and a new theme over at
Art Journal Journey
where we welcome our  Guest Hostess for this month
 Neet from Hickydorums
the theme she has chosen for us is.......'Type'
Please pop over to AJJ to read all the information and see the inspiration
 Neet is giving us for this topic.

My journal page began with some stamped letters and numbers,
torn scraps  of book, dictionary paper a few scraps from the bits box and some paper dolls [TH]
There are so many styles of print to choose from to add to a journal page 
and these children just couldn't make up their minds.  I do hope that one day they will get to type  their own story  in their chosen font  perhaps using old fashioned pen and ink, or a typewriter,  although these days it would probably be  typed up using a computer.
We look forward to seeing how you interpret this theme and hope you will join us at AJJ.

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Feathered Friends at TioT's

 


A new theme starts today over at Try it on Tuesdays....
'Feathered Friends'.
How you interpret the theme and materials you use is entirely up to yourselves
 We hope you will join us and have fun  and look forward to seeing what you make.

My mop up  journal page began by  adding  some torn music paper, die cut grasses/flowers
 and a fussy cut stamped bird. 
The bees and the words I added in the digital computer program I use.
The bird may be singing while the bees add the backing tune, it is a real pleasure to listen to them sing .

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

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Travel and Adventure ..... at Try it on Tuesdays

 


A new challenge theme begins today over at Try it on Tuesdays.

Travel and Adventure.

Please pop over to TioT's to see what we have all been making.

We also have some good news to share 

Tammy from My Craft Central

is joining us there.

We are all looking forward to seeing how you interpret this theme .

With restrictions, visiting other countries isn't allowed in many parts of the world, so my page represents a hope that if your destination of choice is to somewhere hot to see the animals in the wild. you will enjoy the  adventure and the journey when  we are free to travel again.

My  digital  journal page began  with a hands on page

 using  a stamped image of a mother and her baby elephants...layers including paper and material scraps

  I created the page with the giraffes

 in the digital computer program I use



Thank you for calling in to see me.

Stay safe everyone

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Summer Countryside at......... Art Journal Journey

 


Its July and we have a new theme over at Art Journal Journey

hosted by......Alison  from Words and Pictures.

Please call over to AJJ to  see how Alison has inspired us

 and to read all the information she is sharing for the theme.

I am sharing another made over journal  page using a photo taken  among the apple trees at the top of my garden.  A fussy cut stamped bird and a die cut or two, and  some computer generated leaves in the foreground which covered most of the die cut branches.

 One of the joys of a local country walk was for me.... to hear the birds singing  and see  the bushes and trees with all their abundant foliage and if we were lucky to see the deer in the distance..

These days a trip to the countryside isn't possible for many folk due to restrictions, I am lucky to live close to woodland but   don't get to walk there now, the uneven ground   is a hazard for me    I'll stay with my memories of many happy walks in the countryside  and enjoy  a few  walks with my sons when they are able to be with me. 

We hope you will join  us over at Art Journal Journey and look forward to seeing your journal pages following Alison's theme.

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Spread your wings

 


Nearly the end of June  and  a last journal page from  me for

 Mia's theme over at Art Journal Journey



This is how the mixed media page began in my journal, some time ago I have to admit.

You can see its had a bit of a make over using my computer  and had some pretty butterflies added.

All my good intentions to try to do more crafting  these past few weeks hasn't happened, I'll be positive and hope it will pass and I will get round creating again soon and visiting you all

on your blogs.

Stay safe everyone


Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Here cones Summer .....at TioT's

 


Here Comes Summer....

is  the theme for the next two weeks over at

Try it on Tuesdays

Please call over to TioT's to get all the information and see how we have been 

interpreting this theme, we hope you will join us there.

Enjoying the sunshine  down by the sea

 for many over the years has been a wonderful way to spend a warm summer day.

I think the ladies in the vintage swimwear on this digital  journal page would love to be wearing what  the two modern girls are wearing.  

I'm sure they will all have had fun in the sun.

\Thank you for calling in here, I hope you all are safe and well.

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

For the man in your life at TioT's



The new challenge theme over at Try It on Tuesdays is.....

'For the Man in Your life.'

It could be a Birthday, Fathers Day, Retirement, New Baby Boy et.. etc.

Please pop over to see how we all interpreted the theme.

I made a  masculine card that could be suitable [I think] for a few occasions.

The background is embossed and layered onto a plain white card. The main image [ I think its a TH stamp, I never keep  the packaging] is on a lightly stamped background.

One of my sons had a cycling holiday planned for 2020 and because of the pandemic situation

it was  moved to this year,   it is on hold and will be for quite a time longer.

Another friend's son was going to have a year out and go travelling, also on hold.

I've heard of many other plans that have been  stopped over the past months.

Birthdays celebrated without friend or family close by,

this list could be very long

So I hope this card will appeal to many and that you know that one day we may be free to meet freely with each other and go out to explore again..

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

Stay safe.

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Butterflies for...... Art Journal Journey

 June

and a new theme for the month

'Butterflies'

  chosen for us  by Mia from  Craftartista

 our  Host for this month over at Art Journal Journey

Please pop over to AJJ to read the details and to see Mia's inspiration page for her theme.



Butterflies are  lovely to see in our gardens at this time of the year,

 they are not as colourful  here in the UK

 as the ones I added digitally to my journal page,

 but they look so delicate and magical as they flutter round the flowers.




This is how the page started before the butterflies were added.

A second print from a stencil, a really old script stamp and finally  a  piece torn from the corner of  a floral napkin .


Thank you for calling in to see me today and I hope you will join us at AJJ this month.

Stay safe.

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Butterflies..... at TioT's

 


The new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays is.......

Butterflies

I have made a layered card using a single stamped image , with a fussy cut butterfly, 

which was stamped onto acetate and coloured green.

 The base cards are  white, the image layered onto pale green  but its been so dull and wet here these past few days its been hard to get a good photo.


We hope you will join us ,  please call in and see the inspiration from the  TioT team.

As always what you create is up to yourselves, as long as you use the chosen theme.

Thank you for calling in to see me, my blog is sadly a bit neglected these days, but I 

hope to  get myself together and spend some time crafting  soon.

Stay safe. everyone.


Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Make it Feminine at TioT's.

 


Make it  Feminine ....

is the new theme over at Try it on Tuesdays

We hope you will join us there

and please call over to see how we interpreted this topic.

I've gone  to Paris for this page, well the background was already started,

 with a few random stamp images and words. 

Its an old fussy cut recycled  image of the  pretty gal, maybe she is  one of the dancers

 from the Folies Bergere wearing a dress like this. 

I added more  glitter to the image  for  a bit more glamour and sparkle.


I am adding  this page to the current theme 

 at Art Journal Journey hosted by Elle at Empire of the cat. the theme is.....Language

and as you can see I have used  the French language on this page. France was a country my family always enjoyed visiting in our caravan.  Using basic school French we soon expanded our vocabulary over the years.



Thank you for stopping by  to see me here.

Stay safe and keep well

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Language ..... at Art Journal Journey

 May

and a new theme over at Art Journal Journey.

Our host this month is Elle from Empire of the Cat and the theme she has chosen is......

'Language.'

Please call over to AJJ to read the details and see Elle's inspiration for her theme.


Language 

 and words are  something I do not take for granted.

 It  can change how we feel,  communicate with other people,  how we interpret  what we see,

 instruct, educate, even escape to a private world  of fantasy and dreams



My journal page started out with torn book pages, lots of green mop up paint and a flower image.

Next came the flower fairies  you will have guessed I'm now using my computer digital program.


Next I added the words, the language that  could explain what I was thinking about as I created the page.

Was it a world of make believe with fairies at the bottom of the garden or was it going out into the garden to do a tidy up, or,  was it  to pick  up the book I am currently reading. Adding language to a page even just one word changes what we see.

As its a cold day

 I think the book will win.

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

 .


Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Inspired by a Song ..... at TioT's

 


Inspired by a Song...

is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.

We hope you will join us there,

 please pop over to see which songs we all chose for inspiration.

The song I chose for my inspiration was....

We are family---- by Sister Sledge.

Families- sisters, brothers, cousins........

 have not been able to get together for many months but  imagine the joy 

and fun that  they will be able to have when  the restrictions

 we are all living with just now are raised.


My digital  journal page relates to a few of the cousins dancing with joy 

to the beat of the music, while maybe their parents are sitting  watching, talking,

 glad to be in each others company again. 

Happier, carefree days that hopefully  will return soon

.I will also link this page to  Art Journal Journey

where we are remembering Eileen with a theme she had chosen .'.Inspired by.' 
My inspiration was the song  I chose to use on the page.


Stay safe and keep well.



Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Make a Rainbow..... at TioT's


 Make a Rainbow.....
 is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.
Please pop over to see how we all interpreted this theme  at TioT's.
We are looking forward to seeing all   the rainbow colours you use to create your art or project.






This was how the page looked before I added the computer generated images in the digital program I use. Some areas were covered up with lighter shades and even though the computer is a clean way of adding colour I did enjoy creating this page.
One of these days I hope to get out paints and get properly messy again, but its hard for me to  focus after all that has been going on in my family these past months.
I hope to get  calling in to visit everyone soon.


Thank you for stopping by, stay safe and keep well.




I will also link this page to  Art Journal Journey
where we are remembering Eileen with a theme she had chosen .'.Inspired by.' 
My inspiration was the bright colours  I chose to use on the page.


Thursday, 1 April 2021

Inspired by...... at Art Journal Journey.

 


Inspired by.....

 is the theme for April over at Art Journal Journey

This theme was chosen for us by Eileen from the Artful Crafter, sadly Eileen

didn't make it after  heart surgery and  passed away last month.. In her memory we are 

 using the theme she chose for us, with Erika and Chris hosting.

This has been a hard journal page for me  to complete. The theme wasn't the problem,  it was my thoughts going off  sideways. knowing how her family and friends must be feeling .


The inspiration for my page came from a   session in the garden.  My eldest son had fun with a  tree saw and cleared some large branches and I  got started in the greenhouse  tackling the vine that decided  it was taking over the whole space.  It was good to get out in the fresh air, I  had a few  smiles   as I remembered  my sons as youngsters going out and bringing me in bunches of flowers as well as weeds that had to be  given pride of place  in a pot on the window ledge.  

 Once again my journal page was completed in the digital program I use. It started off with paper scraps, paint and  embossed stencil layers.

I hope you will join us at AJJ we all look forward to seeing what inspired you.

Take care and stay safe.




Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Hello Spring.... at TioT's


 Hello Spring...
is the  theme for the next two weeks over at



The team have lots of inspiration to share with you for this theme, please pop over to TioT's for all the information and we do hope you will join us there.

Springtime has me thinking of    flowers   bringing colours to our gardens
 and in  the days before the pandemic 
 being able to walk freely  in the countryside, seeing the wild rabbits
 and the new born lambs in the fields.
The background journal page is made up of scraps of paper, thick splodges of gesso left to dry, creating texture and finished in the digital program I use on my computer.
I wonder if the little bunny is hoping one of the eggs will fall
 so he can hide it for the children to find on Easter morning.

This is a digital card I created using this  journal page....

Happy Easter
 to  everyone who celebrate this special time of the year.


Stay safe.

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Stencils at TioT's

 



Use a stencil or two........
is the new theme over at Try it on Tuesdays for the next two weeks.
Of course you can use a many stencils as you would want to as long as you use more than one.
Please pop over to see what the team have all been creating and we hope you will join us there.

I used two stencils for my base layer, the completed page photo is closer to the actual colour shades. The cute guy bringing the flowers is a die cut from an Art by Marlene booklet.
Sorry I cannot name the stencils as I store mine 
 altogether in a drawer, all the good intentions to store by maker or by theme are long forgotten memories.


Thank you for calling in today.

Stay safe and keep well.



Monday, 15 March 2021

Single flowers



At   Art Journal Journey the theme for the month 
chosen by Sheila at Orange Esmerelda is.....
A single Flower.
I have created two digital journal pages using the same base layers as a  starting point ,
adding a single flower.
 I have noticed that a few friends have used this same quote,
  it goes so well with this theme.





I had lots of good intentions and ideas for this month, but, 
 with all that has happened here this past year, I  have learned  to 
cherish each day as it comes. I hope to get started with some hands on crafting
soon, but  just now,  if it gets me to escape the world for a while
 I will use   my digital computer programs..

However you spend your day
stay safe and keep well.



Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Say it with Flowers at TioT's

 



Say it with Flowers......
is the theme for the next two weeks over at Try it on Tuesdays
We think you will  have many ideas to share with us for this topic and the team look forward to 
seeing  and visiting you. Please pop over to TioT's  and see how we interpreted the  theme.
This journal page has a watercolour mop up base. The flowers were added in the digital program I use.

Thank you for calling in today.
I hope you stay safe and keep well

Monday, 1 March 2021

A single flower for AJJ

A single Flower

Sheila has set  our theme for March at Art Journal Journey.
Please pop over  to AJJ for all the information and see the art Sheila has shared to inspire us this month.
We look forward to seeing  your interpretations of this theme during March.
 



My background journal pages are layered scraps of paper 
 covered with water colour paints.
The single flower and the words were added  in the digital program I use [notes in my sidebar].

Thank you for calling in to see me
and however you spend your day stay safe.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

A pile of metal bits..... at AJJ


Another  Steampunk style journal page 

for Valerie's theme..... Heavy Metal 

 over at Art Journal Journey 

I  created these pages in the digital program I use on my computer,

 I think this would be a rather uncomfortable cycle to ride,

 but I hope it would be a fun experience.

At least he has saved a pile of metal bits and pieces from the scrap pile

Maybe if he  secured the springs to the floor,

it could double up as an exercise bike.


However you spend your day, stay safe.

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Oh so cute .......at TioT's.



The new challenge theme over at...

Try it on Tuesdays is....... 

Oh so Cute.

We are looking forward to seeing how you interpret this theme, we hope you will have fun.

Please pop over to TioT's to see what we have been making.


I created this digital Birthday greeting,

we cannot spend time with friends in the current times,

but I hope the birds bringing some cakes will bring a smile.

  I'm sure we all look forward to when we can

gather safely  together.

Tea or coffee with  a piece of cake in the company of friends is something to look forward to.

Stay safe and keep well.


Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Falling in love at TioT's

 


Falling in Love

 is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.

Please pop over to see  all the details and the inspiration for the theme from the  team.

I cannot remember the maker of these fun stamps, but I hope they bring  you a smile.

The background is painted, I used a heart stencil as well. 

I water coloured the animals and finished the card with a few digital additions.

I hope you will join us and share some love.

Stay safe and keep well.

 


Monday, 1 February 2021

Heavy Metal...... at Art Journal Journey.

 


Heavy Metal.....

is  the theme for February over at Art Journal Journey,

chosen for us by Valerie

You will find all the information HERE

My journal page was created in the digital program I use.

My first thoughts on this theme were... steampunk.... and crazy metal machines. 

We hope you will join us and are looking forward to seeing how you all interpret this topic.


Thank you for calling in today .

Stay safe and keep well.



Wednesday, 27 January 2021

favourite things

 


Favourite Things.......

 was the theme over at Art Journal Journey this month,

 chosen by Erika.

Here we are at the end of the month and  I have at last  a journal page to add.


The starting point was this page with stamping and stencils, I added the stamp with the watering can and flowers and coloured them with water colour paints.

My  crafting time has taken a back seat for many weeks/months.

 Now I  will be trying to do what my husband would have wanted me to .....

 get out the paint, stamps, stencils 

and get messy again..

Sadly he lost his struggle with cancer and other complications in mid December,

 we miss him so much but are content that he is at rest.

Thank you for calling in, I hope to get back to visiting with you all soon.

One day at a time

Take care and stay safe.





Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Winter Blues at TioT's

 


There is   a new challenge theme starting today over at.....

 Try it on Tuesdays.....

Winter Blues.

Please pop over for all the details and information.

This was  how the page I used for the background  began in my digital journal.

 A winter snowy scene, looking  like the  small wood close to my home will look  now. if I were to go for a walk there.

We have had snow , it looks so white and crisp with the first glace and then the colours   of the   sky show through the branches of the trees and you can see the winter  blue shades.


Its been a while since my last post, thank you for calling in  today,

Stay safe and well.