Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Winter Wonderland ..... at TioT's

 

   
Our new challenge theme at Try it on Tuesdays is...
Winter Wonderland.
This title had me thinking  immediately of a snowy day,  and how  our local robins get more adventurous and come closer to the house .
I created two digital [notes about the programs I use are in my sidebar]
 versions of this card,  the second one having more snow falling .


We hope you will share  how you interpret this theme with us.
Please call over to Try it on Tuesdays to see what everyone has been creating there, where you will find all the information about our challenges.



Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Traditional Christmas..... at TioT's.

 



A Traditional Christmas card for the new challenge theme over at
The DT and our Guest designer
have shared their ideas for this theme and we hope you will share yours with us there.

There is lots of white space on this  layered card and I used a  computer generated 
image as my main focus with  a traditional message.
Thank you for stopping by,
 apologies for not getting to visit and leave you a message  as much as I would like to these days,  I do visit you and enjoy reading and seeing the inspiration you share.



Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Sparkle and Shine...... at TioT's

 



'Sparkle and Shine'.

 at

 Try it on Tuesdays

The weeks seem to be flying by and here we are at TioT's with a another new theme.

Again I have created a digital card, this method of crafting  I can cope with just now , the dodgy hands don't have holding things  and  a bonus is that there is less mess for me to clean away when, not if, I drop them on the table or floor.

[Notes on the digital programs I use are in my sidebar.]

We are looking forward to seeing how you interpret this theme and hope you will join us at TioT's. we did enjoy seeing your Halloween pieces in the last two weeks.

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

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

 


Its time for another challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays. We hope you will come and join us and share your Halloween projects, all the information can be found here

For my  Halloween card, I decided to recycle an image from my old Wrendale  2021 Calendar [it was called Its a dogs life by Hannah Dale] I never throw away old calendars the art in  them, I think is much to good to add them  to waste and re- purposing is good for our  planet, although for this card I did use digital altering and some added images.


Above is a few of the stages in my altering to create the card

The messy notes to myself last  October have  been blanked out.

Photos taken and  then a play in the digital computer program I use

Top right is my tidy version of the card image without the scribbles, to get it looking more like  the original page in the calendar.

Thank you for calling in today and I hope you will join us at TioT's.


Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Autumn ....... at TioT's

 


Autumn

Autumn is our new theme over at Try it on Tuesdays

This could be a scene, the colours or your interpretation of this season of the year.

You can find out all the information here and see  the pieces

  the team and our Guest designer created .

I think autumn for me can be represented with the rich colours of nature, the deep ruby reds, rusty browns as well,  apples ripening on the trees,   the crinkling crunchy leaves when walking  over them, [not so good having to sweep them all up as the leaves fall into the garden.] 

Watching the birds squawk over the berries on bushes and seeing how they chase  others  to  protect their territory is an interesting way to spend  a quiet autumn afternoon.

For the theme I created a layered base on my kraft card  journal page

adding  a variety of digital images.

WE hope you will join us at TioT's and look forward to seeing how you interpret this new theme.


Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Emboss it at TioT's

 

Emboss it....
is the new theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.
Pop over for all the details, and share with us how you interpret this theme..
will it be dry embossing,
 will you have used powders or another method.
 Please share your ideas and projects.

The base layers for my card were dry embossed and then coloured with distress ink.
I decided to keep this a simple card adding a simple computer generated  flower image.

Thank you for calling in and I hope you will join us at TioT's.

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Animals real or imaginary .....for TioT's

 A new theme for us over at Try it on Tuesdays....

for the next two weeks is....

Animals real or imaginary.

My digital  journal page is  about real animals, who seem to be happy together. Now in the real/ wild  world this is a scene that I think would never be seen.

 However  for a moment they all seem to be getting along together.


WE hope you will join us at TioT's and share your 
  animals real or imaginary

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Keep it Simple ........ at TioT's

 


Keep it Simple...

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

For this simply layered card, which I left  with a lot [for me] of white space

 I used a single stamp image,

 which was cut into an oval shape and layered using a similar coloured paper to the colour of the image.

It could have been used for a few occasions but this card was for a birthday. 

Thank you for calling in here, you are always welcome .

 I hope you will join  us at TioT's 

please call in to see the  how the team have  interpreted this theme

 and share your art with us there.





 

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Summer Blooms at...... TioT's.

 


Summer Blooms.....
is the new theme over at...
Roses are the flowers that represent  the months of summer to me.
I have created this layered digital card,
 you may wonder why I choose to use  digital programs for my  cards just now
 and the answer for me is a simple one....
I enjoy the process and I can be sure the card gets to its destination on the correct  day, in an email .

Thank you for calling in here today and I hope you will call over to TioT's
and share your summer blooms with us there.



 


Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Make it Feminine...... at Try it on Tuesdays

 


One of a Kind

'Make it Feminine'
is the new challenge theme over at
I'm sure we all have different ideas on how ' feminine'  fits into our lives and our  art,
the team have shared lots of ideas and we hope you will join us and share your takes on this topic.
My page is a digital creation . I find it hard these days to hold things for very long without dropping them, which create their own problems if paint or inks  are  involved. 
My  thoughts behind this page ...
Eva,  dreaming of being a dancer and thinking she could never be a graceful Ballerina.
She doesn't realise how special and  lovely she looks to her family and friends.
She is for sure......'one of a kind'..

Thank you for calling in here and I hope you will join us at TioT's.

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Make it Magical..... at TioT's

 Make it Magical......

is our new theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.

My thoughts behind this theme were to make a digital   Birthday card to send to

a fun loving friend.  Only one candle on the cake  as, when reaching a certain age we may  want to  subtract a few years. However the birds all turned up to sing  a birthday greeting

 to make the day magical.



[notes  about my digital work can be found in my sidebar] 

We hope you will join us at TioT's please pop over to see how the girls all interpreted this subject.

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


Friday, 1 July 2022

Behind Closed Doors..... for AJJ


 1st July and a new theme for us at Art Journal Journey.
 is our hostess this month and has chosen the theme.....
Doors and/or Arches.
Please call over to  AJJ and see what Wendy has created to inspire us for this topic
 and to read the information  she has shared with us

Once again I have chosen to create my page in the  digital computer
 programs I use, {notes in my sidebar]  a selection of images and layers 
were selected to go with my thoughts behind the page.
Who knows what is behind a closed door,
it takes courage to open the door to find out what is there.
which door would you choose.?

Thank you for calling in today
 and I hope you will join us at AJJ.

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Here comes Summer.... at TioT's

 Here Comes Summer....

is the next theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.

We hope you will join us there.  What do you enjoy about this season of the year, is it the sunny days,

going on holiday,  relaxing in the garden or on the beach, visiting somewhere  that has a history or is modern to look at. the list could be very long.

We hope you will join us and call over to see how the team interpreted the theme.

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I used a variety of stamps on the scene, took a photo, then  mounted the piece in the
 digital computer program I use [notes in my sidebar]
My thoughts behind this scene are that Fred took Maud to the beach,
so he could sit and watch the waves and have a few daydreams.
Maud had other ideas she wanted to talk and declared she was a mermaid.
Getting no reaction to this remark I think she would just sit and enjoy her drink.

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

Sunday, 26 June 2022

I'm NOT catching fish .... for AJJ

 

                                                     

      I'm NOT catching fish  

Well its nearly the end of June and I have managed to make

 another digital journal page for Mia's theme....Fish

 over at Art Journal Journey

I am struggling to create any type of art and  journal pages just now.

my mojo went walk about a number of weeks ago  and hasn't returned home as yet.

Add to this, a theme,  that I have to admit has caused me  a  big metal block on the topic. 

I am not  someone who enjoys the sea , I'm more country, fields and woodland.

Anyway I found in my digital library this vintage bathing scene, added some fish

then decided that Molly was trying to catch a toy  boat the boys has lost earlier

 and not the fish who were happily swimming with her friends in the sea.

Thank you for stopping by to see me

you are very welcome here.

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Recycle at Try it on Tuesdays



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

Recycle.

I often use an  old calendar ,cards, cut outs from magazines  to make a quick card

 or a digital page.[notes in my sidebar]

I'm sure we all have quite a few cards etc that we have loved and cannot throw away, so why not recycle them and   help save our waste and our planet.

This card is simply cut and layered using an

 old calendar[ Wrendale designs by Hannah Dale]


I also made  digital cards, saves the postage  as well .



 We hope you will join us for this theme and look forward to seeing what you recycle,

please pop over to the TioT's blog to see what we have been making.

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Is a Mermaid a Fish?

 June

at Art Journal Journey.

Our host for this month is 

Mia from Craftartista,

the theme she is challenging us with is....

'Fish', 

you will find all the information  about the theme and  our rules here


This journal page has a stencil and mop up background

I also used some die cuts of the crab and mermaid before adding  computer

generated fish images and the words


A photo  before I got adding  to many fish,

 I do wonder about mermaids.....are they fish?

 what language would they speak?

and could even imagine them in various situations.

 Here it would be Heidi thanking Henry the crab for looking  after her fish.

or possibly

Henry its bed time for the fish and they cannot play catch  this late as the fishermen will be about soon.


We hope you will enjoy this theme  and look forward to seeing  your journal pages.

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

For the Man in your life....at TioT's





        The   challenge theme for the next  two weeks  over at

.for the ........ 'Man in Your Life'  

'I have created  a digital Birthday card using  a hands on base
 for  some one
 who loves  cycling
 Apologies
A short post today as I am having trouble keeping my script 
 coloured black 
and I have a feeling it may be all underlined,
 I think ...blogger problems or computer gremlins are having a party here. 
so far I have spent nearly two days in short sessions with this small post.

Thank you for calling  in  here and I hope you will join us at TioT's




Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Listen to the birds


 
Listen.
So often we are so busy with our daily lives to stop and listen.
If we are in a town its usually traffic we hear,  the  chatter of people talking, maybe shouting or children playing.  I am lucky to live close to the country and perhaps have got so used to hearing the birds twitter and sing. Perhaps  I take this for granted, its part of  where I live.
This is another digital page for Matilde's theme of Birds over at
I haven't heard the local owl for a while, perhaps he is away on holiday while the other birds are  making up with their morning chorus and the continual racket the wood pigeons are making just now.

Thank you for calling in and I hope you have a good day.

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Butterflies at..... Try it on Tuesdays


A new theme begins today at Try it on Tuesdays

Butterflies.





I have made a digital card to send to a friend using a hands on page from my journal as a stating point. The background colour was a mop up and I used a variety of stamps before stamping and colouring  the main flower image.
I was able to brighten the colours in the digital computer program I use as well as adding the butterflies.




You can use any format or style that you enjoy   as long as you follow  the current TioT's theme, we look forward to seeing what you create.


Monday, 9 May 2022

Adventures with the bird family.

 


Billy.... I know you can fly

but that is going to teach your sister  .. bad habits.

Another adventure of the bird family 

I will be linking to the theme Matilde

 has chosen for us this month ....Birds.....  over at Art Journal Journey.

I shared Billy learning to fly on my first  digital journal page,

 this time his sister is about to learn to fly  and she is asking  her mam if she can  fly to the rim of the  glass  and follow her brother.

I think the answer would be NO.

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

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Use a Stencil.... at TioT's

 Use a Stencil
..... is  the new theme for the next two weeks over at....

I used a variety of stencils to make  the background
for this card. Distress inks for colouring
 with  a silhouette style  floral stamp for my main image.
 The sentiment strips were computer generated.





We hope you will join us at TioT's
 and look forward to seeing how
 you interpret this new theme.




Sunday, 1 May 2022

Birds for Art Journal Journey

 


May 1st and a  new theme begins today over at
Matilde is our host for this month and has chosen the theme ....
Birds,
 please call over to the AJJ Blog,
 to find all the information and challenge rules rules ,
 also the links where you can visit Matilde and see the inspiration she has shared with us all.

Once again my journal page has been created in the digital computer programs I use [see sidebar].
Springtime and the blossoms can be seen  in the trees
 the young birds will soon  be all hatched and  getting ready to  leave the nests. 
I hear bids chattering in the woodland  and my garden and wonder what
 the mother birds will be  saying to encourage the young ones 
 when they are learning to fly.

Thank you for calling in to see me  and I hope you will join us at Art Journal Journey.


Tuesday, 19 April 2022

I can hear Music at TioT's

 I can hear Music.......

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

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I have created a digital journal page  for this theme

 using computer generated images  [see in my sidebar notes about   program and images used]

 on a sheet music background. 

 Little Ellie is having a lovely time,

 she  loves to make a noise and is lucky to have her drum kit and string instruments

 to choose from, I have a feeling that the drum kit like most kids would be her favourite.

The tune in her head and mine is an old song...

'Can you hear it? and I think her mum would like it as well.

 the version of this song that I like the best is by Kim Wilde  from the early  1980's

We hope you will join us and  share your favourite music with us there.


I will also be adding this page to the current theme

over at Art Journal Journey where the theme is...

Play it again Sam.

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Spring Colours........ at TioT's


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

I love to see the green shades as the grass begins to shoot away , everything looks so fresh and clean
 and then as well as our garden flowers we see the wild flowers
 showing the yellows of the dandelions , whites of the daisies, this list could be longer, but I'm sure we all have flower favourites,  then  soon  we hope to see the colourful butterflies.
So  this journal spread reflects the colours I like to see in the springtime.
book print scraps for the background with a watercolour wash  of green shades. 
I added the flowers and butterflies in the computer digital program I use. [notes in my sidebar].

I hope you will join us at TioT's and share with us your favourite spring colours.
Please pop over for all the information and see  what we are sharing with you there.

Friday, 1 April 2022

Play it again Sam..... at Art Journal Journey

 


The 1st of April and a new theme over at 

Art Journal Journey,

The topic Alison from Craftytrog's Arty Adventures  has chosen for us is.....

'Play it again Sam'

 asking us to think about our favourite films and songs.

You will find all the information details and our rules  HERE 

I really had to get thinking about this theme and eventually chose to use  a Beatles song...

All you need is love

 Written by John Lennon in the late 60's. a song that has stood the test of time.

This page was created in the digital program I use [notes in my sidebar]

 with computer generated images. 

We are looking forward to seeing how you interpret this theme

and hope you will share your favourite films and songs with   everyone there.

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Say it with Flowers .....at TioT's





The new theme over at Try it on Tuesdays is....
Say it with Flowers.

Flowers are used for many occasions and in many ways,  we are looking forward  to seeing  how you interpret this theme for TioT's,. Please call over to see what we have all been making.



This is a photo of the hands on original  version of my page, a shaded yellow background with the little guy [a stamped image]  holding his bunch of sunflowers. before I got too carried away to add more digitally.
The words  read....
'I want you to know that someone cares'
I thought straight away to use  this quote  with
 some bright yellow flowers. 
 Flowers, cultivated or wild,
  given with love  show we care, they can brighten a dark day
 and give us hope for the future.


Stay safe and thank you for calling here today.


I will also link this page to Valeries theme at
 Art Journal Journey where the topic is.....Spring

Friday, 18 March 2022

Spring is in the air

 


Its been a while since my last post but I still have time to share another page for Valerie's theme

Spring over at Art Journal Journey


I have to admit to  re using   an older  page,  that had been work in progress and forgotten about for quite some time, but I did smile when I saw the duck trying to fly off   to perhaps  enjoy some spring weather.

All the additions were computer generated.

Thank you for taking time to call in, you are very welcome here and I hope you will join us at AJJ.

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Black, white and one colour.... at TioT's

 



The new theme over at Try it on Tuesdays begins today.....

'Black. White and one other colour.'

I created this first page  [black, white, purple]  using computer generated images.
I wanted to leave an area of white behind the black main  image I was using., easier for me to keep a ' white space'   ,
 this is a  style of crafting I am not comfortable with. I always want to add more .

However I will share with you a hands on page as well,
 with background stamping and colouring  using  shades
 of pink  inks 
 The main image was  stamped  in black.
Its not a good photo , the light wasn't cooperating today ,
 the camera was insisting it wanted to use the flash
this is the best photo of quite a few attempts.





We are looking forward to seeing  how you interpret this topic.
Please pop over to  to get all the information  and see what the TioT team have been creating 
for this theme.

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

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Spring......at Art Journal Journey



 March and a new theme begins over at

 Art Journal Journey.

Valerie from Bastelmania is hosting this month 

and the theme she has chosen for us, is......

Spring


This was my starting place, a hands on journal page with a Brusho background and some fussy cut stamped flowers. Photo taken then  into the computer program I use  to  add some digital extras.

I don't know if my little rabbit is taking time to smell the spring flowers, or saying hello to the ladybirds and butterfly. I would like to think he is welcoming Spring and hoping to see more  sunshine as the days get longer and hopefully warmer.

We are looking forward to seeing how you all interpret the theme and hope you will join us at Art Journal Journey, where you will find all the details .

Sunday, 27 February 2022

What's your Style?


 'What's your style' has been the theme over at 
Art Journal Journey  for February.
Chosen for us by Bleubeard and Elizabeth.
This  subject in relation to crafting was something I hadn't thought about very much
 over the years.. Yes, I have tried many hands on craft projects and hobbies,
 they've  always played a big part in my life..... a good way to escape  from the real world,  have  some personal  time, recharge the batteries,  reflect a little, memories and plans all could  be thought about in those free  times. These days my crafting style seems to be digital  as well as creating journal pages.
Thank you Elizabeth and Bleubeard for making me think about style this past month and for the inspiration I've  seen from everyone this past month.
This journal page is relating to  fashion style,
  how we look and what we wear.
 I'm with the kids,  who  like to dress up and have fun , 
I don't think they have a care how they look, myself I prefer casual and comfortable.
Not so their elegant mothers who are dressed to impress. 
Thank you for calling in  here,
Stay safe.




Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Add some texture




A new theme begins today over at 
Add some texture.

 This is how my journal page began
On the left is a  photo  showing a close up view of  some of the texture areas using modelling paste
around a stamped image that would eventually covered over.
On the right a photo of the hands on page with some added scraps and a few digital additions.

You will have guessed by now that the page was completed in the digital computer program I use
 [notes in my sidebar] A cleaner way of adding more texture and mistakes are more easier to manipulate.

Please pop over to see how the TioT gang interpreted the theme and get all the details
and we hope you will join us there.


I will also be linking with Bleubeard and Elizabeth's theme
over at Art Journal Journey... 'What's your Style'.




Tuesday, 8 February 2022

All Loved Up at.... TioT's

 'All Loved Up'.......

is the new theme for the next two weeks over at

 Try it on Tuesdays


If you have a dog and a cat as pets in your home
 I hope my page will make you smile.
Bonzo and Mimi want to share their love with you all
[when they are not having a scrap about who sits closest to the the warm fire]

We hope you will join us  at TioT's for this theme,
please call over to get all the details .



This was is  the journal page I used  as the starting  base for my take on the latest  theme. Background stencils and mop ups with  two fussy cut out stamped images [sorry  I cannot tell you who the maker is]  I used distress inks for colouring.

The words and hearts  were computer generated in the digital program I use.

 



My style of crafting these days usually finishes off with added computer details.

With a starting point that could include a variety of hands on crafting styles. 

I will also link my page to the theme What's Your Style ... over at Art Journal Journey


Thank you for calling in today

Stay safe and keep well.


Tuesday, 1 February 2022

What's your Style?...... at Art Journal Journey.

What's your Style?

Is the theme for February over at Art Journal Journey
Chosen for us by Bleubeard and Elizabeth
Please call over to see how they have introduced the theme to us all 
 and see the inspiration they have shared.

'My Style'......


 

Some of the photos of previous journal pages that I was thinking about when pondering  the subject of this months theme at Art Journal Journey, which I blended together to create the page.
There are pages with stamping, stencils, napkins. cut outs, material etc.



I used this quote  because
it seemed to tell me to be myself
creating this page, 
where I am today  on my 
crafting journey. 
How did my crafting begin........
Stamping came first, with inks, paints etc  and generally allowing myself to get messy, then stencils, even more fun  with sprays and textures.
 I tried die cutting but it wasn't for me although I am now enjoying using pop out die cut images.
Fussy cutting I find difficult with fingers that do not do as they are told.

Many years ago I Started making ATC's  joining an online group and swapping with folk who  I am still in touch with now. I also made cards  as I think most of us do.
Blogland introduced me to journaling and you could say I became hooked on this 
method of creating art.
Currently.....
Digital crafting using my own hands on work as well as computer generated images and programs,
has  allowed me to continue my crafting journey, especially though the difficult and sad  times that have occurred in my family  in the last couple of years.
If I feel like mess, out comes the paint, ink etc.. these days I am more likely to
  turn on the computer. 

We hope you will join us at Art Journal Journey this month and share 
 'Your Style' with us there.


Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Add a Quote at TioT's

 


A new challenge theme begins today over at

 Try it on Tuesdays.....

'Add a Quote'

Please call over to TioT's to get all the information and see we interpreted this theme.

My quote went onto a layered digital journal page.

I think my lady could be  reflecting on how time changes us,

  the way we may look and see others.

 We still feel the same inside but the way we appear changes as we get older.

I found the quote I used  on the internet but couldn't find a link to who may have said it.

'Time does not change people,

Time reveals the true face of people.'

I will also link this Journal Page to Art Journal Journey

where the theme chosen by Erika is... Lets Face it.