Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Feathered friends at TioT's.

Feathered Friends
 is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.
The girls are sharing a fantastic variety of projects, please pop over to take a look.
We hope you will come and join us.

Its a digital card from me today. 
I can get inky messy layers with clean hands using this type of crafting and even change the colour if I didn't like it first time.

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

Diary pages

Hello everyone and   Hi, to all the T day  folk. who call in from
 Bleubeard and Elizabeths
where we are all made most welcome with a drinks related post.

I have never been good a keeping a daily  diary, but after getting to know folk who do so, 
I decided that I would make my own daily diary and even if it was just a one  word entry,
 I would keep it up to date.
You saw the first three months pages I made earlier this
The one above for April is appropriate to share with you on T day,
as its all about the Mad Hatters tea party.

This is  for May, and I will even be taking it away in the caravan so I can keep it up to date.

I found a few more snippets and added them to June's store pocket.

Now saying that this is for June, makes me realise that we are now nearly  half way through the year.
A scary thought.............

Happy T day and thank you for calling in to see me today.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Joy... for Tag Tuesday

Its an  'Anything Goes' theme 
this time at
This  tag was made entirely in my computer program.
My chosen mode of crafting when I am away from home.
I am still able to add a number of background layers and have fun and that's what crafting is all about.

After today I may not be able to visit in a regular basis, internet and caravans have yet to get perfectly united, but,  things are moving on  and I never know till I actually try to connect.
So I have scheduled this and  a few posts in the hope I will be able to visit and add my pieces into the blogs I made them for.

Thank you for stopping by, you are always welcome here.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Paint your dream

A grungy, hybrid,  digital page today.
 There are  a few layers of paint on my journal page, the photo taken, then a lot of the images
 have  been added  in the digital program I use..
But as you can see the paint had a will of its own  and I even managed  to paint the wires that hold the book together.
I will join the folk at
for Gills theme of  Elegance and Grunge.
I hope the flower will fit the elegant part of the theme, the rest is just grungy mess.

Thank you for calling in today.
You are most welcome and your comments are always appreciated.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Fun days.... In and Out and always a cuppa close by.

Hello everyone who calls in to see me today.
this is quite a long post so I hope you are sitting comfortably with a cuppa close by...
First of all a journal page. made for Gills' theme Elegance and Grunge over at
  Art Journal Journey

Its a hybrid page which began looking like this.......

I used wax crayons and loads of water to blend then and still couldn't get a smooth looking base, but grungy is fun and  coloured fingers is a fashion statement for crafters.
 I then added some stencils, some with paste some just inked. A bit of gilding wax highlighted the stencil words.
Then it was off to the computer to add some extra images.

I will now say hello to the T gang, where over at
Bleubeard and Elizabeths
we are all made welcome with a drinks related post
Its an overload of photos today as we went for another visit to Beamish last week,
this time to visit the 1940's farm
So   lets begin

Getting close to the farmyard, hens  and ducks enjoying the sunshine beside the pond.

The hens were wandering everywhere. however the star of the morning was seeing the new born lambs in one of the sheds. This one was just minutes old. [photo top right].

A look around the barns and here was an old machine marked out as scrap to be used for the war effort fund raising

Doesn't the sun shining make a huge difference to a day out. Every thing looks so clean. This is no coincidence at Beamish, as the volunteers and staff keep it looking so good. 

Inside now and as it was cleaning day a few parts did't have easy access, but I think you get an impression of the rooms from the few shots I managed to get.
Even though they were cleaning the staff were wearing costumes appropriate for the  times. We spoke to the chap who had just finished black leading the stove and he said he had been  working on it for more than two hours. It was gleaming.

I have just to end with a photos of the cafe and the delicious lunch that we had.
The interesting thing in here was the information on Rationing. The children had a special menu where they could spend not money but coupon points, the meal had a points value and they couldn't go over it.
 [ the parents had to pay in real money]

We chose  a Beamish Rarebit, closely related to what we in the UK know as Welsh Rarebit.
here is a recipe link if you are interested

This was the childrens menu board.
A good idea we thought to help children value the food they can readily get these days.

Thank you for staying with me this long, your visit  as always is realy appreciated.
Happy T day.

Is anyone having problems with scheduled posts,
I have had a couple  of mine  show up on the  dashboard
 that were not meant to  be published until later this month,
Fortunately there was no connection to the whole post.

Sunday, 14 May 2017


I have made a digital ATC for a new challenge blog

Digitally Made Challenges.
The first theme is Anything Goes
Please pop over to see them and join in if you can.

I ended up making two ATC's
so I am adding a reminder for 
the theme is Little things mean a Lot
These ATC's were  made in my digital program, measured on the  longest side with a centimeter ruler.

 When I print them out I will stick them back to back
 to send off to a crafty penfriend.
Now to a bit of stamping

These two  cats  have a stencil background with  a stamped image.
Both pieces left over from making a tag a while ago.
So continuing my playtime I turned one in to a hybrid tag.

My computer does  have a place in my crafting time these days,
but before taking the photo I added a bit more dark ink shades and added a left over piece of embossed card to the base.
Last of all some digital additions, which now makes this a hybrid tag.

I do not think the cat is happy meeting a wizard
 on his night time prowl around the neighborhood.
I wonder who got the biggest fright
Who will win this argument? , I'm with the cat.

Thank you for calling in to see me, your comments are always appreciated.

Digital information can
be found in my sidebar.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Grunge and flowers

A hybrid journal page for Art Journal Journey
where Gill's 
super theme for the month is...
Elegance and Grunge

I'm not sure I can say this is elegant.... well maybe the flower...
but it is for sure has a lot of inky  grungy. 
I used a couple of my new TH mini stencils
 on top of a mop up page.
The bottom post card had to be covered , to  hide  a very dark splodge of water colour paint. I had tried to wash it out brushing  with plain water, but.... you didn't work on the card surface and was starting to leave a hole.
The other additions and the words were added
 in my digital program.

We have been taking advantage of some brighter weather this week. Going off again to Beamish,
 I will share the photos in a later post.
Back in our own garden we have an array of spring  colours.

The Rhododendron is in full bloom

Lots of Bluebells, giving colour under the trees and shrubs.

The Lilac with its heady aroma
 next to  the Acer, which is shades the patio  in the summer.

Last the Apple Blossom and a visitor, collecting an afternoon snack..

Thank you for calling in today.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.