Tuesday, 28 March 2017


I am Out and About today for AJJ
 as well as visiting friends  for T day at 

Where we are all made very welcome and share a tea related post.
So I will start by sharing a cuppa.
Always to hand when I am in the craft room.
this is how the journal page began, with some colouring in.

I also wanted to use the photo of the fungi we found quite unexpectedly growing on a  wall/stepped area in the garden
  after a frosty start to the day. 

Another clump of them,
perhaps they grew and were protected because we hadn't cleared all the leaves in this area.
Also the amount of rain before the frost, we had could have helped as well . I don't have an answer, but we've never had them in the garden before.

On the left is some photos of the stages in creating the digital version.
It  can be just as much fun creating pages 
 as hands on creating.
Its not a quick process and can take  just as long as the creative way.  It does have a few  bonus points ....
 Clean hands, and less mess for a start.
Would I take this step completely, 
nothing can beat inky . messy fingers and  the clutter and  the creative fun of making something in the real. not virtual world.
The page is for
where there are only a few days left to join in.
Thank you to my T day friends who have also joined  the Out and About fun at AJJ this month and enjoyed the theme.

Happy T Day everyone.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Sing for AJJ

I am Out and About  today for..... 

not far today, just outside my door to listen to the birds singing.
Spring is in the air.

This is the start of the page in my 8 x 8 inch journal.  A distress ink and water colour background. A stencil using paste for texture . some random stamped wild flowers , then Dina Wakley birds stamped onto tissue.
 A photo taken. some added digital extras and the page is completed.

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

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Collecting Moments for AJJ

Its a calm spring day, no rushing around like yesterday.
For sure I will be taking time to appreciate the  countryside around my home.

I would also like to wish you a
 Happy Mothers Day,
if you are celebrating it like we do today, in the U.K.

Another hybrid page  today, my own background somewhere under the digital layers. These two appear on the March page in my kitchen calendar.

There are many rabbits in hedgerows of  the fields near us. I have never been quick or close  enough to catch them in a photo.  They don't like us humans.

I am counting down the days now for my month as guest at
not many to go now and I have appreciated all your company  this month.
For digital information
please see notes in my sidebar.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

An adventure ...and a tag

Where would I like to go  today?
If I had a choice and the weather was  warm and I could go anywhere,
The magic carpet parked outside my front door.......
[maybe it would help my fear of flying]
Perhaps I would I  join Mr E., go for an adventure and see where the carpet landed.

I didn't know how this page would evolve,
it began with sticking a variety of scrap papers in to my journal.
Mr Evolution man was stamped onto tissue and as you can see he hadn't been stuck down properly, no worries a quote would cover that hole up.
What to add next, where would he go for his outing?  I remembered seeing these small pictures in  one of the scraps boxes, I think they may have been Crafty Individuals..

Six more days to get out and about at AJJ
I have so enjoyed seeing everyone's interpretation of the theme.
you  are all 'inspirational'.

Now I am sure Mr E.  would have packed a small suitcase,
just in case he decided to stop over somewhere.
So he would need a tag  with his name on written on the back so his luggage wouldn't get lost.....

More bits and pieces were used for this tag ....
Made....... so I can join the folk at

Tag Tuesday

where the theme for the challenge is 'Birds and Nests'.
The scribbly lines were added in my digital program.

Thank you for calling in to see me today,  I really enjoy your company here..

Friday, 24 March 2017

An Art Exhibition for AJJ

I am out and about in my imagination today for

 and going   to an Art Exhibition, where I would be able to see many paintings by my favourite artists all under one roof. 
 Now I think this outing would appeal to many folk as it does to me.

I did use my own background, but all the additions were computer additions [notes in my side bar].

So how will I spend today,,,
I will pull up a chair, beside my patio door,. If its warm I will open it, if not I can still see what is out there in my garden.  Get a few of my favourite art books close by  and a cup of something hot. Then think about these artists and how they transport us to seeing  what they could  see, when they were ,   'out and about'.

Thank you for stopping by today, your company is very much appreciated.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Where will we go today? for AJJ

In my Out and About page for Art Journal Journey we have ,
Agnes and Arthur's two friends  come for a visit  and they are wondering
 where to take them  out for the day.
The Lake District or the Yorkshire Dales.?
These are two of our favourite destinations and I would be happy to go to either of the choices.

The journal page has a mop up background, the pictures were torn from an old calendar. I am lucky to have friends who pass me their old cards etc. 
There is a bit of stencilling again for textures and a few splashes of paint.
The figures are Paper Artsy stamps and the words were computer generated.

Thank you for calling in today, you are very welcome.
I wonder which place you would choose to go to.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Springtime Surprises...

Spring Surprises 

When I entered the the first theme at Tag Tuesday.
I never imagined that I would be the name picked out of the hat to win  the gorgeous tag book  that Valerie made. The surprise was even greater when the postman delivered me
  a mail art box containing more goodies.

Its been a busy month for me as I am trying to create a page each day for Art Journal Journey where I am the guest hostess for the month and  after a number of days looking at the contents, I'm sure you all know what I mean when I say this.
 I have used a small piece of one of the napkins  for my ' Out and About' page at ........
 Art Journal Journey today.

I have some nearly dried up ink pads which I used to colour the background. Used a stencil and paste next for a bit of texture.
Then came the napkin, I love these blue flowers. Which brought me to thinking that even this early in Spring there are flowers for us to see when we are out and about.
The birds were Dina Wakley stamps and the sentiment was computer generated.

Thank you for stopping by to see me today
and thank you once again Valerie for the goodies that I know I will enjoy using.