Friday, 25 May 2018

Diary Day week 21... Mrs Fox

Week 21
Mrs  Fox

I used a picture torn from an old calendar as my starting point
for this weeks diary.
It was another coloured page in the diary so I used white gesso to calm it down. Embossed stencils  were next. when they were dry I  used distress oxide and a TH stencil to bring the page together.

Its another Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK and I am off  to our National Land Rover competitions with the family and the caravan, where we will meet up with friends who share the same interests.  So there will be noise and the sound of car engines for a few days. I will miss the peace and tranquility that seems to be surrounding Mrs Fox today.

I will be joining friends over at
Art Journal Journey
with this diary page  and Jo's super theme of
Flora and Fauna.

I hope you all have a  lovely weekend and thank you for calling in to see me here.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

I like to make stuff

I just  like to make stuff, how well I can relate to those words.

This page was created  while I was away, but with no internet  it was filed and forgotten until I was looking through my holiday photos.
The base is simply stencils, some torn sheet music paper, that was tucked in the pocket of my diary. All the rest are fussy cut pieces from a magazine. The leaves and mushrooms were from an article  in Daphne's Diary and had been made with felt.[ I can no longer remember who made them or who wrote the piece.]

I will join the folk over at 
and Jo's theme of Flora and Fauna.

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

Monday, 21 May 2018


This is a longer post so you may need to pull up a chair and grab a cuppa.
Which  brings me first of all,  to say hello to the folk over at 

 who could be calling in today as T stands for Tuesday
 and we are all made welcome with a drinks related post.

We have been having some lovely sunny days recently  and I have been enjoying  creating 
journal pages for Jo's theme at 
Flora and Fauna

I began with another paper tissue with these bright yellow flowers.  Next I stamped  onto the page the Paper Artsy flowers and the dragon fly.
These were coloured with pencils and because I am not a fan of too much  white space, I added a few stencils.

A few days ago I shared some photos in a post [here] from Nunnington Hall,    a few more  taken in the Vegetable garden

Scarecrows  guarding the young shoots

Look who we found hiding..... Peter Rabbit.
A lovely touch  and I'm sure children would love finding him in the garden.

We had a couple of stops on this visit , as we had spent quite a while looking around the gardens . The day was warm and sunny and it was also good to sit and watch the insects and birds in the wild meadow area of the gardens.
 First stop was a lunch break of a sausage roll
 with salad and pickle.

Then later a stop for a scone with strawberry jam and cream, before we went back to the caravan.
My beverage of choice..... no need to ask .....
was tea.

We did look around the house as well, lots of folk around,
 so photos not so good,
 but I did manage to get some in a few bedrooms.

This was set out as a Guest bedroom.

My last shares today are  a Birthday card that also fits the current theme
 over at

and a digital post card...

Thank you for stopping by today,
 your visit and comments are always really appreciated.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Listen ......what can you hear

Do you listen to birds singing and wonder what they may be saying?

The birds and flowers were fussy cut from an old magazine. 
The background is  coloured with water colour  paint,
 using a wipe to spread it around.  A little random leaf stamping  and a stencil and a few extra paint splashes and I decided to stop.
The words were added in the digital program I use 
 [notes in my side bar].
Another page for Jo's theme over at
Flora and Fauna

If I could have found some photos of peacocks as I  created this page I would have done so.
My opening words are relevant to the call and sounds this handsome bird made.
We were lucky to have to have a peacock
 visit the site each day.
It was used to people and walked about visiting the caravans.

Here he is  calling to see us....

We would watch him leaving to go home , he would hop onto the fence, drop on the other side then off he went.  I have yet to find out where his.....home .... was.

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

I will be watching TV  as will many folk  around the world.
Congratulations Harry and Megan on your Wedding Day.
may you be blessed with a long and happy life together.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Diary Day .... down in the woods.

Diary Day ........Week 20 
I have a little woodland scene today for this weeks diary spread.
The page was shaded with distress inks. I then add my go to TH stencil of the flowers, some were embossed  and lightly smeared with gilding wax.

The animals were torn from this napkin..

I will also share this spread with the folk at
Art Journal Journey
and Jo's theme for the month of
Flora and Fauna.
Nunnington Hall in Yorkshire  is a National Trust House we visited last week.
I am sharing a few photos here as the gardens were quite magical with wild flower beds
 and early spring flowers blooming.

I will have more photos to share another day from  this trip to the Hall.
Thank you for calling in today, you are always very welcome here.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Mr Fox for AJJ

I am  enjoying  making collage journal pages and when I saw the paper I used for the background
 in a Daphne's Diary magazine I knew it would end up being used in my journal.
I will be joining the folk over at
Art Journal Journey

for  Jo's theme this month of
Flora and Fauna

On the left are a few photos  showing what I used.
Mr Fox was fussy cut from a colouring book..
I  meet with a group of friends at the library in the next village [the one we are doing our best to keep open]
 and we spend our time chatting and colouring. I usually take my own pencils but on this particular day I had to use the ones we keep there. So the blending isn't so good, I have learn't that trying to add more colour  later doesn't work on these type of book pages,   so I have left Mr Fox  as he looks in real life. 

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

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Destinations at TioT's

 is the  theme  for the next two weeks at
Try it on Tuesdays.

Please pop over to TioT's to see what we have all been making
 and get all the details  for this theme.

I started   with a  mixed media canvas/burlap base, it already had  a  first layer. This   was  found in a bargain bin a while ago, bought it,  took it  home and it has sat there for months,
 as I decide what to do with it.
 I  added  a few more scraps of paper to the  base and still it sits in the craft room.
Anyway, I decided to use it as a base for my hybrid  piece  for the new TioT's  theme.
The  images you see are  digital additions.

There is a young girl in the background, dreaming of destinations she would like to visit.
I hope she believes that one day her wishes and dreams may come true.

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

 Digital information can
be found in my sidebar.