Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Adding a quote at Try It On Tuesday and…T stands for…….tea on the veranda!!!

Hello to you all, I hope you had a lovely Easter break…maybe some of you even found some sun too? 

Our new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is 'Add a Quote'. The team have some lovely inspiration to share with you so do please pop over to have a look!
My quote is on a journal page.
The quote is from one of Lin Brown's Eclectica sets (ELB06) from Paper Artsy. 
The trees are from a Christmas set by Woodware that I bought from Paper Warehouse in Kendal the other week, at a very good price! I knew as soon as I saw this stamp what I was going to use it for.
The mosaic shapes are part of a magazine freebie stamp and the zig zag at the bottom is from Kaisercraft.

I would also like to link this to Art Journal Journey where my hosting stint is almost at an end. I hope to have more to show you for the 'If You Go Down To The Woods' theme and you still have a couple of days to join in. 

Today being Tuesday it is time to join Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T stands for Tuesday.
 The other week we went for a walk at Sizergh Castle - a lot of paths were closed because of the ground being waterlogged, but we still got to see lots of new growth.

 It was a calm day and great for seeing reflections in the two ponds

It was the first day we had been out without coats since last Autumn. It was so warm in fact, that we decided to have a drink and a scone on the verandah - no not ours…the one outside the cafe!

I had a cheese scone and filter coffee while hubby had a cream tea

Hubby practiced his resigned look!
We walked back to look at the garden plants but there was nothing we wanted this time.

We spent some time at our caravan with one of my sons and two grandchildren! We usually go to Sizergh on Easter Day but it was such a cold and wet day that we went for a meal in Lancaster and then to the cinema instead! We watched Zootropolis which was brilliant (I think It was called Zootopia in the USA)but not before my GD completed the Easter Egg Hunt in our garden in a brief break in between showers. 

She has a lovely Easter basket but was worried about getting it wet so her Dad found her a plastic bag!

I would like to enter this in the Anything But Cute Challenge - Crazy For Colour

I hope some of you will join in with the challenges or come along to Elizabeth's with your drink!! 

I will be visiting after my shopping trip - we are almost out of food!  

Thanks for looking, Chris 


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely journal page and quote, and thanks for another page for AJJ, happy T day, hugs, Valerie

Margik said...

A fantastic page with a lovely design and a super quote Chris!
Beautiful photos too.
Hugs, Mar

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Love your page Chris and the quote is great! Hugs!

Sara Barker said...

Chris, your journal page is simple yet so effective. I love the bold colors representing each season and how you have echoed the colors in the vertical form. It's wonderful how those 3 separate makers of stamps work so perfectly together! Thank you for joining our Crazy For Color Challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Sara Barker said...

PS your photos are gorgeous--love to see all the new growth and those lovely spring flowers--crocus!!!! One of my favorites! Thank you for sharing!

Barb said...

I love your trees journal page Chris. The reflections look super.

Some beautiful photos. We visited friends for Easter and I also enjoyed a cheese scone when we were out for the day. Barbxx

sirkkis said...

How clever quote and super illustration of it, Chris. Great page.
Your whole post is fab. Thank you for sharing your springish lovely photos.
Have a happy day xx

chrissie said...

The stamped page is wonderful Chris with a terrific mix of stamps and colours

Great photographs. You find wonderful places to visit. Thank you for sharing them with us

Love Chrissie xx

Mimi said...

Day one of following and you're already making me so happy! Lovely card and explanation, and thank you fit sharing the pix of your walk and the Sizergh grounds... Living in the US, I am just a little (incredibly) jealous of the history surrounding you and so accessible!

Meggymay said...

The trees look fantastic, its a great page and a lovely quote for the seasons. Loved the photos, I remember visiting the castle when that cafe was being built.
Yvonne xx

Linda Kunsman said...

LOVE your use of colors and stamps to go with that marvelous quote Chris! Your photos of the orchard and wooded areas are gorgeous-especially the ones with the water reflections. What a lovely spot to have a scone and tea. Happy T day!

catherine said...

Hi Chris-sorry I have not been around lately but was really busy with college. I am also booked on the same workshop and it will be lovely to meet you-looking forward to it!!!
A fabulous page with all those beautiful colours in those trees. The quote is just perfect for it. Great pics also of your day out.
x catherine

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can see why you were drawn to those trees. It's a wonderful quote and you made it extra special with your mixed media.

I really enjoyed your walk at Sizergh Castle, even though you had to skip the paths that were under water. Wish we could take some of your extra rain.

Loved seeing your GD and her egg hunt. Looks like she already had found a bunch of eggs by the time you took the photo.

OH WOW. I would LOVE to have a cheese scone about now. It looks wonderful and I hope it tasted good, too. I'll have coffee with you and hubby can have his tea.

Thanks for sharing your art, your walk, your GD and her egg hunt, as well as your scones and drinks with us for T this Tuesday.

Redanne said...

Great pictures, as always Chris! Your journal page is beautiful, I love the wonderful bright colours and the sentiment is just perfect (not seen that one before). Thanks so much for joining in our 'Crazy for Colour' challenge at Anything But Cute too. Hugs, Anne xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This page is just fab along with the quote!
You are so clever to combine Chris!
Happy T-Day!
What a fab castle!
Thank you for sharing all the photos with us!

Your Easter was nice as I can see -- we had also some nice days here...
even our weather is now better!

Sandy said...

great journal page - I like the colors and the simplicity of the page - very balanced and perfect for your quote!
I love your pictures - would give anything to be able to go for a walk somewhere like this and yes, I do love the United Kingdom. Would not care to living in or around London but I am sure there other places like Bath where I would be perfectly happy - or a smaller place. I do enjoy all of your posts and especially your pictures. I would not minding trying a cream tea and I would love a scone with lots of clotted cream.
Sandy xx

Helen said...

the trees are lovely, and they way you've staggered the quote under them is perfect. Sizergh looks gorgeous, and yes I saw some sun at Kew on Friday.. not a lot after that though.

Mrs.B said...

Wonderful journal page Chris, love the 'bargain' stamp.
Looks like you had a lovely day for your outing to Sizergh Castle, the spring bulbs look gorgeous.
Avril xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Lovely bright colours on your journal page and great photos! Looks as if you had a wonderful Easter despite the lack of sunshine...

Halle said...

Great page. Lovely the photos as well.

Carol said...

I do love the journal page and that quote is great. Love all of the Spring flowers you shared too and the photo of you with the coffee :)
Family time is always great and so glad you got to spend time with yours.

My name is Erika. said...

I love your tree piece-the colors are really beautiful and that is one of my favorite quotes. And Happy T Day. I enjoyed your walk views and your little snack-nothing better than a stroll and then a little break afterwards. Happy day. Hugs-Erika

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous quote and love how the colours change to represent each season, very clever.. Beautiful photos and looks like you had a great Easter despite the weather xx

johanna said...

a lovely walk you shared - the scone would have been my choice, too.
your tree page with the fab Quote is so impressive! i like the bold Colors and the way you built it... awesome!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Chris, what a great post...I've been scrolling up and down for a while now! Your page is just brilliant, the colours and the design!! Love the little sentiments underneath, love love love!! So many gorgeous photos, I am really aching to come and see where you live because life looks so beautiful in the pics! That cafe looks darling, I see a dog dish, are they allowed?? That would never be allowed here, but I would love it! Thanks for sharing, I love seeing your surroundings!!

DT HAT: Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Crazy For Colour' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely page for your woods theme.
I feel a bit odd not making anything for that as it is a theme near and dear to me AND quotes too!
I'm just not focused enough at the moment.
I can hardly believe that we'll be getting to meet face to face soon!
Oh that scone certainly looks yummy and what a fun pic of Mr.
Lovely to see how Spring has sprung in your neck of the woods ♥

Viktoria Berg said...

Oh, cream tea and a National Trust property - I long for the British Isles! Also, love your journal page, very beautiful. Happy T-Day!

Krisha said...

Gorgeous journal page Chris.
Thanks for the T-day visit and the comment.

Team Clark said...

Well needless to say I love this quote and fabulous page! Love seeing your beautiful life being recorded too. How wonderful! Hugs, Autumn

craftytrog said...

What a great quote, and I love your colourful page Chris!
Fab photos too, we had a lovely visit to Sizergh Castle a couple of years ago, a beautiful place! :o)
Alison xxx

Vintagehandmade said...

Beautiful bright art journal page with such a perfect quote! Love it! Great photos, too!
Thank you so much for joining in our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT x

Dianne said...

Love your colorful stamped tree page and that quote, and of course all of your stunning photos! Sounds like you had a nice Easter despite weather...Sorry I'm so late stopping by for T...have been out of town. But...

I do want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for the gorgeous swap pages you sent! they are so all the wonderful details, color...every bit, and even tiny buttons! how did you know I love buttons?!

your comment about my April Fool page made me smile...tell your hubby thanks from me for his kind words...yes, we are all mad here!

Happy Spring!

Samra Leshinski said...

Beautifully bright!
Thank you so much for joining our Crazy for Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT
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