Monday, 6 February 2017

T stands for ………taking a walk….

…but before I start I will show you  card I made for a friend!
 Used some Paper Artsy Infusions (once again!) onto watercolour paper. While it dried I stamped Darcy's heart flowers onto smooth stamping card and coloured them with some quite ancient Tombow pens.
I masked off the small flower and stamped the stem and stamens before sticking down the flowers! A little bit of Dusty Concord DI around the edges…. The card I used was a pale pink one so I used some Picked Raspspberry DI to colour the front before mounting.

Just a little reminder that Try It On Tuesday's challenge 'Hearts and Flowers' still has another week for you to take part if you wish!

Now…our walk. As we have been spending some time at home lately we have been exploring our local area. We usually walk along by the river but hubby had been out on his own (while I was doing the BIG tidy)and found somewhere neither of us been before. We started our walk by the river and then came up to the road crossed over and went down in to a little spinney. There was a sort of stream…

Both sides from the little bridge.

The path was quite muddy in parts

There were a few benches along the way but we did not sit on them!!
We often drive along the road that is past the bollards
 We could have turned here to go through to the village but chose to carry on along the path.
We had been walking on part of the Trans-Pennine trail that goes from one side of the country to the other.
Lovely signs of Spring on it's way!!
There's that road again - we were heading in the direction of home…almost…we decided on another detour!
We crossed over the road that led directly home and carried on parallel to the road before turning off and cutting through a beautiful quiet road. We will go back another day later on in Spring to show you what I think will be quite pretty!

I showed you my new planner the other week - here are another couple of pages.

My Amaryllis is almost ready to flower!
Sadly only one stem but I am looking forward to seeing it! I hear you say "At Last!"?
We are here for T Stands For Tuesday with Bluebeard and Elizabeth.
I'm afraid it's another shot of our coffee mugs…

 ...quite welcome when we got back after our walk - it took us just over an hour.

Thanks for looking, Chris


Linda Kunsman said...

what a lovely walk along the path. Beautiful card- love that bright pink! And that deep red amaryllis-gorgeous! Fun planner you have too. Happy T day!

My name is Erika. said...

I love those tea mugs! I keep looking at mugs thinking maybe I need a new one for T day. But I am also jealous of 1) you have no snow and 2) all those wonderful walking trails. Its something we don't have here in the woods where I live. We do have snow mobile trails, but they never make good walking. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

chrissie said...

Love the card Chris it looks so special.

What a great walk you found with lots of variety to keep you interested along the way

Happy T Day

Love Chrissie xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

First, before I forget, that card is awesome. It is all flowers that you love so much.

I got caught up in your walk. It looks beautiful, and I was exhausted when you finally arrived home. I can see why a cup of hot coffee was needed after that. It is already a lovely place to walk. And to think you found a place so near where you live, and was able to explore it.

Thanks for sharing your floral card, your walk, and your coffee with us for T this Tuesday.

Helen said...

you are so lucky having such great walks on your doorstep! love the card and your planner, too.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely post. The card is gorgeous, as is the planner. Wonderful photos of your walks, I am looking forward to being able to get out more when my ribs aren't grilling me anymore. Happy T Day, have a fun one, hugs, Valerie

johanna said...

the Card is so beautiful, i love this Background too!
and i like the way you create the pages in your planner. i wish i could Keep up with such a constant work.
your walk reminds me what i´m going to do now...;)
happy t-day and have a great week!

Crafty She said...

Beautiful card Chris and I love ♥ your planner...Fantastic photos, as always..Love your Amaryllis too...mine has just finished flowering! xxx

Meggymay said...

It was a lovely post to read Chris and the flowers are so pretty with the heart shaped petals on the beautiful card.
Super photos from your walk, its good to find a new pathway and you sure must have needed a restoring drink when you got home.
Happy T day.
Yvonne xx

Lisca Meijer said...

Thank you for taking me on your walk. It looks like a lovely are. Isn't it fun to walk paths that you have never been on. No risk of getting lost if you keep seeing the road home through the trees.
I see the snow drops are not flowering yet. Your amaryllis is looking awesome. I love that dark red colour.
You have made a beautiful card. I'm sure the recipient will love it.
Happy T-Day,

Mrs.B said...

Love the card, such a lovely flower image with the heart shaped petals
Great pictures from your walk, and how nice to find somewhere different so close to home.
Avril xx

Krisha said...

Your card is really beautiful!
I enjoyed the walk through your area very much, thanks for sharing it.
Your red amaryllis is going to be gorgeous when it opens all the way.
Happy T-day

Redanne said...

I do love the pretty heart shaped flowers on your card and your planner is lovely too, a nice useful size by the look of it! It is so lovely to have beautiful walks on the doorstep too! Hugs, Anne xx

Margik said...

Beautiful card Chris! Love the flowers made with hearts.
Lovely planner, your drawings and details are fabulous!
Mar xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful card, I love the heart shaped petals! Your planner is so tidy and full of wonderful information, drawings and embellishments, I'm not sure mine would be so neat ... lol! Thanks for taking me on your walk and a hot drink in such lovely mugs on your return is very welcome - Happy T Day! J :-)

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

What a lovely walk and some discoveries. As for me, I learned two new words, "spinney" and "bollards" as well as a bit about the Trans-Pennine trail.

Your hearts and flowers card is delightful and I love your planner pages. Maybe next year, I can find time for that. It looks a lot more fun than lists and lists of liists.

Happy T Day! xox, Eileen

Divers and Sundry said...

I enjoyed that walk. I confess to not walking much in the winter -brrrrr- but now that we can see Spring-time coming I'm ready to venture forth :) Happy T Tuesday!

CJ Kennedy said...

Such a lovely and thoughtful card. Looking at the pictures of your walk, I was thinking how pretty the scenery will look in the Spring and Summer. I like the storage rack in your planner. I'm looking for something as a small chest of drawers I had fell apart. Thanks for the idea. And your amyrillis is such a welcome burst of color. We had sleet and frezing rain today. An usually warm break for Wed. and a foot of snow predicted for Thurs. Happy T Day!

Halle said...

Lovely card! Your nature walk has me wishing for springtime here. Not happening for a while yet I'm afraid. Your planner is looking good...both functional and pretty. Nicely done!
Happy T day!

Dianne said...

Oh, I love your new planner Chris! "get on with it" made me hubby says I am so easily distracted! ;) Love the cute card with the adorable heart shaped petals, and all of the photos. that bench did look a little it might fall apart. good to see the hints of spring!

Neet said...

Great pictures - both craft and walking.
Came to tell you which films I watched and to say I had not heard of Manchester by the Sea and could not imagine how our Manchester related to a beach!!!
Cannot remember what I saw on the way out - oh yes, Bridget Jones Baby, Cafe Society (?) and something else.
On the way back it was Australia, loved it and cried a bit, The Girl on a Train (found it confusing but may have been me, tired) and Me Before You (unashamedly cried - got the book on Kindle on recommendation of a friend but found it slow - enjoyed the films though).
Hugs, Neet xxx

craftytrog said...

What a pretty card! Looks like you had a lovely walk Chris. Feeling jealous as I've been stuck indoors this week with a stupid cold.
We got an amaryllis from my sister at Christmas, which is shooting up! No flower yet though, but at least I haven't killed it! Lol!
Have a good day!
Alison xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a beautiful page Chris! I just love the background, you do excellent work with those infusions! Love your flowers too, how vibrant and cheery!!

Oh, I just the pics of your walk. Isn't is so exhilarating when you discover something new! I'm still finding new things, every time I go for a walk, and this year I'm getting a scooter, so that I can travel out even further! Life is grand! sending hugs :)

sirkkis said...

Great post and photos. Enchanting card in eye catching colours. Lovely!
Have a wonderful time, Chris xx

butterfly said...

Thank you for sharing your (muddy!) walk... my favourite bit is that unsittable-on bench!! Love your bright and cheery floral card, and the planner is looking great.
Alison x