Sunday, 26 November 2017

….and Spring will come…..

Hi everyone! It'a cold wet day here and I am thinking warm thoughts! I have some flowers on my balcony windowsill that are the first thing I see every day when I open my curtains. The vase of flowers that I bought last week are lasting quite well and I have a Christmas cactus that seems to be trying to race ahead!

I'm sure that last time this flowered the flowers were all the same colour! The windows aren't dirty by the way - they steam up when I have the door open! 

My page for AJJ was prompted by finding the image of the lady wrapped up to keep warm even though she is clearly indoors!
I wanted to give her the same feeling I get when I see my flowers!
I used some torn mop up paper towel as a start to my page. The scraps were all from the same little scrap bag I picked up! One of the pieces has some stencilling on it and I added some stencilled circles too, which I drew onto with a white pen. Just by chance the little Lavinia circle stamp was out too - on it's way onto another project! I had a choice of a flower or the bee and as you can see I chose the bee as my sign of Spring coming! I added some text stamping along with a date stamp and some spatters to finish it!

I can't believe how quickly this month has gone - I still have loads of ideas for my '101 Ways to Keep Warm' theme - just not enough hours in the day!!

I would also like to enter at 
Moo Mania and More where the the theme is 'Put A Stencil On It'

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is 'Tear It Up'

Country View Challenges where the theme is Stencils

and also 
The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge where the theme is Use a Quote
I also have a link here for  beautiful piece of music by Stein Thor  to go with this quote. 

Thanks for calling by today, I do appreciate your support! Chris


Mrs.B said...

Your Christmas cactus looks beautiful and there's nothing like fresh flowers to cheer you up.
Love the page with your vintage lady, probably all wrapped up due to not having central heating.
Hugs, Avril xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh Chris - not only your wonderful page makes me happy - such a lovely collaged dream! Superb, but your lovely flowers in the vase and especially this gorgous Christmas cactus warms my heart as well! I must buy one for me soon. I have an Easter Cactus and this is such a wonderful thing as well- but not now...but I need a Christmas cactus - you inspire me!
Have a great start into the new week ahead Mrs. Chris -the best Keep warm inspirational hostess ever!

oxo Susi

froebelsternchen Susi said...

And oh - I was so enthusiastic that I forgot to say THANK YOU for linking to Moo Mania & More as well!
Much appreciated Chris!

Helen said...

beautiful flowers, and your Christmas cactus is certainly early! love your latest journal page.

Meggymay said...

The flowers and your Christmas cactus look beautiful Chris. i would be happy to see them as well especially when its cold outside.
It is a fabulous page, great torn additions and details.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

Very glad you showed us your flowers after talking about them yesterday (in your comment on my page). They are gorgeous and that Christmas cactus is looking amazing. Wow. I would be happy to see those when I opened my curtains too. I think you picked a great theme for your page today. It came out great too. :) If only spring would come sooner rather than later. Happy new week.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Those flowers are incredible. I'd love to wake up to the warmth they exude. What beauty you see first thing each morning.

Your AJJ entry is fabulous. I can't believe you got those out of a scrap box. Your scrap box is a lot more enjoyable to sift through than mine.

Rita said...

Fabulous flowering Cactus Chris. A real joy to behold at this time of year. I just love your journal book cover. Lots of interesting things to see with this one. Hugs Rita xxx

Jane said...

Hi Chris, how lovely to see your flowers. A treat on this wet morning here. You AJ page is gorgeous, so many textures and layers and a great use of stencils. Thanks so much for joining us over at County View for our stencils challenge. Hugs xx

craftytrog said...

Beautiful flowers, and I love your page Chris! Xxx

Catherine said...

I love the torn background you created for your journal page. The lovely colors of green and blue are one of my favorite combinations. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful page and I can see how you were inspired by those lovely flowers too! I love the way you collaged the different papers together with the stencils, stamps and splatters - wonderful 😁. Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

Rita said...

The flowers are stunning and would brighten any morning!
Lovely page. Have a wonderful week! :)

Corrie Herriman said...

Great AJ page ! Thank you so much for taking part in the Country View Challenges 'stencil' challenge !
Corrie x

Rosie said...

Beautiful flowers and an adorable journal page.

Thank you so much for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE