Thursday 14 September 2023

A Quick Page

 Hi everyone! this is a scheduled page. - if all goes well! It's a page for Elle'Art Journal Journey theme 'Books Cats, Tea'

It’s in one of the mini journals I brought with me to France and I’ve used some washi tape that I found in an art shop in Nantes along with mini stamps and scraps.

Thanks for looking, Chris 

Wednesday 6 September 2023

Carry on Cat!

 Hi everyone, we're not putting anything off even though everything has seemed to be going pearshaped!

SIL is out of hospital, I have all of my meds, my tooth is fixed and the kitchen will be done while we are away hopefully.

Now the only thing is we spoke to our friends - they think they have Covid and will only just be out of the quarantine time by the time we are due to arrive, so we are looking at going to stay in another hotel for a night! 

We are still going! 

Here is my latest Journal page for Elle's 'Books, Cats, Tea' theme at Art Journal Journey.

I love this KatzelKraft cat - he seems to like this messy setting of a piece brown paper bag, some random stamping, spatters and paper snippets along with a Tim Holtz snarky quote.
Maybe he'll get going too!!

I may try to post more, we'll see how things go!

Thanks for looking,Chris


Tuesday 5 September 2023

T Stands For The Speedy Edition!

 Hi everyone, as if the latest events here haven't been enough I have now chipped off part of one of my front teeth. Fortunately our dentist can fit me in tomorrow - on the day we have been told SIL can leave hospital! Very kindly he has told me I can come either a.m or p.m. just give hime a ring! My meds have finally all arrived so that's one less worry.

I really must apologise for not getting round to visit everyone last week - I at least hope that once we get away I will have hotel wifi and may actually visit before Sunday!!

I will show you my drink first as the real reason I am here is to join Bleubeard and Elizabeth and the T gang at T Stands For Tuesday to share a drink.

Hubby trying to suppress a laugh, while for a change, he had tonic water and I had Orangina.

This was in Pontorson where we stopped off on the way back from a visit to see Mont St Michel towards the end of our holiday.

To continue with our day in Carnac...the biggest treat was to go to see the Carnac Stones - I hadn't realised there were so many! We caught a little 'roadtrain' for a tour of the stones and the beach area.

This may not look very exciting but as we drove around corners and saw lots more stones it really was.

Some of favourite places in Brittany were.....

Auray, which also had a beautiful Basilica

Pont Aven, a beautiful village by the river.

Vannes, with it's Mediaeval houses was wonderful.

I will have to stop here, still lots to do before we go away. There is so much to show you but I promise to have more to show you in a few weeks.

New Topic At Try It On Tuesday

Hi everyone, we have a new topic at Try It On Tuesday. We would like to see what you will  create for our 'Fantasy' topic. There are so many things that could be seen as fantasy. I have chosen Fairies and the Design Team have lots of other ideas, please take a look here.

I made a background using random blue and green Distress Inks then used a stencil with the same colours.

The images are from an old pad of Graphic 45 papers and I added a wooden umbel which I inked and added Stickles. Three turquoise gems were added to the 'postcard and I stamped the sentiment.

I still loves Stickles for a touch of sparkle

I hope you will join us this time at TIOT, there are some rules which you will find here, but most of all lose yourself in your fantasy world.

Thanks for looking, Chris

Sunday 3 September 2023

Cat Calendar Journal

Hi everyone, I really am rushing around at the moment. Hubby's sister was due to leave hospital last Thursday but she is still there so we're trying to fit in visits as well as clear our our kitchen ready for work to be done (we have a leak from the waste pipe coming from the apartment above) and, as you will see, we are busy packing to go away.

Here are my pages ready for September. I haven't stuck down all of the squares as I will take them away with me and fill them in as we go alongside my Travel Journal. I found painting these rectangles very relaxing the other day (it was quite a shock to find that there is water underneath our corner kitchen units) they aren't as neat as I would like and the colour inspiration came from some new washi tape I bought.I used the tape at the bottom of the page along with some kitty tape. I cut some triangles off and arranged them haphazardly. The two white cats were stamped and coloured white.

Here is last month all filled in! 

I am adding these pages at Art Journal Journey where Elle is hosting the fabulous theme 'Books,Cats, Tea'

I don't know when my next page will be or when I will be able to visit any blogs, but I will be doing my best to keep in touch!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Friday 1 September 2023

Cosy Up at Art Journal Journey

Hi everyone, we are welcoming a new host today at Art Journal Journey. Before I introduce her I would like to thank all of the people who supported me throughout August I really enjoyed my time as host.

Now, you may know our new host from her blog 'Empire Of The Cat' , its Elle, and her theme is 'Books, Cats, Tea' If you haven't already visited Elle's blog please do  - its a real treat.

My page is about books, I don't always have time to blog about the books I read and I am mainly a bed time reader, although on a sunny day you may find me on our balcony, trying to ignore the housework and reading my book of the moment.

I inked through some text stencils then stuck some pieces of book text(some stained with inks) from various books and added some patterned stamping.

Finally the Stamperia books were added, sitting on some patterned border.

I hope you can join us at AJJ this month. Please remember, we are an Art Journaling blog and although we love your photos as an extra, we would love to see your art journal pages.

Of course this naturally means NO cards, ATCs

I'm a bit rushed as there have been quite a few demands on my time lately.

Hoping things slow down a bit soon. 

Thanks for looking, Chris