Saturday, 27 November 2010


View from the Stackyard
I woke at 4.30am this morning feeling a bit chilly, looked out of the window and found that it had been snowing in the night.  I know that many people have had a lot more snow than this, but it was such a beautiful morning that I had to take some photos and share them with you.
bird foot prints in the snow

'Iced'  Rosemary

Snow gathered on the side of the hay shed
Stay warm!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Happy Birthday Tracey!

Here is a little digital creation I made for my friend, Tracey for her birthday.  She has a 'thing' for David Tennant!  Hope you had a great day Tracey.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

A few more digital layouts from our trip to Appleby.  The weather was not of the best and when we drove over the A66 to Barnard Castle, the snow was right down to the road.  I took some photos from the car window, they weren't particularly good, so I have given them a bit of a 'treatment'!

When we got to Barnard Castle we paid a little visit to Graphicus, the lovely craft shop of Glenda Waterworth.  I managed to restrain myself and not spend too much, I didn't even buy any stamps.

We then went to the Bowes Museum, which had lots of interesting things in it and this amazing silver Swan automaton.  The Swan's neck is jointed and it dips down and appears to fish out the little fishes (in the inset picture) which 'swim' in glass rods which move and look like water.  It is well worth seeing and is activated at 2pm every day.

Layout 1 & 3 - Pure Elegance from DSD by Athena
Layout 2 - Noteworthy from DSD by Athena

Friday, 12 November 2010

Splish Splash!

In our hotel ensuite bathroom, we had a lovely spa bath and a 'Tilevision', OMG you can watch telly while you lie in the bath!  Here I am relaxing in the bubbles while watching Downton Abbey.

Digi stuff:  Ellie Lash, Ocean Free; Binty's Rectangle Mask; bubbles by Petitsouris at Digital Crea; fonts High Tower Text and Hand me Down.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Appleby- in- Westmoreland: St Anne's Alms House

I've been away on a little mini-break with my DH to Appleby-in-Westmoreland.  We stayed at a lovely country house hotel and I also took quite a few photographs.  Here is the first digital layout I took of an Alms House in Appleby which has been converted to cottages, I loved the arch and the little fountain behind it.

Fonts - Scrap Calligraphy & MS Serif, Maya de Groot: Hoity Toity Paper 09, Inspiration Lane: Cafe Vienna -frame, flowers, Roseytoes - dear santa ribbon
Inspiration Lane: June Mega emblem
Inspiration Lane:  So Inspired - Border
LBozeman - PB circle, Marta Designs for Digital Crea - Lavande (bucket)
Masks - Pton Designs

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Dark Nights!

It's been a while coming, but here is the second double page of my art journal.  The theme is Dark Nights and I started it just when the nights started 'drawing in' as they say!  It's darker even sooner now that the clocks have changed. 

As it says on the journalling, this has nothing to do with being afraid of the dark, it is all about how far away next summer seems to be and how long it will be till I feel the sun again.  I used Dylusions acrylic pain, Dylusions ink sprays and Glimmer Mists, Sakura Glitter gel pen and some Ranger Rock Candy.  Stampotique girlie is courtesy of Kaz Boughton at Slightly Wonky Crafts