Simple cards and art page

had a little bit of time today to make some cards for Just add ink 


Watching Glastonbury I painted this after listening to the Rag n Bone man singing Human so will enter it for

mix it monthly  theme is song lyrics for this month, circles at art journal journey and the numbers theme over at Try it on Tuesday

Painted these glass jars yesterday at craft group so just waiting for nice weather again as I think they will look nice with tealights in them.  Just had a walk to the shop with my eldest son so quick look at a magazine and a nice cup of tea before my other 2 sons arrive home

Happy tea Tuesday






Tea wellbeing

Its been a difficult week as my Dad has been in hospital thankfully he is back home now. last week I started going to a new gym..its a fantastic place and I drive past the river to get I enjoyed a delicious proper pot of tea after a relaxing swim, steam and important to have time for ourselves.  we have been having a mini heatwave so the paddling pool has been out in the back garden and last night I made this little arty postcard for the UK Stampers swap..inspired by the prisoner tv series called “you r more than just a number”

happy tea tuesday

and also to a new challenge blog for me Try it on Tuesday as suggested in the comments



yesterday at craft group I made this little patchwork flower, I finished a grey poncho I had been working on and made a little card.  today my eldest wanted to go to our local morrisons for lunch so I had my usual salmon sandwiches and fruit and he had a big breakfast.

Happy Tea Tuesday

Sun and rain

​Last week was very hot and sunny which I was glad about as we had lots of family parties…so far this week it has been cold and windy so just drinking my mint tea today with a little chocolate bar before my sons return home.  I have made lots of Welsh birthday cards this week which I donate to the unitarian chapel I attend.  The rock n roll one though was for my husbands birthday yesterday.  I had fun doing another mad cartoon figure page for the mix it monthly lyrics challenge which I am enjoying.

happy tea tuesday

This little light of mine

praying for those in Manchester

my loves of gardening and the gym..I love boxercise
Some more mixed media paintings inspired by song lyrics

mix it monthly challenge

My parents have their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday so I made this card for them..hoping the rain stays away for a family party too on that day.

Now I am sitting here with my coffee planning the busy week as my sons are off  school and noticed this quote : Would you like an adventure or shall we have our tea first?…sounds like a good idea..a time to pause, plan and think.

Happy Tea Tuesday

Big head collages

playing around with painting large cartoon like figures with paint and stamp backgrounds for the mix it monthly mixed media challenge ..the theme is song lyrics

I made this napkin ring in craft group using ribbons, buttons and oven how it turned out so had lunch outside under the umbrella in the rain. After craft group I spotted this old tin full of buttons in a charity shop for £2..I love old tins especially full of buttons.

the tea is vanilla chai latte my favourite this week

 Tea Tuesday

..just woke up to terrible news that there has been a terrorist attack at the Manchester arena not far from me with many young lives lost..please can you all say a little prayer for all those lost in this tragedy..such times as these brings the community together rather than divides..the good in peoples hearts will always prevail

Paint n ink

​ a little card for UK Stampers May swap using paint and a little this as it reminds me of myself on a swing when I was a child

playing around with alcohol inks and a sketch of a face too

love these poppy stamps over a painted background

covered an old windmill with some thin embossed metal and indian inks just love watching it in the garden drinking my


my son and I tried Yo Sushi today so here is my lovely green tea and all the little bowls going around on the conveyor was quite expensive but glad I tried it.

Happy Tea Tuesday