Friday, 16 September 2016

Tag and Journal page

Hi All. Back to normal for me now my daughter has gone back home. It was great having here and always lots of fun and laughter when she visits us. Thank you for calling in and I hope you like what I have made to show you today

First stop Go Tag Thursday where Zoe is guest designer and has chosen Gothic as the theme

I just love seeing the Goths when we visit Whitby and used two of my own photographs to make this tag

 Goths do Folk Dancing at Whitby

Part of the Whitby Abbey Ruins.

Now to Art Journal Journey where Elizabeth is hosting her chosen theme of Back to School. You have until the end of September to join in.

Sport was the only thing our form seemed to get prizes for though we were all quite bright we weren't bright enough. Someone posted a picture on Facebook of our form hockey team--I am not on Facebook so I never saw it. The one that posted it was Marie and soon she had found most of us and arranged for us to meet up at our old school. Only two of the team lived anywhere near to the school now and Janet lived in Canada but she came anyway. It was great meeting them and also a few others from our form turned up as well. We had a great time in a local pub as the old school was closed for repairs so we couldn't look around that. It had become a Comprehensive School and was mixed now after being a Grammar School for girls only when we were there.  

Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Love the journal page with the vintage photo of your hockey team - when I think of hockey I can almost feel my bruises....Good that you were able to get in touch again. Those happy goths look great fun, too. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Fabulous picture of the Goths in Whitby and the Abby makes a great background.
    Loved your old school photo and lovely for you to meet up again, lots of old and new memories.
    Avril xx

  3. Must have been a great reunion for you all Canada is a long way to come but what a great excuse to visit England. Lovely to have your Daughter staying for a little while as well. Your Tag is terrific I did wonder how you would treat the theme and think your combination of the two image is brilliant. Thank you XOXO Zoe

  4. What a fabulous post. Impressive use of your own photos for the tag. It is wonderful and so colorful, too.

    We didn't have hockey in the US schools I went to. In fact, I wouldn't know how to play it because I'm in an area other than the north and east US, where hockey is big. Here in Kansas, we simply don't have the rinks for it. But I simply adore the way you have used an old photo to create this wonderful AJJ entry today.

    Glad you had a good visit from your daughter.

  5. Your tag is superb and I love your hockey team memory page Chrissie! Fabulous that you could meet!
    A fantastic entry for the BACK TO SCHOOL theme!
    Happy weekend my friend!
    oxo Susi

  6. I love the folk dancing goths - a great tag and Back To School page.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. Your tag is really fabulous, so exciting and well done.
    I know Whitby only from the lovely tv film Heartbeat. Thanks for great photos.
    What a super school photo☺ We are just in same age, Chrissie, and my
    class met 50 year laitter the year 1957 first time. It was a great fun!
    Have a Happy Weekend ❤❤

  8. Love your FANTASIC goth tag! I hope you are doing well, it's been crazy busy here.... cheers xx

  9. Fabulous creations both of them and what creative use of those wonderful photos! Very clever, both projects look super!

  10. Great tag and I love your School photo, what a great idea. I love Whitby abbey and found it a bit spooky.

  11. Fantastic goths tag and great AJJ page with the super old photo.
    Fabulous post Chrissie!
    Mar xx

  12. I have had a big smile seeing those dancing Goths, its a fabulous tah Chrissie.
    It must have been a lovely meeting and catch up with your old school friends, you made the photo into a super AJJ page.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Now that your daughter has gone home (I didn't want to bother you while she was visiting), I was wondering if I could add your blog to my left sidebar. I'll only do it when/if I get permission.

  14. Thanks Chrissie. I'm on my way to add you, now.

  15. Your photos are great. Those goth dancers not only look like they are having fun, but it looks like it would be fun to do. And I love your journal page and the story that goes with it. How cool that Janet came all the way from Canada. I bet it was fun to get together. Hugs-Erika

  16. Love your Whitby Goth Tag, what fun.

    Wonderful that you had a get together, so much to catch up on I guess.

  17. Two great projects , both very personal in different ways.

  18. I had no idea there were Goths... apart from the teenager ones that is! Both makes are lovely photo collages.

  19. Great take on your tag, love the Goths xx

  20. Love your Gothic tag, its so cool! So are the photos you used for it. Your art journal page is fabulous too. Its fab you have good memories - my school days are just ones I want to forget! xxx

  21. Love your Gothic style tag!Your page is a fabulous way to remember these times! Chrisx 4

  22. Great take on the theme Chrissie..brilliant..
    Thank you for playing along in the challenge this week at Go Tag Thursday..x


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