Monday, 31 December 2012

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012 December

I can't believe where the year has gone. I closed my eyes and December just disappeared  I have managed to complete 2 tags to complete Tim's 12 tags of 2012.

 The 1st one is on grey card stock and has been stamped with the poinsettia stamp with perfect medium and finished with white perfect pearls. I then stamped the poinsettia on cream card using distress in festive berries and evergreen bough. I have then pulled some of the ink on to the leaves using a damp paint brush. I then decoupaged the flower head to create different colour layers and added a small silk flower to complete the bloom.  I attached some tartan ribbon and some small charms.
For the second tag I inked a manila tag  with Evergreen bough distress. The bauble is a steampumk design I think it is from the artistic stamper.I embossed the stamp using gold embossing powder on to card that I had distressed in the 3 winter seasonal distress colours. I then added some tartan ribbon a bit of mistletoe and a snowman button

I'm now off to complete my last elf task for the year a stock take of Santa's supplies before they are returned to the North Pole cupboard for the year and hopefully by the New Year we will be able to move in the shop and be able to find stored stock easily  I love being an elf once a year, I love seeing the children who have been coming for years to see Santa on the boat and welcome new visitors , but I am so looking forward to a really tidy shop with stock stored where I can lay my hands on it when I need it without venturing into the north pole cupboard.

So until next time happy new year and keep crafting

Friday, 30 November 2012

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2012 November

November brings the frost to make your feet and fingers glow, so what better time to keep warm and cosy indoors and craft, craft, craft.

I have finished up with something totally different from what was started. Mostly because I needed to re-ink my clear embossing ink pad, after several attempts at getting a good impression with the un-inked pad and having to cut off the original wording which was quite large and said blessed, I eventually stamped my flower in a very light blue ink and heat embossed it. The re-inker is still on the loose I am sure it will find itself soon.

I used distressed inks to colour the background, the flowers and butterfly. Once I had removed the embossing powder from the flower I over stamped the flower with metallic distress stain and the word blessed is also stamped in the same  stain and is about a 10th of the size of the original which took up a lot of my tag space. Having chopped the original tag about I mounted what was left of it onto black card to create my tag. I think I like the effect better than my original idea.

Happy crafting

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2012 October

The tag that I had envisioned when I started is not the tag you see today.
It started out with the same premise a grave/tomb stone. I was thinking of Disney as my inspiration  I love the walk through line of the hunted mansion with all the amusing sayings on the grave stones, I had several amusing ditties in my head I was going inscribe on to my grave stone along with a glittered black cat, some skeleton bones maybe a witches hat and broom, you get the picture. Instead I have ended up with something much more reflective.

I decided that I wanted to have an angel on my grave stone and as I had not used print on the background (as in Tim's tag) I decided to use print for the angel the closest thing to hand was an old news paper. While I was waiting for the ink to dry I was reading the paper as you do. It was an article about the lost of innocent life due to the interests  greed, beliefs and the physical and cognitive behavior of others, which, got me thinking about how history has a way of continually repeating it's self, it seems we never learn what we never learn. Gosh! I sound very morbid and moralizing I don't mean to be, this is just my humble and simple tribute to all those innocent souls past, present and future, lost to the beliefs and actions of others.

The card stock is coloured in shades of grey Promarkers,The angel is a Crafty individuals stamp and the cat is a WRMM stamp, stamped onto black card, with Stickles for the eyes and collar the covered with Glossy Accents.The broom is made from a coffee stirrer and some raffia. The grass has been cut from a Sizzix die then covered in glitter, coloured with Lettuce Alcohol Ink.The inscription which does not show up very well  on the photo reads Beloved Innocent 1692.

Until next time enjoy your crafting.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Birthday Card for an Old Lady

Not really old in fact they say 50 is the new 30 and therefore Dorrie is unofficially 30 today.
As it's her birthday so she is having a having a day off. She is still at work but is playing. She used up Tally's extra paint a while ago and covered a couple of canvases to create backgrounds, she is now creating works of art in her brand new art apron that says Warning Artiste At Work, she is worried that she will get paint on it. I have told her that paint is good, how things change as a young girl she thought dirty garments much more interesting than clean ones. I keep trying to get a photo but every time she sees the camera she turns around, if I succeed I will post a picture later. In the meantime here is the card that I made her. She has been reminding me for the last week that I need to make a card. I kept telling her I could pick one up a card in Tesco's (apparently this is sacrilege)

I used a pearlescent card and stencilled a flourish using a Dreamweaver Stencil and Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, where they merge they create a 3rd colour tone. I used the same inks to blend around the edges. The butterflies are stencilled  using Dreamweaver embossing paste and sprinkled with perfect pearls. Instead of letting it dry naturally I used a heat gun which fuses the perfect pearls to the paste but also creates a bubbly effect in the paste. Then cut them out and positioned them on the card.

 I made her pose and now she says I can't upload the pics but hey possession of the memory card is nine tenths of the law.

Well, I have to clean the bar as we have some bubbly to drink this evening so until next time
Happy crafting

Friday, 28 September 2012

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2012 September

Or wise owl version 3

Yes, the 3 of us decided to use the same tag for Tim's 12 tags of 2012 September, you can see how he did it here. It started out with Dorrie saying are you going to us the Steam-punk owl stamp (Stampendous), I replied that  I was going to but I could use another stamp. So off Dorrie went stamp in hand and started her tag. Meanwhile Mouse decided she wanted to do the owl entirely in metal. So I said why don't we all use the owl stamp and voila 3 very different tags see Dorrie's here and Mouse's. here.

I created a tag out of red card then created a smaller tag out of blue metal,  using a selection of equipment from Walnut Hollow and Ten Second Studio I embossed  a border, sanded it on the raised edges,I then scooched an pattern on the metal and re-coloured the exposed metal with pro-markers. I then created a leaf border on a separate piece of metal and again coloured it with Pro-markers.

I stamped Mr Owl onto newspaper using coffee Archival ink. Then covered the newspaper with Perfect Medium to make the paper go translucent. The image can then be seen on both sides I used the reversed image. I used Gel medium to stick Mr Owl to some card this also seals the sticky Perfect Medium. Once I had impatiently waited for it to dry I highlighted the image, again using  Pro-markers.
 It was then just a quick assembly job or so I thought. However Mr Owl looked very forlorn sitting on the tag a good excuse to get out some embellishments. I am really loving Prima's Junkyard findings (Available in our craft shop) at the moment. I tried to colour the clock face with Pro-markers but the surface was a bit resistant so I covered it with Gel Medium the re coated it with colour, my impatience got the better of me though as some of it wasn't quite dry and the printing of the clock face blurred a bit, but hay ho I like the grungy look. The light bulb says sweet so I added the word dreams with some letter peal off we had in the workshop stash.

Unlike last months tag, which I had lost my mojo for and to be quite honest was not my finest hour, a bit pants really, this months attempt I am really quite pleased with. Perhaps my mojo is back..

Enjoy your crafting
Til next time

Saturday, 1 September 2012

12 tags of 2012 August taking it to the wire

It is official, I am in the creative doldrums!

I haven't felt very creative in the last few weeks but had to stir my stumps to post my tag for August. I started with all good intentions at the beginning of the month, but it has all gone down hill since then. Gawd I sound like a whinging pom.

Anyway here is my tag, very simple and self explanatory. I did try painting my embossed background but didn't like the effect that I achieved so I have gone for the natural look of kraft paper, which I do like.

I was going to add words but decided the words I had chosen weren't quite right. Perhaps it is my mood. Anyhow I am now going to start September by re-organising my craft stash and work space, maybe I will find the embossing powder that I seem to have lost. I'm bound to find something in my stash that I have forgotten about and will inspire me. See I am in a better mood already there is nothing like a bit of re-organisation to sooth the battered spirit.

Enjoy you crafting

Sunday, 8 July 2012

12 tags of 2012 July

I have surprised myself, I was determined not to leave July's tag until the last possible moment and whilst I am not the 1st to post I did not let myself down.

We don't celebrate the 4th July in England, but we are celebrating a lot this year including the Olympics starting at the end of the month so I decided that London 2012 would be a good theme. I am really pleased with the effect I achieved I hope you like it

I enjoyed playing with Alcohol inks they have not been out of the cupboard for a while. I tried both the air can and the blowing through a straw method and found that I had more control over the ink with the later method. Having said that the ink splats on the tag were achieved with the air can method, just because of the location of the ink splats on the paper. The stamps are from sets by Kanban and Papermania and the other embellishments came from my stash, except the guard ribbon which Mouse choose when we went to buy some buttons. I have a feeling it will make it's way into her tag as well.

Happy crafting

Saturday, 30 June 2012

12 tags of 2012 June

I want to know where June has gone, it has just disappeared in a flash.
I did manage to fit a little holiday into the month on the heritage  coast and North Yorkshire Moors, beautiful if a trifle wet. I treated myself to some Whitby Jet Jewellery. Had a great time rummaging through a host of antique shops and stomping around the coast and moors not to mention the tea rooms and country pubs bliss!
I had been pondering on what to do for Junes' tag when I came across a pile of old postcards in a flea market I have to say I am a fan of old sepia and black and white postcards particularly when they have been sent to someone I suppose it is a bit like eavesdropping but it is kind of uplifting to read messages of good cheer sent to friends and relations.

The postcard I choose to use was sent from Vic to his mother, the journey to Bournemouth was good, the weather was marvelous and he was making the most of his holiday in sight seeing. It was sent on the 8th August but the year on the postmark can't be seen The stamp has the head of George VI, the Queens' father and cost 2d (I am probably boring you now but I find these details fascinating). From the fashions worn on the card I would guess it was sometime in the late 1940's or early 1950's.

Having spent ages looking for a packet of craft nibs both in the craft box and in the shop to no avail ( I have now ordered new stock) but in the meantime I used a fine paint brush to tint the postcard using a variety of distress inks.I have kept layout and embellishments simple.The old penny has the Kings head on it. Even though the postcard originally cost 2d to send I thought the caption PENNY POST sounded better.

When we were going through some old family photos for Dorrie's tag we found a few of Dad's attempts at tinting photos then I remembered this. He made the frame out of old cigarette packets. In those days smoking was socially acceptable. The colours on the photo have degenerated Mum's hair really wasn't green.

I hope you all have a great weekend 
Happy Crafting
Georgina xx

Thursday, 31 May 2012

12 Tags of 2012 May but only just

May has been a very busy Month for me. I have had a birthday, another year has just flown by and yes the police men look even younger. I haven't made as much time to be creative as I should have this month so next month I am going to try to be creative every day not that I will blog every day you understand, but I will try to blog more often. Who knows I might succeed. Well it is nearly10pm on the 31st and you have guessed I have just finished my Tag for Tim Holtz's 12 tags for 2012.

The pattern paper is from a pattern for dungarees that I made in the early 70's. I remember them well they were made of red denim material and I had to walk down the catwalk for the school fashion show. It went better than the choir concert the previous year at least I didn't fall off the back of the stage.
The dress is a Kanban stamp coloured with Prisma colouring pencils  a bit of ribbon and a few stickers. Add a bit of distress, a little flower holder that I have had in my stash for ages and don't remember where it came from and some artificial flowers and as the french say viola.

I would say have a crafty day but the day is nearly over so I will say sweet crafty dreams.


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Red White and Blue

It seems that where ever you go these days every thing is red white and blue (in Britain that is) from bunting and flags to exceedingly good fondant fancies from that iconic British cake company. I personally don't care for fondant fancies but every week when I go to the supermarket I am tempted to buy some for mouse who does like them. But I am digressing the point i was going to make is that this nation seems to really getting behind this years jubilee celebrations not to mention the Olympics later in the year. It seems that in the years running up to the Olympics everybody has had something to say some good some bad. When the Olympic symbol was first released it was slated from all corners now it is a symbol we see everyday and I expect that most don't even notice it any more being on so many sponsors packaging and advertising but it puts a smile on my face,it has sort of grown on me and I suspect on a lot of other Brit's as well.

A few weeks ago we had a delivery of Kanban goods among them some clear stamps including a set of dresses. I made a few demo's for the shop and the recent craft show but thought they would look good in red white and blue so below is a pic of a mixed media canvas I have recently finished called Red, White and Blue, which is sort of my tribute to 2012.

I think I am going to have to take a course in photography or may be it just that the glass bead gel medium (Golden) doesn't reflect the light as much as I thought, but the cream coloured section is a crown that seems to show up much better when not viewed through a lens.Any how I am pleased with the effect in real life so to speak you can the writing from the paper background underneath it.

I am sort of having a day off, I  went to work at lunch time for a couple of hours as we are so busy at present, but now I am feeling creative so I am off to play despite the fact the housework isn't done but hey that's life.

Keep crafting

Monday, 30 April 2012

Lost and Found

 I cannot believe that it is nearly a month since I last posted. I have no excuses but I am going to list them any way.
I lost the charger for my camera. How can something disappear in a space 61' by 7'9" where everything has a space and everything in it's space (or not as the case may be).
St Jude did not cooperate and bring back the lost item
I didn't get to go skiing, I don't enjoy the cold anyway.
I had to deal with the sale of the boat
I had to run the office the craft shop and the bar.
I did a lot of business life laundry to try and make room for all the junk, sorry, all the important items  that needed to come out of the boat. If you could see the number of things that need to find a new home you would agree that I was not entirely successful.
I had to look after the demented teenage hamster. We had an agreement I would feed him all the lettuce he could eat and he would not kick the bucket before Mouse returned from her holiday. I won't go into the house issue, but he definitely won.
Did I mention I lost the camera charger.
I got to the point where I was going to that shop that retails cameras the one who's name starts with a J, but I opened a cupboard to put something away and out fell a camera charger lead Yay! (not that I hadn't  looked in said cupboard at least half a dozen times before). A quick charge and right on the wire I can post my April tag for Tim's 12 tags of 2012 challenge.

I have kept it very simple
I decided to use an old dictionary page as a background painted with a Citrus Dabber and then inked with Vintage photo distress to tone it down. I could not decide what to emboss when I come across a frog die which I cut twice and then put them through a couple of different embossing folders.  I added a frill to the tag and found a rub on which said free spirit but it was too big so I stamped the words using alphabet stamps. I used some rub on flowers from the sheet and added a few paper flowers for some extra dimension. Not my finest effort and there is a lot that I would do different but it is what it is.

Happy crafting

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

or I am no quitter.
I said I would not be finishing the green pixie but she sort of got to me so I persevered and whilst I am not entirely happy with her she has grown on me.

I can't believe the weather weird or what! Last week it was bathing suit weather this week it is snowing and we are all wrapped up in our winter coats. Still it is a good excuse for a day of crafty play.

Happy crafting

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Dragonfly Dreams

Just a quick post today.

At Christmas I brought a few dragonfly tree ornaments that I found when I was buying flowers for the bar.
I didn't buy them for the tree, but because I knew I could use them in my art. I am not normally a glitter magpie but loved them so they will appear in my work in different guises over the next few months.

I started with a collage of paper to cover the canvas and then added paint and ink to create a background.
Added some cute dragonfly ribbon a quote from a Kaiser Craft Rub on sheet called dreams, although you can't see the rub on as it wasn't a great success I have a love hate relationship with them, love them when I get it right, hate them when I end up with blotches of rub on left on the sheet. So I typed the words and stuck them over the original.
The Rose is a Crafter's workshop stencil,stencilled with Golden bead gel medium and coloured with oil pastels.

I think I need to take a photography course.

Anyway I must be away to work.
Have a crafty day

Saturday, 24 March 2012

A few pictures

Two posts in one day I can't believe it myself.
However since I took photos of the pages of the grunge board book that I have finished I thought I would post them.

The dollars aren't real I was given a packet of tissues with fake dollar images on the I just stuck them to some card stock.
 I like grunge paper it is so versatile it can give dimension to any project In my world flowers can be in shades of teal
 Everyone loves a journey and it is no exception for the umbrella man

This page started out as something else completely. I was thinking about different textures so I cut out the middle of the page with a spellbinder die and then embossed the circle in an embossing folder. I then tried to replace it in the middle of the page Doh! I forgot it would stretch the and not fit in so I cut the circle out of the circle, it did fit but looked awful.So plan B evolved I put in a penny slider mechanism although in truth it revolves in a circle, but I really like the effect. The background is distressed and the circle of speedometers cover the acetate used to support the car, which is a Tim Holtz stamp, stamped onto acetate and alcohol inked before being stuck to a piece of paper. I am rather pleased with my mistake.

Once again have a crafty day of fun

A week of false starts

I have been a bad blogger this week. Note to self - must try harder.

Creatively it has been a week of false starts. I have two unfinished pages in my altered book, a painting of a green pixie unfinished and at this present moment not likely  to see the touch of a paint brush again. A grunge board book as yet unfinished (in fairness this project has be been hiding unfinished for a while), a journal page inspired by a tag, which I have finished.
The background is a mixture of Distress ink and distress stain. The hair is also coloured with a mixture of distress inks. The owl is shrink plastic and coated with distress crackle a then finished with a few swipes of distress stain all in all a lady in distress. I will post a picture of the journal page when it is finished.
In the meantime enjoy a crafty day.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

This weeks altered book page

This week my altered book page was inspired by the lovely Tamara Laporte, her work can be seen at
My page is completed in water colours, acrylics and collage elements made from paper torn for an old dictionary (Yay! I fought myself and won). The little birds are coloured in Promarkers and reminded me of my childhood when my grandmother had  flying ducks on her parlour wall (we are talking1960's). A parlour I might add that was only used when visitors came.  As a child I loved those ducks, I wonder what became of them.

Enjoy your day

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

12 tags of 2012: March

When  does a cat become a kitten?
When you have drawn half a dozen that look in varying ways like a 3 legged toad Don't ask! Then I remembered a cat stamp we have in the classroom stash, unfortunately it is a lot smaller than I remembered, but the perfect size for a kitten and who says kittens can't follow their dreams.

I used the mosaic technique to create the wall, the sky is distress inked. the tree is inked in appropriately in gathered twig distress using a Crafters Workshop stencil. Then the leaves highlighted with an olive green Pitt pen(Faber-Castell). In my reality the kitten is dreaming of the caged bird which it can't yet reach, meanwhile the little blue bird has already followed it's dream and has flown to freedom.

Today I woke up in the mood to paint so I spent the morning painting(more of that in another post) and when I have finished bloging I am going to visit an art installation on two narrow boats put on by a group of 5 2nd year art students in Sheffield. It is called the Art Ark and is sited in Victoria Quays, Sheffield. So it is a completely arty day for me. If you live in the area why not drop in and see their hard work, the exhibition it is on until tomorrow evening.

Have a fab arty day

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Another altered page

I find Altered books difficult possibly due to the fact that from a very early age we were expected to respect the  written word and not to deface books. Tearing a page whilst not a punishable crime it was definitely frowned upon. So even if in my opinion the book is pants I have a real problem with any kind of defacement whether it be notes in the margins or folded corners, but I am working on it. In this techno age of the kindle they say paper books have had their day, not for me, a kindle just doesn't smell right.

Sorry, I digress, back to the topic in hand my altered book started with Dyan Reaverely earlier this year at a Ranger on the road event I decided to stick with it and finish it, they say challenging ingrained behaviour and beliefs are good for you so I am busily tearing out pages and hopefully artfully defacing my book. here is my  newly finished page except I am not sure it is finished I may go back to it at a later date once it has had time to settle.

I gessoed the page as I wanted the ink to sit on top of the page, I used Colourcraft Brusho Mist sprays in Rose Red, Sand and burnt Sienna to create the background I wanted a splodgey effect with some of the page showing. I then stamped the background with stamps from PaperArtsy Clocks 5 set in teal and gold ink the gold doen't show up well in the pictures I might try another photo later. The main figure is from a Grapgic 45 12x 12 paper sheet (Time warp I think)along with the flower and butterfly elements. The Woman's head was from a different sheet. I added some pen nibs and a Vintaj decorative brad foe extra interest.The quote says she remained true to herself and is a Donna Downey stamp from Prima

May your day be full of arty joy

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Birthday Card in Distress

Tim Holtz Distress Ink(by Ranger) is so versatile and comes in so many great colours it is hard to have a favourite, but I find myself reaching for the same colours for a time before moving on to a different selection. Currently I seem to be reaching for the Autumn seasonal palate (seedless preserves, gathered twigs and ripe persimmon). And this birthday card is no exception.

The flowers are made with an old lottery ticket (not a winner). After colouring the ticket with seedless preserves and ripe persimmon I cut out petals using the top of a small heart punch an idea I picked up from Jane Gill from Woodware, she has such fantastic ideas for flowers made using various punches. The flower pot is a punch I have in my stash I think it is by Carl but not sure. I highlighted it with gathered twigs. The heart ribbon was white and coloured with gathered twigs distress, the frog is also stamped in the same colour.

The background is fern leaves stamped in all three colours. I glued the flowers to a piece of green card for contrast and the flower pot is slightly raised with foam pads. Of course I will put in a lottery ticket as a little bit of fun for the recieptient.


Thursday, 1 March 2012

Altered Page

I can,t believe it is March already, but I guess it must be as the days are getting longer and the blackbirds have begun singing outside my window. I have just been over to Sir Tim's blog and the March Tag challenge looks great I can't wait to start. However today the housework has to come first but you can bet your bottom dollar I will be cleaning in hyper mode so I can get in some inky play time later.

I have finished the second page of my altered book. It had to be the front page I know everyone says you should not start with the front page. I usually do because I mither about it until it is done and can't settle into a new journal until it is finished.

I liked the colour of the page so I did not prime it, just used paint and a couple of stencils we had brought with us.

A glass of Red Juice helped the creative process

We didn't pack many supplies honest! What you can't see are the other boxes on the opposite of the room. 

Back at home I added part of a one of Suzi Blu's Girl stamps and added a simple pair of trousers to give the girl a bit more height on the page. The words say each page is a new possibility.


Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Tim Holtz twelve tags of 2012

February the month of Romance and in 2012 we get an extra romantic day when traditionally Women get to make the proposals. Also Leap Year babies get a proper birthday. So happy Birthday  to any Leap Year Baby who hops on by.

This is the last day to upload February's 12 Tags of 2012.
Here is my Tag.

Shrink Plastic was the medium for this weeks workshops at Quayside Crafts so whilst I had the shrink plastic box out I thought I would also make a few embellishments with some of my favourite Tim stamps. As you can see I ended up choosing The Umbrella Man(stamped in Hydrangea Blue Stazon) I just love him and use him lots. I stamped a background using  perfect medium and embossing powder to create a resit then used broken china distress stain to finish the background.  Added the Eiffel Tower and word stamp from Paper Astsy's Music Man set stamped onto a background of Worn Lipstick Distress ink and cut into individual words. I finished the tag off by adding ribbon stained with Hydrangea Blue Stazon and Worn Lipstick Distress. Then added a little Umbrella Charm I found in my Stash. Very simple but I kinda like simplicity.


Sunday, 26 February 2012

New Beginings

Why 'Ink Splats in My Soup' and why now?
Well when I am not working on a project in the shop or using the boat as a workshop/studio area I use my very small kitchen and I mean really tiny kitchen as my studio area. It could have been 'Paint brush in my Coffee' or 'Why is there a Rubber Stamp in my Stew' Both just as likely as I hate put the art supplies away until I have finished a project, but I love ink and soup and the name had a certain resonance to it so It is 'Ink Splats in my Soup'.

And now? Well I spend a good portion of time blog hopping but have always been shy of making comments and of putting my own work out in the public domain although i keep saying I will start a blog. I was blog hopping the other night and was reading Kate Crane's blog and she was talking about her 1st blog post and her doubts that any one would read it. Also how her blog and style of art has evolved over time. You could say she has inspired me to stop sitting on the fence and begin not only to blog but also to leave comments. After all if someone  should happen on my blog and like it I would love to hear their comments, therefore I should really pay it forward and leave comments on the blogs that I like and love.

Last weekend went to Stitches (A trade show for craft retailers) and was lucky enough to be able to attend Rangers on Road taught by Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley. Dyan's project was a page in an altered book using her new Rangers Range Of Dylusions inks, stencils and stamps. Pictures of my page in progress and finished below. The finished page changed slightly to include a few extras as it was great but didn't feel finished to me. She jokingly challenged the group to finish altering their books.  I have decided to take up the challenge and will post each page as I finish it. I have completed the background of another page and will try and finish it tomorrow. 

  The Blank Page

A Little Ink

A latter addition of a spider or two and another Quote on one of the tags

Well I must say this bloging business is exhausting so it is a cup of tea for me and off to bed