Sunday, 15 January 2017

Veganuary 2017 week 2

I've survived week 2 of this years Veganuary. Actually, I'm not surviving I'm enjoying it. Although week 2 proved more of a crumpet and toast week than cooking compared to week 1.

 Yesterday, my friend Amanda and I went into Derby on a vegan quest for some new foods to try. There's a fab shop called 'soundbites' which is opposite the bus station towards the market hall. Everything they sell is vegan. How cool is that? I got myself some Divine chocolate, low salt stock cubes (my food is very salty, I think it's the regular stock cubes I'm using) some cheese sauce mix so I can make some mac n cheese (I've surprised myself that I don't actually miss cheese)

After a while we decided we needed to rest our weary feet, and sample some chocolate.... I got the one with Raspberries in. It is lush!
So, all in all, we visited many shops on our quest. Soundbites, Sainsburys, Grape Tree, Tesco, Holland and Barratt, FarmFoods.
Apart from Soundbites the rest of the shops had hardly any vegan products at all.
Most disappointing especially when said shops have it online, but who can afford to do £40 shops at every online shop??

I'm happy with what I am doing for now. So onward... to week 3

Mandy xx

Saturday, 14 January 2017

zetti this

This week it's ZETTI on Sunday Postcard Art. I used to make a lot of zetti inspired projects but haven't for a while so I thought it would be great to use it as a theme this week.

Mandy xx

Saturday, 7 January 2017

The measure of a Lady

This week has been busy, I've been sorting out hosts for the first half of the year for
Sunday Postcard Art.
I always enjoy this, the interaction with the girls who play along with us every week as well as approaching new hosts that I've asked to join us as hosts.
 This is for this week's theme of TAPE MEASURE/RULER

Thanks for looking
Mandy xx

Veganuary 2017

This year, I decided to join in with the Vegan fun over on Veganuary..... you spend the whole month of January being a Vegan.
As I've been a vegetarian for 30 years, you wouldn't think it would be hard but it has not been the easiest.... besides the easy things you know you can't eat such as cheese, chocolate, eggs etc there's so many 'hidden' animal ingredients in food.
But I've been cooking everyday, made lots of soups lol. And I've survived a week so far, I did not realise just how addicted to sugar I am

here's to week 2

Diablo says 'hi'

Mandy xx

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year

happy new year to all who read my blog .... here's hoping 2017 is a better year than this past year.

The theme on Sunday Postcard Art is NEW

I've combine New Year with new goodies.
new stencils I received from  my friend Anne
New Year postcard

thanks for looking
Mandy xx

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Do what makes you happy

This week's Sunday Postcard Art is an OPEN theme. Do whatever you want as long as it's a postcard 😍

Here's mine

Mandy xx

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Sleigh Bells ring

well.... Christmas has crept upon us yet again.

Sunday Postcard Art this week is hosted by Hazel and is Christmas Baubles.

Mandy xx

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Music is love

for this week's Go Tag Thursday's theme of Music...Ive made a couple of tags...
using vintage music paper

Mandy xx

la Sirena

I think Deann's theme on Sunday Postcard Art this week has enormous possibilities.... 'what's on your mantle' is the theme ~ which purports to a Christmas mantle.
However, I've gone the literal route.... I have  numerous Mexicana items on my fire (I don't have a mantle) and this includes a mini shrine featuring a Mexican Loteria card 'la Sirena'

here's my take on the theme

Mandy xx

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Christmas Tree oh Christmas Tree

This week's theme on Go Tag Thursday is Christmas Trees.... not feeling too Christmassy as yet but there's always time for Angels.
I'm also entering this tag into the Morgan's Artworld challenge of make a tag
QKR stampede Christmas tags challenge
Craft for the Craic ~ anything but a card

Mandy xx

Fairy winter Wonderland

This week, we are embracing WINTER over on the Sunday Postcard Art blog this week.

I've used one of the Winter Fairies from Lisas Altered Art collage kit.

I'm entering this into the A vintage Journey... winter magic Challenge

I used these wonderful metallic watercolours that my friend Carol got me for my birthday. They are so lush

Mandy xx

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Two's Company

this week Kay is hosting Sunday Postcard Art and the theme is Two of a Kind.

I had an afternoon of playing yesterday and came up with these two.

Diabo enjoyed helping out.

Mandy xx