Saturday, 24 January 2015

get ye tartan on

well.... so much for blogging more! I seem to have had so many problems with technology just lately. Firstly, my computer decided it didn't want me to play, then Lily's laptop stopped working and now my phone has been stolen! I'm not having much luck

But here I am, getting my tartan on for this week's SPA theme of BURNS NIGHT/SCOTLAND

I am always looking for new and inspiring/thought provoking themes to keep people on their toes, so hopefully this will do the trick.


thank you for all your support and your comments

mandy x



Saturday, 10 January 2015

a little bit of ....

PAISLEY ~ yes this is the theme on Sunday Postcard Art this week...

i've created my postcard by stamping paisley on the background, then using distress inks and other bits of collaged stamped images.


tfl
Mandy x

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Feeling thoughtful

Here's a project I made for That's Crafty this week.
It began with this background that I made
 and ended up like this.

I'm also entering this into the challenge blogs

TFL
Mandy x


Sunday, 4 January 2015

Walking in the Rain

I love having Amber home for a while, we hardly get to spend much time together so when I do get some time off, we are trying to do things together.

On New Years Day we headed over to our fave place Elvaston Castle in Elvaston. It was rainy and muddy but it's always an interesting place to visit. I love looking at the trees, walking through them, absorbing their energy.



TFL
Mandy x












Saturday, 3 January 2015

in with the NEW

here's my postcard for this week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge.
The prompt is NEW

The stamps are old that I've used but the background incorporates a few new things. Paints and a new stencil :-)


the background looks completely different in this picture compared to the scanned finished postcard as I used neon paints which do not scan well at all.

TFL
Mandy x



Happy New Year.... a tad late



A healthy and happy new year to you all.
Any resolutions?

My goals for 2015
Blog more
Take more photos
Enjoy making Art
set up my etsy shop Mimi's Emporium.

My main goal this year is blog more. To have bright and colourful photos and interesting posts. I've let my blog go by the wayside recently with working full-time, facebook and instagram have been a quick way of showing my art and life and my little blog has been left lonely and deserted for the most part. And so.... here's to a much better year this year. chin chin


Mandy x

Sunday, 28 December 2014

life is a circus

this week on Tagalong the theme is ANYTHING GOES.

I've used an Artistic Outpost set for my tag....


come over and join if you have time
Mandy x

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Anything goes....

over on Sunday Postcard Art this week.


Anne came over for a few hours on Monday and we had a background making session.... this is one of the ones we made. 

Mandy x

Saturday, 20 December 2014

deck the halls....

this week on SPA the theme is FESTIVE SONGS.... so let's fa la la la la la la la la


TFL
Mandy x

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Krampus

I love a little bit of creepiness so this week for SPA I've chosen the theme of KRAMPUS
 Last weekend, I did a craft fair with my friend Anne (pictured below) ~ look at our stall... gorgeously Christmassy but did we sell anything? well technically we did, however neither of us made enough for the stall. But the words of wisdom from Miz Lils is... it's the experience that matters!

 a couple of my altered boxes.

my vintage santa tag for tagalongs Vintage Santa theme

 It was a holiday children theme on Lunagirl this past week.

TFL
Mandy x


Monday, 24 November 2014

Movember

this week on SPA Deb has chosen MOUSTACHES for Movember.

Here's mine.... collage, stamping plus digital words.

TFL
Mandy x

Friday, 14 November 2014

a sister's love....

There's a new challenge theme on That's crafty this fortnight and its VINTAGE ~ i've used images from Artistic Outpost, generation redux.

lots of layers of paint, stamping, gilding wax, gelatos lace, ric rac and ribbons

I'm entering this into the Tagalong challenge of 'use text'


TFL
Mandy x