Monday, 31 May 2010

Little Red Riding Hood

the theme on TMTA this week is living in a fairy tale.... here is Alice living in Red Riding Hood land.

Sunday, 30 May 2010


s the theme on SPA this week.... chosen by the fabulous Hermine who has done an amazing sample to inspire us all.

Here's my BEE i've made her with a bee's body and wings... i used Miz Lily's face and Little A's eyes.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

School Leavers of the world Unite

wow... yesterday was Lily's last day of school ! how did those 5 years disappear so fast?

Lily's first day at senior school 2004
Lily's last day at senior school 2010

Monday, 24 May 2010


ahhhh one of my fave themes over on MMM ~ here's some ATC's I've made

sailing the seas

this week on TMTA with their theme of SHIPS/BOATS

here are my two ATC's

Sunday, 23 May 2010

you need hands.....

on Theme Thursday this week.... here is my ATC for the theme


Old MacDonald DID have a farm and a mooooooooooooo cow on it! EIEIO is OPH theme this week!

Bring Me Sunshine

Here's a sunshine postcard I made for Wednesday Stamper... this week the theme is *Orange*

Doll Tag

It's birthday time on Louise's Tag Tuesday ... the theme is 52 representing the weeks in the year which TagT is celebrating.

Here's my tag for the challenge

Say it with Flowers

These little fairy girls are spoiling us with their abundance of flowers.... just for PaperTake this week!

eXit and eNtrAnCeS

on CBH this week, the challenge was to use the letter X... I love this quote.... Every Exit leads to a new Entrance... There are 2 pictures of the same ATC... one with the mini fairy door closed and one open....

A visit from Anne

and a show and tell spread on the *productivity table*

backgrounds, 2 postcards, 10 ATC's and a Tag
Better view of the backgrounds... all made with glimmer mist and rock salt/cling film


... in the water, fishes in the sea ~ here's a couple for TMTA this week.


on SPA this week... thanks to Marie for choosing this theme... love showgirls so I went with that.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Going on an *inspiration* walk

A few week's ago Miz Lils and Little A went with Dr S for an 'inspiration' walk. I think Miz Lils picked up some kind of loopy virus... oh no wait ... this is her normal self! lol (apparently it's blurry because it was raining... )

Dr S stepped into a puddle ~ not quite up to her middle!

and no photo's taken of my Little A :(

Lily's Artwork can be seen here

Exam Fever

Exams have started at school. Little A has biology today, she has been studying so fingers crossed she will do ok. For the next few weeks, it'll be exam fever in our house!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

My afternoon sorted.....

I had dreams today that I would sit in my garden on my sun lounger and do some crochet. I had it all ready
But the dogs won't give me any peace and it's gone overcast..... so I have this lot of ironing (yes there IS a basket under there somewhere!) to do instead. And guess what? the dogs are asleep! aaaggghhh!

here's a white lilac that is growing in my garden ( i'm procrastinating, methinks!)

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Mirror, Mirror

on the wall.... or free-standing in my case! Julia is our host on SPA this week with her challenging theme of Mirror Mirror. Here's mine.... who is the sauciest one of all?

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Butterfly Girls

Here are some ATC's I made for Theme Thursday using butterfly wings.

Eye Test

on Lots to Do this week the theme is stamped collages... I don't usually do just stamping these days but here is a card I made for Fatma for an eye swap. I stamped the eye first, then masked it, the hand, masked it then the letters. Easy and Super Fast!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Purple Butterfly Girl

on Created by Hand this week, there's a choice of theme. I've chosen to do PURPLE.. here's an ATC i've made using Lisa's Altered Art images.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Playing with Numbers

Here's my atc for this week's Crazy Amigo Challenge of 'numbers'

Travel.... to Paris!

on TMTA this week we are taking time to 'TRAVEL' ~ to sweet Paris for me!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Garden Time

Miz Lily and Little A have agreed to do an hour of gardening a week. So today, it was so lovely and sunny so we headed outside to mow the grass, cut overgrown bushes and weed.

Miz Lils getting into the gardening vibe

Yes, Miz Lils needs to concentrate ~ that girl has no body strength at all! Little A in the background inspecting her trimming of next doors conifer that was overgrowing into my garden!

Finally! Yes she did it! She sawed through the dead conifer!

No more room in the garden recycle bin so will have to do for now!

Under My Umbrella

This week on SPA the theme is UMBRELLA ~ straight away I thought of the Rhianna song and so used them on my postcard along with a zetti girl I made that is for sale over on a collage sheet at DivasD'este

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Clearing up, Cats and Crochet!

Yesterday I had a rare day off, so I set about clearing up some of my 'stuff' ~ this is the bag I used to put odd stamps or stamp plates I found around the place.... bear in mind it is 20" high! I just don't have any more room (I already have 4 deep drawers full plus 3 boxes full) to put any more stamps, strangely this doesn't deter me from buying more! lol

I am turning into such a crochet obsessive! I am crocheting all the time.... for saying a few weeks ago I was adamant that I could not possibly do crochet. Oh no not me! here's what I've made since last week. 23 up til this photo... did more last night!

This is how we found the cats sleeping last night behind the sofa! Such cuteness.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

this week on SPa the theme is Sewing... It was my turn to make the sample... and here it is!
I've been using chalk inks a lot lately and i'm enjoying a return to them! they lend themselves so well to vintage.