Wednesday, 30 June 2010


on thethreemuses this week the theme is STEAMPUNK. it is quite a challenge for me, this theme. I've made a few zetti-ish wackadoodle dolls a la steampunk so here's my atc's

Mandy x

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Fly Free

here's my entry for this week's inspiration avenue's prompt of 'freedom'

Mandy x

Sunday, 27 June 2010


On TMTA this week the theme is 'diamond pattern' I mainly associate this with pierrot, clowns, harlequin's ... so here's 2 atc's i've made using the pattern.

Mandy x

Take Flight

and what do we need to take flight? some wings... this wings has gorgeous wings. He's my entry to gingersnapcreations 'wings' theme.


Mandy x

Flight of Fancy

here's my fairy ATC for the theme on GingerSnapCreations.

Mandy x

Cemetery Angels

is the theme on 4x4 Fridays.... it's been a total age since I made a 4x4 ! here's mine for this theme.

Mandy x

Oui Oui Marie

.... on Crazy Amigos Challenge this week the them is a colour combo of green, black and white

Mandy x

Catch of the Day

Here's my entry for the challenge on Art Creations Friday.

Fish from Lisa's


Mandy x

Song Sung Blue

... on Gingersnaps challenge blog... one of the challenges is Shades of Blue... here's my atc for this one.
Mandy x


I love India... such a wonderful country and such beauty and colour there.

Here's a couple of postcards I've made for Deb's theme on SPA this week.

Mandy x

Friday, 25 June 2010

i am a Winner!

yay over on Twinkle Twinkle Kristen's blog I won the 100th post giveaway... fantastic goodies! Can't wait to play with them. Even the envelope was funky green with polka dots on! fab stuff... thank you Kristen... my first time to win any of the giveaways! yay for me!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

sweets for my sweet

here's my atc for onepowerhour this week we've got to put on a happy face.... and who wouldn't be happy in a sweet land like this??

i've used images from Lisa's where there's lots of new one dollar sheets... get over there and grab yourself a bargain!

i love collage

on theme thursday this week the theme is collage.... here's my atcs...

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

something old..... or rather

someone young pretending to be old.... saw this image on flickr on mrs inman 's photostream. classic. Thanks for looking. MMM

Sunday, 20 June 2010

The Owl and The PussyCat

went to Sea.... how apt for this week's theme of Sea Voyages on SPA chosen by the super industrious Sandy!

Mandy x

Thursday, 17 June 2010

On Reflection .... of Green

Green is one of my ultra fave colours.... also the theme on theme thursday this week. Here's a little green fairy from Lisa's Altered Art collage sheets... sitting on her mushroom (green also) reflecting on life, love and art.

Why not head over to Lisa's ~ she has just added a massive amount of $ 1 sheets... they are SO fun to use.
Mandy x

Bows... bigger Bows and biggest Bows

Here's a couple of ATC's I've made for the3muses challenge blog.

My Bow is Bigger than your Bow
but....... my BOW is the biggest in the Land
My internet in playing up big time so I can only hope these next few posts will work.

Mandy x

Monday, 14 June 2010

Scream for Icecream

I'm using Lisa's new sweet shoppe images at the moment to make some ATC's and low and behold I came across a challenge for Ice Cream... I'd already started on this little chap and his scream for icecream so I've finished him off and i'm entering it for Opus Gluei this week.

Vintage Advertising

Here's my postcard using vintage ads for MMM this week.

Striped Sock Brigade

the theme on TMTA this week is Groups.... so here's my little striped sock brigade.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Something New....

... for me .... Canvas Work. Last Tuesday I went to a canvas workshop. I've had a slight phobia of working on canvas... i don't know why! lol so I thought this would be the ideal opportunity to embrace just a little canvas! It was at my local craft stall... Katz & Co...

Firstly, we made lots of shaving foam backgrounds... love this technique for background making. And here's the two canvas's I made whilst doing the workshop. photo's aren't as bright as the real thing.

A week before I took a brayering workshop at Katz & Co... it was fun but I struggled to get to grips with a brayer. It was hard work and I nearly had to stamp my feet in frustration! lol

Both classes were super fun and I enjoyed meeting other like-minded people. And I have a lot of new backgrounds to play with as well! Happy days!

Mandy xx

Saturday, 12 June 2010

A Rose ....

this week's theme on SPA is Roses.... I've made 2 Postcards! One a vintage type postcard using Lisa's Altered Art images and the other more whimsical using Collage Anonymous collage images.

Mandy x

Everyday holds the possibility of a miracle

here's my entry for 'lots to do' where the theme is birds or wings

I love using birds (and wings ) on my artwork. They are such amazing little miracles of nature.


here's my entry for the 'weekend ATC Challenge' where the theme is baby

Friday, 11 June 2010

My Girl Lollipop

cover version by Bad Manners who changed the title from my boy lollipop to my girl lollipop.
The new 'sweet shoppe' images over on Lisa's Altered Art inspired me to make this for the three muses challenge this week.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

if i had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense

This week on Theme Thursday is 'men in hats' and what better man to be in a hat than the Mad Hatter.

B is for Birds

On OnePowerfulHour this week the theme is B... here's a selection of BIRDS

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Meet under the tree for a nice cup of Tea

On CAC this week the theme is Alice in Wonderland. Here's my ATC with Alice and the White Rabbit.
Alice images are from Collage Anonymous on Etsy and the tree is a crafty individuals stamp

Monday, 7 June 2010

Key To Time

this is for the three muses challenge blog... their theme is Time. I wanted to make something larger but as I've made this i thought i would enter it (in case i don't get time (lol) to make another.

Blowin' in the Wind

Here's my floral tribute to Bob Dylan. For MMM this week.

May all your Weeds be Wildflowers

Here's my entry for TMTA this week where the theme is weeds or herbs

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Art Nouveau

oh what a wonderful theme chosen on SPA this week by the wonderful Kris D... she creates such amazing artwork, I'd love to spend a day with her learning all her secrets!

Here's my ART nouveau... I've opted for Mucha.

Dawn Chorus

These birds look like they are best friends.... so I'm using it for Crazy Amigo Challenge

Hoot Woot

Here's an owl skinny I've made using a background I received from Linda (liveart) and all the images are from Amy (paper and gluestix). I had such fun with this. I've made it for a forum swap and I'm using for Theme Thursday this week where the theme is Bright Colours!

Hide and Seek

Here's an ATC I made for artcreationsfriday.