Saturday, 27 November 2010

Make A Wish

This week on SPA Fatma has chosen Wishlist as the theme.... Santa fatma (!!lol!!)

My wishlist this year, apart from peace is very selfish.... I want my girls to be happy and more settled in their lives.... and for me to have more 'me' time and not be so stressed! Is that even Possible???

as well as some gorgeous paints and new spritzers... from Art from the Heart! lol

Mandy x

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Forget Me Not....

by candlelight.... for TMTA this week.

Monday, 22 November 2010


is the theme on Theme Thursday this week... here's my ATC ~ i've used images from Paper & Gluestix on Etsy.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Who Are YOU?

On LotsToDo this week the challenge is to show your fave technique... well mine is COLLAGE.... I love to put little bits of paper together to make a lovely picture. I've also made the background on this 6 x 4" piece.... another one of my fave things... this one is made with shaving foam and alcohol inks and then watercoloured on top.

I'm also entering this for the oh alice challenge site! This is my totally FAVE image from the Octopode factory!

Images used ~ The Octopode Factory ALICE ELEMENTS

Saturday, 20 November 2010

The Present Porter Elf

MMM has gone monthly which is such a shame, this month is 'boxing clever' and what better to put into a box than presents! And this little Elf is carrying his stack of presents to Santa's sleigh ready for Christmas Eve!
The Octopode Factory images

Giving Thanks

The theme on SPA this week is Thanksgiving.... I wanted to offer up thanks to nature for all her beauty and wonder.
used images from The Octopode Factory on Etsy

Let it Snow

Here's my entry for Created By Hand this week where the theme is Snowmen!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Saturday, 13 November 2010

I am Waiting....

for the flowers to come back. This is my postcard for this week's theme on SPA which is Remembrance ... I'm dedicating it to my DAD who died 6 years ago and I miss him every single day.
Mandy x

A Wonderous

care package from Linda arrived for me yesterday.... look at all these gorgeous goodies she sent me as well as that fantastic envelope she made!

HUGE hugs and thanks to a wonderful friend!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Her life is a Poem that doesn't Rhyme

Love this quote by Allison Strine. Her art is such an inspiration.

This week on SPA another wonderful artist, Terri K is hosting... her theme is Crowns/Hats..... thanks to Terri and here's my entry!

pink and green should ALWAYS be seen!

My fave colour combo is..... PINK and GREEN

here's my ATC for Theme Thursday's prompt!

fairy image from divas d'este

ooohhhh .... them legs!

This is the theme on Wednesday Stamper this week. I used one of the dolls I made using TumbleFishStudio images.... to me she looks like she needs a ticket to the WC and directions on how to get there!

Creative Process ?

My wonderful friend Amy bought me a collage sheet from TumbleFishStudio on Etsy.... I made these art dolls to use on my artwork with the sheet.

Then... onto the creating.... Here's my table before I start any creating....
After making a postcard size piece for Wednesday Stamper
Closer up of the card.... i LOVE pan pastels they are super amazing
See my finished piece on the next post!


Mandy x

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Day of the Dead

At long last, my postcard for SPA this week. Things are just so crazy at my house just lately I've had little time and even littler inspiration to make ART!

Here's my postcard... using Octopode Factory images.... mixed up! The Raven and a Sugar Skull.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Background Bonanza

I got my spritzers and stencils out today and made a few backgrounds to work with! I love to make backgrounds... you can allow your creativity to run wild. And who doesn't love a bit of glimmer?

Monday, 1 November 2010

Happy Hallowe'en

slightly delayed! We always have a little Hallowe'en tea party .....

Gotta love em!
Cakes decorated with The Octopode Factory Trick or Treaters!
My 2 Dark Angels
My niece Jessica with my baby boy
Hopefully some ART will appear this week - lol

Mandy x