Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Happy Birthday Lily!

Lily turns 17 today. Here is the card I made her.... I've used one of her images (the scarecrow) from the Wizard of Oz collage sheet... so I'm entering it for Wednesday Stamper's theme of books as the wizard of oz is a book. (too literal?).

Collage sheet available here

Monday, 27 September 2010

Fancy A Snack?

These two lions have been entertaining the crowds and now it's time for food! This is for ThemeThursday

Autumn Glory

is the theme on SPA this week.... I'm late this week as although I had a definite date with my art supplies I was too ill to make it! But after a little play this morning... here is my postcard..... HARVEST MOON
The autumn fairy is one from Lisa's new fall fairies collage sheet.

Mandy x

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Portrait of Moi

Here's a portrait Lily has done of me when I was about 20.... oh to be young again! lol Lily is hoping to get to do a few caricature portraits for people... head over there and take a look at some of the ones she's done so far!

My Daughter, Tattoo Artist

Lily designed this tattoo for her friend Perrie... and he's had it done! wow ... my daughter(s) (both of them) astound me with their amazing-ness!!!

see more over on her blog

Saturday, 18 September 2010

bE wHo YoU ArE

This week on SPa we are celebrating WOMEN by offering the theme of 1950's PINUPS ... I just adore Gil Elvgren 's photographs from the 40's and 50's .... I've used a couple here for my postcards for this week!

Thank you for taking time to look at my ART and commenting :-D

Mandy x

Monday, 13 September 2010

Here comes Autumn

... and here is my entry to this weeks Theme Thursday!

Collage images from Lisas... and the scarecrow and pumpkin wand are from Amy.

Feelin' Blue

Here's my postcard for this weeks SPA theme. I just love this quote stamp!

Little blue fairy is from Lisa's.... quote from inkadinkao (thanks to Amy!) and background painted, stamped and punched by moi!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Darley Park Festival

The girls went off on their first outing 'alone' on Sunday evening. There was a classical music fest at Darley Park. They look like they enjoyed themselves....AND ended up in the Derby Evening Telegraph!
In order of appearance ~ Little A, Doctor S, Miz Lils
I think Doctor. S really enjoyed it! lol

Miz Lils and Doctor S have ventured into town today to celebrate their last day of 'freedom'! College starts tomorrow!

The Octopode Factory

Miz Lils has opened her own shop on Etsy... she will be selling her original designs on collage sheets and digital stamps! Hopefully, she will have lots of lovely buyers! Here's the Etsy shop address ~

Here's a card I made for Donna's Birthday with one of the images.

We want to give a big shout out to Donna and Amy for all their help and encouragement AND their hard work. Thanks guys.... love to you both xx

Petrie has a Hair Cut

Petrie has had his first 'professional' grooming... from a company called PUGWASH... fantastic service!

My baby looks like a little baby again with all his fur gone! He is SOOO TINY! Don't think Myrtle is impressed! lol

Saturday, 4 September 2010


This week on SPA we are having a fruitful week of juicy lucy fruitylicious fun.

Here's my entry.... Make Lemon Aide!

Mandy x

Wednesday, 1 September 2010


Here is my Boston Fairy for Lots To Do.

Mandy x