Saturday, 30 November 2013

First Day of Advent

Yes, the first of December has descended upon us. Not only is it the first of December, it's the first Sunday of Advent.
I remember advent fondly from my childhood. Getting excited every week, another candle being lit on every Sunday before Christmas. I don't know what happened to our advent from my when I was young. I'd love to get a new one and carry on the tradition. I've never found one.

Here's my postcard for this week's theme on Sunday Postcard Art. Made with images from Lisas Altered Art.
Hope you get a chance to join us.
Mandy x

Thursday, 28 November 2013


This week theme on Tagalong was chosen by Deb and she wants us to be inspired by HEARTS. Here's mine

I really love this freebie image from Terri Kahrs on PringleHillStudios.

Mandy x

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Gibson-esque Girls

When I thought up the themes for some postcards this year, I was so happy I'd thought of Gibson Girls. I love the imagery of them.
I've trawled through all of my Lisas images to find something very close to a Gibson Girl, so I could do my personal challenge.

Here's what I came up with.... I think they are very Gibson-esque

These are for sunday postcard art

mandy x

Friday, 22 November 2013

Sparkle, Bling and lots of it

for this week's TAGALONG I've made this very sparkly tag for Carol's Ring a Ding Ding. lot of bling theme. I'm combining Tagalong with CraftyHands this week, As their theme is Sparkle & Bling

Mandy x

Saturday, 16 November 2013


This week's Sunday Postcard Art is certainly a challenge.... whilst thinking up themes I clearly forgot that I'd challenged myself to use Lisas Altered Art images on ALL my postcards for SPA this year. However, even though the main images isn't a lisas image, the rest of the images are, so technically I HAVE used lisas on this postcard ;-) lol
Mandy x

Friday, 15 November 2013

A little bit of vintage

Really pleased with this vintage card I've made
love a bit of shabby chic/vintage collage ;-)

This is a sample I've made for CraftyHands challenge of Vintage

vintage girl image is from Lunagirl

Mandy x

School Craft Club

A while ago, before the summer holidays, I was asked by the local junior school if I wanted to start an after school craft club. I, of course, jumped at the opportunity. I want to bring art journaling and freedom with crafting to children.
The first week, we did some 'practice' art journaling on postcards. I thought it was nice and simple to begin with. It was chaotic.... lots of paint and spraying going on ~ bearing in mind I only have an hour. A lot of soggy card! lol

Here's the samples I made to show the children.... if you want to see how I made the Dorothy and Wicked Witch postcards, head over to That's Crafty 
These are some of what the children made

This week we made some bookmarks ~ 
however I didn't get a chance to take photos of those so it's just my samples to show you

it'll be christmas crafts next week.

mandy x

Thursday, 14 November 2013

What do you dream?

I dream of a restful day full of crafting, for the past two weeks this hasn't come to fruition :-( I seem to have little time to make artwork at the moment.

This week's TagAlong is hosted by Anne, and the theme is Fruit and Flowers. I've used some images from lisas altered art.

come over and join us. 
Mandy x

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Vintage Sewing

This week, Carol is back with the theme of Vintage Sewing on Sunday Postcard Art. This is a cut and paste collaged postcard. I've used Lisas Altered Art images, stamps from Crafty Individuals and Oxford Impressions.

Why not come over and join us ~

Mandy x

Thursday, 7 November 2013


This week's SPA is Maps and is hosted by Marion.

I'm so late entering this week due to monitor malfunctions! I was lost without my computer and super happy to have it back.
I've made two postcards, nautical inspired with a map
and for this travel one I've used weather map

Mandy x

Time to Remember

This week's theme on TagAlong is chosen by Donna and is about Remembrance..... not just Armistice Day but any sort of remembering.
This is my first tag of the week... I'm hoping to make something with an image of my mum later in the week.

Mandy x