Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Journals, cats and dogs oh my!

After much nagging from my eldest daughter (you know who you are!) I went and got myself an A5 journal. I already have a couple of other size journals but have lacked the mojo to do anything in them, so I figured a little A5 would be easier to work in. The pages aren't too much bigger than a postcard. I also decided to call my journal 'she sells sanctuary' not because I love the song although it's pretty good I must say! lol no I have a penchant for religious icons not because I'm religious I'm not. But the images call to me. I have a giant Mary framed in my living room.

Front cover
 first page 
 Myrtle and Ivan
 I often say that the dogs are smaller than cats... and here it is! Ivan (technically still a kitten, around 9 months old) larger than the babies.
Mandy x

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Have you got your dancin' shoes on?

coz we are having a Party over on SPA. Anne has chosen the Party theme.
I've made 3 postcard size collages.

come over and join us!
Mandy x

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Buttons and Bows

This is our theme over on SPA this week. My mate Anne is hosting..... what an ideal theme for her as her Granddaughter is called BOW

I've gone down the sewing route for this one. Using handmade backgrounds and rubberstamps and adding collage images from LisasAlteredArt.... (the bows are from ART TEA Life on etsy)

 come and join us!
Mandy x

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Ta Dah! and Prom night

 Here is the finished blanket of mine. I began making squares when I first learnt to crochet and I happened upon them one day and so I decided to make them into a blanket. I had to make a whole heap more squares , but it kept me busy whilst watching stuff on TV.  Lily has absconded with it.
 Amber had her prom night last Thursday. She got a little blue 1950's style dress, which suits her so much.
Here she is before she left
 Here she is at the Prom with her friends
She returned home with cries of 'i'm never drinking again!'  

Mandy x

A right royal bird

Here's my project for That's Crafty this week. I'm rather pleased with it. The clock has a stand on the back and everything! lol
I'd like to enter this into a couple of challenges!
Anything goes ~ anything but square
everybody art ~ purple 

You can see how I made this project over on the That's Crafty blog here

Mandy x

Saturday, 11 May 2013


this week's SPA is hosted by the wonderful Audrey.... her theme is CHEVRONS ~ a great excuse to run out and get some new washi tape! lol

Mandy x

Take Flight

This week's Crazy Amigo's Challenge is 'birds' 

Here's an ATC I've made using Hidden Vintage Studios images.

Mandy x

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Greatest Show

My tag this week for That's Crafty has embraced my colour loving side. I ♥ colour and love to use it.
You can see a close up and how i made this tag over on the That's Crafty blog

Mandy x

Monday, 6 May 2013

Blue Monday

Happy bank hols to those of you who get one!

I seem to be going through a 'blue' phase (odd because I don't make blue usually)

Here's 2 tags I've made for Happy Daze this week.

I'm entering into Sunday Stamper ~ diamonds and pearls, one stitch at a time (anything goes) and also as I've used Artistic Outpost stamps I'm entering the tags into the May Referral Program

Mandy x

Sunday, 5 May 2013

PrOpEr LaDy?

lol love this photo of a vintage girl. In England this 'hand sign' is considered rude. And so I thought it would go well with the quote....  our theme on SPA this week is WHEN I GROW UP. The hugely talented Carol Fox is joining us to host :-)

Mandy x

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Dream a little Dream

Here's a postcard I've made using some collage images from Salems Dreams. I even used Pan Pastels on it ;-)

entering it into the panpastel challenge of 'dreams'

Mandy x


Over on one of my fave challenge blogs Crazy Amigos Challenge the theme is Crown ~ they are celebrating the new King in the Netherlands :-)

Here's 2 tags I've made using some collage sheets I've just discovered from Salems Dreams on Etsy ~ there's some great images... go check em out.
Mandy x