Saturday, 31 August 2013

is this Raylan's new sidekick?

I don't know about you but here at Octopode Towers we are definitely enjoying a bit of Justified. Raylan is a modern day cowboy.

However, for my postcard this week (theme is WILD WEST) I've gone for a more whimsical point of view. Using Tim Holtz stamps in the background and a Lisas Altered Art image I've made this postcard.

Come and join us at SPA
Mandy x

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Today's the Day

for a new challenge blog ~ TAGALONG. The first challenge is to make your tag VINTAGE ~ here is mine

 This is how my tag began~ lots of inks, sprays, paint and masks.
Then after adding some collage images and shading with pan pastels.
TFL and i hope you'll join us.... there's lots of fun themes/hosts coming up.

I'm also entering this into the Rhedd and Rosie ~ for the ladies challenge.
Mandy x

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Secret Garden

This week Victoria has challenged us at Sunday Postcard Art to a double challenge.... alter a Mucha image AND use the theme of Secret Garden as well.

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” 

Mandy x

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Carpe Diem

Here's my project for That's Crafty this week.

If you want to see how I made this go check out the blog ;-)

Mandy x

Monday, 19 August 2013


is a waking dream

I've made this tag for the challenge blog ~ it's all about the vintage... the theme is summer flowers.

Mandy x

Back to School

Seems that kiddiwinkles are heading back to education already. Anyhoo... I found two challenge blogs that want us to make 'school' themes.


Mandy x

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Gotta love a

'make your own background' challenge!

I'm entering this into the PanPastelUK challenge AND HobbyCutzChallenge both of which are asking us to make our own backgrounds. Most of my backgrounds are hand made.

This one is made using spritzers, masks and stamps. As well as images from Itkupilli on Deviantscrap

Mandy x

Saturday, 17 August 2013

A little bit of cake....

This week's theme has been chosen and hosted by the wonderful Kate who runs my LCS.

Here's my entry

Mandy x

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Keeping Busy

I had a very sad loss last weekend, my mum passed away last weekend very suddenly. It's hard to deal with, my whole life is upside down as I have looked after her everyday for the past 6 years since she lost her leg. I've been numb but that is slowly wearing off and so what better way to keep busy than to try to craft a bit.

I made this 'doll' of my mum to use in an art journal.
 and here is a (not surprising) tag for the Lunagirl Moonbeams theme of Alice.
oh and I'm starting a challenge blog ~ just for tags.... here's the link. It's starting on Thursday 29th August.

Mandy x

Sunday, 11 August 2013

I'm a fish out of water ...

This week the wonderful Marion is joining us as host on SPA. Marion chose the theme of 'fish out of water'

I've made a couple of postcards

I know I'm your BFF but did you have to turn my brother into a party hat?
 Come over and join us!
Mandy x

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Steampunk Ladies

is the theme over on Lunagirl Moonbeams this time.

I've made a tag for the theme (surprise surprise)

The girl is one of my own 'zetti' creations

Mandy x

Summertime Florals

Here is a tag I've made with a summery feel

I'm entering this into PanPastelUK ~ floral

Mandy x

Tag swap with Deb

Deb from RustyCage and I do a regular swap between us... this time we decided to go a tag swap.

Deb's theme was Renaissance (she never lets me rest on my laurels! lol) and my theme was Cemetery Angels

Here are my tags
 and here are Deb's!
couldn't believe how similar they were! 

Last time we swapped, it was an ATC swap. We each chose a theme and then a free theme.
My theme was Nuns and Deb's was to use tape
 My ATC's
 Deb's ATC's

Mandy x

Saturday, 3 August 2013

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman

This week's SPA theme is the celebration of WOMEN.

Come over and join us!
Mandy x