Tuesday, 29 December 2015


For a long time, Ive found myself drawn to religious imagery.
Itkupilli on Mischief Circus has a wonderful selection of these.

The theme on SPA is an Anything Goes theme.... here is my postcard

My only crafty Christmas prezzie was this beautiful box of Stabilo Woodys

Amber got a selfie stick so we've been messing around with that

Mandy xx

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

The Nutcracker

This weeks SPA was chosen by the amazing Constance.
Ive taken a teeny bit of artistic licence by using this soldier but I love this image!

Mandy xxx

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Let Go....

This weeks Sunday Postcard Art is Pink n Yellow.

Ive used images from Lunagirl Moonbeams

Mandy x

Thursday, 3 September 2015


Using images from Lunagirl Moonbeams Ive made this postcard for the 'fish' theme on Sunday Postcard Art

Mandy x

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

What little girls are made from

This week the fabulous Audrey has prompted us to celebrate 'girls' on Tagalong

here's mine.... I've used images from LunaGirl

Mandy x

Thursday, 9 April 2015

I live between reality and theatre

this week's theme on TAGAloNG is THEATRE.

Here's mine.... using an image from Benda

Mandy x

Saturday, 4 April 2015

As sure as...

i'm  back!! Yes I've been on the road for what seems like months but I'm finally back at Octopode Towers, chilling and making my little creations. It's what makes me happy.
this week's SPA is eggs.... here's mine
come and join in and enjoy yourself
Mandy xx

Sunday, 15 March 2015

the trouble is...you think you have time

This week's SPA theme is a poignant one, having lost my mum 18 months ago and today being mothers day here in England.
Marion chose the theme and a great challenging theme it is too

Mandy x

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Luck is the residue of design

Here's my tag for this week's Tagalong chosen by Jenn 

Mandy x

Saturday, 7 February 2015

love, passion, devotion

this week's Sunday Postcard Art is 
Thoughts of Love
I've made two postcards. I love these romantic images from Lunagirl Moonbeams 

Mandy x

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Celebrating Spring with....

Candlemas, Imbolc and Groundhog day over on Sunday Postcard Art this week.

Here's my entry.

Mandy x

Thursday's child....

goodly morning, I seem to be here again. Here's my tag for this week's Tagalong challenge where the theme is to use gesso in a new way. Not sure it's a new way but I've used gesso ;-p

Kay has joined us a hostess this week. Head over and take a look.

for my tag, I began with some collage, then added paint and sprays through stencils. However, I felt this a tad too bright for the images I wanted to use. (all from lunagirl) so I added a layer of gesso and then wiped some off to knock back the colour.

Mandy x

Saturday, 24 January 2015

get ye tartan on

well.... so much for blogging more! I seem to have had so many problems with technology just lately. Firstly, my computer decided it didn't want me to play, then Lily's laptop stopped working and now my phone has been stolen! I'm not having much luck

But here I am, getting my tartan on for this week's SPA theme of BURNS NIGHT/SCOTLAND

I am always looking for new and inspiring/thought provoking themes to keep people on their toes, so hopefully this will do the trick.

thank you for all your support and your comments

mandy x

Saturday, 10 January 2015

a little bit of ....

PAISLEY ~ yes this is the theme on Sunday Postcard Art this week...

i've created my postcard by stamping paisley on the background, then using distress inks and other bits of collaged stamped images.

Mandy x

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Feeling thoughtful

Here's a project I made for That's Crafty this week.
It began with this background that I made
 and ended up like this.

I'm also entering this into the challenge blogs

Mandy x

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Walking in the Rain

I love having Amber home for a while, we hardly get to spend much time together so when I do get some time off, we are trying to do things together.

On New Years Day we headed over to our fave place Elvaston Castle in Elvaston. It was rainy and muddy but it's always an interesting place to visit. I love looking at the trees, walking through them, absorbing their energy.

Mandy x

Saturday, 3 January 2015

in with the NEW

here's my postcard for this week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge.
The prompt is NEW

The stamps are old that I've used but the background incorporates a few new things. Paints and a new stencil :-)

the background looks completely different in this picture compared to the scanned finished postcard as I used neon paints which do not scan well at all.

Mandy x

Happy New Year.... a tad late

A healthy and happy new year to you all.
Any resolutions?

My goals for 2015
Blog more
Take more photos
Enjoy making Art
set up my etsy shop Mimi's Emporium.

My main goal this year is blog more. To have bright and colourful photos and interesting posts. I've let my blog go by the wayside recently with working full-time, facebook and instagram have been a quick way of showing my art and life and my little blog has been left lonely and deserted for the most part. And so.... here's to a much better year this year. chin chin

Mandy x