Saturday, 25 February 2017

Scrap Unlimited

I've some GREAT NEWS I've been asked to join the DT of Scrap Unlimited from the Netherlands.... they have fantastic stuff for sale and I'm hoping to continue my journey into mixed media.

so watch this space for some makes from me and check out the online shop

Mandy xx

Birdseed Biscuits...

I got this recipe from Carol, who got it from a magazine... I've tweaked it to be vegan. 

They taste good AND so does the raw mixture

what you need is
170g vegan marg
150g brown sugar
2 tbsps. apple sauce (30ml)
tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp bicarb
260g flour
85g oats
85g seeds/coconut/nuts/dried fruit

Mix together the marg, sugar , vanilla and apple sauce
then add the dry ingredients.
For this batch I used some goji berries, coconut and sunflower seeds

Once I'd mixed it up, I split it into 3 and added cocoa to one batch, choc chips to another and left the other plain.

Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet, press with a fork and bake at Gas 5 for 10-15 mins.
Once cool, I drizzled melted dark choc on top.

Diablo looking serious lol
 and the beginning of a mini blanket for the Cat shelter, I'm using my bits up to make a few for them.
Mandy x

Fly my pretties

Butterflies is the theme this week on SPA, chosen by the wonderfully talented Jenn as in Mixed Media Jenn.... I sub to her on YT ... I'm a tad addicted to YT I must admit. lol

Here's my butterfly postcard... I've used the crackle paint again... I just can't get enough of it. I've been using in place of gesso

hope you get a chance to join in with us.
Mandy xx

Saturday, 18 February 2017

adventures begin

the wonderful Sabine is joining us on SPA for this week's theme of DICTIONARY

I found the dictionary definition on Pinterest and then low and behold I found a pocket size dictionary that was going to be thrown away and so... I figured I'd keep it for my artwork!
hope you have fun with this theme
Mandy xx

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Go with your heart

This week's Sunday Postcard Art was chosen by Stacy and is VINTAGE ROMANCE.

It's probably not pc but I love this postcard I made... all the crackle has turned out brill!

come over and play along with us....

Mandy xx

Saturday, 4 February 2017

East meets East

this week on Sunday Postcard Art the theme is ORIENTAL.
I've scanned this postcard but it's not it's true colours... IRL the background actually matches the images. lol I may try to photograph it in the morning when there is some light.

Anyhoo... Tricia chose the theme, she is a new hostess to SPA
I had the pleasure of meeting Tricia when I went to visit Carol last December and she is fab at mixed media

Mandy xx

World Cancer Day

well.... it's World Cancer Day.... for me, every single day is Cancer day!

I never knew anyone who'd had cancer, my parents both died but not of cancer of other health problems. But no, no one

then... my daughter got cancer... where from? who knows. She was a healthy 21 year old woman, who was fit... she did pole dancing, could hold herself upside down. Ate a vegetarian diet for the majority of her life. Never ate processed food and we never had a microwave.

One day, she was fine, then she felt like she had a stitch in her side, maybe a pulled muscle. She went to the GP who gave her some pain medication, she took the medication. 5 days later she was vomiting blood. I took her to the hospital where we discovered she had an ulcer from the pain meds. This was bad enough. Then after numerous blood tests and scans then discovered cancer... it was neuro-endocrine cancer. That was 2 weeks into her going into hospital.

6 weeks later Lily died. She came home one night but it was too traumatic. so we had no 3 6 9 months to live, no time to do anything. I spent every night sleeping next to her at hospital either in a chair or in a put up bed. My brother took time off work to do the same.

She was one brave girl. I miss her so much every single day. I cannot stop thinking about all the pain she went through and that I could not help her. I could only sit and watch my child suffer and slowly die in front of my eyes.

my heart goes out to anyone who suffered any sort of cancer as well as their loved ones.

Take Care
Mandy xx