Saturday 25 December 2010

Hope is a Waking Dream

Hope you all got your wishes granted by Santa and his helpers!

this week on SPA it's an open theme .... join in if you can.

quote is by Aristotle, image by the octopode factory

Friday 24 December 2010

'happy christmas'

to all and to all a happy christmas!

Wednesday 22 December 2010

Snow is Falling all Around Me

children playing... having fun! well.... change children for dogs... unfortunately Mr Petrie is not allowed off his lead even in the garden as he has a habit of disappearing out of the back of the garden!
Woke up to SNOW this morning and it's still snowing now.

Sunday 19 December 2010

Rainbow Cake

I've seen rainbow cakes on flickr and on people's blogs and thought Little A and Mummy should have a go ... so..... here's our attempt at it! we only had 4 colours and made little ones. But they look FAB!

Christmas Baking Day with Amber

Yesterday, Amber and I began our christmas baking. Look at Little A hard at work rolling rum truffles!

We also made some mince pies and jam tarts! yummy! The hearts on the tarts were a tad too large.

Here comes Santa Claus

on SPA this week we are going traditional with Santa!

Here's my postcard...

Thursday 16 December 2010

Alice Tags

Oh I had fun with these! I just love Alice and I love these images.... tags is the theme thursdayprompt.

Wednesday 15 December 2010

Oh Christmas Tree oh Christmas Tree

Finally I have the tree up! I wasn't sure I'd get it up this year with all the rushing about I've been doing! so.... here it is in all it's glory (well without the lights on! lol) I love my tree to bits. it's so kitsch and gorgeous with all the pink decorations on it.
ouch, the peacock is a bit wonky on top!

What a week!

For the past week or so, I have been helping Miz Lils to make stuff for her stall on the gift bazaar. I mostly did printing and cutting out and the running around, whilst Miz Lils carried on in her creative manner so producing amazing hand-drawn bags, tshirts and hand sewn dolls. You can see all her creativeness on her blog here and here. Most of the stuff I wanted to keep for myself! lol

Here's a quick taster and
ta-da a new collage sheet of Alices! How fun! Can't wait to get some time to have a play with these images!
Mandy x

Monday 13 December 2010

Rockin' Robins

Robins is the theme on SPA this week!


Over on 'take a word' this week the theme is Childhood... what better way to show this than a childhood story of Little Red Riding Hood!
Images from The Octopode Factory and Paper & Gluestix on Etsy...

Saturday 4 December 2010

Let it Snow .... again!

Yes it's been crazy snowing in England this week and EVERYthing has come to a stand still..! lol

Here's a card I've made for Opus Gluei theme of Frosted.


is the theme on SPA this week.

Thursday 2 December 2010


this is the theme on onepowerhour this week. My very special gifts are my two beautiful girls. I love them to bits and they are such a precious gift.

And this is a Sugar Plum Fairy by Lily aka The Octopode Factory

I Dont Speak for Others....

here is my card using Octopode images.... I think all the images on The Octopode Factory are fun and cute and these steampunk ladies are no exception!


Saturday 27 November 2010

Make A Wish

This week on SPA Fatma has chosen Wishlist as the theme.... Santa fatma (!!lol!!)

My wishlist this year, apart from peace is very selfish.... I want my girls to be happy and more settled in their lives.... and for me to have more 'me' time and not be so stressed! Is that even Possible???

as well as some gorgeous paints and new spritzers... from Art from the Heart! lol

Mandy x

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Forget Me Not....

by candlelight.... for TMTA this week.

Monday 22 November 2010


is the theme on Theme Thursday this week... here's my ATC ~ i've used images from Paper & Gluestix on Etsy.

Sunday 21 November 2010

Who Are YOU?

On LotsToDo this week the challenge is to show your fave technique... well mine is COLLAGE.... I love to put little bits of paper together to make a lovely picture. I've also made the background on this 6 x 4" piece.... another one of my fave things... this one is made with shaving foam and alcohol inks and then watercoloured on top.

I'm also entering this for the oh alice challenge site! This is my totally FAVE image from the Octopode factory!

Images used ~ The Octopode Factory ALICE ELEMENTS

Saturday 20 November 2010

The Present Porter Elf

MMM has gone monthly which is such a shame, this month is 'boxing clever' and what better to put into a box than presents! And this little Elf is carrying his stack of presents to Santa's sleigh ready for Christmas Eve!
The Octopode Factory images

Giving Thanks

The theme on SPA this week is Thanksgiving.... I wanted to offer up thanks to nature for all her beauty and wonder.
used images from The Octopode Factory on Etsy

Let it Snow

Here's my entry for Created By Hand this week where the theme is Snowmen!

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Saturday 13 November 2010

I am Waiting....

for the flowers to come back. This is my postcard for this week's theme on SPA which is Remembrance ... I'm dedicating it to my DAD who died 6 years ago and I miss him every single day.
Mandy x

A Wonderous

care package from Linda arrived for me yesterday.... look at all these gorgeous goodies she sent me as well as that fantastic envelope she made!

HUGE hugs and thanks to a wonderful friend!

Saturday 6 November 2010

Her life is a Poem that doesn't Rhyme

Love this quote by Allison Strine. Her art is such an inspiration.

This week on SPA another wonderful artist, Terri K is hosting... her theme is Crowns/Hats..... thanks to Terri and here's my entry!

pink and green should ALWAYS be seen!

My fave colour combo is..... PINK and GREEN

here's my ATC for Theme Thursday's prompt!

fairy image from divas d'este

ooohhhh .... them legs!

This is the theme on Wednesday Stamper this week. I used one of the dolls I made using TumbleFishStudio images.... to me she looks like she needs a ticket to the WC and directions on how to get there!

Creative Process ?

My wonderful friend Amy bought me a collage sheet from TumbleFishStudio on Etsy.... I made these art dolls to use on my artwork with the sheet.

Then... onto the creating.... Here's my table before I start any creating....
After making a postcard size piece for Wednesday Stamper
Closer up of the card.... i LOVE pan pastels they are super amazing
See my finished piece on the next post!


Mandy x