Saturday 31 July 2010


Owls seem to be a running theme on my blog these days.... however, I couldn't resist choosing OWLS as a theme as I'm hosting Gothic Arches this week. I haven't made an arch for ages and I really enjoyed making it.

Thanks for Looking and all your comments!

Mandy x

Yes ~ my purse is full of treasures!

I certainly wish mine was! lol of course in England, purse has a different meaning to America. Purse is where you keep your money... hence i'd love treasure! and a handbag is where you keep all the rest of your junk you have to carry round. Mine is a nice big one that stuff goes missing in and you have to delve down to your armpit to reach anything!

Here's my atc for Theme Thursday... the prompt this week is WORDS.

Collage Images from Lisa's Altered Art

Mandy x


If it's one word I know in German it is Vogel! here's my bird for the fun with atcs challenge.

If you ever fancy trading atc's with me then hop over to my flickr and see whats available!

Mandy x

Beautiful Nature

Here's my atc for the Created by Hand prompt of either trees or green.

Mandy x

Love has no Bounds

Here's my ATC for TMTA this week ~ theme is lovers

Odd Art Bird

Here's my ATC entry for the3muses ~ a super dooper artsy theme!

Friday 30 July 2010

Trip To Chesterfield

The GIRLS and I managed to have a day out together yesterday ... we went to Chesterfield.... find info here. It's such a quaint little place... most of the shops are outside instead of in a shopping centre and on a Thursday they have a fab fleamarket.... Miz Lily managed to buy loads of vintage clothes for great prices, Little A got herself a book to journal in and I got some postage stamps with heads on to make postage stamp people. There is a gorgeous little Vegetarian restaurant which was so great not to worry about what we are having to eat!

Little A and Miz Lils looking super enthusiastic about our trip
Little A is looking happy on the train ride home ...
... but the juries out on Miz Lils ~ although I think I detect a little smirk on her face!

Mandy x

Sunday 25 July 2010

Hoot Woot

The theme over on Sunday Postcard Art this week is OWLS and the wonderfully talented Amy has done us a super postcard to inspire us all...

here's mine... Miz Lily drew the owl for me.

Mandy x

Sunday 18 July 2010


Cindy has chosen the theme of Magic over on SPA this week. I've come up with 3 different postcards .... i found lots of magic quotes to use. Fab theme ~ thanks Cindy!

Magick Spells
the power of thought, the magic of the mind
magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen

Mandy x

Only in our Dreams Are We Free

My 3rd journal page. I'm entering it for ThemeThursday as the theme is something round and all those eyes are round!

Images by Dyan's Downloads, cassi's creations and jades funky junk.

Mandy x

Friday 16 July 2010

Reality is Almost Always Wrong

wow... my second page in my journal book... in as many days! I'm enjoying the format immensely... I was so afraid of such a large size before my darling daughter got me going on it!

images are from all over ~ amy (paper & gluestix); dyan (art from the heart); crowabout; jades funky junk; flickr.

Mandy x

Don't Dream It ~ Just Be IT

quote by Frank-N-Furter from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

As we all know my baby girl Little A has been away in Berlin since Monday so this week Lily has tortured me with endless hours of watching Rocky Horror! I couldn't get the quote out of my head ... so as Lily also MADE me sit down and do some Journalling in an A4 book... i used the quote on my very first Journal page... have yet to get the confidence to actually WRITE on the page! Hopefully, Lily's journal pages will be up on her blog shortly!

this is page without doodling on.
really quite pleased with it.... onward...


Mandy x

Monday 12 July 2010

Little A goes to Berlin

Little A has a school trip to Berlin for the next few days.... she is home Friday night/Saturday morning.... hope she enjoys it and her German improves!

Sunday 11 July 2010

Baby News 24

The headlines are..... it's BABIES over on SPA this week, thanks to our wonderful host Louise.

I've been having a crisis of confidence over my creating this week. I'm not sure I like what I am creating and therefore I'm not wanting to make anything. I'm feeling everything I make is the same. hmmmph! :-(

Here's my efforts for Babies this week.

Monday 5 July 2010

Forever Torn

Here's my ATC for ThemeThursday's "torn paper" theme ~ my background is made up of all torn paper which was then inked.

Art Deco

Rainbow Lady's prompt this week was Art Deco... not my usual type of theme to go for but I spent the weekend at my mate Anne's and we did several challenges and I ended up making 32 atcs! wow... not all for challenges though.

so here's 3 Art Deco atc's i've made.


is the theme on .... lotstodo this week. Here are my two atc's for the theme.

Mandy x

Pierrot, don't wait for the Moon

Here's my (albeit) late offering for Crazy Amigo's this past week.


Here's Mona ... for TMTA this week!

Thursday 1 July 2010

Street Art

This week Femmy has certainly issued us with a challenge on SPA with the theme of STREET ART ~ i've made a couple of postcards using street performers.

TFL Mandy x