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!