Saturday 24 September 2011

Autumn Leaves

are falling down... well turning brown and red and gold.

Here's my two postcards for Sunday Postcard Art this week!

Hope you make it along for the fun!

Mandy x


this is the theme on Lily's The Octopode Factory Friday challenge blog.

I've sort of gone down a steampunk-ish route. I love this character, the ring master on The Octopode Factory's circus sheet (available on etsy)

Check out Lily's blog here to add your name to her birthday giveaway (yes my baby will be 18! aagghhh!!)
Professor Myrtle lending a helping hand on the comp
Mandy x

Wednesday 21 September 2011


OMGosh... what a week! I had plans to do all my creative-ness and then ! 2 hospital appointments, then I ran out of ink, then Mum had a flood! I had NO time or ink to get anything made... so finally yesterday I got myself comfortable and made my two pieces... one for the TOFF challenge and for SPA (I have to give a massive shout out to Donna as it WAS my turn to do the sample this week)
thought i should mention that although the pierrot is one of Lily's creations it isn't for sale ~ as mother of the goddess i do have to have some privileges! lol ♥

Sunday 11 September 2011

Think Pink

Our theme this week on SPA is Think Pink... All things pink.

here's my two pinkie pies.... both using images from Lisa's Altered Art

Come over and join in the fun on SPA
Mandy ♥

Friday 9 September 2011

Being Crazy Isn't Enough

ta-dah! this is my new hair colour.... think it suits me?

This card (yes card! I'm getting very card-i-licious these days!) is for The Octopode Factory Challenge, where the theme is QUOTES. I just love quotes and try to use them in my ArTwOrK all the time if I can. The is a Dr Seuss quote.

Mandy ♥

Thursday 8 September 2011

Life Returns to 'normal'?

Today, Little A returns to school, as a 'post-16' student (this means 6th form to us normal folk) after 3 months being off school, waiting for exam results, etc. Miz Lils will be 'going to work' and so.... I will have time to make ART, not had much time to make much over the past year, with one thing and another, Miz Lils leaving school n starting her own business and my mum being ill I can finally FINALLY have time to have ART time. I cannot wait. I'm determined to have at least one day to myself and do what I want to do, it's been a long time coming. Hopefully, I will be able to get back into a routine, get a tad bit more organised (me? hah!) and even start trading again.

Here's my Little A going back to school earlier this morning. Hope it goes well for her, it was like her first day! lol (she'll probably get suspended for the turquoise in her hair! )

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment
Mandy ♥

Monday 5 September 2011

Nostalgic Marie

On TMTA this week the theme is Nostalgic... I've chosen to make a Marie Antoinette ATC for the challenge.

InGlorious Sunday for us

Had a great Sunday yesterday with the girls, just chillin'. Little A did some baking, yummy blondies and some biscuits, then we settled down for a little classic horror Nosferatu, music was very scary but the film was funny. Little A and I have had a great summer watching lots of horror flicks together. Summer ends on Thursday when Little A returns to school.

Then later, while Little A retired to her room to read Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, Miz Lils and I broke out one of our fave films to watch together, the story of Edie Sedgewick Factory Girl. Such a poignant film.
the beautiful Edie

Mandy ♥

Saturday 3 September 2011

Jane Austen

This week's theme on SPA, I'm so excited this week because I got chance to play with images from one of my uber fave shops on Etsy.... ART TEA LIFE by onecrabapple. Sandy has fab-U-lous collage images. I wish I could enter into the giveaway that Sandy has offered to one lucky entry into SPA this week.

If you want to have a chance to win 5 free collage sheets then go over and join in with SPA this week!

I've made 2 entries
this one is using the dolls sheet and border sheet

and this postcard is made using the border sheet & Stir it UP sheet
Mandy ♥

Friday 2 September 2011

Are we in Kansas?

No Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore. This week's theme on The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge is STRIPES. I've used Raoul from the DADA sheet at the Octopode Factory and a stripey border stamp stars which are Octopode rubberstamps. Check out the challenge here

Mandy ♥

Thursday 1 September 2011

Oh my Ears and Whiskers!

Here's my entry for this week's Take A Word which is TIME

Mandy ♥