Sunday 28 August 2016


Hi guys

This is my tag for the Go Tag Thursday theme of Go BOLD.... well now are bold colours the same as BRIGHT colours? That was my interpretation of it.

Mandy xx

Saturday 27 August 2016

Mother Nature

“Life is fleeting, yes, but also eternal; it will always find a way to begin again.”
Kelseyleigh Reber

here's my entry for SPA where the theme is Mother Nature this week.
Mandy xx

Friday 26 August 2016

Windows of the Mind

this week's Take a Word is yellow. I'd seen a lot of yellow door images on pinterest but then I stumbled upon this building with lots of  windows.

this is a page in my mini A6 journal.

Mandy xx

Saturday 20 August 2016

Hot Cocoa

still a bit for that isn't it?

I love these vintage adverts though and this one has inspired my theme for Sunday Postcard Art this week.

Mandy xx

Thursday 18 August 2016


here is my tag for Go Tag Thursday where the theme is book print.

I've used book pages on the background of my tag plus I stamped the flowers onto book pages before water colouring them.

Mandy xx

Tuesday 16 August 2016


Our little baby boy, Diablo is now 5 weeks old and is a real munchkin. He's very mischievous and a rascal.

His eyes are just starting to change colour.
love him
Mandy xx

New Journal

A few week's ago I got myself a smaller journal A6 in size... however,  after one page it fell apart... the glue had not gripped the pages.

so yesterday I found this one, it's still A6 and it's sewn together (from Rymans - £3.49)
the pages aren't super thick 110 gsm but seem to work ok.

so here's the first page in this journal.

i'm entering it into the Take a Word challenge of circles.

Mandy x

Saturday 13 August 2016

Round and Round

this week's SPA theme is chosen by Kay and it is WHEELS

When I first heard the theme I could only think of wheels/cogs machinery but having pondered upon the theme some more I had some ideas.... spinning wheel... wheel of fortune... bicycle wheels. I love the idea of the wheel of fortune tarot card and so I found this fortune teller image on a sheet I had from Art Tea Life on Etsy and also on the set of images was this little tricycle.

it's very textural IRL
Mandy xx

Thursday 11 August 2016

beside the seaside

this week's Go Tag Thursday is BEACH HUTS

here's my tag

not a brilliant photo due to phone camera and dodgy eyesight!
Mandy xx

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Any Which Way

The theme on Lunagirl Moonbeams this month is ANYTHING GOES.... well if anything goes then ALICE definitely goes!

why not come over and join in for a chance to win $10 to spend instore

Mandy xx

Monday 8 August 2016

My Myrtle and MegaEsophagus

Last week, after extensive tests my baby girl Myrtle has been diagnosed with megaesophagus.

For months now Myrtle has struggled with choking. She has been treated for kennel cough and lungworm to no avail.

Now, it has progressed to her being sick after eating, after drinking water, she cannot go for a walk or wear a collar. She is even sick whilst sleeping, although feeding her earlier than usual is helping with this.

This disorder causes her muscles in her throat to not push down her food into her stomach.

Luckily, (touch wood) I seem to have developed a way to feed Myrtle so that she isn't sick. Water is still a problem though, even though she is drinking from an elevated height. I took her out for a 10 minute walk yesterday and Myrtle was sick twice. So I cannot take her out as it's not fair to Myrtle.

we will perserve daily with dealing with the ME

mandy xx


This week is pets on SPA so I thought along with my postcard, Id update you as to the animal antics at Octopode Towers

A year to the day Lily died, her cat Priscilla gave birth to one very beautiful ginger boy kitten. I honestly hand on my heart believe he is a gift from my Lillabelle.

 here is my entry for SPA

Mandy xx

Thursday 4 August 2016

i do believe in fairies

I do, I do

This week's theme on Go Tag Thursday is children, I've turned this little cutie into a fairy

Mandy xx