Saturday 1 December 2018

Blue for You

This week Kirstin is hosting SPA with the theme of BLUE .... i had a lot of collage stuff gifted to me by Moira and I found this lady and quote in with the stash of goodies.

thanks for looking 
Mandy xx

Sunday 25 November 2018

Be Original

... be yourself..... be happy!

this week on Sunday Postcard Art the theme is SQUARES

i used stamps from INVOKE ARTS

Mandy xx

Saturday 17 November 2018

feeling grateful

our theme over on SPA this week is GRATITUDE...

there's so much I feel sad for these days but I do have some bright spots in my life... my beautiful daughter, my friends and then there is nature. i am truly grateful for the beauty that surrounds us in nature.
Whilst I was making my postcard, I was debating what I wanted to do on it. I decided on nature and what happened? a ladybird appeared on my work table! a sure sign i was going in the right direction.

show us what you feel grateful for :-)

photo is atrocious, i will retake in the morning :-)

Mandy xx

Monday 5 November 2018

shine brightly

wow.... my mojo has been stuck in a rut for sometime now.... i just cannot seem to motivate myself to make anything paperie.

But thankfully, this week Mr Mojojojo has paid me a little visit to make this postcard.

Also my glasses are broken so Im thinking this pic may well be a tad blurry. lol
Mandy xx

Monday 15 October 2018

Why Fit in....

when you were born to stand out.... I love that quote. It's by Dr Seuss. He spoke in riddles but made alot of sense :-)

This week's SPA is hosted by Audrey and it.... UNIQUE

Here's my postcard

and here is my Alice and Into the Woods from the past two weeks!
I keep forgetting to blog them 

thanks for everyones support with Sunday Postcard Art :-)
Mandy xx

Saturday 22 September 2018

Venus Smiles Not in a House of Tears

This week's theme on SPA was chosen by Stacy but for unknown reasons I have had to make the sample myself

I've used a stamp of Botticelli's Venus (just her head) that I've had in my collection for yonks and zettified her up.

Mandy xx

Saturday 15 September 2018

Magical Mushrooms

This week the theme on SPA is FLY AGARIC.... i find these toadstools so magical. I've only ever seen one in real life. Nature is so precious and beautiful

mandy xx

Thursday 23 August 2018


Here is my postcard for this week's SPA. Audrey chose the theme of ART. I began with old book paper and some gelli print wax paper that I received in happymail from Jean Sharrocks


Sunday 12 August 2018

Hickory Dickory Dock

This week, the theme on SPA is NURSERY RHYMES chosen by Hazel ☺

Ive made 2 postcards.... i found the illustrations on Pinterest

Mandy xx

Saturday 4 August 2018

Bird Watching

This week's theme is pretty open, as long as you add some CRACKLE to your creation.

to join in come to

Mandy xx

Sunday 29 July 2018

Legs Eleven

This week, Marion has chosen the theme of STRIPEY LEGS.

The theme is close to my heart... I love all things ZETTI. I have a whole box of zetti dolls I've made over the years. I scan them and keep the originals and then I can resize them as and when I want to use them

This first one is an altered Frida doll. Really pleased with this postcard
 The second postcard I've made this week, is using a 'doll' I made. I love using giant eyes

Mandy xx

Saturday 14 July 2018

Women and Cats shall do as they Please

Deann has chosen the theme of CATS on SPA this week....
 I've used this image from Terri Kahrs... It's one of my favourites and reminds me so much of our old boy cat Austin... 
 Can you see the resemblance?

thanks for looking
Mandy xx

Saturday 7 July 2018

The Sweetest Thing

This week the theme on SPA is DOLLS....
I found this image on Pinterest.

I've used a lot of layers on top of a collaged background.

I've used the word 'courage' on here to represent Lily as on Monday 9th July it will be the 3 year anniversary of my beautiful girl dying of cancer. 

have a great Sunday
Mandy xx

Sunday 24 June 2018

hey you, yes you

This week, our hostess on Sunday Postcard Art is Anne (cornucopia) she's chosen the theme of Asian.... lovely popular theme.

This is mine
hope it's not too dark, the difference in my phone and the laptop is huge.

I love the facial expression on this young lady and the quote goes so well with it.

 This is my birdhouse from last week, unfortunately I keep forgetting to blog after I've uploaded to Instagram :-( and then the week is gone.

Mandy xx

Friday 8 June 2018

Beach time

Im heading to Turkey this weekend so that is why the two themes are on the SPA blog.

I have had time to make my SEASHELLS postcard... theme chosen by the lovely Sabine.

and have a wonderful week :-)
Mandy xx

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Fun and Games

This week's Sunday Postcard Art is GAMES chosen by Cindy.... head over to the blog to see the other entries or to join us... we'd love to see you there!

here's mine

 and here is my FACES from last week. Sometimes I just forget to blog it.i know Im bad lol

mandy xx

Sunday 20 May 2018

Perfect little Gems

This year (yes i know it's May) I have been doing a monthly swap with a couple of friends of INDEX CARDS. I picked up a folder of index cards from Wilkos for a pound. And as we all know as artists we see things we can make with ordinary things. So a got a few and posted them off to some friends so we could do some swaps.
These two are made by me to keep for me... this months theme is Insects for one swap and mice/rats for the other. 

I love this little size... slightly larger than an ATC but not as big as a postcard... a perfect way to try techniques and products on.
A few week's ago I asked on INSTAGRAM if anyone wanted to trade so I've had a number of fabulous swaps going on. It's so much fun!
You can check my IG out ~ mandy.s.chilvers

Mandy xx

Saturday 19 May 2018

would you consider yourself a fool?

Kay is hosting on Sunday Postcard Art this week, with the theme of CLOWNS
why not come and join us at SPA

Mandy xx

Saturday 12 May 2018

Call them from their Houses and teach them to Dream

This week's SPA is chosen by Kim and is RENAISSANCE WOMAN

I love these images by Itkupilli

Mandy xx

Saturday 5 May 2018

Little Princes

This week on Sunday Postcard Art we are having a crown & wings theme.
Im not shy about dressing most of my people in hats and wings so you can imagine I adore this theme ☺

Mandy xx

Monday 30 April 2018

First Class Male

This week, the lovely Sabine has challenged us to make some MAIL ART over on Sunday Postcard Art 

here is mine
thanks for looking
Mandy xx

Sunday 22 April 2018

What a Bird wants...

This week's SPA is chosen by the wonderful Mixed Media Jenn.... I've been following her youtube channel for quite a while. I love her techniques

The theme is BIRDS

here's mine... the image is from an old victorian book of birds.

thanks for looking
hope you get time to join in with a little challenge :-)

Mandy xx

Monday 16 April 2018

Queen for a day

This weeks Sunday Postcard Art is QUEENS
Here is my entry

Thanks for looking
Mandy xx

Monday 2 April 2018

Why.....Why Not

This week's theme on SPA is Postage Stamp People chosen by the wonderful Marion

Mandy xx

Saturday 24 March 2018

A stitch in Time....

Here is my entry for Sabine's theme on SundayPostcard Art this week. Sewing including a dressform
Ive used images from Lavender Designs

Mandy xx

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Please Do Not Bend

Rosie is hosting this week on SPA with the theme of ENVELOPES

Here is mine.

Mandy xx

Thursday 15 March 2018

swinging soul sisters

I'm late again, this week. Seems to be a running theme just lately.

Here is my 'soul sisters' postcard for this week's theme on SPA of SISTERS

Thanks for a great theme Audrey!
Mandy xx

Sunday 25 February 2018


Here is my postcard for this week's theme of ALTERED MONA

Mandy xx

Sunday 18 February 2018


This week's theme is chosen by the talented Cindy

Mandy xx

Monday 12 February 2018

Love Reign on me

This week's Three Muses is UMBRELLA....

I'm doing a monthly swap of INDEX CARDs with my friend Anne.... this month she chose the theme of LOVE ... I found this uber cute picture by Itkupilli that I used.

Mandy xx

Specimen No..

This week, on Take a Word the theme is BIRD... last week it was TIME well... I made this index card last week but didn't get around to blogging it.... but... it has a BIRD on it so I'm using it for this week's theme!

Mandy xx

Air Mail

This week's theme over on Sunday Postcard Art is AIRMAIL... chosen by the fabulous Rosie.

We'd love you to come and join us.

i'm using a new computer, do you think the colour is ok on this postcard, too light/too dark. i know everyone's is different, i just can't tell.

Mandy xx

Sunday 4 February 2018

When Life gives you....

This week's theme on SPA is FRUIT & VEGETABLES
Ive used an ART TEA LIFE collage sheet
Im also entering this into the Three Muses challenge of Turquoise & Red

Mandy xx

Sunday 28 January 2018

This week's theme on Sunday Postcard Art is TRAVEL. The theme was chosen by Anne

Here is mine
Mandy xx

Saturday 27 January 2018

make music and dance

Trying to be more artful this year....
Here's another journal page using Teesha images
this is for Take A Word challenge of MUSIC

I am enjoying being more creative, it can be very therapeutic especially when you feel low.

Mandy xx

Sunday 21 January 2018

Edible Hat Headlines at Project Runway

on the three muses this week the theme is INCREDIBLE HAT well... looking through my stash of images I came across this one from Crowabout on Flickr (there used to be a weekly collage sheet challenge on there a few years ago) and thought it was cute and funny AND it's an EDIBLE hat! of course with Vegan meat on lol

Mandy xx

Saturday 20 January 2018

Is the Spring coming....

This weeks theme on SPA is SECRET GARDEN chosen by Peggy

Ive used a digi sheet from Paperwhimsy

Mandy xx

Sunday 14 January 2018

Cat in the Cradle

This week, Anne is hosting SPA. She has chosen to challenge us to 'add a tag'
Using up scraps again here's my postcard
Mandy xx

Thursday 11 January 2018

something fishy

Here's my index card for Take a Word's theme of Fish

fish and little ladies images are from Lisas altered Art (now on Etsy)

As if....

Zetti was and always be one of my great loves.

Here's another index card, this time for The Three Muses Zetti theme

Mandy xx

Saturday 6 January 2018

Embrace Childhood

I've been consumed with making these Index Cards since Christmas! I've bought a few folders to send a couple of my friends so we can do some monthly challenges together but also to make our own Index Cards too. I'm using up lots of scraps from old collage sheets and images I have gathering dust. So....

on Take A Word this week the theme is CHILDHOOD.

Mandy xx


This year is the 10 year anniversary of Sunday Postcard Art. My friend Donna (who went on to other things) and I started it so long ago.... challenge blog were all about making art for art sake in those days, except for a number of other blogs just for fun, they seem to mostly offer 'prizes'
I'm so glad we on Sunday Postcard Art continue to support each other after all these years and keep the art flowing!

this isn't a great pic but hopefully tomorrow in the daylight I will be able to get a better one.

Mandy xx