Saturday 26 December 2020

if you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down

 hello all,

hope you had a wonderful Christmas day and are continuing with your festivities over the weekend.

here's my WINTER BIRDS for this week. hope you all get a little time to be artful and can join in with us

thanks for looking.

looking forward to seeing all your amazing creations next year

Mandy xx

Monday 14 December 2020

Believe in Magic

 Well its not long til Christmas.... Are you ready for the festive season?

Heres my postcard for the WREATHS theme on SPA

Mandy xx 

Sunday 6 December 2020

All Good Things are Wild and Free

 This weeks SPA is STAGS

To make my sample I used lots of layers of ephemera and washi tape. Stenciled some crackle paint on top and added a napkin. Then painted with Distress Paints and stamped

Mandy xx

Tuesday 1 December 2020

All packed up....

 and nowhere to go

Hope next year we can all travel again

Here is my postcard for SPA 


Mandy xx

Monday 16 November 2020

Yo ho ho

 Pirates life for me.... Maybe not lol it was bad luck for a woman to be aboard a pirate ship.... And I never did like rum

Anne chose this weeks theme of PIRATES on SPA

Heres mine


Mandy xx

Saturday 7 November 2020

Life is Eternal....

 and Love is Immortal

Mandy xx

Wednesday 4 November 2020

As far as the eye can see

Mandy xx

 Heres my postcard for SKYLINE

Saturday 24 October 2020


 “It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull.”

here is my postcard for Sunday Postcard Art theme of SKULLS

mixed media background using washi tape, paints, paste, stencils and then added a napkin on top

here is my postcard for Sloths
that was a toughie lol

Mandy xx

Monday 12 October 2020

If my heart were a season

 It would be Autumn

Wow after so many weeks of no mojo, Ive managed to make a postcard!

Thanks for hosting Cindy

Thanks for looking

Mandy xx

Sunday 30 August 2020

if you are lucky enough to be different....

 never change

here is my postcard for this week's Sunday Postcard Art theme FUNNY ANIMALS

Mandy xx

Sunday 9 August 2020

Conversations with the dead

 A very strange book turned up at my house. I didnt know where it had come from! It was about a medium and transcripts of the conversations they had with various spirits

How very apt to use with this fabulous image by Norman Rockwell


Mandy xx

Monday 3 August 2020

A Tale of strange Proportions

Here is my bear postcard for this week's Sunday Postcard Art
A hard but fun theme to create

Here's my NIGHTSKY for last week's SPA

Mandy xx

Wednesday 22 July 2020

An open umbrella

.... is just a closed beautiful sky

Theme on the ThreeMuses blog this week is Umbrellas
Ive made this journal page in my A5 journal

Thanks for looking
Mandy xx

Beauty is eternity

Gazing at itself in a mirror

This weeks SPA is MIRRORS
Here's mine

Thanks for looking
Mandy xx

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Pass them on and pass them by

Numbers is the theme for this weeks SPA chosen by the wonderful Cindy

Here is mine
Mandy xx

Tuesday 30 June 2020

Torn and broken

Is this weeks theme on Sunday Postcard Art this week.
Here is mine
Mandy xx

Wednesday 17 June 2020

An apple a day.....

This weeks SPA theme is FRUIT... ive used this napkin as my focal image... Pomegranates

Thanks for looking
Mandy xx

Saturday 6 June 2020

Sand between my toes

Oh how I wish it was true! No holidays this year!
Theme chosen by my lovely friend Sabine

Images by ART TEA LIFE on Etsy

Thanks for looking
Mandy xx

Sunday 31 May 2020

Create your own reality

This weeks SPA is ART chosen by the talented Deann.
Im using Frida as my muse this week
Thank you for your continued support

Mandy xx

Sunday 24 May 2020

Pastel Steampunk

Here is my pastel steampunk postcard
I used some Stamperia rice paper for the focal image.
Mandy xx

Sunday 10 May 2020

Meet me in Paris

This weeks SPA was chosen by the fabulous Cindy and the theme is BUILDINGS I used an old vintage postcard from France and cut the building out from this and built on and around it to create my postcard.

Thanks for looking and commenting
Mandy xx

Monday 20 April 2020

All the World's a Stage

Tis true... we are all acting on the stage of life... hope you are all keeping well and staying home if possible. 4 weeks ago when the lockdown began I was away visiting and Im still away now... riding out this lockdown with very few supplies!

Here is my postcard for this week ☺

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than History

This week's SundayPostcardArt is Favourite Poem. Ive chosen one from Leonard Cohen

The birds they sang
At the break of day
Statt again
I heard them say
Dont dwell on what
Has passed away
Or what is yet to be

It seemed somewhat apt during these crazy times
Mandy xx

Monday 30 March 2020

As above, so Below

Amidst the craziness of the world right now Sunday Postcard Art is stilling running

This week, the theme is ALCHEMY chosen by the wonderful Rosie

Heres mine

Mandy xx

Monday 23 March 2020

.... to smoke cigars is divine. (divinely vulgar)

 quote is by Unknown.... personally i'm an anti-smoker but

 Ive chosen the theme of CIGAR LABELS as some of them are so decorative and lovely

Mandy xx

Thursday 12 March 2020

Young Adventurers

This week, the theme on SPA is Vintage Cars.
I hand coloured this black and white image that I found on Pinterest. Added a party hat to the doggie
Mandy xx

Wednesday 4 March 2020

on the road to nowhere

here is my MAPS for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art

I know you cant see much of my usage of the maps... however, my background is made up of many maps and then map tissue paper as well!

Mandy xx

Friday 28 February 2020

Airplane in the Night Sky

for Sunday Postcard Art

Mandy xx

Tuesday 4 February 2020

A dragon's heart burns fiercely....

Even in the face of evil  - SG Rogers

Mandy xx

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Bird on a wire

This week's SPA is FOR THE BIRDS chosen by the wonderfully talented Cindy
Mandy xx

Saturday 11 January 2020

A cold wind was blowing from the North....

this week on SPA our theme is WINTER IS HERE ... it was tempting to use the GOT quote... Winter is coming but it's already here. lol

Here is my postcard... it was SO difficult to find images relating to WINTER than had nothing to do with Christmas!

Have a fab weekend
Mandy xx

Sunday 5 January 2020

I am not sick. I am broken.

 But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.

This week on Sunday Postcard Art the theme is FRIDA KAHLO.... such a wonderful inspiration to many of us. Such a strong, positive woman.

im hoping to start this year as I mean to go on... making lots of artwork.

happy sunday
Mandy xx