Saturday, 3 December 2016

Christmas Tree oh Christmas Tree

This week's theme on Go Tag Thursday is Christmas Trees.... not feeling too Christmassy as yet but there's always time for Angels.
I'm also entering this tag into the Morgan's Artworld challenge of make a tag
QKR stampede Christmas tags challenge
Craft for the Craic ~ anything but a card

Mandy xx

Fairy winter Wonderland

This week, we are embracing WINTER over on the Sunday Postcard Art blog this week.

I've used one of the Winter Fairies from Lisas Altered Art collage kit.

I'm entering this into the A vintage Journey... winter magic Challenge

I used these wonderful metallic watercolours that my friend Carol got me for my birthday. They are so lush

Mandy xx

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Two's Company

this week Kay is hosting Sunday Postcard Art and the theme is Two of a Kind.

I had an afternoon of playing yesterday and came up with these two.

Diabo enjoyed helping out.

Mandy xx

Thursday, 17 November 2016


this week's prompt on GoTagThursday is TEXTURE

I've used layers of vintage papers cut into rectangles, some texture paste through a stencil and some glitter paste

Mandy xx

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Home is where the Art is

here's my tag for GoTagThursday  cutting it fine yet again (I did make this at the weekend.)

Mandy xx

Saturday, 12 November 2016

feeling grateful?

Earlier this year, I got myself a 'things i'm grateful for' notebook... I was hoping it would keep me looking to positive things that are in my life.... I have yet to fill in a single page.  It's kind of hard to be happy, content, or even grateful when Lily died last year. Perhaps it is time that heals but it seems a distant dream at the moment.
I'm just getting through life one day at a time.

Mandy xx

Saturday, 5 November 2016

We'll always have Paris

I spent the whole week looking for my date book for the postcard blog and just cannot find it. I cannot think for the life of me where on earth it's gone. Therefore I had to pick a new theme which is Fleur de Lys....

I don't know why this picture is so grey it's very turquoise IRL
thanks for looking and hopefully playing along
Mandy xx

Sunday, 30 October 2016


Good Hallowe'en Sunday morning.... of course not Hallowe'en until tomorrow but everyday would be Hallowe'en if it was up to me!

This week I decided I'd change the October Hallowe'en to Glimmer Shimmer n Shine
I've recently bought some amazingly lush and lush and lush paints from Pebeo. ooohh delicious

hope you get a chance to join in with us over on Sunday Postcard Art
Mandy xx

Sunday, 23 October 2016

my eternal love

here's my entry for this week's SPA... ghosts and goblins

it's a mixed media postcard and I've used images from Ikupilli and Hidden Vintage Studios.

Mandy xx

Thursday, 13 October 2016

grunge love heart

Well.... here is my second make for That's Crafty
it's a teeny tiny canvas... around 2inch squared (give or take)
I love to use texture paste and get grungy and this canvas combines both.

Check out the That's Crafty blog to see how I made this little cheeky number.

Mandy xx

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Mini Art Journal Page

Hi everyone

So pleased to say that I'm guest designer over on the That's Crafty blog.  I must say That's Crafty is my go to online store or any store to be honest as they are few and far between in the flesh so to speak.

I've used some Carabelle Studios stamps to create this Art Journal page..... head over here to see how I created it.

love using this A6 size journal.... it's so much fun.
Thanks for visiting
Mandy xx

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Wizard me this

wow, we've had some challenging themes over the past couple of weeks. When Hazel told me about the wizard theme I did rack my brains for it. Pinterest is my go to place for images a lot these days. I know I didn't want to go down the obvious route eof Wizard of OZ (besides there's a WoO esq theme next week.) and so.... the quest for an image ensued and I ended up with this image of James Franco  that was used to advertise The Great and Powerful OZ

Thanks to Hazel for choosing this theme...
There's plenty of textured layers on this postcard

 I just love a little grunge!

Mandy xx