Sunday, 30 January 2011


This week Marie (aka Ozstuff) at Take a Word has chosen the word VINTAGE for our inspiration.

These ladies are wearing the fashion of 1899, the year my maternal Grandfather was born.

The ladies look to me as though they are deep in conversation so I'm wondering if they are discussing the big invention of that year - the humble paper clip!   By their expressions they might be wondering what all the fuss is about since Alexander Graham Bell had invented the much more useful status symbol the telephone 23 years earlier!

The ladies, found in the public domain, were coloured by me.

Another great word Marie.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Mabel adored her new blue outfit and was sure she would be the belle of the ball so imagine her surprise when she saw that she had been upstaged by Madge! 

It's my turn to host at the Three Muses this week and I chose FASHION ....... did you guess?

Credit to Sherriejd, Ruby Blossom, Crafters Corner and Efie.  The snazzy blue number is from my own stash.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 23 January 2011


It's Week 13 of Marie's Take a Word challenge and this week she has chosen BOTANICAL as her word.

That made me think of Rose who liked to spend her time inspecting her gardens until exhausted she would drop down onto the nearest flower bed.

Another great inspirational word Marie.

Credit to Sherriejd, A Crafters Corner, CAJoline Designs,  and the background is my own.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011


Marie is our host this week at the Three Muses and she has asked that we use an ARTIST OF CHOICE as our theme.  

Have you ever wondered what actually happened to Venus after Botticelli allowed her to emerge from the sea?  Mmmmmmmm!

Thanks Marie, for another great theme.

Credit to A Crafter's Choice, CAJoline, Clotho98, Kubivet and Efie.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 16 January 2011


Marie aka Ozstuff has chosen BUTTERFLIES for our word at Take a Word this week and  here is my interpretation.

Thanks Marie, for another inspirational word.

Credit to the late SuzieQue for the lady 'butterfly' (now in the public domain) which I think started life as a magazine cover design.   I extracted her from her original background then layered and blended her on three separate layers using the Overlay blend then I added her to my new background before finally adding some sunshine and butterflies, courtesy of NumbBumm, to complete the picture.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011


Bev's fun theme at the Muses this week is NATURE'S CREATURES so I thought I would treat you to some of the animals I have in my back garden!!!!!!!

Great theme Bev.

Credit to GWDesigns, Ruby Blossom and Efie.  The gorgeous green boots are from my own stash.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 9 January 2011


My Muse has been absent for a couple of weeks but she's back and this is where she took me for this week's theme of BEAUTY at Marie's Take a Word Challenge.!

Great theme as always Marie.

Credit to Digital Sextant for the characters whilst the 'background' is one of my own.  Fonts used are : Eccentric Std, Artistamp Medium and Eight Track Program.

Thank you for looking.