Sunday, 27 February 2011


This week Marie has chosen EXOTIC as our word for inspiration and that got me thinking about my three little sisters who love nothing better than a Girlie Night In.  They love to bathe in exotically perfumed water in the moonlight, pamper their faces with exotic concoctions and paint their nails in all kinds of exotic colours before they settle down in front of the TV to sip hot chocolate and eat Turkish Delight and watch a DVD.    Ahhhhhh!

Thank you for another good word Marie.

Credit to Cali Designs.  The sisters are in the public domain.

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Tuesday, 22 February 2011


It's my turn to host at the Three Muses this week and I chose TIME as my theme, but would you believe it, my Muse wouldn't speak to me, just went silent and left me to my own devices!  That fickle Muse.  Anyway eventually I came up with this little piece.  Phew!

Credit to Efie for the bubble but the rest of the images are in the Public Domain, other than the backgrounds which are my own work.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 20 February 2011


This week Marie has chosen DOOR as her word for our inspiration and this is where my Muse took me!!!

Thank you Marie.

The Marcel and Escher images are in the Public Domain, whilst the background is one I made myself.

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It's FACES at Sunday Postcard Art this week and  as I thought this famous lady has a very handsome face I thought I would share it with you.

All the images used are in the public domain.

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011


Marie,  has chosen HOT for her theme this week at the Three Muses and asked us to interpret that into hot colours such as oranges, yellows and reds. 

So here is my piece of silliness with hot colours,  hot sunshine,  flames and steam all contributing to my interpretation of a hot and dry Oz dreamscape.

Credit goes to Kubivet for the sun, CaliDesigns for the flowers,  MartaVanEck for the steampunkery : (steam pipe, looking glass, chair, umbrella, horse and shell), NumbBumm for the red kite, and CAJoline for the sofa.  The backgrounds are made from my own photographs, including my irreverent use of the red carpeted aisle at Selby Abbey here in Yorkshire.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 13 February 2011


It's week 16 of Marie's Take a Word challenge and this week she has chosen ROMANCE as her word for our inspiration.  Now, like Marie, I'm a bit of a Bah Humbug when it comes to Valentines and Romance but then I remembered about Giovanni and Isabella, who like Romeo and Juliet were in love but due to  family feuds were not allowed to meet.  Just look at how they gaze into each other's eyes,  warms your heart doesn't it?  Anyway, unlike Romeo and Juliet, this pair of lovers were not so wishy washy and much more disobedient and instead of meeting a sad end, they met one night at midnight, escaped over the city walls, built a cottage in the forest with roses round the door and lived happily ever after.  Awwww!

Credits : well apart from a little help from Dover everything else is my own work.  Thank goodness for layers, blends and styles in Photoshop I say!

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Saturday, 12 February 2011


Each month Jayne (Peppa Pig) and I have a little ATC swap and this month it was Jayne's turn to choose the theme.  She chose BIRDS and this is what I made for her.

 And here is the envelope I decorated to mail my card.

Credits for the ATC are on its reverse.  For the envelope I also used a background by Nicola Young.

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Tuesday, 8 February 2011


Bev is our host at the Three Muses this week and she has asked us to create a piece of art that includes a quotation.  I liked the quotation : Fashion is something that goes in one year and out the other.   Oh so true!   I thought these very fashionable ladies of the 1920s illustrated the  quote  to a T.

Credit to Clearly Vintage for the ladies, whilst the backgrounds are courtesy of the very talented PlayingWithBrushes.  The font is Mayfield.

Thank you so much for looking.

Sunday, 6 February 2011


Marie has chosen BLACKBIRD as our word for this week at Take a Word.  That got me thinking about Edgar, a blackbird I know who lives by the sea, but who each year likes to spend a week or two in the country to kick up his heels and recharge his batteries.    This is Edgar taking his morning constitutional through the meadow on his way to see his lady friend Rapunzel who lives in a tower and has very long hair!

Credit to Crowabout Studio B for this lovely freebie, whilst the shoes and Edgar are free to use.

Great inspirational word as always Marie.

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Saturday, 5 February 2011


Created for the WPC Week 230

Credit to Monkeywing for the original image and to Efie for the embellishments, whilst Mona, who once again had escaped from the Louvre was snapped by the Paperazzi.  The background is one of my own.

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Tuesday, 1 February 2011


It's my turn to host at the Three Muses this week and I have chosen the theme of BLACK and WHITE and this is what my Muse had me create.  She wanted there to be strong black and white elements but allowed me to use colour also.  She is so generous!

Credit goes to Clix at Stock Xchange  for the mushrooms, and Efie for the clock, cat, hands, diver, waterfall, boat and eye. 

The backgrounds were from photos I took during our last New Zealand trip : the sandscape is from Taupo Bay, whilst the 'sky' is a shot of a handmade glass brick from the world famous Hundertwasser toilet at Kawakawa. 

Thank you for looking.