Sunday 30 November 2008

Sunday Postcard Art - Winter Wonderland

I loved making this vintage winter wonderland postcard and used the image of the girl from Art E Zines as the centre piece.
I coloured the background with a pale tint to complement the dress, and added a winter overlay by BarbarDerksen. This I duplicated three times to get a good strong white. I added a snowflake from Boyerville Scraps, which I coloured white, again to get a good contrast to the background. Finally for a splash of colour I added the santa hat courtesy of Bannerwoman.

Saturday 29 November 2008

Thank God It's Friday - Games

I had so much fun creating this card for TGIF's game challenge.

Thursday 27 November 2008

Theme Thursday - Santa

Santa hard at work in this festive postcard for the Theme Thursday challenge.

All elements are courtesy of Janniscrap Designs.

Wednesday 26 November 2008

Daily Art Stop - Mermaids

I thought this little lady looked like she ought to be in a mermaid kind of film.

Credit to Art E Zines, SailorAndLula and Kubivet.

Fonts : SpeedballNo3 and WhatsHappened.

Crazy Amigo - Hands

Well, sometimes I don't know where these come from, but hey, hands it is.

Credit to Art E Zines for Mabel.

Font is SpeedballNo3

Tuesday 25 November 2008

Mixed Media Monday - The Eyes Have It

Bev is guest hosting the challenge this week and she says 'the eyes have it'.

Credit to Lisbonlionness and Aprilmouse.

Fonts : Ransom, Monaco, Stone Hinge and Slugfest.

Sunday 23 November 2008

Nursery Rhymes

Well it was my turn to host the Quirkle this week, and I decided on

1 A nursery rhyme or children's story for inspiration
2 A splash of blue
3 Postcard size

The 'hill' (altered) is courtesy of Madam Mim, the crown (altered) from Fantacy blogspot, other bits were Googled.

Font : Mayfield.

Saturday 22 November 2008

Art Creation Friday - Amber

Yipee there's a brand new challenge at Art Creations Friday.

Credit goes to Art Creations for the lady (altered), to Aprilmouse for the flower, and to those talented ladies down under at Numbum for the gold frame.

Scrap Artist - Altered Jigsaw Puzzle

As it says, a day trip to the seaside, done for the weekly challenge at Scrap Artist. It's probably about 1956 and the place is likely to be Blackpool and we would have travelled by coach. Ahh happy days.

The backgrounds and small puzzle pieces are courtesy of Aprilmouse. The puzzle template is Sue Jones at Scrap Artist and the photo is one from my own collection.

Font : Lucinda Handwriting.

Friday 21 November 2008

Make A Moo Or Two - Pets

At Make a Moo Or Two this week the theme is pets.

This little girl was never allowed a pet but no matter her rocking horse was always her best friend.

The little girl is courtesy of Art E Zines. The rocking horse comes from a colouring book.

Font : Inkburrow

Thank God It's Friday - Vintage

Nellie is hosting the TGIF challenge this week and she's chosen Vintage as her theme.

This inspired me to make a postcard using old family photos of our holidays just after the war. Yep that's me sitting on my Grandma's knee. And yes, one of those ladies is my Grandma with her dress tucked up so she could have a paddle.

Background from lisbonlionness, other photos are my own.

Fonts : Handwriting Dakota and Kleinslabserif.

Thursday 20 November 2008

Couch Potato - DAQ Stock Photo Challenge

Ozstuff hosted the stock photo challenge at DAQ this week and she chose the sofa by Kiamedia at Stockxchnge to be our inspiration.

Here's what I was inspired to do.

The vintage backgrounds and the brooch are courtesy of JulieO on her blogspot, Lady Alice and the bottom half of the couch potato are from my own photograph collection.

The font is Fontdinerdotcom Loungy.

Wednesday 19 November 2008

Crazy Amigo - Moon

The moon is the theme at Crazy Amigo this week.

Maude and Harold spend the evening gazing at the moon in the hope they will find romance.

Credit to Aprilmouse for the backgrounds and the moon base (all altered), photograph my own.

I'd Rather Have Roses - Quirkle 63

Sue Jones is hosting the Quirkle at DAQ this week. She asked participants to

1 use part or all of a quote : I'd rather have roses ...........
2 something feminine
3 something to show love

Love and femininity were in short measure in mine I'm afraid as the emancipated lady wanted to be centre stage.

Credit to Simka blogspot for the lace and diamonds, Art E Zines for the lady, and the lips were Googled.

Fonts : Chocolate Box, Hootie, Black Widow, Missaluncialebricks, and Isle of the Dead.

Monday 17 November 2008

Think Monday Think ATC - Food

Mabel and Arthur go shopping, an ATC for the TMTA theme of food.

The Mabel and Arthur photo is my own and the sweeties and jar are from ScrappinCop.

Fonts are Decaying Kuntry, Dirt Font, Elise, FG Albin and Doodolonomy Fred.

I applied filters to achieve a poster effect.

Sunday Postcard - Hats

Mabel likes to dress up and 'posh' hats are her favourite indulgence.

Mabel (not her real name - changed to preserve her good character) is one of my own photographs, the background and wings are Kubivet, whilst the regal hat was Googled.

Fonts used were Cantara Gotica, Decaying Kuntry, FG Adrian, Giddyup Std and Handwriting Dakota.

Sunday 16 November 2008

Gothic Arch - Yuletide Blessings Contest

A gothic arch submitted for the Yuletide Blessings Contest across at Gothic Arches.

Credit to DerekMDesign for One Night and Andrea Boyer for Christmas Around the World.

Font is Holy Cow.

Crazy Amigo - Blue and Red

The theme this week at Crazy Amigo is Red and Blue.

Credit to Winterling, Krimeboy and Penywise for the altered backgrounds, Skol22 for the map, Fenix for the flag, and Svilen for the skull (all altered), all from Stockxchnge. The hat and patch were courtesy of Google.

Saturday 15 November 2008

Thank God It's Friday - Hats

The theme is hats at Thank God It's Friday this week and mine is a mixture of hat and mask.

The mask is courtesy of, the crown and the girl were Googled. The dots and stripes are my own.

Thursday 13 November 2008

Love Story

Sue hosted the stock photo challenge at DAQ and she set the challenge for quirksters to use this face in a layout.

Flower courtesy of KlarrisaH, face from Thanx at Stockxchnge, and Leonardo and Mona were Googled and (altered).

Wednesday 12 November 2008

Quirkle Challenge - It's Down Below

Helen is hosting the Quirkle challenge at Digital Art Quirks this week where she asked us to use 1) a map, 2) a clue, and 3) treasure in our layout.

Credit to Sailor and Lula for the chest, the map is courtesy of Google and the photo is my own.

Font : Doodolonomy Fred.

Monday 10 November 2008

Stock Photo Challenge - Mabel's Euphoria

The stock photo challenge at Digital Art Quirks was hosted this week by Laurel, who chose a Saw to inspire her fellow Quirkers.


The elements and backgrounds (all altered) were courtesy of Kubivet. Art E Zines provided Mabel, and the Saw was by Sundstrom at Stockxchnge.

Font : Kathleen.

Friday 7 November 2008

Make A Moo Or Two - Paris

At Make A Moo Or Two this week the theme is Paris.

Credit to Molgokon, Createsima and Gundolf for the stock photos from Stockxchnge (altered. layered and filtered).

Thursday 6 November 2008

Mamma's Monday Musings - Remembrance

Remembrance is the theme at Mamma's Monday Musings ATC challenge this week.

Casualties of the Somme.

Credit to Aprilmouse for the poppies and field. The photo is my own.

Wednesday 5 November 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge - Hand Drawn

The theme at Arty Girlz this week is to add an hand drawn element.

As I'm not very competent at drawing with a mouse, my element is the arrow.

Credits : The eye, hair and Mona (altered) were Googled. The glasses and mouth (altered) are Stockxchnge. Clocks (altered) and arms and legs are courtesy of Kubivet.

Font : Hopscotch Plain.

Simply Skinnies - Hearth and Home

The theme is Hearth and Home this week at Simply Skinnies, and now that I've eventually retired there is definitely no place like home for me.

Credit to Kubivet. Photo is my own. Font is Hopscotch Plain.

I Spy Some Goths - For Laurel

Whitby two days before Halloween was awash with Goths getting ready to celebrate the Season in style.

I spied this group and thought of Laurel our own Goth Mamma.

I asked their permission to take their photograph and they were happy to oblige.

Tuesday 4 November 2008

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

Here in the UK we celebrate the 5th of November with bonfires and fireworks in remembrance of the night in 1605 when Guy Fawlkes along with others plotted to blow up the English Parliament.

Guy Fawlkes was betrayed, caught, arrested and later hung, drawn and quartered for his crimes.

The 4th of November (tonight) is Mischief night, so called because it was the night Guy Fawlkes and his partners in crime took their barrels of gunpowder to the cellars of the Palace of Wesminster.

Children traditionally spend this night playing tricks (or worse) on their neighbours.

Credit : Guy Fawlkes, and the fireworks were Googled. The Bonfire is one of my own photos taken at a bonfire party last year.

Monday 3 November 2008

Think Monday Think ATCs - Angels

The theme at TMTA this week is Angels. I used the angels from Botticelli's Birth of Venus for inspiration.

Credit to 500ml for Old Map brushes. The Angels (altered) were Googled.

Gothic Arch Challenge - Children

Credit to Aprilmouse for the backgrounds, Kubivet for the stars and sun, MamaCatScrap for the crowns (all altered) and Art E Zines for the vintage children.

The Flowers of the Witch-Hazel Wither - Quirkle 61

This week Kimmie is hosting the Quirkle challenge at DAQ.

She asked us to use part or all of a poem she chose by Robert Frost. A body part. The colour yellow.

Credit to Aqastecheq for the girl and Vranarc for the forest, both from Stockxchnge.

Font : Greenstik

Sunday 2 November 2008

Sunday Postcard Challenge - Movies

The theme for the Sunday Postcard Challenge this week is Movies.

Toy Story has to be one of my all time favourites. Here's my take.

Credit once again to Kubivet for the movie related elements. Figures and people were Googled.

Fonts : Fontdinerdotcom Huggable, Depressionist 3 and McKoy.

Saturday 1 November 2008

Make A Moo Or Two - Party

Party is the theme at Make A Moo Or Two this week.

Credit to Memories Made Easy and Art E Zines.