Tuesday 31 August 2010


Marie is hosting the Three Muses challenge this week and she has chosen NATURE as her theme.  Here is my interpretation : two crispy apples and a juicy orange for my lunch ...... mmmmmm ....... three of my five a day!!!

Credit to Nicola Young, Efie and the ladies of the Water LO Project for the elements.  The backgrounds are two of my own layered and blended.

Thanks Marie for a great challenge.

Thanks for looking.

Monday 30 August 2010


Created for the Flickr Art Uni International Magical Landscape Competition. (See side bar.)

Credit  for the original image

Also to Marcee Duggar from DigitalScrapbookPlace.

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Saturday 28 August 2010


Nan is guest host at Sunday Postcard Art  this week and she's chosen : On The Darkside.  This is my Darkside interpretation!

The photos are from my personal collection.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday 24 August 2010


It is my turn to host the Three Muses challenge this week and I have chosen THE WORLD OF ZETTI.

Meet Venus a self made woman, a celebrity in her own right and a lady who knows her own mind.  She likes the boots but if you ask me I think she's sulking about the hair!

Venus is mostly my own work, though I did have a little help from Botticelli and a little more from Terri Kahrs who provided the background.  Thanks Terri.

Thank you for looking.

Monday 23 August 2010


The theme this week at Mixed Media Monday is Seeing Red.  Here is my interpretation.

Credit to Nicola Young, NumbBumm, CAJoline and DesignsByKristi for the elements.

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Saturday 21 August 2010


Last week my Postman popped both of these wonderful decorated mail art envelopes through my letterbox and both  little beauties on the same day too!!!

I inspected them, felt them, shook them, turned them this way and that but I didn't open them because each was so unique and gorgeous and I couldn't bring myself to spoil them.

Can you believe I didn't open them until the following day and when I did all kinds of wonderful goodies were tucked away inside.

Bev, Marie and myself decided we should have a little mail art swap and this was our very first attempt and so without further ado may I present  the wonderful gifts I received.  You can tell who sent which by the postmark but just in case you can't make them out Bev's envelope is the one above whilst Marie's is the one below.

Enlarge them, they are gorgeous.

Thank you so much to Bev and Marie.

Tuesday 17 August 2010


Bev has chosen wheels this week as her theme at the Three Muses and this is my interpretation.

I used one of my own photographs of the New Year celebrations of the firework display on the London Eye together with a Botticelli Angel (copyright free) and a wheel from a boat and then played with layers and blend modes until I had created wheels within wheels.

Thanks Bev for challenging me to think outside the box!!!

Thank you for looking.

Saturday 14 August 2010


This week at Sunday Postcard the theme is Mushrooms, so here are a few mushrooms of the magic kind for your amusement!

Credit to GWDesigns, GrannyArt and HoneyDesigns for the elements whilst the textures are three of my own blended with luminosity, multiply and pin light.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday 12 August 2010

Whimsical Clock was the theme for our August ATC swap and this was my interpretation.  I had great fun making it and was pleased I managed to make the hair for my little lady in ArtRage which I am trying (very slowly) to teach myself. 

Most of what I used for  this were magazine clippings with one or two bits appropriated via the net.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look.

Wednesday 11 August 2010


Make It Interesting ~ Challenge #2

Original image with thanks to  JoesSistah

Mmmmmmm ...... Mona is on her travels again!

Credit to JoesSistah for the Harlequin and PareeErica for the background.  The font is Fontdinerdotcom.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday 10 August 2010


Marie has chosen DOORS as her theme for this week's challenge at the Three Muses and here is my interpretation.

Credit to Dover and to Efie for the elements whilst the textures are my own.

Thanks Marie for a great theme.

Thank you for looking.

Saturday 7 August 2010


The theme at SPA this week is Houses and this is a view of one of my most favourite seaside towns in Yorkshire, here in England : Whitby.


EXPLORE Worthy, challenge #1 - COLORS OF SUMMER.

The photos and textures are my own.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday 3 August 2010


Mabel's choice in men was sometimes a tad suspect so when she introduced me to Mr Gater I admit to feeling a teeny tiny twinge of apprehension and I hoped we would never have to utter those words : Love Is Blind!

Yes, it's my  turn to host the Three Muses challenge this week and as you can see my theme is LOVE IS BLIND.

Credit to Dover Samples, Efie's Blogspot and Ruby Blossom, whilst Mabel, is of course, part of the family.  The fonts used are Humbug Icing and Cookie, and Hootie.

Thank you so much for looking.

Sunday 1 August 2010


It was Jayne's (aka PeppaPig) turn to choose a theme for our July ATC swap and she chose Mermaid. This one is my swap to her.

Credit to Efie at her blogspot for the mermaid (that started life as a ballet dancer), also the bubbles, the eye and the hat.  The background and the mermaid's tail were created by me in ArtRage and the whole thing was put together in Photoshop.

Thank you for looking