Thursday 30 June 2011


I had the honour of hosting the new challenge over at Digitalmania this week and I chose to 'Bootleg' Banksy.

If you would like to see more street art by Banksy you can find it here.

The  window and wall are my own photos whilst the rag doll is courtesy of GrannyArt.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday 28 June 2011


Bev, is our host at the Three Muses this week and she has chosen STAIRS or STEPS as our theme for inspiration.

What can I say, other than my Muse made me do this ..... so I have no idea where those stairs are coming from or going to .... but wouldn't it fun to find out?

Thanks, Bev, for a great theme.

Credit to Paree Erica (Flickr) and Holliewood Designs (DeviantScrap).

Thank you for looking.

Monday 27 June 2011


This week Linda has chosen BEACH for our word for inspiration across at Take A Word, and that got me thinking about the postcard Florrie sent to Madge in 1952 when she had her week's holiday by the sea.

You should be able to read her message by enlarging the postcard but just in case here is what she wrote :

Dear Madge

Arrived safely and the room is nice.  Weather quite good as it's only rained twice.

Went on a pleasure boat yesterday but as the sea was quite rough I couldn't wait to get my feet back on dry land.

Anyway, having a lovely time and wish you were here.  Off for a fish and chip supper now but will see you on Monday.

Love Florrie


PS Don't forget to feed the cat.

Credit to Sailor and Lula, Beth Rimmer and the Public Domain.  The font is Handwriting - Dakota.

Thanks for looking.

Monday 20 June 2011


At the Three Muses this week Marie has asked us to be QUIRKY, WHIMSICAL OR HUMOROUS so here we go.

I have chosen to make an ATC  which I hope fits the criteria!!!!

Credit goes to Pixel Music (Tammara), who I hope is well as we haven't heard from her for such  a long time.    The background is one I made myself!

As you can see I am posting this early because as some of you already know I am without an internet connection ...... until 27 June. Will I cope?  Did I know I had an internet addiction?  Will my brother ban me from filching his wirelesss connection?  Will my little legs drop off from having to traipse (computer in hand) rain, hail or shine to my brother's house anyway?  Mmmmmmm!

Hopefully, I will be back Wednesday to add this to the Three Muses challenge and comment on some of your lovely work ... but in the meantime ta ta for now.

Sunday 19 June 2011


Marie's word for inspiration this week is FANTASY and that reminded of the world cruise we took last year. There we were minding our own business when all of a sudden this mannequin just bobbed to the surface causing all kinds of mayhem on the ship!  Oh just a minute ..... I think that was a dream!

Credit to CryztalRain and Holliewood Studios at DeviantScrap.

A quick note to let you know that I am officially without internet until 27 June, so I'm begging, borrowing and stealing some wireless internet where ever I can BUT it will mean I am not able to comment as often as I would like.

Thursday 16 June 2011


It's Marion's (bockel24.blogspot) annual ATC blog swap and this year she has chosen MONA AND FRIENDS as her theme.

The aim is to make three ATCs with altered portraits of women by Renaissance artists and of course I couldn't resist altering Mona, who as we all know,  manages to escape from the Louvre with alarming frequency.  There have been three recent sightings of her out and about having adventures as you can see.

If you'd like to know more about this swap click here

Credit to Nancy's Studio B at DeviantScrap and to Efie at her blogspot, with a little help from me.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday 14 June 2011


It's my turn to host at the Three Muses this week and I have chosen POSTMARK PARIS as my theme.

Credit to Ruby Blossom, Holliewood Designs, Efie, GrannyArt and Graphics Fairy.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday 12 June 2011


This week at Take a Word we have INSECTS as our word for inspiration.  Now under normal circumstances I'm not that keen on creepy crawlies, unless they are butterflies, and even then I don't really want them landing on me.  Nope!  But when I saw our inspirational word for this week it got me thinking about all those little busy insects going about their business mostly unseen by someone as tall as me ..... well I say tall, though it depends if being a straight 5 feet can be seen as tall at all ..... except to  those little insects I am talking about.  So I got down flat in the grass to take a closer look, and what do you know,  some of those little peeps are so colourful, even beautiful .... in an insect kind of way, and do you know what else .......... I swear I saw one or two sporting steampunkerie in their livery!  Mmmmmmm .... it's another world down there.

Credit to Finecrafted Designs for the beetle and the hat, whilst the rest is courtesy of DeviantScrap.

Thank you for looking.

Saturday 11 June 2011

DIGITALMANIA - Inspired by Anahata Katkin

Bev, is hosting the Digitalmania challenge over on Flickr this week and has chosen Anahata KATKIN as our inspiration.

Here is my interpretation.

Credit to DeviantScrap.

Tuesday 7 June 2011


Bev, is our host this week at the Three Muses and she has chosen BIRDS as her theme for our inspiration.

So, my friends, meet Clarence, the very exotic tea cup bird, pink from beak to claw. 

Great fun, Bev.

Credit to Holliewood Studios and Marta Van Eck at DeviantScrap.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday 5 June 2011


This week we have STARS as our word for inspiration and that reminded me of the little girl who found a golden star as she played by the sea.  Delighted she picked it up, but no sooner had she taken hold of the long silken thread attached to the star,  than she found her feet had left the sand and she was floating higher and higher towards the clouds.  Her careless nanny, who had been reading a magazine when she should have been taking care of her, could only look on as the little girl floated still higher until finally she disappeared from sight.  That was the very last that was ever seen of the little girl ..... but I would like to think she had some very interesting adventures as she traveled the world!

Credit to Holliewood Studios at Deviantscrap.

Thank you for looking.

Saturday 4 June 2011


June is hosting at Marie's new Digitalmania challenge across at Flickr and she has chosen the theme of BELIEVE IN MAGIC.

In mitigation I take no responsibility for this!!  Whilst other people will no doubt have gone for conventional images of magic, my Muse would not listen ... so without further ado .....

Credit to Marta van Eck, Finecrafted Designs and Holliewood Studios (all Deviantscrap).

Thank you for looking.