Tuesday 30 September 2014


Back from a brilliant holiday in Germany and a little late (but better late than never) for Marie's Take a Word challenge where this week we have BUTTONS and BOWS as our theme.

I was thinking about pretty buttons and frilly bows when I remembered having seen a 'familiar figure' quite lately who changed my mind entirely.  He may have been out for his constitutional, who knows,  but anyway there he was holding up the local graffitied wall when I spied him!

Credit to Kersten Frank (background layer), ClipartBest, IconEasy and FancyIcons for the buttons and bows.  Charlie has been lurking in my stash for a long time so if you know who I should credit, please let me know.

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Saturday 20 September 2014



It would be my turn to host at the Three Muses this week with a theme of ALTERED PLAYING CARDS if I were there .. but I'm not,  instead Hubby and me are taking a trip to Germany (the Rhine to be exact) ... so Marie has kindly offered to post my sample at the Muses on the appropriate day.

This then is my take on my playing card which I made into a little heritage parcel!

To a playing card I attached a background and a piece of lace to pretty it up.  Next I made two corner pockets to hold dis n dat of interest!  Mostly I filled the pockets with personal stuff, such as letters and photos of Mum and me and a Ministry of Food Ration Book.  Rationing did continued until 1954!   Finally, just to make sure the photos and stuff didn't fall out, I tied the whole thing up with a red ribbon!

Did I really make this a mixed media affair?   Well nope ..  no glue, stitching or ribbon tying except in my head .. just plain old photoshop! 

Thanks in advance, Marie, for posting my sample at the Three Muses.

And I will see you all in about a week having soaked up the sights, sounds and smells of Germany and taken a ton of photos. 

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Tuesday 16 September 2014



Bev suggested we take inspiration from ROSES for the Three Muses' challenge this week .. and this is what happened next!

water splash - Paradise 234
blood drips, knife, wine glass - Moonglowlilly
black roses - UmbraDeNoapte
horse, gun, chess pieces, bloodied knife - Carolyn
crown - Pixel Music
backgrounds - Holliewood studio and Nichola Young
cloud - NumbBumm

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Sunday 14 September 2014


As I passed by a certain window one day last week I glimpsed a girl gazing out with such longing I could not  help but wonder at who she was hoping to see .....

Created for the Take a Word challenge where this week we have WINDOW as our word for inspiration.

The window is from my own photo stash and the 'pining' girl is in the public domain.

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Monday 8 September 2014


It's TWO this week at the Three Muses and so this is my PEACH OF A PAIR!

Credits : the images are all in the public domain whilst the font is The Quiet Scream.

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Sunday 7 September 2014


We have BIRDS as our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week and that reminded me I have an appointment at the hairdressers on Tuesday ... thank goodness!

Credit to Carolyn (Jokeroo).

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Saturday 6 September 2014


Created for the DIGITALMANIA challenge across at Flickr where this week we are taking inspiration from the work of JENNY GRANT.

Credit to Modigliani whose girl I 'borrowed' and altered whilst the textures are from my own stash.

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Tuesday 2 September 2014


Our inspiration this week at the THREE MUSES is to use AUTUMN COLOURS in our artwork which got me thinking about autumn full stop.    Fruits ripening on the trees and vines, crisp bright days with a distinct nip in the air, and cheeky little breezes whipping the leaves from the trees.  Mmmmmmm.

Credit to Numbumm, Efie and AllFreeDownloads.

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