Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Dagobert's iPhone

For the Three Muses challenge

Dagobert was thrilled to receive an iPhone for Christmas; little did he realise he'd have to wait some 500 years before he could use it!!!

Monday, 28 December 2009

Stamp Man Award

To receive this award you have to post what you consider your favourite crafting project of 2009 which I found really difficult but as I only started doing digital work this year I decided that it would have to be one of my entries to the Three Muses challenges which have inspired me so many times.

So this is what I chose - the challenge was 'Long Ago and Far Away' and you can see all the credits here

Friday, 18 December 2009

Wicked Uncle Karl

For ACF this week

Sorry girls! A bit of 'Bah, Humbug', this week as I've had it up to here with packing strange shaped presents!!
Font is 'fontdinerdotcom Loungy'

Monday, 14 December 2009

Compliments of the Season

Credits to lisabee73 and pareerica on Flickr and The Graphics Fairy for the ingredients.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Summer's Gone

For the ACF challenge this week

We were given the gorgeous girl and I thought she looked as if she was remembering something. Was it the Summer or a lost love or someone just far away? Who knows?
Credit to Lorie Davison for her "Before The First Snow" kit for everything apart from the girl.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Christmas Spirit!

For the Three Muses and no, it's not whisky or brandy but Santa in a bottle.

Credits to Irene V. Alexeeva for the background and chest of drawers, to Jen Ulasiewicz for the bottle and jars, and to Yanna for all the Christmassy bits and pieces.
Font is 'A Lolita Scorned'.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

For St. Nicholas Day

The Sunday Postcard Art challenge is St. Nicholas

I found three very different images of Saint Nicholas - the original saint, the Dutch version whose name metamorphosed into Santa Claus, and the one we know now as Father Christmas to make three simple Post Cards.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Marilyn in Wonderland

ACF gave us a lovely image of Marilyn Monroe for this week's challenge #52
I was going to put her in a Christmas scene but as I'd just treated myself to a bumper bundle of 'Alice' kits from Irene Alexeeva I decided to use bits of them to create this.

Credit to Irene Alexeeva's 'Weird Wonderland' for everything apart from Marilyn's face.
The font is 'WALTOGRAPH UI'

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Anyone for Croquet?

This week's challenge at Three Muses is 'Fun & Games' and that's exactly what I had! 
For a  start I went completely mad and thought that I had read that the challenge was 'Keyholes' so I made this - a previously unknown Alice book by Lewis Carroll.

Credit to nicolefrancine on Flickr for the book cover and Google for 'Arthur Rackham's Alice' and the keyhole.
Font is 'Yesternight'.
Then when I went to post it on Wednesday I realised my mistake so made this in a bit of a hurry
I found this lovely image by Norman Rockwell on the internet; I thought it was just perfect for the challenge and only needed a frame made for it which is what I did. That'll teach me to look before I leap!

Monday, 30 November 2009

Reading in bed

For the Mixed Media Monday challenge

Two images by two of my favourite illustrators merged together. The fairies are by Edmund Dulac and the child reading is by Jessie Willcox Smith.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Warm Wishes

For the challenge at Sunday Postcard Art

Background from Take a Break and little girl from Frannie60, both on Flickr.
Font is 'Christmas Card'

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Three Christmas Trees

For Crafty Ann's Challenge which is 'Black & White +1'

The card is actually white but the lighting has made it look yellowish. The base card is matt white and the decoupage layers were printed on satin paper and some red glitter added round the frame.The trees were actually designed by me and the colouring in was done digitally. The final touches are three gems on the tree stars and a tiny silver tree charm coloured a little with a Sakura metallic pen. The font is 'Fontdinerdotcom Sparkly'.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Albert's Little Problem

For the Three Muses Challenge this week

When I saw the challenge was 'Time' I almost immediately thought of Albert Einstein and his Theory of Relativity; not that I understand it at all!
Done in PSP with all images courtesy of Google.
Font is 'Caslon Antique'

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Bluebird ATC

A digital ATC for the challenge at TMTA

Font is 'Stamp Act'

Friday, 20 November 2009

Always in My Thoughts

For this week's Art Creations Friday challenge

ACF gave us the image of this beautiful girl. I thought she looked as if she was thinking of something sad so I gave her a fiancé fighting in the First World War to be thinking of and worrying about. And, of course, he will be thinking of her too.
Credits to Laurie Bavin & Kim Liddiard from for their Keys to the Past Page Kit  for various elements and background and to Google for the soldier.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009


A rather late entry for the TGIF challenge

Image courtesy of Google.
Font is 'Caslon Antique'

What Every Woman Needs

For the Three Muses Challenge this week

Credits to lisaswehla for the men and playingwithbrushes for the torn paper, both on Flickr.
Font is 'Caslon Antique'

Monday, 16 November 2009

Two Flappers

A digital ATC for the TMTA challenge

The original image was black and white so I added a few touches of red.

I Am Woman

For today's Mixed Media Monday challenge.
As soon as I saw this picture from The Sum of All Crafts  .....

...... I knew that she was a perfect image to represent 'I Am Woman'.
So I enhanced the colours a little
And then I framed her
And I think she speaks for herself so I didn't add anything else!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Dawn Chorus

A quickie for the challenge at Sunday Postcard Art

Credits to Dover for the image and 'playingwithbrushes' on Flickr for the background.
Font is 'Caslon Antique'

Friday, 13 November 2009

Boys will be boys

For Challenge # 49 at Art Creations Friday 

My first ArtRage attempt.
Font is 'Shoplifter'
Credit for the background to playingwithbrushes on Flickr.

A little owl

A real card made for a forum card swap

I know it's safe to post it here as it's already arrived at its destination!