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!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Arthur's Dream

For the Three Muses this week

Arthur's dream is to appear as Titania in 'Midsummer Night's Dream' with George as Bottom although Sidney's not too keen on appearing as Mustardseed.
'Who are you calling a fairy?' he says!
Credits to Freubel for the curtains, Lisa's Altered Art for Sidney (much altered) with wings and hat from Pixel Music.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Crowabout Week #60

For this week's Crowabout Challenge

For all the credits and the original collage sheet see here apart from the room itself which is from the very generous Rian at Freubel

Monday, 9 November 2009

Goosey, Goosey, Gander

For the new challenge at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog 

For my nephew and his wife on their 5th wedding anniversary.
The decoupaged geese come from Joanna Sheen's 'Eastern Treasures' CDRom as does the main backing paper with the vertical column of geese. I made the other two papers using PSP. The embellishment is a white Chinese tassel and two Chinese coins.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

I do make real cards sometimes!

And here are my most recent.
Firstly, three cards made at the Sheena Douglass workshop that I attended recently in Kettering

Then a Word Book for my great-niece's 6th birthday
And lastly, a birthday card for her mother whose birthday is the same day as hers!

Friday, 6 November 2009

Hello Sailor!

Credit to Kubivet for everything apart from the little sailor boy which was from Pepeetje especially for the challenge and his toy boat and the seagulls which I googled.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Mama's Two Little Peaches

For the Three Muses Challenge this week.

No jokes this week! This lovely image is from a little Carte de Visite that I bought recently and I thought it was perfect for the challenge. I'm presuming the children are both girls although in the days when this photo was taken little boys were often dressed in what we now would consider to be girl's dresses so the smaller child could be a boy?
Credit to playingwithbrushes on Flickr. for the background.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Opposites Attract?

For the Mixed Media Monday Challenge this week.

Image Googled
Font is 'Bleeding Cowboys'

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Mr. Poe likes to Party

For the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge

I thought I'd show a previously unknown side of Edgar Allan Poe's character.
All images googled and played around with in PSP.
Font is 'A Lolita Scorned'.