Saturday, 30 December 2017

Find your Creativity

Hope you all had a good Christmas time and now for the New Year

This week's theme on Sunday Postcard Art is CREATE
I hope to find much more of my absent creativity in 2018

Mandy xx

Saturday, 23 December 2017

lifestyles of the rich and famous

This week on Sunday Postcard Art there's an open theme due to it being Christmas week.

I've used one of Tim Holtz 'dolls' (so handy to have in for those last minute makes!)

 my messy creative progress

Mandy xx

Monday, 18 December 2017

Mail Art

This week's theme on The Three Muses challenge blog is MAIL ART

I've made this little ATC in the vein of postage/mail art

Mandy xx

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Midas Touch

This week, the prompt on Sunday Postcard Art is to add A TOUCH OF GOLD

This is my postcard (without a flash)

 and then with a flash. Makes a great difference.

The gold Ive used is a spray and also some Treasure Gold

Mandy xx

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Tis the Season

to be jolly {bah humbug} lol .... urgh I'm not a holly jolly person, I dislike the holiday season. I always have done since I was much younger.... but I can join in with the fun on Sunday Postcard Art where the theme was chosen by my bestie Anne and is SANTA

Utilising the ever present Victorian scrap

hope you have time to join in with us
have fun

Mandy xx

Saturday, 2 December 2017

which way back to Oz?

This week, the delightful Deann is hosting Sunday Postcard Art with the prompt of ELVES.

I've used these darlings from Hidden Vintage Studio

This first image is the original.... can you spot the mistake? yes somehow this little elf got her mascara all over her chin
 so she had to go under the knife at PSP for a face lift....

I don't normally adjust with PSP but I print another face out and add it on, however my printer isn't working and I have to keep going to my neighbour to print image so I thought instead of disturbing her I would do it digitally

Mandy xx

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Didn't we have a loverly time

This week, my Little A is hosting Sunday Postcard Art with the theme of VICTORIAN SCRAP.
I love these type of collage images and have quite a collection of them. Lots are available on Pinterest and Google.

I just love these birdie images I've used for my postcard. So quaint

Thanks for looking and commenting.
Mandy xx


Here's Amber's postcard using some VICTORIAN SCRAP. 
She's used some William Morris type papers in the background and added 
glitter texture past through stencils.

Thanks for hosting for us Amber!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

lime street

This week's theme on SPA is SKYLINE.... chosen by Cindy. I've used these cute houses from a collage sheet designed by Dyan from Dylusions... she made these collage sheets many moons ago before she became so famous.

thanks for the inspiration Cindy

and here is my 'feathers' from last week
I didn't have time to post it

Mandy xx

Wednesday, 1 November 2017


This week's SPA is another colour challenge, I find this quite a challenge but at the same time, less daunting than a totally open theme. There is a little guidance.

i've used images from Itkupilli on Mischief Circus.
I love these religious type of images. 

Mandy xx

Saturday, 21 October 2017

your lips are venomous poison

This week the theme is APOTHECARY LABELS..... I love all those 'eye of newt' 'poison' type labels.... they are so much fun.

images from Itkupilli, Hidden Vintage Studios and pinterest

mandy xx

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Daily Journaling

I am going to try to make a piece of art every day....
so far I have succeeded doing it for 3 days now

This is from Day 2
Journal page for The Three Muses/written word

not sure you can see a lot of the 'written word' 
but there's plenty, lots of layers of different book pages
under the paint.

Mandy xx

In the Moonlight, where the Shadows play....

This week the theme is MOONLIGHT over on SPA 
Ive used images from Art Tea Life on Etsy 

lots of lush texture on this postcard. 
plenty of layers ~
old book pages, crackle, paint, distress crayons, pencils, more paint, stencilling, ink

come and play with us!

Mandy xx

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Magic Hat

This week I've chosen the theme of HATS... I wanted to go vintage with this... as I have so many vintage images with ladies in hats, but searching through them all I came across this lovely image by Itkupilli of a pinup witch.

Love this image but whilst cutting out somehow her chin got lost in the snipping. lol some images are just so difficult to cut and maintain the nature of the whole thing

I was very tempted to touch up with a digital overlay but hey it's art so it's not meant to be perfect :-)

Thanks for looking and also for everyones continued support of 
Mandy xx

Thursday, 5 October 2017

To Be.....

my new art journal.... I found this wonderful book in 'the works' here in England.... it's an interesting book but I didn't get it to read.... I want to use it as a new art journal. I don't have an old book journal so I love this. Only trouble is I keep reading the pages lol

 The first page in the journal is in honour of my friend Astrid whose fave colour is purple (a personal challenge to me!) I've used Tim Holtz art dolls too. (I have so many of these images already in my collage image collection but it is handy to have them especially when you don't have any printer ink!!)
Mandy xx

Land of Wonder

this week's theme on SPA is WONDERLAND... of course I went down the Alice route...

I'm a tad late this week, but better late than never.

there's plenty of layers on this postcard!  Sometimes it's hard to know just when to stop!
Mandy xx

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Carte Postale

Our theme this week on Sunday Postcard Art is CARTE POSTALE so anything goes but your postcard must have the words somewhere on the postcard. Sounds easy? I'm always stumped when I have a free theme. Where does one start.... so I just carried on the postal theme and used this image by Lunagirl Moonbeams.

TFL hope you'll join in with us
Mandy xx

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Classic Tale of sweet Love

When I first saw this image I knew I wanted to use it along with the animals and the mushrooms (ok I know they are toadstools but I like the word mushroom)

So at first glance you think oh Sleeping Beauty but to me it is Snow White, who was always surrounded by the animals of the woods.

Mandy xx

Saturday, 9 September 2017


This week the theme on Sunday Postcard Art is Namaste. I first came across this word when I visited Nepal many ago. The airline staff said it to us as we boarded the plane and then when we left, along with a little bow.

It's such a beautiful word, and encompasses all feelings of peace, love and wisdom.

It would be lovely if you would join in with us 
Mandy xx

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Which way?

This week, the wonderful Deann is our hostess with the theme of BOOKS/READING

one of my fave ever pastimes .... I love love love to read!

lots of layers on my postcard, plus images from an Alice set from Hidden Vintage Studios.... which is no longer open on Mischief Circus but there's lots of other beautiful digital images available on there to use in your artwork

Mandy xx

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Are you a fun guy?

This week on Sunday Postcard Art Carol is hosting with the theme of FUNGI

I'd love to study Mycology

A few weeks ago Amber and I came across this fairy ring... I love nature it's just so amazing

Mandy xx

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Island Dreams

This week's theme on SPA is Tropical Summer.

Here's my entry, I did make it on Saturday but have had limited access to the internet.

Mandy xx

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Voyage dans le Monde

This week's theme of Famous Buildings was chosen by Rein, I've chosen the easy route of the
Eiffel Tower
using an old collage sheet that was already printed out.

 last week, our theme was Stargazing, here's my Stargazer, I like to think she is looking up to the sky to see where Lily's star (after she died, her pole dancing friends got together and named a star after her.  I was a little late to post this for last week's theme but I still wanted to show it :-)

Mandy xx

Saturday, 29 July 2017

lost in your eyes, i'm drowning in blue

 I decided to have a colour combo theme this week on Sunday Postcard Art. Firstly, I gathered a few different types of mediums to use in different turquoises and limes.
this is the postcard I created

thanks for looking
Mandy xx

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Originally Genuine

Amber is hosting this week's Sunday Postcard Art
with the theme of CHICKENS
Lily and Amber had a crazy private joke about chickens
which ended up part of the novel that Lily wrote before she died.

Mandy xx

Chicken Licken

Here's Amber's sample for Sunday Postcard Art.... the theme is chickens

hope you enjoy the theme,
Little A

Monday, 17 July 2017


somewhere over the rainbow

the theme on Sunday Postcard Art this week was chosen by the glorious Cindy and is RAINBOWS
The idea behind this card was that it was raining rainbow hearts... but they've sort of got lost in the collage. I should have printed more out (I have to borrow a printer atm, so didn't want to return to print more!)
Mandy xx

Monday, 10 July 2017

Mother may I?

This week's Sunday Postcard Art theme is Nostalgia/times gone by.... thought I would use this old passport photo of my mum. Thanks to Sandie for the challenge.

Mandy xx

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Cherish Family Forever

This week's Sunday Postcard Art is a fairly easy theme to join in with us. It's HEXAGONS

To begin my postcard, I sprayed through a hexagon stencil and then used the same stencil with some crackle paste (love that stuff!)

once that was dry I added some die cut hexagons and began painting. the shimmery paint is Prima Finnabair Metallic Paint. It's gorgeous paint.
I've used some butterfly wings and the 'dolls' from Tim Holtz as I still don't have a printer that works.
Mandy xx

Wednesday, 28 June 2017


here's a couple of projects I've made for the wonderful shop based in the Netherlands,

I used these gears for this altered matchbox

and this chipboard for this postcard

Mandy xx

travelling by air

This week's theme on Sunday Postcard Art is ZEPPELIN chosen by Marion. I found this fabulously fun image on Pinterest. And I borrowed my neighbours printer! lol

There's lots of layers which you can see if you click on the image.
thanks for looking
Mandy xx

Sunday, 18 June 2017


This week's sunday postcard art is NUMBERS.

I still don't have a printer and so I'm using the Tim Holtz 'dolls'.

You can't see a huge deal of numbers on my postcard, however the first layer was using crackle paste through a number stencil.
I don't know about you but when I glance at the photo I keep seeing a little white dog in the bottom left corner. weird lol
Mandy xx


Monday, 12 June 2017

and so it goes....

I am still without a printer so I've had to resort to die cuts for my silhouette postcard for Sunday Postcard Art this week! Plus a few previously printed out images in my collage stash.

I'm not very good at using die cuts, they just seem to sit on the page but what can one do?

Mandy xx

Sunday, 4 June 2017

we are sailing

This week, my wonderful friend Sabine is hosting on Sunday Postcard Art
The theme is SailAway

Yesterday I went to print my images out but no my printer wasn't playing along.
I've tried to fix it to no avail.

so ... I wasn't joining in ... then I went onto Facebook and look what came up in my 'on this day' pictures! So apparently I made this for Hidden Vintage Studios 5 years ago!
so I know it's an oldie but at least I can join in!

Mandy xx

Sunday, 28 May 2017

you need hands .... to replenish the soul

The word Hands just brings a song in my head that is from the Great Rock n Roll Swindle sung (?) by Malcolm McLaren ....

The title of my postcard this week, says Replenish the Soul and i'm sure we all need a little replenishing sometimes. Just lately I haven't been bothered making things, not a mojo thing but a really cannot be bothered at the moment. I hate feeling like this and when I start to make something I'm great. I get a flow going but I think it's because I have to get everything out. It would be nice to have a space I can go to and get arty.

well, today I thought it was time I got my finger out and made something!

so here it is....

happy Sunday!
Mandy xx

Sunday, 14 May 2017

freaky thang

This week's Sunday Postcard Art is hosted by my lovely Dutch friend Audrey and the theme is INSECTS

for my postcard I used a collage image from Angela Hoffman, I can't remember the name of the collage company or even if it's still going. Lots of lovely children with wings. 
I used crackle paint from Decoart and a stamp set by Wendy Vechhi.
All colourings are using distress crayons and gelatos.

Mandy xx