Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday freebie - Kaapstad scroll

I cropped this from one of the other sides of the Dutch medicine tin that I made the medicine label freebie from a few weeks ago, the translation: Apothecaries in the greater Cape Town. I changed the colour for fun - of course to green ;-) you can find your free copy here. Hope you have a fun filled weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Top hat

I'm puttin'on my top hat, tyin'up my white tie, brushin'off my tails.. .. .. My entry for the hats challenge at Three Muses.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Snow Queen

My inspiration for this design was the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen: " Kay's grandmother tells the children about the Snow Queen, who is ruler over the snowflakes, that look like bees — that is why they are called "snow bees." As bees have a queen, so do the snow bees, and she is seen where the snowflakes cluster the most." My entry for the winter challenge at Theme Thursday.
I am still in time to sneak this one in for Brag Monday - the crown, the bees and the background are from Graphics Fairy.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Equilibrium

"Life's unfairness is not irrevocable, we can help balance the scales for others, if not always for ourselves . . . . ." Herbert Humphrey .
The scale image is from the Graphics Fairy - linking to Brag Monday.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday freebie - Peppercorn vine

Did you know that in the Middle Ages and Tudor times, pepper was so expensive - it was actually used as a form of currency. Click here for your free copy of the peppercorn vine.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wingback chair

This was kind of an experiment with creating my own background and playing around with filters etc.  My entry for the Three Muses things with wings theme.




Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pink

What can I say - I love pink and always enjoy a colour challenge, so the pink theme from Theme Thursday was pure joy!

Monday, October 18, 2010

A perfect pear

I seem to have fruit on my mind lately ;-) The beautiful birdie, the crown and the nest are all from the Graphics Fairy - linking to Brag Monday.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday freebie - Postal rates

One of my precious possessions is a 1974 diary in which my mom wrote recipes. While paging through it for the millionth time, I found all kind of interesting things in the first few pages - amongst other, this summary of postal rates - click here for your free copy. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Coulrophobia

. . . . . is an abnormal or exaggerated fear of clowns, which I imagine can be a real fear if a clown looks like this ;-) I played around with a few filters to create the eery look - and made a few versions - my daughter chose this one as the scariest of them all. My entry for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge evil clowns.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hallo sweetheart

My entry for the vintage challenge at Three Muses is a love story  . . . . I hope it ended well! Don't you just love the beautiful handwriting!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Darling Dahlia

This was such a fun challenge - I immediately knew I wanted to use a playing card, and the red dahlias were practically screaming to be in the same picture as this glamorous lady. My entry for Theme Thursday's Red and black challenge.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Earth Apple

An apple a day, makes the earth spin away . . . . . . you 're the apple of my earth? Don't ask me what I was thinking ;-) Sometimes I just run with crazy ideas in my head! The globe pedestal and background are from Graphics Fairy - linking to Brag Monday.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday freebie - Medicine label

My friend Andrea scanned this image from a Dutch medicine tin that she inherited from her grandmother. I  cleaned it up a little, it had a few scratches - and made this label. Here is the translation for those of you who do not speak Dutch:  "Medicine for Ostrich, Horses, Cattle, Sheep etc. Sold by all traders" Click here for your free copy of the label. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Say it with Music

I am back, and happy to report that I had a very good rest! Here is my entry for the Three Muses challenge - Say it with Music.