Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday freebie - Christmas tags mix

Here is your final freebie for the year - it's a mix of the previous four tags on one page. Just in case you only need a few tags and you want a variety. This cute father Christmas image courtesy of the Graphics Fairy.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dear Santa . . .

. . . .just calling to check whether you received my card . . . . . . in case you didn't - could you please deliver love and happiness to all my friends all over the world!  Tomorrow is a public holiday and my vacation starts on Friday, so this is my last post for the year - see you all in the New Year! Best wishes!
My entry for the childhood challenge over at Take a Word.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


"So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!" - Peter Pan.
My entry for the people with wings challenge over at Theme Thursday.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dark lady

I simply love silhouette images, I want to try and make some over the holidays of our family. This is my 3rd last post for the year - wrapping things up for the summer holiday ahead - cannot wait! Linking to Brag Monday  silhouette, background and butterflies are from the Graphics Fairy.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Angel mail

Hope your angel delivers a postcard to you soon! My entry for the mail challenge at Take a Word.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I know . . .  it's the second seed packet this week, but this idea just called for one, and besides that - I just love vintage seed packets!!! My entry for the flowers challenge at Three Muses.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


These triplets looked a bit unhappy, so I decided to give them a fun makeover with happy faces and a pet in the pail ;-) My entry for the fun images challenge of Theme Thursday.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Music mushroom

These spores will be available soon from any good music or garden store ;-)  The mushroom and music sheet are from the Graphics Fairy - linking to Brag Monday. Guaranteed to make you sing . . .

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday freebie - Christmas tags3

Click here for the pdf with 6 tags. You can also go here for some great free holiday tags - enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Home Sweet Home

I suppose you can call any place home, as long as the whole family is there. . . . . my entry for the home challenge at Take  a Word.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My fair lady

I decided it was time for a sequel to the 1964 classic ;-) Here is the poster, and my entry for the In the world of Movies challenge from Three Muses.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


An eastern Australian genus of four species, Telopea speciosissima - was proclaimed the official floral emblem of New South Wales. The generic name Telopea is derived from the Greek 'telopos', meaning 'seen from afar', and refers to the great distance from which the crimson flowers are discernible. The specific name speciosissima is the superlative of the Latin adjective 'speciosus', meaning 'beautiful' or 'handsome'. 'Waratah', the Aboriginal name for the species, was adopted by early settlers at Port Jackson. My entry for the Theme Thursday ATC with flowers challenge.

Monday, November 29, 2010

White dove

White doves have been known for the symbolic meanings of love, peace, hope, faith, and new beginnings for decades. The dove and the letter background is from Graphics Fairy - linking to Brag Monday.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday special

This is another one of my out of the ordinary Saturday posts ;-) I wanted to tell you about  Jenny who is one of my blog's newest followers. I love to go and have a look at my follower's blogs and so I visited her blog and really enjoyed all the beautiful things she shares. She posts about style and decor and beautiful things - visit  albeitdotdotdot blog to see more. Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday freebie - Christmas tags2

Here is the next set of christmas tags, click here for your free copy

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity." My entry for the Take a Word men challenge.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rose stiletto

You might feel a little sting when sticking your toes into one of these beauties ;-) My entry for the Three Muses shoes theme.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Close up

My entry for the Theme Thursday challenge faces - the frame is from Shabby Princess.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Skating on thin ice

I just love this vintage patent background from the Graphics Fairy, can you believe it - an improvement on skates in 1867! Linking to Brag Monday

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday freebie - Christmas tags

I decided to make a few Christmas tags for you in the coming weeks - hope you find it useful! Here is the first one - you can print 6 on a page with the pdf. Enjoy your weekend!
The girl image is from the Graphics Fairy - linking to Brag Monday.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Paper moon

I love the sound of these two words together - it sounds romantic or nostalgic . . . . just say it out loud you'll know exactly what I mean! This is my entry for the Take a Word moon challenge.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Old classic

Moral of the story-keep on moving or end up as a chicken coop ;-)  My entry for the automobile challenge over at Three Muses.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Oh my word, I stink at steampunk ;-). This was a real hard challenge - I need serious practice and study of  this genre!!! My entry for the steampunk challenge at Theme Thursday.

Butterfly kisses

Due to an attack of the gremlins, I could not post yesterday, this beautiful girl and the butterflies are from Graphic's Fairy - linking to Brag Monday.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday freebie - Le Ballon envelope

I have a dream of taking a trip in a hot air balloon one day, but for now pretty pictures will have to do ;-)  While I was busy designing the envelope, I thought how great it would be to receive an envelope like this with a ticket for a hot air balloon trip inside! Click here for the pdf of the envelope. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Carte d'ange

Just two sweet little angels ;-) My entry for the Take a Word angel challenge.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bye Bye Blackbird . . .

I experimented with some sepia filters to give this piece a bit of a dark feel. I love how the red roses contrasts with the black! My entry for the Three Muses challenge, Blackbird.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lavender & Lime

Oh . . . how I enjoyed the  favourite colour combo challenge from Theme Thursday! I just love the combination of these two colours! The background is part of a french document that Miette from Chez La Miette bricole shared with Karen from the Graphics Fairy - two very generous ladies! Due to time difference, I am still in time to share this on Brag Monday.

Monday, November 8, 2010


"To fill the hour - that is happiness" - Ralph Waldo Emerson. The background is from Graphics Fairy, I am not sure - I think the birdie is also from Karen's blog, although I changed the colour. Linking to Brag Monday.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday freebie - photo envelope

Back in the 70's we would hand in a film for processing and then pick up the photos in one of these envelopes. I replaced the logo, because I don't know if the shop is still in business and cleaned it up a little, so you can have more fun with it and write in your own details etc.Click here for your free copy. Hope you have a great weekend, take out your camera and take lots of pictures!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Time for Coffee

In my house there's always time for coffee, good coffee might I add ;-) My entry for the time challenge over at Take a Word. Make time for a good cuppa today!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


The Three Muses challenge theme this week is showtime, I literally tried out 6 different designs and this was the third take on this one ;-)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

For the love of shoes

I wonder - are these beauties somewhere on display in a shoe museum  . . . . my entry for the blue challenge at Theme Thursday.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Cake anyone?

She's the queen of her kitchen, who sometimes wish she had wings to fly away . . . linking to Brag Monday -  crown and wings from Graphics Fairy.

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


Don't you just love her outfit? My entry for the witches challenge at Sunday Postcard Art.

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


"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

Travelling pumpkins

I guess these pumpkins are trying to escape the halloween madness  ;-)

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


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


. . . . . 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.