Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday freebie - Christmas name placecards

I made these as name placecards, but you could just as well use them as gift tags. My summer holiday has started and I am taking a blog break untill the middle/end of January. My Christmas wish for all of you are love and happiness, see you in 2012!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Friday freebie - Merry Christmas tags

Hope you need some more Christmas tags :) - the lovely pine cone & needles and holly images are from Graphics Fairy. Click here for the pdf with 6 tags. Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

At the beach

Over here it is most definitely the season to go to the beach and that is just what I intend doing in the weeks to follow! My entry for Three Muses 'tis the season challenge . . . . . . one day I hope to experience a white Christmas, but for now it is sun, sand and sea!

Monday, December 12, 2011

P is for pear

Another alphabet flashcard - I love making these! The beautiful pear image from Graphics Fairy, linking to Brag Monday.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday freebie- christmas labels

Another Christmas freebie, you can either print these on card, punch a little hole and use as a tag or print on a label sheet and use to seal a package or an envelope - have fun!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Flower girl

She's the latest craze and a very nifty new addition to the wedding procession, just wheel her in, in front of the bride and store her in the cupboard afterwards, until the next wedding - every church should have one! My entry for Three Muses Land of Odd challenge

Monday, December 5, 2011

Pick a number

My lucky number is three, so of course when I see a numbers challenge it is the first thing that comes to mind, but how to add a fun element . . . .  I decided to make a collage of numbers taken from vintage advertisements etc - which turned out to be quite a task. So here is my entry for Take a Word numbers challenge

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday freebie - Angel notecards

 I've noticed on Pinterest that my Christmas cards and tags from last year have been pinned a lot lately . . . . got me thinking - I better start doing some new ones, so here they are. Hope you have a great weekend wherever you are!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Iron man

My entry for Three Muses Steampunk challenge is this armored adventurer. I always struggle with steampunk, I cannot get enough of looking at steampunk designs, but when I have to make one I find it extremely hard! Well, here goes - let me know what you think :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Shades of Blue

Blue Monday? . . . . . . . not really :) -  my entry for Take a Word  Blue challenge. Have a great Monday!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Friday freebie - Calendar January

My idea of being organised is having multiple colored post-it notes all over the place, if you are nothing like me and need a calendar to start planning for next year, here is January - I will make the rest as time goes on. I placed two on the printable PDF so you can share with a friend, have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Admit one

"The world's run on tricks. Everyone plays" ~ Water for Elephants. My entry for Three Muses That's Entertainment challenge

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Le secret

Beautiful words from the French composer Gabriel Faure's 'Le Secret', you can listen to Irène Joachim's rendition of the song here in the original French.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday freebie - carte postale tags

Hope you like these 'frenchy' tags, this muted green postcard image from Graphics Fairy is one of my favourites. Click here for the pdf. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A bird in hand

"I'm a bird in your hand so take me as I am, you know what you are to me, don't make me say it over and over again . . . . "

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Mademoiselle is the French title of courtesy given to a girl or an unmarried lady, equivalent to the English Miss.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday freebie - moth tags

You can use these as gift tags or small journal cards - the moths are from the Graphics Fairy - the original images are actually very colourful, I decided to tone them down a little. Cllick here for the pdf to print. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Window to the soul

"They say that the eye is the window to the soul. But it is the soul that is the window." ~ Andrew Hamilton. My entry for the windows challenge at Three Muses

Monday, November 7, 2011

Rose ampersand

This is so interesting - from Wikepedia, the ampersand can be traced back to the 1st century A.D. and the Old Roman cursive, in which the letters E and T occasionally were written together to form a ligature. Traditionally, in English-speaking schools when reciting the alphabet, any letter that could also be used as a word in itself ("A", "I", and, at one point, "O") was preceded by the Latin expression per se (Latin for "by itself"). Also, it was common practice to add at the end of the alphabet the "&" sign as the 27th letter, pronounced and. Thus, the recitation of the alphabet would end in: "X, Y, Z and per se and". This last phrase was routinely slurred to "ampersand" and the term crept into common English usage by around 1837.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday freebie - NOEL bunting flag

Better late than never . . .  I had quite a busy day, nearly forgot about my freebie! Here it is, another bunting flag - I thought I'd get a head start on Christmas decorations, hope you like it!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Purple in Paris

Oh how I love purple, oh how I love Paris, oh how I love vintage . . . . . my entry for Three Muses Vintage Collage/Memories challenge.

Monday, October 31, 2011

The rat and the rooster

In Chinese astrology the rat and the rooster is not compatible - as both are competitive creatures. Rooster is outspoken, keen on the spotlight and grabbing attention - the natural defense of the rat is to nag at the rooster. However this was not the inspiration for my design, our beloved pet rat died over the weekend and I thought it would be fun to include a rat in my design, they love to sit on a height and look at their small world - I will miss her inquisitive cute little face. The rat and rooster and fan graphics are from Graphics fairy - linking to Brag Monday.

Friday, October 28, 2011

With love

Just a little card made with love  . . .  right click on the image to save - print on card, cut the page in half horizontally and fold in the middle - have fun!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


I simply have to share this beautiful picture with you, it is my friend Liesl's two cats - Gertjie in front and Hester at the back taking a nap, the photo was taken in her cottage - I just love the purple flowers ( it's actually some kind of poison weed - me think). Hope you are having a peaceful day!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

S is for Squirrel

Here is the 3rd alphabet flashcard - hope to have the whole alphabet done someday! The other two are here and here.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Little pink number

In fashion, black and white combos are so chic, but I have to say that I really do like a simple dress in a striking colour, don't you love these two stylish ladies? - my entry for the black and white challenge at Take a Word.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday freebie - rose cards

Use these as note or journal cards or print on a label sheet - have fun, click here for the pdf.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Time for a lifesaver

Cannot remember when last I had a lifesaver, could you resist biting them - I never could! ;) - my entry for the circles and squares challenge over at Three Muses 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Face of a child

I bet you can see the child in you, in one of these faces . . . . my entry for the childhood challenge at Take a Word today.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday freebie - JOY bunting flag

Don't you just love bunting flags? . . . . I really do - so I made one for you. Have a JOYful weekend!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Home is where the heart is . . .

"Darling, this is our new home -  don't you just love it . . . . .?" My entry for the home sweet home challenge at Three Muses.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ballerina on a sheep

I am so happy to be back after a hectic month. You probably think this is a very odd collage, but if you could have a peek into my mind right now, you would see all kind of odd things ;) The golden frame/scroll from Graphics Fairy, Karen has so many of these beauties on her blog - if you haven't visited her blog yet, please do, but don't blame me if you become obsessed! Linking to Brag Monday

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday freebie - rose notecards

Roses are red, violets are blue . . . . .  this notecard freebie - just for you! Click here for the pdf, enjoy the weekend - I still have a few boxes to unpack ;)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday freebie - vintage picture frame

Hi all, hope you are well -  I did not have time to design a freebie, but found this beautiful freebie from Keren Dukes from Shabby blogs - hope you like it as much as I do! You can click here to download it. I am still unpacking and hope to be back in full swing next week, have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pinterest quote

Just dropping in to leave you with these words - after moving house this past weekend, these words really resonated with me! I'll be back as soon as my computer at home is unpacked ;)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday freebie - Carnation bookmark

Time for some bookmarks, hope you like these. Tie them together with a pretty ribbon and you have a small gift for someone who loves to read. I find they last longer when laminated. Happy reading!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Something pretty

I am moving house at the moment and wouldn't mind finding this on my new doorstep - so pretty! I'll be back in my design chair as soon as everything is unpacked ;)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday freebie - hydrangea rose pillow box

This beautiful rose and hydrangea image is from the Graphics Fairy - I could not wait to use it and made another pillow box, these are great for small gifts! Hope your weekend is filled with fun!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Do what you love what you do

I stumbled upon Kylie Knott's blog and just love her work - isn't this just lovely?

Monday, September 12, 2011

So true

I am still on blog/design break - just popping in to say hi and leave you with these wise words!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday freebie - Vintage postcard 2

Here's this week's  freebie, it's another vintage postcard - click on the picture to download. Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Blog break

Hi dear blog friends, I have a few projects running simultaneously at the moment which really doesn't leave me with a lot of design time . . . . . . . and therefore decided to take a little blog break. I might drop in and share a few Pinterest finds during my break - here is today's.  See you soon!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday freebie - spinner card

A just for fun freebie today - I saw something like this somewhere a long time ago, and decided to make one. It could be a fun thing to have on the fridge or print two on a page for a smaller version and use on a birthday card or in a scrapbook layout. Have fun and remember to dream, hug, kiss, wish, hope, smile, dance and last but not least love . . . .

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

News wave

“Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper" ~ Mark Twain . . . . well, I don't know if that is still true today?  My entry for the newspaper challenge at Three Muses.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Time to play

My entry for the Take a word time challenge - the pocket watch, doll house image and the toy emporium background from Graphics Fairy - linking to Brag Monday. The sailor boy image from Vintage Moth.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday freebie - vintage postcard 1

I've been rummaging through old photographs lately, and found two vintage postcards - my grandma Kittie gave it to me when I was probably 13 or so? I never wanted to use it because it was so pretty! Here's the first one - just click on the picture and right click to download. Oh . . .  and I removed the cigarette from his hand - never  liked that ;-) - have fun!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Window shopping

Oh look mommy - kittens! I like the tabby . . . . .  mommy I want the tabby cat . . . . pleeeeeeeeeeeez!  sound familiar?  ;-) My entry for Three muses windows challenge this week.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Red label

When I started to think about the Old fashioned challenge at Take a Word this week - my first thought was red labels - so here it is, my entry - a mish mash really ;-)

The vintage airmail label and pointing hand from Graphics Fairy - linking to Brag Monday.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday freebie- sepia shell journal cards

No colour today, my freebie was influenced by the view from my window - it's a little grey out there today, rainy and cold! Click here for the pdf, hope you have a sunny weekend!