Monday, January 31, 2011

Tea for three

"Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company" Anonymous 
Linking to Brag Monday, the tea branch, cups and teapot from Graphics Fairy.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday freebie - gingham heart valentine card

You should see me on a Thursday evening - rummaging through every closet and drawer in my house in order to find something to scan for a freebie ; -), so last night I found a piece of gingham fabric  . . . you can click on the image for the pdf with two valentine cards. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Of course I had to start with something green for a botanical theme ;-) - so I picked this frame and just knew that I had to use lavender with it. Lavender must be one my favourite plants/flowers - there is a lavender hedge that frames the pathway to my front door and I just love smelling and seeing it before entering the house. This is my entry for the botanical challenge at Take a Word.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


"Those who have love, have wealth beyond measure" - my fortune cookie saying according to my birth date. I was hoping for - "you are going to inherit a small fortune" ;-) but hey who needs a small fortune when you already have wealth beyond measure? This is my love entry for Theme Thursday.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pop Art

I really love Andy Warhol's style and bold use of colour - my artist of choice for the Three Muses challenge. I had so much fun transforming this red and yellow vintage advertisement.

Monday, January 24, 2011

The pig

"They want my bacon slice by slice, to sell at a tremendous price! They want my tender juicy chops, to put in all the butcher's shops! They want my pork to make a roast, and that's the part'll cost the most! They want my sausages in strings, they even want my chitterlings, The butcher's shop! The carving knife! That is the reason for my life!" Roald Dahl - The pig
Just for the record - I do eat bacon and I've heard that pigs make great pets. The pig image is from the Graphics Fairy  - linking to Brag Monday.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday freebie- valentine stamp 1

With valentine's day around the corner, here is the first of a few heart stamps that I made. This was so much fun - I scanned an orange mesh bag and created a few stamps with it, using different brushes. Click here for your free copy. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


I suppose I could enter most of my designs for the Take a word butterflies challenge -  since I use butterflies all the time, but this one though is hot off the press ;-) I just love the burnt orange - it makes me happy!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I am always so excited to see the first daffodil bloom in my garden and in the words of William Wordsworth - "then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils" So when I saw the Spring challenge at Theme Thursday, my first thought was daffodils. The daffodil image is a black and white drawing from Graphics Fairy - I just love to experiment with various techniques to add colour to these drawings.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Must love cats

Even though I am allergic to cats, I simply love them - just look at that adorable face! My entry for the nature's creatures challenge at Three Muses.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The sweet smell of lilac

Don't you just love the smell of lilac? There is something so romantic about a vintage perfume bottle with an atomizer - I wouldn't mind a whole collection of those! I am linking to Brag Monday, the perfume card, background and perfume bottle are courtesy of Graphics Fairy.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Beginnings

Just a few lines to wish you a happy 2011 - I am slowly starting to get into the swing of things and will be back in full force next week. Until then, I leave you with this . . ."From small beginnings come great things"