Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday freebie - rose envelope

I like to print a few of these envelopes and have it in a drawer for when I need one -  if only I can remember which drawer I put it in! Here is the pdf - hope you like it, have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Queen Eliza-zetti

Once upon a time there was a queen, she went for a stroll on her lawn, oh so green . . . . .  she had a real passion for eclectic fashion and love to watch the lilies grow in the green meadow. My entry for Three Muses I've been Zettied challenge -what fun!

Monday, July 25, 2011


The lady Lina Cavalieri was an Italian operatic soprano known for her beauty. All the images used are from the Graphics Fairy - linking to Brag Monday and also my entry for the sepia challenge at Take a Word this week

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday freebie - birdcage notecards1

I really enjoy making these cards - hope you like them! Click here for the pdf. Looking forward to a relaxing weekend, enjoy!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Postcard to Japan

I have two very dear friends from Japan, who have taught me so much about Japanese culture and also brought me lovely gifts, my favourite being beautiful paper! I actually wanted to use a piece of rice paper as background on which my friend Yuka wrote my name in Japanese, but could not find it last night - much to my dismay! So here is my entry for the Oriental challenge over at Three Muses today.

Monday, July 18, 2011


I love the colours on this beautiful rose garland card from Graphics Fairy - I decided to do something different and challenged myself to only work with the one image and one other element, so I filled and outlined the Pegasus with the garland and also filled the typeface with it. My entry for the flight challenge at Take a Word, also linking to Brag Monday over at Graphics Fairy.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday freebie - bingo tags 2

Click here for the 2nd set of bingo tags, here is the first set if you missed them. Although we need rain, I am just enjoying the fabulous sunny weather at the moment and really looking forward to the weekend. Hope yours is great too!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Marylin McSteamy

The Three Muses challenge this week is to steampunk a famous person . . . . now once again steampunk got the better of me! I was all over the place - I started with Beethoven the futuristic pirate clutching what can only be described as a supercharged gramophone and then I went all botanical on Joan Collins, capturing her in a cloche with mechanical butterflies around her - really it was a mess :-) Eventually I stumbled upon this black and white image of the lovely miss Marilyn Monroe and as soon as I put the goggles on her face it reminded me of the movie "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow". So here is my poster for the imaginery Steampunk movie, Le Ballon - don't hold your breath,  it is never coming to a theatre near you!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Blushing bride

The background and the frame which is from this apothecary label are both from Graphics Fairy. This is my entry for the wedding challenge over at Take a Word and also linking to Brag Monday. Hope you have a great Monday!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday freebie - vintage crockery recipe cards

If you're like me - always collecting recipes, have these handy in the kitchen or in your bag, so next time you have to write down that special recipe you can write it on a card instead of scribbling it on any old piece of paper. I love these bowls and dishes, they are from a vintage advertisement, click here for the pdf. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Roaring Twenties

I really like the boyish look of the 1920's, although there was not a  lot of emphasis on body shape it had it's own kind of charm. The waistline if any, was located somewhere around the hips. The confining corset was discarded, replaced by a chemise or camisole and bloomers which was later shortened to panties or knickers and during the mid-twenties all-in-one lingerie became popular. My favourite - the short hairstyles such as the Bob cut, Eton Crop and the Marcel Wave became popular. Thanks for taking the time to visit - my entry for the 1920's challenge at Three Muses.

Monday, July 4, 2011

American Girl

I had lots of fun designing a faux magazine cover for my entry for the stars and stripes challenge at Take a Word this week, the girl is from a vintage gum advertisement and she was dressed in pink - I used a vintage flag to dress her up for the occasion. I've used this lovely antique background from the Graphics Fairy so many times, it is so beautiful with all the scrolls and flourishes - linking to Brag Monday and many thanks to my favourite fairy in the whole wide world. Happy fourth of July to all my friends in the US!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday freebie - 4th July cupcake wrappers

I made these cupcake wrappers for all my American friends - hope y'all bake cupcakes on  the 4th July? :-) Click here to download the pdf. Have a great weekend everyone!