Sunday, 20 April 2014

TAKE A WORD


SHE WORE A BUTTERFLY CLIP

Our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week is WINGS and that reminded me of the lady who wore a butterfly clip.

Credit to JoesSistah for the textures (blended), and the butterfly is courtesy of Pixel Music.

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Annual ATC Swap




My ATCs for Marion's 8th Annual ATC blog swap with the theme of BIRD PEOPLE.

Thanks, Marion, for a lovely fun swap and my ATCs will be on the way to you within the next few days.

Credit to Pixel Music.


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

THE THREE MUSES


THE GIRL WITH GREEN EYES

Created for the Three Muses challenge where this week we are being inspired to create in TURQUOISE AND LIME.

I tried my hand at a bit of digital painting in Photoshop and finished the whole thing off with a canvas filter ..... Tah Dah!

Credit to JoesSistah for the backgrounds (blended) whilst the lady (much altered by me) is courtesy of The Lost Gallery.

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

TAKE A WORD


THE QUEEN OF SHEBA

Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce you to her royal highness the most illustrious, the most wondrous and the completely gorgeous Queen of Sheba ... Lady Maud's favourite mode of transport.

Thank you, Marie, for giving us BIRDS as our theme at Take a Word this week.

Credit to HolliewoodStudio, FinecraftedDesigns, LandOfNodStudio and PixelMusic.

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

THE THREE MUSES


NIGHT TRAVELLER

We have TRANSPORTATION as our theme at the Three Muses this week, and sometimes in the wee small hours this is my most favourite mode of transport!

Credit to SharingTubes.

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Sunday, 6 April 2014

TAKE A WORD


HIS MASTER'S VOICE?

It's MUSIC at Take a Word this week and that reminded me of something I saw the other day!  What?

Credit to IreneAlexeeva, Bluesse and SharingTubes

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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

THE THREE MUSES


Our theme at the Three Muses this week is to embellish a black and white (or sepia) photograph with colour.  Apologies, because as some of you will recognise, this is a 'variation on a theme'.  Mmmmm.

Below is one I made earlier but which I thought was worth a second viewing.

Credit to HolliewoodStudio and the PublicDomain for the 'variation on a theme', whilst 'my family history' are my own images with lyrics from Queen.

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Sunday, 30 March 2014

TAKE A WORD


We have STARS as our theme at Take a Word this week and this is my interpretation.

Credit to CalidDesigns, PngIng.com and jassy at Deviantart.

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

THE THREE MUSES


It's my turn to host at the Three Muses this week and I chose THE AGE OF STEAM as my theme and that reminded me of when I'd popped in to visit my neighbour last Wednesday.  There he was, after a long day of managing his fleet of hot air balloons for hire, relaxing in a steaming bath and enjoying a soothing cup of tea.  I did notice the ladies outside his window and I wondered whether they were  waiting for my neighbour to come out to play ..... or something more sinister .... coveting that steaming cup of tea!  Mmmmmmm.

Credit to FinecraftedDesigns, Bluesse and SharingTubes.

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Sunday, 23 March 2014

TAKE A WORD


HOT ENOUGH TO FRY EGGS

Our theme at Take a Word this week is EGGS and that made me think that somewhere in the world the temperature will be hot enough to fry eggs ... but it's not here in Yorkshire ... today we have sunshine but a cold and biting wind.  Still it did give me food for thought!

Credit to GraphicsFuel.com for the egg, the remainder (excepting the sandscape) is courtesy of SharingTubes.   The sandscape has been in my stash for a long time, but if anyone can identify it please let me know and I will credit accordingly.

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

THE THREE MUSES


SPRING DAZE

We have SPRING as our theme at the Three Muses this week  ... which was quite timely in my opinion since a quick peep out of my window today showed me spring has indeed arrived ...... yay!

Credit to RubyBlossom and FinecraftedDesign, and a little help from the interwebby.

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Sunday, 16 March 2014

TAKE A WORD


CELEBRATING GREEN

We are taking our inspiration from GREEN this week at TAKE A WORD and this is my interpretation.

Credit in the main to Public Domain images whilst the butterflies are courtesy of HiddenVintage.

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

THE THREE MUSES


Mabel spent the day trying on a  Zetti persona .... she thought it would be much more interesting than doing the housework.

Thank you, Bev, for our theme of ZETTI, this week at the Three Muses.

Credit to TumblefishStudio and Modigliani!

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Sunday, 9 March 2014

TAKE A WORD


A BIT ON THE WET SIDE SIR

We have BLACKBIRD as our word for inspiration this week at TAKE A WORD and that reminded me of the blackbird I saw the other day.  I was just about to close the blinds on the thoroughly wet weather outside when I saw this old gentleman looking my way.  Then I realised he wasn't looking at me at all, but at the blackbird perched on his upturned umbrella.  I swear I heard it say : it's a bit on the wet side sir!  I couldn't swear to it, of course!

Credit to Caroline at SharingTubes, PlayingWithBrushes, and Bluesse.  The remainder is from my own stash.

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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

THE THREE MUSES


FLY HIGHER

This week we have BON VOYAGE as our theme at the Three Muses and that reminded me of Mabel who decided she must leave her fears behind her and reach for the stars!  Bon Voyage and Good Luck, Mabel.

Credit to Tumblefish Studio, PixelMusic and HolliewoodDesigns.

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Sunday, 2 March 2014

TAKE A WORD


NUMBERS

We have NUMBERS as our word for inspiration this week at Take a Word.  Tah Dah!

Credit to Finecrafted Designs.

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DIGITALMANIA CATCH UP



Our challenge at Digitalmania this week was to take inspiration from the work of FLORIAN NICOLLE.    Therefore,  may I present both David Beckham and David Bowie truly 'nicholle(ized)'.


The week prior to FlorianNicolle we were inspired to create a Journal Page with a Botanical theme.  Tah Dah!


And DEREK GORES was our artist for inspiration at Digitalmania earlier in February.

Credits for each piece can be found on my Flickr page.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

THE THREE MUSES


ARABIAN GOTHIC

We have ARCHITECTURE as our theme at the Three Muses this week and that reminded me of the amazing architecture I glimpsed through an open window of our new neighbour's house as I passed yesterday ... which I could only describe as Arabian Gothic!   Oh and I know I am on the short side for a grown woman but our new neighbour is, well, a wee bit on the tall side don't you think?

Credit to HolliewoodStudio.

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Sunday, 23 February 2014

TAKE A WORD


I USE BLUE

This week we have BLUE as our word for inspiration at TAKE A WORD and that made me think of Pablo Picasso's 'blue' quote.

Credit to SharingTubes, Edeena and CryztalRain.

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

THE THREE MUSES


MISTAKEN IDENTITY or INCOGNITO

We have OUT OF BOUNDS as our theme at the Three Muses this week and that reminded me of what I saw (I'm sure I did) the last time I visited the Louvre.  I couldn't be sure whether she was making her escape to paint the town red or returning after a night on the tiles, but most definitely there was no mistaking it was Mona herself.  Not Mona you say ... perhaps you wouldn't be so sure if you saw what I saw underneath that mask!

Credit to Caroline at SharingTubes and to NumbBumm.

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Sunday, 16 February 2014

TAKE A WORD


THREE CAN KEEP A SECRET, IF TWO OF THEM ARE DEAD .... or so wrote Abraham Lincoln!

We have VINTAGE as our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week and that gave me the chance to illustrate this brilliant quote!

Credit to FinecraftedDesign, HiddenVintageStudio and MartaVanEck.

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

THE THREE MUSES


ANYONE FOR A CUPPA?

Well, here I am, back from my week's holiday in Scotland.  It rained a lot ... but hey, the hot tub was welcoming.  We walked, and toured and even took a cable car up to the snow.   Took some 'moody' photos of the mist shrouded Loch we were staying by.   And more 'moody' photos of the mist shrouded, snow covered Glencoe mountains.  Visited one or two Scottish castles and, as always,  was awestruck by Scottish architecture in general .... all spires and turrets.  Back home now though and ready for a cuppa!

Credit to ShadowHouseCreations and Efie.

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

THREE MUSES


SILHOUETTES IN MY GARDEN!

Phew!  Here I am at last.  Better late than never.

A little treat for you ... the view from my kitchen window!!!!   What?

Credit to TumblefishStudio for the background,  whilst the brushes are courtesy of NadinePau, daintyish, barbarjaStudioBaklaza and leeroi1.

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Sunday, 26 January 2014

TAKE A WORD


SISTERS HAVING FUN!

We have COUPLES as our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week and that's when I remembered about the two old ladies who live near by.  They love telling stories about their youth and one of their favourites is about the fun they had in the chorus line!

Credit to TumblefishStudio.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

THREE MUSES

 BEING DIFFERENT

This is Henry and he likes to be different.

Credit to TumblefishStudio, HolliewoodStudio, Bluesse and MartaVanEck.

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Sunday, 19 January 2014

TAKE A WORD


We have HATS-N-THINGS as our theme at Take a Word this week and that reminded me of one of my neighbours who goes by the name of 'Cat Lady'.   Seemingly unable to be parted from her little brood of feline fur balls for even one second she has taken to carrying them around in all manner of contraptions and containers ... I even saw her the other day wearing them on the  top of her head just like a hat!  Well, I never!

If you have ever wondered what Taluula looks like, then take a peek at the picture below to see me sporting one of my many weird and wonderful hats. 



Credit in the main to Caroline at SharingTubes, but also to HolliewoodStudios and FinecraftedDesigns.  In fairness some credit must also be given to Modigliani for his very good likeness of me!

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

THE THREE MUSES


We have STILL LIFE as our theme for the Three Muses this week, so here's mine, a dish of chocolates and a rosy red apple sitting either side of an empty wine bottle with a few poppies plonked in its top.

Should I choose a scrumptious chocolate, I asked myself, or would it be the apple ... well the chocolate, of course, the apple had already been taken!

Credit to Caroline at SharingTubes and to AllFreeDownloads.

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Sunday, 12 January 2014

TAKE A WORD


JACK SKELLINGTON

We have MOON as our word for inspiration at TAKE A WORD this week and that reminded me of last full moon when on looking out of my window I spied Jack Skellington (my neighbour from two doors down).

I waved ... he waved (well I think he was waving) ... we exchanged Happy New Year wishes, and then I went back to my book!!!!

Credit to Nasa for the moon, the interwebby for Jack whilst the swirl is a PS brush.

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Friday, 10 January 2014

DIGITALMANIA


This week at Digitalmania we are taking inspiration from the work of NORVHIC FERNANDEZ-AUSTRIA. This is my interpretation.

Credit to Anoident (Flickr Creative Commons) and Caroline at SharingTubes.

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

THE THREE MUSES


This week we have SOMETHING MUSICAL as our prompt at the Three Muses and that reminded me of the haunting music I heard from my bedroom window the other day.   Perhaps it was music .. or may be it was the wind!

Credit to Bluesse at DeviantArt and to the public domain.

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Sunday, 5 January 2014

TAKE A WORD


HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

We have HOME as our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week and that's when Mr Ann reminded me that HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS!

Credit to HolliewoodStudio.

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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

THE THREE MUSES


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL

May the coming year find you happy and healthy, peaceful, colourful and creative. 

Credit to Pink Lotty Designs and Sharing Tubes.

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Sunday, 29 December 2013

TAKE A WORD


HAPPY 2014 TO ONE AND ALL

We have NEW YEAR as our inspiration at Take a Word this week and so may I take the opportunity to wish all of my fellow blog friends a Happy 2014 ... and remember ... never be afraid to be be yourself!  :D

Credit to CAJoline.

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Tuesday, 24 December 2013

THE THREE MUSES


AIR MAIL

We have MAIL ART as our theme this week at the Three Muses (Christmas Day),  and as I began to think about my theme I noticed a face I recognised well and I knew then my theme would be AIR MAIL.  I couldn't be certain but my bet was she was making a swift getaway for the holidays.

Credit to Mr Whiskers, FinecraftedDesign, NumbBumm and PlayingWithBrushes.

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas, my friends.  :D

Sunday, 22 December 2013

TAKE A WORD


SEASON'S GREETING FROM ME TO YOU

He's definitely on my Christmas list ... so hoping to find him in my garden!

Pop over to Take a Word to see who else is wishing you compliments of the season.

Credit to SharingTubes, Flina and Obsidian Dawn.

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

THE THREE MUSES


WHITE SPACE

Bev has asked us to explore WHITE SPACE in art this week at the Three Muses.  I like to use shades of white in my art ... it's so peaceful and calming.

Credit to HolliewoodStudio.

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Sunday, 15 December 2013

TAKE A WORD


IMAGINE

We have the MALE of the species at Take A Word this week and that reminded me of Albert (a creative soul) who believes in dreams and likes to imagine ..... 

Credit to HiddenVintageStudio and MartaVanEck.

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

THE THREE MUSES


HOLDING ON

We have AFRICA as our theme at the Three Muses this week and this is where my Muse took me.

Credit to BethRimmer, HolliewoodStudio, FinecraftedDesign, ObsidianDawn, BestDesignOptions and Savannah.

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Sunday, 8 December 2013

TAKE A WORD


This week we have ANGEL as our word for inspiration at Take a Word and here is one I found living in my attic!

Credit to HolliewoodStudio.

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

THE THREE MUSES


FRIENDS AND CHOCOLATE

Marie has challenged us to create a JOURNAL PAGE containing an affirmation this week at the Three Muses.  Here's mine!  :D

Credit to HolliewoodStudio and ObsidianDawn.

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Sunday, 1 December 2013

TAKE A WORD


HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU!

We have TWO as our word for inspiration this week at Take a Word and that reminded me of the two little problems I encountered recently. 

There is a room in our house we don't advise you to enter.  It has a notice : PLEASE DON'T OPEN THIS DOOR and just to be doubly sure we keep it locked and chained at all times.  But a week last Tuesday I heard noises, a sort of creaking and soft shuffling and the odd cough, which prompted me to investigate.  Slipping out of the house I peeped into the window of the forbidden room and sure enough the door was ajar and the mad uncles were looking right back out at me.  I couldn't be sure but I think they had been shopping for new hats!

Credit to MartaVanEck.

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Saturday, 30 November 2013

THE THREE MUSES


THE KING OF HEARTS, PERHAPS ...

We have ALTERED PLAYING CARD as our theme this week and now we're back from our lovely forest holiday (log cabin, log fire, hot tub, hot toddies, much walking and  much more indulgence :D) I created my Sherry Parker inspired King of Hearts!

Credit to HolliewoodStudio, Bluesse and SharingTubes.

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

THE THREE MUSES


 FRANKLY, MY DEAR ......

We have GONE WITH THE WIND as our theme at the Three Muses this week, and although initially it did make me think of Scarlett and Rhett,  it also made me think about the weather, and the wind and the way it can blow your head right off sometimes!    

Credit to Mr Whiskers and Finecrafted Designs.

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