Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My first contest entry

I figured it would be fun to enter a contest, never done this before.
A beautiful picture Gail from Mind Wide Open created for us to use.  Below the original.............


This is what I came up with after altering the image...........


Friday, December 4, 2009

Free Gift Tags

                              Here is a free Paris themed gift tag for you to use year round.  Enjoy!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Winter Finds

Today the air has a definite chill.

Still the sun has a warming, healing effect.

Out and about here are a few snaps

I captured today out in the yard.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

I couln't resist taking a snap

of our cute girl China.

She was enjoying soaking

up the sun and didn't seem

cold one bit.  Of course

with that woolie coat who

would be?

I see there are a few berries left still on

the crab apple tree.  The birdies haven't

           snaffled them all as of yet.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Here's China sprawled out,

enjoying some R & R


A new card created from some vintage pictures and

a picture of a barren tree in a yard with some

towee's from last winter, collaged into a winter card.

 And last but not least, a welcome

wrought iron sign at my front door.

  I guess the winter mum's

are almost finished.   A friend

brought them over

one day, and they were

lovely to brighten the corner

of our porch.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My Favorite Bits

           Insert to a lamp belonged to my granny.....  I love the details.....only piece I have of her's.


..... more candles, love this planter ... my families old photo album, wonderful details on cover.....


  ..... decadent candle and frame ..... love the richness .....

Thursday, November 26, 2009

In the mood for creamy white

Addicted to graphic art, new fun card designed.  With talk of white, I needed to change things up a bit on my blog.  That, and in the distance there was a dusting of white on the tops of the mountains. I was convinced.    I don't know if you are like me but I change pic's quite often, need to shake up things a bit and get the olde creative juices flowing.

An idea from a fellow artist for using papers and such.  How about a recipe book, collage, altered, what ever you may, share recipes back and forth with friends.   Great idea for a quick gift, for that someone special.

I hunted through my bits and bobbles of jewelry, and came up with the focal for this new creation.  I think it should be called Give a Bow.  A re purposed larger sized bow is asymettrically placed, alongside some vintage faux pearls and bronze pearls.  A tiny brass bird and heart, because a girl just can't have too many of either.
And I had just enough matching pearls left to add matching earrings.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Winter Card

Hello everyone,
I am so glad you dropped by. Well, I am at it again, getting so addicted to doing graphics on the computer.

Here is a free card for your enjoyment. Part of this was created from my original painting, and the rest from vintage papers from the lovely blogs I follow.

One in paticular I have found to be be a fabulous blog you might want to check out is

You are free to download this card and do what you may with it.  Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Well it's that time of the year again.  There's a definate chill in the air.  My favorite color is red, and a great color for this time of year because it is so warm and inviting.  To celebrate the winter season a few new creations.  An  original altered art card.   A red velvet re purposed necklace and a new collage Winter card from original bird paintings together with vintage papers . Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, November 6, 2009


Okay, if your anything like me, when you get on overload, you zone out (at least that's my excuse
and I'm sticking to it)!  Those are the times when I  loose myself, creating something so I don't have to think.


Don't think hubby quite gets it all!  Yesterday was one of those days to say the least. So like the fool I am, I stayed up way past my bedtime (ashamedly). This is the result.  Seem to be in a Paris funk lately.  Blame it on the girls on the Vintage Altered thread on etsy, (you know who you are).  Some of the graphics for the right hand card came from The Graphics Fairy
The other collage on the left, was created from  photo's  I found on Steff's blog, thanks to some of the terrific blogs I follow .   So why not GO grab yourself a cup of java,  play and just have some fun for a while.
Both these blogs have brag days, so you can show off all you fine pretties!
Make it a PLAYDAY!