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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Flea Market Goodies

I braved the cold and wet today and paid a visit to the Oxford Vintage Bric a Brac market. I managed to get a few goodies:- some sweet tiny pearl buttons, vintage braid and ribbon, some lace and a gorgeous old postcard.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fabulous Giveaway at Robin's Egg Blues

These are just some of the gorgeous goodies available to win over at Linda's blog, Robin's Egg Blues. For a chance of winning go HERE. The lucky winner will be picked on 28th February.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Alice Tag Book Swap

Here is a great little fun swap I have recently discovered through other bloggers, organised by Karla of Karla's Cottage.

You make 6 tags on the theme of Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass, send them to Karla, who will make them into a book and swap them out. For full details please click HERE.

Winter Altered Photo

This is a photo from our recent snowy spell which I have been playing around with in Elements. I have used a couple of different textures and a couple of brushes which I made myself. I also used a lovely glass plate negative plate from Christina Renee Designs at Oscraps.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

February Design Team Artwork for Cassi's Creations

Here are 2 tags with a retro feel, made from one of Cassandra's beautiful collage sheets at Cassis's Creations. Pay a visit to her shop and see these lovely designs and lots more.

Retro is really out of my comfort zone and the colours are not those I would normally use but I must say I enjoyed doing something slightly different but I just had to add lace. Hope you like them.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Well, February 15th has arrived and it is now time to pick a winner. I would like to thank all 233 of you who have left comments on my blog for this giveaway but I'm afraid there can only be one winner.

Congratulations Nelly - I will email you to confirm this so that we can sort out delivery details.

Thanks everyone for joining in on the Magic Carpet Ride - it's been fun and I apologise to those people whose blogs I didn't get to - so many blogs, so little time!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

20 Minutes A Day - Doesn't seem too difficult.....

Here is a great idea I stumbled upon when searching through the OWOH bloglist and this site was a favourite of one of the Magic Carpet Riders. The blog is Fiona's Marmalade Rose.

Fiona made a New Year's Resolution to try and spend at least 20 minutes every day sewing and members of the group are encouraged to do this or indulge in their own craft: some knitting, some sketching, some crochet etc. I checked with Fiona to see if mixed media/altered art and papercrafts could be included and this is apparently OK. I fully intend to give this a go as I spend far too much time either on the computer or planning and researching what I am going to make next rather than actually doing it.

We need lots of encouragement so please take a look. You can learn all about it by clicking on the 20 Minutes button on her sidebar (link above).

Friday, February 12, 2010

Collage Obsession Challenge No. 4 - Longing

Here is my entry for Challenge No. 4 on the Collage Obsession blog.

The challenge is to apply the phrase "Longing" to this lovely picture of Marceline Day.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Digital Collage

I had the urge to do a little Photoshopping after looking at some of the lovely collages created by members of the DJ Pettit Photo Manipulation Workshop. I was too late to sign up for this which I am really sorry about.

There are many layers and textures in this collage but I am happy with it.