Thank you dear friends and followers for your visits, for your love and prayers for both myself and Freddie.
I really appreciate you taking the time to call in, view my artwork and leave such wonderful comments.
Sending you all love, hugs and blessings,

June xxx

Friday, 31 May 2013

Lizard Woman..

The Lizard Woman has always been a legend in the South Americas. And at last one has been found.
A scientific team has found one living deep in the Colombian rain forest.
They reported, in appearance she is comely, with a dark speckled look to her skin but around her eyes there is a definite lizard look.
 I wonder if they will return her to the jungle?
I hope they do.

                                           Big Hugs and Smiles,

                                                                          June xx

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Three Muses Challenge...Zetti..

I'm more than a bit out of pracrice with making anything Zetti!
I haven't done anything like it for an age.
So here's my piece for this weeks challenge.
I'm not sure I'd want to be friends with that old buzzard!
Her face is my own drawing.
Thanks for looking. love and Hugs,
June xxx

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Take a Word...BUBBLES..

The challenge on Take a Word today is BUBBLES. A pretty subject that can be interpreted in so many ways. Browsing through my records I found the two images above that I made for the same challenge here three and four years ago!

Then this is my collage for this week.
I don't think Ive improved much! LOL!
I'm still away with the fairies!
The background is my own work.
Thank you so much for your visit.
Hugs and Smiles,
June xxx

Masked and Secrets...

I didn't really have anything in mind when I started this collage but it
finished up looking a bit mysterious with her mask.
Perhaps she does have secrets......
Lovely day today. I hope you're all out enjoying the sunshine.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Saturday, 25 May 2013

A Boy...

Good morning dear friends! At last a little sunshine!
Today I want to show you how I arrived at the finished result.
Of course the pictures are in the wrong order!!
I started with the flower cluster.
made it into a pattern, then layered it over and over to make the background.
Put the music and boy on top and Voila!
a slightly different look.
I hope you can make sense of that!
Have a lovely day.
Hugs and Smiles,
June xxx

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Devil or Angel......?

Every now and then I dig into the restored picture file my friend Andrew found. Unfortunately so many of the files are corrupted and only occasionally can I find a complete picture. These I have put into a new folder called my Scrambled Kit! These I found yestersay. So...............
Was that fallen angel Lucifer really a woman?    Just a bit of whimsy for you.
                                          Hope you all have a good day,
                                                         Love and Smiles,
                                                                             June xxx

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

3 Muses Challenge. Black and White Stripes..

I think we'll all have to wear sunglasses this week to view the challenges on Three Muses.
Here's mine. Thanks for looking.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Take a Word.. Sewing..

I am so honoured today that Marie asked me to host our Sewing Challenge this week on Take a Word. I thought I'd go for a more amusing take and found all these pictures online.That wonderful patch in the background and the old posters. You may have heard the old slogan from wartime days, when you had coupons to buy some new clothes. So you remade your old ones.

Also while browsing for the same thing I came across a picture of the actual pattern I made my wedding dress from. I was gobsmacked! So I had to do another one. I altered the neckline of the dress to make a deep V and it was made from 9 1/2 yards of heavy rose patterned satin. I wore my mother's pearls and that is my stepfather, bless him, trying to straighten my veil. So it was One Wet and Windy day in October 1955!
I'm so looking forward to seeing all your sewing pics.
                                            Thanks for visiting me.  Love and Hugs,
                                                                             June xxx

Saturday, 18 May 2013

All Pretty Things..

My friend Peter Toothill on Flickr asked if we could do a collaboration with one of his photographs.
I'm usually up for a challenge so I chose this gorgeous photo of a stall, filled to the brim with ribbons, laces, hats and all sorts of frippery.
So above it you can see my completed collage. I moved the scene to France, added the shopper and a few more bits and pieces and Voila! A bit over the top and so crowded but I guess a real old shop selling these things would be in their day. I hope you like it.
Today I am going out to lunch with an old friend and we hope to meet lots of mutual friends so I am really looking forward to it as I haven't been far for a long time.
                                            Have a lovely weekend dear friends,
                                                          Big Hugs and lots of Smiles,
                                                                            June xxx

Thursday, 16 May 2013


Just a little bit of whimsy today as I've been having a play.
A pretty little kit by Aline design..Atlantis.
My own background.
Now off to the doctors Ta ta.... xx

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

3 Muses..QUOTE..

I like to find a new (to me) quote and have stored away quite a few.They often give a good starting point for a collage, like this one did, a quote I hadn't found before but how true it is.
So I'm hoping to find a few more when I view the other challenges on the Three Muses site.
An update on DD Sally....she has Shingles and is very poorly.
Please say a little prayer for her.....thank you.
Love and Hugs
June xxxx

Monday, 13 May 2013

TAW 2..Mothers..

After seeing all the pics of your Mums, I had to post another.
I did this a while ago of course.
This was celebrating Mum's 93rd. Birthday.
She always lit up for a camera.
Thank you for looking. xxx

TAW..Mothers Day..

Although we've had Mothers day in the UK, other places celebrate
this month so here is my challenge collage for
Take a Word this week.
Thanks so much for visiting.
Big Hugs and Smiles
June xxx

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Sweet Sunday again..Faces Three..

I've been having a play with some old pictures on my external hard drive
and merging two or three old backgrounds and I
came up with this.
I had to do something to stop me going crazy!! LOL!
Yesterday dear Son One Stanley and DIL Jenny came over for a visit.
They spent ages sorting out wires and cables and getting me
up and running smoothly. I bless them for that!
Most of the recovered files are corrupted...sigh.. so
I guess I shall just have to start over and buy some new kits.
There are lots I'm sorry I lost but can't afford to rebuy.
So a new start!
SIL John just rang to tell me Sally is in bed with Migraine.
It never rains......
Love and Hugs and
thank you for your patience with me.
June xxxx

Sweet Sunday again...

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Three Muses...Music..

Well after a lot of sweat and tears I found a copy of my Music Collage. Dreadfully hard to get it here as my mouse has now decided to not right click. I've ordered a new one which should make things a bit easier. So sorry it's late but here it is.
                                                          Thank you so much for looking,
                                                                         Love and Hugs
                                                                                June xxx

Tuesday, 7 May 2013


Yesterday I actually stumbled about in the front garden with
my camera to take some photographs of the blossom.
The background in the collage above is my Viburnam Tinus.

And the background of this one is my Apple Blossom
which is actually white.
I called this collage
'Play Misty for me',
I must admit I felt some sense of achievement just doing that little thing.
I hope you like the pictures I made.
Enjoy the sunshine, Love and Hugs,
June xxx

Monday, 6 May 2013

Take a Word.. Stone Angels..

Stone Angels....there's something about them...an air of mystery in the dark...
smooth, cold marble... old and covered with years of lichen...
perhaps a nose chipped off...
This is the Challenge today on Take a Word.
My angel was a photograph taken by my friend Andrew Weller
and used with his permission.
Thank you so much for looking and leaving a comment.
hugs and Smiles to you all
June xxx

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Do a Happy Dance!

The Dance of the Flamingos
Why not do a happy dance? The sun is shining and we all
have so much to be thankful for.
I could probably manage a stately sway if someone held me tight! LOL!
I managed to give Algie a long overdue bath while I was in the
shower. What with drying and dressing myself, then drying him
with towels and hairdryer, I was quite exhausted. He didn't really mind!
Have a great Sunday,
Hugs and Smiles,
June xxx

Friday, 3 May 2013

Birdie Darling..

Having a play this morning and I was half way through this when the chap called to test all the electrics in the house. I had to switch everything off and he was here an hour, making a thoroughly good job.  I must admit to being anxious however with the mains being switched off, then on, then off etc. Everything was fine when I finally got back to work.

The last Bank Holiday before August I think. If the weather stays like this it'll be grand for the holidaymakers. My cousin and his partner are making it a long weekend in their caravan. Granddaughter Rebecca and her partner are off somewhere in their caravan. I've no doubt Son One will be planning to go somewhere or other. I might just make it to Chapel where they have a Cafe, beautiful cakes and coffee and a chat. I'll let you know!

Hoping you all have a great weekend, whatever you're planning.

Love and hugs and lots of smiles!
June xxx

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Fantasy Land..

Just been having a lovely play with new kits from Itkupilli. Full of gorgeous detail, old portraits,
animals and fantasy!

Wall to wall sunshine yet again which is cheering to the soul after all the gray days of winter.
But.....(there's always a 'but'! Never satisfied!) I do wish the wind was not so cold!!

I did a 20 mile round trip this morning to the hairdressers, only to find her closed. I'm more shaggy than an Old English sheepdog! Never mind, I gave the car a run!
Bank Holiday weekend coming up again, there'll be plenty of visitors about.

Love and Hugs
June xxx

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Hats and crowns and wings and things! 3M..

Wishing you all a very happy May Day! Hope the sun is shining where you are!
A fun challenge this week, hats and crowns
and wings and things! A lovely title for it.
I had to do a couple. The second one has a comment my mother always used to say.
She was showing her rear so I have covered her modesty! Just a bit of fun!
Thank you all for viewing.
Love and Hugs
June xxx