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

Saturday 30 June 2012

SPA Sepia challenge

Here is my Postcard for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge this week.
A delicately drawn overlay on top of a muted coloured piece.
I hope you like it. Thank you for looking. xxx

Friday 29 June 2012

Friday Foto Collage...

Over at Friday Foto Collage, Peggy has asked for a summertime theme and posted several photos to choose from.The one I picked. above, is a bit different to a beachy theme but I thought it made a change and a nice background.  Thank you for looking.
PS Oh for a figure like that! xx

Thursday 28 June 2012

.......Maid Mona

It's a gorgeous morning here (Friday my time!) Brilliant blue sky and wall to wall sunshine for a change. Makes you feel glad to be alive and thankful for your blessings!

Today I'm showing another picture of the lovely Mona Lisa. Of all the Monas that I've altered and played with, I think this one is my very favourite. I am so pleased with the way she turned out.

                                         Wishing you all the very best of days.
                                                         Love and Light
                                                              June xxx

It looks like being a hot one again today. It was so humid yesterday, and Richard came to do the garden, cutting hedges etc. He looked so hot, bless him, and the dust from the hedges stuck to his damp skin .
I went up on my scooter to see his new bedroom he had just finished decorating. One wall is full of a mirrored wardrobe that doubles the size of the room. Everything looked beautifully coordinated, down to a black chandalier! The thought of a black one wouldn't have been my idea but it looked very nice. Becky had chosen well!

I called in on Sally on my way back. She had the children after school and they had been to the beach. There they were, running about happy and dirty, all ready for their bath, arguing as to who should be first.

I love old photos and I've found a couple for you to see today. The top one  is me in the garden holding my granddaughter Rebecca. She is now 31!!
The black and white one is me and Colin at a dance, about 1960. Those were the days eh? When I actually had a half decent figure!!LOL!!
                                              Have a good day everyone! love and Hugs
                                                                      June xxxxxxxxx

Tuesday 26 June 2012

Three Muses Challenge..Frames..

For the frames challenge this week on Three Muses. I too  couldn't quite decide which size of frame  to use. 'It's a puzzlement'!!
So looking forward to seeing your creations. Thank you for looking at mine. xxx

......Just look!!

Just look what I have received from my dear friend Cheryl.
At the top is front and back of a little book she has made, complete with pockets and tags inside.
And at the bottom is a piece of chipboard decorated with all these lovely pieces.
Absolutely beautiful work. Also a gorgeous card and a large spotted hand made box envelope that they were in.
 She said they were for a belated birthday present!
Dear Cheryl, thank you sooooo much. You just can't imagine how much pleasure they give me. You've put such a load of time and talent into these gorgeous pieces.
thank you so much dear friend. xxxxx

Monday 25 June 2012

CO Challenge..Yellow..

Collage Obsession are still on a colour challenge.
This week it's Yellow.
So here is my collage, yellow with touches of orange.
The background is my own. The girl is a brush I made with a found image. Flowers are from my stash.
Thank you so much for looking. xx

Take a Word Challenge..Insects..

 The challenge over at Take a Word this week is Insects.
I chose to make this pattern of moths and roses.
It takes a little while to place the components, get their sizes right etc. but the finished
product looks great with a black background.
I call this a 'disciplined' creation. LOL!!

Then I 'pressed a button' in one of my software  programmes and
it turned into this pattern.
You still see the frame and the moths and roses, kinda cute eh?
Thank you for looking.
Happy Monday,
Love and Hugs
June xxxx

Sunday 24 June 2012

Bring me Lilies..

                                                                     Bring me Lilies

                           Wishing you all a Happy Sunday!
I made this collage yesterday, my own background made by merging a couple of my own backgrounds and recolouring it. The picture of the woman found on Google and the rest from my collection.
The bottom pic has the addition of a bit of processing. It does change the look and I quite like it.

I haven't felt like joining in the Sunday Postcard Art challenge this last couple of weeks.
Perhaps next week.

Love and hugs
June xxxxxxxx

Saturday 23 June 2012

 The Jewel

Good Saturday morning all, I'm fed up with this blessed wind! It gets into my spine and gives me more pain. I do have to go to the post office today and I hate the wind! Upwards and Onwards!

The background of this picture was a pattern I made from one of my own collages with the lady's face added in the middle. It reminded me of coloured jewels. I hope you like it.
                                      Have a happy day everyone!
                                                     love and Hugs
                                                            June xx

Friday 22 June 2012

........Different Styles

                                               The Silver Mask and the Raven

As you know I create all sorts of art. These two pieces are so different but both gave me happiness as they were created.I make quite a lot of Challenges that sometimes stretch my mind! LOL! They may take me to a new dimension. I love the Flickr site. There are so many talented artists out there and some of the work is mindblowing. But I often see a piece that triggers something in my head and off I go in a new direction, maybe to try something new. I just wish I had half the imagination of some of my friends.

I'm sorry I can't get into physical art these days and get stuck up with glue and gesso and paint. I used to love that. So I wish you all a very happy day and happy crafting. I just hope my pictures give you all a tiny bit of pleasure.
                                                         Love and Hugs
                                                                        June xxxx

Thursday 21 June 2012

...........The Longest Day

It's three years today since I lost my Mum.
She had 93 years on this earth. Went through a war, many trials and
tribulations but always came back smiling.
So many memories, some sad but mostly happy.
I can't write any more.
God bless you Mum,
Your Junie xxxxxxxx

Wednesday 20 June 2012


I think sometimes we are apt to forget that there's magic all around us. Not always the sort of magic in my picture! I like to look for a piece of magic every day, whether  it's an unexpected phone call, the sun shining suddenly to light up a flower.or the brilliant plumage of a pheasant crossing the road in  front of you. If I visit my friend Helen there's the joy of watching the antics of the squirrels outside her kitchen window.
May you each find that piece of magic around you and have a wonderful day,
                                                        Love and Hugs
                                                               June xxxxxx

Monday 18 June 2012

Collage Obsession Challenge..

Collage Obsession have asked us this week to make a picture or collage that's inspired by TV or film.
I've chosen Sex and the City, which is both TV and Film. A bit of a change from my usual!
                                           Thanks for looking.
                                                    Love and Hugs
                                                                         June xxx

Sunday 17 June 2012

TAW Challenge..Sewing..

It's Monday morning here dear friends and after a lovely weekend it's back to business. For a start I have a visit to the dentist this mornng.....say no more........LOL!

Here is my collage for the weekly Take a Word Challenge over at Three Muses. The famous Norfolk jacket, still going strong today. Thank you for looking.
                                                               Love and Hugs,
                                                                       June xxx

Saturday 16 June 2012

Good morning everyone! Thank you for all your birthday greetings yesterday. For those of you who are puzzled, my birthday IS the 15th. but because of the time difference it appeared here on the 14th! I think even my sister got in a muddle, she put my age (undisclosed) on the card and took a year off!! LOL! I had loads of cards, ecards, and greetings on Facebook (which I hardly use).

Stanley and Jenny took me to a new place opened only 11 weeks ago. A converted barn with lovely gifts and pictures arranged all around. The food was beautiful. I thought I'd have a glass of cider to drink for a change and it came in my own bottle, almost as big as a wine bottle. Then we realised the alcohol content was 14 percent!!! My Gosh, I knew I'd had it!! But I stayed on my feet! LOL!
Freddie had his hospital appointment yesterday but he got on OK!

Now tomorrow we are both going to Sally's for a meal and all the rest of the family will be there so it will be a party!

                                        I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
                                               Hugs, thanks and blessings,
                                                                     June xx

Thursday 14 June 2012

Happy Birthday!

It's my Birthday today! AND it's pouring rain!
Never mind. I shall enjoy the day.
And a Happy Birthday to those who share a birthday with me today!
I've sent you all a gorgeous pink rose from my garden. It's growing up a trellis outside my back door.
I really appreciate all the dear friends and followers I've made since I started this blog, so I hope you all have a wonderful day.
Love and big hugs,
June xxx

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Three Muses Challenge..Out of Bounds..

The challenge this week from the Three Muses is the technique known as Out of Bounds, where the subject is sort of half out and half in another picture. Not a very professional description perhaps but that's the way I interpret it! LOL!
So here is a sweet vintage ballerina with additions from my stash.

At last the sun is shining! It's a brilliant morning. Summer's here today!
                                                           Thank you for looking.
                                                              Love and Hugs
                                                                           June xxx

Magic Summer Night

As he lay in the soft grass, half awake, half asleep, a nightingale began his sweet song. He felt as if he was floating......floating....... he had no notion of time. He opened his eyes.... and everything merged into a mist of blues and greens. And then he saw her.........this vision in white. So beautiful, yet she seemd to merge with the trees. She faded......and then he saw her again. Was he dreaming?
He stretched up his arms towards her.....he wanted to hold her. And then she was gone.
Was this his Midsummer Night's Dream..............?

This is my picture for Collage Obsession's challenge this week. I hope you enjoy.
Thank you for your kind comments. xxx

The Wish Granters

My picture today is The Wish Granters. Be careful what you wish for...is good advice. The wish may not turn our exactly as you wanted, it's true!
 Sometimes I love to use Symmetry in my work. I love the calmness, the balance of things, what do you think?

What's happened to 'Flaming June'? Are we ever going to get any Summer? I have a Garden Party  planned for the beginning of next month so I'm keeping everything crossed. It's for the Chapel and I have several helpers standing by. I have bought some colourful bunting and lavender plates and serviettes. Richard has planted several new things in the garden so it should look nice. He keeps it beautifully.
I just pray it doesn't rain that day!!

                                                           Love and Hugs
                                                                     June xxx

Sunday 10 June 2012

TAW Challenge..Floral..

I start my week with a challenge from Take a Word.  Floral.
This is a pattern I made with one of my own collages, full of flowers.
Thank you for looking. Have a great day.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Saturday 9 June 2012

SPA Under the Sea

Here is my postcard for tomorrows Sunday Postcard Art Challenge...Under the Sea.
Looking forward to seeing everyone's fantasies of what life is like Under the Sea!!
Thank you for looking and leaving a comment.
                                                                 June xx

A Daisy a Day..

Well dear friends, I wouldn't wish this on anyone. I've had a devil of a job trying to sort everything out. I have spent hours here yesterday. All my address book has disappeared, never to return so I cannot contact any friends at all. My incoming mail goes in my Bin folder and it's a real pain as I keep losing messages. Everything on this computer seems to have changed and I can hardly find anything. If anyone can help about the mail; going into the Bin folder I would be extremely grateful.

After all that the good news is Freddie came home yesterday and the Angioplasty seems to have gone well. So we are looking forward to a quiet weekend.
                                                               Lots of to you all,
                                                                     June xxx

Thursday 7 June 2012

I've been hacked!

I am so sorry for causing you such inconvenience but apparently my email addy has been hacked. Thank you all for telling me. All of my Inbox and Sent messages have disappeared so it looks as though there's work to do.
Once again, so sorry! xxx

The Sparrow's Tale

The Flower

Hello dear friends!
A couple of pictures for you today.
The top one is something I just played around with and the one below is a pattern
I made from a gorgeous flower picture. I love how they turned out.

Well Freddie went off at 6.30am. to hospital. He is to have another Angioplasty and fingers crossed, should only have to stay in the one night. So I shall ring up later to see how he's doing.
He is so fed up with all the to-ing and fro-ing to hospital. He has another two visits next week.
My head seems to be always in a spin, sorting out appointments, cars and medication, I don't have much time to think about myself. perhaps that's a good thing, eh?
I've been to Chapel this morning, acting as Chauffeuse.
Have a good day everyone!
June xxxx

Wednesday 6 June 2012

3M..Warm colours..

The Three Muses asks us for warm colours this week I have made two collages.
Above the woman was Googled with my own background and overlays.

This one has the same background but treated a little differently.
The woman was Googled and digitally altered.

Thank you for looking!

Well I think we are all Jubileed out now. In spite of the weather, there has been wonderful TV to watch, the Concerts, Processions and the Flotilla. Definitely something to remember!
Wishing you all well, love and hugs,
June xxxxxx

Tuesday 5 June 2012

SoArtful Challenge..Red, Yellow, Green, Flower power..

Let's Dance!

Well I don't think you could have more Flower Power than this beautiful garden, full of red, yellow and green.
Just add a wee cutie doubled up and there you have it...my collage for the SoArtful challenge this week.
Happy viewing and thanks for looking. xxx

Collage Obsession..Spirals..

The Spiral of Life

This is my collage made for the challenge on Collage Obsession..Spiral.
Thank you for viewing and comments.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Monday 4 June 2012

Take a Word Challenge..Weddings..

Weddings! A lovely challenge this week on Take a Word! Out of all the many vintage wedding pics I could have chosen, I have picked a Family wedding. My Great Aunt, my grandmother's sister. Although she was not married in white, she had a beautiful bouquet. Her sister Hetty sits at the front right and my Great Grandfather, James Mallett stands at the back right. Sadly I have no pictures of my Mum's or my Grandmother's weddings.
Thank you for looking and have a wonderful week!
                                                            Love and Hugs
                                                                               June xxxx

Sunday 3 June 2012

Your Wish

After such a glorious day yesterday, today it looks as if rain might be stopping play. Such a shame after all the preparations. I went out on the scooter yesterday afternoon and had a wonderful time, finishing up on the Quay, watching the flotilla of boats come in with the tide, all bedecked with Union flags, bunting, horns blowing and people clapping and cheering. I have never seen so many people on the quay side. I hope you all have a wonderful day, whatever you are doing!  Hugs xxx

Friday 1 June 2012

In my Garden

This is my glorious Weigela, the beautiful darker variety. We are now into my Birthday month, so this is the first of my gifts.
Wishing you all a happy Weekend.   Love and Hugs
                                                                                  June xxx