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

Sunday 31 March 2013

Easter Day...

I suddenly felt in a Mona mood today so I've just finished this. I found the coloured photo of an old
Gypsy lady. Waved my magic wand, said Oojie Poojie and Mona appeared!
I hope you like it.
Son One is safely home and rang this morning. I'm going for a meal with Daughter One later.
                                             I hope you are all well, Love and hugs,
                                                                       June xxx

Saturday 30 March 2013

Dream Catcher..

We've had heavy snow showers again and yesterday and this morning I woke to fine everything covered. The sun came out and it soon melted. Now the sun is shining again but there is a bitter north-east wind out there and I am not venturing out in the cold. I'm afraid this very cold spell doesn't suit me at all. Algie doesn't seem to mind the cold or the snow and is forever popping in and out to the garden.

So I just speak to friends and relations on the phone and spend time here making pictures, for challenges and for my own pleasure.
I think maybe Son One and Daughter Two may be on their way home from France today.
Grandson and family have gone to B'ham to see Becky's Nan.
Daughter One has been out delivering Parish Magazines and Son Two is at work delivering post.
Brother-in-law is recovering well from three cardiac arrests, so much to be thankful for.

If you have a Dream catcher, may it be filled with beautiful dreams.....  love and Hugs...
                                                                            June xxx

Thursday 28 March 2013

Wishing all my dear Blogland friends
a happy and blessed Eastertide.
With love
June xxx

Wednesday 27 March 2013


Here's the boy looking gorgeous after his shampoo and hair cut
Bitterly cold here again today.
I've just had my new powered wheelchair delivered.
I'm so pleased.
Love June xxx

Tuesday 26 March 2013

3M Challenge..Out of Bounds..

The Out of Bounds technique is so called because the main subject is half in and half out of the frame. I enjoyed this challenge so couldn't resist doing two pieces for Three Muses today.

The Lady in Red at the top is a very well known piece by Gil Elvgren. Background and frame from my stash.
Everything in the bottom picture made from kits by Lavender Designs.
Thanks for looking and I can't wait to see all the rest of the challenge entries.

Love and hugs,
June xxx

Easter Basket..

An Easter basket for you with love xx
Everything went well yesterday!
A lovely man came to fit the new shower, all shining and with a chrome shower head.
 No mess at all even though he had to go up in the roof.
The nurse came at a different time so no overlapping.
Then at 2pm. Algie had his bath and haircut and toenails trimmed.
He looks lovely and with all the excitement he had, after tea he was pooped
and slept all evening.
He's a real early riser though. He woke me this morning by giving my face, eyes and nose
a wash at 5.45am. Believe me, you quickly wake up with all that going on!
I'm up and 'doing' and the little beggar goes back to sleep!
Wishing you all a lovely day!
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Sunday 24 March 2013

TAW Challenge..Umbrella..

Here is my challenge for Take a Word this week and the word is
Everything found Googling, and I thought she looked pretty
enough to have a play with.
Thank you for looking.
Busy day today. The workmen should be coming to fit the new shower,
so mugs of tea or coffee at the ready!
The nurse comes Mondays and Thursdays to dress Freddie's feet.
And Debbie is coming at 1pm. to give Algie his hair cut and bath etc.
So action stations for me tomorrow.....
Love and Hugs
June  xxx

Saturday 23 March 2013

Watercolour Saturday..

We woke up to a goodly covering of snow this morning and very, very cold.
But we are lucky, we haven't lost power like some.
Hopefully it won't stay long.
My shower has conked out! I undressed and got all ready with the curtains
wrapprd around me yesterday and it was just cold...and more cold.
So we'll have workmen in Monday fitting a new one.
Have a good day,
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Friday 22 March 2013

It's Friday Again..

A quote today from Charlotte Bronte.
We women today are so lucky to be able to say we have a
free and independent will.
A collage I made a little time ago.
Well it seems the country today is again waiting with
bated breath. 'They' are telling us the whole country is expecting
18 inches of snow this weekend.
I only know it's so, so cold and I for one will be glad
to have a bit of warmth.
I guess it won't be long before we are all moaning about the heat!
What can we talk about apart from the weather?
Nothing exciting to tell you...I am in a very
painful mode.....
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Thursday 21 March 2013

Mama's Birthday...

Today is the first day of Spring.
March 21st. 2013.
It would have been my Mum's birthday today.
Whispering Hope is one of her favourite songs that we used to sing together.
It brings back many memories.
So Happy Birthday Mum!
Thnking of you today especially......

Wednesday 20 March 2013


That's the challenge on Three Muses, Balloons.
I thought of the lovely old song Francis Albert used to sing
and went from there.
The background is a fabric I found online!
Jupiter, Mars and balloons and the girl all Googled.
Thanks so much for looking.
It is still so cold today and we have flakes of snow falling.
Needless to say, I am staying home in the warm.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Monday 18 March 2013

TAW.. Mail Art..

I think it's been a little while since we have been asked to do
Mail Art for a challenge on Take a Word.
Sometimes things come to mind easily but for some reason I
had to scratch my head to do these so I hope they are OK.
Yesterday my daughter and SIL took off to
The Ideal Home Exhibition.
The tickets were one of their Christmas presents from their son Richard.
What a lovely idea. It's somewhere I've never been so I'm waiting
to hear all about it.
Also yesterday a phone call from my son in France. They are decorating their
apartment so the brief sprinkling of snow they had didn't worry them.
They have a Sunday Market right outside their door so can get all
their fresh vegetables, bread, cheeses etc. there.
Well thank you all for visiting and I'm looking forward to seeing
all the Mail Art entries.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Saturday 16 March 2013


I found this couple on Google and immediately the good ol' bad ol' days
of prohibition came to mind.
I'm sure I'm doing them a great injustice, I love the way
she holds his hat. Most probably a very honest and hard working couple.
Anyway, here it is. I thought the old vehicle would be great for running
guns or moonshine!
Ihope the weather doesn't stop you from
having a great weekend!
Love and hugs
June xxx

Friday 15 March 2013


Two collages today, both with the subject of Dreams.
You'll see some of the same elements in each
but they are both completely different.
Hang on to your dreams my dears. If you reach for the moon and miss
you will still catch a star!
Sending loving wishes to all my dear friends,
June xxx

Thursday 14 March 2013

Sisters Always..

I titled this collage..Sisters Always..
Appropriately enough as it is my little sister's Birthday today.
Many Happy returns of the day dear Jackalily,
Happy Birthday and hope you have the greatest day
Sending fondest love
June  xxxxxxx

Tuesday 12 March 2013


It's been awhile since I've done any Steampunk collages
but that is the subject on this weeks Three Muses challenge.
So here is old Colonel Steampunk himself.
 He's always wanted to take his favourite horse to Paris for the Longchamp Cup
and this might be the very year he does it.
Thank you for your interest. I appreciate your visits.
Love and hugs
June xxx


I found this beautiful vintage lady online. There were so many beautiful women with gorgeous hair who posed for these lovely photographs and remained unnamed. I often wonder who they were, what happened to them etc. I wonder how much the photographer paid them for posing for him.
I added a touch of colour to her dress and placed her in this setting
and I was happy with the finished result. Isn't she just gorgeous?
We've had snow again and bitterly cold winds and I haven't been able to go out. I am so lucky that my dear SIL John did the errands for me in case I slipped and fell.
Reading your wonderful comments on my picture yesterday, I think Chris
 hit the nail on the head exactly.
We who are lucky enough to have a loving family have
our 'Pot o' Gold' already. Don't you agree?
I hope everyopne who is suffering these dreadful coughs and colds that are going around
soon feels better.
I send love and hugs to you all,
June xxx

Monday 11 March 2013


Take a Word's challenge this week is Green and as St. Pat's day is
fast approaching  I chose to do collages with a St. Patrick's day theme.
I hope you all enjoyed Mother's day in the UK yesterday.
I went to tea with my daughter and had a phone call from France early.
Thank you for visiting
Love and Hugs
June xx

Saturday 9 March 2013

Mothering Sunday

Tomorrow is Mother's Day, or Mothering Sunday as it once was called.
When serving girls were allowed a complete day off to visit their mothers.
I lost my Mum almost 4 years ago and it's not just on this special day
that she is remembered.
So to all you Mothers out there, or for everyone who has or who has lost a Mum,
I send you this verse that you see on my collage of my Mum, when she was 18.
Love and blessings and have a wonderful day,
June xxx

Friday 8 March 2013

Walk with me..

Here I am trying to achieve a misty,
pale and pretty effect.
I think I have succeeded....
Misty and damp here too today!
Love and hugs
June xxx

Wednesday 6 March 2013


A new challenge today at Three Muses....Children. Well I'm sure we can all find lovely subjects for this to make a picture from. I browsed the web as usual and found this delicious little girl and the little boy saying his prayers, when I immediately thought of Christopher Robin.

Thank you dear friends for visitting. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.

                                                       Love and Hugs
                                                              June xx

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Fly Away..

This collage I made yesterday from some of the elements in my prize from Digital Whisper.
The rest from the free Butterflies Kit, also from Digital Whisper.
The vintage lady from my stash and the background from two of my
own, blended in Photoshop Elements.
I hope you like it. Thanks so much for looking.
Have a great day. Love and Hugs
June xxx

Monday 4 March 2013

A Winner!!!

I am walking on air. I have won the first Challenge..Butterflies, on Digital Whisper and have actually won a prize, 5 beautiful downloads to use in my creations. I have never won anything like this before so I  am really chuffed. This was the prizewinning picture.

There are so many wonderful artists on Digital Whisper I am still greatly gobsmacked!!

Still on the subject of butterflies, I made this a few weeks ago and called it Eleven Buttereflies.
                                                      Can you see them all?

                                                       Love and Hugs
                                                                         June xxx

Saturday 2 March 2013

May I have this dance?

And these were the shoes I wore last week for
the birthday party. New, worn for the first time, had two dances and kept them on all night.
They were really comfortable and I love the kitten heel.
have a great weekend.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Friday 1 March 2013

My Sally's Birthday

It's my dearest daughter's birthday today, St. David's Day. As she was born under Pisces and loves the water I've posted the prettiest picture for her, pearls she loves too. Happy Birthday my darling.
She's having a day out today and is taking her grandchildren away for the weekend. I'm sure they'll have a happy time.
For anyone who shares her birthday today I wish you a happy day and send my best wishes.
                                                              Love and Hugs
                                                                            June xxx