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

Wednesday 29 January 2014

3M challenge...Silhouettes...

These are my pictures for the Three Muses challenge this week,
For the top one I tried to do something a little
different but I'm not sure it worked!
And the one below is everyone's idea of a silhouette.
Thanks so much for your visit and comments.
I really appreciate them.
And Thank You to the Three Muses for always coming
up with great challenges.
love and Hugs
June xxx

I must add a BIG PS here...
The hospital rang me yesterday to say Freddie is coming home
this afternoon! I can't take it in yet.......


Monday 27 January 2014

Early Riser.....

Old Tapestry

Perfumes and Spice
Another couple of pictures I've made, just to please me.
In fact almost all my pictures are made to please me.
I like challenges but they still have to be something I like.
I was up long before the lark this morning. I had a sleepless
night, all sorts of things were churning over in my mind.
I guess we all have nights like that.
So as the day wears on I shall slowly flag. I often watch a good
film, only to wake up and find I've missed the ending!!
Have a great day,
love and Hugs
June xxx

Sunday 26 January 2014

TAW.. Couples..

The Art of Love
Forever Love
The romanric dream of all young couples but unfortunately for many it is only to be found in
fairy tales and novels.
These are my collages for the Take a Word's challenge this week...Couples...
and I've chosen the romantic route!
Thanks so much for your visit and comment.
Big Hugs
June xxxx

Friday 24 January 2014

Images from Itkupilli..

I have several of Itkupilli's Kits and I love her images.
You just can't go wrong with them.
There are vague whispers and rumours going around that Frederick may
be on his way home soon.
There will probably have to be some care package in place
so I am keeping my fingers crossed!!
The best part of the day has gone and it's growing colder again.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Thursday 23 January 2014


A couple of collages I made recently.
I try to kid myself I am Strong and Powerful but how I feel today
it's not working!
Mind you I have been shoving, pulling and pushing bits and pieces
 of small furniture about so I guess it's my own fault.
I just hate feeling so helpless and having to rely on others all the time.
Freddie seems to be progressing, taking little walks and I am feeling
hopeful about him.
Thanks for your visit,
love and Hugs
June xxx

Wednesday 22 January 2014

3 M...Word Journal...

My word is Hope
and means everything to me.

It is said, after Pandora opened the box and out flew all the troubles of the world,
all that was left in the bottom of the box, was Hope.

Thank you for looking dear friends

June xxx

Monday 20 January 2014

Start the Day Right...

A couple of collages I've made recently with old vintage postcards of these beautiful ladies. They always appeal to me with their artful poses and lovely figures. These collages have been very well received on Flickr. I seem to have gathered quite a lot of 'fans'!!
(Click the square box on the left to have a look!)
Busy day today. My new carpet for the bedroom is coming this afternoon complete with two men (!) to fit it. Can you imagine the turmoil in the rest of this tiny, tiny bungalow as everything from the bedroom has been spread around in the rest of the space. I have a 12 inch wide gap to get to my computer so that's OK and a free chair in here for Algie to sit on!
Have a great day everyone,
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Hats and Things.. TAW..

Here is my collage for Take a Word this week. A bit of Steampunk fun,
and you wouldn't believe how long it took me to cut out her helmet!
Thank you for your visit.
After a worrying few days my daughter took me to see Freddie last night. He looks very frail but is recovering yet again after another nasty infection with the help of yet more anti-b's.
I managed to cut his hair a bit and we tidied him up. He felt so much better for seeing me he said.
So on we go again one step at a time.

Sunday 19 January 2014


A collage I finished this morning.
I love the colours.
After three days of not receiving any phone calls from Freddie, the hospital rang me to say he was rather unwell, they were 'concerned' and 'keeping an eye' on him. And 'doing their best'.
You can imagine my concern. My son visitted yesterday afternoon and then Freddie himself finally rang me. 'I couldn't speak to you as I had an oxygen mask on!'
He has had a bad chest infection and felt very ill.
Thank God he is on the mend again. He rang me this morning to say he was feeling better and had eaten his breakfast.
I am hoping to visit him at last, maybe this evening.
Please keep him in your prayers.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Thursday 16 January 2014


An Apple a Day
Chicken Run

Over on Flickr, the challenge this week is to make something in the 
style of Cathy Horner for Digitalmania.
The bottom one I made some time ago for the same challenge.

Where does the week go? Tomorrow is Friday already.
Hope you've had a great day,
love and Hugs
June xxx

Tuesday 14 January 2014

3M...Still Life..

Something different from the Three Muses challenge today.
A Still Life or Less is More!

I don't feel I'm much good in this genre but here are
my efforts anyway.
The background is a very old page from the late
 Jean Dougherty and the books and rose were Googled.

I'm looking forward to seeing all yours!

Love and Hugs
June xxx

Down in the Woods...

If you go down in the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise!

No teddy bears picnic but you never know...........

Love and Hugs
June xxx

Sunday 12 January 2014


Good Morning everyone,
Hope you've all had a great weekend!

Take a Word has asked us for a Moon challenge this week.
So I made two quite different ones.
The background for the top one is a painting by
John R. Math.

Thanks so much for your comments.
They are much appreciated.

Love and Hugs
June xxx

The Rabbit, the Red Shoes and the Fop.

Once upon a time, on a clear sunny Sunday.........

Love and Hugs
June xxx

Thursday 9 January 2014

How she loved her pets...

She was such a lucky girl to have so many pets but
fancy keeping a giraffe inside the house.
Fortunately there were lots of servants to clean up the mess!

In the next room she kept her tigers and colourful parrots! 

Wednesday 8 January 2014

Something Musical for the Three Muses

Here is my piece for the Something Musical Challenge.
I can always work with a music theme, I was brought up with music,
all my family played something, either accordions or pianos and
both my children were taught piano.
I have no room for instruments now but I bought a beautiful 
shiny black baby grand that
lives with Sally so I can play when I want to!
I always thought it would be lovely to play a Spanish guitar.
Well thank you for looking in,
I appreciate your comments.
Hugs June xxx

Monday 6 January 2014

TAW... HOME...

Today's challenge on take a Word is HOME!
I've taken a more whimsical route today with my illustrations
but I'm sure the quote rings a bell with most people.
The little doll comes from Linda Cumberland.
Hope you've all had a great weekend and ready to face
what this week may bring.

love and Hugs
June xxx

Saturday 4 January 2014

The Gypsy..

Such a dreadful dull and wet day again.
So I had a play with layers. The woman is a vintage pic I found on Google
 and the same with the background. Then they were altered and layered
 and I was quite pleased with how it turned out.
I saw an online tutorial for a similar effect but I am useless at
following them!  After two steps I've lost it.
So I just followed my nose for a similar effect.

Wishing you all a happy Saturday!
June xxx

Friday 3 January 2014

Fairy playtime..

Having a look round my files I found this old
photo of me and my dad.
Nothing else to do so had a little play with it.
Perhaps I should call it Fool's Friday.......
I still believe in fairies!! LOL!

Thursday 2 January 2014


These two pictures are made with backgrounds by a very dear 
friend of mine. And I attempted to make two very different looks.

I was awake at 4am this morning and couldn't get back to sleep.
It looks dry at the moment but we have strong winds forecast..(again)!
I am still feeling under par and haven't left the house for what seems an age.

Keep well everyone,
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Sewing lesson..

I love these little dollies and wondered if they'd like a sewing lesson!

Freddie's foot is progressing nicely so 'they' say but he still 
mustn't walk on it so God only knows when he'll be home.

love and Hugs
June xxx

Wednesday 1 January 2014

Just for Fun...

Wishing everyone a happy New Years Day.
Hugs from
June and Algie!

And this is for the challenge from the Three Muses.
Colour me Happy.
I sometimes think I am afraid of colour...I hardly ever make
anything in really bright colours so I made this.
Looking forward to seeing what you make! xx