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

Thursday 22 October 2015

All of my friends seem to have stopped blogging and
moved their pictures and comments
to Facebook....
And I'm sorry I have followed suit to keep up with new kits
and the pictures they make with them.

Good and fond wishes,
June xxx

Thursday 23 July 2015

Madame Hollyhock

This started out as a picture of one of the hollyhock flowers
in my garden.
I added a few things, then the rainbow and butterflies
and this is what happened.
Sometimes I never know what I shall finish up with!
My Muse has a mind of her own!

I am in a lot of pain but I am happy.
All's well with my world till the next hiccup......

Keep smiling ....xxx

Wednesday 15 July 2015

The Golden Madonna

This took a little time and many many layers
but it turned out just the way I wanted it.
Sometimes you start with an idea in your head and as you progress
it seems to have a mind of it's own, taking you in a
completely new direction and you finish up with something
completely different than the original thought
in your mind.

I'm rambling again.
Many Blessings

June xxx

Wednesday 1 July 2015

The Rain Man....

We are in the middle of a real
heat wave!
The sort of heat we are nowhere prepared for....
For July 1st I thought a cooling picture
more appropriate.
Think cool thoughts everyone...

June xxx

Thursday 25 June 2015

Blue eyes crying in the rain

A sad picture but a beautiful song. 
If you want to listen...here is the link....


Take care everyone,
Love and Hugs,
June xxx

Thursday 18 June 2015


Something pale and pretty...

Oh to have wings...what a dream...
Just think of all the possibilities....

Friday already....the weekend is here again.
June xxx

Thursday 4 June 2015

Apache Blessing

A gorgeous morning here..at last I think Summer has arrived!

We often spend our days rushing about, working hard and sometimes getting overtired and stressed. So I have found this lovely old Apache Blessing for you. Read and relax....breathe deeply and slowly...relax your shoulders and be ready to see what the day will bring.....

June xxx

Sunday 24 May 2015

Birthday Boy

Algie is 3 today  May 24th.
His party hat has Norwich City colours on as a tribute to
his team playing at Wembley tomorrow.
On the ball City!!

Tuesday 19 May 2015


So enjoyed playing with some new kits and love
making vintage anyway,
I called her just 'Beauty'....

Friday 15 May 2015

Once upon a time...

I was sent this photo of a little girl by an old friend and asked  

'if I could do something with it'..

So after playing all afternoon and with 20 layers

this is what I came up with.

And Yes he was very pleased...smile...

June xxx

Saturday 9 May 2015

Mollie Darling

A little piece of old and new. The song Mollie darling was
written in the era of the lady on the left of the picture.
The modern touch of music, the guitar fret and hand is courtesy of
my dear friend Frank Hickman and is in fact his hand.

Hugs on a very windy Saturday
June xxx

Thursday 7 May 2015

Election Day 2015

A big day in the UK today.
There may be lots of changes ahead..we don't know.
I hope you have all managed to cast your vote.

I have turned to another place, another age....

This is the Princess with the Royal Falcons.

Love and Hugs
June xxx

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Vintage Portraits

A couple of vintage grungy portraits I did a little time ago..

Sally took me  to see Freddie this morning. He looks much better
since the angioplasty and of course he's always pleased to see
us, especially Algie.
It isn't long before all the female staff pop in to stroke and cuddle
Algie and he just laps it up.

I think I have to manage this cast for another two weeks.
It will be such a relief to be rid of it!
I have healed wonderfully but there is still a lot of swelling and soreness.

Take care dear friends,
June xxx

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Tell me Again ..

Another made with inspiration from an old country song
I used to sing.. once upon a time....smile...

Saturday 25 April 2015

We have met before....

Just a piece of Whimsy
but a lovely thought...


and some music to go with..
June xxx

Friday 24 April 2015

Believe in Magic..

I believe in magic, it's all around us and you too can find
a piece of magic every day...
you just have to know where to look......

The sun glinting on a pheasant's wing... the blossom that fell right 
at your feet.. the babe that puts his hand in yours..
the smile you get from a complete stranger...
 and you give them one if yours...

Have a magical day dear friends

June xxx

Thursday 23 April 2015


Still managing to have a little creative play with one arm
in a sling. It's harder trying to type with one finger....smile...

I would go slightly crazy doing absolutely nothing..

Love and Hugs
June xxx

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Dance of the Blue Butterflies...

I love butterflies and I was happy how this
turned out.

The stitches came out yesterday but there's a lot of
nerve damage.
I have a remade cast which feels a bit  more comfortable,,,,,

Not feeling much like Challenges at the moment.
Catching up on sleep and trying to gently
massage the scars.......ooooohhhh....smile....

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Too Beautiful..

Just a little bit of whimsy...

The surgery went well and as I was awake the surgion showed
me the tendons he was connecting, all very interesting..
They took care of me very well and I was home again
by early evening.

Now I've been to hospital again today and they removed the cast
and dressings. And I was able to see the wounds which are looking well.
I now am wearing another cast with no bulk underneath but must do
nothing and keep it in the sling,
Stitches come out in a week..

Take care all of you,,,!
June xxx

Thursday 9 April 2015


I like to look for different and interesting quotes so I put this on
a picture just to please me.
The woman is extracted from a Russian painting and of course I've
lost the unpronounceable name of the painter.

Today I am going into hospital for the day to have an
operation on my hand. I have ruptured two tendons after my falls
and it means I shall have a cast on for 6 weeks...Eeeek!!
I am a bit nervous but hopefully everything will go ok....
but I shall be more useless than usual....smile....

Tuesday 7 April 2015

April in Paris

Made just for me...

Sunday 5 April 2015

TAW challenge...Numbers..

Art Deco with a touch of modern...
and 3 plus 7 makes 10.
Just having a play.
Nice challenge this week again....
A little piece for the Take a Word Numbers challenge.

Thank you so much for your visit,

June xxx

Tuesday 31 March 2015

Three Muses... Song Title..

A wonderful idea for a challenge this week from the Three Muses..

I often use Song titles as a jumping off point for making a picture so
here are a couple I've done.
I'm sure you will remember the songs.
Thanks for your visit and comments,

Love to you all,
June xxx

Sunday 29 March 2015

TAW... Blue and White...

Hello everyone...
A lovely Blue and White Challenge for Take a Word this week.
I hope you all enjoy.

My date for the operation assessment has come through,
this coming Thursday.
Now Freddie is back in hospital on an anti-biotic drip once again.

It never just rains, does it.
Upwards and Onwards,

All love

June xxx

Tuesday 24 March 2015

3M challenge...Eggs..

Two pictures today for the Egg Challenge
on Three Muses....

Top one new..everything found online...

Bottom one older..everything from Itkupilli.

Thank you for your visit.

I went to hospital yesterday for a check on my hand and now
I'm waiting for an appointment for an operation to hopefully mend
the tendons. About two weeks they said. Then 6 weeks in a cast.

Love and hugs to everyone,
June xxx

Sunday 22 March 2015

TAW Challenge...Tulips...

See how they grow..

This is my picture for the Take a Word challenge this week,

Thank you so much for your visit,
Love and Hugs

June xxx

Friday 20 March 2015

The First day of Spring...

Tomorrow...Saturday March 21st, is the first day of Spring.
It's also my Mother's Birthday.

This photo was taken on her last birthday.
Although she is no longer with us, her presence is always felt and
remembered, on this day especially.

God Bless you Mum.
June xxx

Sunday 15 March 2015


Green is the Challenge on Take a Word....
Algie said 'I can go green for a day Mum!'
So he donned his green top hat to send you all
Irish love and says 'Come and Play!'

Thank you so much for your visit,

Love and Hugs

June xxx

Sunday 8 March 2015

Take a Word..SPRING..

Take a Word's Challenge this week is Spring.
They say in the Spring a young man's fancy
turns to thoughts of love.
So my picture is a little cheeky this week.

Made in rather a hurry as early in the morning I am off to
see a Specialist. All these falls lately have caused my thumb
to have no life of its own so we must see what's up.

Thanks for your visit everyone,

Love and Hugs
June xxx

Tuesday 3 March 2015

3 M...The sky's the limit...

Hello dear friends, a lovely challenge from the Three Muses..
I took the elephant off  a poster from Trafalger Square 
as I love elephants so much.

So fairly simple with a nice message.

Thank you all for your wonderful comments.

Love and Hugs

June xxx

Sunday 1 March 2015

TAW...Feathered Friends

Here's The Dance of the Flamingoes
for the challenge on Take a Word's 
Feathered Friends challenge..
Looking forward to seeing your Feathered Friends.

As you all know Freddie is now in a Care Home and yesterday
I did remember to take a camera.
So here is Freddie with Algie giving him some love..

Thank you all for your visit and comments.

Love and Hugs

June xxx

Tuesday 24 February 2015

3 M..Add something Vintage..

Well I can fill a book with something vintage....

The Three Muses have asked us to add something vintage....

Well here are a couple of mine for you. I love vintage..

Thanks for you visit and comment.
Big hugs to you all.

June xxx

Monday 23 February 2015

My blessed grandbaby..

This one of the latest sent me of our baby Beau.
They grow so fast. Just look at those eyes.
Can you tell I love him...smiling...

Sunday 22 February 2015


Not many of us nowadays turn our hands to needle and thread
but women and men too have been sewing since the Stone age.
When I was young I did a lot of embroidery. When my children
were born I made  their clothes for several years.
Then I made mohair teddy bears by hand
so I think I did my share.

Take a Word have asked for something about sewing
so here's my collage.
Everything found online...

Thank you for your visit.
Love and Hugs
June and Algie xx