My terms are very simple. Download my kits and other freebies and feel free to re-colour and also re-size to suit your own creations. If you wish to share please use a link to my blog. Do not please claim as your own. I would love to see what you make. Unless otherwise credited all items are made by me.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Boxing Day

Coming home with my daughter and grandson yesterday about 4.15 the sky looked spectacular! We stopped so I could get out of the car and take this picture.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Day 2007

Christmas seems to be all about buying very expensive gifts that so many cannot really afford, drinking an obscene amount of alcohol, and eating a ridiculous quantity of food. What ever happened to the reason for Christmas. The best gift anyone of us can give to another is Love. Peace on Earth, a gift that countless millions across the globe long for. Who knows maybe one day there will be peace on earth.

Christmas Eve

So many memories of Christmas Eve but one that is so bright in my mind. Two little girls watching Basil Brush Christmas show, me baking mince pies and watching through the hatch. You were so little then. Be happy this Christmas Kerri and Marianne.

Sunday, December 23, 2007


I did these little angels several years ago but cannot find the link. The lamp is from a tutorial by Nancys (Choo Choos).

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Christmas Past

It's never easy to capture the beauty of the Christmas tree all lit up. Every year I find time to just sit in the dark and watch the magic of it's flickering lights and remember each of it's treasured decorations.

Friday, December 7, 2007


I took this photo back in the summer then invented a very quick script in PaintShoppro to make it look a little like a painting. Once again I have no idea what it is.

Tis the season

Funny the things that you remember. The little song on my image we taught to children in Sunday School more than forty years ago lol.. I was asked to paint a poster for each of the plants for different children to hold up as we sang it.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Beautiful Shrub

I do not know what this is but the flowers are beautiful and it always looks their best in early December.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Dec 5th Sinterklaas Day

The Dutch Sinterklaas(St Nicholas) traditionally arrives by sea from Spain, in Amsterdam in mid-November, the beginning of the Sinterklaas season.
When he arrives in his stately Bishop robes, he mounts a white horse for a ride through the streets of Amsterdam throwing cookies and candies to the spectators.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

My little fur paws

This cute and innocent little bundle of fur wakes me up of a morning for food. Having fed her she then sits complaining at the bottom of the stairs that she wants to go back to bed now please. The catch is that she expects me to go with her lol..

Monday, December 3, 2007

Digital Gems 2

Just a little rest and relaxation using PhotoImpact. One of Rosie Hardmans tutorials.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Swans at Coombe Abbey

I recently visited Coombe Abbey in Coventry Warwickshire. I was surprised as we walked around by the number of Swans that were amongst the visitors. This one was right beside me and waited patiently as I took a shot.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Christmas Cactus

My Christmas Cactus. Always spectacular in my opinion. I have a hankering after a white one.


It is hard enough to take a picture of these delicately spun webs with dew on them, but then you need to compress the image which takes away so much of the beauty. Still it did look beautiful.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


This is a close-up of the seed pods. They are quite spectacular.


I have no idea what these amazing plants are, possibly a lily of some sort. The flowers are over but the foliage and the seed pods are still so striking.


Another old pencil drawing given a new lease of life in Paintshop pro. I did this for my husband years ago.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Stainglass Initial

I love Dover images. This is from one of their black and white typography books. I 'painted' it with stained glass and gold leading.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Beauty in White

So here we are a week into October and these Dahlias are still looking magnificent. Nature never ceases to amaze me, she has to be the 'Artist' to gloriously outstrip all others.

Friday, October 5, 2007


There is something so beautiful about rain drops as they hang like tiny jewels on the trees and flowers. I took this after a heavy downpour. It is spoilt really by the compression.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Jack's Sunflower

There were times this year when it seemed that Jack's Sunflowers would not grow. It's October now and they are looking great!


Caught this butterfly on some flowers recently. Ordinary I know but nonetheless beautiful.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Chess in Alice's world.

For some minutes Alice stood without speaking, looking out in all directions over the country—and a most curious country it was. There were a number of tiny little brooks running straight across it from side to side, and the ground between was divided up into squares by a number of little green hedges, that reached from brook to brook.
“I declare it’s marked out just like a large chessboard!” Alice said at last. “There ought to be some men moving about somewhere—and so there are!” she added in a tone of delight, and her heart began to beat quick with excitement as she went on. “It’s a great huge game of chess that’s being played—all over the world—if this is the world at all, you know. Oh, what fun it is! How I wish I was one of them! I wouldn’t mind being a Pawn, if only I might join—though of course I should like to be a Queen, best.”
Extract and picture from: Liams pictures from old books.

Friday, September 28, 2007


Mostly I love this time of year. My only hangup, and it's a big one, are the flying daddy long legs. I can deal with spiders but not long legged things that fly.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Church organ

We visited the Cotswolds on Monday to explore the villages that my family came from. This organ was in one of the churches, Pebworth I think. I have given it a slightly different look.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Shine a little light.

A simple photo taken with the light on and manipulated. I love what can be done to gently change an image.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Digital Gems

One of my passions, making digital jewellery. Dingbats, Bladepro and PaintShopPro are the perfect tools for this.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Caldecott Park.

Thanks to Rugbys Parks Dept. We have this beautiful park to enjoy. We walked through on the way home this morning, and..I just happened to have my camera.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

We are right behind you England!

Come on England! We know how brilliantly you can play. Lets have something to cheer about next weekend.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Lovely perfume

My lovely Roses continue to bloom. This one has the softest perfume, not something I notice with many Roses these days. The bee's can always be found in these as they open.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11th.

Remembering the tragic loss of so many lives.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Invitation to play

This little fellow was being invited to be a playmate for my cat and her friend. I declined the invite on the frogs behalf, removed the cat, found the camera, took a photo, and showed him the way home.

Moving house

This little spider has been intent on having it's own web, in my kitchen. This was it's most recent attempt. The web was between the ceiling the cooker, the most intricate part nearest the door handle.

Sunday, September 9, 2007


These beautiful flowers are just going over now. I think they must have enjoyed our summer despite the mixed weather. I have not seen them looking as good before.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Dover Images

I love Dover's copyright free images. So many books to choose from and many more creative possibilities. History costume is something that I find fascinating. If you would like the .psp version of this, click Here

Cliff Richard Rose

My daughter gave me this rose bush a long time ago. It only has a few roses each year, but, as you can see, it is always so beautiful.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Old drawings

My drawings that I did back in my college days, look tatty. Little by little i have scanned and cleaned them up, given them a facelift. Who remembers 'curls on top' lol...

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Rugby School

Out and about with my camera, this was quite difficult catching the shot I wanted between the traffic.

Shades of Autumn

Looking out my window this morning I can see the trees taking on their splendid Autumn colours. There is a fresh nip in the early morning air. A wonderful season and I love it.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Kenilworth Castle

We went over to my mothers birthplace a couple of weeks ago. This is one of a few photos I took. Played with it some.

Family History

I am hooked on my families history and it's such a fascinating experience. In July I met a cousin I did not know I had. Dawn has a big family of her own, both here and in Australia. Her brother Desmond has been researching the family for the best part of 20 years and I am so grateful to him for sharing his Gedcom. Since uploading it to Genes Reunited, I have been able to continue to add to it.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

My second try, some really odd stuff happened last time I posted and I had to delete my blog as IE what not playing nicely lol.