Thursday, July 23, 2015


Cute as a button.....  Mary Pickford .... famous in her days....


I've been very lazy over the past 8 months whilst I wait for my knee to get better after my bad fall on the ice.  I sort of got that somewhat better then pulled my archiles  tendon .. (that weird thing at the back of your leg down near your ankle..) by golly does it hurt when I try and walk ........ consequently I've been perched on my recliner chair watching the telly for most of the time.  

Tour de France, Australian Rules Football, Wimbledon tennis ... have watched them all and enjoyed especially the beautiful chateaux and scenery in France.  Stunning isn't enough to describe the glorious buildings dating back so many centuries.  

Anyway I've got a few nice things to share here with you so save them if you wish and add them to your stash....




Thursday, July 9, 2015


I wonder what the important announcement was.... 



If you have been reading my blog for years you will know that I love anything to do with Sherlock Holmes or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle... also Jack the Ripper amazes me and I've read just about every book there is about his murders.  I have also read the book created from the letters from  Arthur Conan Doyle to his mother and of those she replied ... correspondence between the two from when he was a little boy sent away to boarding school right up until her death many decades later.  It was enthralling to read their words and it was like a voyage back in time.  Happening at the moment they were writing them to each other.  There have been many Sherlocks during the ages but my favourite now is Benedict Cumberbatch.  Great stories and even better now when you can get them on audio and listen to them in bed.  :-)




Some of the old seed packets are quite beautiful.  There are thousands of them and I think I love each and every one.  Vibrant colours, and all things pretty.







Thursday, July 2, 2015

We're having a heatwave.....hard to believe that the winters are so cold here in northern Canada and then the summers can be so hot. I've not strayed far from the air conditioner ...thank goodness we have one ..... hoping next week there will be cooler temperatures and i can get the deck painted.  Its been too hot to even sit at the computer...........

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Please don't upload this beauty to any other sharing
 place especially Pinterest.  It's for your personal use only.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My little cutie pie has settled in wonderfully 
and made herself right at home. She is great company.....spoilt already.


Friday, June 12, 2015



Darling little koala clinging to his mum whilst she is undergoing surgery. He doesn't want to let go of her .... Phantom... a little joey ... is at the Australia Zoo wildlife Hospital in Queensland, Australia.  I sure miss the koalas of Australia and the kangaroos.  This little one is desperate to stay with its mother and they let him be there.  Good news is mum is doing well and baby is fine.   Thank God for the wonderfully kind people who care.....



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dear old hubby got his luggage back from the bus depot. They had it on the bus all along but it went somewhere else... urgh! .... at least he's a happy camper now and has a change of clothing etc.  I'm missing him but he'll be back pretty soon.  The time goes flying by.... I can't keep up with the months .. soon our summer will be gone and the snow will be back.


Some blog toppers for you if you have a blog and want to add its name or slogan etc... or just use them for cards or any other purpose BUT please do not upload them to any other sharing place especially Pinterest.



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hubby had an 18 hour bus ride this weekend to see his ailing dad.......arrived safely into the city thank goodness but they lost his luggage.....so its no fun for him till it turns up or he goes and buys more clothes. What a nuisance.......keeping fingers crossed that it will turn up but I have my doubts.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


A full size desktop wallpaper for you ...I love the soft colours in this one and also the cute little bear I made quite some years ago.  Click on it to see it larger and save it from there ....  
Please do not upload it to any other place .... 





Friday, June 5, 2015


sitting on my bed with my cute little peanut doggie ..... she has made herself right at home and we're both enjoying snuggling and watching the French open tennis.  I've fallen completely in love with her and just so glad we found each other and she won't have to be afraid any more. When I think of her awful experiences in such a short little life it makes me very mad and very sad that people can be so mean and horrible ...... on with the tennis now. Hope you are having a nice day wherever you are in the world.

Monday, May 25, 2015


I have a new little sweetheart in my life. Her name is Peanut Daisy.  She is four years old and was already named Peanut so I added the Daisy.  :-)   Dad was a german shepherd and mum was a corgi and she was rescued from a bad place.  Now she is happy and contented and filling our lives with joy and laughter.  I hope we have her for many, many years.  

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Some cute new visitors to my backyard. A wild mummy duck came to show me her ducklings. Sweet little chirpy things. I sure hope they stay safe as there are a lot of predators in the field.  I love little ducks .. they remind me of boats .. floating along on the surface seemingly at ease but those tiny legs must be paddling like mad.  So wonderful.   Living in the woods is spectacular as I never know what I'm going to come across next.

Our grass is growing so quickly it needs cutting every three days... and the weather is warm .. actually too warm for this time of year .. and already we have forest fires happening down south. I hate hearing about those.  Devastating to wildlife and they consume so many thousands of hectares. Too big to put out.  Breaks my heart.

A birthday card to add to your stash .... family and friends would love receiving this one.



Saturday, May 2, 2015





The more years I have on this planet the more I seem to love all things to do with nature. With mothers day coming up what more can one say when you look at these mothers with their babies.
They bring joy to my heart and I love them all.  
Happy Mother's Day to all the mums out there.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

If you are a regular visitor to my blog you'll know that I love changing things around.  Life's too short to stick to one background or theme or colour....  :-)
It's like the seasons.... white for the winter with lots of snow.... soft greens for the spring ... reminds me of the grass growing out back now that the snow has melted.  Pretty flowers for the summer and fall or autumn as we say back in Australia brings beautiful colours of the falling leaves and of course Halloween.   Red for Christmas, and on it goes.

Perhaps my preference for changing things around might stem from the fact that I mostly wear black. Little flat black shoes sometimes with a bow on the front but always peek a boo toes, a black sweater in the winter or a black t-shirt ... then of course my black short cropped capri trousers in the summer and long warm black trousers for the winter.  Black winter boots, and black coats of course with fur on the collar or shiny buttons.   It was the same back in Australia when I used to work at the Museum and Art Gallery.  Most of the people there wore black ... very professional and always looked nice.   Now all I have to do is tame my craving for black handbags ... I think I have about eleven of them all shapes and sizes ... short handles, long straps, different clasps, patent leather, all sorts of designs.  oh well.... my hubby loves black too.  :-))  thank goodness.


Friday, April 24, 2015


 A pretty image to use to send to those Mother's you adore..... mums, daughters, mum-in-laws, grandmums, stepmums,   It comes larger when you click on the image and save it from there.

We've been looking for a new car. The old Jeep is nearly on its last legs and living up here in the snow and the cold we certainly need a reliable vehicle to get us around.   4 wheel drive is great too.  So many choices,   It's a difficult decision because so many of the new ones look pretty much the same.  I guess it will come down to a test drive and our budget so in the meantime is interesting to get all the brochures and ideas and reviews.   We'll keep looking.....

Woke up to snow this morning.....  and I thought spring was here ... not so.  The day turned right around towards end of the afternoon and we had lovely sunshine... but my little squirrel friend had snow on his head when I went to feed him at 9 a.m.   I enjoy our chats and watch his antics with great delight as he chases the birds away from the seeds.   He "owns" the back yard and all that it has in it.



Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cute little girl.... I love black and white stripes...
Use her as you wish but please don't upload it to any other sites.

I deleted my Yahoo groups this morning. It seems "the times are a changing" ....

People I guess don't want to learn how to make things, create their own images or design stationeries or tags or anything else anymore. It's easier now to send someone a text for their birthday or just use their facebook accounts so many people weren't sharing regularly and I didn't see why it should always have to be me nagging them to do so or being the only one to share the pretties.  Oh well....  it comes to everything. Much like the VCR's we don't use anymore .. now its all DVD's and digital television stuff.  And I used to like those big red phone booths scattered around the countryside or towns for people to use.  Gosh I'm showing my age .... only see them in old movies now.

It got me to thinking about all the other things we don't use any more.  They were all such good creations in their day.  Do people have carpet sweepers anymore.  Those little box contraptions on a long handle that would pick up the crumbs from the carpet.  And how on earth did we manage before bottled water came to be.  I'm never without my bottle of beautiful liquid.   The world is getting way too "fancy" now.  As much as I love my computer I don't trust them to run things ... keep track of my bank account, fly planes, and all the other stuff they do for us now.  Makes me wonder what  the future holds for us all.   We can only guess.   :-))



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Disappointing to have someone in a European country steal the previews of my images for sale at Etsy and then have them printed onto T-shirts and selling them.  I was appalled that someone would do that ... original images maybe... but not the ones with my big wording across it to stop this kind of thing.  I reported her to the place where she was selling them and they de-activated her account ... but I've found she is also selling them in many other places.  Makes me want to give up my shoppe and just sit outside in the sunshine and watch the grass grow or the birds sing.   Urgh!!!!  Please if you come across any sites selling my designs I sure would appreciate you telling me.



Friday, April 10, 2015

Don't forget there are over 540 beautiful digital collage sheets at my Etsy Shoppe ...for you to use in all sorts of ways.  Decorate for Spring... I had one customer yesterday who wanted to print out a beautiful vintage lady with pink roses and jewels and add it to her newly painted cupboard in her bedroom.  Another used the images she chose to print out invitations to her daughter's birthday party...and another was going to print her French inspired images onto fabric bags she was going to sell at the local fair soon .... so many ideas.   I'm always amazed at what people do with my graphics .... and love hearing from them.