Sleeping with the enemy!

Does anyone else have pets who pretend to get along but beat other up when you’re out?! That’s the only explanation for Millie and Shadow… Shadow’s a complete swine and really ready with the “paws” – he’ll box anything his size, bigger or smaller. Millie’s an attack-dog in her head, but can be really cowardly too… Hmmm – so this is quite a rare capture!

I wonder what that cat’s thinking? 😉

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Be it ever so humble…

For The Three Muses, Home Sweet Home this week…

It took me the best part of today (Tuesday) to create this winter wonderland from scratch! I had to create a new girl, then a penguin, an igloo and a Christmas tree and carefully weave them all together. However, I wanted to start playing with Christmas scenes so I’ll have cards ready this year and it’s great practice!

Thanks to Shadow House Creations & Kim Klassen for some of the textures; the remainder are from my scrapbook papers collection.

See all the other participants here. ♥

Blackbird, crow, rook or raven?

I’ve been altering images for Take a Word’s “Blackbird” this week. I have made two different pieces, but taken liberties with “black bird”…

It’s surprising how much work goes into these digital pieces, really, because there are 2 crows here. I cut one out in order to create a proper shadow!! The font is one I came across at Jerry Jones’s Shadow House Creations – (so cool!! It’s called “Ornatique”) – as is the big tree brush in the background. Many thanks to Jerry for being so generous.

This one is an American Crow. Both images were googled and found to be in the public domain.

Textures from Kim Klassen – a new one for this weekend – “and then some”; and autumn burst. Thank you Kim!