i did the curvy writing using word art in word 2000, then copy and pasted it into image composer 98, which came free with frontpage 98. the lil pirate image i grabbed from a google image search(not easy to find a buggered parrot by himself) i just threw it all together with a green circle behind it and was all done.
LOL thanks for your comments guys, as to how im oing to get them onto the bottle, im going to hijack a big colour laser printer at work, whack em out on sheets of A3 in contact sheet form, then spend some time cutting them out and simlpy clag them onto the bottles. Alternatively i might get some label stock and print directly onto sticky backed sheeting.
these are for my 1.5 liter glass cider bottles, they wont be coming off unles faded, cause i'll always try to have a batch of cider in the house. If i let my liver recover it might start thinking it doesnt need to be abused.