Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Blog Candy!

Got a few blog candy alerts!! Here goes:

Wow - Susan Bluerobot has the most fantastic blog candy on the go for hitting 200,000 hits - yes,not 20,000 but 200,000!! It doesn't surprise me as the work she does with the cricut, SCAL and Inkscape is amazing - go over and have a look at her blog.

Anglejakki has some lovely blog candy up for grabs, go check here. Also take the time to look at her creations, they are gorgeous!

Carole from has got some stunning blog candy on offer, please take the time to go over to her fab blog not only to look at her wonderful creations, but also to have a look at her blog candy!!

Michelle has one of the most wonderful blog candies I have ever seen - get on over to her blog and join in! Her blog is fantastic!!

Vikki has some really gorgeous candy on the go, check out her site Vixx-a-craftin. Lubly jubly!!

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I've been tagged!

Hello all!

I've been tagged by the lovely Allison from Allisons' Crafty Moments and these are the rules:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Right then, 7 things about me:

1. Today I booked to see Phantom of the Opera in London - always wanted to see it.
2. I am a Scouser!
3. My husband's uncle used to play for Chelsea FC.
4. I am absolutely petrified of any animal/insect that buzzes!
5. I can't kneel down!
6. I won Karaoke competition on holiday in Yugoslarvia by singing 'FAME'!
7. I am the very proud owner of two centre stage tickets to see New Kids on the Block - woo hooo hooooooo!!!

Well that wasn't too bad! Right, 7 people...gosh, do I know that many in blog land?! Click on their names to go to their blogs!

1. Kathryn - you had to be 1st!!
2. Jilly
3. Olga
4. Nikki
5. Emma
6. Claire
7. Su

There we go - all done!!

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Saturday, 20 September 2008

Here comes the bride!

Hello all - and how are you on this lovely sunny day?

I was asked to do a card that was dark turquise in colour (to match the wedding theme), and to also have the bride and grooms name on the front. It also had to be 'modern'.

This is what I came up with. Wotcha think?

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How I love the Postman!

He must feel like Santa - as he always brings me goodies!!

This morning a got a nice stash of the Laura Ashley papers etc - ooooh, mind is now going ten to the dozen on what I can make.

I got my items from Alyssa at My Creations Craft Shop, go and have a look here. Great service from a lovely lady - go pop by her shop to see what bargains you can get.

Have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Woo hoo!!

Yay, just had to do a post to say woo hooo hooooooo - I have a 1,000 hits!!

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Monday, 15 September 2008

Posting is just like buses...

... I don't post for ages and then I do two on one day!!

I have made two more cards - I am into brown at the moment - think it looks lovely.

First card is for a mate's brother - just decided to keep it simple, and think it turned out ok.

The other card was for a friends 3rd wedding anniversary. I got these gorgeous hearts at some stage and thought they would look lovely on the William Shakespear gold card. I added three gold brads next to the couples name to signify its their third anniversary.

Quite like this one..!!

Bye for now xxx

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Gosh, where does the time go?

Howdy doody everyone.

Well, what a weekend. I finally made my daugthers 'big girl' bed up at the weekend and took the bars down off my little boys cot - they now both love their 'big beds' but my, where does the time go? Thought I would post a piccie of the two of them in their new beds. We had to go to Ikea to get them both new covers to pick out - nice and bright...not my choice!!!

My little babies are growing up :o(

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Thursday, 11 September 2008

The boys are back!!

Sorry all - I had to recapture my youth and post this video - gosh, they still do it for me!!

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More blog candy alerts!!

There is even more blog candy out there - go check these out!!

Bunny-Zoe's - Nikki is celebrating going from 10,000 hits to 20,000 hits in just 2 months! She has stunning cards on her site and fab blog candy - get on over there!!

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Tuesday, 9 September 2008

First ever Christening Card

Evenin' all!

Well, I have just completed my first ever christening card - for a gorgeous little girl. The brief was to make it pink and girlie - wotcha think?

I have distored the photograph image of the baby, only for the purpose of putting it on the web.

Can't wait to see what the receipient thinks!!

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Monday, 8 September 2008

Lots of blog candy out there!!

Morning all!

There seems to be a heck of a lot of blog candy out there - so here is a list of all those I am impressed with:

Dilly Dally Dingle - stunning cards and fantastic candy.

Carmen's Eke - really nice blog candy and cards are stunning. Celebrating 20000 hits!

Scrap Everything - Wow, 10,000 hits in 5 months - what's the secret?? Stunning site and even more stnning blog candy - get on over there!

Allison's Crafty Moments - Allison is celebrating getting over 5,000 hits by giving away some fab blog candy - go and have a look!!

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Sunday, 7 September 2008

And the winner is.....


WOO HOO!! Congratulations Claire!!

Please contact me with your address so that I can post off the goddies to you!

Thank you all for entering my blog and for all your lovely comments, its really appreciated xxxxx

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*UPDATED* BLOG CANDY TIME!! **STICKY UNTIL DRAW** (please scroll down for up-to-date posts)

Hi all

I thought that since I have nearly reached 500 viewings, and that my daughter and son are both starting school and nursery, I thought I should spread the good feeling and do a little blog candy.

All you have to do is:

1. put a link on your blog about my blog candy to let people know.
2. leave me a comment on this posting so I can view your blog too!
3. if you are a registered member of the Trimcraft forum, if you let me know your Trimcraft username in the comment you leave, you will get 2 entries into the blog candy draw!!

I will leave this open until 8pm Sunday 7th September, when I will put all the entries into a hat and let my daughter or son pull a name out).

Items you will receive are all brand new. These are:

* Dovecraft Fairy Doors Designer Template by Susan Burrows.
* Dovecraft Creative Scissors.
* Packet of adhesive flowers.
* 2 Packets of Dovecraft Peel Off Stickers (one gold, one silver).
* Express Yourself DIY 5 Handbag Card Blanks and Matching Envelopes.
* Special Effects Bubbles & Borders.
* Artoz Scrapbooking embellishments.
* Cranberry Card Company Wording embellishments.
* Approximately 25 bronze skeleton leaves.
* Approximately 400 alphabet beads.
* Papermania Present brass stencil (40 x 100mm).

Apologies for the bad pic, camera is having an off day!!

**UPDATE** - I have found quite a few more things whilst I have been having my craft room sort out so you are going to get more than what is in the picture!!

Bye for now xxxx
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Monday, 1 September 2008

YAY!!! My cuttlebug has arrived!!

ooooohhhh so excited - Mr Postman has just delivered my cuttlebug - wooo hooo hooo!

Got it from Sassy Crafts, get on over to Emma's website and grab some bargains, and to top it off, the service she gives is fantastic!! The only place I use now for my crafting bits!!

Oooh, what shall I make?????

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Fab 10K Blog Candy

WOW - an amazing 10k hit blog candy is up for grabs from Chrstine, to view her site click here. Closing date is 15th September.

Now, something Christine wants to spread the word about, and I have to agree with her is the argument about Word Verification on blogs. I have never used it as I decided to monitor the comments before they are posted. Give it a try without - its a good idea! Here is Chrstines Argument against Word Verification:


Everyone will have their own view, but in my case, I regard the removal of word verification as a basic courtesy to my visitors who are kind enough to take the time to leave comments. Being aware of their comments through comment moderation, but not hindering them with word verification is the very least I can do to reciprocate their courtesy to me.

The problem with word verification is that it takes too long. The characters are very often hard to decipher, and it’s frustrating when you get them wrong and have to re-enter the little suckers!

So this campaign is on behalf of busy bloggers. Please spare a thought for the poor bloggers who work so hard at getting round as many blogs as possible to leave sprinkles of blessing and good vibes wherever they go. The terrible proliferation of this awful plague of word verification is a blight on their efforts to make the Land of Blog a cheerier place.

I think most people just have word verification switched on by default, not realising how easy it is to switch it off, and perhaps not realising how annoying it is for other bloggers. Either that, or they’re under the misapprehension that they will be bombarded with spam messages. This is not the case. I’ve had mine switched off now for three of the four months that I’ve been blogging, and have had two spam comments. The responses I’ve had from other bloggers to my earlier posts on this topic back this up. (You can see the comments in response to my previous post on this subject, HERE.)

For safety’s sake, have comment moderation on for sure, but please consider canceling word verification on your blog. Maybe for a trial period, and see how you get on.

Unless there are thousands of comments being left, comment moderation shouldn’t be too much of an issue for the blog owner, and other bloggers will also be more inclined to leave comments if they can see that you don’t use word verification.

However, each to their own, and if you disagree with me, that’s cool. We can agree to differ and not visit each other’s blogs! lol ;o)
OK.. rant over. If you have read all the way to the end, thank you for putting up with it, and ~ obviously ~ do what you wish on your blogs, but I had to say something. I love to get around and leave comments, but word verification spoils the experience.
Of course, when I get my new job, all this will be academic to me, as I will then have a life, and I won't have time for much blog-hopping!! Not that blog-hoppers need to get a life.. Errr... think I'll stop digging now, before I get into REAL trouble!! lol ;o)

Get on over to her blog and enter her fab blog candy draw!!

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