Sunday 21 June 2009

Turquoise and chocolate

This is a very late entry for Rosiedee challenge 39.

The idea is to use turquoise and chocolate (a yummy combo) and I decided to use Kathy's latest sketch 12 'give it a swirl':

I don't feel I've done justice to this challenge - crafting seems to be an effort atm. I can't remember what the background paper is (I'll come back and amend if I remember), but it's one I love. The chipboard hearts and 'friend' are some that I've had for a long time (they came free with a mag) - they were a turquoise and peach colour, so I went over them with chestnut roon chalk ink to make them more chocolatey and I was glad that I had some turquoise wire (surprised that I had) to use for the swirls. The sentiment says: 'The road to the house of a friend is never long' Danish Proverb. Then hugging bears, of course, are Forever Friends (they just seemed appropriate here).

The card looks a bit dull on here, but you get the general idea. As usual, you can get a better view if you click on the picture to enlarge.

Blog candy draw winner

I was going to use for the blog candy draw, but realised that it wouldn't work, because followers were entitled to two entries, so I settled on the old fashioned way of bits of paper folded, given a good stir and shake and then John picked a winner:

By the way, who said that the camera never lies? John looks a picture of health here, although in reality he is far from it - not only is the foot a problem, but anaemia is making him feel very weak.

Anyway, back to the real purpose of this post:

and the winner is vikkithescrapjunkie

Well done, Vikki - please let me have your details so I can get the candy sent to you (I'll leave a comment on your blog with my email addy).

Thank you to all of you who left me comments and have become followers of my blog. Here's to the next 10,000 hits - there'll be a celebration for 50,000 (if I keep blogging that long!)

An award

Thank you so much to Audrey who has given me this award. I've got to know Audrey and many other lovely crafters through 365 cards challenges and I am truly touched and so surprised that Audrey included me to receive this award.

Now for the rules:

1. Add the award to your blog
2. Link to the person from whom you received this award
3. Nominate 7 more blogs
4. Leave a message on their blog letting them know they have received 'One Lovely Blog Award'

This is the hard bit because I visit so many wonderful craft blogs and find it virtually impossible to choose just seven. I'm hoping that eventually others will receive this too, because it is deserved by many, many more of my crafting friends.

However, for the time being, I'm nominating these ladies who all continue to inspire me with their wonderful crafting:

Kathy - such wonderful crafting, especially her 'trade mark' passion for flowers
Gez - such a wide variety of lovely crafting, including her excellent card making
Karen - such talent, beautifully shared
Sheila - I great admire Sheila's crafting - so many wonderful ideas and techniques
Maddy Hill - fantastic creations from such a skilled crafter
Rosie-Dee - I'm cheating a bit here, because this is for Rosie and Deeane, who have a fab little challenge blog that I love - and always admire their contributions to it
Kim - I love seeing Kim's lovely creations and reading her thoughts that she shares with us. Kim is one of the Salt DT that I'm so pleased to be a part of - wish I could include all the other girls

If you've never visited these blogs, I suggest you do so - you'll then see why I am so inspired by them.

Please come back later to see the result of the draw for my blog candy.


Just a quick post to say that I'll be back later to do the draw for my blog candy.

My main laptop (that I used as a desktop) died on me on Friday evening and so I'm using the little one that I keep for using on my lap in the other room or for taking out (which I never do anyway now).

I notice that some of my recent pictures aren't showing on here - I've still got the original photos still on my camera, so at some point I'll load them on to here - not even sure that I've got the software on here to do so, but will see. It's just a mystery as to how and why they disappeared from here.

Although I had the best of intentions - and an external hard drive to make it possible - I still failed to have everything backed up, but still have a lot of recent photos on camera cards, so all is not lost.

I love computers, except when they go wrong ...