Tuesday, December 9, 2008

blog hopping

OK now its time to do a little blog hopping. First you just have to get yourself over to Tim's blog. He is on Day 8 of the 12 tags of Christmas. They just get better and better don't they? Don't feel overwhelmed by all the techniques and materials used. You are not meant to do them all at once. They are just tasters of everything. You may already have some of the materials, so start there, or you may want to learn a new technique this week. He will leave the tags on his blog for a very long time, so you can reference back and forth whenever you wish. (Christmas 2007 are still there) If you do need anything extra to complete any of the products just click here and hopefully we wont have run out lol

Next blog hop is to Claudine . She has got the most gorgeous little village on there, with step by steps and downloadable templates. They are painted with her scrummy paints , and she has made adorable embellishments with her sticky back canvas. All available here. I am definitely going to recreate this. How much fun would it be to have the faces of your family peeping out of the windows. Love the fact that the transparency of the paints allows the writing opn the paper to show through!!

Next to one of my bezzies, the getting slimmer by the day Kirsty Wiseman . She is celebrating her 1000 th post. Yes 1000!!! How amazing is that?? I love her to death , and if I didn't know her and had never met her , I would still love her to death by just reading her blog. She is the funniest and sweetest person I know. She has been dealt some not nice cards in life, and I think many of us forget what she has to go through every day. She talks about the nasty comments she receives on her blog, and people are always surprised that we get these. Unfortunately it seems to come with the territory and does take a lot of getting used to. One horrible comment can far outweigh the many lovely ones sometimes. So a plea to those of you out there who like to leave us these messages, my grand ma always used to say " If you cant say anything nice then don't say anything at all". We don't ask that everyone likes us or agrees with everything we say or do, we just would rather not have negativity start to hinder our enthusiasm and pleasure in what we are trying to achieve. She is offering a prize to one lucky person, all you have to do is leave her a comment and ask her a question. Easy isn't it ?? lol Go go go!!

If you fancied a go at creating your own blog but didn't know where to start then hop over onto Teesha Moores blog where she is giving you step by step instructions on how to go about it. Hey even I can understand it, and that's saying something. i have long been a big fan of Teesha,s and own quite a few of her prints, I just love the vibrancy of her work. If you are new to her then go check it out!!

So that will give you all plenty to look at wont it. Today we had a special birthday in the studio. It was Sarah,s 18th. She has been coming to me for about 8 yrs week in and week out and it has been fab to see her blossom into a gorgeous young woman. The last few weeks have been fantastic for her, she passed her driving test, got a place at uni to study medicine and turned 18. What else could she wish for. Oh yes, me to embarrass her on the blog lol Sorry Sarah but it had to be done babes. Here she is with her birthday cake, and before you ask about the candles, they were all "Yes she is a professional woman" could find, and if you add them up they do come top the grand total of 18. I know, I know , but it was the best we could do at the time lol

1 comment:

borgqueen said...

looking good for 927 isn't she?

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