Friday, January 30, 2009

Awwwww ……….

……… Shucks!
Look what June over at here has given me! Not ONE ......

but TWO awards.
Thank you June!

And I would love to pass these onto :-)
You girls make my day(s) with your wonderful creations, thoughts and your willingness to share!
And I took up the challenge over at Hilda’s Lotstodo
I played with gold and black acrylic paint, a dose of crackle and a slap or two of varnish. The background paper I used was a bit porous so the alcohol inks tended to ‘bleed’ a bit after being dropped and dragged and the images (ala freebie) I printed onto a transparency.

Have a wonderful, fantastic, creative and awesome weekend!

Hugs to all

Monday, January 26, 2009

OMG, I’ve been …..

……… Tagged by Candace AND been given a lovely Award by Anne

So here goes (to being tagged)

The rules are (there to be broken, amended, re-arranged)
1. Link to the person who tagged you, GTC aka Globe Trotting Candace
2. Mention the rules.
3. Tell 6 things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 other bloggers by linking to them.
5. Go to each person's blog and leave them a comment to let them know they've been tagged.

1. My radio is the first thing that goes on in the morning and the last thing that goes
off at night! There may be a bit of TV in between!
2. I read two newspapers a day! The Times in the morning
and The Star in the late afternoon.
3. I sincerely believe that trees and plants have spirits. When I dead-head roses or remove spent heads
on flowers, I always ask the spirit to leave and when I’m done I ask them to come back.
4. I don’t kill spiders! I just help them on their way to their outside habitat!
Gentle persuasion!
5. If you are my friend, I will defend you to the death! It doesn’t always work the other way round.
So that’s Life. Win some and disregard the rest!
6. I do have a sense of humour. It is weird and it’s hard sometimes to understand. That’s knowing me!
To all on my Inspiration List, you are tagged! Take up the challenge and share!

This Award is sooo lovely and rather unexpected! Thank you Anne!

I cannot just pick a few because all of you who have visited my blog and left such wonderful, encouraging and great comments deserve this Award! So, to you all, take it and display it on your blog, you have earned the right! I’ll be checking, mind you!
This may seem like a cop out but it’s not. In days gone by when there were only a few bloggers out there, it wasn’t a problem to nominate anyone for an Award or to tag anyone but now that my blog friendship base has expanded it’s unfair to nominate only a few! Each and everyone is special and I will honour each one!

Hugs to all

Saturday, January 24, 2009

How Rude!!!!! ….

…..As I was trying to say ‘Tis very …quiet in Blogland’ Blogger had a hissy fit AND unceremoniously dumped me in the bog AND then Internet got itself totally tangled in its own web AND closed all the doors AND I couldn’t get in AND I had a hissy fit AND hit the off button! AND then Internet sulked for ages AND wouldn’t let me in AND gave me messages, like, check your connection, have you entered the correct address! LOL I am very well connected thank you very much and my Favourites doesn’t miss-spell!

So, now you know! I wasn’t abducted by aliens or washed away by the flash floods that are happening in our jacuzzi/bar areas because workmen didn’t seal the new gutters they put in AARRRRRR!

So I'll light my way to bed

Have a wonderful, fantastic, creative and great week And thank you so much for your comments.

'Tis very .....

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sooty Fun and …….

…… a Challenge!

Hilda over at Lots to do challenge throws out a challenge on a weekly basis, and this past challenge was using a key or keys.
This is mine!

Please note Miss Hilda, I made the deadline!!

And I also played with the Soot technique.

I didn’t burn myself and I didn’t set fire to my craft room and I had great fun making this. I’m still playing with ideas on how I’m going to use it or on what!?!?!

And then I played some more with shaving foam and 'el cheepo' acrylic paint! Messy but I had a great time.
Please check out Technique Zone and come play! It's fun and has shown me "out of the box" techniques.
I do realise that what I am only discovering now, is soooo old hat, to a lot of crafting ladies out there. Please bear with me and celebrate my new discoveries with me.
Have fun, smile and celebrate AND thanks to all who have taken the time to leave such wonderful comments. I appreciate each and every ONE of you!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

OK so …….

.….. I missed the bus to Hilda's and her News challenge.

Yes, dear, but you still missed the bus!!!
Ummm my excuses are:- someone tied my shoes laces together and I fell. No, that doesn’t work because we are in the height of our summer and closed shoes are so not practical.
With this heat the sweat dripped into my eyes and I couldn’t read the ‘deadline’. No, doesn’t work either because ladies don’t sweat, they glow! Unless of course if you live in Africa and let me tell you, you sweat! Lady or not! If you don’t then you must be in possession of a high tech internal thermostat or be from another planet! No plausible excuse, so here’s my effort!

I have it on good authority that it's windy and wild in Britain and bleeding freezing in the States! So here's some good old South African warmth and sunshine!
Thank you so much to all who have left such lovely comments, you Girls rock and I just so appreciate each and every comment!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

L & R Challenge ..

.... I don't know where Linda and Rosie find their ideas !! This week it's Words and this is mine.

I decided on these words because this is really something I need to work on in my life. I keep trying to change things or something, I really can’t. I cannot change the sun from rising in the East, each and every morning. Try as I may, IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! How many times do I have to hit a solid wall before I realise, nothing, absolutely nothing I do can change this fact.
Stay cool or warm, depending on which hemi you are perched and thank you for taking the time to visit with me!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sweet Ana ....

.... at MyDesigns has some yummy Blog Candy. Please pop on over and have a look, not just at the Candy but her lovely creations. Ana makes stunning cards and beautiful jewellery. This is one talented and creative lady!

Thanks to all for your great comments and have a fantastic week!


Friday, January 9, 2009

Attention please ...


A lovely lady by the name of June left me a message and I 'tracked' her, only to find that she has a treasure trove of fabulous art! Please hop on over to PaperJewels to see for yourself, PLUS she's having a giveaway. Beautiful pieces! So pleased I found you June! Uuuh and then discovered that said June has another site filled with yummy stuff (vintage) ummmm.

Thanks to all for the lovely comments and here's to a fabulous, creative and great weekend!


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

2009 Challenges ….

…… oh my, this year has well and truly started with some lovely challenges. Jean and Malcolm at Crafty Individuals' challenge actually started last year (to give slow coaches like me living faaaaar south) the chance to get, their get together, together! Jean and Malcolm, my ATCs are in the post! Let’s hope that Postman Pat has not yet retired or eloped to the South of France.

And then the lovely Hilda who also has a challenge spot right here !!

This is my take on Hilda's Time Challenge.
And then we have Rosie and Linda who come up with delightful challenges week after week.
I don’t know how you two do it! You’re both so special and talented. Sorry that I had to pass on the ‘charmed’ challenge.

I don’t make New Year Resolutions, full stop! The simple reason is that I have all the good intentions but then, Along Comes Life, and the wheels fall off, and I land up feeling like I have let myself down, plus others. I am aiming to get rid of the ‘self-imposed guilt feeling’ and will be doing what I can manage AND being honest with myself in recognising my limitations and extensions.
Have a spectacular week and be true to yourself!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Here’s to YOU ….

…. my wonderful, kind, considerate, patient and awesome blog friends! In the few short months that I have blogged, I have made some great friends. People who understand where I came from, and where I am heading. To all who have left such encouraging messages, who have been so supportive, who have laughed with me about my silly mistakes, those who have walked with me and held my hand when life was less than kind, thank you!

My wish for you all is that everything beautiful, peaceful and happy comes your way.

Keep well and take care.
Here’s to all that is fabulous for this New Year 2009.
Love and Hugs