Wednesday, 1 June 2011

A card and some overdue blog awards–oops!

Happy Wednesday!

This is a long post which includes a card, some awards and some not so interesting things about me that I need to blog about as part of my awards!

If you’re looking for my card and you haven’t done so already pop on over to The Stamp Attic, I’ve posted about this card there.  I’d love to know what you think. I’m also going to enter this card into the Sketches in Thyme challenge which is to use any sketch you like.  I was inspired by an old CPS sketch from January of this year.  This is my loose interpretation of the sketch.

HA 11511a

This is the sketch..

CPS199 8.1.11

I flipped the sketch onto its side and used the circle as inspiration for the centre flower and the curved corners on the sketch for the panel and the base card.

So … It is with red cheeks and a bit of embarassment that I finally write about some blog awards that were very kindly given to me.  They are so overdue I’m not sure if the people that gave them to me are still talking to me lol.  I keep meaning to post them, but it just never quite happens!

So firstly thanks goes to Marie Gamber for this award..

A thing of beauty award
With this award I’m supposed to tell you five things about me.  Hmmm, what should I share? 

I can touch type very fast without looking, which REALLY freaks some people out lol

I never go a day without nailvarnish, or make-up, come to think of it.  It’s not that I’m vain, it’s just that’s who I am. I like to add colour to my life, as I’m sure you’ve noticed with my cards lol

I love learning the nitty gritty about people, I don’t mean in a gossipy way.  In fact I’m not interested in gossip, I like to really get to know a person and share their troubles and experiences.  I think everyone is just doing the best they can in life but it always helps to understand a bit more about where they are coming from

I love the computer game ‘Chuzzle’, which is where you have to match three little fluffy characters in a row so that they pop!  This is the online description.. Googly-eyed little balls of fur that giggle, squeak, and sneeze as you push them across the board! Once you start popping Chuzzles you might not be able to stop!

They look like this…

Finally, I was once held hostage in a doctor’s surgery, but that’s a story for another day lol.

I also received this award from Marie which has no requirements attached to it.  It’s just simply an award to share with others that I have met during my time blogging.


Finally I got this lovely award from Tracey


Like me Tracey is learning to colour with Copics and I met her through my first class over at Color Me Creative.  I’m sure she would agree with me that doing the course is so fun and you really do learn much quicker where you’re doing more and more practice.

I know I’m supposed to list lots of other bloggers that inspire me but I just wouldn’t know where to start so I want to give all of these awards to my followers and RSS readers, because being in the blogging world always astounds me.  The friendships that you can make just through this hobby is incredible.  It never ceases to amaze me that while I’m sleeping I get comments from the States (comments at all in fact!!) and that some people (you know who I mean) are already on the next day due to the time differences (boy that fries my little brain!) 

I think as women we all support each other so much through our commenting.  Ian is part of a wargaming blogging group and the people that comment on his painting and terrain building are so critical.  His work is so good though. He sees it as constructive criticism.  I think if I got some of those ‘constructive’ comments I’d be packing up my papers and stamps and selling them off on eBay, in between using a whole box of tissues to dry my tear soaked eyes!! 

I think this support network makes the whole blogging experience so worthwhile, it keeps us creating and looking for new ideas, in turn developing who we are and what we create.  I just LOVE it!

So thank you ladies for my lovely blog awards, I just hope you realise that I truly appreciate them and I’m sorry it’s taken me so very long to post about them!  Hope I’m forgiven!


  1. Gorgeous card, love the backing paper and that gorgeous red bow.

    And your blog awards are very well deserved! Hostage in a doctors surgery?? I'm checking my cal for some dates for a coffee right now, that's one story I have to hear!! xx

  2. Stunning card. The ribbon looks amazing!
    Thanks for joining us on Sketches in Thyme.

  3. Well, hello there, stranger! LOVE the color palette of your card! And I'm swooning over that scrumptious ribbon! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme! And congratulations on your awards! So well-deserved! Hugs!

  4. lovely card! Congrats on your awards! (you might want to head over to 2 peas to check out the lawn fawn challenge winners... just sayin!) :D

  5. such a darling card, ruby:)

  6. love that card, that big red ribbon is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany


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