Thursday, 30 December 2010

A card and a Blog Award!

Happy New Years Eve!

Have you had a good day?  I met up with a friend in town for coffee, lunch and more coffee, and a couple of shops thrown in, but not many.  We were having too good a time catching up! 

I have a little card to share with you that I made some time ago.  I really love the red and green October Afternoon papers, they are yummy. 

Over Christmas I received a fab 'Stylish Blogger Award' from Pauline over at Craft Obsession. What a lovely surprise!! I'm not sure about you but often you wonder if anybody ever reads/looks at your blog, so it's such a fantastic surprise when you get an award. Thank you Pauline!

By accepting this award I have to:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award. Thanks Pauline!
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pass it on to 8 bloggers
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award

Ok, so 8 things about me...
  1. I love Tudor History, particularly anything related to Henry VIII, and the Victorian period.  I need films/documentaries to bring them to life for me though otherwise I forget what I've read lol
  2. I have a ridiculous number of self-help books, I always want to improve myself and learn something new too.  I am my worst critic, nobody can say anything as harsh to me as I can!  New Year time can be a nightmare for me, I already have a million and one things I want to achieve, but I can't possibly do them all!  Step at a time, Ruby, step at a time :o)
  3. I am a trained Life Coach, but haven't actually put anything into practice yet!
  4. I am totally addicted to coffee and chocolate! Something I really need to sort next year!
  5. I love old fashioned films, like 'White Christmas' and 'To Kill a Mockingbird', anything with actors like Cary Grant, or Doris Day, Bing Crosby etc.
  6. I love Audrey Hepburn, her style, her films, she was iconic
  7. I love Betty Boop, and want her curves lol
  8. I enjoy listening to all sorts of music, including indie, pop, classical, some rock but not all, the list is endless, but I love Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Madeline Peyroux the most
  9. I am always learning French, but never get very far.  It's been on my New Year resolution list the past goodness knows how many years, but I guess I just need to move there to immerse myself.  I love anything French, such a beautiful place and language
Ooh, I just hit 9, oh well, maybe 2 and 3 can count as one thing!  It's been quite interesting reading through my list.  It looks like I should have been born in a different era with my old films, actresses and music lol

I am going to pass it onto our new design team members at the Play Date Cafe.  It will be lovely to learn a little more about them.

Michele Gross
Tracey Kuzniak
Jinny Newlin
Libby Hickson
Fiona Shultz
Colleen Dietrich 

I'm also going to add Wendy over at the Stamp Attic because she is always such a big help to me when I run out of cardmaking supplies!  Thanks Wendy!

I start my new term on the Etsy Inspired Challenge Design Team soon, can't wait!  You will LOVE some of the shops they have picked as inspiration. FABULOUS! 


  1. Life Coach, now that's neat. You must put that into action girl! Thanks for the award. I will try to get up my responses next week. Have a great New Years!

  2. Oh thank you thank you thank you!! This is my very first blog award! Squeal!! Your answers are so fun! Love getting to know a little more about you :D to think up my answers!

  3. Awe! Thanks for the award, Ruby! You're so sweet! And what a great way to get to know a little more about you! Cute card, too!

  4. OHHHH! This card is super cute--I love this award! Great stuff! LOVE that you had 9 things:) LOL! I'm still mad that you didn't give me this award--TOTALLY KIDDING! DO NOT take that seriously:) {I told you on skype that I would be mad!}

    Congrats on the award and what a great way to join in the team! YOU ROCK! So sweet:)

  5. Very cool to learn stuff about you, Ruby, and I'm *finally* doing my official acceptace post right now! (you'll see I'm a coffee addict, as well) THank you!!


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