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Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Blog Guidebook - What A Great Idea!

Thanks to Laurie of Indulge Your Shelf, I found out about this great website.
 You can list your blog for free (first entry only) under one of many categories, and find like-minded bloggers, who can also find you!  You can have as many entries under different categories as you want but obviously you have to pay for them.

There are several categories which I think my blog could be listed under and I'm now listed under (Painting, Illustration &) Mixed Media.  I am also going to join the Arts & Crafts category to get my blog out there.  A great way to find new blogging friends!

The guidebook also has fantastic resources with a Giveaway Section, Blog Events & Linky Parties, etc., etc.  There is also a very useful Help Desk.  There is so much to read on there, I have only skimmed through it for now but will go back and have a proper look.    Until 31st August, there is a special offer on - blog about the Guidebook and send the link to them and you may get a FREE blog button listing with them!  Great stuff.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Just A Little Something I Ran Up!

This is a shabby fabric hanging with bits of old lace and pretty fabric, which came from an idea I had and then quickly was completed in a few hours.  It's amazing what you can achieve if, instead of logging onto the computer, you get on with your crafting!  I think I will make a few more and list them in my Etsy store.

If you would like one in a specific colour palette, please e-mail me or convo me on Etsy and I will see what I can do.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pretty Little Buttons Through My Letterbox This Morning!

Look what arrived today from the USA - two cards of beautiful hand made ceramic buttons by Julie Whitmore.

I had emailed Julie about buying some of her buttons and she asked me what I would like and made some up for me to choose from. There were so many I liked but I couldn't buy them all!  These are my favourites and Julie kindly sent an extra little button with a card - the smallest cottage in a heart at the bottom (so kind of you Julie).  Thank you.  I photographed them on top my newest collage sheet before I digitally altered it as I thought it brought out the colours in the buttons.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

New Background Paper in My Etsy Store

Here is a preview of a new paper I have just designed and put up for sale in my Etsy shop.  First of all I made a collage from strips of various papers/vintage text I liked and then added a few scraps here and there to add interest.  I then scanned it into my Photoshop software and added some brushes, a few layers and some blending modes - hope you will like it enough to pop over to the shop.

** From today for a limited period, I have reduced the price of my background papers and collage sheets so grab a few bargains while you can!** 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

More Journal Pages

I am still way behind on my online journal course but here are some more finished pages:-