Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Awards Season :)

I discovered about an hour ago that I had a peach coloured, glittery Thicker question mark attached to the bottom of my cardigan. While they looked great together - my cardigan is turquoise, so a very 'now' colour combination :) - I have been out and about all morning. What must people have thought? That I was some sort of cut price Riddler character from the new Batman movie? Or perhaps an avant garde fashionista? (Not likely.) If only more of the general public were into scrapbooking here (or had even heard of it!) my question mark would have been a lot less confusing.

It does perplex me as to why scrapbooking is so very niche in this country. It's such a wonderful hobby. There is the preserving of the memories. The wonderful social aspect of it if you find yourself a good crop to attend. The buying of the pretty paper. And the holding of the pretty paper. And the looking again at the pretty paper.

But, one great aspect to this lovely hobby is the blogging. And the wonderful Svjetlana has very kindly passed onto me, the 'Liebster blog' award :) (Liebster means 'dearest' in German for all those of you out there who are as rubbish as me at languages :)

The idea of this one is promote small blogs of less then 200 follower and pass it to 5 other small blogs. These are the rules :

To accept the award, you must:
  1. Link back to the person who gave it and to thank them for thinking of you.
  2. Post the award to your blog.
  3. Give the award to 5 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) that you appreciate and value.
  4. Leave a comment on the blogs of the five people you have chosen to let them know.
So, I've had a good think about this and here are are my picks... Great crafters each one, make sure you visit their blogs and have a look at their wonderful creations.

1) Maria 
2) Orlaith
3) Helen

I'm still having a little think about my forth and fifth choice... I read a number of wonderful writers blogs and I am tempted to send this award further afield to them... but then again, I'm thinking maybe I'll keep it crafty... when I decided I will add to the list.

While making my mind up, here are a couple of layouts I made at the crop on Saturday with the lovely Crop Tarts in Donnycarney :)

Not the most flattering picture of my darling girl, but full of character :)

Messers, the pair of them :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Few Layouts

I've been a bit quiet lately as I've been sick with a cough that wouldn't shift :(  Not much energy for scrapping. But here are two layouts I did before I was unwell. And there should be more soon as I have a mad scrappy weekend coming up - crop on Saturday and then Crafty Queens workshop on Sunday. My family won't recognise me, but it will be fun :)

I did this layout for a Scrap365 challange, but forgot to submit it! But I'm happy with it anyway, so that's ok then :)

My scrapping room is inching towards completion. Any day now I'll have the big reveal!
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