I've been bouncing about like ' Bambi in Blogland!' - or, having just been out and about and seeing the grumpy faces on many of the shoppers on Western Road, possibly 'a Tigger in a sea of Eyeore's!'...Why?...
Well, 2 good people whose blogs I visit daily, won, in Sir Tim of Holtz's amazing 12 Tags of Christmas awards - they are both great bloggers whose generous comments have encouraged my own fledgling blog - and I was so happy and proud for them. Do drop by and give Sue and Anita a wave!
In the midst of all that excitement (happy emails wending their way back and forth across the pond) I checked updated posts from the blogs I follow and comments on my own site and found to my joy and amazement the winner of a very gorgeous item - a vintage crafting CD on a beautiful vintage blog was... ME! Huge excited, happy thank you to Julie. (Oooh, the very word 'vintage' sends a thrill up my spine) this is the loveliest site (and there is a very cool sister site too) so, when you get back from Sue and Anita's, why not drop by?
I made the card at the top of this post to give to a neighbour who moved over the New Year. I managed to use up old stash (card, Papermania elements, stamp) and a new, New Years Stamp I got free in a magazine - so I am entering this card into the:- Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Something Old ... Something New Challenge. http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/ and the http://fashionablestampingchallenges.cottagecrafts.ie/?cat=12
I then used up more old and new scraps (another free stamp, this one from my beloved Craft Stamper magazine) some brads I found in a remainder bin pre Christmas and a Sizzix page die to make this book. After crafting in all the bright colours over Christmas, it was good to use a starker colour scheme.