Monday 6 December 2010

Blog Candy Winner

Hi Everyone, thanks for stopping by to visit me.

Today my blog candy has closed and I can't believe I have so many new friends, so a warm welcome to Angela, June, Belinda, Nikki, Sarah, Evelina, Sue, Donna, Satoko and Debs, you are so very welcome and I will be along over to see what you are doing if I haven't already.

So who won the tin of tags? Well ............ it is ..............

................................  and the lucky number 13 is Sarah A of Craft Naturally. Well done Sarah, I hope you will enjoy these tags and as promised I will be adding some other bits and pieces to the parcel.

Please email me your address and I will get it in the post this week.

Thankyou to everyone who took part, thankyou for being fabulous blogging friends and followers and I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Keep a lookout in January when I have my first blogaversary and I will share some more candy with you.

Just a quick update with Mum - she is feeling a bit stronger today and the tube feed is obviously giving her some nourishment at last. The physio has also been round and got her out of bed for a while. I saw the doctor tonight and the diagnosis and prognosis is so much better than we were led to believe last week and I am more hopeful now that she will make a recovery and be able to come home. Thankyou so much for your prayers and good wishes, they have meant so much, and really helped to keep me going through this very tough time. My very best wishes to each and every one of you.

Right I am off to see what tag Tim created today, I have made a start on yesterdays and want to get that finished too.

Take care. luv {brenda} xoxox


12 Tags of Christmas - Day 4

Well I am all out of sequence with Tim's tags, I have managed day 3 and 4 so far, but love making them and learning more new techniques.

This tag has needed me to improvise quite alot to get the effects needed.

I didn't have the facets so I used a fragment, the beads have come off of necklaces, out of my bead box and the clear one is a Christmas jewel for scattering on the dinner table. I also don't have any bling flourishes, so I cut some cellophane paper and stuck it over a stamped flourish and followed the design to make my own. I cut the flourish out and stuck it down with glossy accents. I shall certainly go to Michael's when I go to New York to get some bling on a roll, again I improvised, I used double sided sticky tape to put my jewels, pearls and beads on and then sprinkled glamour dust over it to help it sparkle. So with some lace died as per Tim's instructions and a blue paper clip I got my tag done.

I so want to make some more of these - and I am sure improvisation will be the name of the game - but hey-ho it stretches the little grey cells and challenges the creativity.

Hope to see you soon.

Luv {brenda} xoxoxox