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Friday, 26 November 2010

Folksy Friday - Christmas Cards

This is my first Folksy Friday for some time! There are lots of talented cardmakers on Folksy. Here are samples from just a few. 
This is from Folk Art Papercuts. I love The Twelve Days of Christmas!

These bright Christmas stockings are from Sprinkles. I love the sparkly glitter touches.

 This brilliant Santa with a robin is from Little Blue Bird.

These wonderful penguins are from a pack of four designs by Christmas Kooki.

Linoking Cards makes beautiful cards using embossed texture and printing.

This beautiful print is from a set of 4 from Pink Shoes Art.

This clever pop up card is lovely, it's from Pop-Up Zoo.

Last but certainly not least is this lovely robin from Rhiannon Thomas.
There are loads more lovely Christmas cards on Folksy, just search handmade to find them :)

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Holiday Scavenger Hunt - Fab Prizes!

2010 Smooshers Holiday Scavenger Hunt Prizes
The Polymer Clay Smooshers are running a brilliant competition, a scavenger hunt.
You need to go to the Smooshers Blog  to get the details.  It's very simple - there is an image in the studios of some of the Smooshers and the more you find the more likely you are to win a prize, and there are several lovely prizes.
You will need to visit the Artfire studios of the Smoosher members, there are links to them all on the left side of the blog.  Then make a note of the shops where you find them, and email your list to the Smooshers.
Have fun and maybe have a look round the studios while you are there :)

Monday, 8 November 2010

My First Artfire Collection

I've just made my first Artfire collection! I have used items chosen from the studios of fellow Polymer Clay Smooshers.  Artfire has Guilds, groups we can join who support one another, chat on forums and promote one another.  There is also a blog, Polymer Clay Smooshers.
Here is my collection.  You can go and view the collection on Artfire, where you can rate it and/or add comments, and from there you can click on any of the items to go and see the artist's studio. 

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Eek - Too Many Blogs?

I've just got back from my trip to the USA to visit my daughter and family.  My body isn't back on UK time yet and I haven't ventured out of the house. The garden desperately needs tidying but as my living room floor is still cluttered with the contents of my suitcases I guess it will have to wait! I'm very fatigued so I'm not pushing myself to do very much.
This morning a friend sent me a link to an interesting new website. I decided to save it into my bloglist but when I tried to do this I was told I can only save 300 blogs and I already had that many on my list!
So I set about deleting some.  I've worked my way through the list (with a couple of teabreaks) and stopped following any that haven't been updated in 4 months or longer.  There were quite a lot of them. There are quite a few more that haven't been updated for 3 months but I've left them for next time in case they get updated in the meantime.
I know I follow more blogs than people follow me (I don't have 300 followers!) but if by chance you own one of the blogs I've unfollowed, I'm sorry!
It's certainly a lesson to me to keep my blog updated. Now I'm home I'll try hard to blog more often and hopefully be interesting enough to keep my followers...  and thank you to everyone who visits, I really appreciate you.
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