Well hello there!!
Whether you have arrived here as a regular reader or via a link from the wonderful One World One Heart Blog you are very very welcome.
My name is Cindy and I regret very much that I was late in coming to the wonder that is OWOH. This is only my second year as a participant although I have been blogging for a while. I don't have any special skills, I just love art and craft, whether that be papercrafting, mixed media, textiles - whatever is catching my imagination this week! I live in London with my lovely family (well they are all behaving today, sometimes I dont talk about them quite as favourably) and I am so grateful for the wonderful internet and all the fantastic artists I have met from around the globe. I am always a little surprised though that I have relatively few contacts in the South of England so make sure you leave me a great big 'hi' if you come from that area - sometimes I think I am crafting in a cultural wilderness!!
The aim of OWOH is to share and make new blogging friends so I for one will be real busy trying to visit as many blogs as possible in the next couple of weeks. I certainly intend to visit anyone who leaves a comment on my blog (although I expect I will struggle to visit everyone who joins OWOH - it defeated me last year!!).
OK now we get to the fun bit! As you know we are required to have a 'door prize' for everyone who comes and visits our blog. I have tried to get a couple of things together so here we go.
First of all I made this little shrine/sundial diptych. I think I must have been thinking about Valentine's day when I started this one! This is made from some altered canvases and measures about 4" x 3". The original idea came from a project in 'Stitch, Cloth, Paper and Paint' by Angie Hughes. The original was textile based but as time was pressing I decided to use a faux foil technique highlighted by my dear friend Jinny.
I was really pleased with the results!!! I did have a utube demo to post but I have lost the link!! Will add if I can find it again. Here it is!!
I know this sounds like I'm lacking in inspiration, but my second door prize was also inspired by a project in a craft book - this time it was 'Handmade Decorative Books' by Sue Roddis. I think I bought the book on the strength of the heart shaped book on the front cover (I'm sensing something of a theme here - but it is OWOHEART) but I am quite pleased with my take on it.
Finally, I have this little box on offer, which I hope you will find quite pretty. I intend to fill it with lots of diecuts etc using my die and punch collection. Hopefully they will be useful to a fellow crafter!!
Oh and in case you're not sure, all you have to do to be entered in the draw for these prizes is leave a comment on this post before 9.00 pm GMT on 17th February 2011 when I will be holding the draw for the door prizes. If you have a blog and want to join in just click on any of the OWOH links where you can find the list of participants and all the rules etc. All that remains (and if you've read to the end of this mega post I will be most surprised!!) is for me to say 'THANK YOU' for popping by, to promise that I will return the favour and to hope that some of you will want to return. THANK YOU, THANK YOU..... HAPPY BLOG HOPPING!!hugs Cindy xx
PS I do apologise that the links have gone all dark in my post, I do hope you can manage to read them. I changed something else the other night and now I can't get the original colour back. Doh!! Will try to fix it when I have a minute.
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