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Monday, August 31, 2009

And the winners are...

The Winners are....... (ddrrrrrrum rolllllllll)

Elyse from Cottage wins the first prize consisting of the book, fabric fats and trim and candle sconces set.

Floss from Troc, Broc and Recup wins the second prize of set of note cards, tags and vintage wallpaper

I will be in touch with you shortly ladies so you can send me your info so I can mail these prizes out to you shortly.

I want to thank all of you who entered in my giveaway and I also want to thank all of my new followers for following me. I would like to welcome you to my blog. I hope to hear from you when you drop in and visit. I appreciate everyones comments. They build part of the drive for my inspiratrion. Thank you all.


Hugs To All

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Rococo Fan Swap, My Fan

As many of you know, we have a Rococo Fan Swap going on right now. I had Sarah from
My So Called Junky Life as a swap partner. I finished her fan and mailed it out last week and she received it today. So I figured it is now safe for me to post some pictures and show off what I came up with.

It has been a thrill working on this and I love the results.

Sarah loves pinks and blues, like I do and I thought the paper in blue with pink roses is just perfect for the fan.

Of course theres millinery flowers and lots of feathers...

Marie Antoinette and pink velvet ribbon.

For the back I used Music sheets and the antique pink lace holds the fan pieces together closed or opened. I am glad I thought of that.
Coming monday is the last mailing date for the fans but some has already been posted on our flickr group. Link is below so take some time and visit to see some of the other participants' masterpieces.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Celebrating First Anniversary, 100 Followers with a Giveaway!!

Yes, my first post on this blog is dated 17th August of 2008 It just amazes me what my blog eveloved into since then. I have started blogging about sewing mostly. I still enjoy sewing but thanks to all of you, your comments, support and your inspiring blogs. I discovered other ways to express my creative and artistic self. I had started blogging about 3 years ago when I started a blog named after my retail store that I still run, C. Crafts & Collectibles. Then life got in the way and I didn't blog for months. In those months I started creating and making pillows and sell them on ebay and sometime then is when I started reading blogs again and got inspired to start again. So I decided for a fresh start with new blog and new name and so it went....It has been a year...and what a year has it been. Blogging is a blast and I love it. Made so many new creative friends, creative in their own ways but still very talented. And the inspiration, it is amazing to me.
And to thank you all for being there for me, I am hosting this giveaway for two prizes.

First Prize

I am offering a set of mirrored candle sconces, finished by me in white with pink roses accents.

Hoping to inspire anyone to create I am offering, two fat quarters of fabric, one is a white with pink polka dots, other is the roseblush print by Rachel Ashwell. A yard each of pink ric rac and roses with tulle trim.

If you need to spark your creativity for fresh decor I am offering this book, Decorating Vintage Style by Christina Strutt from Cabbages and Roses.

As you can see in the following, this book is amazing.

It covers every room in a home, outdoors and different styles, including classic details and period charm.

So that is the first prize.

Second Prize

On the back you see a few sheets of vintage wallpaper and border, in pink stripes and pink roses included in this prize.

A set of four pretty, distressed tags featuring french 18th century fashion plate's ladies illustrasions, tags created by me.

And a set of four Marie Antoinette note cards. Two styles, also created by me. The one on the right, features digital artwork by me.

Well, these two packages will go to two lucky winners. The winners will be picked by my random number generator on the 30th of August. To enter, please leave a comment to this post ONLY. If you are a follower enter a second comment. and you have a second chance.

If you are not a follower, then youre never too late to start following my blog and you enter your second comment for a second chance. Please include which prize are you entering for, one or two or both in your comment. Feel free to spread the word and take the first picture to post on your blog.
Once again, I thank you so much for coming by and supporting what I am and what I do. It means a lot to me....

Hugs To All

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

100 Followers...Gosh, I'm so excited and Fit-for-a-Queen Paper Shoes

This is so exciting, my word!! To know that there are people out there who are interested in what I do and all my dabble here on my blog!!! Thank you so much all of you following me. You all mean so much to me. It reminds me there are people who have faith in me and what I do!!

I Love you all. And to thank you for being there for me, I need you to stick around a little longer for a Giveaway that I am still putting together for ya'll!! I have a few things in the pot already. I would keep going on about it but I'm going to wait till I actually post the giveaway for details....

So a while back me and Debi from Life in my Studio decided to make a swap and make the yummy paper shoes on Marie magazine!! Thank you so much Debi for playing. It was so much fun. Here is the shoe I made for Debi.

The butterfly is from K& Co's madeline collection by Brenda Walton. I love that collection. You have to visit her blog, Its droolishious!! (thats not even a word!!)

Paper I used is also K&Co's

Sheet Music from Papirskatter

And of course Tim Holtz's Stamps. I am a big fan. If I had the money I buy him to create supplies in my garage...LOL I dont think he'd be very attracted to my proposal...

Here is what sweet Debi made for me... I love the frills, lace, and pink feathers... I love everything about this shoe.

Love the BlinGGG!

The girl is so cute with feathers in her hair. A very nice touch.

Its now hanging right by my vanity so I can admire it while I blog. Thank you Debi for having some fun creating with me!! Well, I better be off!! So much to do this week. My parents who live in Malta are coming to visit for two months. Its a very long flight, and they dont make the trip very often. So when they do, they do it well and for a while. They have never met my youngest yet eighter. So I guess I'll be blogging very very late at night when EEEveryones asleep!!!
Make sure you come back soon to see what goodies are going to a lucky follower!!

Hugs To All

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Rococo Fan Swap Update!!

I have just emailed everyone with information about their partners. We have 13 participants. I will be swapping with two partners unless someone else signs up sometime very soon.

Here are the assigned swap partners:

Songbird - NicNacManiac

Dreaming Stone - Peggy's mixed-up art!

KV Creative Designs - It's All Good

Blooming Ideas - The Chateau of Remnants

Junkgirl Studio - Life in my Studio

My So Called Junky Life - Vintage Rose Designs

The Painted Nest - Molly Pearce

Please note that mailing date is set back to August 31st to make up for my delay. Also want to mention the Flickr group for The Rococo Fans Swap, where all participants can post their fans, you can find it here. Thank you so much and have fun. Lets see those master pieces. I cannot wait to see all the eye candy you are going to create...

Swap sign ups are closed - Thank you

Hugs To All

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Pink Saturday!!

nce upon a time...it was pink saturday for Sonia and her two little friend fairies who live in her pink rose garden teacup...

Visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for more Pink .

Also want to add that The Rococo Fan Swap sign up is extended till the end of today so make sure you sign up and join in the Fan fun.

Hugs To All

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Perhaps a little inspiration...

Here are some of the gorgeousness that inspired me to host the Rococo Fan Swap....

All Images are from Flickr. None of these images are mine

Need I say more?!!...

Hugs To All