Thursday, 23 December 2010

Happy Christmas & A Blog Award

First of all I would like to wish everybody who looks by a very merry Christmas, hopefully with some time to relax from the pre-Christmas stress, pleasant hours with family and friends, and all the best. I have been reading on many blogs about all the preparations and hard work people - mostly the ladies- have put into making this holiday memorable for their beloved families, and seen many beautiful cards and presents which have been made with phantasy and a great love of creativity, and hope that all these lovely things will be much appreciated by the recipients. Have a lovely time, and thank you all for visiting my blog and for all the encouraging comments you have left.

Secondly, I have been given a blog award by
Carole who got it from Kevin of McCrafty's Cards.

Many thanks to Carole, who for me is the Queen of hand-coloured Tilda Cards, for thinking of me. I don't really like Tilda at all (Hey, don't shout at me, all you Tilda lovers out there!), but Carole's techniques are worth taking a look, then this lady is good!
One of the conditions is to write 8 things about me, and the second one is to pass this award on to 4 other bloggers.

Hmm, what can I say without revealing too much???

1) I am not a good cook, but like eating and baking cakes and biscuits, such as shortbread, chocolate cake, Muffins, Waffles and....and....which probably explains number 2:
2) I am a little too short for my weight; well actually I am quite tall, but I do weigh a few pounds/kilos/stones/ perhaps tons too much.
3) I am NOT planning on making a diet in the new year, because I cannot afford to buy new clothes and lifting the sewing machine out of the cupboard to alter those I have would hurt my back and anyway I can't see well enough to thread the needle properly - and I could surely think of a few more excuses if necessary!
4) I like driving my little red car around, but NOT by ice and snow.
5) I love crafting, making scrapbooks, LOs, mini-books, cards, albums, tags etc.
6) I love reading books about crafting, making scrapbooks, LOs, mini-books, cards, albums, tags etc.
7) I do NOT like clearing up after I have been crafting, making scrapbooks, LOs, mini-books, cards, albums, tags etc.
8) I love reading, and spend most of the time when I am not crafting, making scrapbooks, LOs, mini-books, cards, albums, tags etc. reading everything that falls into my mostly sticky and inky fingers.

OK folks, I hope you now have a good idea what I (am) like!
I have to pass this award on to 4 other people, so I have chosen
Netty of Netty's Craftings,
Carole of Carole's Crafty Corner,
Sue of Scrapbook Susie &
Alma of Tassels, Tags and Teabags.
So Ladies, grab your award when you have time!


  1. Happy Christmas to you too val...

    I hope you have a lovely few days, are you going over to Bs or Inge's?

    you card is on it's way... I found 4 cards yesterday when I was tidying up and one was yours, so worry but I went straight down the post office and posted it off, hopefully it will be with you soon, sorry..

    maria xx

  2. Thank you so much for the award Valerie, that is so kind of you. We have known each other for quite some time now and have loved every one of your gorgeous craftings.
    Wishing a Very Happy Christmas and a Blessed New Year my friend. Take care, hugs Annette xx

  3. Thank you so much for thinking of me and my little blog Valerie, it is much appreciated. I will give the 8 facts some thought before I pop the award on my blog! Congratulations on receiving the award yourself by the way, I too love your blog and all the inspiration you give me.

    Happy Christmas!

    Hugs and sparkles

    Carole xxx

  4. A well-deserved award, Valerie, and thanks for the lovely things you said about my Tilda colouring. See, you non-Tilda lovers all come round in the end, he he he. I enjoyed reading your list of 8 things, I hope you clean your sticky inky fingers before kneading your shortbread! Hugs, Carole

  5. Thanks a lot ladies! Yes, I do wash my hands before I make shortbread, Carole! Netty, and Carole G., you are both very welcome!

  6. Happy Holiday and all the best! Hugs, Sarah & Kids

  7. Thanks a lot, Ladies and happy holidays to you, too!

  8. Ha Ha! This was really funny to read and well done on the award! Hugs, T

  9. Hi Val! I've just found this award - will get onto choosing my facts and recipients asap.
    Sue xx


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