Monday, January 24, 2011

Passing on the style

My wonderful friend Sue has just passed on an award to me and said lots of lovely things that make me blush. Thanks Sue!
I ahve to share 7 things about myself. I can't believe there are 7 things people don't know (that I am willing to share!)
  1. My mum wanted my middle name to be Xantippe. It isn't.
  2. because both my parents are 5' 7 I thought I would be as well. At 45 and 5' 2 I need to accept that the only way from here is shorter
  3. I look a lot younger than I am - and being 45 as I said this is now a good thing.
  4. When I see people struggling with 3 small children under 4 I pity them, wonder how they do it and also why they chose to have kids so close together. Then I remember that was me 14 years ago. (it gets better but more hectic in terms of exams/university)
  5. my voice is one of the biggest things about me. Not when I speak one to one but I know how to PROJECT.
  6. My singing range is almost 3 octaves. it is rather weak or shrieky at both ends but I would love to finally get there!
  7. I bite my nails but not down to the quick so I just about get away with looking like I just can't cut or file them properly.
So who do I pass on to? I jsut can't link to 15!!
but here are some of the best crafty blogs that Sue hasn't already mentioned. Many of them I am/have been on teams with and they are lovely people as well as great crafters!
Jo Kill - unique and amazing talented. The details on her cards are amazing
Nat - it was seeing her creations that got me into Self Addressed kits that kept me going the first few years of my cardmaking. She is still fresh and funky!
Samm - she does bright and beautiful so well. I hope we'll meet one day as we only live about 15 minutes from each other!
Keryn - one of the original Daring Cardmakers still going strong and she is the person to go to in NZ if you want Stamping Up goodies
Rein - there is always something fun and unusual to see on her blog
Asia - makes such sweet and pretty cards
Lynda - I am in awe of her stamping
Jules - great cards and I love playing hunt the heart
Anice - best boss ever and creator of the wonderful Funky Hand goodies
Ruth - her cards are great but it is the other creations that she makes that inspire me
Allison - I love the soft and subtle colour palettes that she uses. (And the feathers!)

there that is 10. Enough for now I think!
I finished another scrap page today.
This uses the November Gottacraft kit as the basis
I added
Papertrey ink stamps; White dabber paint; letters: (Making Memories; Cosmo Cricket; Tim Holtz dies;) Martha Stewart butterfly punch; EK Success and Fiskars border punches; Prima bling; KI memories striped paper (how old is that?); Paperchase Deer.
The silver disc is a chipboard circle covered in glossy accents covered in fine glitter covered in glossy accents.
And lots of ink and black pen work.


Ruth said...

Xantippe. That made me giggle. Thank you - I need a giggle.

Let me share the fun: looked it up on Google:
1. late 5th century b.c., wife of Socrates.
2. a scolding or ill-tempered wife; a shrewish woman.

Tee hee.
And as a complete non-crafty person I always enjoy your lovely things!
Thanks x

Anice said...

Oh made me all tearful again saying such nice things about me. Your scrap page is just wonderful..I've always been and always will be in awe of your beautiful hand writing and doodling skills. Miss you loads
Anice xx

Natty said...

Ah those days of self-addressed ... seems like such a dim and distant time ago... and yet I still have loads left over from the kits! LOL
In its hey day, it was one of the best kit clubs out there.
Anyway, I am glad that I managed to corrupt you! hehe

Lynda said...

Thanks Lythan - I feel very flattered especially about stamping bit! I've just received this one from SueH so I will add your name to it too! LOVE the layout and the way the pictures 'go over the edge'- beautiful!

Love Lynda xxx