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Saturday, August 02, 2008

300th POST !!

When you consider I have been blogging since 22nd October 2006 getting to my 300th posting is not really a great achievement! I have had over 25,000 visitors though - so thanks for visiting !! Re -reading some of my posts is really depressing - boy have the last couple of years been a roller coaster of events.Anyway we must look forward not back.

I have just put together a simple birthday card for a special friend. This is made with dark blue velvet (the stretchy kind) with a layer of gold painted bondaweb with a couple of simple rows of machining and topped off with three tiny pieces of embossed 'shrink' plastic shapes. I hope she likes it. Whilst in this minor creative mood and to 'Celebrate' my 300th I have made two 'bookmarks' which I will now offer in a very small giveaway.... this is how they started.. scrap pieces of my rust and indigo fabrics with builders scrim and pieces of tea dyed lace. Then I threw loads of stuff on them - mascara (great way of using up old stuck mascara to highlight), markel oil sticks, various types of paint and rub-ons. Finally finishing off with some beads!
Sorry the pics are so dark - the pieces are really a little lighter. One measures 2" x 8.25", the other 2 x 6.5". If you would like to have one of these please just do the usual and leave a comment by Wednesday 6th August. I will pick 2 names from the list - the first will receive the longer 'bookmark' and the second name - obviously the shorter. (should anyone respond that is - if not - I am happy to keep and use myself!!)

24 comments:

Doreen G said...

Anna I would love to relieve you of one of your bookmarks---and I am glad to see you are starting to get motivated again it will be good to see what you are creating again.

Guzzisue said...

Hi, please include me :-) nice to see you being creative again

Doreen K. said...

Would love one of your bookmarks.
I really like the card you made for your friend. Congratulations on 300th post.

Ruth said...

Congrats on your 300th post! Glad to see your muse is revving back up. Good luck on our job search.

Purple Missus said...

Very rarely put my name down for giveaways Anna, but I could certainly find a good home for one of these bookmarks :)

Jan said...

Such great news to see that you're back on stunning cre8ive form Anna,and I would love to be included in the bookmark giveaway.
love Jan x

Stephanie Pettengell said...

It's good to hear you are feeling better and starting to make again. With 300 posts under your belt there is no stopping you.

Di said...

I love the card you have made for your friend and would love to be a home for one of your bookmarks. Congratulations on your 300th post.

Julie said...

Congratulations on 300 posts Anna. Looks like you had fun making the bookmarks. I can see why you'd be happy to keep them. I'd love one too!

Carol said...

Me me me, I would love to be included. Thanks Anna, they are lovely!

KathrynAntyr said...

I would love one of your bookmarks. They are lovely and a good "marker" of your 300th anniversary.

Micki said...

Lovely bookmarks, Anna and congrats on the 300th post. Count me in please.

Judy Rys said...

Love the texture on these pieces. I would love to win one of your bookmarks.

katelnorth said...

Hi Anna - glad to hear the muse is beginning to come back :)

I'd love to have either bookmark so please put me in the draw.

Genie said...

Congratulations Anna
Please Include me
Love The Bookmarks and the card.
Cheers Jean

Gail P said...

So, now you tell me that I shouldn't have tossed the mascara in the trash a few days ago! I stood for the longest time over the trash can trying to figure out what I might be able to do with it. If I only would have known! Beautiful card and would sure love a bookmark!!

lisette said...

they are so beautiful! could you please put my name in the mix too? well done on reaching three hundred :)

HollyM said...

Anna, I am new to this, but I have been following your blog for about a year and I 'd love to have one of your bookmarks!
I am also taking the Studio Journals course.

Nic Hohn said...

mascara? really? I'll have to try that one. what geat recycling! Your bookmarks are beautiful!

Elliemac said...

Yes please Anna, you can never have too many bookmarks to go with the 'never to many books', they are lovely.
Glad to see your 'muse' is making and apperance, love the paniers. I have just finished reading Norah Waugh's Corsets & Crinolines. Looks like the soul journal is great therapy, it's very tempting start one. Looking forward to seeing yours progress.

TracyB said...

Anna, your bookmarks are absolutely gorgeous! I hope that I'm a receiver of one of these beautiful pieces!!

Jacquelines blog said...

Your bookmarks are gorgeous Anna, congratulations on your 300 th. post!

arlene said...

Oh, very pretty! I'd love to be entered for a chance at these beauties.
Creative outlets are the best cure for pain. I've just had a very rough couple years myself. I'll send a little prayer up for you.

Hugs, arlene in alberta
artdeme42@gmail.com

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

Congratulations on your 300th post.
Best wishes
Maggie