Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Extra ! Extra !

No cards today !!! Just a few announcements!

Over at Get Creative where I am a DT member,  during the month of october we were and still are having a card bonanza with each member of the design team posting their own challenge and offering a prize in their category. There are 13 challenges running all with a different themes !!!. Well in order to give everyone a fair chance of taking part as some of the challenges were posted close to the end of the month, the deadline has now been extended until the 5th November . Why not pop over to Get Creative with thirteen challenges running i am sure there is something to suit everyone's taste !!

Did you notice my new banner and blog button !! It was created by the multi talented Cindy Adkins of Whimsical Musings . I have to say I think they are gorgeous even if it is based on my own work lol. Cindy was given free reign to choose and design them both and  think she did a fabulous job and so reasonable too ! She has chosen pieces that I  believe reflect my style and I  couldn't be happier. For those of you that don't know Cindy do pop over and visit as not only is she a fabulous artist, writer, designer but she also showcases many wonderful and talented designers on her blogs.

Last but least a little while ago I was lucky enough to win some blog candy from the fabulously talented Gerri Herbst of Its all Treasure. Well when I say some candy I mean loads and loads of candy !! The photo just doesn't do it justice there are so many wonderful and interesting little treasure here I don't know where to start ! but I know I will enjoy creating with them. Thank you so much Gerri for your kindness and generosity.

 If anyone would like to grab my gorgeous blog button please feel free !

Take care



  1. Your banner and blog button are gorgeous, because your work is gorgeous!!!
    Have a nice evening!

  2. Hi Marie. The banner looks wonderful. Really eye catching.
    Regards Florence x

  3. Hi Marie, Love your new blog banner...gorgeous, warm and colourful. Cindy did a wonderful job!:)

  4. Your banner looks fab against the black background. Stunning colours. xx

  5. Hi Marie
    I spied your banner over at Cindy's blog, it is looking so wonderful. She also created my banner and button.
    What a bounty of goodies you won. Hope to see you create with them soon.

  6. One word......JEALOUS!!
    all that candy....yum and I dont like candy!! LOL
    Adore your new banner and button!!
    going now to add you to my bloggy!!

  7. Hi Marie, Well done with the new look header, it reflects your wonderful work and personality, I love it! Enjoy all your new goodies, lucky girl, Hugs Gay xxx

  8. Hi Marie,
    Oh gosh, thank you so much for letting people know about my blog buttons and headers...and I agree with everyone--yours is gorgeous because your work is so beautiful!!! I just thought that the vibrance of the pink shades would really be striking against the black background to create a real "wow" effect...and I'm so glad that it does, indeed!

  9. Enjoy your candy, and your new banner and button are great! Hugs, Valerie

  10. Ωραία τα καλούδια πάντα τέτοια!!!!
    Σ' ευυχαριστώ για τα υπέροχα λόγια σου και τις επισκέψεις σου!!!
    Καλό μήνα!!!!

  11. Loving your candy and your new banner and button, it all looks fab, x

  12. The banner is very you Marie :) and well done with the candy so get creating !
    Hugs Von x

  13. Fabulous banner Marie. Well done on the candy.

    Kath x

  14. Hi Marie, love your new banner and blog button - they feature some of my favourites from your portfolio :) Like Cindy says, the colours stand out well against the black. Stunning mix of goodies in your candy ... I'm sure you'll make a good few beautiful projects using the contents. Thanks for your contents and so sorry for forgetting to get the camera out at the craft show ... I just got a bit carried away looking at all the goodies on offer :) Elizabeth x

  15. The new banner is so YOU ... it's the little duck! The first time I saw that duck I fell in love ... she is incredible! Put together with your other fantastic works you have charm and class and all that other good stuff that is part of who you are. The blog candy looks like so much fun. Gerri has such fascinating stuff. Enjoy. Thanks for dropping by so see me. Makes by day. :o) xxDonna

  16. your banner turned out gorgeous! very striking against the black background, too. :) ooooh, what fun blog candy- lucky you: enjoy! look forward to seeing what you create with it. :)

  17. Hi Marie,
    I was leaving you a comment this morning when the phone rang--I wanted to say that I love all the goodies you received from Gerri--she is so sweet and incredibly talented. xo Cindy

  18. Hi Marie, you certainly got lucky there and if you pop over to my place you might just find something to your advantage there.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  19. oh hun what wonderful candy you won so well deserved to just love your new blog header and your button,really,striking,hugs cherylx

  20. Hi Marie congrats for your DT..you really deserved Enjoy your candy you won deserved!!!! and your new banner and button are great!!!!!
    Have a wonderful week.
    Kisses and huges

  21. I knew that little duck would claw (web?) her way to the top! Gorgeous new banner and button Marie and would you believe it's the first time I've had a chance to look at the Get Creative challenges! They look great fun! Congrats on your candy - you'll be having fun with that and I see you've been doing some more winning over on Fliss's blog! If you could email me the winning lottery numbers I'd be grateful as we're looking at dried crusts for Christmas lunch at the mo! Vx

  22. Cindy did a Fabulous job on your new header and button, One of thwese days I really need to do one too. Congrats on your win from Gerri, Happy playing!
    Hugs Lynn

  23. Πολύ όμορφα και το banner και το κουμπάκι! Όσο για το blog candy... τι άλλο να ευχηθώ από το να το ευχαριστηθείς δημιουργώντας! Καλό βράδυ!

  24. Just love your blog header and new button. I always loved that duck!I must visit Cindy too! Glad the blog candy arrived, I know you will come up with some wonderful creations to share with us. take care my friend, gerri