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Saturday, 28 November 2009

giveaway and quick chat

1st picture: an advents calender in the making, 25 tiny houses on a square canvas, every roof will be able to be removed to fine a little note or goodie inside! still working away on this one,
i'll post again once finished and i will add more info on the materials and so on
2nd picture: yeah my new BlackBerry!!!and i love it! ( is it an "it"? is it not a "she", she is smart, it has to be a she! don't you think?)
anyway, i love BB and can you see what the fist web was this chick visited on her BB?? yes! Ranger! adddddict huh!

3rd picture: a brooch i made using some things Tim, ornate plate, token, glossy accents, metal flowers, grungepaper flowers i made, tiny tiny! hard work so tiny lol and one of Tim's beautiful keys.
i myself love this piece and i have had it on all week :)

4th picture: this little painting i made for an art exchange so this will be posted on it's way to the US on Monday, i should have sent it off way sooner but it took me longer to finish with so much going on.

5th statement has no picture :)
been on Tim's blog???
he is doing his wonderful 12 tags of Christmas again so i am more than happy!
His main man Mario stole his blog today and posted his own giveaway! so go check Tim's/Mario's blog!!
Mario is more than a sweet guy and i know that for a fact, personal experiance!
kisses for Mr Mario xox

with alll this generosity going around in blog land could not stay behind!
with Sinterklaas (Belgian kind of santa claus, don't ask more info, i don't know lol), my birthday and Xmas coming up in December i thought it might be time to make a few goodiebags!
goodiebag: all bits and bobs, craft stuff, a little art piece, little!!, just some fun things really!
how can you get your hands on one of these goodiebags?
by commenting on this post!!
as easy as that, ok you could start following my blog aswell, wouldn't give you more chance but it would be nice to have more followers, only if you want to of course! haha!
so just leave a comment on this post!
i have five goodiebags, or at least i will when i start making them!
i will randomly pick 5 names next monday, no not tomorrow, the next!
who knows, if there are many names to choose from i might do it all over again next week,
i'll see how it goes
right! now i'm off to do the other million things on my to do list of today!
love and hugs! have a great weekend
xxx tany
not checked for typos, you know me!

Monday, 23 November 2009

Tim's 12 tags of Christmas

if you haven't been to Tim's blog yet, here is his post!!! join in on the fun and spirit of the 12 tags of Christmas! i'm joining in and i would love all of you to do so too, Tim will love it!!!!
love xxx

that's right, i am moving on and giving back and doing the "12 Tags of Christmas" for 2009 - crazy i know, but i love sharing with all of you to let you know how much i appreciate you. the "12 Tags of Christmas" will start on December 1st and go through December 12th. if you're new to the "12 Tags of Christmas", well it's a festivity of creative goodness, a time to deck the halls, and let your artistic whimsy get you in the holiday spirit. each day i will post a holiday tag with complete step by step instructions for you to follow along. the tags stay up all month and then are archived on the bottom left column of the blog - the past 2 years of the "12 Tags" for 2007 & 2008 are already there so check them out! now let's not forget about all of the prizes, one of my favorite things about the "12 Tags" is the "12 Days of Giveaways" that go along with them! each day i will pick random winners from the daily comments you post on the blog! this year i am kicking it up a notch though so be ready: if you're a daily winner and your name is posted on the blog, you must claim your prize by the end of the day you're name is selected because if you don't, the prizes will roll over to the next days winners! also, in true "12 Tags" style, the more comments on the blog each day, the more prizes i'll be giving away. so be sure to take EACH DAY and post a comment on the blog and join the festive fun! hey you just might win more than once - it's happened before...
now i know that many of you create a tag each day along with me and let me tell you - i love that! in fact at the end of this year's 12 days i'll be holding a contest for those that have completed all "12 Tags of Christmas" for 2009, and i have some AMAZING prizes to give away for that! so of course as you can imagine i have TONS of things to do to still finish up the book and get everything ready if i'm going to pull this thing off. i'll be launching the first tag at 12:01am on December 1st so i am leaving this post up until then - fair enough? so you'll have time to gather your favorite holiday stamps, inks, and anything else you want to play with. tell your friends, post it on your blogs, facebook, and twitter because the more people who get involved in the holiday cheer and post comments during the "12 Tags of Christmas" the more gifts and goodies i'll be sharing with all of you! okay, so i hope you're as excited as i am about the 2009 "12 Tags of Christmas" then please post a comment - i would love for you to share your excitement with me, not to mention, it will give you practice for the coming weeks. see all of you on December 1st, 2009 let the holidays begin - i can't wait...t!m

Friday, 20 November 2009

talking in pictures

blinged my laptop! silver Paintdabber, uhu Ranger of course! used the hammered metal effect which is so easy, you just take the dabber and gently "hammer" it onto the surface, you get this really neat pattern that resembles hammered metal, once dry i rubbed platinum Stickles over it using my trusty finger! i think it is really neat! some think i am a little crazy! ahhhh who cares!

this heart-shaped bread bun kind of reminded me love can be found in places least expected

made a canvas as a birth gift for my son's boss at work
i love making these Wendy Vecci type grungepaper flowers, i make my own version of them but the idea is Wendy's, they are so cool!
Emiel welcome to this crazy wonderful world

been beeswaxing, i love it! very relaxing... i need relaxing

Barcelona! i am soooooooo impressed by Gaudi! it will be noticable in my art soon i'm sure

LOVE, made as a birthday pressie for my wonderful friend J!
passed all his pilot exams! now looking for a job... anyone got a plane to be flown??

i love these letters, about 5 inch big if my eyeballing is correct, these i gessoed, painted with Claudine's paints, added Grungeboard and Tim's embellishments.

this pic was taken on my bookshelf, not the best shot...
they looked really good in there new home! xxx
Bart and me in Spain, he has just turned 20 my son! he's a stunner i think, but of course i am his mum... but he is, isn't he? :)

Lisa Mitchell and me and a really great but scarey street artist on the Rambla in barcelona!
there were a lot more wonderful street artists! really cool to see.
it was a good day!
Sue and me in one of our more normal pics...haha
we had such a good week!!
Sue is coming to Belgium in Februari! bring a good coat sue, the temps are nowhere near as good as in your part of the world!!!
thanks again for having us!xxx

oh and this!!
sneak peek for you Evelien!

and OLIVIA! Evelien's newborn little girl!
Welcome to this beautiful crazy world too!

not in the mood for many words, the painmeds are giving me loads of side effects but the painrelief seems to have worn off! so i'm kind of pretty much back to being always in pain!

to give you an idea of the pain: i burned my inner fore arm with my hot glue gun! it's hot! , skin went straight off, third degree burn! no pain, none what so ever, the morfine is good! yet my foot i still feel like hell. imagine? trying not to whine on though.

i have come to the conclusion once again that i am not superwoman and even if it means dissapointing people, i have decided to take more time off for myself.
hope to blog soon but i'm not promising to :)
have a good weekend xxx