Saturday, 24 August 2013

BeadFest Pity Party

Evening all  =)

HumbleBeads is hosting a BeadFest Pity Party for those of us who unfortunately can't attend the real thing - I live in the UK so sadly it's out of bounds for me.

Today's pity party theme was about going out and finding inspiration which as a keen albeit amateur photographer, I was really looking forward to - but wouldn't you know it after a lovely week of pretty decent weather it decides to absolutely pour with rain all day long! LOL

Now I'm not one to shy away from a little rain - I actually like an occasional amble in a light shower but this was bordering on torrential. I did venture out into the garden late this afternoon hoping I could catch something but I got just one shot of my hydrangeas before accepting I was getting soaked and beating a hasty retreat to the kitchen where the dogs looked at me like I was mad for even trying  ;)

Oh well at least the rain's good for the plants I guess  =)

So I thought I'd post some of my favourite pictures taken in my own garden from earlier in the summer instead ..... who knows maybe someone will find some inspiration right here on my little blog  ;)

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

A Great Giveaway

Ooooh check out this great giveaway going on over at The Beading Gems Journal - a $75 gift certificate for Shaktipaj wirework tutorials!!   =D

I just LOVE these designs so I'm keeping everything crossed  ;)

Friday, 16 August 2013

The Gossiping Goddess & Blueberribeads Blog Hop Sign Up

Ooooh just came across this great blog hop hosted by the very talented duo of The Gossiping Goddess and Blueberribeads - they're currently accepting sign up for a 20 person draw, if selected you get a gorgeous string of Blueberribeads ceramic beadies and a couple of THEA Elements bronze beauties for just £10 ... then on October 2nd you reveal what you made with them.

I just love both these artists stuff so I'm keeping my fingers crossed I get through  =)

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Bits & Bobs

Hi everyone, just stopping by to post some news and updates ... but first a great giveaway from Sharyl's Jewelry & Reflections - a $20 gift certificate to spend on her fab jewellery and components! So be sure to stop by and get your entry in  =)

As I mentioned last update I'm in on the the Bead, Book and Bounce challenge over at Operation Tackle That Bead Stash, even though I don't have the book ... already have a design idea  ;) the reveal for which is the 6th of Sept, as well as the Creating With Cabochons Challenge over at the Studio Sublime (almost finished my cab) the reveal for that one is the 18th September and I've added to the month's challenges with the Sequintastic September Blog Hop hosted by Saturday Sequins with the big reveal for that one coming up on the 28th September ... so a very busy blogging month  ;)
And then there's the second annual Octoberfest hosted by Toltec Jewels which will be revealed on the 27th October.

Also I hope to be able to show you all the pics of my pieces for this year's FMG Swarovski contest real soon .... speaking of which I just received a very nice email informing me that my Golden Rays piece will be featured in one of their adverts in the Fall 2013 issue of Stringing Magazine - yay technically my first ever published bit  =D

Anyway that's all from me for now ... happy beading!