Thursday, April 22, 2010

An award for lil' ol' me - thank you Robyn

Hi - thanks for visiting my Blog!

Robyn, a fellow Aussie blogging buddy from "Rainbows by Robyn" sent me this award.  How sweet!!  Thank you Robyn! :o)

Robyn and I met on-line at Splitcoasterstampers just before I started my Blog when I was trying to pluck up the courage to begin blogging.  It turned out we hail from the same city (Melbourne)!   Anyway, Robyn has been really encouraging me since I started Blogging which has been lovely - and I hope that we shall meet one day.  The award really brightened my day because our beautiful dog Jessie (who was 16-1/2) suddenly became ill during the afternoon and passed away.  Jess was fine and happy at 3 pm - by 5 pm she was not, so I have been a train-wreck ever since because it was so sudden and the house seems very quiet and very empty.  Receiving my first award helped take my mind off things.

I'm supposed to share 10 things about me as part of the Award, so here goes:

1.  I try and live by the motto:   Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul (Henry Ward Beecher)

2.  I am allergic to citrus (try eating out with this allergy!)

3.  My favourite colours are purple and teal green

4.  My favourite flowers are fuschias, daffodils, and ranunculus

5.  I used to be a member of several Motorsports club and competed in club-level races and rallies all around my State (Victoria) with my own racing and rally car (yes, really!!)

6.  My grandmother was born in 1878 - if you do the maths, Gran would be 132 years old (no-one believes me that she was born so long ago, but she had children late in life and so did my late-father - my Gran's youngest son - hence the gigantic generation-gaps - and seriously, I'm NOT old - yet!!)

7.   If you had asked me a bit over a year and a half ago about a Blog or a Design Team, I would have had NO IDEA what you were talking about!

8.  There is nothing better than my first mug of tea for the day!

9.  I like to do cryptic crosswords

10.  My favourite stamp companies are:  Lili of the Valley (UK), Elzybells (UK), and Penny Blacks (Margaret Sherry Collection) and pretty much any brand that has a cute snowman on it!

And I'm passing this award on to these "beautiful bloggers" who I would like to know 10 new things about.  I would love to pass it on to a hundred cardmaking bloggers who have inspired me and encouraged me - every single person is worthy - so I'll just pick a couple for now.  Of course, I realise we are all busy & not everyone wants to "share" - but I would still love you to have the award.

Danielle from Fat Cat Stamper 
Michelle from Just Painting Around

Thanks again for stopping in - see you again soon!



Robyn said...

So sorry to hear about your dog...glad the award cheered your day a little. I am very impressed with your info ....but the first mug of the day would HAVE to be coffee! My DH doesn't talk to me until I've had mine Lol!!

Rebecca said...

I am sorry to hear about your dog. I am glad you were cheered up. I found your blog through splitcoast I was admiring your cards, which I found through an old thread (internet ADD) and thought I would click on your blog. I discovered a lovely blog.

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Hey, when did you get a blog! I'm putting you in my google reader so you'll be much easier to keep up with. Thanks for the to think of 10 things about me.....

Julia Dunnit said...

Hey Jocelyn, I've visited from Ikki's blog where your card is today's feature - it's a stunner. Really enjoyed browsing your blog this avo.

Ikki said...

Hi, Congrats on your award, and thanks for your comments. Your card looks great in the FF gallery, I'm pleased your pleased! Hope you'll keep in touch. ikki x

Bettythebaglady said...

Hello Jocelyn from the chilly UK. Hopped over from Ikki's Cuttlebug Cupboard to say Hi.Glad you like Lili of the Valley stamps as they come from Yorkshire and just down the road from my sister's place.I love the way you used that wide silk ribbon. I own quite a bit of wide ribbon but can't make it work on cards yet. I'm so sorry about your dog and hope you will be able to reach the place where you are able to look back with joy at all the wonderful times you have shared together.Hugs BettyXXX

Sarah said...

Hi Jocelyn, only just seen your message on my blog about this award! I'm useless about posting these on my blog and having to find 10 interesting facts won't be easy!
xx :0)

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