Wednesday 6 January 2016

Design Team Opportunity

Hi all! 
I'm sure many of you are aware, I am part of the DT over at Eureka Stamps!
Karal, the team leader has just posted a DT call on the challenge blog but I thought 
I'd share it with you too just incase you miss it!
Any level of crafter can apply, so don't be shy, give it a go!
Even if you've never been on a design team before, Karal would love to hear from you!
It's a fun relaxed & friendly team!
Here's the info!

DT Call

The Eureka Stamps Design Team has a couple 
of openings. No Experience is necessary.  We ask that you stay on for 6 months or longer if you like. You will need to make a card or other project each week using images from Eureka Stamps, and have it posted in the Team's Facebook album, and posted on your on blog by the deadline each week.  You will also make comments on your assigned numbers for each challenge. 

If you are interested please send an email with a link to your blog to Karal at        I look forward to hearing from you.

Monday 4 January 2016

Blog Follower Information

Hi everyone, have you noticed a drop in your blog followers? 
Or are you missing posts on blogs you followed?
I have & I was visiting my friend Linda's blog, when I came across a post with 
the following information, which I wanted to share with you!
This explains a lot!

In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs. 

As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other Open Id providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.

We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.

Posted by Michael Goddard, Software Engineer


This change was due to take effect on Jan 11, but as I mentioned, I've already noticed 
a drop in follower numbers, as have some of my other blogging friends 
 I apologise if this causes any inconvenience & I hope that you can create a Google account, which will allow you to continue following my blog and others, who use Blogger.  

If you do create a Google account, you will have to "Follow" blogs again, as those who didn't
 have an account will be permanently removed from our lists.  However, if you choose not
 to open a Google account, you can still follow blogs using other means such as Bloglovin', Networked Blogs, by email etc but you'll have to check each blog individually
to see what options are available to you!.

I greatly appreciate everyone who follows my blog & I hope that you'll continue 
to follow by whatever means suits you! 

Happy New Year!

Good morning all & A Happy New Year to you!
Firstly, I must apologise for being a bad blogger over the holidays & not 
posting or commenting as much as I should have!
I've just been so tired & worn out, I needed a good rest!
I'l try to get round to your blogs soon I promise!
So, now that we're slowly getting back to normal, it's time for the first challenge of 2016 
at Eureka Stamps where the theme this time is

Here's my card

I've made a little 6"x6" twisted easel card, using the lovely sentiment 
Which was cut out with a Spellbinders oval die & matted onto 
another Spellbinders, die cut, ornate oval.
The base card is green & the paisley type paper is 
 from the My Minds Eye, Best of Paisley pad.
I distressed the paper with my serrated scissors.
The flowers are from my stash & have been there forever! 
I tend not to use flowers very often as I like to make cards which can be posted easily.
They just seemed to want to be on this card though!
The colours match better IRL.
Thanks for popping in. I hope you can play in this weeks challenge.
I'm sure you all have at least one birthday coming up soon!

I'd like to enter this card in a few little challenges:
Dragonfly Journeys - They Say It's Your Birthday
Glitter n Sparkle Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Petal Lu - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft -Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. -Anything Goes
Sieze The Birthday Birthday + Topping: Anything Goes