Saturday, 1 August 2009

Dragonfly: ATC. and Blog Candy!

Sorry! You've guessed, there's no space rocket tonight, but I did print it out, so all I have to do is cut round it, add a few 3D stickers and Bob's your uncle... (who is Bob, doesn't anyone know) but I did finish this ATC. It's taken me ages! The main image was a freebie over on June's lovely Blog a few weeks ago and she had a challenge to alter it in any way. Of course slow silly cloggs here forgot and then couldn't think how to finish it. I wanted a mirror reflection in the centre to look like water, but ended layering silver embossing power and then stamping into it with a dragonfly stamp from Paperartsy. Not quite how I saw it in my head ...but then by head's full of sawdust and strawberries most of the time.
Sadly, I've also got another picture of the wasps nest. When my dad rung me to say he'd be round first thing with his smoke gun to 'see to' the wasps, I actually heard myself trying to put him off! Then I remembered the child I knew who was attached by a whole nest and only last week someone in the next road had to be taken to hospital as they suffered a bad reaction with just one sting. Anyway dad was very determined and as he used to be a bee keeper has a few 'helpful' gadgets. As he approached the hedge armed with his smoke gun and his magic wasp killing puffer, I warned him they were angry and wouldn't take prisoners! He said, 'They wouldn't worry me!' and as I warned him again, the first attack wave flew straight out at him! In all his years (he's 83) he said he'd never known such an angry mob and assured me, they had to go. Anyway enough of wasps...they give me the hebegebies!!! (worse than spiders do!)
~~!!!Blog Candy !!!!~~
After having a bit of a win last week, over on Lisa's lovely blog, I've decided seeing I've been blogging for just about four months now and have reached over 10,000 hits I'm going to give away some Blog Candy in a way of a thank you to all my followers for their lovely comments and support! Lisa has been doing a weekly surprise for her followers and I thought I'd do the same... So, all you have to do to be in with a chance to win some bits and pieces, is to call in and say hi! (which is what you've all been doing anyway!) At the end of each week ((Saturday/Sunday)) till the end of September, (or before we nip off to the States to see our new grandson!!) someone on the followers list will win a little prize. Stamped images, brads, glitter, flowers, ribbons, papers...whatever I can find! I'll post a picture later...and put a link on my side bar so you'll know what's going on!
And talking about followers!! Oh!! looky!!! We have a newby!! (((wave))) Welcome to Spyder's Corner Dazie!! Thank you for joining!! Pop over to Dazie Delights and say hi, she's very busy making cards, ATC's and running a pro rescue guinea forum... my minds boggling now... no, I won't go there... yes I will!! I'm now visualising (!?!) a guinea pig sitting at a mini laptop and having a chin-wag on a forum about where the best clover is...... Time for me to go I think.... thanks for stopping by!!


  1. So cute ATC!
    Wow, 10,000 hits! Congrats on all hits!

  2. WOW this is stunning - so much detail it's fantastic.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  3. Helllooo, I have only just twigged who you are, silly me! Hey I tell you what Bernie guinea pig loves to sit at the computer and chat away with all his other guinea friends, I have photo evidence!!!

    I love this atc its gorgeous the colours are lovely and they way you have put it all together, its just stunning!

    Your blog is fantastic, I think I will need a couple of days to browse it!!!

  4. Wowww Lyn,What beautiful,i love the colours and details.

    Hugs Riet.x

  5. Hi Lyn
    You have been busy - what with dragonflies and wasps! (Well done to your Dad too).
    Love the ATC - fabulous colour and that flower is gorgeous! (Bob is our Postman by the way and he's lovely).
    Many congrats. on reaching 10,000 hits Lyn - phew!! I will be joining in your Blog Candy chase, the only problem is that I won't be here on the 5th/6th Sept. so can I leave my message on Friday the 4th that week please? (Don't want to ruin my chances do I?)!!!
    Also, would you mind answering a technical question for me please? When typing your Post and inserting a link to someone else's Blog (ie:JUNIE'S LOVELY BLOG), do you do that in the same way as if you were linking one of your cards to a Challenge on someone else's Blog (as per the instructions in your sidebar)? Sorry to be so dense, but it's really bugging me 'cos I don't know how to do it.
    Love, Sylvia xxxx

  6. I've emailed you Sylvia!
    You go to the blog you want to link and copy their address, go back to your post and high light the person (or whatever) the link box will appear, then just paste the copied addy into the box (make sure there isn't 2 http:/)click ok!! done!

    I usually have two or three 'windows open' so I can go back and forth quickly to different blogs.the more you do it, the easier it gets! you can high light anything and put a link in to anywhere!

    ((Lyn))) I'll type this on your blog too!

  7. Wow lyn 10,000 hits in such a short time too, I'm way behind and have had my blog just over a year now.
    Your blog candy sounds great will remain hopeful that I might win

    Hugs Jackie x

  8. oooops forgot to say I think your ATC is gorgeous

  9. Sylvia I just knew Bob must have a bike...and I nearly put that, but thought better of it!! (You have to think about that one... bob...everyone's uncle, must have a bike.... ) okay...time for a frothy coffee and a chocolate bisqwit! ((Lyn))


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