Time for this week's catch up...

I finally finished and posted the Christmas cards I signed up to make to help raise funds for Christmas hampers for struggling families, organised by Monk on the Blue Bazaar forum.
I've gone for a pretty simple design so it would be easy to replicate and I like how they have turned out.

I've also stamped the back of each card with this cute little stamp I got from BB.

An Award...
I'm very happy to have been given a blog award from the very talented Sandie who is the busiest blogger I've ever known ;)
The Rules are :-1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.3. Nominate 5 blogs.4. Put links to their blogs.5. Leave a message for your nominees.
And now comes the hard part.... because there are so many wonderful blogs I love to visit, but his time I'm passing the award on to: Carole, Naomi, Renee D, Skye, Edleen, Wendy and Sue-Ann. I know I was meant to only choose 5, but some rules are just meant to be broken :)

And speaking of Sandie... here is another Chrissy card I made for her weekly blog sketch.
I came up with the idea of creating my own varnished accents by coating paper cut-outs with nail polish - and I've got to say it turned out great! But while its perfect to use on cards, I do not recommend using the accents on your layouts. I got this shade at the clearance section at the chemist and love the shimmery finish.I also got some of Sandie's handmade goodness when a pack of her gorgeous daisies that I'd won on her blog arrived in the mail this week. To get some daisies of your very own be sure to check out Sandie's blog. and I've been tagged....
By the lovely Lauren :) Here are some fact you may not know about me:
1. When I grew up I wanted to be a lawyer - which may explain why I watch Law & Order re-runs late at night while I scrap ;)
2. I have been speaking Polish all my life, but only learnt to read/write the language about a year ago, with the help of a translation dictionary when I began contact with my dad who lives there.
3. Before I had kids, I use to do I use to do catwalk and photographic modelling and promotions.
4. I have a bit of a hoarding problem, and have a garage full of stuff I can't bear to part with.
5. I suffer from allergies all year round, and carry tissues with me where ever I go.
6. I think I know the words to every Prince song ever written :)
And now Lis, Maxine, Renee, Rebecca, Ness and Sar I want to know 6 things about you!

And last but not least, a DT layout for Click 'n' Scrap using beads and the gorgeous BG Urban Prairie range -perfect for this cute photo of little Miya!
Have a great weekend
Aga xx


Anonymous at: November 15, 2008 at 12:20 AM said...

Hello Aga,
Beautiful works by hand!
It is a great pleasure to visit your nice and interesting blog for the first time.
Best wishes from Brazil:

Hetty Hall at: November 15, 2008 at 12:50 AM said...

Awww what a beautiful layout, love the bead work on it and the Christmas card is lovely what a great idea with the nail varnish, you are very clever!!
Hugs xx

Sandie at: November 15, 2008 at 8:19 AM said...

Gosh Aga, you are just too clever.

Your "joy" christmas cards are just stunning. Well done.

Great to read the facts about you - its great learning different things about people.

Luv your layout of gorgeous Miya.

Thanks for the plug with my daisies and lastly..................what a clever girl you are to think of the nail polish on the paper idea. Its a whiz bang idea girlie. Well done and thanks again for joining in my sketch - glad you enjoyed it.

Lots of luv.........Sandie

Lauren at: November 15, 2008 at 9:26 AM said...

Thanks for playing along Aga. Gorgeous layout and love the xmas cards! Clever idea with the nail polish too!

Wendy Smith at: November 15, 2008 at 1:16 PM said...

Thanks Aga..that is lovely of you to give me the award like that

MWAH to you

Ness at: November 15, 2008 at 2:17 PM said...

Those cards are gorgeous !
And what a clever Idea with the nail polish! I though it was DM at first ... i will def have to give that a go :)
Oh...I have a Polish heritage as well (I just can't say much ... unless I want to call you stupid or tell you to go to your kennel ha ha)

Laura at: November 15, 2008 at 7:40 PM said...

Your layout is absolutely gorgeous. i also love those urban prairie papers. yummy!
I also think that your christmas card is beautiful and the shimmer sure looks fab! :)

Anonymous at: November 17, 2008 at 8:41 AM said...

Hi Aga, thankyou so much for the award, I am so loving what you are creating, the cards are lovely, and what a great idea with the nail varnish, and you layout is just so beautiful. Thankyou again Aga you made my day.

Carole xx

Edleen at: November 18, 2008 at 11:12 PM said...

Dear Aga, Thank You for the award :) what an honour!

love your card and how you've made it your own! it's really lovely. and your layout is Beautiful!

amazed by your talent and truly Inspiring :)

Sue-ann at: November 19, 2008 at 10:39 AM said...

Thanks for the lovely compliment Aga, I will display my award proudly. :-)

Unknown at: November 19, 2008 at 9:55 PM said...

Hi Aga,
I just love your beautiful Christmas cards - the nail varnish idea is super :)
Beautiful layouts too - as always!

Anonymous at: November 19, 2008 at 10:18 PM said...

Thanks for the beautiful award!!and right back ataha...your pages are simply stunning. I luv the fine detail with the beading too..

~Nancy~ at: November 20, 2008 at 11:05 PM said...

Wow you've been busy! Love love love your creations.. such a great idea to use nailpolish this way!!!! XOXO

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