Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tussie Mussie, Winner Announced...& Lots More...

My Mission of the Day:
To get this post up!!!

Well as you know I am very excited and will confess
I'm a wee bit nervous about My First Ever Swap.... 
So I decided to have a trial run of a Tussie Mussie..
And here it is.....


And A Close Up

I do think it looks better IRL 
But I haven't mastered this whole photo thing yet....

What do you think???
I know the Shabby "Pretty in Pink"
May not be my swap partner's style but
This one is just for me and my scrap room....
A little piece of Inspiration....
(Well I hope anyway....)

Now this got me thinking about today's post.. and
What Else to Post?????
I thought I would share some More Color Inspiration with you...

Shabby Chic Style



Vintage Wallpaper 
Is definitely a favorite of mine...
I honestly cant remember where I found this so I hope I don't offend anyone...
I have another whole post coming up on wallpaper...:)


Ohhhh I soooo wish we had Pottery Barn here in Aus!!!
And I wish MORE that this was my Scrap Storage!!!
And that my scraproom was this tidy!!! lol!

I think my Tussie would look good hanging in here....
What do ya think??


And saving the Best for Last.....:)
I just adore these Gorgeous Art Prints by
The very talented Elena  Feliciano
Found at www.art.com
I told you I had a thing for shoes.... LOL!
If I had the space in my Art Room..
I think I would have a whole set of these beautiful shoes 
Up on the wall for Pure Inspiration!


Some Pink and Green Freebies to Share...


And this "Gorgeous Girl and Her Doll" are from Heidi at


Some Beautiful Roses 
From The Graphics Fairy

And last... but certainly NOT least....
This beautiful Mademoiselle .....
Is from one of My Favorite Artists, 
Dawn Edmonson....


You can see Dawn's Beautiful Blog here....
Remember This????
My First Giveaway.....:)

I do apologize for the delay in posting..
I was waiting for my BFF to visit and draw it for me...
I have been totally overwhelmed and inspired by all of your posts &
The number of followers to my brand new and very humble Blog...

Infact I have been quite stressed and a bit anxious that there is only 
One Giveaway and So Many Entries... 
(So I think I'll have to have another one soon.. what do you think???)

When I printed out all of the comments and followers along with the
 Extra Entries for the Giveaway there were 23 PAGES!!!
Can you believe that??? 

I do sincerely apologize if I haven't gotton to your blog yet as 
I have honestly have gotton a bit mixed up with where I've been ...
But I am definitely coming to say "hello"...

Thank You Also Soooo Much to Those Lovely Gals 
that posted a link to my site. 
I will do the same for you!

Now I'll be honest.... I don't know how to do that
"Random Generator Thing" as yet....
So I did the fairest, most honest and most old fashioned way I know.....


Put them all in a bowl.. mixed them up and got my BFF to draw one out.....
I definitely haven't got this artist photography thing down pat yet....
But learning all the time...:)

Now....
What You Have All Been Waiting For..... :)

The Winner of my Giveaway is...
Twyler and Lindsay 
From

Isn't that just the cutest Blog Banner and Button!
If you haven't visited Twyler and Lindsay already..
Please do, as you wont be disappointed!
It is the most gorgeous blog full of Vintage Inspiration :)

Twyler and Lindsay please contact me so 
I can post your Giveaway!!
I cant believe it will be winging it's way to the US!!
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would have
International Followers as yet... But I am absolutely delighted that you come to visit!!!

Some (Very Good) Late News....:)
Oh I have just found out who my Swap Partner is for the Tussie Mussie Swap!!
It is the lovely Maria from
http://ajourneythatstartshere.blogspot.com
I am absolutely delighted as I am already really looking forward
To getting to know Maria better:)
Maria does the most beautiful and inspiring work...
I am very nervous about making something she will like!
If haven't been for a look her Beautiful Blog then please go and have a look....
Her post today has some awesome links including a link to this darling shop she has found....
And some other beautiful Free Images etc ...

Like we need another excuse to SHOP!!! lol!

Thank You So Much for Visiting my Blog...
I do read all of your comments and am enjoying contacting you all..
Finding beautiful new blogs to follow and making new friends
And I hope you keep coming too.....
As I have lots more new posts planned.... :)
Hugs
Lou xx

P.S. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
I apologize this post is delayed...
My computer has NOT been playing the game today!

19 comments:

Elaine A said...

Lou -

You post today was much appreciated. We had 34 inches of snow last week in my area of New York State. All the photos you posted were so beautiful and put me in mind of Spring. It just made my day. Thank you!

Elaine Allen

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Lou, Eeek! We are SO excited! What a great surprise this morning to find we have won your giveaway! Thank you so much! You have made our day! Twyla

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Lou, could you please email me so that I can send you my address? We have our link on our page. Thank you for all your kind words about our blog. You are so sweet. I love the images you shared today too! Have a nice day! Twyla

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a gorgeous gorgeous post. First of all that tussie mussie is beautiful, I am sure that your swap partner is going to be thrilled. I love all of your lovely images on this post. Congratulations to Twyla and Lyndsey for winning your lovely giveaway. So nice to meet you.
Karen

Carmen said...

I absolutely love your tussie mussie. That soft green flower is just gorgeous!! Love all the photos too. So serene and beautiful. I enjoyed my visit! =)

mandysea said...

Its such quality crafting!! Beautiful Lou.
Congrats to you lucky winners!! Some very stunning inspirational pics here!!

Lori said...

Lou, your tussie is gorgeous...and perfectly pink...i love it...thanks so much for stopping over to visit with me today:) it as nice to see you there!!!

Kim Wilson said...

Thank you for the comment!! Check back and read the new post you are going to be amazed as I am lol! :) I love your new stuff, so happy you started a blog!!!

Maria said...

Morning Lou,

I wish they had Pottery Barn over here too, also wish we had a Michaels as well that store is filled with so many different ranges of crafts that we could use with our scrapping and OTP projects.....
Your tussie mussie looks stunning are you sure you haven't done these before because your first attempt is a beauty......
Sent you an email this morning.....
Have a fab day...

Kim Wilson said...

Thank you Lou :) Its been a good day!! Love the tussie mussie!!! sooo cute

South City Hues said...

Your tussie mussie is just perfect!

Deb said...

Oh Wow Lou.....that tussie mussie is devine. I luv looking at all your little inspirational pics.....just beautiful.

Karen's Sketchbook said...

Hi Lou,
Thank you for stopping by my sketchbook. I don't like taking books apart, I scan the images into my computer, and digitally alter them and reproduce them into new graphics. I love old books, and this gives me an opportunity to share antique artwork. I am still loving that tussie mussie.

Have a lovely day.
Karen

ann said...

What a beautiful post and I love the Tussie Mussie....your partner is very lucky and she will love anything you make

phillipa said...

I absolutely adore your Tussie!! It's really stunning.

Debby said...

WOW!!! Your tussie is so beautiful. I love your blog so glad to have found you.
debby

Tanya Tahir said...

your blog is looking fabulous Lou!! Love all the inspiring pics - so beautiful!

chelemom said...

Love your tussie mussie!!! your partner is going to LOVE it!!! Beautiful!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

I think you nailed your swap piece, your swap partner will be thrilled! You have nothing to worry about! and so many pretty in pink posts! now say that fast three times! LOL
Lovely!