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Saturday, 6 February 2010

One World One Heart Give Away 2010. #1040. Valentine Hottie VS Garden Party Tottie.


Hello lovely Bloggers from around the world.
I am joining in the magic carpet ride and give away event for the first time this year.

The Event

Lisa Swifka from A whimsical Bohemian blog created the event in 2007, you can find out more or join in here

The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. To interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way.

Who am I?

Myself and my sidekick Spanky make things out of Shiny, Paper, Paint and Glue to entertain ourselves and then sometimes blog about it and participate in internet based crafting challenges.

How to win my One World One Heart Giveaway

1. Anyone in any country with a blog can enter.

2. Leave a comment on this post, please only one comment per person.

3. Please be sure your comment takes me back to you, or if not leave an email address where you can be reached.

4. On 15th February one random winner will be drawn from the comments left using The random number generator
(But I think his real name is Bob the Cheese.)

5. The winner will be notified by email and the winner announced on this blog on 15th February.

6. The Prize will be posted to you wherever you are!

My giveaway.
Valentine Hottie VS Garden Party Tottie.

I was inspired by fabulous Sue Roddis's Art Doll feature in the latest issue of Craft Stamper magazine March 2010, page 50.

I usually make my paper dolls relatively realistic, but her ideas were very abstract, quirky and seriously fun ...so thought I would give it a try.

This has got to be the maddest thing I've made yet and I hope you like her.

Seeing as it is nearly Valentine's Day, I thought I would challenge Spanky to see who could make Julia (who has got to be the most famous face in rubber stamp land) THE OUTFIT in which she is most likely to pull (attract a hot date).

This paper doll has a front and a back.
We each got to design one side.
There was some serious Argy Bargy over the scissors I can tell you.

This is my design.

Garden Party Tottie.
She's 13 inches tall.
You can click on her to make her bigger.

Spanky says Julia will never pull a man in my outfit; maybe a pony called Dobbin in a Local Gymkhana, but a man? No.

And I thought wings were a sure fire winner. I mean even an A list celebrity can't compete with wings can they? Well anyway, I always was rubbish at dating.

This is Spanky's design on the reverse.

Valentine Hottie.
You can also click on her to make her bigger.

Now; I'm not a man, obviously, but I think all Julia will get out of Spanky's outfit is a rather irritating rash from all that scratchy lace, unless of course, the black lace is really a body tattoo and all she's wearing is a bra and posing pouch, but like I said I never was any good at dating.

So what do you think?

Who is Julia most likely to pull?

1. Maybe Nodding Neddy from Boy Band - Pony Power?

2. Nathan Kamp from probably every Romance Book Cover in the last 5 years?
(Not that I'm complaining mind you.)

3. Albert Steptoe from Steptoe and Son?

Maybe you think she's in with a chance with someone else this Valentine's Day?
If so, please leave your nomination with your comment, although any comment will enter you in the giveaway. (You can just tell me you love me if you want, yes, that would be you Mum.)

Thank you for visiting me and hope you don't suffer from too much sleep deprivation as you whip around the other 1015 (and still rising) bloggers before the 15th!

Happy Blogging
I am number #1040 on the magic carpet ride.



OMG there are tears (of laughter) running down my cheek as I type this message!! You have excelled yourself with this one Gini!! Absolutely love both sides of Julia, but I'm afraid I have to go with Spanky's choice of outfit, partly because I bought this lace Prima stamp a couple of days ago as I absolutely adore it (another coincidence?), but most of all I have always wanted to have pink punk hair. This image of Julia may just persuade me that it's the way to go when I visit my hairdresser on Wednesday. Also, I think the idea of wearing underwear outside your dress could be much more comfortable than the norm., although large Sloggi's may not look quite as good.
I think the perfect guy for Julia would probably be Superman.
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxx

Maron said...

Oh great stuff! please count me in and visit me at #220!

Jenea said...

Hi dear!!! I like your idea! It’s very Awesome! I wish to ALL who will participate in this wondefull give-away, Big Good Luck! Yohooooo! ;)

bockel24 said...

Oh, oh, Julia is such a sweet girl, I know she´d love to meet the bird king that I have on my balcony for a Valentine date! Please add my name to your list!

Judy said...

I love finding your blog. Had to go back and read older posts because the first was so great. I love the artistic Spanky. She is wonderful. Please enter me in your drawing.


Athena said...

Hmm, I think Julia will pull them all in, although I think Nathan will especially go for that little bra and posing pouch number...

Great giveaway! Thanks so much for having this- please throw my name in the hat. :) And if you haven't already, don't forget to stop by my blog for chances to win prizes! #318 on the magic carpet...

gpc said...

Well, frankly, I think the garden hottie side of her will have to settle for happiness overlooking her lovely estate and dreaming of better days. The valentine hottie, when she dares emerge, would be lucky to gain as much as the steptoe darling as, alas, would I. Julia and I have each clearly seen better days. We would have great fun recalling them.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous give away!

Sherry said...

Hello Gini and Spanky! Loved reading your post. My choices are a bit obvious - I think your side will attract Alan Titchmarsh (all those lovely flowers) and Spanky's Robbie Williams (all those body tattoos!!) I saw that article in the Craft Stamper and will have to make one myself too sometime. Thanks for the chance of winning yours, I hope you can come see mine here (if you haven’t already!)

Sherry also from England (Essex)
(ticket #251)

Sue Young said...

Hilarious!I vote for NAthan!I've always loved Julia's face...have used it lots myself...I'd love to have her in my studio!thanks for the chance to win her.

Kathy Sprinkle said...

Very windswept and dangerous. I enjoyed!
I'd love to win!
Thank you for a fun stop on the magic carpet ride.
Outrageous joy,
Kathy over at Everyday Bliss
#111 on the blog tour

My Way said...

Hello from Georgia, USA!! I'm really having fun flying from blog to blog and seeing so much talent!
I'm new to the art world and overwhelmed by all the different kinds of art I might could learn.
Please enter me and thank you for your generosity!

Genie said...

Hi, love the dolls they are super.

Debby said...

LOL...what a fun post, too funny. They are all fabulous, but I love spanky.. Would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Bibi said...

Love them both, but I love pink, so I think Valentine Hottie JUST edges in for me :)

Sonia ;) said...

Oh those are adorable. Please sign me up and come visit me at 485


Anonymous said...

Very nice, I love the first pic, count me in please!~~Becky

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, what a stunning giveaway!!
Love your art doll! Julia is a stunner and would prob have troubles getting a hot date!!LOL
Off to have another look at your fabby blog!
You are very welcome to visit my Blog and enter my giveaway. #1041
Jan x

Kelly said...

Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Pop over to my blog (#92 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :)

LYNDY WARD said...

Greetings & Salutations,
Enchanting OWOH Giveaway!
Nodding Neddy ~ Lovely Blog.

Fly by my blog when you get a chance...
Forbidden Planet Giveaway #242 On The List @:

Cosmic Blessings´¨)
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´Lyndy Ward

P.S. I will be announcing three winners on 2/15/10. AND if I'm lucky enough to win any treasure, that booty will be displayed as well. AND the OWOH Giveaway win(s) will remain on my blog in Awards & Contests for eternity.

Shirley said...

What a great giveaway! My nominee is the King of Hearts. (George Cloony would be a good choice too.)

Marina said...

This is so much fun Gini! And I love seeing my Julia stamp used so *coolly*! :-D
Would be fun to win this!

Did you sign for my giveaways at the Cherry Pie blog?

baukje said...

Great prizes . Please count me in.


Martina2801 said...

What a gorgeous artwork !
I`m happy to have a chance of winning your wonderful giveaway.
Please visit mine as well (I´m number 17 !!!)
Thanks and best wishes
MARTINA from Stuttgart/Germany

quiltcrazygal said...

Love it! So much fun! Please enter me in your drawing and stop over to mine:) Jenna Louise

Magic Moonlight said...

Please add my name to the hat, Great Giveaway! What a ride!

Micki said...

I love them! You are so creative!

Sussie said...

Please count me in your wonderful giveaway!
Warm regards from very snowy and cold countryside of Sweden! :)
Susan, Nr 821


Maggie R said...

Hi...I'm a bit mussed up as I just flew in on the Magic Carpet from Canada....What a ride! what a fun time....
I have enjoyed your blog and must follow.
Your giveaway is lovely. Thank you so much for adding my name for a chance to win..
Fly over to my blog to enter for a beaded bracelet.. I am #362

martha brown said...

I love your blogging style -- you made me laugh many times! I'll definitely be back :)
Sorry -- I quite like Spanky's outfit choice. He's very talented!Please enter my name into your draw -- thank you!!!
~martha (#180)

Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

Gini~ I just love your blog post. It actually "pulled" some serious REAL giggles out of me. I love your paper doll too. Sorry Spanky, but I like her first side best...much more well behaved and all...

Andie said...

oh my gosh! I have a guinea pig too! Spanky is so cuuuuuute! haha
please count me in and visit mine too! =)
say hi to spanky 4 me, and blazee says hi too!(that's my guinea piggy!)

danit said...

Julia is welcome for Valentine's Day for some woman on art doll love.

carylsrealm said...

Whoohoo! Too fun! Please count me in, your Hottie is too cool!

WondrousStrange said...

Too funny...Lovely,lovely! I would love to be entered to win your wonderful gift!


Please stop by and enter my give away as well! I'm number 290

Kim Mailhot said...

Hee hee ! You are hilarious ! I think the lovely Julia can pull any man she wants with that lacy outfit - not to mention her inner beauty too !
Spanky is really talented too. It have been a pleasure to meet you both.
Thanks for entering me in your draw and I hope you have a blast during your OWOH adventure !

risa said...

I love the vibrant outfit! Great fun! Please throw my name in the hat and come enter my giveaway as well!

blog: http://www.createdbyrisa.com
email: createdbyrisa@gmail.com
OWOH #554

Valrie said...

Creativity! Loved my carpet stop at your blog, please glide over to mine!


Alice Stroppel said...

I love them all but I have to choose the garden party hottie. colorful. please enter my name.
stop by my blog to sign up to win my crazy girl bracelet. ticket holder #807


Carapace said...

I think she's got a chance, in that black lace...with Edward Scissorhands. Something very Burtonesque about that look...

Glad you joined the Ride!
OWOH Ticket Holder #21

Brianna said...

What a cute little horse. :D

Please enter me into your fantastic drawing! I hope I win!


Electra said...

Oh Gini, I really really really hope I win this!

Bev Coffaro said...

so cool. love that pony
visit www.alteredpaperarts.blogspot.com

Yvonne said...

I really love Tottie :)

jonaks said...

cute paper doll!

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Gini, what a lovely idea and post you have. I love the paper doll. I'd love to win. I absolutely love your gifts. Please take time to visit my blog, too, for a chance to win my book, 16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood. I'm working on getting all the country flags. I promise to revisit your's too.


Lynn Stevens said...

Well Julia seems two faced to me LOL. but an awsome doll, I love Sues work too. please enter me and stop on by mine too #86

The Lone Dollier said...

I sat here and giggled the entire time reading this. TOO funny. Well, at least I know the name of the hunk that graces the latest romance novels! Please enter me for a chance to win your wonderful doll.


drmarty62 said...

Love the doll. Love the valentine outfit especially even if the material is scratchy. Love your post.

Sandy said...

Fantastic giveaway! I love it.
Your work is brilliant.

Please enter my name! Pop over to my blog (#59 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :D

Regina said...

Swooping in today from Alabama to see YOU!! What a journey I have had so far on my Magic Carpet Ride. So many wonderful people...so many talented artist (and oh my some kindred spirits found)

All the wonderful giveaways...I have always believed that any gift made or given from the heart to another is giving a piece of yourself. I would be honored if you would enter my name.

Please stop by my place, Southern Ooaks #760, on your next ride. Have some Sweet Iced tea...look around and then enter for one of my gifts from the heart.


Laume said...

I think she looks like a hoot! I can tell we'd be great friends. And she has wings. I like that in a girlfriend.

Missy said...

What a nice gift ! Please enter me ♥

Missy ~ Winnipeg , Canada
seksi_missy [at] hotmail [dot] com

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Greetings from NW Arkansas!!! What a cool giveaway! Please enter me into your drawing and be sure to stop by my blog for a chance to win, too. #56 :)

Donna said...

Thanks for offering this great giveaway and Thanks so much for a chance to win! chiggerlane@aol.com

Anonymous said...

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Please count me in!


Rich Witch

Please visit me for a chance to win a Most Magical Prize at:


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Jingle said...

LOL! Okay...so first of all this doll is fabulous! Secondly, your post is so much fun! I have no idea who's attention she would grab, but the ride will be a blast! LOL! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Heather Robinson said...

Oooo...I am loving your very swanky paper doll. She has pizzazz and energy and is divine. Thank you for the opportunity to win her. She'd enjoy it here in Canada.

PEA said...

Oh yes, please, enter my name for your lovely giveaway. I would so love to win your delightful paper doll!! If you haven't already, come over to enter mine, I'm #116. Thank you:-) xox

P.S. I'm not your mum but I love ya anyway for giving us this chance to win one of your beautiful creations:-)

Dawn said...

Is Spanky a real guinea pig then!!
Gorgeous giveaway

Please stop on by

Dawn in Scotland!!

Birgit said...

Now that's what I call a really creative prize and post -- thanks for the great entertainment.

If a glass bead necklace sounds good, you might want to visit my blog. It would be a pleasure to welcome you there. :)

Greetings from Munich,
# 849

Anonymous said...

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How Marvelous!

Please count me in!


Gina Luna

Please visit My World for a chance to win one of seven Art Dolls!


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Astrid Maclean said...

What a great giveaway, please count me in!

If you have time and have not yet done so, please come and visit mine (154 on the magic carpet).

Greetings from bonny Scotland and enjoy the ride!

Dawn said...


Gini you are sooo funny, Pepsi Puss might well enjoy a date with Garfield but I would fear the worst, she is so timid I think he would scare her to death!!! she'd be heading for the furry hills me thinks!!
Glad to hear Spanky is such a ginius!! Love her cute photo!!
Stop on by anytime!


Peggy said...

Beautiful and charming blog! So magical!!
A beautiful and stunning treasure !
I am traveling on my magic carpet ,my first year with OWOH flying from Connecticut.
My blog #937

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your drawing.

sewfunky said...

Really nice giveaway!
Please enter me in the draw and don’t forget to enter mine.

Cheryl said...

What a fantastic giveaway, I'd love to win it! I’m also participating in One World One Heart. Please come by my blog and leave a comment to have a chance to win what I'm giving away.

Cre8Tiva said...

i think she will have them all... i heart your blog...count me in please...isn't this fun?? it is so great to meet you....please visit my blog #1069 and have a chance to win a handmade clutch purse...i live on a tiny island off florida's east coast USA...hugs and blessings, Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva

Susan said...

Greetings from Salem ! Such fun traveling by magic carpet to visit new and old friends. lovely giveaway please enter me too! Susan
I invite you to visit my blog giveaway I have fresh baked brownies and cinnamon tea prepared for my visitors!



WW said...

Nodding Neddy.
I love Spanky, she's so cute, reminds me of my own pig.
I’d love to be entered in your drawing.
Stop by my blogs to be entered in mine.


http://www.thefrogprincess-ww.blogspot.com/ #577
http://www.weinkswonders.blogspot.com/ #602

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

I LOVE THIS!!!! It is just TOO wonderful! I'm number 295!~~~XXOO, Beth

Joy said...

Please add my name to the hat :o)

Anonymous said...

Awesome work! Thanks from Tucson, robin

Marie S said...

Gini I love the hottie and the tottie, please count me in.
When you get some free time fly on by my blog on your magic carpet, I am OWOH #907.
I am so very very pleased to meet you.
Thank you for participating in OWOH.

jamaise said...

I would personally say it will be Nathan Kamp and even Nodding Neddy looks like he could be fun - we just need to keep old Albert away from her - I've heard he's a dirty old man.

It's been fun! I hope you'll visit Wishing Penny #916

Jasmine said...

Pleased to meet you Gini, I love the diversity of your pictures. My valentine lies with Steptoe, how can we not love him? xJ

Tumbleweed Trails said...

She is amazingly beautiful. Love every bit of detail. Your giveaway is terrific! I would love a chance to win. Please add my name to your drawing! Thanks for participating in the OWOH event.

visionquest2020 (at) msn (dot) com

RR said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

Tina Wilson said...

adorable giveaway. thanks so much for the opportunity to enter your drawing. this is such a fun way to meet other folks. I hope you'll stop by my blog and enter my giveaway as well. So nice to meet you.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What humor you have. Glad I stopped by, because those dolls are pretty sweet, too.

Please visit my giveaway, too. I'm # 79 on the magic carpet ride.

Just Jenn Designz said...

Greetings from Virginia.
Oh wow... Julia is just amazing!
And what a great blog you have too! Please enter my name into your fabulous drawing for a chance to win.

Also, I would love for you to stop by my blog to enter my giveaway - #548.

Scrolls Work Rubber Stamps said...

What a beautiful giveaway. Thank you for participating in OWOH! Please add me to your hat and feel free to visit mine.

Shariyah said...

Sweet gift you are giving, I'd love to enter! (She is just beautiful, by the way!!!) If you haven't already, feel free to stop by my blog #135 and enter to win 1 of 3 give-aways! Nice meeting you...sending love and blessings from New Zealand!

Rein said...

Wonderful giv away!

Terri Kahrs said...

Oh, Gini! Thank you for stopping by my blog on your magic carpet ride! I adore your work, and have bookmarked your page so that I can visit again. LOVE your giveaway! Happy Valentine's Day and good luck in my drawing too! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Deborah Ann said...

Flying in from Wisconsin...

Your art doll is heavenly! Please enter me in the draw, and if you get a chance, fly over to my blog (#922) to win my necklace! Well, I'm on my way to the next magical destination...

Hugs and Happiness,
Heavenly Humor

Stanza Rae said...

Thank you for participating in OWOH. And for your giveaway.

I actually have 2 giveaways at my blog, the OWOH one and a bonus giveaway. Feel free to enter both.

Jennie said...

what a wonderful giveaway please count me in :)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Great altered art doll!!! I would love to be the winner of your giveaway...please include me. Then come on over and enter mine too!

(#185 A Vintage Cottage Home)

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Your giveaway is fabulous! I would love a chance to win. Please add my name to your wonderful drawing! I'm #206 on the magical OWOH ride! Please come visit if you haven't already! Lisa :)

CathyH said...

Hello Gini! I like your altered doll and Spanky too! Julie could surely get a hot date with those push ups, never seen Steptoe but he always wins eh? :) (not mum but i love you! heehee, couldn't resist)
Best wishes from Tennessee #1035

ozlynda said...

Hello Gini from Victoria, Australia
Oh I like your art doll Julia but I'm sorry my vote goes to Spanky's design too.
Please enter me into the draw.
Thanks Lynda

Leslie said...

What a great giveaway! She is so cute!


Kells said...


Yes, please enter me in your drawing and feel free to check out mine if you like:


Thanks so much!

Triannas Treasures said...

Thanks for the chance to win, its lovely. Trianna from Victoria Canada. http://triannastreasures.blogspot.com

mrs beadsley said...

well, IMHO, Julia is 'outstanding in her field' of two sided hottie totties.........anyone would be lucky to date her!!! you're a hoot, as is spanky - you make a great team! thanks for entering my giveaway, and please toss my name in the hat for Julia, the amazing!

cheekyradish said...

Love both you and Spanky's art!!!! I think she'll attract all three!!! She's gorgeous! Throw my name in the hat, I'd love to win. Check out my blog too!!!

mitz said...

-- I say ** Party-on in da garden** gosh, this is way kewl.. thanks for the opportunity

Lisa W. said...

Like your garden party tottie! Please enter my name. :0) I am also having a giveaway and would love for you to stop by and enter. #1025

Sandi M said...

Maybe Nodding Neddy? Your paper dolls are whimsically fun! Count me and stop by #1091.

LiveArt said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by at my blog and showing me the way to yours!! Love your art and would love a chance to win at your wonderful giveaway!!

Thanks and Have a great weekend,

Carrieann said...

Greetings from Las Vegas!

Your work is lovely and so is your blog. We would be SO excited to win! Thanks for having us over to visit.

Please stop by for a magickal giveaway - #467 http://ametistadea.blogspot.com
Bright Blessings,
Carrie & Kathy

jenny said...

Oh what a great post, I think my money is on Nathan... Thanks for the chance to win some of your gorgeous artwork and for your comments on my post
smiles from Australia
Jenny x

Pam said...

fun giveaways - I love the first one! Would love a chance to win. Hope you'll stop by mine (#531) if you haven't already. Pam, aka The Blue Between

Pixiewinkle said...

I think both outfits are hot, and Nathan would be lucky if she even looked his way! Wonderful paper doll. Please count me in. Enjoy your magic carpet ride. #276

okanagan_spirit said...

I like both sides of the paper doll, very creative. Please add my name to your draw. Thanks

Holly said...

Hi from Minnesota.
Wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win! (I'm #811)

Carol said...

I love the mad hatters. Please enter me - Carol

Lisa said...

Such an enjoyable post - yea! I love the giveaways (and Spanky did a great job)...it is so nice to get a smile on my face when I read a post. Thank you!

Thank you, too, for your amazing comment at my giveaway (http://lifeunity.blogspot.com). Seriously, comments like that are changing my life - giving me confidence to go in new directions!!

I can't wait to spend some more time looking around your blog but for now my son's drumming and my daughter's coloring are distracting me. :)

Many blessings!
Lisa (from Indiana, US)
lifeunity (at) gmail (dot) com

calej said...

Very very cool! :)

Christina from Manila, Philippines here! Nice to meet you!

I hope you can also drop by #615 on these last hours!

♥ Blessings! ♥

Chelle said...

How pretty. I would love to be entered into you drawing. So glad OWOH brought me to your blog. :-)


Kathy L said...

Love the doll(s). Please enter me. I love your sense of humor too!

La Petite Maison Blanche said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG! And the dolls! And Spanky! I'll be back when I can stay awhile! Please enter my name!

Digital Misfit said...

LOL I love this post!
I think the Garden Party Tottie is the most fabulous outfit. Who cares if she lands a man - that girl knows who she is and what she likes!
Thank you for hopping aboard this magic carpet ride.
Hugs from ON, Canada
blog #258

Us said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Please include us in your drawing and stop by our spot for your chance to win. ~elisha~

Melissa said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

MyPinkTurtle said...


I am LuLu at MyPinkTurtle, very pleased to meet you...

What a lovely blog you have my dear! And a beautiful giveaway too!

Please add me to your list of participants. And if you haven't stopped by my place for a little visit, please drop by anytime. My number is 991, all you have to do is click on this link http://mypinkturtle.blogspot.com/2010/01/time-for-one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html and it will open up the door to my studio!

Wish me luck!


Faerie Moon Creations said...

Dear Gini,
Thanks for visiting me through One World One Heart. It's a pleasure to meet you. What cute and clever giveaway items! They are so much fun.
Theresa #263

peggyapl said...

hello, thank you for visiting my blog! i choose Albert Steptoe from Steptoe and Son but then i must be sleep deprived!

- Marybeth I. said...

I nominate Johnny Depp. He really should have been included! :)

misaacmom at gmail dot com
#752 OWOH ticket holder

Jenxo said...

HHa you have made my day with your fun post ! im probably too late for your wonderful giveaway but i just wanted to say thanks for stopping by mine and your loverly commenst jenxo