Saturday, 14 November 2009

Two things:

Firstly, I received a prize in the post today :-) I was fortunate enough to win a gift voucher for Bellasia Creations, and I put it towards a stunningly beautiful necklace which arrived today and which I *love*! I've photographed it twice to try to show it off properly but - oh boy, the light is _not_ good today, so just assume that it's even more beautiful than these pics suggest, OK?!




Thank you Yanxia! x

And the other thing is, thank you so much to everyone who gave me feedback on the sequin issue here. It really split opinion lol! A narrow majority preferred the banner without sequins, but so many did like the effect that I've had a think and I've had a few ideas and I'll probably end up pleasing no-one in an attempt to please everyone but watch this space..... And meanwhile, version I of my new banner now appears on my blog :-)

11 comments:

Deb said...

Congrats on winning a prize! The necklace is beautiful. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your header! I need to do something for mine, and I love the idea of using felt in a little scene like this. So cute! And a great way to show your own personality on your blog.

Ruth said...

That's a very pretty necklace and your new banner is fabulous. Good call re no sequins!

debs14 said...

Two things - love your necklace
and ....
can I have your no boil fudge recipe mentioned on Rachel B's blog?! http://rachelbsworld.blogspot.com/ Please ..... my recipe calls for about 20 mins of 'rolling boil' which means 20 mins of hot liquid sugary substance spitting out at me!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful necklace. I particularly love the loopy closure/end near the stone.
The new header is very cool!
Rinda

Clair said...

My advice? Please yourself! :)

Also, I saw this article about giveaways; giggled and then thought you might like it! x

Rachel said...

Your banner looks fab.

RachelB said...

Loving the new header Mel and congratulations on your prize. it's beautiful.

Amy said...

Very gorgeous necklace! Nice changes around your place as well.

Karen said...

It's a beautiful necklace; congratulations. And I do like the new banner.

Carrie/scrapchick said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on the win! What a beautiful necklace!

dawnhallybone said...

Loving your new banner, your so clever to put something together like that. Love reading your blog for the inspiration