Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ho ho ho Christmas has come early and its all ED's fault!!

You know how it is, you think someone is sweet and kind and then blow me down with a feather you find that under that gentle demeanour is hiding a grim determination and you discover that the woman you knew as a charming English rose is in fact really a hard bitten bully after all !

For months Elizabeth D has been gently prodding me to do a "give away" ~on my blog , and I keep saying Ok yes of course, blah de blah and never getting around to it , Yesterday she gave me a prod with a sharp stick and reminded me , yet again in no uncertain terms, that I should get my finger out and do as I was told.

So, here I am doing as I was told to do . Asking a band of total strangers if they'd like a chance of a freebee something or other that I have made . Well would you ? It might be a ceramic heart or a Christmas decoration or card ( I know I know Christmas already but yes here in retail land Noel starts on 16th October and wow betide the artisan who has not got their stock sorted by then, sorry you din't think Santas helper did it all over night did you?!). It could be a tile or a tiny cat or goodness knows what I haven't got that far yet so its a bit of a pig in a poke but whatever it is it will be packaged up and posted with love from me to you.Apparently it works like this all one needs to do is leave a comment on this blog, and if you find your name picked at random to receive something from my box of creations. I am not sure what length of time these "give aways" run for ,being a novice at this, but how about I say the winner will be drawn at random on October 27th 2008 , midday French time and I am relying on ED to remind me of that too! Of course that gives me almost a month to make up a pleasant surprise little package that I think someone might like and to bite my finger nails to the bone whilst I wait anxiously to see if anyone wants to join in that's all! ALSO I AM TOLD THAT IF YOU PUT A LINK TO MY GLAZED EXPRESSION BLOG ON YOUR OWN BLOG YOU GET AN EXTRA CHANCE OF WINNING THE GIVE AWAY ( see what a learning experience this has been for me already and its only teatime!) If you want a taste of what I do go to my website http://unpeuloufoque.com/ to see more.
Honestly I do like ED, she is a really really lovely person and butter wouldn't melt in her mouth and she is as warm and generous as the sun but she can't half nag that one! (Is that Ok ED? Did I do it right?)

PS The Christmas card above is one of several I have been working on this summer..the angel is wooden and hangs on wire and can be detached from the card and used as an ornament afterwards. Below are two of a set of three ceramic American Patriotic Christmas cards , the third is a dove in the same design, for those in the USA I also do Union Jack ones too.., Nothing like making Christmas cards in August to get you in the holiday mode!


Elizabethd said...

Ha ha ha from a 'warm and lovely perso'.
About time everyone in the world saw what lovely things you create, not just a small group of privileged PC ers.
I may sue of course, taking my name in vain or something?

toady said...

Ooh me, me, me. Doh 'Spose won't win now for being first and acting like spoilt brat.

Pondside said...

Me me me Miss, pick me!

On another note - can't wait to see what Christmassy stuf you put on your site - had a peek over there on Sunday to see if there was anythng new - gorgeous things you've got there!

Milla said...

ditch the competition now, make it a one in four chance for ME!!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Ho, ho, ho...I love Christmas...and Elizabethd for prodding you into doing a Give-Away!!!

Pick me...oh, please do!!


Barb said...

Hi there,

I found you through that very warm and lovely ED. She is a sweetheart.
I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. Beautiful work!

I have a little giveaway going on as well. Please stop by if you have a chance.


Lace hearts said...

Oh, you have made me laugh so much. ED sent me over here, telling me you made such lovely things, and you do. I love the way you've done your giveaway and I'd love to enter.

sumarell said...

Oh yes - please include me in the draw too (if NZ is not too far away). All of your work is so lovely.

Rhondi said...

Elizabeth told me about your giveaway. Your ceramic work looks greta and I would love to win something you made. I'll be back to see what you make.

Frances said...

Love it that you have gotten a bit of a shove from the lovely Eliz D.

Best wishes to all who enter.


Dianne said...

I would love to have my name added to your giveaway and I love your friend Elizabethd even though you probably know her personally and I am just a faithful reader of her blog. So include me in and I hope that I would win one of your beautiful creations.


lampworkbeader said...

How could we resist such recommnedation and such loavely things.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

You are so very talented!
I love the cards with the ceramic prams and all the other ones... As well as everything else that you do!

A Big W.E.L.C.O.M.E to Blogland!
Debbie Moss

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Sorry... Me again!
By the way...You have a lovely friend!
Dear Elizabeth, personally email me to let me know about your lovely Give-Away!
I will mention the give-away tonight... on my blog!

Debbie Moss

angel said...

Ooooooh a givaway......... yippee, i wont win but i will take part as i like to try and beat Lace hearts at everything and so far she is beating me 100 to 0, hmf.

anyhow you made me laugh so i have left you a comment and its all thanks to Debbie at *Debbie English Treasure* which by the way she is.

Toodle pip and thanks for a great blog. Mwah X x X x X

angel said...

Forgot to add, i have put your link on my blog. :-) [did i win yet]. lol

Mrs ElderBerry said...

what a clever young woman you are.

Country Bliss said...

Hi, Elizabeth sent me to enter your beautiful giveaway. I love the angel and the other cards that you make.

Ragged Roses said...

I'm glad ED nagged you! You're things are lovely. Would you mind adding my name to the hat?

Doris said...

What beautiful things you can make! You are very talented indeed.

Sally's Chateau said...

Oh I want that cat, oh I want the Christmas decorations too. You make sure you put my name in the hat won't you ?

Link you to my blogspot you say ? you sure about that ??

Fennie said...

Your Purple Coo tile still graces my desk so I'd be very happy to have something to partner it. Happy too to put something on my blog, though I don't think anybody beyond a few in our little Cowarts circle reads it.
Haven't a clue how to put in a link though and would need clear and idiot proof instructions how to do so.

Anonymous said...

Having already received a sample of your beautiful work, I shall add my name to this list.

Christmas is the bestest!

CJ xx

Cait O'Connor said...

I am just off to link you to my blog. I love your angels by the way,oh and please include me in your draw, I have everything crossed.

CAMILLA said...

Bonjour Un Peu,

Oh everything is just gorgeous gorgeous. That cat I will be ordering for a neighbour, remind me though Un Peu just in case I forget, I have a head like a sieve. Neighbour is potty about cats. My Christmas list will be written out soon, and I can hardly believe we are nearing the festive season already.

Would be wonderful to win, I did put a link to your GLAZED EXPRESSIONS on the FORUMS last week when Salle de Baine was asking about tile cutting. Now all I need to know is how one can put a link to your website on my Homework Blog, oh, wish I was not such a scatter brain.


Withy Brook said...

Jumping up and down with my hand in the air - 'Me too please Miss'

I lurve your stuff. I need instructions in words of one syllable on how to put a link on my blog - not that anyone reads it much and I am very dillatory at blogging.

Carolien said...

Well, I would love to be included in your giveaway! I am just discovering your blog, thanks to Elizabeth. It looks good!!!

Greetings, Carolien

Carolien said...

I loooooooooooove that tiny cat of yours, by the way!

Greetings again, Carolien

Angel said...

Gosh-there are two Angels out there in blogland I see. How many more I wonder?

Lovely lovely christmas goodies.
And If I do not come out of the draw please PM me with info of how to order-would like couple of your lovelies for myself and friends.

Clever UPL

mary said...

I'd love to join in - happy Christmas!