Thursday, 8 November 2012

The Power of Postive Thought & a give away...









4 x Christmas Cards 

I just want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who sent positive thoughts and good vibes out into the cosmos for me on my last post here, when I mentioned our life changing move to Scotland and the hope that I wouldn’t be stuck in Northern Ireland too long waiting for our house to sell. The power of positive thought obviously works because, that very day, we had an offer on our house which we accepted!! Yay!

It is now all officially official – the sale should hopefully complete mid-December and I’ve handed in my notice at work to finish up at the same time. I’ll then have to move back in with my folks for a few weeks but we’re going to look at some houses in Scotland at the end of November so hopefully one of them will be perfect for us and we get fully relocated in the New Year. I’ve even finally been able to update my Facebook status to let all my friends know that it’s actually happening!!

Now, because of all that is going on, I doubt if I’ll get much time to be creative (other than creatively trying to find ways to fit all our belongings into as few packing boxes as possible!) so it may be the New Year when we get relocated to Scotland and I unpack all my paints and canvasses before I really get back into art again.  Then I promise to be back with a vengeance as I won't be working, not full-time anyway, so will hopefully have all the time I ever dreamed of to get creative and blog about it!


3 x Walkies Note Cards

Next weekend we’re off to Amsterdam to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary/ 7th anniversary of the day we met and, to be honest, we’ve hardly given it a moment’s thought what with the whole Scotland move overshadowing everything. Still, it’ll be lovely once we are there and we plan to see all the cultural things I didn’t get to see the last time I was there (on my sister’s Hen weekend!)



3 x Purrfect Nostalgia Note Cards

Now, this is after all an art blog and by way of thank you to everyone for all their positive thoughts, I thought it was high time I did a give away as I’ve never done one before. So, what with all things Christmas already having made their insidious way into the shops and our subconscious, I thought it might be appropriate to include 4 Christmas cards as well as 3 ‘Walkies’ and 3 ’Purrfect Nostalgia’ greetings cards as well. If you'd like to be included in the give away just leave me a comment at the end of this post and all the cards will go to the first name I pick out at random (using one of those random pickers!). (If you aren’t already following my blog and/or my Facebook page and wanted to start doing so, I’ll add your name in twice *she bribes to push her follower numbers up!*)

I’m linking to Paint Party Friday and will aim to get round as many folk as I can this weekend as I know I have been a bit remiss with my blog reading as well as my blog writing and art-making!!

I’ll announce the winner of the give-away next week before we go on our trip so stay tuned!!


54 comments:

  1. Fantastic news about your move, and an offer in one day :D Would love to be included in your giveaway x A great way to start a New Year <**>

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  2. I am so flipping happy for you!!1 Yahhhhh! See , it was just meant to happen,, everything fell into place and the perfect new home is just waiting for you, I just know it!!! How exciting and 2nd wedding anniversary,, thats another happy happy time!!!Best wishes from Canada to you pretty lady!!

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  3. Fantastic news...so pleased for you. Double back flip and Happy Anniversary. Please include me in your giveaway. It's obviously the week for it.. I had the same idea.. :)

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    1. Hi Catherine, I love the idea of doing a card swap ( am sure my friends would much prefer to receive your lovely cards than get the same designs from me this year again!) let me know if you still want to do it and how many etc!

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  4. Fantastic news that you have sell your home now. And your paintings/drawings are so marvelous. Please inclusde me in your giveaway.
    My lovely greet and a nice weekend
    Marja
    (marjascreativity)

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  5. Great news about your house... and Scotland....what a lovely place to live:)
    I really like your art-especially the animal series! My favourite is the last one.

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  6. What a lovely and exciting post! Congratulations on your move and anniversaries! Your art work is wonderful so lovely to see so much of it in one post! :0)

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  7. Congratulations! Having a house sell that quickly is beyond wonderful! Your wavy fun playful buildings in your first piece capture what I think of as the holidays- the magic of believing and childhood wonder! Happy PPF!

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  8. Wow, that's great! You have an exciting time ahead of you! How fast things can change eh!? Your Christmascards are great, love the playfulness and movement in them! Would love to be in on the draw! And I'm going to like your Facebookpage too ☺

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  9. That all sounds really good and I wish you much power for the removal!
    Your pieces here all look so fabulous! ADORABLE ART!

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  10. Congratulations! Hope you really enjoy your new life. What wonderful opportunities you have to travel. I'm always so envious of Europeans for that luxury! Love your dancing buildings. Happy PPF!

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  11. That's wonderful, so happy for you that everything is falling in place! Love all of your fabulous art cards! Happy PPF!

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  13. Beautiful work, all of it. I love, love, love the Christmas cards. and the pet paintings are adorable. Your move is exciting and I commented on it last time, but I will reiterate how wonderful I think it is.

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  14. Happy that your home sold and soon you will be on a new journey. Nice work on all.

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  15. Yay I knew it would happen for you. What an exciting new adventure for you both/and the doggies. Gonna be COLD there at this time of year brrrrrr. Adore your bulldog cards- do you sell these? Are you on etsy? Or should I know this already? LOL. And happy Anniversary too.

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    1. Thank you! and yes, I have my cards in my Etsy shop. I'm not sure if the Bulldog one is listed currently but I can certainly add it if you wanted!

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  16. I think your cards are wonderful! They are all so sweet that I can't seem to pick a favorite. So glad to hear the house sale is now behind you and will be in your new home before you know it. When in Amsterdam be sure to go to the Van Gogh museum. Its pretty amazing. Happy moving.
    Happy PPF

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    1. thanks,I definitely plan to see the Van Gogh museum as we didn't get much in the way of culture last visit!

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  17. I love how the positive thinking paid off and very excited for you for your move.

    Happy Anniversary!

    PS - would love to win the cards ;)

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  18. Your cards are fantastic and I would love to win :0)
    Congrats on the sale of the house and good luck with the move!!!

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  19. I have like you on facebook and add you to my special people list so I won't miss any of your post ♥

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    1. Thank you so much Carol - your name will go into the hat 3 times then!!

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  20. Congrats on the sale! :) This is going to be so exciting for you and your husband. :) Have fun in Amsterdam! I love your art, so put me in the hat. Twice! Cause I follow and like you. :)

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  21. Terrific news and so pleased everything is going well. Wow an explosion of brilliant artwork you are showing today, so fab. Please add my name to your giveaway as would love anything you've painted. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  22. Congratulations on selling your house!
    I love following your blog, too!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  23. So happy it is all happening and that you are on your way for the new adventure... it will be so lovely to have all that time to create...xx

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  24. Blimey Nicola! I've been so out of things that I had no idea and can take no credit for the positive thinks ... nevertheless ... congratulaions; I hope it all goes well for you

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  25. Wonderful news all round! Good luck with the move and have a great time on your holiday.

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  26. Wonderful news all round! Good luck with the move and have a great time on your holiday.

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  27. Oh that's great news! Congratulations on everything starting to fall into place. Yes, it will be hectic for a while but you'll make it and make 2013 a great new year!

    Lovely artwork, as always, and yes, count me in the giveaway!

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  28. This is so so exciting. Love the power of prayer, positive energy sent out to and from the universe that makes positive changes happen! Sure helps. So glad you house is selling as we speak...

    I do love your art, especailly those old timey ones, the woman with the rolled hair (like my mom did in the late 30's early 40's when I was born; and the black telephone like one we had when I was a child!!! and the 20's flapper gal again my mom as a young woman. How I'd love those. YOur whimsical style of the houses are fun too.

    Thanks for a chance to win. Am I not yet a follower? I'll go see and join if I have not already! ;-)

    Have a wonderful anniversary trip! HHPF too!

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  29. Oops, I am already a follower! Thought so. Well one chance may be all it takes. LOL

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  30. Love your cards especially the cats ones. Glad everything is working out. Have fun in Amsterdam, it is a wonderful place.

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  31. Wow, What a great post, You certainly have alot going on and over the Christmas period too! What good luck selling your house when you did, we have recently accepted an offer on our house in th UK after being in Australia for 9 months! but hoping it will be completed by the end of the year. Have a great holiday in Amsterdam and have a good rest before you start all that packing!!
    I think your paintings are wonderful and would love to be included in the draw. I will follow you on FB aswell.

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  32. I would say you are allowed a little break with that big move on your brain. Wonderful! I hope you can keep out at least a little bit of your art supplies, we will be sad to not see some new art from you. Best of luck with the move! And I would love to win your cards. Love your art! :)

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  33. Fabulous news! You must be so excited! When we closed the deal on this house, I was so thrilled I went straight home and started packing, even though we couldn't move for six months.

    Hope you find the perfect house as quickly as yours sold, and get to spend the new year in your new home.

    Have a terrific time in Amsterdam. If you are interested, there is an Impressionist exhibit at the Hermitage of lots of things that are usually only on display in St. Petersburg.
    http://www.hermitage.nl/en/tentoonstellingen/impressionisme_sensatie_en_inspiratie/inleiding.htm

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    1. thanks for that link - I'll definitely look into it as we plan to cram a whole lot of culture into this trip (and maybe a wee visit to a coffee shop or two!)

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  34. Congratulations and best of luck with your move and house hunting ! How wonderful and exciting!
    Love your art, the Christmas cards and Nostalgia cards are fabulous!

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  35. Your collection of art is amazingly beautiful. I am so pleased that your move is progressing smoothly + I would love to win your cards x

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  36. Your cards are so lovely. Congratulations on selling your house and good luck on your move. Looking forward to your lovely art once you are settled in Scotland

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  37. Your art is amazing and your blog is a treasure...count me in too !

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  38. Congrats on the move and selling the home!! There is something to be said for collective thought!! Wow you have blessed us with so many amazing pieces!! I just adore your style...if I'm not already following you don't have to bribe me....I'm in!! Keep a few art supplies out to carry in your purse so you don't go crazy!!Fabulous work this week!! Amazing!! Love it all so much!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  39. Best Wishes on your relocation...Everything would turn out great! Thats a wonderful collection of cards that you have! I would wish to be counted in too :) Loved your 'mew' cards a LOT!!!!!!

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  40. Congratulations on the sale of your home and your 2nd anniversary. (Was it that long ago you were in NYC for your wedding? Time flies!)

    I hope I'm not too late to get my name in the give away. I would love to be included if there's still time.

    Thanks!

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  41. Well I hadn't realised that I had missed one of your posts when I was away! I was just about to offer you my own positive vibes when I read that you had had an offer! I can't tell you how pleased I am for you! That is just AWESOME news! And I am SO envious of you being able to reduce your hours at work - just as I have had to increase mine :0(
    Still, at least one of us will be able to paint more and I am just going to have to find some way of scheduling myself a little better in order to fit it all in.
    I really hope it all happens very quickly for you! :0) And of course I would LOVE to be part of your giveaway. I hadn't realised you had an Art Facebook page too :0)

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  42. thanks to eveyone who commented and I'll be adding your names to a 'hat' and picking the winner very soon - stay tuned!

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  43. congrats on everything moving into place for your move!

    i love your notecards. the dog in the santa hat is precious!

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  44. Happy Anniversary (mine was just last friday - my 10th!) and happy move to be! Sounds very exciting - good for you both for having the courage to make such a move. AND your art is just gorgeous - I love your cards and that little bird is so so cute! xoxo

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  45. Good luck on your relocation!! I moved to Greece, from the US a few years ago and haven't had any regrets! I'm sure you will have a great experience.
    your cards are wonderful and inspiring!
    xoxo

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  46. Love your dog and cats card! My favorite is the greyhound one because of its motion and the little ink-cat ;) because she puts a smile on my face ♥

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  47. Wonderful art work. Such imagination. One of your followers said I should check you out.(Tracey Fletcher King) she was right. I love your work and will follow. Its so whimsical and just plain lovely
    Janice

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  48. Well I joined your facebook page and followed your blog before I even saw the giveaway. I would love to be included in that. Not that I do ever win but one never knows. I do love your work. Either way, good luck with the move. Wow you lucky thing going to Scotland. You will find much to inspire you there
    Best wishes Janice

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