Thursday, 17 February 2011

One World One Heart

I participated in the One World One Heart event last year and had such a great time reading and meeting new bloggers that I wouldn't have come across otherwise and I really wanted to be part of it again. Unfortunately this is the last of five OWOH global events Lisa Swifke has run, so get your blogging hats on and get over there and join the fun. I had lots of lovely messages last year from all around the world some whom im still in contact with.So why not join in with the fun.

Just for the ones that are not regular readers of my blog .Im an avid crafter who had to give my crafting business up due to illness in 2006 .After being diagnosed with ME/CFS Fibro.

Since then it is back to being the most enjoyable hobby i know plus it helps me pace my ME.I am into any sort of crafts,From cardmaking,scrapbooking,Altered Art,Atc's.I will try anything once.I am a huge fan of the Lovely talented Mr Tim Holtz.Try each year to do his 12 tags at christmas .shame he doesny do 12 months a year too,but such busy man i expect he wouldnt have the time!

I live in the Norfolk/Suffolk borders with my Hubby and 2 daughters who absolutely have so much patience with me and support my craft hobby so much.The best bit they love going craft shopping and support me 100%....can't say that of many so he is a gem when it comes to that!...Wont praise too much head might have a lovely puppy Westhighland white called "Bobbie" who will be 1yr old on 19th Feb.So much lovely forests with the sea side not far theres lots to see.We still go back to London regulary as we moved from there to here.Now awaiting for the credit crunch to be over so we can now move to Hertfordshire .As my husband commutes 2 hr drive there and back to work.But at the moment house prices are at the lowest here in the uk wouldnt benefit selling now ,but im sure every where is feeling the pinch.

Iwas trained as a senior Nurse speciallizing in ITU and A&E nursinf and loved every single minute .Always wanted to be a nurse form the age of 11 and yes i did it!and love it!

I am the only member of my family in the health care proffesion and for that mater only one who ia arty.Both my daughters love to make cards and albums so im hoping they will carry on with creating later in life.My eldest also likes to blog with her friends she is mad on Rober Pattison yes "TWILIGHT FAN" me never watched it nor interested in such a movie .But keeps her occupied.My youngest well was once a tomboy but now has found the colour pink at 12 years old.I thought she would never get out of combat trousers how wrong i was .she has now growing up to be a girlie girl and yes i actually saw her legs on saturday as we wnet out and she wore a dress!!!even are friends where shocked!!!bless her.Anywyas enough rambling enjoy your time leas efeel free to comment on any posts .i will try get back round you all even if it takes me past feb 17th as it seems to grwo each year.

your comments on my creations are always appreciated so i thankyou from the bottom of my heart for all your lovely messages.

Have agood browse round i will leave this up the top until 17th as i will be giving away some Door candy A surprise this year ???
.So please keep popping back to check you wouldnt want to miss it!. Please scroll down for recent posts.
I will the names and announce the winner on the 18th Feb so you all have a chance to win.
love n hugs

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Anonymous said...

Hi Jude, please count me in my friend.
I hope you are taking it easy today. enjoy your craft stamper mag.
Hugs June

Peggy said...

I'm hopping around the world tanks to OWOH !!!
Thanks for the chance to win your candy.
Lots of greetings from Belgium.

Janine said...

Hallo, nice to meet you
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
This is really beautiful.
Please count me in.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

bockel24 said...

Nice to meet you, Jude, and to learn something about you - I´ve read about your life with great interest, and I know what you mean when it comes to Tim´s 12 tags ;-) Have fun with this year´s OWOH and hop over to my blog for a visit if you haven´t already.

Cherry said...

Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

gpc said...

It's so very nice to meet you! I hope you'll drop in and visit my blog, too!

Karen Taylor said...

In love with your blog...wonderful giveaway!
I would love for you to come to mine and follow new followers but most of all I love new friends!


Dawn said...

A friendly hello from Canada ~
I hope you'll visit my blog, Art of Humungous Proportions in your OWOH journey.
Cheers ~
OWOH #602

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
my blog:

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey! I am meeting so many wonderful bloggers, including you!

Elsina said...

I am an old follower of your blog, so know your blog a little :) Would love to enter your doorprize draw. I am also participating in OWOH :)

Lisa aka Myran said...

I'm an old follower too, and I love your blog :)
This is my first time doing OWOH and I'm having so much fun traveling around the world just by sitting in my livingroom here from Sweden :) //Lisa #151

Noemi said...

Candy? I love candy!

I have enjoyed your blog, so I just became your newest follower.

I know how difficult it gets sometimes to live with pain, but when you learn to live with it it becomes so much easier. Good luck to you.

A big hug from Spain.

By the way, visit my blog for a chance of winning my door prize.

Homemaker Honey said...

G'Day from Brisbane! Poppin' in for OWOH event. Pleased to meet you!

homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

My OWOH giveaway:

Sam Bonney said...

Hi, I also suffer from M.E and find that crafting is the best form of meditive me time. The best pacing therapy ever !

crafty creations said...

Hiya Jude

You have a great blog - beautiful pieces - I would be delighted to win one of your prizes and would treasure it. I shall keep everything crossed :):)

I have joined your followers so that I can come back for a more leisurely look I think I've visited before

Enjoy your trip around OWOH

I'm No 177

The Altered Paper said...

Hi from Ky! So many creative bloggers out here! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

Amy said...

Greetings from Virginia, US! Thanks for your giveaway. I would love a chance at your prize. Please feel free to enter my drawing at
avennett AT verizon DOT net
OWOH participant #523

Lalaine said...

I smiled when you mentioned something about your hubby.. :).. I'm intrigued with your giveaway.. and please do count me in! :)

Here is my post of OWOH- please click..:)

* laetriciajaniel (@) gmail .com

Paper Bagley said...

Candy should be a surprise...its like going to grandpas house and getting tons of Lovin'.
You have alot of time invested in your blog with all the challenges and candy. I did that and got burnt out and was not getting what I needed to get done...done! so I am starting by seeing other art so I know where my heart is in it and go for it. I live in the woods also and love the yard but I find release in my studio in the fall, winter and early spring...come by for coffee, of course BROC, i will see ya on my blog...Tootsie

Anonymous said...

I love craft candy! Count me in for your giveaway! Happy OWOH!

Jennifer Hall
My Email:
My Blog:

trisha too said...

Sounds like fun--count me in, too, please!

Happy OWOH to you, Jude!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Hoopie said...

I enjoyed visiting your KEWL blog

Please stop by mine OWOH 2011

Cherry said...

Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

jonaks said...

would love to win your surprise!!!

Sandi M said...

Hi, I'm also a big Tim fan. I have expanded my art world so much because of him and the ATT group. Hope you get a chance to drop by. I'm # 559. Hugs, Sandi

Janice said...

Sounds delish. I would love to win your giveaway.

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years seeing all of the wonderful blogs and meeting everyone. Thanks for your participation in the event.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Que Bella said...

It's so nice to meet you and to discover your blog. I'm from Kentucky, USA. Surprises are so much fun! Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH participant 598

Artful Musings said...

Hailing you from sunny Arizona USA. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

Jingle said...

It was a pleasure to read about you and your family! Surprises are always fun! And...I love the monkey picture you posted the other day! TOO CUTE! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

Mimi said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Come by my blog to enter my OWOH giveaway also. I'm #590.

Have a grand OWOH journey,

hoerauf at comcast dot net

Cheryl said...

Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
Please enter me in your drawing for your surprise give-away gift.
~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

camcraft said...

Hi Jude .. so pleased you have been able to take part again in this fab. blog event. I am number 709 on the list - my 1st time of been part of the OWOH blogging event - so looking forward to visiting as many participants as possible .. so looking forward to hearing more about the'surprise door candy'
Carole x

Veronica said...

I'd like to invite you to add your banner to our Digital Scrapbooking Topsite. It's free to sign up. Hope to see you there

Free Digital Scrapbooking

Christina said...

Beautiful artwork... I am a new follower...
OWOH #502

Sigrid said...

A wonderful Giveaway. And I like your Blog also very well.
I try sometimes my luck with you to win the Giveaway.
Visit me, nevertheless, also... OWOH #646

Fat Dormouse said...

An interesting blog. I would like to win your giveaway gift...I'm always interested in craft spplies of ANY kind!!!
I'm having a lovely time with OWOH visiting loads of blogs around the world. I hope you can visit me (if you haven't already...I'm already losing track of who's called in to see me!)
I'm n° 688 on the list.


Birgit said...

Hi Jude,

A surprise? Yes, please count me in. :)

Greetings from Germany,
# 66

Belinda said...

Hi Im Belinda Nice to meet you .Love your Blog!!
Please visit mine.My door prize is a OOAK polymer bunting baby
hugs Belinda

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
Bonnie in Florida

Visit my blogs
# 566 and # 567

peggy aplSEEDS said...

that was a funny story about your daughter, LOL! i love surprises in the mail so count me in for your giveaway. thanks for the chance to win.

Janet said...

Hi there Jude from me in Canada. You are very chatty and I feel like I know you well already :)

Lovey said...

Hello from the US. Count me in to win...thanks...#131

cottageprims said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

BabesbyBarb said...

Hi I loved meeting you and your family it sounds like you live in a lovely place. I enjoyed reading the Twilight books as well as Harry Potter so understand your daughters fascination with them. It is great when our kids find the girly side isn't it, there are so many cute girl things its fun to dress them i them. I hope you can stop by my blog for a visit

AlwaysInspired said...

I love surprises!
Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

mitz said...

... whats not to like about ** candy**
Thanks for the opportunity...

Aimee Jeffries said...

Oh a surprise how fun! What I loved as a child kinda stayed in my blood even if I took a detour for awhile, I'm sure your daughters will love art when they are older :)Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

Monica said...

Thank you for your generous giveaway.
Don't forget to visit me too!

OWOH #340

True :) said...

hello from a fellow paper crafter/card maker. I do love surprises! :)
I have peeked around your blog and you do awesome work!
I am soooo crossing my fingers right now! LOL!
I am now one of your followers. I hope you will "Fly On The Wings of OWOH" over to MY BLOG, have a peek at my prize, and maybe even follow me too! :)
It's so nice to "meet" you!
True :D
My email:

Antonella said...

Ciao Jude! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your surprise giveaway!! Glad to meet you as I take my slow journey around the world...
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

FairlyGirly said...

Jude, I love surprises. Thanks for the chance to win. Please pop over to my blog and enter mine. #636

PEA said...

Hi Jude, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your surprise door prize:-)

Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I've been to London and Oxford and would love to visit more of England. In the meantime, I'm enjoying your blog. When you've time, visit Thistle Cove Farm.

Atypical Girl said...

I love seeing all the neat things that people create!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Amy from Pennsylvania (OWOH #520)
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

Micki said...

Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize. Please visit me at Irish Muses at #678.

Keisha said...

Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

Mervi said...

Great tour on your blog.
Suprise doorgift,wow, count me in, please!

Greetings from Finland,
I'm number *451* OWOH
It was nice to meet;-))m

leikkaan AT

Ksenia said...

Love surprices!Please count me in!

Oxana from Moldova
fancyscrap at

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love to enter your beautiful giveaway!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

just me said...

wonderful surprises are always fun, please throw my name in the hat!

Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Shaiha said...

Oh what a great blog and an awesome giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing.

I am also joining in the fun. Be sure to stop by and say hi. I am number 650.


Esme said...

I hope your health is under control

chocolate and croissants at yahoo .com

Please stop by California.

niebieskoĊ›ci said...

Greetings from Poland!

Danielle said...

I surprise giveaway is always exciting!
binafan at hotmail dot com

Kim Dellow said...

Hi Jude, great to learn more about you! So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)


Sorry to hear about your health problems and hope that there are more good days than bad ones! Thanks for a browse around in your blog. Such lovely cards I see. Hope you can stop by mine sometime. Wanda #220

Connie said...

i love surprises! please enter me in your giveaway and come enter mine!

Tattin' Kat said...

Love the pictures of your messy craft room. After you clean yours come and clean mine :)

I'm #530.

SLucy said...
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Sam said...

Hi Jude. So nice to meet you. Thanks for the visit.

CathyH said...

Hello Jude, pleasure to meet you. I love the UK and dream of going there again!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

SLucy said...

Nice Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.
Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

Kate said...

Stopped by for WOYWW and discovered you had OWOH too, tehee! Nice to see you.

** Kate **

Gracie "Neky White" said...

I just can't resist to enter in your giveaway because I LOVE surprises!! I have a mess in my craft room too =p
Thnak for the chance and come to visit me if you haven't already ok?


Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Hi Jude, great post. Hope things are going well for you & you are as well as you can be. Crafting is such a god send to us sufferers!
Hugs x

Dianne said...

It was so nice to meet you! I was just in the hospital in the middle of January and I saw how great the nurses are, so I appreciate your loved profession.
Enjoy your family and hobbies. : )

My Journey to Hope said...

I love surprises! I also noticed you subscribe to a lot of alzheimer's blogs. I work at the dallas alzheimer's office. Please enter me in your drawing, and stop by my blog to enter mine!

:) Michelle

Annie said...

Oh yes I love surprises!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819

Ketutar said...

Hi, Jude :-)
I recognize myself in a lot of what you are describing, fellow spooner :-) The world of crafting is so big and amazing and inspiring, but as there are only that many hours in a day, and for us even less... the good thing with crafts is that one seldom needs to be speedy :-D One can potter with a craft projects for days, weeks, months, but eventually it will be finished :-)

baglady said...

surprises are nice- please add my name! And come visit my blog lucky #777 on the ever growing list.

Janice Moore-Petty said...

Candy is my biggest weakness, so count me in please! #269

JBlanton said...

Greetings from western North Carolina.
You have an awesome blog and giveaway- thanks for the chance to win!

Beckie Holso said...

Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

stampgram said...

Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you.
Thanks for participating in OWOH. Please enter me in the drawing for your surprise gift.
( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com }
If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Cameron said...

I do love surprises! Count me in :)

My almost 5 year old girl likes to wear khakis and pretend she's Steve Irwin...haha...I guess you're saying there's hope :)

Cameron #83

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...


I had no idea you were participating. It's good to see a familiar face in the crowd. I look forward to seeing your surprise, dear. You are really keeping us in suspense. I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

Lila Castro said...

Hi Jude,
It was a pleasure to read about you and your family. I hope you can stop by my blog for a visit.
hugs from Brazil.

Liz said...

Wow lots of comments there I poped over cause I love your card at CI today and stopped to read your post I hope you are keeping a lot better now Jude I enjoyed reading about your life

liz xx

Tahnya Marie said...

Hello! I am just flying in from OWOH. Please enter my name in your surprise prize and pop on by my blog if you have not already entered OWOH giveaway. You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for letting me peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Please feel free to come to my blog and enter for my doorprize as well!
:) Gale OWOH #473

Sandy said...

I am up for a surprise. OWOH is so cool. Nice to meet you through your blog. Please count me in for your giveaway. I didn't participate in OWOH as I found out about it too late. However, I am enjoying getting to see all the wonderful artwork. Thanks so much for participating.

Cheryl said...

Hello from Canada's west coast! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you here, Jude on my OWOH tour.

bobbie said...

Hello ~ another specialty nurse here! (Intensive and Coronary care) What does ITU and A&E stand for?

Please enter me in your drawing ~

bobbieatc at charter dot net

Thanks ~ bobbie

Leslie H. said...

Who doesn't love a surprise. Love this meet and greet OWOH. Come visit sometime Leslie

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Hi Jude,
Thanks for flying by my blog.
Nice to meet you! I'm also originally from London, now living in Essex.
Loving your blog!
...and a surprise giveaway too! :)
Oh, and I'm a Big Tim Holtz fan also! ;)
Having such fun meeting so many talented creative peeps in Blogland! Will be back for a better look once this ride is over!
Jan (UK)

Caroline said...

Greetings from a fellow blogger/crafter/Tim Holtz fan in the UK and thank you for visiting my blog!

I love surspises...keeping my fingers crossed :)

I enjoyed the opportunity to browse your webhome and thank you for participating in this amazing journey
of happiness.

Caroline OWOH #613

Teri said...

I love surprises!! Nice blog! I've enjoyed it. Glad I found you! Please include me in your giveaway.
Come visit me at

Thanks Teri

Deborah said...

So nice to meet you Jude. I love Tim Holtz and surprises too so please add me to the giveaway list and come over and visit me too. I am #229 on the list.

WW said...

Hello from Iowa,
I would love to win a surprise, please enter me in your drawing.
Come visit me, I'm #417.

missy k said...

I like surprises..... well nice ones... which I am sure yours will be!!!

Thank you your visit.


jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY – USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

Aviya Glass said...

Hi from chilly Kent! Thanks for letting me take a peek into your world. Please count me in and if you get a chance pop by my blog #404 a warm welcome awaits.

Digital Misfit said...

I love OWOH, and I love surprises!
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. I hope you get a chance to pop by my blog, #51, on your journey. hugs from ON, Canada Heidi

Leslie said...

Well, who doesn't love a surprise!? Thanks for the chance to win.

joe said...

a big howdy from montana! thank you for letting me mosey around your blog. you are very talented and i have enjoyed my stay and will return again soon!

i also love tim holtz and who doesn't love a surprize?! please add me to your drawing.

stop by my blog and drop your name in my hat, too!


LamoreAllure said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA
I'm glad to meet you. I'm #509

I'm a jewelry artist, watercolor painter, and over all creative adventurer! And...I'd be honored to have you follow my blog!

I love a surprise! Please enter me into the OWOH drawing. Thanks!

I hope you get to visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.

Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L

Hels Sheridan said...

Hey Jude, I think you should pick me cos I LOVE surprises... and I am really good at accepting them ROFL

nerllybird said...

Hello from a fellow WOYWWer. I've seen this event mentioned twice this morning and I'd never heard of it before - what a fantastic idea and well done for taking part
Helen S

JoZart said...

Can't find a Mr Linky so will add my name here and hope it counts!
thanks for the chance!
JoZarty x

ladybug said...

What a great post and insight to your world! (My Niece is also a Twighlight fan...and although I have not read or seen any of the stories myself I rewarded her good grades last year with a trip to Fork, WA...that went over very well) ;)

And as I love a good surprise: Count me in for your give-a-way, and I hope you can swing by and visit me as well.
(#535 OWOH)

ByLightOfMoon said...

Hi Jude,
I am # 267 on OWOH and I would love to win!
Smiles, Cyndi

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Hi Jude, So nice to meet you here through OWOH! I too, work in healthcare (I am a lab technologist) and am an artsy, too:-) I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog :-)


Chelle said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


Sean said...

From the Florida Gulf Coast
I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hello from beautiful NW Arkansas! It's nice meeting you! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to enter mine, too (if you haven't already.) #215 on the list.

Warmest Regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Jude, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted surprise door candy art project. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

Fiona Whitehead said...

Hi Jude - thanks for popping by - please add my name for your surprise candy and good luck in OWOH x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Jude, have been following you for some time and I know you give eye popping candy! Count me in ! Patsy.paterno (at) from