Tuesday, 9 March 2010

...Blog Hop deets and a pic for Holly!

ED - Yep Katrynka it is absolutely fine to use a link for flikr or indeed your SCS gallery or similar!!

Angela, the thread will not be open until the Blog hop is due to start. Once I open the thread next Wed, you can add our link post at any time after - I'll prob leave it open till the next morning! If you are not going to be around during the hop you can pm me on the forum with your link and i'll make sure you are added!!

ooh and don't forget to check out Bonnie's colour challenge at Stampin around here!

Just a quick reminder about next weeks Blog hop.

WMS will be hosting a blog hop on our brand new Forum on St Patrick's Day March 17th, next Wednesday. We would love for friends of WMS to get out their stamps and show us some green!!

I have supplied some free digital images for folks who don't have WMS stamps and please feel free to join in the blog hop if you've only just discovered us by way of the free digis!! we'd love to have you!

The free Digital images can be got by clicking here, the shamrock above is one image and if you scroll down you can see the other one, it's the shamrock bunch!

Now here's the plan:

You have from now until next Wednesday to make a card or project for the hop.

Write up your blog post, but don't publish it yet!!! You can snag the blog hop logo above to help identify your post if you like. (drag it to your desktop, mac drivers or right click for pc folk) Pop over to the Forum and register, so's you'll be able to post your link on the 17th,

On Wednesday I will start a thread in the Forum at around 11pm my time, that's around 3pm-5pm for most of America! At that time you will be able to add a post to the thread containing your link to your blog post, which you can publish at this time!

The thread will remain open for at least a couple of hours to allow everyone a chance to link, I know dinner and getting home from work will be in the way for some folks!! so we won't close it early!!

The thread will be the link list that you can refer to to hop your way around the participants blogs! There are a couple of handy tips that will be in the Thread to make this super easy to navigate!

For folks who don't have a blog, we are hoping to have a gallery soon for you to upload to but in the meantime I am happy to post a pic or two on my blog, beside my entry. Just make sure your pic is 72 dpi, and no bigger than 640 pixels by 480 pixels please, larger pics will melt my email system! lol. You can email them to me at:

So, are we all set??

I happened to be in Carrickfergus over the weekend and couldn't pass the opportunity of getting a wee snap for my email buddy Holly!! I love how the castle looks golden in the early evening light!!

I love winter sunsets, this is on the hillside overlooking Belfast Lough.


  1. Oh I do miss that castle....I wish I could take the kids to see it! I think it what I remember most about our trips to Northern Ireland....thanks for the memories :)


  2. hello, Claire, love the photo's! I popped over to the forum to register as per your deets but cannot find where I should post? Yep, there is always one... shame it is usually me!!!!!!
    Many hugs,
    Angela xxx.

  3. I am wondering if I can just put a link to my photo on flickr?! That way I do not have to figure out how to make the file size correct to email to you.

  4. Ahhhh... the registration is also on Wed... all is now clear!
    Angela xxx.

  5. Can't wait to see all the green on this hop! and I just LOVE your free digi shamrocks wrapped in the linen hankie - can't wait to try coloring that up!

    Your pictures are glorious Claire!

  6. Love the photos, but Claire, why do they store boats there??!?

  7. Dear Claire

    Thank you so much for your picture of the castle.
    It looks really beautiful.
    Have you allready heard the song
    Carrickfergus from the Celtic woman on you tube?
    I hope one time to be able to visit your beautiful Ireland.
    Looking forward to the next bloghop.

    Hugs Holly.

  8. Claire - I hope you don't mind that I will send you a photo of my card.....getting no 1 son to take a photo (mine were abysmal) on Sunday. Just wanted to alert you of that.

  9. Hi Claire,
    I've been looking for a stamp set that has a "missing You" sentiment in it and haven't found anything. I'm making cards for Operation Write Home and would like to see a clear stamp set with sentiments for cards for soldiers to send their loved ones. Maybe sayings like: I miss you, I love you, can't wait to be home with you again, can't wait to see you again, etc. Is there a possibility you will make a set like that? Thanks, Jan

  10. gourgeous some cracking pics;)

  11. Love the pic of the Castle. I have a photo on my wall of the harbour and castle. I have seen it numerous times on my visits. My penpal, friend of 50 years is a Carrick girl too.

  12. Claire..I love your stuff....I cant find the free digis....can you help?


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