One World One Heart 2011

Giveaway closed - winners drawn and contacted :)

Hello and welcome to my humble blog both new visitors and much loved oldies alike.

This is my first time participating in OWOH and I'm sad to see it will be the last one too.

For those of you that maybe don't know what One World One Heart is this is how Lisa the organiser of this fab event describes it...

One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. It's really that easy.

So! My name is Carmen, I'm 34 at the end of this month and I'm gradually learning to call myself an artiste. On my little blog you'll find waffling, lots of waffling, I can't do short posts... well - I can but they don't look right so I generally just waffle and hope I haven't bored people to tears. Wafflings usually are about things I've made, courses I'm taking, books I'm reading and then feel the need to foist my opinion on you about... and the odd slobbery drool soaked post on Alice Cooper. No apologies for those.

Om nom nom nom!

*ahem* Where were we? Oh yes, I love to play at altering things, I dabble in jewellery making and papercraft... anything really, my gaze is always being caught by another fabulous branch of the creative tree. I've come by the name 'The Duck Lady' can't think why... ...but I'm finding my real love is drawing and painting. Though I still count myself as on a learning curve - but then aren't we all right up until we pop our clogs? I believe so. I have been told my style is grungy and I'm happy with that - I can't really deny it. I love to incorporate things like zombies, Alice... oh and Bette Davis *love her* into my creations. Occasionally Carmen Miranda pops up too - well, she is my namesake after all .

The dream is to one day make a living out of creating stuff from the rambling things in my head... Just spend all day, every day doing that... Actually the biggest thrill would just be someone genuinely wanting something that I had made - to be willing to fork over pennies that they had worked and slaved for to buy something that I had made. How amazing would that be? Pretty cool. That's the dream.

So my little gift to one of you, as a thank you for stopping by and letting me talk about myself... well.. the prize was going to be a grungy graffiti style canvas but I have been a bit under the weather this month and haven't managed much creating at all. SO I've come up with a cunning plan. The official gift is this book from my bookshelf - don't worry - it's still brand new. (Who else is guilty of that? So many gorgeous inspiring books, so little time!...) I don't know about you but I'm addicted to books. Especially art & craft books and books about spooky things. Well, you might not all appreciate a book about zombies or vampires or ghosties and ghoulies but most of you would probably like a new arty crafty book to play with, am I right? So pop your name below to be in with a chance of winning this brand new beauty - Warm Fuzzies by Betz White. However... I am also holding an unofficial giveaway which will be a graffiti grungy style canvas - roughly A4ish in size maybe a wee bit bigger which I will get cracking on making as soon as I feel better. It will be mixed media and contain lots of paint methinks. It will be something to do with inspiration and getting your mojo on - that sort of thing. If you would like to be in with the chance of winning that - also let me know in the comments.

So to recap (told you there was waffling) if you would like to enter just the official book giveaway or if you would like your name put in for the unofficial canvas or both... let me know in the comments. My only stipulation is that you must be a blogger to enter. It's a really easy stipulation. This is after all an event for bloggers. But that's the only condition. I will post internationally.

The giveaway will end 5pm UK time on February 17th and winners will be announced and contacted shortly after so please make sure I am able to make contact through your comment whether it be that your name links back to your blog or that you leave an email address/twitter id. If I can't make contact I will redraw a winner. Just so you know. It would also be nice just so I can return the visit.

So thank you again for stopping by and I hope to come and meet lots of you over the next few days :)


  1. You know I love to visit here, and I'm very intrigued by One World One Heart. Sounds very cool indeed - and because you have just sent me something lovely i'm going to say please don't draw my name!

  2. That book looks really fab Carmen and I know anything you make would be really brill too so what a lovely gift that would be.
    A x

  3. I would love to be included in either or both of your giveaways :o)

    Thanks for popping over to my blog today!!

    Alice cooper eh? i'm more of a psychobilly chick myself, but Alice is cool too ;o)

    Micki x

  4. Well, I can't sew to save my life, so the book would be no good for me - but I would LOVE to have something grungey of yours! I think you've been in that would be stu-stu-studio too much and inhaled too much dust! Hope you feel better soon.

  5. Can I be a greedy moo and be put in for both??? :)

    I will be emailing you at somepoint soon - so look out :D

  6. aww I love crafty books...i am slightly addicted I must admit!! That book look so cute to :-)

  7. I want the book I want the canvas

    I mostly want the Stu stu studio


  8. Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

    I decided to take a break and come visit you instead of waiting for your post to show up on the list. LOL I would love to be entered in any and all giveaways because I'm greedy like that! Muwahahahahahahaha! And how did I end up a year older than you anyway?! :P

  9. G'Day from Brisbane! Thank you for visiting Homemaker Honey and entering to win my OWOH giveaway. I'm glad I made you laugh, and sorry I made you cough. I hope you have recovered. I'd love to win the warm fuzzies!

    homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

    My OWOH giveaway:

  10. I'd love t win the canvas that you are maybe, kind of working on....:)
    Please enter my name.
    Stop by my blog to win a crazy polymer clay face bracelet.
    Thanks so much,

  11. Add me to both please! Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

  12. I love the warm fuzzies book! I have a *thing* for things that look like cupcakes. :D

    Blessings from Jessica in Colorado

  13. 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:

  14. Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

  15. Love vampires....but Alice? Well, let's just agree to disagree...haha...though for old guys...Bill Nighy was a pretty sexy vampire :)

    Totally see eye to eye in every other way!
    I'd love a chance to add another book to my collection of rarely used but cannot part with faves...thanks!

    Had a blast here...I'm following now, so I can come back to bug you again...heehee ;-)


  16. I'd love to win that book:-) Happy OWOH from Cologne, Stefanie

  17. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

  18. Hiya! Awesome giveaway as usual, never mentioned before by the way but I LOVE your duckies that you make, they rock. Another of your many talents. Thanks for always being inspiring x

  19. I'm really curious on what you have in mind doning the canvas!
    This is my first time doing OWOH but I'm having so much fun traveling around the world just by sitting in my livingroom :) //Lisa #151

  20. Your "official" gift is great, but your unofficial gift sounds even better!
    Alice Cooper and artistry - you are my kind of blogger! I even made an Alice Cooper plush doll for a friend.
    Thank you for participating in the OWOH event. Please pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
    hugs from ON, Canada

  21. I love your work! It's my dream someday to be able to make a living from my dolls, but alas it has not happened yet. In the meantime I keep plugging away making dolls in my free time.

    I hope you are having a good OWOH so far! I'm participating as well, so head over to my blog if you would like!


  22. Greetings from Canada. Nice giveaway! Would def like that book!
    Visit me at #336 at Shimmer and Tulle.

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

  24. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. What a great post and darling blog. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Love your creativity. Count me in please.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  25. Oh, these are wonderful giveaways! I love the sound of your handmade piece!!! I hope you get a chance to visit my giveaway, as well! #357 jinglesells at gmail dot com

  26. I've loved reading your blog and would be thrilled with either one of your gifts although I must admit I'm a bit of a mixed media person - but I also collect craft books so there you go any prize would be brilliant !!!

    please count me in and visit my blog

    Hilda No 177 UK

  27. Good Post! Wish I could be that creative! Maybe in a few years or so I'll get the knack.
    Please put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize!
    Thank You,Tee

  28. Your right! I'll admit that I would prefer a craft book over ghosts and ghoulies! At least Alice Cooper rocks!
    Thanks for the chance to win warm and fuzzies!

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

  30. OH the canvas please! I'm so glad someone told me about this event. I am participating as well if you'd like to visit my blog at

    shadohart (at) gmail (dot) com

  31. Two giveaways, how wonderful. It's to hard to choose.

  32. OoOO, nice!
    goodasgoldie at yahoo dot com

  33. used to think I was the last one in the world who knew Alice !!!! what a pleasure to see there are 2 of us !
    please enter me in, and feel free to come and visit my blog to participate in my owoh giveaway

  34. Hi from Ohio. it's nice to meet you. I love your background. I would love to win the 'fuzzy' book, so just enter me for that drawing. It would be so fun to 'make' cupcakes since I'm avoiding sugar and flour these days. I'll be back to visit after the event.

  35. Looks like a wonderful book! I thinks your canvas will be loverly too!
    Stop by and visit my OWOH! I'm #50!

  36. Please add my name in for both giveaways!

  37. Hi Carmen, nice to meet you. I've been enjoying reading all of these new (to me) blogs and yours is right up there!

    You gave me something to think about, something to laugh about, and your posts about your Mum hit home with me.

    I'm marking lots of blogs to read, here's mine:

    Unofficial Giveaway sounds great! That would be my first choice. The book is great too.

    So long from me, and my dog, "Lucy." I've got one with the same name as yours.

  38. Great giveaway! Please throw my name in the hat for both of your drawings. And, if you are out and about in blogland, drop in #521!

  39. I enjoyed visiting your KEWL blog

    Please stop by mine OWOH 2011

  40. I hope you're feeling better soon. I'd like to be in the draw for both giveaways please.

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

  42. Hi Carmen, so lovely to meet you! Alice Cooper is still THE man!! hehe Please add my name for your giveaways, both official and unofficial, I would so love to win either one of them:-)

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

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  43. I love your prizes..I am a painter so I share that love with you. Please visit me at Irish Muses at #678

  44. So very nice to meet you... I am having so much fun reading all the wonderful blogs..

    Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
    Bonnie in Florida
    Blogs Southern Style #566 and Nanbon's Corner #567 USA

  45. Hi, there is nothing wrong with waffling :) very nice book and I bet your canvas will be wonderful too. Please stop by and sign up for my giveaway too

  46. I would love to add this book to my addiction, err I mean collection! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)


  47. warm fuzzies is perfect for this time of year. Feel better!I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . If I am lucky enough to win
    please contact me through my blog

  48. The book or canvas would be great - I'm intrigued as to how the canvas is going to look. I'm just loving meeting new people of OWOH.

  49. This looks like a gorgeous book. Thanks for the chance to win. Please pop over to my blog and enter mine #636

  50. I would be thrilled to win the book! Hope you're feeling better soon! Thank you! ♥ Hope you'll visit me soon! I'm # 389 ! ♥

  51. Hi Carmen, it is nice to meet you. I love how you refer to your longer posts as waffling. lol
    I love books too. Happy OWOH! If you want to, stop on by.

  52. Wonderful giveaway! Please count me in & drop by my blog if you have a moment & enter mine.
    Hugs, Diane

  53. You know I cant resist, put me in for both please Carmen, cheers chickadee :)

  54. You seem like such a cool, fun, crazy kind of gal! The book would be just my style too! Count me in, okay!

  55. Carmen for a second I thought that photo of Alice Cooper was you !! Too funny. Love your old books - I have some that look like that - I inherited them from my parents. The book looks great and if the canvas was small (postage, hanging space) you could put me in for that too.

  56. Waving from Ohio! Beautiful work! I would love to win!I love working with wool! I am going to keep my eye on you!
    Gabriela #439

  57. Hi Carmen,
    I love your blog and your style, it's so nice to meet you!
    I'd be delighted to win the book or a painting :-))
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Waxela (wa-shay-la)

  58. Carmen you are funny. I like your enthusiaism. Thanks for the good words about Klimt..
    I will be in London and Cambridge in June10/11. My husband is playing his Harp Guitar
    It would be fun to see you.
    And I look forward to winning what ever it is your up

  59. Hey Carmen, you're a funny lady. (Edward who?) LOL. You've got a great writing style. Thanks for the great offering... would love the book or the graffiti canvas. Nice to meet you, come see my giveaway too!

  60. I would love that book! I want to sew more and I need ideas. The grungy canvass sounds interesting too :-)
    Please put me in for both your drawings

    Come see my giveaway too at

  61. great goody please throw my name in the hat!

  62. Wow! I'm obsessed with felt! I would love this book! But a grungey print sounds cool, too.

    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

  63. Thank you for stopping by my blog ... #25
    I hope you are having as much fun with OWOH as I am this year

    trinaxxl at yahoo . com

  64. I know I'm not taking part but I had to pop by and say what a great post this is ...wish I had but then I find it hard enough to cover a third of WOYWW ...Have fun xx

  65. Hello Carmen, lovely to see you on this journey too! There's nothing wrong with a bit of waffle between friends is there!

    The warm fuzzies book looks good, but your grungy giraffe sounds better! Even a grungy graffiti canvas - I must slow down a bit - LOL (maybe a giraffe with grungy graffiti!)

    Thanks for already stopping by my giveaways x

  66. Oh Carmen, I love your, Waffling, waffle away...please include me in your giveaway, I'd love for the chance to win. And though it is the last owoh, it's given us all a sense to explore!
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment.


  67. I would love the book, sounds fun. Thanks for the chance to enter :)

  68. I'm taking M3 too! But I have not as yet posted a single thing, sigh . . . I love your "waffling" and am also a fan of Bette Davis ;) I hope to see more in the future as I am now a follower . . . Kristin (#73) xo

  69. 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.

  70. OMGOSH...I will so be coming back to your world. I love it!! SO happy that you visited me so I could find so happy. NOW..I have a few questions...When did Alice play a vampire? Have you read the Sookie Stackhouse books? They are AWESOME!!! Are you feeling better? There my questions out of the way...LOL!! TO much? Sorry..nosey umm inquiring minds have to ask such things.

    Love to and old..and a yet to be seen gift...AWESOME!!

    OWOH is bringing so many folks's one adventure I'm so happy I'm not missing.


  71. HI it's me, "the love connection"...that was sweet of you to wish to run across me..I've been getting so many responses to that story, it's been amazing! I didn't mind your waffling by the way...and I'd rather take on the challenge of your unseen work of art as my gift should I win ...rock on! june # 75

  72. love the altered duckies!!

    be sure to stop by my blog also

  73. I am also a is an ADHD thing (at least in my case) LOL...and I agree EDWARD WHO?

    C'mon TruBlood!!

    Please toss my name in for the book, looks interesting. I've never worked with felt, so this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship! :)
    Come visit #209
    Thanks and be well,
    (Pieces of Fate)

  74. Hi Carmen, I love weird scary books too and also have a lot like I see on your side bars. My sister has met Alice Cooper and an online friend plays golf with him :)
    cathyguitarteacher at

  75. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - I'd love a chance to win your graffiti grungy canvas!!
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  76. Dude, Alice Cooper rules. Waffling is good too, although it may lead to a desire for waffles. Either way, it's nice to meet you... will be following your blog and hope to return soon for a visit. I'm #333 in OWOH if you get a chance. Wishing you blessings of happiness.

  77. Cool Book, even cooler to have original grungy mixed media art!!! Loved your blog!

    Pop by for a visit when you have a chance!

    OWOH #217
    Naked Heart Gallery (Home of Project 365)

  78. Hi, thanks for passing by on my blog. I think your giveaway is fabulous! Please put me on your list.

  79. Carmen,
    You made my afternoon!
    Alice Cooper, Bette Davis and altered ducks - sheer brilliance! I really enjoyed your 'waffling', and will come back - us UK bloggers have got to support each other! Hope you are feeling healthy again now. Jules #492 (If you get time please come and say hi)

  80. I am totally impressed with your work and your style. I love the book you have chosen for us, too. And you are such a tease on the secret gift. I'm number 11 and hope you drop by.

  81. What a generous giveaway! thank you so much for the chance to win one of these gorgeous prizes! I would prefer the book because just like you, I love craft books! =D

    come to enter mine if you have time!


  82. Hello there-love to try my luck for the book.
    Please put my name in your draw
    and come on over to mine-#348 and try your luck at my door prize. Thanks.

  83. Your prizes are wonderful and I want enter for your drawing. You ARE and artiste!

  84. Although we don't have Alice in common, I pick Bill over Edward ANY day!

    I love the collage painting you're doing. If this is confessional... oh how many books do I have that I've only looked through once?!

    Thanks for stopping by my post earlier!

    Janet, Honey from the Bee, #64

  85. Hi Carmen! Nice to meet you. Thanks for popping over to visit with me (#377). I see in addition to your Alice Cooper obsession that you are also a Vampire Bill fan. So am I...who is Eric? LOL You may feel free to enter me in both your lovely giveaway offers. I'm sure your art will be amazing! :) Enjoy the OWOH fun! Theresa :)

  86. Oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

  87. Hello Carmen,
    Thanks for flying by and visiting me in Tasmania.
    Your blog is fab!
    Please enter me in your giveaway.

  88. correct, we do appreciate this giveaway! love cute but also appreciate creepy! my falling ladies fall on th emostly cute side.

  89. Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


  90. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for inviting me to peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway! A book is always a great prize. I would, however like to see your canvas when it is done.
    Feel free to come to my blog, look around and enter my giveaway for some homemade cards.
    :) Gale

  91. I would like to be entered for your book giveaway. I am always looking for some fun projects. Thanks for the chance.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

  92. I would love to be counted for either or both of your prizes :-), please count me in. Thanks for commenting on my blog, so nice to meet you!

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  94. Wow loving your grungey style and work.
    Can I please be entered for the canvass, it rocks.

    If you have a moment, do pop by and see my work, you will love Jezebel!

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  96. Carmen
    thanks for your comments on my blog, glad you were able to see Journal of Arc right through and I am reassured to see that you are as crazy as I am!

    I am hoping to be at Ally Pally, it would be cool to say hi.

  97. Carmen, you are a "hoot!" Love your waffling...I call it "rants!" LOL Thank you for coming over to my little part of the world (not very happy with it right now...stupid utility companies are gouging us because of the freezing weather we experienced this past week, causing rolling blackouts, no heat and now, water rationing...WTF!!...going to move into a cave and raise goats!!)Anyway, sign me up for both prizes, but that "unofficial" prize has really sparked my curiosity!! Have a great week and love your blog...very funny lady!!


  98. Eeek! Scared LOL! Lovely work Carmen. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  99. Hi Carmen, I've been lurking over here for quite some time and would LOVE to own anything that you made (specially if it had a little Alice ref in it somewhere, LOL) Thank you for your lovely comments over on my blog, it's such a treat to find another Alice fan who likes to waffle.....
    I'm having so much fun doing my AC scrapbook, it's like being 14 again....did your 10 year old enjoy the concert? I have a one of those, she's quite keen to come to the next concert but I don't know........waffle waffle waffle

  100. Hello there, almost 34 Carmen!!! Oh, it's so much fun to visit all different blogs and get to 'know' people from all over the world! So glad you played along with OWOH too - and make me discover your blog! I loved to read your ramblings and I would be thrilled to win a canvas from you!!! (the book seems to be about fabric/thread-crafting - what's the word - and I'm more into paper, paint and art journals) but I would be delighted if I won a original 'Carmen'!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my name gets pulled out of your magic hat! Love from the Netherlands, Marit (OWOH#501)

    marit [at] maritspaperworld [dot] com

  101. Hi Carmen! Thanks for visiting my blog, and I'd love to be the one amongst the rabble to win the fab book.

  102. Hi Carmen, one of my daughter had the same name. She has passed but she would be 51 this year. Also my one claim to fame I went to college with Roy Orbson back in the 50's. He grew about 20 miles from me. I had a great time with your waffling and would love to be put in the drawing. Thanks for stopping by my Blossoms Bloomers blog and the kind comment on my Pin for Royalty The Queen Wears Boots.

  103. Hi Carmen,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog ;)

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

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

  105. terrific giveaway! please enter me, and come enter mine!

  106. Great blog, Carmen and I love Gauche alchemy as well. what a lot of eye candy! Hello from Canada-I hope you can stop by and say Hi if you haven't already-

  107. Hello from Thailand! great to know Carmen. Your blog is lovely. Please count me in your giveaway too..would love to do those 'warm fuzzies'.

    Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

    laetriciajaniel (at) gmail (dot) com

  108. Well I would actually like a book on vampires and zombies- as long as they were spooky and scary and not sparkly and sweet! Monstrous monsters are the best!

    Opting out of the felting book- but if you ever want to come by, I'm over at!


  109. Hello this is a fun and energetic blog. I have had fun here.

  110. Hi Carmen, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    ~Donna #792

  111. Hello dear, thanks and the giweavas is cool. Loredana

  112. OOOOH!
    Please put me in for your official and unofficial gifts. :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind words. :) I think we have many things in common, let's play. :D

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

  114. Hello! I am just flying in from OWOH. Please enter my name in your wonderful prize and pop on by my blog if you would like to enter my OWOH giveaway. You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


  115. Oh my goodness me! What a lot of comments!! Of which this is one too of course! lol. Could I be put in for one of your fabulous creations please Carmen, but not the book, I'm not a material girl! (craft materials yes, sewing material, NO!..) Nicky xx

  116. Okay then, both, right? Happy OWOH to you!

    If you get the chance, stop by and say hi--I'm OWOHing, too!

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  117. Hellllooooo Carmen!
    Nice to meet you here!
    Like your style.
    Please sign me up!


  118. Oh my goodness, I love your waffling! At least you finish a sentence (I sometimes have difficulty with that!) Thank you for visiting my blog, your nice comment and following. Please do me the kindness of adding me to your drawing and I look forward to stopping by often. ~mary helen

  119. Hi's nice to meet you :) Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. I'm so glad I stopped have a really fun BloG and love your writings... Take care, Michelle of HippieDog #15

  120. I love Betz White and would love to have your book. Thanks for sharing. You can find my email address on my blog. Come visit.


  121. Hello, glad I found your blog through this One World blog hopping :-) ♫♪♫♪♫♫ hear me skip and sing ? ♫♪lalala ♫♪
    ... and thanks for stopping by at my blog.
    Yes could you put me down for both give aways? pretty petty please ??........

    #206 on the Flying Wings of OWOH

  122. HI! Thanks, for stopping by my blog and I'd love to enter the draw for your wonderful prizes..nom..nom...nom! LOL!
    Godd luck!

  123. thanks for visiting my blog - very interesting work

  124. Warm Fuzzies or Canvas... cool stuff! Enter moi!
    Caryl OWOH #270

  125. Just flying in to visit you and thank you for visiting me and for you great comment. I'd love to be entered for the canvass, and if the book is sewing or felting to be entered for that as well...but not if it is knitting because whilst I can knit, it doesn't light the spark for me...although I love looking at what other people knit, which is just as well as I have a lot of knitter friends. If I won a knitting book it would find a welcome home with a friend. :D

    I have to say I love your blog. Not only does the background of old books make me want to know what they all are as I adore old books, but the Calvin and Hobbes cartoon is one of my faves and there is so much on your blog that makes me go 'yes!'.

  126. Hey Carmen! I'm here, I'm here! Finally! So glad to "meet" you! I too love your blog and you sound a lot like me, waffling on... hahah Only I call it keeping my yapper going. I like Alice Cooper, I think his radio show is great. I like some of his music but probably not quite the fan you are. Did you know he is a pretty good golfer?

    Thank you for visiting my blog and joining me! I'm now joining you too! I love your creations. I have the same dream you've got. I think there are a lot of us. ;) keep going, that's what we can do!

    I love all the spooky stuff you're talking about and can't get enough of paranormal shows and books when I have the time, which isn't often since I think my butt is permanently adhered to my computer chair. which I need a new one cause I've sat in this one for so long! As you can tell, I'm a bit long winded too.

    Happy Creating!
    INdiana, USA

  127. Hi Carmen! Love your blog! Not a big Alice Cooper fan but I sooo get the spooky stuff (HUGE zombie fan) and the pic in your sidebar of Bill from True Blood made me laugh (so true...Edward who? tee hee) Anyway, it is good to meet you via OWOH! I am a certified book hound so I would love to try and stuff another sweet tome onto my shelves! If you get a chance, please stop by my blog, Lost Coast Post (#455 on the list) Cheers, Michelle

  128. I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance please stop by my blog it is #809 on the OWOH tour.

  129. Greetings from BC Canada! Nice to meet you! Very nice giveaway!

  130. I'm so happy you joined in the fun this year! I love your blog and your sense of humor...and my best friend (and chosen sister) is one of Alice's biggest fans. :)

    I'd love a chance at the book (love the cover), but you can also put my name down for your soon to be created 'unofficial' prize as well. I love anything that is 'un' :)
    Thanks for being a part of OWOH. I hope you'll get the chance to come visit me as well:

  131. Oh yeah, I getcha, Alice could take a bite outta me anytime and so could Yummy boy Bill for that fact. I'd bite back. :-)
    It is wonderful to meet you and your awesome blog. Happy OWOH and I would love to be a part of your giveaway.
    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

  132. Hi Carmen, Sorry to hear you have been unwell. Great recovery with the book as back up. And yes we all love books!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. Thank for visiting my site earlier #819

  133. Hi Carmen!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog (3AM Designs)! I've had such fun visiting your blog! Back in the day, I drove my dad and granny crazy by playing "School's Out" as loud as I could, over and over! Eventually, I'd let the rest of the album (yes, vinyl album - I am THAT old!!) play, but I loved that song to death!!
    Hope you feel better soon!
    Have fun with OWOH!

  134. Your funny...enjoyed your post..thanks for stopping by my side of the world for OWOH! I would like to be in the "unofficial" drawing since I already own both of Betz's books, and I would much rather have an "original" of yours! That way when you are SUPER famous..or infamous..I can say, "I have one of her works.." lol!

  135. Thanks for visiting! Count me in please! #269

  136. It's so nice to meet you. I commented last night but my internet went on the frizz so I am sure you never got it. I am looking forward to see what you come up with for a prize but promise me that if I win there will be no zombies or Alice Cooper in the piece, please? Please add me to your giveaway and come over and visit me too. I am No. 229 on the list.

  137. Yay a book! :D Thanks!

    Rayna - Minnesota
    northstarshetlands AT
    OWOH blogger #836

  138. "hello hooray let the show begin"..glad to see alice I think he is great and listen to his show on planet rock. hope you feel better soon...great giveaway good luck everyone

  139. Well, hello there from snowy Arkansas! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and if you haven't already, be sure to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway, too. #215 on the list.

    Warmest regards,

    Wanda Eash
    Two Crafty Mules

  140. Great give away!
    greetings from Germany
    Rein #170

  141. LOVE your alice pictures! and it was great getting to know you a little better too!!

  142. Sweet Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

    Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

  143. Hello, greetings from Malaysia. It is nice to meet

    you.And thank U for the generous opportunity.
    Please come visit me too!

    whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

  144. Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my doll giveaway and including it on the side of your blog! I love making things from felt and fabric and would love a chance to win the book.

    I would love a chance to win the canvas but am not allowed to hang things on the walls in my flat so it would be a shame for me to win it when someone else can win it and hang it pride of place!

  145. Hi there Carmen dah-ling,greetings from Southern California. I am so sad you are not feeling up to snuff.
    What a beautiful place to land on this wonderous OWOH journey.
    Your blog home is inspiring and your I love the warm fuzzies book giveaway, divine.
    If you get a chance on your OWOH flight would you please drop by my place #442 and spend a few of you valuable moments with me. Oops, I think you already did, thank you!!
    Love and huge hugs.

  146. I've seen this book and have wanted it for awhile now! Please enter my name for it and thank you so much for offering it :o)

  147. great blog and creations - another book for another hobby! yeah!

    count me in - I'm at 662

    I have 6 Calvin books and giggle every time...


  148. yes, i am guilty of too many books too. i'll volunteer to get this one off your shelf. and an original creation would be great as well. thank you very much for the chance to win your giveaway. if you haven't yet, i hope you can drop by my blog at (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. blessings!

  149. Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for BOTH of your terrific giveaways. 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

  150. Hello from western North Carolina
    You have an awesome blog and giveaway- I am having so much fun checking out all the OWOH participant's blogs.

  151. I have this book and I LOVE it! But I know someone who would also love this book if I should win! Great giveaway! Please include me in this draw!

  152. Cool blog and a great book giveaway. Glad I stopped by. Please visit my giveaway at OWOH 760.

  153. Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.
    Such a generous give away!Either gift is fine:)

  154. Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA

    I'm glad to meet you. Please enter me into the OWOH give away.

    Also, I hope you can visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.
    Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L

  155. hello from chilly montana! i love your style!

    i've been enjoying poking through your blog this evening, and would be honored if you would add me to your official and your unofficial drawing!!

    i can tell i'll be spending quite a bit of time on your blog in the future, too!

    joe in montana

  156. Love it all, and my DH is an Alice aficionado!!
    pop over snd see mine too
    Jennie #38

  157. Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

  158. Greetings from a tatter in Singapore. Please include me for the drawing! Thanks for the giveaway!

  159. Hello from chilly Cody, Wyoming. I am so loving your many fun things to see and all of them beautiful! I would love to win your giveaway, please enter me.

    If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  160. Wow -- what fun giveaways! I would love to win either. I used to be an Alice Cooper fan, too, from his Under My Wheels days! Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my OWOH giveaway, too!

  161. Well, of course I want to be in the official and unofficial draw :)I find your rantings amusing -- well, that kind of sounds stuffy of me, but I didn't mean it to.
    Please enter my name into your draw -- thank you so much!
    ~martha (#384)
    (from Toronto :)

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

  163. Hello from England :) Great giveaway! Please count me in for both the official and the unofficial giveaway, both sound cool!
    Here's my O.W.O.H. post

  164. Hey Carmen, It's wonderful to meet you via OWOH. I've enjoyed looking around at your previous posts. The book looks great and I'm sure that anything you made would also be great. Please count me in for either/or. Cheers! ~Michelle, OWOH #598~

  165. Hi Carmen,

    Yup, a new craft book is ALWAYS great -- thanks for the chance to win one. :)

    Happy creating,
    # 66

  166. 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!


  167. Hi Carmen, I would love to win your book, Warm Fuzzies." 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.

  168. I've really enjoyed your blog, I love waffling! Thanks so much for the chance to win your book!

  169. I love waffling too Carmen, think sometimes it's a bit like therapy.

    Debbie x

  170. Hi Carmen, loved your post! Your work is lovely, and you certainly have - erm - eclectic taste in men with Alice Cooper(was that sensitively put,lol?)

    It's great to meet you :) I'd love to be entered into your draws - official & unoffical - thanks so much for the chance to win!

  171. ...hoping you are feeling better now,.. anyone will feel better if they are chosen in your give-a-way. awesome.. thanks for the opportunity

  172. Hi Carmen, it's so fun to read your blog! Your personality and sense of humor really shine through in your writing. Yes, please put my name in the hat for both drawings, though I'm more interested in seeing what you come up with for the unofficial canvas prize. I know the feeling -- it'd be nice to have someone drooling over my art so much that they're willing to dig out their wallet, too. But I still haven't taken the plunge into Etsy -- maybe someday! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. So nice to meet you! Hope you're enjoying the blog-hop...

    Have an artful day!

    ~Nikki (#783)

  173. Hi Carmen, greetings from the Netherlands!

    On the last day of the OWOH-tour, I am visiting your blog. I would love to win your book!

    Miriam #781

  174. Hay Carmen,just sneeking in b4 the deadline, would love a chance to win your fab door prize
    hugs Minxy

  175. Pleased to meet you Carmen and thanks for visiting my blog! Please enter me in your drawing!

    Helen Fern
    Owoh #594

  176. weird - it's showing tomorrow's date!

  177. Ooh, please include me in both giveaways! I hope you're feeling better! And thanks for stopping by and entering my OWOH giveaway and good luck!


  178. Great prize, Loving this OWOH and meeting everyone. Come by for a visit Leslie

  179. Hello Carmen! Love your blog on so many levels! Greetings from Chilliwack, BC, Canada! Thanks for dropping by my blogs during the OWOH 2011 hop! Hope you’ve had a fabulous experience! It’s a pleasure meeting you! Keep your art alive!
    ~Spike (#22) (#24)

    spikelikeart at gmail dot com

  180. Thank you for a chance to win your great giveaway! Hope I made it in time! What a wonderful time we're all having. Visit me too when you have a minute.

    Monica #340

    giddygreetings at yahoo dot com

  181. Hello Carmen, thank you for visiting me.... I love your blog and am following along now... I would love to win your gorgeous book, looks fabulous... please count me in...

    Hugs from Australia...
    Jenny x
    (No. 243)

  182. Is it 5pm yet?? I hope not! I really need that book. It's like the one thing I haven't dabbled in yet and I simply must. Dabble that is, in everything! Do you feel like that?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. We are the same age. Visit with me again soon?




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