Friday, 7 November 2008

Paperclay and Give-Away

I promised a blog give-away a week ago when I reached 12,000 visitors. Well I am so proud because the counter has now reached 13,300. I want to thank everyone who visits my blog, I am honoured that you are interested in what I do and I am very grateful to those of you who leave comments.
In just over a weeks time (16th) I will draw two names at random from the comments box and I will share these out between the winners.....
There are Christmas brads and stamps, paperclay angels (painted and unpainted), a woodblock painting, two small Artchix shrines, two paperclay icons and some angel decorations.
I will paint another small woodblock to make it fair - plus there will be a few other surprises.

But there is a small catch!
I love quotes and phrases...especially ones about angels.
I like the phrase Rosie chose for her chunky ATC here.....'Angels in the Architecture'.
My own favourite is .........'Leave room in your garden for angels to dance'.
I'd like you to leave me your favourite angel quote or phrase, please, in the comment box (you can make one up if you like).
Then I'll aim to post them all on my blog.

I've been playing with paperclay and Das this week (as you may have noticed).
I made 2 icons....
......and some tree decorations......

I hope you like them - (if you don' not leave a comment, LOL!!!)
Hope I can keep going for another 12,000.....
Love Linda xx


Jaqi said...

Wow they are stunning , you have been so so so busy. What a clever thing you are, My favourite angel quote is......
"To hear the Angels whisper, You must listen with your heart"

Thank you and Good Luck to everyone who enters, Jaqi x

ANNA said...

Congrats - your blog is very popular - I love it!! I'd like to be entered into the draw too! My fav quote re angels is : Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly... by G.K. Chesterton.
Always make me smile!!

Laura said...

As I've said before, I love your blog. I guess that's why you have SO many readers!
"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unaware."

Craft Junkie said...

I love your angels...they are fabulous! I adore must be the wings and the spirit of happiness that they seem to embody.

My favorite quote...
"Angels have no philosophy but love."
~Adeline Cullen Ray

Peace & Love,

Linda said...

Thank you Barb...I can't access your blog and leave a reply, so I'll do it here. Love the quote.

Carol said...

Love your work, you have such a eonderful variety of loveliness! My fav quoate is "We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds." - Anton Chekhov

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow Linda these are beautiful and I am sure all of us would love to win them So best of luck to all.
My favourite quote is
"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. ~Luciano de Crescenzo"

crissi said...

wow what a wonderful give away Linda all those lovely hand made goodies.I would love for a chance to be entered in to your give away. i like this Angel Quote.

All God's angels come to us disguised.... As our friends.

Janny said...

Congrats! So much beautiful work also;o)

LaY hOoN said...

Wow !!! I eyeing on the little angel sometimes ago LOL. Thanks for giving away the beautiful woodblock, awesome tree deco, icons and also the Shrinks. I hope I lucky enough to own some of your beautiful art pieces.

Judy S. said...

Love the hearts, Linda!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Congratulations Dear Linda! Your icons are wonderful, what magic you've worked with the clay....maybe the Michelangelo quote is the one, but I can't think of it just now...Love the Chekhov quote that Carol used, guess I'll go with something light and fluffy :)
“Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly”

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Here is the Michelangelo quote:
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”

Here's to many more wonderful posts full of your creativity and inspiration! oxo

LazyKay said...

I LOVE visiting your blog.

It's no wonder you've had so many hits.

What a great idea to collect quotes too!

Here's mine - I find this quite moving.

I saw the angel in the marble and I just chiselled until I set him free. (Michelangelo)

LazyKay said...

Oops! Seems we were both inspired by the same quote - so here's another:

I believe friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

Jacky said...

Hi Linda, what a wonderful give-away.
I love the pieces you have been creating with the paper clay, those hearts are gorgeous!

"Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly" is my most favourite Angel quote ... it reminds me not to take everything so seriously!

Chris said...

Wow Linda you have been busy and beautifully so. Such wonderful things you make with paperclay... love them all :D
Amazing blog candy too and I just have to enter... I would sooooo love one of your stunning pieces of art!!
I don't know if this is really a quote but it rings around in my head sometimes...
" All God's children are Angels without wings and their innocence as beautiful as the sweet music of the harp"
Chris xx

Sharon said...

Well I do absolutely love them. And I can't think of an angel quote but I sure like yours about angels dancing in the garden. If I think of one, I will come back.

Sanja said...

congratulation,dear Linda!:0)
love your hearts too!beautiful work as always!

SarahD said...

Hi Linda
great giveaway here is my fav quote

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. ~Luciano de Crescenzo

hugs Sarah xx

sue irvine said...

I love your blog and artwork, found you thru the Caspiana blog which i love also. Here is a quote I think apropo!! All Gods angels come to us disguised. --James Russell Lowell

Keep inspiring, Thanks, Sue

pammyjo said...

Wow! I share everyone elses enthusiasm for you blog. I even shared it in my blog this morning. Encouraging others to become inspired here. Great give-away from a great talent.

JeanM said...

God not only sends special angels into our lives, but sometimes He even sends them back again if we forget to take notes the first time! Eileen Elias Freeman

Chriss Rollins said...

Hi Linda,
It is no surprise to me you have soo many visitors, we keep coming back to see you grow and boy have you grown in such a short time.
thanx for sharing it all with us.

The following is not so much a quote however I do believe it... I have watched my children and my grandchildren do the same..

Children often have imaginary playmates. I suspect that half of them are really their guardian angels. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

My children and my g/children even had names for them.
The stories they told were amazing... things the youngest DGD could not possibly know we found out later to be true.
we all have Gaurdian angels if we listen hard enough.

LaY hOoN said...

My favourite quote would be :
"Angels have no philosophy but love."
~Adeline Cullen Ray

Cathee said...

I feel that there is an angel inside me whom I am constantly shocking. ~Jean Cocteau

Love your blog! Above is my contribution to your quote garden!! hugs Cathee S.(not quite and angel most days!)

Rosemary said...

I love your blog; I always find something to inspire me and make me smile.

I don't have an angel quote, so I'm going to use a favorite Mark Twain one that I have kept on me over the years for when I happen to feel a little apprehensive and it is very true:

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"

KernowWitch said...

Beautiful & inspirational work as always Linda...

"When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they're seeing angels" ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman

Hugs Chrissy x

MizSmoochieLips said...

Wow wow! I love playing with paper clay, just haven't done much of it this year yet. Looks like you're going to town on your creations! They're just beautiful :)

"Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings"

Jackie said...

Well I can't think of a single angel quotation except something a bit too intense from Paradise Lost, but I just thought I'd say congratulations anyway!

AlpacaLindy said...

"Anyone can be an angel." I adore your site, and all of your projects truly inspire me. Thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

Mae West said, "I'm no angel, but I've spread my wings a bit".
I love your work. So glad I discovered your blog.

Heather Robinson said...

What a fantastically generous giveaway. I love the idea of collecting angel quotations. Here's mine:
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. ~Luciano de Crescenzo

Congratulations! It is always a pleasure to visit your blog because your artwork is so diverse and intriguing. I love that you are constantly learning and working in different mediums.

Mar said...

apparently you have lots of followers and why not!
you have lovey work to show for inspiration and great challenges!!
i am fond of "wild angels"
i did a wild angel in glass she is on my website
she went to a museum...
and was one of m favorie pieces because of the blown glass i used in her colorful wings...go see her is you get a chance
i enjoy coming to both of your blogs!

Dot said...

A big congratulations Linda! Your blog is so popular because you are so lovely and so talented. And very generous to do a give away too.

My favorite angel quotes have already been mentioned. So I won't repeat them.

What a wonderful stash the two winners are going to win - gorgeous stuff!

Much love to you (and many thanks for your wonderful email).

Dot xx

zorana said...

You are very generous to give away such gorgeous work. I'll continue exploring your blog. This is my favorite quote:

How wonderful it must be to speak the language of the angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love! ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Anonymous said...

Wowsers Linda What a fantastic Giveaway You are Soooooooooooo Kind !!
I love what you have been making with the paper clay all stunning especially the icons .

Right Mrs Vincent I had to do some homework!!.... before I did this .as I did not have a favorite quote so I trawled the Internet and this is my favorite one ,I hope you like it .

Thorns and stings
And those such things
just make stronger
Our Angel wings.

by Emme Bache .

Love from sesga xxx

Cotton Picker said...

From the wonderufl 1953 song "Angel Eyes"

"Try to think that love´s not around
But it´s uncomfortably near
My old heart ain´t gaining no ground
Because my angel eyes ain´t here..."

Shonna said...

I don't know any angel quotes off the top of my head, but I found one that I just LOVE...

If one looks closely enough, one can see angels in every piece of art. ~Adeline Cullen Ray

Thanks for always leaving such nice comments on my blog...

Kaz Scrapz said...

Hi Linda,
Congratulations on your 13,000+ visitors. It is no surprise though as your blog is full of beautiful work and amazing inspiration. I doubt it will be too long before you reach the 100,000 mark!

My favourite quote is:
If we were all like angels, the world would be a heavenly place.

xxx Karen

The Joy of Nesting said...

Thank you so much sweet Linda for the inspirations and challenges of both of your blogs!! :c)

When we were young kids, my Mum use to use this expression quite often...If you look closely enough, you can see an angel in every single person.

Pattie :c)
Mazatlan Mexico

Carol said...


Thanks for the chance
quote John Lennon
I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?”


Shelly Hickox said...

These are fantastic - your whole blog is fantastic! I'm probably too late, but I just found you today. I made a piece for Wednesday Stamper a couple weeks ago that uses a portion of a Maya Angelou poem called Touched by an Angel. It's kinda long to put in a comment (that's already long!), but you can see it here if you'd like:

Pearl said...

"Angels are your best friends in disguise"

Thanks for the chance to win your goodies.