Sharing Creativity

Give a thing and take it back

God will ask you where it is

If you say that you don’t know

God will send you down below!

Now we all know there is no such thing as a free lunch. Hails from Coffee Helps, was singing my praises the other day. Usually when someone does that they are looking for something. The darling of Ballymena the European Grand Tour was no different to all the others, she gives me something and then she wants me to give it away….

This is what she gave me:

Now here is the catch:

  • Pick five blogs that you consider deserve the award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
  • Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
  • Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
  • The award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of the Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

I stopped at creativity and had no difficulty picking five blogs worthy of this accolade.

clip_image001 Deborah at Tastie has a blog that I lurked on for some time before joining in the fray. In fact the very first time I braved her comment box I ranted on about a recipe and the way she suggested it should be made. I have come to appreciate her talents, her recipes and suggestions to help all our pockets at a time when prices are rising faster and more often that the sun. Last March I had the opportunity to enjoy her bubbly personality when we met at the Ladies Tea Party in the run up to the Irish Blog Awards. Deborah has now launched her own online food business specialising in Spice Mixes, Sauces and mouth watering Brownie mixes.

clip_image001[1] Kieran Murphy is at the helm of Ice Cream Ireland a blog about the business he partners with his brother Sean in Dingle and Killarney in County Kerry. He regularly shares recipes with pictures that I defy you not to drool over. If only I lived a little nearer and didn’t have a doctor chastising me about my cholesterol. 😦 Kieran’s blogging has led to publishing The Murphy’s Ice Cream Book of Sweet Things

clip_image001[2] Claire otherwise called Gingerpixel is a very talented unassuming young lady who again, I had the pleasure of meeting at The Ladies Tea Party. She is capable of bringing tears to my eyes as I follow her photo blog, and she regularly makes me feel broody with her portraits of babies and young children.

clip_image001[3] I would not be Grannymar if I forgot to include a Toyboy. Phil at Iced Coffee is another talented Photo blogger. The images he captures leave me in awe. I hope that in studying his work I might improve my meager attempts behind the lens.

clip_image001[4] Made Marian. has recently updated and moved house with her blog. The clean calm ordered lines are just as every craft workbox should be. Reading Marian’s blog brings back the enthusiasm that I felt in my early days as I embarked on each new area of needlecraft, whether it was embroidery, cross stitch, crochet or sewing. Marian I know you will enjoy Arte y Pico blog be sure to scroll all the way down. It is full of wonderful craft ideas.

There are many more creative blogs out there but I was asked to select five.

Now go spread the love, visit enjoy and become enthused. Don’t forget to say hello and you can tell them that I sent you. 😀

22 thoughts on “Sharing Creativity

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  2. Awh, thanks so much Grannymar, that has really brightened up my day. Keep that crafty advice coming too. I’ve already earmarked some of this months pay cheque to that cutting board, a steel ruler and a craft knife.

  3. “Hails from Coffee Helps, was singing my praises the other day. Usually when someone does that they are looking for something.”

    No pulling the wool over Grannymar’s eyes! 🙂


    Thanks for pointing me in new directions.

    You’re not trying to get rid of me by any chance, are you? 👿

  4. Morning All!

    @Phil & @Maz – I look forward to seeing who you choose to share the Award.

    @Steph – I managed to time this nicely today since the King, Damien Mulley has challenged us all to do our own Fluffy links today.

    ‘You’re not trying to get rid of me by any chance, are you?’ No way! Go check them out, but come back I need you to keep me on the straight and narrow.

  5. That’s a great selection of blogs, I couldn’t agree more! I’ve added so many top quality local blogs to my reader in the past year, I barely get time to read them all. Keep up the good work everybody.

  6. @Elly – sad to say your A4 board is not a bit like mine and had you asked not one I would recomment. Also for Craft work A4 is not big enough.

    @Maz – See what I said to Elly. Go with Edding CM30 at least.

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  9. You’re right, so many creative blogs but so little time to visit them all. I’m waiting for a ‘wet’ weekend to give me the excuse!

  10. @GM – seriously? I thought it looked the same in the photo… Still it’s only for trimming card & photos, so it’ll probably be OK.

  11. @Baino – You should have asked! We had plenty of wet weekends going a begging 😆

    @Elly – Seriously yes. It should be ok for trimming card and photos.

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  13. Grannymar – Thank you so much. I am honoured that you thought of me and to be amongst such excellent company. Been trying to comment since Wednesday, but cannot get crakberry type working right! 🙂 Thank you so much and you can come grump about recipes ANY day! 😛

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