Tuesday, 26 August 2008

A Great big **HUG**........

...to all of you that left me a comment taking part in my 2nd Give away. I wanted to give you all a big blogging hug to say thanks. It was great to read what you all thought of my site and definitely gave me food for thought.

Anyway before I start rambling I'm sure you'd all rather find out who won???

OK in reverse order:

3rd Prize: Rachel who wins my felt flower brooch.

2nd Prize: Lyn (I don't currently have a contact for you Lyn so please can you get in touch) who wins my medium Bejou cosmetic pouch.

and finally.......

1st Prize:
Pretty Fun who wins my large Linnie cosmetic pouch, little giraffe note book and pen, roller stamper, rabbit punch and jungle stickers.

I will email you all to get an address to mail them out to you.

Congratulations to you I hope you are pleased with my creations :)

OK so going back to all those fab comments, since you were all so kind to take the time I thought it would only be right if I spent the time answering some of them. Thanks for all who said they thought it was great, its nice to know my hard and tiring ;) work paid off in the end.

Many thanks to Jenn for spotting an awful mistake in my shop, I think by this time my eyes were like squares and everything looked the same. You we so right Jenn and when I looked back at it, it did make me chuckle to myself as I thought 'how on earth did I not spot that.' But as you can see all has been corrected (unless anyone else can spot any I've missed?). Also Jenn my 'one off' remark on the website is maybe a British thing, we say it with regards to being original hope that didn't throw any body off too much.

Also many thanks to Marie who commented on moving my blog details to contact rather than the first page, although I do love my blog to bits the point of the Website is not to go wandering off to my blog it is to shop :) Good comment!!

Other comments that were a trend:

You are unable to click on the Polaroids to take you somewhere.......I was faced with a dilemma on this one as with the restrictions of the package I used I could either have just used pictures in square boxes that you could click on or go the route that I chose which was to incorporate all the pictures in one big back drop and make it look a little more showy. I must admit my flair got the better of me and I opted for the fancy pictures....however I am looking into if I can put some kind of coding in so that you are able to click. If anyone has any tips please let me know.

Writing on the Polaroids being too small or not readable......unfortunately due to the package again it is how the images are downloaded from their server as to what the dpi will be. (One handy tip I found out from a friend though is that if you hold the Ctrl button down and press the + key it will zoom into the screen for you and you can see that the image is very clear.) Definitely something I am working on improving.

And last but not least.....and I am not a 'workman' for 'blaming his/her tools' but some one commented on the length of time it took for the images to load up. Again I have tried to reduce them as much as possible but it will depend on the server the images are being downloaded from and of course the speed of your computer.

I love critiques and I have well and truly loved all your comments and suggestions....I would recommend anyone doing it. Its always good to have fresh eyes on a project.

I hope you all enjoyed looking round my site and that hopefully you will think of me when you are planning your Christmas shopping list!!!!


  1. Yay! I am so excited! I know how time consuming and mind boggling it can be to design and build your website. I am glad to see you were able to get a lot of feedback for your site.

  2. yay to the winners!
    and good feedback too :-)


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