Just for you … if you’d like it.

I had a card making day  …. and made a card with a sort of cottage, country feel to it.  The card and papers used are all by Docrafts, who, by a remarkable coincidence, are based here in Dorset, where I live!  (No I haven’t been and raided the warehouse in the dead of night  … yet.  But only because I think I’d need several helpers to bring home all the stash I’d want! lol)

The blue flower and green crochet doily (under the flower) are Prima and the feather … is from Edna.

No Edna isn’t a new craft producerat least, she’s not a big time producer of craft items…  she’s one of our chickens.


 Edna is a big old bird who lays mahoosive brown eggs of roughly 3″ tall – (too big to  fit into egg boxes – even the egg boxes from supermarkets which claim the enclosed eggs are ‘extra large’).  We only have two chickens now,  Edna, and Dorothy, and it’s a case of from the sublime to the ridiculous!

While Edna is the big, noisy old bird whose a rich, warm rusty colour,  Dorothy, on the other hand,  is a quiet, delicate looking, little thing, whose feathers are paler,  mottled, and fluffy, and she has feathered feet, so she looks like she’s wearing feathered slippers.  She’s a beautiful colour, and her eggs are darling and so little too – anything from half an inch to roughly an inch tall – and they’re a pretty blue colourTheyre very rich eggs, a little too rich for me.   She follows  dear Edna around as if Edna has her on a lead.  She also copies Edna…  When Edna does the BIG LOUD  “QUAAawwww, qwaw, qwaw, ack, ack, ack.” letting the world know that she’s about to lay an egg the size of a planet,  Dotty tries to copy her, but the noises she makes come out like a creaky little whisper:  “paw wah wah waah“.  You couldn’t get two more extreme birds.  But they do seem to love each other. Bless them.


When Edna goes into the hen house to lay her egg in one of the nest boxes,  Dorothy goes in with her and more often than not we can find them both snuggled together in a nest box,  keeping each other company while Edna lays her egg.  However … Mr. Cobs went looking for the two darlings a few days ago and found them in one nest box, but … Edna (big bird) was sat ON TOP of Dorothy!  Dotty must have gone into that particular nest box first, and Edna either went in to keep her company, or … she wanted to lay at the same time, and instead of choosing the nest box right next to Dotty, she clambered in and sat on top of her!  We were quite frankly suprised that Dotty wasn’t squished!


Edna, like all birds, loses feathers every now and again.  When she goes through a moult, she looks like a Mrs. Shabby Chic Clucker, than like a World Champion Sized Eggs Layer!  Any feathers she drops I squirrel away and use them when I know that something needs one of her feathery gifts.  This card needed a gift from Edna.  I did toy with putting one of her eggs on it but didn’t think the Post Office would approve of a scrambled egg letter ~ so you have the little spotted egg you see in the photo above.  (no, it’s not a real egg). lol.

A teeny tiny metal spoon,  so that you can eat your boiled egg with it.

 The title of this post isJust for You, …  if you’d like it  and what I meant by that is that you could be the receiver of this card if you’d like to be.

I’ve never done a ‘give-away’ on my blog  (I’ve never been sure anyone would want anything to be honest, – and I’m still not now) …  but in the last few days I’ve seen a few blogs doing ‘give-aways’.  Not of cards, but rather knitted things like mug sleeves or sewn items like a make up bag etc, but it made me wonder if bloggers who made cards ever did a give-away for a handmade card.   I’d never seen any …  and this led me to think that maybe it might be something fun and something to make someone smile so my mind was made up.  I’d do a card ‘Give-Away!’


If you’re a follower of The Cobweborium Emporium blog, and would like to have your name ‘thrown into the hat’ and be in with a chance of receiving this card then please just leave a comment below with the word:  GIVEAWAY  – either at the start or the end of your comment.

To make sure that all is fairI’ll get the Random Number Generator to choose the number, and I’ll also do a screen shot of the R.N.G and post it so that you can all see which number was generated.

If you’re the ‘winner’, then you have a choice.  You can choose to have the card for yourself, in which case I’ll write the card to you, sign it and send it with love. Or …  you can choose to receive the card un-written, so that you can write it and send it to someone else.

But … If you don’t want to enter but still want to leave a comment or have a ‘coffee chat’ , then please do.  You really don’t have to get involved in a give-away.  It’s just a bit of September fun.  🙂  Any comment which doesn’t have the word ‘GIVEAWAY’ at the beginning or end of a comment won’t be entered and you must be a follower of the blog here to enter.

This give-away is open to anyone who is a follower of The Cobweborium Emporium blog – no matter where you live.  It’s not just for UK folks.  I’ll close the ‘give-away’ entries on Wednesday 21st September 2016, at 6pm UK time.  Only followers who have commented by that date and time, with the word ‘GIVEAWAY’ somewhere in their comment,  will be included.

NB:  Please  DON’T  put your real name or address in the comments box.  I need to look after your privacy and security.

Well it’s Sunday and I’m not normally a poster on Sundays, so this is something which feels kind of odd to me.  A nice odd though.  It feels kind of warm and fuzzy.  Friendly.  Fabulous.  Like I should be doing something normal, and instead I’ve been given time off to go and have a coffee with friends somewhere lovely. 

Thank you so much for coming and having a coffee with me. I love seeing you here and love chatting with you in comments too.  I’m so very blessed to know you all.

Have a wonderful day, whatever you’re doing.

Sig coffee copy






Author: The Art of Cobwebs - aka:- thecobweboriumemporium

Hello. I'm 'Cobwebs'. I live in a wee little cottage in the South of England, aptly called Cobweb Cottage. This little dwelling really is a cobweb factory. Not inside (well, occasionally) - but outside - flipping heck! This information should give you a clue as to why my blog is called The Art of Cobwebs aka: The Cobweborium Emporium. I've been arty and crafty from a very young age, and although my crafts have sometimes turned a corner and taken me in another direction, I've always crafted in some way, shape or form. One day, in the blink of an eye, life changed somewhat for me and the consequences were many. I had to find a new way of being 'artistic'. Card making; scrap-booking; producing ATC's and ACEO's; needle felting; Polymer clay; painting- but in a more relaxed style than I had before, and sewing, - are all things which I visit, as and when life allows. I've fairy recently become a Textile Artist and am enjoying this new creative outlet very much as it offers me so much scope for letting my imagination run through a grassy field and feel the wind in my hair - (mentally, of course). I love to create. To make things. I truthfully believe that the best gifts in the world are those in which you've given your time, rather than your cash. Thank you so much for visiting. Please visit my blog (link below) and have a look around. I'm sure you'll find something to enjoy, even if it's only a handful of jokes! (yes, seriously - there really are jokes!) Wishing you a truly blessed rest of your day! ~ Cobs. <3

35 thoughts on “Just for you … if you’d like it.”

  1. Hello Cobs. ! Such a beautiful card you have made. I am so inspired by nature and your card is like looking at the gifts of nature! I must get all my paper crafts out and start using them again! You are such a wonderful gift and very inspiring! I so enjoyed getting to know Edna and Dorothy 🙂 Continued Blessing my CraftFabulous friend 🙂 xx Ruthie~

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    1. Hello Ruthie
      It’s lovely to see you.
      Aw thank you so much for your kind words. You are too lovely.

      I’d love you to get your papers and cards out to make something, then you can share it with us all on your blog and we can all drool over it!

      Have a wonderful Sunday Ruthie.
      Sending you squidges ~ Cobs. x


        1. Hello Ruthie.
          I’ve figured out why people can’t find you when they click on your name. The URL adress you have as your web address isn’t correct. I’ve searched you out again (it takes a little while as some folks have similar name to yours) and put your correct URL in the body of your comment and changed the URL in this latest comment also. But only you can change the URL permanently, so you’ll have to change the web address so that people can find you!

          Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x

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          1. Dear Cobs., I believe it is pretty late where you are right now. I believe I found the problem 🙂 When you find this note in the morning , I hope it resolves technical issues! When I started this blog about 2 years ago, I used countrygirlcrafting.wordpress.com and just added a Title site…Ruthie’s Crafting corner 🙂 I use the free site because I was just trying it out! It has been wonderful meeting Lovely people such as yourself and consider this a wonderful journey 🙂 Sleep well and I look forward to your creative post’s ! xxRuthie~

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  2. Cobs, what a lovely card, and the story of the hens is wonderful as well! Please don’t enter me into the giveaway – I’m across the pond, and I know I limit to US only when I do a giveaway (because international postage would empty my wallet).

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      1. I have done giveaways…definitely for my blog anniversary, but I think I did one or two others, just randomly (and maybe mentioned on my personal Facebook page, just trying to get blog readers).

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        1. Ahh. Facebook is a step too far for me. I don’t ‘do’ it. So the group of lovely followers I have are those who follow because they found me and liked the stuff I did, hence the reason I said that this give-away was only open to ‘followers’. I wanted to make sure followers were all first in the queue if they wanted the card.
          (rather than anyone who just checked out blogs only for freebies which were on offer. That sort of thing. I think you’ll understand what I mean) [smiles and winks]

          You have a lovely blog Kathy ~ Cobs. x

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          1. Cobs, I do totally get what you are saying. Facebook, I have maybe 50 friends, I was really just letting them know I have a blog going. Luckily, the person who won that drawing was participating in both venues – I didn’t have to explain the winner in either place.

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  3. Giveaway! How sweet of you but then of course. And do thank Edna for her contribution. It adds so much to the already beautiful work of art. This is the Lords day…rejoice.

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    1. Hello beautiful Beverly. Hope you are keeping well and that life is, at the moment, as peaceful as it needs to be.

      I’m so thrilled to see you and even more thrilled that you would like to join in my bit of fun of a card give-away. Right at this moment you’re the ‘winner’.

      Sending you my love, as always ~ Cobs. x

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    1. Hello Rabbitpatch!
      Aw it’s fabulous to see you. Thank you so much for popping by and sharing a coffee with me.
      I was over at your patch earlier on and feeling the peace and love which flows through your beautiful blog.
      I love it.

      Sending you squidges from my corner to yours ~ Cobs. x

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    1. … and there are moments I’d happily box them up and send them to you! lol.
      That Edna is a NOISY ol’ bird, and she’s bally nosey too. We’ve kind of got a wrap-a-round ‘back’ garden and so she she’s always sticking her head under the one side of the ‘back’ (but it’s at the side) gate to see who’s at the front door. It surprises and tickles visitors, but it also shocks the heck out of people like a new delivery person, or a postie who’s covering for our usual one while he’s on holiday. All they see is this apparently left over from the days of Dinosaurs head coming through the slight gap and they see this bright red wobbly comb, and one beady eye gazing at them, making a kind of mini dinosaur roar.

      Hysterical to watch, I’m telling you!.

      Thank you for joining in the bit of September fun.
      Sending squidges your way ~ Cobs. x

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  4. Gorgeous card! Lovely post Cobs. I really enjoyed reading it. Your chooks sound like mine. They do have their own personalities don’t they. I had one called “fat pants” that used to come and sit and chat along with us when we had our morning coffee. I would love to go in the giveaway draw for this beautiful project but I am worried about the cost of postage to you if I was lucky enough to be picked.
    Hugs Flo xx

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    1. Please don’t worry Flo. I gave it thought before I decided to actually go with this ‘bit of fun’ idea.

      It won’t be a regular thing … so not something to empty the purse – but a now and again bit of joy, to kind of deliver a hug via a folded and decorated bit of card.
      So please, dearest Flo, feel free to take part if you’d like to… but of course you don’t have to … and I won’t feel any differently towards you than I already do. I’ll still love you to pieces and follow your blog posts. You make me want to try harder to be better. You’re such an inspirational, amazing, talented card artist.

      Sending oodles of squishes and love ~ Cobs. x

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      1. Thank you Cobs. I would love to be included in the fun on your blog and in the draw. Sending hugs xx


  5. What a lovely “give-away” and I do love chickens. Can’t have any where we are now, but I have had them when I was growing up. We too had an Edna and she was red also 🙂 We had a little Bantam named Ethel 🙂 She was sweet and her little eggs were barely a mouthful but she was such a great little chicken 🙂 I loved going to the hen house, which consisted of 5 hens, and collecting the eggs. Love the sound they make when they are happily pecking the ground and scratching away for any yummy morsels.
    hugs from Victoria, BC

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    1. Hello Soozyb. Great to see you again.
      Chickens… they all have their own personalities don’t they! When our girls where younger, and we were living in the cottage we owned for 30 years, we had more chickens, and one of them the girls christened Lucy Lastics. (say it out loud and you’ll ‘get’ it then). She was an absolute hoot. Totally brainless, and yet got so much character. We loved her dearly.
      Hugs right back at you Soozy.


    1. Thank you purplebutterfly.
      I visited your own blog but cannot seem to find where your blog posts are hidden! I’m obviously missing totally where I need to click to find your posts, so can’t sadly leave you any comments or likes.
      But thank you so much for visiting The Cobweborium Emporium, and for leaving a lovely comment behind.
      Have a blessed rest of your day.

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      1. My wordpress is purplebutterfly964.wordpress.com. I don’t know what is going on. I haven’t had this problem before.


        1. Ah haaa! Just to let you know …
          I can see your posts now. I have no idea why I couldn’t find them before, but they all seem to be there now.

          The Disappearing Blog Posts! Maybe this is a case for Hercule Poirot. lol.
          ~ Cobs.

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