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Kim Shaw – My tea swap partner

Let me brag a little about my November tea swap partner, Kim Shaw, an artist from California. Check out her blog here. I love her Tea paintings. Look at the beautiful card she sent me along with a tea pin and tea stickers. Oh, and 3 types of tea: Harrisons & Crosfield Tropical White (had this one this morning) and Raspberry Vanilla Tea, and Harney & Sons Passion Fruit Black Tea. I can’t stop kicking myself because I literally shared a cup of tea with a very talented artist

Kim, thank you so much, and it is a pleasure to ‘meet’ you!

Kimberly Shaw

 Linked to Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Almost a year ago, I won a give-away. Now I normally don’t ever win anything,

but this time I won what I called “the gorgeous greeting card jackpot”!
You can read more about it here. I could not believe my luck!
My blogger/flickr/artist friend Kimberly Shaw had a
fantastic give-away of her beautiful cards.

In case you don’t know of Kim, she’s a very talented artist who runs a
greeting card company, Kimberly Shaw Graphics.
Kim also has an Etsy shop.
Her delightful cards come with a tea bag (really delicious tea! I’m sipping her Earl Grey as I type!). She also carries notepads, magnets, pins, tea & tea accessories.

Well, back to my good fortune:

I knew I wanted to frame some of the cards to enjoy in my painting room.
The problem was, it was impossible to choose.

See what I mean? Gorgeous! Each one of them!
I can’t believe the details and the lace! Kim’s lace painting
is just amazing. What could be more perfect for my room
than lace, teacups, teapots, birds and beautiful flowers?!

So I framed them all, poster style.
What a beautiful addition to my painting studio!

Thank you again, Kim! I am just loving your art on my wall!

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Strand Sunset by Kim Shaw

Sunset Strand, Helderberg Basin, Western Cape, South Africa photo taken by Kim Shaw

Loved Guest Blogging for the photographer who captured my own Wedding Ceremony!

Almost 2 years ago and by chance, I met a local photographer by the name of Kim Shaw! (

Little did I know at the time………..but she was to be more than a photographer who would provide me with my portrait pictures for my new web site………………..In fact she became my photographer for my own wedding back in June 2012! 

I just liked her style, her relaxed approach and her passion for flexibility and professionalism.  I knew she was the right person to be with us on our wedding day and I simply wouldn’t have asked for anyone else!  

So I was delighted when she asked if I’d blog for her………… explain a little more about the role of Civil Celebrants and how they’re performing personalised Wedding Ceremonies all across the UK. 

Here’s the link to the blog, which gives you some insights into how a Civil Celebrant, can give you a most personalised and unique Wedding Ceremony:

So if you’re looking for a photographer that covers the Staffordshire, Shropshire or Cheshire borders…………….and who will put you at ease………capture the essence of your wedding and just calmly bring it all together for you on the day…………….then get in touch with Kim!