Monday, 15 February 2010
the random number generator picked comment number 51 ( Just in case you wondered, if someone has left 2 comments I will only accept the first comment as a winning entry, so if the random number generator picked the number which is a secondary comment I would go again, this didn't happen, but for future giveaways I wanted that to be clear....hope it is!)
Belle & Boo received 2 fantastic emails this week the first was from Gwenke,
Dear Mandy and Kate,
I recently discovered your art and I find it really very pretty. It warms one's heart.
I have a request if I may.
I play the Sims2 games, I've no idea if you've heard of it. Essentially it's a 'dollhouse' style simutaion game by Electronic Arts. It is not an on-line network game or anything like that.
The main thing is, it is possible to use outside images to make things that can be used in-game. I have made some wall art and postcards using your images on Etsy. I would like to ask your permission to share them with others so that others can have them in their game as well.
I would of course name the source and add a link to your Etsy page.
It's all for fun and nobody is getting any money from this.
I plan to post at www.modthesims.com and http://sims2artists.sublimesims.net/smf/index.php.
I hope it's OK with you. Thank you for your time.
(I'm attaching a pic of what I made.)
We gave her permission and this is what she created,
I think they look so cool in the virtual world, if you want to use them for your own game she has posted them here
The second was from the lovely Jules, she is a Melbourne based photographer, you can see more of her gorgeous work here.
Hi Mandy & Helena,
Just wanted to send you the link to some pictures of Ivy's 2nd birthday. Not sure if you remember but i ordered the invites recently on etsy and they came with envelopes already stuck down and you kindly sent more. I was then telling you how I was having a tea party for Ivy and Belle and Boo ( and Ava) was my inspiration. It was such a magical day and I must say I was a little worried about the 7 boys attending, not so about the 5 little ladies. However, to my delight they sat there for a good hour eating yummy treats and sipping rosie tea out of my Nana's tea cups!
Ivy loved her Tea pony dress and especially her Belle and Boo print.
Finally I wanted to also say that you will see in the pics that I did a giant game of "Help Belle find her duck" (aka Pin the tail on the donkey). I know it was really naughty to enlarge Belle but it was a HUGE success and a great idea for you guys???
So thank you for Belle and Boo - we love them!
simply stunning, I especially like the doily bunting & the cake... cute beyond words x
If you have any Belle & Boo stuff you would like to share please, please send it to us, we love to see what's going on.