Sunday, January 18, 2009

Weekly Winners Sunday Meme

Well, here it is. What do you think? *does a little twirl for the benefit of viewers* Does it suit me? I've been wearing black for too long, and wanted a fresher look. I've still got a fair bit of tweaking to do, so forgive the scaffolding and empty paint tins lying around (and apologies to anyone having trouble seeing me, as I haven't yet checked it out in all browsers yet).

Due credit for my new look must go to the folks at Our Blog Templates for this lovely free Spain template (have a look at how good it can look when someone knows what they are doing!), and to Amanda at Blogger Buster, for sooooo many great tips, tutorials and a fantastic free e-Book on Blogger templates - any problems with this template are down to my incompetency, not their fine work.

I've found heaps of great resource sites, and I'm learning some wonderful tricks, which will be the subject of a future post (for other CSS/HTML virgins like me who want to learn how to tweak what's under the hood of their Blogger blog!).

I've been fiddling with this thing all week, therefore haven't taken many pictures ! So, for some REALLY good photography, go look at Lotus and all the other Weekly Winners. In the meantime, you'll just have to put up with me:




My little sunshine





Captain Underpants




Not quite my Pocket Pussy any more...




Summer perfection...ripe papaw...




...though size can be deceiving! (Isn't it cute?! It was gorgeous, too...mmmmm...)

14 comments:

Cathy said...

Love the look here - your header is great!

My fav. weekly winner is Caption Underpants!

Lisa said...

I have to laugh at your fruit only because I took a macro shot of an apple last week for one of my 365's and my teen said I had to post the whole apple too because it looked dirty. LOL I told him it was where his mind was.

I love the new layout. I bookmarked those sites...thinking about doing a refresher so they will come in handy. Thank you =)

secret agent mama said...

The pirate shot is adorable!

maggie's mind said...

Beautiful shots, and I love the effects on the edges. Such a cozy kitty.

A Maui Blog said...

I love the Captain Underpants! :)

And is that a tiny papaya? with 5 seeds? oh my, so cute!

Nice Weekly winner set. Aloha!

Liza

Tara R. said...

Oh to be as relaxed as your cat... too funny. Wonderful shots. Capt. Underpants is hilarious.

Jenni said...

Each one so unique in itself. Great job!

Smoochiefrog said...

That kitty looks totally comfortable!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I love the new blog layout. I'm going to visit the sites you used. Captain Underpants is a great shot.

cecily said...

Very nice! Nice look and nice feel! I have been thinking I need a blog template change but dream of writing my own HTML code (I even bought a book for $5 in the second hand shop called 'HTML Visually'!) but so far haven't got around to it.

mountainmama said...

You're all too kind (actually, you probably are...hasn't anyone got some negative feedback? lol)!

Captain Underpants is an example of a not-very-good shot saved by a great subject and a little digital tweaking...you can't help but laugh, though, can you?

For everyone interested in where & how I found the goodies and tricks to create my new look, I'll try to get that post done as soon as possible. There was a heap of good stuff I didn't use, so after all the time spent researching this project it seems only right to share it.

Glad you like the header, Cathy - I can't tell you what version I'm up to, but I finally liked it too...lol!

connie said...

♥ all of these~great job on them all :)

Jientje said...

Hello again!! It's been a year already? I'm glad you're doing great now! Your pictures are just gorgeous and your son looks cute! You have the most elegant cat I have ever seen! Take care!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

You have done a marvellous job , I love the header especially Mahalia , you and the wee man too.
Great photos this week ...the first is my fave.
Captain underpants too LOL - reminds me of my own little boys antics.

I love the border - framing your photos where did you find it.

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