Friday, 22 August 2008

New Stuff and a CU Freebie Too!

The world has gone mad!! I was working on an idea for a kit and was explaining about the idea to my DH. Basically when I was a young child and still living in Scotland there was a children's rhyme "Wee Willie Winkie".

This is how the rhyme goes:

Wee Willie Winkie running through the town, Upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown. Chapping at the windows and crying through the locks "are all the children in their beds it's past 8 o'clock".

I thought that this would make a good basis for a kit, with a little boy in a nightgown carrying a candlestick etc. I had all sorts of pictures and word art in my head.......all cute!! But then my DH said.."You can't call it that!!". Shock, horror!! That would be so un-PC.

I'm afraid that I am perhaps not as aware, so to speak as I should be and political correctness goes over my head most of the time. "Can you imagine the search engines picking that up" he kindly pointed out..."they'd assume it was something not very nice!!"

Just to wind him up I replied "What do you mean..not very nice?". OK, so he was not amused or fooled by my apparent stupidity.

But what is happening to the's a nursery rhyme!!! But OK, I've taken onboard what he says and I won't do it. He did suggest that I called it Little William....but I never was one to compromise on something I saw as a principle...not even a small one like this!!! It's Wee Willie Winkie or nothing!! So I have shelved the idea...the world is not ready for it!So I'll just stamp my foot and have a tantrum instead!! Lol!

Apart from my rant,  there's news of new things in my store and things to come, plus a commercial use freebie too! So read on!

Today's freebie is personal and commercial use. I had so many comment on the stamped borders that I decided to play around with stamped frames. I have made a few for the shop but I thought I would share some of the others with you.



You can Download the Stamped Frames here

I'm really excited - today my new kit went in the shop at Scrappin Digi Kreations and's 40% off until next Friday!! Can't put my finger on it but I really love this one...It's just what it says..simple. But that makes it more versatile.  Take a look - the kit consists of 12 papers and 30 elements: 4 frames, 4 bows, 4 flowers, 4 flower brads, 1 rikrak, 5 ribbons, 4 journaling blocks, 4 buttons.


You'll find it here 40% off

And my new Commercial use overlays (preview in yesterday post) are 40% off drop by and take a look at the crazy ones!!!!

Well, that's all for today folks..see you all soon!!


LindaJD said...

Hi June, thanks so much for the frames :) they are Great, I love the new kit!! it's gorgeou...yummm

Ana Baird said...

The fram stamps look fabulous and the new kit too.

Carlota said...

Nice thanks for sharing. Happy weekend.

Mommyto2 said...

Darn straight. Your husband is right, it would get a million hits, but it's from a nursery rhyme and would not be depicted as otherwise. I say "Do It" Even "bad" hits to the project could prove to be worthwhile.

Judy said...

I say go ahead and do it....the world will NEVER be ready what with all this political correctness. Isn't it in England where they changed the nursery rhyme from "Baa Baa Black sheep" to "Baa Baa Coloured Sheep".
Your kit of Wee LIttle Winkie sounds delightful and would love to see it.

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 23 Aug [LA 01:41am, NY 03:41am, UK 08:41am, OZ 06:41pm] ).

Sheila said...

Thank you so much for sharing this lovely gift with us!

Kim's Scrappin' said...

I say go ahead with the kit June! I was curious and did a google search of 'wee willie winkie' just to see what kind of hits I got. And all on the first page were about the nursery rhyme. :) Love the new kit and the frame stamps.

kath said...

I often sing this song with my 4 year old grandson and to heck with the PC brigade...go for it..we are now living in a world where it isn't considered safe to blow your nose....gimme a break as my best friend from NYC says.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lovely CU stamp!

Also, I think your idea for a "Wee Willie Winkie" kit would be cute. I think everyone's had enough of the overboard pc on things that don't matter. You could even include "Jack Be Nimble" and "Diddle Diddle Dumpling, My Son John," since they're along the same line as well. I think it would be a great kit.


Jenn (aka t3vnzfcreations) said...
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Jenn (aka t3vnzfcreations) said...

grew up here in the US and even I remember the "Wee Willie Winkie" rhyme. I agree with the others, you should still do it. It may get hits from other things, but who cares! It's a nursery rhyme and sounds like a REALLY cute scrapbooking kit! Your new kit looks really cool too! Thanks for sharing the frames!

karen(karooch from scraps of mind said...

Simply gorgeous June. But that's no surprise. Thanks again for another generous freebie.

Ana Baird said...

Thank you for your comments on my bracelet June!