>Sorry, Bang, One world one heart and a giveaway

>This post has a lot to it today firstly apologies, I will be catching up on my “the everyday of Kara” hopefully by tomorrow, but I have a great excuse, Saturday PM as I sat on my sofa all warm under my blanket just about to do my daily post, I start smelling a funny burning smell, I rush round the house thinking for sure I had left the hob on (do this quiye alot oopps) nothing, umm how strange, so I sat back down get cozy when all of a sudden BANG, yes you guessed it my laptop ca put, I couldn’t believe it, oh no my pretty apple, my blog, my buddies oh what shall I do, well after much investigation my hubby (the tech guy) has decided he thinks the laptop maybe ok and its just the charging unit that has died, so hence I am waiting for the 14 days from China for a new one ugh!
So in turn I have had no chance to post, as many of you know I am super busy at work and its our yearly audit so mannnniiicccc, to top it all off Hubby is in bed poorly and I am rushing around, so bear with me I shall catch up, my trusty camera has stored the updates.

So today I thought I would share with you guys a great annual blogwide event a dear lady named Lisa has set up, this is her second year and thanks to a few dear friends Shann,Laura,Nikki and I am sure more it was brought to ny attention and as many of you know I love a giveaway so I had to join in.

This is how it is described……

The One World, One Heart event is an annual celebration of the world as a community and was designed to bring bloggers all over the world together. I’ve decided to participate in this wonderful event! Visit here to get more information about it! HINT: You really want to follow the link, because there are a ton of prizes to win from all the participating bloggers!

this is just such a fab idea, I love meeting new friends and seeing people wear my jewellery, so my little giveaway is this simple summer piece, the Necklace features one of my first ever Polymer Beads on double stranded suede.
So just enter by leaving a comment and don’t forget to go and visit all the bloglanda babes that have giveaways too, you cvould have lots of little gifts coming your way.

So love to you all and don’t forget I will be back.


UPDATE – Miss Ditzy here forgot to add winner will be drawn on 14th. lol


About Innocent Charms Chats

Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

  • Jennifer S Fowler

    >I am so sorry to read about your computer but let’s hope you r husband is right! I love the necklace you are giving away. It is simple and sweet just likw how I like my jewelry. I love to collect all kinds of fancy jewelry but I can’t bring myself to wear it! I’m just not an over-the-top person, even though I want to be sometimes. I’m trying!! πŸ™‚ Good luck with the laptop and take care!

  • Lisa

    >Wonderful! Please enter me. I would love for you to stop by and enter my OWOH giveaway. πŸ™‚

  • Kelly Snelling

    >pretty, pretty! and one of my favorite colors, too. i’d be delighted to have a chance to win your necklace. thank you! and please visit my 2 blogs as i have give aways at each. soulhumming.typepad.com and artpubstudios.typepad.com/kelly_snell

  • Robin

    >gorgeous necklace!! Please count me in. Be sure to check out my giveaway too.

  • artsyfran

    >Yummy colors! I’m also participating, so stop by and enter my blog drawing, too at http://www.artsyfran.com

  • craftyhala

    >What fun. Please enter me and stop by my blog and enter mine!

  • Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm

    >sorry about your computer!! no fun! πŸ™ I hope it gets fixed soon!! cute necklace πŸ™‚ xo Britt πŸ™‚

  • katydiddy

    >What a wonderful & unique piece!

  • Melissa

    >Lovely! Please enter me, thanks! πŸ™‚

  • Joanne Huffman

    >I’d ike to enter your drawing and invite you to vist my blog to enter mine.



  • Debby

    >WOW!!! This is stunning. So beautiful. I would be thrilled to be entered in your drawing.
    Be sure to stop by and check out my offering st



  • Angie(quillysilly)

    >Isn’t that just how it alway is… it all just happens at once. Well, here’s to hoping that your hubbie and computer are both soon well! I love the necklace…and I have the perfect pants to wear it with, so I’m hoping that I am the lucky one! Stop by my giveaway if you haven’t already!! thanks…Angie

  • newcreationart

    >I love the colors of the bead! Please enter me. I’ve joined, as well.

  • altermyworld

    >OOOOOOOOOOO so pretty., please add me, and come on over and join mine.

  • Connie

    >very very pretty. enter my name, and visit my blog, too!

  • Lisa S. Oceandreamer

    >I swear this looks good enough to eat! Please enter my name and THANK YOU for participating!
    Please stop by my blog as well.
    With joy,
    Lisa Oceandreamer

  • CreativSpirit

    >I would love to enter the draw for your lovely necklace, and please come by and enter into my gift draw too. Great to meet you.


  • PEA

    >Oh what a delightful necklace, I just love the summery colour!! Please enter my name in your draw and make sure you come over to my blog to enter my own giveaway if you haven’t already done so!! xo


    >Hey there sweetpea,

    OH NO your pooter went KAPOW…dang it, wot a pain in the backside hey!

    oooh and poor hubby not well πŸ™ chicken soup and lotsa hugs for him !

    Now lets talk about this giveaway…I NEED TO WIN !!!! i am chuckin’ backflips with excitement.

    Luv Ya kiddo

    Shann xxoo

  • Sherry

    >Oh I love this and would dearly love to win it — please enter my name!!! If you haven’t been to Esprit to enter my giveaway, please do!!


  • MissKoolAid

    >That necklace looks like candy on a string! I love it!
    I hope your computer gets better soon. A sick computer makes for a grumpy owner! lol

    Check my blog for my giveaway.
    Sophie in Montreal, Canada

  • Christine/Bella Colle

    >Hope your DH feels better fast!! No fun when they are sick…
    You are so sweet to participate with the giveaway with everything on your plate! Take care… You Rock Dutchess!! Xo

  • This Girl Remembers

    >Ooh, I love the necklace!! Please count me in. πŸ™‚

    And if you like, please do stop by my blog to check out my own offer at http://thisgirlremembers.wordpress.com/2008/02/06/one-world-one-heart-giveaway/

  • Kari

    >What an adorable necklace! I hope I get it!

  • Cheryl

    >Just love that bead! Please enter me in your drawing, and try to stop by blog for a giveaway as well:


  • Reeva

    >GREAT giveaway! I hope I’m the lucky winner!! πŸ™‚


  • Courtney

    >How Gorgeous! Please count me in!

    I would love for you to stop by my website and enter for a free pair of sterling silver, ornate Bali beads and korean jade earrings i’ve made.


    peace, light & love
    Courtney/ Dublin, Ireland

  • Rosemary

    >So sorry about your computer and your husband. Hope he feels better soon.
    Don’t you always have the best giveaways Kara?
    Take care,

  • ancient one

    >Hope your husband and computer soon get well! Please enter me!

  • freebird

    >Your necklace does look like summer. Please add my name to your drawing.

    My husband doesn’t like for me to use my laptop as a lap topper. He keeps telling me it’ll overheat. Maybe he’s right. I think I will keep mine on the table.

  • ladybug

    >Oh my gosh I’m sorry to hear about your computer!!! I hope it was just the charger and not the machine itself!

    I love your necklace!

    Please enter my name in your drawing, and feel free to visit and leave a comment on my post as well!


  • Gemma

    >Oh I love it!!!
    Please enter my name!
    Stop by “A Desert Garden” on OWOH blog for
    a chance to win my give away if you wish!
    Hope your computer is OK now!

  • carylsrealm

    >Fabulous! And please stop by my blog for my giveaway!

  • Dragonlady

    >Wonderful, count me in and stop by my blog

  • Quiltmoose – Dagmar

    >I’d love to win this beautiful necklace! Please include me in your drawing!

    I am participating also on my blog at: http://quiltmoose.blogspot.com/2008/01/one-world-one-heart.html


  • Margo :-)

    >OWOH is an awesome idea…. I am from Ontario, Canada! So fun to read blogs and “meet” such talented artists from all over!! πŸ™‚

  • Angela

    >Please enter me in your giveaway! I’m participating as well, at:


  • altered melissa

    >love that color thanks so much for playing and stop by mine for a chance
    melissa in NY

  • Genevieve Olsen

    >I am not sure if I emailed or told you I received my bracelet ,it is gorgeous!!!! And the girls keep trying to steal it!!!Back off sisters this one is mine!He He!
    I hope that all is well with you! I miss keeping in touch with you ,it has been way mad around here an I know that you are busy too! I hope that you ahve a great weekend!


    >Hi Miss Ditzy (lol), that necklace is soooo pretty, I must have it. Please, please, please.
    Hugs, Coll :-}
    PS: sorry about your puter :-{

  • Diana

    >Hi, very preety necklace! hope your laptop gets well soon. Please enter my name to win your drawnig and stop by to enter mine if you haven’t yet. thanks!

  • Bethel of Bethania

    >G’day Kara,
    I would love to be included in your beautiful giveaways please … OOroo … Bethel
    Please Pop on over to my place as I’m a player too … http://tinyurl.com/39pob3

  • alittlemoore

    >Sorry about your laptop cord! Same thing happened to mine last year! However, that necklace is FAB-U-LOUS!!!! Love it!

  • Teri

    >Please enter me! I would love to wear that!

  • Latharia

    >I hope your laptop issue is resolved quickly!!! And that necklace is just so soothingly beautiful!

  • Farmchick

    >Lovely! Be sure to stop by my blog for a chance to win my heavenly smelling OWOH giveaway!


  • Bunny Chic Boutique

    >Beautiful Necklace!! Please enter my name in your drawing. Don’t forget to hop on over to my Shabby Chic giveaway at:


    Bunny Blessings ~


  • nikki/WhiMSy love

    >Hi Gorgeous!
    Love the pendant/necklace!
    Isn’t this OWOH fun? If I don’t win something I’m going to throw the BIGGEST stink ever. HAHA! Just kidding.

  • Rice

    >Please include me in your drawing. Please visit my blog and enter mine as well. : )

  • Charlie McGee


  • Ele at abitofpinkheaven

    >I would love to win your drawing. Please stop by my blog as I am also part of this great event!

  • Ele at abitofpinkheaven

    >I would love to win your drawing. Please stop by my blog as I am also part of this great event!

  • Ellie’s blog

    >Isn’t it the pits when technology doesn’t do what you want it to. Nearly as bad as a car that won’t start!

    Here’s to hoping you get a chance to enter me in your draw.

    Come and visit me on my site and put your name in for a chance.

    Love to meet with you again
    Bay of Islands NZ

  • misspvc

    >Oh how lovely! Please enter me in your drawing and and if you haven’t already…stop by and enter mine!
    Patti V

  • Fabulous Finds Studio

    >Beautiful work, you are very talented! I would love to win, please enter me in your giveaway. I’m having a giveaway, too…please stop by πŸ™‚

    Best Wishes,

  • sew-funky

    >please enter me in the draw – I am participating too!


  • artbrat

    >Looks great. Please enter me.

  • frstyfrolk/Cyndi

    >Beautiful find , I love your blog and smiles, cyndi
    I am near the end of the train but I would love to be entered in your contest.


  • Nikki

    >Wonderful necklace. Please count me in.

  • beckyk428

    >I love your art! And how great that we are so close & so far at the same time-I’m from West Virginia USA! Thanks for gifting on OWOH! Count me in…

  • jayedee/florida, usa

    >wonderful giveaway! please toss my name in the hat too! good luck to all!

  • SherryRenee

    >Cool necklace! Please enter me in your giveaway and check out mine too! Thank you!!


  • STepahanie

    >All of your problems and you’re still doing the giveaway? What a woman..please enter me.
    email aunt_rella@yahoo.com

  • A family of boys

    >Bummer on the computer stuff. I can’t stand to be with out my tech for very long. I do love the necklace though. Nice and bright for a rather rainy gray time of the year.

  • Chris in Oz


    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Isn’t this a fantastic idea. What a great way to meet fellow artists from all over the world. Please enter me in your give-away too. I hope you pick me!!! LOL!!! E-mail: cab53j@yahoo.com.au


  • ahiltz

    >How cute! Please enter me in your drawing! Thanks for doing this, too!

  • Enzie Shahmiri


    If you have not already visited my blog, please drop in and sign up for my One World~One Heart giveaway of ‘Masquarade’.

  • It’s All Good!

    >I would love to join in the fun! Thanks.

  • Faerie Mom

    >This is so much fun… please enter me!

  • Ms. Porter

    >please include me in your draw…i love the necklace.

  • Pam Aries

    >Tis a sad day ,indeed when the computer goes out! I loveeee your necklace! Please come enter mine too! this is the best…most fun event!

  • Chiara

    >oh that stinks about your laptop. I would love to be entered in your giveawy and please stop by my blog

  • Ninnie

    >If you have not already visited my blog and entered my One World~One Heart Giveaway, please accept my invitation and do so. I would love a chance to win.

  • Freya

    >Turquoise blue is one of my favorite colors!! I would love to wear this pendant… please count me in, and stop by my blog to enter my giveaway, too!



  • Jiffers

    >Fabulous giveaway! Please include me in the draw. My link is
    I shall return to read your blog when I have recovered from all this excitement. Please pop by and enter my contest too. Good luck to everyone.

  • susan

    >pretty necklace! I love the color.

    Ummm…maybe the computer will surprise you and come home waaay sooner than expected?

  • Banna

    >please enter me and come on over to my blog and enter my giveaway if you have not already

  • Angela

    >oh, made of awesomeness πŸ™‚

    i’m participating, too!

    -angela in oregon

  • Kathryn

    Your giveaway is Delightful! I just added my giveaway today. I know it is late and didn’t make the official site, but I am hoping it is the thought that counts. Please enter me in your giveaway if you have not drawn already. Thank you! Artful Blessings, Kathryn