Thursday, 12 November 2009

Masks, themes and just a little bit of pride!!

I have to admit that i'm not feeling my best today - I have a bug that I can't seem to shake off. I was determined to be back at work today but, after a dreadful night of coughing and other awfulness I am back in bed trying to cheer myself up!

So I thought i'd have another go at using a photo mask - I've never quite got the hang of it but...a little bit of help from this wonderful lady and I think I got it!!
So that's the masks and the pride you spot the theme?

One thing I have (quite obviously!) not got the hang of is how to do a pretty link within a post without the giant, ugly URL across the page. Any suggestions gratefully received as the link button doesn't appear to have any other options!

The mask I used was from Rhona Farrer at TwoPeas. Here comes that ugly URL again...


  1. I used to have this link problem to and then I discovered I was using an old editor in blogger..have a look on your dashboard and see if you can update. Then'll you get a really easy to use link box appearing when you are composing text.Hope that helps. Love the photo mask!

  2. I wish I could be more helpful, but I'm on typepad. Have you had a look at the Blogging Blueprints download from class? I hope you are feeling better soon... and love that mask!

  3. Hi Cat ~ Thanks for the link for the tutorial on masks. I'm trying to learn Photoshop and struggling. As for links, when you are creating a post, the box that you're typing in is the "compose" tab -- click on the HTML tab (upper right corner of the compose box) and then click on the icon/button to add a link. A window will pop up and you paste the link into that window, click ok. Then, in the HTML area you'll see the link and it will end with this: > < / a > (I added spaces in between so this will post.) Click between the set of >< and type what you want to show in your post. Like, >Cat< would turn "Cat" into the link in your post, with the full link hidden behind. I hope this makes sense...if not, maybe Shimelle would have a better way of explaining it. Good luck!

  4. Thank you all for your help! I just had to click a couple of buttons in my settings - thanks Sian!

  5. Bad cat indeed... Especially after I found out how much an original replacement costs here in Norway (about £20)! Safe to say I ordered a knockoff from teh internez for $2.78...