Friday, 31 August 2007

Wednesday stamper.


My first adventure with stampboard. I've used various inkpads to create the background colour inlcuding blue and silver. I've stamped one wing using a stamp I made using my imagepac. It reminds me of the nightime, but that seems odd as butterflies don't come out at night. Anyway who said art needs to make sense. It just needs to look the part as far as I can see.

A picture by day makes all the difference.


We had a very short break in Filey. John's parents moved there six months ago. I was not looking forward to going, but had a fab time and took some great photos.

We crammed lots into our stay. On Tuesday evening (the day we arrived we went down to the beach at Filey. They have this water feature with all the name from sea charts ( the one from the shipping forecast). Anyone who knows me knows I love the shipping forecast. I don't know what it means, I just love the strange sounding words and the rhythm when it is being read. The names formed a compass which is a water feature there.

On Wednesday we went to Scarborough. We did the market and a couple of craft shops. One was better than the other. I only spent a tenner so that should say something.

We went on a boat ride aboard the Queensferry. What choppy madness that was. I was terrified but so was everyone else.

John and Marcus went crabbing on the pier. That was hilarious. My John is a carp fisherman. He was being very competitive. Between them they only managed two crabs. A man and his lads further along the pier managed low sixties. Laugh, I nearly wet myself.

We left Scarborough after Fish and chips in a little cafe (licks her lips they were yum)

Monday, 27 August 2007

What is stiff sticking?

Stiff sticking is a verb. It is the name for the action of changing labels/stickers on items in shops and paying a cheaper (unrealistic) price. This came up in a conversation that I had with my best bud.

Has anyone heard of this practice or do you have another name for this?
I would love to know.

Saturday, 25 August 2007


My tags are fininshed. :) I now have one more set to make.

Wednesday, 22 August 2007


But I am getting there. These are my Angel tags. Well the start of them. I have been making transfers using the sticky tape method. I have very wide tape which helps. I now think I need some sticky backed plastic. This could become addictive.

I love my computer

It is not often, but when I get the chance I really like to get into my computer. When I say into I really do mean climbing in an having a good old feel around the software that I own. This time I have been playing with CS3.

I am rubbish at image manipulation. It takes forever and seldom works out . My intentions outweigh my abilities. Not true this time though.

I found this Victorian image of an African American little girl. She is so cute and I felt that she needed to be an angel so I made her into one. I love her.

What magic will I be creating with her. I don't know but it will be beautifully magical and seen here when inspiration strikes.

My images are ready.

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

OK So I got tagged reading someone else's blog.

It’s been said that allegedly if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up........if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged!

() Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
( ) Pirates of the Caribbean
( ) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
(x) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane
( ) The Princess Bride
( ) AnchorMan
( ) Napoleon Dynamite
(x) Labyrinth
(x) Saw
(x) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
( ) Anger Management
( ) 50 First Dates
( ) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
(x) Scream 3
( ) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
( ) American Pie
( ) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
(x) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
(x) The Village
( ) Lilo & Stitch
(x) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
( ) Signs
( ) The Grinch
(x) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
(x) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
( ) 13 Going on 30
(x) I, Robot
(x) Robots
( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
(x) Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
(x) KingPin
( ) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
( ) King Kong
( ) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
( ) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
(x) Final Destination
(x) Final Destination 2
(x) Final Destination 3
(x) Halloween
( ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Christmas
(x) Flubber
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
( ) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
( ) Sixteen Candles
( ) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
(x) Bad Boys
(x) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Seven
(x) Ocean’s Eleven
(x) Ocean’s Twelve
( ) Bourne Identity
( ) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
(x) Bedazzled
(x) Predator I
(x) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(x) Ice Age
( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
(x) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
(x) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(x) E.T.
(x) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
(x) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
( ) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She’s All That
(x) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
( ) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
( ) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
( ) Forrest Gump
(x) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
(x) The Terminator 3
(x) X-Men
( ) X-2
( ) X3
( ) Spider-Man
( ) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
(x) Jeepers Creepers
(x) Jeepers Creepers 2
( ) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
(x) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
( ) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
( ) Swimfan
(x) Miracle on 34th street*
( ) Old School
( ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
( ) The 40-year-old Virgin
( ) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
( ) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
( ) Base-ketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(x) Elf
(x) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc
(x) Titanic
(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(x) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
(x) Hulk
(x) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
(x) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
(x) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
(x) Waterworld
(x) Kill Bill Vol. 1
(x) Kill Bill Vol. 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) The Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(x) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
(x) The Matrix
(x) The Matrix: Reloaded
(x) The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
(x) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
( ) Silence of the Lambs
(x) Hannibal

That's 90
I have no LIFE
yeah whatever.

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Sewing ATCs

Here's a pic. It is called ROSES

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Monday, 13 August 2007

Deco page.

I am loving pierrot/clowns and all things circus this week. With that in mind I've made this:

DS 1 first day at work

Of course we had to have a row. What is that boy like. He has no bank account or details. I distinctly remember telling him to open one. I think sometimes having a teenager takes all the fun out of parenting and I mean all of it. Well I am not going to let him spoil my day. I hope things go well for him, but boy has he upset me this morning.

Started my deco page for the swap and the theme was vintage and so I have gone for carnival/circus type theme. It is difficult finding images so the search is on. Stay tuned for images coming this way. Hopefully I will be in a better mood too.

Sunday, 12 August 2007

for the love of inchies

Well in fairness the first time I made these I can honestly say they were very primitive. My style has developed and I now love them. They are totally addictive. I have just completed 30 for a swap on UKS and now I want to make some for myself. Will post more details on how I get on with this challenge as I progress.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

My eldest is now employed

Yesterday my 16 year old was offered a job and he accepted. He had and interview with a telecommunications company last week. His interview was successful and he is now game fully employed. This is not a career move, but a stepping stone between now and college. I am so proud of him.

Sunday, 5 August 2007

An update

I haven't blogged for a couple of days because I have been really busy with other things. Yesterday I went to the library with Marcus in the morning and we spent a couple of hours there. We had a great time. I did spend sometime on the computer when I got back but didn't have anything to blog about in the main so I didn't.

Friday was a great day. I went shopping. Now who does not love shopping. Not food shopping as I hate the mundane ritual of it but BED shopping. We are getting a new bed it will arrive on Friday. I have been after a new bed for ages. My man is 6 foot 2" and quite heavy. I am decidedly shorter, but heavy all the same. We have been sleeping on a shocking matress squeezed into a double bed with miserly dimensions 4 feet by 6. Anyway this will go on no longer as we have purchased a king sized bed. 5 feet by 6 feet 6 ". OH will have room to stretch his legs now. Whoopee. Now if that was not exciting enough the matress is sprung with a layer of memory foam. I am delighted. It really does mould to your body and you just feel so comfortable.

Now when a girl gets a new bed that is bigger than her old one she needs new bedding so off I went to TKMaxx to get the highest thread-count for my sheets that I could afford. I also bought a brand new quilt.

Did I mention that the frame is a sleigh bed. Oh I am so happy.

One bit of bad news; the baby fairies did not visit this month. Will have to try again next month.

Thursday brought more good news. We were offered a new house. I have declined but I am on the look out for empty properties near by. I have spotted one. We will see how this develops.

Of late I have become a bit of a social butterfly. I am off out this afternoon to one of my friend's houses. She is hosting a welcome home party for her 19 year old daughter who has just returned from gap year travel. I cannot wait to see her.

Happy Sunday everyone.

I did forget something. I was visited on Thursday evening by an evil creature. The mosquito. Now I have three bulging lumps on my forhead. YUK. No pictures of me this afternoon.

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

How well will you do

Your Slanguage Profile

Aussie Slang: 75%

British Slang: 75%

Prison Slang: 75%

Victorian Slang: 75%

Canadian Slang: 25%

New England Slang: 25%