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Sunday, December 30, 2007

HDR addiction

Ive been playing again - this time with HDR and it is soooooo addictive. HDR basically takes 3 exposures - one normal, one over and one under exposed and combines all 3. You can do some real whacky stuff with your pics or keep them pretty sane - I dont do sane so thats that out of the window LOL


Some links here for you to nosey at if you fancy a play

Friday, December 28, 2007

At long last

Christmas is over, the tree has come down (yep its tradition on the 27th) and now we can get back to some normality LOL Im not bah-humbugging at all but I just hate the pretentiousness of it all when youre older...roll on 2008!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

A sneakie

As usual Im lazy and have only done the front but thought Id let you in on it - its my Making Memories calendar which I am going to turn into reminders for birthdays etc as Im useless at remembering! It may well be ready for 2009 at this rate LOL

Friday, December 21, 2007

Bad blogger *slaps wrist hard*


Yeah, yeah, yeah I know I havent been blogging for yonks cos Ive turned into a veg potato on these tablets - oh and one that cries every minute of the day but manages still to be a non smoker.....I cant believe it will be 4 weeks on sunday!!!!

To be honest you havent missed much as Ive been such a nightmare - sad eh! Oh apart from the works Xmas do where I ended up extremely drunk and yep, you guessed it, sobbing at the end of the night!! I did manage do drink 3 bottles of Pinot though!!

Mum and Gramps bought me my Canon 400d for Xmas and I was allowed to have it early so Ive been doing lots of playing and I must start again with HS:MS as I will be around for daylight over the next 10 days. Here's a couple of the latest...


Friday, November 30, 2007

Im half back!

Have got a WIM for you this week so Im getting there gradually - still no smoking but was awfully ill on the tablets yesterday so Ive dropped the dose back down...I should have been a doctor LOL

Anyway enjoy x


Aline76 on 2Peas

lialuvsblythes on 2Peas

Brains3212 on 2Peas

*moniquehelfrich* on 2Peas

qc.1972 on 2Peas

ginamiller on 2Peas

and this weeks fav is from baberry - definitely a Karen Russell style FAB!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A very quick update

Just wanted to let everyone know Im still around but I have been preoccupied with other things the past couple of weeks.

The one good piece of news is that I have given up smoking - yep I know, pick yourself back up off the floor cos its true!!! I started taking Champix last wednesday with my quit date being tomorrow but after a couple of days I was down to smoking 2/3 a day so sunday evening thought "sod it whats the point" and I havent had a nasty ciggie since. Im sooooooo proud of myself and believe me these tabs are miracle pills as they stop pretty much all cravings. My only concern I do have is that I have been itching all over since doubling the dose - its due to double again tomorrow but I have a funny feeling this is going to be an allergic reaction again as Im so prone to them GRRRRRRRRR

Anyway I will be a good blogger I promise and will probably be back for good next week. Ta ta for now x

Monday, November 19, 2007

New challenge blog

Found this fab Chit Chat blog challenge whilst on my travels tonight - its only just started which is cool and its based around using techniques and word prompts which I really love....gonna give it a go I think.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Jenni layouts

Caz convinced me to start using this months Jenni Bowlin kit and once I started I couldnt stop - there seem to be a lot of pics I have with brown and blue in them LOL



Saturday, November 17, 2007

HS:MS Self Portrait Saturday

Im soooooo tired as I had to get up early for the double glazing men to sort out all their cock-ups so wasnt in the best frame of mind for a piccie hahahaha

Friday, November 16, 2007

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH Im hyperventilating

Ive just see the new Lilou range from Rouge De Garance and its GORGEOUS!!!! Someone call me an ambulance before I keel over LOL

HS:MS Away

Show us 'away' in your space today.

Ooooooh I love my suitcases - theyve been to so many different places with me. Its hibernation time for them at the mo and they wont be waking now until June, when all of a sudden you will hear a party going on in my garage as they throw out the summer clothes and start dancing around in excitement LOL




A short WIM

Apologies I havent nosed around much this week :-(



*monique helfrich* on 2Peas



Suzanne B.Webb on 2Peas

Thursday, November 15, 2007

HS:MS Miniature

A replica of something in a smaller scale. Find 'miniature' in your space today.


Me being awkward / different again LOL

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

HS:MS Collect

To bring or gather objects together. Find 'collect' in your space today.


OK so perhaps not a perfect photo of collect but who the heck invented alloy wheels as they collect brake dust like there's no tomorrow and my wheels are filthy LOL

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tuesday acrylic lushness

Looking what me found - yeah I know Im supposed to be working but what the hell LOL

The Monograms are approx 2.5-3" tall and are $2.89

And the mini sets are approx 1" and $11 - theyre soooooooooooo cute. More piccies are at the Go West site - they do ship internationally but its $15 so good if you can combine an order with someone (Caz you reading this LOL)

New kit sub - I know Im naughty!!!

I have been eyeing up the Bad Girls kits over the last few months and decided to take the plunge - although there is a wait list there are lots of places opening up in Dec WOOHOO!!!

The biggest excitement was when I took a look at the design team and found it was 2 of my fav designers ever!!!! I show a lot of work on here from IrisBabao Uy who is also a Prima DT member as I totally adore her work and am also loving Cari Fennell who LO's you can see below.

Roll on Dec now - anyone would think its Xmas ;-)

Monday, November 12, 2007

HS:MS and crop layouts

Not quite or very nearly, show us 'almost' in your space.


Im struggling at the mo with piccies due to the available daylight so most of the piccies will be work related in some way - not the best attempt but its been "one of those mondays" LOL
Had fun as usual at the crop yesterday and managed 5 layouts which Im really proud of.
An old pic of Mum and I in Tenerife when I was 8 using the Jenni Bowlin October kit.

I rarely do Hallowe'en layouts but after I took this pic of Gramps he other week I knew it had to be scrapped!

Ingredients: Junkitz papers and flower, Junkitz frames and buttons, bat buttons from eBay, Jenni Bowlin journalling card, brackets from Artbase Hornchurch

My 2nd xmas - too many years ago now LOL

Ingredients: Heidi Swapp clock and bling frame, Rhonna Farrer papers, Prima carnival flower

I really wanted to scrap this photo - its a bad photo close up but its a memory for me of my Nan - the journaling reads "Life is not perfect and neither are people yet when you find one of those imperfect moments you realise after all that memories are perfect."

Ingredients: Prima blossoms, Heidi Swapp bling & ghost bird, Santorini papers, thickers and Heidi Swapp alphas

And my fav layout of the day!!!!

Ingredients: Prima blossom, Heidi Swapp ghost clock, ScrapFX monogram B, die cut from Niklin Designs

Sunday, November 11, 2007

HS:MS Show off Sunday

I have so many adorable pics of Tabs but she always has that evil look in her eyes LOL

Saturday, November 10, 2007

A late WIM

Apologies its late this week but here goes

Ellnoli on 2Peas


iris_sparkup on 2Peas
LanaRappette on 2Peas

bluemakede on 2Peas

mamezellescrap on 2Peas

and this weeks fav comes from mamezellescrap again FAB!

HS:MS self portrait Saturday

Why is it you look in the mirror and think you look ok but then the camera tells a different story, especially if youre taken your own piccie LOL you would not believe how many I had to take to get a decent one LOL
I love the effect on this piccie as I think it really makes my eyes pop!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Thinking outside of the box

Apologies Ive been a bit slow this week as its been rather manic at work and have just wanted to chill in the evenings so fridays inspiration will be up at some point tomorrow however I did want to show you these

They are mini wall decals at 4x4" and there are about 100 designs available and I thought they could be superb for LO's - think of them as an easy rubon!!! At $6 incl shipping for 5 you cant really go wrong so Im gonna give them a try and let you know how I get on!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

HS:MS Doubley confused

This is something we can be almost everyday. But can you capture confused through your lens?

Well Im always confused so today we have 2 pics LOL

Thanks To Caz I now am part of the pink sack recycling brigade after refusing to do it for years however its not quite as simple as I expected so there have been many calls and emails that begin with "can I put ? in it" ....I think Im getting the hang of it now!


And this is cute little Pickles on Hallowe'en with Caz's daughters ears on - now that didnt make sense as theyre not Georgia's real ears LOL It was very difficult to get a good pic as Pix was not impressed and kept shaking them off LOL

** ok, ok for all of thos who are totally confused LOL the pink sack thingy is literally what we have to put our recycling rubbish into....simple when you know, eh LMAO**

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

More cutesies

Simply perfect for my Jenni kit - the little tags are cutely stamped with a bird or nest too.