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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.

HS:MS Excited

One of the most happiest of emotions. Whats exciting through your lens?

Exciting for me is the first view I get arriving somewhere new - this was the view of Miami beach this year. I need a holiday!!!

Monday, November 05, 2007


This week we are going to focus on emotions. We prompt you with one word and you translate it the best you can through your lens. Try hard as you can not to use a human face to reflect that emotion. For instance - Sad. A dying plant, a messy corner, mucky windows (we all have them at one point!)

This piccie was taken in Turkey this year - one hand it was lovely to see the fisherman bringing in their daily trawl and feeding the stray cats but it was so sad to see the state of them, how hungry they were and how quick they would wolf the fish down. Stray animals makes me feel sad as anything living deserves the best life but I dont have room for more than 2 moggies :-(

Sunday, November 04, 2007

HS:MS Show off Sunday

I love the relaxing feel to this piccie - it was taken in Jamaica this year....makes me just want to hop into one of the deckchairs and just chill!!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

So cute and so Pickles

I just had to share for anyone else who has a moggie!

Playing again

I think if I didnt enjoy buying pretties I would be a digi scrapper LOL found some more real cute brushes at deviantART!!!

Friday, November 02, 2007

To WIM or not to WIM?

I was a little dubious about adding my inspirations this week after some nasty comments on a certain UK blog - Im not one to let comments get to me but it did make me sit up and wonder whether it was wrong to show LO's that inspire me so would love to hear your thoughts and whether you enjoy seeing them?

Anyway I bit the bullet and did it anyway *sticks and stones*

Arwen1616 on 2Peas

Julie Dudley

Tammy from Prima DT

~Kim~ on 2Peas

SheilaLoves2Scrap on 2Peas

And my fav this week is from ria_mojica on 2Peas