Thursday, 22 July 2010

49 Things

A while back a list of 99 things did the rounds. Sian has come up with a new list, just 49 things this time - how many have YOU done? :-)

Seen The Terracotta Army in China - No but never say never

Cross stitched a sampler - Yes but with not much success

Kept a friend for more than 20 years - Yes quite a few and they are all very good ones.

Made your own jam - Not jam but lemon curd does that count?

Seen the Crown Jewels in The Tower Of London No but hope to either late this year or early next.

Attended a school reunion and enjoyed it - No not yet.

Kissed the Blarney Stone - No never even been to Ireland

Learned how to tap dance- sort of when I was a kid

Seen one of the Wonders Of The Ancient World - No but never say never

Ridden a tandem bicycle - No

Commissioned a piece of furniture - No but sounds cool

Sold for profit something you made yourself - Yes I sell handmade cards

Seen Sydney Opera House - No but visiting family next year and hope to see a lot of sight seeing

Walked up the outside of a volcano - No too hot lol

Met an idol - Does a waxwork count in madame Tussuad's
Found or sent a message in a bottle - No but sounds romantic, my brother did bury a memory tin in our old house in Scotland under the floorboards. Wander if it is still there?

Held a stranger's hand, just because they needed you - Yes years ago I was out with a friend in a local pub and a girl took an asthma attack and I held her hand until the ambulance arrived. Another time I was in a local pub having a meal with family when a guy I new was playing pool and the guy he was playing against glassed him.I held not his head together to stop the bleeding as no one else would I know not his not his
hand but his head to say thank you when he cam out of hospital he sent me some Roses.

Thought you might have seen a ghost - no but I am open minded.

Been caught speeding - No not caught.

Won a bet - yes the grand national years ago when I worked in hotels and we had a sweep on with the Grand National. I won but my reward was to take everyone in the sweep out for a meal at the Road Chef.

Visited a pen pal- No but had plenty when I was younger.

Published a poem - no but I did win a contest at school for a speech.

Had your appendix removed - yes when I was 21 and a good job as it had ruptured.

Pierced an interesting part of your body - if you count your ears would not do anything else too squeamish.

Seen your name in lights - No but here's hoping.
Had a handsome man buy you Champagne - yes on a few occasions and enjoyed it every time.

Had tea at The Ritz - No
Found a peacock feather - No
Made a collection of more than 50 objects - I have so many collections from dolls from around the world to my favourite my collection of Sindy dolls outfits from the 60's onwards.

Crossed The Equator - No not yet.
Partied through til breakfast - frequently I told you I worked in hotels lol.

Found a fossil - no but plenty of shells old coins and stones,

Seen The Northern Lights - No

Built your own house - No and don't intend too my brother built me a shed in my old house.
Started a Mexican Wave - Not started but involved in, at the first concert Paul McCartney performed back in Liverpool after the Beattles

Judged a competition - no but been in plenty.

Flown in a hot air balloon - No do not like heights.

Spent too much money on something you've only worn once - Frequently according to my tolerant other half.
Scored an own goal. Figuratively or otherwise - No

Appeared on live tv - No have not got the guts.

Asked for your money back - No.

Had your photo taken with someone famous - If you count the England manager last year then yes.

Grown your hair long enough to sit on - Nearly but not quite.

Been locked in somewhere overnight, or long enough for it to start getting scary - No only playing sardines when I was younger.

Found something valuable and made sure it was returned to its rightful owner. yes found a purse on a train between Liverpool and Manchester and the owner emailed me with a thank you.

Taken part in some kind of endurance event or attempt - The only thing I can think of is when I was in Primary school. I did a sponsored silence for Stoke Manderville Hospital, set up by Jimmy Saville in the 70's. Where a selection of us had to keep quiet from the morning until home time that was a tall order I can tell you.

Driven from one end of your country to the other - No but have been in long rides over time.

Been publicly recognised for bravery or special community service - No not yet.

Gone out on the town in an outfit you've made entirely on your own - No really but my best friend got married and she wanted to go all 70's like Abba for her hen night so we all had to make up our own outfits including platforms and everything.

So let me know if you decide to take part so I can pop over to your blog a have a laugh sorry did I say that out load/

Monday, 19 July 2010

I win a prize yay !

These is one of the layouts I made for my scrapbook club, and I am pleased to say I won a prize see what you think?

This is a class I took with the very talented Cheryl Johnson great name don't you think! and this is the prize I won I picked it up tonight. I have other layouts from this day and will show them very soon.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Flowers Flowers Everywhere !

Photo assignment two for LYPLYP involves your choice of floral setting,preferably outdoors if possible.and to snap plenty of photos of the same flowers. So I had to think about this one and decided as I am no way green fingered I had to snap my first attempt at a hanging basket which the Gaz man has put outside my front door. I used macro setting throughout just varied the angle and position taking.

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Saturday, 17 July 2010

Inanimate Objects

Ok Prompt one is late I am just starting today, but will get their. The first photo assignment is to find something in the home that is very much you. Something you love or something that says something about your personality. Then take that item and your camera around your home looking for different lighting options. What does it look like near a window? for example, so what I snapped was my Blackberry mobile phone and my sunglasses 2 items I could not live without according to the Gaz man. I have taken all my pictures on Automatic I am afraid no fancy photography yet but fingers crossed I will get better as time goes on, it is more of a confidence thing. 

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Friday, 9 July 2010

New Blog Candy!

Create4fun are aiming to acquire a 1000 followers and when they reach the magic number they are offering to one lucky follower some amazing blog candy go and check it out.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Yay Challenge 1!

The first challenge for LYPLYP is to use a photograph that makes you smile. I just had to use our Susie, as when we were away in our caravan she was so tired that she just took her self of to bed. Later on in the night when I checked on her I was surprised to find that she had company. You will see what I mean Aww Bless!

Ladybug Crafts

This is a card I made for one of my crafting friends on BL14 CSF I used a stamp that I received in my ribbon kit from Angel Crafts and the stamp is from Ladybug Crafts. I used my promarkers to colour her in and loads of glitter of course !

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Starts Tomorrow !

Shimelle's new class starts tomorrow, 4 weeks of crafting with loads of lovely like minded friends! I've done lots of classes with Shimelle and they are all fab, if you have not ventured into her classes before go have a wee peek you might just like it!


Saturday, 3 July 2010

Whiff Of Joy 7 day Blog candy - A stamp per Day.

Morning everyone, The weather is gorgeous outside again here, but thought I would just pop on to let you know about this fantastic giveaway.Go to Katharinas blog if you have not scene these stamps before or you are hooked like me go and have a peek they are gorgeous.

Bye for now x

Catch up!

Ok guys I have not been able to get on as often as I like and have not been a very good blogging friend, as I have been under the weather, but I am fighting back and will be back to norma lservice as soon as possible. I have so much to share with you so bear with me. Thanks to my lovely crafting guru Clair who I visited today, who gave me a quick tutorial on beads and I have 2 projects lined up as a consequence. Pictures to follow. Hope you all have a great week end and that the sun shines where ever you are xx