Friday, 29 August 2008

I'm still here... but no crafts to show...

I'd love to say that my absence has been due to having a varied and hectic social life... in fact its been due to being low in mood and sleeping loads...

I'm fine, this will pass... its only because I have so much going on in my head that its my safety zone to close down.... I have spoken to my doctor about it...

I have on the odd occasion done the odd crafting thing... but mainly painting chipboard flowers, covering them in glitter and dimensional magic. I think its my own therapy... :]

I thought I had better make a post as I received an email from Tracy who owns tracyjanecrafts who has noted that I have not posted.... which led me to slap my own legs and post this... (thank Q tracy)

Keep on taking care out there :]

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

YAY!! I used my poppicrafts blog candy voucher...

Yep, I only went and used it... I was becoming as maternal about the blog candy gift voucher as Emma over at Elf was... !!!

I thought it was only fair to let others know what I purchased with it... I did add a further ten pounds to it (including postage) but considering how much I got for the money. I'm pleased as punch.

I needed to treat myself so an extra special thank you to Emma for picking my name out in her blog candy....

10 Ribbon slot brads
12 Jumbo round brads - festive
2" daisy blooms - Black (5 pack)
2" spotty daisy blooms - White with Black spots (5 pack)
20 gold crown brads
20 holiday themed brads
20 jumbo round brads
20 Mixed chipboard flowers pack
20 piece metal eyelet charms - swirl
20 rose circle clips
20 Truck Brads
25 bright loopy brads
25 mixed buttons - Browns
25 mixed buttons - lilacs
3" spotty daisy blooms - White with Black spots (5 pack)
40 metallic screw top brads
6" Chipboard Daisies (2 pack)
Large shopping charms

Saturday, 16 August 2008

I received this in an email and just had to share it.. :]

What, you ask, is 'Butt dust?' Read on and you'll discover the joy in it! These have to be original and genuine. No adult is this creative!!

JACK (age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister. After a while he asked: 'Mom why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold milk?'

MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn't remember any more. Melanie said, 'If you don't remember you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six.'

STEVEN (age 3) hugged and kissed his Mom good night. 'I love you so much that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom window.'

BRITTANY (age 4) had an earache and wanted a pain killer. She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her Mom explained it was a child-proof cap and she'd have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: 'How does it know it's me?'

SUSAN (age 4) was drinking juice when she got the hiccups. 'Please don't give me this juice again,' she said, 'It makes my teeth cough.'

DJ (age 4) stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: 'How much do I cost?'

MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his dad: 'Why is he whispering in her mouth?'

CLINTON (age 5) was in his bedroom looking worried. When his Mom asked what was troubling him, he replied, 'I don't know what'll happen with this bed when I get married. How will my wife fit in?'

JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: 'The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.' Concerned, James asked: 'What happened to the flea?'

TAMMY (age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her Mom knew. Tammy looked at her for a while and then asked, 'Why doesn't your skin fit your face?'

A Sermon I think this Mom will never forget...

This particular Sunday sermon began...

'Dear Lord,' the minister began, with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face. 'Without you, we are but dust...

'He would have continued but at that moment my very obedient daughter who was listening leaned over to me and asked quite audibly in her shrill little four year old girl voice, 'Mom, what is butt dust?'

Spread the smiles!!

Friday, 15 August 2008

Half price punches.

I am around but falling to bits slowly!!! Had to pay a visit to the doctors the other day and must have caught a virus as feel urgh with an earache and sinus headache that will not shift.. well it will but just have to give it time..

I had an email from the craftsuperstore and thought I would give anyone who has'nt heard of them, the link especially as they have half price punches at the moment..

Happy shopping :]

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

In the good old USA... well NY to be precise

...... where is the best place to buy craft items...... really really cheaply.

I spoke to my god daughter mum earlier and she only went and booked a really quick holiday for her and Sarah (18) to have some bonding time in America... they go tomorrow!! Shes known for a week but forgot to tell me...

Shes taking her laptop so will await instructions from me as to what to get.. with not a lot of cash and morever not a lot of space... so they will have to get whatever on the last day there, they are going for two weeks and doing a lot of traveling as well as Y/Hostels...

So please can you give me some hints about places for her to visit - craft item wise!!

Thank you xx

Monday, 4 August 2008

Either Im tired or my eyes need testing...

You know when you go to the dashboard thing to publish comments.. and there is a bit that says...

You are not Spam...

I read it as >> You are not Sperm...

the keyboard is now wearing a mouthful of tea...

Do you ever get so hacked off with yourself you want to rub yourself out and start again??

IF so, let me know.... I probably wont be able to do anything to help you but just knowing that you are'nt alone might help a tiny bit...

I joke about being a bit of a hermit but to be honest its something about me that I really do not like.. yes I like my own company and being without children or a partner does allow me to stay stuck... or is that it allows me the refuge that people with children and other halves can not get when they are feeling like urgh?

I so wish I could be the person I was before the thing that I cant discuss for legal reasons.. and even when its all done which will not be for some considerable time yet, I know that I will never be the same person. I have had so much taken from my soul... ( deep man deep )

Anyway... moving on... miserable git that I was up there^^

Anything black on the cards below was cut from a GHD box... XX>> for my sister who knew I would want the box! I have some more cards to up load but for some reason blogger isnt letting me again...

Isnt embossing cool.... to think of the hours I sat there with my fiskars boards........... therapeutic though