Monday, 23 February 2009

Not a trick question, just a stupid one

I promise you there is a reason why I'm asking you what may seem a stupid question, let me explain... My eyes have always been blue yet over the last few months they have begun to change colour and now look green. My doctor is totally stumped as to why, he has no clue whatsoever. The only logical reason he gave me is if I'd had a head trauma then that could cause it so seeing as I haven't, we don't know what's going on. I've been asking all my friends to tell me the colour of my eyes (they do look at me a bit weird, like you're 27 and you don't know what colour your eyes are?!? lol) but even they can't agree on a definite colour, half say blue, half say green. So help a girl out and please tell me what colour are my eyes?

Jade Goody

So Jade Goody and her boyfriend Jack got married yesterday, it is just a shame that unlike many young couples who tie the knot, this unity will not be a long one. Whatever you think of Jade – and before her diagnosis I can't say I was particularly fond of her – you cannot help but feel for the family she will be leaving behind. Her two sons are just 5 and 4 years old so not only does she have to prepare herself but those two young lads for a life without mummy. I cannot begin to imagine the heartache they're going through and I hope I never understand pain like that but it does make you think. She's only 27 the same age as me and a lot of my friends who are around their late 20's simply haven't bothered to have a smear test but this has been a wakeup call for us and I hope it will be for everyone. Fair enough, having a smear isn't the nicest way to spend your time but the alternative doesn't bear thinking about.

Now that the wedding is over and a lot of money has been made from magazine and tv deals for the boys, I hope she will spend the precious time she has left with her family and not with a tv camera.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

C'mon Wales/Happy Valentine's Day

Can you believe we're in the middle of February already? I don't know where the time has got to but at least if you're reading this then you managed to survive Friday the 13th lol
I know today is Valentine's Day but in Wales there is a much more important event going on... something that only happens once a year... if the outcome is positive a lot of babies will be conceived this weekend (I'm not joking either)... if the outcome is negative then... nah we won't go thinking like that... it is of course, a 6 Nations weekend but more importantly than that it is Wales vs England at the Millennium Stadium this evening. I'm not a huge rugby fan I'll admit, football is my sport of choice, but at this time of year it doesn't matter whether you hate or love the game, every single Welsh person wants to beat the English. Here's hoping that it will be a great game and it ends the right way with a Welsh win lol
Ymlaen Cymru/C'mon Wales!!

Back to Valentine's Day and a bit of useless information for you. According to ancient tradition St. Valentine's is the wedding day of the birds, the day on which they choose their mates for the year. So not just a day for hugely overpriced red roses and chocolates and Hallmark greeting cards then! I wish every one of you a great day spent with loved ones and to the single readers, perhaps you will be like the birds and choose your mate for the year today *wink*

Thursday, 12 February 2009

A new kit - 3 Little Words

About time I had another new kit right? I am a little late with doing a valentines kit this year because work is manic and Jadie's birthday was last weekend so I'm having very little spare time but if you're anything like me, you end up scrapping events weeks after they happen lol

So onto the kit. There's a real focus on wordart in this one, something that I am always using in my layouts. It includes 18 papers and 79 elements, everything is 300ppi (taggers is 72ppi) which is great for printing. I hope you like it and if you download, leave me a bit of love - it is valentines after all lol.

Full size papers

Full size elements

Taggers size

And here's what my some of my CT have been up to...

From Bree - and I thought women were the only ones to go gaga over chocolate lol He looks so full of mischief in the first photo especially, talk about these being priceless!

Linda has made 3 gorgeous tags with the kit, I'm sure you'll agree that they're all great.

Thank you girls!

A tutorial and layout from Wilma

Wilma has so nicely written up a tutorial using her winning entry to my All About Me comp that I ran a few weeks ago. Everything she's used is from the freebie add-on. You can check out the tut here.

And here's a layout that she's done with the full kit. What great pictures right? and isn't her son just completely adorable?!

Thank you Wilma!

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Winners, Freebie, CT tag & what's going on

Phew, there's quite a lot going on in the title huh?!
Firstly, let me direct you to this quick page made by Bree from my new kit 'It's All About Me'. You really need to visit her blog and click on the picture to see how nice it is. You can download it from her blog here and don't forget to leave her some love if you do!

Tamekia has made this tag using the kit, isn't it great? She has just set up a blog which you can find here, pop by and say hello.

Now onto the winners of the comp that I was running to win my new kit. I had some amazing entries and it wasn't easy to pick some winners but I did. The winners are:
Amy T
Becki H
All winners have been notified, so if you think your name is there and you haven't received an email from me, please get in touch. Congratulations girls!

Lastly, my poor little girl has been really bad for the last week with the flu bug that's been doing the rounds lately. It isn't bad enough to have the flu, she had to have a bug too. For the most part she's been sleeping around 14 hours a day and when she has been awake, most of the time she's been in the bathroom. Don't you just hate it when your kids are ill and all you can do is give them medicine and keep their fluids up. From other people who have had it, I gather it lasts 10-14 days so hopefully she'll be starting to feel better soon but until she does I won't be on the computer much.

I did manage to have a few hours break yesterday because I had my appointment for the hospital to see a specialist. It has now been confirmed that I have PCOS so at least I can begin treatment to manage it. Here I was hoping that 2009 would bring no more health problems for me lol Oh well!

I hope everyone is having a great day, I'm watching the inauguration right now and it's definitely going to be one of those 'where were you?' moments isn't it. Lets hope that Barack Obama lives up to all the hype and change is coming. Good luck to him!

Sunday, 11 January 2009


It has been brought to my attention that I posted the wrong quick page preview this morning. What I did post was the 4 quick pages that are sold with the page kit instead of the freebie. It has been fixed now and I'm sorry if I misled anyone.

All About Me - My CT

Here are some wonderful layouts/tags that my CT have come up with.

The first two are by Cissi... aren't the photo's adorable?! I especially love the pregnancy bump one.

This one is by Regina... you've got to love that picture of her son, he is sooo adorable lol

And last but no least, some gorgeous tags from Linda!


That's it from me today, have a great Sunday.
Dee xx

Want to win my new kit & 2 freebies

How about a freebie add on to my new kit? Included are 4 papers and 17 elements which I hope you'll like.
12 x 12 version can be downloaded here

Taggers size here

A couple of 12x12 quick pages as well? The can be downloaded here

Now for a chance to win the full kit... What I want you to do is make a layout using one of my kits with half the page (or more) used for journaling. Tell the story behind the photo or write about the person in it. Anything you want afterall it is your layout! As long as there's a lot of journaling going on, you'll have a chance to win the kit. I've included one that I've done just so you can get a rough idea of what I'm after.
Taggers - just follow the same guidelines and make a tag.
Neither are to be larger than 600 pixels on the longest side.
When you're ready send me your layout to: with All About Me Comp in the subject line. I must stress how vital that you put that in the subject line otherwise it risks being deleted and not counted. Send me your layouts by Saturday January 17th 4pm GMT. 10-20% of all entries will win the kit, the more people that enter, the more winners so spread the word.

Good luck & happy scrapping!

All About Me Kit

Here's my latest kit, do you like it as much as I do? I've already had so much fun scrapping with it and it's so versatile that I've used it for boys, girls, men & women! How often do you find a kit that can do practically everyone?! Ok enough of my gushing.
Included in the 12x12 kit are 15 papers, 80 elements, 4 full alphas (upper & lower case letters, numbers & a few symbols) plus 4 quick pages. Everything is 300ppi so ideal for printing.

In the taggers sized kit, you get all the papers, elements and alphas. Everything is 72ppi so it's ok for tagging, papers are 700 pixels square and the rest sized accordingly.

The page kit is priced at £2.00 and the taggers kit at £1.00. If pounds isn't your currency here's a good currency converter Personally I think you're getting a bargain!
All money received will go back into making freebies.

As I will be filling orders by hand, please allow 48 hours for the download links which will be sent to your paypal email address unless you state otherwise. Any problems, or you haven't received your kit within 48 hours please email me and I will help in any way I can.

Hugs Dee xx



Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Hiya folks!
Yep, I'm back at long last lol I won't go into the ins and outs as to why I've been awol but I'm around again now and I've got my creative buzz with me. So much so that my CT have been playing with a new kit and it'll be released on Sunday. It ill be a PTU kit but there'll be chances to win it and not just for one or two people either, check back on Sunday for some more details. I'm busy working on an add on and quick pages to go with it at the moment.
So how was everyone's Christmas and New Year? Ours was really nice, quiet with just the 3 of us on Christmas day and we spent most of our time playing with all Jadie's new toys and on the wii. OMG how much fun is that?! I'd been trying to get one since before last Christmas but whenever I had the money, the shops didn't have any - typical really. I'm not that into letting kids sit in front of video games rather than running around outside but you need so much energy to play most of the games we have that I don't mind her playing with it. I, of course, was spoilt rotten at Christmas. I had loads of books on scrap booking and some related magazine subscriptions which will all come in handy when I need some ideas! My mam was over the moon with the photo book that I'd made her (I spoke about it Oct/Nov time?) and she's been proudly showing it off to everyone she even vaguely knows... I'm half expecting her to stop strangers in the street and say 'hey do you want to see what my daughter made me for Christmas?' lol At least I know what to get her for the next few Christmas and Birthdays.
Speaking of birthday, it's mine today. Isn't it funny that as you get older birthdays just seem like any other day? I didn't wake up with the excitement of jelly and ice cream and balloons at a party, I looked in the mirror and there are no obvious signs that I'm suddenly another year older, although hopefully I'll have another few years before the wrinkles and gray hair start attacking me with a vengeance (fingers firmly crossed!)
This year, I plan to be more active on my blog and more creative in photoshop so there will be at least 1 kit every month that will be free, I don't plan on going PTU only because I get too much enjoyment from providing you with freebies but every once in a while a little money wouldn't go amiss to buy more supplies and therefore make more kits.
Hugs Dee xx

P.S. Incase you're wondering where my CBox has gone, I had to remove it because of all the spammers so if you want to leave me a message just do so on the bottom of one of my posts - I do read them all.