30 January 2008

This is a very brave little girl Her mum is an extremely talented scrapbooker but more importantly she has refused to acept a comment made by an NHS Doctor " What you see is what you get" regarding Belles medical problems. She has been offered help in Nevada and needs to raise funds for Belle

Pics from donegal weekend

Marie gets an unwelcome gift from a seagull

Linen Green

Had a lovely lunch in the Linen Green today with 2 very special friends

Todays prompt

"Everybody needs a hug. It changes your metabolism."
Leo Buscaglia
Go hug someone to day

29 January 2008

Prompt 29
"Always leave enough room in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, or even joyous."
Paul Hawken
Take time today to think of what makes you happy. Yes I know your family do, lets look deeper!
Journalling Prompt 2
I want you to really take some time this week, looking over the prompts from the last 28 days, and your journalling. Find a quiet moment to sit and write how you have grown as a person this last month. Think about todays prompt also

28 January 2008

A short, light sleep during the day. Find 'snooze' in your space.
"Here's looking at you, kid."
Who are you ?

27 January 2008

Prompt 27
"You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"
Dirty Harry
Are you feeling lucky today?

Yes I do feel very lucky We have just spent a lovely weekend in the Mill Park Hotel in Donegal with 4 great friends from student days!!!!!!!!!!

26 January 2008


Prompt 26
"You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow."
To have and have not
Lets see you pucker those lips!

25 January 2008


Off to Donegal until Sunday Bye everyone

24 January 2008

Day 24
Prompt 24
"Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."
Pride of the Yankees
we are lucky to be here on our beautiful earth, what makes you feel so lucky today?

Flow over the brim of a receptacle. What's overflowing in your space today?

23 January 2008

Prompt 23
"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup."
Sunset Blvd

22 January 2008

Prompt 22
This weeks prompts will have been taken from famous movie quotes
"There's no place like home"
Wizard of Oz
Where do you live? Lets see what you call home


Visited our new ikea today with my good friend T

had a fab day wandering around bought a few bits and peices including a magnet type notice board and yet another shelf to hold craft bits and bobs

21 January 2008

Prompt 21
"Food is an important part of a balanced diet. "

Fran Lebowitz

A circular shape, pattern or marking. Find 'ring' in your space today.

20 January 2008

Prompt 20
"A laugh is a smile that bursts."
Mary H. Waldrip

SOS !!!
Show us your favourite pics!

I finished 2 LOs on canvas today displaying 2 of my fav Christmas 07 pics

I used scrap a go go's Jan kit

The ic I took of my DIL is definitely a smile that bursts as all her beautiful smiles do

19 January 2008

Beautiful is small

Bit of a cheat for todays prompt this is a pic I took last week of myDN's little girl Millie
She is wearing the tutu I brought her from Vegas
Prompt 19
Look closely. The beautiful may be small.
Emmanuel Kant
Get up close and personal with your subject

Let's see your self portraits guys?!

Will I dare????

Friday crop

Was in at the lovely H's Crop tonight really enjoyed the crafting, banter and fun ------keep stiching folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18 January 2008

Prompt 18
"We all need time to be alone; to think, to dream, to wonder."
Billie Roark
Whats on your mind today?

Thats exactlly what I plan to do today


To hang or swing loosely. Find 'dangle' in your space today.Her Space

Prompt 18
"We all need time to be alone; to think, to dream, to wonder."
Billie Roark
Whats on your mind today?

Thats exactlly what I plan to do today

17 January 2008

365 Days====Just squeezing in Prompt 17 in the hope I will do it at some stage

Imagination is the highest kite you can fly.
Lauren Bacal

An arithmetical value expressed by a word, symbol or figure. Show us a 'number' in your space today!


16 January 2008

Vegas album

Prompt 16
"You, whose day it is, get out your rainbow colors and make it beautiful."
Traditional Nootka song
Show me colour in your life today

Hope Ihave bettr luck today
Did try yesterday grapped th camera as lucky was jumping into the roof space --too late
Tried photo tip with tulips =pathetic -not enough light
But did manage to get a lot done on my Vegas album

15 January 2008

River Dance


Here are todays prompts will I manage to do them? We'll see!!

"Make rest and refreshment a necessity, not a luxury."
Dan Zadra

Her Space My Space
To go at a distance from a specified thing, place or person. Show us 'away' in your space today.

356 days

Photography prompt 1
This week look at taking photos from a different angle/perspective. Try taking photos from above, from below. Take a closer look and start to zoom in on your subject.
If you are working with a digital camera try playing with depth of field. Here's a pratical for you to try.
Go grab a vase of flowers, a plant, coffee cup and place on a table. Grab your manul if you have never moved from auto!!
1. Place your camera onto apperture priority "A" or "TV". This allows you to change the F/stop apperture setting and your camera will sort the shutter speed for you
2. Pop your ISO onto 100 - 250 depending on your light situation.100 being outside and good lighting, 250 for inside with some natural light
3. Now move your fstop to the lowest number on your camera, this could be anything between 1.4 - 3.5. Focus on your subject, take your photo
4. Now move the fstop to 5.6 , snap. Next move to fstop 11, snap
5. Can you see a difference? Your first photo shows the subject in clear focus with a blurry background. The last photo shows all the area in clear focus

14 January 2008

This is the Canvas I did yesterday

The pics are my sis and me in Summer 1969 playing about on the lake which was nearby ( in fact my DN chose this place for her wedding pics last Aug)

I always thought these pics were like an ad for Tampax!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BTW I am the one with the longer hair!

Sweet 16 CJ

This is the CJ that I am now taking part in Everyone does an LO on an aspect or memory of the year they were 16


Lucky's way of saying " I want inside"

Prompt 14
"Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.”
Bette Davis
I want you to really think about this quote today . What did you attempt today that improved your day

Must have a go at this one Challenge - Elsie Flannigan 52 week

#2Focus on One PhotoConvert your favorite photograph into a black-and-white image, then use it as the focal-point photo on your page. It will draw your viewer's eye right into the essence of your layout!

13 January 2008


OOOOOOOOOOOOh I have been neglecting my blog!!!
No excuse really

But I did have a great crafting day today
Finished my new Sweet 16 CJ ready for posting tomorrow
Did a canvas will post a pic tomorrow

10 January 2008


My bro and his wife are heading to tenerife tomorrow I was e-mailing him tonight and planned to copy and paste high temps into the e-mail and wish them a great hol What did I find Temperatures not much higher than here Did not include in e-mail

But see below

08 January 2008

WET Tuesday

Prompt 8

The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!”
Coco Chanel

Oh This one is soooooooo easy Anyone who knows me knows I love PINK

07 January 2008

Choose a photo from week 1 and use your Goals list for your journaling and a favourite quote. This is the first layout in your 52 week album!

Hope I manage to do this one today We'll see!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Pic is the one at the top of my blog

Wet Monday

Prompt 7
Look back and smile on perils past.
Sir Walter Scott
Week one is over, how do you feel ? Capture with a photo

06 January 2008

Lunch on the 12th day of Christmas

Today was such a memorable day Had lunch (which stretched from 1.30 untill 6.30) with very dear relatives of my DH and their 3 children (sorry young adults)

The lunch was scrumptulicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The company was so much fun entertaining and full of the joys of exhuberent youth Thank you guys (children)

The only prob is I let slip that I had a blog but folks come tomorrow I will post some of those pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway today was so lovely and we both agreed that we are blessed to have relatives like we have

Day 6

Prompt 6
Hold out your hands to feel the luxury of the sunbeams.
Helen Keller
Our hands tell us alot about the person we are, our occupations, age and life.
What do your hands say about you. Take note

05 January 2008

January BBQ

DH has just BBQED a steak for his tea on a cold January Day
I of course had my usual beanburgers

Prompt 5

Prompt 5

"I am beautiful no matter what they say"
Christine Aguilera

Lets get up close and personal.
How do you feel about the person you are, inside and out

04 January 2008

Button swap

The prompt for today was to record an every day happening

Today was not the day for that!!

First I recorded the snow hardly usual!!

The I took a pic of my buttons ready for the swap I am taking part in My first swap Great fun !!

Snow in Dungannon

Day 4

Prompt 4

"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are"
Mary Jean Irion

Record a normal, daily routine, take note!

03 January 2008

365 Day Challenge

There is no way I would be able to do this challenge every day but I will try to dip in and out of it as the year passes

Prompt 3
"Life is too short and too amazing to spend time worring about imperfection "
Ali Edwards

Grab your camera and click, dont worry about the imperfections! Use todays quote for both your photo and journalling prompt.

Totally agree I am tidying the consevatory today did the utility room yesterday
Promise to take a pic later

02 January 2008

New year 2008

As you can see I have been having fun playing around with slide shows
Got the New Year in with out any tears My DS and her DH came to visit and we watched the Video of my DN's wedding ---absolutely beautiful
Then at 1AM very good friends called unexpectedly but I faded and went to bed at 2AM while they stayed until 3.30AM