Friday, 30 October 2009

Cross Stitch finished

HI all

Been awhile since posting.
Recently been working on Cross stitches.

Yesterday I finished my elephant cross stitch which I was doing for my mum in australia.

I had planned to send it to her but found out last week she is coming back with my son for
about 17 days.

Damien is going back to australia permanently I am unhappy about that but I want him to be happy. So going to try and send him back on the same flight as mum.

Well here are some pics of my cross stitching through out the process of doing the elephants and the finished product.

Next is a giraffe...

Thank for visiting
Hugs Michelle















Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Last Post

Hi all
Sorry this will probably be my last post for a little while.
Creatively I have gone toward Cross stitching and eventually I will be creating my own charts.
Also My son wants to move back to Australia permenantly so need to sort that.
I have severe depression and am just not functioning well.
and I hopefully will be moving house soon.
I will be back with updates occasionally but will not be scrapping for a while nor creating
thanks of rvisiting and following on the blog
Hugs Michelle

Friday, 4 September 2009

Sorry About not Posting

Well been a bit bad at posting lately...
Things haven't been going so well.. I don't seem to have much creative desire.
I'm not interested in a lot of things
My depression is a bit out of control unfortunately
Damien my son wants to stay permanently in Australia and that is difficult...
I don't know if I will be creating much at the moment.
I've just been doing some cross stitch to pass the time
so here are couple of pics of my cross stitch and hopefully have something
new for you all soon
Currently working on a second cross stitch of some elephants hopefully be finished in about two to three weeks...
Does seem to be where my creative desires are going at this point...


Hugs Michelle







Well guess that's about it for now... Catch you when I get back

Hugs Michelle

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Freebie-Quickpage Orange blue

Hi All

Hope your all having great weekend.

Not much happening here this week.
Joined the National Trust and hope to visit a few places

in the near future.


Well I managed to do some playing today and have created a QP

I have just called in Orange and blue

here's a preview for you

I've also created a layout for it using a photo of son and hubby

If you'd like to download the QP you can get it from here

Just look for Orange blue qp

Well that's about it for the day

Hope someone can use it and enjoy

thanks for visiting

Hugs Michelle

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

New freebie- Template

Hi All
Hope your having a great week so far.
Things not too bad on this front...lol

I got to creating again today and have made another template for you
Here's a preview of template 14
Again it's very simple but sometimes simple is best

I have also made layout for the template to show a result of what you can do
I have use a couple of pics of my hubby... One is a self portrait that he took of himself...
and one is what I took while he was sleeping yesterday...Yep I know bit naughty.
For this layout I have used a FTU scrapkit called A Little Leather of http://becky1screations.blogspot.com/



cosidering it's a self portrait not too bad huh? and considering he's blind... He's done brilliantly

Any way if you would like to download the template you can get it from here

Well that's about it from me today so will catch you later

thanks for visiting and looking

Hugs Michelle

Sunday, 19 July 2009

New Freebie - Template 13

Hi All

Hope your all having a great weekend
I got to creating a little again today and have created a basic template
If anyone can use it. Here's a preview of the template


I have also done a little layout using the template
The template is 3600x3600 so full sized but easy enough to resize as necessary for taggers


ok for thos that would like the template please go here
look for zip called template 13 it's in two formats psp and psd.
thanks for looking
Have a great day
Hugs Michelle

Friday, 17 July 2009

New Freebie - Quick Page and Recipe and Rant

Hi All
Got to creating with a couple of my kits and created a qp for you for recipes
These kits are still available on my blog if you want them
Kitchen, Fruit salad and goodnight colours

Here's what I've done with it



Anyway hope you can use and enjoy it

Hugs Michelle

How annoying is it to people who have made a complaint to a company about the lack of good service. They get a reply from the company that answers everything else but the reason you complained in the first place?

Today I made a complaint to Amazon because it's taking them three or more days before they dispatch an item. Even when you are paying for delivery. I used the Supersaver which means I get free delivery to get free delivery I also have to wait for 3-5 to get it delivered by post after dispatch. Ok I'm fine with that. Free delivery you wait a bit longer..Not a problem not urgent I don't need the item immediately just a book I wanted.

However every time I order whether I order supersaver or whether I am paying for any other kind of delivery except to receive within 24 hours is taking 3 or more days for Amazon to dispatch. It's not about the postal side of things its not about the waiting it's about the time between when they take the order and process it and when they are dispatching the order.

I think it's wrong that you place an order one day they claim it's in stock but unless you are prepared to pay for overnight delivery they are taking 3 or more days to dispatch the item.

I don't have a problem waiting for goods to come if I did I wouldn't use supersaver as it is.. However when I place an order whether it is with supersaver or whether it's when I've paid for the delivery of the item. I expect that when they process that order they dispatch that order.

What I am finding at this time is they process the order and dispatch usually 3 days later I tend to find this unacceptable after awhile. The only way I get that order processed immediately is if I pay more in delivery than what the item is worth in the first place. What I mean by that is I can have the item delivered the next day but that costs me more than the item I have ordered, That is disgusting.

Yet when I write to them to state I think their dispatching dates are a bit out of order I get a letter skirting the issues and I get why they do supersaver and if I want it sooner I can pay for delivery.

Wake up Amazon this isn't about how long it takes to arrive in the mail. This is about how long it is taking you to process the order and dispatch the item. The last time I paid for my deliveries a few weeks ago you gave an estimated dispatch 3 days after I ordered the item and the book was not dispatched until the day after the estimated dispatch day and arrived 3 days after estimated delivery days taking into account you failed to send the item on the dispatch day.

So anyway sorry for ranting again but I do get sick of companies who do not really listen to the complaint of customers and go around in circles stating can pay for delivery to get it faster and it's no faster at all...

Whoops!!! I'm guessing it helps to leave a download link

If you'd like this qp can get it here Look for recipe qp

hugs Michelle

Monday, 13 July 2009

New Freebie- QuickPage

Hi all


Got to creating today


I have made a QP for any who would like it


I have used free CU items or elements


Thanks to Chris of http://polarfuchs-treasures.blogspot.com/ for the frame


and to Granny Art for the Birds and Flowers


Hope you enjoy


Hugs Michelle


If you would like to download this kit you can get it from here just look for Bush Garden

enjoy

Michelle


Sunday, 12 July 2009

Another Collage

Hi All



I am feeling much better over the last couple of days.

So I have gotten to creating again

this time I have used my husbands photo's.

Yep although my husband is totally blind and can't see the photo's or what he's shooting he still

gets some great photo's so I have used them to make another collage

here's what it looks like

Hugs Michelle

Saturday, 4 July 2009

New Freebie Quickpage

Hi all
Hope you've had a great week and a great weekend
Been busy here creating bacon and producing some of our own foods.
Hard work at times but so much fun.
Today I have used bacon we made to make Boston Beans
This dish has turned out great. I am so happy
Well onto other things
I have made a QP today using my own elements and paper I've made as well as some
bits and bobs I found on the internet or CU items I got for free
I hope you enjoy and am able to use
As the extra's I used were in either misc files or didn't have a TOU attached or in the file I do not know where or who they came from so if there is anything at all I have used and it's yours please let me know so I can give credit or if you wish me to remove it so I can remove the item


If you would like this QP please download from here

Look for Garden Daze zip folder

thanks for visiting

Hugs Michelle


Sunday, 28 June 2009

New Freebie-QP

Hi All


Hope every one is having a great week so far.


Things have been humming along here quite nicely.


We started making our own bacon yesterday we have two more days to see how it went.


I made a great sultana cake this morning


WE made some fresh butter tonight and my hubby with a small amount of my help made a lovely fresh tomato soup all be it a little spicy he put a whole chilli into it.


Still it was lovely. We had some fresh handmade homemade barleycorn bread so all in all a great day.


Only problem I've got is I am in agony. My back has been playing up for days I know better than to push myself as much as I have but I love producing our own things.


Any way on to the new freebie today I have created two new QP I have used a couple of freebie kits and Tou's are included within the download


very simple but here are previews


If you would like these QP Here
Look for 2 QP

Friday, 26 June 2009

Just a loving Thanks

Hi all
today is just a loving thanks to my Husband Paul who put in a lot of hard work and effort so that we can produce some of our own foods.
What am I talking about? well let me tell you
Today my husband butchered some meat and minced it so we could start producing our own foods regularly.
so what you say? Well here's a little background my husband is type 1 diabetic nothing spectacular there I suppose lots of people unfortunately are. My husband has also had full kidney failure and a transplant since.
again so what??? well it's true that others have too. But when my husband lost his kidneys 12years ago he also lost his sight, completely, he is black blind, and although he was a chef before he went blind he has never done butchering.
So not only did he do the actual butchering of the full birds some chicken and turkey which particularly with the turkey took him the better part of an hour he also did the mincing for me manually believe me even with my help takes an age. Well worth the effort but hard work.
So I thank my wonderful loving husband for all his hard work and having stood on his feet for over two and half hours to do this.
I know it took a lot out of him because although I kept asking him to take a rest he ended up having a mild hypo. Recovered fully now but I know he's exhausted... However with what he did we ended up with good fresh mince and are now having turkey burgers for dinner and with the chicken that he butchered we'll be making fresh homemade sausages.
So with that I will leave it there and go make him a coffee and catch you all soon
take care till then and have fun
Hugs Michelle

Sunday, 21 June 2009

New Freebie - QuickPage Dark Night

Hi all

Been a bit of a busy week in a good way.

My husband and I have started producing our own foods.

eg bread or butter, bacon and sausages.

We've only gotten started so lots of learning curves but we are determined to

produce as much as we can ourselves and then save up to buy a bit of land so that

we can grow our own produce as well.

Next week we try our making bacon and I've made jams and preserves before so I will be making some of our own jams as well.


Well other than that nice week. I have managed to create a couple of new quick pages with one of my own kits which is called the blue kit
here is a preview of the pages

If you want to download them can download from here
just look for the dark night zip.
you can find the Blue kit on my blogsite
Well that's about it for now

Hope you have a great day
catch ya soon
Hugs Michelle






Thursday, 18 June 2009

New Freebie-Quick Page Spring Birds and Freebie Elements

Hi all

I have a new freebie for you today.

I have used a beautiful FTU kit called Tweet Morning by

Debbie of http://beckmoorescrapalittle.blogspot.com/

It's a great Freebie being offered so go over to the site and grab it while you can and please don't forget to leave a comment or thanks if downloading

in the meantime I've created a QP with this lovely kit and have obtained permission to offer as a freebie


so here is a preview




You can get the QP from here




Just look for Spring Birds and don't forget to get the full kit is offered free at http://beckmoorescrapalittle.blogspot.com/



Well that's about it for now

Happy Scrapping and see ya soon

Hugs Michelle




ps for those that would like to download my little critters I have made them available now as I'm not sure I'm going to get the kit finished as soon as I hoped




so here's a quick preview of one or two again and you can download from

just look for sea animals
hope you enjoy




again thanks for visiting

Hugs Michelle


Sunday, 14 June 2009

Just for show

Hi All

It's been a bit of an up and down week again... gee I wish I got more up then down..


We put our car in for service and it looks like the head is cracked so it's leaking water which we are going to have to now watch permanently.. We are looking at getting rid of the car permanently but we are not a hundred percent sure we can go without a car completely so we are going through a bit of a test at the moment to see if we can live without a car.

It's not easy because let's face is we all live in a society where cars are deemed necessary, although I hate driving in the UK I still have to consider certain aspects...

I'll keep you updated anyway.

Damien is doing ok in Australia by the sound of it he had som sort of driving lesson from my dad today bit of fun I guess... just hope they're careful

other than that I guess everything is quiet...

I thought I'd show off one of my latestest little creation... this guy and a couple of others will be available soon as freebies and as part of a new kit for those that want one... so let me know if you want him just leave a comment or a message and I'll get him up and out as soon as I can

have a good day

Hugs Michelle












So I'm about half way through the kit now but hopefully they should be available soon... but if any want the before a kit is put out as I said leave a message or comment and I'll get it up a bit soon
Hugs Michelle


Thursday, 11 June 2009

small Update

Hi All
Sorry in the middle of doing a new kit so no new freebies at the moment.. But soon I hope.
Things are a bit up in the air at the moment.
I'm in a bipolar cycle which is making life difficult. My husband is bored all the time and wants to do stuff but he doesn't know what he wants to do and because I am in such a state of depression I don't really want to do anything.
Damien seems a bit bored in Australia at the moment so I'm getting slightly agro phone calls instead of nice I'm having a good time..etc then he's losing things and I'm not sure what he expects me to do he's in Australia not England so I can't find it for him.
Then yesterday we go out and some jerk off hits my car from behind after failing to check traffic and the fact that there were no traffic lights and then has the audacity to abuse and scream and swear at me.. On top of that I had right of way... so apart from the fact he hit me and the fact he didn't even know that traffic lights were out???? what does that tell you and he has to abuse me for hitting his mirror on my car when he didn't check what was happening.
Believe me since I've moved here I have been pushed off the road by drivers forced off the road, people swearing, honking their horns, speeding and then when you don't they will flash their lights honk their horns and pull fingers yell out window or swear at you... they don't know how to use roundabouts, riding on my rear end, driving too close, refuse to move over on country roads or to back up when they have a layaway just a right behind them and then forcing forward trying to make me back up sometimes upto nearly 1/2 km because they want to get through rather than them backing up a meter. I have never met a more disgusting rude people that the ones I have to deal with in this area... and there are those that think this is a great joke and laugh at you once they have achieved what they want... they don't stop when they hit you and I have been hit a few times because of people speeding on country roads and forcing themselves through in narrow area's where they should give way...
Since I moved to England and particularly Plymouth area I have found that drivers and unfortunately the people in general are the rudest most arrogant selfish drivers/people I have had the misfortune of dealing with.
Please note I do not include all people but as a whole plymouthians are total........ well I will not finish that sentence.
I don't want to nor do I intend offending anyone but I have really really had it... I am so sick and tired of being treated like ____fill in any blank you like because people think they are something more than they are or more important than anyone else.
It's sad when they make a mistake on the road and abuse you, swear at you or threaten you instead of acknowledging their own lack of concentration or their own errors...
I've had two years of having to deal with it and trying to assimilate with a new country where I have encountered rudeness from the day I first walked off a plane here....
I wont even go into Gatwick and the staff there and immigrations department.
so again I do not mean to offend but enough is enough and If only one person reads this and changes the way they behave on the roads whether in the UK or in any country for that matter then that's one more safer driver on the road... and I acknowledge everyone makes mistakes no is perfect but there are ways of dealing with things....
anyway sorry rant over again
hopefully soon new freebie will be available
hugs Michelle

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

New Recipe-

Hi All 
Hope your having a great week thus far.
I'm suffering a bit of depression at the moment. I miss my son terribly but also I just think I've had so much to deal with for so long that I'm not able to cope much any more. 
Paul was very sick again last night which also was a worry but he's in a foul mood right now. He downloaded a few weeks ago the stupid new windows 7 and with his being blind and using screen readers and it being a beta version it's not working properly for him. 
However I warned him not to download it... Like warning him a thousand times before not to fiddle with his computers in the hope of making them better but noooo!!!! does he listen to me... Don't be silly...I'm just the wife that has to spend hours reinstalling his dang computer fixing errors solving problems...Like I don't have enough to do already..
Sorry ranting a bit here... but I get so tired of it... He has had five computers in 2 years the first was an old Dell just couldn't keep up anymore so brought and Acer big mistake I've had acer before and hated it but I was convinced to try the new acers cause they are so much better...No they are not...they are to put it bluntly crap and no one ever can convince me otherwise; From the day we brought them they were nothing but problems... well that didn't last a year before he had a laptop... that laptop now no longer works or is used because he first tried to turn it back to xp and then he thought he might like to learn linux well that went pear shaped... that computer isn't even used anymore... then I brought him a hp laptop... the software he had to use clashed with it and so he couldn't use it so he went back to the acer for a while... then I brought him an webbook and well that worked for him however it wasn't enough so I had to go and buy a desktop and unfortunately stupidly he chose hewlard packard what a piece of rubbish but he also had to try and improve it and so we get to the fact that he has windows 7 on it and it doesn't work... now he has a mac and I swear I will cheerfully strangle him if he even once tries to improve it... and each one has been stuffed up in some way...the only one now I know he can't screw up too much is the new mac I just brought him...He's never had one before so I don't think that at this point he would be silly enough to screw around with it without me killing him....oh well at least not all the computers have gone to waste Damien my son ended up with the hp laptop and the webbook recently for his trip to australia and he's also gotten a couple of the older computers...  
So there you have it he's in a mood because the computer doesn't work well and he did it!!!!... and I'm the one that's got to try and appease and fix things... basically bear the brunt of it
Anyways rant over.... I hope...lol 
So this is a recipe I threw together tonight with left over stuff that had to be used and some imagination... 
Hope you like 
hugs Michelle 

MICHELLE’S SLIGHTLY UNUSUAL PASTA


Ingredients                                                  150g Proscutio or Bacon Pieces                                         

                                          6-8 button mushrooms diced

                            1/2 red onion diced

                                            200g frozen cocktail or small prawns

      1/4 cup of coconut milk

                                                                1/2 cup frozen diced mixed vegetables

good dash soya sauce

                       1 tsp horseradish cream

                                                                                                    4 or so slices milano or italian salami chopped up                                      

                                             as much fresh ground pepper to taste 

        2 tsp cornflour 

        and little water

                                  Spaghetti or linguini or taglatelli

                               Parmesan cheese for topping



Put your water on the boil for the pasta and cook pasta to packet instructions


In the meantime using a deep frying pan dry fry your proscutio or bacon pieces for 2 minutes or so add diced onion and diced mushroom and fry for further 5 minutes or so till softened.

Now add your frozen vegetables and cook for further 3 minutes

Add your coconut milk and your horse radish sauce, black pepper good dash of soya sauce and cook for further 3 or four minutes.

Now add your prawns. 

Taste at this point for seasoning and flavour add salt and pepper as necessary it’s a delicate sauce so don’t be too heavy handed... 

Now add your cornflour and water mix and your salami and cook for further 2 or so minutes do not thicken too much 


Drain your pasta if not done already and put into bowls

grate over parmesan cheese and then divide your sauce over pasta between bowls 

grate over a little more parmesan and serve... 


This recipe was created by Michelle Mills

http://michellescreativemess.blogspot.com/


Well that's it for the day

have a great week 

see ya next time and enjoy and have fun

hugs Michelle

Saturday, 30 May 2009

New Freebie -kit

Hi All

I have created a new freebie kit

this time using some evening colours

So basically called it the goodnight kit

this time I have done it full sized so everything is either 3600x3600 for papers

and 1200x1200 for elements

Hope you like the new kit

It's not a big kit only a few ribbons and some gems and tried making some rings

but I hope you can use it

of course I'd love to see what is created if you want to show me

well here's a preview of it

If you would like to download the kit get it from here look for goodnight colours
well that's about it have a great night and see you soon
Hugs Michelle

Friday, 29 May 2009

New Recipe




Hi all




Hope your all having a good morning


I got to do a lot of cooking yesterday as I was doing tapas, small plate meals


and a recipe I created which is really very simple yet very tasty


they are Turkey meatballs


I hope you enjoy


and have fun creating


Hugs Michelle


Thursday, 28 May 2009

New Freebie-Quick Page

Hi All

I hope your all having a great week.
This week has been a bit of an up and down week for me.

Damien left for Australia Thursday last week and it was a tense 10hours until we new he had managed to find his connecting flight.
He made it to Australia 30 minutes before scheduled and mum and dad were waiting to collect him.
He seems to be having fun over there at this time.

For me it was a bit hard cause first the concern of him travelling alone but then it was cool he's gone for five months Paul and I can have some time to ourselves but then I felt guilty because I felt that way.

Unfortunately have had some serious depression this last week..
However hopefully that will all settle soon.

Anyway I have gotten to creating and I found a fantastic freebie kit by http://scrapwedopascaleanddavid.blogspot.com/ and after getting permission from Pascale I have a QP Freebie for you all

The full kit I have used is called Zip-a-dee-do-dah and you can get it from http://scrapwedopascaleanddavid.blogspot.com/2009/02/freebie-zip-dee-do-dah.html

Check out the site some wonderful freebies you wont be disappointed.
Anyway here is the QP
I have just called it Beautiful Day
I hope you enjoy the qp you can download it from here look for zip folder QuickPagesBeautiful Day
and thanks again to Pascale and David for the beautiful kit and permission to give you the QP
don't forget to leave thanks if downloading the full kit
Hugs to all
Thanks for visiting
Michelle

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

New Freebie

Hi all

well Damien leaves for Australia tomorrow...It's a bit stressful but I really hope he enjoys his time there..

Well I have finished a freebie for you

this is an office style kit

so here is a preview

If you'd like to download here look for brownish kit
hugs Michelle

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

New Recipe

Hi All





Well I've finally got to create something


Today is just a recipe page


I have used a beautiful scrapkit created by Angelflight


This is a ftu kit http://angelflightscraps1.blogspot.com/


Great site to visit and freebies available


Todays recipe is a lime Chicken


Fantastic recipe it is based on a lemon chicken recipe that I used to make


so here it is...just click on the recipe for a larger screen

This recipe is great for bbq, parties or quiet night in

I'm about half way done with my new kit so that should be up soon

Have a great week and hope to see you again

hugs Michelle


Sunday, 17 May 2009

Update

Hi all
Just thought I'd write a quick update
It's been bit busy around here since we got our permanent visa's.

We are now sending Damien back to Australia for a few months as he has been missing family
there for such a long time now.. He wasn't supposed to go back until september but we managed to scrounge some money together and he is going back next week!!!
He leaves Thursday afternoon at 2:15 and arrives in Perth West Aus 5:25Pm the next day.
Needless to say though I'm definately a bit distressed...One because he's going but two because
he's never travelled alone before.
I know he's 17 and all but only just barely and this is a kid that doesn't leave his bedroom unless crowbarred out and made to go out with us for a day...
I mean this kid wont even catch a bus on his own cause he's scared he'll get the wrong bus or miss his bus or something, believe me we've tried everything to get this kid out of his room... so yeah just a bit stressful in sending him off on his own.
I think he's pretty stressed too...although very happy to be going home also very stressed ashe seems to be getting sicker and sicker by the day...
Hopefully though that will settle down for him once he starts to travel..

We too are also looking at moving...yeah... I mean we've got to save a deposit and all but hopefully we'll be moving sometime between now and before winter starts.
So we've started looking around and well hopefully that will all go smoothly...We've been so unhappy here for a long time that it's caused so much stress and tension within the family at times. Basically we're not living we exist and there is nothing worse than just existing ... so hopefully a fresh start will help us all to feel better.

Actually we're in the process of cleaning the house...lol spring clean I guess just in case we find a house we like and we have the deposit then we can just get on with things..
Finally got the spare room clean yeah... only take three months since we shifted the bedrooms around last time to finish getting it clean but yeah now it's done...

Well that's about it for now.. busy as always... but hopefully will have a new freebie up soon I am working on a new kit now for you all
thanks for continuing to visit and being patient while I also try to get my creativity back..
hugs to all and
see you soon
Michelle

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

New Freebie kit

Hi all

well sorry I haven't been around much don't seem to be very creative lately

but I have finally managed to put a small kit together

here's a preview for it not all elements are shown

If you'd like this kit you can download it from here
look for purple kit
again sorry not been around much but hopefully soon
will be creating more again
hugs Michelle

Monday, 4 May 2009

New Freebie - Quick Page and Recipe

Hi all

Well it's Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK and although it's not raining yet it certainly isn't sunny. My husband always says guarenteed to rain bank holiday and well the barbies all come out as well...lol

Anyway so far been an ok day

I've managed to do a couple of bits of creating

the first I created a quick page using two kits from the blogtrain I was part of

the first kit I used was Shawana's http://scrap-stuff-with-psp.blogspot.com/
You can get the whole blogtrain with all it's links from http://scrappinwithpspandpsmembers.blogspot.com/
or mine or Shawna's blog sites... Have a look around find some great links or tutorials or freebies
join the group and have some fun with us all in learning and creating your own scraps...

anyhow here's a preview of the quick page and if you'd like to download it




you can download it from here


My second bit of creating is a new recipe today
this recipe is my Quick Pasta Salad
great for barbies, parties, or just a quick lunch
I have used a lovely freebie kit by Yanna called someones in the Kitchen
She has lots of freebies on her site have fun and check it out...
Don't forget your thanks to all for the freebies... goes a long way to making
designers feel good and continue to give away freebies
Recipe is below
just click on image for a bigger preview
Well that's about it for now...
thanks for visiting and have a great day
hugs Michelle m

Sunday, 3 May 2009

New Freebie - Quick Page

Hi all

Hope your having a great weekend for those that are having a bank holiday weekend
enjoy

Been bit quiet here lately.

I've been doing a bit of cooking lately..We had an asian feast yesterday from bbqed asian ribs to satay beef and Thai Chicken...
All made by moi... my husband was in seventh heaven...
Lucky for him I love to cook and love to cook all types of cuisine

We are now looking at sending my son back to Australia for three or so months about September so he can see family over there.

Since moving to the UK he has missed family so we thought we'd send him back for holiday and then give myself and Paul a break as well.

My mum and dad get to see Damien..

Paul and I get much needed time alone and hopefully well every one is happy

Well I've made a Quick page today its the first time I've ever made one so comments are appreciated...



here's a preview



If you'd like to download this quick page you can get it from here


Here is a recipe I have done with the page


just click on recipe for larger image


Hope you enjoy and thanks for visiting



hugs Michelle


Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Latest Creation

Hi All


Just got to playing with one of my kits I created and did another recipe page


Hope you like and enjoy the recipe


just click on the recipe to get a bigger pic


This recipe is Orange Chicken Stirfry


You can find my kit under freebies thanks for looking

Hugs Michelle


Sunday, 26 April 2009

Recipe- Home Made Bakede Beans- New Freebie Kit

Hi all

Well finally got bit more creating done...

Today I've made a recipe page using a page I've made for my new kit which should be out soon

For those that love baked beans here's a simple yummy homemade recipe.

So much tastier than the beans in cans...

Hope you enjoy

Hugs Michelle


Hi All well I'm back and finally with the new kit
This is all in blue
I was feeling pretty blue until recently and a bit dark so that's the way I let it go
Hope you enjoy
Here's a preview for you

If you would like this kit you can get it here look for the Blue kit
feel free to leave a comment on the blog or to show me the results of using the kit
am always interested in seeing results
thanks again for looking
and see ya soon
Hugs Michelle

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Fantastic News

Hi All
Sorry haven't got a new kit out for you of late nor blogging a lot
been a bit stressed out lately and quite sick again.
I just got Some fantastic news
for those that follow some realise that I was going for my permanent Residency here in the UK
Well I got my visa back today I am so happy
and so relieved... I can stay with my husband and don't have to worry anymore
You can't believe the relief I feel...
Yippeee!!!!
Well thanks for visiting
and thanks for the comments and I'm in the middle of doing a new kit for you all now
so that should be posted soon
Lots of Hugs to all
Michelle


I got my visa... I got the visa ...I'm so happy...
doing a little jig in my head...
happy happy me

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

New Freebie- Kit

Well I hope all are having a good week so far


I have been creating again and have a new freebie kit


for you


here is a preview

If you'd like to download this kit you can get it from here Look for orange blue kit

Hope someone is able to use it. And of course would love to see what you create with it

well that's about it thanks for visiting and hope to see you soon

Hugs Michelle



Sunday, 12 April 2009

New Freebie- Kit

Hi all


Well I hope every one is having a good weekend thus far...


Ours has been relatively uneventful...


I've now managed to make it to 37 as of Today...


I know that my visa application has made it to the home office because within hours couple hours of recieving it they managed to tget the money... lol... fast taking the money but not so fast in getting much done...


Oh well just have to wait and see what happens....


other than that I've been creating again and just made a small kit today...


here is a preview for you

Hope someone likes it and is able to use it...

if you want it you can download it from here look for purple and green scrapkit...

don't forget I love to see what people can create

hugs Michelle



Thursday, 9 April 2009

New Freebie -Kit

Hi all

Well I hope your all having a great week... Ours has been a bit up and down. First our car decided to spit it with the break lights so had to get them repaired. Well at least the switch because that was what was causing all the problems.
We ended up having to hire a car because they didn't have the parts which was annoying and the person that was supposed to have booked it all in didn't.
I will never use enterprise car rentals again.
I was told would get the car for just over £27 for the 24 hours so you get told one thing then when they have you in the office after filling everything in, with no warning they then tell you they want £150 Deposit.
Most car rentals I've used will take your credit or debit card details and then hold on til the car is brought back to take all monies owing not not this company they want all monies up front however they don't tell you up front they want a deposit of £150.
I find that disgusting not that they want a deposit but that they don't tell you from the start that you have to pay it and they will refund it when they get the car back... of course we didn't have that kind of money so had to use funds we needed for the Visa application which is another whole set of problems

Then when I went to put in my Visa application for permanent residency they had majorly up the blinking prices.
We had saved money for the application for a number of months so that we weren't stressed about the money and we'd managed to save a little more than the application needed just incase there was unexpected expences but we weren't expecting what they decided to put it up to and worst is I had checked the site only four days before there wasn't even any blinking warning that they were putting the prices up... let's stop there because I'm not a happy person.
Needless to say though I'm very stressed about the application. I just don't want anything to go wrong...One it's my family the most important thing to me and two it's a hell of a lot of money paid out not to be returned if they decide to reject the application. That's where I'm going to leave it on that because...well just because
But on the good side Paul is better finally. Everything has stabbalised temporarily for him and I hope it stays for just a little while...
And we are going to our special memorial night tonight the most important night for Jehovah Witnesses... I can't wait... Have missed a lot of meetings due to illness within the family so it'll be nice to get to a meeting and just relax I hope.

Well I have created a new kit just called Yellow-Gold

here is a preview for you

If you'd like to download the kit can get it here
well that's about it for now....
thanks for visiting
sometimes I need to rant...lol... It's so stressful at times and well sometimes it has to come out somewhere
anyway... again thanks for visiting...if you'd like to show me anything you create with my kits I'd love to see it
and if you'd like to leave some love and thanks I appreciate that too
hugs Michelle

Sunday, 5 April 2009

New tag

Hi all


Hope your all having a great weekend and have enjoyed the two new kits.


I got bored but didn't want to start a new kit cause I haven't got a colour scheme in mind yet...


so I thought I'd create a tag


I've used my part of the kit from the blog train and well here are the results


I have also used the beautiful work of Amberly Berendson http://harpyqueen.deviantart.com/


thanks for looking


Hugs Michelle


And here's some more playing today

another tag using my own kit Green kit

this time I used the great artwork of Candra

candra-art.narod.ru

Saturday, 4 April 2009

New Freebie -Kit

Hi all

I hope your all having a great weekend..

I also hope you've enjoyed the blog train that was released on Friday

thank you for those that left comments much appreciated..

Also I've now had over 10000 visitors... thank you for visiting my blog


Well I got to creating again and I've put together a kit I've just called Green Kit

hope you enjoy and get some use from it

please remember it's for PU and that if you want to share just a preview and link to my blog
Also I love to see what is created so if you wanna share just email

here's a preview of the kit

there is 10 paper and 37 elements.

hope you enjoy

If you'd like to download this kit you can get it from here
well that's about it for now.. Hope you like and get some use
thanks for looking
Hugs Michelle