Friday, 30 October 2009
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
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
Friday, 4 September 2009
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...
Well guess that's about it for now... Catch you when I get back
Sunday, 2 August 2009
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
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
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
Sunday, 19 July 2009
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
Friday, 17 July 2009
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
Anyway hope you can use and enjoy it
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
Monday, 13 July 2009
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
If you would like to download this kit you can get it from here just look for Bush Garden
Sunday, 12 July 2009
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
Saturday, 4 July 2009
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
Sunday, 28 June 2009
If you would like these QP Here
Friday, 26 June 2009
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
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
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
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 fromjust look for sea animals
hope you enjoy
again thanks for visiting
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Thursday, 11 June 2009
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
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
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
Well that's it for the day
have a great week
see ya next time and enjoy and have fun
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
Thursday, 28 May 2009
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
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
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
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
Sunday, 17 May 2009
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
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Monday, 4 May 2009
Sunday, 3 May 2009
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
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
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
Sunday, 26 April 2009
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
Saturday, 25 April 2009
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...
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
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
I have been creating again and have a new freebie kit
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
Sunday, 12 April 2009
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
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
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Sunday, 5 April 2009
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
And here's some more playing today
another tag using my own kit Green kit
this time I used the great artwork of Candra
Saturday, 4 April 2009
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