Wednesday, 30 July 2008

dark knight

was amazing. seriously good. it was very dark, and some bits were quite hard to watch because of that. Heath Ledger really was a stunning Joker, and you can see how his part affected him so much. its such a shame he will never know how great he was.

ive given in and bought a petit blythe. this lady is called Spring Chocolat. i will have to think of a cool name for her now!

Tuesday, 29 July 2008


wow all gone so quick! if you ladies can email you details to me (email addy is on my profile page) then i'll get them out ASAP!

scrap and rak.

*my biscuits from my previous post went down so well at marcus's work that more have been requested!! ive made another dough batch today but this lot will be for my work. he'll have to wait!

*going to see the Dark Knight tonight. cant wait!

*done a couple of LOs..and i just noticed i havent titled them. hmm...i dont think i need titles. a bit of minimalism.

the flower on the first one is handmade using some lace i got from a qtea kit. handmade!! what's coming over me! making biscuits and handmaking flowers. think i should sit down.

and now for some fun. whilst playing with my bits today, i realised i have tons of ribbon which i hardly ever use, so i figured id make up some RAKs with some other bits and pieces i dont use either. so here they are. they'll be first come first served. just leave a comment with which you'd like and once they're gone thats it!

number 1 is words. a selection of ribbons and 4 metal words from making memories: priceless, togetherness, always and cherish. Gone to Katy
number 2 is stars. an unopened bag of plastic gold star beads, a 2" (ish) chipboard star and ribbons. Still Available number 3 is flowers. burgandy and peach blooms measuring approx 1.5cm. dont forget the ribbons! Still available

and finally number 4 is tags. an unopened packet of chatterbox tags and, you've guessed it! ribbons! Gone to Danemi1

Sunday, 27 July 2008

the biscuits (worked)

now i know these biscuits wont win any beauty prizes, but they were so easy!!

60g caster sugar
25g ground almonds
1tsp lemon zest
80g butter
50g flour

* melt butter. beat in remaining ingredients.
* ideally leave dough overnight.
* cut into rounds. bake on greaseproof paper for 10-15 mins at 200c.

when you make the dough, you may have to add a little more flour in like i did; it also looks a little 'loose', but this is the butter making it look shiny. i also added a few drops of lemon juice.

new sub.

yup. ive actually subscribed to a real scapping kit, Sweet Spuds. this was big for me, because i dont like to commit to kits incase i dont like whats in them.
but ive been impressed with previous kits, so much so ive been kicking myself for not getting one. if you like the look of this and want to sub, get in quick because they subscription option will be taken down soon to save kits for aug 1st.

last night i made some dough for lemon biscuits, but the quantities i added as per ingredients left the dough..well...not very dough like. ive had to add more flour so fingers crossed they actually work. i'll post pics and ingredients if successful!

here's a little book i made of pictures around my house. i used the leftover cardstock when i cut 12x12 down to 8.5x11 and chipboard house from riff raff designs. the label on the front is by elles.

heres some fun eye candy for you all, a new album from elles.

Friday, 25 July 2008


have only just seen these little beauties from Prima

im sure they're really easy to DIY, but dont they look lovely!! and look at these fab stamps :

i am also loving this etsy shop, evalicious, with her cute button embelishments.

damn you jodie!

anyone who reads jodie's blog will know about her new found love for Blythe dolls. now ive been looking at pictures of them and fancy maybe getting myself one. the thing is, a few years ago when i was in london i saw Petit Blythes in blind box form and nearly got one but told myself i didnt need one. pah! look at me now! and more importantly, look at the prices! i like this lady, natasha moore.

on a completely unrelated note, my wii fit arrived today!

Thursday, 24 July 2008

kittyrobot turns 1 august 20th, so keep an eye for birthday fun. also, the 200th customer will get a surprise.


here's my timmie!

and here's my lovely new boots which have made me very overdrawn.

eye candy

nothing much to say at the moment.

  • my timmie is going to be collected from the post office today.

  • marcus is going to a classic car convention thing with his dad from today til sunday so i'm all alone in the house for the first time.

  • heres some eye candy

1. wtf happened to my hair, 2. abstract monday 5, 3. Jenni Bowlin tickets, 4. Hambly Camera Rub-ons, 5. At the Cosmo Cricket Booth, 6. KI Memories Sheers, 7. Sassafras, 8. Sassafras, 9. ATARI - My first petite., 10. LIFTED, 11. Fly Away Cover *July Sweet Spuds Kit*, 12. Composite.jpg, 13. thousands, 14. i love chicago, 15. Winery Mini Album, 16. port d'essaouira

found this site, the small object, which sells cute stamps and labels and also has downloadable freebies, such as these cute occassion gift tags.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

found it.

my wedding dress

as much as i love the dress from coast (see couple of posts below), when i tried this one on, it really did feel like the one. i wont show you which it is, but its by maggie sotterro..if you look at her collection you get the idea. lace is involved. very pretty and not what i imagined i would wear!

today my week off work is over. boo!!! so i celebrated by making lemon fairy cakes (currently cooling). im a little concerned the buttercream wont work as i have caster sugar not icing sugar, but i guess if i only use a little it wont be too bad....

Friday, 18 July 2008

scrappin' time! dum dum dum dum

so i managed to get my scrap on again this week, finishing these two 6x12s, both using photos from Orlando.

*this first one is using love,elsie Claire and some fab dymo effect alphas by EK Success i bought in Wal-Mart near our hotel. the little butterfly is by riff raff designs and has been painted and glittered. i also used a tag by shabby chic crafts and some blingy bits. the photo isnt obvious but it's a little lizard we saw when we were queueing for Splash Mountain.

* this little number uses a couple of bits from the july Qtea kit and some kittyrobot buttons. i also entered this for the third Guttergirlz prompt.

had a call from a lovely man at borders to let me know Creating Keepsakes is in and he's holding me one of their measly 4 copies.

tomorrow im going wedding dress shopping with my mum, even though im happy with the dress i have, i dont want her to miss out on the occassion that is 'dress hunt day'. i'll try and get some sneaky peek photos.

check out this fab idea. its called postcrossing. you basically sign up to send and receive postcards from all over the world. i love post!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

some inspiration

*from ali edwards! check out this post here where she shows another fab mini book. seriously, its amazing. i cant wait for her book on mini books to come out.

* want some yumminess?? then check out this etsy for amazing labels in every colour conceivable in various styles.
*the august qtea senak is up. check it out.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

dress sneak

so i went to the post office yesterday to pick up the dress i ordered, the one which may become my wedding dress. i put it on when i got home and didnt want to take it off! i have a couple of sneaks of it, but only sneaks because its still in the running to be THE dress.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

ive got one!

ive finally managed to get my very own timmie :) these cute little guys are made by marilyn patrizio and fly out of her etsy shop whenever they get put up there. they also have their own flickr group!

i finally started my orlando mini book. for the cover i used some wrapping paper my friend got from her work, Lush.

en route to bearing fruit

my tomato plant has a tiny yellow flower on it :) the first time a plant of mine has been happy!

Wednesday, 9 July 2008


so many yummy goodies out or coming out. check out the pink paislee blog, where they're doing CHA sneaks of their new ranges 'pop fashion' and 'vintage moon'. yummy.

im also loving 3 new cosmo cricket range: mr campy, jacks world and hello sunshine. i cant wait to get my hands on these! check out these mr campy rub ons!

i love CHA time :)

and just because, check out these baby pictures of me..

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

check it out

the qtea winter add on sneak peak..moulin rouge....oooo

Monday, 7 July 2008


i know, 2 posts in one day is a bit extreme, but i wanted to get this out of my head.

today is a bleurgh day. it is a nothing day. it is a 'sit on the internet for hours' day, a 'sit on the sofa eating fatty rubbish whilst not actually being bothered to do anything' day. i want to do something with myself, with my life, but doing it seems like too much effort. the weather, which is swinging between sunshine and biblical downpours ( i swear im going to see Noah soon), sums up how im feeling.

ive been watching programmes on Judaism on the bbc iplayer and they really struck a chord. maybe im interested because marcus's family were Jewish, maybe im looking for something in my life. im already a non practicing Christian but maybe thats what im missing; the connection, the routine, the feeling of being part of something special.

who knows.

flickr faves

1. Prise en flag, 2. Stacey, 3. Worms., 4. santa monica pier, 5. daddy's favorite puppy, 6. Scrapbooking Supplies, 7. new toy, 8. fun list, 9. Untitled, 10. patches, 11. 07042008, 12. Scrapjacked, 13. ATC présentation, DT Scrapadabra, 14. cloudies stamps, 15. Because I said so..., 16. "Stuff" mini cover

absolutely raining cats, dogs and small horses here. so much for summertime.

thought i would share a couple of pics of the lizards we're looking after...

and no im not shooting her! i was spraying them to water them and she came right up to the nozzle and was drinking out of it.

and here's a little bit of England for you..

Saturday, 5 July 2008

the babysitter

  • this week we're 'babysitting' my sister's 3 bearded dragons and water dragon whilst they are in egypt. what we didnt expect was for one of the beardies to lay about 15 eggs. which we accidentally cooked in their rubbish incubator with the worst thermostat i have ever seen.
  • i finished 3 really nice night shifts this morning and had to go straight into town to sort out a remortgage.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

a quick layout

a quick post addition. i did this layout for the blog guttergirlz, and it also fills the latest challenge on say it in scrap.
and i forgot to say, im lizard sitting whilst my sister is in egypt. it's going to be a long week...


ive just bought some bits from Riff Raff Designs. dont tell marcus, we're supposed to be cutting back! check out some of their july offerings:

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

someone was listening...

for a little while, me and marcus have been discussing emigrating, specifically to canada; we've never been there, but something about it appeals. we had the discussion again today, and when i went to the newsagents, the front page of the daily mail was about the first minister from Alberta coming here to 'poach' skilled workers. apparently, those of us lucky enough to have the desired skills would be fast tracked. was someone up there listening?? if anybody reading this lives in canada, has emigrated there or is in the process of, please let me know what you like and dislike about it so i can start thinking seriously.

i got my new phone today, but i cant get the back off to put the battery in *rolls eyes*

made this little guy using some fabric from a previous qtea kit.

the new prompt is up at guttergirlz. i know exactly what im going to do for this!

check out the kittyrobot store update. you'll find lots of new goodies including these..

anchor buttons..
and summer swirl.