Friday’s Smile Week 60 with a touch of frustration

Hello you Friday Smiley bunch. If you have read the post below you will know that due to an error on my part I have lost loads of photos from my blog posts.  Its frustrating to say the least but its not the end of the world and if i find the time i may add some of them in again. It has not stopped me from having a few smiles this week though. I am learning more about my new camera and things are making sense at last. my lovely birthday begonia which i havent killed yet my gorgeous

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where did all the pictures go?

Well this is a mystery. I opened my blog this morning to discover that for some reason all my images have vanished and been replaced by a grey stop sign.  I’ve Googled the problem and carried out suggested solutions but nothing has worked. It seems to be a problem between Picasa who host the images and Blogger themselves.  If anyone has any more suggestions as to how i can return my blog to normal i’d be your friend for life.  Meanwhile I apologise that my blog is rather plain and boring now and hope you wont give up reading it.

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A Friday Smile – week 59 with some rock n roll

Can it really be Friday again? the day of the week that we all love coz it gives us a chance to smile at other peoples blogs and meet some lovely folk. And, its all thanks to Annie for hosting this smilefest for us each week so three cheers for her.  Hip, hip, Hooray!  Hip, hip, hooray!  Hip, hip, hooray! Well i’ve had a nice smiley week here. For starters i got my lovely new camera last Satruday which i’ve already blogged about. It helped me take this pic of our littlest cat, Tom Hes looking a bit startled in

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WOYWW 248 with a new toy

Only 12 weeks away from another wonderful ATC swap to celebrate 5 years of desk snooping? I cant believe its come round so quickly. Best i get making some a.s.a.p. so i can join in again. Right, back to this week and whats on my desk is the usual stuff including my birthday pressies from last week plus something i have wanted for yonks and yonks. A digital SLR camera. We are still getting to know each other and i’m learning slowly how to use all the clever features. You can see some of the images i’ve taken with it

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I get a new toy

Hi all,  How is everyone? Hope the slightly nicer weather we’ve had is also making you happier where you are. I’m here to show you my latest toy/gadget/useful piece of kit. A Digital SLR camera!  Yay!! You may know by now that i do take a fair few pictures each week mainly using my iPad now but i’ve been a keen photographer for over 40 years. (yes, i am that old!) and in that time i’ve had almost every type of point and shoot camera that came out. Now i’ve decided to go big and invested in a grown ups

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WOYWW 247 with pressies

WOYWW? I hear you ask.  Well its a great blog hop/desk snoop/nosy parker fun time hosted by Julia over at The Stamping Ground  Join in with us, its great fun and you get to know such lovely folk from all around the globe. Well my desk this week is not staged but…. it is a shot taken on Tuesday not Wednesday!!!  I know, its disgraceful, please dont shout at me.  You see it was my birthday and this is all my lovely pressies. You can see there are choccies and gift cards and DVD’s to watch whilst eating the choccies

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Friday’s smiles Week 57 and a strange round yellow thing

Greetings one and all, my smile this week says it all. The sun has returned and the rain has gone or at least we’ve had much less of it this week. It’s not much of a garden to look at as we are not green fingered and the chooks rule the roost but just looky, the sun is out, the sky is blue and you can even see my peg bag waiting to be useful when i put some washing out in a minute (thought i’d spare you the image of my drying undergarments, Ooh err missus!) What more reason

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Tag challenges with a rose

I’ve been wanting to take part in these fun tag design challenges for ages so seeing as my tags have been out on the desk I thought I’d give them a go. The background was made by cleaning my brayer of paint whilst making some Gelli prints recently, simple as that, just rolled it over the tag and that was it.  Then i repeat stamped a rose on to it using a small stamp that came with February’s issue of Craft Stamper magazine, then used a couple of magazine cut outs of a red rose and a sign saying ‘be

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WOYWW 246

I know this does look like a busy desk but truth is i’ve not done a lot recently apart from the Moleskine notebook at bottom of picture.   I’ve been glueing pages together to make them thicker and stronger for my art journaling, tedious but also strangely relaxing. And i’ve made use of my lovely new storage boxes by cutting out heaps of images from old magazines. As i’m no good at drawing i like to use cut outs on my pages and doodle, paint, stencil etc from there. The tags on my laptop are ones i made using my

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Friday’s Smiles and a hint of spring

Well hello again from me. I do hope you are all doing okay and that this awful weather has not beaten you yet.  Fear not as i bring you pics which are bound to cheer you all up. Yes, thats right, spring flowers! arent they lovely? The daffys have actually been open for a few weeks now. We planted very early flowering ones so that we get some colour a.s.a.p in the garden. I’m not a gardener and our piece of land is ruled by the chooks so its just as well but i do love my daffodils, they are

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