People I love

Friday, 21 April 2017

I must Protest...

Every April Magaly asks us to join her in a bout
of
This year her theme is 
"Protest and Outrage"
hhmmmmmmmm......
I have spent the last year*like most everyone else online*
listening/reading other people being SOOOOOOOOO
outraged and feeling the need to Protest on an hourly basis about one thing or another.
Some genuinely deserving of support...some *in my opinion* not so.

As someone who voted differently to others..
and having opinions that others may disagree with
*like any other free thinking human* ...
I have felt isolated and angry at this flood of abuse and bile spouted freely
under the cloak of "free speech".

You don't know me, any more than I know you.

Two of the most soul destroying comments I heard/read...
"any one who voted Brexit should have their right to vote revoked"
and more scary still, from a member of the House of Lords when challenged 
that it was their(The Lords) duty to enact the will of the people
"Yes, but sometimes the people make mistakes,
 and on those occasions it is up to us to correct them,
 and educate them so they vote the right way"

I voted one way...my husband another...we don't fight over it.
We are not outraged by each others right to an opinion.
.........

Ode to Passive Aggressive Liberalism

I am OUTRAGED at your outrage
that I dare to disagree with "you".

I PROTEST your protestations
that I do not understand "Your" plight.

How could someone "like me"
ever feel "your pain"?
Being so privileged and so white.

Well I've been homeless.
I've been hungry.
I've grieved the loss of a child.
I've been bullied for being different.
Felt despair when Politicians lied.
I've taken part in marches
 to preserve the status quo.

But if I ask "you" if I've any rights
the simple answer's 
No. 
...........

Feel free to be offended....it's your right,
but stop confusing 
"Offended" with "Offensive"
it just makes you look and sound pathetic.


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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Just having fun...

Grabbing the odd half hour to play is a necessity for me....
as is grabbing a bargain, so when I got the chance to
 buy 4 sets of X-cut shadow box dies for under £36 I didn't
even try to resist(normal price £19.99 each)
I find theses sets are so useful as they cut apertures 
and can be used individually as well as to make scenes.
I like to make my own background card using inks on plain paper... 
 cos it's messy...and I love messy :D

 I cut the layers I wanted out of plan black card...
 I only used 3, and made the "sky" around the distant trees wider
 before sticking a bit of the "sky" backing card behind the windows 
to give the effect of reflection(or house lights).
 I also sent for some SO SUZY sentiment stamps last week....
*though postage charges from US made them twice the price*
worth every penny lol
 They even added a sweet freebie "Spring Time Hugs"
*what a lovely thing to do*
I will definitely be buying more...struggled to only choose 3 lol
and arrived in perfect time to have fun with a few challenges.
Combining:
 Made using 
Tattered Lace dies 
My Paper Stash "Rosie's Delight"
So Suzy sentiment stamp

Enjoy :D XXX

Monday, 17 April 2017

Saw this and thought of Me...

This week at 
 it's
sponsored by the amazing

As soon as I saw "First School day" I had to have her,
she is sooooo me lol
 (my hair is actually 4 inches long in this pic but it just curls up)
I bought this "Rosies Delight" card making kit by Paper Stash a while ago
 and had been wanting to use it.
I didn't have a big enough piece of plain pink paper 
so edged a piece of white with a matching promarker...
allowing me to mat and layer nicely.
I then coloured her with promarkers...
using "tiara" stickles to create her crazy curls.
Promarker over silver peel off gave me
a matching sentiment :D
Very pleased with this little lady.

Enjoy XXX

entering the following challenges;


Sunday, 16 April 2017

Wallflowers are beautiful too.

The new challenge over at 
is 
Sponsored by Doodle Digistamps
I was given the image 
and I didn't want to overpower her simple beauty
 so I selected  soft muted pinks and browns for her,
 including washy tapes to make subtle borders.
 Just for a change I cut an aperture into the base paper,
inked edges with TH Distress ink Victorian Velvet
and set the image behind it.
 I roughly coloured the base image with my promarkers
 as I was going to decoupage another layer
 *why waste ink*
I made a raised border/ribbon strip using
washy tape over a strip of paper,
and added strips of ribbon leaves and lace.
 I then made her a layered flower for her hair
from plain white paper flowers, coloured with 
inks and promarkers.
Finally some teeny tiny pearl drops for added 
texture, and the"I am Proud of you"
 sentiment from my Anna Griffin stash

Enjoy XXX

Entering the following challenges: