Friday, 31 October 2008
Thing is, what Ross & Brand did wasn't nice and it was stupid, BUT it was just a catalyst for a much bigger issue to come to the fore, and I think the supposed "over-the-top" public response is a backlash against the downward slide of society towards self, self, self and sod anyone else, as long as I'm getting my needs met. And that attitude just makes my blood boil.
Some people have said that we have much bigger issues to be concerned with in the UK right now, and I can see their point ~ we do have some pretty serious issues to deal with, but I have to admit that I am chuffed to bits that this has come up, as well, and broadcasting standards might improve as a result.
The bigger issue is about treating others as you would be treated yourself.. with respect, courtesy, consideration and dignity. Humour at the expense of someone else's dignity is NEVER, NEVER, NEVER acceptable, in my view.. It is just mindless and cruel.
And another thing... when you break it right down, the cause of teen violence (or any kind of violence, come to that) is indicative of a total breakdown of respect for other people.
Coming back to Ross & Brand, if our adults (and in particular a popular pair of adults/role models like these two) behave in such a rude and disrespectful manner, what message is that sending out to our kids?
As for the punishment? Well, if it were Acme Electrical Mechanical Engineering & Co Ltd, Joe Bloggs would undergo instant dismissal without notice for gross misconduct for bringing the firm into disrepute. I doubt very much that there would be any opportunity for verbal or written warnings, or suspensions.
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
As it is, I use comment moderation, so no comments reach my blog unless I allow them to. Please be aware that I will report any abuse.
With apologies to the vast majority of visitors here, who are friendly, well-mannered and..... sane! For the most part, anyway.... !! ;o)
Saturday, 25 October 2008
My card uses triangles for the daisy petals, squares and circles, and a plethora of different BG papers.. Two Scoops, Mellow, Archaic and the background is from an 8½ x 8½ pad of BG scrapbooking papers. The button is also BG.. Cupcake. Brads, twine and Stickles complete the picture. Oh, and the stem and leaves were hand-drawn/cut and also made out of BG paper.
Do hop on over to the blog to admire the rest of the DT's work, and take part if you can. We look forward to seeing you there. :o)
Sunday, 19 October 2008
I am! It's stunning. I love this annual display, and the chill in the air. Not a summer girl, me. Autumn and Spring, and winter when there's snow... Do you remember that white fluffy stuff that used to fall out of the sky?
Anyway, my lovely friend, Kath (yes the one with the birthday coming up!!) awarded this to me, and as usual, I am supposed to pass it on, so I will choose people I know have been having a tough time lately, in the hope it might bring a moment's smile.
I therefore award it to...
Saturday, 18 October 2008
Anice produced a mini range called 'Girls & Boys', and here are the samples I made with them. (Apologies if I have blogged these before, but I don't think I have.)
To see the fab cards the rest of the DT made, you can visit their blogs by clicking on the links in my sidebar. You may have to search around for them on their blogs, but that's no hardship, as they all have some stunning things to look at! :o)
I went for hand-stitching (and wished I hadn't!! It looks awful! lol) and I used BG's 'Archaic' range of papers from the 6" x 6" pad, and some buttons from the same range, and some Bazzill cardstock. The pine tree is cut using an old medium Sizzix die. Can't remember off the top of my head where the sentiment stamp is from.. will check and let you know. Brads are from Making Memories.
Please do come over and join us at the Basic Grey Challenges this week.. we'd love to have your company, and see your creations!
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Saturday, 11 October 2008
This week's Basic Grey Challenge is all about colour combinations...
- Green & Red/Moroon
- Brown & Cream
- Blue & Gold/Yellow/Orange
Sunday, 5 October 2008
So... the story behind this one is that I love lots of white space on a card, I adore black & white (although there is a subtle shade of colour on the stamped image for the eyes and lips), I love flourishes, bling, flowers, ribbons and butterflies (although my ribbon insect is kind of a butter-dragon-fly!! lol), and I love this stamp, too. The image has been cropped for this design.
I have other favourite things, too, like Funky Hand papers, Basic Grey 'stuff', brads, for instance, and snowflakes, but - well - you can't put everything on one card, can you? ;o)
- Basic Grey DP from the Infuse & Blush range, 6"x6" papers
- Cuttlebug 'Spots & Dots' embossing folder
- Rectangular scalloped Nestibilities die
- Ribbons, brads, roses and inks from stash
Thank you for all your lovely comments. I have quite a bit of catching up to do with messages and blogs and such, so if any of you had a burning question for me that I haven't answered yet, please gimme a nudge and I'll get back to you promptly.
Also.. Big thanks to SAMMI.. I received the blog candy safely, thank you.. all the way from the land downunder. :o) Pics later.
I have made a couple of cards for DT work in the past few days, so will catch up with posting those in a little while.
Watch this space!! :o)