Ladies Camera Club

9 Mar 2010

Weeping tears of joy then I choked in sadness plus **giveaway**

I had to answer the door this morning to our annual visit form the Jehovahs Witnesses. I indulge them with politeness (unlike my neighbours who you can see cowering behind their curtains). I take their literature and say thank you but Im athiest. Well, I think I am. Yes, just had a think. I am athiest. I just don't pray or go to church because, well - Ive said this a million times, why would I want to go to church and praise somebody who makes Ellie suffer? When they left, I didn't slam the door in their faces because a: they are human and b: they are always so pleasant (believe me, there are people who practically frog march such folk off their property). Jehovah's don't have any damning way of convincing you to convert and I feel, for them, they must think its an empty cause doing all this door knocking. But, its their belief and I respect that. Although any religion that doesn't celebrate christmas is barking. Think of the lack of eatage of cake, for starters.

What I was going to lead on to say was whilst I was stood at the door, I noticed a familiar box on the porch floor. And I looked twice thinking "Huh?". That said I picked it up and felt little tears pricking my eyes. For two years I took receipt of those boxes but now I was on unfamiliar territory. I hadn't opened one of those boxes for months. I kind of knew what was inside but secretly I hoped it was a kit just for me to make layouts with the team, again :( Nevertheless, I unpacked two lovely white bags and inside they contained the new line from Studio Calico, Anthropolgie. And they are for a UK and European giveaway. YES! A giveaway for you Studio Calico loving scrapping dudes. There are the fabulous fabrips, cardstock alpha stickers, double sided heavy weight papers, gorgeous stickers and fab-as-ever ledger paper :) We know how hard it is to get these papers in the UK so here is chance to sample them and get your local LSS to stock them for everyone else to enjoy! Just leave your name in my comments box and I will draw 2 names on Sunday.

Finally Ive dragged out my camera archives to share this 3rd addition to my impending-soon-to-be-fabulous-dining room. I want to fill the room with foody style quotes combined with pretty art so my guests won't fall asleep in their soup as I bore them with stories of my life as a pole dancer in Moscow. You can see the other two here and here

And that, my friends, was the sum of my day. Oh and I got an iPhone and currently my Blackberry, that its being replaced with, is crying in its box feeling all unloved and unsleek. Its taking a bit of getting used to. Anyone else struggling jumping from Blackberry to iPhone. I'm feeling a tinge of defection, lack of devotion and commitment to that fat little mobile phone.

**she says as she tosses her hair over her shoulder and gets into the year 2010 with a little bit of trend in her step**

83 comments:

Darcy said...

I am loving your foodie decor, of course I need to see it in person and therefore shall come over for tea and cake.

We rarely get JW's round here, I think the Born Again Christians scared them away. No word of a lie, I came home one day to find a JW knocking on my door, as I was chatting a BAC neighbour came over, and they started this huge mental god bothering debate, right there in my doorstep.

Needless to say, I unlocked the door and went in, leaving them to argue outside LOL

squidgie hugs for you and the curly one.x

Lynn said...

Love that quote 'Take it or Leave it' LOL. Please enter me in your draw for the fab giveaway. Thanks.

Lynn x

Deanne said...

love the new mini canvas :)
and er wowsers re studio calico, how fab are they :) x enjoy your day x

Antonia said...

I can't believe you are being honest enough to give the Studio Calico stuff away. If it were me, I think I'd keep it for myself and move house so no-one could track me down!

Faith said...

Lovely lovely Studio Calico....mmmmm...delish!

Kate said...

Oooo yummy giveaway, pick me, pick me!! ** Kate **

Anna said...

gorgeous gorgeous box from Studio Calico!
The take it or leave it quote rang a bell with me too.

Scrapping4fun said...

Gorgeous giveaway who doesn't like Studio Calico!!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful goodie!
Would be great if you´d draw me :-)

scrapkat

Dolly said...

Fab giveaway Kirsty and I do love your red shoes. :)xx

Sandrine Deleuze said...

You're too kind !! Of course who wouldn't love Studio Calico ?? Pick me please ^-^

Kathy said...

What a lovely surprise to find *THAT* brown box in your porch! I miss your SC DT work Kirsty...you were our little bit of SC in the UK, BUT I look forward to seeing your Banana Frog projects :) Thanks for he chance to enter your giveaway.

EWhyley said...

I have an elderly JW couple who come to my door, it surprised me last time that he had remembered my name .. I feel so bad saying I am not interested... but when I di he said 'thank you for your honesty' .. it almost made me wat to snatch the copy of Watchtower out of his hands and invite them in for lemon drizzle cake!

I keep hoping to see unexpected SC boxes on my doorstep .. but alas not. All I get it are Dominoes or local Chinese take away menus, hee hee :)

xx

Sharon said...

Lovely giveaway - would love to be in the draw to get my mojo working with this lovely stash.

Anonymous said...

Lovely Studio Calico stash, and I like the red shoes too :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely Studio Calico stash, and I like the red shoes too :)

Katy said...

oh chicken this is one giveaway that sooooo has to have my name on it :P i could show them papers some love no probs what so ever. I had some JW's calling last Friday, i was polite but just said thanks for calling but im not interested thanks everso lol

Anyway im going to look at that stash again mwwaahh

Much Love Katy xx

Lynn said...

Your foodie decor is gorgeous; the "take it or leave it" quote would fit in well here :lol:

The Studio Calico giveaway looks fab :)

Sarah said...

Mmmmm lovely giveaway :-) Absolutely love your red shoes, very Dorothy!!

Michelle said...

Oh I have been wanting to sub to the studio calico kit, but just can't afford it but one day my day will come and I will have the luxury of that fat dude arriving at my door - one day, one fine sunny day!

Catherine Whitworth said...

Studio Calico - lovely stuff. kind of you to give it away.

Sharon Speakman said...

Oh please put my name in the prize draw for the studio calico stuff. Sharon x x

Anonymous said...

Oooooh, please, please, me, me, me! What lovely goodies, I could put those to very good use.

Constantina H

Claire Crompton said...

Oh some scrummy Studio Calico goodies!!.

Cx

Anonymous said...

That dinig room is going to look lush Kirsty!

Jools

Anonymous said...

That dinig room is going to look lush Kirsty!

Jools

Anonymous said...

Dining room even lol - just saw error as pressed send!
Joolsx

julie_blease@hotmail.com

beksynormz said...

I'd love to win some SC Goodies, I long for the day I can afford to sub to those beautious kits! xx

Sam said...

can't remember last time I even saw any JW's walking about. we used to see them regularly in our street. love your foody quotes - particularly 'take it or leave it' - wish I could get away with that my house!!
Sam
xx

Mary said...

Studio Calico..........yummy

Debbie Smith said...

Hmmm, would love to be introduced to Studio Calico!

Anonymous said...

Gosh,I havent had a JW at my door for so long now...working full-time away from my home does help,though!!!Maybe its the sun bringing them out...
Loving the sly peek of the slutty shoooooooz..your feet look like really teeny tiny in them!!
Would LOVELOVELOVE to win Studio Calico delightfulness...drool
Lots of love to the Curlygirl
Lulubelle x
louiseamccloud@hotmail.com

Jackie said...

Agree with the girls, how can you bear to give this away!! Please please enter me in your draw, fingers crossed!

Lisa Hemmings said...

Oh how lovely....
hope i'm the lucky girl!
Lisa xxx

Boo said...

What a lovely big box of goodies - no wonder your heart skipped a beat. Would love to be entered into the draw please.

Julie M said...

How lovely to give away this yummy stuff, Kirsty (but you could keep the box - it's really nice too!!!).

We had a JW window-cleaner once, felt quite safe about him climbing ladders and looking at all our valuables (cough cough!!!).

Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie

Andrea said...

Hi, please put me in for the draw.
I've missed seeing what you make with the stuff in those boxes would be lovely to recieve one!

angie's blogspot said...

Awww kirt's you do make me laugh, I feel just the same about JW's, a life without christmas I don't bloody think so! lol
Your foodie decor is fab, I was in home sense today and some bits in there reminded me of you, I would ove to be the lucky winner as It's my birthday next week, pleaseeeeeeeee xxx

Jenni said...

So envious - would just love an Iphone, loving your little works of art as always and the quote is just such typical family stuff isn't it?
Jenni x

Rach said...

OMG how lush are those papers. WOW I really must get my bum in gear and get cutting and sticking bits of paper together with photos - I think I can just about remember how to scrapbook!

Damn these children who expect food and looking after - taking over my 'me' time!

xx

Anonymous said...

How kind of you to give away some delish Studio Calico goodies. I love read your blog.

Best wishes
Janet

Rhian said...

Fab givaway x

Thinkie said...

great giveaway!
JW's don't celebrate birthdays too!

lavenderjack said...

I always have to be polite to JWs too simply because I was brought up to be polite, but now they think I'm interested because I can't tell them to go away! Hubby is less polite, especially when they called at lunchtime on Sunday just as he was sitting down to roast beef! If he's about I send him to the door to see 'em off. Love the red shoes by the way. Please enter me for your gorgeous giveaway as I feel a need for gorgeous things around me at the mo :-)x

Heather said...

you will adore the iphone Kirsty

Anonymous said...

Read your blog everyday and love it - Thx for invitimg us into your world - It sounds fun! And thx for the lovely giveaway chance too!

Ali
x

Princess Scary said...

Love Studio Calico - count me in! x

Sue said...

oh ive never used a kit like this(fingers crossed) - also iphones are great ! and having probs with your feed in google reader its not updating ..... :(

Clarky J said...

wow what a fab giveaway Here's my name Janet Clarke xx
Love seeing your art work for your dining room - you are inspiring me to consider doing some stuff for my own home too xx

Suzy said...

I follow your blog but this is the first time I have commented. The family next door to me are similar to JW. They dont try to force it on anyone else - are very very pleasant and family orientated and a credit to their beliefs - Id like to think people would be pleasant back to them but life dont always work thatway

I have never had the pleasure of Studio Calico in the flesh - maybe one day

Hugs to your beautiful daughter

Suzy

Joy said...

Yummy giveaway! Please enter me in the draw. Can't wait to see your dining room when it is finished. I am doing my kitchen at the moment and I need inspiration.

Annette said...

Loving the art for the dining room - what a good idea. WOW what a giveaway - please enter me into the draw.

Anonymous said...

Oh I love the new "slutty" shoes. Does the candy come with a really big supply of Mojo? `cos that`s the one thing I really neeeed right now.
Sue L

Amanda Baloun said...

Sigh....Studio Calico!! Yummy. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway.

Amanda said...

I've been a 'secret lurker' on your lovely, inspiring blog for a while now. I would love to be entered into the draw.

Lynn Cheryl said...

I live in the middle of nowhere and JW's still come here at least once a year...must be because we are probably the only parents in the area that didn't have our child baptised into the local Lutheran church! JW must think we need saving!!!-LOL! Gospel according to St.Studio Calico is more my kinda religion..so any giveaway opportunity is welcome in my direction:) Hope the sun is shining where you are:)xx

Lidia said...

Take it or leave it... Can Dutchies take it?? Than I'm in!

Kirsti said...

This is a gorgeous giveaway - you are tool kind... I love your little dining room works of art - alas I have no dining room as it is currently full of crafting stash...lol.. well you can't have everything can you....have a great weekend and I will endeavour to keep up with your posts...xoxo

sarah said...

gorgeous work as always kirsty
please eenter me into the giveaway draw

sarah said...

gorgeous work as always kirsty
please eenter me into the giveaway draw

Jeannie said...

PLease put me in for the draw - I would use every last scrap of it!

Anonymous said...

Simply lush looking stash & most divine red shoes, where did you get them?
Thank you for a fab chance to win x
Kat :)

Jet said...

Lol on the JW; but I do the same, be polite let them tell their story and then say I am not interested.
Please enter me too for the FAB giveaway (and because I am not in the UK I don't mind to pay for the postage myself)

Henriëtte KB

SallyB said...

all this begging and a pleading!! And now it's my turn .... it was my birthday yesterday!!!!
Loving the SC giveaway ... but am REALLY loving the iphone covers .. they are GORGE
Sx.x.x

Wrightboysmum said...

Iphones rock and you'll never want to go back. I love the new Studes line and did you double check there wasn't a little paper pressie for you in there? I was kinda hoping there would be to see what you do with the new line.

louisa said...
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louisa said...

Love your new mini canvas....the quote seems to be striking a cord with most people. It was certainly true in our house! LOL
Great giveaway!

Joanne Brown said...

Oh my! How can you even part with such delish goodies!!??? Yummy :)

Maz said...

Ooooh, lovely stuff to drool over and stroke. Please enter me in your giveaway!
Marie x

Éadaoin said...

Must make one Of your pouches for my iPhone, they are super!

Thanks for praising Rapidweaver, I hadn't heard of it before... It's brilliant!

Eadaoin x

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Me, me, me!! I wanna win the Studes kit - pweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze!

xxx

jill said...

love love love

Linda said...

Ooooh thanks for the chance of winning the Studio Calico Stash.... have never had a kit of theirs before, would so love to win it!! Gorgeous iphone covers by the way, am thinking I need to make one as my iphone is getting a tinsy bit scratched up...

Debbie said...

*closes eyes and wishes really hard* pick me pick me!! Im loving the new Studio Calico goodies! Thanks for the chance to win xxx

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

I'm one of those chasing after the Studio Calico papers.... so hard to find them! Thanx for the chance, no matter how minute it might be! LOL!

Miss Natz said...

I'm an athiest too, for many a reason!

Cuuute work and look at that yummy SC goodness! Woah! Very niiiice!

LME said...

Popped over to day Hi got your cd :)

howejam said...

love the giveaway, love your blog, thank you for sharing.

Kate said...

Ooh I love the canvas! So Cute!

craftytassy said...

Lovely shoes! Please enter me for giveaway if its not too late, thank you.

Jo E said...

Made a variation on your Lemon Drizzle as the base for Little C's birthday cake. Compliments received all round. Studio Calico. Me loves!!! xx

Jo E said...

Made a variation on your Lemon Drizzle as the base for Little C's birthday cake. Compliments received all round. Studio Calico. Me loves!!! xx

Anonymous said...

WWJD?