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Journal Entry: Wed Jan 14, 2015, 9:04 AM
How was your Christmas and New Year ? Was it as quite as mine , or did you lot party it up ? :) I became old and cold over night lol wasn't going NO place without 16 layers on ......


Anyway you may , or may not , noticed a wee change .... well do you mind a few years ago (ok months then) I mentioned that I was re-designing my Preview , well it turns out I had an epiphany one cold and lonesome night , and I decided on the whole she-bang . Yep , full thing , hair and name . So welcome to Daydreamers Designs .... which is in my over glorified work space/alcove studio thingy that I invented just now . I tend to daydream heaps , hence the change over . Same Rules , Same lass , just different look and Name .... better though right! .

Anyway , I have 2 new Packs for you , enjoy a wee bit of normality .



P.s .. Thankyou to everyone for my Birthday Wishes , and Taz .... thankyouxXx . I was in hopital :( was for a wee while , and couldn't do the online thing , hence why I have not been online since October , sorry about that .


Anyway , how are you all ???? Is all good in the hood ? lol xXx

  • Listening to: Chilli Peps
  • Reading: J.A Konrath - Locked Doors (rep)
  • Watching: You !
  • Eating: Fucking Porridge!!!
  • Drinking: Herbal Tea , Blueberry and Dandelion

Been up all Week ...

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 11:06 PM
Pain & Over tiredness , apparently you can be so tired that your body actually cant sleep ...... who wouldv figured eh!

Update , some stuffs ....... for Printing if you like to , I made these for a Wall Project I'm playing with (cork board and lotsa paint samples) the Punky ones I plan to punch on the corner and tie them together with twine for a mini notebook you can hang on your car mirror , thats when I buy a new hole punch , mines is gone .... I think I may have threw it out at some point , I hate it when I do stuff like that ..... anyway Iv also popped a Christmasy Pack in this update too , like this Pack myself , very clean .

Ok so I have been working on a New Pack Design , and with it previews and such ..... Its a huge pain in my arse , I cant decide on Black & White (like the preview Im using now) to keep with the same theme I go with , or to go more natural ...... in any case , its a 2015 Preview so you wont see it till after New Years but it made me wonder , how long do you! work on a project , before you give up on it and move on ? I myself tend to flirt between Ideas and make umpteen things at the same time , then seem to connect to one project I have tons of inspiration for , and work it till I'm either done or Iv ran out of inspiration for it , then I pick off the rest in the same fashion until I start a couple of new projects , and the cycle begins again ........ most times I save everything in layers then find it 6 months later in my layers folder and think , oooh I can do this , then tadeeda , you get a pack :) Done ,and it only took 8 months , tea please :)


Ok so Im off to make a tea , have some food stuffs and get back into making things , be good people , and speak soon .


P.S . I have a comp coming up , aint done one in ages , so keep your eyes peeled next month , and thank you to everyone for the comments , well wishes , and donations . Please keep yourselfs safe , its a freaky dodgy world we live in and I cannot afford to lose even 1 of you , who will listen to me rant if you leave me ! :( :)

Out xXx

  • Listening to: Chilli Peps
  • Reading: J.A Konrath - Locked Doors (rep)
  • Watching: You !
  • Eating: Fucking Porridge!!!
  • Drinking: Herbal Tea , Blueberry and Dandelion

Cross your fingers ....

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 16, 2014, 1:54 PM
So ok , blunt end of the stick here ..... a wee while ago I mentioned some health problems , haven't updated that info because it just got worse , so I really had nothing to add apart from a good moan , and if anyone knows us Scots , we can moan thee Best! :) (Smile)

So , on Thursday Im heading in for my first OP ,getting a Cp scan , an endoscopy , colonoscopy and a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (hell knows what that last one is lol) , I have 3 lumps that are being tested , one in my back , one in my throat and one under my ribs ...... I know its cancer , the docs pretty sure it is too . Iv lost so much weight , Im now under 7 stone .... I look like shit , I also dyed my hair fire engine red and now look like a transvestite hooker on crack (with regards to the weight loss) lol I hate it , the hair I mean . Anyway , I want some bloody luck sent my way please (with cherry's on top) I havent eaten a meal in 6 months plus , I live on porridge in the morn and thats it ...... occasionaly I splash out and have a banana at dinner time but other than that Im STARVING all the time , yet cant eat due to lump in throat and fear that my GERD will get worse , which is now daily ....... cant mind a day when I woke and had nothing wrong with me ..... I tell you , with no shame either , I was a braggart , I bragged about my lack of illness and utterly brilliant health , now the devil has caught me and hes rammed his foot firmly up my arse lol sods law isnt it ?!

Today I have to fast for 48 hours , they took me off my meds 10 days ago , and Iv been in E&A 3 times since . I know I cant eat normally , but being told to not eat is entirely different , as Im a kinda rebel at heart :) (Smile) I want steak , and hotdogs ..... oh and chorizo ...... and for dessert I want a banana split and a Knickerbocker Glory ...... and I never want to see another bowl of porridge for as LONG AS I LIVE or so help me I will run you over and steal your dog!. God I hate it ...... ok Im lying , but eating the same dish day in day out is tedious and boring ..... I cook , I love cooking and eating , now I cook and just inhale the flavors out of everything lol The dogs have NUTHIN on me , N.U.T.H.I.N :) (Smile)

I shall be on vaca mode for 1 week , I have no idea when I will be back online to update , but I do hope its soon . In the mean time , you may send chocolates , grapes (red please) and some vintage cheeses ....... , oh and no flowers , I prefer the potted variety (Im just about to harvest my 2 Aloe plants yay) In exchange , I will gift you with a weeks supply of either pineapple upside down cake , Caramel cake or carrot cake , take your pick love , Iv been cooking for 2 weeks straight and not EATING ..... some of them may have no flavor left due to my superb inhaling maneuver :) (Smile) I promise , I never licked nary a one , scouts honor!


So today will be my last update for a while , I will check in before I go , but I cant promise anything as I never know whats gonna happen . As of right now (its 6:24pm here in Sunny Glasvegas) and I havent slept in 73 hours , this is normal dont worry , but my god Im so tired Im doing silly things , like last night I put a dish towel in the fridge and I also decided for some reason that I had to carry a pot around the house with no idea what I was doing with it lol Fruitcake ....... no , carrot cake ! Haha boom .... ok Im tired and being silly now , be good people ,PLEASE! Take care of your loved ones and yourself , you never know when the big mans gonna pop up and decide to add something to your bio mix ..... If only he could have given me something like itchy eyebrows , or a larger big toe , or ..... or a detachable ear ........ I could cope with any of them . Anyway , I'm out , be good my minions , be good and safe and healthy and do Not take your food for granted , or I will show up and inhale all those lovely smells away :) (Smile) xXx


Just Awesomeballs ......

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 19, 2013, 9:24 PM
Not only do I have some pretty amazing watchers , but I have been bombarded with thank you notes and gifts of points for a while now , so much so that I'm starting to lose track lol

Thank you to each and every one of you , from those who comment , to watchers , to donators , to friends , to faveys , to you!!!



This is still my hobby , its how I unwind , its the first thing I think of (other than con & school) and my last thought at night (did I save that last piece with the drop shadow or not ?!) sometimes , I get so engrossed in what I'm doing I forget how to use my fecking legs and I near keel over when I go to make a tea lol I have had more cramps than should be allowed , get bleary eyed , forget that I should have had dinner an hour ago! Things like that , but Its all worth it in the end , I love designing new packs , I love watching an idea come together , I love it most when I'm just mucking about and all of a sudden I have this amazing pack to upload , and it goes from there (like Candy Girl and Sugar Dose and Beeing Me) . I think you get what I mean :) (I am even sad enough to admit that I sometimes rummage through my previews and think 'I like that one' ) :D


Kinda think your gonna like the New Packs I put up today , Candy Girl , Washi Tape , and a wee mini set of papers called Anything But Plain . Candy Girl is adorable , utterly cute but bubbly too . Play , enjoy , mind eat your dinner (miss stern face here) and best of all , have fun doing so ...... if you ever feel that you have some ideas to contribute , then by all means mail me , and lets see what we can do :)

Now I'm gone , its 5:13 am here and my belly's rumbling , so bed for me lol . Be good people xXx

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Quick Meals for Cannibals
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a staple .....
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: a Mandorlino

Bits n Bobs

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:49 PM
So ........ I made a few packs up , took me a while to upload them , work - life , you know how it goes , first you miss the odd meal , then the odd hour or two of sleep , then before you know it , weeks have gone past lol . So I have had these packs all waiting for a few months , the only thing missing was the previews , hence the overload .......



I hope you enjoy these new uploads , all with a certain theme that I have never tried before , so lets know what you think of them ....... a bit of users feedback  :)




Competition Time ...............

Recently I have had some good luck , so I want to pass that good luck on to you guys !!!

YOU , my watchers ........ must pick me a theme for my next project ........... No cheating mind , it must be a workable theme , and must be a flexible full pack for both Backgrounds and Elements . Submit you idea below (1 try per watcher) to enter :)


What You Win ...................

I'm going to Design this Pack on your idea , but I'm going to hand all rights of this Pack to you as a gift , no ties , no credit , you will have full permission to take this as a No Strings attached gift from me . Which basically means , you can do what you want of it its yours ! Plus , I will buy the winner a 3 Month Premium :)

Closing date - 31/01/1213 . Winner will be announced the same day by mail .




Speak soon :D xXx

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Quick Meals for Cannibals
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a staple .....
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: a Mandorlino

Eye Candy .....

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 31, 2012, 4:46 PM
Uploaded some new packs for you guys to play with ....... Beeing Me , Blush , Glimmer and Shooting Stars . With 'Beeing Me' my absolute fav at the moment :)

Hope you're all well , family too ....... Taz ! Be good and bloody mail me! lol

Wuv you all xXx


Oh wait , points ....... you donate , you receive .....  Thank you too those who have given a generous gift , keep you're eyes peeled , got something planned for you noisy lot :D

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Quick Meals for Cannibals
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a staple .....
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: a Mandorlino

Back In Black ......

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 6, 2012, 7:06 AM
You may have seen that I've uploaded :ninja:, you may have seen 2 new packs going up and you may see a few other new packs going up in the next wee while due to ,moi, having some free time lately and playing about with Gimp Again ...... let me tell you , it was weird the first time it started up , I'm so shocked at how long I was away for ......

Anyway , I do hope to keep this up ...... I really want to upload more and get back in the Real World :lmao:

Hope you're all well and keeping it real , be good people :)

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Quick Meals for Cannibals
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a staple .....
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: a Mandorlino

All About You ......

Journal Entry: Fri May 25, 2012, 12:23 AM
Ok ,I have a few points to give away ...... while Im packing up some new packs for you guys :D Wanna grab some points ? Read on .......


* Rules - Sum yourself up in one sentence (or more if needed) and drop your line below .... this is all about 'YOU' people . How you perceive yourself in this big bright world ,your thoughts , your roots , your imagination , your soul ..... let me know below and Il visit you in the next few days with a gift of points :)

*2nd Rule - You must be a watcher (a hardship , I know :D)

In the mean time ,I'm away to sleep ,Iv got backache ...... been up all night with it but I can't stay awake any longer . Laters peoples :D

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Quick Meals for Cannibals
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a staple .....
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: a Mandorlino

Competition Time ....

Journal Entry: Tue May 8, 2012, 7:49 AM
Iv uploaded a few new Paper Packs - One of the packs is called - Cream Tea - Do you recognize this Design ? If so ,drop me a comment in my Comp Journal telling me who you think it is , and you will win 100 points! :)

The first person who answers correctly , wins :D

* Hint 1 - Its not an artist as you would think ,but they do design attire :)

* Hint 2 - The company motto is 'Happy products for Happy People' :)

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Quick Meals for Cannibals
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a staple .....
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: a Mandorlino

Yes ,Iv uploaded .....

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 24, 2012, 5:15 PM
May have taken me a wee bit longer than I originally thought ,but hey ,better late than never ... right ? ..... right ?! So here you have it , a mix and match of 7 downloads to keep your peepers happy ,and your hands entertained for a while :)

Sorry I can't stay and chat ,I'm up at 4:30 am for work and I'm so tired I could nod off right here . Il be back on later this week (when I'm off) and I shall catch up with you all later ..... be good people xXx

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Quick Meals for Cannibals
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a staple .....
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: a Mandorlino

Out Of Hibernation

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 30, 2012, 1:26 PM
Well kinda ....... an update and a hello and info and stuff ..... some would call it a ramble , I call it a catch up on the low down :)

So , I have a job ..... no no , a real job (as I'm told often) I serve real people and stand for a bloody long time taking cheek and insults from people I don't know ,but who all want to be special ..... yes I work in a Petrol Station (lol) it's as real as it can get I assure you . And now with the 'threat' (smell the sarcasm here) of the strike coming (which wont happen btw) they are now twice as cheeky and insulting as before . As you know ,I previously ran a small time Entertainment business for 300+ years ,and decided in early January to become a normal person ..... and work normal hours ..... no it didn't work out as I had planned  ,but it is normal and real . Plus I get 3 days a week (luxury time) to spend with my family which I havent had in years! Its like part-time but set hours I suppose , mind you it serves me well ,keeps me a bit busy (instead of dying from boredom and more boredom) and it lets me see my home and hearth in day time hours ..... I actually sleep nights now ,not days ..... still a bit funny to sleep when its dark but Il survive :) So this is why I fell off the earth .


I have not designed anything in a million and twelvety years ,and believe it or not , this is the first time my comp has been on in 10 days ! Iv became boring !! Iv got plans though ,big plans . I'm sure your all mighty interested :D

I am planning a project for you guys (yup promise) I have been researching all day (day off this day ,4:30 am start in the morn though) and I have ideas ..... keep with me on this one ,I can't give you a time/date or what not but I can say I will start it off on Monday , here's hoping It wont take me any more than a week or so .


Il be back on Monday/ Tuesday at some point ,so drop a comment and let me know how you are , and if you have any ideas to help with this next Project and I shall speak to you all soon . Be good :D xXx



Oh and P.s - I will reply back to the 6,488 messages and 124 notes I have . Promise ,just keep with me :) oh and Hello to everyone :wave:

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Quick Meals for Cannibals
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a staple .....
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: a Mandorlino

For the sake of old times ...

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 31, 2011, 1:10 PM
Shid ald akwentans bee firgot,
an nivir brocht ti mynd?
Shid ald akwentans bee firgot,
an ald lang syn*?

Fir ald lang syn, ma jo (or ma dear),
fir ald lang syn,
wil tak a cup o kyndnes yet,
fir ald lang syn.

An sheerly yil bee yur pynt-staup!
an sheerly al bee myn!
An will tak a cup o kyndnes yet,
fir ald lang syn.

Fir ald lang syn, ma jo (or ma dear),
fir ald lang syn,
wil tak a cup o kyndnes yet,
fir ald lang syn.

We twa hay rin aboot the braes,
an pood the gowans fyn;
Bit weev wandert monae a weery fet,
sin ald lang syn.

Fir ald lang syn, ma jo (or ma dear),
fir ald lang syn,
wil tak a cup o kyndnes yet,
fir ald lang syn.

We twa hay pedilt in the burn,
fray mornin sun til dyn;
But seas between us bred hay roard
sin ald lang syn.

Fir ald lang syn, ma jo (or ma dear),
fir ald lang syn,
wil tak a cup o kyndnes yet,
fir ald lang syn.

An thers a han, my trustee feer!
an gees a han o thyn!
And we'll tak a richt‡ gude-willie-waucht‡,
fir ald lang syn.

Fir ald lang syn, ma jo (or ma dear),
fir ald lang syn,
wil tak a cup o kyndnes yet,
fir ald lang syn.






Auld Lang Syne is an original Scots Song ,passed around from country to country by those who emigrated . The original version of us Scots is what you read above , and Rabbie Burns's original wording ,if not in our common tongue at least . Many people seem to think of Hogmany when this song is played ,but it's also played at the funerals of our departed ,or often sung at the end of a céilidh ,to mark a farewell .

This melody rings true on a few points for me ,the first line - For auld lang syne , means - for the sake of old times . Some of you will understand what I mean by this .



I want to wish you all good wishes for the coming bells ,I hope they ring true and sound for you and your's , that you can pass the night with joy and peace , and hold those close to your heart . In Scotland ,we have some traditions , you should always have a clean house to see the bells in , it means your house will always be clean in the following year ,everyone in the household should be dressed in their sunday best , you should also have a drink in your hand ,even if it's just to sip when the bells toll .And after the bells ,when the new year starts off ,a dark-haired man should be the one to first foot you for luck and prosperity . If they are not dark-haired and tall ,then don't answer the door , mind if you have any ,break some shortbread over the threshold or have the dark-haired man bring a gift - but not scissors ,they should only be exchanged for money ,so it must be something as a gift .


Be good people ,mind take care of yourselves this coming night and dinnae mind forget to share some of your drink with the person beside you ,it brings good tidings . I will see you all in the New Year ,have fun !!! xXx

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Quick Meals for Cannibals
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a staple .....
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: a Mandorlino

The Thief Diary ....

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 12, 2011, 7:40 PM
A few days ago ,I found a thief selling my designs on Etsy .

I managed ,with a lot of help from Friends and Regresty ,to get her to remove my Resources . But she wouldnt shut down the shop that used my name - MarmiteMamie- even though she wont be selling anything . So I mailed her a few times ,highlighting the benefits of her closing this shop down ...

1. You wont be using my name anymore ,the name I spent 2 years building up .
2. You wont be selling anthing thats yours anyway ,your just going to steal more work from others .
3. It wont piss me off anymore ,and I will leave you alone .

Today -13/10/2011 - she basically told me ,she was going to upload my designs onto another site and make money again . That was after she told me ,it was MY FAULT for her stealing from me ,as I made it too easy by giving away free Resources . She also says she wont be refunding me the money she made from my resources and she has - paid enough by pulling my resources down in the first place - she called my watchers names ,called me names ,and basically insulted us by saying that we are daft for wanting to give away resources . She stole from me when I was going through a death in my family ,then a funeral ,then set up a shop on Etsy when my house almost burnt down to the ground ,and I lost a dear neighbour and all my personal belongings . Iv had enough to deal with this past year ,I dont need any more . But its ok ,as apparently this was all my fault anyway ...... *cough cough*


So ..... today ,I pulled down my Resources . She cannot sell what is not there . Now I understand some of you may think that unfair of me ,but Im not leaving if thats what you think ..... after some soul searching and angry rages ,I decided to re-make my preview image . You know ,the cover of my Resources that shows you what your getting ? And in saying that ,DISOWNING ,my previous preview .

Hear me out - as this is where you come in ,everytime you see my old preview image ,you know it was stolen ,everytime you see someone sell them /upload them somewhere else ,you know it wasnt by me . Im going to make a new preview image up this week and re-upload them ,but with changes - no more preview inside the pack and other things I have yet to iron out .


If you want to know who this person is ,her name is - Susana Barroso ,she is from either Madrid or Portugal ,she may even have a devart page - I havent quite investigated that one yet ,but I will let you know if its her as soon as I know . She also claims to be an Art Student . Here is her Etsy page - www.etsy.com/people/marmitemam… - the one in which she is claiming to be me . Do what you wish with the information I have given you . Find out more if you can ,it doesnt matter if you cant though . I will find soon enough .


Now ,I know some of you will be wondering about the donations of points you gave me for my resources . NOTHING CHANGES on that front ,they are still yours . You will NOT have to re-donate again when I reupload ,my rules and tou still stand too . This change does not affect you in any way ,other than having to wait to re-download anything .

Im sorry for the hassle this is causing you all ,Im also sorry I had to do this . But I protect whats mine ,and some of that work was done by my son ,who is going through some problems in school right now ,and doesnt need to know that someone is stealing the designs he helped make .


I hope your all well ,keeping safe and taking every precaution you can afford ,to make sure you keep whats yours ,yours!

Il see you sooner than you think ,and I will be shiny new again :D be good guys xXx

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Quick Meals for Cannibals
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a staple .....
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: a Mandorlino

All Is Well In Mamie's World !

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 10, 2011, 5:53 PM
First off ,a link here to the Spanish Me (lol with sarcasm) convo with the real Scottish Me - www.kwikpiks.com/files/166/Fak…

As of today ,her shop is EMPTY (yay) she pulled .... my designs down lol .... and then mailed me some crap about not being able to speak ze english ..... what ? ..... anyway ,I have given you a link above to go see my showdown with .... well ,myself apparently! Grab popcorn :)


This is all thanks to you guys -
:iconsilvertears1983: :iconmadaline-7: :iconxdiewithmex: :iconchelseacherryblossom: :iconblissful-creations: :iconkcarey: :icontaz412: :iconvisualjunky: :iconnya99:

and also a big Thank you to Regretsy!!! (link here guys) - www.regretsy.com/2011/10/10/fl… .

To combat this ,Iv had to open my own shop and stick a couple of things in ...... Dont Worry !! I still be loving DA ,I even have a nice brush pack to upload for you all to play with , and will do once the dust has settled ,as she has only removed my resources ,not shut the shop down . But I have to combat this ,and the only way I can do this in my opinion ,is to put some stuff up for sale ,it should stop the thief's (at least I hope so) and all proceedings from there will go straight into my piggy bank here !!


Thank you for your help and your continued support . I owe you all big time and plan to pay up soon . Be good guys for now ,I will keep you up to date with the going on's in the mean time .


Be good and stay safe ,batman isn't really real :D

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Quick Meals for Cannibals
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a staple .....
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: a Mandorlino

Art Theft ,need help guys please !!!

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 8, 2011, 3:14 PM
Ok so I just got a new Internet Provider last night ,decided to pop onto etsy to see about buying a birthday gift for a friend ..... and there is my resources being 'SOLD' on etsy ,by someone claiming to be me !!! Im Livid!!


Iv mailed Etsy ,Iv mailed the Thief ,Iv mailed the Etsy Forums ..... Im now asking for your help!!!

The Profile to the person is here - www.etsy.com/people/marmitemam…

Please ,Please ,Please .... I ask you ,mail etsy and let them know ,give them a link to my original page ,mail the seller letting them know that they have been caught and could they remove my resources . And please mention my resouces in any way you can ,pass on the link of the sellers page if you can and warn anyone not to buy from them .

I will owe you all so much if I can get them removed ,If I cant ..... Then Im shutting down this account ,Im getting sick to death of this .... I dont make resources for money ,I make them for fun! But this ,this just pisses me right off .....

Please help me in any way you can ,I have never asked for anything from you guys before ,but I ask you this !!!

Farley

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Quick Meals for Cannibals
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a staple .....
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: a Mandorlino

Finally showing face ....

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 25, 2011, 1:16 AM
Its been 3 months since I have been on here ,mailed anyone ,answered any questions .... I had to get away ,you understand . The death of my gran hit me really hard and I just didn't want to face anything .... so I worked ,slept ,ate and interacted when necessary ..... but it was a healing process I needed . Tonight ,I can't sleep .... actually its morning now , Iv had the flu all week so Iv been at home ,bored ,tired ,sore .... you get the picture . I miss my gran so much it hurts to think of her , I can't look at her pictures without feeling ill ,so I don't . But I know I'm being daft in a way ,I get that ,but that's me .


Iv got 7'035 mails above me and I'm already dreading answering them ,but I will . I also owe a lot of you guys personal emails ,keep with me on this one ,I havent forgotten any of you !! You know I miss you J ,I just don't know how to express it right now . Smile for me at least xXx


I do have a pack being worked on ,I will try to get that up this week . But right now I'm going to answer some questions for those who have asked for help with Gimp . I will also add a tutorial of the basics in my packs from now on ,so the new guys don't have to wait around for answers .


Question
I'm new to Gimp ,where do I put my brushes ?

Answer
Download the brush, then place the brush file inside your Gimp brush folder, the brush folder is usually found here:

C:Users{user account}.gimp-2.6brushes

You may need to refresh your brushes afterwards. Open you brushes dialogue window and click on the refresh button. Or, just close GIMP and re-open it again. :)


Question
My computer says it doesnt recognize the file ,what program do I need to use your download's ?

Answer
WinRar is the software that allows you to "unpack" all of the files that are included in your download. When you download the files - they are all "zipped up" in a file that looks like a stack of books ...so you use the WinRar software to unzip (or, unpack) them...and then you will see all of the individual paper and brush files :) You can download the evaluation version of WinRar for FREE.  Once you have downloaded my zip file, you simply need to EXTRACT the files to your computer! . Easiest place is your desktop ,then once you have extracted the contents ,you just bin the rar file :)

Link to WinRar here - www.rarlab.com/download.htm

Take the correct version for your computer ,and install as a normal program .

Question
What is your Alpha pack ? It looks like a font ,so where do I put this ?

Answer
My alpha packs are made for one simple fact ,fonts are boring! I have taken some common used fonts ,and dressed them up a bit ,and just like your brushes ,you put these in your brush folder like normal . Each one is named accordingly ,so you only have to move the letters/numbers you need .

Question
How much do I have to donate to you for commercial use ?

Answer
That's entirely down to you! One donation secures you full rights to my packs ,one's already uploaded and any future resources I have coming up . You can donate from 1 point to 1000 points ,It truly is your choice . Once you have made that donation ,you then have no need to credit me in any way - no link backs - no mentions .


Question
What are your Background packs for ?

Answer
These can be used for your page on devart (your custom boxes) ,for blog backgrounds ,for desktops ..... most will also print out really well for projects at home if you're a Digital Scrapbooker . I also cheat a bit ,I use them as inlays for pictures at home - just print of the desired size for your frame - cut out the middle (a square a little bit smaller than your picture) and place inside your frame with your picture on top . I get a lot of comments on my photos at home due to these ,the Child's Grace packs work extremely well for this . I also upload them to places that I buy things from ,like ArtsCow and such . Last month I made my second batch of coasters using Kiwi Paper Pack .


Question
Do you like bacon ?

Answer
Yes ,yes I do :)


Hope that helps out (not the bacon part) and I hope to speak to you all soon . Take care everyone ,and be good .... especially you J :D

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Quick Meals for Cannibals
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a staple .....
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: a Mandorlino

Updates and a wee hello

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 14, 2011, 1:37 AM
Seen as its been ages since Iv been here kinda figured you would be like 'my god who is that uploading' :giggle: Yeah yeah ,Iv uploaded 2 new packs ,just little girly one's and a background pack as well . Got one more to upload either today or the morrow too for Father's Day ,so keep an eye out :)


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Be good people :heart:

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Quick Meals for Cannibals
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a staple .....
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: a Mandorlino

The Black Cuff

Journal Entry: Mon May 23, 2011, 11:22 AM
3 weeks ago my grandmother passed away in her sleep .She battled with an illness that ,even though it took her breath .... her appetite and her strength ,she stayed forever the lady through it all . I will not attempt to convey the depths of my despair . My grandmother had a girlish view of life in spite of her age . She took delight in vintage floral's ,to the stories of old and new ,along with fairies and fairy tales . Her dressing table was a treasure chest of old and new ,from french perfumes to her little pill-box collection in different styles and era's . Forever the lady with scarves in a rainbow of colours ,to her little trinkets around the house ..... I will forever associate the smell of roses that was in the air around her ,and her home with my gran from this day on. I swear I can still smell it now and it haunts me as much as it delights me . Bittersweet the memory .

In memory of my gran ,I have a collection called 'Botanical' that I have been working on when I cannot sleep . She would have liked it ,I know .

I wont apologize for not being around ,my family are important to me and I need not give excuses for being with them . But I will thank you all for the mails and the updates . I will try to get back to you all as soon as I can ,but in all honesty I can barely function never mind concentrate . And this place just saps what little energy I do have ,hence why this is the first time I have logged on since April .


In memory of my Gran June ,I give you 'The Botanical Collection' ,and I hope you have as much joy with this pack as I did making it .

Your's Farley


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* (update 23/5/11) I want to thank you all for your kind words and blessings . I cant comment to each and everyone of you as its just breaking my heart and my eyes are burning . But I do thank you from the bottom of my heart! Be good you guys ,and Il mail you all soon xXx

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Quick Meals for Cannibals
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a staple .....
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: a Mandorlino

Competition Time

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 9, 2011, 7:22 AM
My Logo is an M (no shit Sherlock :roll:) but I need a change ,its been up for over a year now . Not only do I have man time attention span ,but I like change - lots of it . So read on for details .....


What To Do

Design me a new Avatar for DeviantArt . Something bold that catches the eye ,something that is associated with my name or what resources I offer . It must be of good quality ,and hand made by YOU . Let us all see what you can do !  

The Prize

Im offering a Brand New Brush Pack - Background Paper Pack - and Alpha Brush Set as the prize ,all matching . Not only will these be made especially for the winner ,you will also have full commercial use over them . That means no Credit!! No link backs!! and no Points Donation!! These will be made for you and you alone ,I will even give you a link outside of deviant art to receive them .

The Rules  

1) No more than 2 Entries per Person .
2) Must be made solely by you .
3) Once I have faved your Avatar design ,you cannot change it . Make any changes before you leave a link ,I will take a snapshot of all entries posted .
4) Competition end date - 23/4/20011 - 23rd of April .



Comment and leave your link in here , the winner will be notified by mail . Like I've already said ,no changing it after you have left a link . I will take a snapshot of all entries posted to help with my decision .  

Last but not least ,good luck :love: Have fun people :D

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Quick Meals for Cannibals
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a staple .....
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: a Mandorlino

Just Too Funny Not To Mention ....

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 8, 2011, 8:33 AM
So a little while ago Noah ,got into the kitchen while I was cat napping - and raided the kitchen bin . My fault entirely for forgetting to shut the door ..... so cleaned up the shredded tea-bags .... wiped the cupboard doors covered in last night's garlic sauce ..... gave the floor a mop ,sprayed the room with anti odor stuff ,opened the window  - cleaned myself up and disappeared outside into the garden with the dogs ,wee cat and a new book (J.R Ward btw ,new BrotherHood Book) .


So Noah is doing his thing ..... you know ,and Chyna is sprawled at my feet doing her thing and wee cat is under my chair . When my neighbor pops her head over the garden wall to day hi (and be nosy) she's lovely ,but she would move in with me if she could lol . So anyway while having a chin wag ,she points to Noah ,and says

'Something's wrong with Noah ,he has a white thing hanging out his arse'

Sure enough Noah ,has a white thing hanging out his bum ...... so I grabbed my rubber gloves ,and held him down while trying to pull this thing out his backside while he's bucking like a cat ...... It was a baby wipe!! I was gutting myself ,couldn't stop laughing - and my neighbors like 'why are you laughing ?' and I replied 'He's finally learned how to wipe his bum himself' :rofl:

This has just made my day no end ,a dog who recycles - who would have thought ?!

Oh and the J.R Ward book is really good btw ...... Im going back outside now ,I just had to share :D

  • Listening to: the dogs snoring ....
  • Reading: Self Help For Turn Coats .....
  • Watching: my fingers type ......
  • Playing: with a twisty thing you tie bread up with ...
  • Eating: Man Crisps ,steak flavoured
  • Drinking: frozen coffee with cream and chocolate