Sunday, 26 August 2012

Review it! - Film [1]

This weeks list

UK age Ratings.
Young Adult - 2011 - Age Rating 15 - Comedy/Drama - 94mins
21 Jump Street - 2012 - Age rating 15 - Action/Comedy/Crime - 109mins
The Amazing Spider-Man in 3D - 2012 - Age rating 12A - Action/Fantasy/Thriller - 136mins
Ted - 2012 - Age rating 15 - Comedy/Fantasy -

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Young Adult

2011 - Age Rating 15 - Comedy/Drama - 94mins
✰ - 1 and a half stars
This film was nothing to how I was expecting. I feel it is very slow to start and doesn't really get going. There is a few comical moments, which are laugh worthy, but a film about everyday life of a woman with an average life but with a twist of trying to steal someones husband. Young adult was a little too everyday life for my taste.

21 Jump Street

2012 - Age rating 15 - Action/Comedy/Crime - 109mins
 - 5 Stars
I loved this film, it had everything for me - Laughter, Violence and Life. 
The usual type American high schools in films, the eye candy for most woman, the geek, coppers.
This film is about two school enemies both becoming police officers and being partnered together on a job. Very funny with lots of Laughs but also a lot of drugs and violence. I would highly recommend this film!

The Amazing Spider-Man in 3D

2012 - Age rating 12A - Action/Fantasy/Thriller - 136mins
  - 4 Stars
I think I really enjoyed this film because it was nothing to what I was expecting at all. There is a big debate about why this was released and which Spider-man films are better. There is no Spider-man VS The Amazing Spider-man debate for me, as they are both VERY different films, with both very different actors.
The Amazing Spider-man is more about the background and life of Peter played by Andrew Garfield, I feel a lot less action than I had imagined and a lot more laughter. Worth a watch.


2012 - Age rating 15 - Comedy/Fantasy - 106mins
  - 3 Stars
Really sad to say this film was disappointing to me. Nothing how it was portrayed. A lot of great features and things shown in the trailer were not in the film. Only small things but it made a huge impact.
This film is about a little boy whose Christmas wish came true and his bear came to life, it shows moments of affection and a lot of drugs and violence. Definitely a romance film and I feel it was more about John's life than Ted's. Lots of humour. 
I may have been trying to compare it to Family Guy as it was created by the same person. It included most of the cast from Family Guy too.
Good film but nothing special in my opinion.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Delicious Doodles DT Call

Card - Cream and Light Blue

Photography - Crafty Cafe

Dessert Glass

{My first DT call entry}

Delicious Doodles have a yummy digi stamp free to anyone who wants to enter their DT Call.
It is a truly stunning digis and I thought I would give it a go, as seeing this digi gave me lots of ideas floating around in my head!
It didn't start off well. The printer ran out of ink, went and replaced the ink, then my printer decided to die :( So rushed around my parents and managed to print off 9 of the same sized images in black. 3 of which messed up as I put 3D Gloss over the strawberries and they changed an odd colour and another 1 messed up as my die moved.
Then looking at my images I wanted them in a light brown, but I had to stick with the images I had left.
Then injuring my finger at work with a piece of glass going through it, I was 4 images down and a finger. Not great. I've given my finger time to heal a little and I came up with a card, 1 photography (which is a cover for my Facebook Group) and a dessert glass. If this is what happens when entering a DT call, I don't know if I want to again hahaha.

Card - Cream and Light Blue - I tried to stick with a neutral colour and incorporate 3 digis. For a simple, quick effective card.

Photography - Crafty Cafe - This worked really well as I used a cup which you would find in a cafe and the Cupcake image which you would also find in a Cafe and added some crafting goodies.
I've been wanting to create a Facebook group for ALL types of craft for a while, this digi helped me a long my way. Crafty Cafe is a place for Crafter's to chat, share, inspire and create. So grab a cuppa - whether it be Coffee, Tea, Milk or Water and come join us over at Crafty Cafe Facebook Group

Glass Painting - Dessert Glass - I only have 5 colours of glass paints (Black, Green, Red, Yellow and Blue) and managed to use them all for this creation. This is my second time using glass paints so go easy on me ;)

I loved this digi especially as all the shading was done for me! And digis are great in general as you can create matching  papers, toppers anything you want!

If I have to choose one entry I would choose the dessert glass as it is different from a card and the first idea and creation I made using the Delicious Doodles Cupcake Digi.

PS. Finger is alright now. :)

UPDATE: I didn't make the cut, maybe next time I should stick to one project. Because Variety isn't what they wanted.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Second Smash and Winner.

First of all I would like to congratulate the winner of my Blog candy which was to celebrate me passing my driving test and me no longer being a teenager; now 20. The winner is...

kevmac6666 - McCrafty's Cards

Please send me your address and comment on this post, I will get it sent out to you :) Congratulations and enjoy your prize.


{Having a smashing time}
 For my second smash page I decided to use the page colours again. I picked some recent photos of myself in the same colour scheme, found some matching embellishments from my stash and coloured in a Saturated Canary Digi Stamp which had a simular look to me, with Promarkers. I decided not to use red hair like mine and use my natruall colour instead as it worked better.

I would like to enter this into Cards Galore Scrapbook Challenge 'Anything Goes'

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Meet Mitch

{Mitch has a new tank and items, he isn't sure what to make of them.}

Some of you already know about my little fella, Mitch. Here is a short video of him a few weeks after he arrived home, only the size of a twenty pence piece...

Name: Mitch Burton-Spencer Reason: None just suited him with our surnames of course :)
Age: 5-6 months Adopted: Monday 2nd April 2012
Species: Turtle/Terrapin meaning small turtle
Breed: Common Musk

Favourite place: On top of the filter
Food: Frozen mashed up Frozen Fish and worms but he loves Reptomin pellets.
Loves: being brushed with a toothbrush :)
One of my favourite memories so far is when he used to sleep clung onto the edge of his rock and swaying with the water whilst asleep.

You may be wondering, why a turtle? Well...
Me and my partner have had dogs most our lives, but we are currently renting. We aren't allowed dogs and it wouldn't be fair to keep one right now with us both working full time etc. We wanted a pet, something between us, not a fish, we wanted something with personality, not that fish doesn't have one ;) and that is what we have! Mitch is a lovable but can be very stupid sometimes but he is growing up fast. Hence the new tank.
We decorated the new tank with a picture across the back but silly little Mitch keeps trying to climb them, they are NOT real rocks! 
We had his rocks in it to start with [Photo 1] but have now changed them for a turtle ramp [Photo 3] We added it in about an hour ago and he doesn't know what to do, hes gone under it, around it, smelt it, stared at it but not yet ventured onto it, lets hope he warms to it soon :)

Thank you for meeting Mitch. I would love to keep you updated on how he gets on and grows. I would be happy to answer any questions anyone has about him :)

3 Most commonly asked questions: 
Can he be held? The answer is Yes.
You can pick him up but cannot put him down anywhere as he loves the water, spends most of his time under and in the water so he will just try and run to find water.
Does he bite? The answer is Yes and No.
They can bite and have very sharp beak like mouths, in the video you can see how well he bit through the frozen food and that was when he was very small! But he hasn't bitten us yet and hope not to find out or loose a finger over it, he is very friendly but don't go teasing him with fingers as you may not have any left!
Can he breath under water? The answer is No.
He can spend a lot of time underwater but comes up for air. He sleeps under the water either on top of his filter or clung onto the side of the rock but he will have just his nostrils out of the top of the water.