Monday 28 January 2013

Creative Weekend [glass, glass charm, earring and card]

Glass and Glass Charm DT Post can be found HERE.

A mix variety of large earrings (Navy blue butterflies, Brown large stones, Mixed long beaded earrings, Green crackle effect earrings)

Debbie Card:
Promarkers - Blush, Sun kissed pink (skin.) Vanilla, Sandstone, Caramel (hair.) Cocoa, Cinnamon (bear.) Pale pink, Blossom, Lime Zest, Duck egg, Burgandy (clothes.)
Papers - 3 x Bird Song Papers by First Edition (Green leaves paper and stripey paper is covered in iridescent spray, along with the coloured image.)
Inks - Distress Ink, Age Mahogany and Momento Black
Powder blue ribbon, Karrs glitter glue, iridescent spray, mixed flowers, paper mania stickers, coloured with promarkers)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Dream Valley Challenges - Girls, Girls, Girls.

Joanna Sheen Challenge - 3-2-1 (3 Papers, 2 Embellishments - flowers and letters, 1 image)

Saturday 26 January 2013

Review it! - Streaming services [2]

Review it! is back and so am I, I've decided one review it! per month for the time being, this month it is Film streaming services and next month will be Crafters Pens (Copics, Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs etc)
What is Review it? Find out how to join in and what it is HERE

This months list

Love Film UK - by Amazon from £4.99 a month
Netflix UK - £5.99 a month
Now TV UK - Sky - £15 a month

They all offer a trial at the current time of this being written, other promotions are available.

Love Film UK

Amazon - from £4.99 a month
✰ - 2 and a half stars

Love film has been around the longest in the United Kingdom, they have a great selection and range of different prices and services.
Love film are great because they allow you to rent out dvds, blu-rays, 3D Films and games, they also allow you to stream films through devices at home; through smart tv apps, tablet apps and games consoles. Prices from £4.99 - £14.99

What I love: 
* I love the selection of thousands of Films, from new to old on rental.
* I love that they allow you to choose your package. 
* I love that they also provide games and every type of DVD.
* I love that it is all FREE post. 
* I love that you can pretty much stream them from anywhere.
* I love how you have a rental list and can add priority order and they send you the ones they have available at that current time from the top of your list.
* I love how you can keep the disks for however long you want and no late fees!

What I dislike:
* I dislike that their online streaming through devices / Love film instant, doesn't have very up to date or many films.
* I dislike that they don't always send you enough envelopes to fit all the disks in the return them.
* I dislike that they have films up on their site to rent out but no rental button
* I dislike that we didn't receive 3 of the 5 disks they were suppose to send us and was told our account would be cancelled if we didn't send them back (we didn't even receive them)

I wouldn't use Love Film again.

Netflix UK

£5.99 a month
- 4 and a half Stars
Netflix started out in America and it finally came to the United Kingdom.
Netflix is an online streaming service with a huge variety of films and TV series they allow you to stream films through devices at home; through smart tv apps, tablet apps and games consoles. A set price of just £5.99 a month.

What I love: 
* I love the selection of t of Films and TV series, from new to old.
* I love that you can pretty much stream them from anywhere.
* I love the price for what you get.
* I love the great functions - Search (works brilliantly,) Suggested films/series list (amazing suggestions for us,) Genres (nice selection in the genres on the main screen.)
* I love how it saves pretty much every programme on where you finished watching them so you can carry on to the place you were last at or restart it!

What I dislike:
* I dislike that there are not different tariffs
* I dislike that you cannot get films and games through the post (no games)

I currently use Netflix and very happy with them.

Sky - £15 a month
2012 - Age rating 12A - Action/Fantasy/Thriller - 136mins
  - 1 Star
Now TV is a pretty new service from Sky, an online streaming service and Sky movies service at £15 a month

What I love: 
* I love that have different upcoming promotions
What I dislike:
* I dislike that you have to buy passes which are added expensive cost
* I dislike the set price
* I dislike the lack of films (although it is still fairy new)
* I dislike the unhelpful interface and sections
* I dislike that there isn't many apps for them at the moment
* I dislike that when the promotions show it says £8.99 for say 3 months but then it will take £15 from accounts without letting people know, it just states £8.99 a month.
* I dislike that there isn't HD sound at the moment.

I will not be continuing after my trial of Now TV.

Sunday 20 January 2013

Apologises for my absents

Apologises for the absent on my blog; we were in the process of moving when someone pulled out very last minute, things had to be packed and unpacked, arranging everything also took up some of our time and along the way I lost my crafting mojo - Although getting back into it, but loving my new start on jewellery making and also enjoying painting glass, still a lack of mojo on the paper crafting side of things, I do have a smash book page ready to stick and hopefully this time next week I will have some cards to share as well.

It has been a cold and wintery, white weekend over in England, so we’ve spent some quality time together in the warm, hot drinks, blanket, movies, snuggles on the sofa and burning candles (Strawberry scented tea-lights and Macintosh Yankee candle,) perfect snowy evenings ♥
We also grabbed some healthy piri piri chicken from Roosters for Sunday lunch – hot of course ;)

- My first couple of sets of earrings, shown above, I’m hoping to get more supplies to make lots more and different types of earrings soon.
- My first couple of orders for painted glasses, one super cute bumble bee with heart for a special gift for somebody’s mother and another logo glass for a friends business, you can find his page HERE, if you become a ‘liker’ please let them know Dannii sent you!
(Main post for earrings and glasses can be found over at Danniiz Designz)
- Don’t forget the 2 monthly challenges we have going on at The Stamping Shack, this half of the month the challenge is Child’s Play, this simple door sign or can be made as a toy box sign using the cutie ‘Oscar with Plane.

Enjoy your week, anyone in the cold winter, stay warm and stay safe!