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2011-09-16 06:15 pm
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Busy Beady Weekend!

Okay so what am I doing this weekend?

First off taking part in CRAFTfest! Which is an online craft fair with over 130 stalls! I think now is the time to come and do some xmas shopping don't you?

My stall is here:

http://creative-connections.ning.com/photo/albums/craftfest-stall-28

Main CRAFTfest page:

http://creative-connections.ning.com/page/craftfest-1

I'm really sure that EVERYBODY can find something on there for someone maybe even yourself :D

Also, the CraftBritannia Team BNR is on again this weekend! I'm curating tonight, tomorrow and Saturday for an hour each so why don't you pop by and say hi, maybe buy?

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTA5NzEyNzh8NzI3ODc3Njk0/open-craftbritannia-big-fun-weekend-bnr

Carrie
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2011-09-15 07:53 pm
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The Folksy Furore and Fuckwits

First off, let me say that I have never have been and now never want to be a member of folksy. This site is sorta of like a British-based Etsy, a place where craftspeople can sell their wares for a 20p listing fee and commission on sales. I had heard of it of course, one of my friends has a shop there and had considered opening one myself but obviously me and stuff, procrastination gets in the way as per.

Anyhoo, Folksy this week announced that they were tightening up the rules as to what constitutes handmade to them and their “vision” and any items deemed unsuitable by them would be removed from November 1st. As a result of this, a lot of people are very, very unhappy. A lot of people are basically getting kicked off because their work no longer fits Folksy's “vision”.

And thus, the fallout began )

Carrie
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2011-07-28 08:40 pm
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Dominion Tank Police crackfic bulk post :D

This is a little fic I work on sporadically i.e when I can be bothered/have an idea/ in an extremely silly mood. I haven't posted any of it over here yet so you get the two old chapters plus the brand new shiny one today! Yay!

Beware: herein lies absolute fucking CRACKFIC.

The Adventures of Rosa Bonaparte 1 )

The Adventures of Rosa Bonaparte 2 )

The Adventures of Rosa Bonaparte 3 *Brand new*  )

Yeah, I like the idea of pervert!Sophie. :P

Carrie
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2011-07-01 08:21 pm
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Happy Birthday Kane

Today my eldest girl turns 8. Officially she's now an old cat-lady. But we shan't tell her that.

A look at an amazing cat's life so far )

Carrie
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2011-06-05 07:14 pm
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Single Review: Nicola Robert's Beat of My Drum

Whoo it's been a lonnnng time since I actually bought NEW MUSIC. But considering Nicola's my favourite member of Girl's Aloud and always has been and I've been fighting her corner for a decade how could I say no?

Anyway, my favourite little redhead has finally struck out on her own and got herself a little single out!! Oh Gawd you're thnking, not another wannabe solo star from a band? No, actually it's really rather good. I mean, really rather good. It's upbeat ad poppy and awesome!



Okay so the video isn't exactly blowing-your-mind stuff but hey, first single and it looks like she really had fun doing it. And I loooove her high-side ponytail at the end. And the geometric sweater XD.

But the song is a piece of pure pop genius. On first listen it's really fun and poppy and catchy-definitely an earworm. Then you actually listen to the words and it seems to be *very* personal as to the way Nic's been treated during her time in GA-peope calling the "ugly" one the sour faced one etc. "Baby in the corner/learnng quick/....Look how strong you've made me now/Doesn't it make your heart go wild/How I've turned this whole thing round?" Seriously, rock on, Nicola.

The B side itunes preorder exclusive (try saying that ten times fast!) , "Porcelain Heart" is also really really gorgeous. Again, seemingly personal and it starts off amazingly with a very fairytal-ish tinkling sound leading into a slightly more upbeat chours "As good as gold/...I wouldn't change a single thing/ my only friend/ let's dance again/ but please don't break my porcelain heart" And the note she manages to belt out near the end...WOW. If this is the quality of the stuff Nicola's putting out NOW, I can't bloody wait for the album!

Absolutely 10 out of 10. Little baby in the corner is comin' out fighting!

Carrie
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2011-05-07 12:39 am
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Laur-Bear Kinney-Bobs goodness!

And oh, she would SO kill me for calling her that. Or just be really confused. I'd be all :D!!! and she'd be all :I o_. :snikt stabbity:

So yup, I FINALLY got my hot little hands on X:23-The Killing Dream. I say finally because amazon sure were intent on fucking me around with this one. I think it was my constant ranting on Twitter that convinced them to get their butts in gear.

An' ya know what means...

It's big ass rambly review time! SPOILERS, sweetie! )

Carrie
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2011-01-24 12:35 am
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Etsy pimpage

Some of the wicked stuff I have seen whilst traversing the wonderful world of Etsy:

First off pimping my CraftBrit girls and guys:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/stupidcats Even if you don't like the art, check out the descriptions, they make me smile everytime :D

http://www.etsy.com/shop/CariadClay Amazingly gorgeous clay work. i am sooo tempted by the star button here:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/66500305/cosmic-cute-ceramic-star-statement

http://www.etsy.com/shop/waldotheworm Funny chap, looks like Noel Fielding XD

http://www.etsy.com/shop/tinyisland I bought a ring from this lass and it's awesome :P

http://www.etsy.com/shop/KariOriginal Found out this lass lives in the next town over. Lovely jewellery!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/KitzieG People are probably going to start receiving this lass' pocket mirrors as stocking fillers, I'm just sayin'...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/twinklyspangle Twinkly is giving everyone help with improving their SEO rankings. It's only right she gets a little pimpage in return <3

http://www.etsy.com/shop/VeeDubz Return pimpage for Vee as she made one of my pieces skyrocket in views by tweeting it. Mwah!! Also, she does pillows. Pillows are soft and therefore, awesome.

Other folks I've stumbled upon:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/FizziMizzi I IS DEAD OF CUTE.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/DestashAvenue B?eads, beaaads!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/earthangelsarts Amazing artwork

http://www.etsy.com/shop/PhotographyIS Utterly stunning shots.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Stanscapes MORE amzing art!

Etsy has a system called Treasury where you can set up a gallery of items based on a theme or stuff you like etc. Here's the two I've done so far:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d31e2e530188eef14355bcd/cool-uk-cats?ref=pr_treasury

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d3ae954124c6d918e55c78a/scootin-along?ref=pr_treasury

Oh, and yeah think it'd be a bit remiss to not pimp myself ey?

http://www.etsy.com/shop/phoenvix

Carrie
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2011-01-13 09:31 pm
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Better late than never!

Phew! Late bracelet Wednesday is a go :D

http://www.etsy.com/listing/65869053/pink-and-white-girly-bracelet

http://www.etsy.com/listing/65869596/sepia-toned-bracelet

http://www.etsy.com/listing/65869373/golden-coloured-bracelet

Been feeling really wiped this week. Did not think that doing the Etsy and the regular 9-5 would knacker me so much so feeling pretty wussy lol. Think I will have to revise my timetable for next week. Wednesdays are a bad day for me as is with karate and stuff, trying to upload stuff on a Wednesday was never going to work and I should have known that.

Carrie
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2011-01-10 11:43 pm
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More Etsy stuffs!

Uploaded two earrings for my "Earrings Monday" should have been more but man I am in such a rut with earrings right now.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/phoenvix

Also a new friend from Etsy is having a giveaway on her blog. Come check it out :D

http://titchables.blogspot.com/2011/01/giveaway-time.html

Carrie
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2011-01-08 02:52 pm
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15 items up :)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/phoenvix

15 items now listed. Tell your friends and whatnot. Starting Monday I will be having theme days-earrings on Mon, bracelets on Wednesday and necklaces on Friday. So keep a weather eye on the shop kay? :)

Carrie
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2011-01-03 10:39 pm
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Houston we have reached terminal beading velocity...

PHOENVIX DESIGNS HAVE NOW OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED!!!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Phoenvix?ref=pr_shop

Five items up already, more to come.

Plan is after this week to do an earrings day, bracelet day and necklace day so uploading 3 times a week.

I'M A ROCKET!!

Carrie
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2010-10-30 10:09 pm
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It's that time again >D

NanoWriMo starts on November 1st.

I really enjoyed doing it in 2007 although it left my hands damaged. Sooo...considering I'm going to be uuuuber busy (winkwink nudge nudge Petit-san) in November ANYWAY, I've come up with a little way I can participate but not to the huge hand-shattering extent I did back in 07.

You know me and my habit for procrastination on fanfics. Next month I propose to finish one of the fics I have been stalling on a little too much. But my shugahshugahs, YOU get to decide which one :D I've picked my three big stumbling blocks so your options are as follows:

1: Dominion: Fire eXcess
Dominion Tank Police/Temchi Muyo/Pretty Sammy crossover/AU thats been on the burner for ooooh...12 years?

2: Blue and White-Series 2 What Will The Neighbours Say?
Second "season" of the Foxy/Jean story which leads inevitably up to Series 3: Venomous. Recap for those of y'all who missed it first time around:

http://phoenvix.deviantart.com/art/Blue-and-White-Prologue-39259743?q=gallery%3Aphoenvix%2F225925&qo=11
http://phoenvix.deviantart.com/art/Blue-and-White-Chapter-1-39637330?q=gallery%3Aphoenvix%2F225925&qo=10
http://phoenvix.deviantart.com/art/Blue-and-White-Chapter-2-40017172?q=gallery%3Aphoenvix%2F225925&qo=9
http://phoenvix.deviantart.com/art/Blue-and-White-Chapter-3-40388921?q=gallery%3Aphoenvix%2F225925&qo=0
http://phoenvix.deviantart.com/art/Blue-and-White-Chapter-4-40760031?q=gallery%3Aphoenvix%2F225925&qo=8
http://phoenvix.deviantart.com/art/Blue-and-White-Chapter-5-41136915?q=gallery%3Aphoenvix%2F225925&qo=6
http://phoenvix.deviantart.com/art/Blue-and-White-Chapter-6-41508330?q=gallery%3Aphoenvix%2F225925&qo=5
http://phoenvix.deviantart.com/art/Blue-and-White-Epilogue-41508769?q=gallery%3Aphoenvix%2F225925&qo=4

3: The Dinahthay Chronicles-Series 1
Doctor Who AU starring my own little dalek girl, Dinahthay Jasseca Caan. This would I be cheating considering I'm halfway through "episode" 2 of this one, just need a kick up the butt to get going again!

So, my writing fate for the next month lies in your hands.

Carrie
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2010-09-26 11:21 pm
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Has Decided

I'll be usng my DW account for more arty farty type things-Beading/fic etc. So watch out for that if you could please :D.

In a random arty farty update, I have my credit agreement from Halifax, so am sending it off tomorrow and then can has CC then can has Etsy. Yeee! I'm hoping I'll sell something, it would really suck not to lol.

Have also started ordering my random sketches on random bits of paper, am going to stick them in soem notebooks. Not like I'm short on notebooks.

Carrie
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2010-09-07 10:49 pm

Hello :D

Oooh check me out! Got myself a dreamwidth. just in case y'know that other place goes belly up :P

Okay, so next, customise the frag outta this bitch and upload icons.

ROCK AN' ROLL!

Carrie