Friday, December 31, 2010

♥ New Year ♥

So it's nearly 2011 at last...


2010 has flown by, if you ask me, but i'm anxious to see what next year will bring


this is the last blog post of the year (for me) so i'll keep it short but sweet

so whether it's already 2011 for you, or you're still counting down the hours to the New Year, like me, 

i'd like to wish you a Happy New Year

may 2011 bring you everything you want...

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on another note, I found out this morning that this blog has been featured on the front page of 'bloggers' today which is a nice New Year surprise


they feature a few blogs every day and post them on the front page of the site so i'm very chuffed that I was featured at all really


to visit my bloggers profile click here - J A D E

and to see my blog feature on the front page for today only, click here - bloggers

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STILL not had many entries for the Giveaway! 

come on guys... please enter it!

if i don't get more entries soon i'll cancel the whole thing and retreat back to my cave of solitude and misery...

yeah, that's what will happen if people don't enter!

are the prizes really that sucky?!

if i add some better stuff will more people enter????


read THIS post right here to find out how YOU can enter the Giveaway and win a heap of prizes- 




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that's it for today, 

hope you have fun celebrating the New Year

until next time,

that's all folks...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Shopping Binge ★

wow it's been quite a few days since my last post!

apologies for that, i wasn't very well on Boxing Day and i just haven't really had much to blog about since then!

those days between Christmas and New Year are like a strange bewildering limbo, i honestly lose track of the date and day, it's scary!

anyway, i got up at stupid o'clock (also knows as 6:00am) to get ready for a trip to town

now i'm not a complete shopaholic, yes i have my moments but i tend to be pretty sensible when it comes to shopping binges

sadly today didn't go quite according to plan!

i had a big list of things i needed to get and for once i actually managed to get everything on the list!

the problem was that i also got quite a few other things as well...

i believe an appropriate term would be 'seriously good haul today' 


amongst these 'things' was a super duper Gil Elvgren Pin-up Calendar for 2011 


my mum got me the little desk version of it for my College desk but i wanted one for my room as well


i also got two gorrrrrgeous children's picture books by two of my favourite illustrators, i always pop to the picture book section to have a skeet and chuffed that i found these two.

there's... the Princess and the Pea


 with artwork by Lauren Child (and photographer Polly Borland)


and the Princess who had no Kingdom 


with beautiful artwork by Sarah Gibb


i also snagged myself a Doctor Who annual (i'm a total sci-fi fan girl ok... live with it! + ANY excuse to look at pictures of Matt Smith... yes i am sad, get over that fact also)


i also went to 'Funny Love' and found a new Popobe bear to add to my collection...

then i spotted a cuuuuute memo holder with days of the week on pegged boards (from Pomegranate in Onchan)


i also popped back to 'Funny love' and treated myself to a luuuurvely little 'fluff' luggage tag

actually i'm pretty sure that it's the SAME one that i bought Charlotte for Christmas, so i hope she won't mind but i loved it so much i wanted one too! 

they're tags are soooooooo cute though it was hard to resist!


and,  last but not least, i treated myself to the truly awesome Dita Von Teese 'Stripteese' book set which includes three little mini flipbooks full of photos of the lovely Dita

i luuuuurve this so much! i spotted it during my first trip of the day to Waterstone's and just had to get it


ah yes... about Waterstone's

i actually made no less than THREE separate visits to the store today and i'm afraid i bought books EVERY SINGLE TIME i went through those doors! 

god knows what the staff thought, the same ones were serving every time i went in so they were probably moderately freaked out!

arrrghhh what is it with me and book shops! 

i bought a few others as well but i can't post them on here since they're going to be gifts for family members 

the point is... i should NOT be allowed near that bookshop more than once a week let alone more than once a day!

three trips... THREE!

there is clearly something wrong with me!!! 

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oh oh AND!!!!

before i forget...

i also got a few more little bits to add to the GIVEAWAY pile


here we have a little fluffy acrylic phone charm from 'Funny Love' + a pot of pretty turquoise eye shimmer from '17' at Boots + a mini Bourjois lip gloss phone charm also from Boots

cute stuff to add to an already cute collection of bits and bobs!


now about this Giveaway... hardly anyone has entered it so far! and i am not best pleased!

i should have explained this before but... there are NO country restrictions for entering the Giveaway!

it doesn't matter where you live, you're welcome to enter and if you win i will post out the prizes to you regardless of how much the postage costs me!

hell i've won stuff from America and Australia before so the least i can do is post stuff out to the winner, regardless of the country they live in for MY own Giveaway!

so come on... get entering already! it's super duper simple and you've still got just over 20 days to enter so there are NO excuses!!!

read THIS post right here to find out how YOU can enter the Giveaway - 



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and that is it for today dudes and dudettes

i'll post again before the new year, maybe on New Year's Eve

who knows...

until next time,

that's all folks...

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teşekkür ederim ve hoşça kal

(that's thank you and goodbye in Turkish on behalf of Turkey, so thanks for visiting my blog all you lovely Turkish people out there x)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

♥ ★ Merry Christmas ★ ♥

i'll keep this short but sweet

i said i'd post so... here i am doing just that!

i hope you've had a wonderful Christmas Day

i certainly have

it's been quiet, just me + my parents but that's fine with me

yes i may have woken up at around 4am then spent the next 4 hours watching movies (equilibrium and treasure planet) on my macbook while waiting OH SO patiently for my parents to wake up...

then came the fun part

PRESENTS!!!!

i hope you all got lots of super duper gifts and that Santa brought you everything you wanted

sadly i didn't wake up to find a pair of Louboutin's in my stocking... 

i did however get loads of gorgeous gifts off my family and friends

so i am verrrrrry grateful for all the presents i received

i hope everyone else had a fabulously festive day x

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it's Sunday tomorrow so watch out for a 'Super Sunday' post

and... yep, that's it really

i have to go because the Doctor Who Christmas special has JUST finished so myself + Mike are discussing it avidly on skype... as we always do after one of the specials!


hey... it's a Christmas tradition!!!


oh, one final thing... 

this is for my mum to say thanks for the Xmas dinner + for being a star


in case you didn't get it... her name is 'Joy'

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♥ ★ Merry Christmas ★ ♥

◕‿◕ xX

Friday, December 24, 2010

★ Christmas Eve ★

only one more sleep until the big day!

Christmas has almost arrived at last and it is soooooo exciting!

the gifts are all wrapped...


the decorations have all been put up...


oooooh it's so close i can almost taste the candy canes!


is there anything more exciting than that magical feeling you get on Christmas Eve! 

the thought of all those presents waiting underneath the tree to be opened on Xmas Day


i KNOW it's not all about the presents but come on... it's CHRISTMAS 

so to me that means it's time to get giving and getting...


my older sister Simone has been baking all day (from what i can gather) which means she's been cooking up a batch of undoubtedly delicious and yummy muffins + a big chocolate cake! sadly i won't be getting any because she's in Coventry but wow, jealous much...


and my other older sister Nikki is currently in New Zealand where i'm told it's already Christmas Day and has been for a while! she'll no doubt be lounging in the lovely sunshine and having a great time i'm sure


so a big Merry Christmas to both of my wonderful big sisters, we can't all be together this year but i know they both will have (had have) great days with their families and friends xX


i know that my nieces Madison and Daisy (and my nephew Josh, even if he is the same age as me) will ALL be verrrrry excited about it being Christmas tomorrow!


and i'm sure that my God-daughter Bonnie, her little sister Hanna and their older brother Robson will also all be beside themselves with Christmas excitement! 

there is literally a massive heap of presents beneath their tree so they should be beyond excited...


my little cousin Sienna is in Manchester for Christmas with her Daddy + his family and i know that she will be having a fabulously festive time, so lots of love to her as well x


i'd also like to wish a very merry xmas eve to all of my closest friends here on the island + the ones that are away for Xmas.

i shan't name them all individually but i'm sure they know who they are...


now all that's left for me to do is make some Festive cocoa/hot chocolate


and curl up in front of an appropriately Christmassy movie with a cake... 
or two


i would like to wish a Merry Christmas to ALL of my family and friends, although i can't mention you all on here, that doesn't mean i've forgotten about you x

same to all of my blog followers and readers, have fun whatever you're up to today and tomorrow

oh and don't forget to leave some treats out for Santa and his Reindeer...


i WILL be posting tomorrow (at some point) but until then i would like to wish every single one of you a VERY 

Merry Christmas

wherever you are in the world and whatever you're doing to celebrate, whether it's already Christmas where you are or whether you still have to wait for it (like me) i hope you have a lovely Christmas Day

lots of festive luuuuurve from Jade ◕‿◕ ★ xX



ps - ALL of the beautiful images included in todays post were collected from various sources on tumblr, i've spotted all of these ding the xmas rounds on there over the past few days and thought it would be nice to post them on here for you all to enjoy! Happy Holidays x 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Presents, Pullips and Daft Punk ♥

i am starting to get so sooooo excited about Christmas Day!!!

it's so close i can practically taste that wrapping paper...

speaking of wrapping paper, i discovered a pile of prezzies for ME today...


my mum has obviously been very busy this year wrapping stuff and sprinkling bows everywhere by the looks of it...


these ones are ALL for me but check out the piles of prezzies currently laid out in our lounge


now that's just cruel! it's only Christmas Eve tomorrow, i want to open something NOW!!!


it all looks very festive and fun though, check out the sparkly tree above

my mum won't allow me near that one but she always does a lovely job of decorating it all herself so i can't really complain...


THIS is my little tree which is put in the hallway to brighten it up a bit


 as you can see MY tree is very colourful and absolutely chock full of bright baubles!

seriously... there's like three baubles to a branch! it's insane

also... MY tree has fluffy pink lights (courtesy of my older sister Simone) and a super cute hand-sewn fairy from Accessorize

i think we all know who's tree wins...


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in other news, i started gathering research for a possible new college/illustration project today, i'll give you a clue to what it's about shall i...


yaaaay that's right, it's going to be about all things super cute and kawaii!


it's something that's fascinated me for years and i think it's about time i have a go at bringing some of it into my art work!


i've drawn 'Angelic Pretty' style dresses before but i've never really made any proper illustrations based on any of this stuff


also... Pullips will probably be involved somewhere as well, 


now i have of course drawn Pullips before... a few times in fact


what can i say... they fascinate me as well! that's why i like to draw them, sadly i don't own one myself but a Pullip doll or even a cute little Blythe is definitely on my 'to buy' list

there's something so cute about them don't you think!

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anyway, that's it really i guess

i'm hoping to go and see 'Tron Legacy' at some point next week so i've been listening to the Daft Punk soundtrack on repeat all day, how can i describe it in one word... EPIC!!!

you can listen to the main track from the film 'Derezzed' RIGHT here right now + watch some awesome clips from the Movie...


i cannot stop listening to this track... also, how awesome is Michael Sheen in the opening of the clip! not that i'm biased or anything but hey... Michael Sheen is generally awesome anyway!

oh i love it so much! i was a massive Daft Punk fan already but i fully LOVE the stuff they've done for 'Tron' it is so soooo SO good!

in fact i haven't looked forward to a movie this much in a long time... 

apart from 'Tangled', i'd been looking forward to that for almost three years (Disney nerd... sorry) and it was AMAZING!

right well, i'll no doubt be extremely excited about Christmas Eve tomorrow so expect a flurry of frivolously fun and fancy festive images

until then, that's all folks... 

♥ ◕‿◕ xX