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Lois Loren – Photoshoot – 12 November 2016 – The Images

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 25 November 2016 by misselisabethuk

Following on from my last blog:

Date: 12 November 2016
Location: Home Studio, Medway – www.misselisabeth.co.uk
Model: Lois Loren Rochester, Kent
Make-Up Artist (‘MUA’): Maria Bradley Rainham, Kent

Lois chose her images and she is now in receipt of all but one so I thought I would share a few of the images with you, as I promised I would…

If you are interested in the work that I am doing then please visit my website www.misselisabeth.co.uk or Twitter or Facebook

Hope you are having a great week – roll on the weekend!

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Cards, gems and boomps a daisy…..

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 15 November 2014 by misselisabethuk

Evening all, hope you are keeping out of mischief but if not, I hope you are staying safe.

As winter draws in it’s important to take up a more winter appropriate hobby, hence why I have turned my efforts to paper crafting.  See my previous post… Let’s get crafty… I have set up a table, with all my craft stuff on, in front of the biggest window in the house and I’m ready to be settled in for the winter.

Paper crafting is vast.  There is an incredible amount of choice in the products you can use and a myriad of techniques you can employ.  It’s a real minefield.  The potential for spending all your money on this hobby is high.  So crafter beware.  I personally have spent far too much money already on it but I continue to spend, it’s very addictive.

So I thought as a little Saturday treat I would post a photo of one of my creations and give you a feel for where I bought my craft items from and how much they cost.

So here goes…

Paper Crafting Example

The materials to make this card cost 63p:

– 6×6 card (white linen) with envelope : 12p (pack of 50 – £5.70)
– 20cm gold organza ribbon : 7p (from a 4m roll)
– Black and cream cardstock : 12p (approx.)
– 4 Black flower embellishments : 32p

To make the card I also used the following; Tonic punch (Twined Lily) to make the black flowers, an Ebossalicious 6×6 embossing folder (Floral Frenzy), fingerlift double-sided tape to tape down the card and a glue gun to fix the flowers.

If you want any more details just drop me a question in the comments.

That’s it from me.  Hope you all enjoy your crafting endeavours and have a real crafty winter.

 

If in doubt, bake a cake…

Posted in Daily Jollop with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 5 September 2014 by misselisabethuk

I fancied something sweet this evening but couldn’t be bothered to go to the shops.  So there was only one thing for it… bake a cake.  And that is exactly what I did.  Banana cake – yum yum.  Washed down with some Camomile tea (courtesy of Fortnum and Mason).

tea and cake

Apologies for the lack of focus on some of these pics lol, too much cake was consumed in the making of this blog!!

Running for my life….

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 25 August 2014 by misselisabethuk

I recently looked back at some of my previous posts and realised that I have been bleating on about getting fit since August 2013:

It’s the start of my ‘Get a six-pack plan’…

So I thought an update was in order.  I have to admit there is still no six-pack…. yet!

In April this year (2014) I actually embarked on my most serious attempt to get fit in the last few years and started running.

Now that some time has passed and I have managed to maintain at least 1 reasonable run a week for a while, I have some data to work with to see whether the training is working and whether I am benefitting at all from this increased physical activity.

When I decided to start running I was very excited and eager to get going, and to do well.  At that point I did not know what my ability for running was, if I had any at all.  Nevertheless I was keen to give it a go and had the support of a friend who was proficient in running already, which helped greatly.  I uploaded an App (as you do nowadays) put on my trainers and headed for the local park.

I ran just under 1.5km that first time and realised I was capable of doing more than that.   So the next time I went out I aimed for 3kms which I managed and ran in just over 23 minutes.  Not bad I thought and got the running bug.

Now addicted I went out and bought some running trousers which would also hold my iPhone whilst I was running.  I prefer not to hold anything in my hands when I am running.  I found a pair of Hind long leg running trousers which are really comfortable.  After using them for a while though the position of the pocket in the back where I put my iPhone was causing me back pain.  I think because the phone was knocking against my back whilst running, so I needed another solution for my phone.  I then bought a light waterproof running jacket, which promised a pocket where I could put my phone but on receipt it did not have the pocket as advertised so I was back to square one.

Unfortunately I got a foot injury about a month in to my running and I had to give running a rest for a couple of months until it had properly healed but in that first month (April/May) I had clocked up 45.3kms, which wasn’t bad at all.  On my last run before resting up the longest run I had accomplished was 5.63kms and I had reduced my running time for 3kms from just over 23 minutes to just over 21 minutes.

I started back running in July and clocked up 30kms running and 12km on the cross trainer (to vary my exercising regime) that month, with my longest run increased to 6.5kms and I had improved my 3kms running time to just over 20 minutes.

So far this August I have clocked up 41.2kms running, with my longest run now 9km with my 3kms running time around 18 minutes.  My fastest 1km coming in at 5:44 minutes, which I am really pleased with.

Looking at my starting stats and my stats now, I am running 4kms in virtually the same time as I was running 3kms when I started, which I feel is excellent progress.

Taking up running was one of the best decisions I have made and I suspect most runners would say the same.  If you can, I would encourage you to give it a go.  Get some trainers on and get running, it’s free after all.  Good luck!

2B or not 2B, actually I used a 3B…

Posted in General Scribbings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 9 August 2014 by misselisabethuk

Hobbies a plenty it would seem at the moment and I wonder where I get both the energy or the time from.

I heard a saying a while back which goes, ‘If you want something done, ask a busy person’ (hope I haven’t used this saying in another blog lol).   Well, I’m not sure whether that rings true or not but I have noticed the more you do, the more active you become and thus the more you can do – so there must be some truth in it.

By the way, this is not an invitation for you to ask me to do something…. although if you did I am a helpful sort of person…

So back to the reason for this post.  I wanted to share with you some of my sketches, made following a recent inspirational visit to my Aunt and Uncle’s house, where my Uncle had started drawing and painting again.  He had a really good drawing reference book which covered problems encountered when drawing and how to correct them.  I flicked through the pages and as soon as I returned home I ordered myself one of those bad boys.  Inspiration speaks for itself….

Sketchings

My next step will be to experiment with different subject matters and different materials.  Progress will be reported back in due course…  Hope you like my sketches and hope they inspire you to pick up a pencil and have a go at drawing.  Or even just look at things in a different light…

Fuzzy Neptune by MissElisabethUK

Posted in So what shall we do today Liz...? with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 22 April 2014 by misselisabethuk

I have made another instrumental track for your delectation – they seem to be getting shorter (not sure why – less is more maybe?!) but don’t worry I am working on more compositions which will be coming out soon.  Watch this space and my YouTube channel  MissElisabethUK ….

 

 

Why not check out my other posts, some of them are actually quite amusing….

A day at Capstone Park…

Posted in So what shall we do today Liz...? with tags , , , , , , , , , on 17 April 2014 by misselisabethuk

Hey all, just wanted to share with you my little trip to Capstone Park today for an Easter Egg hunt.  Although not really an Easter Egg hunt more of a walk around the park, deciphering clues and collecting ‘brass rubbings’ (there’s probably a more official name for this process maybe relief rubbing?!) of animals.

To make this trip a bit more enjoyable I was armed with my Panasonic Lumix camera, ready for an hour or so of point and shoot action.  Here are some of the results from this:

 

birds in flight blue flower heron tree stump white blossom

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