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Competition Entries & Winners

FIRST

Fran

SECOND

Sarah

curiouscookie

THIRD

 Amanda

nerdgirlsforthewin 

Becca

PhyscoFreakin

Other Entries – In NO particular order

Janet

This one really makes me laugh if I squint and pretend Janet’s eyes arn’t there – putting the frogs mouth as her mouth is so genius! Great entry!

Rhiannon 

This is so pretty and symmetrical – It would make a lovely book cover. I also love how the princesses ponytail flips out of the heart frame, very stylish.

Miss Random Rants

MissRandomRants

Henry the Frog

I once had an unnamed frog
I watched him all day on his log
He sat and he sat
He swam and he swam
But something is up with him

“Why!” I exclaimed to no one at all
“I just want a friend” he croaked
Shocked and afraid I took his advice

I then had two unnamed frogs
I watched them all day on their log
I loved them with all of my heart
But something seemed up with number one

The next few weeks passed like a dream
I could hear wedding bells them both
But the next day to my shock and dismay
I found number two belly up

“Why!” I exclaimed to no one at all
“I just want a friend” number one croaked
Still shocked and afraid I took his advice

I again had two unnamed frogs
I still watched them all day on their log
I still loved them with all of my heart
Yet something was still up with number one

The next couple week passed in a blur
Of frog food and a ribbiting purr
Just a day later number three was gone

“Why!” I still exclaimed to no one at all
“I just want a friend” number one croaked
Still shocked but unafraid I took his advice

I then had an unnamed frog and a beta
“Beta’s are tough” I said to myself
He will stay with us for sure.

A week later I ate my words
“A Beta, Realy?!” I said to my frog
“I only want a friend!” exclaimed number one
“No more friends for you” I replied

I then decided to name my frog
A name to fit his crime
I thought and I thought
Finally I named him Henry

“Henry” I exclaimed
Just like Henry VIII
He killed his wives
Just like you

I have a named frog
I watch him all day on his log
He sits and he sits
He swims and he swims
And nothing is up with him

Haha! Well I never expected Spouse murder to come in to the competition, but here we are and I liked it alot! Lets hope it wasn’t an honour killing.

Grace  

myfallenangel345 

I love the atmosphere in this poem – I feel like I could imagine what it would like to be a frog now – probably not a healthy attribute! AND THE PICTURE IS GORGEOUS! Such detail, must have taken you ages Grace, its beautiful!

Maddy

HAAHA this was hilarious – even if me and you Maddy are the only people to find it so.

I think I want to do a video of ME sitting on a tortoise to the same whistling.

In a weird way it reminds me of Creature Comforts?

Great entry!

Lottie

This was such a well thought through entry, I love the explanations as to why each item was used and I absolutely DIG the turban/headscarf! The pattern looked like frogs eyes. Lovely Lottie! Also, I want your name. I do not know why this writing is so small, I can’t change it!

Mikhaela 

Oh Mikhaela. Defiantly one of the most original of the whole competition. You take being a frog so seriously, its great! Good luck with your croak.

“At the end of the day, you’ve just got to remember – Only the best of us can be frogs.”

I completely agree. HEY. Maybe I will start calling my viewers frogs? hmmmm.

Anyway, AMAZING ENTRY.

p.s. you should all go and check out her collab channel http://www.youtube.com/user/StringsandHoney  – I have loved it long time.

Charleey 

AwkwardCharleey

http://ohwhatiwouldgive-justonemorechance.blogspot.com/

I love the mystique of this one – really original. Don’t you think it  would make an awesome t-shirt design?!

Her second entry was also REALLY pretty. Its cool because when you squint, the frogs KIND of look like lily flowers in the water. Great entries!

Kirsty

kirstydrums

these little creatures are endearing creations! You must have a very steady hand. Dare someone to get these as tattoos.

Really enjoyed this.

Blossobat

Okay, at first I was, as I’m sure you were, like ‘WHAT.’

But I have watched it several times now and I am sure I get its abstract intricacies. It has a kind of hypnotic quality. Don’t deny you were humming the tune hours after watching it.

Great :)

Esi 

This one was SO cute! I literally did a ‘awwwwww’ out loud when I received this entry. Tell me you are going to do something adorable with it, like stick it to a pencil or onto a hairclip and use it in your hair :)

Sophie

I loved this! Don’t the lips just scream Moulin Rouge?

Penny

I love the ‘human frog’ element to this entry, so creative, and collage is ALL I did in my art a-level, so its safe to say I love this. Great thoughts behind it too, and the black henna detail is divine!

See close ups and an explanation at;

http://iblameoprah.blogspot.com/2011/07/birthday-frog-competiton-entry.html

Rosy

123pormi

http://thatslikevintage.blogspot.com/

LOVE LOVE LOVE . So pretty, and the layout is so stylish. I can see this on a canvas at Ikea. You should all also go check out Rosy’s stunning blog, I had a snoop the other day and fell in love.

SimplyLovely20

SimplyLovely20

Absolute GENIUS of an entry. I’m seriously considering making one myself. Perhaps in a crazy colour! Really inspiring.

I wish I could give everyone big fat juicy prizes for being so AMAZING and committing so much time to the frog kingdom!

It was seriously so FUN and so HARD at the same time to judge this, the interregnum between the contest closing and this post has basicall me in a room going ‘uuuuuMMMMMMMmmmm…..’

  All your entries have been a joy to read/hear/watch/stare in wonder at. THIS WILL DEFINITELY happen again. Ideas for future competitions are very welcome! 

THANKYOU again,

Kathy

xxx 

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Pink Nouveau by Mac Lipstick

So, my friend Hattie ( http://insidethemindofadiscoball.blogspot.com/) had a little fall out with this lipstick, they wern’t the best of friends. So thankyou Hattie for letting me take her off your hands! Not my usual tone of pink, but I think we will be great partners!

I haven’t edited these pictures at all and they were taken in natural light, so the colour should be as true to life as possible.

Of course, the signature Orange nails, as I do live in a bright orange house! :) Barry M.

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Lipstick Lodge

So here’s just a partner post to my lipstick video, just to accompany it with a completely natural unedited natural light shot of the lip colours –

So, from the right and reading along like a book;

* Red Carpet – No7 Moisture Drench * Perfection – No7 Moisture Drench * Shiny Conker  – No7 Moisture Drench * Colour 15 – ‘Mac Venomous Villains’ … maybe * Colour 8 – ‘Mac Venomous Villains’ … maybe *

Clinique  – Free with Glamour March 2011 * Gravity – Urban Decay * Wine Not – Revlon Matte * In The Red – Revlon Matte * MUA * MUA * MUA shade 1 *

 

 

 

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Welsh Beachwear

 

So I broke. Just once, but once is enough.

It is human nature to disobey yourself. And me, being me, forgot for a second that although I am many things, I am not SUPERHUMAN.

I bought a dress from Dorothy Perkins.

 

It was stupid, it was irrational, it was against my moral code.

But boy is it pretty.

http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33053&storeId=12552&productId=2259608&langId=-1&categoryId=&searchTerm=spot%20dress&pageSize=20

 

 

I know this has a jokey tone, but I was genuinely disapointed in my self for several days before I would even let myself enjoy this dress. My only comfort is that it is from their label ‘Doll & Frog’ who are a group of recent fashion graduates just starting out. So I guess I’m supporting them at least. They do deserve it, it IS beautiful.

Reasons why I hate to honour Dorothy Perkins as a brand in particular at the moment… click here.

ANYWAY, on a less grim note, the rest of my wearing;

Jacket – H&M 2006

Boots – Spot On

Scarf – H&M (gift)

Earings – Aberystwyth Arts Centre

 

This is the beach RIGHT by my house. As in, if I lean out of my window and look left, it is the first thing I see.

I had the pleasure of having my gentleman-caller come to visit and act as my camera man, so I thought I’d treat you all to a little outdoor OOTD.

Hope you are all smiling this Saturday :D

 

Kathy x

 

 

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50’s Housewife

Hello World!

So yeah, I’ve been gone LONG time, are you gunna make something of it?;)

ok good.

So I’ve become a little obsessed with this website called YouTube lately, I don’t know if you’ve heard of it?

Anyway, I’m gunna try my darndest to combine the two worlds on here, so

with me.

 

Here’s the latest one;

 

 

 

and for those of you redirected here to see info on it;

The top is an very old H&M one. I do really miss their basics range. pffft. good deeds bite hard.

The skirt was a carity sop find, New Look originally.

The belt, junk-shopped.

The earings!!!! I bought yesterday from my friend Becki from Flourish Buttons, who had an enchanting stall on the seafront in Aberystwyth this weekend. Go and spy her stuff here; http://www.flourishbuttons.com/

The lipstick  – Red Carpet Moisture Drench by No7.wow. I am in total love.

I was just having a blissful day in with my portable boyfriend, who is here to visit for the week. I came over all housewifey, dressed like this, cleaned the bathroom, kitchen and peeled potatoes while listening to the Singin In The Rain soundtrack! ….while he watched the football.

note to self: refind the feminist within me before its too late.

 

Also, in light of my absence I will be posting a back catalogue of outfits over the next few weeks, so don’t be confused if my hair seems to fluxuate in colour length and shiny-ness over the next few posts. You will get to see in to a world post-chop, post-dye and post-soapandglory shampoo discovery!

A scary time indeed. Till next time! Kathy x

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Harbouring Embarrassment

So, in the interests of recycling, and not at all because we nurse an unhealthy obsession for the blogging world and it’s soldiers, we bought some second hand dresses from Mademoiselle Robot. Mine was this gorgeous cotton madame that makes me feel as if I am one of the Von-Traps.

I find this post bitter sweet in its execution, because while I am fairly happy with the way it turned out, and really like my wardrobe… well, the thing is, I live right beside a harbour! And I know this shoot would have been so freaking EXCELLENT out there.

But as long as I am a blog fraidy cat, I really cannot bring myself to take pictures in public. I did it in the wilderness that time (insert a thats what she said joke here), but really even then I was on edge like the mystery machine could drive up at any second and expose me as a narcissist. I’m just to embarrassed.

Hattie likes to take them for me sometime and I love her for it, but we are busy women living at opposing ends of the seashore, so if anyone lives in Aber, actually reads this crummy crap and doesn’t see this blog as a complete extension of my own vanity and self involvement(a point which I am not completely devoid of agreement with myself), then you know, let me know if you want to have some fun taking pictures!

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Simpliday

Today was a simple day. All I really think about wearing was my big baggy new £1 2nd hand t-shirt.

But wait.

I have work.

Out pops one of my probably most underestimated wardrobe weapons, my dry-clean-only Oasis wonder.

So very Channel-esque, perfect for drawing attention away from (or failing that juxtapositioning) un-brushed hair, messy eyebrows and a massive cake hangover. Yes, they are real.

Oh, also, BumpIts.

Pure love their way today.

https://www.bumpits.com/

 

oh and I should probably also show you this too;

goodnight x *ignores profusely the fact that its is 3 hours into morning*

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