Sunday, 23 January 2011

First ATC this year.

Thought I would do an ATC as well.

Altered Matchbox

Had a go at my first altered matchbox. It is called Gardens. I tried to put a pattern on both sides and on the inside.


I have found a new love with painting my nails thanks to a blog I follow. Thank you Colette. I have been on ebay and bought some nail stamping plates. ThI did take a photo, but shows too many mistakes (knew I should not have bought that new camera) I will take one when I get them totally right. I have got to find a top coat that will not discolour the white or make the pattern run. I may try to contact Colette to see what top coat she uses although she is in America. I have also tried her nail marbling, and that looks great. Will take a photo next time I try it again.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

January - national days

Just had a quick google for national days in January and came up with these from

Not sure how you would celebrate some of them, especially on the third - national sleep day (may need a rest), but how could you toss the fruit cake while you are sleeping!!!! They are quiet fun.


National Bath Safety Month

National Blood Donor Month

National Braille Literacy Month

National Hobby Month

Hot Tea Month

National Oatmeal Month

National Soup Month

Week Celebrations:

2nd Week Letter Writing Week
Each Day:
1 New Year's Day
2 Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day
3 Festival of Sleep Day
3 Fruitcake Toss Day
3 Humiliation Day
4 Trivia Day
5 National Bird Day
6 Bean Day
6 Cuddle Up Day
7 Old Rock Day
8 Bubble Bath Day
8 Male Watcher's Day
9 Play God Day
10 Peculiar People Day
11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day
12 Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
12 National Pharmacist Day
13 International Skeptics Day
13 Make Your Dream Come True Day
14 Dress Up Your Pet Day
15 National Hat Day
16 National Nothing Day
17 Ditch New Years Resolutions Day
17 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday , celebrated on the third Monday
18 Thesaurus Day
18 Winnie the Pooh Day -The Birthday of Winnie's author A.A. Milne
19 National Popcorn Day
20 National Buttercrunch Day
20 Penguin Awareness Day
21 National Hugging Day
21 Squirrel Appreciation Day
22 National Blonde Brownie Day
23 National Pie Day
23 National Handwriting Day
23 Measure Your Feet Day- we only ask...."Why!?!"
24 Beer Can Appreciation Day
24 Compliment Day
25 Opposite Day
26 Spouse's Day
27 Chocolate Cake Day
27 Punch the Clock Day
28 Fun at Work Day
28 National Kazoo Day
29 National Puzzle Day
29 National Cornchip Day
30 National Inane Answering Message Day
31 Backward Day
31 Inspire Your Heart with Art Day