Sunday, 30 October 2011

A Passion for stamps

Have you noticed that Digi images have become very popular and are being used on many blogs.

The reason for the use of these images is the

  • versatility.
  • the size can be altered.
  • the image can be mirrored.
  • the image can be flipped.
  • there are no stamping errors.
After the image has been printed it can be used in the same way as a stamped image.

The image can be used on cards, tags, scrapbooking, and other Paper Craft Projects.

Have you ever visited A Passion for Stamping.

Pop on over for a chance to win 5 Digi images of your choice.

But to be in for a chance  you must become a follower

Post the above  picture on the side bar of your blog .
Leave a comment on saying why you would like to win 5 digi's.

Please visit this site there are many digi's to see on many subjects like Animals, Flowers and plants, Babies and Children, Birds and butterfies,  Male, Christmas, Love and Food. If you do visit after reading this post, I would love to know so please leave me a comment.

Hugs Julie

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Special Charity Digi

Check out this charity Digi over at Crafty Emma's store.

All proceed's go to Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity.

The image costs One pound fifty.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

More candy will be posted on the 22nd of October.
If your not in it, you can't win it, so pop pver to Inklings from Kylie's Kraft room  for your chance to win this sugar free candy

hugs Julie

Saturday, 15 October 2011

santa analysis



As a result of an overwhelming lack of requests, and with research help from that renowned scientific journal SPY magazine (January, 1990) - I am pleased to present the annual scientific inquiry into Santa Claus.

No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen.

There are 2 billion children (persons under 18) in the world. BUT since Santa doesn't (appear) to handle the Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist children, that reduces the workload to to 15% of the total - 378 million according to Population Reference Bureau. At an average (census) rate of 3.5 children per household, that's 91.8 million homes. One presumes there's at least one good child in each.

Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west (which seemes logical). This works out to 822.6 visits per second. This is to say that for each Christian household with good children, Santa has 1/1000th of a second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left, get back up the chimney, get back into the sleigh and move on to the next house. Assuming that each of these 91.8 million stops are evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, we know to be false but for the purposes of our calculations we will accept), we are now talking about .78 miles per household, a total trip of 75-1/2 million miles, not counting stops to do what most of us must do at least once every 31 hours, plus feeding and etc.

This means that Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second, 3,000 times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest man-made vehicle on earth, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a pokey 27.4 miles per second - a conventional reindeer can run, tops, 15 miles per hour.

The payload on the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium-sized lego set (2 pounds), the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is invariably described as overweight. On land, conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 pounds. Even granting that "flying reindeer" (see point #1) could pull TEN TIMES the normal anount, we cannot do the job with eight, or even nine. We need 214,200 reindeer. This increases the payload - not even counting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. Again, for comparison - this is four times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth.

353,000 tons travelling at 650 miles per second creates enourmous air resistance - this will heat the reindeer up in the same fashion as spacecrafts re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer will absorb 14.3 QUINTILLION joules of energy. Per second. Each. In short, they will burst into flame almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them, and create deafening sonic booms in their wake. The entire reindeer team will be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths of a second. Santa, meanwhile, will be subjected to centrifugal forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity. A 250-pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force.

In conclusion - If Santa ever DID deliver presents on Christmas Eve, he's dead now.