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Backdrops $0L – 1$ L

I have lost count of the 1) The amount of cash I have spent on back drops 2) Where they are in my inventory 3) How many I actually own!

So with that in mind I decided to take a gander on the market place to see what I could find without spending a ton of dosh. After about 10 mins I had collected the above for the grand sum of $2L ! The red carpet by Perfect shapes is pretty well-known but still worth grabbing as its dead useful @ $0L. The dandelion and wooden floor by [SouthSide] is handy too and just $1L. I know I’ve bought the garage backdrop before – and couldn’t find it ! It’s by Yumi Chiuh and is $1L, such a great one to get as you can dress it up with vehicles or make a grungy street scene for your photos. Saintstreet have this blue room with light cubes, all linked and dead pretty for $0L, and my current fave is the plain room by the same store, so easy to scatter a few pieces of furniture, add drapes etc too and again $0L.

Sainstreet Light cubes room

Sainstreet room

Dandelion Backdrop

Red carpet backdrop

Garage backdrop

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A proper Yorkshire welcome.(Freebies).

Before I sit down to unpack I want to reblog my outfit and give you a tour of “Yorkshire”.

The top, pants and although you can’t really see the flat sandals are all separate freebies from Loordes of London and you should find them where the LM takes you. Nearby you will also find all the special offer items, “Steals ‘n’ Deals” 30Ld Tue offers etc and that’s a great place to pick up not just a bargain but Colleen Macarthur also hides all the hunt items in that area so it’s a “piece of p*ss” to find them.  Most if not all come with a tiny price tag and I don’t think there is a new hunt prize to show you but I’ve never been disappointed with the prizes.

I can’t remember how I ended up in “Yorkshire” but since I was here and I was looking good I decided to snap away.

Actually, this isn’t a sim it’s a platform in the sky but I’m still going to call it a sim.

It’s just lush and as a Northern Lass, I know Yorkshire pretty well and even honeymooned in a cottage set in the middle of some stunning landscapes.

All of these pictures were taken in the sim setting and as always I totally encourage you to go and have a try at taking your own pictures.  If you remember the trick is to “save to disk” so that any pictures you take in SL are saved directly to your computer and costs you nothing so you can click away till you get the picture you like.

Now I remembered how I ended up in “Yorkshire” it’s because I was visiting the PinkRayne shop and because “PinkRayne” is also the creator of this sim she has a TP board from her shop to the Yorkshire platform and other locations such a Petit Chat.  Also if you do go to Yorkshire you not only get the LM sent to you but also a very interesting note on the evolution of this sim and the love and attention that’s gone into it.

PS. The Loordes LM does take you to the wall with the free shoes/top and you will find the pants on the little table there.

Loordes of London

Yorkshire

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The struggle is real.

As yet no freebies but I want you to go here and then…..

…there.

I was LM hopping and came across a very interesting building and discovered it comes from a shop called No Signal so I TPed over and yup there it is but sadly it’s a Gacha Rare win and 2 attempts later I have a drinks dispenser and a pile of comics and no building.

No Signal shares the same sim as a shop called Vibes and although neither of these shops has a gift for us, damned meanies, they do have some really nice and interesting items. I was almost tempted…then I remembered my Gacha “wins” lol.

I also want to show you the sim these 2 shop share.  The shops themselves are on 2 separate heart-shaped islands, you just walk across the water to get from one to another but the windlight and landscaping of them just make for a great photo opportunity.  I just pointed and clicked and so again even if you don’t think you I assure you can take beautiful pictures here. Plus you may also cave into temptation and treat yourself.

No signal & Vibes

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Stay Focused! (25Lds GG’s).

I’m trying my hardest to remain focused on the job in hand, landscaping our sim, but damn I’m so easily distracted esp when it’s a backdrop BUT don’t stop reading because there is a lot more than the backdrop/photo room I’m showing you in the Kraftwork shop.

How zingy is that yellow!

Just another view, because this is a backdrop rather than a room it means the 4th wall is missing so you get more camming space.  You also get a hud with 3 shades in it and the third is a superb dark blue.  Obviously not something everyone needs for their SLing but there are now a lot of, decor only, gifts at the LM for the Kraftwork shop inc this cutie.

It’s a little brum brum loaded with cacti and succulents.  A decor item only, I will say that at I think 14 prims maybe a bit primmy but you can’t deny it’s cuteness.

As I’ve said there is actually a few decor items, I remember showing you the concrete picnic table and chair set but since then there is a lot more set out for group members and I’m pretty sure than for your 25Lds joining fee you will find quite a few things for your home and garden.

PS There is also another skybox as a GG which is deffo a livable in one or maybe better as a shop.

Kraftwork

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Panic over!(My Kindle is working & I have a Freebie).

Sorry about my MIA, Faith and I are rather proud that we manage to get posts done on a regular basis but sometimes RL SUCKS, or we’re away on holiday lol.  Anyhow, I had planned on being in-world all day snagging and grabbing stuff like a toddler in a sweet shop only to find I was trapped in RL.

But I did have to log in because D.U.S.T has a new freebie out for us and I won’t bore you but reg readers will know of my love of D.U.S.T.

It’s a pose/prop room.  Because this is a Freebie you only get the 1 texture, I have the paid for copy and it doesn’t come with this texture so I was so pleased to have this industrial/steampunk/futuristic backdrop and in fact, I will be using it again pretty soon.

This is a very dark room but either with in-world windlight, lights or one of the many free photo editing sites you can brighten it up etc.

This, of course, is probably not much used to anyone other than those who love to take pictures in-world but there are other GG’s for you to check out and the D.U.S.T shop even though it’s a photographer delight also seems to be bringing in more and more wearable accessories and one of them is a gift as well.

As for my Kindle anyone who owns one will know that sinking feeling when it’s not working but unlike our health and lives a reboot sorted that out.

So I will see ya’s tomorrow and I’m already hunting down some wearables.

D.U.S.T

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D.U.S.T & Lesson 101.(freebies n non freebies).

I know that to a lot of you the use of a pose room/cube/box/backdrop isn’t really of much interest but I like to encourage people to take piccies inworld and at the end I will tell you how you can click away and it not cost you any Lindens at all to save those pictures.

OK, so you will have seen my new pose room from D.U.S.T and most of the rooms cost 219Lds and thats a super bargain for such good looking and for me useful things.

This is it just rezzed and in my sim setting and isn’t it glorious.

Reangled just to show that it is a room and not a flat backdrop.  Anna Margeaux the owner/creator of D.U.S.T must be a photographer in SL because she has managed to create such camera friendly rooms.  You can zoom in and out and up and down and not have as many limits as you can with other props.

Again this isn’t a flat backdrop but a 3D room for you to walk in, I angled my camera from up in the corner so if I was to walk into this room you would be looking down on me.  It’s  very dark as it is but of course you will use face/body lights, windlight or if you use some sort of photo editing software then the fun is endless.

This freebie comes in 2 versions and I have shown you it before.  TBH I didn’t want to go back to the shop because there are other new rooms out and I’ve bought 2 this morning already and I know if I go back even if it is to check out what the freebies are I will buy yet another room LOL.

Now for the lesson and it’s a repeat as well on how to take and keep pictures for FREEEEE.

It’s actually very simple. I use Firestorm but the basics will be the same for most SL Viewers.  On mine when I open “snapshot” I get the Hud up and at the bottom is a tab labelled “selection” and if you open then it gives you a whole list of places you can save your picture to ie straight to Facebook, Twitter, your profile etc and “save to disc” is one of the options and this is FREE, in fact I do believe the only time you pay the 10Lds fee is when you save the picture to your invent.  When you’ve clicked the “save to disc” option your computer window opens and you just save it to where ever you want.  I obviously pop them into a folder in my pictures folder.

All of this means you can click like mad and then pick and chose the best pictures, there are also lots of free editing software available and you can edit your picture and if you want to use it in SL then it will cost you the 10Lds to load it into your invent but that’s nothing and this is a way for you to finally fill all of those picture frames you have with really nice photos.  Or of course, make some Christmas cards or OK let’s face it make some rude piccies for a loved one.

If you want to keep your pictures but also want they like your SL be private you could of course also open a Flickr account. Flickr is free and all you need is a Yahoo email account, as I believe Flickr is owned by Yahoo.  Once you’ve got your email account just open a Flickr account and start to upload your pictures to there.  You are limited to how many you can upload but from memory, it’s a pretty generous amount.

If you don’t want to do any of that still check Flickr out as there are so many Second Life groups, lots of them cater to certain styles, looks ie groups for hair, groups for decor, groups for you to post your stunning SL pictures to and of course groups for FREEBIES!

D.U.S.T

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Pearls before swine.(Super discount & mention of Freebies).

You’re gonna have to go shopping on the SL Marketplace for this discounted item from Persefona.

This is a shop I don’t actually like going to because it has a selection of pose packs with add ons such as these pink pearls and it’s too tempting to buy, buy and buy some more.

In the top picture, I’m wearing all of the pearls but you can “add” as many or as few as you want.  The bottom picture is the other set of pearls in the pack, not worn in the top picture, and that’s pearls to frame your head.  Again I’m wearing them all but you can wear any amount.

The bottom picture also shows them glowing.  You get a Hud with this set, as well as some nice poses but I didn’t use them, and this Hud allows you to change the glow and also the transparency which I didn’t try out but I wish I had now because I’m wondering if you couldn’t make them so transparent you could wear them when you’re out and about in SL and have these faint glowing pearls floating around you.

At the moment these are only on offer for just 20Lds and on the Marketplace BUT check out her in-world shop as I do know there are FREEBIES in there, a couple of pretty floral headdresses, some Autumnal leaves to be worn in your hair etc

PS If you’re wondering I caved into my pose addiction and ended up buying a set from the Marketplace shop…I am weak in the face of temptation!

Persefona Marketplace

Persefona In-World