Monday, 6 October 2008
Saturday, 4 October 2008
Nothing really that new going on in my life. Eloise has settled back into school really well - loves being a Junior in Year 3, this is the first time she has looked forward to going to school - no more tummy ache or tears in the morning - which is really strange after 3 years - but it is lovely that she looks forward to going in now.
What else has been happening - not much that I can think of, how boring is that! I haven't been doing much card making at all - just the odd card here and there, for family and friends, which I didn't even take piccies of - so nothing new to show at the moment.
I hope everyone is well, I am going to surf some blogs now, take a look at all the lovely cards you guys have been working on and wait for the inspiration to hit :-)
Thursday, 10 July 2008
Things have been pretty hectic around me at the moment, work is crazy - trying to get the new company website ready to go live, as well as doing about a dozen other things. I had my Dad and Step Mum come to stay from Portugal, which was great - I just love it when they come to visit.
Finally I had to get ready for my Fiskars demo last weekend - which I think went pretty well.
I enjoyed myself - seemed to help some people out and had a little crowd watching what I was doing - so all seemed good.
Things are now getting back to normal. I am really looking forward to the end of term for Eloise - she is so tired and really needs a break. We both are fighting off colds at the moment and looks like hubby may be coming down with it too - we all just need a nice long rest (dream on eh!).
Anyway - things that are going on in the next few days are:
We are all going to see the new Disney Pixar film on Saturday - I think it is called Wall-E (really looking forward to that)
Then Sunday I have the demo at The Range in Truro, Cornwall - their new store - so that should be fun. Never been to a brand new Range before.
Then next week - website work work and more work!
I hope to get chance to play a bit too - I need to take photos of the cards that I took and the ones that I made from the last demo and get them on here too. Getting a bit late now though - so hopefully will do that tomorrow.
I also have to give a challenge a go which is on the Fiskarettes Blog - check it out - it is their first one, so you really should get involved.
That's it for now then - Bye
Sunday, 22 June 2008
I also had to go to see my Consultant at the hospital. I suffer with a bad back (like many many unfortunate people do) and I had a call on Weds (right in the middle of the training session) asking me to go and see the Consultant on Friday - well I was very surprised, I have never ever had an appointment that quickly. When I saw the Dr all became clear.
He explained that the Registrar that I had seen on my last visit (about 2 months ago), became very confused and thought that I had problems with my leg and not my back!! I kind of thought something wasn't right at the appointment. I found it hard to understand what he was saying most of the time. He ended the appointment by saying that he had to discuss matters with the Dr and then they would contact me - but there was a chance that I would be put on the waiting list for an operation - but they would phone and let me know!
I am sorry to hear from the girls up in Scotland that the weather hasn't been too great - sorry girlies but we had a beautiful day down in Exeter today - sunny and a good breeze - wait for it - 'a lovely drying day'!!
Here are a couple of the cards I did last night - I have a few more too, but I am going to keep those for my first Fiskars demo - The Range in Plymouth on Sat 5 July. Wish me luck - this is my first ever demo! I better like it as I also have Sun 13 July The Range in Truro, Sat 19 July The Range in Exeter and then Sat 2 August The Range in Bristol. Busy busy busy!
P.S. - Just seen your Tag Kath - how exciting first one for me to do!!!
Thursday, 12 June 2008
Sunday, 8 June 2008
Saturday, 7 June 2008
Lil' Deb's has some great Blog Candy in her giveaway - there is so much there! She mentions that it was to celebrate 2000 hits - well her hit counter now shows well over 3000, so she has gone way past her target. She has some tutorial videos on her blog and lots of inspiration.
Secondly my Fiskars buddy Lorraine has some lovey Laura Ashley Blog Candy on offer too, pop over to her blog and take a look - you just need to answer a question (answer featured on her blog somewhere) and you are in with a chance.
Good luck everyone.
The stamp arrived on Friday morning (to replace the one I had accidently thrown out - d'oh!) - so set about the stamping and embossing today. Finished and delivered to Brother-in-law and sister-in-law (to be) this evening. Both were very pleased - they loved them. They then put one in an envelope and gave it back to Tim and I!! I said there was no need as I knew the date and details, but they still wanted to offically invite us to their wedding - ah, its sweet init!
I've had a lovely day today - spent most of the morning stamping and colouring in Tilda's with Eloise. It seems to be her favourite past-time at the moment and she just loves Mermaid Tilda. Just look at the lovely colours :-)
Then, this afternoon, finished the wedding invitations. Eloise has gone to stay with Nanny this evening - so now I get to play on my own!
Thursday, 5 June 2008
Thursday, 22 May 2008
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Anyway I am now the proud owner of a Magnolia Tilda with Basket stamp - I love these. I have seen so many blogs with examples on and just had to get one. I was very restrained and only bought 2 stamps - but it is my birthday soon - so guess what is on my wish list - MORE MAGNOLIA STAMPS!!! I am keeping my fingers crossed.
So here it is - my first card using my Tilda stamp, and the tulips. I still think this needs a little bit to finish it off - but I am beat now, just too tired and worried that I may ruin it. I am pretty sure that I will add some flowers and then leave it at that.
Right - off to bed now, night, night.
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
I have been tagged with this 'Circle of Friends' from my Fiskars Buddy Kath - which was really lovely - thanks Kath. By the way Kath seems to be a bit of a Blog Queen, so you have to check it out! I now have to think of 4 blog friends to pass this onto - tricky as I am pretty new to blogging. Sure I will succeed :-)
Sunday, 11 May 2008
It was great, we spent most of the day in the garden. Eloise was on form, entertaining the family - there was 11 of us for lunch - and she just loves it when people come to visit. She also gave the trampoline a a pounding, so hopefully she will sleep well tonight. She was awake at 5.45 this morning! I really could do with a little more sleep.
Well off to clear up, got a mountain of dishes - luckily to put in the dishwasher (now that is one piece of kit I wouldn't be without), and then it won't be long before I'm off to bed (blimmin 5.45 I mean!).
Friday, 9 May 2008
I promised that they would be done by this Sunday, so I really do need to get this sorted. They are having deep plum and gold for a colour scheme, which looks really lovely together - I will put a copy on the blog once they are finished. I suggested the invites should have a sleeve, which I am making out of Bazzil card - the texture really gives it a nice finish. I now have to cut out 50 of them (should have kept quiet about the sleeve!!). Nevermind, once they are done I will be very pleased with myself. Oh and I have to do half in Polish, as his wife to be is Polish and the wedding being held in Poznan, in Poland, in August - I can't wait. Eloise is being a bridesmaid and is so excited. Anyway, better stop chatting and get on with it!!!
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
And finally, I have a friends birthday coming up shortly, and she loves bold colours and designs. The papers are by Kate Knight dressed up with a little bit of glitter, the flowers from poppicrafts and I used my QuicKutz leaves.
Well, after all the excitement of actually getting my blog started, I think I am going to call it a day. I just have to make sure that I remember to keep it updated now! Somehow I don't think that will be much of a problem.
I have been blog surfing for a couple of weeks now - and keep thinking how great they all look, what a fantastic idea it is, and how kind all these people are to share all their hard work and inspiration.
It has taken me about half an hour to get the blog up and running, and about an hour and a half trying to decide what to write in the 'About Me' section!!! It's not as if I am short of anything to say - I can chat for England, as my poor husband would let you know. It is just hard to think what people would want to know.
Right - I am going to try and upload some piccies now, let's see how long that takes eh!