Sunday, 22 June 2008

Where has the week gone?

Well then goodness me - I really do not know where that week went! Not sure that you really want to know the ins and outs - but here is an extract!! I was busy at work all week and then I had arranged a training session on Weds. I had to work ALL DAY!! Can you believe that! (I usually work until 1pm ish) - I can tell you that was a shock to the system :-).

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!
The appointment on Friday cleared that all up - I do in fact have a bad back and not a bad leg! Joking aside I have at last had it explained that I have 2 herniated discs, which the Consultant is willing to remove and fuse the two vertebrae together - but there is only a 60% chance that this will be any better than what I suffer with now. So I don't fancy taking those odds at the moment. He is also concerned about me having this op at my young age! (what a lovely chap). I have an appointment for Pain Management near the end of July - so I am going to give that a go and hope that I can find an alternative to the pain killing patches I currently wear. They make me so tired and believe me you can see that by the state of my house!! Anyway - sorry to have blabbed on.

I had a fun day today. I went to a Paper Craft Extravaganza - Sincerely Yours - in Taunton, Somerset (about 50 miles from home). Not a huge event - but funnily enough things seemed to be leaping into my bag. A very trendy pink BoBunny retractable craft knife and a Cuttlebug (yay!!), also some lovely papers by 'onthedot'. Guess what I am going to be doing in a minute eh!
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!

Hope everyone has had a good weekend. I hope to get chance to catch up with a bit of blog reading too - I have really missed it this week.

Take care,
Georgie xx

P.S. - Just seen your Tag Kath - how exciting first one for me to do!!!

Thursday, 12 June 2008

I have a day off - hooray!

Well then - I have the day off today (lucky me) and I was all set to go to an acetate card class for the morning, but unfortunately I had a call a couple of days ago saying that it had been cancelled :-( So then I thought 'well that's ok - I have a mountain of ironing to get through - so probably better that I do that'. You can guess what is coming can't you?

I sat down to check my emails, starting blog hopping and that was it. I am full of ideas for card - and I just have to make the most of that don't I?! So I am allowing myself some time to sit and play now - and then I will do a couple of hours ironing this afternoon. I had even put the ironing board up and everything, so I will leave it up, just to remind me of what I should be doing!!

Anyway - I had a little play already and made a wallet, I saw this idea, where it had some little lollipops in it - and I just had to have a go. I think it would be great for vouchers or money and the lollipops for kids too.

The papers are from the DCWV Floral Stack, and Paisley Woodware Chippies - which I inked.

Hope the sun is shining where-ever you are.

Georgie x

Sunday, 8 June 2008

My second Tilda card

I have finally got chance to make something with all the images I have been colouring in with Eloise - Tilda and her cat.

The stamped images were coloured with water-colour pencils. I've used DCWV Floral Prints and Mat Stack, together with some yellow grosgrain ribbon.

I'm not usually a yellow kinda girl, so this was a little bit of a challenge (for me) to get the colours to work (you know what it is like, you have every paper pack out and your desk is covered with different variations of paper, patterened and plan, card, ribbon, brads, flowers etc!!! Fingers crossed the end result looks OK.

Well thats me done for the day, may get chance for a play early tomorrow morning - then Eloise has a birthday party to go to, so will be taxi driver in the afternoon (she has a better social life than Tim and I do!!)

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Blog Candy

Right then - this is something I am new to - the whole Blog Candy subject. Anyway I have started taking a look at other Blogs to try and get to grips with what it is all about, and as usual Kath's blog has been a good starting place in helping me to understand how it all works. So here we go:

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.

They are done!

Well, at last the invites are finished. Yippee.

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

Wedding Invitations

Well then - what a busy couple of weeks it has been. Not that I have really been up to anything exciting, just working - oh and it was my birthday last Sunday - so had a lovely day then. I was really lucky and had lots of gorgeous Tilda stamps and Lily & Milo stamps (yay) - there are so many that I don't know which one I want to play with first! I am sure that I will overcome that little problem later.

I have been working hard on the wedding invitations for my brother-in-law and future sister-in-law - which are very nearly finished. I just have to tell you why they are not completely finished of course. Well, on the cover of the sleeve (sassy Bazzill card), bottom right hand corner - there is going to be stamped in gold the words -'Trust, Respect & Love' - which I had made, and arrived in plenty of time to finish off the invites. I went through all the different options - water mark wording, black and clear embossing, gold and gold embossing - and the couple decided on gold. They then had to decide where they wanted it, I suggested bottom right - bride-to-be wanted middle and bro-in-law agreed with me - they decided to go with bottom right. That's great then - all sorted. Sorry - hope you're not bored yet!

I had a busy couple of evenings, getting the invites finished, with just the stamping left to do - it was getting late and I didn't want to chance rushing the stamping, so thought it best to leave it till the next day (yesterday, Wednesday). Came home from work, thought I would get right on with it - but I couldn't find the stamp! There then followed a two hour search for the little stamp - but to no avail :-(

I came to the conclusion that I must have accidently thrown it out in the rubbish, and of course the bin men had been yesterday morning. Although I really don't think I would have enjoyed routing through the bins! Anyway - I ordered another one last night - luckily they do next day delivery so should be here Friday morning (keep your fingers crossed for me!). Never mind - these things happen eh! Oh - and here is the invite :-)