Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Star Struck

More baking, I really have mastered Nigella's chocolate fudge cake now. I didn't have time to fiddle about making chocolate curls so I scattered on some chocolate stars I just happened to have in the cupboard. I took it into work and it disappeared in no time at all and it tasted as fantastic as it looked LOL.
Till later.
Fee x

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Mummy's Little Helper

As I said yesterday, Molly very often "helps" with the laundry. This photo is one that was taken when she helped herself to a bra that was in the tumble drier. I wonder what my neighbours must think when they see my underwear strewn about the place LOL.


Fee x

Monday, 27 September 2010

Internet Troubles (again)

Well I've been internetless since the last time I posted and it has been driving me nuts LOL. Thankfully it seems to be fine now but the problem seems to have stemmed from when we got Sky HD installed.

I've been busy doing the invitations for my friend Janette's nieces 21st birthday and I finished off another 25 tonight so just 75 more to go and then I'm done WHEW!

My poor hubby Jim is still not very well. We went to see the Consultant Neurologist last week but unfortunately he was not a very nice man and his bedside manner left a lot to be desired. We have asked for a referral to another Consultant so now we have to wait. The only positive thing to come from the appointment was that he could not see anything "sinister" in the brain. That doesn't mean that he is in the clear but rather that they can't identify what is causing the problems.

I made a fantastic choccy fudge cake last night and took it into work and it was demolished. Thank goodness for my new best friend Nigella Lawson.
I've posted a photo of Molly "helping" to do the laundry. She is a little minx and has a fascination for laundry especially dirty laundry. I can't tell you the amount of times she has raided the laundry hamper and taken bras and knickers out into the back garden.

Till later.

Fee x

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Where Did This Week Go?

I can't believe it is the weekend again, the days just seem to fly by. I've now recovered from my Zumba antics on Tuesday but it took me a couple of days because I am soooo unfit. I've also bought large bottles of Evian water for Laura and I to take with us next week because the little ones we took this week were finished in no time. I think I'll take a little hand towel with me too whether or not that is to wipe the sweat from my brow or the tears from my eyes I really don't know LOL.

On Wednesday evening Laura and I went to our Signing Class. I am still very much a novice at this but I am trying to keep up. It's just my elderly brain that has a problem remembering it all. Anyway they say practice makes perfect and I hope that is correct and it will all come together soon.

On Thursday I took my mum to the funeral of one of her oldest friends and she was quite upset. After the commital and the crematorium, the minister said that there was a piece of music that Margaret had left strict instructions should be played at her funeral. It was a version of the Lords Prayer and it was very uplifting and seemed to be her final words to us all. She was a lovely lady and quite a character and I will remember with fondness and a smile.

Friday was a difficult day as I had to dismiss someone at work, it is the most trying part of my job but there was no alternative. In the afternoon I took Jim to his physiotheraphy appointment but he wasn't very well and was only able to do one or two exercises before he was in too much pain to continue. His appointment with the consultant at the Southern General Hospital has been brought forward to this Tuesday and I hope that he will be able to give us a clear diagnosis of the problem and also some sort of plan of the way forward.

I've posted another one of my PTI creations that I made last week. The images are from Everyday Button Bits and I used new leaf paper for the background. The dark chocolate cardstock I ran through my birds and swirls cuttlebug embossing folder to add some texture. The twill is spring moss and I just lurve the Melissa Frances buttons for the flowers. I think I am going through my butterfly phase at the moment LOL. I hope you like it.


Fee x

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

It's Zumba Time

Tonight my crazy idea was to go to a Zumba class and take Laura with me. So off we trotted full of enthusiasm and just over an hour later we were back red faced, hot, sweaty and absolutely exhausted LOL. We did have a good time and it was fun. Due to my back problem there were some moves that I just couldn't do very well but I did try very hard (honestly). I was so glad to get home and jump in the shower and then put my feet up. Roll on next week.
Fee x

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Quiet Time

Today I tried to have some quiet time to myself and do some card making. Unfortunately I kept getting interrupted so I wasn't as productive as I could have been. I did however, manage to make 3 cards using some more of my PTI stash. One of them was a sympathy card for an old friend of my mum's who passed away late on Friday evening. I struggled a bit with the colour combinations because I don't have all the colours of cardstock and ink to match but I did my best and I was quite pleased with the result. I also used my Butterfly Dreams stamps and matching die for the very first time (at long last I hear you say). I hope you like it.

More tomorrow - until then.

Fee x

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Wedding Layout

One of the ladies who works in our Canteen has a daughter who got married recently and she had brought in some photographs to let us see. The girl (Carrie) looked really beautiful and so happy in the photos that I sneakily scanned some and used one of them to do a layout for her. I used paper from the Bo Bunny Persuasion range and stamped the phrase "A day to remember" and popped it into a frame that I had in my Craft Room. She was sooooo touched and said that it was the nicest thing that anyone had ever done for her (aw bless). She gave me a lovely box of chocolates as a thank you and we munched them in the office in double quick time.

Another girl at work (Namdeep) has been to several Asian weddings recently and I am desperate to try and do a layout with one of the photos she has. The dresses and the colours were fantastic and I think they would be lovely on a layout.

Till tomorrow.

Fee x

Friday, 10 September 2010

A Papertrey Creation

I made a beautiful christening card for my friend Shona who is going to a christening this Sunday. I was really pleased with it and used some of my precious Melissa Frances paper and topped it off with a little white bible with a silver cross made from a Sizzlits die. I twinkled the bible with glamour dust and it was so pretty. I also cut out the baby's name. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to take a photo so you will just have to take my word for it.

The card I've posted today is one I made using some of my friend Lesley's PTI stamps. I particularly like the tree and the twine and the paper, and the kraft cardstock and the felt and the swarovski crystals - in fact all of it LOL.

I hope you like it too.

Till tomorrow.

Fee x

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Internet Problems

I've been missing in action due to being unable to access the internet. We decided to upgrade our Sky to HD which is something we've been meaning to do for a long time. I wished that I had never bothered because the Engineer knackered my internet access and we had to get him back out today to fix it. I could have cheerfully choked him LOL. Anyway I'm now back online and hopefully my problems are over.

I thought I would share a card I made a couple of weeks ago using my precious PTI stash. I hope you like it.


Fee x

Saturday, 4 September 2010

I can't believe it is Saturday again LOL. The week has just flown by. Last night I was at a charity quiz and I'm happy to report our team won YIPPEE. I'm now the proud owner of a gold coloured plastic medal and a box of Cadbury's Heroes.

I've posted another couple of samples of the 21st birthday invitations, I wonder what she will choose.

Today I'm off to scrap with some friends so I'd better get a move on. More later.

Fee x