Sunday, 31 October 2010


Well I wasn't going to go the the Hobbycrafts show at the SECC today because I've been so disappointed with the last few. However, my friend Lesley texted me to invite me to go along with her and another friend Linda. Never one to refuse an invitation I spent the morning with the girls wandering around looking at craft stuff. Talk about taking coals to Newcastle I have a shop full of stuff LOL. Anyway we had a good time gabbing and rummaging around and I did buy a few things (mainly larger envelopes and cards) but I also managed to sneak in a few Lilli of the Valley stamps - they are so darn cute! I've posted a couple of the Christmas stamps that I bought. It's time to dust off the copic markers and get colouring.

I spent the rest of the day finishing off two nappy cakes and some more halloween goody bags for tonight. We have already had a few children round but I have plenty of stuff so we should be okay.

Tonight I have a pile of washing and ironing that I need to tackle (deep joy) but it won't go away so I'd better get cracking. Dinner is in the oven and I'm just snatching a few minutes on the 'puter.

Till tomorrow.

Fee x

Thursday, 28 October 2010

MIA ........................

or just without internet access again lol. I really am losing the plot now and think that I'll need to look at changing my service provider. I am so fed up having to do without it for days at a time Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

I've had a very busy week so I'll give you a quick rundown.

On Thursday evening I went to the Tullochan Trust Charity Fundraising Dinner at Cameron House Hotel. Myself and my colleague Iain who is the Production Manager hosted the table and we had a fantastic time. I came rolling home at 1.30am and to cap it all I had forgotten to take my keys - you can guess how pleased Jim was with me ooops.

Friday at work I was feeling a bit fragile and when I got home after lunch I went for a little sleep. I hadn't really had much to drink but I'm blaming the champagne (which I'm not really that fond of anyway). I only began to feel better after dinner that evening but as it was self inflicted I got no sympathy anyway LOL.

On Saturday I made some cards with my friend Carol and we ate far too many biscuits but hey what's new there. I was quite tired after a busy day in the shop and I fell asleep on the sofa about 9pm. When I was sleeping my mum phoned to remind Jim to change the clocks back so he did that before he went to bed. I awoke around 2.30am and crawled into bed completely oblivious that the clocks had been changed. The next morning about 8.50am I had just stepped out of the shower when Jim got up and "reminded" me about the clocks changing. Alarm bells started ringing cos I hadn't heard anything about this and I usually read it in the paper or hear it on the news. I checked the time on my phone, the computer, and the tv and they all said it was 9.50am waaahhhhhh. I had to grab my stuff and run LOL.

On Sunday I was cropping with some friends and I made my first ever nappy cake. I've seen these on websites and had bought stuff to make one a long time ago but never got around to it. I was very pleased with the result and think I may make a few more as gifts. I also used the teddy bear image from my PTI Baby Button Bits set to make a tag to match.

On Monday I had a job interview in the afternoon but I wasn't really impressed with the Company so I don't think I will pursue the vacancy even if they ask me back for a second interview. I popped over to Livingston Designer Outlets later that night and bought Laura some hooded sweat tops and joggers from Gap. I also managed to find a pair of shoes for work for me too.

On Tuesday and Wednesday I was rushed off my feet at work and never had a minute to myself LOL. I ran a presentation skills training course and did a zillion interviews and I was glad when Wednesday was over and I could draw breath. On Wednesday evening I went to my signing class and practiced signing a few songs that we are going to do for our concert in December. I am getting better but there is such a lot to remember and my poor old brain gets a bit frazzled with it all.

On Thursday I had more interviews over at our Renfrew site so I was able to escape from the office for a while and catch my breath. I went with Jim to his GP appointment to get the results of his recent visit to the neurologist. The report has confirmed that they "think" that he hasn't had strokes at all but it is a rare form of migraine that can cause the kind of problems he has been suffering from. He is still not very good and can't really walk any distance at all and he also has fallen over a few times recently which is a new development. This may be too do with his blood pressure and they are trying to regulate this to get it as low as possible without causing him to overbalance. Fingers crossed we will start to see some progress soon.

Back to Friday again and the end of a very busy week. I managed to wash my smart card and memory card in the washing machine so they are now in pieces and I will need to buy new ones. I'm looking forward to some "me" time this weekend to recharge the batteries - here's hoping.

Till then.

Fee x

Monday, 18 October 2010

I need ...................

a haircut LOL. Seriously I am beginning to look as if I have been dragged through a hedge backwards. I have been asked by the company to host a table at the Tullochan Trust Charity Fundraising Dinner at Cameron House on Thursday evening and I can't go looking like this. I will need to phone my hairdresser tomorrow to see if she can squeeze me in.

The decorator started today and I'm really pleased with how things are going so far. Laura's room is almost finished and just needs one wall to be papered. I like the colours we chose for the hall and I always struggle with how something will look on the wall when all you can see is a little colour chart sample. Usually Jim is better at visualising what the end result will look like. He is very tired today which is probably due to being out yesterday. Although he didn't walk much the slightest exertion seems to knock the stuffing out of him and he is paying for it today.

The page I have posted today is for July and I used a set of Stampendous arrow stamps that I borrowed from my friend Lesley. They are sooooooooooooooo cute. Thanks Lesley.

Till tomorrow.

Fee x

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Decorating Plans

Jim hasn't been too well over the weekend but he was feeling a bit better today so we went out today to buy some wallpaper and paint for Laura's room and our hall and stairs. Laura chose a very "pink" paper for her bedroom and we've gone for neutral colours for the hall. I just need to get the place measured up for new carpet and we're sorted LOL.

Today's photo is my calendar for the month of June. I just love the little deckchair and brolly it is sooooo cute. It's stamped using Versamark so you just get a watermark effect.

Till later.

Fee x

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Thank Goodness

.............. today is over. I was delivering a training course in Edinburgh to a particularly challenging group of "crusty old men". I'm pleased to say that it all went well but I had a bit of a sleepless night beforehand worrying about it. Back to work tomorrow and I've got some interviews to do so that will keep me out of mischief lol.

I've posted my calendar page for May - hope you like it.

Bye for now.

Fee x

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Laazzzzzzzy Old Me

I "bunked" off going to Zumba tonight because I was so tired when I got home from work. The reason for that is that I didn't sleep at all well last night and think that I saw every hour on the clock lol?

I've had a look at this month's PTI releases and have already mentally spent too much money. A must have for me is the Victorian Border die, Favor It 2 box and the set of Lovely Layers circular dies I also luuuurvve the new colours Pinefeather and Blueberry Sky gotta get me some of those before they all sell out.

I've posted March and April pages from my calendar and I hope you like them. Tomorrow I'm off to Edinburgh for the day (working) so I'd better get off to bed now cos I've got an early start.

Ta ta for now.

Fee x

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Results from Yesterday

............. are very poor. I was not feeling like myself and struggled to do anything LOL. That'll teach me to drink alcohol when I'm not used to doing it!

I managed to stamp a few pages using my new PTI calendar stamp set. I can see lots of Christmas gift projects being made with this set. I also bought the Everyday Treats and a Wreath for all Seasons sets but haven't even opened them yet. I've uploaded the pages I did for January and February - watch this space for more LOL.
Till later.
Fee x

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Feeling Slightly Delicate ....

this morning due to a slight over indulgence of food and drink yesterday. I am pleased to say the presentation went extremely well and "my boys" were fabulous. The afternoon activities were themed on Back to School complete with Headmaster, tuck shop, sports day, dressing up, various classes such as music, home economics and science and of course the dreaded school assembly where we had to sing All Things Bright and Beautiful. I'm pleased to report that our Class 2A won the home economics prize (I knew all my baking would be useful one day) and that Year 2 won the Sports Day (no thanks to me I hasten to add)The food was very good and I got home at 1am LOL. I am due to finish my contract at the end of next month and I really will be sad to leave but I suppose all good things must come to an end at some point LOL.

I'm off to do some cardmaking and/or scrapbooking today and hope to be able to post some of the results (if there are any) later.


Fee x

Monday, 4 October 2010


I made another fabby chocolate fudge cake this morning and took it into work for the guys. I am working with twelve of our Apprentices at the moment on a presentation that we have to make at the company conference this Friday. A big piece of chocolate cake each helped us to pull together all the slides we need and we are now almost organised. I've booked the Boardroom again on Wednesday morning so that we can run through everything from start to finish. Fingers crossed that it all goes well. I've posted a picture of the cake to make you drool.

Part of my PTI stash this month was the calendar die and matching stamp set. I have made a couple of pages already I'll post one soon.

Till tomorrow.

Fee x

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Eat, Pray, Love

Laura and I had a girls night out tonight and went over to the cinema at X-scape in Glasgow to see the new Julia Roberts movie, Eat, Pray, Love. We both enjoyed the movie (and the popcorn). We also met up with my friend Lesley so that she could give me this month's PTI goodies. I went a bit OTT and bought 4 sets of stamps, bakers twine, 3 dies, calendars, etc. and I am desperate to try them out LOL.

Lesley and I did some cardmaking yesterday and I had been asked by the girls in work to make a birthday card for the Managing Director whose birthday is tomorrow. He plays the saxophone (rather well I'm told) and I thought it would be fun to do a little Sizzix person complete with saxophone. Here is a photo of my efforts.

Till later.

Fee x

Friday, 1 October 2010

Happy Birthday Card

I was asked to make a card for the boyfriend of one of the girls at work. I struggled a bit with this one because she wanted a photo of them on the front of it and there was to be no green on it anywhere. I eventually came up with this and used some vintage SEI that I had in my stash. I hope you like it or more importantly I hope he likes it LOL.
Bye for now.
Fee x