Saturday, 9 July 2011

Thursday was a GREAT day

I had such a lovely day on Thursday, I went back to work on Monday after almost 8 weeks off due to Labyrinthitis and Vertigo.
When I got in on Thursday I was presented with a lovely bouquet of flowers from the staff to say 'welcome back' - they smell as lovely as they look.
A huge Thank You to everyone for my flowers.

After struggling in through the door I found that my 'goodie bag' swap organised by the lovely Suzie on Docrafts had arrived.
My partner in crime Karen had threatened something PINK and FLUFFY!
It took me ages to get into the bag and then ages to go through everything, as you can see from the pictures I was very lucky to receive such a gift.
Thank You again Karen xxx

And then finally as I was settling down for the evening there was a knock at the door and the delivery man had my prize from the May Docrafts Draw, the box was filled with yummy stash to use, 2 decoupage sets that make at least 8 cards, 2 large A4 cards and extras to make smaller ones, 2 packs of papers, 2 stamps, 4 embossing folders and several packets of stickers and letters.

So as you can see Thursday was a GREAT day! - I'd like every day to be like this one.
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Monday, 30 May 2011

My Perfect Present Layout

Today I did some crafting yipppppeeeeeeeeeee - well I say today it was during the wee small hours after waking up in lots of pain and feeling really sick and dizzy.
I took my painkillers, curled up on the sofa and watched some drivel at around 2:00am. Then I had the urge to do some crafting so I grabbed it with both hands and almost 'ran' to my desk to start.
I cut the navy and red card to make my version of the French flag and then decorated it with my tickets and other pictures, some I took on the night and some scanned from my Programme.
Last October my lovely family bought me tickets to go and see the 25th anniversary concert of Les Miserables - one of my favourite things to listen/sing along to.
The photographs show the backdrop and the audience, or lack of it, 5 minutes before it started.Within seconds of taking the picture the arena was full to bursting point.
The writing on the back was a description of my weekend away and how I felt before, during and after the show. It goes onto 2 pages but the second page is more personal so I have kept that hidden.

When I came downstairs this morning I still liked the layout and found that it didn't look too crooked, I was shocked by the price of the tickets, and, although I have had them stashed away in a drawer, last night was the first time I had actually looked at them. When I saw the price I wanted to yell at them for spending that much money, but I had such a lovely time that I'm so glad they did.

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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

OH Boy!

 Hello again from me the BAD blogger
I have Labyrinthitis - an inner ear thing which is making me so very dizzy at the moment.
I have managed to stay awake for 2 hours in a row now, which is a miracle today and to sit upright for 30 minutes - boy this is such a relief as I'm fed up of lying down all the time.
I have managed to spend money on stash since I have been home thanks to the lovely Sue-Bubbles for the information in the past year on how to stash buy whilst under the influence of
A) medication, 
B) deprived of sleep (not me today!), or
C) just because you can still ebay when lying down - a laptop helps in this case, a desktop pc is far too heavy to have on your lap :) :)

My purchases include:
Button stew -  bag of mixed buttons
Lots of lovely ribbons
Some new flower dies from CuddlyBuddly

There are loads of other things I've looked at but OH keeps taking his wallet to work :( but I have PayPal he he he 

Time for another lie down and some more painkillers, anti-sickness tabs and a handful of vitamins

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Friday, 20 May 2011

A Giggle For The Weekend

I'm sorry to say I can't claim this as my own but I did 'steal' it from SusieJ and it's so funny I had to many thanks to whoever originally posted it!

After Mr. and Mrs. Fenton retired, Mrs. Fenton insisted her husband accompany her on her trips to Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, Mr. Fenton was like most men; he found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunately, Mrs. Fenton was like most women; she loved to browse.

One day Mrs. Fenton received the following letter from her local Wal-Mart :

Dear Mrs. Fenton,

Over the past six months, your husband has been causing quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and may be forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against Mr. Fenton are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras.

1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they weren't looking.

2 . July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official sounding voice, "Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right way."

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway.

6. September 14: Moved a "CAUTION - WET FLOOR" sign to a carpeted area.

7. September 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told other shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department.

8. September 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, "Why can't you people just leave me alone?"

9. October 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

10. November 10: While carelessly handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.

11. December 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the " Mission Impossible" theme.

12. December 6: In the auto department, he practiced his "Madonna look" by using different sizes of funnels.

13. December 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled "PICK ME! PICK ME!"

14. December 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed "OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!"

And last, but not least ..

15. December 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, "Hey! There's no toilet paper in here!"



Patti Barber, Office Supervisor In Accounting Unit, Behavioral Health Services 

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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Fi's Blog Candy Giveaway

Hi Everyone,
The lovely Fi, my friend on Docrafts is celebrating her birthday with a blog candy giveaway.
To be in with a chance of winning pop over to her blog and add you name, it's as easy as that!

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Monday, 7 March 2011

And The Winners Are ...

Well the results are in and both the boys won first place in their competitions.
Cake Boss and his Orange and Lemon Surprises won the Year 1 competition.
Harry and his volcano full of lava won the Year 4 competition.
They both have vouchers to spend -just dreading next year when all three will be eligible for the competitions!!

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Sunday, 27 February 2011

They Call me Reece But I'm The Boss - The CAKE BOSS!

Well the final project of the holidays is finished, Yesterday Reece made the first batch and left me to do the rest.
As you can see from his slide show he concentrated so hard on mixing them that he had to go and play on the Wii to rest- another typical bloke!

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Thursday, 24 February 2011

The Volcano Is Finished - At Last

Well today H finally put the finishing touches to his masterpiece.
He has been working on his volcano for several weekends now, with a little help from his Dad and from me (I had to do the messy, sticky bits!) he is now ready to take it into school on Monday.
He made a PowerPoint presentation to explain how he made this creation - leaving out the help he had and claiming it all as his own work!!! - typical bloke.
Here is a slideshow of his hard work

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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Finally some crafting has been done in my house!

 Over the past two days I have finally managed to make 6 birthday cards and a double layout of my eldest grandson at his awards ceremony.

I'm just waiting for everything to dry before I take pictures of the layout but I have managed to take some halfway decent pictures of my cards.

Turtle made from papers from the Making Cards magazine

Another one from the same papers - I love the first one
Made with freebie download of Daisy & Dandelion and freebie papers

Another set of freebie papers and a free CuddlyBuddly download
Cut the card far too short for the card I was intending to make, salvaged it and made this

Eldest grandson asked me to make this - when I asked who he wanted it for he said "I just want to see what it looks like when it's finished Nan."
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