Thursday, 28 February 2008
We have also decided when chatting that we must have a go at creating our own set of papers - - - watch this space! Trimcruftz coming shortly! lol.
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Here are my answers:
What were you doing 10 years ago?
Blimey... ten years ago.. I think I was bringing up a one year old baby girl, along with the rest of the family, and we bought our old dog Asti, who died this year with cancer. I was also working at the chippy in the evenings and weekends thinking there was definately more to like than coming home stinking of fish cakes!
What were you doing 1 year ago?
Oh now that was easy... I realised there was more to life than working at the chippy. I had been working in my amazing job as a demonstrator with Docrafts, when I went 'more' freelance and got a few other jobs coming in. Started having work published, and thoroughly started to enjoy my work days again!
Five snacks you enjoy:
oranges, scones with jam and clotted cream(should I just say clotted cream? stuff the scones!) I really love hazelnut yoghurts, chocolate sometimes, last but not least, meringue!
Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
Oh my.. where to start.. My ultimate ambition would be to have a Spaniel rescue centre, to help as many dogs like Scooby that I possibly can! I would also love to have a house in the country, a craft shop to call my own, where I could play all day! Can't really think of anything else.. as long as I have my health and happiness, family and pets, I think I'm pretty sorted!
Five things you like doing:
Definately walking the dogs.. that's my morning constitution sorted!, I love sitting in my shed doing a bit of tidying and crafting... I really love doing my demo's for the most fantastic companies ever! Two more? Are you sure?? Spending time with my family, walking along the beach, going on holiday.. Life is what you make it.. and mine's more or less perfect!
Five things you would never wear again:
was that 'would' never, or 'could' never? If it was a could never, that would be anything that fitted me years ago! **blush**. I don't really know.. I would never wear a wedding dress again, batwing jumpers (stripy too.. what was I thinking!) Jeans, a bomber jacket, and last but not least, bay city roller trousers!!
Five favourite toys:
Oh really!!!!! I'm far too old!
Now if you mean serious crafting equipment, that would have to be my die cutting machines, alongside my laptop, my foot spa (SOOOOOOO refreshing!), cuttlebug templates (does that count?) my dishwasher (I know.. i know... I'm sad.. but wouldn't be without it!)
Now.. I need to tag five people.. so this could be
Nothing too technical, but finished it eventually!! I managed to get the layout done yesterday after fiddling with the floral border, but the gent who asked me to do them made a few changes last thing, so fiddled some more this morning.. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this is okay!
Other than this.. not much in the way of production this week.... although I got some fantastic new papers from Trimcraft the other day... sat and stroked those for a while haha, and had a delivery of kit from Docrafts - Christmas came early!!! The kit is amazing - the vellums are wonderful, the papers are to die for (especially the raspberry) and the stamps are really pretty! Although, I did have to go and increase my stock yesterday (oooohhhh little shed fairy... where art though????)
BUT... I was also being very organised and went to the local wholesaler who is closing down (Zed Cards, Doncaster - can't believe they're closing!) and bought some gridding for my walls and some euroslots to put things on. I also got a paper storage rack, for A4 cardstock, (will take photos later!) to divide up between me and me chum, Jackie. (blimey.. she needs organising just like me.. hahahahaha.. ssshhh in case she's reading!)
So come Easter, when I have some well deserved time off, I am gutting the shed and starting again .... watch this space.. that's the plan for now!
Well.. happy crafting folks.. I feel like I am some sort of happy hoarder, and no craft creator at the minute!
Monday, 25 February 2008
I had a demo at my local shop, which wasn't overly busy, but it was nice and steady all day.. everyone seemed quite interested in the projects I did.
This morning, I was doing a private workshop at a local Centre, and I had a grand total of 27 ladies to entertain.. It went absolutely brilliantly! I loved it.. but then I love to share my knowledge of crafting anyway.
Apart from the busy weekend, I have just been out walking the dogs, sorting out my kits in the shed and trying to find a replacement for my OH's shed which blew down last week in the gales.
Also, I am delighted how my projects look in the new Docrafts Creativity magazine.. they look pretty good even if I say so myself!
Well, that's it for me... I'll be back soon!!
Friday, 22 February 2008
Certain people - who shall remain nameless - are really starting to drive me up the wall!!!!!! (Janice, I'm sure you know who I mean!)
That's all I'm saying... rant over ... but I'm so glad my nose is normal coloured! Hehe.
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
I have been down at the ICHF trade show, demonstrating for a brilliant lady called Phyllis. It was a busy three days, the last two being quieter than Sunday. I got chance for a couple of wanderings around the show.. met various people.. and saw loads of people I knew... Hi Dawn, Elaine, Mand, Annette, and all the rest of you .... nice to see you... I hope you all had a great show!
Will update later... I'm tired today as I hadn't slept all that well whilst I was away. The traffic coming home yesterday was horrendous! I left around half four, and didn't get home until around half eight! It is normally around an hour and half journey! Oh well...
Thursday, 14 February 2008
I was in ASDA the other day buying a large bag of Pedigree for my dog, and was in line to check out. A woman behind me asked if I had a dog......... Duh! > > I was feeling a bit crabby so on impulse, I told her no, I was starting The Pedigree Diet again, although I probably shouldn't because I'd ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care unit with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IV's in both arms. > > Her eyes about bugged out of her head. > > I went on and on with the bogus diet story and she totally believed it. I told her that it was an easy, inexpensive diet and that the way it works is to load your pockets or handbag with Pedigree nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The package said the food is nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again. I have to mention here that practically everyone in the line was by now enthralled with my story, particularly a tall guy behind her.> Horrified, she asked if something in the dog food had poisoned me and was that why I ended up in the hospital. > > I said "No..... I was sitting in the street licking my bum when a car hit me".
(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when theyare right and you need to shut up.
(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half anhour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been givenfive more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something,and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothingusually end in fine.
(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statementoften misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are anidiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here andarguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning ofnothing.)(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a womencan make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hardbefore deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or Faint. Justsay you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true,unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is notthanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' .. that will bringon a 'whatever').
(8) Whatever: Is a women's way of saying F**K YOU!
(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement,meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do severaltimes, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.
Saturday, 9 February 2008
I am being really good at placing photos where they are supposed to be and all photos from today can be seen over on my other blog (link in complete profile bit!).
It was lovely to see the pupsters enjoying themselves..the sun was shining, the wind blew a little, the beach was empty - perfect! Although it was a bit sad.. it was the second time we've been back without Asti, and she loved that beach so much!
Oh well... off for a lovely warm bath now.. pupsters are asleep, family fed and watered.. so now it's a bit of 'me' time!
Friday, 8 February 2008
This is a belt card, made with beautiful kiwi and raspberry cardstock from here. It is really beautiful double sided pearlescent cardstock and such a lovely weight to work with too! The papers are Dovecraft, as is the brad. The flowers are dunelm specials!
This is my new album.... closed, above.. and open below.. I have used a dark pearlescent card in a deep plum colour.. and dressed the card up with Dovecraft papers. The insides are also dry embossed with little flowers..
And last but not least.. just a quickie with dry embossing, outline stickers, and again the beautiful beautiful cardstock from here
That's all for now.. more soon I promise!
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
Tuesday, 5 February 2008
Sunday, 3 February 2008
Just in case you were starting new lifestyles in the new year
.HEALTH QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION
Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... Don't waste them on exercise . Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?A: You're not listening....Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?
Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable. It's the best feel-good food around!!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.
Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape! !
Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.And remember:
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO, What a Ride!"
Been out on a 'meet' today with our fellow Springy friends...Holly and Scooby absolutley loved it! They're both flaked out on the sofa recovering from the very tiring day.. I've got a bad migraine, so just going to bed for an hour... hopefully that'll move it!!!!
We went down to the coast, in Lincolnshire, and it was a lovely and blustery day! Great for the cobwebs...not good for the head! lol
Speak soon.. xx