Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Have just realised that I had a cup of tea made for me about an hour ago and it is sitting on my desk cold... Oh well I'm not going to drink it now!!! Have been too busy working on Cupcakes stuff to remember about it... Lots of finished products ready for Friday night..... Getting a wee bit nervous now as it is our first event with the new stuff we have been doing (Inspired by Dyan at Art from the Heart, thanks Dy)!!!! Really hope everyone likes it cos its a wee bit different to our usual stuff... There are new ideas popping in our heads every day, it is sooo exciting and positive...x

Monday, 28 September 2009


This is what I learned today
  • Not to drown my artwork with the mini mister lol (This one is from Dyan....) x
  • That I really to clean the tops of my kitchen cabinets more often.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

And here are some sneak peaks of the new stuff we will have for sale at the Strathburn Playgroup Ladies Night on Friday 2 October, Strathburn Hotel, Inverurie 7pm... Hope you can make it... Would love to see you there...x
I have also photographed some new stuff that we are working on for Cupcakes and Kisses...
These are the elements that I have spent AGES cutting out...
These have all been inspired by the Blonde Moments stamps Fairy Nuff....x

Yesterday I thought I would have a tidy out of all my stamps - Oh My Word - I did not realise I had so many - this is TWELVE A4 size drawers full - aah well a girl can never have too many stamps (there are more on the way!!!!)...

Saturday, 26 September 2009


Today I learned
  • that to kill a crab humanely, you place it in the freezer for 2 hours, then bring a large pan of water to the boil and once it's no longer moving (after being frozen to death presumably) you plunge it into the boiling water for 60 seconds - not very nice, huh!!!!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

  • Today I learned that the heaviest baby in the world was born and weighed a staggering 19.2lbs.... Ouch that had to hurt like hell. Full story here. Look at the size of him...x

Monday, 21 September 2009

Sorry have to put this link in again cos I think it is WONDERFUL.... Still makes me laugh everytime I watch it... Need to figure out how to download the song to my mobile so I can use it as a ringtone lol...

Someone posted this on UK Scrappers today and I thought WOW!!!! You will be amazed by it...x

Sorry guys, don't know how to insert the screeen only the link.... Can't believe this I have FIVE followers....

This is what I learned today

  • that cycling up really big hills can cause me to have an asthma atttack lol...

Sunday, 20 September 2009


Today I learned that
  • my kids are growing up - today the oldest two got mobile phones (against my better judgement I might add)
  • I can shop on a budget (I hope), planned the menu for the week and did the shopping today so let's hope it lasts til next Sunday lol...x

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Here is what I have been working on today although I might have got more done without the constant interruption, but I have let it wash over me today-I am serene, I am serene, I am serene.....x
PS They are notepads if anyone is wondering...

Friday, 18 September 2009

Today I received this in my email in-box and it made me cry, with shame because those are the kind of things I do and with despair as I really don't want to be that person anymore.....

Passing the Purple Hat to You IN honor of women's history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer. Pass this on to five women that you want watched over. If you don't know five women to pass this on to, one will do just fine.

IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck (written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

  • I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

  • I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage. I would have talked less and listened more.

  • I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

  • I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

  • I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth. I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

  • I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

  • I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

  • I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

  • I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

  • Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

  • When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, 'Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.'

  • There would have been more 'I love you's' More 'I'm sorry's.'

  • But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute.look at it and really see it . live it and never give it back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!! Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

If you don't mind, send this on to all the women you are grateful to have as friends. Maybe we should all grab that purple hat earlier. Please send this to five phenomenal women today in celebration of Beautiful Women's Month. If you do, something good will happen--you will boost another woman's self esteem.

KEEP IT LIT! IN MEMORY .. . . . ..These are the colours that represent the different cancers. All you are asked to do is keep this circulating, even if it's to one more person, in memory of anyone you know who has been struck by cancer. A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle. Please Keep The Candle Going!

This one I do ask that you please send on. By sending this on, you will think and realize how you've been blessed, up until now. This is a disease which affects all families... no one is exempt!


  • I need to take more time to read things before i do something new(see Sonja for details lol) !!!
  • I still like brambles or blackberries as they are called, remember going bramble picking as a kid?
Don't you just hate it when you have done your make up and put your lipstick on then you realise that you havn't brushed your teeth.... One of those mornings I think!!!! Hope it's not a sign of the day to come lol...x

Thursday, 17 September 2009

OMG What a brilliant momento from the Take That concert - I would love this, they were absolutely fantastic.... Might lay some big hints for Christmas this year - I LOVE IT!!!! (Does that make me very sad...) Come on admit it you would all love to own it too..... It's not just me is it????...x

Delivered to you in a Take That Circus Live Presentation Box designed to look like a vintage suitcase, each box contains:-
An Exclusive Unisex T-Shirt "I Ran Away with the Circus" *
A Deluxe Version Tour Programme
A Circus Live Tote Bag
A Union Jack Mug
A Circus Live Tea Towel
And everything you need join the circus (bowler hat, red nose, face paint set, set of juggling balls)

This is what I would love to do - bought the stamps, got the paint and canvas so just need to start practicing painting those vines!!!!

Here are some more Scrap Attack pictures...


  • Husbands are not very good at sticking to what they say (amendment: even tho you know it's for the best!!!)
  • I feel much better after cycling to school and back again
  • You can't always have what you want (even thou you really want it)!!!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009



These are all my efforts for the Scrap Attack Stamp CJ, I was very proud of them and only wish I had done duplicates...x

I am going to try and blog some of the pictures I took at the Scrap Attack weekend, brilliant weekend so much so that Jude and I are thinking about going to Harrogate to Dyan's studio for a weekend workshop...x

  • that I need more sleep than I am currently getting
  • that I have some very weird dreams indeed!!!!
  • that I really, really can't stand Libby's room any more!!!!!
Its 5am and the dog has had me up barking for the last 20minutes... Though it was kids that were supposed to keep you up lol...x

PS - Borrowed the quote above from Marilyn from Dyan's blog as I thought the way I have been feeling lately it was very apt...

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Ok, I have copied something from Wrightboysmum blog as I think it's a very good idea...


This is what I learned today

  • I am finally learning how to blog
  • how to alcohol ink and stamp dominos... cool

Right I am really going to try and keep this up to date (if I can ever get to grips with how it works, might need lessons)....x Think I am getting the hang of this now but I really should go to bed now...x