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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Wow, what a busy week.


How's your day been?

Well I could get used to being a lady of leisure. So far this week has gone according to plan. On sunday I had a lovely afternoon celebrating my friend Angela's birthday. We went to Bibi's in Leeds and saw a Frank Sinatra tribute act. The food was absolutley gorgeous and we all had a great afternoon. Yesturday I went to see my boys WESTLIFE in sheffield. Again such a great night. Phew!!

Then today I sat my final exam for the Medical Secretary Course and ....

I passed with flying colours. I got 98%. Yeah, it's all done and dusted. I can now call myself a qualified medical secretary.

Tomorrow Iam having my hair cut by a friends daughter, friday Iam having breakfast with a friend and then mooching around the shops. Saturday I have my great ladies for another class. Wow, how do i have time to work??

So I thought I would show you a card that goes in the organisor that I showed you monday.

This again is using the Bliss Sale-A-Bration set. The colours are Basic Black and Real Red.

Here's and inside view too.

So that's me done for now. Have a great rest of the week.


Monday, 28 March 2011

Card Organisor


Well hello there in blogland. This is unusual for me to be able to blog during the day during the week. I have taken some well deserved time off from work and thought I would catch up on a few things. It's amazing how much quieter it is to get things done and not be having a certain daughter wanting my attention. She may be coming up to 15 but she still likes to know her mum is doing with her. I also have quite a bit of revision to do as I have my final exam on wednesday. Hopefully this will be the very last and will be a qualified medical secretary.

Speaking of which, Lauren is on her 2 week work experience. Where else would she be than the town hall where weddings are being held. I have to say she seems to be having a ball and has been involved in a few weddings alreading ( even a posh one!!). She went out in her suit on friday and looked very grown up. Where has the time gone??

Today I thought I would show you a project that we did at my Stampin' Up mums. Julie had an all day class and we made this organisor. When I first saw this I wasn't sure about it but I am so chuffed with it that I made one for a friend for her birthday. (I will show you that one later).

The papers used for this project are from the Love Letter DSP papers. Arn't they gorgeous? The butterflies on the front are stamped using the Bliss Stampset from the Sale-a-Bration promotion that Stampin' up had recently. The handles are made with Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon and just finish it off lovely.

You can see that there are some dividers made out of Real Red card stock and have months of the year printed on Whisper White. You can record any special occasion that you will be needing to make a card for and there is enough room to store a ready made card here too.

So I hope you likey.


Saturday, 19 March 2011

Katies Card


How has your week been? Mine has been busy but ok. I only have two weeks left to finish my course so there has been abit of a push to get everything up to finishing point. Phew!!

Today i have had a lovely day. Lauren and I went to the Harrogate Papercraft Show at the Harrogate Showground. Whilst there I bumped into quite a few Stampin' Up sisters. I also met my sister in law who I haven't seen in absolutley ages. It was lovely to see her and also be able to talk craft with her, so 'Hi Elaine you and your lovely friends made my day today'. I got so much inspiration whilst there and didn't spend too much either.

I wanted to show you a card that I made for my friends daughter. Katie has finally qualified as a nurse in January. I am so pleased for her. She has put so much hard work in to the last five years that she totally deserves every bit of this. It hasn't been an easy road for her but she certainly will make the most wonderful nurse there can be. It just shows that if you put the work in it reaps in all the rewards.
I have used a Jolly Nation character which just fit the bill perfectly. The card stock I have used is a Very Vanilla layered with Brocade Blue (which is retired now). The greeting is from the stamp set Curly Cute stamped with Night of Navy ink.
So off to look at my goodies (yet again!!)
Have a lovely week,

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Regional Training


Well hello there in blogland. I am sorry I haven't posted for a long while. Things just got abit too much for me. I am finally coming to the end of my secretarial course so the pressure should ease there for me. Things have also been abit crazy at work too. I found that my mojo had also deserted me.


Last saturday was an absolute treat because me and my Stampin' Up family got chance to spend the day at regional training here in Leeds. I went with my Stampin' Up sister Karen and we shared a table with some other great demo's. It was a great day, we made stuff (but I'm not allowed to show you those just yet) and did lots of swaps. We also had a treat because the lovely Derek from Stampin' Up in the USA came and did some presentations. He is very inspiring.

So on that note, here is my swap. I made about 45 of these and got some fabulous ideas in return.

Here is a group shot!!

And here is just a very small sample of the swaps I recieved in return.

So....now I feel that the whole day has inspired me alot more so fingers crossed this isn't the last blog from me.

Thankyou for taking the time to see my stuff again, have a good week crafting.