Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Phew! This last week has been hard work!

Since my appearance on Create and Craft my website has been mad with orders and I was completely unprepared for the overload!! All the orders are completely up to date and in the post now so if you are one of my customers and have been waiting for your order..please accept my grovelling apologies for your wait. I promise that I will be better prepared next time. I've already started..I have 3000 jiffy bags being delivered this afternoon! Where, you might ask are you going to store 30 boxes? Well my lovely Smart Roadster has been thrown out in the cold on the street and they are going in the garage. My Smart wont like that as it's used to being safe and warm..but needs must!
On the life front (as I haven't had much of one for about two months) I can finally start looking forward to Christmas with my parents. Last year we went on a Caribbean cruise for Christmas and while it was very glamorous and great fun to be with our friends..I did miss the whole Christmas tinsel thing! So this year I intend to get an overload of sparkle and Christmas songs. Ian really doesn't like all the Christmas stuff but I love it! My big problem now is that I haven't even started making any Christmas cards never mind Christmas gift shopping.. I think I have my work cut out for me over the next few weeks. So it looks like the hard work isn't over yet!!

Sunday, 25 November 2007

Happy Birthday to me!!

Well that terrible time of year has come around again..I'm one year older ! Last night I went out for meal with a gang of my pals and whilst the company was great the service at the restaurant left a little to be desired! I have to admit though as they sold Cherry beer I can't remember too much of it! Here are a few pics of my birthday night out...

Yes I am afraid in the last photo I was trying for the Victoria Beckham 'pout' look and I think I pulled it off!! Ian disagrees but I thought I'd add it here for the laugh!!
I had some great pressies this morning, my favourite being a new left handed keyboard which I am using this moment to write this blog!! Thanks Ian! Unfortunately it hasn't been a fun filled day as I have had loads and loads of orders since my appearance on Create and Craft and they all needed processing, so that was my day today..Oh well who said being self employed would be a bed of roses??!!

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Wow! What a couple of days!!

If you didn't already know I had my first experience of appearing on Create and Craft shopping channel on Thursday morning!! I am told it went I can't bring myself to watch more than a couple of mins of it I wouldn't know! It was a mad day, we were up at 5am and at the studio for 7am. The time flew by till 9am and we went live. It seemed like about 10 mins rather 60 and then it was all over!

Here I am about an hour after we had finished just as we were about to start the four hour trek back to Newcastle.

I want to thank everyone who has been so brilliant whilst I have been preparing for this show. Samm and Shirley (Hi Mom I know you will read this!!) for their fantastic cards. I could never have made enough in the time..or them be as good as yours are!
The brill buyers at Ideal world..poor Amanda has had to put up with alot more from me than she should have!! and of course Ian, who is NOT my husband no matter what you hear on television, who I couldn't have even started to think about this company but for his technical know how but more than that his total support.
I also want to thank all my fantastic 'virtual' friends on all the forums who have been so positive and just great when I was feeling like everything wouldn't come together. Virtual or not you are really mates!
Finally I want to thank all my customers past and future who make this job a pleasure because you are all so enthusiastic about your craft.

Right that's the end of the oscar speech I promise! I have some serious work to get done today but tonight I am going out to dinner with all my friends because tomorrow is my birthday..oh no 39 has come around so fast!!

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Create and Craft tomorrow there or be square!

Can you tell that I am a bit hyper? Well finally, here it second attempt at presenting three of my CDs on Create and Craft shopping channel. I have checked and double checked everything and I have all my fingers and toes crossed that everything goes ahead this time. We will be setting off to Peterborough this afternoon so hopefully we can get there before the England match starts as Ian really wants to watch it!! I have to do a bit of ironing, so my clothes aren't totally creased on TV and re check my craft tote to make sure I haven't taken out anything I need for my demos.
Well I had better get started it's already after 9.. I'll let you know how it went, but then you might have seen it before I do!!!

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Sorry it's been so long...

Once again I have been side tracked by my work from posting on my blog so it's been ages since I updated you on anything I have been doing. Well, work really that's about it! Not particularly interesting for a blog entry I know!!
Everything is in place for my appearance on Create and Craft on Thursday (Thursday Favourites 9am, Channel 661)so I am crossing my fingers that it all goes ahead this time!!
Today I am visiting the hairdresser again to get my roots done. It's such a pain having to have my hair coloured every four weeks, but I should be used to it by now I have been grey since I was thirteen (yes, thats 13 years old!) so thats a few years of colouring!! Most people see grey hair as a sign that they are getting's just always been part of my life, thanks Mom and Dad for giving me 'grey early' genes!! Though I have to admit I am getting older now.. it's my birthday on Sunday and I'm going to be 39. Oh dear, I always thought that by this age I would be a stylish older woman who oozed confidence and wore classy clothes... nope I am still me, sitting here in my scruffy PJ's covered in glitter! Oh well best get dressed to go the hairdressers. The best thing about my hairdressers is that they have all the trashy Celeb mags, that I look down on as 'rubbish' out here but love to read when I am covered in brown hair dye with a plastic bag over my hair!! How strange is life!

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Wanted to share a new Digi scrap page with you.

Life has been a bit 'lively' here at Funky Hand Towers this week and I just haven't had a moment to visit my blog so I thought in a spare 5 mins this evening I would post a digi scrap page I created a little while ago.

It reminds me that however busy I am I should take time to spend time with Ian... and on that note I will go downstairs and watch TV with him!!

Monday, 5 November 2007

How embarrassing !!!

I'm sitting here in a hotel room in Peterborough waiting to head off to the TV studios for my big debut. Except I'm going to be waiting a bit longer as they've gone and postponed it! Can you believe it? 2 hours before I'm due to go on I get a phonecall delaying the show. There's nothing I can do, I have been given a new date but as you can imagine, after telling you all to look out for me today it's rather humiliating. So sorry to disappoint everyone, you're all going to have to wait until Nov 22nd @ 9am to see me.

Friday, 2 November 2007

Had an early start this morning!

I was wide awake at 5.30am this morning so I got up (quietly!!) and processed my days orders and planned some more demos. I sneaked back into bed at 7pm for the alarm to go off practically straight away! So I got up again !
I realised that with all this excitement over Create and Craft I had forgotten that it is my Dads birthday on Sunday so I created this card for him this morning.

The paper is from my next CD which I have been working on for a little while. It's amazing what you can get done in a short amount of time if you need to!

I'm off to have some well deserved breakfast and then I have to start all over again. No rest for the wicked! Hopefully I will be back later to let you know how I got on as the count down continues!!

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Well so much for blogging every day this week!

Sorry I missed a post yesterday, things were just mad here and I didn't realise that I hadn't written anything until I was going to bed!

With the end of the month has come the end of my competition with Card Making and Papercraft magazine. I had hundreds of entries.. 777 to be exact! How amazing is that? I have drawn the eleven lucky winners so their prizes will be in the post next week. Pictures of me picking them out will be posted later in the week when I have worked out how to use the new camera!!

I have been working away on getting ready for Monday all day again, but I did get to make some cards and I thought I would share this one with I haven't had any to show for a while.

Tomorrow I am going to have an early birthday pressie from Ians parents, a luxury manicure..looking down at my nails at the moment I think the beautician will need to be a miracle worker to get them in any decent state !

Well until tomorrow...


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