Friday 11 July 2008


It's not been a very good week for us here.Lots of things going on and today we got some news we had been dreading so no blogging been done.
Tomorrow we're off on our holidays to the Black Isle to unwind a bit. Unfortunately it happened to coincide with what was happening this week.
Hopefully when we get back we can look at things in a better light and move on from here.
Hope to catch up with everyone when I get back.

Cass xxx

Saturday 5 July 2008

Red Carpet

Well I'd just like to thank everyone for their good wishes on my trip back to hospital for another wee operation. All is well so far but just a wee bit tender at my hips.I keep bumping into the kitchen worktops too as it's just at the same height...ouch!
I was to be at The Golden Jubilee Hospital for 11am and arrived at the car park entrance at 10.30ish to be greeted by 3 police officers who waved me to stop. What's the nature of the visit they asked. I'm being admitted for an operation
I said,so they waved me on into the car park. When I drove in the place was full of police. Two walking towards me had braid on their hats. Not PC's for Couldn't find a parking space so drove round to the other side of the hospital where the hotel is and parked.As I walked up to the entrance a guy was hoovering a red carpet. Geez...they didn't have to go to all that trouble for me....pmsl. Anyway as it turned out HRH Queen Elizabeth was visiting to open the new heart and lung department. Mystery of all the police solved!
I was put into the same room I had when I had my op back in January and had a great view of the helipad. Down came the helicopter and dropped off HRH and Prince Philip,who then jumped into their Rolls Royce and were driven by the hospital windows where we were all standing and received the Royal Wave. Was tempted to wave my paper knickers but would probably have got carted off to the Tower. So that was my gossip for the day.

I've added a couple of cards that I made for Louis teachers to prevent the boredom of my previous Louis finished nursery a week past on Friday,so my baby starts school in August. I can't believe it. The time has just flown by.
Both cards are using Birthday Hamish kindly got for me by Stu along with some others.I've coloured them both with my Prismacolors. The pink PP is Daisybuckets (gasp!) and the brown is Heidi Grace and has a lovely silk and
flock feel. Papermania Brads (ordinary and sugar coated), Making Memories cheeky clips,flowers and Studio G sentiment stamps.

Cass xxx

Wednesday 2 July 2008

Lovely Surprise In The Post Today

A beautiful Thank You card from the lovely Emma (elf-creations).It's an absolutely stunning card and the photo I took doesn't do it justice. It was such a thoughtful gesture from Emma.We both set up our blogs at the same time and have become blogging buddies. Emma's card was a thank you for supporting her since setting up her blog. Emma,the pleasure was all mine.You're a very talented lady and worth every comment you receive.You're also very supportive of lots of people in blogland as I've seen your posts on many of them including mine and for that I owe you a great big thanks. I also hope you're feeling better as I know you've been under the weather.
Cass xxx

Well tomorrow I'm off into hospital again for a minor operation to tidy up two little end bits of my scar from my tummy operation back in January. At least this time it'll be under local anaesthetic instead of general,so shouldn't be too bad.

Cass xxx

Tuesday 1 July 2008

Tags,Awards and Blog Candy

I was kindly tagged by not one but 3 lovely ladies. Manda,Vicky and Lorraine.Thanks ladies!.Please pop by their blogs and see their beautiful work.

Now I have to answer 5 questions and pass it on. Well this'll be pretty

1. What was happening 10 years ago:

Well I was 30 then,married,no kids.I was a different person back then in many ways,which I'll probably tell you about

2. Name 5 things to do today:

Body Combat class,grocery shopping,huge pile of ironing,start a couple of card orders and teach scrapbook class tonight.

3. Snacks I enjoy:

Hummous,cashew nuts,oatcakes with cheese (especially strong cheese)

4. Things I would do if I were a millionaire:

Pay off the mortgage.Make sure family are comfortable.Give some to charity. Build a house with a huge craft wing including an area for building PC's.

5. Places I have lived:

I've lived in the West End of Glasgow all my life although I was born in Paisley.

Nearly everyone I know has already had this tag so I'm passing it on to anyone who hasn't already been tagged.


Next is a lovely award being passed onto me from the equally lovely Kath. Fellow Scot and a fabulous card maker. Thanks so much Kath.

The rules for the award are as follows:

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.

The hard part is now to nominate 7 blogs. Some already might have been nominated but here goes.

Emma,Jools,Pickle,Michelle,Debs,Sharon and Annette.


The lovely creative Emma at Elf-Creations has had a fabulous 10,000 plus hits on her blog. They are truly well deserved as her craft work is truly stunning and inspiring. Please pop over and spend some time looking at her gorgeous work.
As a thank you,Emma has kindly put some blog candy up for offer which was generously donated by Poppicrafts. Thank you ladies for such a lovely gesture.

Cass xxx