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Perth, Perthshire, United Kingdom
Welcome to my little corner of the World! I live in Perthshire Scotland with my wonderful husband Eric. We have a daughter, Corinne who is married to Rob and lives in New Zealand, with their boys Harrison and twins Hadley and Dylan. Marie who has a wee boy Jackson, and Greg who lives with his girlfriend Kim and their wee girl Freya and dog Buddy. I am happy when I am in my craft room, and I love making cards for Charity and also for commissions. I love scrapbooking, and I get my inspiration from my Grandchildren. They are the subjects in most of my Scrapbooking layouts. I have just started to do Mixed Media work, and I am loving it!! I have just started a craft group at our local Church centre, aptly called Saints and Scissors Club! If you can't find me, I will be in my craft room, buried under tons of stash lol!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Gliding By to say Hi!!

Hello everyone!  I hope the snow has all gone from your area, we just have mounds where it has been pushed into the side off the roads. Hopefully it will melt soon . So many people around here were snowed in and missed their work, it was dreadful!

Now, onto happier things.  I was asked to be Guest Designer for
 Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog and I had to choose between 2 images 
from Twinkle Lane Designs and I chose the Balloon image.

Here is the card I made, it features a slider, which makes the balloon move up 
the card like it was sailing into the sky.

I also used paper from Twinkle Lane Designs which was perfect for 
the scene I wanted to create.  I coloured the balloon with Promarkers, and I had 
2 little wooden birds which I added.
I was really pleased how it turned out, 
 My card was featured on the Through the Craft Room Door, 
and also in their online magazine.
Happy Days!  
It is so much fun when you can see your work in print.

Okay, I now need to go and get organised for the 
Saints and Scissors Craft Group tomorrow.
Stay warm everyone, there are brighter days ahead! (hopefully!!!!!!)

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Birthday Girl

Hello everyone, hope you are all well.  That's us more than half way through February already, where has it all gone? LOL!!  I didn't see much of January, as I took unwell on Boxing Day, and didn't feel better until around a week ago.  Dreadful flu which everyone has been getting.  All better now though, and raring to go.

I would like to show you this Birthday Card I made, using a Simply Be image.  I love the 50's vibe she has!

I was really please how this turned out, and would like to enter it into the following challenges.

Creatalicious Challenges #133 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede blogspot #283 Anything Goes
Little Patch of Crafty Friends #76 Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #61Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenges #7 Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door #February 13th - Anything Goes

That's me for now, hope the rest of February slow down a bit! Take care one and all. xx

Monday, 22 January 2018

Cute Bridesmaids

Hello again! It has been snowing here,  it was very pretty, but very cold. It is thawing now, so it is a bit wet and messy outside.  We went for a walk, and my suede boots were wet right through to my socks.  Yuk!!  Came home and had a coffee and a piece of rhubarb tart, and I was back to normal.   All cosy now, so I'm loading up a card for some challenges.

As soon as i saw this image from Lilli of the Valley, I just had to have it.  I think it is so sweet.  I made a clean and simple card, all white, with just a touch of lavender.  
I would like to enter it in the following challenges.

Creatilicious Challenges  #131 Anything Goes with optional cute

Well, that's all for today, I need to go and work on a project for our craft club.
Bye for now, and thanks for popping in for a visit! xx

Thursday, 11 January 2018

New Year already

Hello one and all, and Happy New Year!

Well, here we are in 2018 raring to go for another crafting year.  I want to start off by entering several Card Challenges, so here we go.

I have used 2 different images by Mo Manning, and I have merged them together on the card.  On the left is Soon  and on the right is a digital image from the set Valerie in Winter  Gorgeous images s usual from Mo Manning.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

That's all for now, but I'll be back really soon. xx

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Off to School

Hello again!
Shame on me, I've been neglecting my blog again!! 
 I do have an excuse of sorts though, or excuses to be correct!
I hurt by back again, a trapped nerve to be precise. i was in agony and couldn't lie down to sleep, so I had to sit in a chair and cat nap.  it was horrendous!  It's really frustrating when you can't even put your socks on by yourself!  I have an amazing hubby, who helps me without hesitation, and I would be lost without him.   
i have also been volunteering at our new church/Community Centre.  It is an amazing building, and it is proving incredibly popular. 
I have also been making Christmas Cards, for my 2 charities, for a craft stand at The Madoch Centre and also for myself!!!!!

So, at last I have found the time to be here.  this is the card I would like to show you.

I made this card to give to my Grandson, as he started school at the end of August.  this image looked so like him, i just had to use it.  I coloured his jumper red and his tie black and yellow, which are all the colours for his school.  He has been going to nursery at this school for 2 years, so he know all his little friends and we thought he would settle in fine.  For the first 2 weeks however, he became the child from hell!!  I don't know what happened to him, but thankfully it didn't last long.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.

Crafty Catz weekly challenge blogspot - #391 - anything goes
Cardmania challenges blogspot  #98 -  Anything goes
As you like it Challenge - Favourite and why? - Favourite this year is Christmas, as i am having lots of fun with glitter!

That's all for now, hopefully see you really soon.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Big Game

I can't believe I haven't posted on here since August!!  Shocking!!!!!!!  I have been very very busy crafting, but just haven't got round to putting anything on here.  Time is flying by, it is very scary.

I am pleased to say that I have won a prize on the  Soul Scrappers  Blog.  On this blog you say you want to enter a challenge, and you receive a little packet of embellishments, which you have to use on your layout.

The theme was sport, and one of the die-cuts said Big Game, so that became the title of my layout.
I used photos of Dylan playing rugby to showcase this title.  Both Dylan and Hadley play rugby, and they are both doing very well.

Here is my double page layout.   I won the section for Best Sport photos, but I must give
 the credit for that to Corinne, who took the photos.

I  love the way that Dylan just barges in to the game, showing no fear! 

This pennant or flag, was one of the things in the kit.  The rules said that it had to be decorated. 

When I was in New Zealand earlier this year, I bought all sorts of stickers which I hoped to use on my layouts and cards.  The Rugby player above, and the little Kiwi below were some of the things which I bought.

This is the super prize that I won.  I will have lots of fun using these embellishments.

That's all for now, must get back to making the dozens of Christmas Cards I need to make!  Take care everyone.
Till the next time!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Absolutely Fabulous

It's taken a while, but I have managed to do another scrap layout.
 I'm  happy now, as big long holiday is over, (with heaps of photos to scrap) and also our visitors have now gone home, (even more photos!!) so I can now concentrate on my Scrapbook Layouts once again.

 I loved this design from Stuck Sketches and as soon as I saw it,
I knew what I was going to do with it. 

 When I saw all the flowers on the sketch, I just had to make a layout featuring Freya.  I turned the sketch on it's side, to make my photos fit better.

Once again, these photos are from her first photo shoot, when she was just 6 weeks old.  I love the top one where her wee legs are tucked under her wee bum!!

I used flowers and leaves from Craft Box  I have taken out a subscription for the monthly boxes, and when they arrive, and you open the box, it is so exciting, as you don't know what is inside!!

I adhered some chipboard buttons from the same range as the paper, and then placed white pearls on top of the buttons.

I also added this little cluster of chipboard and pearls in the bottom corner.  The little metal nest with pearls also came from a Craft Box.
Well, I think that is all from me at the moment, but I'll be back real soon, pinkie promise!

Materials used
Papers and Chipboard ~~~~~~ Lost & Found, Ruby Collection from My Mind's Eye
Metal nest and heart ~~~~~~ Craft Box UK
Flowers and Leaves ~~~~~~~Craft Box UK
Pearls~~~from stash

Sketch ~~~~~~~ Stuck Sketches


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