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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 baby Freyja and dog Buddy. They are where I get my inspiration from and my Grandchildren are the subjects in most of my Scrapbooking layouts. I am happy when I am in my craft room, and love making cards as well as scrapbooks.

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

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Playing Golf

Hello and thank you for popping in to see my work!  
I have been busy in the garden this week, weather has been atrocious, but we got a lovely sunny day, so out I went to do some dead-heading.  I am so pleased with my lovely garden this year.  I'll put some photos on later.

So, without further ado, Here is my latest card.  I used this super wee image from Lili of the Valley.  He is called "Playing Golf"   Such a simple title! lol!!  I love the fact that his golf bag is almost as big as himself, so sweet.

I coloured him using my Promarkers and just used shades of grey and black. 
 I really like the effect it gives, especially on  man's card.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends   Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage  Anything goes

  That's all from me today, but, if you pay me a visit, please leave a wee comment 
 as I love to read them, and it's nice to know that someone stopped by for a wee look.
Stay Happy folks!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Laugh Happy Stepper

Hello, and welcome once again.  It is actually a beautiful sunny day here, which is very unusual!  It is lovely to get out in the garden and tidy up.  I still found time to do this though, so here is another card to show you.

I made this card for a card swap with a young girl called Kelsey in Australia.  The theme was friends, so I thought this image was perfect.  It is one of Mo Mannings wonderful images, and I  loved colouring it up.

This is a closer view of the image, aren't these wee girls cute?  I love the way they have their arms wrapped round each other, brilliant!

I made a stepper card, as I am trying to get away from making standard square cards all the time.
  The funny thing was, the card which I received from Kelsey was a stepper card too.

I used the following to make the card 

Image from Mo Manning -  Summer Sisters

Paper and chipboard embellishments from K & Co. - Poppy Seeds Design

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

 Mo's Little Challenges   #July (on Facebook)
 Brown Sugan Challenge Blogspot #258 Anything Goes 
  Crafty Catz weekly Challenge - #378 - Anything Goes 
Crafting with Friends - #47 - Anything Goes
That's Crafty #7/7 - 21/7 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Blogspot #251  Anything Goes

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Paper Fun

Hello again, from a rainy Perthshire.  Yes, you've guessed it, the lovely warm, sunny weather didn't last very long!  We've had rain for 4 days now, and I mean solid UN-relentless rain.  Never mind, it has to stop sometime doesn't it? LOL!!

It is time to reveal another sketch on the Let's scrap sketch blogspot

I decided to use some photographs of Freya for this one, when I looked at the flower scroll in the middle of the sketch.  It is good to do girlie layouts when scrolls and flowers are on the sketch.

These photos show her playing with shredded paper, and obviously loving it! 

This is a wee close up of the journaling down the side.  Words which I think summed up her expression well. - Joy - Bliss - The Best of Times

 Here is the flower scroll down the middle of the layout.  I ripped some tissue paper and attached it to replicate the paper she was playing in.

This is the embellishments at the top of the page.  I used this wooden scroll and some of the flowers from Craft Box which is a new monthly subscription club 
where you get the most wonderful box full of delicious embellishments straight to your door. 
 It is such fun opening up the box to see what is inside!!  Why don't you have a look at their website, I'm sure you will be tempted! 

Materials used
Paper Papers - Bo Bunny, Little Miss
Resin frame, green flowers, lower wooden scroll - Prima
Journal Words - K & Co
Large wooden scroll and peach flower - Craft Box
Ribbon and Title Work - from stash


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