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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.

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


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Corinne's Selfie


Hello again, I'm glad to see you have stopped by!  It's time to show off a card and enter some challenges.

I was really sad to hear that Kenny K will no longer be doing digital images.  I have been a big fan for quite a few years now. I found their images to be really different, and I will really miss them.
 I made a card for my eldest daughter recently, and used this image as she is very interested in photography.


I adore this image, as she is quite retro, with a throwback to the 50's, which is one of my favourite eras.  She is, however, bang up to date as she is taking a selfie!! 

 I kept the card quite simple, as I wanted the image to be the main focus. 
 I am quite sure I will use this image on more cards, as I love her so much.  
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.

That's Crafty Challenges Blogspot #23rd June - 7th July - Keep it Simple
QKR Stampede Blogspot  # 250- Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends Blogspot #46 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blogspot  #257- Anything Goes
Paper Creators Crafts Blogspot - #59 - Anything Goes
  
If you do visit my wee blog, please leave a comment, no matter how small, as it makes me so happy!!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Oh so very Hot



Well, here we are in July.  how quickly time is zooming past!   I had planned to do so much this year, and half the year is past and nothing ticked off my list.  So, without further ado, this is the first layout I have made this year!  Shocking isn't it?  I have missed the deadline for the challenge but never mind! lol!!

Here is the sketch I used.


I used stencils and ink to make a background, which was fun.  The photo was taken at Bowentown, Waihi Beach in New Zealand.  This place was the highlight of our big holiday I think.  It was an absolutely beautiful place, and the boys had a ball playing on the beach and in the sea.  Happy memories. In the photo, the boys had been in the sea, and came over to get something to eat. 
 I love the way they are just looking out to the sea.  Tired but happy.


Here is a wee close up showing the boys.


 I placed little plastic domes to place over the ink splatters on the page.



I wish we had a beautiful blue sky like this, the weather was glorious while we were there.  Well, that's all for now, I'm off to sort photographs on m laptop.  They are in such a jumble.  Wish  me luck! xxx

Friday, 23 June 2017

King Owl Canvas

Hello again!  I am back on track now, and I  intend to take part in challenges and blog on a regular basis, I promise.  I have been so busy lately with family from abroad visiting for 3 weeks, and another daughter moving house.  It is nice to finally get some time to play.

I would like to show you my newest canvas.  I have named it King Owl.




 Here is king Owl! I perched him on a beautiful key, and gave him a crown.



Some of the beautiful embellishments available from Craft Box, owned by Anna Hersom, a very talented and forward thinking lady! 


A beautiful piece of Snipart, available from Craft Box You can receive these beautiful embellishments, and lots more besides, when you subscribe to the monthly box.  A wonderful box of treasure, and sure to make you happy!

I have made a short Tutorial, telling how I created King Owl, I hope you enjoy it.
King Owl Canvas by Rhoda

First of all I painted White Gesso over the whole canvas.
I tore strips of paper, and put some through my paper ribbler (tool which makes ordinary paper into corrugated paper)
I glued the paper onto the middle of the canvas and then ‘splodged’ 2 different Crackle Paints (Old Paper Distress Paint (green) and Dusty Concorde (Mauve)) randomly and heated them up to crackle.  (Great Fun!!) - Once that was dry, I used Decadent Wine Texture Paste and 3 different stencils on the canvas, avoiding the crackle paint sections.
Now up to this point, I had the canvas sitting horizontal, but decided to turn it to Portrait. 
I then used a tree stencil with gold Metallic gilding Polish.  Now, this didn’t go according to plan, and it ended up being a round splodge on a trunk! Lol!!  I liked the look and just kept it that way.
I used another stencil with the same Gilding Polish, to make gold circles over the Old Paper Crackle Paint. 
I used the same stencil with 2 different colours of Sparkle Texture Paste to cover some of the torn papers.  I used Decadent Bamboo, and also Decadent Teal.
I used Prima Opal Magic Wax in Blue Velvet, and Pentart Wax Paste in violet, to highlight some of the texture on the canvas.
I searched through my Snipart stash and found the perfect shape to cover my Gold Splodge!
Then it was time to add the pretty Craft Box stuff.  I used a silver brad to fix the top embellishment, then 2 keys below that.  I used Glossy Accents to fix everything.  I hung the heart charm from the side of the Snipart.
Now, on to King Owl! I fixed 2 little glue glitter gems in his eyes, and perched him on another key.  I found a crown charm and it fitted perfectly on his head. 
I then stuck sparkly gems randomly over the canvas.
Done!

List of Materials Used.

White Gesso
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Old Paper and Dusty Concorde.
Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste -  Decadent Teal and Decadent Bamboo.
Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish – Gold Treasure
Snipart Mandalla
Prima Opal Magic Wax – Blue Velvet
Pentart Chameleon Wax Paste – Violet
Music and script stencil - Aida Domisiewicz @13 Arts
All remaining stencils - Clarity Stencils.
All Silver and Gold embellishments, and Sparkly Beads from Craft Box.



Wednesday, 12 April 2017

First Challenge of the Year

Hello, hello hello!!!!!!!  After my long holiday, I am back!  3 months away in New Zealand, and didn't do any crafting at all.  I had severe withdrawal symptoms!!!!  I have been really really busy since I came back, but I am now crafting for myself again!!  Woo-hoo!!!!!
The challenge at Mo's this time is Anything Goes.  Nice and simple to get me started again lol!.

I had to make cards for the Riding for The Disabled group which I support and this was one I gave to them.


This wee image is called  Out of the-Tub and you can find her in Mo's Shop Here  Out of the Tub

This image was coloured using Promarkers 

I am entering her in the following challenges.
Mo's Digital Challenge Blogspot #274 

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