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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.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Jessie


Hello again!  It is a gloriously sunny day here in Perthshire,
so I have been out in the garden. 
 I have  an ongoing battle with the weeds, and they
 seem to be winning! LOL!!

So - what is the date?  Ah yes! it is 15th August,
time for the new Let's Scrap sketch.






I must admit when I looked at this sketch, I thought
 "What am I going to do with this?"
After considerable thought, and trawling through
numerous boxes of photographs, 
this is what I came up with.






I found these gorgeous photos of wee Jessie, the Wilson's new baby!! LOL!! 
I adore these photos of Dylan with her, just look at his wee face, he is loving her being there!  
She has grown a bit now, and popped up to see me when we were last Skyping! 
I hope this gives you some inspiration, and you try to do a layout based on the sketch.

Have fun, and see you soon




Monday, 1 August 2016

Freya 1st Girl Let's Scrap 8-15-16

Hello and welcome.  It's the middle of the school holidays here in Scotland, and the weather has not always been kind to us!  (No surprise there!)  My big news - I've lost 1 stone!!!!  Yes, 14 whole pounds have disappeared off my body.  Still trying to figure out where I have lost it from, but hey ho I'm happy!  Now have another stone to lose to get to the weight I want to be.  Doing it slowly, 1lb a week, and it is working.  I'm a happy bunny!

Here is the sketch for Let's Scrap for 1st August

    
 and here is my layout.  Freya 1st Girl



Freya is our first Granddaughter, and we are delighted to have her in our family, especially as we have 4 Wonderful Grandsons..  I love doing her layouts, as I can go all sparkly and flowery and pretty! LOL!!  This layout shows some of her professional photos which were done when she was really tiny. I crocheted the little Minny Mouse outfit she is wearing in that photo.  


 Here is a wee close-up showing some of the details on the layout


 I found a box of letters, which I had forgotten were there, and they were the same Brand and design as the papers , which I have had forever!


The wee flowers are from Prima, and they are really sparkly, but you can't see it in the photos.

here is the list of items used.

Cardstock and lettering - Bloom and Grow from  My Mind's Eye
Flowers - Prima
Ribbons, Buttons and Gems - from stash

Please leave some love, I like to see and ready your comments, no matter how short. xx 



Monday, 18 July 2016

Strong

Hello and welcome to my little happy corner!  It is time to unveil the new sketch at Let's Scrap, and to announce some happy news from the recent Bloghop!!
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I love using circles on my layouts, so  I really liked this sketch.  I have been tidying up my craft room, and I have found stuff which I forgot I had (sound familiar to anyone?) I found a spinner from Cosmo Cricket, and I thought it fitted in great with the photos I wanted to use. 




Here is my layout.  I only used the right  side of the sketch.


Mu daughter and her husband have been doing some work in their garden, installing a pizza oven and a seating area.  Hadley and Dylan, were obviously trying to help!


 I found these little metal corners and a grommet.  Such fun hammering that into place! lol!!


I also found some little tools.  Not quite the same tools as the boys are using, but I decided to use them anyway.


I had to use the Mr Strong embellishment to show how strong Dylan was!
I loved making this layout, and finding all the little bits to make it complete.

Now, onto the good news from the Blog Hop!  The winner of my RAK is.........................Alma Carter  Alma, and thank you for becoming my newest follower!  Please get in touch with me on my e-mail grannyrhoda@btinternet.com and I will get your prize posted on to you.
Thank you for everyone who entered the blog hop, it was a lot of fun!




Sunday, 10 July 2016

3rd Birthday

Hello everyone. Well, unfortunately, it is raining here again! 
 There was a cloudburst last night, and it was incredible!  All the neighbours were up at their windows like us, just looking at the rain bouncing off the pavement and road.  
Aye, we Scots can still amuse ourselves in the rain! lol!!

We celebrated Freya's 3rd Birthday last week, and this is the card I made for her.




This is an image from Lili of the Valley, and is one of their pre-printed cards.  I used an 8" x 8" scalloped white card, and covered with lilac floral paper. I glued round the edge of the image card and dipped it in some purple glitter.  I also put on the number 3 which is a peel off.


 I added a strip of lace, a glitter rosette and 3 spiral flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.


 I stamped the sentiment with Warm Violet Chalk Ink, and used a corner punch to give extra detail.


This is a die which I think is from Tonic.  I love the effect it has.

I'm trying a mixed media project today, first time I have attempted this.  Once it is finished I will do a post on here to show it off, be it good or bad! lol!!

Bye for now, have a good Sunday everyone! xx 

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


 



Friday, 1 July 2016

Woops - Let's Scrap Blogspot Blog Hop

Hello and thank you for popping over to have a wee look at my blog.  
Welcome to the Let's Scrap Sketches Summer Fun Blog Hop...this hop runs from July 1st
 to July 7th midnight so make sure you join in all the fun!
If you are joining the blog hop here instead of the beginning go HERE to start at Let's Scrap Sketches and follow the instructions for the Blog Hop to get in for a chance on all the prizes.
Be sure to comment on this blog and follow me for more great inspiring creations...you need to do both of these things, to get in on the RAK for this blog.  It would be great if you left a comment too, and then please go on to the NEXT BLOG for more fun and chances to win prizes!!!
Here is the sketch we had to use 




I think I spend more time looking for the photos for my layouts, than actually making the layouts!  I have thousands of photos, some in  albums, others just in boxes, so making a decision can be hard.

I found the ones I wanted, and here is my layout



Marie and Jackson, posing for the camera, and then getting silly!



 I found these wee robots in my stash and added them to the layout, putting the 2nd one upside down, just like Jackson!



 I even managed to find papers which were similar to Jackson's shirt, 
so the layout came together quite easily.

Now, the next blog you need to visit is
Have fun with the rest of the hop!!!

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

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


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Smile for the camera


Good Morning from a lovely, sunny Scotland.  Eric and I have somehow managed to bring the good weather back from our holiday in Cape Verdi.  We are just back from a 2 week holiday which was wonderful! 

 It is lovely to see the sunshine, but the weeds in the garden are about a foot high!  We are slogging away in the garden, trying to get it to look nice again.
Now, onto the reason for my blog post today.  It's 1st of June, so that means it is Let's Scrap time!

Here is the sketch that we used 

This is the layout I created.  I am not happy with it though, so many things went wrong with it.  I used the wrong glue, my measurements were wrong and I wasted a load of card, and the layout isn't right, I lost a piece off an embellishment I wanted to use, the list goes on and on.  That's what happens when you rush things I guess.  I'm going to start the next sketch as soon as possible.  

Well, I suppose I should go and get some more gardening done.  It's Wednesday, so that means we will have Jackson later, so won't get much done then.
Bye for now, and please leave a comment, good or bad, it makes me so happy.

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