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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.

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 

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Veronica



Hello again, from a lovely sunny Scotland!  Yes, that's right - SUNNY!!!!  
It has been a beautiful Autumn day, gorgeous blue skies and quite warm too.  
We went for a lovely walk as the weather was so good.
Now, let's get down to business! lol!!!
 I have been really busy of late, and I've not been in the craft room very much.  I did manage to get a couple of cards made, one of which was for my good friend's 60th Birthday.  
This is my very first box card, and I am really pleased with it.


I used this beauty from Mo Manning, her name is Veronica, and you can find here here




Now this image does resemble me somewhat, so I thought it was very apt to give to my friend.  I just added some bows, some bling and some "twisty bits" to finish it off.


I intend to make lots more box cards in the future, so watch this space! LOL!!!

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

Mo's DPT challenge #267 Anything Goes
Lil patch of Crafty Friends #43 Anything Goes  
Crafting with Friends #28 - Anything Goes 
Artistic inspirations #164Anything goes 
Crafty gals #26 Anything Goes 


That's all for now, take care and hopefully I'll see you soon! Bye!
 



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. 


 



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