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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.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Mo's Digital Challenge and Guest Designer

This is the last week to apply for the Guest Designer Spot over at
so I am entering this card for the challenge, which is

In the Dog House.

I think this image is amazing, and I just love the expression of contentment on the wee boy's face!!  The dog looks quite happy too I am pleased to say! 
I used papers from Little Yellow Bicycle - Baby Safari. 
 I used these papers a lot when I was making the layouts for the boys, as I love the colours and the quality of the paper.  I have hardly any left and I will be so disappointed when they are finished!  I'm sure I am not the only one who doesn't want to use their favourite papers!!!
Well, must go and get Dinner organised again, Sweet Chilli Chicken with Noodles Mmmmmmmm.  I wish I could say I was making it from scratch, but I am cheating tonight, it is a ready meal!  We have had it before though and it is yummy!!!  This diet had better be working, only one week into it and I am fed up counting calories and checks already!
enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for stopping!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Mo's Digital Challenge and Guest Designer call

 Hello again, oh I am proud of myself with all these posts in the same week!!!!  This card is for the challenge over at Mo's Digital Challenge
the theme is "Hugs & Kisses", so I thought this image suited perfectly!  I love teddies, and obviously this wee chap loves his teddy too, so I feel an immediate  bond with him! LOL!!!
I made a Central Stepper card, and used papers form Echo Park - Hello Summer.   The stickers are from Totally Awesome.

You can see the shape of the card better from this angle.  It takes a bit of time to make, but I think it is worth it to make a card which is so different.

As well as the Challenge,  Mo is having a Guest Designer  Call, so I am going to throw my hat in the ring, and try out for it.  Mo is most definitely my favourite Digital Artist, so to be a part of her Design Team would be a dream come true.  I know I am not alone in thinking that though, and lots of other crafters will also be applying.  I can only hope that she likes what she sees!!
I'm off to make dinner now, Eric has been working late, so will be really hungry when he gets in!  I have started a diet, so wish me luck with that too!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Kim's Birthday Card


Okay, would someone please tell me where Sunday went?  I said I would post these cards on Sunday, but it flew by in  a haze!!  I was busy gardening, while the rain was off, so I have an excuse!  
I made the card below for Kim for her birthday, but I wasn't sure if I liked it or not, so I made the one above as well.  I showed them to Eric and he picked the one below, so that's the one she got!  I coloured the wee dog to be the same as her dog, Buddy.  I've put his photo below so as you can see if there is a resemblance or not!!!  I didn't like my colouring too much, and felt it could have been better, even though I coloured in two images, I still was not happy.  Sometimes though, I think I may be just a bit too fussy and critical!  The images for both cards are from Mo Manning
 and I paper pieced the girl's dress on the one above.  I did my clouds again - ( favourite thing to do right now!) and used some flowers and a ribbon to decorate.  Papers are from a freebie pad which came in a magazine.  I love the papers and the pad is almost finished unfortunately!!

  I did some fancy folds on this card, and used Mirra card and my Mbossabilities  to get the paisley pattern.  The flowers are some I have had forever (more stash - yay!!) and I have had them so long I don't know where they came from! LOL!!!


I hope you think the doggie on the card  looks like Buddy!
Well I am off to make some more cards, and hopefully a layout as well!  Enjoy the rest of  your day!

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Challenges



Hello from a sunny Perth - yes, that's right, it is sunny today! Woop Woop!!!  I am not getting too excited though, as the forecast is rain for the next few days :o(   this is the worst summer I can ever remember.
I have used another one of Mo Mannings images. I coloured her with Promarkers and used papers which I have had forever!!!   I love the way she is standing as if to say "whatever!"  I thought this sentiment just suited the image perfectly!

 I am entering the card above into three challenges


and also



I have been busy making more cards, one of which is for Kim (my son's girlfriend) for her birthday.  I made a card for her, but I wasn't sure if I liked it enough, so made another as well!  I eventually gave her the first one, but I am still not too happy with the colouring of the dog on it. She won't see it until tomorrow, so I'll be back tomorrow with a post to let you see them!
Take care everyone and enjoy your weekend. (and I hope the sun keeps shining for you!)

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Let's Scrap 7-11-12



As soon as I saw this sketch from Let's Scrap I knew which photos I would use!  Marie was trying to get photos of Jackson, and he was playing hard to get and looked everywhere except at the camera.  He did eventually look and smile as if to say, "ha ha! Mummy, I made you work there!!!!"
He has the most expressive face, and his eyebrows tell a story on their own! He is so funny!
I used papers from My Mind's Eye - Complete Boy which is a massive pad with 180 sheets of paper, so I won't be stuck for papers for a while!!  I used punches to make decorative borders, and the chipboard turn is from K & Co.


This is the sketch, but I only used the right hand side.  I think I may make another layout based on the left hand side too!
I must go and work on a card for Kim for her birthday.  I coloured in an image last night, but I am not happy with it, so will have to do it again today.  You know what they say practise makes perfect!

OOOH I forgot to say ----------it's not raining today! Yippee!  It's clouding over though, so it may not last long!  we had better weather during the winter, this can't possibly be summer! LOL!!!

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