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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 and his wife Kim, their wee girl Freya, even smaller baby boy Freddie and dog Buddy. I am happy when I am in my craft room, and I love making cards for Charity and also for commissions. I love scrapbooking, and I get my inspiration from my Grandchildren. They are the subjects in most of my Scrapbooking layouts. I have just started to do Mixed Media work, and I am loving it!! I have just started a craft group at our local Church centre, aptly called Saints and Scissors Club! If you can't find me, I will be in my craft room, buried under tons of stash lol!

Friday, 26 August 2011

Today it was my turn to do the Design Team Challenge at Let's Scrap.  I posted a tutorial for a layout using paper weaving.  This is the layout which I made using this technique.

This technique gives a really different look to your layouts and the effect can change so much by just using different coloured cardstock. Click on the link below to take you to the tutorial.

We have had a dreadful thunder storm here today, and it was really scary when  I was driving home.  Thank goodness the rain is off now and it actually looks like the sun is trying to come out!! Weird or what?   I am off now to work on the challenge for 31st August - a layout which has 8 photographs on it!!  I'll be back soon!!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

This is the new sketch over at Let's Scrap. When I saw this sketch, I knew straight away what I would do.  I must admit I was really pleased with the way it turned out. 
Corinne makes the most beautiful cakes and she is kept very busy making cakes for friends etc. so she has started up her own wee business.  She decided to call it Aunty Cookie's Cakes, as her wee niece can't say Corinne and calls her Aunty Cookie instead!!
Cardstock  ~  Core-dinations
Papers ~ Flair Designs
Star Border ~ Bazzill The Edge
Teddy Embellishment ~ Forever Friends
Apron Embellishment ~ Karen Foster Design
Rub-ons ~ K & co.
Cupcakes ~ Stamped onto Bazzill & Paper pieced

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Brilliant News!!!!

 My youngest daughter, Marie, had her first scan last Tuesday and here it is!!  Baby is due February 26th, so maybe we will have a Leap Year Baby!!  She told me 6 weeks ago that she was having a baby, but I had to wait until she had her scan before I could tell people - so I am telling everyone now!!!! Chuffed to bits and my knitting needles are red hot!! 

Okay, back to business!!  LOL!!!  This is the August Challenge on Let's Scrap.  It runs for a whole month (obviously) and I have only just got round to doing something with it.  I have started an album all about our holidays so I raided the Cyprus album and found these photos.  This was when I achieved one of the things off my 'Bucket List'  I wanted to Paraglide, but Eric was trying to talk me out of it.  I was determined, and set off one day and just walked right on to the boat and he had to follow bless him!!  I though it was amazing and loved every minute.  When I came back down onto the boat, the young chap asked Eric if he wanted to do it.  He nodded his head and was strapped in and away he flew.  When he came back down he was shaking like a leaf!!!!!  I think he only agreed because of his male pride in front of these young, fit Greek Gods!!  He absolutely hates heights and it took him the rest of the day to recover!!!  We both received a certificate to mark the occasion, and I have made a pocket on the back of the layout to fit them in.
I used Bazzill Cardstock and flowers, papers from My Mind's Eye (Penny Lane and Abbey Road)  The small journalling letters round the bottom are by Sam & Lucy and the journaling blocks are by K & Co.

Friday, 12 August 2011

This is the sketch for Let's Scrap 13-8-11.  This layout shows my Grandson Dylan, trying to work out how to get into the play park area beside the rest of us.  We had a good laugh and then went to get him, after I had taken some photos of course!!!!  (So cruel)  I used Bazzill Cardstock (of course) , Echo Park, Little Boy Papers and also papers by 3 Bugs in a Rug (Playtime).  The stickers were Basic Grey (Wander) and also Echo Park (Little Boy).  The lettering is from K & Co.,  I really enjoyed working with this sketch,  as I really love circles. 
I also thought I would share this photograph of Buddy (our Grandog) .  We were dogsitting for the weekend and Buddy thought he would smell the flowers in the garden.  Unfortunatley, all the seed pods on the flowers stuck to his face and he was a right mess.  It took ages to get all the wee seed pods out of his fur!!!  He is a wee rascal, but we love him to bits!!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Bella and Bronte's Challenge (Mo's digital challenge)

 The challenge over at Bronte and Bella's Challenge Blog #94  (Mo's Digital Pencil) is to make an easel  card with an animal or bird and of course, using one of Mo's images.  I just love this cheery lady and this is the first card I have made using this image.  I included a wee pussycat and also a wee bird.  I used up paper from my stash (which I think was a freebie from a magazine) and some bows and gems.  She was coloured with my promarkers, and I paper pieced her dress.

The card below is a Lili of the Valley image and once more it is an easel card. I was rummaging through my stash and found letter and number templates, so I decided to make some 'age' cards, starting with this one. The paper again is from my stash, and the lovely flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Design tea for Let's Scrap

A few weeks ago, I received a lovely e-mail which said the following -

Congratulations!!!! You have been selected to be on the
Let’s Scrap Design Team!!

I am soooooooooooo excited!!!  Today was the reveal for the first sketch and this is my layout below.  the photograph was taken in new Zealand at Shelley Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula.  We rented a Bach (Holiday Home) and we all chilled out and had a lovely time. 

 I used papers by Crate Paper - Sweet Branch Collection, the chipboard fish and the title are by K & Co., the summer and Sun stickers are from College Press - Hometown Summer Collection and the Cardstock is by my old friend, Bazzill! LOL!!!!!

I am really looking forward to my time on the design team and suggest you go along and look at the site if you have not already done so