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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!

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Late yet again!!!!!

 Am I the only one who wishes that all the celebrations were past so as I can get back to normal again?  I don't know what day of the week it is I am  so confused!!!!  I just realised I never put this Let's Scrap sketch layout on my blog last week, as the new sketch is out today!!!  This must be the quickest I have scrapped a photo, as Corinne sent over the photos one day, and the layout was completed the next!!!!  I love this layout which shows Hadley wearing his Santa Suit to put up the Christmas Tree.
 I used My Mind's Eye - Merry Days of Christmas Papers and stickers
Martha Stewart snowflakes, and  Rudolph was from an old Christmas Card.

 The challenge over at Mo Manning's is to show your favourite card of the year using Mo's images.  I had to pick this one, as I love it so much!  It was made for my friend's son and his wife, as they had a baby girl.  The image is brilliant and I will use it again to make a boy card.
Must go now and look at the new Let's Scrap sketch and see what I can come up with!!

Friday, 23 December 2011

 I haven't been in blogland for a wee while now, as I have been sooooooooooo busy.  I am having a wee rest from card making, as I had so many cards to make for Christmas!!!  This first layout is based on  sketch 249 from Sketch Inspiration.  It shows Hadley and Dylan wearing their Bob the Builder equipment.  Hadley went one further and wore his Daddy's big boots! 
 I used papers from 3 bugs called tool time, Lettering is Thickers from American Crafts.  Stickers are from Karen Foster, Plastic Tools were buttons, and the Bob the Builder Label was from a t-shirt which I bought! for the boys.

I used the left hand side only of Let's Scrap 12-14-11 and this shows Hadley wearing his Santa Suit while decorating the Christmas Tree.  Marie had sent this outfit over for Harrison 2 years ago and it now fits the twins.  While Hadley was delighted to wear it, Dylan didn't quite feel the same way as you can see in the last 2 photos!! It made me laugh so much!!!

 I used Papers from My Mind's Eye bling icicles from Martha Stewart and Rudolph was an old Christmas card.

Must go now and do some knitting for this new Grand baby of mine!!!! Can't wait for him to appear!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

I've been card making again!    I have decided to enter the card above into a challenge at Tickled Pink Stamp Challenges. I just found this site recently and I love the images.  The theme is "Anything goes"  which makes it nice and easy.   The Christmas Tree actually came off a Christmas Card I received last year (recycling!!!) and the papers are by Bo Bunny.  The sentiment which I thought matched perfectly is from K & Co and is on sale in our shop.  I made the following card for their challenge last week, which was use your own writing on a card, but I didn't get it on here in time!!!   Just thought I would let you see it anyway!!!  I always seem to be late with these challenges, and really must get organised!!

Finally, the following card is being entered into The Saturated Canary Challenge #5 "Anything Goes"  I think these images are wonderful and I love their big eyes!!  I used Nitwits Papers which were free in a craft magazine I subscribe to.  The blue berries and leaves are by Prima and the gems and ribbons were from my stash.  I used Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles on the gift bag to give it a bit of bling!!

I will be selling these cards at a Craft Show in Brechin this Saturday, so hopefully it will be busier than the last fayre we went to!  Just hope the weather is not too bad, as snow has been forecast boo :o( !!!!
Thank you for stopping by once again and please come back again soon!!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

My wonderful, special little Grandson Harrison has just celebrated his 5th birthday.  He was born 12 weeks early weighing just 2lbs 5 ozs.  He had many set backs including meningitis, a bleed to the brain, and also to his lungs.  His Mummy and Daddy thought they would lose him on more than one occasion, but against all the odds, he pulled through.  He has mild Cerebral Palsy, has limited sight and also has Autism, but he has  a smile that would light up the darkest of rooms!!  His Mummy wrote this poem for him, and I think it says everything that we, as his family feel.

A very happy birthday to my special little man,
If anyone can make me smile, you absolutely can,
You bring a ray of sunshine, to all that you do,
you're so sweet, innocent, honest and true,

It just breaks my heart for all you've been through,
Just goes to show the fighter in you,
You've come so far in such a short time,
I feel so proud to say that you're mine,

Five years have passed, in a whirl of emotion,
To think you arrived with so much commotion,
From then until now, you've grown so strong,
In my heart your love belongs,

I feel so honoured to be a mum,
with such an amazingly awesome son,
So Happy birthday Harrison, hope you have a great day,
May love, luck and happiness, all come you're way!

Love you heaps bud!!!

 I had to share this with you, to let everyoone know how proud we are of our wee man!!!