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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!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

 Here is my card for the Let's Scrap challenge 1.18.12 for this week.  It is based on the sketch below.  I am still trying to use up my stash, and the papers are from Basic Grey, the embellishment is from K & Co., and the ribbon is from stash.

This sketch is from Simon Says Stamp and is the first time I have entered a card on this challenge Blog.  The card is being sent to Harrison, as he starts "big" school on 3rd February.  As he is in N.Z. I won't be there to see him setting off to school, but I hope this card will let him know that his Granny and Grampa are thinking about him.  It doesn't seem any time at all since he was born and now he is 5 and going to school - where does the time go?  Corinne and Rob are sending him to a school which has able bodied children as well as children with problems like Harrison.  He is so clever and needs stimulation and I know without a doubt he will fit right in and get on great!
  I used papers from K & Co. (small wonder), the chipboard is from Making Memories and the image of course is from Mo Manning!  It should have been entered in Mo's challenge last week, but guess what?  Yeah you're right, I was too late to get it in!!!!  GGGRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! LOL!!!

Thursday, 12 January 2012

My Knitting

Oooooooh two posts in one week!  How good am I?  I thought I would share some of the knitting I have been doing for Marie's baby.  Having a great time knitting away and everything else seems to be taking a back seat!! LOL!!!

 This wee set is meant to be first size, but it has come out a bit bigger!  Never mind, he will grow into it!!  Having said that, they think he will be a big baby, so maybe this will be the only one which fits him! LOL!!!

The trousers of this wee suit look a bit weird, but once they are on, they will be fine as you can see below.  i tried the outfit on Corinne's old doll which she had christened John Paul.  Poor wee soul, he has a wonky eye, no eyelashes, a missing finger and a bite mark on his head where Marie bit him!!!!! (Little horror that she was!! LOL!!!)

 I like this wee cable set and matching beenie, and the wool is really really soft.  Nice and cuddly!

Okay, I am off to do more knitting!  See you soon!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

I managed to do the Let's Scrap sketch in time this week Woo-hoo!!!  It was a 2-pager too!!!  I got a whole load of photos of the boys printed and they arrived in the post yesterday, so I set to work.  I realised that I hadn't printed any off since September of last year, and, as Corinne usually sends around 70 at a time, there were a lot!!!

I decided to use the photos of Harrison's 5th Birthday and they show him at Kindy.  All his little friends drew him pictures and he sat at the front of the class with his teacher and talked about what they had drawn for him.  He then got to blow out the candles!  We were over in New Zealand the past two years, but didn't manage it this Christmas, so I am really missing them all dreadfully.  I wish it was a case of just jumping in the car and going to see them instead of having to fly to the other side of the world.

Here is the Let's Scrap sketch.  I am trying to use up papers from my stash as I have soooooooooo much.  These papers were Fancy Pants - About a Boy and Echo Park - A walk in the park and Little Boy. I'm not sure where I got the wee chipboard embellishments, but they have been in the box forever!!!  Well, must go and do some more knitting for this wee Grandson of mine who will arrive in the next few weeks.  The midwife thinks that mMarie is 35 weeks and not 32 weeks as she thought, so panic is just beginning to set in!  Here is a photo of her looking absolutely swell!!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

 It's Let's Scrap time again and I only used the left hand side of the sketch this week. I am desperately trying to use up my stash before I buy any more, so this was made using Sassafrass Lass Papers and stickers and lettering  were from Echo Park, Little Boy collection.  Very quick layout and I really must make more simple layouts like this to get through my stash!!!  this shows Dylan with his toy hard hat which he loves!!!  The simple things are always the best are they not?  Feeling a bit poorly at the moment, so I am off to do some crocheting.  The housework can wait for another day or two I've decided!!  I hope everyone has a Happy, Healthy and Wealthy New Year!  
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