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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!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Mo's Digital Challenge #223 Birthday for a Girl

Mo's Digital Challenge #223  Birthday for a Girl

This is the card I made for Kim's Birthday in July. I love this wee girl pushing this massive parcel.   I added a big bow on top of the parcel, and I put Kim's name on the tagthe border at the side is one of my favourite  Martha Stewart punches.  I then added a big Happy Birthday, to go with the big parcel!! 
 I've just put  a whole load of cards down the the Hotel, where they have them in the Dinig Room, and they are for sale with proceeds going to Lupus.  They have been selling very well recently, which is great!
You should head over to and have a look at all the cards there.  There is some great inspiration to be seen.

Summer!!! Scrapbook Magazine Issue 83

Scrapbook Magazine Issue 83

My Design Team layout in this Issue was based on the title - Summer 
I knew I couldn't rely on photos from a Scottish Summer, so The Kiwis came to the rescue once more.  The photos show Harrison and his Daddy walking in the sea.  He wasn't too keen at first, like a lot of Autistic children, but eventually he decided that he liked it.  They were at the Beach at Mount Manganui in New Zealand.  We took a trip there when we were over and it was beautiful.
This layout gave me the chance to use up lots of little embellishments from my stash, including a bit of netting from a bag of oranges!It's great when you can scrap with things that were free!!  There is also sunglasses, little starfish, a bottle of juice and a wee lifeguard.  With the theme of summer, the title was perfect, and the metal Surf's Up just completed it.  How I wish I was back over there instead of sitting here on a grey day in Scotland.  Never mind, we are saving like crazy to get back over there, and the trip can't come quick enough, believe me!!
 Must go and get some colouring done, as Jackson is not here and he won't pinch my pens!  Have a great Sunday everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Mo's Challenge, Things with Wings

All sorts of weird things happening on my blog.  the font is different and it is bold and it won't let me change it!!!!

Over at  Mo's Digital Challenge there is
Challenge #234 Anything With Wings
Mo has lots of images with wings, and I love every one of them.  I am going to enter the card below.

It's not the best photo I have taken, and I have given the card away so can't take another one!!  

I used lilac pearl card and punched a border using a Martha Stewart Punch
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Silver corner embellishment - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls from stash

The image was coloured with promarkers.
I have been pra tising with Polychromo pencils and will pop a card on here tomorrow.
Thanks for coming by, stay safe and be happy, and did you notice the bold disappeared!!  Lol!!

Friday, 1 August 2014

Once Upon A Sketch

I've just discovered a new Scrapbook Sketch Site Once Upon A Sketch  I really liked the sketch they had, so had to do a layout!!  Unfortunately, I found it too late for their Challenge, but now I have found them, I will be ready for the next one.

The boys were 5 on 26th April, they started school a few days after that and then  they got their Yellow Belts a couple of days after that!!  They were the youngest to ever do that in the School they go to.

Here are a couple of close-ups.  I used yellow Pan Pastels and a  piece of sequin mesh, and also blue Pan Pastels  with a clock stencil, as a background.  The paper strip, buttons and metal plate were all from Bo Bunny

  I used Perfect Pearls to highlight over the pan pastel.  I put secret journalling behind the photo on the left, on the back of the No 5 Playing Card.

Thank you for stopping, and I hope you have fun crafting!!