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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!

Monday, 28 March 2016

The lovely Lavish

Hello everyone!  It is a lovely sunny day here, 2 loads of washing out, house cleaned, Eric has been weeding garden, and I lost another 2lbs in weight!  All in all it is a pretty good day.  My  total weight loss is 8lbs now, so I am really chuffed with that.  

Anyhoo, time  to get on to the important stuff.  

This is the latest card I have made for the Rick St Dennis Elite Design Team
This lovely lady is Lavish and you can find her on Zibbett on that link.  
She does have sparkly bits all over her dress, 
but they don't show up very well in the photo.

I want to enter her in the following challenges:-

Tuesday, 15 March 2016


Hello again!  It's a very gloomy day here, so it is perfect for shutting myself in my craft room and doing some crafting!  I need to show you my DT layout for Let's Scrap.  Here is the sketch you need to use.

 I must confess, the diamonds had me stumped, I wasn't sure what to use for that part of the sketch.  I then found a sheet of green card,which had diamonds all over it.  It is Bazzill card, and I can't even remember buying it! oops!! Confession time lol!

I used very recent  photographs showing the twins on holiday in January of this year.  They all went for a camping trip up to Hot Water Beach in New Zealand.  Corinne took the most amazing photos, and I just had to scrap them.  Look out for more layouts using some of the rest! 

I used Blue Bazzill for the background.
Papers- Complete Boy My Mind's Eye 
Green Diamond Card - Bazzill
Chipboard embellishments - Bo Bunny
Title - K & Co
Buttons from stash

Before I go, I just have to show you this one.  Harrison thought
 the best part of his holiday was eating Smores beside the camp fire!   Yum!

Just look at his face!  Bliss! LOL!

I'll leave you on that happy note, lovely to see you here, and please 
leave me a wee message, it really makes my day. xx

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

With Love

This will be a short post today.  I needed to get up in the middle of the night to go to the loo, and I 
could hardly get out of bed as my back was so sore.   It has happened several times before, 
something to do with squashed discs at the bottom of my spine. 
So I am sitting here with hot water bottle at my lower back.  
Still in my jammies, as i can't move around to get my clothes on or off. 
So here we go
  This is my inspiration card on the  Rick St Dennis digi fans and friends facebook page

 Here is a wee close up for you.

This lovely image is called The Snow Queen.  You can find her on this Link here
I decided to steer away from Icy, Snowy colours, and I made her in green shades to welcome the Spring.
I used a die from tonic which I think is really beautiful and I think I will use it a lot.

I would like to emter this card in the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Blog #353 All Feminine
Creative Craft Cottage   #59 Let's get Sentimental
That's all for now, off to get more painkillers.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Let's Scrap 1st March 2016

Hello again.  Woke up this morning to see snow on the ground.  It was a bit of a surprise!  Interesting though, as I am taking a photograph of my garden on the first of every month, with the intention of doing something "scrappy" with them. Forgot to do it yesterday, but remembered today.
Anyway, I digress--  It is time to show the layout for Let's Scrap Sketches  for 1st March.  
(or the 2nd in my case lol!!)

First the good news, I am still on the Design Team of Let's Scrap for a further 6 months - yee ha!!

Now to show you the sketch and the layout I made.

I only used the left hand side of the sketch.  I used some old photos form when Corinne was 5 and Marie was about 6 months.  This was when Marie was in plaster for her dislocated hips.  The photos are not good quality at all, but that's what happened in the good old days, you took a photo, and it was hit or miss if it was a good one!

I love Marie's chubby cheeks, but she hates them!  Poor Corinne, 
Marie had obviously had enough and was trying to get away!
If you lift the heart on the bottom photo, it lifts up and I am going to put some
personal journalling in there. 

I used papers from Little Yellow Bicycle called Love Letters
The title and wooden birds were from The Works (bargain at £1)
I used a tonic die to cut the square shapes.

That's all for now, thank you for stopping by!
See you soon !