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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, 25 July 2017

Playing Golf

Hello and thank you for popping in to see my work!  
I have been busy in the garden this week, weather has been atrocious, but we got a lovely sunny day, so out I went to do some dead-heading.  I am so pleased with my lovely garden this year.  I'll put some photos on later.

So, without further ado, Here is my latest card.  I used this super wee image from Lili of the Valley.  He is called "Playing Golf"   Such a simple title! lol!!  I love the fact that his golf bag is almost as big as himself, so sweet.

I coloured him using my Promarkers and just used shades of grey and black. 
 I really like the effect it gives, especially on  man's card.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends   Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage  Anything goes

  That's all from me today, but, if you pay me a visit, please leave a wee comment 
 as I love to read them, and it's nice to know that someone stopped by for a wee look.
Stay Happy folks!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Laugh Happy Stepper

Hello, and welcome once again.  It is actually a beautiful sunny day here, which is very unusual!  It is lovely to get out in the garden and tidy up.  I still found time to do this though, so here is another card to show you.

I made this card for a card swap with a young girl called Kelsey in Australia.  The theme was friends, so I thought this image was perfect.  It is one of Mo Mannings wonderful images, and I  loved colouring it up.

This is a closer view of the image, aren't these wee girls cute?  I love the way they have their arms wrapped round each other, brilliant!

I made a stepper card, as I am trying to get away from making standard square cards all the time.
  The funny thing was, the card which I received from Kelsey was a stepper card too.

I used the following to make the card 

Image from Mo Manning -  Summer Sisters

Paper and chipboard embellishments from K & Co. - Poppy Seeds Design

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.

 Mo's Little Challenges   #July (on Facebook)
 Brown Sugan Challenge Blogspot #258 Anything Goes 
  Crafty Catz weekly Challenge - #378 - Anything Goes 
Crafting with Friends - #47 - Anything Goes
That's Crafty #7/7 - 21/7 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Blogspot #251  Anything Goes

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Paper Fun

Hello again, from a rainy Perthshire.  Yes, you've guessed it, the lovely warm, sunny weather didn't last very long!  We've had rain for 4 days now, and I mean solid UN-relentless rain.  Never mind, it has to stop sometime doesn't it? LOL!!

It is time to reveal another sketch on the Let's scrap sketch blogspot

I decided to use some photographs of Freya for this one, when I looked at the flower scroll in the middle of the sketch.  It is good to do girlie layouts when scrolls and flowers are on the sketch.

These photos show her playing with shredded paper, and obviously loving it! 

This is a wee close up of the journaling down the side.  Words which I think summed up her expression well. - Joy - Bliss - The Best of Times

 Here is the flower scroll down the middle of the layout.  I ripped some tissue paper and attached it to replicate the paper she was playing in.

This is the embellishments at the top of the page.  I used this wooden scroll and some of the flowers from Craft Box which is a new monthly subscription club 
where you get the most wonderful box full of delicious embellishments straight to your door. 
 It is such fun opening up the box to see what is inside!!  Why don't you have a look at their website, I'm sure you will be tempted! 

Materials used
Paper Papers - Bo Bunny, Little Miss
Resin frame, green flowers, lower wooden scroll - Prima
Journal Words - K & Co
Large wooden scroll and peach flower - Craft Box
Ribbon and Title Work - from stash

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Corinne's Selfie

Hello again, I'm glad to see you have stopped by!  It's time to show off a card and enter some challenges.

I was really sad to hear that Kenny K will no longer be doing digital images.  I have been a big fan for quite a few years now. I found their images to be really different, and I will really miss them.
 I made a card for my eldest daughter recently, and used this image as she is very interested in photography.

I adore this image, as she is quite retro, with a throwback to the 50's, which is one of my favourite eras.  She is, however, bang up to date as she is taking a selfie!! 

 I kept the card quite simple, as I wanted the image to be the main focus. 
 I am quite sure I will use this image on more cards, as I love her so much.  
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.

That's Crafty Challenges Blogspot #23rd June - 7th July - Keep it Simple
QKR Stampede Blogspot  # 250- Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends Blogspot #46 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blogspot  #257- Anything Goes
Paper Creators Crafts Blogspot - #59 - Anything Goes
If you do visit my wee blog, please leave a comment, no matter how small, as it makes me so happy!!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Oh so very Hot

Well, here we are in July.  how quickly time is zooming past!   I had planned to do so much this year, and half the year is past and nothing ticked off my list.  So, without further ado, this is the first layout I have made this year!  Shocking isn't it?  I have missed the deadline for the challenge but never mind! lol!!

Here is the sketch I used.

I used stencils and ink to make a background, which was fun.  The photo was taken at Bowentown, Waihi Beach in New Zealand.  This place was the highlight of our big holiday I think.  It was an absolutely beautiful place, and the boys had a ball playing on the beach and in the sea.  Happy memories. In the photo, the boys had been in the sea, and came over to get something to eat. 
 I love the way they are just looking out to the sea.  Tired but happy.

Here is a wee close up showing the boys.

 I placed little plastic domes to place over the ink splatters on the page.

I wish we had a beautiful blue sky like this, the weather was glorious while we were there.  Well, that's all for now, I'm off to sort photographs on m laptop.  They are in such a jumble.  Wish  me luck! xxx