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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, 3 December 2019

Creatalicious Challenges #176

Here we go - it's December!!  Where on earth has this year gone?  The months have just flown in, it is really quite scary.  I am not in the least bit organised for Christmas, and I have been asked to do  Craft Stall on 14th December, so need to do extra stuff for that.  WWWAAAAAAAAA!!!  I'm sure I'll get there though.

Now, confession time.  I have got in a muddle with my DT Challenge cards for Creatalicious Challenges.  I put the card below on for Challenge 173 by mistake.  What an eedjit I am!!    I honestly can't believe I got it wrong.  I am double checking the rest as we speak. 

There seems to be something wrong with my laptop, as photographs don't appear as bright and colourful on here as they do on the actual camera/phone. Very frustrating.
Anyway, our sponsor this time is Fabrika Fantasy and the image I used is called Young Mermaid

Why don't you pop over to Creatalicious challenges and load up your card?

I'll be back soon!

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Creatalicious Challenges #175

Well, we are getting closer and closer to Christmas, so I suppose it is time to start the Christmas Cards.  I need to make some for myself, for my charity which I support which is Riding for the Disabled, and also for a Craft Stand I am doing in November.  Add to that, I am working on a wedding album for my step-son Greg and his wife Kim for their first Anniversary.  i've got a lot going on!!

So, first thing I need to do id show you my card for Creatalicious
We are sponsored this time by 

I love their images, and this one in particular.  He is a cutie!!!

Isn't he lovely?  He has a very shiny nose as i coloured ;it with Polychromos and then covered the nose with glossy accents.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge # 484 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Blogspot  #373 Anything Goes

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Creatalicious Challenges #174

Hello  once more and welcome to my wee corner of the world.  Freezing cold weather here at the moment, we all have lots of extra layers!!

I have a really bad confession to make.  I am very, very late putting up my card for this latest challenge for Creatalicious.  Time is just flying by, and another week has passed in the blink of an eye!!!

So, without further ado, I want to show you my card.

there seems to be something wrong with my laptop, as photographs don't appear as bright and colourful on here as they do on the actual camera/phone. Very frustrating.
Anyway, our sponsor this time is Fabrika Fantasy and the image I used is called Young Mermaid

Why don't you pop over to Creatalicious challenges and load up your card?

I'll be back soon!

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Creatalicious Challenges #174

Well, here we are again!  It's a horrible cold, miserable, wet night here in the village, not a night to go out for any reason.  I hope this weather ends soon, but I don't know when it will be.

I do know however, that 31st October means another challenge from Creatalicious Challenges.  The theme this time is

Challenge #174 ANYTHING GOES with optional for a man

Our sponsor this time is

I just love the expression on the dad's face!  He is obviously getting beat! lol!
Why don't you make a card and pop over to Creatalicious Challenges and enter our Challenge.
That's all for  now, time is occupied with little puppy at the moment.

Meet Lara!  Our little furbaby.  She is a Cockapoo and is 13 weeks old.  Love her to bits!!

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Creatalicious Challenge #172

Hello once more!!  I cant believe that is us now into October, what a quick year this has been.   sure sign  I am getting old!  Days go past so much quicker, and I think I have plenty of time to do something, and then lo and behold, that date is here and I haven't prepared my blog post.  So sorry, but I am a day late.  So onto business!!

It is time for a new challenge again today and our theme is "Anything Goes + optional use a punch". You're welcome to join us with the optional as most of the DT did, but as it is an optional, you can also choose not to do it  -  it's totally up to you. 
We just want you to have fun with us @ Creatalicious Challenges.

This is  a very simple card, but it is sweet, and just perfect for a new baby.  I used a Martha Stewart punch in 2 places, to tie in with the theme of the challenge.

why don't you look out your punches and make a card for the challenge?   I hope to see you there!

Monday, 16 September 2019

Creatalicious Challenges no 171

Hello again, and I hope this finds you well.
It's time for another challenge at Creatalitious Challenges.  

Challenge #171 ANYTHING GOES with optional circles

Here  is my card

I have gone more for polka dots than circles, but you can count the buttons as being a circle!  i love images from Sassy Cheryl, their faces are always so cheeky.

So, why don't you make a card and head on over to Creatalicious challenges to load it up. 

 Let's just have some fun!!!

That's all for now, see you soon.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Creatalicious Challenge No 170

Hello again from my wee corner of Scotland. 
 It's hard to be believe that we are into September!!  This year is just flying by.  

So, without further ado, as I am late doing this,

Challenge #170 ANYTHING GOES with optional humour

Our sponsor this challenge is Polkadoodles who have amazing digital images.

The image  I chose was 
Knight Dragon Little Dude - digi stamp printable download

Here is my card.

Isn't this little chap the cutest?  I am in love with that wee dragon too, he is adorable!!
  I coloured this card using my Promarkers., and just made it clean and simple. 

Why don't you head over to the Creatalicious challenges blogspot and enter the challenge?

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Gabriella Illuminations

Well, here we are again, it's the start of a new month, and we are more than halfway through the year.  Before we know it, it will be Christmas., so I had better make a start on Christmas cards soon!

Challenge #168  at Creatalicious Challenge Blogspot is Anything Goes with optional distress it

For this challenge, I have used Gabriella Illuminations by Colour of Love who are our lovely sponsors for this challenge.

I love this image, and I had so much fun colouring her with my Polychromo pencils.  I still need a bit of practice on fabric folds though.
We would love to see your card for this challenge, so why don't you enter yours now? You could win 3 images of your choice from the sponsor. 
 Remember, if you are not in it, you can't win it.

Bye for now, but I'll be back soon.

Monday, 15 July 2019

Something Bright and Fun

Hello from a beautiful sunny hot day in Perthshire.  It has been glorious today, but I don't think it will last much longer.

it's time for Challenge #167 and the theme is Bright and Fun.
Our sponsor this time is CAS-ual Fridays.

Here is my card.

This image is from Magnolia, and it is an older image, from a few years ago.  I love polka dots, so I had to use some polka dot paper to match her scarf!!
She is coloured using Promarkers, and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

That's all for tonight, very quick post as I have a thumping sore headache.  Time for bed I think.  I'll try to come back tomorrow.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Challenge #166 Creatalicious Challenges

Hello everyone, from a sunny, warm Perthshire.  The weather is allover the place at the moment.  It has been raining several times today, but at the moment it is gorgeous!!  Very strange indeed.

Well. this post should have gone live on 1st July, but I don't know what happened, it is still sitting in my drafts.  So, I will let you see it now.

So, over on Creatalicious Challenges it is time for

  Challenge #166 Anything Goes with optional 2 or more designer papers.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Fabrika Fantasy and I have used the image called Beautiful Enchantress.

I'm afraid that my camera is playing up (if it's not computers,it's cameras!!) so it isn't the best image, as the colours are so much brighter on the original

I coloured this beautiful image from Fabrika Fantasy  using my Polychromos and It is so detailed, and it took quite a while to do.  I recommend heading over to the shop and having a look at the other wonderful images there.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Grumpy Old Man

Grumpy old man!!!

It's time for the Challenge over at Creatalicious Challenges.

Our sponsor this time is Dr Digi's House of Stamps

You will find the most amazing, humorous digital stamps there, just like the one I have used here.

Isn't he hilarious?  I actually sold this card to a lady for her husband's 65th Birthday.  I asked if he was a grumpy old man and she said "Yes he is, it's perfect!"

So, why don't you head over to Creatalicious Challenges and enter your card for Challenge #164?

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

I'm very very very late!

i had everything under control, I knew what I had to do, several things organised, and hubby decides to book a holiday, right in the middle of my busy time.  I have been chasing my tail ever since.  Everything went wrong, timings were out, and I feel like I need another holiday to recover! lol!!
Anyway - Creatalicious Challenges No. 163 Anything Goes, with option of No Square or Rectangle Card.
This Challenge is sponsored by Polkadoodles

Now, my card is still technically a rectangle, but it is a wobbly rectangle! lol!  
I love Polkadoodles, and I have several of their cds This image is great as it can be used for several different occasions.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
QKR Stampede  - #348

If you have stopped to read this, please leave a wee comment, as I love to see them.  I'll go for now, and I'll try to catch up with everything else!  See you soon!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Creatlicious Challenge 161

Hello again everyone.  We have a lovely day here in Perthshire, still a wee bit cold though.  Not really bikini weather yet!!

Time for the Creatalicious Challenges again, and this was really fun to do!

Challenge #161 ANYTHING GOES with optional black & white + one colour

This challenge is sponsored by Hannah Lynn, and this is one of her brilliant whimsical images.  I have to confess though, I am having a dreadful problem with technology at the moment.  I too a photo using my mobile, but I couldn't for the life of me find where it had gone when I tried to find it on my PC!!  I took another photo using my camera, and for some reason, it is hazy, and not the crisp black, white and turquoise as it is on the card.

I guess I will be spending some time looking at both pc and camera to figure out what is wrong.  
It is so frustrating.  If I can get a clearer photo I will load another one up.

Monday, 1 April 2019

Creatalicious Challenge #160- Anything but a card

Hello everyone., I hope you are well.  

It'd time for another challenge over at Creatalicious Challenges, so here we go.

Challenge #160 ANYTHING GOES with optional anything but a card

Our sponsor for this challenge is

I chose Elly Mae and Clarabelle

This is what I made

This is actually a box, which contains notelets and envelopes.  I have left the image on the notelet uncoloured, so a the recipient can colour it themselves if they wish.

I had fun making this, and it was actually really easy.  I'll definitely be making more.  i have a church coffee morning coming up soon, and I am also taking a stall at a village celebration in May, so hopefully they will sell at both of these ventures.

Well, that's all for now, i have lots to do, but have this ticked off the list now!
Take care and hopefully see you soon.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Creatalicious Challenge #159 Tea L C

Hello and thank you for stopping here at my blog.  
It is time for another challenge over at Creatalicious Challenges 

I have to confess that I love making monochrome cards, so I loved this challenge. 
 We are being sponsored by Doctor Digi where you will find the most amazing digital images.  Especially digis for men, and they are sooooooo funny!!!!

I chose tea-l-c as I love sitting down with a cup of tea.  I don't have a cat though! LOL!!

Isn't she adorable?  I love her fluffy slippers! lol!!

Why don't you have a look at the blog and see what the other members of the Design Team have done?  After that, you can enter you card! 

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog.  Please leave a comment, I love to know what you think.
Bye for now!

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

Artistic Inspirations Challenges #213 -Anything Goes
Crafting from the heart challenge #238 - Anything Goes
Lil patch of crafty friends blogspot #102 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede BLogspot #339 - Anything Goes

Friday, 1 March 2019

Challenge #158 Anything Goes

Hello everyone from a dull grey Perthshire.
We had an exciting day yesterday as it was my Grandson Jackson's 7th Birthday  Cue Balloons Marshmallow Top Hats (my favourite) and Birthday Cake!!! Yum!!  I like Birthdays! lol!!!!

It's time for the Creatalicious Challenge once more and with all the Birthday excitement I forgot to load this onto my blog.  smack on the wrist for me!

So, here we go 

We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter, a brand I simply adore!!  I also love unicorns, so I was very happy to work on the wee cutie above.

 The Paper Shelter

The prize will be 3 digi stamps of your choice.

Why don't you make a card this time?

Have a look over at The Creatalicious Blog for some inspiration from our design team.

That's all from me for now, back to the cleaning!

Monday, 25 February 2019

Hearts and flowers

 Hello again, from a wonderfully warm and sunny Perthshire!!  I can't believe how warm it is today!  Gorgeous day, so Eric and I went for a wee walk.  Still trying to persuade him to get a dog, but he isn't budging :(   I won't give up though! 

I have been busy with my mixed media projects recently, and I have a couple of things to show you.

i really enjoyed doing this heart.  the colours are lovely and muted and the embellishments are so pretty.

I especially like the wee balloon resin.  It's a beautiful wee thing, and just a little  bit different.

Here is another wee close-up of the embellishments. The large rose is stunning.

This is the 2nd one.  this one was a bit different, as we had to fussy cut the flowers, but I have to admit they look 3d on the canvas!!  I love the colours on this one, as blue is my favourite colour.

I completed another one last night, but I haven't taken a photo yet, so I will add it soon.  These are all from Creative Craft Academy, part of Craft Box.  This is a monthly kit which provides all "ingredients" and online tuition to follow.  Anna is really good on her online videos and she gives you lots of new ideas.

Well, I had better go and catch up with my chores

Bye for now!!

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Rory's Penguin

Hello and thank you for coming to my little corner of the world!

It's time for the Creatalicious Challenge once more.

We have been sponsored by The Colour of Love (Formerly Lacy Sunshine) and I have the cute 
Rory's Penguin to show you on my card.

I just love penguins, so I am slightly jealous of Rory!!
I used my Polychromo Pencils to colour this card

Why don't you head on over and take part in our challenge?  

Thursday, 31 January 2019

3 Hearts

Hello again, from a very chilly Perthshire.  BRRRRRRR.  We haven't had any snow yet, touch 
wood, but it is bound to come sooner or later.

Creatalicious DT Time again, and this time our theme for challenge  #156 is Hearts and our sponsor is Avery Elle.

Here is my card.

Here it is from a different angle.

It is extremely difficult to take a decent photo of this card, as it is such a funny shape.  It is a triple easel card, and the gorgeous embellishments are from Prima.

Why don't you pop on over to the Creatalicious Creatalicious Challenge Blog and see the other cards the Design Team have made.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Creatalicious Challenge January 15th 2019

Hello again, I'm actually a day late posting this.  My blog is still playing up, and it stops me logging on!!  Loud screams coming from the craft room lol!!!!

Our sponsor this time is Fabrika Fantasy  Please go and visit them, as you will find the most amazing colouring pages.
  I chose this image as I loved the stag, isn't he amazing!?!?
Why don't you pop over to Creatalicious Challenges blogspot and enter your card?

Go on - you know you want to! lol!
Have fun and I will see you really soon.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

First Day

Hello again, and thank you for stopping in my wee corner of the world.  I appreciate you taking the time to do that.  I've managed to find some time to enter some challenges, so here goes!

I made this for my wee Grandaughter for her first day at school,  I thought it resembled her as she is so tiny. lol!

I'm happy to say that she loved school, and is doing well. 
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.

Crafting from the Heart #234  - Anything Goes
Cutie pie challenge blogspot #131 Cute and Clean and Simple
Crafting with friends blogspot  #77 Anything goes
Through the craft room door 15/01 Anything Goes

That's all for now, Happy Crafting!!