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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!

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Creatalicious Challenge #195

 Hello once again.  the time has sped by and it is time for another challenge at Creatalciou Challenges.

This time we are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy 

and the theme is 

Anything Goes with the option to use a punch.

I chose this super cute little image, which is actually a colouring page, but I turned it into a card.   Little cupid is sitting on his bunny rabbit for a ride!

I used a Martha Stewart punch to make 2 borders at top and bottom. I coloured

 the image with my Polychromo pencils.

 I wanted to make this card as bright as possible, and I think I achieved that! 

Pop over to Creatalicious Challenges, and enter one of your own cards!!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges. challenge #589

Creative Craft Cottage challenge #133 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #141

QKR Stampede #404

Creative Crafters #32

Monday, 31 August 2020

Creatalicious Challenges #194

 Well, here we are again at the end of another month.  where does the time go? Eric and I celebrated our 18th Wedding Anniversary today, and we were both amazed at how quickly time has passed.  So of course the end of the month means time for another challenge at Creatalicious challenges   

Challenge #194 ANYTHING GOES with optional pearls and/or lace

We are sponsored this time by  Cute as a Button

I coloured this with my Polychromo pencils.  I am still trying to find suitable paper for using these pencils.  The aoer i used for this image is fine, but it is a creamy colour and I would prefer it to be white.  I'll keep searching until I find something I like!!

Pop over to The Creatalicious Challenges blog and leave your card.  You may just be a winner!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.
Creative craft cottage blogspot #132 - Ribbons Pearls or Lace.

That's all for now.  See you soon!

Saturday, 15 August 2020

Creatalicious Challenges #193

 Hello everyone!  I hope you are well as you read  my blog today.  I wish love and happiness for everyone during this sad time.  i wonder when the world will be back to normal?  I hope and pray that it is soon.

It's time for my card for the Design Team of Creatalicious Challenges.  Doesn't time fly by quickly?  It just seems 2 minutes since my last post.

The theme this fortnight is Anything Goes with Optional Anything but a square or rectangle.

I decided that another heart Triple Easel card would fit the bill.  I think it is a beautiful shape, and I love the papers I have used.  

I hope you like my card, and if you do please leave a wee comment.  I love to read them.

Pop over to Creatalicious Challenges Blogspot and leave your card. 

 I would love to see your cards there.

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

allsorts challenge blogspot #585/6 - AG

scrapping 4 fun challenges #173 - AG

Through the Craftroom Door #11th August - AG

Sunday, 9 August 2020

Welcome Harper

 Hello from a lovely sunny Perthshire.  things always fee better when the sun shines.  I thought I would tell you first of all about the birth of my second Granddaughter, Harper.  when my daughter was 12 weeks pregnant, she discovered that there was something wrong with the baby.  Some of her internal organs were outside her body.  this meant that Marie was scanned every 2 weeks and because of the Covid lockdown, her partner Jordan was not allowed to go into hospital with her.  

here is our wee miracle girl.

This Babygro is size up to one month and it dwarfs her!!  Poor we lamb has a long road ahead of her, but she has plenty love from her family to keep her going.

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Creatalicious Challenges #192

Hello again, and welcome.
Thank you for taking the time to have a wee look at my blog.  I would love you to follow me, and then i will follow you.

The challenge at Creatalicious Challenges is Anything Goes,
 with the option of Thank You
We are sponsored this time by Doctor Digi.

Here is my Design Team Card

This is quite a clean and simple card, in muted pastel colours. 
 Just using some patterned paper, matted and layered onto pink card,
 then a topper and a couple of flowers.  Simple!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Allsorts challenge blogspot #581/582 Anything Goes

Bye for now and see you soon!

Creatalicious Challenges #191

Our theme at Creatalicious Challenges is Anything Goes with the optional theme of 3 of A Kind.

We are sponsored this time by Polkadoodles and I have used a beautiful image on my card.

Isn't this a cute image?  I chose to colour her in my favourite colours using my Promarkers.

A quick blog today, have so much to do!
Thank you for having a look at my blog.  I hope you visit again.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Creatalicious Challenge #190 with optional add texture and Design Team Call.

Hello once again.  Miserable night now in my wee corner of the world, but it was beautiful and sunny just an hour or so ago.  We went out for walk with the dog, and just got home as the rain started.  Perfect timing!  
Speaking of timing, my timing is rubbish once again, and I forgot to load up this post on 30th June.  I'll go to the naughty corner don't worry! lol!

Our challenge this fortnight, is The Colour of Love.

Please head on over to the website and check out the wonderful digi stamps there.  I'm sure you will find something you like.

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

Allsorts Challenge BLog #579 Summertime

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Challenge #189 ANYTHING GOES with optional no design paper & DT call

Hello again!  Well, I don;t know about you, but i'm fed up with lockdown.  Everyone seems to be getting a bit tetchy.  We're getting back to normality slowly, but now we have riots and the whole world is in chaos.  I ray to God that this all stops soon, and we can all find peace with the ones we love.  that includes family, friends and strangers too.

We are sponsored this time by Fabrika Fantasy

I used the lovely image Spring Fairy, and she was a delight to colour with my Promarkers.

We're looking for 2 new DT members. 

What do you have to do as a DT member at Creatalicious Challenges?

1) you need to have a Facebook account as all our DT info is on Facebook
2) create one project per month (we often get images from our sponsor to work with)
2) comment on entries (everyone has 2 numbers out of 10 entries) 
3) chose your Top 3, when it is your turn
4) Have lots of fun!

You don't need to have any DT-experience, you just need to have fun creating things.

So, if you want to be part of our design team just add "DT" after your name when entering our challenge and I will be coming over to take a look at your work of art.

Well, that's all for now take care, and Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Creatalicious Challenges #188

It's hard to believe it is time for another Creatalicious Challenge!!  Weeks go past so quickly at the moment.  Life is really really strange, it is difficult for some more than others.  My heart goes out to those in hospital, who cannot even have their loved ones visit them.  Hopefully our present situation will end sooner rather than later.

The theme at Creatalicious Challenges is Birthdays, and our sponsor is The Papershelter 

I used my Polychromo pencils to colour her, 
and used some balloon paper from a magazine. 
(You can't see very much of it though) I also cut out the parcel and balloon 
from another piece of paper, as embellishments.  

All the Design Team were given this same image to use, and it is wonderful 
how different our creations are.   Pop on over to the Blog and have a look for yourself.  
Even better, why don't you  enter your own card! 
Bye for now, and Happy Crafting!!

Friday, 15 May 2020

Creatalicious Challenges #187

Hello once again.  The sun is still shining in my little corner of the world.  I;m not liking this social Isolating carry on.  i miss cuddling my Grandchildren so much!  Jackson lives right across the road, and he waves from his window to mine.  He had to come across one day as he was missing Lara our dog so much.  Still had to Socially Isolate ourselves, but he managed to get hugs from Lara!! 

Now it is Creatalicious Challenge Time again.

Challenge #187  Anything goes with optional Pink and Purple

i decided to s this card or the challenge. 

This is a pull up card, which is very different from the cards I usually make.   I showed the ladies at my Craft Class how to make it too, and they loved it!!

Why don't you go all pink and purple and make a card for the challenge?
We are sponsored by 

and this is the prize you could win

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ##131

Crafty Catz Challenge #505 - ATG 

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 18 - Anything Goes Colouring Challenge

Allsorts challenge Weeks 571/2 

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Creatalicious Challenges #186

Hello again.  Well, are you coping well in this lockdown?  I must confess that up until now I have been okay, but I am  becoming a bit fed up.  I need to get out a bit further than the garden  which is looking wonderful by the way!  It's never been so weed free!!!
So, on with the show.  Our sponsor this time is the wonderful Hannah Lynne

The image I have used for my card is Birthday  Girl.  Ideal for "awkward age" Birthdays!!

Our theme is Anything Goes with optional add sparkle  Well, you can't 
really see it on the photo, but I have glitter card, mirra card 
and the balloons and part of her dress are inked with glitter ink.

So, now it is over to you.  Why don't you enter a project at our website Creatalicious Challenges

Bye, for now, remember to stay safe!!

Sunday, 19 April 2020

CreataliciousChallenge #185

Challenge #185 ANYTHING GOES with optional marble background

Well, are you enjoying this lockdown?  I don't know what day of the week it is anymore  totally lost!  I was all organised and i had my colouring done, and card made ready for the challenge.  I placed it on the Creatalicious Blog and also in the team blog.   Forgot to do it on here though! 

So, here I  am with my card.

The sponsor this time is Cute as a Button Stamps  If  you haven't had a look on their website I suggest you go along now there are some beautiful images there  

Why don't you enter a card on Creatalicious Challenges you could win 2 digis if your card is picked.

I would like to enter my cardin the following Challenges.

That's all for now.  Take care everyone and stay safe.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Cretalicious Challenges #184

Hello again!  Well, everything has gone a bit strange hasn't it?  Never thought I would see this lockdown happening.  I just wish more people would adhere to it and we can get rid of this nasty virus.  Bit shout out to all the essential workers.  Yu should all be very proud.

Anyway, on to happier things!  The Challenge at Creatalicious Challenges #183 is Anything goes with optional Wedding

Here is my card for the Design Team

I love this quirky image from Make it Crafty
It was very easy to colour, and I made a Clean and Simple card with it.

Why don't you enter a card in our challenge?  It will give you something to do whilst in lockdown!

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Creatalicious Challenges #183

Hello again from a wet and windy Perthshire!!!  I've been busy trying to tidy my Craft Room.  Notice I say the word trying as all I seem to be doing is moving things from one side of the room to another.  I must try to get rid of some stuff, but I confess to being a bit of a hoarder!!  I don't think I am alone though am I? LOL!!!

Creatalicious Challenge #183 is sponsored by 
The Colour of Love
and the optional theme is layer it up.

I got to work on a beautiful image, and you can see it below on my finished card.

I had great fun colouring this with my Polychromos, and I am usually quite critical of my colouring, but in this case, I really like what I have done.

Here is the link for The Colour Of Love Shop  where you can see their amazing digital images.

Head on over now to Creatalicious Challenges and leave your card?

I'll be back soon!

Sunday, 1 March 2020

Creatalicious Challenge #182

Hello everyone!  Even with an extra day in February this year, 
I still managed to be late posting this challenge!!  Slap wrists for me!
So, on with the show!

this challenge is Anything Goes with optional Monochrome

our  Sponsor this time is 

The winner of the challenge will win 3 images from them.

Here is my card 

This image is called Flying Elf. 
She looks really mischievous and I can only imagine 
what she is about to get up to!

Why don't you enter your card this time?  Head over to Creatalicious Challenges Blogspot  and laad up your card.

I'll be back soon, with another one of my makes.
Bye for now.

Friday, 31 January 2020

Creatalicious Challenge #179

Hello again.  It's a chilly day here in Perthshire, and it looks like the rain
 isn't very far away unfortunately.  
I've been poorly for the past couple of weeks, not a very good start to the year.

it's time for the Challenge at Creatalicious challenges

This time we are asking you as usual to do anything goes but it is optional to add a snowflake.

Our sponsor this time is Polkadoodles and I am using the very cute
 Frozen birthday- Winnie winter celebration

Why don't you pop over to the Creatalicious Blog and see 
what the other members of the Design Team have done.

Creatalicious Challenges #180

Hello again.  it's the end of January already, time just whizzes by, doesn't it?  WE had a little snow yesterday, and today snow is almost all gone, but it is really  slippy underfoot.  Perfect weather for staying in and crafting!
I'm tidying my craft room.  Honestly, but you wouldn't know it to look at it,  I seem to be making it worse instead of better! lol!!!  Trouble is, you find things you haven't used for a while, and then you start playing with them lol!!!!
Anyway, it is Creatalicious Challenge time once more. 
 The theme this time is hearts, and our sponsor is Di's Digis.

Valentine's day is coming up, so lots of love and hearts should be floating around, so why don't you enter a card?

Here is my design.
This is a lovely image from Mo Manning, (who appears on my blog a lot!) and I  like it as it isn't overly "slushy"  My husband isn't the most romantic person so wouldn't appreciate anything too romantic.
It would be lovely to have you joining us, why not get busy?
I'll be back soon.

Thursday, 2 January 2020

Creatalicious Challenges #178

Hello again, and I hope you have all enjoyed your Christmas festivities.  I survived mine, only just, but alas, I am suffering now, and my fibro is having a bit of a flare up.  It could be lots worse though, so not going to complain too much!

So, The Creatalicious challenge this time is 

Challenge #178 ANYTHING GOES with optional wishes & DT call!!!

What do you have to do as a DT member at Creatalicious Challenges?

1) you need to have a Facebook account as all our DT info is on Facebook
2) create one project per month (we often get images from our sponsor to work with)
2) comment on entries (everyone has 2 numbers out of 10 entries) 
3) chose your Top 3, when it is your turn
4) Have lots of fun!

You don't need to have any DT-experience, you just need to have fun creating things.

So, if you want to be part of our design team just add "DT" after your name when entering our challenge and Melanie will be coming over to take a look at your work of

Our sponsor this time is the Wonderful Hannah Lynn.  Here is my card 

I had so much fun colouring up this image and making my card.  I really went wild with my colour scheme, which is very unlike me!!! I love the finished result though!!!  I used Promarkers to colour this one.  
I'm off for now, but take care until the next time.xx

Creatalicious Challenges #177

Hello everyone.  I hope you are keeping cosy in this chilly weather.  i hate the cold but I must confess I love the sunny chilly days we are getting at the moment.  Don't like the wet ones though!
it's that time again, Creatalicious Challenge time!!!!

Our sponsor this time is The Paper Shelter, and the details are 

No photo description available.

Rudolph has got himself in a right tangle, hasn't he?  

I love the images from The Paper Shelter, and I have quite a few in my collection!!  

This post is going to be short and sweet I'm afraid, but please do go and have a look on Creatalicious challenges blogspot even if it is just to look at the Design Team samples!

I'll be back soon. xx