Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Catching Up

I'm back again

Took longer than I thought.....

So, what have I been up to for the year
I have been away?

Still scrapping up a storm.

Teaching weekly classes and trying to
get my new house (over a year now)
just the way I want it!

Today I want to share a layout of
my youngest Granddaughter,

This was a pack of papers I bought about
TEN years ago to make layouts for
my eldest Granddaughter.... LOL!

I've been having a massive clearout
of my scrapping supplies and came across
them so decided to make some layouts
and finally get Olivia's album started!

Coming Soon.......

More layouts....



Mini Albums....

Altered Items.....

Even some cards....

Full details and lots more photo's for
all these projects coming soon.

One of my favourites being the shadowbox
which I made from a
£1.50 photo frame.

See you again soon.


Friday, May 27, 2016

Hall of Mirrors - Palace of Versailles

Welcome again dear friends.

Here today with a layout created
using the latest sketch from
Stuck Sketches,
Graphic 45 papers (drool!!)
and some beautiful dies and punches
from Tonic.

Photo's taken in the Hall of Mirrors
at the Palace of Versailles
in 2013.

Gilded Lily from G45 - perfect!

Lots of fussy cutting from the papers.

The beautiful "Memories" die is from
Tonic Inspirations 'Sentiment'

American Crafts cardstock, from the
Autumn Collection.

Another die from Tonic 'Celtic Dream'
Layering dies, cut using
gold Mirri card.

The stunning border is a
punch from Tonic
'Elegant Drape Border'.

Treasured memories indeed,
and the Gilded Lily papers
are just too perfect!

I would like to enter this layout
into three challenges -

Firstly, the sketch at Stuck Sketches...

The current challenge at
for National Scrapbook Day
(7th May)


The very first challenge from
Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in folks


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Layout Reveal - at last!!!!

Hello again everyone.

So good to be back in Blogland
after a year out.

So much has been happening that I just
needed time to deal with the new house
and other exciting happenings.

But, I thought I would start out by
revealing the layout that I posted a
sneak peek for on 10th April
last year!

It was a sketch from my old
Design Team at Stuck On U Sketches,
which has sadly now closed.

I'm still deciding whether to join another
Design Team, but just don't seem
to have the time.
Will wait and see.

Anyway, this is a photo from my
trip to Philadelphia a couple of years ago,
at Independence Hall.

This was the sketch...

Lots of close ups

Now for an update on family matters....

Meet Granddaughter # 4


Born September last year

Here I am with my four Granddaughters
Rebekah (9), Erin (7), Emma (6) and little Olivia.

Olivia is son's second daughter.
So, my daughter and son both have
two daughters each!

Our other addition to the family is Charlie

Full title 'Miss Charlie Banks'

The Granddaughters named her

She's a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel,
born in October last year, and joined
our family in January this year.

Charlie is my first ever dog.

She's a bit bigger than this now.
Will have to get a more up to date photo of her.

Poor darling hubby.
Surrounded by all these girls!!!

Well, that's me for now.

Feels good to be blogging again,
though did take me a wee while
to remember what to do - lol.

Now I must tidy up my sidebars
- wee bit out of date now.

I will hopefully be getting around
to visiting you all soon.

Hugs for now

Monday, May 23, 2016

Hello everyone!!!!!

I'm still alive!!!!

Will be posting regularly again in the next day or two!!!!


Friday, April 10, 2015

Sneak Peek

Hello dear friends.
Time for my latest sneak peek,
using the newest sketch from

The new sketch is revealed today
 over at the SOUS Blog.
So head on over there today, and everyday,
 for great inspiration from my
 SOUS Sisters using this
great new sketch.
My full reveal will be on Monday,
 here on my Blog and the
 Stuck On U Sketches Blog.
Hubby and I are settling into our
 new home and my new scrappy room
 is taking shape.....slowly!
When did I accumulate so much stuff?
Until Monday


Monday, March 30, 2015

Rodeo Drive - SOUS DT

Welcome friends.
It's my turn over at
 today to reveal my take on
 the fabulous sketch from
 our Leah.

Leah's Sketch....

I have used papers from
 Simple Stories
 "100 Days of Summer"
 collection, and loads
 of Prima flowers.

Some fussy cutting from the papers,
 and American Crafts Thickers
 for the title.

The great photo from
 Rodeo Drive, LA, is darling
Granddaughters Rebekah and Emma.
We had a fabulous week in LA
 last November - more photo's
 to come!

I hope you are able to join us
 using this fab sketch and link up
 over at the
Remember to visit SOUS every day
 for tons of inspiration from
 my SOUS Sisters.