Friday, September 26, 2014

Stuck On U Sketches 5th Anniversary Blog Hop!

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
It is our 5th Anniversary
over at
We are so glad you could join us.
Fantastic projects from the
 Design Team
 and a fabulous prize for
 one of you.
You should have arrived here from
If you haven't,
you should head over to
 for all the details and the
 beginning of the Hop.
The prize for participating
on the Hop is from

A fantastic $30 Gift Certificate!
To be eligible for the prize,
you need to complete the Hop
 by visiting, commenting, and liking
 each of the Blogs on the Hop.
We need to know that you have come by.
A full list of the Blogs is given
over at SOUS,
if you get lost!
After visiting all the Blogs
 you should return to
and let us know by commenting
 there that you have
completed the Blog Hop.
Don't forget to
 while you're there!
The Hop will run for FIVE days,
 giving you plenty of time to
 visit each Blog, ending on
Tuesday 30th September
 Midnight EST. 
Following SOUS on Facebook
 and Pinterest also gives you
extra chances of winning.
Just let us know you are following.
You really don't want to miss any
of the fabulous work today from
 the Sketch Design Team.
We are all using a great sketch
 from our co-leader
Leah's Sketch...

Before I show my interpretation
of the sketch, I need to
 remind you that there are also
 prizes up for grabs for participating
 in any of the challenges
for September.
That includes the Die Cut Challenge,
 the Project Life Challenge,
 and the
Sketch Challenge.
The prizes for September are from
Fancy Pants
 Zeus & Zoe.

the True Friend Collection Pack.
an amazing Embellishment Collection.
Now to my layout
Leah's Sketch...
Middle Granddaughter Erin's
5th Birthday last year.
 Basic Grey

All the details are from
 Kaiser Collectables
 "True Romance"
 "BeYOUtiful You".

Such a happy photo - love it.


Thanks for dropping in.
If you are on the Hop your
 next stop is
Good Luck.
Hope to see you soon.


Friday, September 12, 2014

SOUS #142

What an amazing two weeks
it has been here in the
 good ole USofA.
We are on our way home as
 this goes live.
(Hopefully on time!)
The latest sketch from
I think this is amongst my favourites,
 and I struggled a wee bit when
 I saw the sketch from
 our Leah!

Leah's Sketch.

Clyde, as some of you will be aware,
was the mascot for the
 2014 Commonwealth Games,
 held here in Glasgow,
during the summer.
Clyde is a thistle,
 in case you were!!

There are 25 of these
wonderful statues scattered
 throughout the
 City of Glasgow.
We managed to find three
of them on a recent
 trip into the city!
They are all wearing
 different 'outfits'.

Oldest Granddaughter, Rebekah,
 and youngest, Emma.

Papers used are
 Kaiser "75 Cents".
Collectables from the
 same collection.

Some random (me, random!!)
punching with
 Martha Stewart
"Iron Gate".

Loving the colourful photo's
 against the muted papers.
A new favourite!
Remember to head over to
 and join in the new
 challenge sketch.
Mega prizes to be won too.

We are also celebrating the
5th Birthday
Stuck On U Sketches
 this month.

All the details of the
 Blog Hops
happening are at the
 SOUS Blog.

I will update when I get home to Scotland!
Thanks for dropping in.
Be back soon.

The next time I post
 we will know if
 has become an
 independent country.
We vote on 18th September
(as if you didn't know!).
Middle Granddaughter,
 Erin's 6th Birthday.
What a day that is going to be.

Monday, September 1, 2014

BW2 September Mood Board

Totally gorgeous colour palette
 this month from
Certainly a Mood Board
 to go out with
 a bang on!
Yes, this is my last
 Design Team
 project for

Eve is the wonderful owner/designer
 of Black With 2, and it
 has been a pleasure to design
 for her using the
Monthly Mood Boards,
 and certainly a challenge!
I can't believe that has
 been a year!
My first BW2 layout was
 in September 2013.
Time sure flies past.
So with that,
 here is my final layout
 Black With 2.

Sadly, on translation to Blogger,
 the shocking pink I
 have used looks

The background stencil is from
 Crafters Workshop
 "Mini Snakeskin".

Scraps of paper from
 Sassafrass Lass
 (really old!).

The Prima flowers were not
 quite the right colour,
so I painted them!
 Hee hee.
With bright pink
 acrylic paint.

Yellow leafy swirls cut from
 Heartfelt Creations
 "Belle Rose",
then run through
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Certainly one of the brightest
 layouts I've made!

So, it's goodbye to
 from me.
Have enjoyed the journey Eve.


Friday, August 29, 2014

SOUS #141

Oh My Word Dear Friends!
I am posting this on my way
 out the door!
I have an early morning
 flight to New York.
Today is the release of the
 newest sketch from
A great sketch from
 our Nanne.
And a delightful photo of youngest
 Granddaughter, Emma, on her
 first birthday
 (she is 5 now!)

Nanne's Sketch.

...and I'll cry if I want to....

Title is a chippie from
R.W. Laser Cuts
which I have embossed with
 Zing Pink, Cotton Candy
and Blue!

Another old collection
of papers used
collection from
 Bo Bunny

Lots of bling and sparkle!
Stunning bling flourish from
 Zva Creative.
Flowers from Floral Café.

Wee green fronds are
 Tattered Lace
 "Foliage Leaves"

The little lace doily is from

Martha Stewart PATP
 "Double Loops".
Bazzill cardstock

The wee roses and crochet doily
 from my stash.

Love it!

for the month of August,
you are playing for the
 chance to win these
goodies from

So, head on over to the
and marvel at the beautiful work
of my fellow DT girls,
and have a go at this
 great sketch too.
And, now that you are all
 singing that song....
I'm off to the USA.


Friday, August 15, 2014

SOUS Sketch Reveal

It's that happy time again.
Reveal day at
A great sketch by our Nanne
 and a lovely photo of my
youngest Granddaughter
 to play with.

Nanne's Sketch.

Beautiful papers from
 "Classique: Pretty"

Swirly flourishes from a
Memory Box die
"Whimsical Flourish".

Pretty flowers from my stash.

Lots of layers and distressing.

Totally happy with the layout
and Emma loves it.

The prize up for grabs this month
 is from a company called
Seven sets of stamps and
 some great flairs.
$60 value - wow!

You need to head on over to the
 see what my fellow DT girls have
 done with the sketch, then
 have a go yourself.
We love to see everyone's
 different interpretation of the
 same sketch.
And, there's this great prize to aim for.
Gotta be in it to win it.
See you at SOUS!
Hugs for now