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


Friday, August 1, 2014

Sketch Reveal at SOUS!

Welcome again.

My second post today!
It's another
Friday Sketch Reveal
With a wonderful sketch from
 our Nanne to play with.

Nanne's Sketch...

It's all about the paper for
me this week.

Because, that's all I have used
 on this layout.


The great collection from
 Teresa Collins
"World Traveller"

Photo's from our trip to
Paris last year.

The Statue of Liberty

A much smaller version than the
 one in New York Harbour.
Made at the same time
 as the French gift to
 the USA.
And a point of interest, the two statues
face each other across
 the oceans!

Some really exciting news to tell.
I made this layout before
 hubby and I decided
My life time ambition is finally
 to come true!
So, at the end of August,
 we are off to
 New York,
Washington DC.
I have had an unnatural fascination
 with the States since I
was 12 years old.
The result of a school project.
 We were each given a country
 to study, and I was given
 the USA!
I completed the school project
 at the time, but was hooked!
I have studied the Revolution
 and the Civil War extensively,
for no other reason than
 self knowledge.
I cannot wait to stand in front of
 Abraham Lincoln in DC,
 though sadly won't have
 time to visit Gettysburg.
Independence Hall
in Philadelphia.
Not to mention Liberty
and Ground Zero.
I even have ancestors
 that went through
Ellis Island.
All so exciting
Any of my American Blogging
friends in those vicinities,
would love to meet for coffee.
So, in 4 weeks we are off.
It's only taken 40 years!
Now, back to today....
Head on over to the
 and see what my fellow DT girls
 have done with the sketch.
Then join in the challenge.
Prizes to be won every month.
See you soon.