Monday, November 24, 2014

Ken Oliver Workshop

 
What a fabulous day we
 had yesterday at 
 Ken Oliver's Workshop,
 here in Glasgow. 
 
Made this stunning album
with the latest
Prima collection
"Forever Green".
 
 
 


All the gorgeous flowers from
 the collection.


Lace and die cuts.


Raffia bows.


Metal elements - love the bee!


And a lot of sparkle too.


Need to put the pages back
 inside the album!
 
Still have a full A4 paper pad
 to do the inside pages.


Haste ye back Ken.



Hugs


 

Friday, November 21, 2014

SOUS Sketch Reveal

 

Whoo Hoo
 
It's Friday.
 
That means
 Sketch Reveal Day
 over at
 
And, I'm in love with my layout
 this week...lol!
 
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
in
New York.
 
What a memory!


 
The great sketch from
 our co-leader,
 Leah.



Hubby and I were in New York
 in October, and we had a
wonderful day in the town of
 Sleepy Hollow,
about an hour north
 of the city.



This is the gravesite of
Washington Irving,
the author of
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow",
 after whom the town was
named in 1996.
 
Prior to that it was called
 North Tarrytown.
 
Anyway....



The papers I have used are from
 Authentique
"Spirited"
Collection.




The die cut flourish corners
 are from
 Spellbinders Victorian Collection
 "Victoria Corners".
 
The stamped frame around
the Headless Horseman is from
 Kaiser
 "These Days".



The title chippies are
Jillibean Soup
 "Newsprint Alphabeans"






The gorgeous flowers are 
Wild Orchid Craft
 "Carnations".



The little green leaves are
Tattered Lace
 "Foliage Leaves".


 
Sadly today is the last post for
some of the team.
 
Changes are coming to
 Stuck On U Sketches - a whole new style.
 
We are losing the
 Project Life Challenge,
but the Sketch and Die Cut Challenges
will continue.
 
Further details over at SOUS.
 
*****
 
In further news....
 
Look who's in Scotland!!



The uber talented Ken Oliver,
 Prima Educator.
 
At my LSS.
Which is not really a Scrapbook Store,
but the closest we have to one
on the west coast of
Scotland.
It's a craft store in Glasgow,
about 30 miles up the road from me.
 
Now, not many of our esteemed
 "famous" scrappy people come
 to Scotland, so this is
 a rare treat for us.
 
And I am booked into his
All Day Workshop
tomorrow.
 
This is the beautiful
Memory Album
I will be making.
 
And this will be the first class
 I have attended since
leaving Australia.
 
Too many card makers
 here in the UK!!!
 
Go Scrapbooking....
 
*****
 
Now, head on over to
 and see what the rest of the
 SOUS Sisters have done with
 the sketch, and say goodbye
 to those leaving
 us....so sad :-(
 
Then let us see your take
 on the sketch.
 
See you over at SOUS!
 
Bye for now.
 
Hugs


 

Monday, November 17, 2014

 
So sad to read of the passing
of Teresa Collins'
 husband, Ty.



Thoughts and prayers with
 the family.
 
I met Teresa at CHA in 2011,
 such a lovely lady,
 and an inspiration to us all.
 
God Bless



 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sketch Reveal at SOUS!

Welcome to my Blog today
 dear scrappy friends.
 
This post has been scheduled,
 as I am winging my way back
 from a fabulous week
 in Los Angeles.
 
The great sketch from our Leah,
revealed today at
was just made for these
 papers and my photo's.
 
This coming Sunday is
Remembrance Sunday,
and Tuesday 11th November
 is Armistice Day.
 
On Tuesday, the last poppy
 will be added to the stunning
 "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red"
Tribute at the
 Tower of London.
Which marks the
 100th Anniversary
of the outbreak of
World War One.
 
On Tuesday there will be
 888, 246 poppies
in the moat around the Tower!
 
Representing the
 British and Commonwealth
 lives lost in the war.
 
One of these ceramic poppies marks
 the life of my
 Great Grandfather,
Charles A Tedford.
 
He died on 26th April, 1915,
 at Ypres in Belgium.
He has no known grave,
but is honoured on the
 Menin Gate in Belgium.
 
On 16th October,
my Great Grandfather 
was honoured at the
 Tower of London,
on that evening's
Roll of Honour.
 
I was there.
 
I made a 24 hour trip to
 London to witness one of the
 most moving tributes
 I have ever seen.
 
The poppies are a spectacular,
 humbling sight.
 I am so glad I was able to see it.
 
The tribute will be dismantled
 after Armistice Day, and
the poppies have all been sold,
 with proceeds going to
 appropriate charities.
 
I have bought one of the
 poppies, to honour my
 Great Grandfather.
 
To own a piece of this
 fabulous tribute will be
 an honour for me!
 

 



I have rotated the sketch
 clockwise, to accommodate
 the stunning poppies
 already on the paper.




The papers are from
 Kaiser
 "Remember Me"
 Collection.




With Collectables from the
 same collection.




And, a wee bit of black lace
 from my stash.



The papers and photo's are
all that are needed here.



Here are a couple more photo's
 from my 24 hr trip!









In honour of Charles A Tedford
1886 - 1915
 
Now, head on over to
 and see what my
 SOUS Sisters
have done with the sketch!
 
Then, we want to see
your interpretations.
 
So, please join in at SOUS!
 
See you there...
 
Hugs


 

Friday, October 24, 2014

New Sketch Reveal at SOUS

 
Whoo Hoo
 
The Witching Hour
is nearly upon us!
 
And our latest sketch
 over at
Stuck On U Sketches
is perfect for this gorgeous photo
 of middle Granddaughter, Erin,
 from last year.
 


 
The fabulous sketch
 from our Nanne...
 





Some more older papers used here
The Apothecary Emporium
 from
 Echo Park
 


 
A few elements from
 Creative Scraps
 "Halloween Greetings"
 
Gorgeous acetate clock from
 Kaiser "13th Hour"




Corner die from
 Spellbinders
 "Fantastic Flourish 3"



Swirls from
 Spellbinders
 "Twisted Metal Tags & Accents"



Flowers by Prima
 and
Heidi Swapp bling (really old!)


Why don't you join us this week
 over at
Stuck On U Sketches.
 
The other DT girls have stunning
 layouts to share too.
 
Would love to see your take
 on the sketch.
 
See you over at SOUS!
 
Hugs