Thursday, April 5, 2012

First Post From Scotland

I'm back in blog land, after quite an absence, wasn't expecting it to be this long.....

And, what better way to return than to take part in the latest sketch from my favourite challenge blog -
Stuck On U Sketches.....



The sketch, by Stuck On U Sketches own Sandi Clarkson....



I have used the beautiful Vintage Blue Collection from Glitz Designs....



Stamp is from Magenta.....



Live, laugh, love sheet and the wee birds are from the Glitz Vintage Blue Paper Layers....



The ribbon is by My Mind's Eye - Stella & Rose "Hattie Boy Trims"



Title block is Nestabilities - Labels Eighteen....



No photo or title yet, not quite organized enough. My stash of photo's are still on their way from Australia. Our shipped belongings are due to arrive mid May......



You've obviously gathered that we arrived in Scotland safely, following a few days in Dubai (LOVE Dubai), on the way HOME......


However, we had only been home three days (staying with daughter) when the wee Scottish buggies got me - and boy they got me good. I was laid up for days, really crook with flu like symptoms - every muscle ached, didn't know I had that many muscles....lol!!!


Survived that, was well for about three days and then a stomach bug got me. Laid up again - I won't go into details.....ugh!!!!


Survived that, and now I have the cold.....que sera sera......LOL

We have now moved into our new home here in Scotland, and just getting used to life back home after twelve years away - weird.....


The biggest thing I have noticed is that everyone I talk to on the phone has the same accent as me - cool. No more having to spell my surname - Stirling. Easy for the Scots.....LOL


Spending sooooooo much time with my children and granddaughters, they pop in practically every day. Not complaining - this is why we came home - Love it. And the wee ones love Granny's house - they have a room to die for. Will post photo's once we get it furnished - a wee girl's dream....

And we are on the beach - I wake up to the most stunning view every morning.


The weather for the first few weeks we were home was amazing. It was really mild. Everyone was running around in shorts!!!


Then, yesterday, 4th April, it was snowing!!!!!!


And here was me thinking I would have the seasons the right way round again.....LOL


Anyway, I'm back. Hoping to get round to all my friends' blogs over the next day or so - look out for me lurking around again.....

Have missed you all...


See you next time...


Hugs

10 comments:

Fern said...

Jane, I'm so glad you had a safe trip and are finally "HOME"... and that you get to spend soooo much time with your precious granddaughters!! So sorry that you were sick!! Not fun!! Sounds like your new home is amazing!!!! Can't wait to see some photos...

Your layout is beautiful!! Love the papers.. Good to see you here in blogland!!! Take care!! Hugs!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Hi, Miss Jane! So good to hear from you and know that you settled and back to scrapping a bit. Always fun to decorate s new home. On the beach?? So would love that! Awesome LOL ... love that ribbon .. gotta get some! Hugs Sandi

Time To... be Creative and Share said...

Hi Jane
I was wondering how you were getting along.Im glad you are back scrapping too.Sounds like you are having spending all that time with your grand children
Just let you know inspired crafts are closing down at the end of the month if they don't sale the shop:(
Anyway catch you soon
Cheers Leonie

annette said...

Hello there Jane .. so wonderful you have safely arrived 'HOME' and have recovered from the yukkies that greeted you .. love your take on the sketch .. enjoy your grandies .. blessings X:)

**Treefrog** said...

What a Beautiful layout this is! I envy you gals that make it look so effortless to do these Amazingly Beautiful Grungy layouts! Absolutely Gorgeous! Wow Scotland, I've always wanted to visit there one day and I would so love to live on the beach and wake up to that everyday, sounds like you've found your piece of Paradise!
((Hugs)) Theresa

**Treefrog** said...

Ooops, I got so caught up in your story I forgot to say Thanks for playing along with us over at SOUS, so Thank You for joining us! =]
((Hugs)) Theresa

Nanne said...

beautiful as always..The colors are amazingly soft!! I too am glad to see you are back to crafting and made it safely home.. Your spot is still open if and when you wanna get back to work.LOL
HUgs
Nanné

Stine Ursin said...

WELCOME BACK JANE!! So nice to see you again. Love your card. The colors are so gorgeous!!

Shona said...

hi Jane :) this is sooo beautiful and I LOVE your take on the sketch. gorgeous colors!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

I love to read your writing..not so much that you had to share about getting sick (thanks for not getting into the stomach bug but since 3 out of 5 of us just had it, I'm afraid I know the details! LOL!)
Ok you wanna know the strange part, I've been thinking of you tons. I am totally late at coming by but when I saw your name on the site I was super happy!
Glad your home!

HUGS!!!