Friday, September 27, 2013

SOUS Sketch Reveal Day

Welcome everybody.
It's Sketch Reveal Day
 over at
The second sketch from
 our former co-leader
Sandi Clarkson.
My take on her
 wonderful sketch...

Sandi's Sketch...

This is the first layout
 (of many, I'm sure),
of my recent London trip
with daughter and

The papers I have used are
DCWV "Garden Party",
which were the perfect
 palette of colours for the
Buckingham Palace Garden Café,
and the title of the collection
 was so perfect too!

Loving the wee crown
 embedded in the
 pleated ribbon.
 In a former life it was
 an earring!

Now, there was far too much
 white space on this sketch.
 I don't do white space
 too well. So I
 made it
And I did some masking too
 - about as mixed media as
 you're gonna get from me!
Not my style I'm afraid.
 But, I can handle this.
The masks are
 Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens
Which I have spritzed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
 "Bahama Blue"

The flowers have been in
 my possession for years!
 They are from a company
 Crafty Horizons?

The brown pearl flourish
 is from Kaiser,
as are the long
 strips of pearls.

Certainly different.
Hope you like it.
Now, head over to the
for further inspiration from
 my fellow DT girls.
Hope you can find the
 time to join us this time.
We love to visit your blogs
 and leave some scrappy love.
See you over at SOUS
Hugs for now


Monday, September 23, 2013

Hiding In My Craft Room # 116

Whoo Hoo
I've found a new challenge site.
New to me that is.
They are at Challenge # 116!
The theme for their current challenge is LOL.
Lots Of Layers
Here is my take....

Papers are
 Little Yellow Bicycle

Lots of layers for the photo mat.

The flowers are layered too...LOL (lol...).

Martha Stewart punch
 "Spiral Arches"
for the red border.

And a lovely photo of my
 three Granddaughters just chillaxin'
 on the stairs - as they are
 prone to

This is a sweet layout
and came together
 quite well.
Now I'm off to post it at


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Home from London...

What a fantastic time we had
in London.
Daughter, Deborah.
Granddaughter, Rebekah.
And Me....
On the train to London - it
only took four and a half hours
from Glasgow.
When we lived in London when
 I was a kid, we would travel
 to Scotland to visit with family.
It took ten hours!!
We used to travel by sleeper
 - it was such a long journey.
Thank goodness for progress!!

First stop on the Friday night
after we arrived was a place
I have never been before
We always go to Fortnum & Mason's.
So, this time I was determined
 to get to Harrods.
Mighty expensive store,
but I did treat myself to
 a gorgeous bag!

Saturday morning saw
 us off to Rebekah's highlight
of the weekend!
The Sylvanian families store.

A little girl's dream.

Everything available in one place!

Just a few
She did have her own birthday
 money to spend, and Mummy and
 Granny bought her a
 few pieces too!

Then some (window) shopping,
after daughter made a few
 purchases at
Abercrombie & Fitch!

The London Underground.
Must be one of the most
efficient in the world!
We were on and off those tubes
 like I don't know what, and we
 never had to wait more than
 one minute for one.
Altogether the best way to get
around London.

Piccadilly Circus.

Hanging off the back of an
 original London Double Decker.
Health and Safety put paid to
 them many years ago!

Sunday morning - the pool
 at the hotel.

Then the highlight of my trip,
Buckingham Palace.
Sadly, no camera's allowed inside the palace.
But, all the pictures I could
have taken are on the Net
anyway - just Google
On display at the Palace this year
are the Queen's Coronation Gown
 and Robes and the Regalia
from the Coronation 60 years ago
 in 1953 - fascinating.
The Gown was gorgeous,
and must have weighed a ton.
The Palace is as opulent
 as you imagine.
Lots of red and gold and art
 and sculptures - imagine living there!

Then tea and scones in the
 garden - where the Queen holds
 her Garden Parties in the summer.

Then it was off to the
Grosvenor Hotel for a
 Champagne High Tea.

More opulence.
Oh, how the other half

And to round off Sunday...
 at The Lyric Theatre.

Absolutely fantastic.
This lad was so good,
you could almost believe you
 were watching
Michael himself.
He kept his hat down to maintain
 the illusion - fabulous.
He must study Michael's moves
 for hours - excellent.
Rebekah loved it.
 She has fallen in love with
 Michael's music over the last year,
and is still too young to quite
 understand what death is
 - she was quite convinced
 it was him!
"See Granny, it IS Michael Jackson"

Then to finish off our weekend
 we had a few hours before we
caught the train back
 to Scotland.
We started off at the Palace....

Walked the length of
The Mall to Admiralty Arch...

Onto Trafalgar Square
Nelson's Column....

Did I happen to mention....
Can't wait 'til my next trip.
Need to take Hubby
- can't believe he's
 never been to