Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last Post for 2014

It's New Year's Eve.
So to wind down this year
 I have chosen my favourite
 layouts from 2014.
One per month...












And thus, another year closes.
But, another wonderful year lies ahead....
Wonder what 2015 will bring.
Love & Hugs to you all.


Monday, December 22, 2014

Warm and Cozy - SOUS DT

Welcome to my Blog dear friends.
It's my turn to post over at
 today, with my interpretation
 of the fantastic sketch from
 our Nanne.

Nanne's Sketch...

I've continued with my glitter frenzy,
 on everything, and the great
papers from the

Another gorgeous bling flourish from
Zva Creative.

Flowers from
Wild Orchid Crafts
 and leaves by

Snowflake die and sprigs die from
 Wild Rose Studio
 "Lacy Snowflake"
 "Winter Bouquet".

And a beautiful photo of eldest
Granddaughter Rebekah
 Christmas 2012.

I hope you have time to join
 our sketch challenge at this
 hectic time of year.
The challenge for this sketch
 closes on 1st January 2015,
 so you have a nice quiet week
 between Christmas and
 New Year to join in!
Head on over to
 and join in the fun, and don't
 forget to check the
 SOUS Blog
 daily for tons of
See you over there.
Merry Christmas everyone!


Friday, December 19, 2014

Sketch Reveal Day at SOUS!

 Sketch Reveal Day
 over at
Here is a wee sneak of my
layout, which will be revealed on the
and here on
 my Blog
 on Monday

So, head on over to
 for the new sketch reveal,
and remember to come back
 on Monday for my reveal.
Until then


Monday, December 8, 2014

Together - SOUS DT

Welcome to my Blog today friends.
It is my turn to post over at the
Each of us on the Design Team
 are now posting on a
 separate day.
I am alternate Mondays,
 beginning today!
The newest sketch, by our Nanne,
 was revealed on Friday over
at Stuck On U Sketches,
and here is my take on it.

The gorgeous sketch from
 our Nanne.

The papers are from Authentique.
Cozy Collection.

Beautiful snowflake die from
 Wild Rose Studio.

Pearl and diamonte flourish from
 Zva Creative.

Loads of glitter, which sadly is not
 picked up by the camera.
This page really sparkles!

Beautiful photo's of daughter
 and granddaughters.
A beautiful sunny day in December 2012,
 a rare occurrence in this part of the world!

Now you must remember to visit
 the Stuck On U Sketches Blog
 every day, for daily inspiration
from my fellow SOUS Sisters.
You still have two weeks to participate
 in the sketch challenge, beginning
 the Friday the sketch
 is revealed.
What are you waiting for?
Head on over to
 Stuck On U Sketches
Bye for now


Friday, December 5, 2014

Sketch Reveal Day at SOUS

It's Friday.
It's Sketch Reveal Day
Where's my post?
It's all change at SOUS this month.
This is just a wee sneaky
of my layout using
the new sketch.

The new sketch will still be
 revealed on the
 each alternate Friday.
However, the Design Team
will be posting daily on
 the Blog now too!
So, instead of all the DT projects
 appearing on the SOUS Blog
on Sketch Reveal Day,
 each of us will be showcasing
 our layouts on a
 daily basis.
We will be opposite the
Die Cut Team, who will
 also be showcasing their
 projects on a daily basis.
Thus, there will be 
7 days of Sketch layouts,
and the following week will be
 7 days of Die Cut projects.
My posting day will be
alternate Mondays,
beginning on the 8th.
So, make sure you come back
 on Monday for the full reveal
 of my layout, and all the
 gorgeous glitter!
Meanwhile, the Sketch is still
going live today over at
So, you better head over there
 for further details of our new
 style and the Sketch itself.
See you on Monday.


Sunday, November 23, 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.



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
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
New York.
What a memory!

The great sketch from
 our co-leader,

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.

The papers I have used are from

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

The title chippies are
Jillibean Soup
 "Newsprint Alphabeans"

The gorgeous flowers are 
Wild Orchid Craft

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
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
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 sad :-(
Then let us see your take
 on the sketch.
See you over at SOUS!
Bye for now.