Friday, May 27, 2016

Hall of Mirrors - Palace of Versailles

Welcome again dear friends.

Here today with a layout created
using the latest sketch from
Stuck Sketches,
Graphic 45 papers (drool!!)
and some beautiful dies and punches
from Tonic.

Photo's taken in the Hall of Mirrors
at the Palace of Versailles
in 2013.

Gilded Lily from G45 - perfect!

Lots of fussy cutting from the papers.

The beautiful "Memories" die is from
Tonic Inspirations 'Sentiment'

American Crafts cardstock, from the
Autumn Collection.

Another die from Tonic 'Celtic Dream'
Layering dies, cut using
gold Mirri card.

The stunning border is a
punch from Tonic
'Elegant Drape Border'.

Treasured memories indeed,
and the Gilded Lily papers
are just too perfect!

I would like to enter this layout
into three challenges -

Firstly, the sketch at Stuck Sketches...

The current challenge at
for National Scrapbook Day
(7th May)


The very first challenge from
Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in folks


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Layout Reveal - at last!!!!

Hello again everyone.

So good to be back in Blogland
after a year out.

So much has been happening that I just
needed time to deal with the new house
and other exciting happenings.

But, I thought I would start out by
revealing the layout that I posted a
sneak peek for on 10th April
last year!

It was a sketch from my old
Design Team at Stuck On U Sketches,
which has sadly now closed.

I'm still deciding whether to join another
Design Team, but just don't seem
to have the time.
Will wait and see.

Anyway, this is a photo from my
trip to Philadelphia a couple of years ago,
at Independence Hall.

This was the sketch...

Lots of close ups

Now for an update on family matters....

Meet Granddaughter # 4


Born September last year

Here I am with my four Granddaughters
Rebekah (9), Erin (7), Emma (6) and little Olivia.

Olivia is son's second daughter.
So, my daughter and son both have
two daughters each!

Our other addition to the family is Charlie

Full title 'Miss Charlie Banks'

The Granddaughters named her

She's a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel,
born in October last year, and joined
our family in January this year.

Charlie is my first ever dog.

She's a bit bigger than this now.
Will have to get a more up to date photo of her.

Poor darling hubby.
Surrounded by all these girls!!!

Well, that's me for now.

Feels good to be blogging again,
though did take me a wee while
to remember what to do - lol.

Now I must tidy up my sidebars
- wee bit out of date now.

I will hopefully be getting around
to visiting you all soon.

Hugs for now

Monday, May 23, 2016

Hello everyone!!!!!

I'm still alive!!!!

Will be posting regularly again in the next day or two!!!!