Saturday, 28 August 2010


I am thrilled !

My lovely friend Sue sent me this award for my blog, thank you so much Sue I am absolutely delighted to get it.

Please visit Sue's blog here
She makes beautiful cards and layouts and you won't be disappointed.

Friday, 27 August 2010



I can hardly believe it myself LOL

The first photo was taken in early June when the weather here was scorching, Jack had a blast sliding down into his paddling pool

All Patterned Papers, Stickers and Borders from the "Sun Kissed" range by Bo Bunny. Cardstock:- Bo Bunny.

This next photo was taken in June at Perth racecourse, Jack LOVED the horses and here he is with his Grandpa, waiting for them approaching the finish line !

All Patterned Paper, Element Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, and Borders from the "Sweet Summertime" range by Echo Park Paper Company.

Once again, please excuse the photography, I am trying to photograph the layouts correctly but I'm still having problems (that's why some of the elements on the layouts look squint. . . they aren't really LOL

thanks for visiting,

Val xxx

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

BACK HOME . . . .

After our wonderful holiday in St Andrews, I got my wish the weather was glorious and we were out all day every day :D

Alan, Blair and Jack walking the old course. . .

Craig and Jack at our favourite beach opposite the Old Course

Lauren and Jack having a blast on the go carts

And Jack having his favourite strawberry ice cream on Market Street

We took loads of photos and have uploaded all of them to the pc so, no excuses for NOT scrapbooking them now LOL.

I took my new Lili of the Valley stamps, some memento inks, cardstock and copics with me so I could practice my colouring technique. . . I'm getting there but it's taking longer than I thought to get the hang of these markers. Lauren said it's because I'm a perfectionist and shouldn't be so critical of myself BUT I think I'm just PANTS at colouring with them LOL

Valerie xxx

Friday, 13 August 2010


To St Andrews for another little break :D

Hopefully the weather will be good and we'll get some sunshine.It has been very nice here for a few days so fingers crossed the East coast is the same:D

I'm also hoping that my mojo will come back from walkabout as I have been severely lacking in motivation and ideas for a few weeks :( I did manage a quick trip to a craft shop today but only bought a few papers to top up my Bo Bunny and Echo Park stash LOL.

My little car ( The Black Pearl) has been in the garage to have a squeak fixed , it turned out to be a bit more than just a squeak and seems it was dangerous to drive as a rod had dislodged from a bush in the suspension . . .bit !! ( can you tell I'm not mechanically minded ) Anyway to cut a long story short it's all to do with the terrible pot holes in the roads and it cost us £263 to have fixed :( :(
At least I can now drive to St. Andrews without worrying too much LOL

Val xxx