Saturday, November 27, 2010

Posh Frocks Galore

This weekend saw the Awali Caledonian Society celebrating Scotland's patron saint - St Andrew. It is one of the biggest dates in the Society's calendar. We had 200 sitting down for a four course meal which was followed by loads of dancing with the music being provided by the Glencraig Scottish Country Dance band, who have been coming out to the ball for the last 14 years.

The committee and the band -
Back row - Davie, Bill, Andy, Ally and Nicol.
Front row - Gordon, me, Nancy, Alison, Isobelle and Alex

The girls - Jan, Isobelle, Alison, Debbie and me.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010


Another celebration when I am at home, or the day after I get back to Bahrain is my mam and dad's wedding anniversary. Can't believe it is a year ago that they were out here celebrating their golden wedding.

I had thought about something a bit more lovey dovey, but by the time I came to make this card I thought I would go the simple route. So I used the same layout as I did for John's 70 years young card but embellished it with some flowers held together with brads.

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Hanging About Just Chillin!

As school is off next week, I am heading home for a week. While I am home it is my son, Will's birthday. As he can be a cheeky monkey at times thought this image from Pink Gem was quite appropriate, which I coloured in with copic pens. Then just matted and layered the card up and used some brads to hold the image and mats together and on the sentiment strip which was attached to the card with foam pads.

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3 Christmas Cards

Was asked to do another three cards for one of the girls at school. Two using the theme of the glittered foam christmas trees that I had done for her before and one for a special friend.

The christmas trees ones as I have said used the glittered foam that I used before. I used the same layout but a different size of card and a peel off sentiment.

For the special friend one I used a freebie image from Bugaboo Stamps called Santa Stocking. Used some backing papers called Christmas Wishes from the Christmas multi stack by DCWV, finishing off with some ribbon for the sentiment.

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70 years Young

The weekend saw Billy and I off to a Pre 70th Birthday Celebration at a favourite Friday Brunch venue in honour of John.

I hope I look as good as John when I am 70 (a long way off yet, lol), despite John feeling a bit under the weather being full of the cold.

My card for his birthday was a simple affair, just matting some cardstock and cutting out a 7 and 0 and matting them with some foam pads. Lining the figures up with the sentiment 'years young'. Nice and quick card for a change for me.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Waking Up Is Hard To Do

Got an email this afternoon from a friend of mine with a link to this video. Don't know how I would feel if this was the scene that greeted me when I entered the operating theatre. At least I would go under smiling!!!!!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Pinklilacs Candy

My good friend and fellow crafter here in Bahrain has some fabulous celebration candy on offer. The reason for the celebration some of her family members have been fighting the dreaded 'C' and are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Here's what is has on offer

Pinklilacs Rules:-
I would appreciate it if you would post about this candy, side bar will do, other than that no rules. Open to email entries as well for those who do not have a blog.

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1 layout, 3 cards

Yesterday's effort was for one of the girl's at work's birthday next week. Thought I would do something fairly quick and easy, as every minute just now is precious to me just now as there is so much going on. For this card I used scraps of card that I had lying about. Tied a ribbon round the larger of the smaller mats. On the smallest mat stamped a 'happy birthday' sentiment and added three gems for a bit of embellishment.

As this card was done fairly quickly, and with everything else that is going on just now, I thought the layout would do for a couple of birthday that are coming up at home in mid November. The first one is for my daughter, Sarah's bridesmaid, Kelly Ann and the second is for Shona, who used to babysit for me when the kids were small. On their cards instead of ribbons and gems for embellishments I have used flowers and brads.

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