Thursday, December 8, 2011

Letraset Metallic Markers Competition

Letraset is running a wee competition for Metallic Markers. They got a couple of sets on offer. So why not pop over to see them to be in with a chance of winning.
Here's what you could win

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Ribbon Carousel Candy

Jak, an inspiration to many a crafter, has some fab seasonal candy on offer, ribbons from Ribbon Carousel. Hope some of you will have a go on the carousal and let Jak what you think of what they have to offer.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Christmas Candy

Why not pop over to visit Janet at Pink Gem and become a follower and become eligible to some lovely christmas candy.

But better hurry as you have to join in by 12 noon (UK time) on the 16th of November to be in with a chance.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Jak's Blog Candy

Jak Heath is offering a wonderful bit of candy - a must for all crafters - an LED Lamp which also doubles up as a flash light.

Click here to find out all about this essential bit of kit.

Got everything crossed that my name is pulled out of the hat.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Wedding

After 18 months of planning, Sarah and Mikey's big arrived on a lovely dry 6th of August. It was an early start for the bride and her entourage with Bruce, the hairdresser, arriving at 8.30am to begin the preparation.

The final touches

Followed by Debbie, make up and Susan, photographer. Although the house was full of people everything went smoothly and we were all ready by 12.45pm.

Ready, just to put on the dresses

Just about ready to go

Groom, Best Man and Ushers arriving at church

Sarah, true to her word, wasn't late in arriving at the church, if anything a few minutes early. Sarah and her dad, were standing ready to walk down the aisle and Stephen, the minister, said 'sorry, it's only 1.28pm and you'll have to wait till 1.30pm'.

You're early!!!!!

Here Comes The Bride

I was very good and managed not to shed a tear as I watched her coming down the aisle on her dad's arm, something I haven't managed yet when I watch the video of the day. Even in the largish church that we were in, surrounded by over a 100 family and friends the wedding service felt very intimate and personal.

Once the formal part of the day was done, we headed off to the Community Park in Strichen - the village where Sarah and Mikey have set up home - for some photos.

The Bridal Party

Mr & Mrs Duncan

Once that was over it was over to the hotel, for the reception. I have to say that the hotel staff couldn't have been any more professional and helpful. Everything was spot on. Although we were running slightly late before the meal began, by the time it was finished we were back on schedule without feeling that we had been rushed through the meal.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fab Candy

My good friend, Pinklilacs (aka Linda J), has on offer some fab candy. Why don't you pop over and put your name in the hat.

Ooops nearly forgot to give the directions - here they are - and this is what is on offer

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Just Chillin'

Am getting back into the groove on the card making front, which is great as I have a few birthdays coming up both at home in the UK and here in Bahrain. The next one on my calendar is my eldest daughter's birthday.

Just recently she has been really busy both on the work and home fronts. On the work front travelling around West Africa. The home front is a bit harder for me as she is packing up her flat to head away to Canada for year.

What a year for me of family moving on. Tara going to Canada and Sarah getting married and moving into her new home.

Going back to Tara's card, as I said she has been busy so I thought this imagine was just what she should be doing on her birthday, putting her feet up and chilling.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

School Birthday

Still got some photos of the wedding to put up but thought I would give you a break from the wedding chatter.

After the excitement of the wedding it was back to work for me on Sunday and it was not long before we have a school birthday. As usual I do a card for the staff birthdays and we celebrate with a wee bit of cake. So the first birthday of the new school is Shella.

Happy Birthday Shella

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Hen Party - Version 2 and Blackening

There are many wedding traditions, some universal and some local. A North East of Scotland tradition is for the Bride and Groom to be 'Blackened'. When a bride or groom is blackened, it is a messy business, so no best outfits on for this event!!!!

Having stocked up on heaps of supermarket own brands of baked beans, spaghetti, soup, curry sauce, porridge oats, boiled up copious amounts of spaghetti and rice and various similar edibles, the girls got mixing. Having captured the bride, who submitted to being gunged without a struggle the blackening began. Not only does the bride get covered in the edibile goodies, the girls end up similarly covered. The next stage is to parade the bride around the town with her entourage making as much noise as possible.

The Hen Party - Verison 2 was a very subdued affair compared to the blackening.

Don't we scrub up well!!!

Linda and Fiona

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Hen Party - Version 1

As part of the build up to the wedding, there were a couple of girlie events to take part in. The first was the May Day weekend. Some of you might remember it for another reason - William and Catherine's big day.

Kate and Will (aka Sarah and Mikey)

We too had our own wedding celebration to attend - Sarah's away hen party at Inverness. We had a great weekend, with good company and fantastic weather. We were all suitably attired in our best wedding outfits to enjoy the Will and Kate's wedding.

Louise, Emma, Sarah, Kelly-Ann

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Why I have been AWOL

Hi all.

Just thought I would let you know that I am still in the land of the living, having put in an odd appearance early on in the year and been total missing for the last couple of months. The reason for my absence was that I had a wedding to plan.

It was quite a feat as I was over here in Bahrain and the wedding was taking place back home in Scotland. Thank goodness for the internet and email but there were quite a few things that I couldn't do online so it meant a trips home anytime the school had holidays.

Apart from booking everything and making sure that everyone on the bride's side of the bridal party was kitted out was to make all the wedding stationery.

Sarah knew exactly what style and colour of wedding stationery that she wanted - the design simple with the colours being something away from the traditional wedding colours. One thing she wanted was that the stationery didn't give any hint as to what her dress would be like or the style and colour of her bridesmaid. And I have to admit we managed it as everyone thought the bridesmaid would be in either black, silver or grey.

Save the Date

Wedding Invitation

Order of Service

Placecards & Menus

Thank You Card

To follow the build up to the wedding and the wedding itself.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Add Some Sparkle & Letraset Giveaway

Jak, an inspiration to many a crafter, has some fab candy to give away - goodies from Add Some Sparkle and Letraset.

The chance to win finishes at midnight (UK time) on Saturday 14th.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Hen Party - Part 1

Sarah Hen Party - Party 1 took place over the May Day weekend with a group of us heading up to lodges on the banks of Loch Ness. Unfortunately the famous or should it be infamous 'Nessie' didn't put in appearance. But here was the view from our lodge.

With our first day away being the day of another wedding, the night of the celebrations were 'We are going to a wedding and put you best gladrags on!!!'. Some of the guests, hehe.

And not to be out done the Mother of the Bride!!!!!

A royal contingent managed to sneak away for the party in London, however my camera seemed to be playing up and taking double images !!!!!

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Happy Birthday - Jenny

Having Sarah's Hen Party - Part 1, although I have to admit it did take me a few days to come to myself. But had a wonderful time, more of which in a later post. The first order of the day when I got back to work was to make a card for Jenny whose birthday it is this week.

Lasting Impressions -
Sugar Rush
Grasshopper Pie
Banana Pie
Sizzix - Big Die - Heart Flower
Scalloped Square
From my stash

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Birthday Bag!

Rushing about like a headless chicken just now, trying to get everything organised before I head home to bonnie Scotland on Friday for Sarah's Hen Party - Part 1. There was one last card I had to do for the May Birthdays at home. This time it is for the wedding photographer, Susan, who is also a family friend.

Digistamp Boutique - Handbag 3
Paper and Cardstock
BoBunny - Alissa range
Copic & Promarkers
Lime Green (G21)
Pastel Yellow
Rose Pink
Cocktail Pink
From my stash

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Have a Whale of a Birthday!!!

This one is for my favourite BIL (brother-in-law - my only one!) birthday which also happens whilst I am at home for the Hen Party.

Digistamp & Sentiment
Whales Wishes by Studio 313
which was part of Set 1 of Help for Kate
Paper & Card
Masculine set by Dovecraft
Imaginisce - Go For Baroque - Blue Blooded
Labels 4
Copic & Promarkers
Pale Pink (RV10)
Cool Grey 3 (C3)
Cool Grey 1 and 3
Pastel Blue
From my stash.
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Faded Jeans

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