My Little Pad

Friday, March 27, 2009

Food, Drink, Laughter and a little bit of crafting!

Finally got a chance to put up some pictures with a write up following the fab weekend we had two weeks ago at Mayne House,Elgin.

The House

What is worse than a girl packing for a weekend away?
THREE girls packing for a CRAFTING weekend away!

Here are some of us on Friday
Sarah, Angela (or me - in red), Frances, Fiona, Christine, Sarah and baby Bronte

Setting up the "craft room"

In the kitchen

Preparing for our meal on Friday evening - Pizza, garlic bread and salad washed down with wine of course!

The Corry fans (not me!) didn't want to miss the wedding so we took a short break.
I played with Bronte.

The Saturday gang.
Angela, Jo, Sarah, Jane, Christine, me, Sharon, Frances, Erika, Fiona, Sarah.

Sarah, Jo, Fiona and Frances peeping out of the "craft room"

Angela and I went outside to pose LOL

Happy Crafters!

Three Glitter Gossips
It was great to meet Sharon from Inverness for the first time. Erika, Sharon and I are all in the same UKScrappers team.

Bronte was our youngest guest, she was a wee angel the whole weekend.

Delicious Chinese meal for Saturday evening.

Fun, games and laughter on Saturday evening.

Sarah and Angela going head to head in the Embellishment game.

The anagram game provided lots of hilarity and it also brought out a lot of the competitive sides! Fiona was desperately waiting for the extremely difficult IGNX to come round!! Can't believe GIN X proved so hard!
Frances kept getting Steve (AKA Autumn Leaves) and Sarah couldn't see Heidi Swapp, as she kept seeing Dishwasher LOL

Sadly we said goodbye to Sharon, Jo and Erika on Saturday but Janice and Gillian joined us on Sunday.

Some pictures of us crafting on Sunday

Messiest desk award goes to ANGELA!
She was working on an area 2" by 6" !! Can you tell she's a florist! LOL!
(she can also claim prize for the loudest snorer but shhh! I won't tell)

I can't believe how quickly the weekend passed. Everyone had a great time.
We shall definitely have to do it again.

Thank you everyone for all the laughs and companionship over the weekend. It was great to make new friends and bond with everyone. I personally took a lot more away from the weekend than just crafting.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

30th Birthday card with Gorjuss Stamp

Here is a card I made yesterday for one of my sisters who will be 30 in April.
Click on the picture for a larger image.

Materials used:

Gorjuss stamp by Sugar Nellie
Promarker Pens - Rose Pink and Cool Aqua for the dress, Ivory and blush for her face and Burnt Umber for her hair. Cat coloured in Turquoise with stickles added.
Paper by Blonde Moments, Maisie Moo Collection
Cardstock by Co-Ordinations
Doily Border Punch by Martha Stewart
Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug
Sentiment from The Cutting Cafe
Stickles, gemstones, charm and ribbon

Thanks for looking

Friday, March 20, 2009

I Spy......... Blog Candy Giveaways

Here are some fab links to win some blog candy.

Charmed Cards and Crafts are offering one lucky reader the chance to win 72 Copic markers here. Ends 10th April

Jeanette is offering one lucky follower the chance to win some great Stampin Up sets here. Ends 21st March

A new blog called Stamp With Us is offering Stamping Up blog candy to one lucky reader here. Ends 1st April

All Things I Love are offering the chance to win some Guardian Angel stamps here. Ends March 22nd

Ellie'skeeper Creations has a blog candy giveaway here. Ends March 22nd

Monday, March 16, 2009


Arrived home safely, shattered and very happy from my weekend retreat.
Will pop back on later with some stories and photographs however I have added some pictures to my Picassa album which can be linked via my sidebar gallery on the right.

Enjoy for now :-)

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Weekend Retreat 13-15th March

Fiona and I have organised a weekend retreat at a large mansion near Elgin, Scotland.
We are being joined by several other like minded crafters for a weekend of fun which will hopefully include some crafting!
Here are some pictures of the house we are staying at.

Virtual Tour