I hope you enjoy my extra special blog from Scotch Lodge Farm and Craft Shop. A mixture of inside and outdoor living. My farming lifestyle, my great shop, my beautiful garden, and my wonderful family........creating the dream with a little help from my faeries.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Bank Holiday Weekend

Scotch Lodge Farm and Craft Shop (holiday weekend schedule)

Saturday 2nd June 10 till 4
Sunday 3rd June 10 till 4
Monday 4th June....Closed
Tuesday 5th June....Closed

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Imaginarium Designs

A great range of chipboard, fab quality for cards and especially scrapbooking. We have a huge range in stock.(will post the photos tomorrow) new in from Australia.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

New In

Lots of new goodies just in from America, Prima, Graphic 45, DCWV, Bo-Bunny............. click the facebook link for more photos of whats in.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Craft day

With the alterations complete it was really great to have all the extra room as it was so busy.

Carol has designed some cards with the superior Pion paper, Graphic 45 and Kaisercraft. They can be viewed in our facebook page but here is a sneek peek..........
Sam worked tirelessly all day demonstrating and helping people to have a go for themselves. She has done some really fabulous cards today using Sheena Douglass stamps. Here is a peek at some of Sam's cards.
The full album can be viewed on our facebook page.
Me, I did some painting and as you will all know ....so far out of my comfort zone!!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Workroom Open

Wow a very busy few days. everyone has worked so hard to get the shop straight. A huge thanks to Sam who has worked tirelessly os we were ready for the class on Tuesday morning.
Here is where we were on Saturday.

Here we are on Monday early morning.

Here we are Tuesday.........................

Check out the facebook page for loads of photos of the shop


Monday, 14 May 2012


This was a lovely to work with. Grandad, grandsons and grand-daughter.

The papers I chose just work so well,with the flowers and embellishments.

Next I cut my background pieces and distressed the edges.

Building up the page is such fun, moving it all around to see which looks right.

The butterfly paper was so pretty and they look great with thier body's glittered.

The Prima flowers and butterflies are so pretty.

Products used:
Prima Marketing: Madeline A4 paper stack
Prima Marketing: Essentials
Prima Marketing:Manette, Antique
Prima Marketing: Tea Roses, Quarry
Prima Marketing: Mariposa, Topaz
Prima Marketing: Shabby Chic Treasures
Kanban Crafts: 12x12 cardstock
Pinflair: Glue
Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap
Hunkydory: Double sided tape
Kaisercraft: Alpha chipboard
Creative Expressions: Cosmic Shimmer glitter
Lace from my stash

All the products used here can be purchased at: Scotch Lodge Farm and Craft Shop

Prima deadline looming

Ok so it is already the 14th May and the Prima Design Team Contest deadline of 15th is looming fast. As you can imagine I have been busy, busy, busy with my projects. I will be using this wedding card for one of my projects.

Products used:
Prima: 6"x 6" paper pads, Pixie Glen and Sweet Fairy
Hunkydory: Lovely in Lace, Mirri card, Pearlescent card, Diamond Sparkles: Butterfly Trails and Double sided tape
Crafters Companion:Centaura Pearl, Snow white,
Spellbinders: Ornate Artizan Tags and Accents
Spellbinders: Classic Scallop Hearts and Edgeabilities, Classic Petal
Spellbinders: Grand Impressabilities, Butterfly Garden
Ink: Adirondak
Ribbon and Flowers:Scotch Lodge Farm Shop
Bling: Artoz
Heaven Sends:Metal heart
Pinflair: Glue, Peel offs

All of the products used can be purchased from Scotch Lodge Farm and Craft Shop.

Friday, 11 May 2012


This is my favourite page, so colourful and cheerey.  I have called the project "Shine" as the young lady is our Rhythmic Gymnastics three times British Champion and hopeful for the London 2012 Olympics.
I thought the colours, designs of paper and the pretty flowers were just perfect.

I cut and distressed the card and paper and added one of my doilies.

The ribbon is so pretty

I do think the saying is very apt.

Many of the flowers and leaves have been cut out of one of the papers and then glittered.

Beautiful...and we will all be cheering you on!

Products used:
Prima Marketing: Madeline A4 paper stack
Kanban Crafts: 12x12 cardstock
Prima Marketing: Flowers essentials no 10 and Manette antique
Various gems
Hunkydory: Double sided tape and Angel wispers glitter
Quickie glue pen
Pinflair: Glue
Ribbon and cocktail stick

All of the products used can be purchased from Scotch Lodge Farm and Craft Shop

Thursday, 10 May 2012

All Snowed Up

Here is the first of my projects with the lovely Prima products.
I just love this photo. We had so much snow in the winter of 2010 and most of the time everywhere looked cold, cold, cold. The cattle however don't look cold at all, they just look great (probably waiting for some hay)!
Blogging ........I am supposed to offer up a really cool comentary of what I did.....so here we go, with loads of photo's too.

I have been trying to find the right paper for ages so I was thrilled to see these designs.

First I distressed all the edges of one 12x12 sheet

Having stuck my 2 sheets together with tape I can now choose the paper for my back drops.

........and perhaps doillies (I love doillies)

Now to cut some random shapes for the back drop.

Once all my pieces are cut they need to be distressed. I do my distressing with a craft knife, an emery board and my favourite distress pad, 'frayed burlap'.
Now they can be placed and stuck down

There were these gorgeous snowflakes on one of the papers.....lovely for my embellishments.

Plenty of pinflair.

mmmmm just there I think.

I have a very nice journaling tag in the pad.

....and  I am going to stick some snow all over and balance the letters 'snow' over the top.

and to finish off some snow in varios piles across the page.

I am really pleased with all the colours they work so well together.

Products used:
Prima Marketing: North Country collection A4 paper stack.
Kanban Crafts: 12x12 cardstock
Distress ink: Frayed Burlap
Pinflair: Adhesives and snow
Hunkydory: Double sided tape
Various: Bling and doillies

All of the products used can be purchased from 'Scotch Lodge Farm and Craft Shop'