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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - Gorjuss

Hi folks,

Well I guess I'm better late than never posting my DT card for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  It's been another busy week and a bit since my last post and today has been a particularly hard day.  This morning we said goodbye to our pet hamster Marley and later in the afternoon another car ran into the back of mine due to snowy conditions.  Everyone was ok and the car is virtually undamaged but we just got a bit of a fright especially my daughter who was in the back of the car.  To be honest I'm glad it's after midnight and we're into a new day, things can only get better (hopefully!).

Anyway, back to my card.  This time I've chosen a Gorjuss stamp I bought at the Craft Fair I went to in Glasgow SEC at the end of October.  I love Gorjuss and always enjoy colouring them.  This one is called The Winter's Night - very appropriate considering the weather conditions outside as I post this!

Materials Used:
Gorjuss Stamp - The Winter's Night
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Papermania Home For Chrismas Papers
Cardstock, Button & Twine From Stash

Thanks for stopping by.

Shona xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Monday, 27 November 2017

GDT Christmas With The Cuties - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!


I've just popped on the pc to share my GDT Card for Christmas With The Cuties.  I was lucky enough to be asked back for a second stint as a guest designer again this month.  The theme this time is 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' so we'd love you to share your projects featuring your cutest images of the big man in red himself!  We also have a fab sponsor for the challenge - Di's Digi Downloads.

I've gone with another Crafts U Print image for my card which I've coloured with Promarkers.

Materials Used:
Digi image - Crafts U Print
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Trimcraft Dear Santa paper 
Cardstock, buttons & twine from stash

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week and remember to join us if you can!


Saturday, 18 November 2017

First Birthday Card

Good morning,

I hope you are all well in the run up to the festive season.  This morning I'm sharing a card I made a few weeks back for a first birthday.  I've got a handful of cards I've not yet blogged so hopefully I'll get a chance to do that in the next couple of weeks.

I've followed a layout similar to the Forever Friends Christmas card I blogged a few weeks back but this time I've also added some kraft cardstock which I think works quite well.  I love this LOTV image and have used it a lot for first birthday cards!

Materials used:
LOTV stamp
Personal Impressions sentiment stamp set
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Simply Creative Flower Girl 6x6 papers
Trimcraft number dies
Cardstock, buttons and twine from stash

Thanks for dropping in.  Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Shona xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #19

Hi there,

Another scheduled post from me today.  I'm here to share my DT card for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  As always the challenge is 'Anything Christmas Goes' and we'd love you to join us and share all your Christmas crafting!

This time I've gone for a fun chihuahua image by Gordon Fraser I found over at Crafts U Print - it will be perfect for my sister in law and her partner who have a chihuahua calld Elvis!  It's not a website I've used before but I needed something recently for a particular theme and had to spend £5 before I could check ut my basket so it was rude not to stock up with a few items!

Materials used:
Digi image by Gordon Fraser at Crafts U Print
LOTV papers and sentiment stamp
EK Success paw print border punch
Button & twine from stash

That's all from me just now.

Thanks for stopping by, hugs,

Monday, 13 November 2017

Bear Hugs with the Cutie Pies

Good morning,

A scheduled post from me today.  Who is like me and can't quite believe we're almost half way through November already?!  It's Monday again too but why not cheer yourself up and join us for another fantastic challenge with the Cutie Pies.  Our theme is 'Bear Hugs' and I've gone down the Christmas card route again just because it's getting near that time but it doesn't have to be, it can be for any occasion just as long as it features a cute character (in this case a bear) or more!

I've used a cute image from 2 Cute Ink for my DT card.

Materials used:
Cinnamon Bear Loves Poinsettias Digi - 2 Cute Ink
Nitwits Merry & Bright papers
LOTV sentiment stamp
Cardstock, button & twine from stash

Our Challenge Owner Lisa has provided a gorgeous set of stmps for the lucky winner so even more reason to come and join us!

That's all from me just now, take care and wrap up warm these mornings are starting to get chilly!

Shona xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
CHN Patterned Paper Challenge - #November x
CHN Christmas Challenge Extra - #November x
CHN Christmas Challenge - #359 Anything Goes x
The Merry Christmas Challenge - #42 Anything Goes x
Unicorn Challenge - #27 Anything Goes x
Crafty Friends Challenge - #70 Christmas x
Crafty Creations Challenge - #354 Anything Goes x
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #69 Anything Goes x
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - #November Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - #265 Anything Goes x
Crafting from the Heart - #183 Anything Goes x
Sweet Stampers - #14 Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - #145 Anything Goes x
Penny's Challenges - #354 Anything Goes x
CRAFT Challenge - #441 Winter x

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Holly & Ivy Challenge #18

Good morning,

Hope you're all having a fantastic weekend.  I'm (rather lately) sharing my DT card for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  As always the challenge is 'Anything Christmas Goes' and we'd love you to join us and share all your Christmas crafting!

It's been a bit of a mad week for me.  I was at the Craft and Christmas Show at SEC Glasgow last Saturday - my first but definitely not last time, oh the bargains!!! Sunday was the usual dancing taxi service as well as a Halloween disco.  I had to bake Sunday afternoon and Monday evening and Tuesday was Halloween itself.  Craft club on Wednesday then a bit quieter the next 2 evenings then out for the local fireworks display and pizza last night.  Inbetween times working full time and trying to keep up with the usual housework.  It's been a bit of a whirlwind!

Ok, back to my card.  Because of the recent time constraints I've made a very quick and simple card for the challenge.  I quite like the way it's turned out though!

Materials used:
Crafter's Companion Centura Pearl Cardstock in Old Gold
Kraft Cardstock
X-cut Filigree Christmas Star Die
Docrafts Create Christmas Glittered Wooden Sentiment

That's all from me just now, I'm away back on the hamster wheel!

Shona xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

GDT Christmas With The Cuties


Today I'm really excited to be sharing a tag I made for the Christmas With The Cuties challenge which is the sister challene of the Cutie Pies and runs monthly with a different fab festive theme every time - this time the theme is tags and we are sponsored by the fantastic Sasayaki Glitter.

I've used one of their gorgeous digis called Winter Peggy for my tag and coloured it with Promarkers.  I've gone for a slightly shabby/mixed media style for a change.  Not my usual style but it's nice to do something a little different.

Materials used:
Digi Stamp - Sasayaki Glitter - Winter Peggy
Red pre-cut tag - Docrafts Create Christmas
Crafter's Companion Scandinavian Christmas Script Background Stamp
Personal Impressions Embossing Powder - Opaque White
Gingham star trim, buttons, twine and letter stickers all from stash

Thank you for stopping by today.

Shona xx