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Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Two or More Patterned Papers at Christmas with the Cuties

Good afternoon,

A quick lunch break post from me today, I wasn't organised with a scheduled post this week as I've not been feeling the best as discussed in the post previous to this.  Feeling fine again today though so hopefully it was just a wee blip.

Anyway, we have a fab new challenge for you at Christmas With The Cuties - our theme this month is 2 or more patterned papers and as always it must feature at least one cute character.  This month we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments and I've used a fab digi of there's called Herbie Bear, I think he's just perfect for Christmas themed cards.  Yet again I've been 'shopping my stash' and trying to use up some of my older goodies.  Hmm, maybe I need to find space for some new stuff I've ordered...oops!


Materials used:
Digi stamp - Crafty Sentiments, Herbie Bear
Promarkers
Sentiment stamp - Docrafts
Patterned papers & matching tag - Docrafts, Christmas in the Country
Snowflake die - Hobbycraft own brand
Cardstock, button & twine all from stash


Thanks for stopping by, time for me to get back to work!

Hugs,
Shona xx

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






Boofle with the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge

Hi,

A late post to share my DT card for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge apologies for being a bit late in sharing I've not been feeling the best this week, nothing serious I've just been extremely tired with painful joints so by the time I've finished work for the day I've not felt much like blogging or anything much really apart from surfing Netflix.  I'm not sure if it was my heart meds again this time but I've felt a bit better today so hopefully I've got over this flare up or whatever it was. 

Anyway back to my card.  I'm still 'shopping my stash' and using up almost forgotten stuff that I find as I'm tidying my craft room/office.  It's almost like buying new stash when you rediscover things.  I just love this Boofle collection, it's soooo cute!  As always our theme is anything Christmas goes so it's a great way to use up stash and get ahead and organised for December 25th!



Materials used:
Boofle patterned papers & decoupage
X-cut nesting heart dies
Card Candi
Cardstock from stash

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe, hugs,
Shona xx

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


Monday, 8 June 2020

Layer it up with the Cutie Pies

Good morning!

And it's a scheduled post from me today.  I've got the day off today because it's a very special day!  Not only do we have a new challenge starting with the Cutie Pies but it's my Auntie Winnie's 94th birthday!  As she lives with us we can celebrate with her in person and I'm going to surprise her with an afternoon tea with lots of homebakes.  Since she can't go out the afternoon tea will come to her!  If the weather is nice we will have it in the garden if not indoors.  As my daughter's vegan I've experimented with a BBC Good Food Vegan Victoria Sponge recipe - it seems to have worked ok, it hasn't risen as much as it usually would but some jam and butter cream (vegan butter) will soon sort out it's appearance!  The plan is to have got up early to do some more baking so I do hope I've got out of my bed at a decent time lol!

Anyhoo back to the reason for my post, I'm sharing my card for this month's theme - Layer it up!  We are sponsored by the fantastic Bugaboo Digital Stamps who must have one of the biggest selections of digis out there - they really do have designs to suit every occasion.  I've chosen a cute bee design for my card and I've teamed it with some bold and funky patterned papers from JMC Designs - one of the other Design Teams I'm on, I think they work really well with the image!


Materials used:
Digital stamp - Bugaboo
Promarkers
Patterned papers - JMC Designs Curious Wonders
Sentiment stamp - JMC Designs Stampimentals Edition 1

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do hope you can join in with our challenge this month.

Hugs,

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Forget The Rules for JMC Designs

Hello again!

I'm back to share a tag I made last week but didn't get around to blogging.  The digi stamps are all from the latest Ocean Fashionistas digital collection by JMC designs.  This collection along with all of Julia's other fab designs can be found in her Etsy shop here.

The stamps I've used for my card are from the accessories and sentiments sets.  I found a 12 x 12 sheet of scrapbooking paper in my stash that went perfectly and some pom pom trim that I bought ages ago because I loved the colour but never found anything that went with it until now!


Materials used:
Digi stamps and sentiment - JMC Designs Ocean Fashionistas collection
Promarkers
Patterned paper - Pink Paislee Summer Lights
Mask - Creative Expressions Large Polka Dots
Pearlescent ink - Artiste in Aqua
Pom pom trim - Docrafts
Tag, cardstock and gems all from stash

Thanks for stopping by today, it's really appreciated.

Hugs,
Shona xx

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





Merry & Bright for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge

Hello!

And a happy Saturday to you.  Hope everyone is well and enjoying the weekend.  We are have some really nasty showery rain at the moment but hey we had summer last week so I can't complain!

Today I'm sharing my card I made for the latest Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  As always our fortnightly challenge is anything Christmas goes.

This time I've used some Nitwits papers, toppers and stickers that have been in my stash for ever.  I'm slowly trying to use up old stash to help de-clutter and create space to work.  This range is called Merry & Bright and it certainly is very cheerful and colourful.  I actually love non traditional colours for Christmas cards.  I've inked the edges of all the elements using a black Promarker to make all the colours pop.  This was a very quick and easy card to make, to be honest it was absolutely scorching outside when I made it and I grudged being indoors any longer than I had to - especially making such a wintry card!


Materials used:
Patterned papers, Santa topper and sentiment sticker all Nitwits - Merry & Bright
Card Candi
Black Promarker
Pre-scored scalloped card blank

Thanks for popping by.

Hugs,
Shona xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
CHN Patterned Paper Challenge - June
CHN Christmas Challenge - #493 ACG/Winter Fun





Monday, 25 May 2020

Optional Ribbons and Bows at Christmas With The Cuties

Good morning,

Another scheduled post on a Monday morning as I'm working, sadly this isn't one of my public holidays at work.  Scotland are different to England.  Never mind I'm planning on taking the following Monday off as our schools have this day off, I'm not sure why, especially when they're all closed anyway!

Anyway, back to my card.  Today we have a new challenge starting at Christmas with the Cuties, our theme this month is everyone's favourite Anything Goes with the option of 'Ribbons and bows' and we are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons.  The design team got to choose their own images for this challenge so I went for a cute pre-coloured topped from Sylvia Zet.  I love the colour theme of these toppers - the teal and red and they go so well with the paper I've chosen which I think is from an old Docrafts Me To You range.  I've distressed most of the edges to give a bit of a shabby chic look.  The ribbon was rescued off an Avon gift set my daughter got for Christmas and again, the colours tie in with the topper.



Materials used:
Pre-coloured Topper - Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet - Winter Friends
Sentiment stamp - Personal Impressions by Paula Pascual
Snowflake punch - Hobbycraft
Cardstock, ribbon and pearls from stash


Thanks for dropping by today.  

Take care and stay safe.

Hugs,
Shona xx

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


Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Another Little Piggy for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge

Good morning,

Today I have a scheduled post and I'm sharing my latest DT card for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  As always our theme is anything Christmas goes.  Like last fortnight's card I've used some of the fab freebies from Making Cards Magazine - these really are fab freebies, they're so versatile.  You might have seen in my recent posts that I'm on a mission to declutter and make a decent crafting space for myself and using up stash like this helps as I have accumulated so much 'stuff' and although it's all very pretty and useful, there's just too much of it and I need to downsize.  Well a little bit anyway, nothing too drastic mind!

I've layered up the papers with white cardstock as the paper is a little thin then distressed the edges.  I've finished off my card with a die-cut snowflake topped with a signature button, a sentiment and some pearls.


Materials used:
Image and patterned papers - Making Cards Magazine
Sentiment - LOTV
Snowflake die - Hobbycraft own brand
Remaining items from stash

Well that's all from me for the moment, I'm working (at home) today but I hope you all have a great day whatever you have planned.

Hugs,
Shona xx