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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Forever Friends for The Holly & Ivy Challenge #17

Good morning,

I hope this post goes out successfully on time, fingers crossed we haven't been too badly hit by storm Ophelia, we seem to be in the direct path of it :(  as I schedule this post (3.45pm Monday) the sky was the strangest, darkest, eeriest I've ever seen for this time of day!

Anyway, on a brighter note we have a fab new challenge starting at the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge as always it's just for fun and anything Christmas goes!

For my DT offering this fortnight I've been making use of some magazine freebies that have been in my stash for a while.  I'm trying very hard not to buy anything new until I go to the Crafts For Christmas Show at the SECC Glasgow next week!  This will be my first time at the show but I've been wanting to go for several years but always had something else on so I'm super excited!  I'm going down with a few more ladies from our craft club so it should be a fun day out!

Materials used:
Forever Friends stamp - magazine freebie
Holly Hobbie papers - magazine freebie
Sentiment stamp - LOTV
Cardstock, buttons & twine from stash

Thanks for stopping by today.

Shona xx

Monday, 9 October 2017

Think Pink with the Cutie Pies

Good morning,

Another scheduled post from me as I'm at work but just four working days until some time off work to spend some time with Iona during her school holidays!

So today we start a fab new challenge over with the Cutie Pies.  This month we're inviting you to Think Pink! and share your cutest, pinkest (is that even a word?!) cards with us and we are sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads who have an amazing prize for our lucky winner!

For my DT card I've used a magazine freebie stamp I've had in my stash for a long time by Sylvia Zet.  The layout is based on an idea I saw on Pinterest.

Materials Used:
Stamp - Summer Fairy by Sylvia Zet (Magazine Freebie)
Sentiment - Magazine Freebie
Crafter's Companion Butterfly Dies
X-cut Circle, Scalloped Circle and Tag Dies
Docrafts Parkstone Pink Capsule Collection 12x12 Papers
Cardstock, ribbon, twine, Stickles and pearls from stash

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
Hugs, Shona xx

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #16

Good morning!

A scheduled post from me today to share my DT card for the latest Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  As always our challenge is Christmas themed but apart from that it really is anything oges and we would love you to join in the fun.  It's not long now to Christmas so if you haven't already started making your festive cards this is the perfect excuse!

I've chosen another of the Crafters Companion Scandinavian Christmas Dies for this challenge.  I'm loving this range at the moment.

Materials used:
LOTV Classic Christmas Papers
Crafter's Companion Scandinavian Christmas Die - Merry Christmas
X-cut circle & scalloped circle dies
Cardstock, ribbon and pearls from stash

Thanks for stopping by today.

Shona xx

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

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

DT Post - Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #15

Good morning,

A scheduled post from me today.  Yesterday I had an extra day off as our schools are currently off on a mid term but break today it's my husband's turn and I'm back to work!

Today I'm sharing my DT creation for the new Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  It's very simple but I'm loving this new range of dies.

Materials used:
Crafter's Companion Signature Collection Scandinavian Christmas Die - Partridge in a Pear Tree
Docrafts - Home For Christmas 12x12 paper pack
Wooden sentiment, cardstock, button and twine from stash.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Shona xx

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

Monday, 11 September 2017

My Favourite Cutie Image

Good morning,

AArgh Monday again already I swear these weekends get shorter every week!  At least we have a fab new challenge over at the Cutie Pies to cheer us up!  Our theme this month is 'My Favourite Cutie Image' and it's also our 6th Birthday so we'd love you to play along with us.  We have not one but FOUR fantastic sponsors who have some brilliant prizes up for grabs for our lucky winners!

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I've used a super cute image from Paper Nest Dolls to make a birthday card for My Favourite Cutie - our daughter who was 12 last week!

Materials used:
Digi image - Paper Nest Dolls Fairy Emma With Unicorn
Stardust Stickles glitter glue
Papers - various from Trimcraft & MME
LOTV sentiment
First Edition Number dies
Crafters Companion Butterfly dies
X-cut circle and Scalloped circle dies
Cardstock, ribbon and gems from stash

Thank you for stopping by today, it's very much appreciated.


Sunday, 10 September 2017

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #14

Wow, another busy week in the Hamill household means I'm a little late with my DT make for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  After our daugther's birthday last week it was my turn on Thursday then our anniversary on Friday as well as a full working week and the usual mum and taxi duties!

As always our challenge theme is anything Christmas goes so this week as time was limited I've made one of my new dies the focal point of my card.  I love this new range from Crafter's Companion 💖

Materials used:
Dovecraft Back to Basics Vintage Christmas 12x12 papers
LOTV sentiment stamp
X-cut scallop ovals, ovals & label dies
Crafter's Companion stag die
Magazine freebie wooden snowflake
Cardstock, button and twine from stash

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your visit and comments.

Shona xx

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Holly & Ivy Challenge #13

Good morning,

I'm back this morning with a scheduled post to share my DT card for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge. Check me all organised and scheduled lol!  As always it's a just for fun anything goes challenge - as long as it is Christmas themed, and we'd love you to join us.

For this challenge I've used another of the 3 stamps I picked up secondhand off a local Facebook buy, swap, sell site.  This one's from LOTV and is rather cute, it appears to be brand new!

Materials used:
LOTV Penguin and sentiment stamps
My Minds Eye Be Merry Designer Papers
Cardstock, pearls, ribbon and snowflake trim from stash
Scalloped circle and rectangle dies
X-cut rounded corner punch

Thanks for stopping by, hope you will join in with our challenge!

Shona xx

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