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Monday, 11 February 2019

One for the Boys with the Cutie Pies

Good morning,

A scheduled post from me today to share my DT card for the new Cutie Pie challenge.  Our theme this month is 'One for the Boys' so it could be a Valentine's card for your special boy as I've made or a birthday, new baby boy card, etc.  As long as it contains a cute image and is for a boy!  We are sponsored this challenge by My Besties/Sherri Baldy.

I've used a cute image called Georgie for my DT card.


Materials used:
Digi stamp - Georgie from My Besties
Promarkers
Glossy Accents for the glasses
Docrafts sentiment die
Designer papers - Shimelle True Stories by American Crafts
Cardstock and gems from stash

Thanks for your visit and ongoing support.

Hugs,
Shona xx

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

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge DT Card

Good evening,

I'm delighted to share with you the news that I've been accepted back on to the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge Design Team.  I've had a year out due to personal issues including my health but felt the time was right to re-apply and I'm now sharing my DT card for the latest challenge which you can find here.  The challenge is just for fun but we do have top picks and the theme is always anything Christmas goes!

For my DT card I've gone with an old favourite LOTV rubber stamp and coloured it with Promarkers.  The papers are magazine freebies which have been in my stash forever.  I don't think I've got any other crafty news apart from I'm taking part in a de-stash sale this weekend to try to get rid of some excess bits and bobs and who knows I might pick up some bargains of my own...


Materials used:
LOTV stamp - James With Cracker
Promarkers
LOTV sentiment stamp
Papers - magazine freebies
Cardstock, buttons & twine from stash

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,
Shona xx

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

Monday, 14 January 2019

Miss Claus

Good evening,

A second post from me today to share a card I made for the DT call at the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge I was on the design team before and it's a really great challenge, unfortunately about this time last year work commitments and the related stress got in the way and I had to give up my place on the team but I really enjoyed my time with them so I'm having another try, nothing ventured nothing gained!

The stamp I've used is Miss Clause by Sugar Nellie (personally I would spell it Miss Claus like Santa Claus but maybe that's just me or maybe it was a copyright thing!) and it's another that I picked up at the SEC in 2017 and am just getting around to inking up now!  I think she's rather cute!  I've also used some pretty old but well loved papers.  I'm trying to make the most of my existing crafty stash rather than buying too much more although I have to admit I did buy quite a bit in the Hobbycraft sale recently, oops!


Materials used:
Rubber stamp - Sugar Nellie Miss Clause
Promarkers
Sentiment stamp - LOTV
Patterned papers - Papermania Home for Christmas
Cardstock, buttons and twine from stash

Thanks for stopping by, be sure and check out the DT call too if it's something you'd be interested in!

Hugs,
Shona

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






Cute, Clean & Simple with the Cutie Pies

Good morning,

Yay a scheduled and on time post from me!  I'm not one for New Year's resolutions but I think this is probably one I should make that as far as possible I get my DT posts out on time!

So today we start a fantastic new challenge at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and our theme this month is Cute, Clean & Simple and we'd love you to join in the fun and share your cute CAS creations with us.  We don't have a sponsor this time around so I've used a Gorjuss stamp of my own for my card.


Materials used:
Gorjuss stamp - Oops a Daisy
Promarkers
Patterned paper - Forever Friends Summer Time
Sentiment stamp - magazine freebie
Cardstock, buttons and twine from stash

I sometimes find CAS can be hard to get just right - you're always tempted to put more on your card, especially if you're used to using a lot of layers or embellishments.  I have had to reel myself in a bit and in this case I think less is definitely more, especially when using a patterned paper!

Thanks for dropping by and thank you for the lovely comments on my last couple of posts, it's much appreciated as I know how time consuming this is.

Hugs,
Shona xx

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


CHN Patterned Paper Challenge - January
Dream Valley Challenges - #193 Anything Goes x
I Love Promarkers - #375 Anything Goes/Something New (optional)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes x
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #97 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - #382 Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge - January
Crafting From The Heart - #234 Anything Goes x
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenges - #444 Anything Goes/Birthdays (optional) x



Wednesday, 9 January 2019

First Christmas Card of 2019

Good evening,

I've popped on to post my first Christmas card of 2019.  I'd like to say it's never too early to start them but between you and me I had it coloured and the bones of it made before Christmas and just didn't get around to finishing it.  Better late than never and it's now ready and in my stash for this year!

This is the first time I've used this cute wee Milton stamp which I picked up at the SEC show in 2017 so it was about time he got coloured and made into a card!  The papers are ancient Papermania ones I bought not long after I first started card making and I still love them.

Hope everyone is having a good start to the new year.  I'm still struggling to get to grips with the Beta Blockers I've been put on for my heart condition (mild Dilated Cardiomyopathy), they are totally zapping my energy, not every day but quite frequently, it seems to come in waves, so if anyone has any info/tips that might help me please feel free to share in the comments.


Materials used:
Milton & Co clear stamp - Wild Rose Studio, Christmas Milton 
Promarkers
Papers - Papermania Honey & Hugs Festive Frolicks
Sentiment - LOTV
Border punch - Fiskars Threading Water
Cardstock, buttons and twine from stash

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs,
Shona xx

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





Friday, 28 December 2018

Add a Little Sparkle with the Cutie Pies

Good afternoon!

First of all Merry Christmas!  I hope you had as good a time as we had and we did it all again yesterday for my husband's birthday!

Secondly, apologies to the rest of the Cuties for posting this so late, December has gone in a blur and I feel like I haven't drawn breath, but, the good news is there is still plenty of time to take part in our current challenge.

The theme at the Cutie Pie Challenge this month is 'Add a Little Sparkle' as well as the essential cute image and I've used a fab image from our sponsor Little Miss Muffet and added a liberal amount of stickles to meet the theme!


Materials used:
Little Miss Muffet digi - Pudding Chester
Promarkers
Stickles glitter glue - Stardust
Papers - magazine freebies
Scrabble letters - Hobbycraft
Cardstock, ribbon, button and twine from stash

Thanks for stopping by to have a peek at my , it's much appreciated.  Hope you have a fantastic new year when it comes.

Hugs,

Shona xx

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


Monday, 12 November 2018

Winter Layers with the Cutie Pies

Good afternoon,

Today I'm sharing a Christmas card I made for the Cutie Pie's Winter Layers challenge.  We are sponsored by the fantastic Crafty Sentiments Designs and I have used their fab Benson and Betty digi for my DT offering.



As usual I have used Promarkers to colour my image and have created layers using kraft card and some lush new Christmas papers.


Materials used:
Digi Stamp - Crafty Sentiments Benson & Betty
Promarkers
Papers - A Jolly Holly Christmas from Hobbycraft
Sentiment Stamp - Round Robin set from Hobby Art Ltd
Cardstock, button, twine, etc from stash

That's all from me just now.  My daughter is dancing in 'The Big Dance Show' at our local theatre tonight so I'm off to get organised.

Hugs,
Shona

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