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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Twice as Nice


A rare non DT post from me.  I've made a couple of cards over the last few weeks that I haven't had a chance to post yet.  Here's the first.  A 'New Baby' card for our next door neighbours who recently had twins - one of each a boy and a girl!

LOTV 'Twice as Nice' Digi Stamp & Sentiment, mix of LOTV Bonnets & Bowties and Docrafts Capsule Collection papers, X-cut and Spellbinders Dies. Buttons, twine, gems, etc from stash.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Shona xx

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Happy 5th Birthday with the Cutie Pies


Woohoo, I 've finally had a chance to pop on the pc and get caught up with my DT duties.  It's been a particularly busy week and I've hardly been at home.  All my daughter's clubs have now resumed after the holidays and now I am out 3 nights a week in my own right, one at Slimming World and the other 2 at keep fit and Zumba, all 3 are much needed! This week we've also had a leaving party and a fundraising quiz night added to the usual mix.  Sometimes I think I should just give up sleeping to claw back some time into my day but I love my bed too much for that!

Anyhow, back to my DT post.  We are so pleased to be celebrating our 5th Birthday at the Cutie Pies and we have some fantastic sponsors who have provided some amazing prizes for our special challenge.  As usual to be eligible for a prize your card must feature a cute (whimsical) image and follow our current theme 'Happy Birthday'.

To mark this special occasion, we have FIVE fantastic sponsors

 have a wonderful prize for our DT chosen winner
have a $10 online store voucher for a randomly chosen winner
have a prize of three digi stamps for a randomly chosen winner

have a prize of three digi stamps for a randomly chosen winner
Will be offered as an extra special prize for an extra special person - could that be you??? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post....and visit us next Monday (19th September) and leave another comment on our "A Little Extra Cutie-ness"  Inspiration post to be in with a chance - it's as easy as that!

I have used a super cute sponsor image from Crafty Sentiments Designs called Stanley - Happy Days, which I've coloured with Promarkers.

The papers I've used are American Crafts Shimelle True Story and the sentiment is from a set by Personal Impressions.

That's all from me tonight as bed is calling.  Have a great week.

Hugs, Shona xx

Monday, 8 August 2016

Work, Rest & Play with the Cutie Pies

Good morning!

Wow it seems like an age (and it probably is) since I last blogged anything!  I have given up 2 more of my DT posts as I wasn't able to dedicate enough time to them all.  I'm happy to still be on holiday from work, I go back a week tomorrow.  Last week my husband was on holiday too and we managed to get away for a few days on a short break to Aberdeen.  This week we will be pottering around with things at home and if the weather isn't too bad maybe get a few day trips arranged too.

Ok, back to my card.  Today I'm sharing my card I made for my remaining DT post with the Cutie Pies.  Our theme this week is Work, Rest & Play and we are sponsored by the fabulous Pink Gem!

I have used one of their fab digi's called Sitting Chloe - my Cutie is definitely resting!  

I've coloured her with Promarkers to match the magazine freebie papers I've used that I've had in my stash for ages!  Personal Impressions sentiment.  X-cut and Diamond Press dies, Gems and ribbon from Hobbycraft to embellish.

We would love you to take part in our challenge - remember to follow our theme AND use a cute/whimsical image to be eligible for a prize/top 3 spot!

Bye for now,
Shona xx

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Glitter and Glitz with I ♥ ProMarkers

Good morning,

A scheduled post from me today as I will be at work.  Today we have a fab new challenge starting over at ♥ ProMarkers and our theme is Glitter and Glitz.  This challenge marks our 7th Anniversary as the very first challenge was on the 16th July 2009!  I hope you will all take this opportunity to craft along with us and celebrate our 7th Birthday!!!

We are sponsored for this very special challenge by Fabrika Fantasy!  Also, on a personal level this is my last design team card for  I ♥ ProMarkers.  I will miss this a lot but I have got so much going on between work and my family that it's getting increasingly difficult to fit in crafting time.  I totally adore the challenge so they won't be getting rid of me that easily I hope to be able to drop by and take part now and then!

Ok on to my card, I've used an image from our sponsor called Fairytale Unicorn which has been coloured with Promarkers and sprayed with Crafter's Companion Spray & Sparkle.

Papers from an ancient Tulip decoupage pack, X-cut dies for stars and some gems to finish.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Shona xx

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Polka Dots and Pastels with the Cutie Pies

Hello there,

I'm here to share my latest make for the Cutie Pies DT.  Our theme this month is Polka Dots and Pastels and as always it must be cute!  We have not one but two fab sponsors for this challenge - Sweet Stamps & Little Blue Button.

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I used one of the fab images from Little Blue Button for my card - this one is called Sophie With Flower.

I've coloured her with Promarkers and used a couple of papers from Crafter's Companion Verity Rose which were a recent magazine freebie.  I've used an X-cut punch for the little flowers.  Personal Impressions sentiment, spotty organza ribbon and pearls to finish off.

Thanks for stopping by.

Shona xx

Monday, 4 July 2016

Use The Colour of Your Flag with Dream Valley Challenges

Good morning,

I'm a little more organised with a scheduled post today.  I am sad to say this is my last time contributing to the Dream Valley DT as I have decided to call it a day.  You've probably noticed I am crafting and blogging less and less these days as work and family commitments especially, are taking up a lot of my time just now.  It's a shame as I have really enjoyed my time with them but unfortunately I just can't find the time to commit to it just now.

So for my last challenge with them the theme is 'Use the colour of your Flag' this also ties in with American Independance Day today.  I've cheated a little and gone with the colours of the EU flag (while the United Kingdom are still in it!) as I had a New Baby Boy card I wanted to make.

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The images and sentiment are all by LOTV and coloured with Promarkers.  The papers are from 2 different sets by Docrafts - Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Festive and Forever Friends Spring Time.  I've edged the die cut squares with Faded Jeans Distress Ink for definition.  My card is finished with a large button and twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Shona xx

Splish Splash Splosh With The Cuties

My apologies for the lateness of my post, my card was used on the later Cutie Pies mid month inspiration post and I completely forgot to schedule/post it!  The challenge is now closed but I thought you might like to see my card anyway.  Why not join us for another fantastic challenge starting Monday 11th July!

The image is from one of our Sponsors - Crafty Sentiments, and has been coloured with Promarkers to match the LOTV papers.  Sentiment printed out from MS Word and finished off with some spotty adhesive ribbon and buttons.