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Sunday, 19 February 2017

A Quick & Easy Gorjuss Card

Hi there,

Wow, I can't believe we're almost at the end of February where is the time going?  It's the perfect time to make a start on those Christmas Cards!  Why not take a look at our new challenge The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge for some inspiration and play along with our fortnightly anything goes challenges,  the first one kicks off on Tuesday 7th March.  Follow us now to keep up to date with all our posts once we 'go live'.

In the meantime, here's my offering for today a very unChristmassy Gorjuss Card!

I've used a really quick and easy decoupage card making kit and added a sentiment and a few bits from my stash.  I really love the colours in this card - especially her hair!

Materials used:
Gorjuss mini decoupage kit by Papermania/Docrafts
LOTV Sentiment Stamp - Grungy Relatives
X-cut Oval and Scalloped Circle Nesting Dies
Cardstock, Buttons, Twine, Floral Trim & Gems all from stash.

That's all from me today, hope you're having a great weekend.

Shona xx

Monday, 13 February 2017

Simply Love at The Cutie Pie Challenge

Good morning!

I'm back with a scheduled post today to share my DT card for the Cutie Pie Challenge.  Our theme this week is 'Simply Love' so we'd love you to share your Valentine's (or any other suitable lovey dovey occasions) cards with us - just remember to include a cute character too!

This month we are being sponsored by the fantastic Sasayaki Glitter who have provided us with some fab digis to work with.

The gorgeous digi I chose is called You Got My Heart and I have coloured it with Promarkers.

I kind of made up my mind I was going to use this new embossing folder (a recent magazine freebie) on my card but I rather foolishly didn't have a layout in my head.  I started off by masking a heart shape that would remain un-embossed (is that even a thing?) but there wasn't enough contrast colourwise to look good so I decided to cut a gingham scalloped heart.  I also thought the embossing would look better if it was fussy cut to create a scalloped effect.  The rest just kind of evolved which is unusual for me - I usually have it all pre-planned in my head!  Sometimes it's nice to just go with the flow...

Materials Used:
Digi - Sasayaki Glitter - You Got My Heart
Embossing folder and sentiment - magazine freebies
Paper - Docrafts Papermania Christmas In The Country 12x12
Ribbon, twine, buttons & pearls from stash

That's all from me for now, hope your week gets off to a great start whatever you're up to!

Shona xx

Sunday, 12 February 2017

A New Challenge and a DT Call!

Hi there,

Just a quick post to let you know about a fab new Christmas Challenge that I'm going to be involved with The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge!  We will be posting up our very first challenge soon so watch this space!

In the meantime we are running a DT call (see the link above) and the good news is there's still a couple of days to enter!  Even if you don't fancy entering the DT call please pop along and follow us for news of our challenges.

I'm really excited to be involved with this new challenge especially since it's a Christmas one and my mission this year is to do more Christmas crafting all year round!

Hugs, Shona xx

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Patchwork Noel


A late post from me tonight to share another Christmas card.  I hardly made a Christmas card all year last year so this year I'm on a mission to make loads.  So far so good!  I made this one last week at craft club.  I actually would have got a lot more done if I didn't spend ages pondering over what I was going to buy from the Stampin' Up catalogue lol!  Tomorrow I'm going to take a few stamped images to colour and some knitting as a back up.

I feel I also have to apologise that it's yet another patchwork card but I just love making them and they're great for using up scraps.  This one actually uses some of the leftover scraps from the last Christmas card I posted.  I've raised the Noel die cut up with 3D foam tape to make it stand out a bit more.

Materials used:
Craft UK kraft cardstock
LOTV Classic Christmas papers
Spellbinders Square Swatches nesting dies
Sizzix Bigz Noel die
Woodware 3D foam tape
Button and twine from stash

That's it from me tonight, hope you're having a great week.

Shona xx

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

Saturday, 21 January 2017

New Home Card

Good morning,

Hope you're having a great weekend!  Today I'm sharing a commissioned card I made before Christmas but didn't get a chance to blog with all the festive madness!  The brief was for a new home card with tartan and stags as the theme.  I remembered about these Docrafts Christmas papers and thought they would work well with my new First Edition dies.  I doodled some faux stitching around the 'patches' with a black pen.

Materials used:
Docrafts Papermania Christmas in the Country 12 x 12 papers & ribbon
Red and kraft cardstock
First Edition New Home Dies
Spellbinders Square Swatches Nesting Dies
X-cut Scalloped Heart Nesting Dies
Lettraset Fine Line pen
Button & twine from stash

That's all from me just now, I have a few things to do before I pick up my daughter from her performing arts class so must dash.

Thanks for stopping by, hugs,

Shona xx

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

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Winter Warmers Inspiration Post for the Cutie Pies


Just popping on quickly after my weekly craft club outing to share my card for the Cutie Pies Inspiration Post.  Our theme this month is Winter Warmers and the good news is there's still plenty time to enter the challenge!  We have 2 fantastic sponsors Crafty Sentiments and Bugaboo!

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I have used a gorgeous digi from Crafty Sentiments for my card coloured with Promarkers to match my LOTV papers

Crafters Companion Neenah Cardstock in Solar White
Craft UK Kraft Cardstock
LOTV Sentiment
LOTV Classic Christmas Papers
Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch
X-cut Circle and Star Dies
Button, pearls, ribbon & twine from stash

I'm trying hard to be more on top of Christmas crafting right from the word go this year as I'm keen to get a Christmas Craft Fair or two under my belt this year.  I made another at club tonight.We'll see how long that lasts lol!

Shona xx

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

Monday, 12 December 2016

A Day In The Snow With The Cutie Pies


A scheduled post from me as I'll be at work when this goes live!  I have so much still to do before Christmas hope you guys are all more organised than me!!!  Yesterday we did our 'Santa' bit and delivered presents to family who live a few hours drive away and this evening we have Iona's Girls Brigade Carol Concert so it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas even though we still don't have our tree up!

Anyway back in the room with my DT card for our fab new Cutie Pie challenge.  Our theme this month is 'A Day In The Snow' so take out of that what you will but please don't forget to include a cute image if you want to take part in the draw!

We are sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls, Bugaboo and Bunny Zoes this challenge so there are lots of fab prizes on offer!

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I've chosen this fab image from Paper Nest Dolls for my card

I've coloured the image with Promarkers to match these fab LOTV Snow Princess papers.  Everything has been layered on to kraft card with some snowflakes made using a new Tonic punch and some snowflake stickers from Hobbycraft.  The sentiment stamp is from a LOTV set and I've finished off my card with ribbon, gems, pearls and stickles from my stash.

We would love you to join us and take part in the challenge.  You will also find another fab challenge over at our sister challenge Christmas With The Cuties the current challenge is Anything Cute & Chrtistmassy Goes!

Christmas with the Cuties Badge

Shona xx