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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

From Our Home To Yours - DT Post for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge


A late night post from me tonight but I'm on holiday this week so it's allowed!  I'm sharing my latest DT card for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  As always it's a just for fun Anything Goes Christmas Challenge and we'd love you to share your Christmas creations with us.  I'm really enjoying getting ahead with my Christmas crafting this year!

This time I've made an easel card and used a die that I've had for quite a while and never got around to using.  Although the die is quite intricate it was a joy to cut.  I've kept the card quite simple as there's so much detail in the die.  I've embossed the panel behind the main image with a snowflake embossing folder but there's not much of it left to see!

I've just added some spotty organza ribbon and a button topped die-cut snowflake to finish my card.

Materials used:
Sizzix Thinlits Die - From Our Home
X-cut Scalloped Circle Nesting Die Set & Snowflake Die
X-cut Snowflake embossing Folder
Crafter's Companion Centura Pearl Card - Snow White - Hint of Silver & Turquoise
Ribbon & Button from stash

Thanks for stopping by, any comments left are kindly appreciated.

Shona xx

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

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Bunnies & Chicks with the Cutie Pies


A late post from me.  It's been a busy couple of days and I'm finally sharing my DT card for the Cutie Pie Challenge our theme this time is Bunnies and Chicks so why not dust off your favourite Easter Stamps or grab yourself a digi (you'll find lots of suitable ones from our sponsor Pink Gem Designs) and play along!

I've chosen one of their fab designs called Bunny Chloe for my DT card and coloured her with Promarkers to match my papers.  

I found a sketch for the layout on Pinterest and added a die cut flower and a ready made sentiment to finish my design.

Materials used:
Pink Gems Designs Digi - Bunny Chloe
Black Cardstock
Forever Friends Spring Time papers and sentiment
Magazine freebie flower die
X-cut circle die
Unknown scallop circle die (bought secondhand)
Ribbon, button and gems from stash

Thanks for stopping by today, hugs, Shona xx

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

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

DT Post for The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #3

Good morning,

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and take a look at my scheduled post today.  As ever I really appreciate all the comments that you leave for me as I know that it can be time consuming.

Todays blog post is to share my 3rd DT card for The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  For those that haven't joined in before it's always a just for fun anything goes challenge (as long as it's Christmassy!)

This time I'm sharing a Christmas card with one of my favourite techniques - patchwork made using a swatches die complete with faux stitching.

Materials used:
Craft UK Kraft Cardstock
Magazine freebie papers and sentiment die
Spellbinders nestabilities square swatches and heart circles dies
Button & twine from stash

That's all from me for the moment.


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge DT #2

Good morning,

A scheduled post from me today so I can share my DT card for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge we had a great response for our first challenge but if you've not checked us out yet pop over and join in our new challenge, the theme is always anything goes as long as it's Christmas and we would love you to play along!

As we're not tied to sponsors the DT can pick whatever kind of image they wish.  I've gone for a LOTV stamped image and coloured it with Promarkers to match my papers.

Materials used:
LOTV stamped image - James With Cracker
Papers - Docrafts/Papermania Home For Christmas
Craft UK Kraft cardstock
Magazine freebie sentiment stamp
X-cut snowflake die
Button, twine, pearls, ribbon all from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Shona xx

Monday, 13 March 2017

Dies & Digis with the Cutie Pies

Good evening,

Hope you had a good weekend.  I had a busy one away at a Cheer and Dance Competition with my daughter and I'm really pleased to share that not only did her youth cheer team come first but they were also grand champions!  Her other teams did well and she also got second place for her hip hop duet so a successful weekend indeed!

Ok, back to my DT duties!  Today we have a new challenge starting over at the Cutie Pies, our theme this time is 'Dies & Digis' and of course as always your creation must feature a cute character!

We are sponsored this challenge by Little Miss Muffet who kindly gave the design time some super cute images to play with.

I went with this gorgeous kitten image, as it had some daffodils and looked quite Spring like I decided to make an Easter card.

I used lots of different dies to fit the theme of the challenge.

Materials used:
Digi image - Little Miss Muffet
Craft UK kraft card
Docrafts Capsule Collection papers
LOTV sentiment
X-cut circle and scalloped circle nesting dies
Flower die - magazine freebie
Flower pot die - First Edition
Lacey Circle nesting die - Spellbinders
Border die - Sizzix/Craft Asylum
Ribbon, buttons, pearls and twine from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!

Friday, 10 March 2017

Birthday card with a winter sports theme!


Just popping on to share this commissioned card I made recently.  The brief was a 60th birthday card with a Ski-ing theme!  When I agreed to make it I didn't realise it would be so difficult to come up with something that wasn't too Christmassy.  The task was made even more challenging as it couldn't be cute or girly!  I'm always up for a challenge though and thankfully managed to find this image on Etsy.

As the image was quite large I kept the layout simple and picked out some non girly colours and matched the papers to them.

Materials used:
Precoloured image - part of a downloadable set from Etsy
Number Dies - First Edition
Papers - Docrafts Hot Diggity Dog
Cardstock, button, twine and gems all from stash

Thanks for dropping by, have a great weekend whatever you're up to!

Shona xx

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

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

My first DT card for The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge


I'm really excited to share my first DT card for The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge which launches it's first fortnightly challenge today!  We are a just for fun challenge where the theme is always anything goes for Christmas!  We'd love you to play along with us!

As we don't work with sponsors the DT members had a free rein on their creations so I chose to make a card using a Sugar Nellie rubber stamp.  

I love this cute wee stamp - it's one I keep coming back to!  As I've not used any cardstock for matting and layering I've added some faux stitching to the papers for extra definition.

Materials used:
Stamp - Sugar Nellie, Furry Friends
Sentiment - LOTV
Papers - Boofle Christmas
Snowflake die - X-cut
Buttons, pearls and twine from stash

That's all for now, see you again soon.