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Saturday, 18 November 2017

First Birthday Card

Good morning,

I hope you are all well in the run up to the festive season.  This morning I'm sharing a card I made a few weeks back for a first birthday.  I've got a handful of cards I've not yet blogged so hopefully I'll get a chance to do that in the next couple of weeks.

I've followed a layout similar to the Forever Friends Christmas card I blogged a few weeks back but this time I've also added some kraft cardstock which I think works quite well.  I love this LOTV image and have used it a lot for first birthday cards!

Materials used:
LOTV stamp
Personal Impressions sentiment stamp set
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Simply Creative Flower Girl 6x6 papers
Trimcraft number dies
Cardstock, buttons and twine from stash

Thanks for dropping in.  Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Shona xx

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

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #19

Hi there,

Another scheduled post from me today.  I'm here to share my DT card for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  As always the challenge is 'Anything Christmas Goes' and we'd love you to join us and share all your Christmas crafting!

This time I've gone for a fun chihuahua image by Gordon Fraser I found over at Crafts U Print - it will be perfect for my sister in law and her partner who have a chihuahua calld Elvis!  It's not a website I've used before but I needed something recently for a particular theme and had to spend £5 before I could check ut my basket so it was rude not to stock up with a few items!

Materials used:
Digi image by Gordon Fraser at Crafts U Print
LOTV papers and sentiment stamp
EK Success paw print border punch
Button & twine from stash

That's all from me just now.

Thanks for stopping by, hugs,

Monday, 13 November 2017

Bear Hugs with the Cutie Pies

Good morning,

A scheduled post from me today.  Who is like me and can't quite believe we're almost half way through November already?!  It's Monday again too but why not cheer yourself up and join us for another fantastic challenge with the Cutie Pies.  Our theme is 'Bear Hugs' and I've gone down the Christmas card route again just because it's getting near that time but it doesn't have to be, it can be for any occasion just as long as it features a cute character (in this case a bear) or more!

I've used a cute image from 2 Cute Ink for my DT card.

Materials used:
Cinnamon Bear Loves Poinsettias Digi - 2 Cute Ink
Nitwits Merry & Bright papers
LOTV sentiment stamp
Cardstock, button & twine from stash

Our Challenge Owner Lisa has provided a gorgeous set of stmps for the lucky winner so even more reason to come and join us!

That's all from me just now, take care and wrap up warm these mornings are starting to get chilly!

Shona xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
CHN Patterned Paper Challenge - #November
CHN Christmas Challenge Extra - #November
CHN Christmas Challenge - #359 Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - #42 Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - #27 Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - #70 Christmas
Crafty Creations Challenge - #354 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #69 Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - #November Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - #265 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - #183 Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - #14 Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - #145 Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges - #354 Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge - #441 Winter

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Holly & Ivy Challenge #18

Good morning,

Hope you're all having a fantastic weekend.  I'm (rather lately) sharing my DT card for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  As always the challenge is 'Anything Christmas Goes' and we'd love you to join us and share all your Christmas crafting!

It's been a bit of a mad week for me.  I was at the Craft and Christmas Show at SEC Glasgow last Saturday - my first but definitely not last time, oh the bargains!!! Sunday was the usual dancing taxi service as well as a Halloween disco.  I had to bake Sunday afternoon and Monday evening and Tuesday was Halloween itself.  Craft club on Wednesday then a bit quieter the next 2 evenings then out for the local fireworks display and pizza last night.  Inbetween times working full time and trying to keep up with the usual housework.  It's been a bit of a whirlwind!

Ok, back to my card.  Because of the recent time constraints I've made a very quick and simple card for the challenge.  I quite like the way it's turned out though!

Materials used:
Crafter's Companion Centura Pearl Cardstock in Old Gold
Kraft Cardstock
X-cut Filigree Christmas Star Die
Docrafts Create Christmas Glittered Wooden Sentiment

That's all from me just now, I'm away back on the hamster wheel!

Shona xx

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

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

GDT Christmas With The Cuties


Today I'm really excited to be sharing a tag I made for the Christmas With The Cuties challenge which is the sister challene of the Cutie Pies and runs monthly with a different fab festive theme every time - this time the theme is tags and we are sponsored by the fantastic Sasayaki Glitter.

I've used one of their gorgeous digis called Winter Peggy for my tag and coloured it with Promarkers.  I've gone for a slightly shabby/mixed media style for a change.  Not my usual style but it's nice to do something a little different.

Materials used:
Digi Stamp - Sasayaki Glitter - Winter Peggy
Red pre-cut tag - Docrafts Create Christmas
Crafter's Companion Scandinavian Christmas Script Background Stamp
Personal Impressions Embossing Powder - Opaque White
Gingham star trim, buttons, twine and letter stickers all from stash

Thank you for stopping by today.

Shona xx

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