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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #58

Good morning,

It's a scheduled post from me this morning to share my DT card for our latest Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge where as always our challenge is 'Anything Christmas Goes'

Just for a change I've used some of my new Stampin' Up goodies to decorate a gift box.  The plain gold box was given to my husband with some sweeties in it but I wouldn't even let him touch the box in case he damaged it, I just passed on the sweeties lol!  The SU Christmas collection is just amazing I've already bought a few things and I have a wish list with several more.  If money was no object I think I'd buy at least one of everything in the catalogue, maybe 2 of some of the lush papers, these are my favourites!

Materials used:
Mini Pizza Box - Stampin' Up
Wrapped in Plaid papers - Stampin' Up
Yummy Christmas clear stamp set - Stampin' Up
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Bell, bow and twine all from stash

That's it from me for the moment.  I'll be back soon and I also have some exciting news to share in the next couple of weeks but more of that in a later post...

Shona xx

Anything Goes as long as it's CUTE with the Cutie Pies


It's a bit of a late one from me tonight.  I didn't expect to be so late but I've just been on live chat with Vodafone for 3 yes 3 whole hours trying to resolve an issue.  That's 3 hours of my life I'll never get back and I could have been doing something much more constructive like crafting or even sleeping lol!

Anyway enough of that nonsense!  I'm her to share my DT card for our new challenge with the Cutie Pies we have a nice easy theme for you this month it's 'Anything Goes as long as it's cute'!  So we want to see all your creations featuring some cute and whimsical characters, what could be easier?

This time around we are sponsored by Polka Doodles who have a fab prize for our lucky winner!

For a change I've used one of their fab pre-coloured images for my card and she's a real cutie!

Materials used:
Pre- coloured image - Polka Doodles Fuzzypuffs  Earlie Hedgehog Dandelion
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Tag - Sizzix Bigz
Papers - Various odd sheets from stash
Cardstock, buttons, twine and ribbon all from stash

That's all from me tonight.  I'll be back soon with another post.


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

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Holly & Ivy Challenge #57

Good evening,

I haven't been well for the last week or so so I didn't get around to scheduling my card for this morning.  I've been suffering from low blood pressure since my heart meds got increased which has wiped me out and in the last few days also made me dizzy.  I bit the bullet and went back to the GP today to get the dose reduced so hopefully things will improve soon.  Sadly, we also lost out wee bunny last week he was only a few months old so we are really heartbroken.  RIP Pepper 💔.  September hasn't been the best of months for us so October let's be having you!

Tonight I'm sharing my DT card for the latest Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge as always our theme is 'Anything Christmas Goes' and my card started life as a make and take from a friend's Stampin' Up party I was at recently, but me being me I've added some of my own embellishments to make it more 'me' ie my signature button and twine plus some die cut stars!  It's not my usual style but that's the good thing about going to these parties it gives you new ideas and you look at products in different ways.  I did make ahem one or two purchases so I'm looking forward to those arriving so I can try them out.  They are all Christmas products so look out for them here in the near future!

Materials used:
Designer papers, stamp and ink all Stampin' Up
Star nesting dies - X-cut
Cardstock, button and twine all from stash

Thanks for stopping by today,
Shona xx

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

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #56

Good morning,

A scheduled post from me today because I am more organised than I've been in the last few weeks and thankfully my health is improving again and I've got less going on so I can catch my breath a bit.

We have a new challenge over at The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge and as always the theme is 'Anything Christmas Goes'.  I'm sure a lot of you must be starting to think about Christmas if you haven't made a start already.  I gave my aunt a hard time for watching a Christmas movie the other day.  It was one of her favourites, Miracle on 34th Street, then I realised that I was a complete hypocrite for laughing at her since I've been making Christmas cards since January.  I did feel a bit of a fool!

Anyway, here's my latest DT card and it's another one to put in my thankfully growing Christmas pile.  It's a simple design to do justice to all the detail in the gorgeous Sizzix die I've used.  I think I might make a few similar cards in different colour schemes it's such a simple but effective design.

Materials used:
Sizzix Die - From Our Home To Yours
Paper - Love to Craft - Krafty Christmas
Cardstock, ribbon, twine and button all from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Shona xx

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Celebrations With The Cutie Pies

A second post from me today to share my DT card for the Cutie Pie Challenge.  We are celebrating our 8th Birthday this month so appropriately our theme is Celebrations.  We'd love you to join us and it can be absolutely any kind of celebration - an anniversary, birthday, wedding, new baby, etc as long as it has at least one cute character in the design.

We are sponsored by Polka Doodles/Pink Gem Designs who have a fantastic prize for our winner.

I've used one of their fab digis Daisy Ella Elephant for my card

Materials Used:
Digi Stamp - Pink Gem Designs Daisy Ella Elephant
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Papers - Me to You Spring Chic
Cardstock, ribbon, buttons and twine from stash

Thanks for stopping by today, It's much appreciated.

Shona xx

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

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #55

Good Afternoon,

Wow it's been ages since I got a chance to get on here.  It's been a combination of things getting in the way.  First my daughter's birthday, then my 50th and then I've been ill with a bad cold that's got into my chest, I'm just starting to feel better now.  Work has also been quite busy and I'm also struggling to get on Blogger with my new (actually my daughter's old) phone as it keeps reverting to a different Google account.  It just feels like everything has been conspiring against me, oh well you've got me now, for a wee while at least!

First of all I'm sharing my DT card I made for the last Holly & Ivy challenge which unfortunately has now ended.  I thought I would get in there before it finished as the new challenge doesn't start until Tuesday but it's already closed.

For my card I used papers and a topper which were freebies from Making Cards Magazine.  This is definitely my favourite magazine just now as they always have fantastic freebies as well as interesting articles and great inspiration.  I've only had to add some cardstock to mat & layer, ribbon, buttons and a sentiment and job done!  I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out.

Materials used:
Papers and topper - Making Cards freebies
Sentiment - LOTV
Cardstock, ribbon, buttons & twine from stash

That's all from me for now, I've just taken another coughing episode so I'm away to get a hot drink to soothe it.

Craft hugs,
Shona xx

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

Monday, 19 August 2019

Favourite Colour Combo with the Cutie Pies

Good afternoon peeps!

I've hopped on the PC to share my DT card for the current Cutie Pie Challenge - our theme is 'favourite colour combo' and as I've got many favourites I went for one I've not used for a while - pink and green with my usual black mats of course!  We are sponsored by our good friends at Bugaboo and I couldn't resist this cute hedgehog digi of theirs.

Materials used:
Digi stamp - Bugaboo
Sentiment stamp - Personal Impressions
Papers - Docrafts - Me to You Spring Chic
Cardstock, buttons and twine from stash

Oh well all good things come to an end it's back to work for me tomorrow and back to school for Iona - until the next time!!!

Thanks for stopping by, hugs,
Shona xx