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Monday, 15 January 2018

January Blues with the Cutie Pies

Good morning,

It's challenge o'clock and a scheduled post from me today.  I'm sharing my DT card for our latest challenge over with the Cutie Pies - our theme this time is January Blues.  So we'd love you to share your cutest creations featuring the colour blue.

My DT card uses a fab sponsor image from Pink Gem Designs called Barclay with Star and I've coloured him with Promarkers.  So we're 2 weeks into 2018 and I've already made 2 Christmas cards!  Hope I can keep going at this rate!


Materials used:
Digital Stamp - Barclay with Star by Pink Gem Designs
Promarkers
Docrafts and HOTP papers
Magazine freebie sentiment stamp
Crafters Companion Die'sire snowflake die
Cardstock, button & twine from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Hugs,
Shona xx

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



Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #22

Good morning,

A scheduled post from me today as I will be at work!  Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year and Santa brought you lots of new crafty goodies!  I bought myself a wee crafty present just after Christmas - my first 8 Polychromo pencils!  Very closely followed the next day by another 9!!! I think I may be hooked now!

So on to my DT card for our new Challenge over at The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  As always we are a just for fun anything (Christmas) goes challenge.  If you join us all year you'll have over 20 Christmas cards byt the time 25th December 2018 comes around, so why not play along, have fun and get ahead!  For my DT card I've used my new Polychromos to colour this cute robin image from Hobby Arts.


Materials used:
Hobby Arts clear stamp set - Round Robins
Faber-Castell Polychromo colour pencils
Dovecraft Back to Basics Traditional Christmas papers
LOTV sentiment stamp set
X-cut circle and scalloped circle dies
Cardstock, button, twine and gems from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Hugs, Shona xx

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



Sunday, 31 December 2017

Better Late Than Never...

Hi there,

I just wanted to pop on and wish my blog followers and visitors a happy new year when it arrives (depending where in the world you are of course!) and apologise for my absense over the last month or so.  I had a very hectic few weeks in the run up to Christmas, work was particularly busy, I had no car for a couple of weeks and just the general extra work and time that Chrismas involves.  Then on Christmas day itself myself and my daughter both came down wth a particularly nasty cold which we're finally starting to get rid of now.  Anyway we've made it through most of the festivities, it's been lovely to get a chance to relax and have some time off work and I now have my car back too!  My crafting mojo has taken a bit of a dip so I need to get back on track with that now too.  I've treated myself to some Faber-Castell Polychromo pencils so I hope that will give me the push I need to get colouring again!

So rather embarassingly (as the challenge closes tomorrow) here is my card for the latest Cutie Pie Challenge our theme has been Snowflakes and Stars.  I've used a fab digi by our sponsor Paper Nest Dolls called Snow Family.


Materials used:
Paper Nest Dolls Digi Image - Snow Family
Promarkers
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Snowflake and star punches - brand not known
Papers, cardstock, button and twine all from stash.


Thanks so much for stopping by and very best wishes for the year ahead.

Hugs,
Shona xx

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


Saturday, 9 December 2017

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - Gorjuss

Hi folks,

Well I guess I'm better late than never posting my DT card for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  It's been another busy week and a bit since my last post and today has been a particularly hard day.  This morning we said goodbye to our pet hamster Marley and later in the afternoon another car ran into the back of mine due to snowy conditions.  Everyone was ok and the car is virtually undamaged but we just got a bit of a fright especially my daughter who was in the back of the car.  To be honest I'm glad it's after midnight and we're into a new day, things can only get better (hopefully!).

Anyway, back to my card.  This time I've chosen a Gorjuss stamp I bought at the Craft Fair I went to in Glasgow SEC at the end of October.  I love Gorjuss and always enjoy colouring them.  This one is called The Winter's Night - very appropriate considering the weather conditions outside as I post this!


Materials Used:
Gorjuss Stamp - The Winter's Night
Promarkers
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Papermania Home For Chrismas Papers
Cardstock, Button & Twine From Stash

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,
Shona xx

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


Monday, 27 November 2017

GDT Christmas With The Cuties - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

Hello,

I've just popped on the pc to share my GDT Card for Christmas With The Cuties.  I was lucky enough to be asked back for a second stint as a guest designer again this month.  The theme this time is 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' so we'd love you to share your projects featuring your cutest images of the big man in red himself!  We also have a fab sponsor for the challenge - Di's Digi Downloads.

I've gone with another Crafts U Print image for my card which I've coloured with Promarkers.


Materials Used:
Digi image - Crafts U Print
Promarkers
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Trimcraft Dear Santa paper 
Cardstock, buttons & twine from stash

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week and remember to join us if you can!

Hugs,

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
Promarkers
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.

Hugs,
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
Promarkers
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,