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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Sorry I've been neglecting my blog already!

Hi Folks,

I'm sad to say that already I'm neglecting my blog.  I've had a busy week since going back to work and haven't had an awful lot of time for crafting or blogging.  It's mostly my 7 year old daughter's busy social life that's to blame and this coming week won't be much better!

On Saturday morning she had a friend's 8th birthday party which had a Monster High theme (for those not clued up on such things it's like High School Musical for Goths!) so I had to customise some shop bought halloween clothes and a wig to fit in more around the look.  I also made a Monster High style card for the Birthday Girl.

In the evening Iona and I also had a Halloween Disco with her Cheerleading squad so we spent a fun afternoon decorating fairy cakes my auntie very kindly made and carving a pumpkin.  All in all it was a very busy day!  These are our cake decorating efforts!

I did manage to make a get well card earlier on in the week but I didn't get a chance to put it on here.  It's another one using the Country Companions Lover's Lane paper pack.  Now that I've rediscovered it I'm sure you'll see a lot more of it!  I've used more or less the same layout as the last one as I think it works quite well on a smaller card.

It was a quick make using Papermania Boysenberry Capsule Collection papers and a topper from the Country Companions Lover's Lane paper pack.  The lace punch is an old favourite from Stampin' Up and the sentiment stamp is from a set by Personal Impressions which was a recent buy.  I've used Aubergine Versamagic chalk ink to stamp on the patterned paper.  I've finished it off with toning satin board card, ribbon, pearls and gems.
I'm off now to have a nosey at what you've all been up to over the last week.
Bye for now,
Shona xx


  1. your cakes are amazing Shona - they look very naughty though!!! Love your card too! So Cute! Its hard when your life is ruled by your kids social life isn't it? I know the feeling well!!! We're off to Halloween fun tomorrow at Fleetwood - hopefully they'll enjoy themselves! Big Hugs

    Rachel xx

    1. Ooh that sounds good Rachel - enjoy! xx

  2. Love the cupcakes, i was making them too for our PINK day and now got to do halloween ones for wednesday. we are all dressing up this week in the shop if your popping in. I adore this card and your colourings so pretty x

  3. Hi Shona, Youv'e been busy as is the lot of a mum with a little one. Cakes look good and I love your card, colours are so lovely, kate x