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Saturday, 13 April 2013

A Baby Card, Bargains and a Wee Shopping Spree!

Good evening,

It's been a busy day today.  Iona and I went through to Elgin this morning to visit Papercraft Boutique the home of Sugar Nellie stamps.  I've been itching to go all week while I was on holiday and I thought if I didn't do it today goodness knows when I'd next manage through.  It was worth the trip as they had an X-cut die I've had on order for ages in stock, and of course it would be rude to go there and not buy a Sugar Nellie stamp, and some papers, ribbon, etc, you get the picture!  We had enough time to go to the park before heading home to pick up Auntie Winnie from hospital as she was allowed out on pass today for the first time, for a couple of hours.  We went to a Daffodil Tea at the local sheltered housing where she has a lot of friends and she had a ball.

My card tonight is one I made a few weeks back but hadn't had a chance to give to my pal so I didn't want to post it on here until I had given it to her.

Both the main image and the sentiment are stamps by LOTV, coloured with Promarkers.  The backing paper is by Kaisercraft with a panel of a co-ordinating magazine freebie added, both mounted on kraft cardstock.  The circle and scalloped circle dies are by X-cut and I've inked the large circle with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spun Sugar.  The kraft leaves and paper flowers are made using a set of Marianne dies and the cream flowers are handmade using ric rac braid rolled into shape.  I've also added some pink paper roses and satin buds as well as satin ribbon, a Boofle button tied with baker's twine from Dovecraft and some taupe coloured pearls.

Now on to my 'bargain'  I found these the other day in Poundworld.  There were lots of different themes, I bought four sets for £2 but I gave one away to one of Iona's pals before I got around to taking a photo!  I'm sure I will find a use for them and even if I don't I'm sure Iona will!

Right that's me for now, goodnight and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Shona xx


  1. Ooooh this is gorgeous Shona, what a sweetie!

    My hubby's son and family live in Elgin, and I always have a little trip to the "boutique" when we are up there.......its a great shop, isnt it xx

  2. stunning card Shona and I'm very envious of your visit to sugar nellies stamp shop - it would be wonderful to be able to visit there!!!!! Hope you have a great week and glad to hear Auntie Winnie has been out and about albeit for a short time! Hugs xx

  3. Hello Shona, what a sweet card, love that image and she is coloured beautifully.
    I must go to Elgin one day and find the Sugar Nellie shop, as I love their stamps.

    How lovely to have your Aunt out for a wee while and to enjoy a lovely tea out. Hope she continues to improve, she is so precious to you, Have a good sunday, kate x