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Friday, 31 January 2014

Tiny Bunny

Good evening fellow crafty peeps!

Thank goodness it's Friday, it's been a busyish week with a trip South to Stirling on Wednesday with work to break up the week.  I can't quite believe it's the last day of January either!  I haven't had much crafting time this week, but here's a card I made last night from a cute wee image I coloured in a few weeks ago.  I like having a stock of two or three ready coloured images available for when time is a bit more limited.

The image is by Lili of the Valley and was in a colour and cut stack that was a magazine freebie ages ago, I've coloured it with Promarkers.  The sentiment is also by LOTV. The papers are Docrafts Hot Diggety Dog and everything has been matted and layered with kraft cardstock.  I've also used kraft for the die-cut ivy which was made with a Marianne corner die set.  The oval and circle dies are by X-cut.  My card is finished off with spotty and gingham ribbons, buttons and pearls.

Hope you all have a good weekend whatever you have planned.  I'm hoping Monday doesn't come around again too quickly!

Shona xx

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

The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - #232 Anything Goes
Lili of the Valley - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge - #42 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge - #162 Spots and Dots (I've used spotty paper and ribbon)

Sunday, 26 January 2014

A Fairy Thank You

Good afternoon,

This is a rare daytime post from me, I'm usually on here after everyone's in bed lol!  The weather is pants here today, heavy rain and strong gusts of wind.  The ideal day for staying indoors and hibernating, so after Iona did her homework and I did some chores I got stuck into some cardmaking.  Iona was on hand to give some suggestions for colours and papers.  Sometimes it really helps to have someone else come up with ideas you might not have thought of yourself!

So on to today's card.  The stamped image is by Wee Stamps and was a magazine freebie a while back.  For a freebie it really is good quality and was a joy to colour with Promarkers.  The papers I've chosen are one of my all time favourites, My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up.  I just love the colours and designs in this pack.

I've matted all the papers with black card and I've used circle and scalloped circle dies from X-cut, a lacey scallop die from Spellbinders and a corner die from Marianne.  The butterflies were made using an Embosslits set from Stampin' Up.  The sentiment sticker is by Pebbles Inc.  My card is finished off with coloured pearls, a large checked bow and some Fruit Punch Stickles to highlight the image.

Hope you're all having a good weekend and wishing you a fantastic week ahead.

Shona xx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Gorjuss in Blue

Good evening crafty friends,

It's been way too long.  I haven't had much crafting time since my last post as I had a trip away to Dundee with my daughter's Cheerleading squad.  We left on Friday afternoon and didn't get back until late on Sunday and there was all the prep beforehand and the catching up with chores afterwards!  The team did very well as a whole and the Youth Cheer team that Iona's in got first place on Saturday and a 5th place for their Pom Dance on Sunday.  Spirits were high so there wasn't much sleep happening over the weekend!

Tonight's card has been on the back burner for a while.  I coloured in the image a while ago with these new papers in mind.

The papers are the new Parisienne Blue Capsule Collection from Docrafts.  Blue and white Toile de Jouy style designs have long since been a favourite of mine and I used to have my bedroom decorated with similar patterns so this new collection was a must buy for me!  The Gorjuss stamp was passed on to me by a crafty friend a while back but this is the first time I've used it, it's been coloured with Promarkers.

The postcard stamp is from the new Madame Payraud collection, also by Docrafts and the sentiment is by LOTV.  The circle and scalloped circle dies are by X-cut and the flourish is from Carole's Crafts and the border punch is by Stampin' Up.  I've finished off the card with coloured pearls and a spotty organza ribbon bow.

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

Friday, 10 January 2014

Pretty In Pink

Good Evening,

Phew, we made it to Friday!  It's been a bit of a job trying to adjust my body clock after more or less a fortnight of late nights and lie ins, fortunately Iona has coped with it better than I have and has been a wee star this week.  Other news that deserves a mention is that my husband has been smoke free for a week now - yay!!!  I feel so proud of him and hope he keeps going.  I think he will as he can see the financial as well as health benefits and is eyeing up a new laptop as I type lol!  Luckily he's never been that heavy a smoker and never smokes at home (expect for a few sly ones in the shed!).

My card tonight is one I've made for one of Iona's school friends.  I've used my old faithful Teddy Beau freebie stamp which I love to colour in.

As usual the stamp has been coloured with Promarkers then mounted on scalloped and kraft circles.  I'm afraid I don't know the brand of the papers, they were individual 12x12 sheets and I can't even remember where I got them, which is a shame as I'd rather like to get more of the spotty one!  The sentiment is another old faithful from LOTV.  I've finished off the card with various buttons, ribbon and a glitter number and flower.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

Shona xx

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

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

30th Birthday

Hi folks,

Well I'm back at work now but at least things aren't as stressful as before Christmas.  I'm managing to squeeze in some crafting time most nights.  As I don't have a dedicated craft room, some nights I just don't feel like I have the energy to take out all my card making stash and have to put it away again late on, so I've been doing a little knitting while watching telly or colouring stamped images.  I have even managed a little crochet, which I haven't attempted since I was a teenager!  It was only a wee phone holder but I'm quite chuffed with it!  I will post a photo once I've sewn on the button!

Anyways, tonight's card is one I made for a work colleague's 30th Birthday today.  She isn't keen on floral patterns and particularly not mulberry or paper flowers so I've gone for glitter and stars.  Please excuse the photo, as usual my camera hasn't worked too well with the reflective surfaces!

I've used a silver Dovecraft card blank and silver and amethyst card.  The star dies and embossing folder are by X-cut.  The star edged square die is from Tonic, all other elements except the gems were from a bought embellishment set.

Just as a wee aside I've had an awful lot of problems tonight trying to add my photo to my post.  I've now had to give up on Internet Explorer 11 and opt for Chrome instead.  I don't know if any of you have had similar problems?  Anyway, I'd like to thank Cynthia, a crafty acquaintance, for her help in getting me back in business.

Bye for now,

Friday, 3 January 2014

I'm Back!

Yay!  I'm back!  Hopefully that's me back permanently now after a few months of crafting taking a back seat.  Work was pretty mad latterly with lots of overtime and stress which made me fall behind with household duties, leaving no time for hobbies, especially when I had to prepare for Christmas (when you have an eight year old that's a necessity!).  Now that Christmas and New Year are behind us I've dusted down the stamps and Promarkers and I'm raring to go again!  I'm so looking forward to 2014, those of you who followed my blog in 2013 will know it was a difficult year for my family and I, so onwards and upwards I say!

Tonight's card is a Christmas one, I coloured the image ages ago but didn't get round to making it into a card.

The Snowman image is by Magnolia and was coloured with Promarkers.  The sentiment stamp is by Papermania.  I've used a couple of the Be Merry 6x6 papers from My Minds Eye and some Anita's Snowflake Glitterations.  My card is finished off with pink cotton lace, buttons, gems and pearls.

Wishing you all the best for 2014.

Shona xx

I wish to enter my card into the following challenges:

Cutie Pie Challenge #60 - Only Snowmen
CCAYR - January/Anything Goes
Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas Challenge Extra - January