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Sunday, 11 January 2015

LOTV Boy's First Birthday Card

Good morning,

We've been a bit through the mill weather wise up here in the North of Scotland over the last few days.  First strong winds with gusts over 60 mph reported locally then more recently snow.  When I went to bed last night it was snowing quite heavily but I'm glad to report most of it has now disappeared.  Snow is great when you don't have to go anywhere but a nightmare when you have things to do!  Not that we get a choice lol!  One of my friends from work who stays just a couple of miles from the city centre had no power for 2 days, but luckily has a wood burning stove.  Still, it was a hard time for them with 2 small children and they also had to throw out all their food from the fridge/freezer which had deteriorated.  On a personal level I'm also adjusting to being back at work full time.  That was my first full week since the start of August and I can't say it was easy, especially having been off for over a fortnight over the holidays.

It feels like ages since I've posted anything that wasn't for a DT or a Christmas Card so today I have a first birthday card to share with you.

The rubber stamp is by LOTV and is coloured with Promarkers, the sentiment is also LOTV.  The fab paper is from a pack I bought in Lidl and although it's not clear on the photo there's encapsulated glitter on the yachts.  The scalloped and plain circle dies are X-cut and the stitched one I think is by La-La Land, it was sent to me pre cut along with some others in an order from Dies to Die For.  I've added a foam number from Asda , glitter domes by Docrafts and a seashell charm tied on baker's twine from The Works.  Between Lidl and Asda this card is a bit of a supermarket sweep!!!

Bye for now, the housework awaits (sad face)

Shona xx

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  1. What a great card Shona, love the stamp and the layout is perfect. Glad the weather has calmed down for a bit but looks like there is more to come...for all of us :0( xx

  2. Hi Shona, lovely bright card, both image and papers are fabulous. Great colouring too.
    I can understand completely about going back full time after such a long time off work. Just take each day as it comes and try to pace yourself in your tasks......if you can.Don't let anyone hassle you.
    Hugs Kate x

  3. Lovely card Shona, it is lovely to make a card just because.... x Susan x

  4. Love it, Shona - really cute.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  5. super cute card :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

  6. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  7. This is such a cute card for a one year old little boy. Love the marine theme and pretty colouring.
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