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Monday, 27 July 2015

CRAFT Challenge - Wish You Were Here


Apologies I'm very late again things are so busy just now at work and home I've hardly had a minute to myself!

Anyway, we have a 'Wish You Were Here' themed challenge running over at the CRAFT Challenge this week and we'd love you to join in!  Our sponsors are Robyn's Fetish and Digital Delights.

I've used a Robyn's Fetish image for my DT card - this one is called Beach Kitty.  I've coloured it with Promarkers.

I've used just one paper from a huge pad I bought in LIDL some time back.  It's a bit busy so I've kept the layout very simple with just a twine tied button and a computer generated sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by.  I'm hoping normal crafting service will be resumed once I'm on holiday next week.

Shona xx

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

I ♥ Promarkers DT Card - Clean & Simple

Good morning,

It's Wednesday again so that means we have a fab new challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers!  Our theme this week is CAS (Clean and Simple) and we would love you to join us.  Our sponsor is Eureka stamps who have provided the DT with digi images for our projects.

I've used one of their fab images called Dog Pile for my card, coloured, of course, with Promarkers.

As the theme is CAS I've kept my card very simple.  I've used some tartan paper from the Christmas Boofle collection matted on to green cardstock.  Stamped a sentiment using a Lucy Cromwell stamp and finished off with a couple of buttons.  It's nice to make something a bit different from my usual style and I'm quite happy with how it's turned out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Shona x

Dream Valley DT Card - Embossing Wet or Dry

Hi there,

Wow, back to stupid o'clock posting from me!  I've just been watching the last episode of Sons of Anarchy and I'm so emotional now.  I'm such a wuss I cry at anything and everything but it was a sad ending so I think I'm justified in this case!

Ok, back to the business bit... We have a great challenge running over at Dream Valley and we'd love you to join us.  Our theme is Embossing (wet or dry) and we have 2 sponsors for this challenge!

I've used a topper from The Hobby House.  This one is from the Spring Bringer collection by Sylvia Zet.  To follow our theme I've embossed the edge of the topper and sentiment using the frantage technique.  The frantage mix was given to me ages ago to try out but I never plucked up the courage to try it out before now.  I think it is by Stampendous the lady just gave me a little bit in a tub so I'm not 100% sure.  Wow, I think I'm hooked!  I love the look and texture this achieves, I wish I hadn't left it so long to try out now!

The papers are by My Minds Eye (shhh they are actually Christmas ones!) and the sentiment is by personal Impressions.  I've added some Hobby House heart shaped pearls and some turquoise pearls as well as some spotty ribbon to finish off my card.

That's all from me tonight, back tomorrow morning with a scheduled post.

Hugs, Shona xx

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

I ♥ Promarkers DT Card - Pets!

Good morning,

I think I'm finally caught up with my DT work again and I'm feeling a little more organised hence this scheduled post!

I'm here to tell you about the fab new challenge over at  I ♥ Promarkers, our theme this week is 'Pets' and we are sponsored by the fabulous Just Inklined who have provided the DT with some of their gorgeous digis to use on our cards.

I chose one called Scamp Special Delivery which I've coloured (of course) with my Promarkers.

I've used three papers from my Dovecraft Curiosity Corner paper stack and matted everything on kraft cardstock.  I've added a punched border to one of the mats using an EK Success paw print border punch.  To finish my card I've added some spotty buttons from the Gorjuss collection, gems, heart shaped pearls and brown gingham ribbon.

Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure to join in the challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers!

Hugs, Shona xx

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

DT Card Cutie Pies - Cute As A Button

Hello again,

If you saw my earlier post you will know I'm a bit behind with my DT posts due to a busy time at work.  Apologies to my Cutie Pie Teamies for being a little late this month.

Ok, so back to business.  We have just started a new challenge over at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog, our theme this month is Cute as a Button so we'd love to see some buttons on your card along with a cute character image as always!

We have 2 amazing sponsors Bugaboo and The Hobby House!

I've used a fab Bugaboo image, Chibi Flower Pot Peeker for my DT card which I've coloured with Promarkers.

The papers are from yet another magazine freebie pad and have been layered up with black cardstock.  The sentiment is by Personal Impressions and I've added buttons, ribbon and gems to finish off my card.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and for any comments you leave.

Hugs, Shona x

DT Card CRAFT Challenge - Thank You!

Good Evening,

I'm afraid I've hit this time of year again when things get really mad at work.  We have a big deadline every year of 31July and every year it gets a bit manic once we hit July!

Apologies to my CRAFT Teamies for being so late in posting my card.  Our theme is 'Thank You' and we are being sponsored by A Day For Daisies and Great Impressions this week.

I've used a gorgeous digi called Fox Nap from A Day For Daisies for my DT card.

I've coloured it with Promarkers and used several papers from a Wild Rose Studio freebie pack.  The sentiment is by Personal Impressions.  I've finished off my card with gems and organza ribbon.

Thank you for stopping by,
Shona x

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

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

I ♥ Promarkers DT Card - Sport

Good morning!

This dratted cold is still with me - I'm just sick of it now, I've wasted enough time feeling under the weather and I have lots of things I need to be getting on with.  So, PLEASE let it go away soon and let me get back to normal!!!

Anyways, my post today is to tell you we have a new challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers and our theme this week is 'Sport'.  We'd love you to join us - you could be lucky enough to win a prize from our sponsor Yours or Mine Papercrafts.

I've gone for Football for my sport and given one of my LOTV stamps it's first inking.  This image is called Football Shirt Bear and I've coloured it with Promarkers.  I've done the shirt in Manchester United colours, their number 7 shirt has famously been worn by David Beckham, Eric Cantona and George Best so the bear is in good company!!!

The papers I've used are We Are Memory Keepers Travel Light and I've matted everything with black cardstock (my current favourite style - you've probably noticed!) and the sentiment is by Personal Impressions.  I've kept the embellishments simple as it's a male card and just added two die cut stars topped with buttons.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Hugs, Shona xx

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

Monday, 6 July 2015

Dream Valley DT Card - Distressing!

Good Morning,

Monday again, I've had a long weekend as I had a day off on Friday so it's taken a little longer to come round than usual just not long enough lol!  The dreaded lurgy is still with me I'm afraid, I thought I was better on Friday and I even managed to go swimming and organise a barbecue but then it all started again at night and I was rudely awakened by a really annoying cough at 5.30 am.  Still, I'm feeling much better than I was and have enjoyed getting on with some crafting.

Ok, back to business...  Today I'm sharing my DT card for Dream Valley Challenges - our theme this fortnight is 'Distressing' so we'd love you to join us, you could be lucky enough to win a prize from our sponsor Robyn's Fetish.

I've used a sponsor image called Farah Fawn.  I've printed out the image several times then coloured each with Promarkers before decoupaging to give the image some depth.  Apologies for my photograph it's made the image look a bit washed out, the light was really bad here yesterday as we had some torrential rain.

For my distressing I roughed up all the edges of my papers and cardstock using the edge of a scissors.  I know you get distressing tools but this technique works fine for me!  I mounted my decoupaged image onto some embossed cardstock for some texture.  The papers are Papermania Capsule Collection and the sentiment is by Personal Impressions.  I've finished off my card with some gingham ribbon and a twine tied button.

Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you have a great week.

Shona xx

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

I ♥ Promarkers DT Card - Summer

Good morning!

I'm afraid as I schedule this I still have the dreaded lurgy.  Sore throat, dizzyness, nausea - you get the picture.  All this during a heatwave (high 20s today - that's a lot for the North of Scotland!) makes it almost unbearable.  Unfortunately crafting is taking a bit of a back seat for a few more days until I get back to feeling up to scratch.

So... the real reason I'm here is to share my DT make for this week's I ♥ Promarkers challenge!  Our theme this week appropriately enough is 'Summer' and we'd love you to join us with your summery makes!  Our sponsor is Stitchy Bear who have a great prize for our winner this week.  Be sure to check out their page here as they have an extaordinary amount of fab images

I've used one of their digi images - Tammy Tween - Just Chillin' by Digi Blessings.  As usual I've coloured it with Promarkers.  This time I've gone for a little gift bag instead of a card for a change.

The papers are Fancy Pants Beach Babe and were a magazine freebie a while back.  I've set everything off against black cardstock and echoed the black with the Tim Holtz letter stickers for the sentiment.  I've added some black gems and some ribbons to finish off my bag.

That's me for now.

Hope to be back with you soon once I get rid of the dreaded lurgy!

Shona xx