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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

I ♥ ProMarkers DT Card - Masculine

Good morning,

Another scheduled post from me today.  I'd like to think I'm getting back into some sort of routine and getting a bit more organised although I'm still on my own at work and so busy I'm coming home a bit shell-shocked every evening lol!  Apart from work being hectic just now, all the birthdays, parties, sleepovers and other extra bits we've had on over the few weeks are now tailing off so I can relax a bit more.

Today's card is my DT make for I ♥ ProMarkers - our challenge this week is 'Masculine' and we are sponsored by Opal Crafts

My Sister in Law has commissioned me to make 17 cards between now and January so I decided to make a card that would fit with the challenge theme as well as tick one of the cards off her list!

This is the first time I've used this LOTV stamp, my crafty friend Fiona gave it to me a while back.  I caught sight of this magazine freebie backing paper when looking for something else recently and thought it would match the stamp perfectly!  The paper was trimmed to fit a pre-cut Kanban card blank.  The image has been coloured with Promarkers then mounted on a circle die cut that I inked when it was still in the die.  I used the same technique with the banners which were cut using Creative Expressions dies.  I added the sentiment with a stamp from a set by Papermania, the birthday sentiment stamp is also from LOTV.  I've finished off the card with a foam number, matching buttons and some bakers twine.

That's all from me just now, hope you'll pop along to join in with the challenge and see what the rest of the DT have been up to.

Hugs, Shona xx

Monday, 28 September 2015

DT Card Dream Valley Challenges - Bingo!

Good Morning,

Back to work for me today so this is a scheduled post.  All the local schools were closed for in-service staff training on Thursday and Friday last week so it meant a nice long weekend not just for Iona but for mum too!

So, today I have my DT card for Dream Valley Challenges to share with you.  Our theme for this challenge is 'Bingo' so just like the game you can choose a line in any direction or you could go all out and go for a full house!

We are sponsored by


For my card I chose the middle horizontal row - Patterned Paper/Pink/Faux Stitching and a free to download All Dressed Up digi from  The digi is meant to be for a wedding and should have a 'Just Married' sentiment but I got creative and used an eraser tool to get rid of the writing!

I've paper-pieced some of the image and coloured the remaining bits with Promarkers.  I've used Papermania Born to Shop papers throughout, adding faux stitching to the main backing paper.  The sentiment is from LOTV and I've used a mix of X-cut and Spellbinders dies.  My card is finished off with some gingham ribbon and black gems.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Wishing you all the best for the week ahead.

Shona xx

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

Thursday, 24 September 2015

I ♥ ProMarkers DT Card - Get Well/Speedy Recovery

Good evening,

Finally got peace to get on the PC!  My daughter has a pal over for a sleepover so it's been all go.  Tonight I'm sharing my DT card for I ♥ ProMarkers.   Our theme this week is 'Get Well Soon or Speedy Recovery' and we are sponsored by the fantastic QKR Stampede who provided the DT team with some fab digis  for the challenge.

I've used one of their gorgeous designs called Smiling Flowers for my card which has been coloured with Promarkers.

The image is quite large so I kept it as the focal point and added a sentiment to the digi using word.  The papers are Docrafts Folk Florals and the resin flower was a magazine freebie.

That's all for now.

Hugs, Shona xx

I'd like to enter the following challenge:

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Cutie Pies DT Card & Our 4th Birthday!!!


Here I am making apologies again but this time I'm afraid technology got the better of me and I was without Broadband for 3 days at the start of last week.  It's still not that stable and BT have been less than helpful and the latest news is that I have to monitor it for yet another 48 hours.  I have to say I was really at a loss without it.  Of course my mobile phone has internet but as it's a Galaxy S4 mini the screen is pretty tiny to navigate to use it for anything meaningful!

So, at last!  Here's my post for the Cutie Pie's 4th Birthday Challenge.  Actually it is also my first birthday from when I started on their desgn team so double celebrations!  For this challenge as well as a Birthday theme we have a fab sketch for you to follow too!

And we have not one, not two but THREE sponsors for this challenge!

I've used a fab freebie image from one of our sponsors - All Dressed Up for my card

I've coloured my image with Promarkers then fussy cut around it.  The papers are from a Docrafts Capsule Collection and the border punch is by Martha Stewart.  The stamp is from a magazine freebie set.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do hope you join in our Birthday celebrations!

Hugs, Shona xx

I'd like to enter the following challenge:

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

I ♥ Promarkers DT Card - Sweet Treats

Good evening,

I've just been watching 'The Great British Bake Off' - love that program!  Time now for me to share my DT card for this weeks I ♥ Promarkers Challenge appropriately our theme this week is 'Sweet Treats' and we are sponsored by

I have quite a lot of stamps that would fit this theme so I had fun choosing what to make.  In the end I settled for this fab Sugar Nellie stamp called Fairy Cakes, which I've coloured with Promarkers.  To compliment the main image I've also stamped some sweeties using a magazine freebie set which also contained the rather apt sentiment stamp.  As the image is quite large I've kept the layout simple and just added one patterned paper from a Cart Us pad.

Just a quick post from me so I can get back to some actual crafting!

Love and hugs,
Shona xx

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

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

I ♥ PROMARKERS DT Card - Use The Colour Blue

Good Morning,

Again sincere apologies for the lateness of this post.  Family life has had to take main priority over the last couple of weeks and I'm just starting to play catch up!

Here's my DT card for the current I Love Promarkers Challenge.  Our theme is 'Use the colour Blue' and if you are quick you will still catch it!

I've used an image called Littlie Siannie Christmas Stamp from our sponsor Stitchy Bear and it's been coloured with Promarkers of course.

The paper is by Graphic 45 and I've embossed a kraft card panel using an X-cut snowflake folder.  The sentiment is by LOTV and the tag was die-cut using a new mini die from X-cut.  The snowflakes were punched.

That's all from me, hopefully I'll start to get a bit more free time for crafting and blogging shortly!

Hugs, Shona x

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

Dream Valley DT Card - Back to School

Good morning,

Apologies this post is so late.  I've been really struggling to fit any crafting in over the last few weeks never mind blogging.  I've had my daughter and I's birthdays.  A big dance competition that my daughter took part in that also involved extra practice sessions, family visiting and I'm also on my own at work at the moment.  I am so busy just now that I had to buy my daughter a shop bought card for her birthday!

Anyway, here's my card for the Dream Valley Challenge that's running just now.  The theme is 'back to school'.

The image is Cool Student from our sponsor The Paper Shelter coloured with Promarkers and the papers and sentiment are by Studio Calico.

Hugs, Shona x