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Thursday, 26 November 2015

I ♥ ProMarkers DT Card - New Home

Good evening,

I'm a bit late posting my DT card on my own blog this week.  I've been battling a cold (with a horrible chesty cough) this week.  I'm starting to feel a bit more human again thankfully.  But I feel like I'm getting everything going just now:(  Nothing a week in the Bahamas wouldn't fix I'm sure!!!

Our theme this week at I ♥ ProMarkers is 'New Home' coincidetally I'd been commissioned to make a 'First Christmas in your New Home' card so thought I'd combine the two!

I used a fab 'Snow Globe' Digi from our sponsors Stitchy Bear which of course I've coloured with Promarkers adding a bit of liquid pearls for the falling snow and a lot of Stardust Stickles for the fallen snow!

The papers are MME Merry and I've added a die cut Lacey Circle mat and a snowflake made using an X-cut die.  I've finished off my card with a puched snowflake, button, spotty ribbon and pearls.

Incidentally this is the first and last time you'll se me using this little snowflake puch as I broke it on it's first outing :(  my kraft card was too thick for it to cope with!  I read on the back of the packaging (afterwards) that it only worked up to a certain gsm.  Hindsight is a wonderful thing!  Just as well it was a cheapy from Hobbycraft!

That's all from me today.  I'm away to fix some hot honey and lemon before I'm a Celebrity gets started!

Shona x

Monday, 23 November 2015

Dream Valley DT Card - Stitching Real or Faux

Good morning,

Wow, what a mad week it's been.  As well as working Monday to Friday I think I had something on every night this week culminating in my daughter taking part in auditions for Britain's Got Talent with her hip hop group last night!  It's a waiting game now to see if they make it through to the next stage but they danced their socks off and had fun and that is the main thing!

So, on to my card... we have a fab new challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges.  Our theme is 'Stitching (Real or Faux)'.

Our sponsor is The Hobby House

I've used an image and sentiment from Digistamp Boutique and coloured it with Promarkers.

The papers are cut from a Docrafts Folk Floral 12x12 pad using a Spellbinders nesting squares die.  The sentiment was cut using a die from the Pierced Flags set by Sue Wilson from Creative Expressions.  I've added faux stitching to just about everything using a black fine liner pen.  The only other thing I've added is a button tied with some twine.

That's all from me for the moment.  Hope you have a great week.

Shona xx

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

I ♥ Promarkers DT Card - Traditional Christmas

Good Evening,

Sorry I was so late posting my DT card last night that I didn't get around to scheduling a post.  I need to get myself more organised.  I think that will have to be my new years resolution!

Anyway, back to business.  Today marks the start of this week's fab challenge at I ♥ Promarkers.  Our theme this week is 'Traditional Christmas'.  I'm sure, like me, you still have some Christmas cards to make so why not join us and perhaps you might win a prize from our sponsors, we have 2 this week!


I have used a sponsor image from the Stamping Boutique called Chubby Snowman and coloured it with Promarkers.

I thought the 'Traditional Christmas' theme suited these fab Classic Christmas papers from LOTV which I've added some faux stitching to, as well as distressing the edges.  The sentiment is also by LOTV.  I've added some buttons, pearl hearts, spotty organza ribbon and a brad from Dovecraft's Santa's Workshop range to finish off my card.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Shona xx

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

Friday, 13 November 2015

Share an Oldie on Friday - Munro Bagging!

Good morning!

Wow it's been ages since I was organised enough to post an oldie for Friday!  If you haven't heard of 'Sharing an Oldie' it's something Erika at Snappycrafts started where we can share some of our older creations.  It's a great way of looking back and comparing how our crafting styles might have changed over time!

This card isn't all that old I made it earlier in the year for a commission but I didn't post it at the time.  The spec I was given for the card was a retirement card for a lady who enjoys Munro Bagging (Munros are Scottish mountains over 3000ft and the 'bagging' is having climbed them and ticked them off your list).  It was really difficult to find an image of a lady climber/hillwalker without it looking too comical.  In the end I decided to make a colourful map of some of the Munros the focal point of the card with a couple of small images of boots and a compass from Little Claire coloured with Promarkers added to tie in with the walking theme.

I've added a Computer generated sentiment, gingham paper and a matching brad.  This was a tricky commission to get right but hopefully the recipient was happy with it!

Have a great weekend folks whatever you've got planned!

Shona xx

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Baby Boy Commissioned Card

Good morning,

Just for a change here's a non-DT card I made a few weeks back!  I was asked by one of my fellow school mums to make a new baby card for a friend.  Now if there's something I enjoy making it's baby cards as I love all things cute and gooey so I jumped at the chance!

Apologies in advance for blurring out the name on the photo but I didn't want the full name to show along with the DOB etc for privacy.

I've made a patchwork background using some papers from the Papermania Festive Spots & Stripes Capsule Collection and Spellbinders Swatches Nesties, adding some kraft card die cut stars, buttons and faux stitching.  I've added the babies details on to a die cut shape made using an X-cut door plate die.  I've added a sentiment from LOTV and a digi image from the Forever Friends New Arrivals CD which I've coloured with Promarkers.  I don't often use CDs but this is one I've used a few times and really like.

That's all from me this morning, hope you have a good day whatever you're up to.

Shona xx

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

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

I ♥ Promarkers DT Card - Food & Drink

Good morning,

It's Wednesday so that means the start of another fab challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers  This week our theme is 'Food and Drink' and our sponsor is the fab Just Inklined.

I chose a fab digi from our sponsor called 'Feed The Birds', which of course has been coloured with Promarkers.  I love the retro feel to it.  I'm not sure about other parts of the UK but sadly it's been years since we stopped getting milk delivered in glass bottles, this kind of thing just wouldn't happen now with a 4 pint plastic carton from Tesco!

To be totally honest I was a little bit daunted colouring this as it's not the type of image I would normally go for but I needn't have worried as it was a joy to colour and I really enjoyed doing something out of my comfort zone.  As soon as I chose my image I knew what paper pack I would go for - Home to Nest by Lucy Cromwell, but in the end I just chose one paper from the pack and teamed it with a checked paper from a We Are Memory Keepers pad for a little added colour.  Ive matted the papers on to kraft card and also used a new kraft polka dot washi tape from Dovecraft.  It took me ages to get into washi tape but I'm converted now! I've finished off my card with a birthday sentiment from LOTV, a bird charm from the Papermania Sew Lovely range, pearls and a raffia topped button.

That's all from me for now, thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Shona xx

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

Monday, 9 November 2015

Dream Valley DT Card - Shaped Cards

Hello again!

I'm back to share my DT card for Dream Valley Challenges - our theme this week is 'Shaped Cards' (no squares or rectangles) and we are sponsored by the fab

The DT were allowed to use an image of their choice so I inked up one of my favourite Magnolia stamps, coloured with Promarkers and went for a circular easel Christmas card.

I just have a Big Shot die-cutting machine so I'm not able to use the larger dies such as Grand Nestabilities for shaped cards so I've used a pre-cut card blank from La Pasche.  I've covered the blank with a pink holly paper from an ancient Festive Frolics Honey & Hugs paper pack from Docrafts.  I've used Centura Pearl card to die cut a floral circle from a Stampin' Up/Sizzix Framelits Floral Frames set and an X-cut Snowflake Circle die.  The sentiment is by LOTV and I've added Star Dust Stickles to the sentiment edges as well as the image.  My card is finished off with pink Scrapberry pearls and some spotty organza ribbon.

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day whatever you have planned.

Shona xx

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

Cutie Pie DT Card - Cute, Clean, Simple and Christmassy!

Good morning!

It's new challenge day over at The Cutie Pie Challenge and this month's theme is Cute, CAS & Christmas!  We have 2 fantastic sponsors for this challenge:


I'm sure like me you still have a few Christmas cards to make so why not join us?  The DT were allowed to use a cute image of their choice so I went for an old favourite rubber stamp - Furry Friends by Sugar Nellie.

Apologies for the poor photo the Centura Pearl card I used just wasn't playing ball!  Anyway, the image was coloured with Promarkers and I added Star Dust Stickles to the furry bits of clothing.  The embossing folder is a new one by Sheena Douglass called Christmas Greetings.  The only other element on my CAS card is some pale blue gingham ribbon.

That's me for now, I'll be back a little later with another DT offering!

Hugs, Shona xx

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

Crafty Catz Challenge - #300 Winter
Unicorn Challenge - #3 Christmas is Coming
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - November
The Glory of Christmas - #71 Glitter & Shine

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

I ♥ Promarkers DT Card - Music

Good Morning,

It's the start of another new challenge over at I ♥ Promarkers.  This time our theme is Music and we are sponsored by the fab Kenny K.

For my DT card I've used a digi called 'Boogie Down' and coloured it with Promarkers.

I've made a CAS layout using an X-cut star die to make an aperture putting some MME My Girl patterned paper behind.  I've finished off my card with a rub-on sentiment from Kaisercraft.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Shona xx