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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Dream Valley Challenges DT Card - Use a Doily


Finally got around to blogging my DT card!  It's been a very hectic weekend as my daughter and I were away with her team at a cheerleading competition.  They did very well and got a 1st, 2 x 2nd and a 3rd place in the dances she took part in.  It was very tiring though and I was only watching lol!

So on to my card, our theme this time at Dream Valley Challenges is 'Use a Doily' and we are sponsored by the fantastic All Dressed Up!

All Dressed Up

I used one of their fab images to make a card for the assistant coach of Iona's Cheerleading team who was 18 recently.  She is an amazing dancer and will be going away to Hertfordshire in September to a dance/drama school.

I coloured the image with Promarkers to match the papers which are a mix of Gorjuss and V&A Hanovarian (both by Docrafts).  I've added a doily, glitter numbers and spotty organza ribbon to finish my card.

Thanks for stopping by,
Shona xx

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

I ♥ ProMarkers DT Card - Anything Goes

Good evening,

Sorry I'm a little late with my DT post, I didn't get around to scheduling it for this morning.  Hope you are all well?  Our lovely sunny weather has disappeared and has been replaced by dreary showers so perfect crafting weather!

So on to my card.  We have a fab new challenge over at I ♥ ProMarkers that just started today.  Our theme this time is everyone's favourite 'Anything goes' so you have no excuses just get those Promarkers out and have fun!  Our sponsor is the fabulous Ikes Art who have a vast selection of digis in their online shop.

I've used one of their fab digis called My New Shoes for my card, which of course has been coloured with Promarkers.

The image is so beautifully detailed that I kept to a simple layout so as not to detract from it.  the papers are American Crafts Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy.  A heart shaped button, paper cord and black pearls to finish.

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look and why not join in with the challenge if you can.

Shona xx

Monday, 9 May 2016

DT Card Dream Valley Challenges - Ribbon, Lace & Pearls

Hello again,

Another scheduled post from me today.  This time with my Dream Valley hat on.  We have a fab new challenge starting today.  Our theme is 'Ribbon, Lace and Pearls' and our sponsors are Dies to Die For and Crafty Ribbons.

Dies to Die for

Crafty Ribbons

The team were free to choose their own image for this challenge so I decided to try out this gorgeous digi called 'Jillian' that's available as a freebie from Wee Stamps!

As usual I have coloured her with Promarkers.  The papers are from a really ancient V&A Hanoverian pack by Docrafts.  These were actually one of my first purchases when I started to get into papercraft.  I love the muted shades and linen feel to them.  The patchwork swatches were die-cut using a Spellbinders set and the sentiment is by LOTV.  My card is finished off with black lace, gingham ribbon and pearls.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Big hugs,
Shona xx

DT Card Cutie Pies - Escape to the Country

Good Morning,

A scheduled post from me today.  It's been a busy weekend!  Iona and I visited the Inverness Science Festival on Saturday then I went for a curry night and drinks at one of my work colleagues house.  Yesterday was a day of cooking and accounting.  I am treasurer for the Parent Council at school and I also audit the books for the sheltered housing social club that's close to where we live.  As well as all that I had a lot of odds and ends around the house to catch up with after being ill last weekend.

Ok, on to my card.  We have a fab new challenge starting today over at The Cutie Pies.  Our theme for the coming month is 'Escape to the Country' so we'd love to see anything with a cute countryside, farm or garden theme.  Our sponsor for this challenge is 2 Cute Ink.

I've used a super cute sponsor image for my card called Country Mouse Couple which I've coloured with Promarkers.

The papers are Dovecraft Back To Basics IV and I've die cut the patchwork swatches using a Spellbinders set.  The sentiment is by Personal Impressions.  Flowers punched using and X-cut punch.  Paper cord, button and pearls to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.

Shona xx

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

I♥Promarkers DT Card - Ribbon and/or Lace

Good evening,

Sorry no scheduled post from me this morning.  I was a bit all over the place last night and ran out of time.  Hubby was back in hospital today for a revision of the hernia op he had last year as one side had popped back out.  It was just keyhole surgery this time and thankfully done locally (you might remember my 3 return trips to Fort William 66 miles away last summer).  He has been well warned no heavy lifting for 8 weeks so I will be trying to watch him like a hawk!

Ok, so back to my card.  Today we have a fab new challenge starting over at I♥Promarkers, this fortnight's theme is 'Use Ribbon and/or Lace' and we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter!

I have used a fab sponsor image for my DT card called 'Charming Spring Girl' and I've coloured her with Promarkers.

The papers are all from a Forever Friends pack called Spring Time so I thought they would tie in with the image.  Everything has been matted and layered with black card for a bold, fresh look.  The sentiment sticker is by Pebbles Inc and I've added some gingham ribbon to tie in with the theme.  My card is finished off with black gems and a button tied with paper cord.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Shona xx