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Monday, 13 August 2018

Sporting Cuties with the Cutie Pies

Good morning,

A 'real time' post from me as I'm on annual leave.  We aren't going away anywhere at the moment so I'm looking forward to spending some time with our daughter before she goes back to school next week as well as catching up with housework (meh) and doing some much needed de-cluttering.  Not sure if I'll get as far as doing any craft supplies de-cluttering but we'll see how it goes.  The weather doesn't appear to be the best this week so I will make the most of doing indoor chores.

Anyhoo, today I'm sharing my DT card for the new Cutie Pie Challenge - our theme this month is Sporting Cuties πŸ€πŸπŸƒπŸ„πŸˆπŸŽΎπŸŽ― and we'd love you to come and share your projects with us!


For this challenge we are sponsored by Bugaboo


I have used one of their fab images for my card called Sunbonnet Fish 2 and a very old but very nice paper pack from We Are Memory Keepers with some faux stitching added.  As you can see I took a bit of a liberty with the sentiment stamp!


Materials used:
Bugaboo Digital Stamp - Sunbonnet Fish 2
Promarkers
Papers - We Are Memory Keepers Travel Light
Sentiment Stamp - Personal Impressions (tweaked by me)
Cardstock, buttons & twine from stash


That's all from me, I'd better get on with the chores!  

Hugs,
Shona x





Thursday, 2 August 2018

Quick card for my Sister in Law

Hello,

I've just popped on to share a quick card I made recently for my sister-in-law's birthday.  I didn't really have anything suitable in my stash of 'made' cards and needed something quick so I used one of the freebie paper kits from Making Cards Magazine.  I more or less followed one of the worked examples, adding my own twist with some faux stitching around the cat image. 



Since I can't really say this design is my own I'm not entering it into any challenges.  But thank you to Making Cards for the inspiration and fantastic gifts as well as a fantastic magazine!

Hugs,
Shona x

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Bingo with the Cutie Pies

Hello,

Today (better late than never!) I'm sharing my DT card for the Cutie Pies.  This time around we have a bingo board for you and we'd love you to join in!  The DT were able to use an image of their own choice for this challenge so I went with this unidentified cutie which was given to me by a friend.  It's a rubber stamp but came to me without any packaging so I've no idea who to credit for it but I love it all the same!  If you have any idea what brand it might be please add a comment so I can give credit to the artist.


For my card I've selected bow, buttons and flowers from the bingo board below


and just to let you know this challenge is being sponsored by the Cuties ourselves and there's a fantastic prize up for grabs for our lucky winner

So on to my card..


Materials used:
Papers - Cart Us Country Rose
Image unknown
Promarkers
Sentiment stamp - Personal Impressions
Cardstock, buttons, ribbon & twine all from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my work, it's much appreciated.

Hugs,
Shona xx




Monday, 11 June 2018

Spots and dots with the Cutie Pies!

Good morning,

It's been a strange few weeks since I published my last blog post.  I had a couple of weeks off work due to stress and feeling burnt out.  I just couldn't keep all the plates spinning and needed a bit of time to clear my head.  I'm feeling much better now and went back to work towards the end of last week.  I'm slowly learning that I need to pace myself and ask for help when I need it and also make some more time for myself (doctor's orders!) instead of always running around everyone else, but sometimes it's easier said than done!  We've also had some brilliant sunny weather and I really enjoyed spending time outdoors while I was off.  My husband has just finished transforming an area of our garden, which is a complete suntrap and previously undervalued and just used to store our wheelie bins, into a gorgeous seating area which I now retreat to as often as possible!

So, on to my DT card for the latest Cutie Pie challenge.  Our theme this month is 'Spots and Dots' and as always you must include a cute character on your project to be in the prize draw.  We have Crafty Sentiments sponsoring us and they have a fantastic prize for our lucky winner!  I've chosen their gorgeous 'couples' image for my own card.  For a change (and this is a first for me) I've used kraft card to colour on - a definite advantage of using pencils over markers!  I quite like how it's turned out, especially for a first attempt.


 http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/


Materials used:
Digi image - Crafty Sentiments
Faber Castell Polychromo pencils
LOTV sentiment stamp set
Various dies X-cut/Sizzix
Papers and button Papermania Spots and Stripes Capsule Collection
Remaining materials all from stash

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a fantastic week, whatever you have planned!

Hugs,
Shona

Monday, 7 May 2018

Add A Butterfly With The Cutie Pies

Good morning,

Wishing you a happy bank holiday Monday!  It's lovely to have an extra long weekend and it makes for a nice short week at work!

Today I'm sharing my DT card for our latest challenge over at the Cutie Pies.  Our theme this month is 'Add a butterfly' and of course as always your project should include a cute character in-keeping with our challenge theme.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Di's Digi Downloads.

http://disdigidownloads.blogspot.co.uk/

The design team were allowed to choose an image of their own for this challenge so I've used a Magnolia rubber stamp for my card.


Materials used:
Magnolia Tilda rubber stamp 
Promarkers
First Edition Paradise Crush papers
Personal Impressions sentiment stamp
Stampin' Up Embosslits Beautiful Wings
Cardstock, ribbon, gems, pearls, etc from stash

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,
Shona xx

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



Saturday, 28 April 2018

Another 60th Birthday Card!

Good evening,

I've just hopped on to add a card I made a few months back to my blog.  It was another I made for a work colleague who has had a lot of friends turn 60 recently!  The brief for this one was camper vans so luckily I had these fab embellishments in my stash ready to go!


Materials used
MME Happy Day papers
Tesco glitter numbers
Embellishment set from Hobbycraft
Cardstock, buttons, etc from stash

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate any comments you leave for me as I know only too well how time consuming this can be.

Hugs,
Shona xx

Monday, 23 April 2018

Delightful Digi's with the Cutie Pies

Hello,

Sorry I've been a bit off the grid for a few weeks.  Life's been a bit more hectic than I'd like and I'm back to playing catch up again :(

Anyway, better late than never, I've hopped on to share my DT card for the latest challenge with the Cutie Pies.  Our theme this month is Delightful Digi's and we are sponsored by Little Miss Muffet who have let us use some of their gorgeous images.  There's still almost a week to go if you would like to join in with us.



Materials used:
Little Miss Muffet Digi - Marley Blooms
Promarkers
Docrafts Spring Chic papers
LOTV sentiment stamp
Cardstock, ribbon, gems, etc all from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs,
Shona xx

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



Monday, 2 April 2018

Hoppy Easter!

Good afternoon,

Hope you're all having a fantastic Easter.  I have had a lovely weekend and even better still I'm not back to work until Wednesday, I'm only working 2 and a half days this week and next.  Sadly the weather is really cold and miserable although we don't have any more snow (yet)!  Still it's nice to get some time off and not be rushing around for a change!

So I've hopped on to share the Easter card I made for our daughter.  I've had this LOTV stamp for a while but never got around to using it before now! 


Materials used:
LOTV Rubber Stamp
Promarkers
Docrafts Spring Chic papers
Crafty Impressions sentiment stamp
Cardstock, ribbon and gems from stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  

Hugs,
Shona xx

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Commissioned Card

Hi there,

Tonight I'm posting a commissioned card I made a few months back but never got around to sharing.  Unfortunately the photo doesn't do these beautiful papers justice!


Materials Used:
First Edition Storyteller papers
Crafter's Companion In Bloom die set
Sizzix scalloped square nesting dies
Spellbinders square nesting dies
X-cut oval and scalloped oval dies
Cardstock, ribbon, shimmer dome stickers all from stash

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!

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



Monday, 12 March 2018

Spring Cuties With The Cutie Pies

Good morning!

Today I bring you a scheduled and on time post yippee!  I'm here to share my DT card for the latest Cutie Pie Challenge - our theme this time is 'Spring Cuties' and we are sponsored by the fabulous Bugaboo!

http://www.bugaboostamps.com/

For my card I've used one of their super cute digi images called Flower Bird which I've coloured with Promarkers.  Whilst I now love my Polychromos I've not yet found a suitable paper for printing on that I don't have to pre cut to size so for now I'm saving them for rubber stamped images rather than digis.  Actually, I think I love them both equally and there's certainly room in my world for both!  It's a complete fluke that my image matches the papers as I coloured the image before I chose the paper - lucky guess!  I think the sentiment goes really well with the image too, It's been in my stash for ages just waiting for the right moment!


Materials used:
Bugaboo digi image - Flower Bird
Crafter's Companion Solar White Neenah cardstock
Promarkers
MME Happy Day papers
Magazine freebie sentiment stamp
Black cardstock, button and twine from stash.

Thanks so much for dropping by, we'd love you to come and share your cute creations with us!

Hugs,
Shona xx





Sunday, 4 March 2018

James Bear Valentine

Hi folks,

I'm just hopping on to share my Valentines card I made for the last Cutie Pie Challenge.  Sadly this challenge is almost closed but there's still a little time left to join us if you're quick.  Otherwise why not join us for a fantastic new challenge beginning on the 12th!

It's been a mad few weeks hence the lack of blogging.  I've now reverted back to my old job and am feeling much less stressed now.  I just need to get my crafting mojo back and I'll be sorted!

So on to my card.  This is the first time I've coloured this image and I've also used Polychromos rather than my usual Promarkers.  I'm really starting to love colouring with pencils and as my confidence grows so does my pencil collection!


Materials Used:
James Big Heart stamp - LOTV
Faber Castell Polychromo pencils
sentiment stmap - Dovecraft
papers from Poundworld
cardstock, button and twine from stash

Thanks for stopping by and apologies for my lack of posts recently.

Hugs,
Shona xx

Monday, 15 January 2018

January Blues with the Cutie Pies

Good morning,

It's challenge o'clock and a scheduled post from me today.  I'm sharing my DT card for our latest challenge over with the Cutie Pies - our theme this time is January Blues.  So we'd love you to share your cutest creations featuring the colour blue.

My DT card uses a fab sponsor image from Pink Gem Designs called Barclay with Star and I've coloured him with Promarkers.  So we're 2 weeks into 2018 and I've already made 2 Christmas cards!  Hope I can keep going at this rate!


Materials used:
Digital Stamp - Barclay with Star by Pink Gem Designs
Promarkers
Docrafts and HOTP papers
Magazine freebie sentiment stamp
Crafters Companion Die'sire snowflake die
Cardstock, button & twine from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Hugs,
Shona xx

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



Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #22

Good morning,

A scheduled post from me today as I will be at work!  Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year and Santa brought you lots of new crafty goodies!  I bought myself a wee crafty present just after Christmas - my first 8 Polychromo pencils!  Very closely followed the next day by another 9!!! I think I may be hooked now!

So on to my DT card for our new Challenge over at The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  As always we are a just for fun anything (Christmas) goes challenge.  If you join us all year you'll have over 20 Christmas cards byt the time 25th December 2018 comes around, so why not play along, have fun and get ahead!  For my DT card I've used my new Polychromos to colour this cute robin image from Hobby Arts.


Materials used:
Hobby Arts clear stamp set - Round Robins
Faber-Castell Polychromo colour pencils
Dovecraft Back to Basics Traditional Christmas papers
LOTV sentiment stamp set
X-cut circle and scalloped circle dies
Cardstock, button, twine and gems from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Hugs, Shona xx

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