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Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - #59

Good morning,

Another scheduled post from me today to share my DT card for the new challenge at The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge wow, it's not like me to be so organised!  Anyhow, as always our theme is anything Christmas Goes and for my DT card I've been playing with my new Stampin' Up papers again along with some Crafter's Companion dies I've had for a while.

Materials used:
Patterned papers - Stampin' Up - Wrapped in Plaid
Sentiment - LOTV
Doorplate die - X-cut
Stag and Pine needle dies - Crafter's Companion
Cardstock, washi tape, button & twine all from stash

That's all from me for the moment.

Shona xx

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

Monday, 28 October 2019

Christmas With The Cuties - Personalise it!

Good morning,

This is a scheduled post from me today as sadly I am now back at work after being off for just over a fortnight.  The first week was enforced as I was signed off work due to having further problems adjusting the dosage of my heart meds but thankfully that settled down and I was able to enjoy my scheduled time off in the second week.  It's been nice just to be able to potter around at my own pace and chill out a bit.

As you can see I have some exciting news as I have been lucky enough to be accepted on to the Christmas With The Cuties design team!  I'm delighted to say the least.  This is the sister challenge to the Cutie Pies who I've been with a while and if you're not familiar with it we have a monthly Christmas challenge with the emphasis on all things cute!  Why not join in with our 'Personalise It' challenge and that will be another Christmas card ready in your stash!

For my first CWTC project I've used a gorgeous new release from our sponsor Di's Digi Downloads called Frosty Friends.  I was really lucky to win this on Facebook in a recent competition to name the digi, it's super cute and perfect for the challenge.

I've personalised the card for my Auntie Winnie, I'm sure she will love it!

Materials used:
Digi stamp - Di's Digi Downloads - Frosty Friends
Sentiment stamp - LOTV - Grungy Relatives
Patterned paper - Papermania Capsule Collection - Festive Spots & Stripes
Cardstock, ribbon, buttons and twine all from stash

That's all for now.  Hope you can join in with the challenge.

Shona xx

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

Monday, 21 October 2019

Focus on the Good

Hi Folks,

I've popped on for a late night post to share a card I made this afternoon.  Iona was out at dance class, hubby was working and my aunt was watching another Christmas film so it seemed the perfect time to catch up with some crafting.

The focal point of my card is one of JMC Designs fab digi's Starlight Dakeri from the Cocktail Divas Collection.  I was lucky enough to attend a couple of Julia's Mixed Media Workshops and this amazing digi was in the goody bag I received!  Along with the image I've used some ancient Raspberry Road papers that were a magazine freebie and a vellum sentiment out of a bargain pad from The Works.  This sentiment should be my mantra.  It's all too easy to feel down when you're unwell or feeling frazzled and you forget about all the good things you have in your life.  And there really is a lot of good so that's definitely what I should be focusing on.

Materials Used:
Digi - JMC Designs - Starlight Dakeri
Papers - Raspberry Road Designs - Summer Goodness
Oval Nesting Die - X-cut
Square Nesting Die - Spellbinders
Border Die - Crafter's Companion
Sentiment - M&C Boutique @ The Works - Vellum Quotes
Cardstock, Buttons, Twine, Gems, Braid, etc all from stash

Anyway, I'd better head off to bed soon although I am on holiday this week and can sleep in for a bit in the morning if I want to.  Sounds like a good Monday morning to me and I'm focusing on the good remember!

Shona xx

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

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #58

Good morning,

It's a scheduled post from me this morning to share my DT card for our latest Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge where as always our challenge is 'Anything Christmas Goes'

Just for a change I've used some of my new Stampin' Up goodies to decorate a gift box.  The plain gold box was given to my husband with some sweeties in it but I wouldn't even let him touch the box in case he damaged it, I just passed on the sweeties lol!  The SU Christmas collection is just amazing I've already bought a few things and I have a wish list with several more.  If money was no object I think I'd buy at least one of everything in the catalogue, maybe 2 of some of the lush papers, these are my favourites!

Materials used:
Mini Pizza Box - Stampin' Up
Wrapped in Plaid papers - Stampin' Up
Yummy Christmas clear stamp set - Stampin' Up
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Bell, bow and twine all from stash

That's it from me for the moment.  I'll be back soon and I also have some exciting news to share in the next couple of weeks but more of that in a later post...

Shona xx

I'd like to enter my project int the following :

Anything Goes as long as it's CUTE with the Cutie Pies


It's a bit of a late one from me tonight.  I didn't expect to be so late but I've just been on live chat with Vodafone for 3 yes 3 whole hours trying to resolve an issue.  That's 3 hours of my life I'll never get back and I could have been doing something much more constructive like crafting or even sleeping lol!

Anyway enough of that nonsense!  I'm her to share my DT card for our new challenge with the Cutie Pies we have a nice easy theme for you this month it's 'Anything Goes as long as it's cute'!  So we want to see all your creations featuring some cute and whimsical characters, what could be easier?

This time around we are sponsored by Polka Doodles who have a fab prize for our lucky winner!

For a change I've used one of their fab pre-coloured images for my card and she's a real cutie!

Materials used:
Pre- coloured image - Polka Doodles Fuzzypuffs  Earlie Hedgehog Dandelion
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Tag - Sizzix Bigz
Papers - Various odd sheets from stash
Cardstock, buttons, twine and ribbon all from stash

That's all from me tonight.  I'll be back soon with another post.


Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Holly & Ivy Challenge #57

Good evening,

I haven't been well for the last week or so so I didn't get around to scheduling my card for this morning.  I've been suffering from low blood pressure since my heart meds got increased which has wiped me out and in the last few days also made me dizzy.  I bit the bullet and went back to the GP today to get the dose reduced so hopefully things will improve soon.  Sadly, we also lost out wee bunny last week he was only a few months old so we are really heartbroken.  RIP Pepper 💔.  September hasn't been the best of months for us so October let's be having you!

Tonight I'm sharing my DT card for the latest Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge as always our theme is 'Anything Christmas Goes' and my card started life as a make and take from a friend's Stampin' Up party I was at recently, but me being me I've added some of my own embellishments to make it more 'me' ie my signature button and twine plus some die cut stars!  It's not my usual style but that's the good thing about going to these parties it gives you new ideas and you look at products in different ways.  I did make ahem one or two purchases so I'm looking forward to those arriving so I can try them out.  They are all Christmas products so look out for them here in the near future!

Materials used:
Designer papers, stamp and ink all Stampin' Up
Star nesting dies - X-cut
Cardstock, button and twine all from stash

Thanks for stopping by today,
Shona xx

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