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Friday, 21 October 2016

Sharing an Oldie on Friday

Good morning,

It's been ages since I last shared an oldie on Friday but I'm on holiday this week so I thought why not!  Love this idea shared by Erika over at Snappy Crafts.  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card I made almost 2 years ago for our Secret Santa card swap with the Cutie Pie design team.  For obvious reasons I couldn't share it at the time as that would give the game away but I think enough time has passed to allow me to post it now!

The stamp and sentiment stamp set are both by LOTV, papers are Docrafts Home for Christmas (these are one of my all time favourite Christmas DPs), ribbon, buttons, twine, pearls, etc all from stash.  Love the image too, I must dig it out and have another play!

Not sure what all we will get up to today but we are definitely going to be baking.  Daughter Iona has a Zoela (lifestyle blogger with a huge following) cup cake recipe she wants to try out!

That's all from me just now, hope you manage to get over to Erika's blog and share the love too!

Shona xx

Thursday, 13 October 2016

There's a Fantastic New Challenge in Town!

Hi folks,

I'm back tonight to share some exciting news.  If you saw my blog post on Monday you would have heard a little bit about it!

As you probably know I'm currently on the Design Team for the Cutie Pie Challenge, well our head Cutie Lisa has come up with a brilliant new challenge called Christmas With The Cuties!!!

The challenge was just launched on Monday and Lisa is on the look out for some crafters who love Christmas and working with cute images (and lets face it who doesn't!) to join the DT along with some of the existing Cuties.  There is also the opportunity to win some fab Christmas candy just by following the challenge and commenting on the post!  So what are you waiting for???  Click the link above or the icon on the sidebar and come and find us!

I'm very excited about this and can't wait for the first challenge to go live!

Shona xx

Magical Birthday

Good morning,

A scheduled post from me this morning because this is my last working day before I go on leave for just over a week.  It doesn't seem long since my fortnight off in August but I'm really looking forward to it!  I'm still catching up with a few things I've made recently but hadn't got around to blogging so today I'm sharing a card I made for our daughter's 11th birthday.  She loves unicorns so this fab digi image called Lucky Unicorn from 2 Cute Ink was the perfect choice!

I've coloured the image with Promarkers to match these fab MME My Girl papers.  I used MS Word for the sentiment and finished off my card with buttons and gems from my stash.

Iona was delighted with it even though it was a relatively quick and easy make!

Have a great day whatever you're up to!

Hugs, Shona xx

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

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

My First 100th Birthday Card!

Good morning,

Hope you are all well today.  I don't know about where you are but up here in the Highlands of Scotland it's getting rather nippy in the mornings.  I suppose that's the flip side of having had some really clear sunny days recently.

This morning I'm sharing a commissioned card a friend from work asked me to make for her Gran in Law's 100th Birthday!  What a milestone!  The birthday girl now lives in a care home but lived in her own home right up until earlier this year, that's some achievement.  My friend found some ideas for what she'd like on Pinterest and the only really firm request was for butterflies and some purple or lilac shades.  This is what I came up with...

Apart from the card blank enverything else uses Crafter's Companion Centura Pearl card.  The door plate and large butterfly dies are by X-cut, Trimcraft number dies, Stampin' Up Embosslits small butterflies and Sue Wilson Creative Expressions Pierced Flags dies.  I've also used butterfly and dots embossing folders for a bit more texture.  White pearls to trim the butterflies.

That's all from me for now, take care.

Hugs, Shona xx

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

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - #174 Birthdays
Craft Your Passion Challenge - #333 Anything Goes

Monday, 10 October 2016

Five of a Kind with the Cutie Pies

Good morning,

In the words of Blur - Monday, Monday here again!  It certainly comes round quick every week!  BUT to brighten up your Monday we have a fab new challenge starting over at The Cutie Pie Challenge.  Our theme this week to go along with your cute image is 'Five of a Kind' and we'd love you to join in.  If you visit our challenge page you'll also see some very interesting news.  I'm very excited about it and I'm sure you will be too!  Our sponsors for this challenge are All Dressed Up!

Ok, back to my card.  I've used one of our fab sponsor images and gone all Christmassy!  I think this is my first Christmas card of the year, I'm not very organised at the moment!

I've coloured the image with Promarkers to match with the rather lovely Dovecraft papers that were a present from one of my crafty friends.  The Christmas Tree die was a magazine freebie ages ago but this is it's first outing and it cuts beautifully!  The Precious Stars dies are from Memory Box.  My 'Five of the Same' are the olive green gems.  I've made a fancy fold card that was demonstrated at a recent Docrafts demo by the lovely Geraldine Carruthers.  It's a very simple yet effective fold using just one A4 sheet of card.

That's all from me just now.  Have a great week.

Hugs, Shona xx

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

I Love Promarkers Challenge - #319 Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - T is for Two (Papers, Stars, Trees)
All Dressed Up Challenge - #61 Anything Goes
CHN Christmas Challenge Extra - October
CHN Patterned Paper Challenge - October

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Twice as Nice


A rare non DT post from me.  I've made a couple of cards over the last few weeks that I haven't had a chance to post yet.  Here's the first.  A 'New Baby' card for our next door neighbours who recently had twins - one of each a boy and a girl!

LOTV 'Twice as Nice' Digi Stamp & Sentiment, mix of LOTV Bonnets & Bowties and Docrafts Capsule Collection papers, X-cut and Spellbinders Dies. Buttons, twine, gems, etc from stash.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Shona xx

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Happy 5th Birthday with the Cutie Pies


Woohoo, I 've finally had a chance to pop on the pc and get caught up with my DT duties.  It's been a particularly busy week and I've hardly been at home.  All my daughter's clubs have now resumed after the holidays and now I am out 3 nights a week in my own right, one at Slimming World and the other 2 at keep fit and Zumba, all 3 are much needed! This week we've also had a leaving party and a fundraising quiz night added to the usual mix.  Sometimes I think I should just give up sleeping to claw back some time into my day but I love my bed too much for that!

Anyhow, back to my DT post.  We are so pleased to be celebrating our 5th Birthday at the Cutie Pies and we have some fantastic sponsors who have provided some amazing prizes for our special challenge.  As usual to be eligible for a prize your card must feature a cute (whimsical) image and follow our current theme 'Happy Birthday'.

To mark this special occasion, we have FIVE fantastic sponsors

 have a wonderful prize for our DT chosen winner
have a $10 online store voucher for a randomly chosen winner
have a prize of three digi stamps for a randomly chosen winner

have a prize of three digi stamps for a randomly chosen winner
Will be offered as an extra special prize for an extra special person - could that be you??? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post....and visit us next Monday (19th September) and leave another comment on our "A Little Extra Cutie-ness"  Inspiration post to be in with a chance - it's as easy as that!

I have used a super cute sponsor image from Crafty Sentiments Designs called Stanley - Happy Days, which I've coloured with Promarkers.

The papers I've used are American Crafts Shimelle True Story and the sentiment is from a set by Personal Impressions.

That's all from me tonight as bed is calling.  Have a great week.

Hugs, Shona xx