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Monday, 8 August 2016

Work, Rest & Play with the Cutie Pies

Good morning!

Wow it seems like an age (and it probably is) since I last blogged anything!  I have given up 2 more of my DT posts as I wasn't able to dedicate enough time to them all.  I'm happy to still be on holiday from work, I go back a week tomorrow.  Last week my husband was on holiday too and we managed to get away for a few days on a short break to Aberdeen.  This week we will be pottering around with things at home and if the weather isn't too bad maybe get a few day trips arranged too.

Ok, back to my card.  Today I'm sharing my card I made for my remaining DT post with the Cutie Pies.  Our theme this week is Work, Rest & Play and we are sponsored by the fabulous Pink Gem!

I have used one of their fab digi's called Sitting Chloe - my Cutie is definitely resting!  

I've coloured her with Promarkers to match the magazine freebie papers I've used that I've had in my stash for ages!  Personal Impressions sentiment.  X-cut and Diamond Press dies, Gems and ribbon from Hobbycraft to embellish.

We would love you to take part in our challenge - remember to follow our theme AND use a cute/whimsical image to be eligible for a prize/top 3 spot!

Bye for now,
Shona xx

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Glitter and Glitz with I ♥ ProMarkers

Good morning,

A scheduled post from me today as I will be at work.  Today we have a fab new challenge starting over at ♥ ProMarkers and our theme is Glitter and Glitz.  This challenge marks our 7th Anniversary as the very first challenge was on the 16th July 2009!  I hope you will all take this opportunity to craft along with us and celebrate our 7th Birthday!!!

We are sponsored for this very special challenge by Fabrika Fantasy!  Also, on a personal level this is my last design team card for  I ♥ ProMarkers.  I will miss this a lot but I have got so much going on between work and my family that it's getting increasingly difficult to fit in crafting time.  I totally adore the challenge so they won't be getting rid of me that easily I hope to be able to drop by and take part now and then!

Ok on to my card, I've used an image from our sponsor called Fairytale Unicorn which has been coloured with Promarkers and sprayed with Crafter's Companion Spray & Sparkle.

Papers from an ancient Tulip decoupage pack, X-cut dies for stars and some gems to finish.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Shona xx

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Polka Dots and Pastels with the Cutie Pies

Hello there,

I'm here to share my latest make for the Cutie Pies DT.  Our theme this month is Polka Dots and Pastels and as always it must be cute!  We have not one but two fab sponsors for this challenge - Sweet Stamps & Little Blue Button.

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I used one of the fab images from Little Blue Button for my card - this one is called Sophie With Flower.

I've coloured her with Promarkers and used a couple of papers from Crafter's Companion Verity Rose which were a recent magazine freebie.  I've used an X-cut punch for the little flowers.  Personal Impressions sentiment, spotty organza ribbon and pearls to finish off.

Thanks for stopping by.

Shona xx

Monday, 4 July 2016

Use The Colour of Your Flag with Dream Valley Challenges

Good morning,

I'm a little more organised with a scheduled post today.  I am sad to say this is my last time contributing to the Dream Valley DT as I have decided to call it a day.  You've probably noticed I am crafting and blogging less and less these days as work and family commitments especially, are taking up a lot of my time just now.  It's a shame as I have really enjoyed my time with them but unfortunately I just can't find the time to commit to it just now.

So for my last challenge with them the theme is 'Use the colour of your Flag' this also ties in with American Independance Day today.  I've cheated a little and gone with the colours of the EU flag (while the United Kingdom are still in it!) as I had a New Baby Boy card I wanted to make.

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The images and sentiment are all by LOTV and coloured with Promarkers.  The papers are from 2 different sets by Docrafts - Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Festive and Forever Friends Spring Time.  I've edged the die cut squares with Faded Jeans Distress Ink for definition.  My card is finished with a large button and twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Shona xx

Splish Splash Splosh With The Cuties

My apologies for the lateness of my post, my card was used on the later Cutie Pies mid month inspiration post and I completely forgot to schedule/post it!  The challenge is now closed but I thought you might like to see my card anyway.  Why not join us for another fantastic challenge starting Monday 11th July!

The image is from one of our Sponsors - Crafty Sentiments, and has been coloured with Promarkers to match the LOTV papers.  Sentiment printed out from MS Word and finished off with some spotty adhesive ribbon and buttons.


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

I ♥ ProMarkers DT Card - For A Child

Good morning,

Today we have a fab new challenge starting at I ♥ ProMarkers, our theme this fortnight is 'For a Child' and we are sponsored by Kenny K!

For my card I've used a fab sponsor image called Martial Arts Girl, which has been coloured with Promarkers.

The papers are American Crafts Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy and the sentiments have been made on the PC in Word.  I've added some Dovecraft Washi tape, spotty ribbon and a couple of die cut stars to my card.

I've had a bit of a dry patch with my card making lately.  Mostly because I haven't been able to dedicate much time to it because I've been so busy with family stuff, but I'm quite pleased with how this one has turned out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Shona xx

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Dream Valley DT Card - Vintage

Hi there,

This is an extremely late post from me but the good news is there's still plenty time to take part in our current challenge at Dream Valley Challenges where our theme is 'Vintage'.  We are sponsored by the fantastic Crafty Ribbons.

For this challenge I've made a little gift bag rather than a card and used decoupage rather than a stamped or digi image.

The floral decoupage and sentiment are by Docrafts.  Magazine freebie papers.  Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die set and finished off with various ribbons, twine, pearls and a button.

Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs, Shona xx