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Saturday, 21 January 2017

New Home Card

Good morning,

Hope you're having a great weekend!  Today I'm sharing a commissioned card I made before Christmas but didn't get a chance to blog with all the festive madness!  The brief was for a new home card with tartan and stags as the theme.  I remembered about these Docrafts Christmas papers and thought they would work well with my new First Edition dies.  I doodled some faux stitching around the 'patches' with a black pen.

Materials used:
Docrafts Papermania Christmas in the Country 12 x 12 papers & ribbon
Red and kraft cardstock
First Edition New Home Dies
Spellbinders Square Swatches Nesting Dies
X-cut Scalloped Heart Nesting Dies
Lettraset Fine Line pen
Button & twine from stash

That's all from me just now, I have a few things to do before I pick up my daughter from her performing arts class so must dash.

Thanks for stopping by, hugs,

Shona xx

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

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Winter Warmers Inspiration Post for the Cutie Pies


Just popping on quickly after my weekly craft club outing to share my card for the Cutie Pies Inspiration Post.  Our theme this month is Winter Warmers and the good news is there's still plenty time to enter the challenge!  We have 2 fantastic sponsors Crafty Sentiments and Bugaboo!

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I have used a gorgeous digi from Crafty Sentiments for my card coloured with Promarkers to match my LOTV papers

Crafters Companion Neenah Cardstock in Solar White
Craft UK Kraft Cardstock
LOTV Sentiment
LOTV Classic Christmas Papers
Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch
X-cut Circle and Star Dies
Button, pearls, ribbon & twine from stash

I'm trying hard to be more on top of Christmas crafting right from the word go this year as I'm keen to get a Christmas Craft Fair or two under my belt this year.  I made another at club tonight.We'll see how long that lasts lol!

Shona xx

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

Monday, 12 December 2016

A Day In The Snow With The Cutie Pies


A scheduled post from me as I'll be at work when this goes live!  I have so much still to do before Christmas hope you guys are all more organised than me!!!  Yesterday we did our 'Santa' bit and delivered presents to family who live a few hours drive away and this evening we have Iona's Girls Brigade Carol Concert so it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas even though we still don't have our tree up!

Anyway back in the room with my DT card for our fab new Cutie Pie challenge.  Our theme this month is 'A Day In The Snow' so take out of that what you will but please don't forget to include a cute image if you want to take part in the draw!

We are sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls, Bugaboo and Bunny Zoes this challenge so there are lots of fab prizes on offer!

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I've chosen this fab image from Paper Nest Dolls for my card

I've coloured the image with Promarkers to match these fab LOTV Snow Princess papers.  Everything has been layered on to kraft card with some snowflakes made using a new Tonic punch and some snowflake stickers from Hobbycraft.  The sentiment stamp is from a LOTV set and I've finished off my card with ribbon, gems, pearls and stickles from my stash.

We would love you to join us and take part in the challenge.  You will also find another fab challenge over at our sister challenge Christmas With The Cuties the current challenge is Anything Cute & Chrtistmassy Goes!

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Shona xx

Monday, 14 November 2016

No Designer Papers at The Cutie Pie Challenge

Good morning,

A scheduled post from me today as I will be at work when the challenge goes 'live'.  It's been a good weekend, very mild but a bit blustery.  As usual we've been busy.  Iona has been rehearsing as she's taking part in the BBC Children in Need Children's Choir on Friday and we had another fundraising quiz at cheerleading last night.  Apart from that it's been the usual housework, cooking and being taxi!

Ok, back to the challenge.  We have a fab new challenge over at the Cutie Pies, our theme is 'No designer paper' and remember your project must include a cute image as well.  We are sponsored by the fantastic 2 Cute Ink and they have provided us with some gorgeous digis to use.

I've used one of their fab images called 'Winter Cardinal' and I've gone with some embossing instead of my usual designer papers.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers then die cut it into a circle which I've then edged with Star Dust Stickles.  The embossing folder is an old one from Docrafts and the heart circle die is from Spellbinders.  A Docrafts Create Christmas sentiment and some tartan tibbon from Hobbycraft finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Shona xx

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: