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Friday, 16 June 2017

The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #8

Hi there,

Well it's the end of another busy working week and I'm a bit late posting my DT card again (sorry Marlene 😳)  Things are really hectic just now, work is busy and there's lots going on at school because up here in Scotland we just have 2 more weeks until the summer holidays.  More so this year as it's my daughter's last year in primary school so there's been leaving events to organise as well as transition days to her new high school.  On top of that we are preparing to go off to Liverpool next week for a National cheerleading competition.  I'm not sure which of us is more excited lol!  We will be away for 4 days/3 nights as it's quite a long train journey from the North of Scotland!  Poor hubby is working so he'll be staying at home and looking after Auntie, mind you I'm sure 2 days of cheer and dance would bore him rigid!

Ok, back to my card.  It's new challenge time over at The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge as always it's an anything goes Christmas themed challenge and it's just for fun.  It's also a great way to get a head start on your Christmas crafting!

My card this week uses some very untraditional Christmas colours lilac and kraft!  I've made a patchwork background using swatch dies and added some faux stitching too.


Materials used:
LOTV Paper Pad - Snow Princess
Kraft Cardstock
Sizzix Noel Die
Spellbinders Square Swatches Nestabilities
X-cut Snowflake die
Ribbon, button and pearls from stash

That's all from me.  Hope you can join in with our challenge.

Hugs,
Shona xx



Monday, 12 June 2017

All Creatures Great & Small With The Cutie Pies

Good morning!

A scheduled and unusually on time post from me today to show you my card for the latest Cutie Pie Challenge.  Our theme this time is 'All Creatures Great and Small' so why not join us and show us your super cute animal cards and crafts!  We have two fantastic sponsors for this challenge - Di's Digis and Bugaboo!

http://disdigidownloads.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/

I've used a super cute digi from Bugaboo for my DT card and coloured it with Promarkers to match my papers.  Funnily enough I only remembered I had these papers the other day when I found them in a bag in one of the bedrooms, but as soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to use them.  That darned craft stash gets everywhere doesn't it!  I thought the digi image lent itself to a get well theme so that's what I've gone for.  I've used a layout I found on Pinterest and immediately fell in love with, I think all the layers really show off the different papers and the black matting and layering also makes everything 'pop'.


Materials used:
Digi Stamp - Bugaboo - Mouse Big Flower
Promarkers
Crafters Companion Neenah Solar White Card
Colour Vision Black Card
Papers - My Minds Eye - Happy Day
Sentiment Stamp - Personal Impressions
Trimcraft Belle & Boo Enamel Dots
Button & Twine from stash

Thanks for stopping by, I've got a busy few days ahead, hope you have a good week whatever you are up to!

Hugs, Shona xx

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




Saturday, 10 June 2017

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #7


Hi there,

Just popping on to share my overdue DT post for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  As always it's an anything goes challenge with of course a Christmas theme!  There's still time to get ahead with your Christmas crafting and join in.

I've made 2 cards this time both mainly made from Docrafts/Papermania products I've had in my stash almost as long as I've been papercrafting!  I'm trying to use up some stash to make some space.  Although probably only space for more stash mwahahaha!!!




Materials used:
Noel papers and toppers
Xcut label and scalloped rectangle nesting dies
Spellbinders square swatches nesting dies
Buttons, ribbon, twine, pearls, etc all from stash

Life has been getting in the way of crafting and blogging recently, hence the late post, but I managed to have a couple of crafting sessions this week - one at craft club and one at home and I really enjoyed them.  I have a commissioned card to make next so hopefully I'll find the time for that in the next couple of days and keep up the momentum!

Thanks for stopping by to see what I'm up to.

Hugs,
Shona xx





Tuesday, 16 May 2017

DT Post for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #6

Good morning,

A scheduled post from me today to share my DT card for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge, can you believe we are on the 6th challenge already!  Where are the weeks going???

As always it's a just for fun anything goes Christmas challenge and we'd love you to join us.

This time I've made a very merry and bright card that's focussed around the spotty papers.  The idea for the layout came from Pinterest.


Materials used:
Docrafts Capsule Collection papers
LOTV sentiment stamp
X-cut label die
X-cut star nesing dies
Ribbon, twine & button all from stash

That's about it from me.  Hope you have a fantastic day whatever you are up to.

Hugs, Shona xx


Monday, 8 May 2017

Ribbon & Rubber with the Cutie Pies!


Good morning,

A scheduled post from me today to show you my DT card for this months Cutie Pie Challenge.  Our theme this time is Ribbon & Rubber and we are sponsored by the fantastic Crafty Ribbons.  So why not get out your favourite rubber stamp and ribbon and play along with us.  Remember you must also include a cute character on your card to be in with a chance of winning a prize or our top 3 spots.




I've used an LOTV stamp to make this cute birthday card.  I've had it a while but this is it's first outing!  I had to borrow the sentiment dies at craft club the other night as I came away without the sentiment stamp I had chosen!  As usual I've coloured my image with Promarkers.



Materials Used:
LOTV Stamped image
Papers - Dovecraft Back To Basics IV
Sentiment Die - borrowed!
Ribbon, buttons, cardstock & pearls from stash


Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

Hugs,
Shona xx

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

CHN Patterned Paper Challenge - May




Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Tilda for The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge

Good morning,

Hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend.  I've had a lovely time catching up with family and had a 4 day weekend instead of the usual 2 so it's been bliss.  Back to work today but I will be off again on Thursday as the schools are closed due to voting for the local council elections.

So it's time to start another challenge over at The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge as always it's an anything goes just for fun Christmas Challenge!

This time I've used one of my favourite Magnolia stamps and coloured her with Promarkers to match my MME papers


I've kept the layout quite simple as the image takes up quite a large area of the card and just used a glitter ribbon bow as the main focal point.

Materials used:
Magnolia Sweet Christmas Ice Tilda Rubber Stamp
Promarkers
My Minds Eye Be Merry Designer Papers
White Neenah and coloured cardstock
Circle and scalloped circle dies
Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch
Ribbon, pearls and die cut sentiment from stash

Thanks for stopping by, hope you will join us in the challenge.

Hugs, 
Shona x


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

From Our Home To Yours - DT Post for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge

Hello!

A late night post from me tonight but I'm on holiday this week so it's allowed!  I'm sharing my latest DT card for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  As always it's a just for fun Anything Goes Christmas Challenge and we'd love you to share your Christmas creations with us.  I'm really enjoying getting ahead with my Christmas crafting this year!

This time I've made an easel card and used a die that I've had for quite a while and never got around to using.  Although the die is quite intricate it was a joy to cut.  I've kept the card quite simple as there's so much detail in the die.  I've embossed the panel behind the main image with a snowflake embossing folder but there's not much of it left to see!


I've just added some spotty organza ribbon and a button topped die-cut snowflake to finish my card.

Materials used:
Sizzix Thinlits Die - From Our Home
X-cut Scalloped Circle Nesting Die Set & Snowflake Die
X-cut Snowflake embossing Folder
Crafter's Companion Centura Pearl Card - Snow White - Hint of Silver & Turquoise
Ribbon & Button from stash

Thanks for stopping by, any comments left are kindly appreciated.

Hugs,
Shona xx

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