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Monday, 2 April 2018

Hoppy Easter!

Good afternoon,

Hope you're all having a fantastic Easter.  I have had a lovely weekend and even better still I'm not back to work until Wednesday, I'm only working 2 and a half days this week and next.  Sadly the weather is really cold and miserable although we don't have any more snow (yet)!  Still it's nice to get some time off and not be rushing around for a change!

So I've hopped on to share the Easter card I made for our daughter.  I've had this LOTV stamp for a while but never got around to using it before now! 


Materials used:
LOTV Rubber Stamp
Promarkers
Docrafts Spring Chic papers
Crafty Impressions sentiment stamp
Cardstock, ribbon and gems from stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  

Hugs,
Shona xx

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Commissioned Card

Hi there,

Tonight I'm posting a commissioned card I made a few months back but never got around to sharing.  Unfortunately the photo doesn't do these beautiful papers justice!


Materials Used:
First Edition Storyteller papers
Crafter's Companion In Bloom die set
Sizzix scalloped square nesting dies
Spellbinders square nesting dies
X-cut oval and scalloped oval dies
Cardstock, ribbon, shimmer dome stickers all from stash

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!

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



Monday, 12 March 2018

Spring Cuties With The Cutie Pies

Good morning!

Today I bring you a scheduled and on time post yippee!  I'm here to share my DT card for the latest Cutie Pie Challenge - our theme this time is 'Spring Cuties' and we are sponsored by the fabulous Bugaboo!

http://www.bugaboostamps.com/

For my card I've used one of their super cute digi images called Flower Bird which I've coloured with Promarkers.  Whilst I now love my Polychromos I've not yet found a suitable paper for printing on that I don't have to pre cut to size so for now I'm saving them for rubber stamped images rather than digis.  Actually, I think I love them both equally and there's certainly room in my world for both!  It's a complete fluke that my image matches the papers as I coloured the image before I chose the paper - lucky guess!  I think the sentiment goes really well with the image too, It's been in my stash for ages just waiting for the right moment!


Materials used:
Bugaboo digi image - Flower Bird
Crafter's Companion Solar White Neenah cardstock
Promarkers
MME Happy Day papers
Magazine freebie sentiment stamp
Black cardstock, button and twine from stash.

Thanks so much for dropping by, we'd love you to come and share your cute creations with us!

Hugs,
Shona xx





Sunday, 4 March 2018

James Bear Valentine

Hi folks,

I'm just hopping on to share my Valentines card I made for the last Cutie Pie Challenge.  Sadly this challenge is almost closed but there's still a little time left to join us if you're quick.  Otherwise why not join us for a fantastic new challenge beginning on the 12th!

It's been a mad few weeks hence the lack of blogging.  I've now reverted back to my old job and am feeling much less stressed now.  I just need to get my crafting mojo back and I'll be sorted!

So on to my card.  This is the first time I've coloured this image and I've also used Polychromos rather than my usual Promarkers.  I'm really starting to love colouring with pencils and as my confidence grows so does my pencil collection!


Materials Used:
James Big Heart stamp - LOTV
Faber Castell Polychromo pencils
sentiment stmap - Dovecraft
papers from Poundworld
cardstock, button and twine from stash

Thanks for stopping by and apologies for my lack of posts recently.

Hugs,
Shona xx

Monday, 15 January 2018

January Blues with the Cutie Pies

Good morning,

It's challenge o'clock and a scheduled post from me today.  I'm sharing my DT card for our latest challenge over with the Cutie Pies - our theme this time is January Blues.  So we'd love you to share your cutest creations featuring the colour blue.

My DT card uses a fab sponsor image from Pink Gem Designs called Barclay with Star and I've coloured him with Promarkers.  So we're 2 weeks into 2018 and I've already made 2 Christmas cards!  Hope I can keep going at this rate!


Materials used:
Digital Stamp - Barclay with Star by Pink Gem Designs
Promarkers
Docrafts and HOTP papers
Magazine freebie sentiment stamp
Crafters Companion Die'sire snowflake die
Cardstock, button & twine from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Hugs,
Shona xx

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



Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #22

Good morning,

A scheduled post from me today as I will be at work!  Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year and Santa brought you lots of new crafty goodies!  I bought myself a wee crafty present just after Christmas - my first 8 Polychromo pencils!  Very closely followed the next day by another 9!!! I think I may be hooked now!

So on to my DT card for our new Challenge over at The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  As always we are a just for fun anything (Christmas) goes challenge.  If you join us all year you'll have over 20 Christmas cards byt the time 25th December 2018 comes around, so why not play along, have fun and get ahead!  For my DT card I've used my new Polychromos to colour this cute robin image from Hobby Arts.


Materials used:
Hobby Arts clear stamp set - Round Robins
Faber-Castell Polychromo colour pencils
Dovecraft Back to Basics Traditional Christmas papers
LOTV sentiment stamp set
X-cut circle and scalloped circle dies
Cardstock, button, twine and gems from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Hugs, Shona xx

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



Sunday, 31 December 2017

Better Late Than Never...

Hi there,

I just wanted to pop on and wish my blog followers and visitors a happy new year when it arrives (depending where in the world you are of course!) and apologise for my absense over the last month or so.  I had a very hectic few weeks in the run up to Christmas, work was particularly busy, I had no car for a couple of weeks and just the general extra work and time that Chrismas involves.  Then on Christmas day itself myself and my daughter both came down wth a particularly nasty cold which we're finally starting to get rid of now.  Anyway we've made it through most of the festivities, it's been lovely to get a chance to relax and have some time off work and I now have my car back too!  My crafting mojo has taken a bit of a dip so I need to get back on track with that now too.  I've treated myself to some Faber-Castell Polychromo pencils so I hope that will give me the push I need to get colouring again!

So rather embarassingly (as the challenge closes tomorrow) here is my card for the latest Cutie Pie Challenge our theme has been Snowflakes and Stars.  I've used a fab digi by our sponsor Paper Nest Dolls called Snow Family.


Materials used:
Paper Nest Dolls Digi Image - Snow Family
Promarkers
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Snowflake and star punches - brand not known
Papers, cardstock, button and twine all from stash.


Thanks so much for stopping by and very best wishes for the year ahead.

Hugs,
Shona xx

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