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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:



Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Bunnies & Chicks with the Cutie Pies

Hello,

A late post from me.  It's been a busy couple of days and I'm finally sharing my DT card for the Cutie Pie Challenge our theme this time is Bunnies and Chicks so why not dust off your favourite Easter Stamps or grab yourself a digi (you'll find lots of suitable ones from our sponsor Pink Gem Designs) and play along!


I've chosen one of their fab designs called Bunny Chloe for my DT card and coloured her with Promarkers to match my papers.  


I found a sketch for the layout on Pinterest and added a die cut flower and a ready made sentiment to finish my design.

Materials used:
Pink Gems Designs Digi - Bunny Chloe
Promarkers
Black Cardstock
Forever Friends Spring Time papers and sentiment
Magazine freebie flower die
X-cut circle die
Unknown scallop circle die (bought secondhand)
Ribbon, button and gems from stash

Thanks for stopping by today, hugs, Shona xx

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

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

DT Post for The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #3

Good morning,

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and take a look at my scheduled post today.  As ever I really appreciate all the comments that you leave for me as I know that it can be time consuming.

Todays blog post is to share my 3rd DT card for The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge.  For those that haven't joined in before it's always a just for fun anything goes challenge (as long as it's Christmassy!)

This time I'm sharing a Christmas card with one of my favourite techniques - patchwork made using a swatches die complete with faux stitching.


Materials used:
Craft UK Kraft Cardstock
Magazine freebie papers and sentiment die
Spellbinders nestabilities square swatches and heart circles dies
Button & twine from stash

That's all from me for the moment.

Hugs,

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge DT #2

Good morning,

A scheduled post from me today so I can share my DT card for the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge we had a great response for our first challenge but if you've not checked us out yet pop over and join in our new challenge, the theme is always anything goes as long as it's Christmas and we would love you to play along!

As we're not tied to sponsors the DT can pick whatever kind of image they wish.  I've gone for a LOTV stamped image and coloured it with Promarkers to match my papers.


Materials used:
LOTV stamped image - James With Cracker
Promarkers
Papers - Docrafts/Papermania Home For Christmas
Craft UK Kraft cardstock
Magazine freebie sentiment stamp
X-cut snowflake die
Button, twine, pearls, ribbon all from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs,
Shona xx