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8×8 Easel Card

Hi Everyone.

Here’s the card I made for my Mum’s Birthday

This is an 8×8 easel card.



The base card and layers were cut using Tonic dies. I’ve added stamped sentiments, a floral arrangement, some beaded pins and a bow.

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs Sonia xxx


Recent Makes

Hi everyone.

Not much blogging going on this year, so here’s some things I’ve made.


This is 8×8 in size. I’ve used an embossing folder to create the feature panel and added some gilding wax to highlight areas. The die cut on the side has also been waxed.


This is A5 in size. The characters have also been decoupaged but it doesn’t show too well in this picture.


This is A6 in size.The elements have been die cut from black card and pebeo waxes have been added to give them a metallic finish.


This is 8×8 in size. Most of this has been cut on my silhouette portrait. The name was done with an embossing folder then die cut.


This is 8×8 in size. I’ve cased this card from pintrest. I’ve used a Lili of the Valley image and embossed the background.


This is 8×8 in size. I’ve used my latest heartfelt creations sunrise lily collection for this one and one of their edge dies. I just love their products.

I’d like to thank all of you for stopping by even though there’s been nothing new for a while, it’s very much appreciated😀

That’s all for now.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Christmas Wishes

Happy Monday everyone.

Here’s a couple of Christmas cards today.

I bought these stamps from Cardio on my recent visit to the hobbycrafts show and I’ve cased these cards from them, thank you for the inspiration.

DSC04914I’ve stamped starting with the sentiment and then the foliage in brown and green ink onto white card. Then I’ve inked around the edges in green and added some black pen lines around the border. Then I’ve covered the whole piece with double-sided adhesive sheet and sprinkled diamond sprinkles over the surface to give it that sparkle. Then I’ve matt and layered the piece onto brown and kraft cardstock and added some red pva sparkle berries.


For this one I’ve masked off a section along the middle of the white card square. I’ve stamped the foliage and pine cones along the edges of the mask. Then I’ve applied green ink along the edges of the mask. The mask has then been removed and then I’ve stamped the sentiment, the fir cone and holly. This has then been matt and layered to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Sonia xxx



Hi everyone.

Here’s a lipstick card made completely on my silhouette portrait. It was for a beautician.


I took a lipstick file that I bought from the silhouette store and enlarged it to fill the A4 mat, I duplicated it and welded the two pieces together to make the base card.Then I cut all the layers for the lipstick but before I cut the silver band, I added Lucy’s name.


I cut a key (another silhouette store file) an oval with an off set and a 21 to layer on the top. Also I added some bling to give it some sparkle.

Hugs Sonia xxx


Fairy House

Hi everyone.

I’ve got another book folding project for you today. It’s a fairy house.


I found some instructions for the folding of the book on you tube, it’s really easy to do and could be the base for many different things, bird house, carousel, animals ect. Just google book folding images.


I’ve designed a door on my silhouette and stamped the wood grain pattern onto the surface. Then I’ve die cut a fence using a spellbinders die and added a wooden butterfly.


The kusudama flowers have all been folded, again instructions found on you tube, out of patterned paper. Then I’ve added some foliage, glitter that has been die cut and a wooden fairy.

I think this book folding is a bit addictive but they make great presents, although I don’t think my fairy house will be going anywhere. Thanks for popping by.:D

Hugs Sonia xxx

Christmas Joy

Hi everyone.

Here’s a Christmas book folding project.


I’ve used the alphabet cd by Peerless designs for the pattern to fold the book., then I’ve covered it with patterned papers.



I’ve also decorated it with some die cut poinsettia, holly sprigs and some corners.

I’d like to enter this into the following challenge.

Allsorts ~ Anything but a card

Stamping Sensations ~ Festive Flowers

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Niece’s 3rd Birthday

Hi everyone.

It was our Niece’s 3rd birthday yesterday, here’s the card I made her.


This was cut on the silhouette portrait. It started off as a flat shaped card from the silhouette store. This created the back panel, then I removed the centre turret and cut the front section.


Then I created some side panels, using parts of the original design and added some flags from another file.I added princess Peppa, her name and age and hey presto a fairy castle box card.

I’m sure I’ll use this again as a change of colour combination and some knights and you have a boys card.

Our Niece absolutely loved it !!!!:D

Hugs Sonia xxx

Dougie’s 1st Birthday

Hi everyone.

It was our Great Nephews 1st Birthday last Saturday, here’s the card I made him.


I designed it on the silhouette portrait.and the dragon was from the silhouette store.I mounted the dragon on a spring.


Just a quick post.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Easel Fairy Wishes

Hi everyone.

Here’s a card I made for my cousin’s birthday.


I cut the base easel card on my silhouette from a free file I got from Birds Cards, THANK YOU for sharing your files you’re a very generous lady.I’ve added a topper, from Lili of the Valley, a sentiment, that has been die cut with a decorative die, some punched daisies and some gems.


I’ve also added some stickles glitter glue to the fairy wings.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Sonia xx

Teenage Sneaker

Hi everyone.

It was our youngest’s 17th birthday last week. Here’s the cards I made him.

Firstly the one from his brother and sister.


This card has been cut on the silhouette portrait. I’ve stitched, by hand, around the denim part of the sneaker and added some seam binding for the laces. The sentiment has been stamped in black, using a stamp set by Lili of the Valley, then cut out and layered with some circle die cuts, just perfect for this card.

DSC04882This is 8×8 in size. He is, like most teenage boys, into his gaming computer. Very simple but I thought this would be apt.


 This also has a step detail on the inside and his name. The grey panels have been embossed and I’ve added a verse.

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs Sonia xx


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