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Well it’s Monday again, hope this week is better than last. Here’s another of those FREE digi downloads from Cuddly Buddly, isn’t he soooo cute. I coloured this last week when I was feeling under the weather.

I’ve made this card following the sketch at Sketch Saturday but I’ve rotated it so it would fit the image better.

Card Recipe

  • FREE digi download from Cuddly Buddly.
  • Promarkers Used, Sandstone for the scarf, waistcoat and bow on his hat. Ice grey 5 on his hat. Honeycomb for his nose and buttons.Ice grey 1 in the background. Blue pearl on the other bits.
  • DP are My Minds Eye Signature Christmas 12 x12, just love these they’re already glittered and fantastic quality.
  • Martha Stewart snowflake border punch.
  • Craftwork card dots.

Here’s a close up of that cute snowman, I think I have a thing for snowmen.


Hopefully be back tomorrow with a bauble to show you.

Hugs Sonia xxx


This week over at Passion for Promarkers the challenge is ANY COLOUR & A THEME, which is VINTAGE chosen by Maria, but I’ve managed to combine two challenges, the other being Basic Grey, which is a sketch by Tara G.


Card Recipe

  • Magnolia Tilda sitting with glitter & “NOEL ” stamps available at Stampeezee.
  • BP Basic Grey Wassail 6×6 pad.
  • Promarkers used; skin, blush & pastel pink. Dress, the “O” & ” L”, burgundy. The “N” & “E” and Tilda’s top Marsh green & cinnamon. Hair, sandstone, cinnamon & burnt sienna. Socks, sandstone. Holly, marsh green. Berries, ruby. Wings & halo, sakura glitter pen.
  • Dots, braid & bow from the stash.

Here’s a close up of Tilda


….and the “NOEL”….


Another thing I’d like to tell you is that Debbie at Stampeezee has had a delivery of the brand new JustRite stamp designs, these include some gorgeous square designs and some circle borders and centres, can’t wait to get my hands on mine!!!!

Thanks for visiting.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi another weekend well under way, where are the weeks going? Hope you’re having a good one.

I made this card a couple of weeks ago for a friend’s birthday, she used to be an award-winning latin & ballroom dancer, so I thought this image was just perfect, they are available at Stampeezee.


I made this into an easel card A5 in size, as it needed to be quite large to take the image. I’m quite addicted to these cards!!!

Card ingredients

  • Pre printed image.
  • ” Wishing you a day….” Sentiment  Hero Arts (discontinued)
  • “Kick up your heels…” Sentiment Hero Arts clear set called High Heels.
  • Spellbinders Fancy tags die.
  • Branch punch.
  • Craftwork Cards dots.
  • DP, sorry can’t remember.
  • Flowers, spacer, brad and satin ribbon from stash.

I know she really liked the card. Here’s a side view.

I printed a verse and stuck it just behind the stand, you can just see it in the piccie.

I’m off to take my Daughter horse riding now and then Christmas shopping, got to make a start sometime but I expect it will be busy.

Thanks for looking.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

Well what a week this has been, Firstly sorry for the lack of blogging, I caught one of those wintery bugs that are doing the rounds at the moment, so I’ve been full of cold  &  feeling pretty yukkie for most of the week, but I’m feeling much better today.

I sat yesterday colouring in a few images that I downloaded for FREE, yes FREE  from Cuddly Buddly, this Dragon is designed by Kim MacFarlane isn’t it soooo cute? I printed it onto whisper white card stock, I was a little worried that it might smudge when I coloured it but hey presto!! no smudging, although I had printed them a few days before, don’t know if this made any difference.

I’ve combined Two challenges Mojo Monday which is a fab sketch by Julee and Cute Card Thursday which is Snips, Snails and Puppy dog tails, cards for younger boys.


I’ve turned this sketch into an easel card, so I’ve used the sketch twice.

Card Ingredients

  • Free digi download from Cuddly Buddly, coloured with promarkers.
  • DP is Basic Grey 6×6 Archaic pad.
  • Border punches  SU scalloped and Martha Stewart two dot.
  • Square scalloped and inverted scalloped Nesties and round plain and scalloped Nesties.
  • SU ribbon.
  • Craftwork Card dots.

Here’s a close up of that gorgeous dragon.

Have a great weekend!!!

Thanks for looking.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Happy Monday Everyone, What’s the weather like where you are? here it’s showery with sunny intervals, perfect crafting day I think!!!

I’ve managed to combine 3 challenges today; Just Magnolia which is masking, Sketch Saturday which is the sketch I followed and Basic grey which is glitz and bling. Haven’t I done well, I think so anyway.


I’ve stamped Tilda first then masked her and stamped the chocolate box background in afterward, coloured it with promarkers and then added some glaze to the lolly and sweetie jar. This covers the masking part of the challenge at Just Magnolia.

For the glitz & bling over at basic grey I’ve used some gem letters to spell out the word sweet and some gems in the corner, there is also some sakura glitter gel pen highlights on tilda’s bow and the lacey frill but they don’t show in the piccie, sorry the light is pretty bad today. I’ve also used BG papers from the lemonade 6×6 pad.

The sketch is from Sketch Saturday, really loved this, will be using this one again.

Here’s a close up of tilda, may be you can just see that glitter pen.


Well have a good day whatever you’re doing. See you soon.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi Everyone, I’ve managed to combine two challenges in one card, Whoowhoo!!!

Well the challenge over at the Sugarbowl is a sketch by the very talented Marlene with the please include option of zigzags and over at Passion for Promarkers it’s the colours Burnt Umber & Marsh Green.


Card Recipe

  • Image, Sugar Nellie Wind swept.
  • Coloured with promarkers, Burnt umber, marsh green,blush & sandstone.
  • DP is graphic 45 available at Stampeezee.
  • Zigzag punch is by EK Success
  • Plain & scalloped rectangle nesties.
  • Craftwork Cards dots.
  • Twine from the stash.

Here’s another angle


..and a close up….

Also Debbie at Stampeezee has just had an order of Martha Stewart punches and has got 15% off them all  until 30th November. You need to enter the code Martha in the coupon box and press redeem to get the discount.So be quick to get yours!!!!

I’m off to watch X Factor now, I wonder if Jedward will go out this week,” probably not “I hear you all shouting!!!

Thanks for looking!!!!

Hugs Sonia xxx


Chloe is my son’s girlfriend, therefore I’ve made her two cards, one from me , Anton( my hubbie), Nicole and Adam and one from David.

For David I made this Star Card, I really love how this turned out!!! It’s called a star card because that what it looks like from the top when it’s opened.


Here’s piccies of each page, there are 5 altogether, each has a letter on it that spells out her name, so here’s C, the heart has been suspended on a strip of acetate.


Here’s H, again more acetate strips for the butterflies, which have been stamped and embossed onto vellum.


Here’s L


Here’s O, yet more acetate. Can you imagine how much these butterflies and hearts just float around on the pages?


Here’s E, all the corners on the card are punched with a Whale of a punch available at Stampeezee. My friend Mandy bought me this one, A BIG THANKS Manders( aren’t I a lucky girl)

Her’s a piccie of the front and back.


This is the box I made for it to go in, it’s folded out of 12×12 papers.


Apparently Chloe thought it was awesome!!!!


This is the card I made from the rest of us.


Here’s a side view, the phone is an Arty Farty template, it moves up and down.

 Sorry for the lack of blogging this week but busy busy busy, Well I’m off to Marlene’s to pick up some punches she got me from America, Whoo Whoo I’m sooooo excited. I’m suprised I got this post finished first!!!!

Let me know what you think of the cards your comments a much appriciated, Thanks.

Hugs Sonia xxx


Hi hope your having a great Sunday!!!

I made this card with using Madelynn one of the Geeting Farm twinkle tots available at Stampeezee, isn’t she gorgeous!!!!


When I was putting the card together I wanted some dimension, so I added some concertina type spring to the sides to raise the front off the card, this gave the frame some height (sorry this doesn’t show up too well in the piccie) I’m sure I will be making some more or these.


Here’s a close up of Madelynn, she’s coloured with copics and the glittery bits are done with a sakura gelly roll pen. The sentiment was from a stamp set my friend Marlene bought me a while ago, cut out with nesties and the DP Hummm, sorry I can’t remember.


Here’s a close up of the flower, I just love making these, it has been spritzed with glimmer mist.



I’ve got some more of these beauties to use, so watch this space.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Good Evening!!! Yay it’s Friday, another weekend to look forward to.

The challenge over at Secret crafters this week is to make an easel card, I ‘ve made this one for a friend, I love doing these cards.They’re something just a little bit different and really easy.


Here’s a side view


The BP on this card are from the Papermania big one 12 x12 pad, the shoe stamps are Hreo Arts High Heels and the sentiment is from a Fairy doodles set, stuck onto a fancy tags nestie. I’ve also used plain and scalloped circle nesties and embossed the shoes with sparkly black powder( this dosn’t show in the piccie)

Thanks for the challenge.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of blogging, had this commission card to make.

It’s like 5 cards in one.

This is the front



The back


UPDATE: Don’t know if you noticed but this poem dosen’t read right!! there’s a line missing after life that’s filled…, which is ….with all your dreams come true. Luckily I noticed it before it was too late.


The inside pages







Lots of piccies, but I wanted to show you each page close up.

Here’s how it looks when it’s all together and the box I made for it.



There’s lots of work in these cards but they certainly have the WOW factor.

Well I hope you liked looking at all!!! these piccies, be back tomorrow with some more.

Hugs Sonia xxx