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It must be my week!!!!!!!
Not only did I get top 5 at Passion for Promakers but I’ve also got top 3 over at Cards for men, challenge 8 ” Fancy Folds”. “THANKS” Donna I’m over the moon!!!!! ūüėÄ

Click here to see my entry. Also I received my Letraset stamping kit this morning that I won a few weeks ago from PFP, so a big thanks Gina.¬†All this has¬†certainly rounded off a good week for me ūüėÄ I feel soooo lucky.

Hugs Sonia xxx



I’ve been picked by Maria¬†as a top 5 passionista, over at Passion for Promarkers, this week. I’m over the moon, it means soooo much to be picked out from so many entries ūüėĬ† “THANKS” Maria. ( scroll down to the next post to see the entry)

Well, after scraping myself off the ceiling, onto this weeks challenge over at Cards for Men, sponsored by the lovely Donna from Donna’s Den of crafts. The challenge is ” monochromatic”. I hope this card qualifies, I’ve chosen brown……

I’ve used the U Mount create~a~scene set called “The Train”. The elements in the foreground like, the station master, the clock, the suitcases, the lamp and the flower tub have been masked off before the train was stamped in the background. They have been stamped with Vintage Photo distress ink and then brushed over with a water brush to blend in the colour. Then I’ve mat & ¬†layered the picture up onto different shades of card and hey presto the finished card.

Here’s a closer look at the scene….


I’m off to Marlene’s now to have closer look at the mini album she’s been making, lucky or what!!!! Pop over to her blog and take a look here.

Hugs Sonia xxx

I received some gorgeous Hanglar¬†Stanglar¬†stamps yesterday, so naturally I had to play with them today and what better way than to enter a couple of challenges. So I’ve followed the sketch by the very talented Carole¬†over at Friday Sketchers, but I’ve rotated it to fit the image better,¬†sponsored by Simon Says Stamps and I ‘ve followed the theme over at Passion For Promarkers , chosen by Maria, which is “in the garden” sponsored by Joanna Sheen.

Card Recipe

  • Stamps¬†a¬†Hanglar Stanglar¬†little girl ( sorry not sure what she’s called ) Magnolia flower and butterfly from the spring kit. Sentiment stamp from Cuddly Buddly ” Little Miss Daisy’s greetings”.
  • DP My Mind’s Eye pretty please and bloom and grow 6×6.
  • Punches EK Success Daisy Chain and SU scalloped border.
  • Pearls from The Hobby House.

Here’s a closer look¬†at that gorgeous Hanglar stamp…


…the gelly¬†roll glitter pen that’s on the flowers shows up a little better in this piccie.

Thanks for stopping by ūüėÄ

Hugs Sonia xxx

Happy Saturday!!!!

Well I’m feeling 100% again, I think this¬†sunshine has got something to do with it, although I didn’t see much of it today as I was demonstrating U Mount Create~a~scene stamps at Stampeezee, which went really well. It was lovely to¬†see sooooo¬†many faces, some familiar and some new. I spent 6hrs playing but the time just flew by, it only felt like I’d been sitting there for a couple of hours. I had a fab time!!!!!

Here’s a few more samples…..

The Cottage….

….the canal……


….the cottage…..

…the canal…..

….the church…..

These were all painted with distress inks.

Hope you ‘ve enjoyed looking at these, please leave a comment and tell me what you think and if you were able to make it to the demo today I’d love to hear what you thought and say a big thankyou for your support ūüėÄ

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi everyone !!!!¬† Hope you are ok as I ‘m feeling a bit under the weather, sore throat, achy¬†limbs ect…, hope¬† it’s just a short lived¬†thing as I’ve got to demo at Stampeezee on Saturday and I need my voice.

Well had a workshop yesterday and we made this card, I thought I’d share it with you. I need to thank Becca Feeken of¬† Amazing Paper Grace for the inspiration for this one “THANKS !!!!!!”

¬†Sorry the photo not the best but it’s the only one I’ve got on my camera and the card is at the shop.

Card recipe

  • Cream, green and pink card stock.
  • Just Rite ” Girl Time” set and ” Joyful Hearts” set.
  • Martha Stewart loops¬†border punch.
  • The punch on the edges is a Martha Stewart but I can’t remember what it’s called.
  • Labels Ten nesties.
  • Scalloped and plain round and oval nesties.
  • Ribbon, pearls, button and stickles from the stash.

All the ladies seemed to like doing this card, the threading of the ribbon was a bit of a challenge but everyone managed it really well, let’s hope it goes as well next week, when there’s another workshop using this technique.

Here’s a close up of the handbag…


I think I’m going to have an early night, with a couple of ibuprofen.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Happy Monday!!!!!!

The challenge over at WOJ this week is Green, Yellow and one other colour, I’ve chosen Brown.

I’d also like to enter this card into Sketch Saturday as I ‘ve followed their sketch, sponsored¬†¬†by The Craft Garden


Card Recipe

  • Stamp Whiff of joy ” Mr & Mrs Foxglove”
  • Coloured with promarkers.
  • DP Basic gray 6×6 Origins pad.
  • Oval and round, scalloped and plain nesties.
  • SU¬† scalloped and plain punches.
  • Marianne design creatables flower die.
  • Cherry Blossoms by Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • Pearls and spacer from the stash.

Here’s a couple of close ups, Firstly that gorgeous stamp….


..and secondly the Creatables¬†flower die, I love the way you thread ribbon through the flower, a bit fidley but worth it….


I hope you like this and thanks for stopping by and all your wonderful comments!!!!!! ūüėÄ

Hugs Sonia xxx

As I’ve mentioned before I will be demonstrating U Mount Create~a~scene stamps¬†at Stampeezee¬† on Sat 24th April, so here’s a few more samples …….

The Village…

The Cottage…

Trees and Canal…

I’ve need to say a big thankyou to Sheena for the inspiration for these cards, she is one very talented lady.

If you like the look of these and are in the Coventry area next Saturday between 10am and 4pm, why not drop in and take a look Debbie and I would love to see you!!!!

Have a good evening whatever you might be doing, I’m going to be watching Britain’s got talent ūüėÄ

Hugs Sonia xxx

Happy Friday!!!! Yay the weekends nearly here.

Over at Cards for Men the challenge is “Fancy Folds”. So I thought I’d make a diamond top card, which should fit in with the challenge perfectly.


Card Recipe

  • U Mount “Strong and Brave” Stamps.
  • Coloured with Distress Inks.
  • Sissix Star Die.
  • Whale of a Punch Corners.
  • Craftwork Cards Candy Dots.
  • DP from the stash.

Here’s a piccie taken at a bit of an angle. so you can see the dimension a little better..


These stamps are great if you know anyone in the forces or you could change the colours and then they would be good for men in general.

Here’s a close up of the helicopter..


These stamps are available from Stampeezee.

Thanks for stopping by!!!!!

Hugs Sonia xxx

Firstly I am over the moon I was one of two to win a special prize over at passion for Promarkers¬†last week . I won a Letraset¬†stamping set which I can’t wait to see what it is, whooo¬†whooo. My pirate easel card with my new Tilda on it was the winner, scroll down the page or click on this link ¬†to see the card.

Secondly it was my special friend Mandy’s birthday on Tuesday, I made her this reveal card, it’s in her favorite colours orange & brown, she loved it!!!!

This is the card closed…


….then you pull it open to reveal the inside.


Card Recipe

  • Reveal template from B.C.E.
  • Lily of the valley stamp coloured with Promarkers
  • Sentiment on the front SU stamp, inside craftwork cards.
  • Punches; Martha Stewart small pop up lily, pop up butterfly,SU plain and scalloped ovals, tiny daisy.
  • DP Stampin up.
  • Labels nestie.
  • Lots of bling from the stash, I used a template to create the swirl of gems.

Here’s a close up of that gorgeous little girl..


Well that’s all for now, off to Stampeezee today, be back with some more U mount cards soon so watch this space.

Thanks for looking!!!!

Hugs Sonia xxx


This is my¬†1ooth ¬†post WHOO WHOO!!! ūüėÄ


¬†Had a fab day yesterday, the weather was a ¬†gorgeous 16 degrees so we visited Paignton zoo, walked along the pier and the beach, today is very much the same if not warmer, so we’re sitting on the decking, looking out over the fields soaking it up, AHHHHH Luxury!!!! ūüėõ

Anyway that’s enough of making you jealous.

I thought I’d show you a few samples of some cards I’ve made with the U Mount create a scene stamps.

I will be using these stamps on the Demo day at Stampeezee on the 24th April between 10am~4pm.

The Train set.

The Pub set

The Cottage set

I’ll be making quite a few more samples over the next couple of weeks, so pop back to take a look and¬†if your not too busy on the 24th why not pop along to Stampeezee and come and see how to recreate some of these cards.

I’m travelling home tonight so I can go to Ally Pally with Marlene & Shirley tomorrow, what a perfect way to end the week ūüėÄ

Hugs Sonia xxx