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Hi Everyone!!

SORRY!!!! for being such a bad blogger but I’m having major computer problems at the moment. My laptop just keeps locking up for no apparent reason. I’m hoping it last long enough to get this post up.

For this card I’ve followed a sketch by Marlene over at The Sugar Bowl, but I’ve turned it into a twisted circle easel card.

The image is a Simply Adorables digi download from Funkykits, I just looooove these images and there are more on the way in March, can’t wait!!!! This one’s called Grace.

The card base and mats were cut with the grand spellbinder Nesties and the roses were cut with a sizzix die. The DP is from Stampin Up and the tickets were off a Cd ( sorry can’t remember which) A few punched leaves , some ribbon, pearls and stickles and hey presto.

Here’s a few close ups….

Isn’t she gorgeous?

It’s only taken me 3hrs to put this post up, only locked up 4 times.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Sonia xxx


I saw an article in last months Craft Stamper on salt embossing and fancied giving it a try, so out came the distress inks, white embossing powder and salt. I cut out a bird and a tattered flower, from chip board, using a Tim Holtz sizzix die  and followed the instructions, but when I inked the pieces to colour them, I didn’t think the colour took to the shiny surface of the embossing powder very well……

……… So I decided to experiment……..

 Firstly, I cut out the shapes again , the bird from white Mount board and the flower from chip board, you know the stiff board you sometimes get in paper packs of board backed envelopes, I’m sure the inside of cereal packets would work too.

Then I inked the pieces first to give them colour , then I covered them in two coats of clear embossing powder , melting it in between each layer. I sprinkled sea salt crystals on to them and heated it again to re~melt it and fix the salt. You can use table salt, the difference is that the finish is less rough.

Here’s the result, I was much happier with the way this turned out.

 The card I’ve used is a  Joy fold card that was on Splitcoast Stampers. I’ve added patterned papers, some die cut leaves, some faux stitching, and a sentiment to finish off.

This is how the card opens…..


….and this is the inside.

The sentiment is from a Justrite set.

I have a workshop at Stampeezee on this card and technique, so if you fancy having a go why not pop along on either Tuesday 15th Feb at 10.30am or Wednesday 11th May at 6.30pm, just give Debbie a ring on 024 76 591901 to book a place, it would be lovely to see you.

Thanks for stopping by 😀

Hugs Sonia xxx

This is a swinging “z” fold card, the original card was on splitcoast stampers, my friend Janette very kindly sent me the link,”THANKYOU”

The original instructions were for a small square card that was about 4″ but I wanted to make a larger card, so I used a 14.5cm square card base instead.

The sample on SCS  was a Christmas card but I think this works well for a Valentines,engagement,wedding or anniversary card.

I’ve got a workshop on how to make this card at Stampeezee on Saturday 5th Feb at 10am or Tuesday 1st March at 10.30am, if you fancy coming along give Debbie a ring on 024 766591901.

Hugs Sonia xxx