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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve had a great weekend !!!!

I’ve got a Wedding card to show you today. Although, you can’t really tell from a piccie the card is A4 in size..

This was quite a quick card to make. The borders have been punched with a deep edge Martha Stewart punch and the bride and groom have been die cut with a quickutz die. A few pearls and a computer generated sentiment and a bow and hey presto. I also like the cream and black together, it gives it an elegant, crisp look.

Here’s a closer look at the bride and groom..

Challenges Entered

Allsorts~ It’s your choice

Charisma Cardz~ Love is in the air

Stampin for the weekend~ Bingo, Bow, lace borders and die cuts

Thanks for stopping by 😀

Hugs Sonia xxx


Hi Everyone, YAY it’s Friday !!!!

Here’s a card I’ve made for a friend, there’s a masquerade 40th birthday party, hence the decoration.

I’ve used the bottle template by Arty Farty.

The mask was stamped on to black card and embossed using a gold sparkly powder ( sorry don’t know who the stamps are by as I borrowed them from a very good friend, “THANKYOU” Kay. The flowers have been coloured with sakura glitter pens, with some pearls added to the centre. The feathers were from the stash.

The 40 was cut using the girls are weird alphabet by sissix and mounted on circles punched with Stampin Up punches. The sentiment was computer generated All topped off with a bow and mounted onto an A4 card folded lengthways.

Challenges Entered

ABC ~ J is for Jazz it up

Have a great weekend whatever you are doing!!!!! 😀

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi Everyone !!!!

I was inspired by some cards made by Angela Poole in this months Papercraft Inspirations, it was the colours and the blooms that caught my eye. So off I went to buy the stamps and this is my creation….

…it’s an easel card created with my XL go create dies. The lattice background was cut using a Cherry Lynn die called french lattice but boy was this hard to cut, I tried every combination I could think of through my big shot with no success but then I put it through my A4 joy die cutting machine, twice, turning it 90 degrees and hey presto it cut no problem.

The flowers and butterflies were stamped and then die cut, the set I’ve used is a Framelits set by Sissix / Hero Arts called Butterflies, the stamps and dies come in the same set. The flowers have also been decoupaged and had some bling added to the centres.

The collar bow I found on Becca’s blog HERE. I bought the ribbon whilst I was in America last year.

The leaves behind the butterflies are punched and embossed with a Nellie Snellen punch set. The sentiment is from a Stampin Up set called Teeny Tiny Wishes, which has been punched out using the word window punch and layered onto the modern label, which are also by Stampin Up.

I’m entering this into the following challenges…….

Allsorts ~ Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday ~ Flower Power

Secret Crafters ~  Bingo Challenge, I’ve chosen Brads, Flowers and a Bow.

Totally Papercrafts ~ Ribbons and/ or Bows.

Sir Stampalot ~ In the Garden

Well I’m off to the sincerely yours papercraft show in Coventry tomorrow to see what lovely goodies I can pick up. WHOOO WHOOOO and then to stitches at the NEC on Monday to see what coming new on to the market.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi Everyone.

I made this card for a friends birthday, it’s a double twisted easel card.

The images are from Lili of the Valley, coloured with my copics. The designer papers are from Stampin up, the one on the bottom of the card is flocked, it’s absolutely gorgeous !!!!!!!!. The two cute little girls are cut out using spellbinders nesties as is the scalloped matt and the tag that the sentiment is mounted on. The sentiment is from a woodware set of stamps. There is also a couple of feathers tucked behind the ovals but they don’t show up very well in this piccie. 😦

Here’s a closer look at one of those cute little girls, as you can see I’ve added a few pearls for her necklace and bracelet.

There is also some shimmer mist sprayed over the images , it shows up a little on this piccie and you can just see one of the feathers in the top left corner.

I think this fits in with a few challenges this week

ABC ~ I for In Pairs,

Allsorts ~ free and easy february,

Charisma Cardz ~ Vintage

Colour Create ~ Light and dark browns with white or cream

Papertake weekly ~ Anything Goes

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi Everyone,

Here’s another chance to do the Bags ‘n’ Boxes workshop. I’ve added a date for those who couldn’t make the dates last year.

Date for your diary:

Tuesday 6th March  10.30 ~12.30


If you would like to book a place email me


Also if you would like to do this workshop but these dates are not suitable contact me and I’ll arrange a date that’s convenient.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi Everyone!!!!!

This is just to say


to all the people who have come from Splitcoast Stampers to visit my blog.

I’ve been looking at all your creations using the cascading card and tried to leave comments, but for some reason some of them are not getting through. 😦

I’ve been amazed by your creations and it’s heart warming to know you’ve inspired so many people, thanks again !!!!!!

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi Everyone

Another workshop date for your diaries.

It’s treat boxes using the Stampin up Milk Carton Die.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 21st February  10.30~12.30

Monday 27th February  7pm~9pm

Wednesday 29th February  10.30~12.30


If you would like to book a place email me


Also if you would like to do this workshop but these dates are not suitable contact me and I’ll arrange a date that’s convenient.

Also get plenty of ideas for using your milk carton die.

Hugs Sonia xxx