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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Hi Everyone.

WHOOP WHOOP !!!!! Just realised that I’ve hit 100,000 views since I’ve been blogging, so a “VERY BIG THANKYOU” to all you lovely people out there for your continuing support and visiting me so often. 😀

Well the weather here is wet, wet, wet !!!!!!! 😦 Good excuse to stay in and craft. 😀

I have a layered spellbinders card for you today.

The card is 8″x8″ in size.The spellbinders I’ve used are….persian accents, romantic rectangles, lattice accents and motifs and bitty blossoms. The ribbon is Stampin Up and the pins, gems and pearls are from the stash. The “50” is a peel off and the patterned paper is from a paper stack by my mind’s eye.

The romantic rectangle die was used for the bottom black layer but as you can see this is square. It was created by cutting the rectangle and then laying it back on the die turning it 90 degrees, to form like a cross and cutting it again, this gives you a square. How Cool !!! more shapes for your money.

Here’s the lovely bow with the bitty blossom flower in the centre, I’ve sprayed the flower with glimmer mist to give it a bit of sparkle.

Challenges Entered

Crafty Catz ~ Anything Goes

Creative Card Crew ~ Ribbon

Stay dry in this drought LOL

Hugs Sonia xxx

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Good Morning!!

Here’s another Box Card in a different colourway. I now have a tutorial available for this project, check out my side bar for details.

This is the box closed….

….this is it open….

….this is the card that goes inside….

….and here’s the belly band.

Here’s the whole ensemble.

See here for another example.

For more details email me  sonia@transant.co.uk

Hugs Sonia xxx


Hi Everyone.

STATIONARY BOX WORKSHOP

This all closes up into a box with a lid on top.

Dates

Tuesday 12th June     10.30 ~12.30

Wednesday 13th June  7pm ~ 9pm

£10 including refreshments

If you would like to book a place email me

sonia@transant.co.uk

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.

NB:….. I’ve also added some extra dates for the Box card, Basket and Triple Easel Card see NEW DATES under WORKSHOPS on my side bar.

Hugs Sonia xxx


Hi another date for your diaries.

TRIPLE EASEL CARD

The image and sentiment will be different to the one shown.

Dates

Tuesday 29th May  10.30 ~ 12.30

Wednesday 30th May  7pm ~ 9pm

Thursday 31st May   7pm ~ 9pm

£10 including refreshments

If you would like to book a place email me

sonia@transant.co.uk

or

soniasellers@tiscali.co.uk

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


Happy Monday Everyone

I’ve got a fold back card today. This is using the method I saw Sue Wilson do, by where you only cut half your spellbinders die and emboss the other half see here. I used the floral ovals set.

The image is from a Hero Arts set of stamps called Classic Women, probably retired now, I’ve had this set for years and came across it when I was sorting through my stamp stash. She’s coloured with promarkers. The Patterned paper is some retired Stampin Up, I’ve layered a section onto the back of the card and die cut the border with the Sue Wilson spellbinders  called lattice accents,which has been layered onto a piece of black card that has been punched with a Stampin up scalloped border punch. The corner have been punched with a EK Success punch, then I’ve added a sentiment, age and card candy from Craftwork Cards and some bling to finish it off.

Challenge Entered

Crafty Catz ~ Checks or Stripes

Stamptacular Sunday ~ Loaded with layers

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Sonia xxx

 

 


Hi Everyone

A TREAT BASKET workshop for your diaries.

Here’s a view from the top

Dates

Tuesday 22nd May  10.30 ~ 12.30

Wednesday 23rd May  7pm ~ 9pm

BRING YOUR OWN FLOWERS

£10 including refreshments

If you would like to book a place email me

sonia@transant.co.uk

or

soniasellers@tiscali.co.uk

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


Good Morning Everyone.

Another workshop date for your diaries PETAL CARD

This is the project closed…..

….and this is the inside.

And here’s the card that’s inside

Front                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Inside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates

Thursday 10th May  7pm ~ 9pm

Tuesday 15th May  10.30 ~ 12.30

£10 including refreshments

If you would like to book a place email me

sonia@transant.co.uk

or

soniasellers@tiscali.co.uk

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

Friday 13th !!!!! are any of you superstitious out there in blog land.

Well today is my good friend Mandy’s 50th birthday, if you see this hope you’re having a wonderful time and “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”

Here’s the card I made her, she loves orange and browns….

This is an 8″x8″ card. I’ve embossed the brown piece of card on the left with an M~bosslits folder from spellbinders and used some patterned paper for the right hand side and to make the rosette, the circle sentiment is from a stamp set by Lili of the Valley.

The “50” has been die cut using an alphabet called Abigail by quikcutz. This has been layered onto a spellbinders labels 21 die and frames with a sissix framelits

I’ve added some lace and pearls to finish it off.

Have a great weekend, whatever you may be doing, I know I will. I’m going to the big stamp and scrapbooking show at Ally Pally, wasn’t going to go this year but a very kind friend said I could go with them as they were going anyway, how kind is that !! So looks like I’m off to spend some more cash on stash and hopefully meet up with some blog friends whilst I’m there.

Hugs Sonia xxx


Hi Everyone !!!!

Just a quickie today. I’ve got a treat box card, done in a different colour way today.

We did this on a workshop, the original card I made was done in brown, mustard and blue, see here and contained Hershey’s choccies that I brought back from America, but I found some pink foil hearts in Tesco’s that were for Mothers day and thought they’d be perfect for this but they didn’t match the original colours, so hence the black, pink & white.

This was made using the following  Stampin up products.

Two tags die,tiple treat flower stamp and punch, Five petal punch, small circle punch, modern label punch, scalloped circle and plain circle punches, just believe stamp set, dotted scalloped ribbon border punch, taffeta ribbon and patterned papers

Challenges Entered

Pink Elephant ~ Flowers

Totally Papercrafts~ Flowers, Lace, Pink

The Pixie Cottage ~ Sweet Treats

The Crafty Pad ~ Just Die~Delicious

Papertake weekly ~ Anything Goes

Everyone seemed to be pleased with what they’d made. 😀

Hugs Sonia xxx


Hi Everyone !!!

I’ve got another Easter card for you today.

I’ve followed a sketch by Cor over at Sketch Saturday, sponsored by the Craft Barn.

This cute image is a free, yes free !!!!! digi from Whimsie Doodles called love chocolate bunnies. I’ve coloured it with promarkers, die cut it and inked it whilst still in the die. The lacy background oval is from the spellbinders dies called Floral Ovals. The papers are from a trimcraft pad , I love these, they’re already glittered and the letters for the sentiment was in them too. I’ve also used a Martha Stewart punch to frame the sentiment letters. The border along the top was created with  spellbinder s classic edges and insert dies. Then I’ve added some flowers. pearls and ribbon from the stash to finish it off.

Here’s a closer look at that cute little bunny girl

Challeges Entered

Sketch Saturday ~ Sketch

Crafty Catz ~ use a digi image

Digital Tuesday ~ Easter

Hope you’re enjoying this cold, wet , snowy weather we’re having at the mo……… NOT !!!!!

Perfect time to stay in and craft !!!!!

Hugs Sonia xxx