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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Hi Everyone.

My eldest son is moving into his own house this week. I’ll miss him loads!!!! and the washing and ironing LOL but I guess they have to fly the nest one day. Here’s the card I made for him and his girlfriend to wish them both happiness in their new home.

It’s a DL size card. I’ve cut 3 circular apertures out of the front using my nesties and stuck a scalloped border around them. The front panel of the card is a double layer and I’ve put a piece of fishing line across the apertures and then stuck the double layer together trapping the fishing line in the middle. This gave me something to adhere the circular panels to, so that they move. The border has been punched with a Stampin Up punch and I’ve added a few pearls.

The little wooden houses I bought a while ago and the sentiment is from a Lili of the Valley stamp set.

Well that’s all for now, be back soon.

Hugs Sonia xxx


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I’ve got a card I made using a Forever Friends decoupage image that I printed from the retro collection cd by Docrafts.

I’ve followed the sketch over at Mojo Monday, so I’m entering this into their challenge. I’m also entering this card into the Allsorts Challenge which is ” birthday celebrations ” as it is their 3rd birthday. Charisma Cardz is ” no flowers allowed. Crafty Catz is ” card for a man” hope this counts. Creative Card Crew is “Dimension”. One Stop Craft challenge is “one for the boys” and Totally Papercrafts is “Animals”.

All the elements were printed from the cd except the sentiment.

Here’s a closer look at that super cute image.

Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend.

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Hugs Sonia xxx

Just to let you know I now have a tutorial, for sale, with step by step instructions & photos for the triple easel card…

If you’re interested in purchasing it email me ….

Look forward to hearing from you 😀

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi today is my Great Nephew Dylan’s 2nd birthday. Here’s the card I’ve made him, it’s another easel card…

The card base was made from a piece of A3 card. I cheated a bit with the images as they are toppers from Lili of the Valley which are already coloured.

The number 2 was made using a Wendy Stenton number template, which I’ve drawn round onto green card and cut out and then I’ve layered this onto black card and cut it out again with a border ( not very straight LOL but I’m sure he won’t mind. Maybe I should have got my cricut out). I’ve also added some peel offs around the edges. This is held up with two button stoppers.

Dylan’s name has been cut with a sissix alphabet and again layered on to black and cut round. Maybe I should have cut out the center of the d but I would probably made a mess of it so decided to leave it ( Chicken). The D & N also hold up the square sections.

Well going to enjoy this glorious weather we’re at the moment, lets hope it lasts the rest of the week and through the weekend.

Challenges Entered

Here comes the Boys – Easels / Birthday blog hop

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi I’ve got an easel card to show you today.

I used my octagonal nesties  to create this card, laying it on the fold of the card and drawing round the shape, then moving the die along I repeated this step again and then again to get three panels ( hope this makes sense). Then I cut round all the pencil lines to create the shaped base card. Then I die cut three octagons using the same die, as the dies cut out slightly smaller they nested quite nicely onto the front. The scalloped patterned octagons were also cut with nesties.

The sentiment is from a Stampin Up set of stamps, which I stamped and cut out with a smaller die and then I inked it whilst it was still in the die.

The flower was cut out of patterned paper with the blossom 3 spellbinders die and I’ve added a few punched leaves. It’s finished off with three bows which holds the card up.

Challenges Entered

Creative Card Crew – Dimension

Allsorts – Buttons & Bows

Polka Doodles – 3 of something, I’ve used 3 panels & 3 bows

Hope you’re enjoying the lovely weather we’re having 😀

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi Everyone, hope you’re having a good weekend.

I’ve got a wedding card for you today, the theme was ivory, gold and butterflies.

For this card I’ve used a heartfelt creations die called layered scalloped posy, which has been cut at the top of the ivory panel. Then I’ve embossed the bottom half with an m-bosslits folder by spellbinders called elegance. The ribbon across the middle I brought back from America, it has stitching along both edges, so I pulled on the stitched thread and ruched up the ribbon and added a pearl heart to the middle. This was then backed with gold mirri card and a few pearls added to the flowers in the die cut.

The butterflies have been die cut with a die from little claires, but I’m not sure if it’s still available, and I’ve added a couple of pearls to the center.

The sentiment was done on the computer and then die cut and layered using spellbinders plain ovals and floral ovals and again a few more pearls to finish it off.

Challenges entered

One Stop Craft Challenge – Spring Wedding/ Anniversarys

Hugs Sonia xxx


Hi Everyone. Just a quickie post today.

I’ve a bottle card for you today….

…this was made using the Arty Farty bottle template. The shoes were stamped and the “40” was die cut using a sissix alphabet, which has then been layered onto some punched circles. The circle on the bottle neck is a button from my stash.

Hugs Sonia xxx


Hi Everyone.

Here’s the 3rd project I made, it’s a book card.

This was made using the bookatrix board by the glitter girls. I’ve done 3 layers, edged with glittery peel offs.

The sentiments are computer generated, cut out and layered with spellbinders plain and scalloped ovals.

I also added some ribbon bows and a couple of ready-made embellishments to finish it off.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi Everyone.

Back as promised with the 3d pram.

I’ve used a serendipity pram template by Hasselcastle creations to make the pram. The hood, pram cover and front of the bag have  been embossed with an m-bosslits folder by spellbinders. The centre decoration on the wheels and little floral piece on the handle have been cut with the persian motifs and accents sets by spellbinders. The scalloped border around the hood has been punched with the scalloped trim border punch by Stampin Up and the satin pleated ribbon on the cover is also from Stampin Up. The scrolls on the side were punched with an EK success punch.

Here’s a better look at the pram bag, this pattern is in the accessories pack which is an add on the the pram template. This pack has the templates for the bag, the cover, a canopy, a parasol and spoked wheels.

Here’s the pram in it’s box, the template for this comes in with the pram template.

I love making these but they are very time consuming but a wonderful keepsake, don’t you think?

Hugs Sonia xxx

Good Morning.

I have some baby projects to show you over the next few days.

This card was quite a quick one to make.

The card base and layers have been cut with a Cherry Lynn die called mini pearl french flair mega doily. The biggest shape I’ve folded in half to make the base. The little teddy in the weighing scale is by Lili of the Valley and it’s a bit of a cheat as this was one of their topper sheets but I do have the rubber stamp version too.. I’ve added some stickles glitter glue and a bow and how quick is that.

Also I didn’t have much time as I needed to make 3 projects in 2 days and one of them was a 3d pram in a box which I’ll be back to show you tomorrow.

Challenges Entered

Charisma Cardz – pink and girlie

Lili of the Valley  – favourite craft tool (Mine is my dies, Cherry lynn, spellbinders ect)

Papertake Weekly – Cute Cute Cute

Hugs Sonia xx