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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Hi Everyone

Another weekend over and a new week begins, but we’ve got a long weekend to look forward to. YAY !!

I’ve got a card I CASED from the creative expressions volume 2 book today. Some one at my Son’s works asked me to do a card for their  friend’s 7oth birthday and he’s into model aircraft, so I thought this would fit the bill perfectly. I’ve just changed it slightly by adding the age to the bottom right hand corner instead of a welcome home message.


I’ve followed what was said in the book, but I’ve used mostly products from Stampin Up. These are……. the cardstock, newsprint paper, stripy paper, the stamp on the crumb cake background and the stamp on the very vanilla background behind the plane. The Plane is a Justrite Stamp, which has been coloured with promarkers and die cut using the corresponding dies. The 70 has been layered on shapes punched with Stampin Up punches and the twine and button are also Stampin Up.


Challenges entered

I love promarkers – square card with something round on it.

One stop craft challenge – Buttons & bows

Stampin’ for the weekend – Die cuts & punches

Have a lovely day, whatever you’re doing.

I’m off to my local craft shop to pick up a stamp I ordered and then working on some workshop samples, so watch this space.

Hugs Sonia xxx


Hi Everyone.

Well the weekend is nearly here, Whoo Whoo.

I’ve got a man’s birthday card today, for someone who loves birds, the feathered kind LOL.


This is an 8″x8″ card base. I’ve used one of Sue Wilson’s A4 embossing folders on the background and rubbed some guilding wax over the top.


I’ve stamped the birds in a tree stamp in black ink onto crumb cake coloured card and die cut with my circle nesties. This has then been matted onto another spellbinders die.The single bird on a branch has been punched with a Stampin Up punch.

I’ve added some ribbon, a twine Knot, the age and a sentiment to finish it off.

Have a lovely weekend !!

Hugs Sonia xx

Hi Everyone

Dates for your diaries.





Tuesday 30th April 10am – 12 noon

Thursday 2nd May 7pm – 9pm


Email me if you’re interested in booking a place

If the dates or times don’t suit you but you would like to come along let me know  and we’ll see if we can slot a date in to suit you.

Hugs Sonia xx


Hi everyone, what a lovely day it’s been today and Happy St George’s Day 😀

I’ve got a book card today, the inspiration for this was the baby’s name, Daisy.


I’ve used the book a trix board by keepsake crafting to make the base of this card. The rest was computer generated and die cut with my oval nesties. I’ve added some peel offs and a ribbon and hey presto. I also made a box a lope for this card but unfortunately didn’t take a piccie.


Here’s the delightful Daisy Duck, I’ve also decoupaged her.

Well, short and sweet today. Be back soon.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Happy weekend everyone.

Were having some lovely weather here, been sitting in the garden this morning.

It was my friend Mandy’s birthday last week here’s the card I made her.


Firstly I drew myself a template, of a cotton reel, for the base card shape and covered it in newsprint paper. I stamped a measuring tape onto kraft cardstock, the stamp was from a retired Stampin’ Up set.


The dress form was cut with a sizzix die from kraft cardstock. I cut it again from some patterned paper for the bodice of the dress and added some pink polka dot organza ribbon for the skirt. I also added some organza roses to the waist and some pearls around the neck.


The roses have been made from the Tim Holtz tattered flower die from sizzix. I’ve added some feathers, lace and a sentiment to finish it off.

Challenges Entered

ABC – L for Lovely Lace

Allsorts – Passion for flowers

One Stop Craft Challenge – Not Square

Mandy loved her card, so did I. You know, sometimes you just make a card and you know you’re happy with it. Will certainly be making some more like this !!! 😀

Well off to enjoy the sunshine whilst we have it.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi Everyone.

A card I made for a friend’s birthday today.


I got this cottage cutz Topsy Turvy cake die from  the Harrogate show, it was a bargain, on sale at £5. It’s been pieced together and mounted onto a DL card ( love it). The words have been die cut with a Britannia die.


Short and sweet today, off to make some birthday cards 😀

Hugs Sonia xx

Hi bloggers.

I have a Wedding card today.


This 8×8 in size. I’ve used the A4 garden lattice embossing folder for the background and added a few pearls.


The Heart is from a thinlets die set by sizzix called love, birds ands hearts . I’ve put some double-sided adhesive to my card and then die cut it. Then I’ve put some cosmic shimmer luna silver flakes over the top to make it sparkle. On the heart in the centre I’ve used some silk microfine glitter, this feels like velvet when on the card.


The flowers are stamped, heat embossed and cut out with the coordinating die set,called vintage floret, by heartfelt creations, then layered together.The leaves have been cut with a spellbinders die called foliage, in the same way as the heart and I’ve added some to match the heart.


The words have been die cut with Britannia word dies.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Happy Monday Everyone.

A thank you card today. I made this for a couple to say Thank You to their wedding photographer.


I’ve used a graphic 45, 12 x 12 paper which had these vintage images on it. I’ve cut them out and layered them onto kraft cardstock. I’ve added a tag with the thank you words on it.

Challenges entered

ABC – K is for kraft

MAWTT – Let’s get krafty

Papertake Weekly – Anything goes, optional use kraft

Short and sweet today. 😀

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi Everyone.

A couple of mens cards today. I made these for my step dad’s 75th birthday. This first one I made from Me and my husband.


I’ve used a justrite stamp set called and stamped the image in black onto kraft cardstock and the coloured it with my promarkers. This has then been die cut with the corresponding die set from spellbinders and topped onto another spellbinders die shape. The border is one of the new borderabilities called A2 scalloped borders one, to which I’ve added some stripe grosgrain ribbon and inked the edges. The 75 is chipboard to which I’ve added gilding flakes. Then a few card candi dots to finish it off.

Here’s a closer look at that vintage car.


Challenges Entered

Allsorts – Vintage

Here come the boys – Photo inspiration

Papertake weekly – Anything goes

And secondly this is the one I made from the kids.


This was a bit of a cheat as I bought this as a kit from the NEC, so only had to stick it together but it was such good value at £1 for everything except the 75, which I added myself.  He also likes to have a little flutter and has visited Vegas a few times, I thought it would be good.

Thanks for stopping by 😀

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi everyone.

Some dates for your diaries.



The front



Wednesday 10th April 7pm-9pm

Thursday 11th April  7pm-9pm

Friday 12th April 10am-12 noon   £10



The front



Tuesday 9th April 10am – 12 noon

Monday 15th April  7pm-9pm    £10



The card open ( it flips as it opens)



Tuesday 16th April 10am-12 noon

Thursday 18th April  7pm-9pm      £10

Email me if you’re interested in booking a place

If the dates or times don’t suit you but you would like to come along let me know  and we’ll see if we can slot a date in to suit you.

Hugs Sonia xx