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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hi Everyone.

I’ve made a few wedding cards over the last month, here’s the first.

DSC04210This 8×8 in size, my favourite card size at the moment. I’ve embossed a piece of white card with one of Sue Wilsons embossing folders and matted this onto a piece of purple card. Down the left hand side I’ve added some purple organza ribbon, a bow and a round crystal embellishment.


For the main focal image I’ve die cut a background, some champagne glasses and some wedding rings. I’ve also added the words which have been printed on the computer then matted up.I think it makes the card very personal.

Be back soon with some more wedding creations.

Hugs Sonia xx


Hi Everyone.

It was my friend Shirley’s 70th birthday last week and here’s the card I made her. We also had a crop day at Rachel’s and she set a colour challenge of orange, brown and blue as these are the colours that they have used to refurbish where she works, so this is one of two cards that I made.

DSC04228This is 8×8 in size. I’ve punched some squares from some scraps of patterned paper for the patchwork panel and I’ve stamped some faux stitching along the joins. The sentiment has been stamped at the bottom and added some lace trim. I also added a gold 70 to the patchwork panel but this picture was taken before I’d added it.

DSC04229For the flower I’ve cut 3 colours of satin ribbon in 3 different lengths and then stuck them to a circle of double sided sticky. I’ve punched a brown scalloped circle  and stuck this to the centre and added a button with some twine threaded through it.


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi Everyone.

Here’s another shop front card, made from the Fabulous Fashion cd by Katy Sue.

DSC04145The dress has been decoupaged and I’ve added some glitter glue, a sentiment and the age. I’ve also added some peel offs around the windows, which I think helps finish them off.

DSC04146Short and sweet today, be back soon.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi Everyone.

Here’s some of the workshops coming up in the next few weeks.


DSC04197 Dates for your diaries

Tuesday 24th September 10am – 12noon

Tuesday 24th September 7pm – 9pm

Wednesday 25th September 7pm – 9pm

Thursday 26th September 7pm – 9pm


Use your dies to create these shaped cards.



Dates for your diaries

Tuesday 1st October 10am – 12noon

Tuesday 1st October 7pm – 9pm

Wednesday 2nd October 7pm – 9pm

Thursday 3rd October 7pm – 9pm


Learn how to use your dies to create this card

DSC04203Here’s the card closed.


Dates for your diaries

Tuesday 8th October 10am – 12noon

Tuesday 8th October 7pm – 9pm

Wednesday 9th October 7pm – 9pm



DSC04200This is the inside of the card.


Dates for your diaries

Tuesday 15th October 10am – 12noon

Tuesday 15th October 7pm – 9pm

Wednesday 16th October 7pm – 9pm

Thursday 17th October 7pm – 9pm

All Workshops


Including refreshments

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 xxx

Hi Everyone.

A Wedding card for you today.

DSC04194Another 8×8 card. I’ve embossed some ivory card stock and matted this onto some purple card stock and rounded off the corners. I’ve used a spellbinders die to cut a purple base for the heartfelt creations flourish floral die, which has been cut out of ivory card. I’ve stamped the always and forever sentiment, which is from Justrite, using purple ink onto a lilac card stock and placed it behind the circular aperture. I’ve stamped, heat embossed and die cut some flowers to go on the top of the floral die. The names have been printed from the computer and die cut using another spellbinders die. I’ve added a wide purple organza ribbon and bow and finished it off with some pearls.

DSC04196Challenges Entered

Charisma Cardz – Fancy Flourishes

Daring Cardmakers – Autumn Brights

Hugs for now

Sonia xxx

Hi Everyone

A New home card today. I’ve had this house die for ages and this is the first time I’ve used it but I will be using it a lot more in the future.

DSC04205An 8×8 card base again, I like this size of card seem to have made quite a few lately. I’ve cut some shaped layers using my xxl go create dies. The bottom layer is a Nit Wits Paper and the top layer is white card that has been inked through the die.

DSC04206The house has been cut 3 times using a Marianne Design die, I’ve decoupaged this to give depth. I’ve also inked it through the die before I removed it. I’ve punched some tiny pink flowers, added some pink pearl cosmic shimmer glue to the centres and die cut some leaves and added them to the window ledges to look like flower boxes. The new home circular sentiment is by Lili of the Valley.

Love this card turned out.:D

Challenges Entered

ABC – U for Unlimited

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi Everyone

 A GCSE Exam Congratulations card today.

DSC04198This card is 8×8 in size. I’ve added some squared kraft papermania paper to the background and I’ve distressed the edges. I found some Latin script, books, quill and scroll on the net, which I’ve printed and cut out.The wording was done on the computer using Bradley Hand script, this has also been distressed and inked.


Back with a New Home card tomorrow.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Here’s the next workshop dates,



This is the card with the secret reveal panel open.



Tuesday 17th September 10am – 12 noon

Tuesday 17th September 7pm – 9pm

Wednesday 18th September 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 xxx