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Hello !!!

Yesterday was crop day at Rachel’s. It was quite an eventful day as our friend, Kay became a grandma for the first time to a baby boy called Kian. CONGRATULATIONS to all the family. So needless to say the crafting went a bit to pot in all the excitement but we all managed one card.

Here’s the challenge that was set by Rachel, it’s a fusion challenge from March……..

fusion march27

,,,,and here’s my card.


It’s 8×8 in size. I’ve used the sketch and the inspiration picture.

Firstly, I die cut a mannequin, with a Tim Holtz sizzix die, from natural card stock and over stamped it in black ink with a script stamp. Then I inked around the edges with distress ink. I’ve cut, folded  and inked a doily to form the skirt on the mannequin and added a button.


For the base of the card I’ve taken a piece of patterned card and inked through a brick mask with distress ink, then matted this onto black.


Then for the layers I’ve matted a piece of graphic 45 paper on to black for one panel and embossed some natural card using an A4 folder by crafter’s companion called knit one pearl one for the second one. I’ve inked this with distress ink, to bring the pattern out a bit and matted it onto black.


I’ve punched a button border from some kanban card stock using a punch by EK success ( I think)


I’ve die cut an oval using the grand plain ovals ( borrowed from Rachel ) from mustard card stock and then cut one from brown kanban card stock using the grand decorative ovals, for a base to my mannequin.

I’ve also added a few buttons, threaded with twine, for decoration and I think I’ll add a sentiment when I know who I’ll be sending it to.

Well I think I should go and make my friend Kay a new grandparent card. Have a lovely day whatever you might be doing.

Hugs for now.

Sonia xxx




Morning !!

Here’s a Wedding card I made using my Brother Scan n Cut. The whole card was made from the Scan n Cut.

I’ve used a lattice file that John Bloodworth (Gentleman Crafter) has shared on his blog here. You can download them for free.

THANK YOU John!!!!!!!


I took John’s 7″ lattice square and sized at 5.5″. Then I took another basic square from the library and sized that at 5.5 too. Then welded the two pieces together. This created the easel base card. I also cut another 5.5 lattice square to overlay on the front and a 5.5 square from patterned paper for the base.

The Cake, corners, sentiment, plaque and bow were all from the library.


For the plaque I added a border, so I could layer it.

Haven’t found a way to cut a shadow to go behind individual letters yet. Maybe I’m missing something, so if anyone knows how to do this please let me know.

I’ve added some glitter and a few Pearls to finish it off.

Hugs for now

Sonia xxx

Good Morning Everyone.

I thought I’d share the Mother’s Day card I made for my Mum.

I was going to post this last week but better late than never.

DSC04344This is 8×8 in size. I’ve used Tonic corner dies to create the background, which has been matted  onto patterned paper.

DSC04345The sentiment has been stamped in lilac ink and distressed around the edges. This sentiment was from Inkylicious.

DSC04346I’ve added a satin bow, a pearl heart  and made up some beaded hat pins for the top left corner.

DSC04347Then added some paper roses and feathers to the bottom right corner. I’ve also added some stickles glitter to the flowers.

My Mum loved it !!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Sonia xxx