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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Hi Everyone

It’s our anniversary today. I’m really lucky to have been married to my best friend for 24 years 😀

Here’s the card I made my Hubbie…


It’s a bendy card that was cut on my silhouette portrait using a free file from Birds Cards, here ,one very kind and talented lady, THANK YOU so very much for sharing these.

I used black card for the base and then cut the top layer from gold glitter paper. I also punched out some hearts and die cut the words fro the same paper, this is so glittery in real life.


…and here’s the beautiful flowers that I had delivered this morning….

DSC04473They’re beautiful !!!!

DSC04472Have a lovely day whatever you may be doing. The weather here is gorgeous.

Hugs Sonia xxx


Hi everyone.

Here’s another pop up box card I made for my auntie’s birthday. This was also made on our last crop day at Rachel’s, the theme was buttons and bows.

auntie gills cardThe papers and flowers are from stampin up. The words were die cut using some britannia dies and I’ve added some buttons to the centre of the flowers and some bows to fit in with our theme.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi everyone.

It was our Brother-in-laws birthday. Here’s the card I made him, he’s quite a keen photographer, so I made this pop up box card.

DSC04438The images were found on the net and the sentiment was computer generated.

DSC04440The “smile” is peel offs that I’ve stuck to a banner die cut.

Here’s a side view.

DSC04439He loved his card.

Hugs for now

Sonia xx

Hi bloggers.

Here’s the card I made my brother for his birthday, it’s a concertina pop out card.

DSC04436This is 6×6 in size. The topper on the front is by Lili of the Valley, which I’ve distress with some brown ink.

DSC04437Here’s the inside.

DSC04435The words are a stamp by visible image.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Hi Everyone.

Here’s the Wedding Card I made for our niece Vicky and her husband Tom.

It’s a STAR CARD.This is quite a long post because there’s quite a few pictures.

Front Page…The words were computer generated and the corners cut with Tonic dies.

Vicky wedding card 8Page 2…The pop out heart and borders were cut with Tonic dies and punches.The bells and champagne glasses were stamped and embossed in silver. The words again computer generated

Vicky wedding card 7Page 3….The Mr & Mrs pop out were again cut with Tonic dies and the bride & groom were cut with a quik cutz die and paper pieced.

Vicky wedding card 6Page 4…Again I’ve used tonic dies and punches to create the pop out and the borders and spellbinders dies for the heart with the text on. The little roses have been stamped.

Vicky wedding card 4Page 5…Tonic dies for the pop out and the side panels have been embossed on an old embossing board. I’ve die cut some hearts, added some flowers and hung some rings inside the pop out.

Vicky wedding card 3Page 6…Again Tonic dies for the pop out. The roses have been stamped and coloured. The side panels have also been embossed with a pattern ( sorry it’s not very clear in the piccie)

Vicky wedding card 2Back page…Done the same way as the front.

Vicky wedding card 1Box….The monogram was created and cut, out of silver vinyl, on the silhouette portrait.The layers have been cut with a grand spellbinders die.

Vicky wedding card 9This is it in its full glory….

Vicky wedding card open

Vicky wedding card

We all had a FABULOUS day!!!!

Hugs Sonia xxx


Hi everyone.

Today I have a floral pop up box card.

DSC04393Everything on this card was from stampin up. The flowers are stamped in crisp cantaloupe and pistachio pudding and then punched with the corresponding punch. These have been attached to the box with strips of acetate. The sentiment has been stamped in crisp cantaloupe and punched with stampin up oval and scalloped oval punches.

DSC04394These cards seem very popular lately and I love-making them, I’ve got some more to show you soon.

Hugs Sonia xxx



Hi everyone.

Things have been a bit busy here for the last few weeks. Our niece got married last week and I was busy with order of services, table plan and of course their wedding card, which I will share with you soon.

I’m also having a few laptop problems, a hinge on the lid has broken and the button you click has given up, so having to use a plug-in mouse. I think it’s time for a new one.

Well, here’s the father’s day card I made for the kids to give their dad.


This is 8″x8″ in size. The patterned papers are by Lili of the Valley.

DSC04444The car was cut on the cricut from the art deco cartridge and paper pieced together. This has then been layer onto a die cut square.

DSC04445The “DAD” was also cut from the same cartridge.

Love how this turned out.

Hugs Sonia xxx