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Sunday, 21 June 2020

Happy Father’s Day

Hi
Just a quick post to share the card I made for my Dad for Father’s Day.
Can’t go wrong with Lili Of The Valley images, this is one from the now discontinued art pads.
The background is a recently purchased stencil from Clearly Besotted, as well as the sentiment.
Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful Dads out there.


Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs
Sonia xxx

Friday, 12 June 2020

More Alcohol Inks

Hi.
I’m back sharing another card made using my alcohol inks. The background is made with my new Gelli plate, using distress inks to give a watercolour effect. The honeycomb die was cut in inked card similar to the watercoloured piece, and then cut again in a small offcut of the alcohol inked piece, so I could insert some of the shapes back into the cut piece. My butterfly is also cut from the alcohol inked piece.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs
Sonia xxx


Monday, 1 June 2020

Alcohol Inks

Hi
Hope you are all staying safe, and enjoying this gorgeous weather we are having at the moment.
I received some alcohol inks and yupo card for my Birthday, so have been having a play with them. 
I created the background on my card using Wild Plum and Stonewashed adding a little silver mixative. I matted my inked piece on coordinating coloured papers and added the double layer butterfly.
I love the different effects you can achieve with the inks, and will be playing around with them a lot more, aswell as adding more colours to my collection.


Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs
Sonia xxx


Saturday, 23 May 2020

For My Lovely Work Colleagues

Hi
I’m back today sharing a couple of cards I made for my work colleagues during this difficult time. I am so lucky to work with an amazing team of lovely ladies ❤️
For my first card, I cut strips of card stock to create a rainbow effect, along with the die cut hearts. The die cut and stamped sentiments are from Sugar Pea Designs.


My second card is for one of our work colleagues who has been self isolating and working from home. We all miss her so much, and wanted to let her know that we’re all thinking of her.
Using the little dog stamped image, I layered it on die cut circles on to the square frame. I tucked the flowered tag behind, along with the heart border. The sentiment on the pierced flags and little hearts finish it off.


Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe.
Hugs
 Sonia xxx



Thursday, 14 May 2020

A Random Few.

Hi.
I hope you’re keeping well. 
Just a quick post to share a few cards which I’ve made recently, but haven’t had the time to blog! A random few for Birthdays and to add to my card stash.






Thanks for stopping by.
Stay safe.
Hugs
Sonia xxx

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Happy Birthday Captain Tom

Hi
I wanted to share with you the card I made and sent to Captain Tom Moore. It’s his 100th Birthday today! This gentleman is a real Hero, and during this Coronavirus lockdown, he pledged to raise money for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden. To this day, along with completing and carrying on with his challenge he has raised over £29 million! He deserves to be celebrated after such a fantastic achievement. He has received over 125,000 Birthday cards, topped the singles chart at number 1 with Michael Ball, is having an RAF flypast to honour his Birthday, a train named after him and a Royal Mail postmark on letters posted this week! This will all certainly go down in history and will be one of the great memorable stories of the Coronavirus Lockdown 2020.

Happy Birthday Captain Tom.



Stay safe.
Hugs 
Sonia xxx









Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Double Halo Oval - With Love.

 Hi
I wanted to share another card with you, made using the Double Halo Oval die set from Amazing Paper Grace. I love this set, and by just adding some pretty papers, I think it makes a beautiful card.
I’ve used the main die and inner die as my focal point, along with Anna Marie Designs Garden Blooms papers. I cut the corner die three times and added these along the bottom to create the border.
The butterfly from Tim Holtz finishes it off with the LOTV sentiment stamped onto the pierced flags from Sue Wilson.





I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe.
Hugs
Sonia xxx