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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Sketch Challenge.

Hi. Sharing a couple of cards today based on one of Sandra's sketch challenges over at Cotswold Crafter. The first card shown is the one I submitted, but after I'd made it I thought that I should have changed the middle horizontal border colours around to make it stand out more! So, I made the second card the following day, and I much prefer it!
I have used Spellbinders dies - The Mary Border Strip and Die D-Lites Medallion 1 for the centre.
The Sentiment is Sue Wilson's Perspectives - Triple Best Wishes.
Thanks for stopping by. 
Sonia xxx

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Happy Anniversary.

Hi. I'd like to share the card I made for my Brother and Sister-in-laws Anniversary, which is today. I hope they have received it in the post!
Both squares are cut from Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares. I cut four of the smallest die from the New York Collection - Times Square and added these for a pretty background behind the complete Maggie die. The sentiment is from LOTV.
I hope they like it :-)
Sonia xxx

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Own Your Dreams.

Hi. I'd been looking on Pinterest and kept coming across Prima Dolls by Julie Nutting, featured on some beautiful creations. Of course, I just had to order a couple of these lovely 'doll' stamps. Waiting for my order to arrive, I went through my stash and found some plain die cut ladies which I had purchased in the past and decided to see what I could come up with.
I used some pretty papers for my background, which are from Prima Marketing. The glittered black dress came with the die cuts, but I cut a hat out of pink paper and added the small flower. The large flower is from Crafter's Companion, Floral Delight Collection - Pretty Petals. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz - Small Talk pad.
I haven't had a chance to play with my new stamps yet, but am hoping to do so in the next couple of days :-)
Thanks for stopping by.
Sonia xxx

Sunday, 17 July 2016

'Thanks' So Very Much.

Hi. Sorry its been nearly a couple of weeks since my last post. I am so happy with the huge response that my card for Set Craft received. I had loads of lovely comments on here and Set's Facebook page, and well over 1000 views on here too! I am ecstatic, and can't thank you enough :-) 
So here is a little Thank You card which I made. It was for one of Sandra's sketch challenges over at Cotswold Crafter. We had to use a die for our card base. I chose Sue Wilson's Auckland die from the New Zealand Collection and just layered it up. Two Delicate Daisies finish it off.
This card goes out to all of you, with my heartfelt thanks. I hope you like it :-)
Sonia xxx

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Snowflake Filigree Frame.

I was honoured to be asked by Ben at Set Craft to make a card using the Snowflake Filigree Frame from Sue Wilson's new Festive Collection. I was so excited about this challenge so decided to make two cards to show the versatility of these dies and I'm happy to share them here with you :-)

For my first card I cut the inner die twice (without the outer cutting edge), overlapping them onto a piece of white cardstock cut from the Noble Double Pierced Squares. I backed this with some double sided sticky adhesive and red card. Then added some Iced Snow Glitter Jewels from Cosmic Shimmer onto the front for some Christmas sparkle! I cut the die out again twice in white using the outer cutting edge. The centre die cut was backed in red and glittered again, and the other cut was popped behind this, turned around the other way so just the edges show through. I cut the snowflake oval twice and stuck them together to have the snowflake at both ends. The sentiment was stamped onto the small oval from the Lattice Snowflake and this was added onto the Snowflake Tag, finished off with two red diamond gems.

For my second card I wanted to show how this die set doesn't have to be used just for Christmas. I have used the same concept as the Christmas card with the die underneath the focal element, but this time the die cut has been cut in half and placed under the Regal Striplet. The Delicate Daisies - Open Petals cover the snowflake edges on the frame. The Best Wishes sentiment is trimmed down from the Triple Best Wishes die.

I hope you like them both as much as I enjoyed making them.
A big Thank you to Set Craft, I had so much fun with this challenge :-)

Sonia xxx

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Stamping Challenge.

Hi. Just a quick post today to show the cards I made for Sandra's mini challenge over at Cotswold Crafter. We were challenged to just use stamps alone. I chose some of my Inkylicious stamps and had great fun playing. My backgrounds were inked with Distress Ink pads, and although Sandra had challenged us to not use any dies, I couldn't resist making just one by framing my image with the Grace die from Sue Wilson!
 Hope you like them :-) Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Sonia xxx