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Friday 25 February 2022

Vintage Style Card


I’m back today to share a vintage style card I made recently for one of the weekly challenges over on Cotswold Crafter’s blog.

I found the pretty papers in my stash and just knew I had to use them. I distressed them around the edges before matting and layering them. The Amazing Paper Grace die set is perfect for the vintage style with the added punched flowers. I used my favourite Tim Holtz butterfly die and a sentiment to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Sonia xx

Tuesday 15 February 2022

Christmas Rose


I posted this card on Instagram the other week, and totally forgot to share it on here! Another Christmas card to add to my stash 😊

I used Chloe’s Creative Cards Christmas Rose stamp and die set. I absolutely love it, and it doesn’t have to be used just for Christmas. The background was made using a Spellbinders die which I heat embossed. I’ve also used an Amazing Paper Grace die set in the centre.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Friday 28 January 2022

50th Birthday


Today is my wonderful Husband’s 50th Birthday, so I wanted to share the card I made for him.

I used a Chloe’s Creative Cards background stamp, and The Stamp Market’s ‘Happy Birthday’ die. The stamped sentiments are also from The Stamp Market. The 50 die cuts are from a Memory Box alphabet set, and the stars from my stash.

Happy Birthday Hubby ❤️

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Sonia xxxx

Saturday 22 January 2022

Starting Something New - Art Journal


I’ve been thinking about starting an art journal for quite a while now, but have been putting it off as I wasn’t sure where to start! So when Sandra of Cotswold Crafter blog asked us if we’d like to start a journal, I knew it was time to bite the bullet and give it a go and enjoy experimenting.

I found an MDF album I bought at a craft show a few years ago, and decided to use this so that I can add my own pages of different card stock.

I started by decorating the cover, and although it took me a few days to decide what to do, and the uncertainty of the colour combo I’d chosen, once I put it all together I was really pleased with how it turned out. I particularly like the sentiment, which seems very apt for the project.

I hope you will stick with me and follow me on my art journal journey.

Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Sunday 16 January 2022

Christmas Shaker Card


I wanted this card to have its day on the blog as I was so pleased with how it turned out. I haven’t made a shaker card for a long time, but wanted something special for my Mum and Dad’s card.

The slimline aperture dies from Heffy Doodle are perfect for the shaker part of the card. I had the snowflake acetate in my stash and with the die cut snowflakes and ice blue sequins, I think it looks very classy.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Sonia xxxx

Wednesday 5 January 2022

First Christmas card for 2022


I’m back today to share my first Christmas card for the year - it’s never to early to start! 😉

I was inspired to make it from a beautiful card by Debby Hughes of Lime Doodle Design. She has some gorgeous creations on her blog, so be sure to pop over and take a look.

I’ve used Milled Lavender distress oxide spray for the background with some glitter texture paste through an AALL and Create stencil. The snowflakes from Memory Box are cut in mirror card from Chloe’s Creative Crafts. I heat embossed the sentiment on a piece of vellum. The sequins and enamel dots finish it off perfectly. 

I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Sonia xxx

Friday 31 December 2021

Here’s to 2022……

 Hello my crafty friends 

Well, as this year draws to a close, I thought I’d give you an update on what’s been happening with my crafting journey.

Firstly, my apologies for not posting very often, and in fact I hadn’t realised how long it had been since my last post! I am still crafting (very much so) but tend to share mainly on Instagram now and occasionally Pinterest. I’ve given up with my Facebook page, although it’s still there if you would like to see it, but generally all the cards on there are on here too.

I’ve enjoyed being a member of the lovely Cotswold Crafter blog, making some wonderful friends and sharing our creations and inspiration. There’s been times this last year when I’ve put away my crafting stuff, and taken a break from it for a while - I think it’s fair to say that a lot of us go through that phase of our mojo going awol, and we just need a little time to focus on something else. However, with the love and support of my crafting friends, I’ve been encouraged and inspired to get back to it and continue creating. We really are a ‘blog family’ for which I am so grateful for ❤️

So, as we go into 2022, Im looking forward to continuing my crafting journey, trying new things and old - hoping to make use of my expanding craft stash!

Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Crafty New Year.

Hugs Sonia xxx