Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Sketch Saturday

For this card I used this weeks sketch from sketch saturday;s challenge, and a fantastic image from Saturated Canary. 
I used papers that my friend very kindly gave to me after buying them and then sharing them for no other reason than that she is a great friend and a fellow crafter!! (Love ya Paula!).

I used gems from my stash and coloured card stock, the sentiment is from bross art addiction , I coloured the image using a range of promarkers.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look and read my blog.

Sonia  x

Monday, 30 January 2012

1yr old birthday card

This is a birthday card for a 1 yr old boy, I hope the recipient likes the card, i made a classic easel card and used pastel colours with like colours for the backing papers.  The image is from Meljins designs ( http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/   ) I coloured the image with promarkers and used a blender pen (an idea taken from one of Coops cards, http://coopsclutteredcorner.blogspot.com/ ) I think the effect is great on the image.

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Thank you for looking, i really appreciate you taking the time to look at my efforts.
Sonia x

Saturday, 28 January 2012

90 year old birthday card

I have been asked by my Mother in law to do two 90 year old birthday cards, i really struggled with this brief as my love for card making lies with colouring images.  I hope that Eileen likes them, the one i am showing here is using a free stamp that i had from a magazine.  I layered this card simply and added a puched border and ribbon from my stash.  I added some gems to the punched border, and to the butterfly. 

The sentiment is from Netty 's blog, she has a huge amount of sentiments which she has as freebies.  Pop over and have a look at her blog - its great!

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Thank you for looking and for the lovely comments that you leave x

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Valentines card!!!

I have made this card using a Make it Crafty image, she was coloured using promarkers and i dressed her up with a bit of glitter!  I used the last of a lovely paper that i had which i bought from Walmart when i went to florida last year.  They were from colorbox, in a 12 x 12 pad.  I backed this onto silver pearlescent card and added to a deep red side stepper card.
I often struggle with what to put on each step with these cards and this time i tried to think of how to put more than one sentiment on the card - i came up with the idea of using my enveloper which has hardly been used and i made a small envelope to place an extra sentiment into, this sentiment was one i had on file from the fantastic tlc .  There are always great sentiments to be found on the blog, pop on over and have a look!  There is also a message inside the card but i did not take a pic.

Hope you like it!!!

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Thursday, 19 January 2012

Blue Thank-you

A blue layerd card, simple, distressed and blue.

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Thank you for looking x

Ellies Birthday!!!

Here are some birthday cards that i have made for my stock pile of cards so that when my children get invited to a party i have a card to hand.

Thanks for looking x

Valentines card

This is the card my husband is going to be getting on valentines.  I am not in the least bit romantic but as i make cards and i just had to buy this lovely image Elizabeth-J from make it crafty which i saw on my favorite blog http://coopsclutteredcorner.blogspot.com/ some time ago and i just had to buy it so i could colour all of those lovely layers on her dress.

I hope you like it, thanks for looking.

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Wednesday, 18 January 2012


OMG!!!! How lucky am i!!!!!! I have swapped my Big Shot with one of my crafting friends for a week .... she is borrowing my big shot, dies and embossing folders and i have her Cricut for a week!!! How have i not been introduced to one of these before it is great and i am going to be obsessed with it for a week!!!! My cards are all  going to have some form of Cricut embelishments!!!  I have some pennies saved so i could buy one. But then i am due to go to the yearly craft show that i go to and will probably see lots of things i need to buy there  - so torn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  What would you do???????

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Saturated canary card to follow.....

I have not abandoned my blog, i have bought a new digi image from Saturated canary in prep for my daughters birthday and i have made a few cards using this image which i will post on my blog when i have more time!!!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Birthday card

This morning i finished off a birthday card which i am going to be sending to my Step-mum, i have not seen her in years as she seperated from my Dad quite a few years ago, nether the less i still like to send a card on her birthday to show i still think of her.

The image is a lily of the valley one, which i had free in a magazine ages ago and i thought it would be perfect for Denise.  I have kept the card nice and simple and used papers from K&Company, 'Roam' range ( i bought these at a car boot sale about a year ago!!!!).  backed onto different coloured card.  Coloured image using pro-markers and used tim holtz distress  ink (old paper) and stamped a happy birthday sentiment and added this to hte card using pads.  This was all placed onto a cream card.

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Friday, 13 January 2012

Long awaited wedding card!!!!!

I cannot believe that i have not posted any cards on my blog since the 1st Jan, rest assured it is not for a lack of card making as i have been busy, i have also experienced quite a few problems with my laptop.

The card i am showing today is one that i have been working on for sometime now and i am pleased with the result.  The card is for a friend of mine to give to her partners brother.  I was given the brief some time ago and ran with the words hot pink!

After lots of searching for images we settled on one from Tiddly Inks, which is my new image/item, i had to print the image and try to remove the vampire teeth and scan back in before finally printing the image for colouring. 

I coloured the image using pro-markers, and made the card up with some pink paper from Colorbok cardstock brights, some white pearlised paper, and some vintage pink papermania vellum paper. 

I hand made the flowers from some die cut sizix cutters, tim holtz alterations elegant flourishes, the leaves came from a friend of mine (Lynn Critchley) which were made using  a cricut machine.  I NEED one!!! LOL! Not that i have anywhere to put it!!!  The flourishes and flowers were decorated using glossy accents and some glitter.  I glued the flowers down with as much silicone as i could and then set to work on a box to fit the card into. 

The card is finally sitting in the corner of my kitchen with the silicone slowly drying, I hope they love the card and the lucky couple have a  great wedding!

I am going to link this to some challenges this evening (cup cake craft challenges being one) but for now my monthly papercraft mag has just dropped through my door, and i hear a cup of tea at my friends calling me before i get my girls from school!!!!

http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.com/ monthly challenge - anything goes

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Pyramid card

A boys card using some copic free images, this is my first card for the new year.

Pyramid card.

To do this card i made a square card, with a score line through the centre and then diagonally from each bottom left and right corner point to the centre score line.  I then made an additional panel of card the same size as the front panel, with a diagonal fold from one corner to the other.

The additional panel is stuck to the inside of the card as shown in the below images.

I made my boys card using coloured card and some stock backing paper that i have had for some time.  I used my tim holtz distress tool to roughen the edges to make it less feminine and more 'boyish'.  I then used a image that i downloaded free from http://www.copicmarker.com coloured using promarkers and attached using sticky pads.

I doubled the pads up on the lower foot to have it raised more to give the impression that his foot was coming out of the page a bit more but i am not sure if this shows or not.  I also photographed the flat version of the card so that you can see which pannels need to be covered.  The card also folds flat into an envolope which is great for a different card but with out the additional problem of getting a custom envolope to fit.

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