Thursday, 26 December 2013

Happy Holidays :0)

Hi, Just a note to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a fantastic New Year for 2014. Wishing you all good health, wealth, happiness and prosperity with all your hopes and dreams coming true. I hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating. Best wishes and hugs Sonia :0)

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Daffodil Tutorial House Mouse

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all well. I thought I would try another tutorial. This one is beautiful and it is by Paula Holifield. Paula has created a beautiful tutorial of 'Daffodil' from House Mouse on her blog : So, here it my attempt at it :).... Thank you Paula for creating this tutorial, I really enjoyed your tutorial. If you would love to have a go at it the please follow this link as it will take you straight to the tutorial :) Hugs

Monday, 9 December 2013

My 6th Post ~ Bella Tutorial

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all well. Well I have started to give my pro markers a day out and saw this lovely tutorial by Wild Rose Studios and had to give it a go. I did not have maroon but did have every other colour. It is not perfect, I tried the fine line nib and found that you really need to make sure you draw on a scrap of paper to check it is colour free (I used green for the rose stalk and then grey for the tail)! Tip learnt! Anyway, I had a go, which is an improvement at just looking in awe...I know it is not brilliant but unless I start practicing I am not going to learn to colour with my pro markers. I hope you like it :)
If you would like to have a go, please do go to Wild Rose Studios - or if you click on the following link it should take you straight there :0)
(4) Wild Rose Studios - Bella Pro Markers :0)

Wild Rose Studio's Bella Tutorial by Dulcie

Enjoy :)

Saturday, 7 December 2013

5th Post! My Ganesh Cross Stitch

Hi Everyone, I am not sure where my cross stitch tab on my blog has gone too! But I wanted share this with you. It took me 18 months to stitch and I am really proud and still cannot believe that I made this :) It is a cross stitch of Lord Ganesh~ a Hindu God of Wisdom and Knowledge....I love elephants though!
I actually finished it on the 1st of October 2012 and I gave it to my husband as it was his birthday ~ my younger brother thought I should let him have it for a wedding pressie ~ I love him dearly but, he can have visiting rights! My Uncle said I could leave it with him! and my Grandmother was so proud. And that was before it was lovingly framed by my husband. So it has pride and place in our front room and looks like a picture - I originally was not sure about the green background and wanted the orangy/red one....boy am I glad I stuck with the green :) I hope you like it. Love and hugs Sonia xx

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Sunday, 1 December 2013

4th Card ~ Bella :0) ~ Hunky Dory

Hello :0) I have to say I LOVE BELLA and am so proud to have finally made a card of Bella... This card is a Topper and Panel Set from Hunky Dory and I have only made this one so far.... They are all so sweet :0) Anyway - This one was a birthday card from my friend George's Wife and she LOVED it - I did not want to part with it lol :0) I also made a little box for it too and embellished that. Here is Bella :0)
As you can see there are 3 views, one standing up, one laying down and then the inside panel. Please do let me know what you think :) I would love to have your feed back on this one :0! What I did... I made the card up and added a big red rose in each of the top corners as I love my roses, they are from my stash and I also used my leaf punch for the leaves and used silver mirri this time. The pearls on the sprig were also from my stash. The pearls on the card are all white pearl gems Around the sentiment I added my tiny roses and used my swirl punch for some foliage At the very bottom of the card is this beautiful sticky ribbon with lace and then pearls underneath. Amazing effect I thought. Anyway, I am pleased to say I had fun and might be getting a little hooked on this! Thank you for looking Hugs :0)