Wednesday 11 January 2023

Sonia's Stunning Shaker Card


Good Wednesday Morning Ladies,

How are we all today, I'm not going to answer as it's too depressing!! 🤣😂 

I'm ok, just sick of being unwell,  I start my seventh full course of antibiotics yesterday,  the last lot that I finished on Boxing day didn't work, they put me on a low dose,  for 3 months, that has been preventing the symptoms from becoming too painful but I knew it was still there, so was very disappointed but not surprised when she said I still had a full blown infection, I have 2 bacteria this time so back we go onto full strength Nitrofurantoin for 7 days then back to low dose.  I have insisted that I get a test after finishing this full course though, I want to know that the infection has gone,  rather than it being masked by the low dose!!  Once again,  I have everything crossed that they work.  

Our Lovely Sonia kindly let me share the Amazing Shaker card that she made for her Dad's 80th Birthday, as I didn't get a card finished yesterday. 

Sonia's Description:

I created the frame with Sue Wilson’s Square dies. The stencilled background is using my new stencil from Tracey Hey. The Happy Birthday die is from The Stamp Market and the ‘80’ from Memory Box. I made my own ‘confetti’ and added a few sequins ☺️

Your card is absolutely fantastic Sonia, your Dad will love it.                                                                          Thank you so VERY much for allowing me to share your card today  I am so very grateful XXX

I am determined to get a card made today, I hope you all have a good one,

Love and hugs to all of you,

Sandra                                                                                  xxxxxx 


  1. A lovely card SONIA Your dad will love it
    It is such a shame you are still suffering with infections I hope your Urology appointment comes through soon and it can be properly sorted rather than doses of antibiotics all of the time
    The West Coast Swing class was interesting Not sure OH will go again
    I did make a card yesterday and hope to make another today
    Take care everyone xx

  2. Hi everyone
    A fabulous card for your dad Sonia, he will love it.
    Have not touch the crafting since the last x-mas card but hoping to have some mojo tomorrow. Today we are going down to see Sister-in-law and usually be back late. Liked to stay at home....
    Have a good day all and wishes for anyone not feeling to well to feel better soon. Take it easy. Many hugs to you all xxx

  3. Hi everyone
    Thank you for sharing my card 😊
    I’ve got everything crossed for you that the antibiotics work, and you get a ‘clear’ blood test result at the end xx
    I was hoping to craft this afternoon after work, but have been busy since I got home. I’m dying to use my new Gina K Mandela stencil and will incorporate it into this weeks challenge 😊
    Maria, here’s hoping your mojo returns soon xx
    Enjoy the rest of the day everyone
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  4. Hi Sandra and all looking in today. A lovely card and perfect for your Dad Sonia. Thank you fir sharing it xx
    I have made a reminder note to myself as it as it will be great for Pops birthday later on in the year.
    Sandra, so disappointing that you still have full blown infection even after so many antibiotics. I have everything crossed that you get to see the Urologist very soon. And that they can help you at last my lovely xx
    I had hoped we could meet this week but it wasn’t to be was it sadly. We have all had/ got a cold flu type bug or Tonsillitis
    for Roz, Phoebe and Penny. It has gone round all of us except Tim. I’m at the still feeling useless stage but hopefully will be on the up tomorrow if the other’s symptoms are anything to go by. I haven’t got near my desk but had my craft magazine arrive on Tuesday so hope to craft soon. I need to get a storage system for all of my pens. Ideally want them stored so I can see each one rather than piled on top of each other as they are at the moment. I tried the home made cut down large water bottle storage but it isn’t sturdy enough. Does anyone have a good system? Much as I’m not keen on C companion their pen storage seems to be good as it is made to hold the pens horizontally as they should be. Any advice will be gratefully received.
    Wishing you all a good evening and decent sleep tonight. Take care xx

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    What a great card you have made for your Dads birthday special birthday, This is going to be a great one for the memory box.
    Sandra sorry you are still feeling so poorly after all the antibiotics you have been given. Just keep nagging the doctor maybe you should be referred to a consultant after all the antibiotics you have had and you are still struggling. XX
    Take care everyone and stay safe and warm.
    Love Brenda xxx