Altered Pen-stand and Card Set

Altered Pen Stand
 Hi friends.....I somehow just love making pen stands! Not only are they  super useful but they offer an opportunity for recycling as well! This one too like the one in the previous Napkin Decoupage Tutorial post was made by recycling a metal tin.
I made a garden with cheerful handmade yellow chrysanthemums, sparkling magnolias  , hanging vines and a cute bunny.
Altered Pen Stand
The background is a bright cheerful yellow honeycomb pattern paper and to make it even more cheerful and happy I added cute fluffy dangling pompoms all around !
Altered Pen Stand
My garden has a gorgeous felt bicycle and a huge smiley felt flower both of which are gifts from my  blogger pal Priyanka Mathur
Altered Pen Stand
Sunny yellow is such a cheerful color isnt it and I hope my pen stand makes you smile!
I also made a matching card in bright yellow featuring a felt house and handmade magnolias.
Handmade Magnolias Card
I didn't have the same pattern paper I used to make the pen-stand but could recreate the honeycomb background pattern using ink pads and a honeycomb stencil .To my surprise and delight even the size of the honeycombs in the card and the pen stand turned out the same!
I find participating in Challenges fun as I get to venture out of my comfort zone and experiment! Tried the  smooshing technique by  spraying paints on my craft mat and smoooooshing the die-cut "cheers".
3 D Layering
I must admit I was not too happy with how it turned out ...a bit too artsy looking !! I  have tried to salvage it by layering it over 2 more "cheers" and making it  3 D. What do you say my friends.....?

Supplies used to make the  Pen Stand : Dies :  Magnolia DooHickeys Lovely Fence, Spellbinders Magnolia, Cheery Lynn Chrysanthemum Strip,Cheery Lynn  Rose Leaf Strip, Cheery Lynn Grass Border ,Poppystamps Weeping Willow Branches
Stamp and Die Sets : Heartfelt Creations Woodsy Critters - rabbit, Sizzix Framelits Die set 5 with Hero Arts Stamp Butterflies 3 No 657773

Supplies used to make the Card
Dies : Winnie and Walter  Essentials Audrey Cutaways ,Winnie and Walter Cheers Cutaway ,Spellbinders Magnolia,Spellbinders Delicate Doilies,Cheery Lynn  Rose Leaf Strip.

Linking the Card to 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 
SimonSays Stamp World Cardmaking day
WCMD 2017 Background Building/Pattern Making Challenge with Mayuri - made the background with a stencil and ink pads
WCMD 2017 Lovely Layers Challenge with Keren
Winnie and Walter Rerun 24 Our Town - inspired by the house with green foliage in Lydia's card
WCMD 2017 Smooshing Challenge with Lydia


  1. Two great creations. Love the background you made.

  2. This is beautiful Sonia, lots of lovely details and fabulous colours.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. Dear Dr Sonia
    I felt super happy just by looking at it. It is great work. I too have some tins which I want to put my stuff. Lovely idea. Dr U are also awake. Me too second day running.gd nite Take care stay blessed

  4. Great projects, so sunny and happy! Supercute bunny embellishment and adorable fluffy dangling pompoms all around!! Love the "Cheers" diecut with the smooshing technique on your card, it has afabulous artsy look!

  5. Youv'e matched the honeycomb so well on the card. Both items are ablaze with colour. Another super project from you. I rather like the 3d effect on the Cheers. Hugs Mrs A.


  7. Bright, beautiful and classy.xxHave a lovely weekend.♥

  8. Wow, both of your projects are beautiful! I love the bright, cheerful colors and the flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talent with us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  9. It's always a joy to visit AND catch up on your work, I love the colours on this and the tiny details on the bottom and the bobbles on the can and the matching card is just wonderful.

  10. All things bright and beautiful Sonia..GORgeous project and yellow being my favourite colour..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Wow beautiful creations Dr. Sonia! You have done full justice with this sparkling yellow shade & your outcome is fabulous! I am glad you have added my gifted bicycle & smiley flower, they are looking so pretty on your project! Cute & lovely creations!! :)

  12. Thankyou for entering the Lovely Layers challenge with Winnie & Walter! Looking at these projects made me happy! Beautiful x

  13. This is so beautiful pen stand card set.... Thanks for sharing...
    Please visit mine https://uroocreations.blogspot.in/2017/10/will-you-be-mine-forever-hello-friends.html



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