Tuesday, 29 November 2016

For you

Good afternoon everyone, welcome to my blog today.I am sharing a card with you from Tonic Studios brand new launch the Mandala moments stamps and die sets these sets are very different and remind me of zentangle so much fun to colour also Tonic have some wonderful New Nuvo Brush tip pens that are ideal for these stamps but so much more , join Hels Sheridan at 4 pm and 6pm today on create and craft for some fabulous demonstrations .
Materials used:-
Swirling Frame Layering die set
Mandala moments  flower stamp & die
Mandala moments For You stamp & die set
Beautiful blooms and Gerbra Daisy

The card base is made from the Swirling frames die set cutting 2 panels out the same size and putting a score line in  the back of the card base sticking together with red liner tape so it has a strong hold. The For you Stamp was coloured with a fine tip pen in shades of blues and then i drew around the die with a pencil and cut out with scissors so i had a coloured base to place the coloured stamp, this was then glued with 3d foam pads to add depth to the card.
I then stamped the Mandala  flower stamp 4 times and coloured with pens then with scissors i cut in a straight line to the centre of each flower and then curved each edge in to form a cone shape and glued with funky glue you need to hold this just a min until its grabbed i did this with all 4 flowers then with a pokey tool i curved the edge of the petal shapes over and glued one inside the other to create a 3D rose and finished by adding some leaves from the beautiful blooms Gerbra & Daisy set and some nuvo drops.

Thank you for popping by today , hope to see you again soon.

Victoria xx

Monday, 28 November 2016

Fluttering Butterflies

Good morning, well the sun is out what a beautiful morning, busy day here prepping , but thought I would pop along and share a card from Tonic Studios Idyllic Die and Embossing Sets.
Idyllic -Fluttered Fence
Wish you well sentiment

The card is 7"x 7"  , for this card the embossing I used a beautiful shade of pearl card stock which embossed beautifully  in these folders giving you a luxurious finish to your card and adds that touch of elegance.
I then cut the detail part of the die with plain white card stock ,you then need to emboss with the card still in the die ,then leaving the card stock in the die I used spun sugar distress ink with a piece of cut and dry foam and inked through the die and used it like a stencil this added the hint of pink to the detail of the Butterfly this is a good way to add detail but still keeping the card flat for posting if postage is a concern.
I then added a double bow and finished with a beautiful sentiment I wish you well ,and I'm sure who ever recieved a card like this when there under the weather would definitely brighten up there day.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today

Victoria xx 

Friday, 25 November 2016


Good afternoon & welcome to my blog, Today I am sharing a brand new launch from Tonic Studios launched this morning on create and craft, the beautiful Idyllic range which is an Embossing folder 6"x6" an overlay Die with a separate cutting edge so these sets have so many possibilities  so you can use the die without the folder or use the folder without the die or both together the choice and style is completely up to you and there so elegant when made up I think anyone who receives one of these cards will recieve a very special card.

Materials used :-
Idyllic die & embossing folder Set -Filigree  Affections
Love Sentiment
Basic Square Layering Die Sets

This shows that it's a card and gift card in two just something a little different,the thing to remember is yes you can make the cards as intended with the design but  don't  forget to snip here and there for different ideas, think outside the box a little and you will be amazed at what you can achieve.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today

Hope to see you again soon

Victoria xx

Monday, 21 November 2016

Posey Pillars

Good afternoon and welcome to my blog, well it's definitely a Crafting day here in Cheshire it's absolutely pouring it down  and so dark outside so stew cooking slowly, heating on and I'm in the craft room sounds a perfect day to me.
                                                              Hope you all managed to catch the shows with Jodie over the weekend as Tonic launched the Fanciful Flocals die sets such a pretty delicate collected with very fine detail.
Dies used :-
Fanciful Florals Die collection - Posey Pillars
Basic layering die set - Sunray Venus
Chalkboard die set- It's your big day

The card is 7"x7" with the front panel scored in half  again and folded back on it's self .
The Posey Pillars were cut out in white essentials card stock and then cut again in pink essentials card stock and clued together using funky glue which is a wet PVA clue and is very strong the only glue I use and my Tonic hot glue gun, The funky glue gives you a little wriggle time before its stuck completely  you  want to glue these 2 strips slightly off set to create depth and dimension and adds a little shadow.  I cut the basic layering dies Sunray Venus out in white essentials card stock and then a pink layer of essentials and added the pink layer with 3D foam pads and  added the sentiment which is cut with silver foil card and white card stock this is glued flat with funky glue, to finish the card I added the same basic layering dies to the inside for somewhere to write and added white Nuvo drops just to add a finishing touch to a very simple card.

Thank you very much for joining me today and welcome to any new crafter that have stumbled across my blog ,it's always lovely meeting new crafters, if you have any questions just pop a comment in and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Until next time 

Victoria xx

Friday, 18 November 2016

Say it with Florals

Good afternoon everyone, we have a brand new launch tomorrow morning -sat 19th Nov on create and craft at 9am with Jodie, launching the Fanciful Florals from Tonic Studios.
                              Today's card is from the very pretty  Large Heart Die Set these die sets have very fine detail almost like lace but they cut and emboss beautifully but that is what we expect from our dies from Tonic.
Dies used:-
Fanciful Florals- Large Heart Die Set
Fanciful Florals - Dual Hearts 
Square Pinhole layering Die Sets
Venetian Lace large layering Die Set
 with love sentiment - Celtic Dream
Square layering die sets

The card is 8"x8"  with mat and layering then you need to cut the pinhole square die in a deep pink card stock and then thread a length of  narrow white organza ribbon through the holes this is mounted on the card with 3D foam pads, the next white layer is from the Venetian Lace die set and again placed with 3D foam pads, the next layer in pink is from the square layering die sets and then the beautiful Large Heart Corner was cut out in silver mirri and then white card stock, glued flat, slightly off set the  layers to create a shadow and then glued this flat to the card I then inserted some of the silver  mirri  card stock back into the centre of the heart and  then added some smaller hearts to the centre.
 I then added the with love sentiment from the celtic dream die set and finished with a silver organza Bow and added another small heart from the Dual Hearts Die Set.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my Blog Today, be sure to pop back when you can as I have lot's more to share with you from this collection.
Don'the forget create and craft 9am with Jodie tomorrow - Sat 19th Nov.

Have a great weekend everyone

Victoria xx

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

A Tonic Collection

Good afternoon everyone,I have a collection of cards to share with you from the Large Number Die Sets & also the Children's Rococo Die Sets from Tonic Studios all available from Create and Craft, join jodie today at 7pm on create and craft for lots of inspiration and demonstrations.

Until next time

Victoria xx

Monday, 14 November 2016

13 Today

Good morning everyone, well it's dark wet and rather dull in Cheshire this morning,definitely a Crafting sort of day in the warm but sadly chores to do today but I will definitely be in my craft room late afternoon.
                                                        On Friday Tonic released a brand new launch of the Children's Rococo & also the Large Number Die sets which I have to say are great fun to create with and also great to get the children crafting making cards for there friends and scrapbooks aswell. so this morning I would like to share 4 cards with you from these collections of die sets available from Create and craft.

                                                          13 Today

Materials used :- 
Large Number Die Set -1 & 3
Children's Rococo - Canvas Sneaker
Basic Layering Squares
Stripes  8x8 Embossing folder

21 Today

Materials used :-
Large number die set 1&2
Birthday banner stamp & Die set
 Rococo Key die set
Large layering Die Set - Harrop
Pattern panels - Quaterfoil

Kingdom Castle 3 Today

Materials used :-
Large Number die sets 3
 Rococo -Kingdom castle
 Basic layering Scalloped circles
Basic layering circles

Toy Robot 6 Today

Materials used:-
 Childrens Rococo -Toy Robot Die Set
Large Number 6 die set
DuoCap Initials - Clarice Alphabet
Basic layering Star laying Die Set

Thank you for visiting my blog today, be sure to pop back tomorrow when I have a full blog post to share with you with more card samples from these die sets. 

Until next time 

Victoria xx