Friday, 20 April 2018

With love

Good morning everyone,and welcome to my blog , today I would like to share a card created using the Die set that comes with the latest Tonic Studios magazine issue 5 . This die is exclusive to Hochanda so I hope you were lucky enough to get your copy yesterday as it was a month's supply and a huge amount of stock that was flying through the door yesterday.
Materials used :-
Extra  die in the Hochanda magazine 5 bundle
Bright White craft perfect
Jet Black Craft perfect 
 Craft perfect Coral Pink
Black Nuvo drops
White 300gsm base card stock

Really easy and quick make with this die set , the card blank has had the edge of the die placed down the side only on the front of the card just to add a decorative Edge to the card the die is shorter than the card so you will need to snip top and bottom a small straight line to continue the cut edge, then line the card with coral craft perfect  as it will then show off the decorative Edge.
The card has matting and layering in coral and black Craft perfect card stock these colours with white really make the white die cuts pop off the card. The detail is cut into the white layer with a nice border round the die about half an inch with a gap in the centre of the card to allow the beautiful strip die to be  placed on foam pads and added to the card this has then had black nuvo drops added  just for a little more dimension & decoration  the card. 
The flowers were die cut 3 times for each flower then shaped with Tonic Studios Flower forming sponge mat and ball tool then glued together using Deluxe Adhesive from Tonic and slightly off setting each petal and then glue to the card and to finish add Black Nuvo drops to the centre of each flower.
See i told you it was a quick easy card go create so have a go i can not wait to see what you all create with you magazine kit.
I have more projects to share with you ,I won't share the creations that are in the magazine as I don't want to spoil you receiving the magazine .

Have a great weekend everyone xxx

Monday, 16 April 2018

For you with love

Good morning everyone, Wow!! Monday already I have no idea where the weekend went, well I certainly enjoyed the Tonic Studios 10 day Birthday event so many gorgeous new products, I still have a few makes to share with you so will post every day until I have shared everything, don't forget Tonic Studios magazine box kit will be available this week and if purchased from Hochanda you do get an exclusive die.
Materials used:-
Square Floral Aperture die & Stamp set
Border strip- simply screens Clematis Vine
Nuvo drops- Carnation Pink
Craft perfect-pistachio green
Craft perfect Fuchsia Pink
Craft perfect - Harvest gold mirror card
Craft perfect - fern green
Craft perfect -blossom Pink
Craft perfect- White smooth stamping card
Craft perfect Gold mirror card
Nuvo clear ink pad
Nuvo gold embossing powder
Nuvo water colour pencils
Water colour brush
Nuvo  Panama Rose  hybrid ink pad
300gsm white card stock - base card
For you miniature moments  sentiments
With love Minature moments sentiments

The card is an 8"x 8" easel card so you will need a card blank measuring 8"x8" the front panel you will score in half again and then you will need another piece of card stock measuring 8 " x 8" this will then attatch to the flap but only place adhesive to the bottom of the score line this is very important.
Now cut your mat and layers in Fuchsia  pink and then white you will be die cutting your square Aperture out of the white card layer ,place all dies on your card stock and centre the middle aperture die tape down with low tack tape and then remove the two outer dies remember only ever cut 1 die at a time because if they cross over in your machine they will be ruined and you don't want that to happen as they have cost you a considerable amount.
Now you will need to die cut the larger detail flower die in fern green craft perfect card stock you will then add a small amount of wet glue to the back of the larger leaf each side of the die cut and place on a piece of pischio green   card stock, again craft perfect and then with a small pair of snips cut around each leaf.
To create the flowers you will need to die cut 4 of these in blossom pink craft perfect don't forget to also emboss these flowers as there is a beautiful fine line detail in them while the flower is in the die with a blending sponge and the Panama Rose hybrid ink, ink through the die this will place some detail colour to your flower do this on all 4 and wipe the die with a piece of tissue afterwards.
Now place the flower onto a sponge mat upside down and on the reverse of each flower you will shape it with a ball tool using Tonic Studios flower shaping kit, flip the flower over and press in the centre of each flower then glue one on top of the other with wet glue off setting each one.
The opposite corner has been  rubbed over with an anti static bag & then stamped with the nuvo clear ink pad and nuvo gold embossing powder  and heat set, let this cool for a minute  and then you can colour with the Nuvo water colour pencils and a water brush.
Then add the sentiments for you - with love, die cut in craft perfect  Bright White and gold mirror card and then finish the card by adding a border strip from the simply screens Clematis Vine in white craft perfect and backing it on craft perfect Pink blossom card this is added to the base of the card with 3D foam pads to form the stopper of your card and then  adding  pink carnation Nuvo drops.
Thank you for visiting my blog today until next time xx

Friday, 13 April 2018


Good evening everyone, i can see you are loving the Floral Aperture die and stamp sets and to be honest i don't blame you they are stunning.
Tonight's card is all glitter card and bling.
Materials needed:-
Oval Floral Apertures die set & Stamps
Black craft perfect
Chilli red craft perfect
Welsh gold glitter craft perfect
Gold mirror card craft perfect
Gold satin card craft perfect
Congratulations sentiment
Red Nuvo drops 
gold Nuvo drops
Black 280/300gsm base card

The base card is 8"x 8" with mat & layers in  welsh gold craft perfect  glitter card & jet black craft perfect card stock.
You will need to centre the Aperture die to the top black layer of card this is then raised with 3D foam pads and placed on the card and then the gorgeous glitter card shines through.
The floral dies are die cut in gold mirror card and  gold satin card and glued with a slight drop shadow and placed on the card.
The separate flowers are die cut in chilli red craft perfect and welsh gold glitter card these are shaped with a ball tool on a sponge mat then these are placed over the design. To finish the card gold nuvo drops are added to the red flowers and red drops to the gold glitter card flowers.Then place some gold drops around the Aperture.
Thank you once again for visiting  my blog this evening xx

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Happy Anniversary

Good evening everyone, sharing a card with you from Tonic Studios brand new launch of the floral Apetures which are stunning there are 3 sets, each set has dies and also a floral stamp. Today's card is from the Square floral Aperture set.
Materials used:-
Square floral Aperture die set
Ivory craft perfect
Gold craft mirror card
Gold speciality card
Ivory 300gsm base card
Gold Nuvo drops
Happy Anniversary die
Satin gold ribbon

The card base is 8"x 8" with mat and layers the top layer has had the square aperture die cut into the centre of the card which gives you the perfect placement for the floral corners.
The floral corners are first die cut in the gold mirror craft perfect card stock and then die cut again in craft perfect Ivory card stock these are slightly drop shadowed and placed onto the card.
The flowers are seperate dies so 3 flowers were die cut and shaped with Tonic Studios flower forming kit by going over the reverse of the petals with a ball tool on the sponge mat that comes in the  flower forming kit.these are then glued on top of each other and then placed on the card with hot glue.
To finish the card a satin bow was placed with long tails and shaped and stuck with hot glue and a Happy Anniversary sentiment was added again with a drop shadow.

The box was created on the crafters companion score board in inches you will need 2 pieces of cream card stock 10"x10" square both pieces are scored at 1" all the way round all 4 sides the crafters companion score board has one side to measure the lid and one side for the base so you don't have to measure the difference so the lid fits to the base. A square was cut with a ruler and craft knife in the lid of the box and Acetate was placed in the lid then as before cut the florals out in gold mirror and ivory craft perfect and glue with a slight shadow and add these to opposite corners.
Place your card inside the box and then add nuvo gold drops to the lid

Thank you for visiting my blog tonight xx

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

A little bit of sparkle

Good afternoon everyone, sharing a brand new launch with you this afternoon from Tonic Studios Glitters/ Confetti and the 3 brand new shades in Glimmer paste which are gorgeous and then 2x brand new shades of glitter Accents, join Paula this evening at 6pm on Hochanda. Tonic are launching 8 brand new confetti bottles and 8x beautiful pure sheen glitters the jars are bigger than the previous jars and these jars are plastic 35ml/1.2fl.oz look fabulous on the shelf  but even better on you projects.

Materials needed for this card :
Floral Affections die set Hello
Jet Black Craft perfect 
Polished gold craft perfect
Black 280 base card
Desert sunset stars pure sheen Confetti
Nuvo drops- Ivory Seashell
Craft perfect  construction Acetate 

 The card is a shaker card using the gorgeous Desert Sunset  Stars and boy they sparkle, this card is a very bling ,sparkly card.
The base of the heart is cut from 280gsm to make it sturdy I say a card it's more like a plaque on the stand from the same set die cut in 280gsm black card and polished gold  craft perfect. Under the frame a line of red liner tape was placed with a piece of acetate then a layer all the way around with shaker foam tape make sure there are no gaps as you don't want the confetti escaping out   inside the shaker hello sentiment was added onto a smaller die cut heart from the same floral affections die set, to finish the plaque a decorative bow was added with a mini heart and Ivory Seashell drops were added.

Thank you for visiting  today, I still have lot's to blog so will do my best over the next few days to get everything  blogged here for you , tomorrow is my Birthday so I might not blog tomorrow I might have the day off  , but you never know  lol xxx

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

New Baby

Good afternoon everyone, hope your all enjoying the Anniversary shows on Hochanda.Today i have two cards to share with you  one is a waterfall baby card and the other is using the beautiful cascading heart waterfall set but without making a waterfall.
Materials for this card :
Bouquet & Banners waterfall set
Rococo baby set
New baby sentiment
280gsm base card stock
Craft perfect Blossom Pink
Craft pefect bright white
Craft perfect yellow
Craft perfect orange
Craft perfect pewter grey
Jellybean Gingham card stock
Gingham ribbon

This card is made with A4 card scoring at 2"4" from each end allowing the centre of the card 7" and the depth of the card is 7" each side has been mat and layered with Blossom pink / bright white craft perfect card stock and a little strip of pink & white Gingham card , the inside of the card is also decorated with the same card stock.
Each layer of the waterfall is cut in pink and white adding the detail to each and then in the centre there are a babies dummy, duck, teddy, elephant from the Rococo baby die sets all paper pieced finishing with a new baby sentiment which has also been paper pieced.

Materials needed:-
Cascading Hearts waterfall set
On your Day sentiment
Lemon craft perfect
Bright white craft perfect
Pewter grey craft perfect
White gloss Nuvo drops
Silver Nuvo drops

The card blank is 8" x 8" with mat and layers in pewter grey and lemon craft perfect the detail hearts have been cut into the card stock find your centre point top bottom left and right so that the hearts are equally  spaced out you will start to see a beautiful pattern appear in the card stock, you will need to cut 4 plain hearts in grey there are added to the card on 3D foam pads and then you need to die cut 4 large hearts in white as the base and yellow with the detail cut out out so a pop of bright white shows through these are then added to the card with 3D foam pads.
Now die cut the sentiment in white and glue flat to grey card and cut out free hand with scissors and this is also placed on the card with 3D foam pads, and now add nuvo drops to finish.
Thank you for joining me today , i have so much to share with you all over the next few days and so much to blog stay tuned folks i will get there in the end xx

Monday, 9 April 2018

Good evening everyone, sharing another project with you from Tonic Studios Mica mists and shimmer powders.