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Friday, 27 November 2015

Hugs & kisses

Good afternoon,well i dont know about you but i had to do a little shopping earlier and my goodness it was so busy then i realised its black friday so shoppers were  finding themselves some bargains.
Todays card is from Tonic Studio's  Birthday Wishes Indulgence chalkboard Die & Stamp set.

Dies used Tonic :-
 Birthday Wishes Chalkboard Die & Stamp Sets
Scalloped square layering Set
Boudoir Square base set
Flower from the flora Frames Set
Finesse Floral Frond Die set

 The card is an 8"x8"
With matting and layering i distressed the edges with a Tim holtz Disressed ink,Milled Lavender and finished the card adding white nuvo drops to the centre of the flowers.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today,and i hope that i have inspired you to go and have a play with your dies.

Until next time hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.

Victoria xx

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Mini Indulgence strips

Hello and welcome
Today's cards are from The mini Indulgence strips and stamps from the latest release from Tonic Studio's POTD on Ideal world tonight at 9pm with jodie & throughout wed & C&C.

Dies used :- Tonic Studio's 
ON Your Day Mini Indulgence Strip Die & Stamp Set

The card is a 6"x6", matt and layered with gold mirri and cream card stock and each layered die cut is cut twice in gold mirri and cream card and stuck together slightly off set  the centre die is heat embossed using a fine detailed gold embossing powder and heated from the back to leave a smoother finish and then  to finish added a small bow.




Dies used :- Tonic Studio's
On Your Day Mini Indulgence strip Die & stamp set

This card is An A5 card blank matt and layered in pearl black & red card stock,i cut the strip 4 times and glued one to the other in the middle and trimmed off the decorative bits and glued flat to the card and trimmed off at each end then glued the matt and layering to the card base.
Then i cut the border left and right with matching black pearl card and white card stock glued together slightly off set so it looks like a shadow then did the same with the top layer mounted with foam pads the finishing touch is the centre stamp on your day stamped with black ink and mounted onto a black  layer stuck down using foam pads.


Thank you for taking the time to visit today

Until next time

Victoria xx

On Your Day

Hello and welcome to my blog
Today's card is from the brand new Decorative Mini  strip Dies from Tonic Studio's launching with Jodie on Ideal world for the pick of the day at 9pm tonight.

This is the card i would like to share with you
Dies used Tonic Studio's :-
 scalloped layering circle set
On your day Mini strip die & stamp Set
Believe/ Love Frames Topper Die Set

The card measures 7"x7" , i matt and layered and then cut the centre die of the mini strip set 3 times and then cut the diecuts  in half to create the 6 petals i attatched these to the back of the scalloped layering circles i then stamped the centre sentimet with black archival ink and layered with foam pads.
The inside of the card is created with another 7"x7" card  scored in at each end  at 3" & 7/8, the inside apature was created using the outer frame from the Believe/ love frames topper die set
The inside of the card is decorated with the  On Your Day mini indulgence  die and stamp set the end panels i cut 4 of the outer mimi strips  in black and then in white card stock then glued together slightly off set and snipped the edges of the die off.
 To create the border around the apature i cut the strip again twice in white card stock and black card stock then slightly off set then cut away some of the outer part of the die,the finishing part of the card is the centre hanging charm which i cut twice in black and white and again slightly off set the layers i then stamped the greeting from me to you and attatched to the centre with foam pads i then threaded a black ribbon through  the top and attatched to the inside of the apature with a hot glue gun.

Thank you for taking the time to visit  today

Don't forget to tune  in to see jodie 9pm tonight   with the POTD on Ideal World


Victoria xx

Monday, 23 November 2015

Bluebell meadow

Good moning well it's a very frosty morning here in cheshire i have to say i dont mind it being cold it's the constant rain i am not keen on but it's my favourite time of the year , anyway todays card i'm using a double detail die.

Dies used:-
Tonic Bluebell Meadow Die & Stencil Set
Just For You from Pansy Topper Die Set


The card is a Tent fold card I found some  pretty patterned paper from my crafty stash and distressed the edges with a tim holtz distressed tea dye ink with a piece of cut and dry foam i cut the die on the left hand side and embossed, once i removed the die and bits i placed the stencil over the top of the diecut and then secured with a low tack tape i  distressed through the stencil with the cut and dry foam again using tea dye colour ink .
Then free hand i cut a banner shape and matt and layered again i distressed the edges with ink,i cut the strip die out a second time and inked through the stencil but then  cut the 2 butterfly's out free hand bent there wings up and shaped and glued over the top to add depth an dimension to the card. 
I cut the just for you in cream card stock and gold mirri card and glued these together with a wet  glue slightly off set then glued it to the banner shape and finished with a cream bow & buttermilk nuvo drops to each corner

Until next time

Victoria xx

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Birthday Wishes

Good morning, well the sun is shining in cheshire this morning but it's mighty cold, so i think it's a good excuse to stay indoors in my craft room perfect day heehee.
                 This is the card i would like to share with you
Tonic Dies Used:-
Birthday Wishes Indulgence Chalkboard Die & Stamp Set
Beautiful Buckle Strip Die Set
Deco Oval Trellis Basic Die Set

The card base is made with A4 card stock scored 2" & 4"  and then flip the card and score at the opposite end at 2" & 4" i then cut into the card stock using the beautiful buckle strip each side then backed the design with a strip of blue card stock i then added the Deco oval Trellis flat to the centre the eye catching centre part to this card is created using the  Birthday Wishes Chalkboard Die & Stamp set i cut the base layer in black  to make it pop off the card and to co-ordinate with the top layer which i used black card stock and stamped with versamark and applied fine detail white embossing powder and heat embossed from the underside of the card stock this leaves a smoother finish , i then stuck all the layers together using a wet glue then mounted onto the card with foam pads, i finished the card with a co- ordinating bow.

This is a side view

Thank you for taking the time to visit today


Victoria xx

Friday, 20 November 2015

Exotic lilly gatefold

Good morning ,A double detailed card to share with you today

Dies used:-
Tonic Exotic Lily Die & Stencil Set
Tonic Small Lacy Bow Set

The card is a double gatefold card, first of all I cut the die out and embossed the die cut, I then placed the stencil over the top of the die and matched up the pattern easier to do if you emboss the card after cutting, I secured the stencil with a low tack tape , I used a distessed ink spun sugar & tea dye from tim holtz and a applied the ink with a piece of cut and dry foam.
 I then cut out the small lacy bow to coordinate with the card  and glued with a glue gun just to one side of the card  & added Antique Rose nuvo drops to each coner to finish the decoration.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today
Until next time

Victoria xx

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Special Occassion easel card

Hello everyone hope your all well, I have some very exciting news to share with you all I have been very fortunate to be invited to join The very talented Tonic Design Team to say i am excited is an understatement it is an absolute honour and privilege and i am so looking foward to creating with fabulous products i hope you can all share my journey .
 I have been playing with the fabulous Indulgence Chalkboard Die and stamp sets and have been having great fun with these sets so many possibilities.
So this is the card i would like to share with you today.
Dies used:-
Tonic Indulgence Chalkboard
Special Occassion Die & Stamp Set


 The card is a 7"x7" easel card the embossed background is from Tonic and is a rose embossing folder
 I matt & layered the base card and used the centre die to use as the stopper i added 2mm foam pads underneith the top part of the easel i cut the base in red and then added the white embossed card and glued together i then wrapped the wide red satin ribbon around the back and glued in place then i put the card together .

I then cut the special occassion die out,the base of the indulgence i cut in silver mirri and then cut 2 of the next layer out in white card stock and also red card stock i glued the white and red slightly off set and then glued to the silver base ,the top part of the card i stamped the greeting with versamark ink pad which is clear for embossing i placed a piece of white stamping card on my glass cutting board and rubbed the card with an anti static pad i do this so the embossing powder doesnt stick to bits i dont want it to and gives a more proffessional finish i then stamp firmly down on my card stock i used a red fine embossing powder to the card and tap off the excess and put the remaining powder back in the jar i then heat  from the under side of the card stock to get a smoother finish once the powder is melted i set the card stock to one side for a min to cool down i then place the die around the sentiment and cut out , then place this down on foam pads
The finishing touches are the red pearls across the bottom and a double bow stuck down with a hot glue gun.
This is a side view of  the card 



Thank you very much for visiting today hope you come back soon
Until next time

Victoria xx

Monday, 16 November 2015

For the love of handbags

Hello and welcome to my blog, I have been busy playing with some of the Tonic girls night out dies and this is the card i would like to share with you.
                  Tonic Dies used:-
Rococo Stylish handbag die
Circle layering die Set
Scalloped Circle Die Set
Trailing Blossom Die Set
Just for you sentiment die set 1


The card is a 7"x7" easel card in cream card stock to create the stopper i just cut the scalloped circle in half and mounted on 2mm foam pads ,the sentiment was cut twice in gold mirri card and red card stock stuck together with wet pva glue slightly off set to create depth. The bag was cut once then i stuck to another piece of red card stock and cut out with scissors & a craft knife. 

The flower card stock is some from my crafty stash from craftwork cards,i added gold liq pearls to the vines for added embellishment and a gold fabric rose to the bag,the embossing folder is from embossalicious 6x6 folder.

This is a look from a side view

Thank you for visiting my blog today
Until next time


Victoria xx

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Elegant birthday

Good morning crafters, A card i was making in the wee early hours as us crafters do when we can not sleep or just when we loose track of time.
Dies used:-
Tonic Splendid Screen Strip Die set
Tonic Wild Briar Border Topper Die Set & topper
Pack sentiments Loving Birthday


The card is an 8"x8" tent fold i cut the splendid screen strips out of the card blank and lined the inside of the card with silver mirri
 I then cut the Wild Briar Border topper Die in centura card stock to match the card and also in silver mirri as you can see the topper fits inside the Die i then slightly off set the silver layer behind and placed foam pads on the reverse to add depth and dimension to the card i then finished off with a pretty double bow with a little bling gem.

Side View

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today
Hope to see you again soon

Victoria xx

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Butterfly Purse

Hello and welcome to my blog

Today's card is a 10"x7" card blank

Dies used:-
Tonic verso corner die Butterfly purse
Tonic royal frame
Tonic Rococo petites matinee purse.

To finish the card I added gold liq pears a cream satin bow and a ruby red dazzler.

thank you for visiting my blog today

until next time 


victoria xx