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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Budding vine panel die set

Good morning crafters, new launch on c&c today from Tonic Studios going live from Belfast at 11am with jodie, we see the launch of the new  & beautiful  panel dies they are so pretty

Dies used:
Budding vine panel die
My wonderful wife sentiment die set
Sew pretty rectangle frame cherish every moment die set



The card was very simple to put together the base card is A4 folded in half length ways I then cut the budding vine detail out of red card stock and the base in cream card stock I cut 2 out of each and then placed the sew pretty die in the centre  with foam pads to add a little depth and added the sentiment and finished the card with a red bow and gold nuvo drops.


Please pop by over the next few days as I have more cards to share with you 


Victoria xx

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Vibrant Damask

Good morning, A card to share with you from Tonic Studios Beautiful panel die sets on c&c
Dies used:
 Vibrant Damask Panel Die Set
Sentiment from Idyllic Garland Fancy set


The card is a sweet little card I mostly make larger cards but sometimes I do like to send a smaller card and this size card are great to post almost flat I went with a soft mint and white, the die really speaks for itself with this card the sentiment just for you I used the gorgeous nuvo mousse and used like a guiding wax I also added 2 bows to match the card and to finish added nuvo drops to each corner.


Until next time 


Victoria xx 

Friday, 22 April 2016

Beautiful Blooms-Faith collections

Good afternoon well the sun is certainly out today so lovely to wake up to sunshine instead of the dark wet cold days anyway thought I would share some cards with you from Tonic Studios Beautiful Blooms and the Faith collection pictures below






Thank you for taking the time to visit today

Until next time 


Victoria xx


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Magnolia Flora

Good morning another card  to share  from the Beautiful  Blooms collection from Tonic Studios available from create and craft,as many of you know I'm partial to a monochrome card so just couldnt help myself and so created the card below.

Dies used:
 Beautiful Blooms-Magnolia flora
Ornate frames layering die set
Millinery shop - Ascot pillow box die set



Until next time


Victoria xx





Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Apple Blossom

Good afternoon, it's a beautiful day here in Cheshire sun is out and boy it puts a spring in my step soon the garden will be flourishing with blooms just like the latest launch from Tonics Studios -Beautiful Blooms die collection on create and craft

Dies used:-
Beautiful Blooms- Apple blossom die set
Oval layering die sets
Embossing folder Victoria
Fairy reflections- wishes illustrated paper pack (grace)


The card is 8" x 8" for the background I have used victoria embossing folder and the beautiful image is grace from  the fairy reflections paper pack from a previous launch layered on the oval layering sets ,the Beautiful Blooms- Apple blossom die was cut 4 times for each bloom and I cut these out of white parchment and coloured one side of the parchment with the pink collection of nuvo alcohol pens and shaped on a sponge mat I then finished the flowers with a little glitter nuvo drops to the centre,and then added a decorative gingham bow.



Victoria xx

Monday, 18 April 2016

Rising Dove

Good afternoon,  well busy here with prep today for a future launch but I thought I would take a break and share another card with you all from the faith collection of dies from Tonic Studios
Dies used:- Tonic
Rococo petite - Rising Dove
Sew pretty 2 - Twisted Ivy
Circle layering sets


This card is 8"x 8" and a very simple card to make grey base layer to the card and then the top white  layer I cut a circle apature the beautiful Dove I cut in silver mirri and then cut 3 in white card stock and just glued the body together so the wings were fanned out to create shadow and dimension,I then cut 4 of the Twisted Ivy  corners in grey and then in white and slightly off set again to create depth and finally I added the congrats sentiment again shadowing the sentiment and to finish I added the silver  lining nuvo drops to the corners ,very simple but sometimes less is more






Thank you for joining me today be sure to pop back again soon as I have lots more to share with you



Victoria xx

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Woodland Aster

Good afternoon ,A card to share with you from Tonic Studios Beautiful Blooms die collection on create and craft
Dies used:-
Beautiful Blooms -Woodland Aster
Petunia Trellis Base Die Set 
Birthday wishes sentiments
A4 Embossing folder Martha



The card is 8"x8" first layer is a beautiful pale blue next layer in white card stock I used the tonic embossing folder Martha,I cut the base of the petunia trellis in white card stock and then cut again in blue card stock and then cut the detail out i mounted that on foam pads and added to the card I also added a beautiful satin lemon ribbon and matching bow, the Beautiful Blooms I stayed with the theme of lemon and white and I shaped the flowers with a ball tool on a foam mat glued together with Tonic super tacky glue ,the birthday wishes I cut twice in silver mirri card and white and then glued together slightly off set to create shadow and dimension, I then added nuvo duck egg blue gloss drops.



Be sure to pop back soon as I have plenty of samples to share with you all


Victoria xx

Friday, 15 April 2016

Double detail collection 2

Good morning, the last few cards to share with you from the Double Detail Die And stencil sets using the beautiful nuvo embellishment mousse
Dies used:-
Dies used:-
Square layering dies
Double Detail Daisy Burst
Nuvo embellishment mousse -Black ash




Dies used :-
Double  Detail poppy Hideaway
Nuvo embellishment mousse -cosmic Brown
Threaded scalloped circles layering set
Bowscale layering cardblanks



Dies used :-
Double Detail -Floral Faerie
Venetian lace layering dies
Entwining trellis delicate daisy
Trailing Blossom set
Decorative mini stamps
Nuvo mousse spring green

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog today, there is plenty more things to show you so be sure to pop back soon


Victoria xx

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Double Detail collection

Good morning, well it's birthday celebrations today yay, but before all that I would like to share a collection of cards with you from Tonic Studios pick of the week on create and craft Double Detail Die & Stencils and not forgetting the 9 beautiful nuvo embellishment mousse's
Dies used :-
Double Detail - floral farce
Top note trellis
Entwining trellis-delicate Daisy
Entwining trellis -Bellus buttercup




Dies used:-
Doutlets Detail -Daisy Burst
Clarice lowercase underlines set
Scalloped circle layering set
Circle layering set




Dies used:-
Double Detail - jewelled crown
Ornate Frame layering set
Just for you- pansy topper set




Dies used:-
Double Detail  - Floral Fairies



Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today,be sure to pop back soon as I have more samples to share with you

Victoria xx

Monday, 11 April 2016

Jewelled Crown

Good morning, Another card to share with you today from Tonic Studios Double Detail Die & Stencils pick of the week on create and craft and also 9 brand new colours in the nuvo embellishment mousse which are gorgeous
Dies used:-
Double Detail Jewelled crown 
Bowscale card  blanks layering die sets
Deco Oval base trellis
Idyllic Garland Fancy -friends forever
Rosalyn embossing folder


The card base is made from the Bowscale card blanks and all layers are from the same set, I then embossed the top white layer with Tonic's Rosalyn embossing folder ,one of my favourites ,I cut the deco   base in blue to then make the jewelled crown pop of the card I cut the jewelled crown base in silver and the detail in white and embossed I then used the beautiful embellishment mousse onto the stencil which I stick down with masking tape or washi  tape, seems to work better for me ,once dry I put the card together i then cut the gorgeous corner die that comes with this set in blue and white glued together slightly off set to create a shadow and placed them so they wrapped around my corners I finished the card with a friends forever sentiment from the idyllic garland fancy die set and added nuvo drops


Thanks for taking a peek

Until next time


Victoria xx

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Daisy Burst

Good morning everyone, well it's a lovely sunny morning here in Cheshire  so a nice bright sunny card to match.
A card to share with you from Tonic Studios pick of the week launched yesterday -Double Detail Die & Stencils with 9  fabulous new coloured nuvo embellishment mousses and if you haven't tuned in to create and craft already jodie is demonstrating all the different ways the nuvo mousse can be used, lots of shows scheduled throughout the week.

Dies used:-
Double Detail  Daisy burst Die & Stencil
Pinhole circle layering set
Home sweet home from sew pretty die set
Circle layering die set


The card is 7"x7" the base layer is green then added a top layer  in white and cut the pinhole circles into the card stock and hand stitched with embroidery thread and then cut the centre apature out using the circle layering dies I then cut a circle in the peachy pink card stock for the daisy double detail to sit I used the Aquamarine nuvo mousse and added nuvo drops I then added the Home sweet home sentiment from the first sew pretty launch and shadowed the sentiment and also shadowed the gorgeous corner dies from the double detail set and finished with a pretty bow.



Until next time 


Victoria xx

Friday, 8 April 2016

Poppy Hideaway

Good morning, Today we see the launch of Tonic's Double detail Die & Stencil Sets and 9 new coloured mousses ,join jodie at 12 noon today on create and craft for fabulous demonstrations and plenty of inspiration from the teams samples
The mousse is a dream to use with the stencils or using as a guiding wax ect it's texture is very soft and creamy and so very easy to apply I am in love with all the colours there are some lovely summer colours in this new collection , the dies are so pretty an absolutely adorable collection

Items used :-
Poppy Hideaway Die
Poppy Hideaway Stencil
Twisted Veranda Layering Set
Entwined Trellis -Delicate Daisies
Entwined Trellis - Bellus buttercup
Arboreal Dream Die set
Nuvo embellishment mousse- Aquamarine

The card is 8x8 with matting and layering I thought the hot pink and Aquamarine worked so well together and any excuse for adding gingham is good with me .
The poppy Hideaway die cut is very easy to stencil, once cut out i then align the stencil to the die cut and then I mask around the edges of the stencil and then apply the mousse with a pallet knife dragging the mousse from the top down to the bottom adding any extra mousse that's left over back to the pot .

I then remove the tape and lift the stencil carefully away from the die cut I found this method worked extremely well for me but you can also apply a temporary spray to the back of your stencil and then place over your die cut so there are no gaps between your die cut and stencil so when you apply the mousse it doesn't seep.
I finished the card by adding a few flowers and flourishes and nuvo drops

Thanks for taking a peek today be sure to visit again as I have many more cards to share with you from this collection


Victoria xx

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Admiral Arches

Good morning,  have been very busy here prepping for future shows & I forgot to post my last card to share with you, from Tonics 4 day deal sew pretty 2, absolutely beautiful sets of dies and so versatile easily changed by snipping bits out here and there, they look great just die cut but then a totally different look when faux stitched or hand stitched with embroidery thread or cotton, they look really nice with silk threads aswell.

Dies used:-
Admiral Arches
Scalloped square layering sets
Circle layering sets
Scalloped circle layering sets
Everyday stamps from the decorative mini stamp sets
Entwining trellis- Delicate Dasies

The card is 7"x7, I created the background for this card using the sew pretty Admiral Arches set I cut 8 of the corners out and glued them together slightly overlapping the edges together to create the square I then created a frame with the scalloped layering squares I added glue to the edge of the frame with a nuvo chisel pen and then applied the silver guiding flakes.
The centre of the card is created using the circle layering sets and I then heat embossed the sentiment with silver nuvo embossing powders heat embossed from the reverse of the stamped sentiment just to get a smoother finish and then mounted it with foam pads, the finishing touch was adding a grey silk bow & adding the delicate daisies to the centre of the bow and adding nuvo drops to the centre.


See you soon


Victoria xx