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Monday, 31 October 2016

Greek Temple

Good afternoon everyone,hope you all had a smashing weekend,speaking of weekend I hope you all got to see the fabulous launch from Tonic Studios launching the Greek Temple & English Picnic large layering dies and also the craft perfact card packs a real must for that touch of elegance.

Here is  a collection I made using the Greek Temple Die Set
Dies used:-
Greek Temple- Large Layering Die set
 basic Square layering Die set
Basic scalloped layering Die set
Glitz & Glamour Sentiment
Carnation Pink Nuvo Drops

Materials used:-
Greek Temple- Large Layering Die Set
Dear Santa sentiment
Craft Perfect A4 Card imperial Blue
Silver Mirri
Hunkydory snow Accitate
Clear crystals that can be found in your cheap shops
To put inside your shaker card.

Materials used:-
Greek Temple Large Layering Die Set 
Craft Perfect A4 card - Honey Gold
Craft Perfect  A4 card - Scarlet Organza
Nuvo Glitter gold Enchantment  embossing powder
Sentiment stamp & Die from Entangled Strips 
 Nuvo Honey Gold glitter Drops

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Delicate Daisy

Good afternoon  crafters, welcome to my blog , it's a very quick post today but it's a card made from Tonic Studios latest launch which is available from create & craft and it's the invite die & stamp sets
Materials used :- 
Card stock 240gsm
Framed screens - curved crosses & Simple stripes
Invite die set -Delicate Daisy
Sentiment banner -stamp let's celebrate
Large layering die set - Ribbon & Bow


The card shape is from the Large layering die sets Ribbon & Bow and I have cut 2 the same size and scored roughly 1" in depth across the card to form a hinge for the card blank i then trimmed off the bottom edge so it sits nicely  the panels I added some silver sparkle dust to the flowers using a fine tip glue pen just for a little sparkle I made a sparkle gem to add to the centre of my bow .



Thank you for visiting today 


Until next time


VI toric xx

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Evening Invitation

Good afternoon crafters, thought I would pop along and share another card with you from Tonic Studios invite die sets that launched yesterday on create and craft.
Materials used:-
      Invite - Beautiful Banner
  Invite- Archway Stripe
Invite Banner Stamps
          Delicate Embrace envelope die set



I used the Delicate Embrace  die sets to create the evening invitation ,but this could be your wedding invites so easy, especially if your batch making  as the dies are doing  all the work for you.


Thank you for visiting my blog today

See you soon


Victoria xx

Monday, 17 October 2016

Rose Garden

Good afternoon everyone, well it's cold and gloomy here in Cheshire today definitely coat weather flip flops packed away .
                                                   Today  we see a brand new launch from Tonic Studios with the invite die sets I have to say I really like these sets so very useful and versatile as there are sentiment stamps included in these sets with wedding invitation ,party invitations ,evening invitations so if you like to do invites order of service  this would be such a useful set to have in your stash each die set has a verso edge and each set has a different die cut edge that mix and match with one another.
Dies used:-
Harrop layering die set
Tonic flower punch
Frond Finesse
Framed screens - zig zag and floral screens die set
Pattern panel - Sunflower array die set
Wedding invite insert die set
Rose garden invite die set


The card was made using the Harrop large layering dies I cut 2x the same size and added a score line roughly 1 inch deep right across the card and then used red liner tape to stick the two pieces together to create the base shape ,I then die cut the outer frames  from the framed screens zig zag and Floral screens sets then  to frame the Rose garden invite set which I cut out 3 times i cut the outer edge using the pattern panel- sunflower array outer edge die.
 I cut the beautiful wedding insert into cream card stock and then cut the outer shape again and backed on gold pearl card stock I then drew around the outer edge with a pencil and cut out free had with scissors a gold mirri edge, I then added the Frond Finesse and cream flowers from a tonic punch in my stash and finished with gold nuvo glitter drops, and not forgetting a matching bow as many of you know me now I can not resist  a bow I'm addicted.


Thank you for visiting me today

Until next time 


Victoria xx

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Traditional Wreath

Good morning everyone, what are we all up to today? Well for me it's prepping all day in my little craft room bliss hahaha ,some absolutely gorgeous things coming from Tonic but lips are sealed until launch, however I was going through my blog and realised I didn't share the large build a wreath I made for Tonic a little while ago . I know it wasent show on create and craft as it went missing so couldn't be shown so here goes

Build a wreath die collection


This was made using the largest wreath in the pack and firstly I painted it with green Acrylic paint both sides 2x coats then I cut the fern  out i couldn't honestly say how many but alot then I glued these 2x at a time until the wreath was covered I did glue everything with my Tonic hot glue gun.
I then started to add different die cuts trying to shape the baubles ect to get a bit of depth and dimension once the wreath was finished I added a little gold nuvo mousse on bits of leaves just to highlight certain areas,the berries were coloured with the nuvo pens and then I added some clear glaze to make them shine & I also added white gloss nuvo drops to the mistletoe  sprig just a lovely finishing touch.   


Until next time


Victoria xx

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Get your bags packed

Good afternoon,Thought I would pop along and share some recent makes with you from Tonic Studios- Kings Cross Case & Hillingdon Bag available from create and craft










These bags and cases are so much fun to decorate male,female or for children & seasonal decorations I think they are a real must have die to have in your collection especially if you do baby showers, weddings, sweetie boxes at craft fairs.



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


Victoria xx

Friday, 7 October 2016

A Wee bit of Tartan

Good afternoon, well time to share a sneek peek  of the gorgeous Kings cross Case from Tonic Studios, I think this case is so cute it's so versatile that you can decorate it  feminine  or masculine or for children with little treats  inside, they are a fabulous gift to give.
Materials used :-
Kings cross Case Die Set
Gold mirri card
Bottle green card stock 240gsm
Tartan card stock 240gsm


The case  is so simple to put together once you have made your first one you will be away .
I have glued all the cases & bags together using Tonic's PVA- funky glue I don't use any other wet glue this glue gives you a little  time to stick  but once it's bonded it's glued forever and you want a strong bond as who ever you gift this to they will be showing it off and playing with it so you don't want it falling apart.
In the die set you get everything you need the buckle, handle, tag, label, and the lovely corners to finish them off with style.


Thank you for taking the time to visit today, I have lot's to share with you over the weekend so keep an eye open for my blog posts.


Victoria xx

Jewels jewels and more jewels

Hello and welcome to my blog today, more cards to share with you using the new Nuvo Jewel Drops from Tonic Studios,they are available in 8 stunning colours and they dry translucent.
Nuvo- Rosewater Jewel drops
Ornate Frame Layering Die Set
Faith Collection- New Life Cross
Congratulations Sentiment Die

Nuvo Jewel Drops-Orange Marmalade 
Venetian Lace Layering Die Set
Frond Finesse Die set
Entwining Trellis - Delicate Daisy
Chalkboard- hugs and kisses & Birthday Wishes

Nuvo Jewel Drops- Orange Marmalade
Faith collection- Sunray 
Faith collection Dove of peace
Square basic layering die set
Thinking of you sentiment

Nuvo Jewel Drops- Key Lime
Square basic layering die Set 
Merry Christmas Sentiment
Mini Wreath Decoration Set

Nuno Jewel Drops- Key Lime
Deco Geometric Layering Die Set
Basic Oval layering Die Set 
Hello sentiment

Nuvo Jewel Drops- Sea Breeze
Winter Wonderland Xmas Header Die Set
Mini Wreath Decorations Die Set
Rococco- Holly Bouquet
Deco Geometric Layering die Set

Nuvo Jewel Drops- Sea Breeze
Basic layering Circle Die Set
Let it snow sentiment
Mini Wreath Decorations Die Set

Nuvo Jewel Drops-Pale Periwinkle
Sentiment- Sent from the Heart
Ornate Frame Die Set
Just for you Essentials

Nuvo Jewel Drops -Rosewater & Grey Mist
Pampered pets collection - Pawesome poodle
Basic Oval layering Die Set
Deco Oval Trellis Base Die Set

Nuvo Jewel Drops- Sea Breeze
Sentiment:- Tiny Treasure
Rocking Horse- Baby Collection
Basic Oval layering Die Set

Nuvo Jewel Drops - Pale Periwinkle
Gingerbread house Die Set

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Limoncello- Jewel

Good afternoon everyone, we have a brand new launch from Tonic Studios today with the  gorgeous Jewel Drops, 8 yummy colours to choose from :-
Orange Marmalade, Strawberry Coulis, Limoncello, Key lime, Sea Breeze, Rose Water, Grey Mist, Pale Periwinkle
Thesee drops are slightly different as they are translucent and appear like water droplets.
Materials used :-
Nuvo Jewel drops - limoncello
Harrop- Large Layering Die Sets
Sentiment- Sent with love




Until next time

Victoria xx

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Celebrations & Sparkles

Good afternoon, welcome to my blog, I will be sharing  a collection of recent cards which are from Tonic Studios Rococo - Celebration Collection & also the gorgeous nuvo Sparkle Dust , which is available from create & craft in 12 stunning colours.
Materials used:-
Rococo - Celebration Die Set
Deco Geometric layering die set
 Simply Screens -Honeycomb border strip

Material used:-
Rococo - Celebration Die Set
Circle layering Die Sets
Sweet sentiment

Materials used :- 
Rococo - Celebrations Die Set
Retro Happy Birthday Sentiment Die
Scalloped Square Layering Die Set

Rococo- Celebration Die Set
Birthday Wishes Sentiment

Materials used :-
Rococo Celebrations Collection
Scalloped and plain circle layering Die Sets
Delicate Embrace Die Set



Materials used :-
Rococo - Celebration Collection
Celebrate Sentiment
Square straight edge & scalloped Layering  Die Sets

Materials used:- 
Square Layering Die Set
Girls night out collection - Dance all Night Sentiment
Nuvo- Sparkle Dust - Electric Blue & Silver Sequin

Materials used:-
Square Layering Die Set
Sentiment - Entangled Strips
Nuvo Sparkle Dust- Snow Glow & Rose Quartz


Materials used:-
Rococ- CeleBratton Die Set- Champagne  Flutes
Heart Layering Die Set
Square layering Die Set
Sentiment - Happy Anniversary




Thank you for taking a look around today , be sure to pop back tomorrow as I have a new launch to share with you.

Until tomorrow

Victoria xx

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Happy Birthday & Sent with Love

Good morning crafters welcome to my blog today,if your a regular visitor you will notice my blog has had a face lift and changed,  hope you like it.
Anyway thought I would pop by and share another couple of cards with you from Tonic Studios Celebration Die Set & also the Sparkle Dust.
Tonic products used :
Rococo Celebrations- Birthday Bundle
Happy birthday Sentiment Die
Trellis Circle - Base Die Set
Twisted Veranda Die Set



Tonic materials used :-
Sparkle Dust - Hollywood Red
Sentiment -Sent with love 
Celtic Dream Die Set
Indulgence Affections- Heart Vines Base Die Set
Trailing Blossom Die Set





Thank you for visiting my blog today
Until next time



Victoria xx

Monday, 3 October 2016

Celebtations & Sparkles

Good afternoon crafters,well it's been a very busy weekend here prepping for future launches for Tonic all I can say is there's stunning things coming, but this weekend you will have seen the launch of the Rococo Celebration Collection & also the gorgeous Sparkle Dust  so I thought I would pop along and share some makes with you from these launches
Dies used:-
Rococo Celebrations - cake
Rococo Celebrations - presents
Large Layering Die Set -Bowscale
Make a wish sentiment







Materials used :-
Sparkle Dust - Fresh Kiwi & Cinnamon
Large layering Die Set - Bowscale
Sentiment :- To the one I love
Exquisite Stamp Set - prom princess


The card is  8"x8" and the lace effect down the edge of the card was made using a double sided sticky sheets ,stick one side to the card and then peel off the other side and stick a  length of lace down on to the sticky sheets then cover the area with Sparkle Dust,  Fresh Kiwi and rub in well shake off the excess and put back into your pot then with a fine brush ,brush off remaining glitter, then peel away the lace and now cover with Sparkle Dust Cinnamon and again rub in well tapping off the excess and again brush any bits away with a fine brush like a make-up brush.
  I also cut the sentiment out using double sided sticky sheets and covered with the Fresh Kiwi Sparkle dust and I added a little to the hair decoration on the stamp 


Thank you for visiting today


Until next time


Victoria xx