Friday, 13 October 2017

Festive Friends

Good afternoon everyone,welcome to my blog, Today I am sharing a brand new launch from Tonic Studios- Festive Friends a collection of cute little dogs and cats stamps also a set of Christmas sentiment stamps and 2 different shape Baubles stamps  with matching dies to cut the bauble shape out ,the set also includes the blister packs so you can create shaker cards  something the men in our lives like to play with as well as the children & grandchildren.

These stamped images within the baubles look good on small cards as well as large cards, from traditional to fun there is something for everyone in these sets and they stamp beautifully, really good quality stamps ,what you have come to expect from Tonic Studios.

Thank you for visiting my blog today 
Until next time

Friday, 6 October 2017

Sending Best Wishes

Good afternoon everyone, This morning Tonic Studios Launched the gorgeous Dimensional Embossing folders with stunning dies that accompany them to create a beautiful classic cards.
 This card is 8"x8" with mat and layering in  grey and lemon and white this embossing folder with a a basket weave it is so deeply embossed it is stunning.
The die cut detail is paper pieced where the flower is and then another was die cut and cafefully snipped out to and the flower was added to the bottom of the card and again paper pieced then  added nuvo Aqua flow glitter gloss pens to the petals.then the sentiment strip was cut in lemon with the backing being cut in light grey  craft perfect card stock.

                    Thank you for visiting my blog today xx


Friday, 29 September 2017

Love & Chesish

Good morning everyone,welcome to my blog ,This morning I am sharing a card with you from Tonic Studios launch this evening at 6pm on Hochanda Wills Hand, a beautiful collection from William Ash a designer for Tonic and it's a collection of sentiments in will's gorgeous  handwriting I would luv to have such a gorgeous handwriting.

Materials used:-
Wills Hand love & Cherish sentiment dies
Victorian layering die sets
Rococo Dove from the faith collection
Handmade  craft perfect speciality papers
Craft perfect silver  & white pearlescent  card stock
Craft perfect silver mirri card stock
Silver/ grey satin ribbon

The card base is 8x8  with mat & layering then layers created using the beautiful Victorian layering die set,  Will's hand is fabulous as you have an outer edge die so it allows you to add a different colour backing plate to your die cut sentiment just makes the sentiment pop so for this card the backing was cut in the silver pearlescent  card and then the fine detail sentiment was cut in silver mirri card and white pearlescent  card and slightly off set to create depth & dimension and then to finish add a beautiful bow.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ,don't forget join Paula at 6pm on Hochanda this evening xxx

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Mr Hedgehog craft kit 1

Good morning everyone, welcome to my blog, Today I am sharing a card from Tonic Studios first craft kit with the ever so adorable Hedgehog  I must say he looks very dapper with his top hat.
Materials used:-

Dies used to create this card are from Tonic Studios craft kit 1
     Nuvo craft perfect copper pearlescent 
 Nuvo craft perfect brown card stock
Nuvo Craft perfect green card stock
      Nuvo craft perfect stamping card stock
Nuvo mousse copper & gold
Nuvo brown ink pad
Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens & water brush
7x7 cream card base
Length of chocolate gingham ribbon

The base card is 7"x 7" with a layer of nuvo copper pearlescent  card stock ,the outside edge of the die made the centre apature as the die has the verso edge. Then you will need to cut the detail and outer die again in the brown card stock this is then glued to the card inside the apature making sure the  copper layer is mounted on 3D foam pads .
Now cut the die again in green card stock and snip the leaves out  with scissors  these will be glued flat on top of the brown layer add a little Nuvo mousse in gold  & copper just to hilight them.
The Hedgehog was stamped with a Nuvo brown ink pad and coloured with the Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens and a water brush and then cut out freehand and then mount onto the card then add his top hat which makes him look rather dapper indeed and finally cut a leaf out and add the sentiment from the stamp in the same Nuvo brown ink pad and then  mount it to the Ribbon attached with hot glue .

Thank you for joining me today 

Until next time 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Bramble collection

Good morning and welcome to my blog,this morning I am sharing a collection of cards with you from Tonic Studios Bramble collection which are absolutely beautiful dies for all occasions they include animals insects and Florals.

These dies are so cute with the adorable mouse but I absolutely luv the heart with the gorgeous Robin I shouldn't have a favourite but I have to say it makes a beautiful wedding card.

Thank you for visiting my blog today

Until next time 

Spooktacular collection

Good morning,sharing a collection of Tonic Studios Halloween samples ,I was lucky enough to make a few samples for this launch and we have been so busy prepping I have not had chance to blog them all so I am going to add a gallery here of the things I created for the launch. An amazing set of dies so much fun to create with,get the kids & grandchildren creating with these  they will have so much fun.

This box was created using the 2017 Xmas Cracker from Tonic Studios and decorated in a Halloween theme with the witches boot and sentiment.

This was created using Tonic Studios Shadow box die set 

Cup cake treat box from Tonic Studios and decorated with the Halloween die set that was made especially for this cup cake treat box.

This Halloween scene is created using Tonic Studios DL die sets

This is the toy shop from the Tudor Town decorated with the Halloween sentiment and the ghost was snipped off one of the sentiments and also the skull added to  the haunted house onto a platform along with the skeleton and placed a battery operated T- light inside.

Thank you for joining me today

Until next time

Victorian & easel bow collection

Good morning  everyone, sharing a few samples with you from Tonic Studios Bow creator die set and also the Victorian layering die set.
Absolutely beautiful die sets and they make such elegant cards real keep sakes for your friends and family .

Thank you for taking the time to visit today

Until next time 

Tudor Town collection

Good morning everyone, welcome to my blog ,this morning I am sharing with you the fantastic Tudor Town die sets - George and dragon & faith church die set and also the toy shop which are from the Dimensions range from Tonic Studios these 3D houses ,shops,pubs and churches are so versatile ,below you will see a cottage made from the toy emporium  also a double height boat house made with the same die set. So all I will say is have a really good play they do so much more than you think at first glance.mix and match with other dies you have and punches you may have in your collection

Thank you for visiting my blog today

Until next time

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Victorian elegance

Good afternoon and welcome to my blog,Today I am sharing a card created for the launch of Tonic Studios  easel creator and Victorian layering die sets.

Such a beautiful set of dies with so many possibilities you are only limited by your own imagination.
These sets are so elegant and work both together or separately as you can see you can make an elegant card with just a minimal amount of dies and I don't know about you but I luv monochromatic  cards .

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today short and sweet post today but will share more samples with you in the next day or so.

Until next time

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

My Moments

Good morning everyone, well the sun is shining and it's a beautiful warm day here.Today I have a couple of things I prepped for the MY Moments launch for Tonic Studios.
Everyone loves a designer handbags and so I thought the lock and hinges would work a treat with the Kensington bag, the bag was created using craft perfect pearlescent  card stock and also satin sheen gold and mirri a perfect gift for someone with maybe a little jewellery gift inside.

For this card I used tonic adorable Baby Rococo  die set along with a lace borders strip and the English Picnic die set & also the Harrop die set but what a great way to personalise  your cards and projects with the months of the yr.

Thank you for visiting my blog today a short but sweet blog today as it's all go in the craft room lots of amazing things coming your way in future weeks and months so keep your eyes peeled you won't want to miss.

Until next time 

Monday, 21 August 2017

Happy Anniversary

Good afternoon everyone, I'm on a roll today trying to get my blog up to date,it has been so busy here recently, anyway I have a card to share with you from the fabulous Tonic Studios My Moments die sets.
Very simple card to create for an Anniversary  card it could be a Ruby Anniversary  card with these colours but the Months of the yr really do let you personalise your projects as you can see on this card the waste from the dies has also be used as embellishments the little silver corners are the waste from the large lock,the tiny little hearts at the point of the larger hearts are  from the waste from the heart lock it really is worth looking at the waste that comes out of your dies as there really isn't much to put in the bin when you have a good look.

Catch you all soon 

Until next time 

The key to my heart

Good morning everyone ,hope you have all had a smashing weekend, it's been a busy week here as I decided to have a huge clear out in my craft room well what a huge job it turned into all to make space for a new desk arriving on the 30th  ,so much stuff that I have collected over the yrs anyway I decided to sell some and the rest will go to the charity shop but boy it feels good to get more organised that's for sure.
I have also been busy with prep this weekend so have made a mess already  but today I would like to share a bit of a mixed media project I made using Tonic Studios My Moments  die sets Hinges & Locks.
The heart was  cut using the affections die set and you need to cut 4 of the hearts in a thick ish card stock 300gsm was used for this  the top layer was ran through an embossing folder then glued flat to the other hearts it's has a really good  feel of chipboard ,then using a whole punch punch a hole at the top to thread ribbon through to hang it up and some satin co ordinating ribbon .

The next step was adding a mix of colours of nuvo mousse rub the mousse into the heart until your happy with the look then using some pink nuvo Mousse in a spritzing bottle I gently spritzed the heart and gently dried it with a heat gun. Next I used a stencil and using the nuvo Glimmer paste in emerald green just added a bit of design here and there and left it to dry naturally which took 5 mins.
Next cut the rococo keys and just snip one out with scissors  you need to cut 3 of these and stick them together and also do the same with the sentiment and like before added the nuvo mousse  these were then stuck down with deluxe nuvo glue and then to add the my Moments lock the base of the lock was cut in black card stock next layer was also black edged with a little silver nuvo mousse and then the top layer in silver mirri card this was then stick to the heart ,just a nice little gift or wall hanging for your home .

I am very new to mixed media myself but just wanted to have a go ,now I have I will definitely be having another bash at something else.   

Until next time