Thursday, 8 June 2017


Good afternoon everyone & welcome to my blog.

Thought I would pop along and share what I have been up to recently.

Tonic Studios launched the Bunting Die sets and I had great fun creating with them they really are so useful to go on most projects with any type of theme in mind.

Materials used :
Bunting Die set --Birthday Bash
English Picnic layering die set
Marmalade world Stamp sets
Nuvo Alcohol pens
Alphabet die sets
Bakers Twine
Nuvo craft perfect card stock 
Nuvo super smooth stamping card

A very simple clean & fresh card but perfect to send for anyone  the  Birthday Bash Bunting set is a fabulous shape and perfect to use with Tonics Alphabet die sets .

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today

Until next time 

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Oxford Collection

Good morning everyone,well  i thought I would pop along and share some samples I created for Tonic Studios with the  Oxford Box ,which were launched Friday evening at 8pm on Hochanda and throughout sat .I am sure plenty of you are sitting on the naughty step waiting for them to arrive.

I had great fun making these samples I had more ideas but sadly ran out of time but one thing I am looking forward to is seeing what you all come up with when your Oxford dies arrive.

Thank you for visiting my blog today 

Until next time

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

DL collection

Good afternoon everyone, well I have been locked away in my craft room playing with lots of fantastic new goodies that will be coming your way very soon what a treat you are all in for is all I can say.
Today I am sharing with you a collection of DL cards made for the launch recently ,playing catch -up a little bit so my apologies for not such a detailed post this time xx

Thank you for visiting my blog today 

Monday, 8 May 2017

Sent with love

Good morning everyone, well where did that weekend go ,it flew  but I did have lots of fun making ATC's for swaps so that's probably why time flew I was having so much fun playing oh and Colouring our Dawny was on Hochanda at the weekend with our Nuvo Alcohol  pens the techniques were awesome so I just had to have a play.
This morning I have a card I made with the ATC's to share with you .
Die sst used:- me to you ATC
Geometric layering die set
Card blank is 7"x7" 

The little pocket that the tag sits in measures :-
9"x 4  1/2" and you score at 3" ,6", then score length ways 1/2" cut the tabs off on the left and right and just leave a tab in the bottom middle section this will form  the pocket then with a circle hole punch or a circle layering die make a hole at the top of the pocket this will help you slide the tag in and out then decorate the front of the pocket with the me to you ATC in co-ordinating colours to your card, then make your tag with the Sent with love ATC and again matching colours.

Thank you for popping by today

Until next time

Friday, 5 May 2017

Me to you

Good morning everyone , well the sun is definitely  out in Cheshire today doesn't it put a spring in your step,Hope everyone managed to watch Jodie at 10 am on Hochanda be sure to stay tuned through the weekend as we have Jodie with the ATC launch and Dawny is on also with some stamping / colouring shows so lots to watch from Tonic this weekend.
Me to you ATC

Me to you ATC made into a topper for a card

Thank you for taking a look at my blog this morning 

Until next time 

Thursday, 4 May 2017


Good afternoon everyone,sorry it's been a while ,been so busy prepping for shows but finally have 10 mins to give you a little peek from Tonic Studios ,we have a launch starting tomorrow at 10am with Jodie launching ATC's now if you have been crafting like me a long time you will remember them but for crafters who I would say have been crafting 4/5 yrs or less  ATC's are Artist Trading Cards they are like a tag in size and shape and look just like a mini card and you would make them and swap them with other crafters who made ATC's ,it was good way to learn new techniques  and to meet new crafters and make new friends.

This is an ATC in a pocket made from A note to say & Hello set.
The little case is made  from card stock measuring 9"x 3"1/2 and you score at 
3",6"9" then score half an inch across the bottom leave a tab section to the bottom centre but trim off the tabs left and right and then with a circle punch a half circle at the top.

 This is a long DL card made with A4 card stock scored in half long ways and  decorated with 3x A note to say.

Don't just think of these as ATC's  they make beautiful tags , toppers for your cards & gifts ,even place settings for a wedding,they are really versatile.

Thank you for visiting my blog today,be sure to visit again soon as I have lot'so to share with you over the coming days xx

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Glitz and glamour

Good afternoon  and welcome to my blog today, I have a few cards to share with you from the launch of Tonic Studios Belle Boutique stamps and also the  sparkling Nuvo glitter Pens I had great fun playing with these products .hope you all have been enjoying the shows on Hochanda so many products and special offers to be had.

The stamp were coloured  with nuvo Alcohol pens for the skin tones and then I used the Nuvo glitter pens on my Tonic glass mat and picked up  the colour  with a water brush starting with a stronger tone at the top of the dress and dragging the colour down going over the image a few times until I was happy making sure where the pleats of the dress are darker she really does sparkle, the colours of the glitter pens are is the pink tone from the Northern light set of pens.
 The skin tones again are nuvo Alcohol pens and  the dress was coloured with the  spiced colour from the Ember glow glitter pens set.

 And for this card again the fresh tones were the nuvo Alcohol pens and  the dress was coloured using the purple glitter pens from the Northern lights pen set.
Again adding the glitter pens to the glass mat and picking the colour up with a water brush adding a stronger colour to the top of the dress and dragging the colour down she sure does shimmer up close.

Thank you for visiting my blog today
Please keep a look out as I have so much to share with you over the coming days, brand new launches something for everyone.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

So Sweet

Good afternoon everyone, well not much longer to wait now until Tonic Studios first launch on Hochanda this evening at 8pm,fantastic Dimensions die sets. Today I am sharing the dimensions cupcake box sets.
The card is 7x7 and the layers are from Tonic's basic square and scalloped square layering die sets also the circle layering die sets and the cupcake and banner & heart are  from the cupcake dimensions die set

Loved making this, just using A3 card stock I made a box base big enough to place 4 cupcake boxes inside and the handle is the length of A3 and I die cut the detail of the handle with the dies from the cake slice box and then backed the handle with coral craft perfect card stock. The outer of the holder was decorated with panels from the cake slice box and matched with coral card.

And this is the cake slice box but so many other things you can do with this set the Design team have made amazing samples.

Thank you for joining me today

Until next time

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Cupcake box / gift box

Good afternoon and welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing the first blog post for Tonic Studios Launch on Hochanda we are all so excited there is a real buzz about and we kick off on Hochanda tomorrow thur 30th at 8pm free view channel 85 also available on sky and online for those on Virgin .So first to be launched tomorrow is Cake boxes loved creating with these.
Cupcake box

The box is from the cupcake box but I thought it could be a lovely gift box with a candle inside.
To create this box you cut 2x of the cupcake boxes but you trim off the top flap on both glue together one on top of the other and then just cover both sides with extra card stock to the length of box you have made just to cover all the workings to leave a neat finish and then decorated with the decorative panels included in the set ,it would also look great with an acetate  sleeve.
Then decorate the top as you wish 

Please join me over the next week as I have so much to share with you all

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Beautiful Day

Good morning , Welcome to my blog,it's been a busy time recently so my apologies for not posting as often as I would like but I do have a couple of cards to share with you today from Tonic Studios last launch which was Dots & Drops & City Scenes.

Dots & Drops  Die Set
Scalloped layering Circles
Sew pretty Die set

London City Scenes Die Set
English Picnic Die Set
 Glow Nuvo drops 

Thanks you for visiting my blog this morning, hope you visit again soon as I have so much to share with you ,really exciting launches and I hope your all as excited to see Tonic on Hochanda as we are on  Thursday 30th at 8pm with Jodie &  Paula and behind the scenes with Crafty Owain & Crafty Dan so lots to see ,loads of special offers and as always beautiful samples from the whole team.
Keep up to date with Tonic Studios FB page, U tube and a full schedule is on Hochanda with times and sneaky peeks of what's to come.

Until next time