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

Monday, 20 March 2017

With Love

Good afternoon everyone, welcome to my blog .Today I am sharing with you a new launch from Tonic Studios with the Rococo City Scenes and today's card features the Paris die Set. All available  on a 4 day deal from create and craft.
Dies used to create this are :-
Rococo  City Scenes- Paris
 Heart layering die set
Leaves from beautiful blooms
Ross made from a Tonic flower punch
Butterfly from  Flora frames die set
Large Layering Bow
Attraction upper case - Alphabet die set

The card was created making a large tag shaped blank using craft card and scoring on the back part of the card to create a hinge ,for decorative purposes I attached a large eyelet and threaded ribbon through  I distressed the background and used some decorative papers and also distressed and inked the edges and then attached some lace to the bottom of the topper. Then I placed the eiffel  tower  which I cut out 6 times and added silver nuvo mousse to make it look like a metal embellishment to the heart and highlighted the heart with a white gel pen and added nuvo sea shell drops . I then punched out 6 flowers from a Tonic punches and pinched each one to create roses glued together using a Tonic glue gun which makes putting them together so much easier.
I then used the tails from the large layering bows and used this for the Alphabet and to finished the card I added a couple of butterflies and a decorative bow.

Thank you for popping by today and hope to see you again very soon.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Three Generations

Good evening crafters, well not long to wait now for the launch on Friday of the shadow box die sets,the show kicks off at 9am Friday 3rd March on create and craft.
 A Show you don't want to miss so many dies in these sets and so many things you can make as the DT have been sharing sneaky peeks over the last couple of days.
Today's shadow box is special to me as it's the 3 generations myself my mum and my gradmother  a very special photograph that I will treasure but what better way than to keep it in a frame and make them for family members.
Imagine all those special occasions birthday, weddings ,engagement ,big Birthdays and even  retirement.
 All the frames are different and some have 2 photos ,3 photos and 4 photos so lots of choice and variety for your project ,imagine these on a scrap book layouts.
Other dies used :-
Alphabet die set - Windsor upper Case
Silhouette Scenes - first dance die set

All cut out using the craft perfect card stock from Tonic perfect card stock for this project as there are a few layers and I just createud a wrap for the box so it's a real keepsake.The measurements for the wrap is a piece of card stock measuring 22cm x 19cm and score at 10.1 cm and flip and score again at 10.1 cm you will have the perfect book wrap for the shadow box.

Until next time 

Wednesday, 1 March 2017


Good morning and welcome to my blog .Today a would like to share with you a brand new launch from Tonic Studios On Friday 3rd March we will be introducing the beautiful and versatile Tonic Studios Shadowbox Creations Die sets. They are perfect for creating amazing framed cards and projects for your friends and family.

This incredible bundle contains 38 craft dies, including:
• 1 frame base die
• 8 deboss sentiment dies
• 2 ribbon slit dies
• 9 deboss decorative element dies
• 12 mini layering dies designed to perfectly cut your photos for use with our Shadowbox Insert Die Sets
• 4 hanger / stand dies
• 2 full cut decorative element dies

So don't miss out! Join us on Friday 3rd March at 9am on Create & Craft TV!

 These die sets are so fantastic with such a choice of dies in the set your really won't be stuck for ideas the only thing I have added are 2x photos hubby and I on our wedding day 20yrs this year and some ribbon everything else is from the die sets.

Thank you for joining me this morning ,pop back soon as I have more to share with you 

Thursday, 16 February 2017

2 Today

Good afternoon everyone, A card to share with you today that was launched recently for Tonic Studios using the Alphabet die sets and the Hexagons and Octagons,have to say I luv these shapes .
The card is 7"x7" and is an apature card

Materials used :-
Alphabet die set - Attraction simple type  Lower case- 1681E
Alphabet die set - Attraction Simple type - upper case - 1682E
Octagon basic layering die set- 1522E
Marmalade's World stamp set  Henri  & Heffi - 1347E
Marmalade's world Stamp set -Accessory Set - 1353E
Garland Fayre die set- 1266E
Oval basic layering die set - 1456E

The Marmalade world stamps are coloured with the Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens and a water brush.

Thank you for taking a peek today at my blog

Until next time 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Love is in the air....

Good afternoon everyone,welcome to my blog.
Today I have a card to share with you using the Alphabet dies from Tonic Studios Blockbuster available from create and craft.

This is for anyone that didn't get a valentine card xx

Until next time 

Monday, 13 February 2017

50 Today

Good evening,welcome to my blog, Today I am going to share with you a hexagonal box using the Blockbuster from Tonic Studios Hexagonal  and alphabet dies available from create and craft.
Dies used :- Alphabet die sets
Scalloped circles layering basics
Hexagonal  layering die sets
Beautiful Blooms die sets

This is the base
Made from A4 card stock trim the card down to :-
11" 3/4 x 7" 3/4
Score at 1"7/8 , 3 3/4 , 5" 5/8 , 7" 1/2, 9" 3/8 ,11" 1/4
Then rotate so the card is long ways in front of you and score at 2" 1/2
Fold and burnish all the score lines to the  horizontal score line then cut out the small wedge  as you look at this template the bottom left corner this is cut away.
Now you need to cut up each score line up to the short score line mark this will be to fold your base .

This is what it should look like once the small flap is cut off and you have cut up to the score line 5 times across the bottom.
I glue all my boxes with wet glue but it's up to you if you prefer tape,now when you place glue on the tab the box folds over to meet the flap once that is dry I roll a piece of card and place it inside so you have something to work against when your folding the base.

This is with a roll of paper inside it does help when folding the base

Then I fold the opposite flaps on each other and glue

This is the base before you add a hexagonal die cut to cover the workings
Box lid
Card measures:- 
11" 3/4  x  4"
Score long side at 2",  3" 7/8,  5" 3/4,  7"5/8 , 9" 1/2,  11" 3/8
The first panel is slightly bigger than the rest this is to make the lid slightly larger than the base and for it to sit right.
Score on the short side at 2" 1/2. 
Fold and burnish the score lines like before then cut up each score line along the long side and again cutting off a tab as indicated in the photo.
This is the lid, now as before glue the opposite flaps to get the right shape

Opposite flaps glue on top of each other

This is what the lid should look like when finished

Finished box now to cover all the workings you need to cut the 3rd size down in the Hexagon die set I cut 4 of these out one for the lid top the inside of the lid and also the base and inside the base, this just leaves a very neat finish to the box.

I hope that you can follow my instructions if not leave me a message in the comments and I will answer as best I can but now the fun part in decorating the box.

Have fun everyone 

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Football Crazy

Good afternoon Everyone, Today I an sharing a card with you from Tonic Studios New Launch Alphabets and Octagon- Hexagon layering die sets  to be launched this evening on create and craft at 7pm.

Materials used :-
Hexagon- basic layering die sets
Alphabet- die set
Rococo-golf die set- grass
Rococo - Football boot
English Picnic die set
Banner die
Circle - Basic Layering Die set

The football was  created cutting out 6 white Hexagons and 7 black Hexagons an placing them on a green background and sticking flat with  wet glue once dry I placed the circle layering die on top and then cut out.
The card blank is cut front the English Picnic die set and to add decoration I used the rococo football boots and the grass from the rococo golf set such a handy little die the grass  die and i use it often for decoration and then add the finishing touch I cut one of the Alphabet sets out in black and added it to the Banner die.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017


Good afternoon everyone,welcome to my blog .Today we have a sneaky peek for tomorrow's show launching at 7pm on create and craft  with a Blockbuster with the Brand New Alphabet dies and layering hexagons & Octagon die sets.

Material used:-
Greek Temple layering die set
Square basic layering die sets
Topper from my stash
Love- Alphabets 
Topper shape from the octagon layering die sets

Be sure to keep an eye on my blog over the coming days as I have lot's to share with you from these collections.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Woodland Buildables Collection

Good afternoon & welcome,Today I am going to share the Woodland Buildables from Tonic Studios that launched this week on c&c.

Oliver Owl - Woodland Buildables

Betty Bunny - Woodland Buildables

Harry Hedgehog-Woodland Buildables 

Betty Bunny- Woodland Buildables 

Frankie Fox - Woodland Buildables 

Harry Hedgehog-Woodland Buildables 

Betty Bunny -Woodland Buildables 

Frankie Fox- Woodland Buildables 

Thank you for visiting my blog today

Until next time