Sunday, 19 February 2017

Nifty & Thrifty : )

Hello crafty friends and I hope that you are all enjoying your weekend.


I thought I’d have a play with the Tonic Studios Octagon Laying Die Sets today and …

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… this is what I did.

It’s a very simple, quick and easy card to make – it’s also really versatile so you could use it for lots of occasions.
And it’s really light on your stash as well.

I used the fabulous ..

… Octagon Layering Set and you can get this from Crafty Devils  - you’ll find it right here .

If you haven't got these in your stash then I think you may be missing out on a real treat.

There’s so many things you can do with them and over the next few days I'll share a few more cards I made with them. Because there are little notches half way along each flat side of the dies, it makes lining up an absolute breeze.

Such a simple little thing but it’s so useful I think.



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I do like black and white.

These scraps happened to be from the same pad – First Edition Black Out.
I had little more than corners really left over from other projects. 
But I’m sure any bits and bobs you’ve got tucked away would work as well.
It would even look nice in plain cardstock.



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The sentiment was done on the computer and I added some faux stitching with a fine liner pen.

I hope you like my card and thank you for stopping by today, and I’ll be back soon with another card made using this die set.

Enjoy the rest of your day and crafty hugs to all xx

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Getting a Bit Krafty :)



Ohh blimey, it’s been a while hasn’t it.
A lot has happened since I was last on here and I won’t bore you with any of it apart from moving house which has put the kibosh on my lovely old craft room.

I now have a teeny tiny one, cry muchly.

But enough of all that - let’s have a bit of krafty crafty shall we.

So my card today is for this month’s Win & Tonic February Challenge which is a Take Your Pick, and one of the options is to use Kraft. Well I didn’t have to think twice about this one because I LOVE the stuff.


So….

… this is what I did.

Now I have to apologise for the crappy pics here.
My old light box (cheap as chips from Maplins) seems to have gone awol during the move so I had to use the £70+ one off of the internet and I do not like it at all.


But you can see what I’ve done.

So I used one of my fave Tonic sets here and that is the Tonic English Picnic Large Layering Dies.
It is such a pretty set and I think it looks quite nifty with the Kraft.

I was thinking as I looked at these pics that when I come to do the insert, I will use the dies again on that.

 


The sentiment is made from one of the new alphabet die sets – this one is Essential Attraction Simple Type, Lower Case.
Aren’t these fab?
Especially when you have family with not so run of the mill names like I have.

 

 

A little bit of bloomage, leafage and a sparkler made from hot glue and some Nuvo Spiced Apricot glitter.

The bloom and leaf are made from Tonic Studios Beautiful Blooms - Sunburst Gazania

 

 

So that’s my card for today and I hope you like it.
I will be back a lot sooner than I was last time, for sure.

Take care and hope everybody is well.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx 

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Baby Bunting : )

Good morning crafty peeps and thank you for stopping by today.

I’ve got another baby card to share and it’s this one ….

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… here.

I wanted it to look like a chest of drawers so I used an outside edge from Tonic Topnote Trellis to cut the ‘legs’on the left hand side then made little drawers.

I think it helps to ink the edges on something like this, even though I don’t usually do it.
I used Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink.



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The bunting is cut from the Rococo Petite Baby Balloons die and stuck together.
And the paper I used is from the Nitwits Country Meadow download.



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And the main element is the little cutie from Adorable Elephants.
The little hearts and clouds are cut from the Rococo Baby Nursery Mobile die and the sentiment is the Miniature Moments – New Baby.




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And that’s the card done.

I hope you like it and if your dies have arrived, I hope you’re having as much fun with them as I did.
Have a lovely day and crafty hugs to all xxx

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Baby Blues

Good morning crafty peeps and I hope that you are well today.

Have you been watching the Tonic baby dies shows? Aren’t they the sweetest ever?
I’ll share the cards I made for the show with you over the next few days and hope you like them.





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So here’s the first – I really love this colour palette.

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I used the Baby Rococo Petite – Rocking Horse and cut it several times before sticking it onto several layers cut from the Tonic Sew Pretty - Have a Beautiful Day Circle Frame Die set.
Hope you can see it in the picture here ….

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… and here.

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The sentiment is made from the ‘negative’ of the Rococo Petite Baby Balloons and Miniature Moments – New Baby dies. They are far too nice to throw away!!

I also used some of the dies from the Card Blank Layering – Harrop set.
They are awesome

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So that’s the first card to share and I’ll be back tomorrow with another one.
Until then, thank you for stopping by, enjoy your day and crafty hugs to all xxx

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Sew Pretty Rocker Card

Good morning lovely peeps – hope eveybody is well today.
Dopey here forgot to post my last Sew Pretty card last week!!!

So it's here now and …

… this it is.

It’s a little rocker card and I used nice bright zingy springy colours for this one.

I used Tonic Sew Pretty - Have a Beautiful Day Circle Frame Die set and Tonic Pinhole Nesting Die - Layering Circle Die Set and the sentiment is from Sew Pretty - Home Sweet Home Oval Frame set.

I said yesterday that the Entwinig Trellis Bellus Buttercup was one of my favourite sets and I’ve used the flowers from that set on here – I love the shape of these, I really do.   I also added a little pink ‘stamen’ which is from the Delicate Daisy Entwining Trellis set and last but not least, a little sprig of  Tonic Studios Frond Finesse which is so fine and delicate.



A little bow, a button and some bling and we are all done – a very easy peasy card.

Have a lovely day and thank you for stopping by.

Hugs to all xxx

Monday, 29 February 2016

A Go To Card

Good morning crafty friends and thank you for stopping by today.

I thought I’d share a card that I made while I was out on the road at the weekend at Farnborough,  and it was so lovely to see everybody there again.

This one uses a couple of not so new Tonic dies but they are dies which I absolutely love and which I think make the prettiest cards which can be used for most occasions – they’re what I call ‘go to’ cards.


 


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The main die used  is Tonic Entwing Trellis Bellus Buttercup.

You probably know that I love the little flowers in this set but this time I only used the inside edge.
I cut this from white card and then I trimmed it to leave a border.
This was then matted onto some
Tonic Essential Card Pack.
I used Magnificent Magenta but this would work in any colour.



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The little flowers were made from Simply Screens - Clematis Vine.

I just cut them out of the die cut piece.
I used 2 per flower – one was stuck down and the one on top was made by cutting in between 2 petals into the centre and then overlapping and gluing the 2 petals together.

I then topped them with a little button.

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So that’s my card and I hope you like it .

Have a lovely day and huggiest of hugs to all xxx

 

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Card Box Tutorial

 

Morning lovelies.

You asked me so I’ve put together a little pictorial of how to assemble the card box.

Most of us are visual learners so I hope it helps.

We are a bit pic heavy but here goes ……

 

 

 

 

 

So there you go – I put this together quite quickly and  I’ve spotted quite a few typos in here which I will fix when I get a sec.
Sausage fingers strikes again!!

I hope that helps and please do let me see the projects you make with it – I am a very nosey person!!

Right I am off to the NEC now.

Have a great day whatever you are doing and hugs to all xx