Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Butterflies & Blooms

Hello peeps and I hope that you are having a lovely day today.
I’ve been having another play with the gorgeous stamps and die sets from
Tonic Studios and  ….

… this is what I did.

The set I used here is Felicity and  I used the outer edge to create the white underneath part and then both edges together to create the aqua top part. You can use these as the main focus of your card or as an embellishments as I’ve done here – they work equally beautifully for both.

I also made some flowers from the Entwining Trellis sets – soooo very easy to use.
They make your card really stand out I think, as you can use the same papers / colours so that everything matches.

The Nuvo Crystal Drops centre finishes them off a treat.

Here’s a list of products I used –

Studios Rococo Die & Stamp Set – Butterfly Felicity
Tonic Studios Entwining Trellis – Bellus Buttercup
Tonic Studios Delicate Daisy
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops – Neptune
Papers – Up Up & Away, Lili of The Valley
Quote Stamp – Set 63 Quotables, Lili of The Valley
Pink Denim Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
White Satin Ribbon – The Ribbon Girl

So that's my card for today. 
I hope that you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Crafty hugs xxx

Monday, 27 April 2015

Handbags At Dawny : )

Good morning and a very Happy Monday to everybody.

Did you see the weekender on Create and Craft?

It was the launch of the very gorgeous and extremely versatile  Tonic Studios  stamp and die sets,  and oh my these are pretty.

So what did I do then?

Well …..


I made a little handbag, or rather a gift bag.

The dies I used to create the actual bag are the Layering Geometric Dies. 
I cut 2 of  the largest from white card and 2 of the second largest from patterned paper for the mat, then I just sandwiched a little box between them.


The butterflies I used to create the decorations are these ….

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… aren't they beautiful?

I used the outside edge from Felicity and stamped it with the Laura stamp.
The beauty of these sets is that they mix and match so well so there are lots of combinations..

I stamped the image first using Crushed Olive then cut it out.
Then I painted on a bit more ink in a few places before adding some Nuvo Diamond  Glitter.


I die cut a heart aperture in the Layering Geometric die cut using the outside Paisley Heart edge  then cut another one in pink to sit inside it.
I find the best way to get them to sit snugly is to apply some DST across the back – you don't need to remove the backing tape – then just pop the other piece in and the tape holds it securely  in place.

The white inner detail is cut using the inner and outer edges from the Floral Hearts set.

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Again these mix and match so well.


The strap is made using the inside and scalloped outer edges from the Beautiful Buckle set.


So that’s my little project completed and I hope you like it.

Have a wonderful day and see you soon.

Hugs to all xxx

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

A Cute Little Card : )

Good morning and a very happy Tuesday to everybody.

Here’s a cute little card which I’ve made using the ever so gorgeous Tonic Camellia and Celtic Dream Layering Die Sets.

I used the largest Camellia die and folded it in half to make the base, then I  cut the next size up in lilac and white.
I used the second smallest inner edge form the Celtic dream set and cut into the lilac card, then I stuck the lilac and white cards together.

The sentiment centre is taken from the Tonic Thinking of You die set.
It embosses like a dream without you even have to think about getting your embossing mats out.

The cute little flowers are the tiniest from the Camellia set  - they are so sweet - and I just  moulded then with the Tonic Floral Crafters Took Set.
I also added a drop of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Neptune.

The leaves are from the Tonic Studios Flora Frames Topper Die Set.
You may have guessed that I really love these pretty leaves a LOT.
I also added some Nuvo Glitter in Diamond to them before I stuck them down.


And that's my card.
I hope that you like it and thank you for stopping by today.

See you soon as soon and crafty hugs to all xx


Friday, 17 April 2015

Did You See ………

Good morning peeps and as promised, I have something very VERY new for you today.

It’s that new in fact that it has only just been launched and if you tuned in to Create & Craft this morning then you will have seen the beautiful new Tonic dies on the Craftinator.

If you missed it there’s another chance to see the new dies because there’s another show at 2pm.

So I made a couple of cards with some of them and hope you like : )

The first one is …..

… this one here.
It’s an 8x8 card and I used the absolutely gorgeous Celtic Dream Layering Die Set.
As well as being extremely easy on the eye, it’s a great value set as well because you actually get 12 dies in total.

It’s an easy card to put together because it’s really just layering down in different sizes – the dies do all the work for you.


I love the design on these dies.


Some flowers and leaves plus some Crystal Drops.


So that’s the first card.

For the second ….

… I made a rocker card using the new Art Nouveau Layering Die Set and again it’s terrific value because you get 10 dies in total in this set.

The detail is gorgeous.
I added some more Nuvo Crystal Drops – I cannot help myself as  these are so nice to use.

Some more flowers, different ones  this time.

And that’s the cards.

The dies I used for card 1 are -

Tonic Studios Celtic Dream Layering Set

Tonic Studios Entwining Trellis – Bellus Buttercup

Tonic Studios Entwining Trellis – Delicate Daisy

Tonic Studios Flora Frames Topper Die Set

Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops – Pearl

For card 2 I used -

Tonic Studios Art Nouveau Layering Die Set

Tonic Studios Entwining Trellis – Radiant Roselily

Tonic Studios Just For You Pansy Topper Die Set

Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops – Pearl

That’s it for me today.
Have a good one whatever you’re doing and I’ll see you soon as soon.

Hugs to all xxx


Thursday, 16 April 2015

Take One Header Die … Part 2

Hi peeps.

As promised, I’m back again with a couple more cards I made using the Tonic Garden Terrace header die set.
Once again I’ll put the supplies and links at the end of the post

The first one today is ……

… an easel card.

Another super easy one to do – I folded a piece of A4 card which had been trimmed to 5” wide into 3.
I die cut one end using both inner and outer edges, then made another edge and stuck it onto the top of the section that had been cut so that there was one and each end.

The inside is just covered in white card and I made a border from  another piece of pale aqua card to go on the bottom, again using both inner and outer edges.

More beautiful blooms made using the  Bellus Buttercup and Delicate Daisy Entwining Trellis dies – LOVE these.
The leaves are made from the
Flora Frames set.

For the second one, I did a similar thing as the first card.

But instead of using it an an easel card, I folded it up to form a little wallet.
I made a little tag thing to pop inside -  you can see it here underneath the card.
It’s very plain here but you could add your sentiment or write a message on it

You could also turn this sideways on to make another type of card – like a Z fold.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing these – I think that these dies are so versatile.
Here’s the supplies that I used – same as yesterday really ..

Tonic Garden Terrace Header Die Set

Tonic Layering Dies Set - Scalloped Squares

Tonic Trellis Circles Die Set

Tonic  Topper die set - Happy Birthday Pansy
Tonic Entwining Trellis Bellus Buttercup Set
Tonic Entwining Trellis Delicate Daisy set

Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops – Pearl

Tonic Nuvo Glitter – Diamond

I’ll see you tomorrow  with something completely different and very very new : )

Enjoy the rest of your day and huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Take One Header Die …..

Hi lovely peeps and hope you are all OK and enjoying your evening.

I was having a play with some of the gorgeous Tonic header dies while I was at Ally Pally over the weekend and the more I used them, the more I was smitten. So I thought I’d share some ideas here –they are sooo versatile.

I’ve stuck to the same header set, Garden Terrace,  and basically the same colours and embellies etc – hope you like.

I’ll pop a list at the every end of the post so that you can see what’s what, and tomorrow I’ll put on the last 2 cards and a pic of them all together (if I can work out how to do that of course lol).

So for the first one, I’ll start with the conventional way of using them.

I drew a line across the centre of the card and lined up the outside edge, ran it though the machine and then did the same with the inside edge.
The centre is just layered up with Scalloped Squares and a Trellis Circle die.


The blooms are made using dies from the beautiful Entwining Trellis  Bellus Buttercup and Delicate Daisy sets.  I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Neptune to the centres  but then I sprinkled over it with Diamond Nuvo Glitter


I love how it brings out so many colours

I added some little leaves cut from the Flora Frames set and a Frond Finesse flourish.

So for the second card ….

… I kept it very plain and simple.

I just used the inside edge on the front of my card base, added a ribbon and bow, another bloom using the same dies as above and this time I added Pearl Nuvo Crystals.

The sentiment is cut from the Happy Birthday Topper set

It’s such an easy card to put together and takes no time at all.

So here’s the supplies I used -

Tonic Garden Terrace Header Die Set

Tonic Layering Dies Set - Scalloped Squares

Tonic Trellis Circles Die Set

Tonic  Topper die set - Happy Birthday Pansy

Tonic Entwining Trellis Bellus Buttercup Set

Tonic Entwining Trellis Delicate Daisy set
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops – Pearl

Tonic Nuvo Glitter – Diamond

I’ll see you tomorrow with the last 2 but till then, have a great evening and hugs to all xx

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

A Bit Of A Tonic Triptych :)

Morning peeps and it’s nearly time for a looong weekend, yayyy : )

But before that we have to head on over and catch up with the Papertake Weekly gang and as it’s the last challenge of the month, it’s time to

Take Your Pick

I combined the colour challenge which this month is pastels,  with the technique challenge which is to make a treat holder for Easter and I also snuck in an oval so that’s the product challenge as well.

I used the amazing Tonic  Tent Gift Bag die which you can get from Crafty Devils and they are super easy to put together and also very quick.

You get a shed loads of little extras in this die set as well which you can use for other things.
I enjoyed making them so much that I ended up making three lol.

And here they are -

This first one uses some of the extras from the set, including the gorgeous filigree plate and the oval.
I covered the plate with some
Tonic Nuvo Diamond Glitter – this stuff is great – it doesn't seem to drop like others do and you can burnish it once it’s dry (you've probably seen Jodie doing this on the telly) .

I added a bow made from
38mm white organza and topped it off with an aqua spotty button, both from The Ribbon Girl

The papers are Up Up & Away from my beloved Lili of The Valley


The second bag uses the same papers and one of the extras from the die set.
I’ve also added some
Nuvo Crustal Drops in Pearl White.
The bloom is made from
Tonic Plush Peony Entwining Trellis and Delicate Daisy Entwining Trellis.
There’s a close up at the top of the post and if I get a sec I’ll pop a quick tutorial on here to show you how I made it.

And for the last one …

… I used a Tonic Deco Trellis Base Die Set and a layered up Tonic Studios Rococo Petite Die - Butterfly Sprig with some Tonic Studios Neptune Nuvo Crystal Drops, again from Crafty Devils. I added some knotted 15cm white tulle from the Ribbon Girl and finished it off with a rhinestone sparkler.

So that’s my little bags.
I thought I’d do a treat holder for an adult as a change from the ones I do for the kids – hope you like : ))

Right I’m off to get some work done.
Enjoy the rest of your day and if I’m not back in the land of blog before then, have a fabulous Easter.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx