Thursday, 28 August 2014

Christmas card from RUTH

 When I first got the Beautiful Bow die I thought I had to make a Christmas wreath and add a gorgeous gold Bow die at the top so I cut two Wild Vine die cuts (in black and white) and overlapped them. Then I added the "berries" and bow. The corners are from the Twined Lily die set.



You can see lots more of my projects on my blog - A Passion for Cards, Ruth :)

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Up up and away...from bauble to balloon - an idea from Doda


When new Tonic Studios dies arrive, sometimes I sit for a while staring at them and turning them around and looking at them in different ways. That's just what I did when I received my Rococo Round Bauble die...
...and that was when I saw a Hot Air Balloon. Perfect for a Bon Voyage card - so that's what I have made here! 


I've used the Simplicity Pattern punch Victorian to punch the edges of the Greeting.
A Hot Air balloon would be fun for a child's birthday card too.

It's a perfect blue sky up in the Highlands today - perfect for a ride in a Hot Air balloon.

Hope you have sunshine where you are.


Monday, 25 August 2014

Teal heart pocket card - from RUTH

Hope you're all enjoying the Bank Holiday. 

Today's card was made with the Tonic Studios First Crush dies and I've created a little pocket by folding over the top of a heart diecut and added faux stitching all round the edges.
The beautiful border was created with the Intrica Twisted Twine Border punch and I've added a couple of Intrica Butterflies.

I used teal card from Papermill thought I'm not so sure I've been able to do this beautiful colour justice. It's actually my favourite colour of Papermill card :)


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Bow Header Birthday Card - from Doda



I've used one of the fabulous header dies from the celebration set to cut the top of this 5x7 card. The Rococo Christmas present die also works wonderfully as a birthday present. The background is embossed with one of Tonic's embossing folders. I just love embossing folders , don't you?

It's been good to get in the craft room and make some cards  - a welcome break from packing boxes!

Have a lovely day.





Friday, 22 August 2014

Distressing! from RUTH


Not really my usual style of card but I quite like the distressed look now and then. The best part is using the little Tim Holtz distressing tool :)
I've used some hearts cut with the Tonic Studios Indulgence Affections dies with an added Intrica Butterfly and Fanciful Flourish 

I bought the tassel trim in the haberdashery department of Dunelm Mill.

Ruth  - A Passion for Cards

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Tonic Affections dies - fabric gift bag - an idea from Doda


Here's a little bag I made a while ago but never got around to showing you.
I have used flock vinyl tshirt transfer which is readily available from sellers on Ebay. I cut it with my Tonic Affections dies and ironed it onto this 100% linen bag.


Instead of just having a plain old knot at the end of the string closure, I cut two small hearts from felt and sewed them together with a tiny amount of toy stuffing between to enclose the knot. It's a cute litte gift idea. Just fill with toiletries or other small items.

Today it's rather wet and "dreich" as we say up here in the Highlands.
Hope you have some sunshine where you are.

Keeeeeeeeeeeeep crafting!


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Fabric Ink spray on T shirt with Tonic diecuts as stencils - an idea from Doda


Here's a quick and fun way to decorate a t shirt. I cut out several diecuts with the poinsettia rococo die using just plain old ordinary card. I then laid them onto a white t shirt in my chosen layout. I then sprayed (after covering surrounding areas) with Fabric ink spray (made by Tulip) in a selection of rainbow colours. I carefully lifted off the card, and it left the white patches giving an almost batik/tie dye style effect. A fun and easy way to create a colourful tshirt. You could use any of your dies, and the kids could help design their own.

There are just so many things you can do with your Tonic dies. Are you going to try this one?

Have a colourful day!