Tuesday, 12 February 2019


Jennifer kray - MY ANCHOR STAMP SET - 3D BOX

Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing a gorgeous 3D box with the My Anchor Stamp Set by Gina K Designs and the Tonic Studios Hexagon Box Lid Setand Insert Set

These awesome Gina K Designs stamps have been on my desk since before Christmas but have had to take some time out due to a few injuries. However, I'm back now and couldn't  wait to get started.  

I've always found it a challenge to make masculine cards and papercrafts but as soon as I opened these stamps I knew a box would be perfect. The sentiment stamps are awesome as background
papers and the images are lush!
I started off by using Distress Oxides to make some background papers. Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain, and Black Soot. 
And then cut out all the panels I intended to use to create my box. 
Once completely dry, I stamped the truck image onto 6 panels which will go on the outside of the box. 

Distress Oxides are amazing and give super texture, I can't get enough of them! Now stamp out one of the sentiments a bunch of times to make background papers. 

This is so simple yet effective. Here I also added a black later from the Kaleidoscope Set- I've done this twice to make up the top and bottom layers for the lids. 
The finish of a project is really important to me and I take a lot of care and detail when building my boxes. 
And the inside of the lids....
I've only added the small panels to the right lid as the left one will be glued to the base. 
You can also line your box with the same papers, Make sure you seal them as Oxides are water activated and you could transfer colour onto whatever you're putting into your box. 
It's time to assemble all the pieces, like the top/bottom lids
Attaching all the panels
Adding a small tag
I then ensured everything was glued down properly. Although this is quite masculine, it's it a beautiful box?
And you can see all the details, like the position of the truck with the
Oxides and how lovely it looks with all the additional panels cut into the 
Box and the stamped backgrounds. 
I hope you've enjoyed this as an alternative to a card. All the men in my house love it and I hope you do too! 

Doing something a bit different and entering this projects in challenges:
TMR #104

Lots of love and hugs
Jen xx

Monday, 11 February 2019

Ruth Hamilton - Tonic Studios Craft Kit 19 Unboxing

Ruth Hamilton - Tonic Studios Craft Kit 19 Unboxing on YouTube

I've just uploaded a short video to my YouTube Channel showing the unboxing of Craft Kit 19 from Tonic Studios. I will be posting a card using the contents soon.

As you can see my assistant was exhausted by the end of it!

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Mermaid Tonic Pentagonal Kaleidoscope Box - CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl

CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl - Mermazing Tonic Pentagonal Kaleidoscope Box :D

There's some brand new additions to the Tonic Kaleidoscope Collection launching tomorrow (5th Feb) evening on Hochanda (UK Shopping Channel) at 6pm!! Two new lid/base dies for a pentagonal shape, and three new sets of designs for the sides too :D I would usually put a 3D project like this on my ArTi PoTeNTiAl channel and blog, but now I've merged them all, I think I'll just merge my blogs too and make it so that I only put the ArTi title sequence on Art Journal layouts etc :D But anyway, back to the kaleidoscope collection :D

For today's project I wanted to combine the wonderful new Mermaid dies from Tonic with the new Kaleidoscope Dies, I was originally thinking a similar idea, but doing it out of browns with brown mousses to give the illusion that the design had been carved into a wooden box, however I didn't have enough brown card lol, so I went for a sea themed colour scheme instead, and I LOVE how it turned out!! I used some of the Mermaid dies to adorn the top of the top and 2 of the 5 sides as well, and then I used the brand new Celebrate panel dies for the remaining 3 sides :D

My favourite addition to this box was adding on some Nuvo Expanding Mousse, I just dabbed some on in a few places, especially around the water on the bottle side panel die, heated it to puff it up, then I came back in with Mother of Pearl Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to pick out the detail, and I think it really looks like the foam you get on a rough sea :D You can see in the video below how I built up the colours of Embellishment Mousse before adding the Expanding Mousse, and you can also see how it all started off as just navy blue card, just with the skeleton of the box and the intricate dies on top!  A very simple a cost effective way to get a stunning result :D Hope you enjoyed the video, I have another 2 filmed (in this same sped up style) and I also have a tutorial filmed for how I used the new pointy lid to make a pencil box too (hopefully that'll be up tomorrow :D) 

The Pentagonal Kaleidoscope Dies aren't currently available, but here's the link to where CraftStash put any new Tonic dies, but I will come back and update the links when I can :D 

Main Tonic products used :D

Elegant Eden Pentagonal Kaleidoscope Lid:
Let's Celebrate Kaleidoscope Box Decorative Panel Die Set:

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Seaspray Green, Pacific Teal and Mother of Pearl

To see the process behind this mermaid themed pentagonal kaleidoscope box, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

If any items are out of stock on CraftStash, make sure to add your e-mail to the in stock notification of that product so that CraftStash know you're interested! :D

Lots more photos below :D 

Friday, 1 February 2019

Tonic Studios - Sentiment Strip Dies - CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl

CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl - Nuvo Aqua Flows on Vellum with Tonic Sentiment Strip Dies :D

A kind of experimental card using Nuvo Aqua Flows on Vellum in conjunction with the stunning sentiment strip dies from Tonic :D :D I used a mixture of 3 colours to colour the vellum, 2 from the Surprise Party set and one from the Ocean Air set :D And then I just simply swiped them all diagonally across the vellum one at a time to add colour :D You'll want to tape your vellum to your glass mat too, as when it gets wet it'll want to curl, then once dry, I added some double sided adhesive sheet to the back and die-cut with the outside bubble from the sentiment strip die :D I think the rest is evident from the video, but I wanted to say too, I did partial die-cutting for the main panel, I wanted to use the Keepsake book page dies, but they were a little too long, so I lined it up to one end of the finished background and die-cut that (no need to worry about partial die-cutting for that cut), then once cut I placed that onto my card blank, and lined the die up with the other end to I got the perfect sized rectangle, then I partially die-cut that (just running the sandwich through the machine until just that end of the die has cut, then running it back out again) :D I think that makes sense, you can see what I was doing in the video, but wanted to try and explain it in writing too :D :D Hope you liked the card! It's one I did a while ago when these dies came out, but I've only just gotten round to editing it :D :D :D 

Main Tonic products used :D

To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

If any items are out of stock on CraftStash, make sure to add your e-mail to the in stock notification of that product so that CraftStash know you're interested! :D

Lots more photos below :D 

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Tonic Studios - Dream In Colour Craft Kit 18 - CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl

CRaFTi PoTeNTiAL - Dream in Colour with Tonic Craft Kit #18 :D

My second and last video using the 18th Tonic Craft Kit :D I've only had time for a couple of inspiration videos this month, but I hope you've liked them :D Today's video is a pair of very simple cards using the gorgeous new Dream in Colour paper pad, and putting the gorgeous exclusive kit stamps to good use too :D I love that you get such a mix of products in the Tonic Craft kits, and even when those items are gone, the dies and stamps are a great addition to your collection :D I used the decorative edged die as a side piece on the blue card (using the straight side of the design) and I used the wider intricate die on the purple card, making use of that gorgeous Rainbow Quartz Triangle Confetti! It really has a gorgeous iridescent finish that goes wonderfully with the brand new and exclusive Supernova Dream Drops too :D 

Don't forget to grab your Craft Kit for delivery in February :D Here's the link to the Tonic Craft Kit UK Website where you can find out all about how to subscribe and the Tonic Top Ups too (which means you can get more of the consumables from the kits!!) :D :D And here's the US site

Main Products used:

Exclusive Stamps

Exclusive Dies

Exclusive - Supernova Dream Drops

Calming Aqua Nuvo Crystal Drops:
Rainbow Quartz Triangles Pure Sheen Confetti: 
Ocean Sparkle Nuvo Glitter Embossing Powder:
Dream in Colour 6x6 Paper Pad: 
*** I'll add to this list once the other new products are available on CraftStash :D :D 

To see the process behind these simple cards, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

If any items are out of stock on CraftStash, make sure to add your e-mail to the in stock notification of that product so that CraftStash know you're interested! :D

Lots more photos below :D

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Tonic Studios - Dream In Colour Craft Kit 18 - Ruth Hamilton

Ruth Hamilton - New Youtube Channel Wallet card tutorial


I have just started a You Tube channel and have posted a video on it showing how to make this wallet card with Tonic Studios' Craft Kit 18.

Hope you like it and maybe even subscribe to the channel. I'm sure I'll do things a little differently in subsequent videos but it's a start!