Thursday, 18 September 2014

Intrica punch rosette - card from RUTH

If you like Clean and Simple style cards you might like to try this one..staying with white for the background and adding a pop of lilac with some lilac showing through from behind the Pansy Arch die cut shapes.
I've used the Intrica Pelmet Bow punch to make the rosette and added an Intrica butterfly on top.
The embossing folder which I used on t he inside is called Amelia.

You can see more of my creations on my blog here...A Passion for Cards

Ruth :)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

colourful birthday card - a post from Doda

Something a little different today. I have had this piece of colourful card for a long time waiting for something to be done with it. This card makes me think of lunar moths on a beautiful twilight star speckled sky, (not that I've ever actually seen a lunar moth.)

I thought this branch from the arborial dream dieset would look perfect as a little tree at the base of my card. The butterfly layering dies have been used to cut out the shapes rather than using the diecuts (I've saved them for another card of course.) The card didn't need much else, just a few jewels and a Happy Birthday sentiment cut with one of the dies from the Fanciful Flutter frame set.

Have a lovely day

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

A little lace and embossing - card from RUTH

 Hi...Here's a card I made last week using the mannequin die. I've made a little skirt from lace ribbon and glued it on top of a scalloped oval which I had embossed with the Roseanna embossing folder. The background was made with the Intrica Regal Strip punch and I've added a double Intrica butterfly on top.
The cream, kraft and white go really well together on a vintage style card :)

You can see more of my creations on my blog  - 

Ruth :)

Monday, 15 September 2014

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Header fold card - from RUTH

Hello! This is one of those cards which incorporates several different Tonic Studios dies etc...
I used the Ornate Elegance Header fold die to form the top of the card, and cut out the pattern in the centre with the Pop up Sentiment die then added a small Threaded Scalloped Circle die cut with the Big 50 from the pop up Sentiment die set.
I cut a square out of the pink card with the square layering dies before I embossed it with the Amelia A4 embossing folder.
I made the two flowers with the Rose, Pansy Punch and Stamp set and then added a double Intrica Butterfly. 
A little spot or two of glitter and Liquid pearls and it's finished:)

You can see more of my creations on my own blog  - A Passion for Cards .


Thursday, 11 September 2014

Lantern box die - simples ! - a post from Doda

I wanted to see how a total non-crafter would get on with the lantern box die, so I took my friend up to my craftroom and helped her to put together the lantern box.  As you can see, she did a fine job. OK, so I did help a fair bit, but I am talking about someone who has hardly used a paper punch, and never done die cutting before. She was very impressed with how the sections fitted together, and with the versatility of the dies that allow you to choose which design to cut into the sides of the lantern. She was delighted to take it home with her and will be showing off her pretty lantern with a battery operated tealight inside.

It is a wonderful die, I love how it gives you so many options. It is even big enough for a nice wee stack of homemade cookies to give as a hostess gift. Oooh, so many ideas on how to use it !

If you have already signed up for Tonic Gold, then you will have seen that there are lots of inspiration and how-to videos available to you...and if you haven't signed up yet...what are you waiting for? It's a wonderful free resource.

Have a lovely day !

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Teacup slider card from RUTH

This is a version of the Teacup Slider card which I made at Craftworld, Belfast on Saturday.
I love the little Drink Me die from Tonic Studios and I've added some of the new Arboreal Dream die cuts.
I've added a little Baroque Border which moves back and forward with the slider part of the card.

You can see more of my creations on my blog  - A Passion for Cards

Ruth :)