Thursday, 22 September 2016

Ribbons and Bows - Edna

Hello and welcome.

My card today features the gorgeous Ribbon and Bows Layering die set.

It's such an elegant shape and can be used for layering,  frames, decorative boxes etc.

Tonic products used - 
Ribbon and Bow Layering dies
Fairy Wishes topper and outline die
Pink Champagne and Bottle Green Crystal drops 

It's another very simple card with a front fold back.
The dies are placed so that they layer perfectly when the card is closed and also allows for your personal greeting on the inside that remains a surprise until you open it. :)

Thank you for joining me today.

Have a good one!

Monday, 5 September 2016

Have a Beautiful Day - Claire Rhodes-Brandon

Today I'm sharing another couple of cards made for the launch of the new Tonic Studios Nuvo Glimmer Pastes and Stencils.  
For the first card I used the Beautiful Bokeh stencil and the gorgeous
Blue Topaz glimmer paste. The Have a Beautiful Day sentiment is
from the Sew Pretty Circle Frame.

This next card was made using the Splayed Feathers stencil which I inked through to create a background, then using the rich Emerald Green glimmer paste I created a topper/main focal point.

You can catch a couple more shows today on Create & Craft.

Glimmer Paste and Acetate - Edna

 Good morning and welcome to a new week on the blog.
I hope you have been enjoying the introduction to Tonic Studio's new Glimmer pastes and stencil collection.
Mandy has been sharing some fabulous demos and lots of inspiration for using this lovely medium on cards and home decor projects.  Check out the shows at 5.00 and 7.00pm today.

My card today uses the glimmer paste on acetate.
It works beautifully on so many mediums and surfaces - you'll never run out of things to experiment with that's for sure.

Tonic products used - 
Garnet Red Glimmer Paster
Woodland Aster from the Beautiful Blooms collection
Rectangle layering dies (for frame)
Scarlet red glitter
Congratulations sentiment
Autumn Red Crystal drops

A close up to show the flower detail

I tried to take a picture that would convey the depth of the texture and the glimmer and shine the paste creates but I'm not sure that it does it justice. It is really gorgeous and so tactile in reality.

Thank you for calling in today. I'm so glad you could join me.
Have a lovely week and I'll catch up with you tomorrow.  

Friday, 26 August 2016

Sparkle - Victoria Dalziel

Good morning, hope you all had a smashing weekend, today I am sharing a card with you from Tonic Studios Build A Wreath Die Collection available on create and craft as the pick of the week
Dies used :-
Build a Wreath Die Set - Round Bauble
Sparkle sentiment
Ornate frame layering die set

The card is 7"x 10", I went for a very frosty cool look for this card and I absolutely adore the baubles in this die set such a good size for all crafting - home Decor-cards - scrapbooking .

Thanks for popping by today 

Until next time

Victoria xx

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Deck the Halls - Edna

 Good morning and welcome to the blog today.
I hope the weather is better where you are, it's so murky and wet here - ugh! I think it's supposed to brighten up later but I'm not holding my breath.
I have the simplest of cards to share today, again using traditional Christmas colours, a lush bow and only three holly leaves from the new Build a Wreath die collection currently POTW on Create & Craft.

Tonic products used - Rococo Holly LeafSentiment from Christmas sentiment set 1Gold mirror card from the Metallic collectionBright Gold Crystal dropsIndian Gold mousse (spritzed onto sentiment and also highlighting holly leaves)

A view to show the dimension
Additional product used -Paper from Craftwork cards 'Christmas Cheer' collection
I hope you are enjoying the shows - they have been brimming with  lots of demos and great hints and tips from Jo and Dawny.
Thank you for joining me today.Have a great day whatever your plans. 

Friday, 19 August 2016

Something a Bit Different... - Claire Rhodes-Brandon

This is a Christmas wreath I made using the fabulous new dies from Tonic Studios. The Build a Wreath collection consists of a three pack of grey-board wreaths in different sizes, which can be decorated using the eleven Rococo dies also in the bundle. 

I went for a bit of a vintage theme for the largest of the wreaths. There’s a lot of die cutting involved but once you’ve done all of that the fun of decorating can begin! I think this is something kids would love to help out with too.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Simply Just For You - Victoria Dalziel

Good afternoon, A card I want to share with you from Tonic Studios Basic Layering Die Sets, I think as a crafter you definitely need your core basic shapes and then build on your collection from there I have to say I would be lost without the basic shapes as that's usually where I start from when planning a card

Dies Used -: 
Essentials - mixed Edge Rectangles Layering Die Sets
A4 Embossing folder Martha 
12x12 forever moment papers & sentiment topper pack
Tonic - scalloped Arc Border Punch
Tonic - Flower Head Punch

The card is 8"x 8" with the front of the card scored in half again back on its self I created a frame with the basic Rectangle layering set and then placed the sentiment Topper from the Forever moments paper pack in side so it looked like a little picture frame and then a added a little bow for decoration and I also made a hand made rose in cream card stock using the tonic flower head punch, the inside of the card I added an embossed background then punched out a border with the scalloped Arc and then put a length of ribbon down one edge I finished the card using the light gold pearl nuvo drops down the border.

Thank you for taking the time to visit today
Hope to see you again soon

Victoria xx