Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Love You - Edna Taylor

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

We have a launch of Tonic Studios new stamp and die set - Mandala Moments on Create & Craft with the lovely Hels.
Join her for lots of fab demos and inspiration at 4.00, 6.00 and 10.00pm today.

Tonic Products used - 
Mandala Moments - Love, For and Dragonfly die and stamp sets
Craft Perfect Bright White card stock
White embossing powder
White gloss and Ebony Black Crystal drops

Thank you for joining me today.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Hello! - Edna Taylor

Good afternoon and welcome to the blog today.
Tune into C & C at 5.00pm for the launch of the Tonic Idyllics Black Friday deal. 
Jodie is back again at 9.00pm with lots more inspiration from the team. 

This is a really elegant collection of dies and matching embossing folders that will add beautiful detail to your cards.
The dies are Verso so that you can leave the design in the card or cut it out - you choose.

Tonic products used - 
Idyllics Filigree Affections die and embossing folder
Bowscale layering dies
Hello stamped sentiment
Swirling Frame layering dies (for sentiment plaque)

A pic to show the lovely deep emboss from the matching folder.

I'm sure you will have a lot of fun with these. Don't forget to tune in! 
For more inspiration and lots of ideas go to the Tonic blog where you will find links to social media and Pinterest etc. 

Thank you for joining me today.
Have a great weekend! 😊

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Make Your Presents Felt - Doda Smith

I was keen to test how the Tonic Tangerine Die Cutting machine handles felt. I was impressed. It cuts through it like butter. The felt I like to use is a wool mix felt, not too thick. I used the Kings Cross Case die to get the general shape for this bag. I trimmed off the flaps that are there for gluing and used blanket stitch instead to make this mini tote bag which is just the right size for a gift card.

The top flap of the bag I tucked in and used running stitch to hold down. The creases that are indented by the die make it easy to fold at the right places. I had fun embellishing the front of the bag with this little oak leaf design from the autumn leaves die sets.

I have a feeling this will become a handbag for my daughter's rag dolls.
Why not try cutting some felt with your dies. The Tonic Studios verso dies are perfect for this as you can use the outline dies to cut your felt.  I hope this gives you some ideas.

Have a lovely day

Monday, 21 November 2016

Fanciful Florals - Large Heart Corner - Edna Taylor

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

I have another card to share from the current Weekender on Create & Craft using the fabulous Heart Corner die.

Tonic products used - 
Bowscale layering die set for card base
Venetian Lace layering die set
Fanciful Floral Large Heart Corner
Gloss White Crystal drops
Ice White Glitter
Aquatic Mist drops

A sideways view

A view to show the layering

It's a special day for me today as it's my birthday. I had a super evening out with my two daughters last night as is our tradition. Hubby takes care of the family meal and we will all be together to celebrate at our favourite Italian restaurant. I do like my food! :) 

I've been very spoiled - I could get used to it! LOL

Have a lovely day and thank you for joining me.


Friday, 18 November 2016

On Your Day - Claire Rhodes-Brandon

Tomorrow sees the launch of some more gorgeous dies from
Tonic Studios. The Fanciful Floral dies are so pretty, they include corners and strip dies that will be a great addition to your die collection.
For this card I’ve used Bountiful Bouquet to create a centre piece
for my card.
The first show is on Create & Craft at 9am with more shows throughout the weekend, hope you can catch some :)

Birthday Boy - Edna Taylor

 Good morning and welcome to the blog today.
I have a boys birthday card to share today using the Rococo Kids and Large Number dies.
I loved working with these as it meant being able to use the bold colours that I like.

Tonic Products used -
Harrop Layering dies for base card
Large Number die 5
Kids Rococo Toy Robot
Birthday boy sentiment
Essentials Thinking of you mats
Silver mirror card
English Mustard Crystal drops
Essentials card stock

I die cut the robot and backed him with silver mirror card but you can go to town and paper piece him in all sorts of colours and layers.
I did paper piece the numeral to echo the colours I've used on the card and I love that spiky circle from the Thinking of You Essentials die set for the sentiment mat. It reminds me of a cog or gear wheel. 

Don't forget to check out the Tonic FB page, Tonic blog and Pinterest for lots more ideas on using these new dies. You will find all the links to social media, DT blogs etc on the Tonic blog page.
Thank you for calling in today.
Have a good one!

Thursday, 17 November 2016

21 Today - Edna Taylor

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

I have another card to share today using the Large Numbers dies from the latest POTW by Tonic Studios. 

I love the way these can be used as plain bold numbers or quirky and fun for children's cards or simply to say it Big on an adult birthday card!

Tonic Products used - 
Twisting Veranda layering die set for card base and layers
Large numerals
Woodland Aster - Beautiful Blooms die
Magnolia Flora - Beautiful Blooms die
Snow Glow and Rose Quartz Sparkle dust

Thank you for joining me today.