Saturday, 25 April 2015

NEW – Verso Felicity Butterfly Stamp and Die Set from Tonic - Mandy

Today MJ is giving you a peek at one of the gorgeous new Verso die and stamp sets from Tonic Studios.  Watch out this Saturday 25th April on Create and Craft for the wonderful Weekender shows.  The Design Team have been hard at it making the most fabulous projects to inspire you.  They truly are out of this world.

Felicity Verso pack apr 156

MJ wanted to give you a couple of quick and easy home decor projects that will she hopes inspire you to have a go too. 
She was looking through her crafting stash and came upon some scraps of vinyl left from some project she made a couple of years ago and thought it would be ideal with the Felicity set of dies.  So she got to it and it was finished literally in minutes!

Felicity Butterfly  Laptop - Apr 15

MJ decided that her laptop needed some love and attention (as she says it’s a girl…how she knows this don’t ask!).  She used white vinyl scraps to pretty it up.  She is now going to do her tablet, phone and maybe buy some car vinyl and decorate that too…lol  There is no end to what you can do with the dies.
Next MJ wanted a quick but beautiful picture to hang in her bedroom.  She cut the Felicity Butterfly Set in Yellow and Purple and keeping it clean and simple she worked with black and white card for the background elements.  The Royal Fern die set is just right for the butterflies to perch on.  All she has to do now is pop to Ikea to buy a box frame and viola!  Complete.
Felicity Butterfly Puic Panel - Apr 15

What Was Used
Tonic Studios Rococo Die and Stamp Set –Felicity Butterfly – 1040E
Tonic Studios Royal Fern Die Set – 657E
Tonic Studios Inspirations Sentiments Die Set – 367E
Tonic Studios Rococo Petite Die – Acorn Swirl – 178E
Tonic Studios Funky Glue Pen

                           We hope you have been inspired.


Friday, 24 April 2015

Just Because - Edna

Welcome to the blog today.

I'm sharing a card made with the new Tonic Celtic Dream circle dies today.
They are just gorgeous and so delicately detailed.

Tonic - Celtic Dream circle die set
Frond Finesse foliage 
Sentiment - Just Because die set
Crystal Drops - ebony black
Forever Floral Moulds - Spring flower, Rose trio
Forever Moments Memory Clay

This is an A5 card to give you a sense of the size of the dies. 
I've coloured the clay with distress inks.

Some tips for using your clay
If you just want to use your clay in it's original colour take a small piece and work it gently until you feel it become more 'elastic'. You will feel it as you work with it. It also becomes a little less damp.
Brush some cornflour or talc into the mould before you press the clay into it. Tap out the excess and then you will find the flower etc easier to release when you want to remove it from the mould. 

I've used distress inks to colour mine and it couldn't be easier. Just press your ink pad onto your glass mat and tap a ball of clay into the ink on the mat. Do not press the clay into your ink pad itself or you will clog it up. Work the ink through the clay, adding more colour if necessary until you achieve the colour you want. I've used Mustard Seed and Peeled paint on my flowers today. 
These moulds are so detailed but so easy to use and the clay is as light as a feather when dry.
I placed the moulded clay flowers onto a couple of layers of kitchen paper to dry thoroughly.
I've left them overnight so it's a good idea to make a batch in the evening and they are ready for you to work with next day. :)
When you are done with the clay, replace it into the sealed package it came in to retain it's moisture.

Hope that helps!

Thank you for stopping by today.
Have a good one!

Art Nouveau Ovals - Edna

Welcome to the blog today.
I'm sharing a card I made with the new large ovals die set 'Art Nouveau'
I've made an easel card using the 3rd and 4th sizes from the die set. This gives a card with the dimensions of 7" tall x 5 1/4" wide.
The raised layer measures 5 3/4" tall by 4" wide.
The largest oval in the set measures 8" x 6 1/2" so you can see they are a substantial size.

Tonic large oval Art Nouveau die set
Rococo cameo 'Charlotte' 
Rococo 'Beautiful Bow'
Crystal drops - Ebony black 

A sideways view to show the layers.

You can have a lot of fun with these and I hope you were able to catch some of the shows. If not you can still get lots of inspiration on the Tonic blog, Tonic Gold and the Tonic Facebook page.

Have a great day!

Brown paper packages tied up with string...- Doda

These latest dies from Tonic are a few of my favourite things. Hearts and butterflies...dies and stamps. Gorgeous! I had to try the stamps out right away, and made this pretty wrapping paper and coordinating gift tag. I love how one of the heart dies has little holes all around, perfect for stitching.

Doesn't it look adorable.
I can't show you what's in the package just now. But I'll show you when it's been gifted.

Have a lovely day, and don't forget to check out the rest of my blog.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Art Nouveau Ovals, Elegant Ovals and Pavilion Shutter Die Sets - Karen

Another selection of cards for you to see today, as always if you would like any more information on how I made them, please do not hesitate to get in contact :)

Dies used:

Art Deco Oval Layering Die Set
Believe/Love Frame Die Set (sentiment)
Gallant Groom Rococo Die
Beautiful Bride Rococo Die

Dies used:

Elegant Oval Layering Die Set
Frond Finesse Die Set
Arboreal Dream Die Set
Plush Peony Entwining Trellis Die Set
Pillow Box Die Set (sentiment)

Millesime Paper Pack

Dies used:

Pavilion Indulgence Shutter Die Set
Home Sentiment Panel Die

We had a lot of new visitors yesterday and some new followers, I hope you find something interesting that keeps you coming back.


Welcome to the World - Edna

Good afternoon, thank you for joining me today.

I have a cute wall hanging/card to share with you today.
I've used the beautiful Art Nouveau oval dies for this one.

Tonic - Art Nouveau oval die set
Baby sentiments; stork die from the sentiments set

I linked the panels together with brads and the whole card just folds up to measure 7" x 5"

I'm sure you can think of lots of ways to use this gorgeous die set but if you need it  
there is plenty of inspiration on Tonic Gold, the Tonic blog and the Tonic Face book page.

Thank you for joining me today.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Imperial Shutter Die Card - Edna

Today's card uses the new Tonic Imperial Shutter die set and I've gone for a bit of oh la la! and a pop of colour.

Tonic - Imperial Shutter die set
Chepstow Bonnet Millinery die set - flower
Ascot Pillbox lady and hat
Sundown Sunhat - bow
Art Deco Collectables
Crystal Drops - ebony black

I've used the square design from the Imperial set for the four corners of the card and the Art Deco collectables header die for the side panels. I backed the panels with white card stock and left a tiny 1/4" border at each side. I think it works well for balancing the design. I love the red as it gives that pop of colour!
The fabulous Crystal Drops were used to add a bit of detail. I love these, they work so well and keep their shape beautifully.

Thank you for calling in today. I hope you enjoy today's card.