Friday, 30 January 2015

Thinking of you - a card from Doda


As they say - here's one I made earlier ! We have a lot of snow here but it's all melting and rather slippery out there today...I hope you are safe and warm wherever you are.

Can't go out? Why not stay in and do a spot of crafting with Tonic. Oh, and don't forget to watch Create and Craft TV at 11am tomorrow for the Pay Day Flexi Deal.

I love the greetings that come in the Essentials die sets. They deboss into the card almost like a letterpress. I ink the letters before running it through my die cutting machine. I love the look.


Time to get back to my crafting...can't show you what I am playing with yet, but I know you're going to love them! ;-)


Thursday, 29 January 2015

If Friends were flowers.....card from RUTH

It's not really a day for picking flowers because of the snow.....but the sentiment still applies!
I've inked an Annabel embossing folder with blue ink and used it as as background, then added a frame made with the Deco Oval Trellis die set with the sentiment from the If Friends Were Flowers..die set. 



A little touch of glitter glue and baker's twine.........that's it :)

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



Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Live the life you imagined - a card from Edna


Hi and welcome to the blog today.
Today's card features the fantastic 'Live the life you have imagined' Frame die set.
I love this one. I've made this simple card using a combination of cream and brown card stock.
The frame is 3D'd onto a mat of embossed card stock to add interest and I've cut the clematis strip into the card and backed it with the brown to make the design pop.

Tonic - Live the life frame die set
Clematis Strip die
Martha Embossing Folder

A sideways view that clearly shows the fabulous detail on the edge of the die. I wouldn't have the patience to sit and do that nor would I get it so even! It's a lovely finishing touch don't you think?

Thank you for calling in today.
Have a super day!


See Edna's original post on her blog here.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Deco oval trellis die - a Parisiene card from Karen


Although I've never been, Paris is one of my favourite places in the world, definitely on my 'to visit' list.  On this card I have used Tonic Studios Deco Oval Trellis new release die set and it pairs perfectly with the Paris theme don't you think?

To find a few more details on how I made this card, pop over to my blog post here.




Monday, 26 January 2015

Deco oval trellis dies - With Love - a card from Edna


Hello. I hope you had a good weekend and found some time to relax.

My card today is an A5 gatefold and uses a variety of Tonic dies with the gorgeous Deco Oval Trellis as the main feature.
It was a bit difficult to photograph so I've had to get a couple of angles!


Tonic - Deco Oval Trellis die set
With love sentiment from the With Love Essentials die set
Flower corners from the Just for You Essentials set

I cut the main panels in the cream, gold and brown and adhered them together before cutting them down the centre and gluing them to the card fronts.
I then cut a second panel in cream and gold and used this as the insert to my card. 

I've decorated the inside of the folds with the Butterfly Sprig Rococo Petite die.
The stamped sentiment is from the Lili of the Valley 'Quotables - Celebrate' set

Thank you for calling in today. I hope you are enjoying your new dies or perhaps adding them to your wish list for now. 
Take care and have a good day! 



See Edna's original post on her blog here. 

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Tonic Craftinator - Deco Trellis - a pyramid card from Karen


A simple one for today's Tonic Studios DT Die Release share for today.  I chose to show you this one as it's been shown so much on Create and Craft, you car really see just how fine the trellis work is.

For the pyramid card I used three 14cm squares of white card which I scored diagonally from corner to corner.  The layering was done with 13 cm squares of black pearl paper which was textured with one of the Tonic Studios embossing then cut diagonally corner to corner and stuck on each of the triangular sides of the card panels.

To make sure I was sticking my card together properly, I placed all of the card panels together and held onto them while I laid them flat and proceeded to apply my glue where needed.

The Deco Trellis Frame was cut from matt silver card with one of the matching shaped sentiments layered onto the front, 3d foam pads were added to the back and this was stuck in place.

I cut some flowers using the small flower out of the Flora Frames Topper die set and layered them adding a decorative jewel to the centres.  These were then layered onto the Rococo Poinsettia Wreath die before being stuck onto the corner of the Deco Trellis panel.

The card was finished off with just a few tiny clear gems.

I hope you like the card and that you are enjoying the demonstrations in the Craftinator shows on Create and Craft.  Keep watching for more ideas and inspiration. Check Create and Craft's schedule here. 


See Karen's original post on her blog here. 

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Tonic Craftinator - Deco Trellis Oval base die set - an inspired card from Edna


Hello and welcome to the blog today.

You might have guessed already but I'm seriously fond of these new trellis dies. :)
I thought I would go for a softer colour way with this card today so I hope you like it.

Tonic - Deco Trellis Oval base set
Royal Fern foliage die
Daisies from the Floral Frame Topper set
Clematis climber strip die
Inspiration sentiment die set
A sideways view to show the layering.

Thank you  for stopping by today. Have a good one!
And don't, forget, you can catch the Tonic Craftinator today on Create and Craft tv at 8am, 3pm and 9pm


see Edna's original post on her blog here.