Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Tonic squeeze box're a star !!! - an idea from Doda

I've had a bit of a play with the Tonic squeeze box die and made it into a large star ornament. It took 8 die cuts to make the star. I decorated it by painting several layers of acrylic paint, and using a crackle effect glaze. 

It is then coated in glitter Mod Podge (although it doesn't really show up in the pictures.) It could be decorated in so many ways. How about white or gold card run through an embossing folder. 

If you are interested in learning how I made this from the squeeze box die, let me know :-)
Have a lovely day ! 

oh...and don't forget to watch Jodie on Create and Craft today at 12, 3 and 5pm and on Ideal World at 10am, 1, 4 and 7 pm 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Desktop Calendar - scalloped threaded square die - an idea from Doda

I made this little desktop calendar from my own template, and then embellished using lots of Tonic. The new scalloped threaded square dies are going to get used a lot by me, as are the number dies that come with the squeeze gift box. Never be stuck for a special number on your cards again! Two lovely fonts to choose from too. On my rather long to do list is to make available for you the printable template for this calendar and also for the tissue box cover I designed a while ago - I'm sorry I haven't got around to it yet - a few of you asked for the template - but I have not forgotten. Life gets very busy sometimes.
Hope you enjoy the show tonight at 9pm on Ideal World.


New from Tonic Studios - Threaded Scallop Circle dies - card from RUTH

Last card from me today!
Here's another staple die set to add to your collection - the new Threaded Scallop Circle Layering dies  - which work perfectly with the original Circle layering dies. They look great used just as they are but you have also the option of adding twine, embroidery thread or fine ribbon through the holes.

I've used my Crab Apple Blossom digi image from A Passion for Stamps and coloured it with Promarkers.
The paper is Family Ties by Trimcraft.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Delicate Heart die - card from RUTH

This is the beautiful little Delicate Heart Rococo die used on top of the Swirly Frame die.
I've added two Intrica Butterflies and the Just for You sentiment die a long with a Daisy Lace border. 

You can see more on my blog  - A Passion or Cards

Ruth :)

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Sassy Heels - a card from RUTH

This gorgeous strappy shoe die is so ornate in itself that it doesn't need much added to the card but since I have a pair of turquoise shoes with gold heels and an embossing folder to match (!) I cut out the heel in gold and added it on top.
The Sassy Heels die is one of the new Tonic Studios Rococo dies.
The little Emily corner die and the gold Frond Finesse swirls look like they were made to match :)

Catch the Rococo dies on Create and Craft again at 7.00pm and 9.00pm this evening :)

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

Ruth :)

A little plaque with the pretty idea from Doda

This lovely new parasol die puts me in mind of long skirts swishing through a rose garden on a balmy summers day, searching out a shady spot to read a spot of Jane Austin.

I paired up the die with the deep edge lily punch to make this little fun plaque. Hope you like it!

Watch Jo today on Create and Craft at 11am, 2, 7 and 9 pm to see more of these delightful dies.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Charlotte Cameo die with the Royal Frame die - card from RUTH

Another Rococo die card - the next show with Jo is on Create and Craft with these new dies is at 6.00pm.
The Charlotte Cameo die has already sold out on it's own but, so far, you can still buy it as part of the set.

 I love the way so many of the Tonic Studios dies work together! This has got to be my favourite combination at the moment -the Charlotte Cameo die on top of a layered rectangle on a Royal Frame die cut.
I punched the lovely border with the Wild Vine Intrica deep edge border punch.

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