Friday, 22 May 2015

Fairy Pretty - Doda

My goodness it has been a busy week. I've been busy making a mermaid rag doll for my little daughter's birthday. She is still bald - the doll that is, so I better get a move on. However, I took a break from my sewing to try out the very pretty new Rococo fairy dies from Tonic Studios. If you love fairies, you'll love these, although I do believe they have been so popular they have sold out. They'll be back before too long, so if you missed out this time, keep an eye open for when they are back in stock.

Tonic Products used.
  • ROCOCO DIE – fairy LILY – 1001E
  • Entwining Trellis Die Set – Bellus Buttercup – 767e
  • Intrica Punch – Butterfly Strip – 683E
  • Indulgence Round Window – Looking Glass Oval – 453E
  • Idyllics Embossing Folder & Die – Delicate Drape – 23e  (friends forever)
Catch you later 

Rhoslyn Fairy Die - Tonic Studios Rococo - Ruth

Good morning - this morning's card is showing another of the beautiful new Fairy Rococo dies from Tonic Studios. This one is called Rhoslyn. I've used the First Crush heart dies to create a patterned aperture in the card and then the scalloped heart from the same set to add a heart cut from paper.
The little flower to the right is another of the new Rococo dies - this time it's Bluebell Butterfly, a petite die.

I've added a strip from the Celtic Dream Collectables die set to the top of the card.

Fairy Lily and Some Helpful Tips! - Edna

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.
I have a couple more sample cards to share today using the fabulous Lily fairy from the recent Tonic Studios launch.

Tonic - Fairy die - Lily
Elegant oval layering dies
Sentiment - LOTV

I die cut the moon through both the black and white layers of card stock and then inset some silver mirri into the aperture. I die cut the moon again in white and added it to the aperture giving a slightly raised effect.

A sideways view to show the dimension.

My second card used Lily once again but this time with a lot more added detail.

Tonic Fairy - Lily
Expressions and Inspirations sentiments
Hearts from the Stamp and Die Set - Floral heart
Nuvo Diamond Glitter

This card is 8 x 8" and I've die cut two rows of the floral hearts into the card stock. I then backed the card with the pale blue card stock so that it would show through.
I used the remainder of the blue for the front panel, embossing two fine lines 1/8" apart down each side for added interest.
The words and the fairy are completely covered with Nuvo Sheen diamond glitter and I've used little heart embellishments in blue to finish the card. 

*To help position the hearts evenly without having to do tricky measurements I adhered the blue panel with removable adhesive and that left me with the two outer panels. I then took a strip of card stock the same length as my card and the same width as the outer panel and folded it in half and then half again. This gave me four evenly spaced sections and it was a simple job to line it up with my card and place the hearts in the right position. I did remove the centre panel before I die cut. :) 

** It does make the job easier if you make your own 8 x 8" cards. The front panel measured 8" x 9" to allow for a fold over and that goes through your A4 machine with no difficulty. 

Thank you for joining me today.
Have a great day!

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Ella and Rhoslyn - Edna

Hello, welcome to the blog today.
Hubby and I were babysitting our little granddaughter last night. I swear I have never met a more giggly baby or seen a bigger smile. She does my heart good and boy can she move! She's like a rocket, you need to be on your toes to keep her in view! LOL She is a total joy and a real blessing to our family. :) 

Right, onto today's cards. I've a few to share today featuring the dainty little Fae Ella and Rhoslyn sitting in her flowery bower.

Tonic - Celtic Dreams large circle dies
Rococo Petites - Fae Ella and Star trail
Amelia Embossing folder
Nuvo Pure Sheen diamond and lilac glitters

I die cut the fairy after covering the card stock with double sided sticky paper - Stick It from Ken Oliver.
To get the portions of the die cut glittered in the colour I wanted I carefully pared away the paper from those areas using a craft knife and applied the glitter. I then removed the rest of the release paper and used the second colour glitter. It worked really well and she is really twinkling. 

I die cut the third size circle from the Celtic Dreams die set and embossed it with the Amelia embossing folder. I then cut this in half and used it to back the card as well as on the front to give it stability and help it stand up.

My second card is a Shadow box card 

Tonic Reach for the Stars Frame sentiment die set
Rococo Petite - Fae Ella, Fairy Wand 
Boudoir Square
Vine border punch 

I added a strip of acetate inside the card to suspend the fairy so that she looks as though she's flying through the air. 

My third card has Fae Ella suspended from a strip of acetate to give movement and interest.

Tonic - Header die from the Celebration set
Believe/Love Frames Topper die set - flowers, frame, leaves
Crystal drops - Buttermilk

I've used the header die cut into the card to give the background mat for a change.
Ella is suspended on a strip of acetate and the flowers and leaves give the feel of a little bit of garden where Rhoslyn loves to sit and contemplate. 

I hope you find some inspiration in these cards today.

Thank you for joining me. Have a great day!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Sun is Always Shining - Edna

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.
My card today features the cute little fairy called Fae Ella from the recent Tonic POTW launch on Create and Craft.

Tonic - Petite Rococo dies -Fae Ella Fairy
and Star Trail
'I Miss You' Pansy die topper set
Old Gold gilding blush
Light gold Nuvo glitter
Bright gold Crystal drops
Sentiment - LOTV

Close up of the panel detail

The fairies were cut out of the card stock and this piece was matted and layered onto gold and black card stock.
I cut the fairies again in black card stock and inset them back into the apertures. Their bodies and wings were highlighted with Forever Moments Gilding Blush in Old Gold.
The sentiment was stamped onto the topper from the Pansy topper set and inked with gathered twigs distress ink and offset onto a satin gold mat.
The star trails were added as embellishments and a wee touch of Nuvo Light gold glitter added for some bling. I finally added a few drops of Bright Gold Crystal Drops to finish. 

Thank you for joining me today.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Pick Of The Week Rococo Fairies - Rhoslyn In Blue - Karen

Good Afternoon
Just got a card to share with you made with the Pick Of The Week Dies, The Rococo Fairies.

I used Rhoslyn, Luna and the Bluebell Butterfly from the new release dies along with the Layering Squares, the Elegant Ovals and one of the small wording dies from the Idyllics.  The stamp was a freebie from a magazine, stamped in Stazon and the background.
Don't forget to catch the shows with Jodie on Create and Craft.


If Friends Were Flowers.... - Edna

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.
May I just say a great big hello to all my new followers. Thank you so much for joining me and I hope you find something to interest you and inspire you on the way. :) 

I'm using the latest Tonic Studios Fairy dies for my card today with a colour combo I just love - white, aqua and peach. 
The card is 7 3/4" square to give you an idea of the sizes of the dies.

Tonic - Rhoslyn Fairy Rococo die
Bluebell butterfly Petite Rococo
Deco Oval Trellis
Sentiment from the Frame dies - If Friends Were Flowers
Entwining Trellis Bellus Buttercup
Flower cluster from the Lily Fairy Rococo die
Diamond Glitter
Crystal drops - Neptune

I cut the mats to size then used the Deco Oval trellis dies to make an aperture and to embellish the edges.
I've cut the edges out of the die so that only half the pattern was cut. I think they give a very decorative finish.

Close up of the flower detail. I've added some Nuvo Pure Sheen diamond glitter to the flower petals for a bit of bling!

You can find lots of inspiration on the Tonic Blog, Tonic Gold and Tonic FB page.
Have fun with your dies!

'Bye for now!