Sunday, 1 March 2015

Pick of the Week - Collectables - Celtic Dream - a side stepper card from Edna


Hi and welcome to the blog today. It's lovely to have your company, thank you for dropping by.

My card today features the gorgeous delicate Celtic Dreams Collectables die set.


Tonic - Celtic Dream Collectables die set
Flower - Radiant Roselily Entwining Trellis die set
Leaves - Floral Frame
Mum - Family Members die set 1
Crystal Drops - Buttermilk and Bright gold  

This time I've made a side stepper card and used the header die from the Celtic set to cut decorative edges in the side steps.

I've used the diamond motif in the centre and the border on the front step of the card.
The 'butterfly' is one of the dainty corners from the same set.
I've finished off the card with a Roselily flower and the delicate leaves from the Floral Frame set that I think echoes the lovely pattern in the Celtic Dreams collection.


I hope you enjoy this one today.

Have a good day!


See Edna's original post with a few more details on the card fold here 

P.S. Catch the shows on Create and Craft TV today at 4, 6 and 10pm

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Pick of the Week - Collectables - an Art Nouveau card from Doda

I've only used a couple of the elements from the Art Nouveau collectables die set in this card. I have to say, these sets are absolute genius. There is a good collection of elements that are perfect for both the experienced die cutter, and also an ideal set for someone new to cardmaking as there are so many options for you to choose from.  (You may also notice I have used the daisy die from the Entwining trellis set on this card. I offset the layers just for a slightly different look just in case you wondered if I hadn't been wearing my glasses when I layered them up - lol !)

I hope you are enjoying the shows....catch these lovely dies on Create and Craft tv today at 1, 5 and 7pm.




Pick of the Week - Collectibles - an Art Deco card for Dad, from Edna


Good morning. Welcome to the blog today.

Today's card features more from the fantastic Collectables Art Deco die set. I love these dies! 

I've made a man's card as I thought the shapes could be either masculine or feminine even using the same colours.


Tonic - Deco Oval Trellis die for the centre panel
Collectables Art Deco header die and corners
Crystal drops in Bright Gold




A wee sideways view

I love the drama of the geometric shapes against the gold and black.
I hope you like it too!

Have a good day and thank you for joining me today.


See Edna's original post on her blog here.

P.S. Todays schedule for Create and Craft TV is as follows. 
Tonic Pick of the Week, 8am, 1, 5, 7 and 10pm

Friday, 27 February 2015

Pick of the week - collectables - Celtic Dream card from Karen


Hello. Today I have chosen to share a card I made with the Celtic Dream Die Set from the new Collectables range.

I started off with an A5 ivory card blank that I embossed with the Martha Embossing Folder, I then used the Diamond Patchwork die out of the Celtic Dream set to create the main pattern layer out of the pink which I then hand cut along with a cream backing layer and a slightly larger kraft card layer.  Once these were stuck together I layered them onto my prepared card front with 3d foam.

The centre panel was cut by hand by tracing around the actual patchwork die.  The sentiment was also cut from the Celtic Dream set and drop shadowed.

The card was simply finished with some of the Nuvo Crystal Drops in Buttermilk and Bright Gold.

I hope you like it and you enjoy the shows on Create and Craft through the coming week, 


See Karen's original post on her blog here.

P.S. Don't miss the show on Create and Craft TV today at 5pm

Pick of the week - Collectables- Celtic Dream die set - a card from Ruth


Hello. Today sees the launch of the beautifully ornate new "Collectable" dies from Tonic Studios..the one I've used on this card is called Celtic Dream.
There are 3 new sets and this one has 10 dies in the pack (I've used 7 of them on  this card).
You can see them on Create and Craft today at 12.00 noon with further shows at 3.00pm and 5.00pm.

I know lots of you will also be very happy to know that there will also be new A4 die storage on the show!

I've used white hammered and pale turquoise card from Papermill as it cuts perfectly with the dies and looks great!






Bye for now :)


See Ruth's original post on her blog here.

Pick of the week - Collectibles - an Art Deco card from Edna



Good morning and welcome to the blog today.
It's time for a new launch from Tonic Studios and we are celebrating a very stylish period that flourished after the First World War in the form of Art Deco.

I've used one of the most iconic Art Deco shapes of the period for my card today.

Tonic - Art Deco Collectables
Sentiment topper
Crystal Drops - bright gold
Embossing folder - Sue Wilson Art Deco Fanfare
Patterned Paper  - MNine designs
Black card stock - Hunkydory Adorable Scorable



A sideways view to show the dimension

I'm sure you are going to love these gorgeous dies. Look out for more inspiration on Tonic Gold, the Tonic blog and Tonic's FB page.

Have a super day!


See Edna's original post on her blog here

P.S. Don't miss the first show at 12 noon on Create and Craft TV today.


Thursday, 26 February 2015

Delicate Daisies Duo - a couple of cards from Edna


Good morning. 
I have another of the superb Entwining Trellis die sets to share - Delicate Daisies. 
I love the way I can use so many of my Tonic dies together and how they compliment each other.

My first card uses the whole of the die set, the second just the flowers in combination with other Tonic dies and products. 
Let's get to it!

The first card today is in rich gold and red with a splash of white.
Tonic - Entwining Trellis Delicate Daisies
Circle layering dies




I've made two identical panels for the front of the card and cut them out completely backed with red card stock and applied to a gold background.

For the insert I've cut the panels into the card and applied another of my Tonic dies for the sentiment

Tonic - Swirly Frame 
Royal Frame insert die plaque
Sentiment - Assorted Sentiments Keepsake collection


For my second card I've used old and new together with some of the gorgeous Tonic patterned papers to give a different take on the daisy die. There really are no limits to what you can do!


Tonic - Millesime Paper pack
Entwining Trellis Delicate Daisies
Foliage from the Arboreal Dream die set
Butterfly - Ringlet Rest die set
Corner punched with the Simplicity Diamond swing punch
Deco Trellis base die 
I Miss You Topper die set
Dark pink card stock from Graphic 45 Coredinations pack


Thank you for joining me today.
Don't forget to check Tonic FB page and Tonic Gold for lots more inspiration.

Have a great week!


See Edna's original post on her blog here.