Friday, 28 August 2015

Bright & Zingy - Dawny

Good morning crafty friends and I hope you are all getting ready for the bank holiday : )

I thought I’d share a card today that I made using one of the brand new Tonic Studios birthday sentiment dies – I think these just fabulous.

So ….

.. here’s my card. 
I used one of the Birthday Script dies and I think this set has to be a crafty stash staple because I can’t think of anybody that this wouldn't work for, male, female young or old.

I made the base using the outside edges from the largest Topnote Trellis die and the top element was cut from one of the Elegant Drape Idyllics dies which I then topped with the sentiment die. The little red star is the smallest from the Layering Star set.

See the red spotty paper? Well it isn’t paper at all – it’s actually red card with white die cut circles on it. The card I used is the new Tonic Essentials card and the red is from Heated Hues, the white from Monochrome and the blue from Brilliant Blues. I am utterly smitten with this stuff – it’s amazing quality (you would expect nothing less) and the colours are fabulous.

Also, if you have the new Nuvo pens, the colours work perfectly with them. I LOVE it when it all coordinates.

Finally, the little black dots are Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black.

So that’s me done for today. Enjoy the long weekend, yayyy, and I’ll be back soon.

Crafty hugs,

Dawny xx

Retro Happy Birthday Card - Edna

Good morning. I hope you are well. Thank you for joining me on the blog today.

I have another card I made for the Happy Birthday and new paper collections launch that was POTD on Create and Craft and Ideal World this week.

I've used one of the Retro sentiment dies with papers from the Simply Blooms collection for this one.


I hand cut the banners and layered them up on to complementary card stock.
I've used the cut out pieces to add the triangle embellishments at the side of the card framing the sentiment.
No waste here! :) 



It makes for a clean and crisp card that is simple to put together.

I hope you are enjoying your new dies and papers. Don't forget to check out the inspiration on Tonic Gold, the Tonic FB page and the Tonic blog.

Have a great day!

Thursday, 27 August 2015

An Elegant Place Setting with Tonic Studios Crystal Carousel Box Die - Doda


I have used Tonic Studios Crystal – Carousel Box Die – 1020E gift box die to make an elegant place setting for a winter table or winter wedding. I lined my die-cut with white organza . I actually filled mine with lavender so that would make a nice wedding favor, but you could fill yours with after dinner mints, or sugared almonds.

You can also use the little die cut stars as table confetti to add further decoration to your place setting. I've used some on the little ribbon too.


Very classy don't you think? Hope this gives you some ideas.

Have a lovely day.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Mid Summer Birthday - Edna

Hi! Welcome to the blog today.

My card features papers from the new Mid Summer Mornings paper pack and one of the new birthday sentiment dies - Birthday Script.


I loved this teal and pink combination and it is really easy to match colours with the new Essentials card stock packs from Tonic as well. I've used the Brilliant Blues and Monochrome collections for my mats on this card.
Other Tonic dies used are banners from the Large Lacy Bows and the ovals from the Essentials 'With Love' sets. 

I hope you are managing to catch the shows with Jo today on Create and Craft and Ideal World. 
Enjoy!

Thank you for calling in today. :) 

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Happy Birthday and Premium Papers Launch - Enda

It's Pick of the Day time for Tonic and they are introducing the new Happy Birthday dies and Premium Paper Collections on Ideal World at 9.00pm.

I'm sharing a card I made using the lovely Woodland Walk paper collection. I just love that combination of pinks and browns.


Sentiment - Birthday Script die set
Elegant Ovals layering dies
Essentials Natural Neutrals card stock 


The finished card measures 5 3/4" x 7" 

I hope you can join Jo this evening. It should be a lot of fun! :) 

Thank you for joining me today.


Monday, 24 August 2015

Merry & Bright - Edna

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.
Well the wanderer has returned - totally exhausted but having had a great time with the girls.
The weather was mixed but we had more good than bad and managed to spend a couple of fun-filled days at the beach and fit in lots of shopping!
We also seemed to do a lot of eating and found a fabulous Italian restaurant called Amici right beside the old golf course at Portstewart. Edie adored the Penne Pomodoro so we ate there a few times. :)
The food is fantastic and the service is smashing - I can heartily recommend it if you are ever that way and looking for a really tasty, well-cooked meal. :) 

I have a wee Christmas card to share today that I had forgotten about before I went off on holiday.
I had several images stamped from my days on the Stamp Basket GDT so I thought I would play with my new Tonic Nuvo pens for this little chap.




Tonic Yuletide Greeting Christmas die set
Rococo Acorn Swirl
Tonic Twelve days of Christmas papers


The image is coloured with Tonic Nuvo pens
Skin - 473, 475, 477, 449
Hair - 401, 403, 405, 461, 475
Stockings, leaves (green)- 413, 417
Stockings, berries (red)  - 379, 381
Dog - 485, 487, 489, 491
Wings - 485



The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the image is a Bildmalarna stamp 

It is good to be back, but now I have loads of washing to do, not so good! :)

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Merry Christmas - Edna

Hello.
Welcome to the blog today.

I hope these posts are appearing as I have scheduled them whilst on holiday.
My daughter, granddaughter and I have taken a few days away and left the men folk at home for a change. 
As I write this post I'm hoping for some decent weather - but who knows with the way things are it could be snowing at the seaside! :) 

I have a card to share today using the beautiful Festive Flurry strip die from Tonic's latest launch.

This time I went for a smaller sized card to show that the dies can be used not just on large format cards but on one like this that measures 7 x 7".
The Festive flurry die lends itself to being cut down with it's balanced wavy edge so I thought I would take advantage of that and trim it to fit.


Tonic - Festive Flurry Christmas strip die
Essentials - Brilliant Blues card pack
Diamond Nuvo glitter
Silver Crystal drops
Merry Christmas sentiment from the Christmas cracker die set
Gilding Blush - Silver

A sideways view to show the layering.

You may even have received your new dies by now so I hope you are having lots of fun using them.
Thank you for joining me today.
Have a good one!