Monday, 28 December 2015

More Pampered Pets Cards

Well, another Christmas has come and gone, I hope it has been a good one for you and yours, it has been for me :)  During such a busy run up to the festivities, my blog had to take a back seat but hopefully I can get back on top of things and get posting more regularly.  Here are some cards that I made using the Tonic Studios Pampered Pets range of dies.

Dies used:

Harvey's Ledge Window Die Set
Pawsome Poodle Die and Stamp Set

Dies used:

Toby's Sill Window Die Set
Just Purrrfect Die and Stamp Set
Art Deco Oval Layering Die Set

Dies used:

Love Cats Die
Art Deco Oval Layering Die Set
Oval Layering Die Set
Scalloped Oval Layering Die Set
Kitten's Whiskers Die and Stamp Set
Dinner's Up Die and Stamp Set

I hope they give you a little inspiration.

Karen xx

Friday, 18 December 2015

Pampered Pets Rococo Dies

Good evening crafters :)  I can't believe how quickly the time is flying by, it's almost Christmas and I've still got loads left to do, shopping, cooking and even making my own Christmas cards!  Anyhow,  back to business, here's a couple of cards I made with the new Rococo Pampered Pets dies from Tonic Studios.  For both of these I used the Scotty Dog.

Dies used:
Scotty Dog Rococo Die
Dinner's Up Rococo Die and Stamp Set
Small Lacy Bow Die Set
Decorative Mini Everyday Stamp Set
Decorative Mini Floral Fancy Die Set

Dies used:
Rococo Scotty Dog Die
Pawsome Poodle Die and Stamp Set
Frond Finesse Die Set
Indulgence Affections Heart Base Die Set
Deco Oval Layering Die Set

Don't forget to Join Jodie from 9am tomorrow for more ideas and inspiration :)

Karen xx

Monday, 14 December 2015

Flip Flop Cards

Hello again.... long time, no blog... lol  It certainly has been busy here with the run up to Christmas and I have neglected my blog yet again :/  but I'm here now to share with you a few of the cards I made using the newly released Flip Flop die collection from Tonic Studios.  I used the Cherish Every Moment Sentiment on each of these cards but they all look totally different.

We had a lot of fun when it came to making the cards for these dies.  I came up with 10 different folds in total and I know between us as a team we came up with a whole lot more!!

Dies Used:

Cherish Every Moment Flip Flop Die Set
Flowers From Bellus Buttercup Entwining Trellis Die Set
Acorn Swirl Rococo Petite Die
Amelia Embossing Folder

 Dies Used:

 Cherish Every Moment Flip Flop Die Set
Gallant Gate Strip Die Set
Silhouette Scenes First Dance Die Set
Rococo Floral Heart Die and Stamp Set
Small Corner from Just For You Essentials Die Set

Dies Used:

Love Is Flip Flop Die Set
Cherish Every Moment Flip Flop Die Set
Frond Finesse Die Set
Flowers From Radiant Roselily Entwining Trellis Die Set
Wedding Dress Rococo Die

I hope these give you a little inspiration when it comes to using your Flip Flop Die Sets.

Karen xx

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Tonic Studios Decorative Minis

Hello, welcome to a sneaky peek of the Pick Of The Day which will be available on Ideal World from 9pm this evening and throughout tomorrow and also on Create and Craft.

I'll just show you a few cards I came up with, please get in touch if you need any information on how I made them.

Here, I used the Floral Fancy Set.  I trimmed the main section down for the base that my letters were placed upon then used the pieces that were left over to construct the corners.

This time I've used one of the elements from the Garland Terrace set to make a frame and added a stamped sentiment from the Everyday Stamp Set to go with it.

Finally I've used the Tangled Trellis again with the Everyday Stamp Set alongside the large corners from the Floral Fancy set just to show you that the sets mix and match nicely.

Don't forget to join Jodie at 9pm on Ideal World for more ideas and inspiration.

Karen xx

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Glittery Baubles Using Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter By Tonic Studios

After so many requests asking how we did the glittery baubles on the One Day Wonder shows on Create and Craft and with a little help from my friends Alison and Kate at Tonic HQ we've put these instructions together showing what we did step by step.

Items needed:

Glass Baubles with removable and replaceable tops
Johnsons 'Klear' Liquid Floor Wax
Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter
Syringe or funnel to get the liquid polish into the bauble.

Decorative ribbon

Take the top off one of the baubles

Decant some of the liquid floor wax into the lid

Then using the syringe, pop it into the bauble, swirl it around, covering the hole at the top with your finger so it doesn't spill out.

Once it has a coating inside, tip the rest of the floor wax back into the lid and let the bauble drain for a few minutes.

Either using a clean funnel, a paper cone or just over a sheet of paper, put some of the glitter into the bauble

Again, covering the hole at the top, shake the bauble until the glitter completely covers the inside

Tip out any excess glitter.

Replace the bauble top

 Tie a decorative bow
and your bauble is ready to hang on your tree :) and the best bit is the glitter won't shed everywhere.

I have had some of these on my tree for a few years now and the glitter is still intact on the inside :)

Have a sparkly crafty Christmas

Karen x

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Nuvo Glitters - 12 Stunning New Colours And Glitter Drops Too!!

Good morning crafters, hold on to your hats for a whirlwind day of shows on Create and Craft with Jodie and the wonderful new Pure Sheen Glitter colours from Nuvo at Tonic Studios and the addition of some sparkly Glitter Drops to the ever increasing range.

I'd like to share a few cards I made using the new colours, I hope they show off the colours off well as they are simply stunning in real life :) so very very sparkly.

Along with the Sparkly Scarlet Red Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter, I've used The Girls Night Out Rococo Lace Stiletto Die, The Girls Night Out Lets Party sentiment die and the Topnote Trellis Die Set for the layers.  Finally I added just two little drops of Glitter Drops in the aptly named Ruby Slippers.
This time I've just used Glitter Drops.  I've used Night Sky, Sherbert Shimmer and White Blizzard.  They are a lovely thick consistency so I was able to fill in the flower on the Rococo Nail Varnish very easily. I also the Perfume Bottle and Matinee Purse from the Girls Night Out range layered onto the Deco Oval Trellis Die Set which I used to cut my easel card because of course, due to the pressure on the Tonic Tangerine Die cutting machine, you can easily cut through two layers of card :)

Don't forget to join Jodie this morning and throughout the day to see more of our sparkly inspiration.

Karen xx

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Rococo Music Dies - Dance Tribute, Treble Clef and Perfect Harmony

Good morning all, hope you're having a good day.  As we are in the middle of a Tonic Studios Weekender offer I thought I would share one of the cards I made using a couple of the Tonic Studios Rococo Music Collection Dies along with some of the older Tonic Studios Dies.

This is rather a large card, I took a sheet of A4 Black card and using my Tonic Studios Super Trimmer I scored at the halfway point - 10 1/2cm right the way down the length of the card.  I then turned the sheet and cut at 10cm from the card edge up to the centre score line, flipped my card over and cut at 10cm from the other edge of the card into the centre score line again giving me three panels for my triple easel.  I scored the middle panel in half centrally and each of the outer panels I scored from the corner of the card up to the centre score line so they would angle inwards.  I layered my card base with a gold pearlescent, another black and an inked music sheet from a 12 x 12 I've had for years and years by October Afternoon.

The backing for my Rococo Music Toppers are the Keepsake Indulgence Verso Frames.   I cut the Royal Frame twice in black as a backing and twice in gold for the detailed top layer, I then cut the Regal Frame in opposing colours so the backing in gold and the detailed top layer in black.  One of the foiled Celebration Toppers was inked with Antique Linen and a touch of Walnut Stain on the very edge to blend in with the overall theme, then added to the Regal frame and mounted onto the middle panel.  The Royal Frames were both inked and mounted onto the panels on either side, making sure they are facing the correct way.  Dance Tribute and Treble Clef were cut from gold mirror card and black and drop shadowed before being added to the Royal Frames.  Perfect Harmony was cut from black but backed with gold mirror card.  This was then cut into three separate sections to act as a stop for each of the easel panels so were stuck to the card using 3d foam pads.

I hope you can join Jodie for more inspiration and demonstrations on Create and Craft today for the Tonic Weekender shows.

Karen xx

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Double Detail Dies and Stencils from Tonic Studios

Hello Crafters

I just want to share a card I made using the newly released Double Detail Dies and Stencils from Tonic Studios.  As many of you know these were a Pick Of The Day on Create and Craft last week so a lot of you will be getting these delivered soon, if not already.

Along with the Aztec Alium Double Detail Die Set I used the sentiment from the If Friends Were Flowers Sentiment Frame Die Set and the Keepsake Royal Frame.  I simply cut the die twice into the pink backing card and inked through the stencil with Walnut Stain Distress Ink using a latex sponge.  I backed this with a piece of cream card for stability.  I added the frame on foam pads, shadowed the wording and die cut some extra flowers from the border die.  I finished the card off with a pretty bow and added lots of Bright Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Happy Crafting

Karen xx

Friday, 16 October 2015

Tonic Studios Simply Screen Moroccan Mosaic and Honeycomb Die Sets

Morning All :)
Seems like ages since I've had the time to blog and I have so many cards to show you I have no idea where to start!!

Here are a couple more that I made using the Tonic Studios Simply Screens Die Sets, one from the Honeycomb set and the other two using the Moroccan Mosaic.

Dies Used:

Simply Screens Honeycomb Die Set
Square Layering Dies
Patchwork Perfection Everyday Squares Die Set
Patchwork Perfection Square Stitch Die and Emboss Set

Dies Used:

Simply Screens Moroccan Mosaic Die Set
Idyllics Garland Fancy Die and Embossing Folder Set (sentiment)

Dies Used:

Simply Screens Moroccan Mosaic Die Set
Chalkboard Die and Stamp Set Birthday Wishes

I hope these go towards giving you some inspiration when using your new die sets.

Karen xx

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Simply Screens More Cards For you

Hello again, here are some more of the cards I made with the Simply Screens Dies from Tonic Studios.

Dies Used:
Honeycomb Simply Screen Die Set
Retro Happy Birthday Die Set

Dies Used:
Honeycomb Simply Screens Die Set
Clematis Vine Simply Screens Die Set
Amelia Embossing Folder
Memento Regency Layering Die Set
Today Is All About You Die and Stamp Set

Don't forget to keep tuning in to the shows on Create and Craft for more ideas and inspiration.

Karen xx

Friday, 2 October 2015

Tonic Studios Simply Screens Pick Of The Week

Morning All

I hope the weather is holding out for you all as it's beautiful here in sunny South Wales :).  Today I'd like to show you a few of the cards I made using the Simply Screens dies from Tonic Studios in preparation for the Pick of The Week shows on Create and Craft this week.  These dies are so versatile because they can be repeatedly cut over and over to give you perfect backgrounds along with single strip cuts.  Here's what I came up with.

Here I used the Clematis Vine set both as a background and as a strip and cut the flowers out of the second die.  I also used the Art Deco Ovals and the Retro Happy Birthday dies along with The Essentials card packs which is the most fabulous card for die cutting and with contrasting colours that go together like a dream.

A Wedding/Anniversary/Engagement card next using the same dies, the Clematis Vine set as doors on the front of a tent fold A5 card along with the Love sentiment from the Believe/Love Frames and the Silhouette dies.

Completely different this time, using the Honeycomb set which was cut into the black layer of my card mat with some of the black waste placed back in to make a kind of football pattern to match the beautiful topper.  It only needed some wording so one of the family sentiments worked really well in this case.

I hope you'll join Jodie for the launch show at 11am instead of midday as originally scheduled and throughout the coming week xx

Karen xx

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Chalkboard Die and Stamp Sets

Good morning crafters :)

It's been a tad busy here again so I have let my blogging slip again but here's a couple of cards I made from the recent Tonic Studios Weekender that's been on Create and Craft.  Hopefully, these dies and stamps will start to fall through your letterboxes sometime soon :)

I used the Birthday Wishes Frame but the sentiment is from the Its Your Big Day Set.
Also punched the borders using the Simplicity Gothic Border Punch.

Again I used the Birthday Wishes Frame but this time I've used the stamps out of the It's Your Big Day set along with the floral corner die from the Essentials die set which I've elongated and added some of the Entwined Trellis Plush Peony flowers.

Finally I've used the It's Your Big Day Frame with the Birthday Wishes sentiment,  embossed the background with one of the Idyllics folders, added a small punched butterfly and some punched borders using the Simplicity Victorian Punch.

Enjoy your new Tonic Studios products

Karen x

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Patchwork Perfections - Cards Already Demonstrated by Jodie

Hello all, I thought I'd show you some of my cards that have already been demonstrated live on air by Jodie.  That way if you are looking for a little more detail on any of the designs simply pop over to the Create and Craft website and select one of the Pick Of The Week shows to see them being made.

Made using the Everyday Squares Die Set
Square Stitch Die And Emboss Set and the Quilted Quarters.

Again using Everyday Squares, Quilted Quarters and Stitch Die And Emboss Set.  Finished this one off with some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Silver Lining.

I used the Quilted Quarters, Everyday Squares and Stitch Die And Emboss Set.  Also added some white Nuvo Crystal Drops

For this one I used the Vineyard Set along with the Everyday Set and the Stitch Die And Emboss Set.  Coloured the detail with the Nuvo Alcohol Marker Pens and added some little black Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I hope you like them and that you will continue to watch out for more demonstrations with Jodie throughout the coming week on Create and Craft.

Karen x

Friday, 18 September 2015

Patchwork Perfecton Pick Of The Week

Good Morning, I'd like to share with you a few of the cards I made for the Tonic Studios Patchwork Perfection die range that will be featured as Pick Of The Week on Create and Craft from Midday today. 
Traditionally made this into a sewing themed card due to the little embellishment dies in the Square Stitch Die and Emboss Set.  Also used the Everyday Squares Set on a fold back card.

Completely changed the look of this even though it's the same die set as above, the Everyday Squares by turning it into a Wedding/Anniversary/Engagement card.

Used the Quilted Quarters for this card along with the Square Stitch Die and Emboss Set and the Everyday Squares Die Set.

I made this one into a Screen Card as it shows off the details in the dies very well.  I used both the Everyday Squares and the Vineyard Squares.  I cut two of the screen panels into the card and added a backing and layered two on top of the panels.  I finished this one off with a greeting which gets hung over the scalloped top.

Don't forget to catch the Launch show with Jodie today at midday on Create and Craft.

Karen xx

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Nuvo Pens, Gilding Flakes and Exquisite Stamps

Hello, before there's a new die release from Tonic Studios I just wanted to share with you a few more cards I made using the fabulous Exquisite Stamp range, Nuvo Alcohol Pens, Gilding Flakes and Embossing Powders. 

I hope you like them

Karen xx

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Nuvo Gilding Flakes and Embossing Powders - A Selection of Cards

Good morning Crafty Friends !

I do apologise for the delay in sharing some of the cards I made with these amazing products but it took a tad longer than I thought to get myself back together after finally getting a new laptop.  Thankfully now I think I have a good deal of my software and files back so I am able to show you these which were made using the Tonic Studios Prom Princess Stamp Set, Gold Nuvo Embossing Powder, Nuvo Alcohol Pens, Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes, Glitter Gold Nuvo Sheen Glitter and Copper Penny Nuvo Crystal Drops.  The dies I used were both the Plain and Scalloped Circle Layering Die Set, Tea Party Base Die and the New Clarice Upper and Lowercase Alphabet Sets.

You can really see the effect that the Gilding Flakes give you.

The Embossing detail is fabulous on the stamped image and I chose to only colour the skin tones on this sample.
I went for a different approach with this next card, again using the gilding flakes but this time as a base layer but adding a gilded wording.  I used the Nuvo Clear Embossing Powder, Prom Princess Stamp Set, Bright Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops and Nuvo Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes.  The Dies used were Deco Oval Trellis Die Set, Amelia Embossing Folder and the Expressions Sentiment Die Set.

 After embossing the image using clear embossing powder onto white card and colouring using one of the Inkylicious duster brushes and Antique Linen Distress Inks and just touching the very edge with Vintage Photo, you need to give the image a little wipe with a tissue or some kitchen roll to remove any ink from the actual embossed lines just to show the Emboss Resist Technique. 

Another close up of the lovely effect you get with Nuvo Gilding Flakes.
I hope you can catch some of the shows with Jodie throughout the week for more inspiration from the Tonic Studios Design Team.

Karen xx