Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Tonic Studios Christmas Frames

The Christmas Frames that are going to be the Pick Of The Day on Ideal World this evening are beautiful.  The are Verso Die sets so there is a lot of versatility with them.  Here are a couple of cards I made using the dies.

This card is made using the Candy Cane Die Set along with the Holly Sprig from the Mini Wreath Decorations Rococo Die as well as the sentiment from the  'Tis The Season Wreath Set.

For this card I made a simple Teepee/Pyramid card and added the Holly Vine Die Set which I finished off with one of the sentiments from the Winter Wonderland Premium Paper Pack.

This time I used the Mistletoe Wreath Die Set along with Regal Frame Die Set.

Join Jo at 9pm and throughout the day tomorrow for more hints, tips and inspiration.

Karen xx

Tonic Studios Gesture Box

Ok so I'm a little behind in my blogging again but life is so busy!!

Here's a couple of little dinky Gesture Boxes I made for the weekend shows on Create and Craft

  For this one I stuck two if the gesture box die cuts together but I cut off one of the flaps.  I added the hearts to the front and back to cover the joins for a different shape.
 This one has two stuck together again but this time keeping both boxes intact and gluing the bases together.
This example is actually made with eight box die cuts.  The first two are stuck together to form a cube and the rest of them are decorated and stuck on to each of the cube's faces.

The die is so simple to decorate and looks fabulous with or without the lace inserts, it will fit a Ferrero Rocher perfectly too :)

Karen xx

Friday, 17 June 2016

Christmas Rococo's Baby Rudolph

Good morning crafters

I hope you are all feeling festive with the start of this year's 'Christmas in June' on Create and Craft.  This year Tonic Studios have a mixture of Rococo dies which I'm sure will appeal to all tastes.  The wreath dies are more traditional in style while the Christmas characters like the penguin, reindeer and santa will appeal to the more cutesy/contemporary cardmaking. 

Whatever your style tune in with Jodie at 12 o'clock to see some fabulous ideas and inspiration.

Karen xx

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Win and Tonic Blog June 2016

Good Morning All,

Just adding my cards here for the Win and Tonic blog challenge this month. We have the choice of

Colour - orange (of course!!)
Technique - create your base card from any Tonic die
Product - use any Tonic flower die or punch
Theme - one for the boys / Happy Father's Day 

My first card is using a Die for the card shape which was one of the Flip Flop dies and the theme - One For The Boys/Father's Day
 My second card (just because I liked the shape) was One For The Boys :) Although I did use a Die for part of the shape (oval) lol

pop along to the Win and Tonic Blog
and add your card for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Tonic Studios
The  New Gold Toy Box 

Good Luck everyone


Friday, 27 May 2016

Sweet Nothings Envelope Dies and so much more...

Good Morning Crafters :) just here to tell you about the New dies being released today on Create and Craft.  The collection is called Sweet Nothings and it comprises of three different sized envelopes with so many uses.  All the patterned panels are Verso which of course means that they can be cut into your cardstock as well as being layered on top with the use of the outer edge.  I've chosen to show you a very simple but incredibly delicate wedding invitation today using the larger of the envelopes.

I've used the outer edge and cut the floral panels into all of the envelope flaps.

The gold layer is cut with the large verso panel and the white inset was printed, die cut then trimmed to show a small border of gold.

The ovals are also included in the set and the initials were cut from the Clarice die set and added to the ribbon strip which was then secured with a hook and loop fastening (velcro).

Of course, what card is finished without Nuvo Crystal drops!  I added Pale Gold to complete this Elegant yet simple invitation.

Don't forget to join Jodie from midday on Create and Craft with this lovely collection of dies.

Karen xx

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Win and Tonic Challenge

Well hello there.  I've never been part of a challenge blog before so I'm excited to see how this goes.

Here's my challenge entry for Anything Goes :) it's a wall hanger using the Ornate Frame Large Layering Die Set along with a few favourites. here's the link if you want to join in and have a chance at winning some fabby Tonic goodies :)

I hope you like it, thanks for popping by :)

Karen xx

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Rococo Home Die Collection - New Home Door

Good morning, another couple of cards from me again today just to show you a couple of things I've done with the door die from the new Rococo Home Collection from Tonic Studios.

 A little stepper card.

Supplies used:

Rococo New Home Door Die
Rococo Home Fancy Letterbox Die
Indulgence Die and Stamp Set Home Together
Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter Candy Pink
Nuvo Glitter Drops Sherbert Shimmer

Offset Gatefold

Supplies used:

Rococo New Home Door Die
Large Layering Die Ornate Frame
Miniature Moments On Your Day
Silhouette Scenes First Dance
Silhouette Scenes Bride
Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter Champagne

I hope you like them, don't forget to join Jodie for the rest of the 4 day deal shows this week.

Karen x

Monday, 9 May 2016

Rococo Home Die Collection - Bird House

Hello again, I'm here to share a couple more cards I made for the launch of the Rococo Home Die Collection which is on Create and Craft at the moment.

 Supplies used:

Rococo Home Die - Bird House
Keepsake Regal Frame and Lovebird Insert
Harrop Card Blank Layering Dies
Silhouette Scenes First Dance Die Set
Entwined Trellis Delicate Daisy
Indulgence Die and Stamp Set Home Together
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Buttermilk
Essentials Card Pack - Brilliant Blues

A very quick and simple card

Supplies used:

Rococo Home Die - Bird House
Sew Pretty Beautiful Day Die Set
Simply Blooms Premium Paper Pack
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Carnation Pink

As you can see the dies can be made into a more detailed time consuming card or a more simplified card depending on how much time or experience you have :) Don't forget to catch the shows with Jodie over the next few days to catch up with some more inspiration

Karen xx

Friday, 6 May 2016

New Rococo Home Dies - Ornamental Keyhole & New Home Keys

Hello crafters, certainly not as long an absence as in the past! I'm back again with the new Rococo Home Die Collection.  Such a beautiful collection I hardly know where to start but think I'll go with the Keys and Keyhole :)

 First of all I've got a little Topnote Box to share with you which I added the Keys and Keyhole too

Supplies Used:

Rococo Ornamental Keyhole
Rococo New Home Keys
Topnote Trellis Die Set
Beautiful Bramble Die Set
Nuvo Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse
Nuvo Bright Gold Crystal Drops
Essentials Card Pack Brilliant Blues
Essentials Card Pack Monochrome

Keys to my heart for this one :)

Supplies Used:

Rococo Ornamental Keyhole
Rococo New Home Keys
Indulgence Affections Heart Vine Base
Believe/Love Frame Die Set
Harrop Card Blank Layering Dies
Woodland Walk Premium Paper Pad
Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops

Don't forget to join Jodie at 8am on Monday for some fabulous inspiration on Create and Craft.

Karen xx

Pattern Panels - Tonic Studios Design Team Cards

Back again and finally up to date with this post.  Here are the cards I made for the Pattern Panels Launch just last week.  I hope they give you a few ideas to help you along the way.

And we're all caught up.... I promise to be a good little blogger from now on ;)

Karen xx

Beautiful Blooms - Tonic Studios Design Team Cards

Hello, just a few more to go so it's the turn of the Beautiful Blooms die collection now, six stunning sets of verso flowers, leaves and flourishes.

Karen xx

Rococo Faith Die Collection - Tonic Studios Design Team Cards

Hello crafters :)

Tonic Studios Rococo Faith Die Collection this time around :)

Hope they inspire you in your own crafting :)

Karen xx

Double Detail Frames - Tonic Studios Design Team Cards

Hi again,

Here are the cards made for the Double Detail Frames Dies and Stencils and the new colours in the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

I hope that these can give you some ideas to use in your own card making.

Karen xx