Monday, 30 January 2017

Sneaky Peek - Tonic Studios Buildables One Day Wonder Thursday 2nd Create and Craft

Evening crafters, well, if these are not the cutest dies ever made from Tonic Studios then I don't know what is!!!!  The Buildables Collection is a set of 'put together' animal dies.  They are a sizable die cut when made up and are amazing as the main focus on your card or project.  There is Olivia Owl, Betty Bunny, Frankie Fox and Harry Hedgehog.  Today I'm going to share a little project I made with the bunny :)

I used the Tent Gift Bag from the Keepsake Range - 623E.  It may be an old die but it is a favourite of mine.  I also used just parts from the Betty Bunny Die Set along with one of the sentiments from the Pillow Box Die Set - 370E and a small layering die from the Eastern Oyster Die Set - 1451E

I cut the Tent bag out of the light grey from the Gracious Grey Essential Card Pack - 790E and also the Head, the ears, the legs and the paws.  I cut the ears again out of white from the Monochromatic Essential Card Pack - 791E along with the teeth, the tail and the layering die.  The 'for you' was cut from two shades of pink out of the Magnificent Magentas Essentials Card Pack - 786E.

I filled the bag with chocolate raisins labelled as bunny poo.... lol they still taste delicious.... :)  I closed the bag with a Velcro/Hook and Loop fastening.

Please join us on Thursday for more inspiration and demonstrations on Create and Craft for the One Day Wonder for these fabulous dies and of course over the next few days the Design Team will all be sharing their incredible makes.

I hope you like this and it inspires you to create something wonderful yourself.

Happy Crafting

Karen xx

Friday, 20 January 2017

Brrr.... So cold.... Here's Another Bendy Card - Tangled Terrace Window Box Die Set

Morning All, well it's a chilly but beautifully sunny day down here in South Wales today :)   I'd like to share a card that I made using the new Tonic Studios Window Box Die Collection, this one is using the Tangled Terrace
 Along with the Tangled Terrace - 1563E, I also used the leaf spray from the Autumnal Oak Die Set - 1431E, the Best Wishes Miniature Moment Die - 1242E, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder - 1442E

I started off with a 6 x 6 card blank, I cut myself some layers, brown 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 and blue 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.  I embossed the blue layer then distressed the edge with some Burnished Bronze Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - 814N which I applied with an inking brush to give me a nice soft effect.  I lined my layer up on my card front before I cut the slit with the Window Box Slit Die - 1564E as I wanted my front curved elements to be right at the bottom of the card, not just the bottom of the layer.  I cut my main curved pieces from brown and added the detail cuts to the blue verso layer which I again distressed with the Nuvo Mousse.  I added my curved card pieces to the actual card blank so I knew it would stand up properly.  You could decorate this anyway you like but I chose the Autumn Leaves Collection to tie in with the foliage on the Verso detail die.  I cut the leaf spray in cream and brown, distressing the cream die cut with the Mousse and the same with the Best Wishes sentiment.  I attached these to the card front with my trusty Funky Glue Pen - 421E and added a pretty brown and cream gingham bow.  A nice simple card finished off with some Buttermilk Nuvo Crystal Drops - 652N

Hope you like it :)
Happy Crafting

Karen xx

Monday, 16 January 2017

New Tonic Studios Window Box Dies

Hello Crafters, I hope you caught Jodie this morning for the launch of our Window Box Dies, four designs in the set with an additional 'slit' die :)  they make the most wonderful Bendy cards with very little work which can either be unclipped and folded flat or if you'd prefer to keep them constructed, make a box :)  Here's one I made ready for the launch this morning, hope you like it

 Along with the Tangled Terrace Window Box Die Set I also used The Rococo Nursery Mobile which I paper pieced, layered and coloured with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and the Miniature Moments Little Princess Die which was also coloured with the Mousse.

Make sure you catch some of the shows over this 4 Day Deal for more inspiration and demonstrations.

Happy Crafting

Karen xx

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Win and Tonic Challenge - Deco Curved Strip Die

Hello again and thanks for popping in today :)

Here is my DT Card for the Win and Tonic Challenge, this month it's

Colour - open - please feel free to use any colour/s you want
Technique - layering - very easy
Product – strip or border dies
Theme – love and marriage

I've used Brown, Cream and Gold for my Colours, I've layered both with Tonic Studios Eastern Oyster Layering Die Set and with plain cut layers, I used one of the Tonic Studios Rounded Strip Dies - the Deco this time, which comes with the Music Strip I used in my last blog post.  This time I've used them along a fold as a kind of header die effect.  I've added a couple of marriage themed Miniature Moments dies, the Bride and Groom and Love Honour and Cherish. here's the link if you want to join in and have a chance at winning some fabby Tonic goodies, this month it's  Nuvo mousses. The colours are orange blush, burnished bronze, coral calypso, Pacific teal, citrus green, seaspray green, royal aubergine, powder blue, old navy, gunmetal grey and last but not least pink flame :)

Get entering and Good Luck

Karen xx

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Curved Strip Dies Music Card

Good Morning Crafters

I'm keeping up with my side of the deal..... I'm back here already with a blog post!!! I know, I'm shocked myself!!  Anyway, here's a little Monochromatic c6 card I made using the Music and Deco Rounded Strip Die Set 1605E as a pocket along with some of the Rococo Music Dies, Treble Clef 1182E on the front , Electric Guitar 1175E tucked into the pocket and the Awesome, Cool and Sweet Miniature Moment Sentiment Die 1240E to finish it off.

Hope you like it, I'll be adding more later on in the week

Happy Crafting!

Karen xx

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

New Year's Resolution

Hello fellow crafters.

My New Year's Resolution is to be a better blogger :/ I'm letting my blog slip by the wayside and I have so much to show you I have no idea where to start.  I am trying to get everything updated, I've already started on my Pinterest account, almost up to date there and over the next few days I'll get a few posts put on here..... stay with me crafters.... I'll be back!!!

Karen xx