Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Merry Christmas

Good morning everyone ,well the day has finally arrived, Susan's Garden club  launch with Tonic Studuos on create and craft today at 4pm for a two hour special.. I would like to share a card with you  with a lovely festive feel and let's face it Christmas is not far away now .
Materials used to create this card:-
Helleborous (Lenten and Christmas Rose) die set
Holly & Berries Die Set
300gsm white base card
Stitched ovals layering Die Set
Merry Christmas Sentiment
Ivory sea shells Nuvo drops
Red Berry Nuvo drops
Nuvo Crystal Glaze
Mirror card-  Harvest Gold
Cherry Red craft perfect
Bright white craft perfect
White stamping card
Amber Yellow craft perfect
Nuvo Alcohol  pens greens 416/417

The card base is a tent fold card with an aperture cut in the front using the oval stitched frame die set and then creating a frame to go around the aperture.
 The inside of the card is lined with Cherry red card stock which gives the card depth and richness, Merry Christmas sentiment was added inside the card.
The Holly & Berries were die cut in Nuvo ultra smooth card and coloured on both sides with Nuvo Alcohol  pens then with Susan's tool kit add the veins to the leaves and then shape, once the leaves are shaped Nuvo Crystal Glaze was brushed onto the holly leaves it doesn't take long to dry but adds a real natural glaze you see in real life.
The berries were cut in the same card and coloured with pens and then red Berry nuvo drops were added to the branch  & left to dry over night and then the same again on the opposite side this adds real depth to the berries again leave these to dry over night I would reccomend making a batch of  these in one go so you have them to hand without waiting for things to dry.
The Helleborus ( Christmas Rose) was cut from white craft perfect and shaped on a sponge mat the petal edges were shaped slightly with tweezers and then the centre was cut in the Amber Yellow craft perfect and the tips are dipped in craft deluxe adhesive and yellow pollen added to the ends, once dry glue these to the centre of each flower and arrange on opposite corners of the card .
Thank you so much for joining me on my blog today it's great to have your company, I will be back very soon with more samples I created for the launch.

Monday, 28 October 2019

Spider mum - Susan's Garden Club

Well good afternoon to you all, it's been some time since my last blog post as I have been so busy just not enough hours in a day but I am back today to share a creation with you from the very talented Susan Tiereney Cockburn with Tonic Studios- Susan's Garden Club , a brand new collection of 13 x die sets from Susan that I am sure you will all adore especially if you are a collector of Susan's dies.If on the other hand you are brand new to Susan's dies or Tonic then you really are in for a treat as Tonic dies cut like a dream in one pass and that's why I love Tonic. Today's card I am sharing with you is the absolutely stunning Spider Mum my absolute favourite  along with Galvanized  bucket  which is amazing coloured with our Nuvo mousse.
Dies used to create this card are :-
Sider mum
Japanese painted fern
Galvanized Bucket
Ladybug/ stems set
Beauty Berry Bush
Craft perfect - Fuchsia Pink
Craft perfect - Bright white
Mirror card - Harvest Gold
Nuvo Alcohol  to colour  flowers
Nuvo Mousse - Pure Platinum
Nuvo mousse - Black Ash
Nuvo Mousse-Fresh Copper
Crystal drop- morning Dew

The flowers and leaves are coloured with the nuvo Alcohol  pens and the Galvanised bucket started off as white card and then coloured with the Pure Platinum mousse then a little black ash blended to the side and then distressed to look old with adding the Fresh copper.To finish the card a little sentiment was added Happy Birthday
The flowers were die cut ,coloured with Alcohol  pens to both sides of the die cut and then shaped with Susan's tool kit  which will be available on the shows as long as stock lasts.I will be back to share lots more with you over the next few days.But please join Susan Tireney Cockburn on create and craft Tuesday 29th October at 4pm UK time for a two  hour launch .
Until next time xx

Friday, 11 January 2019

Sleeve die collection

Good afternoon everyone, hope everyone is well .its been a while since my last blog post its been such a busy time with prep ect and getting ready for the workshop event coming up at the end of the month , so looking forward to meeting many of you it will be a fabulous day.
Today i am sharing a brand new launch from Tonic Studios  called Sleeve dies, ever so pretty and detailed dies, so delicate in design on a couple of them ,these are great for paper piecing or colouring what ever you  are in to really. There are 6x sets in the collection  and these dies are like a belly band really but so much you can do with them as you will see from my samples and the DT samples.I created a sleeve around a Tonic memory album for a closure, and  a sleeve around a wedding invitation with RSVP  ,  these sleeves  go around envelopes, party invitations, gift wallets,cards its really up to you or you can have them as a decoration on your cards or boxes .
This is the memory book 2 with the beautiful Dazzling Heart Boutique Sleeve as a closure for the album. 

Materials used :-
Dazzling Heart Boutique Sleeve
Craft perfect - Embossed card Golden Mosaic
Craft Perfect- Harvest gold Gloss Mirror card
Craft  Perfect- Chilli Red
Craft perfect - pPearlescent Majestic Gold
Craft perfect - Jet Black
Deluxe Adhesive 
Tonic red liner Tape

 Wedding invitation with RSVP 
Materials used :-
Dazzling Droplets Sleeve Die set
Craft perfect - Kraft Card
Craft perfect - Golden Mosaic Embossed card.
Craft perfect - Polished Gold Gloss Mirror card.
Craft perfect Bright White
Invitations printed from home computer.

Gift box with Sleeve closure
Materials used :-  white 300 gsm base card
Decorative papers
Craft perfect - Kraft card
Tonic Ultra smooth stamping card
 Aqua flow pens
Water brush pen 
Clear Jewel drops
Ivory Seashell drops

Wrap around a card as the main focal point as a topper.
Material used:-
Dahlias in Bloom Sleeve dies
300gsm black card base
Victorian layering die set
Tonic ultra smoith stamping card
Craft perfect- Jet Black
Aqua Flow pens 
Shimmer glitter gloss pen 
Water brush
Black gloss Nuvo drops

I hope this gives you a few ideas of how to use these die sets.Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.
Will be back very soon to share more ideas and samples with you .
Dont forget to join Jodie on Hochanda this evening at 6pm for the launch.
Victoria xx

Monday, 15 October 2018

Good morning everyone, hope you all had a good weekend,talking of weekend did you catch our Jodie on Sunday launching the brand new strip edge dies from Tonic Studios,if you didn't your missing out they are so beautiful they make very elegant cards but also from the DT they show so many different styles they can be really modern and funky.
Join Jodie again if you missed this  morning's show you can watch Jodie live at 1pm and 5pm today on Hochanda, but don't forget you can watch missed shows back on the rewind service on Hochandas web site.
Materials used:-
Blossom decorative strip die
Bright White  craft perfect 
Blossom Pink craft perfect
White base card white 300gsm
Tag from a gift in a tonic magazine
Decorative papers
Pink satin bow
Nuvo drops - Ivory Seashell

material used :-
Swirl decorative strip die
5x7 white base card tent fold
Pewter grey craft perfect
Bright White craft perfect
Thanks Sentiment strips
Most recent flowers & flourishes
Vintage drops - earl grey
Decorative paper
Strawberry bonbon  glitter pen
Water brush pen
Magnificent magnolia stamp/ die set
Fanciful front die set 
Dainty daisy die set

Materials used:-
Blossom decorative strip die
Black 8x8 base card
Blossom Pink craft perfect
Jet Black Craft perfect
Bright White craft perfect 
White craft perfect  stamping card
For you sentiment strip
Square  pinhole layering die set
Black Nuvo drops
Black fine line pen
Nuvo Alcohol pens 510,512,516

Materials used:-
Swirl decorative strip die
7x7 cream card blank tent fold
Ivory craft perfect
Black Craft perfect
Chilli red Craft perfect 
Fern Green craft perfect
Speciality card golden mosaic
With love sentiment and plaque
Black Nuvo drops
Fanciful front

Materials used:-
Blossom decorative strip die
cream card blank
Decorative papers
Cream satin bow and gem embellishment
Ivory craft perfect
Harvest Gold mirror card- 
For you sentiment
Bay scallop Layering dies
Nuvo drops ivory seashell
Vintage drops - saddle bag

Materials used:-
Blossom decorative strip die
White base card 5x7
Decorative papers
Birthday girl sentiment( circle stepper card set)
Elegant oval Layering die set-
White satin bow
Nuvo drops 
Small daisy flower

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today , anything you need to know or ask just leave a comment  here and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Have a great week everyone.

Don't forget our Jodie back on Hochanda today at 1pm xx

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Good Afternoon everyone, well Tonic Studios have a brand new launch this evening at 6pm on Hochanda the gorgeous border strips 4x die sets in the collection and they are so pretty, the DT have made stunning cards with these.
Material used:-
Border strip - swirl
Craft perfect Kraft card
Craft perfect Bright White 
Craft perfect jet black
Craft perfect Champagne 
Floral papers
Nuvo drops ivory seashell
Pink satin ribbon
White button embellishment
Flowers created from a tonic craft kit 5
With love sentiment added using a label machine
Sister sentiment
Basic layering oval die set

Card blank is 5x7 Kraft card then a layer slightly smaller  going down in size by 1/4 increments  using decorative papers to both layers  the base card has the edge die cut away leaving a beatiful lacy edge to the card front then the next layer  cutting a small scalloped edge and the last layer using the lacy edge and also the stunning detail die that cut into the card stock, showing the pink papers from underneith building dimension to your card.
A sentiment was die cut in black card and placed onto a white scalloped die cut oval this is then placed onto a Kraft card die cut plain edge oval and this is then added to the card with 3D foam pads to finish the sentiment ivory seashell Nuvo drops are added all around the scalloped detail of the oval.
Then some decorative flowers were added to the bottom corner again just adding a bit more interest with more dimension and finally finished with a pale pink satin ribbon and white decorative button, the with love sentiment is printed from a label machine.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, be sure to pop back as I have lots to share with you from this launch xx

Friday, 5 October 2018

Best Wishes

Good morning everyone , welcome to my blog ,today I am sharing the brand new pattern panel dies and sentiments from Tonic Studios they launched at 10am on Hochanda with Jodie ,there are 4x panels in the set  which are absolutely stunning and fantastic to paper piece but it that's not your cup of tea leaving a slight shadow to the die cut leaves you with a very elegant classy card or box as well as the panels we have brand new sentiments which are amazing, Special Friend- which I love and also with all my love & it's your Birthday  & Best wishes ,beautiful font to these dies.
Materials used :-
Tangled Vine panel die set
Best wishes Sentiment
White 300gsm 8x8 card base
Craft perfect- bright white
Craft perfect Chilli Red
Craft perfect  Jet black
Craft perfect Mauve Purple
Craft perfect Aubergine Purple
Nuvo Aqua flow shimmer pen
Nuvo 3D foam pads
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive 
Decorative bow
Rolled Rose from the Hamper / Terrium box sets

The card base is an 8x8 card blank opens the traditional way with mat and layers in red and white craft perfect adding 3D foam pads to the white die cut panel using the beautiful Tangled Vine die then creating a frame using your basic square layering die sets  then to add the main focus to the card the Best wishes is cut with the backing in olive green craft perfect and then the detail in Jet  black craft perfect the roses in the detail have had a piece of  Chilli red Craft perfect placed on the underside and under cut with a small pair of Tonic gold snips which for small detail work they are a must have  and a stunning pair of mini scissors, And  then add the Aubergine purple and Mauve purple to the other flowers in the sentiment.
Add the sentiment to the centre of the card with 3D foam pads to finish add a little sparkle to the flowers on the sentiment with a little glitter Gloss Aqua shimmer pen from Nuvo and finally adding a decorative bow to match all the colour throughout the card adding a rolled rose in Chilli red Craft perfect.

Join Jodie on Hochanda today at 3pm for more inspiration from the team
Any questions please leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can and don't forget you can click on Tonic FB page and all the girls on the DT by looking on the right hand side of my blog.

Have a great weekend everyone xx

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Hamper / Caravan gift box

Hello everyone welcome to my blog , wow what a busy busy time it has been with the prep for the Birthday Event , the Bithday event and now prepping for future shows and magazine commissions it's a busy old time and my back went again won't bore you all with the details but nothing got done for 8 days so only doing things in short bursts so my apologies for the late blogging of some of my makes from the Birthday event  . Wow Tonic really pulled out all the stops for this Birthday amazing products from the Nuvo range with expanding mousse, glitters / sequins and confetti then all the media dies , legacy keeper and finally the embossing folder for memory book 2 which is amazing , we had the stunning floral die and stamp sets and shaker dies set which is lovely for this Christmas and then not forgetting the gift boxes amazing I have never had so much fun in all my days I had so many more ideas and when I get 5 mins I will have a go at making them but just ran out of time sadly, but you all fell in love with the mail box and caravan thankfully I had enough time to make a Christmas version of the mail box so i could do step by step photos for you all, but sadly not enough time to do the caravan so i am having to make another .
Materials used :-
Hamper box die set
Terrium  box die set - (flower wheels )
Craft perfect Kraft card 
Gingerbread house die set - ( windows)
Lace border - Constance
Tonic Border Punch for the canopy
Gold Nuvo drops
Ivory 300gsm card 
Floral papers- crafters companion

Start by cutting a piece of card the same width of the hamper base but longer than the base of the box now this depends how long you want your veranda area on the front and back of the box. You will need to cut  roughly 5/ 6 of these and stick them together to form a really hard base just like chipboard. 

Now you need to die cut 16 flowers from the terrium box this is what was used for the wheels you need to stick all 4 on top of each other then adding a fifth with decorative paper to match your box so in total you need 20 wheels. Now place a mark on the edge of the wheel with a pencil each side so you know where your half way mark is as you don't want your wheels to be stuck to your caravan at different heights.

You need to make the Hamper box up as you would normally adding pretty decorative papers it opens just the way it was designed with the supports added in each end as I showed you on the mail box previously. 
Once the the Hamper has been constructed glue your hamper box to the base you have created leaving enough space at the front  for a little veranda and a big enough space at the back for your flower  box.

Now make a little flower box big enough for the space you have made  and this box had a little tissue paper added to the bottom of the box and then the flowers were made from the set and placed inside with hot glue then the box is glued to the back and base of your hamper box and base.

You can now add the little fence around the front of your veranda area this is die cut from the lace border die -Constance  you need to cut this die out 4x times and you just rtim the very edge off with your scissors and glue 2x together to give it some strength stick one end to the caravan edge where you know you can cover it with a wheel  then with a little hot glue or wet glue glue it to the edge of the base you will need to hold it and do it bit by bit until the glue has grabbed ,please be careful if using hot glue, then when you come to a corner just gently bend it and teasing it around and glue in place as before ,work out where you want your gap and trim off, do this on the other side then you can add your wheels  which will be glued to the sides of you hamper and the side of the base you will need  to hold these for a min until the glue has grabbed.by placing the halfway pencil marks on the wheels you have a good idea of getting your wheels all at the same height as you don't want it to rock.
 Now you are ready to add a bit of decoration the 2x little windows are from the gingerbread house die set  but if you don't have these you could place little circles  or an oval shape with the bottom cut off. 

Now to make the canopy you will need a piece of card the same length as the Hamper  but the width just needs to over hang slightly  so I would say as wide as your hamper box plus an extra 1" on each side then with a border die or punch as I used here you need to punch a pattern across the sides of this piece of card  both sides then shape the roof with your hand or something round like a spray tin to shape the roof then this is added to the roof of the caravan on 3D foam pads as a canopy it only needs to over hang lightly on each side.
To finish you need to add a door to the front which is just an oval die cut with the bottom trimmed off put through a wood effect embossing folder and a small gold brad put through the card then glued flat to the caravan add nuvo drops to the wheels and awning   and then add some pretty flowers to the veranda each side and a piece of card  mountain & valley fold the width of your  gap as a step and glue underneath.
You could always add a picket fence around the front if you have another picket fence die.
And there you have your caravan 
When I get 5 mins I will try and do a step by step picture tutorial to follow but hope this helps in the meantime xx enjoy I am so looking forward to seeing your mail boxes and caravans xx

Merry Christmas

Good morning everyone ,well the day has finally arrived, Susan's Garden club  launch with Tonic Studuos on create and craft today at 4pm...