Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Memory albums 2 Christmas Themed

Good morning everyone, just popping by to share the Memory Book 2 collection with you from Tonic Studios,also at the bottom of this blog post you will find a step by step slide show of me talking my way  through a basic album ,you  certainly  love these albums and being a newbie to albums myself I am  getting a bit addicted.
The first album I would like to share with you  is Christmas themed I know Christmas, but thinking ahead what a fantastic way of keeping those treasured memories past or present for gifts or yourself to pass down through the family. I think it's so important to put photos in albums with as much journaling as you can ,my husband and I have many photos  in our loft and nobody to ask who these picture's  are as there are no dates or names on the back of the photos and all my husband's side have passed away so i think this is so important.

All the album is decorated with craft perfect card stock apart from the red base card which is fill a box and is 3oogsm so you can imagine this album is really sturdy as it's 600gsm when All the pieces are stuck together.
The decoration was snow flakes from Tonic Studios and the decorative papers are from every crafts a pound 6x6 paper pads.
This album has the two pages stuck back to back leaving a side pocket to add an extra page for a photo and journaling. 

Magnets for the album flaps are 10mm x 1mm and lots available from amazon & ebay.

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Below is a basic album slide show of putting one together,I hope this helps if you get stuck just leave a comment or message me on FB no problem.

Until next time 

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Tonic craft kit 10

Good morning everyone, what a beautiful day it is here in Cheshire today. Now I have two cards to share with you today from Tonic Studios Kit 10 what a fabulous kit and the colours are gorgeous with oranges ,yellows and the stunning green / blues reminds me of the beach  the contents of the kit as always is fabulous and the free gift amazing and so very useful I have to say. I will add the link here for the kit

Materials used:-
Tonic craft kit 10
Craft perfect jet black
Craft perfect Bright White
Craft perfect Kraft card

The first card was created with a 5"x7" tent fold card with a centre section removed so it looks like a chalk board this was marked with a pencil  1  1/2"  in from each side and the same upwards and using a ruler and craft knife remove this section.
The frame die  is die cut in Kraft card and white, making  the frame you will need to die cut the centre die.then the frame was placed on a mat & layer cut on a paper trimmer allowing a border then placed onto the card with 3D foam pads.
 Then you will need to die cut the never ending banner in the oranges and yellow card stock &  making little banners stick together again with 3d foam pads and place onto the top of the card die cutting the letters son and adding those to the banners and to finish the card congrats was added to the centre black layer of the frame and the Nuvo drops were added.

Card no two is another 5"x7" card the card has a white layer added and this layer has been randomly  stamped with Nuvo Hybrid ink -  Languna Bay  using the stamps that come in kit 10 this is then added to the card, now you will need to make two frames one is made using the  orange and yellow craft perfect from the kit the centre of this frame has also been stamped with the Hybrid inks in -Carrot Stick & Rubber Duck.
Using the Birthday strip stamp in the kit.
The second frame was created using the fabulous Shimmer powder included in the kit- Atlantis Burst  and also using the Nuvo spray bottle, you need to die cut the frame and lightly spray with a small amount of water then with gentle tapping add the shimmer powder you will see it slightly move on your card stock then add more water with the spray bottle you will now see the colours explode now heat with a heat gun if you want more colour then repeat until your happy with the result.
Now place the yellow frame on top using wet glue and add this to the card with 3mm foam pads to add depth & dimension to your card.
Now die cut a length of banner in orange and white craft perfect shape with your fingers this is placed across the centre with one end slightly tucked under the edge of the frame.
The letters were cut from the glitter Accents to do this you will need a craft sheet ,add a good amount to the craft sheet and spread with a palette knife  leave this to dry over night when dry peel away carefully and you can now place your die on top and die cut the letters you wish be careful removing the letters from the die use a pokey tool and carefully tease the letters out.
Add a little glue to the back of each letter and add to the banner.

I hope you have lots of fun with kit 10 the products included are fabulous and like me you will just want to play and play with these products. 
Now for any inspiration head over to Tonic Studios FB page there are lots of inspirational videos from the DT 
links to all the blogs you will find on the right hand side of my blog where you can find the DT and Tonic.

Until next time 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

A pop of colour

Good morning everyone, sharing another card with you today from the stunning pretty posies die sets from Tonic Studios ,launched last night on Hochanda, Jodie has a show at 1 & 4pm today and of course if you missed last night shows from 6 & 8pm you can watch those on rewind on Hochandas web site.

Materials used:-
Pretty posies -  you brighten my day
White Nuvo drops
Nuvo shimmer powders - Catherine Wheel- solar flare-cherry bomb
Cheap hair spray
Craft perfect Bright White
Craft perfect raspberry
White 3oogsm  card base

The card base is made from A3 card and measures 7"x 5" with mat and layers , the top card stock has been coloured with the gorgeous Nuvo shimmer powders with a real wow!! Of colour added I started off with a piece of water colour card and lightly stayed with a water mister bottle not soaked it just a light spray then gently tap the colours where you want them  and you will see the colour spread ,to spread the colour further spray a little more water and then heat dry with a heat gun if you want more colour you can repeat and then dry once dry spray over the card from a little distance some cheap hair spray all over the card this will  help to seal the colour otherwise the colour transfers a little. Now your ready to cut the detail die  over to the right hand side of the card so it hangs off the edge and not central, this layer is added to the card with 3mm foam pads so you get that depth and dimension through the die cut.
Now you can add all the other die cuts to the card again adding more dimension by adding foam pads ,the corners have just been snipped with scissors to create decoration  and to finish the card white Nivo drops were added. A very simple card but with a real pop of of colour.

Thank you for visiting my blog today

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

You Brighten My Day

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to my blog.Today i am sharing a brand new launch with you from Tonic Studios - pretty Posies which are very pretty.
Materials used :-
Pretty Posies- die set
Ivory craft perfect
Blossom pink craft perfect
Kraft card craft perfect 
Second edition Kaleidoscope boxes  
Nuvo drops - Party Pink
Baby pink organza ribbon
Natural mini button embellishment

The card base was created cutting 2x of the Kaleidoscope doe sets and placing a score line across the top of the card shape to form a hinge flap to glue the front of the card to.then cut layers in Blossom Pink craft perfect and Ivory. Then the pretty Posies has been die cut in the same colours adding Kraft card  just to make the posies pop off the card make sure you add 3D foam pads to each layer to add depth and dimension to your card. And then place a pretty bow to the top of the card and adding a natural decorative button. And then finishing the card with Nuvo drops.

Thank you for visiting my blog today , be sure to pop back tomorrow as i have lots to share with you . Xx

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Parfumerie gift boxes galore

Good afternoon  everyone, so who has been rather naughty and put the Parfumerie boxes into their baskets lol, well I don't blame you they are fantastic dies the designs are so well thought through the way they all just click together, today I am sharing some creations with you from this launch I won't really give a detailed blog this time as the boxes fix together so easily but just share mine with you for a little inspiration for when yours arrive,although I bet you are all bursting with ideas .
Materials used:-
Parfumerie Perfect  Panache gift box
Jet Black Craft perfect
Chilli red Craft perfect
Golden Satin  speciality card craft perfect
Craft perfect construction Acetate 
Nuvo Indian  gold Mousse
Red shoe string ribbon 
Battery operated tea light 
And a fair I bottom was added to this boy to raise the light up a little inside as the box is slightly to narrow for the light so a 1" cube was added and the light placed on top.

Parfumerie Perfect - Panache gift box
Craft perfect Coral Pink 
Craft perfect Bright white
Craft perfect jet black
Black satin ribbon

Materials used :-
Parfumerie Perfect Panache gift box
Craft perfect Kraft card
Craft perfect Espresso Brown
Craft perfect Chocolate Brown
Craft perfect Chilli red
Craft perfect Pistachio Green
Craft perfect Blossom Pink
Craft perfect Golden Satin speciality card
Nuvo natural bakers twine
Bird from the bramble frames die set
Flowers from the octagon 2nd edition Kaledescope box set

Materials used :-
Bright White craft perfect 
Mauve craft perfect
 Nuvo -Silver  peciality card

Materials used :-
Parfumerie Perfect Romance gift box
Craft perfect pearlecent   Lime Light   card stock
Craft perfect specialty  Ivory Toile    card stock
Craft perfect  speciality card- golden Satin
White shoe string ribbon

Materials used :-
Parfumerie Perfect Romance Gift box
Jet Black Craft perfect
Bright White craft perfect
Golden Satin speciality  craft perfect
Cherry Red craft perfect
Red shoe string satin ribbon

Materials used :-
Parfumerie Perfect Romance Gift box
Golden Satin  speciality craft perfect
Craft perfect -Raspberry Pink
Ivory craft perfect
Satin shoe string ribbon

Materials used :- 
Parfumerie Perfect Romance Gift box set
White pearlecent craft perfect card stock
Pink polka dot decorative card
Rococo Baby  dummy die
Shoe string ribbon

Materials used :-
Parfumerie Perfect Romance Gift box set
Craft perfect construction Acetate
Craft perfect Nebula Purple   glitter card
Purple satin bows 4x 
Now you will have to cut the construction  Acetate with scissors but place the die onto the Acetate and run it through the die cutting machine 2/3 times this will place all the score lines in the box but it will give you a guide to follow with scissors and it's not difficult to cut out.once cut place red liner tape on the glue flap and away you go the rest is just decoration but these look lovely filled with sweeties.

Thank you for joining me today, I will in the next day or so put how I made the lampshade here on my blog with step by step photos but it's really easy to make I promise xx

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Guilded gift bag - kit 9.

Good morning everyone,welcome to my blog ,today i am sharing another gift bag with you all from Tonic Studios kit 9 ,now i have to say watching the tonic craft battle yesterday and our Owain creating a tag with the guilding  flakes well it got me thinking so out came the guilding flakes in gold and copper and away i went and came up with this.
Materials needed:-
Tonic Studios Craft kit 9.
Black card stock
Jet Black Craft perfect card stock
Nuvo double sided sticky sheets - A4
Nuvo -Gold guilding flakes
Nuvo- Bronze guilding flakes
Black shoe lace ribbon
Die cutting machine
Nuvo -Deluxe Adhesive
Nuvo- red liner tape

                                                               I have so say so easy to put together  and not very messy either as all my guilding flakes are in an A5 box so I work over my boxes so very little mess so anyone new to guilding flakes I would suggest putting them in a bigger clear box with a secure lid as the flakes expand you think oh these  tubs are light  but wait until you get them out of that pot you have loads and you need very little on a project.
So the base of the bag is cut from 300gsm black card stock just what i had to hand, 240gsm will absoloutely fine for this bag as you will be building up your layers.
Now you want to use a double sided sticky sheet place the double sided sticky sheet over a piece of black card stock and then die cut the plain backing panels so you need 2x large panels for the front and back and 2x side backing panels.peel off the sticky backing and carefully  place a few bits of the gold guilding flakes randomly  on your backing die cut and rub in leaving gaps you don't want to cover it all brush off the bits until  smooth then cover the rest with the copper flakes and repeat now you should have a two toned colour do this to all the backing pieces now you need to cut them all again but adding the detail die this time and die cut with jet  black Craft perfect card stock once all these are die cut place glue onto the reverse and adhere  to the backing panels, the decoration to the bag with the tags and sentiments were made the same way you will get all the cutting for the guilding flakes from an A4 sticky sheet backed onto card.
Thank you for visiting my blog today, be sure to pop back here on Friday where I will be sharing a brand new launch with you from Tonic Studios you want want to miss this one everyone xxxx

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

With love

Good afternoon everyone, sharing a gift bag with you today from Tonic Studios Craft kit 9.
Materials needed:-
Tonic Studios- Craft kit 9
Bright White craft perfect
Pistachio  green craft perfect
Craft perfect super smooth white
Champagne craft perfect
Red liner tape craft perfect
Nuvo Alcohol pens second edition corals
Nuvo Aqua flow shimmer pen
Nuvo - Deluxe Ahdesive
Shoe string coral ribbon

To create this bag you will need to cut two of the largest dies in the set once these are die cut its best to  decorate the bag flat .
Now you will need to die cut 2 plain panels in the pistachio green card stock and then cut another two plain panels in Champagne ,add the detail to the champagne  layer this will then be glued to the pistachio  green die cut and glued flat to the bag repeat the same for the side cut the detail die again in a white stamping card - Nuvo super smooth  craft perfect is ideal for this then you will be adding the pieces back into the die where you see the flower sections this is called paper piecing you will need to add wet glue to each little section and then place the white card in place once dry you will then be ready to colour the flowers sections .
For this card Nuvo Alcohol pens coral colours  were used ,just be careful and take your time as you dont want to colour over the lines  top tip if that does happen and you think you have ruined your bag just cut the detail part out again in chapagne and over lay it on top it will cover up your mistake and nobody would know. Once all the detail is coloured just highlight the flowers with the Aqua flow glimmer pen.
Now you need to die cut the tag again sticking with the same colours & thread some fine shoe string ribbon through the top of the tag and add a small matching bow, you will also need to die cut the flower embellishment and stick down with wet glue on to a piece of white card that has been coloured with the Nuvo coral pens and then cut out fee hand this is then added to the tag.
In the die set you will find decorative dies to decorate the handle this was cut out in the same pistachio green card stock  and Champagne  and glued flat to the handle each side.
Thank you joining me today 

Until next time xx