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Love cats

Good morning ,A pampered pets card to share today from Tonic Studios weekender on create and craft  the next show is 12pm with Jodie so tune in for plenty of inspirational demonstrations.
Tonic Dies Used :- Rococo pampered pets- love cats Circle layering Die Set
The card is  8"x 8" matting and layering i cut the centre out off the top layer and lined up with the black layer of card stock underneith and cut the centre out again ,i then stamped the Just Purrfect  i added a red frame to the apature using the circle layering Die Set. The love cats were cut out in green card stock then black card stock i then cut away the foliage  i stuck the black layer ontop of the green layer then i popped the centre of the heart out and used a nuvo glue pen then covered with red glitter and stuck back down with foam pads .This card would make a perfect Anniversary card or Engagement or even valentines card or just to let someone you love know your thinking of them.
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Pampered pets - Scotty Dog & Toby's sill

Good afternoon, well what can i say i am an animal lover and so i enjoyed playing with this die set collection pampered pets so versatile and who doesnt love cats & dogs. You can see the full collection  of Tonic Studios Pampered Pets on create and craft for the weekender launch with Jodie at 9am and throughout the weekend.
Todays cards i would like to share with you features the Rococo Scotty Dog & toby's sill.
Dies used:- Tonic Studios Rococo Scotty Dog Trellis square Base Die Set Rococo Petite Die & stamps Keepsake Royal Frame & Butterfly Insert Die Set
The card is 8"x8" the embossed background was created just scoring the card on a score board ,i then added matting and layering to the card ,the scotty dog was cut with black card and then i applied glue with a nuvo glue pen left it a min to go tacky and then applied black flock to make it look fluffy ,to create the coat i cut it out in a dark red card and stuck it down to a lighter red card then cut ou…

Monochrome Love Cats

Good morning,A quick make today from the  Tonic Studios weekender on create and craft Pampered Pets, Black and white i do love monochrome simple but classic
Tonic Studio Dies Used :- Pampered Pets Love Cats Rococo Dinners up Die Set Circle Layering Die Set

The card is a large DL shaped card created using 2 sheets of A4 card stock and making a hinge this is hidden once an insert is added to the card the top layer of the card stock i have cut 2 circular apatures out using the scalloped circle layering Die Set i then cut 2 white scalloped rings to frame the apatures and  then i cut out another  scalloped circle in white and black card stock and stamped Just Purrfect to the white layer and then mounted with foam pads i then cut the fish in grey card stock and placed it just under the sentiment the cats were cut from the love cats Die Set i carefully cut away the foilage and the love heart and seperated the cats by just cutting one away from the other and to finish i added white Nuvo Drops…

Just Purrfect

Hello,Another card to share with you today from Tonic Studios weekender ,Pampered Pets range on create and craft.



Tonic Studio Dies Used:- Rococo Just Purrfect Die & Stamp Set Keepsake Royal Frame & Butterfly Insert Die Set

The card is 5"x7" tent fold card matting and layered with gold mirri and patterned paper from my crafty stash i cut the base layer of the royal frame in cream card stock and then brown card stock i distressed the edges with tim holtz tea dye, the cat is cut in gold mirri and black card stock & glued slightly off set the sentiment was stamped with brown memento ink again distressed the edges and finished the card with a little bow and buttermilk nuvo drops.
Until next time

Victoria xx

Birthday Flip Flop

Good morning,Another Flip Flop card to share with you today

Dies used: Tonic Studios Forever My Friend Flip Flop Die Set Entwining Trellis Delicate Daisy Set Entwining Trellis Bellus Buttercup Arboreal Dream Die Set Sentiments Retro Birthday

The card base is created using an A4 piece of card stock approx measure half way and place your die down with removable tape the beautiful papers are from Tonic Studios Mid Summer Mornings paper pack,and finished with Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Drops.
Thanks for taking a peek today Hope to see you again soon

Victoria xx

Flip Flops

Good afternoon, well the sun is shining in cheshire today it's so nice to have a light bright day ,weekend is here again the days are just flying, i have a big job this weekend sorting my craft room out wish me luck you might have to send the search party out.
Todays cards are from the flip flop range from Tonic Studios which have been on  c & c this  past week.
Dies used :-  Tonic Studios Flip flop Die set Cherish every moment Simply screens Honeycomb. 



Front view of the card The main  card is constructed with 2 A4 Pieces of card stock


Tonic Studios  Forever My Friend Flip flop  Die set  The card is  8"x8"

 Decorated using :- Tonic Studios Gallant Gate Die Set & Embossing Folder Annabel. & nuvo Drops

Thank you for visiting my blog today hope to see you soon

Victoria xx

Love Is...

Good morning, Another card to share with you from the POTW on c&c  with jodie,Tonic Studios Flip Flop Die Sets.
Todays card is made without using the flip flop element,these dies are so versatile you can use the dies as Flip Flops or without it's up to you to be creative.




Dies used:- Love is ... Flip Flop Die Set Petoria DuoCaps initial die sets
The card is  8"x 8"  i started by cutting the inner heart into the card stock on opposite corners then lined the inside of the card with a rich deep red card stock then cut 2x hearts out in cream and then in the rich red and stuck down with  foam pads to add depth and dimension then added love is... sentiment i cut the sentiment out twice  red/gold and slightly off set and then added you fron the initial Die set  ,again cut twice and slightly off set and then the finishing touch 2 red bows and black glossy nuvo drops.

Thank you for taking the time to visit today

Victoria xx

It's The Little Things

Good morning, A card i would like to share with you today Tonic studios- Flip Flops, featuring throughout the week on create & craft POTW with Jodie, have had great fun playing with these die sets there are 4 sets in the collection It's The Little Things, Forever My Friend, Love Is..., Cherished Moments. so many different card shapes can be made with these dies and i look forward to sharing some samples with you over the next few days.

Dies used:- It's The Little Things Flip Flop die set


The card was creating cutting two of the flip flops out  and then joining them with a larger piece of card stock and lining the inside with mirri card  the finished card measures 16 cm x20 cm the very pretty papers are from Tonic Stusios paper range- simply Blooms. For the decoration i have used a topper from my stash and added the beautiful sentiment to the opposite side which i cut twice and slightly off set to create a shadow , then finished the card with  decorative bows and Carnation …

Tangled trellis twisted easel

Hello and welcome to my blog,
The card i would like to share with you today is from Tonic studios mini strip die set that was the POTD last week on Ideal world with jodie, A little twist with this card today i added the chalkboard die and stamp set just to show you that all your tonic dies mix and match and are  so versatile so never be afraid to mix and match your different sets.

Die sets used: Tonic Studios Tangled Trellis mini strip die set Indulgence chalkboard Birthday wishes Die & stamp set Entangled Trellis Bellus Buttercup Entangled Trellis Delicate Daisy

The card is a 7"x7" twisted easel card the ribbon is used as a stopper,with the Tangled Trellis i created a frame & stamped the chalkboard with a grey ink pad i often use a grey tone when i dont want the centre  to stand out so much, so the eye  focuses on the centre but you then dont  miss the detail in the frame and the finishing touches of the flowers.

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Hugs & kisses

Good afternoon,well i dont know about you but i had to do a little shopping earlier and my goodness it was so busy then i realised its black friday so shoppers were  finding themselves some bargains.
Todays card is from Tonic Studio's  Birthday Wishes Indulgence chalkboard Die & Stamp set.

Dies used Tonic :-  Birthday Wishes Chalkboard Die & Stamp Sets Scalloped square layering Set Boudoir Square base set Flower from the flora Frames Set Finesse Floral Frond Die set
 The card is an 8"x8" With matting and layering i distressed the edges with a Tim holtz Disressed ink,Milled Lavender and finished the card adding white nuvo drops to the centre of the flowers.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today,and i hope that i have inspired you to go and have a play with your dies.
Until next time hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.
Victoria xx

Mini Indulgence strips

Hello and welcome
Today's cards are from The mini Indulgence strips and stamps from the latest release from Tonic Studio's POTD on Ideal world tonight at 9pm with jodie & throughout wed & C&C.

Dies used :- Tonic Studio's  ON Your Day Mini Indulgence Strip Die & Stamp Set
The card is a 6"x6", matt and layered with gold mirri and cream card stock and each layered die cut is cut twice in gold mirri and cream card and stuck together slightly off set  the centre die is heat embossed using a fine detailed gold embossing powder and heated from the back to leave a smoother finish and then  to finish added a small bow.



Dies used :- Tonic Studio's On Your Day Mini Indulgence strip Die & stamp set
This card is An A5 card blank matt and layered in pearl black & red card stock,i cut the strip 4 times and glued one to the other in the middle and trimmed off the decorative bits and glued flat to the card and trimmed off at each end then glued the mat…

On Your Day

Hello and welcome to my blog
Today's card is from the brand new Decorative Mini  strip Dies from Tonic Studio's launching with Jodie on Ideal world for the pick of the day at 9pm tonight.

This is the card i would like to share with you
Dies used Tonic Studio's :-  scalloped layering circle set On your day Mini strip die & stamp Set Believe/ Love Frames Topper Die Set
The card measures 7"x7" , i matt and layered and then cut the centre die of the mini strip set 3 times and then cut the diecuts  in half to create the 6 petals i attatched these to the back of the scalloped layering circles i then stamped the centre sentimet with black archival ink and layered with foam pads. The inside of the card is created with another 7"x7" card  scored in at each end  at 3" & 7/8, the inside apature was created using the outer frame from the Believe/ love frames topper die set The inside of the card is decorated with the  On Your Day mini indulgence  die a…

Bluebell meadow

Good moning well it's a very frosty morning here in cheshire i have to say i dont mind it being cold it's the constant rain i am not keen on but it's my favourite time of the year , anyway todays card i'm using a double detail die.

Dies used:- Tonic Bluebell Meadow Die & Stencil Set Just For You from Pansy Topper Die Set

The card is a Tent fold card I found some  pretty patterned paper from my crafty stash and distressed the edges with a tim holtz distressed tea dye ink with a piece of cut and dry foam i cut the die on the left hand side and embossed, once i removed the die and bits i placed the stencil over the top of the diecut and then secured with a low tack tape i  distressed through the stencil with the cut and dry foam again using tea dye colour ink . Then free hand i cut a banner shape and matt and layered again i distressed the edges with ink,i cut the strip die out a second time and inked through the stencil but then  cut the 2 butterfly's out free ha…

Birthday Wishes

Good morning, well the sun is shining in cheshire this morning but it's mighty cold, so i think it's a good excuse to stay indoors in my craft room perfect day heehee.
                 This is the card i would like to share with you
Tonic Dies Used:- Birthday Wishes Indulgence Chalkboard Die & Stamp Set Beautiful Buckle Strip Die Set Deco Oval Trellis Basic Die Set
The card base is made with A4 card stock scored 2" & 4"  and then flip the card and score at the opposite end at 2" & 4" i then cut into the card stock using the beautiful buckle strip each side then backed the design with a strip of blue card stock i then added the Deco oval Trellis flat to the centre the eye catching centre part to this card is created using the  Birthday Wishes Chalkboard Die & Stamp set i cut the base layer in black  to make it pop off the card and to co-ordinate with the top layer which i used black card stock and stamped with versamark and applied fine detai…

Exotic lilly gatefold

Good morning ,A double detailed card to share with you today

Dies used:- Tonic Exotic Lily Die & Stencil Set Tonic Small Lacy Bow Set
The card is a double gatefold card, first of all I cut the die out and embossed the die cut, I then placed the stencil over the top of the die and matched up the pattern easier to do if you emboss the card after cutting, I secured the stencil with a low tack tape , I used a distessed ink spun sugar & tea dye from tim holtz and a applied the ink with a piece of cut and dry foam.  I then cut out the small lacy bow to coordinate with the card  and glued with a glue gun just to one side of the card  & added Antique Rose nuvo drops to each coner to finish the decoration.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today Until next time
Victoria xx

Special Occassion easel card

Hello everyone hope your all well, I have some very exciting news to share with you all I have been very fortunate to be invited to join The very talented Tonic Design Team to say i am excited is an understatement it is an absolute honour and privilege and i am so looking foward to creating with fabulous products i hope you can all share my journey .
 I have been playing with the fabulous Indulgence Chalkboard Die and stamp sets and have been having great fun with these sets so many possibilities.
So this is the card i would like to share with you today.
Dies used:- Tonic Indulgence Chalkboard Special Occassion Die & Stamp Set

 The card is a 7"x7" easel card the embossed background is from Tonic and is a rose embossing folder  I matt & layered the base card and used the centre die to use as the stopper i added 2mm foam pads underneith the top part of the easel i cut the base in red and then added the white embossed card and glued together i then wrapped the wide red …

For the love of handbags

Hello and welcome to my blog, I have been busy playing with some of the Tonic girls night out dies and this is the card i would like to share with you.
                  Tonic Dies used:-
Rococo Stylish handbag die
Circle layering die Set
Scalloped Circle Die Set
Trailing Blossom Die Set
Just for you sentiment die set 1


The card is a 7"x7" easel card in cream card stock to create the stopper i just cut the scalloped circle in half and mounted on 2mm foam pads ,the sentiment was cut twice in gold mirri card and red card stock stuck together with wet pva glue slightly off set to create depth. The bag was cut once then i stuck to another piece of red card stock and cut out with scissors & a craft knife. 
The flower card stock is some from my crafty stash from craftwork cards,i added gold liq pearls to the vines for added embellishment and a gold fabric rose to the bag,the embossing folder is from embossalicious 6x6 folder.

This is a look from a side view
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Elegant birthday

Good morning crafters, A card i was making in the wee early hours as us crafters do when we can not sleep or just when we loose track of time.
Dies used:- Tonic Splendid Screen Strip Die set Tonic Wild Briar Border Topper Die Set & topper Pack sentiments Loving Birthday

The card is an 8"x8" tent fold i cut the splendid screen strips out of the card blank and lined the inside of the card with silver mirri  I then cut the Wild Briar Border topper Die in centura card stock to match the card and also in silver mirri as you can see the topper fits inside the Die i then slightly off set the silver layer behind and placed foam pads on the reverse to add depth and dimension to the card i then finished off with a pretty double bow with a little bling gem.
Side View
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today Hope to see you again soon
Victoria xx

Butterfly Purse

Hello and welcome to my blog

Today's card is a 10"x7" card blank

Dies used:- Tonic verso corner die Butterfly purse Tonic royal frame Tonic Rococo petites matinee purse.
To finish the card I added gold liq pears a cream satin bow and a ruby red dazzler.
thank you for visiting my blog today
until next time 

victoria xx

Gallant gate fold

Hello and welcome
A beautiful lilac gate fold card i would like to share with you today.
Tonic Dies Used:- Gallant Gate Strip die Set Flora Frames Flora Frames Topper Set majestic Vine Die Set



An inside view of the card
The card base is made with 1 piece of A4 card stock I finished the card by adding the flowers  with a little white liquid pearls from ranger.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today
Until next time

Victoria xx

Little bit of glamour

Hello welcome to my blog


Today's card is Tonic inspired

7"x7" tent fold card with some matting & layering
Dies used:-
Tonic Boudoir square base die Tonic Rococo Petites matinee purse die Tonic Rococo Petites Lavish Lipstick die Tonic Rococo Petites Nail Varnish die 

I started by cutting the dies in pink glitter card, then stuck down with pva glue onto different colour card stock and cut out with scissors I finished the card with black cosmic shimmer glue pearls. 
Thank you for taking a look
until next time
victoria xx

High fashion

Good afternoon,sorry its been a while since my last posting i have been decorating my house still a work in progress but just had to share this card with you today with more to follow.

Dies used:-
Tonic verso trellis circle base die Tonic corner die set Ivy Bridge Tonic rococo Lace Stilettos Tonic birthday wishes sentiments set 1

The card is a 7"×7" card blank and the front panel is folded back on it's self,i finished the card with a bow a little bling & black cosmic pearls
This is the inside of the card

Until next time

Victoria xx

Santa is on his way

Good morning,well the christmas cards are underway.

The card i would like to share with you today is an A5 card created using Sue wilson dies from creative expressions.

                                               Dies used:-

Sue wilson dies

Festive collection - Winter trees
Festive collection- Santa's sleigh
Festive colection- Deer family
Festive collection- Sentimental bauble
Noble dies - Classic Adorned Design


The card is an A5 size,i did some matt and layering with  foundations coconut white card stock & gold mirri card,i pierced around the edge with a tim holtz piercing ruler.

To create the scene within the noble die i punched out a circle and stuck down with a low tack adhesive and inked around with tim holtz distress ink Antique linen & a little tea dye just around the very edge of the card stock,then removed the circle punch to create the moon.

To add a little texture i added pva glue to the enbossed part of the winter trees and added cosmic shimmer iced snow.

Wh…

Snowflakes are falling

Good afternoon, A card i made a few days ago for  samples for my local craft shop.
Dies used :-
  Sue wilson snowfkae mini striplet die  Sue wilson snowflake dies                       Heartfelfelt creations sentiment stamp


The card is an 8"x8" I then mat and layered using a green none shedding glitter card and  pierced the edges of the top layer using a tim holtz piercing ruler. 
 I then cut the outer layer of the mini striplet die with the glitter card and  cut the decorative layer and outer layer in white card glued together with a tacky pva glue as glitter card can be tricky to stick down. 
I then cut out the snowflakes in white card and then rubbed over the surface with a gold wax and buffed off the excess.
I then finished off with a few decorative gems and stamped a sentiment . 


Thank you for visiting my blog today until next time take care.


Victoria xx

A little bit peachy

Good morning,well i think today might turn out to be the perfect craft day as its going to pour down here in cheshire, hope its sunny where you are today.

The card i would like to share with you today is an 8"x8" card
                                                 Dies used:
Sue wilson  Caribbean island collection-st kitts Sue wilson  Gemini collection - Orion Sue wilson  Delicate Daisies- open petal Sue wilson  Delicate Daisies- Complete petal
Other materials used- Embossalicious 8"x8" embossing folder Triple white satin bow 2x crystal clear hat pins from creative expressions A sentiment stamp happy birthday from my stash
The card was created using the above materials some matting and layering ,I then used a tim holtz piercing ruler to create the pierced holes around one of the layers
Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today,hope to see you soon.


Victoria xx

Peace love & joy

Good morning, I sit here in my craft room and the sun has most defiitely got his hat on today yay lets hope it continues.


Today's card i would like to share with you is on the frosty side


Dies used:
   Tonic Boudoir square base die setTonic peace, joy & love sentiment  die setTonic scalloped circle layering dieMarianne poinsettia die

The card is an 7"x7" card blank,i added some gold glitter card behind the lattice square ,glitter card can be tricky to stick if your using a tape adhesive, I find a good tacky pva glue does the trick, i then cut out 7 large & 7 small poinsettia leaves shaped them with my fingers and again stuck together using a wet glue i then cut the centre of the poinsettia in gold glitter card i  cut a scalloped circle and added the peace joy & love sentiment to it and placed it in the middle the card ,I  finished with gold liq pearls from ranger.


Until next time enjoy crafting

Victoria xx

Pretty in pink

Good morning,well i dont know about you but the weather has been just dreadful this weekend but always a positive to come from it, plenty of time to craft .

The card i want to share with you today is a recent comission for a lady who is going to be 101 yrs old so it has to be a pretty card & also a special card.



                                                    Dies used:
Sue wilson noble collection tonic rococo butterfly
Other materials used are:- Phill martin Decadent Damask birthday verses stamps chloes floral stamps the 101 was cut from plantin school book cricut cart creative expressions clear mini dazzlers pink decorative pearls
The card was made using 2 sheets of A4 card stock both trimmed down to measure 9"x 8" i then scored both piece's of card at 1" to make a hindge & then glued both pieces of card stock together.
The flowers were stamped with a white ink pad on white vellum i then coloured the reverse of the vellum with a rose pink dye based ink…

A little bit festive

Good good morning ,well the festive cards are now underway this is the card i would like to share with you today.



                                                 Dies used:

Sue wilson french background colection
french collection- provence
classic poinsettia
holly branch
let it snow



The card is 8"x8"
Mat and layering  the top white layer has been pierced around the edge using tim holtz piercing ruler,top tip when using the piercing ruler place a hat pin in each end of the ruler into a foam mat that way the ruler wont move off line when your working otherwise you can end up with a wonky line.


Thank you for visiting my blog today


Victoria xx

Decorative Dragonfly

Good morning a 7"x7" card i would like to share.
Tonic dies used:
 Trellis circle base die set rococo dragonfly brooch verso corner die set monarch medley added a patterned paper from my crafty stash and finished with some liq pearls. thanks for taking a look
Victoria xx

special friends

Hello crafters & a warm welcome to my blog today.

Todays card was inspired with a  speacial friend in mind we have never met in person only on social media but one day we shall meet .Happy birthday lovely lady xx


                                               Dies used:

Spellbinders 5"x7" elegant labels 4
Spellbinders foilage
spellbinders shapeabilities flower play
Spellbinders grand decorative ovals
sue wilson Californian collection- Decorative frames (set B)

 Stamps used:
Phill martin A5 set Decadent Damask sentiments
flower soft:  floral sentiments design set 1 & 2 .

Floral papers are Laura Ashley traditional designer paper pack 8"x8" paper pack from my stash.


This is the inside of the card.

The card was made using 4x 5"x7" card blanks 2 cards are scored in half and the other 2 cards are scored in half and then each half scored again so you end up with 4 equil sections i then cut an apature out of the middle of the cards with 4 equil score line…

A little joy

Good morning


Todays card is a christmas card i know i can hear you all screaming Nooo  , as it is such  a beautiful  day today, but it will soon be with us before we know it.

                                               Dies used:
All sue wilson dies nobles dies ornate pierced design striplet lattice heart scandinavian collection - corner,border & tag set festive joy die set.

The card blank was made with 2 sheets of A4 card stock both cards were scored in half and the front panel of each card was scored in half again both large pieces of card were glued together,so it folds flat in an envelope.
The card was finished with gold coloured pearls, satin cream bow and some docrafts berries from my stash.
Thank your for taking a look today,until next time take care happy crafting.

Victoria xx

Cornflower

Good morning

Todays card grew from the lemon card stock and the card just went from there really, I used an 8"x8" scalloped card blank  and cut a lemon piece of card stock for the mat & layer i then embossed it with a diesire 8"x 8" embossing folder.

                                                  Dies used :
Sue wilson dies: Noble dies- classic adorned design Austrian collection - Vienna finishing touches- curled vines corn flower diesire small fringed quilling flower.

The card was stamped with a phill martin A5 sentiment stamp from the decadent damask range stamped with memento london fog ink.              I finished the card with liq pearls from ranger  (white opal) and a white satin bow with a large pearl dazzler from creative expressions.

Until next time

Victoria xx

Tonic double easel card

Hello,sharing another of my cards with you today,this card is a double eazel card using a collection of tonic dies.


                                                   Dies used:
Boudoir square base die Rococo perfume bottle rococo fancy hat box ornate fan from the round window die set just for you from the pansy topper die set Embossing folder is tonics A4 rose folder i used a tonic border punch across the top and botton of the card.
Thank you for visiting my blog today, hope to see you soon

Victoria xx

Snowflake card

Hi welcome to simply cardz

Today i would like to share with you a chrismas card the card is an 8"x8" card blank i then placed a white mat and layer that i had ran through a tattered lace embossing folder stuck down with double sided tape  i then  cut the base layer of sue wilsons italian collection-Calabria die with a strong blue coloured glitter card, then  i cut the next top layer in white 3oogsm card stock  then  the same with the next 2 layers of card stock i used a tacky pva glue to glue the white top layer of card to the glitter card and left to dry for a short while



Glitter card can be a little tricky to glue so if wet glue doesnt work for you i would recommend pinflair glue gel or collall 3d glue gel is also very good and a glue i use myself. The top layer of the card i used a tim holtz distressed ink faded jeans and then added a stamped sentiment i then finished the card with ranger liq pearls white opal.
                Thank you for taking a look today and i hope y…