Monday, 22 August 2016


Good morning, hope you all had a smashing weekend, today I am sharing a card with you from Tonic Studios Build A Wreath Die Collection available on create and craft as the pick of the week
Dies used :-
Build a Wreath Die Set - Round Bauble
Sparkle sentiment
Ornate  frame layering die set

The card is 7"x 10", I went for a very frosty cool look for this card and I absolutely adore the baubles in this die set such a good size for all crafting - home Decor-cards - scrapbooking .

Thanks for popping by today 

Until next time

Victoria xx

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Dear Santa xx

Good morning  and welcome to my blog, Today I am sharing a card with you from Tonic Studios pick of the week  Build  Wreath Die Collection available on create and craft

Dies used :-
Rococo Fern leaf
Rococo- Round Bauble
Rococo - Teardrop Bauble
Dear Santa Sentiment

The card is an 8"x 8" and for this card I was just thinking of a large present wrapped in a big bow I stuck with very traditional colours for this card with the rich dark reds- greens & golds the patterned paper is from an old Boofle christmas paperpack, the fern leaf I cut in bright lime green but then distressed it with Tim holtz inks the card was a little fibrous  so the finished fern looks a little like velvet and then  cut it out twice  in a darker green and shadowed,  I cut a strip of red card to go down the centre of the card to look like a gift box that's been wrapped in ribbon  ,I cut the baubles out one in red and one in mat gold card stock and then backed them with  opposite  colours and attached some fine red ribbon to the top of the bauble and stuck it  down with  3d foam pads so they look like there hanging down and then I attached a large bown to the top and finished with one of our dear santa sentiment .

Thank you for popping by today

See you soon 

Victoria xx

Friday, 19 August 2016

Build a Frosty Wreath

Good afternoon everyone,we have a brand new launch on create and craft today , The build a Wreath Die collection being demonstrated with the lovely Jo Austin we have shows over the weekend with the lovely Dawny Phillips aswell so plenty to give you lots of inspiration.
Dies Used:-
 Rococo - Build a Wreath -Pine leaf 
Christmas Header Dies -Winter Wonderland
Mini Wreath Decoratons Set- snowflake

Side view so you can see the dimension

The wreath is made from the 2nd size down I painted the ring with nuvo white acrylic paint  I then cut the  pine leaf in white and cut a few in mint glitter card stock all glued with a hot glue gun I then cut the Xmas header die Winter Wonderland in white card stock and backed it on a mint card  stock and created a banner and placed it over the centre and glued with hot glue each side, I  added some mint bows and white snowflakes finished with silver nuvo glitter drops.

Thank you for taking a peek today
be sure to pop back soon as I lots more to share with you

Victoria xx

Friday, 12 August 2016

Simply Just For You

Good afternoon,  A card I want to share with you from Tonic Studios Basic Layering Die Sets, I think as a crafter you definitely  need your core basic shapes and then build on your collection from there I have to say I would be lost without the basic shapes as that's usually where I start from when planning a card

Dies Used -: 
Essentials - mixed Edge Rectangles Layering Die Sets
A4 Embossing folder  Martha 
12x12 forever moment papers & sentiment topper pack
Tonic - scalloped Arc Border Punch
Tonic - Flower Head Punch

The card is 8"x 8" with the front of the card scored in half again back on its self I created a frame with the basic Rectangle layering set and then placed the sentiment Topper from the Forever moments paper pack in side so it looked like a little picture frame  and then a added a little bow for decoration and I also made a hand made rose in cream card stock using the  tonic flower head punch, the inside of the card I added an embossed  background  then punched out a border with the scalloped Arc  and then put a length of ribbon down one edge I finished the card using the light gold pearl nuvo drops down the border.

Thank you for taking the time to visit today
Hope to see you again soon

Victoria xx

New Baby Gift

Good afternoon, Welcome to my blog today, I have been playing with the beautiful Marquee box die  from Tonic Studios ,I have to say I absolutely love this box it has so many uses and sizes if you play around with it, today's box I had a baby gift in mind and of course if your lucky enough to to have the ever so cute Rococo Baby dies then you can dulplocate a box like this, inside is a matching baby hat but you could also put little booties inside  or something for a christening gift and make it in silver and white the choice is up to you.
Dies used - 
Dimensions - Graceful Marquee Die Set
Rococo -Baby Die set

Very simple box to put together you just need to cut 2 of the main shapes all the crease lines are there for you all you need is some wet glue or the very strong red liner tape a little bit of ribbon or twine to close the box and your away.
The dimensions of the box when made are :- Height 5cm-Width 8 cm - & Depth 5.5cm,
So looking forward to seeing what everyone makes when they arrive on the door step I'm thinking tool boxes, picnic hampers endless ideas.

Until next time

Victoria xx

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Tonic Studios Anniversary Launches

Good morning everyone, well a couple of things to share with you today for Tonic Studios Anniversary Event on create and craft this week we have 3 new launches  we started it off with the beautiful Simply Screens Christmas Collection and then today we see the launch of the gorgeous Marquee box which I have to say I simply adore and also some basic layering die sets,  such a useful set of dies in this set being the Rectangle,Ovals ,Diamond & Hearts your foundation  shapes  for any card crafter.
Dies used:-
Simply Screens -The Holly & the Ivy 
Ovalue Layering Die Set
Rococo - Fern Garland

Dies used :- 
Marquee Box Die
Pampered pets ( fish)
Rococo- golf ball,tee & Turf

I decided to do a fishing  theme for this box and brought back some dies you have seen before using the fish from the Pampered pets range and the turf from the men's rococo set inside the box is some fisherman's floaters and plastic maggots this box can be really adapted for any occassion

Dies used:-
Mixed edge Diamond  Layering Basics Die Set

A very simple card to put together forming an Apature in the card and layering different size diamonds to create a frame

Thank you for visiting my blog today be sure to visit again soon as I have lots of samples to share with you all

Victoria xx

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

'OH Christmas Tree

Good evening , and welcome to my blog, I have a card to share with you from Tonic Studuos Anniversary launch on create and craft the beautiful and versatile Simply Screens Christmas Collection
Dies used:-
Simply Screens 'oh Christmas Tree die set
Geometric layering die set
Rococo-Joy to the world christmas sentiment
 Martha Embossing folder

The card is made from A3 card stock folded in half  with the front panel folded in half again and cut down in length to 9 inches, I cut the 'oh Christmas tree die out in cream card stock and backed it in a gold card stock I didn't use the Fancy edge strip for this card as I wanted to leave the edges with a clean line with the card, I then backed the gold layer in red card stock I also paper pieced the baubles.
The inside of the card I added an embossed background from Martha A4 embossing folder then added the Geometric shape die cut and added the joy to the world sentiment and then added to each corner what would be the waste from the bauble and added 4 of the stags ,I also added matching ribbon and bow to the card and finished with the beautiful golden sunset glitter drops.

Until next time


Monday, 8 August 2016

Starry Starry Night

Google morning and welcome to my blog today,we have A Tonic Anniversary on create and craft and launching today at 8am with the lovely paula  on create and craft we have the gorgeous  christmas simply screens  die collection

Dies used:-
Christmas simply screens die set starry starry night
Let it snow sentiment
Framed screens zig zag & floral motif
Deco Geometric layering die set

The card is 8"x8" and the card stock is a light frosty baby blue very easy card to put together but something with dimension to go into a beautiful handmade box as a gift .
The starry starry night border is so pretty I luv them all in this collection but I especially love this one as I luv anything with snow flakes on.

Be sure to visit again soon as I have more samples to share with you

Until next time

Victoria xx

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

September Harvest

Good morning crafters, Just wanted to pop by and share a card with you from Tonic Studios Autumn Wishes Die collection and also the 4 brand new
8"x 8"  Embossing folders.
Dies used:-
September's Harvest die set
Square layering die set
Sew pretty - have a beautiful day sentiment die
8x8 Embossing folder- Modern Chevron
8x8 Embossing folder- Retro Fern

 The card is a tent fold card and the background I used the Modern Chevron embossing folder in cream and then die cut 2x squares from black card stock from the square layering die sets and also 2x brown squares that the card had a cream core I embossed with the Retro Fern and then sanded back so the cream core came through to add depth and dimension then I cut a rectangle and added the leafy berry branch from September's Harvest set, I cut the branch in gold mirri and then in kraft card I cut the branch out again in a rust orange for the berries and glazed them with a clear glaze  and to finish I added orange soda nuvo glitter drops.

Until next time

Victoria xx

Monday, 1 August 2016

Stratford and Avon

Good afternoon , Something a little different to share with you now, as you know I normally make cards and some 3d things but today I have the stratFord and Avon mdf creative pen storage unit from Tonic Studios it was launched yesterday on create and craft with the lovely Jo Austin.

So very easy to put together even for someone like me who hasn't done many mdf units in the past .
I firstly  painted the unit in nuvo matt Adhesive glue as a sealer then I painted the areas that were not going to be covered in papers but I made sure I didn't put any paint on the tabs that slot together as they swell when painted and it's then difficult to slot together  i painted in the nuvo mushroom colour Acrylic paint when it was dry I started assembling parts of the unit ,to cover the unit with papers I then drew around the side panels and shelf parts and then cut with scissors any bits that didn't fit perfect I just sanded back once the unit was covered with decorative papers I sealed with the nuvo matt Adhesive again to seal it all and make it hard wearing  and finished with ribbon and bows and some die cuts for a little extra decoration. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit today

Victoria xx

Fallen leaves

Good afternoon everyone, And welcome to my blog today, I have another card to share with you from Tonic Studios Autumn Wishes Die collection ,hope you managed to catch some shows over the weekend with our jo & Dawny.
Dies used :-
Autumn Wishes - Fallen Leaves
Square layering die set
 Idyllic Garland fancy-Friends Forever die
Tonic Simplicity bunch- Gothic Border

The card is 8"x8" easel card with Matt and layering the background I used a selection of Tim Holtz distressed inks Spiced Marmalade- Dried Marigold-Festive Berries, just randomly  rubbed into  the card stock blending the colours together and then spritzing the card stock lightly with water and dabbing off the excess with kitchen towel.
The leaves were cut out of 4 squares using the square layering die sets and then keeping the negative from the die cut to create a little more interest to the card the leaves I cut out of kraft card and spritzed the card stock with a little water to soften the card so I could scrunch it up to give it more of a natural leaf shape  and then  inked with Tim Holtz tea dye and some Dried Marigold and rubbed the edge of the leaves with nuvo copper mousse.
The Forever Friends  die i cut a piece of the inked card and with a black fine liner  pen I filled in the debossed  letters to make it stand out then finished the card with the gothic border on foam pads to form the stopper for the card to stand up and added nuvo drops for the final decoration.

Thank you for visiting today

See you all soon 

Victoria xx

Sleeve die collection

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