Friday, 30 September 2016

Sparkle & Shine

Good afternoon crafters , We have a long weekender from Tonic Studios starting today on create and craft with the fabulous Celebration die collection and also  Nuvo Sparkle Dust-12 x fantastic shades of ultra fine Nuvo glitters there like silk to touch I havn't seen any glitters as fine as these before and I'm not a huge glitter person but these as we say here in Cheshire are lush there great to work with the sparkle is wonderful until you touch it ,it's hard for me to explain how it feels to touch.

Dies used:-
Swirling frames- large Layering Dies
Sparkle & Shine sentiments
Nuvo Sparkle Dust-Paradise Blue-Cosmo Berry & Raspberry Blue

The card shape was made with A4 card stock folded in half with the edge of the die slightly over hanging the spine of the card and run through the die cutting machine release the die and then score the front of the card in half again this is to form the easel for your card I then used the same die to make the shaped card to cut the top part of the card I did this in blue card to match the base card and then cut the same shape in white 240 GSM card and then cut the detail into this die cut to achieve the beautiful lace around the edge .
I then put a piece of double sided sticky sheets to a piece of card  then cut a smaller die cut in the set  once I did this I peeled off the sticky back and sprinkled  3 different  colours of the glitter and rubbed it all into the sticky sheets this glitter can be put into a new bag or pot so you have made your own shade don't waste a drop,I also did the same with the senments used double sided sticky sheets made my own glittered sentiments ,the base layer of the easel I used a purple mirri card just to add a different texture and all the colours matched  the Cosmo Berry sparkle dust.

Thank you for visiting my blog today be sure to visit again over the weekend as I have plenty to share with you all

Victoria xx

Gallery of recent Tonic launches

Hello crafters well my blog has been neglected recently so many launches being prepped but sadly not enough hrs in the day to blog at the moment so I thought I would add the cards i have made recently with the gorgeous Swirling Frame & Ribbon & Bow set  and also Basic layering Die Sets from Tonic studios and also the stunning Flip flop / Easel die sets.
Roseannas Terrace - Flip Flop/ Easel Die Set

Cassandras Garden - Flip Flop/ Easel Die Set

Peony Promenade- Flip Flop/ Easel Die set

Roseannas Terrace- Flip Flop/ easel Die set

Balustrade in Bloom Flip Flop / Easel Die Set

Peony Promenade- Flip Flop/ Easel Die Set

Cassandras Garden - Flip Flop / Easel Die Set

Balustrade in Bloom- Flip Flop / Easel Die Set

Balustrade in Bloom -Flip Flop /Easel Die Set
Ribbon &  Bow Large Layering Die Set

Swirling Frame - Large Layering Die Set

Ribbon & Bow- Large Layering Die Set

Swirling Frame - Large Layering Die Set

Swirling Frame - Large Layering Die Set

Swirling Frame - Large Layering Die Set

Ribbon & Bow - Large Layering Die Set

Swirling Frame - Large Layering Die Set

Swirling Frame - Large Layering Die Set

Swirling Frame - Large Layering Die Set

Sunray Venus- Basic Layering Die Sets

Sunray Venus- Basic Layering Die Set
Eastern Oyster- Basic Layering Die Sets

Bay Scallop- Basic Layering Die Sets

Bay scallop- Basic Layering Die Set

Thank you for popping by today 

Until next time 

Victoria xx

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Let's Celebrate

Good morning crafters, Today we see the brand new launch  from Tonic Studios of the Celebration die sets on create and craft and also the fantastic Nuvo Sparkle Dust which comes in 12 stunning colours and is ultra fine  glitter        which I have to say is like nothing I have used before this glitter is like silk so smooth it's very special glitter
Dies used :-
Rococo Celebrations- Champagne  Flutes
Oval basic layering die sets
Framed screens-curved crosses/ simple stripes set

The card is 7x9 in a light cream 300gsm card , with base layer in black 160gsm then a layer of cream 240 GSM card stock the framed screens was cut in black card stock 240 GSM with a ribbon across the join halfway up the card I then cut the basic Oval layering dies in black and cream just sticking with 2 colours keeping it very elegant and simple ,I then cut the Champagne  flute in silver mirri card and added some silver nuvo glitter drops to look like bubbles coming out of the Flutes I then finished the card by adding silver nuvo pearl drops to the lower section of the card on the framed screens and then matching bows and gem rose to the centre of the bows.

Thank you for visiting my blog today

Victoria xx

Monday, 26 September 2016

Roseannas Terrace

Good afternoon everyone, welcome to my blog it's been a busy time prepping so there is plenty to share with you over the coming weeks today's card is from Tonic Studios- FlipFlop / Easel die sets
Dies used:-
Square basic layering die sets
Flip Flop Easel die set- Roseannas Terrace 
 Today is all about you - chalkboard die set

The card is 8"x8" with a scalloped edge with mat and layering I then created a frame using Tonic's square basic layering die sets I then cut the beautiful Roseannas Terrace  Die out in a pale lemon card stock in 240gsm the ideal weight to die cut with Tonic dies and I then placed each rose and the centre of the die a yellow card stock and trimmed around the edges of the roses with scissors I then added a sentiment to the centre of card and for a finishing touch I cut another rose and placed it in the centre of the bow and then added silver Nuvo drops ,I think it's a card for any occasion. 

Thank you for visiting myou blog today I will be adding more cards over the next couple of days so keep a look out for those 

Until next time 

Victoria xx

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Sent with love

Good morning everyone, well weekend is here yay hope many of you get some crafting time  or watch the lovely Paula on create and craft today with the Large Layering Dies the card I am daring today is the very elegant Swirling Frame die set.
Dies used:-
Large Layering Die set -Swirling Frames
Sent with love sentiment
Splendid Screen strip die set

The card is 8x8  and a very simple card to make I created the shape top and bottom using the edge of the splendid screen strip die set
Then it was just a matter of cutting the base shapes out in craft card and then cutting the base shape out again in white but then adding the detail with the beautiful Swirling pattern  I absolutely luv these dies there so elegant but so many things you can make with them I have so many cards to share with you and a box over the next few days

Until tomorrow 

Victoria xx

Friday, 16 September 2016

I Miss You

Good evening everyone, well today the lovely Paula launched the stunning large frames dies - Ribbon & Bow and Swirling Frames  from Tonic Studios as the Craftinator on create and craft join Paula again  for a 2 hour show this evening at 8pm
Dies used :-
Large Layering Dies- Ribbon and Bow
I miss you Topper Set
Entwining Trellis -Bellus Buttercup

The cards is 8x8 in French navy and cream card stock a very simple but elegant card

Thank you for visiting my blog today

Victoria xx

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Ribbons & Bows

Good afternoon everyone, well we have a brand new exciting Tonic Studios launch on create and craft Friday 16th sepember  at 4pm with the lovely Paula.

The launch of the gorgeous Large Layering Die Sets Ribbon & Bow and also swirling Frame.

The card I am sharing with you today is from the Ribbon & Bow die set
Dies used:-
Large layering Die Set - Ribbon & Bow
It's your big day- chalkboard collection
Frond Finesse  die
Tonic Small flower punch

I started the card by cutting the largest die in the set and folding it in half cutting just a small amount off the bottom part of the card at the back so the card has a stable bottom to sit without falling over, I then went down in the sizes in different coloured card stock the next layer in white and Aqua are glued flat using Tonic's funky glue I then made a frame using the next layer and used 3D foam to add dimension to the card I finished the card by adding a sentiment  cutting it out twice to create a shadow again this gives the card depth and dimension the flowers are from a tonic punch in my stash  and I punched 6 of the flowers to create little roses and added those to the beautiful florush which is one of my favourites

Thank you for taking a peek

Until next time 

Victoria xx

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

You're a star

Good morning everyone, it's already a very warm morning here in Cheshire the sun is shining,the card I'm sharing with you today is from Tonic Studios Launch of the Glimmer Paste & Stencil Sets available from create and craft.
Materials used :-
Layered Hexagon Stencil set
Sapphire  Blue -Glimmer paste
Star layering die Sets
Square layering die sets 
You're a star sentiment die

The card is 8"x8" with Matt and layering in kraft card & a gorgeous blue I created a frame using the basic square layering die sets and used the              stencil onto the kraft card and then stuck that flat under the frame it  just gives a stunning background I then added the star layering die and layered with kraft card ,gold mirri  and the beautiful blue card stock  i then put a small hole into the star and top of the frame and added a couple of jump rings so the star has movement on the card and with the stencil having the stars in it I just thought your a star sentiment was a perfect match ideal to send to anyone but perfect for any of the men in our lives I then finished with nuvo drops.

Thank you for taking a look around my blog today
Until next time

Victoria xx

Mr & Mrs

Good morning and welcome to my blog, I'm sharing a card with you today made with Tonic Studios latest launch the gorgeous Glimmer Paste & Stencil collection today's card is made using the Bevelled Diamond Stencil and the Golden Crystal Glimmer paste  such a fantastic finish with the Glimmer paste the sparkle is just superb.
Materials used :-
Bevelled Diamond Stencil
Golden Crystal - Glimmer Paste
Affections Die sets

Until next time

Victoria xx

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Merry Christmas

Good morning crafters, exciting new launch on create and craft this morning brought to you from Tonic Studit's  the release of the glitter paste & Stencil Sets  these were fabulous to work with such beautiful designs in the stencils and such a gorgeous collection of colours in the glitter paste
Materials used:-
Blue topaz Glitter paste
Falling Diamonds stencil
Merry Christmas banner & stamps die
Rococo- penguin die set

The card is 8"x 8" the second I saw this stencil set it screamed to me icicles  and then I thought of this cute little character so bringing back the other dies you may have in your collection and then also using the merry Christmas banner sentiment that was a free gift from create and craft not that long ago,

 I taped down  a peace  of accitate and then placed my stencil over the top  you can then stick the stencil down with  either low tack scotch tape or masking tape I actually used some washi tape as it's cheap to use i then placed some of the glitter paste at the top of my stencil and with a pallet knife I dragged the paste down trying to keep it to a minimum amount of times you drag it down so the paste doesn't spread under the stencil I have to say it didn't do this once in all the samples I made but I tried not to over work the product, once I had covered the stencil I carefully scraped the excess paste off and put the remaining glitter paste back in the jar for future use, I then carefully removed the masking tape and put the stencil in a bowl of soapy water and I washed it straight away as it sets quickly I then placed the accitate to dry after a couple of hrs it was dry so then I could put the card together the accitate has a half inch score line each side and it wraps around a piece of card that is the same depth but in length it's and inch shorter than the accitate this is so we can get the bow effect to the accitate it's also been stuck with the red liner tape to make sure it stays stuck before I stuck the accitate down I created my little penguin and added some little white balls to look like he's been playing in the snow and finished the card with the Christmas banner die & stamps set and a decorative bow.

Thank you for visiting my blog today be sure to pop back very soon as I have more cards to share with you .

Victoria xx