Friday, 20 January 2017

Brrr.... So cold.... Here's Another Bendy Card - Tangled Terrace Window Box Die Set

Morning All, well it's a chilly but beautifully sunny day down here in South Wales today :)   I'd like to share a card that I made using the new Tonic Studios Window Box Die Collection, this one is using the Tangled Terrace
 Along with the Tangled Terrace - 1563E, I also used the leaf spray from the Autumnal Oak Die Set - 1431E, the Best Wishes Miniature Moment Die - 1242E, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder - 1442E

I started off with a 6 x 6 card blank, I cut myself some layers, brown 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 and blue 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.  I embossed the blue layer then distressed the edge with some Burnished Bronze Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - 814N which I applied with an inking brush to give me a nice soft effect.  I lined my layer up on my card front before I cut the slit with the Window Box Slit Die - 1564E as I wanted my front curved elements to be right at the bottom of the card, not just the bottom of the layer.  I cut my main curved pieces from brown and added the detail cuts to the blue verso layer which I again distressed with the Nuvo Mousse.  I added my curved card pieces to the actual card blank so I knew it would stand up properly.  You could decorate this anyway you like but I chose the Autumn Leaves Collection to tie in with the foliage on the Verso detail die.  I cut the leaf spray in cream and brown, distressing the cream die cut with the Mousse and the same with the Best Wishes sentiment.  I attached these to the card front with my trusty Funky Glue Pen - 421E and added a pretty brown and cream gingham bow.  A nice simple card finished off with some Buttermilk Nuvo Crystal Drops - 652N

Hope you like it :)
Happy Crafting

Karen xx

Monday, 16 January 2017

New Tonic Studios Window Box Dies

Hello Crafters, I hope you caught Jodie this morning for the launch of our Window Box Dies, four designs in the set with an additional 'slit' die :)  they make the most wonderful Bendy cards with very little work which can either be unclipped and folded flat or if you'd prefer to keep them constructed, make a box :)  Here's one I made ready for the launch this morning, hope you like it

 Along with the Tangled Terrace Window Box Die Set I also used The Rococo Nursery Mobile which I paper pieced, layered and coloured with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and the Miniature Moments Little Princess Die which was also coloured with the Mousse.

Make sure you catch some of the shows over this 4 Day Deal for more inspiration and demonstrations.

Happy Crafting

Karen xx

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Win and Tonic Challenge - Deco Curved Strip Die

Hello again and thanks for popping in today :)

Here is my DT Card for the Win and Tonic Challenge, this month it's

Colour - open - please feel free to use any colour/s you want
Technique - layering - very easy
Product – strip or border dies
Theme – love and marriage

I've used Brown, Cream and Gold for my Colours, I've layered both with Tonic Studios Eastern Oyster Layering Die Set and with plain cut layers, I used one of the Tonic Studios Rounded Strip Dies - the Deco this time, which comes with the Music Strip I used in my last blog post.  This time I've used them along a fold as a kind of header die effect.  I've added a couple of marriage themed Miniature Moments dies, the Bride and Groom and Love Honour and Cherish. here's the link if you want to join in and have a chance at winning some fabby Tonic goodies, this month it's  Nuvo mousses. The colours are orange blush, burnished bronze, coral calypso, Pacific teal, citrus green, seaspray green, royal aubergine, powder blue, old navy, gunmetal grey and last but not least pink flame :)

Get entering and Good Luck

Karen xx

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Curved Strip Dies Music Card

Good Morning Crafters

I'm keeping up with my side of the deal..... I'm back here already with a blog post!!! I know, I'm shocked myself!!  Anyway, here's a little Monochromatic c6 card I made using the Music and Deco Rounded Strip Die Set 1605E as a pocket along with some of the Rococo Music Dies, Treble Clef 1182E on the front , Electric Guitar 1175E tucked into the pocket and the Awesome, Cool and Sweet Miniature Moment Sentiment Die 1240E to finish it off.

Hope you like it, I'll be adding more later on in the week

Happy Crafting!

Karen xx

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

New Year's Resolution

Hello fellow crafters.

My New Year's Resolution is to be a better blogger :/ I'm letting my blog slip by the wayside and I have so much to show you I have no idea where to start.  I am trying to get everything updated, I've already started on my Pinterest account, almost up to date there and over the next few days I'll get a few posts put on here..... stay with me crafters.... I'll be back!!!

Karen xx

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Tonic Studios Christmas Frames

The Christmas Frames that are going to be the Pick Of The Day on Ideal World this evening are beautiful.  The are Verso Die sets so there is a lot of versatility with them.  Here are a couple of cards I made using the dies.

This card is made using the Candy Cane Die Set along with the Holly Sprig from the Mini Wreath Decorations Rococo Die as well as the sentiment from the  'Tis The Season Wreath Set.

For this card I made a simple Teepee/Pyramid card and added the Holly Vine Die Set which I finished off with one of the sentiments from the Winter Wonderland Premium Paper Pack.

This time I used the Mistletoe Wreath Die Set along with Regal Frame Die Set.

Join Jo at 9pm and throughout the day tomorrow for more hints, tips and inspiration.

Karen xx

Tonic Studios Gesture Box

Ok so I'm a little behind in my blogging again but life is so busy!!

Here's a couple of little dinky Gesture Boxes I made for the weekend shows on Create and Craft

  For this one I stuck two if the gesture box die cuts together but I cut off one of the flaps.  I added the hearts to the front and back to cover the joins for a different shape.
 This one has two stuck together again but this time keeping both boxes intact and gluing the bases together.
This example is actually made with eight box die cuts.  The first two are stuck together to form a cube and the rest of them are decorated and stuck on to each of the cube's faces.

The die is so simple to decorate and looks fabulous with or without the lace inserts, it will fit a Ferrero Rocher perfectly too :)

Karen xx

Friday, 17 June 2016

Christmas Rococo's Baby Rudolph

Good morning crafters

I hope you are all feeling festive with the start of this year's 'Christmas in June' on Create and Craft.  This year Tonic Studios have a mixture of Rococo dies which I'm sure will appeal to all tastes.  The wreath dies are more traditional in style while the Christmas characters like the penguin, reindeer and santa will appeal to the more cutesy/contemporary cardmaking. 

Whatever your style tune in with Jodie at 12 o'clock to see some fabulous ideas and inspiration.

Karen xx

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Win and Tonic Blog June 2016

Good Morning All,

Just adding my cards here for the Win and Tonic blog challenge this month. We have the choice of

Colour - orange (of course!!)
Technique - create your base card from any Tonic die
Product - use any Tonic flower die or punch
Theme - one for the boys / Happy Father's Day 

My first card is using a Die for the card shape which was one of the Flip Flop dies and the theme - One For The Boys/Father's Day
 My second card (just because I liked the shape) was One For The Boys :) Although I did use a Die for part of the shape (oval) lol

pop along to the Win and Tonic Blog
and add your card for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Tonic Studios
The  New Gold Toy Box 

Good Luck everyone


Friday, 27 May 2016

Sweet Nothings Envelope Dies and so much more...

Good Morning Crafters :) just here to tell you about the New dies being released today on Create and Craft.  The collection is called Sweet Nothings and it comprises of three different sized envelopes with so many uses.  All the patterned panels are Verso which of course means that they can be cut into your cardstock as well as being layered on top with the use of the outer edge.  I've chosen to show you a very simple but incredibly delicate wedding invitation today using the larger of the envelopes.

I've used the outer edge and cut the floral panels into all of the envelope flaps.

The gold layer is cut with the large verso panel and the white inset was printed, die cut then trimmed to show a small border of gold.

The ovals are also included in the set and the initials were cut from the Clarice die set and added to the ribbon strip which was then secured with a hook and loop fastening (velcro).

Of course, what card is finished without Nuvo Crystal drops!  I added Pale Gold to complete this Elegant yet simple invitation.

Don't forget to join Jodie from midday on Create and Craft with this lovely collection of dies.

Karen xx