Friday, 18 May 2018

Happy Birthday with Tonic Craft Kit 10 - Christine Smith

A simple more masculine looking card using the gorgeous Verso Alphabet Frame die from the latest Tonic Craft Kit, Kit #10 :D This kit is right up my street, I love the modern look of the mixed alphabet dies, and the funky alphabet frame too, and the two little background stamps you get included are fab too! Here I used the Birthday one with clear embossing powder to give a subtle background, but there are tonnes of possibilities :D I think I always say this, but these kits are such a fab way to try out loads of Tonic products, as you instantly get a selection of their paper and card, rather than having to buy a whole pack of one type, you get the mini Crystal Drops, so you can give them a try if you haven't before (I have to say they're extremely addictive!!) You get the exclusive Die and Stamp sets and you also get tools and Nuvo products too so you can have a play and see what you like :D :D This card was leaning more towards clean and simple, but tomorrow's trio of cards go to town using the amazing Nuvo Shimmer Powder and Glitter Accents :D :D :D 

Main Tonic products used :D 
- Craft Perfect Silky Sky Mirror Card
Tonic Tangerine Die-Cutting Machine

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To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

Lots more photos below :D 

I Don't Be-Leaf It! - Jennifer Kray


Hi everyone! The sun is shining bright today in Cornwall and that makes me happy! It's a busy time at the moment for crafting and I have multiple launches on my desk that require my attention - just wait until you see what's coming out! 

But until then I'd love to share with you a couple projects I made using the new Gorgeous Mandala Stamp Set and Glitter Markers - from Nuvo by Tonic Studios. Tonic Studios Materials Used

Nuvo Glitter Markers NEW Strawberry Bonbon, Athenian Blue, Wild Lavender, Urban Graphite, Morning Moss, Iced Americano
Nuvo Glitter Markers OTHER Ember Glow (just for her hair)
Gorgeous Mandala Stamp Set (the heads)
Nuvo Paintbrushes
Bevelled Diamond Stencil
Nuvo Ink Pad Acorn Brown & Black Shadow
Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder Copper Blush (only available in the US)
Tim Holtz Stamping Platform
Jet Black Craft Perfect Cardstock
Funky Glue PVA Adhesive
Craft Perfect Foam Pads
Other Materials

Goldline Watercolour card (amazing value for money!)
Copper Mini Hanging Photo Fram
Golden Gel Medium
Jofy 29 Paperartsy (just the little tree)
Faber-Castell Artist Pen
A lot of you know my by now and so it won't surprise you that I've added a background made with stencils, texture paste and glitter markers. I started by adding some texture paste through the bevelled diamond stencil. 
And then went in with Morning Moss and Iced Americano Glitter Markers to make the background. 
Repeat adding colour several times until you acquire a nice rich blend. Add the same colours to a little tree. Originally I had drawn one but I can get carried away with doodling my own designs so instead I dug out this stamp by Paperartsy, which is perfect for my little man. 
I stamped one of the leaves and thought it looked like a face! 
Which is where the idea come from...I wanted to make a comic but that is not something you can prep for TV so I had to make do with creating a card. So many ideas from one single leaf...I just doodled around the leaf stamp with my Faber-Castell Artist Pen to create these super cute leafy characters! 
And here is my little man. You can see that all I've used are the glitter markers. I find him so cute and fun! Can you see that lush background peeking out?
The overall size of the card is 5x7. I used part of the 'YOU ARE A LIMITED EDITION' stamp from the same stamp set - which is awesome! I inked up the edges with black shadow to make the top panel pop a little. 
I couldn't stop there and decided to use my little lady as well. The colours blend really well which is how I managed to get her hair and dress. 
Heat emboss the limited edition sentiment and 8 of the same leaves you used for her beautiful little head. Then add strawberry bonbon glitter marker to them and pop inside your mini photo frame! Use some gel medium to stick her on the front to ensure she is permanent. She is so sassy! 
And that's a few of my little leaf people! They are definitely limited editions :D
Did you know I have a YouTube Channel? Mind you it's brand new and there is only 1 video so far, but you have to start somewhere, right? I'll be sharing another video later this week and I would love it if you wanted to subscribe! 
I'll see you in a few days and until next time, lots of love and hugs. 
Jennifer xx

A New Start Duo - Edna Taylor

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

Continuing on with the samples from the launch of the latest Tonic Pretty Posies die collection I have a couple of projects to share today.

My first is a card made with the Floral Favour Octagon Layering die set used as the base.

Tonic Products used - 

Pretty Posies - A New Start die set
Craft Perfect - Jet Black, Bright White, Chrome Silver and White Ultra Smooth
Nuvo Shimmer Powders -  Solar Flare, Catherine Wheel

I went for an explosion of colour in the background tempered with the solid black and a splash of silver.

My second card using the New Start die collection has the stark contrast of blue and white with a dash of yellow.

I've used the Twisting Veranda die set as my base for the card.

Other Tonic products used -

Pretty Posies - A New Start
Kaleidoscope Insert 'My Gift to You' (1905e) for the flowers
Leaves from Craft Kit #5
Craft Perfect - French Blue, Bright White
Glitter card - Sugar Crystal

These new dies work beautifully with older dies from the Tonic collection that I'm sure a lot of you already have in your stash.

It's lovely to breathe new life into them. 

Thank you for joining me today.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

A Pop of Colour - Victoria Dalziel

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

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Pretty Posies - Edna Taylor

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

I have another card to share from the fabulous 'You Brighten my Day' Pretty Posy die set to share today.

This time I split the largest die in two and as you can see left a space to hug the centre dies.
The card base is 7 x 7"

Tonic Products used -
Craft Perfect -  Bright White, Amethyst Purple and Mauve Purple
Rolled flowers from the 'Beautiful Things' Insert die set that accompanied the Kaleidoscope box dies
I've used leaves from Tonic Craft Kit #1
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Crushed Grape, Carnation Pink and Sweet Lilac

I hope you are enjoying the shows and demos. 
These dies are selling quickly and I can't wait to see what everyone does with them. 

You Brighten My Day - Victoria Dalziel

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

You Brighten My Day - Edna Taylor

Hi again. Thank you for stopping by the blog today.

I have a card to share from the latest Tonic Studios launch currently on Hochanda.

It's the Pretty Posies Collection, all Verso dies and that makes them versatile. 
Join Jodie to see some fab demos with ideas and samples from the team.

Tonic Products used - 
Brighten my Day Pretty Posy die set
Ribbons and Swirls layering die set
Square flourish Floral Aperture (flowers)
Craft Perfect - Jet Black, Buttermilk Yellow
Nuvo Glitter pens - gold, red
Leaves from Craft Kit #5
Nuvo Crystal drops - Dandelion Yellow, Ripened Pumpkin 

Tonic Perfect Posies Die Collection   21 Dies-911581

These are such pretty and useful dies for so many occasions.

Enjoy the show!