Friday, 13 October 2017

Thank You - Ruth Hamilton

Happy October! Don't you just love Autumn and the beautiful colours of the leaves?

I've made a very simple Thank You card with the leaf dies and paper/card from the Tonic Craft Kit (1) and the broom from the Witchy Bits Trio set. I've added some coordinating Nuvo Drops :)

Happy Everything Tonic X-Rays - Christine Smith

A Happy Everything card perfect for that accident prone person in your life, or any Radiographers you know too :D I made this one for my Nan who was a Radiographer so she loves X-Rays and all things Skeletons :D I had great fun playing with the Tonic Spooktacular Coffin, my Nuvo Aqua Flows and Glow in the Dark Nuvo Crystal Drops too :D :D I also used one of the NEW Will's Hand word dies, along with the Simple Type Attraction Alphabet dies to create my sentiment :D Hope you liked the concept of this card, even if it is a rather abstract interpretation of X-Rays lol :D :D :D The de-boss details on this skeleton are fantastic!!! They really give that realistic look :D Also the glow in the dark drops work brilliantly too (this was the first time I'd used them, hence why I didn't have any prepare lol), however if you apply them directly to a surface you've put black aqua flow on, it sucks up the colour and doesn't glow any more lol

Main Tonic products used :D

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 

It's Party Time - Christine Smith

I just got some of the Craft Perfect Bright White card from Tonic, and I couldn't wait to try colouring on it with my Nuvo Creative Pens :D I love the weave texture! And I think it works great because it kind of gives the look of canvas, and almost looks like you've painted it rather than coloured it :D I got the seamless circle stencil when I was at Ally Pally a couple of weeks back, and just had to use it to create a subtle background with some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse :D I also only just got this gorgeous floral stamp set too, and it is stunning!! It looks great heat embossed and used for an embossed resist too :D I finished the card with a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops, the Morning Dew ones, I love adding these, especially over something you've coloured, because they're almost camouflaged :D Hope you liked today's video :D 

Main Tonic products used :D

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 

Santa Mini Treat Box - Maria Sabina

Happy Monday everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend. I have a new creation for today. Not a card, but a mini gift bag, I made using supplies from Tonic Studios. I know is atumn and Christmas is still a bit far away from now, but I made many autumn themed creations and it was about time to make something with the ''Christmas Buildables- Mr&Mrs Claus'' die set. 

It's so easy to use their buildables dies and the result looks so cute! I made my own glitter paper by using double sided tape and silver glitter. It is a good tip, if you don't have the glitter paper. Plus glitter goes so well with Christmas. I love it!

That's all for today! As always, thanks for stopping by! 


Tonic Studios Tent Gift bag

Dimensional Idyllics - Edna Taylor

Good evening and welcome to the blog today.

I have been out and about today so this is the first opportunity I have had to share these fabulous embossing folder and die sets.

The dies are gorgeous and so very usable and the embossing folders are simple amazing with so much texture and depth, they give you a myriad of options to mix and match and play around with the placement. No two cards will be the same and you can let your imagination fly.

My first card uses the Thinking of you set with the luscious leafy die design and the super geometric embossing pattern.

Tonic Products used:
Craft Perfect in Espresso Brown, Ocean Blue and Lime Green
Nuvo Crystal drops in Apple Green and Dark Walnut.

The finished card measures 5 3/4 x 7 1/4"

Here is a picture of the four sets available 

Thank you for joining me today.
Have a great weekend. 

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Dimensional Idyllics 'Sending best wishes' - Edna Taylor

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

I have another of the Dimensional Idyllic sets to share today.

I'm using (as you can see) the 'Sending best wishes' set

Tonic products used
Craft Perfect: Red Sparkling Star flower
      Scarlet Organza
                                       Majestic Gold pearlescent card stock
                   Harvest Gold high gloss 
Ruby Slippers Nuvo Crystal Drops 

I personally think that the Scarlet Organza card stock is totally gorgeous and together with the Majestic gold makes a sumptuous combination. I've just used the embossing folder for this card and held back on the die.
I had to stop myself using drops on this one, I just wanted to enjoy the textures and depth of the embossing but I wasn't so disciplined on the other samples I made. LOL 

Here is a pic of all the sets available in this range.
Which one will you choose, or will you go for all of them? 

Thank you for joining me today.

Have a fabulous weekend. 

Daring Cardmakers Challenge - Jen Kray

Hello and phew! What a few months it has been for me! I won't bore you all with the gory details but I'm so happy to be blogging again. As always, we're playing catch up - haha.
This week over on Daring Cardmakers there is a new challenge and it's so awesome! Simply choose three elements from below. Aren't the colours gorgeous?!
I've only started joining in challenge blogs. It's so good for me to step out of my comfort zone and make something other than prep or samples - I don't have to worry about using specific products. However, I usually reach for my beloved Tonic Studios and/or Craftwork Cards. ;) 
The elements I've selected are flowers, pastel colours, colour strips, and carton. 
Craftwork Cards A4 Cream Cardstock
Craftwork Cards Candi
Craftwork Cards USB Sentiment
Kuretake Clean Colour Pens
Now the paper I used was a little bright so I slapped some gesso on both the cardstock and patterned paper for softer shabby look! It's a standing joke in our house and whenever something goes wrong my husband says, "just slap some gesso on it". haha

I'd like to mention this Craftwork Cards A4 cardstock - it's absolutely AMAZING! I love it and even used it on my die cut flowers. The paper is so perfect for your boxes and doesn't crease or rip and takes to my pens beautifully. It really is stunning thick card and you can definitely use it for all those 3D boxes and projects no problem. 

There is tons of inspiration over on the Daring Cardmakers blog and the challenge runs until next Thursday so you have oodles of time to take part!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow :) 
Lots of love and hugs
Jennifer xx