Friday, 22 September 2017

The Briar Patch - Nicky Gilburt

I'd like to share one more card that I made with the Beautiful Bramble Frame dies just launched by Tonic Studios. They are so lovely to work with...

This card uses the Briar Patch set of dies, and the technique I have used for this one involves my most favourite colouring pens, my adored Nuvo Aqua Flows. 
I die-cut the square wreath which includes the little doormouse, in white smooth Craft Perfect card. Then I made shades of green on my glass mat by mixing the two greens in the set and adding a tiny drop of brown, and simply painted round my die-cut, colouring some leaves and branches lighter, some darker. To get the berry colour I mixed red and purple on my mat, and got the perfect combination.
You can see that I have used kraft card on this project, and I also used some on my little mouse, cutting out just that section of the frame and snipping him out. I then stuck this down onto plain white which I lightly watercoloured through with a pale brown. For his nose I added a drop of Nuvo Crystal Glaze, and his eyes were coloured black with a tiny streak of white gel pen to bring them to life. 


For the very base background I thought I would make a matt using the colours I had used on the wreath. I simply mixed a little ink from the pens with a spray of water on my glass mat, and picked them up with a bent strip of acetate, and blotted them round the edge of my card, for a random watery effect. I added tiny dashes of my pinky red, to match the berries.
The Best Wishes is a much loved Tonic Studios sentiment, and one that I use a lot, I cut it in Bright White and Raspberry Pink Craft Perfect card and layered them for a touch of shadow, adding a couple more water coloured berries for good measure!


Happy Crafting!
Nicky x

Victorian & Easel Bow Collection - Victoria Dalziel

Good morning everyone, sharing a few samples with you from Tonic Studios Bow creator die set and also the Victorian layering die set.
Absolutely beautiful die sets and they make such elegant cards real keepsakes for your friends and family.







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Bramble Heart Frame - Edna Taylor

 Good morning and welcome to the blog today.
I have a card to share from Tonic's latest launch on Hochanda - Beautiful Brambles,  a collection of three dainty frame dies with butterfly, bee, bird and dragonfly to complement them. 

I've used the Heart Bramble frame for my card today.



Tonic products used - 
Easel Creator card base
Affections 'Be Mine'
Brier Patch square Bramble frame (for the brambles) 
Craft Perfect - Red Chilli, Jet Black
#403 Nuvo Alcohol marker for the bee
Red Berry Nuvo Crystal drops 

I hope you are enjoying the shows today.
Thank you for calling by.

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Tudor Town Collection - Victoria Dalziel


Good morning everyone, welcome to my blog, this morning I am sharing with you the fantastic Tudor Town die sets - George and dragon & faith church die set and also the toy shop which are from the Dimensions range from Tonic Studios these 3D houses, shops, pubs, and churches are so versatile, below you will see a cottage made from the toy emporium also a double-height boat house made with the same die set. So all I will say is have a really good play they do so much more than you think at first glance.mix and match with other dies you have and punches you may have in your collection


















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Beautiful Brambles Duo - Edna Talyor

 Good morning and welcome to the blog today. I have a duo from The Brier Patch set of dies launched yesterday on Hochanda.
This is Tonic's latest launch and though the dies can be used all year round they do have a special appeal for all those autumn themed cards we like to make. 


I made the background for this first card using Distress Oxides in peeled paint, fossilized amber, worn lipstick and spiced marmalade.


Tonic products used - 
The Brier Patch from the Beautiful Brambles die collection
Essentials Square layering die set
Harrop Layering dies for card base and layers
Craft Perfect Espresso Brown, Green and Ivory
The sentiment is from the Whimsical Frame stamp and die set

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My second card featuring 'Hamish' as he has been called by one of our viewers is just using a portion of the die frame and some of the lush new speciality papers.



Additional Tonic Products used - 
Embellishment mousse in Spring Green, Fresh Copper and Indian Gold (to colour the leaves in the stamped image)
Brier Patch Frame die set
Eastern Oyster layering die set
Delicate Details Simple Sentiments stamp
Delicate Details Vine Flourish stamp set
Cinnamon Silk Speciality  A4 paper
Essentials square layering die set


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Have a good day. :) 


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Spooktacular Collection - Victoria Dalziel

Good morning, sharing a collection of Tonic Studios Halloween samples, I was lucky enough to make a few samples for this launch and we have been so busy prepping I have not had a chance to blog them all so I am going to add a gallery here of the things I created for the launch. An amazing set of dies so much fun to create with, get the kids & grandchildren creating with these they will have so much fun.


This box was created using the 2017 Xmas Cracker from Tonic Studios and decorated in a Halloween theme with the witches boot and sentiment.


This was created using Tonic Studios Shadow box die set 





Cup cake treat box from Tonic Studios and decorated with the Halloween die set that was made especially for this cup cake treat box.





This Halloween scene is created using Tonic Studios DL die sets








This is the toy shop from the Tudor Town decorated with the Halloween sentiment and the ghost was snipped off one of the sentiments and also the skull added to the haunted house onto a platform along with the skeleton and placed a battery operated T- light inside.




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September Win & Tonic Challenge - Ruth Hamilton

It's time for the September challenge on the Win & Tonic Challenge Blog - if you click the link and go over to the blog you'll find out the new challenge details and the prize this month is a set of Fair Dames dies :) so why not join in and make a card!
The others on the design team have made some gorgeous card, as always and you'll also find them on the blog - HERE
I've picked the "dimension" option and added Nuvo Drops. The background was created with the Tonic Studios "Summer Holiday" Aqua Flow Pens. I used the Thanks You Mini Moment die and the leaves are from Craft Kit 1.