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Friday, 3 February 2017

Olivia Owl in the Clouds - Tonic Studios NEW Woodland Buildables

Hi Everyone

Today I am sharing another little project with you using Tonic Studios NEW Woodland Buildables.  I am using Olivia Owl this time and I think she has so much attitude!…. lol

So let's get started....


What I Did

  • Take an 8" square white card.  Cut a 7 3/4" square of green card and a 7 1/2" square of pink card and glue to the front of the card.
  • Cut a 7" square of pale blue card and add to card base.
  • To make the clouds use the long cutting edge from the Floral Strip set.  Place cutting strip onto white card and cut.  Then flip the die to the opposite side and cut again.  Trim cloud shapes to suit.
  • Stick clouds in position on card front.
  • Next die cut and emboss three of the tummy area and lightly ink around the edges.  Then cut the large body shape from pink gingham card and glue one tummy piece to the bottom of the body.
  • Die cut the feet and beak from patterned papers.  Stick the feet on.
  • Cut the eyes from white and pink card, eyelashes and pupils in black.  Glue the eye pieces together.
  • Cut the glasses in green card.
  • Add the eyes, then the beak and glasses to owl's body using 3D foam pads to add dimension. 
  • Glue the remaining tummy pieces to the body sides to make the wings.
  • Die cut the banner and greeting and glue together. 
  • Stick owl into place and add banner to finish.
  • Enjoy!

What I Used

Essentials – Buildables – Olivia Owl – 1591E

Essentials – Banners – 1594E



Essentials – Flower & Heart Strip Die Set – 1555E



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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Sneak Peek Two - Tonic Studios Brand New Buildables Dies Sets - Time to Sleep Canvas

Hi Everyone

I have another sneak peek for you today showcasing the wonderful NEW Buildables Die Sets from Tonic Studios.  I just can't put them away!  So today I thought we would do a little 8" x 8" canvas project using the gorgeous Hedgehog from the collection - he is soooo sweet :)

So let's get started.....






What I Did


  • Take an 8" x 8" canvas and using the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Spring Green add a little colour all over background.
  • Next take some distress ink - Mustard Seed first, then Candied Apple lightly over corner edges.
  • Cut out the leaves, whole base leaf and the verso leaf too,  using the Autumn Die Collection Die Sets.
  • Using distress inks in Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Candied Apple and Aged Mahogany and cut and dry foam (or ink blending tools) colour the leaves.  Once dry glue leaf pairs together.  The twig bits are from the verso leaf cut coloured with Vintage Photo ink.
  • Using a hot glue gun add leaves to centre of canvas front.  Put aside.
  • Die cut the pieces needed for the Hedgehog, glue together.  Shape the cute one you now have to round him up a little and attach to centre of leaves.
  • Now he is ready to sleep ..... awwww!
  • Enjoy!


What I Used

Tonic Studios Buildables Die Set
Tonic Studios Autumn Die Collection
Tonic Studios Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Spring Green
Distress Inks - Mustard Seed/Ripe Persimmon/Candied Apple/Aged Mahogany/Vintage Photo


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Sneak Peek at Brand New Tonic Studios Buildable Die Sets - Betty Bunny Wreath

Good Evening Everyone


Mandy-Jane here.  I've been wrestling with Blogger tonight but I think I have won the battle...well for tonight anyway..lol

I am always excited about new Tonic's New launches but this is so very exciting as I love, love, love this new collection and you will too.  Don't blame me for your bank balance tumbling as I sure you will want them all.  So very versatile whether you are using card, cork, fabric etc. You'll have an amazingly cute project.  So let's get started!




What I Did


  • Took some hessian fabric and cut it into strips.  Then pull some of the outside threads away to fray edges. 
  • Next using a hot glue gun (be careful not to burn your fingers please) glue a strip to the rear and wind around the wreath base adding more strips until the whole wreath base is covered.
  • Next cut Betty out using grey, white and coral pink Craft Perfect Card. ** The face and the tummy panel are the same die piece.
  • Glue the tummy panel to large body piece and the rear of body and add tail on.
  • Take some 3D foam pads and add to back of paws.
  • Make up the nose part using foam pads on rear.  Stick this to face head shape.  Cut the eyes out and glue into place.  Add the ears. 
  • Add foam pads to bottom rear of head and attach to body.  So cute!
  • Using the Birthday Banner Die Set - cut the small size banner and the side tail pieces. Glue together.  Die cut the Happy Birthday from banner set and add to front.  Glue in place.
  • Make some flowers using your favourite floral dies - I have used the Beautiful Blooms sets.
  • Decorate to finish.
  • Enjoy!


                                                                   
What I Used

Tonic Studios Betty Bunny Buildable Die Set -
Tonic Studios Birthday Banner Die Set -
Tonic Studios Beautiful Blooms Die Set -
Tonic Studios Craft Perfect Card - Coral Pink and Bright White
Tonic Studios Essential Card Pack -
Tonic Studios Build A Wreath Bases -
Hessian FabricHot Glue Gun


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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Mosaic Jewel Drops with Tonic Studios NEW Nuvo Jewel Drops

Hi Everyone

Today I have been playing with Tonic Studios NEW Nuvo Jewel Drops launched today as the One Day Wonder on Create and Craft.  I hope you have been watching the shows :)

The Design Team have made some inspirational projects for you to drool over so check them out on Tonic's Pinterest account.  You will love them. 

So here is my card for this afternoon an I hope you like it. I have used the Jewel Drops to create a mosaic effect background for you.  So let's get started!  





What I Did


  • First I took a piece of acetate and laid it over my glass mat so that I could use the squares as a guide.  I then took the red and green Jewel Drops and used them to draw squares to form a checked pattern ensuring that colours joined up together.  Let dry (I let it dry overnight).
  • Once the drops are completely dry I broke it into shards.
  • Take a 7" x 7" white card blank and glue the shards of jewel drops down the right-hand side to form an irregular pattern.
  • Next cut a piece of red card to 4 1/8" x 6 5/8" and a green piece at 4" x 6 1/2".  Layer together and add to the left-hand side of card front.
  • Die cut leaves from the Autumn Die Collection together with a greeting.  Glue in position.


What I Used

Tonic Studios Nuvo Jewel Drops - Strawberry Coulis (643N) and Key Lime (645N)
Tonic Studios Autumn Die Collection - Autumnal Oak - 1431E
Tonic Studios Sentiments- Retro Birthday - 1059E
Tonic Studios Funky Glue Pen - 421E


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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Party Shoes with Tonic Studios New Nuvo Sparkle Dust


Good Afternoon Everyone

As it's nearly the weekend and us girls love to get dressed up to go out for that special night I thought I would share this project (or at least half this project..lol) with you.  It's so easy to add some sparkle and glamour to a plain pair of shoes to give them that Wow factor!  All you need is glue, a brush and Tonic Studios Nuvo Sparkle Dust... so let's get started.





Post Sparkle Dust-ification 
Pre-Sparkle Dust




What I Did 


  • First find shoes you want to bling up and give them a good clean to remove any dirt or grease.
  • Next get an old pot to mix glue in.  Pour some Nuvo Adhesive into pot and then mix in some Sparkle Dust.
  • Then using a brush paint the mixture all over the shoe.  This will give a good base to build on.  Leave to dry.  Once dry add some more of the glue mix but this time holding the shoe over a box/tray, sprinkle the shoe with Sparkle Dust direct from pot.  Make sure all areas with glue are covered.  Wipe away any excess glue from inside shoe and sole. Leave to dry.  
  • Once dry tap off excess glitter.  Use a soft brush to burnish and smooth glitter.  This will get off any last remaining loose glitter.
  • Now you are ready to dance the night away - enjoy!


What I Used

Tonic Studios Nuvo Sparkle Dust - Silver Sequin
Forever Moments Matt Adhesive
Soft Brush


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Friday, 30 September 2016

Jungle Jeep with Tonic Studios NEW Celebration Rococo Dies

Hello Everyone

And welcome to today's card project using Tonic Studios fantastic NEW Celebration Rococo dies.  I am using the Wedding Car for the tutorial today but we are heading into the jungle on our own little safari where there's no need for mosquito spray.... :)




What I Did

  • Create a black card base using the largest die in the Jasmine Die set,  Then using the same die take a piece of grey card and draw inside the edge of the die with a pencil and cut out.  This will give you a narrow border.  Glue this to front of card.
  • Using the next size plain die in the Jasmine set cut a printed piece of paper and glue onto front of card.
  • Die a another smaller layer in a contrasting printed paper.  Then take a piece of black card, lay the die over and draw around the outside of the die this time.  Cut out.  Glue the pieces together. Cut a small strip of green card and a narrower piece of Kraft card and stick one on top of the other.  Cut in half so that you have two strips.  Glue one to each side of the card.
  • Put 3D foam onto the rear of the layered panel and attach to card. 
  • Die cut some leaves using the Autumn Die collection and decorate where wanted.
  • Next die cut the wedding car in green.  Snip away the the roof and middle section of car and rejoin the front to the back to make a shorter vehicle.
  • Stick the card die cut onto black card and cut away excess.  Then layer on to grey card, trim around to leave narrow border.  Layer once more onto white card trimming to leave narrow border.
  • Die cut wording in white and black and stick together with a shadow.  Add to front of card along with the finished car.


What I Used

Tonic Studios Rococo Celebrations - Wedding Car - 1496E
Tonic Studios Large Layering Die - Jasmine Sunset - 1110E
Tonic Studios Autumn Collection Dies - Pine Cone Season - 1430E
Tonic Studios Beautiful Blooms - Apple Blossom - 1290E
Graphic 45 Papers


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Good Luck with Tonic Studios NEW Celebration Dies

Good Afternoon Everyone

I have a little card for you this afternoon showcasing the new Tonic Studios Celebration Dies and I am using the Horseshoe design.  Once again these dies are so versatile....so let's use our crafty heads to see what we can make :)




What I Did


  • Using the Bowscale set of dies and create an 8" x 8" card base from Kraft card.
  • Next cut a square of green spotty paper at 7 3/4" x 7 3/4".  Glue to front of card.
  • Then cut a smaller rectangle using the Bowscale dies.  Cut a green layer to fit and glue together an add to left front of card.  Die cut two swirls and add to card.
  • Take some hessian lace ribbon and add a strip across the centre of the card.
  • Die cut a circle (I used the Celtic Dreams) from Kraft card and a smaller circle from the spotty paper.  Glue together.  Add 3D foam tape to rear of circle and postion on card to the right-hand side.
  • Using the Celebration Horseshoe cut three out in white and three out in green.  Glue in pairs slightly shadowing them.  Arrange on front of circle in shape of a clover leaf using 3D foam pads to raise it up.  Add a stem.
  • Die cut the wording once in white and once in green.  Glue together with a shadow.  Add to card.  To finish add some Nuvo Gloss Drops.

What I Used

Tonic Studios Celebration Dies - Lucky Horseshoe - 1495E


Tonic Studios Card Blank Layering Dies - Bowscale - 1215E
Tonic Studios Layering Die - Celtic Dream - 209E
Tonic Studios Beautiful Blooms - Sunburst Gazania - 1288E
Tonic Studios - Good Luck


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