Thursday, 13 March 2014

Tonic Rose frame

A simple card but I think it is very effective. I may make a few of these and keep them in my collection for unexpected occasions.


  • 8x8 scalloped card
  • Cut pearlised white card and embossed using Tonic embossing folder
  • I gutted another piece of pearlised card in mulberry colour and matted and layer white onto it
  • On the section I removed during gutting I cut out Tonic Rose frame 
  • Then cut out 4 Rose corners 
  • Assembled then cut out with love using Tonic sentiment die twice, on in white and one in mulbery colour to give a shadow.
  • Finished off with a few flat backed pearls

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

House Mouse and Tonic

This image is the other topper from the sheet I printed using Joanna Sheens House Mouse CD. For this card  

  • Cut out a piece of white card and embossed it then used pink ink pad to emphasise the embossing
  • Matted and layered it onto pink card
  • Cut out 2 strips of white and 2 strips of pink card then used Tonic border punch to punch out design
  • Placed them on outer edge of card
  • Matted and layered the topper onto white and pink card to tie in the colours
  • Cut out Tonic sentiment
  • Finished off with a bow



Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Tonic Frame with Gold Leaf

I made this card using Tonic products .

  • I embossed a piece of card then cut out a square aperture using Tonic matting and layering squares.
  •  Cut out a a larger square to go behind the aperture and embossed this and sprayed with some Crafters Companion gold glitter spray (not sure if the gold spray was too much)
  • Used double sided adhesive placed it onto card and die cut usingTonic frame and corners. 
  •  Indigoblu Megaflake Royal Peacock on the frame and corners
  • Centre is Tonic butterflies, cut out three and added some stickles to the wings.



Monday, 10 March 2014

Bird House Embossing Folder

I just had to pick up this embossing folder from DieSire . The folder itself is 6x6. This is a really simple card. Basically I just embossed then coloured with Pan Pastels. I am not too confident using the pastels as I haven't had much practice so hopefully with a bit of effort I will get better but must admit getting too messy during crafting annoys me. To bring out the design I then matted and layered using my trusty Perfect layers rulers. Finishing it off with a sentiment which I cut using Tattered lace dies.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Tonic Corset Card

I love how simple this card is and was to make.

Again using my tonic dies. I added a silver ribbon and accented the lattice work with some pearls



Saturday, 8 March 2014

50th Birthday Card

I made this card for a 50th Birthday. Using Tonic dies. She loves her perfumes and make up so thought this would be fitting for her.

I cut the 50 out of cuttlebug dies I have had in my stash for a while.

Added a few pearls and a bow, sentiment is one I made on graphics program


Friday, 7 March 2014

Katy Sue Christmas

I made these 2 cards using toppers from Katy Sue Giftware craft CD rom.

I married it up with Tonic dies. Placed onto embossed background and added a ribbon, Tonic embellishment and a few gems



Thursday, 6 March 2014

Tonic Butterflies

A card I made using Tonic Butterfly dies. I think this on is Monarch Arch but don't quote me on that. Embossed the background then matted and layered it onto the card, stamped the sentiment and matted and layered that using spellbinders dies.


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Tonic Hearts

I made this card with Tonic heart dies and Tonic corner dies. I had made the flowers with offcuts of card and a flower punch, Finished off with an organza ribbon.


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Tonic and Tattered Lace

Again with a pink theme ( I found I had a good few sheets of this) I made this card using Tonic Dies. The Wedding couple and sentiment are Tattered Lace.

I made the flowers using a flower punch, the centres are made using a blob of pinflair glue then nail caviar poured over while wet.



Monday, 3 March 2014

Tonic Punch card In the Pink

Pink isn't my first choice of colours to craft with or wear etc. But after a massive craft clear out I now have all my card and paper organised so it's all in the once place so I discovered card long forgotten.

I had new Tonic punches to use so this is what I cam up with. The sentiment is made using Tattered Lace sentiments.


Sunday, 2 March 2014

I know Tonic again...

I think I warned in previous posts I was going through a Tonic Love Affair (or addiction)

So in keeping with that, here is another card made using Tonic dies and punches. Sorry I am not listing them. I am trying to update my blog in one sitting and I am away from my stash so off the top of my head couldn't name them.





Saturday, 1 March 2014

Another Tonic Die creation

Another one of my cards using the fab Tonic Dies. This card had to be reworked after my African Grey Parrot Bobby decided to go a little sight seeing around the room, landed on my craft table and left a little embellishment of his own on my card.

He did me a favour as the middle circular die cut was orange so I think it is better in white.