Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Win & Tonic November DT Challenge

Today sees the launch of yet another challenge blog - Win & Tonic.


It’s run by the lovely Dawny Phillips and Alison Whelan. It's sponsored by Tonic Studios, so a great prize is up for grabs.
The purpose of this monthly challenge is, we hope! to inspire you with lots of lovely ideas and maybe different ways to use your Tonic dies and Nuvo products.
To see the fab makes and to enter please pop over to Win & Tonic blog.
Prizes are picked at random so any level of crafter is in with a great chance of winning a super prize.
Here is my DT make.





MDF box painted Gold
Tonic dies used to decorate
Top  Tonic Studios Trellis Circle 489E & die from
Dotty Lace Doily set 583E
Around the box 
Tonic Studios Cameo Creative Verso Strip Die Set - Twine Buckle 58E
Cameos from  Header Fold Dies- Cameo Creative - 057E
Tonic Nuvo Gold Mousse to embellish
Finished with a Tonic Cameo also embellished with the mousse



Saturday, 15 October 2016

October Win and Tonic DT

Today sees the launch of a brand new challenge blog - Win & Tonic.

It’s run by the lovely Dawny Phillips and Alison Whelanand and as always generously sponsored by Tonic Studios, so a great prize is up for grabs.

The purpose of this monthly challenge is, we hope, to inspire you with lots of lovely ideas and maybe different ways to use your Tonic dies and Nuvo products.

To see the fab makes and to enter please pop over to Win & Tonic blog.

Prizes are picked at random so any level of crafter is in with a great chance of winning a super prize.

Here is my DT make.

I've used A4 sheet of Perilised card foldered to make an A5 card
Purple card was used as an accent (I do like purple)
Die set used was Tonic Swirling Frame Layering Die Set
The stamped sentiment was as free set from a magazine.
Diamantes were added to go with the theme
Finished off with a purple organza ribbon and bead from my craft stash

I hope you like it

Thanks for dropping by
HAPPY CRAFTING AND GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

September Win and Tonic

 Another month and there's another challenge over at the Win & Tonic blog
So here is my creation for the Challenge Team

A5 card blank
Embossed card matted onto red card
Tonic Patterned paper matted onto red card
Tonic panel die cut out of gold mirri
Flower Tonic Gerbera die
Banner with stamped image is tail
From Tonic Bow die


I hope you like.
Thanks for dropping by
Happy Crafting 
x

Monday, 15 August 2016

August Win & Tonic Challenge

 Another month and there's another challenge over at the Win & Tonic blog

So here is what is what you could win. Aren't they fab? So head over  and see what you need to do to enter.

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So here is my creation for the Challenge Team
6x6 card blank
Frame created using Tonic layering dies and detail put in using the pinhole dies
Sentiment is Tonic 
Large Snowflake is Tonic 

I hope you like.
Thanks for dropping by
Happy Crafting 
x

Friday, 15 July 2016

July Win & Tonic DT Challenge

I've made this card for the Win & Tonic July Blog Challenge

Please pop over and join in for a chance to win some fabulous Tonic Studios Goodies

Lips stamped with Visible Image stamp, embossed then colour added using Nuvo drops
Sentiment Visible Image Stamp & embossed
Red Ribbon and Bakers Twine 
Stamped image cut using Tonic circle layering dies
Tonic Petunia Trellis Base used behind lips image
Corners finished with Nuvo drops
Sentiment cut using Tattered Lace dies

Thanks for dropping by
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Win & Tonic June Blog Challenge

I made this card for the Win & Tonic June Blog Challenge.


To make this card I used an 8x8 card blank
Tonic papers from Simply Patterns paper pack
Tonic Gold Ball Die set, mounted on Tonic Thank you label set
Dad sentiment made using Tonic Studios DuoCap Pretoria set
To finish it off added a few Tattered Lace Tuck Ins

This is the second challenge. See below for your choice of options.


Colour - orange (of course!!)
Technique - create your base card from any Tonic die
Product - use any Tonic flower die or punch


Theme - one for the boys / happy Father's Day 

and the prize this month is..

To enter  head over to Win and Tonic Blog

Thanks for dropping by
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Cash For Kids Superhero Day

So, the Radio Station I listen to Clyde 1 was doing a Superhero day to raise funds for Cash For Kids.
The plan is get your co-workers to turn up at work dressed as a Superhero or in a Superhero theme.

I thought this would have been fun. So sent out the memo, put up the posters and started things rolling.


To get people to part with more cash on the day. I made up sweetie cups & cones and also designed some Superhero panels to fit onto handmade boxes. In these boxes the treats were a bit more special. Luxury Caramels and delicious fudge.


The day was so much fun, everything sold and I managed to raise £445 for cash for kids so I was over the moon.


So here are my goodies. The Handmade boxes were made using Tonic Studios Balloon Weigh Box die, the graphics for the panels were done by me in a graphics program.



Thanks for dropping by and having a look










Sunday, 15 May 2016

Win & Tonic Challenge

Today sees the launch of a brand new challenge blog - Win & Tonic.

It’s run by Dawny Phillips and Alison Whelan and is going to be sponsored by the very generous Tonic Studios and this month you're guaranteed a very large WIN!.
The purpose of this monthly challenge is, we hope, to inspire you with lots of lovely ideas and maybe different ways to use your Tonic dies and Nuvo products, and best of all there are some amazing prizes up for grabs for one lucky winner each month.
The challenge is open to everybody whether you have a blog or not, and the winners will always be chosen at random, so don’t be put off if you’re a beginner or worry that you’re not good enough! 
The winner will be announced on 14th of each month, the day before the challenge goes live with the next challenge, and your entries must be in by close of play on 13th of the month, please :)
There will be  theme each month but for the first it has been decided to keep it nice and easy and make it ‘Anything Goes’. This means that you're free to make whatever you want, and as long as it contains something Tonic you'll be entered into the draw for the prize.  



This card was created for the Win & Tonic challenge.

How it was made
  • Score and fold an A4 card to make A5 card
  • Created background using Tonic Patterned Panels Deco Diamond Die
  • Matted onto Purple card slightly smaller than the card blank
  • Made a matching purple frame and mounted it using foam tape
  • Cut out Tonic Memento Frame Die – Gift Of Love  in both Purple and white cardstock
  • Mounted with foam pads
  • Flowers made using Tonic Beautiful Blooms Woodland Aster dies
  • Corners are finished off using Tonic Nuvo drops
Thanks for dropping by.

Happy Crafting xxx






Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Tonic Art Deco Wedding


Another Wedding Invitation. This is the last for a while. I promise.

I really like this which is strange as I'm not a big Art Deco lover.

DL card with Tonic Art Deco die. One of the things I love about Tonic is the do Verso dies which meands you get the outer die and the inner which makes matting and layering  a dream.
Stamped the sentiment and cut using a die from Tattered Lace stepper set.
Finished with a few pearils.

Thanks for looking x



Monday, 9 May 2016

All White Wedding Invitation

This card is so simple but I think very elegant.

Used a 6x6 inch card base, embossed with a Embossalicious embossing folder, sut label using die from Tattered Lace stepper set and stampped the sentiment, a few pearils and done.

I hope you likeit.

Thanks for dropping by x


Sunday, 8 May 2016

Simply Does it Sympathy Card

A quick and simple Sympathy card made using the Tonic Venitian Lace die set and Sympathy die.

On linen card matted onto mirri and finished off with a few pearils.


Saturday, 7 May 2016

Thistle Card

Following on from yesterdays Scottish theme. Here is another.

This time I used Britania Thistle dies and Tonic Venitian Lace set. The With Love sentiment is another Tonic Die.

Thanks for looking.


Friday, 6 May 2016

Britania Scotty Dog

Here are 2 cards I made.

Being Scottish I like a few traditional Scottish style cards to send to friends who now don't live in Scotland any more.

Dog is Brittania die and the With Love is a Tonic die, embossing folder is xcut. Finished with Tartan ribbon and pearils ar Tonic Nuvo drops.

Thanks for looking



Thursday, 5 May 2016

Wedding Set

I created these as a sample for a couple we know.

Not sure if they liked them, aren't some people rude.

Oh well I think they are fab.

All cards except the small thank you card are made using Tonic Dies, the thank you is a Sue Wilson die.

Thanks for dropping by



Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Sympathy Card

I made this card as I make boxes of cards for my Mother and Mother-In-Law.

Not the nicest of cards to make but like to have a few in the mix.

The background was made using a Sue Wilson strip die, Sympathy is a die and center of the flowers were done using Tonic Nuvo drops


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

We're Tying the Knot Cards

I was asked to do some samples of Wedding Cards. Hmm, not my bag and to be honest I don't normally do Wedding invites etc. Batch making and me don't get on and if I'm brutally honest I can't be bothered with Brides and their demands. I feel they will pay £4 for a horrendous mass printed thing but they want hand crafted bespoke cards for about £1.

Anyhoo here is a few simple We're Tying the Knot cards in various colours.







Monday, 2 May 2016

Tonic Twisted Veranda

Hi Crafters

This is a card I made for my lovely work friends birthday.

I used Tonic Twisted Veranda die, firmly becoming a favorite of mine.
I used glitter card from B&M stores after other crafters had recommended it.

Here is the end result, she was delighted with it.

I hope you like it too. Thanks for looking.





Sunday, 1 May 2016

Mickey Meets Tonic

Another 1st Birthday card for the same lady who didn't know what she wanted.

So a wee picture of the worlds most famous mouse and guess what? TONIC DIES

I hope you like



Saturday, 30 April 2016

Old me meets Tonic

So I was asked for a 1st Birthday Card. She didn't know what she wanted ( oh deep joy)
So in a light bulb moment I pulled out a CD I designed when I was doing it as a business.
Printed straight onto card, did the sentiment in a graphics programme and cut with Tonic die.
An insert and a few pearils and the jobs done.



Thanks for dropping by. Happy Crafting xx

Friday, 29 April 2016

Tonic and Card-io

 Hi everyone.

So I must be the worst blogger on the planet. I literally go months between posts.
I usually post everything to my Facebook page or the Facebook group that I run called Tonicaholics.

Anyway. Here is a card I made with some left over bit's and pieces using Tonic dies. I wasmaking some wedding samples so it seemed a shame to waste the spare left over bits and pieces.

I hope you like it.



 Thanks for looking Happy Crafting x