Friday, 24 March 2017
Good morning and welcome to the blog today.
You may remember the fabulous MDF storage units that Tonic Studios produced a while back. Well I had one I wanted to decorate and of course I hunted out suitable G45 papers to do it.
I've used papers from the Couture and Artisan collections and added embellishments I found in the Works - lovely swirls that just needed painting, I didn't want anything too fussy.
I've used the matching die set from Tonic for the drawer fronts and the little pull handles that also came out at the same time as the units.
I first of all glued the unit together and then I painted the whole unit and drawers inside and out with Tonic's Black acrylic paint.
I sealed and covered the grey board sections, adhered them to the constructed unit and when all the glue was dried I finished it off with a coat of PVA matt adhesive throughout.
The units do take a bit of time to complete but a lot of it is literally waiting for paint to dry. 😃
I lined the drawers to match the decorative paper on the back of the unit.
Side and back of unit
I made a gift tag to match.
I loved putting this unit together. It makes a nice change from card making plus I get to use my all time favourite papers.
Thank you for calling in today.
Have a good one!
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Hello lovely crafty friends.
Today’s card is a mixture of old and new and this is just one of the many reasons I <3 using Tonic dies. They work together so well.
… this is what I did.
I used the Tonic Studios - Dimensions - Window Box - Tangled Terrace set but rather than make a window box, I used the outside edge as a border die.
It’s such a pretty die and if you add a little drop of Tonic Studios Nuvo crystal drop collection - Gloss White, it looks like you’ve punched a hole along the scallops.
I really like how it looks : )
Look at that embossed detail on the border edges – that was just one pass and I didn’t even have to use the embossing mat.
So that’s the new and now for a walk down memory lane.
For the old I used Sew Pretty – Cherish The Moment Frame die set - the largest outside edge – and I embossed it with the embossing folder from Tonic Studios - Idyllics Die & Emboss Set - Blossoms & Battens.
The sentiment is Tonic Studios Miniature Moments Die Thinking of You which I drop-shadowed using Tonic Craft Perfect cardstock in white and Kraft
So that’s my card and I hope you like the mixture of old and new.
Thank you for stopping by today and crafty hugs to all xx
Glancing at these brooches you wouldn't have guessed they have been made from paper would you? Well, thin card to be precise. Here's a little view of the backs so you can see that they are indeed brooches. I have die cut some felt to cover over the brooch pins and make them look neat and nicely finished. Not that I am OCD or anything. ;-)
Each brooch has been made from glueing together 8 die cuts. (using Tonic Studios Rococo butterfly die from their die and stamp set). You'd be amazed at how sturdy a brooch this makes.
Do you like the effect on this one? Very pearly isn't it. It's been made using Nuvo pearl drops.
My 10 year old daughter had the absolutely brilliant idea to make "butterfly prints" with a selection of the Nuvo drops. The effect was so lovely that I knew it would be perfect for paper jewellery.
This one was made using the glitter drops and also the black crystal drops. Once this was dried I applied a glaze of jewel drops to the whole area. Having tested this out on larger areas before I knew that as it is not designed for large areas it tends to crack and so it produces a wonderful interesting patina for jewellery.
I am considering adding another level to these brooches with some polymer clay words, but I have a few things in progress on my desk just now so that will have to wait until I make space for some clay time.
Here are some of our butterfly prints made with the drops. You can see which ones I chose to use for these brooches. And the scrap around the die cut areas did not go to waste either as I made use of a butterfly punch.
Just wait until you see what I made with a few of these.
Are you going to give this a try?
Have a lovely day!
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to my blog .Today I am sharing with you a new launch from Tonic Studios with the Rococo City Scenes and today's card features the Paris die Set. All available on a 4 day deal from create and craft.
Dies used to create this are :-
Rococo City Scenes- Paris
Heart layering die set
Leaves from beautiful blooms
Ross made from a Tonic flower punch
Butterfly from Flora frames die set
Large Layering Bow
Attraction upper case - Alphabet die set
The card was created making a large tag shaped blank using craft card and scoring on the back part of the card to create a hinge, for decorative purposes I attached a large eyelet and threaded ribbon through I distressed the background and used some decorative papers and also distressed and inked the edges and then attached some lace to the bottom of the topper. Then I placed the eiffel tower which I cut out 6 times and added silver nuvo mousse to make it look like a metal embellishment to the heart and highlighted the heart with a white gel pen and added nuvo sea shell drops . I then punched out 6 flowers from a Tonic punches and pinched each one to create roses glued together using a Tonic glue gun which makes putting them together so much easier.
I then used the tails from the large layering bows and used this for the Alphabet and to finished the card I added a couple of butterflies and a decorative bow.
Thank you for popping by today and hope to see you again very soon.
I hope you can join Jodie Tonic Johnson on Create & Craft TV this Monday from 8am for Tonic Studios Brand New Rococo City Scenes together with Dot and Drop Die Sets and Glow in the Dark Drops. A lot for you all in one set of shows! Wow!
Introducing the brand new Rococo City Scene die sets and stamps, perfect for your travel based cards and projects.
• These dies are perfect centrepieces for jetsetters
• Featuring well known landmarks and features
• Highly Illustrated die sets that are perfect for focal points of card projects.
Today I am sharing a little Rococo City Scenes Die Set project and I have chosen the London Landmarks set to work with. So let's have some fun..... :)
What I Used
Tonic Studios Rococo Travel Die Set - London Landmarks – 1628E
Tonic Studios Rococo Travel Die Set - City Skyline – 1631E
Tonic Studios Jetsetter Passport Stamp Sets
Tonic Studios Dimensions – Kings Cross – 765E
Tonic Studios Essential Card Pack – Gracious Grey 216GSM – 790E
Tonic Studio Funky Glue 29.5ml – 421E
Tonic Studios Tangerine Die Cutting Machine - 147E
What I Did
We hope you have been inspired.
Here's another Sneak Peek this time showcasing the Brand New Dot and Drop Dies. I don't know about you but I find it hard to apply my dots with even gaps! But these new dies are great to make this so easy and the designs are fabulous. They surely will add that special professional looking finish to your projects.
What I Used
Tonic Studios Dot and Drop Dies
Tonic Studios Large Layering Die – Ornate Frame – 1111E
Tonic Studios Miniature Moments Die – Sent with Love – 1254E
Tonic Studios Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Melia – 1286E
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops Collection – Ebony Black – 650n
Tonic Studios Tangerine Die cutting Machine - 147E
Tonic Studios Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive – 200N
Tonic Studios Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens – Autumn Woodland – 890N
What I Did
The unique Dot & Drop dies offer both a decorative design and a handy guideline for using your Crystal, Glitter, Jewel and Glow Drops. The beautiful swirling patterns, strips and corners provide accurate placement for these Nuvo products, transforming your creations into something special. By placing a drop on each deboss mark..., you can easily achieve a perfect finish to your card or paper craft project. Where there’s a dot, place a drop!
We hope you have been inspired.