Friday, 30 September 2016

Sparkle, lots of it! - Edna

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.
It's the Tonic Studios Weekender on Create and Craft. Lots of shows today to share great ideas and inspiration in using one of the most gorgeous products - Sparkle Dust!
It comes in twelve fabulous colours and is the finest glitter ever, so aptly named dust and a little goes a long way.

Tonic products used -
 Bowscale layering dies for the card base
Framed Screens - Stripes 
Basic Hearts
Mini Moments Sentiment
Gold Shine Sparkle Dust
Holywood Red Sparkle Dust

The card size is 7 x 7" square
The red background square had red liner strips applied and the glitter dust added to create a border.
The front panel was covered with double sided adhesive and the die cut panel applied.
This left the gaps open to add the glitter and I just used my finger tip to apply it. I was attempting an hombre effect but the glitter was very well behaved for the most part and stayed in the grooves. :) 
I die cut the small hearts after applying double sided adhesive and then added the glitter dust.
The sentiment was glittered in two sections to add some interest.
The dots in the top corner are glue dots covered with the sparkle dust.

I loved the vibrancy of the red colour against the gold.
The dust does not feel gritty like glitter and is very economical to use.
A gorgeous product with loads of different uses.
Check out Tonic's FB page, Tonic Gold and Tonic's blog for more inspiration.

Thank you for joining me today. 

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Hello! - Edna

 Good morning and welcome to the blog today.
I have a sample card to share using one of the latest launch dies from Tonic Studios.It's part of the Flip Flop, Easel and Frame collection and is called 'Peony Promenade.'

Tonic Products used -Hello sentiment stamp from the Decorative Mini's everyday stamp setFlip Flop, Frame and Easel die set Peony PromenadeTwined Lily cornersPink Champagne Glitter drops

This time I've used the frame aspect of the die set to create a beautifully decorative aperture in the card.The base card is 7 x 7" to give you an idea of scale. 
I hope you will enjoy your dies - they should be arriving with you very soon.
Thank you for joining me today. 

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

With Love on your Birthday - Claire Rhodes-Brandon

This is a card I made for the launch of the brand new basic layering dies by Tonic Studios. This card is made using Eastern Oyster.

There are three other sets included in this launch - Sunray Venus,
Bay Scallop, and Cockle Shell. For me personally these are must-have dies and will be well used :) They also complement perfectly the new Flip Flop, Easel & Frame die sets that some of my fabulous design teammates have made beautiful samples for, check out Blog Tonic to see more.  

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Ribbons and Bows - Edna

Hello and welcome.

My card today features the gorgeous Ribbon and Bows Layering die set.

It's such an elegant shape and can be used for layering,  frames, decorative boxes etc.

Tonic products used - 
Ribbon and Bow Layering dies
Fairy Wishes topper and outline die
Pink Champagne and Bottle Green Crystal drops 

It's another very simple card with a front fold back.
The dies are placed so that they layer perfectly when the card is closed and also allows for your personal greeting on the inside that remains a surprise until you open it. :)

Thank you for joining me today.

Have a good one!

Monday, 5 September 2016

Have a Beautiful Day - Claire Rhodes-Brandon

Today I'm sharing another couple of cards made for the launch of the new Tonic Studios Nuvo Glimmer Pastes and Stencils.  
For the first card I used the Beautiful Bokeh stencil and the gorgeous
Blue Topaz glimmer paste. The Have a Beautiful Day sentiment is
from the Sew Pretty Circle Frame.

This next card was made using the Splayed Feathers stencil which I inked through to create a background, then using the rich Emerald Green glimmer paste I created a topper/main focal point.

You can catch a couple more shows today on Create & Craft.

Glimmer Paste and Acetate - Edna

 Good morning and welcome to a new week on the blog.
I hope you have been enjoying the introduction to Tonic Studio's new Glimmer pastes and stencil collection.
Mandy has been sharing some fabulous demos and lots of inspiration for using this lovely medium on cards and home decor projects.  Check out the shows at 5.00 and 7.00pm today.

My card today uses the glimmer paste on acetate.
It works beautifully on so many mediums and surfaces - you'll never run out of things to experiment with that's for sure.

Tonic products used - 
Garnet Red Glimmer Paster
Woodland Aster from the Beautiful Blooms collection
Rectangle layering dies (for frame)
Scarlet red glitter
Congratulations sentiment
Autumn Red Crystal drops

A close up to show the flower detail

I tried to take a picture that would convey the depth of the texture and the glimmer and shine the paste creates but I'm not sure that it does it justice. It is really gorgeous and so tactile in reality.

Thank you for calling in today. I'm so glad you could join me.
Have a lovely week and I'll catch up with you tomorrow.  

Friday, 26 August 2016

Sparkle - Victoria Dalziel

Good morning, hope you all had a smashing weekend, today I am sharing a card with you from Tonic Studios Build A Wreath Die Collection available on create and craft as the pick of the week
Dies used :-
Build a Wreath Die Set - Round Bauble
Sparkle sentiment
Ornate frame layering die set

The card is 7"x 10", I went for a very frosty cool look for this card and I absolutely adore the baubles in this die set such a good size for all crafting - home Decor-cards - scrapbooking .

Thanks for popping by today 

Until next time

Victoria xx