Saturday, 19 January 2019

Tonic Studios Craft Kit 18 inspiration - Slider Card Tutorial

 Craft Kit 18 from Tonic Studios will soon be on its way to subscribers so here's a little tutorial for making a slider card with some of the things you'll find inside.

The only things I have used which are not included in the kit are the 2 little butterfly dies. They are from the Mariposa die set (1943e)

How to make it:

 1. This is the template for the card on an A4 sheet of cardstock. Simply use these measurements on whatever card you choose for your base.

 2. Fold the card in the middle as shown.

 3. Cut and folded on the card from the kit.

 4. Place the narrow patterned strip die 1cm from the bottom of the glitter card and place the top patterned die 0.5cm above it. Secure well with masking tape and pass through your die cutting machine.

 5. Remove the 2 used dies and add the outline die at the top. Cut out with your die cutting machine.

 6. Trim down the sides and glue to the folded part in the centre of the card as shown.

 7. Turn the card upside down and add a strip of hi tack tape along the 1cm folded part at in the centre as shown. Cut/ punch a semi circle from the centre at the top.

 8. Cut a piece of Lilac Waves card measuring 18cm x 12cm, turn it face down and attach to the hi tack tape so that it is centred and the top is level with the top of the card.

9. It should look like this from the right side .

 10. Cut a piece of Caribbean Tide paper to fit across the bottom half of the card and attach with double sided tape. Add 2 strips of double sided tape, one at either side on the top half of the card.

 11. Fold the card over to seal the double sided tape.

 12. Add detail to the glitter card die cut with the Dream Drops, Jewel Drops and Crystal Drops.

 13. Stamp the For Someone Special onto Lilac Waves card, add the Ocean Sparkle Embossing powder, heat with a heat tool until set and attach to a piece of glitter card.

 14. Add a row of 3D foam squares along the top of the embossed sentiment on the reverse side.

 15. Attach to the 1cm folded strip in the centre of the card.

 16. Cut a 19cm x 12.5cm rectangle of  Lilac Waves card and remove the centre leaving a 1cm frame. Use the pinhole die to create a pattern at the top and bottom. Glue this to the card around the aperture.

 17. Punch/ die cut a semicircle of glitter card and glue behind the semicircle which was removed earlier. This will be used to pull out the slider card.

 18. Die cut 2 butterflies from the Mariposa set. Glue to the card and add Dream Drops.

 I hope you have fun making this!

Thursday, 17 January 2019

With Love

 Sent with love this morning  The new Dovecraft "Fairy Tales" collection from Trimcraft, complete with decoupage images, holographic butterflies, ribbon, dies, glitter card, pearls and more 

Wednesday, 16 January 2019


 Back to Basics today! This is a Dovecraft 6x6 Polka Dot embossed card as a base with papers and embellishments from the Dovecraft Back to Basics "Pretty Petals" collection, holographic card (butterfly) and Simply Creative dies - all from Trimcraft

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Valentine's Day treat boxes - tutorial

This double heart box opens to show a little tray inside which can be filled with chocolate etc :)

You will need
Create Crafts Double Heart Box 26539
Plaid Folk Art Titanium White Multi Surface Paint
Jute string
Create Craft Heart Shaped Doilies 9cm (20964)
Matt Mod Podge
Dovecraft Red Felt DCFL024
Dovecraft Green Felt DCFL020
Red Thread
Dot and dab Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Happy Moments Wedding Deco Rhinestone Hearts 28435
Simply Creative Butterfly die SCDIE070
Simply Creative 3mm silver gems

To make it

 1. Paint the boxes with the white multi surface paint.

 2. Glue 3 rows of jute string around the tops of the hearts.

 3. Using the Matt Mod Podge, glue three layers of doilies to the hearts. (The three layers adds dimension and definition). 

 4. Cut 2 strips of red felt to fit around the centres of the hearts and attach with the glue gun.

 5. Crochet (or plait) 2 lengths of jute string to fit around the centres of the boxes.

 6. Attach the string with the glue gun and add the  Rhinestone hearts to the tops of the boxes.

 7. Make 4 felt flowers. To make each flower, cut out 5 x 3.5cm diameter circles .

 8. Cut these in half.

 9. Overlap these and sew together as shown. Pull the thread slightly to gather a little.

10. Start at one end and roll up tightly gluing together with the hot glue. Repeat to make 4 roses.

11. Cut 6 green leaf shapes. Glue 3 leaves and 3 roses to the top right of the right box and glue 3 leaves and 1 rose to the left top of the left box. Die cut 2 white butterflies and glue one to each box with gems in the centres. 

Monday, 14 January 2019

Over the Rainbow - Dovecraft Back to Basics

Hi, the weekend just flew, as always but I hope you enjoyed yours. I have 3 cards today which I made with the Dovecraft Back to Basics "Over the Rainbow" collection from Trimcraft - guaranteed to brighten up your Monday 

Sunday, 13 January 2019

LOVE photo frame - edding paint markers

It's almost Valentine's Day so I've been making a few bits and pieces.
This is a LOVE Collage Frame (Create Crafts 57475) which I have coloured with a White Medium edding marker (4000) and then drawn some freehand roses with the red and green edding fine markers (4040). I've also added a few little Simply Creative 3mm silver gems.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Loving Wishes - Dovecraft "Fairy Tales"

Good morning  This is a card which I made with the brand new Dovecraft "Fairy Tales" collection from Trimcraft. Don't  you just love the cute little fairy dust bottle and wand? I added some Simply Creative star gems above the bottle to look like it was bursting out.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Congratulations - Z fold card

 I've another card with the Dovecraft Back to Basics "Pretty Petals" collection today. This one's a Zfold and I've used lots of the embellishments from the collection on it as well as the Butterfly and With Love dies fro the Simply Creative range.