Thursday, 17 September 2020

Tonic Studios Designer's Choice No. 11 (incl YouTube video)


Designer's Choice No.11 from Tonic Studios is called the Special Blend Gift Box and you can use the dies in the set to make up a cute little gift box in the shape of a coffee cup!

You can use my affiliate links to buy the die set here - (this will give me a small commission at no extra cost to the purchaser)



I've used the dies to make the intended coffee cup shaped box and also another smaller gift box.

You can see how I made them in my YouTube video here - 

The new A5 Ringbinder storage folder is also now available to buy - 



Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Tonic Studios Craft Kit 36 - Nordic Diamond Bauble Box

Craft Kit 36 is now available on the Tonic Studios website! You can buy it here through my affiliate links (at no extra cost to the purchaser!). 
One of the many things I love about this kit is that the gift boxes could not be simpler to assemble. There is beautiful gold and red luxury card in the kit and an array of gorgeous Nuvo products to complement your designs.

I have added a photo below to show what you will find in the kit and also a link to my video on YouTube showing how to make 2 different boxes. I hope you enjoy this!


Friday, 28 August 2020

How to Create a Background using Tonic Studios' Crystal Drops (plus YouTube video)


I've finally posted the video showing how I made the background with the Crystal Drops. You can see it here -
You can find the Seamlessly Beautiful die set here -
and the With Love die here -
(affiliate links)
I hope you enjoy the video - it's really quick and easy to make this!


Pebeo Fluorescent Fantasy Moon and Prisme!

Have you seen the fab new Fluorescent Fantasy Prisme and Moon paints from Pebeo? A whole new level of colour to play with!


Thursday, 13 August 2020

Tonic Studios Designer's Choice No.10 - Moments in Time plus YouTube video

Designer's Choice no.10 is now available on the tonic website and I've added my affiliate links if you'd like to have a look.
I loved this die set and made two little books, a card and a wallet. You can see the video of this book on YouTube here -


Thursday, 6 August 2020

Tonic Studios Craft Kit 35 with video

                              Tonic Studios Craft Kit 35 - Rustic Rose is available now :)
If you like this kit and are interested in buying you can use my affiliate links here if you like - 
                                       Tonic Studios UK -
                                       Tonic Studios USA -

                                    I also have a video on my YouTube channel here-

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Tonic Studios Magazine No. 12

Tonic Studios magazine no. 12 and the weekend buindles are now available on the website.
This is my affiliate link
to the magazine and other offers to go with it.
I have made several cards in this issue and have posted a photo of one of them below.

Back in Stock at Tonic Studios

Back in stock!
Some of the much sought after items are now back in stock. My affiliate links will take you to the section of the website -
📷 UK -
I know some of you have been asking me about the Super Trimmer and spare blades (which I use in all my demos) and also the large Glass Media mat which I use in all my videos. They are now back in stock along with storage folders, refill pages, spray bottles and stone drops etc.

Monday, 27 July 2020

Fairy Door Tree Stump Table - with photos and video

This is one of my favourite little corners of the garden and I have a table which is made from a tree stump. It's been there for years but a few weeks ago while I was having a cuppa down there I thought it was the ideal "blank canvas" for creating a little Fairy House. I have not been able to get out and about to demo as I usually do so I decided to use some of the gorgeous products which I had been sent to add some "magic" to the garden. I hope it will inspire you grab a fairy door, some of the other bits and bobs and have a go yourself!

Video on YouTube

The Products I used - 
                                                         Flax twine (product code 50333)
 Door - 10 x 13x 0.5cm (product code 56517)
Wooden Mushrooms - (product code 56519)
Mushroom Tables - (product code 56513)
Ice Lolly sticks
Wooden pegs (Heart - product code 599501)
Squirrels (product code 56153)
I also used Derwent Paint Pens to colour tiny pebbles
and 2 pieces of mirror from my stash

 Some pebbles, sea glass, shells, driftwood and beech nuts. I also used some dried moss.

 How I made it:
1. I placed the door in the centre and marked the outside edges, then glued 2 pieces of driftwood to the left and right of these marks. Then I glued the door in place and built up some little steps. I've also added some panel pins to keep everything in place securely.

2. I glued and tacked "window sills" in place to support rectangles of mirror, then added more driftwood around to create window frames.

 3. Because I wanted to have room for the little fairy stools I added some more wood around the bottom of the stump.

4. I glued lollipop sticks to the back of the larger stool with a hot glue gun to create a little chair.

 5. Back of stool. The glue can be covered with moss.

 6. I glued lots of moss and bits and pieces from nature to the base and added the other toadstools at the other side.

 7. I used the White Derwent Paint Pen to write on the small pebble and glued it beside the door with the hot glue gun.

 7. I used  some other Paint Pens to draw flowers on tiny pebbles.

 8. I made a little washing line from  the twine and added the pegs.