Saturday, 21 May 2022

Allsorts Challenge Blog #ad

 

Hello :)

This is my Guest DT card for the  Allsorts Challenge Blog  where the challenge this week is "Birthday"

I've made a DL card using the Hydrangea digi image from my website - Ruth Hamilton Design, printed it out 3 times and coloured it with alcohol markers. Then I overlapped them and glued them to my card and die cut. I've made a lot of pink cards lately and I'm beginning ti like it! lol

There are lots of prizes this week 

including 3 digi images from my website :)

Why not pop over and join in!!


Friday, 20 May 2022

Decorating a Notebook Cover (Back and Front) with the Summer Garden Kit (Tonic Studios) #affiliate

 

Hi, today I’m showing you how to use the fab dies and papers from the Tonic Studios "Summer Garden" Kit (No. 56) to decorate an A5 notebook.

You can buy the kit here (affiliate links)

UK - https://shrsl.com/3j4op USA - https://shrsl.com/3j4ou



You can, of course, use the kit to make cards and you can see how I made the two beautiful cards below in my video here – 





These are the contents of the kit

To decorate the front and back covers of your A5 notebook you will need the dies and papers from the kit along with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and some Craft Perfect Jute Twine.




Let's Get Started!

1. Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper measuring 13.5cm x 21cm.

NB. I highly recommend not gluing these to your notebook until you have completely decorated them and are happy with them!



1. Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper measuring 13.5cm x 21cm.

NB. I highly recommend not gluing these to your notebook until you have completely decorated them and are happy with them!



3. Snip off the spout and handle from the cream watering can and glue behind the patterned die cut.


4. Die cut the planter and cut a rectangle of card to fit behind it. Glue together. 


5. Glue a small square of card to the back of the planter on the right side. This is to help keep the planter level but not add dimension.



6. Glue the watering can to the paper and then add the planter as shown.



7. Die cut the bird from Coffee Cream card and 2 wings from Maroon card. Glue the wings in place and add a black dot for the eye. Glue the bird to the top of the watering can.


8. Die cut 2 Baroque Rose butterflies and glue above the bird.



9. Die cut 3 flowers with stems from Coffee Cream card and the same again from Maroon card. Snip off the Maroon flowers and glue on top of the Coffee Cream flowers.



10. Glue these to the bottom left of the watering can.




11. Die cut a selection of maroon and cream flowers and leaves. You can use the leftovers on the back of the notebook or another project.



12. Glue the flowers and leaves to the front of the notebook, around the planter and watering can. Tie a length of jute twine to the top of the spiral binding.

 

Back Cover -


13. Die cut the birdhouse from Coffee Cream card and the patterned panel from Baroque Rose card. Die cut the roof part from Maroon card. Glue these in place and glue to the centre of the page.


14. Die cut the bird from maroon card and the wing from Baroque card and glue onto the bottom left of the birdhouse. Add a black dot for the eye.



15. Die cut 2 flower pots and 2 flowers with stems. Glue to the right of the birdhouse.


16. Die cut several flowers and leaves. You can use the left overs for another project.



17. Glue the flowers and leaves around the birdhouse and add 3 leaves to each top corner of the notebook.












 








 







Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Mid Week Deals at Tonic Studios #affiliate

 


It's Mid Week Deal time again at Tonic Studios.
As always, these are my affiliate links if you'd like a closer look :)
On the UK site -
Friends & Love Sentimental Frames Bundle rrp £69.98 NOW £34.99!
Mystery Die Set Bundle rrp £101.40 NOW £26.99!! (save 73%)
Die Set Goodie Bag rrp £80.40 NOW £21.99!!
Dragonflies & Roses Bundle rrp £21.98 NOW £8.79!!
On the USA site -
Friends & Love Sentimental Frames Bundle rrp $73.98 NOW $36.99
Mystery Die Set Bundle rrp $114.41 NOW $28.99!! (save 75%)
Die Set Goodie Bag rrp $116.42 NOW $27.99!!
Dragonflies & Roses Bundle rrp $27.98 NOW $11.19!!



Saturday, 14 May 2022

Quick and Easy Gift Box (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

 Do you ever need a quick gift box? I have a new video on my YT channel showing how to make a very quick and easy (and cute!) little gift box. You can make the basic shape without even using any dies or stamps but can jazz it up a bit (or a lot) by adding an aperture, embellishments etc.

Have a little look over at it and let me know what you think :)











Thursday, 12 May 2022

Hot Air Balloon Shaped Gift Box!! (Tonic Studios Showcase) #affiliate

The fabulous Up, Up and Away Showcase die and Stamp set from Tonic has 40 dies in total and I’m going to show you how you can use them to make a beautiful gift box for a baby present.

These are my affiliate links where you can buy this die set


You can also see how to make a different Hot Air Balloon gift box and a gorgeous Decanter Gift box with the same die set in my video here





You will need the following Tonic products (affiliate links)

Up, Up and Away Die and Stamp Set

Craft Perfect Smooth White Card (300gsm)
UK - https://shrsl.com/38hzu
USA - https://shrsl.com/38hzz

Craft Perfect Classic Card, Cornflower Blue

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
UK – https://shrsl.com/36e5i
USA - https://shrsl.com/36e5j

Hi tack tape
Craft Perfect Foam Pads


Craft Perfect Arctic Blue Double Face Satin Ribbon, 9mm
Blue and White Baker’s Twine
Alphabet die set or stamp

Tangerine Die Cutting Machine
 UK - https://shrsl.com/3ctw7
USA - https://shrsl.com/3ctwc
To make it -

1. Die cut 6 of the Balloon Base shapes from white card.


2. Die cut 6 of the Balloon Lid shapes from white card.


3. Using the 2 dies shown, die cut 6 blue decorative panels and glue them to the lids.


4. Using both dies shown die cut 6 blue decorative panels and glue them to the balloon bases.


5. Gently shape the balloon base pieces with a bone folder.


6. Attach the base pieces together by the tabs with hi tack tape. NB. Attach the top and bottom tabs together first and the ones in between will easily fall into place.


7. Shape the balloon lid pieces in the same way and attach together with hi tack tape on the tabs.


8. Die cut the hexagonal roof.