Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Delightful Decadence Gift Boxes from Tonic Studios #affiliate


Hello :) I've used the gorgeous new Delightful Decadence Square and Hexagon Gift Boxes (both sets) to make 2 beautiful boxes and I've also shown you how to use the dies to make cards.

You can see all of this in my video here

I have made the sizes shown on the packaging but you could also cut the side panels twice for each box, glue one set above the other and double the height if you like. You could then add ribbon or decorative paper around the centre to cover the join.

These are the finished sizes of the boxes
Square - 12.5cm square (outer) x 5cm deep. (4.9"x 1.96")

Inner box- 9.5cm square (3.74")

Hexagon - 14.5cm at widest point x 12cm (5.5" x 0.8")

You can buy the die sets here - 

UK -


Thanks so much for looking :)

Monday, 30 January 2023

Tonic Studios Blossoming Bouquet Stamp and Stencil Set (VIDEO) #affiliate


Good morning :) I've posted a video showing some ways you can use the Blossoming Bouquet Stamp and Stencil set. You can see my video here -

and these are my affiliate links for the set
Thanks so much for looking :)

Saturday, 28 January 2023

Tonic Studios Stamp Club - One in a Melon #affiliate

  You're one in a Melon! The latest Stamp Club is now live and these are my affiliate links if you'd like to have a look 

It's full of cute/whacky fruit themed stamps with corresponding dies which can be used to make really colourful and happy cards. The two cards which I've made are totally different in style. The first one reminds me of an traditional tiled splashback above a cooker, with glazed fruit themed ceramic tiles surrounded by plainer tiles. I'd love to know if you think this too? In my second card, I went for a bolder, more modern style with lots of white space. Which do you prefer?

There are so many cute cards you could make with this. 

You can see my video here - 

and then you'll see my bonus video where I made the little chick card here

Thanks so much for looking


Papercraft Essentials Issue 220 #affiliate

Hello :)
I've got a new video showing a flick through Papercraft Essentials Magazine issue 220. I videoed making my cards back at the time so that's also included

It's a lovely magazine and has a fab free gift!

You can buy the magazine here (affiliate link)

I used the Loveable Library die set from Tonic Studios for my 5 cards in this edition,

Friday, 20 January 2023

Tonic Studios Craft Kit - Terrific Telephone Treat Box!! #affiliate

 Hello :) It's Tonic Kit Day!! This is No. 64 - Telephone Treat Box!!

These are my affiliate links if you're interested

and you can see my video here - 

where I show you how to make 2 telephone boxes with different openings (door and top) and also 2 cards, one with a bar of chocolate and the other with a 2D phone box. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!!

Thursday, 19 January 2023

CRAFT ROOM ORGANISATION - DIY Wall Storage Unit (Upcycling) #affiliate


I have lots of bottles of Crystal Drops and Glitter Drops etc and I'm sure I'm not alone in this! I haven't been using the products as much as I should have because they have been in boxes in a large wall unit in my craft room so I decided to upcycle a frame and some strips of wood to create a storage/display unit for my craft room wall.

You can see how I made it in this video

My frame measures just over 67cm x 52cm (26.5" x 20.5") and the strips of wood are 5cm deep (2") but, of course, you can use whatever size of frame you have and adapt the shelves to suit your own requirements.
I used a saw, drill/ screwdriver, nail pinchers, scraper, clamps, hammer and paint brushes.
I used the paint from my craft room wall for the inside of the box and shelves and used chalk paint for the frame. I also used screws, silicone and wood glue.
I hope you enjoy this video as it's quite different from my usual ones but still craft related.
I know some of you will not be comfortable/able to make this from scratch (almost!) but I hope it gives you some ideas for adapting a frame or something that you may already have.

If you liked the Stackable Drop Storage you can find it here (affiliate links)
and you can find all Tonic's Nuvo products here (affiliate links)
Nuvo Drops
Nuvo Sprays

Thursday, 12 January 2023

Heart & Hexagon Split Boxes from Tonic Studios #affiliate

The new Heart and Hexagon Split Box Die sets from Tonic!
This beautiful double aspect set has all the dies you need (51 dies in total) to make a heart shaped box and a hexagon shaped box which split open to reveal a heart shaped / hexagon shaped drawer inside.

You can , of course, use several of the dies for card making and you could also make a "collage" of drawers for a little display. This would work particularly well with the hexagon shape. I have also used the long dies to make a couple of bookmarks/tags.

You can buy the die sets here

                                                      UK –

                                                     USA -

You can see my video here

Valentine Verrines (Plus video)


 It's almost Valentine's day but I don't really need much of an excuse to make little romantic treats :) I was given several of these glasses lately and have been enjoying using them in different ways so today I thought I'd see how they looked with a salami heart on the inside. I wondered if it would slide down the glass but it stayed put! 

As always, make sure the ingredients and work area are clean and enjoy!

I have layered up in this order

Rocket, mayo, pumpkin seeds. plum tomatoes, cream cheese mixture, rocket, plum tomatoes. 

You can see my video here

If you enjoy the video, please like and subscribe to my channel :)