Monday, 26 July 2021

Birthday Week at Tonic Studios!! Brand New Magazine! (affiliate)


Today is the start of the Tonic Studios Birthday Week Celebrations!!

Kit subscribers can use their TCK hit to get 20% off for this week!!!!

It's also the launch of the brand new Tonic Magazine!!
These are my affiliate links if you'd like to have a look
The magazine kit contains gorgeous Christmas papers, dies and a stencil.
I have a few makes in this one - a Christmas Shaker card with matching box, an easel card and 2 beautiful cards showing how you can use the same dies to make non Christmas cards too. 

I made a stencil for the background of  this one using the bauble die and used the same die to make 2 lemons. A little bit of thinking outside the box really shows how you can stretch your stash!

Friday, 23 July 2021

Die cutting Essentials mag issue 79


Die cutting Essentials magazine issue 79 has just been delivered :) You'll be able to get your copy at your local newsagents now too. That's my evening sorted, if I can find somewhere cool to read!
My commission this time was to make a set of cards for men using the fab typewriter die set which is this month's free gift :)

Cute Little Spaniel (affiliate)


Good morning :)

Today I'm sharing a card for the current challenge at Allsorts July Stamping Sensations blog challenge were the theme is "For a Lady"

I have used the King Charles Cavalier digi image from my website Ruth Hamilton Design and used a "non Cavalier" colour combination!

You can even see a little video of this image (using different colours) on my YouTube channel here - 
I have used Nuvo Alcohol Markers from Tonic Studios to colour the image and theses are my affiliate links to them if you're interested - 

UK -


The die set I used is the Loaded pockets Edge Border set also from Tonic Studios and these are my affiliate links to it - 

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Weekender Deals from Tonic Studios (affiliate)

Ooh, I've just noticed that there's 55% off a Blending Tool Bundle in the Tonic Weekender Deals! I've just ordered these myself and you can check them out using my affiliate links here if you like!
UK - rrp £45.46 on sale at £20.46
USA - rrp $51.96 on sale at $23.38
There are also great deals on a Stamping Tool Bundle, Nuvo Tool Bundle, Watercolour Tool Bundle and Glue Pens Bundle!!


Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Little Pugs! (affiliate)

Hello :)
This is another card using the Pug digi image from my website Ruth Hamilton Design

You can see my video here

I have shown how I coloured the image with Nuvo Alcohol markers from Tonic Studios.
These are my affiliate links to the markers if you're interested
You don't have to use alcohol markers or even these colours but I hope this gives you some helpful tips :)
I hope you enjoy watching and I'd love you to visit my website and subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more colouring videos which are coming very soon :)
Thanks so much for watching :)
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Tonic Studios Craft Kit - Vintage Pop Up Sentiments (affiliate)

Hello :) Today I'm sharing the next new kit from Tonic Studios. It's called Vintage Pop Up Sentiments and it has all the elements you need to add a little surprise when the card is opened!
These are my affiliate links to the kit -

You can see my video here -

There are gorgeous Speciality Cards and Papers in the kit along with some beautiful Nuvo products. I show you through all of these at the beginning of the video and then take you in detail through the steps in making the basic card, following the instruction which are included and also how to make a slightly bigger card.
I'd love you to subscribe to my channel if you enjoy watching :)
I'll be back soon with more :) Thanks so much for watching :)
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Friday, 16 July 2021

A Little Pug


 Good morning :)

I'm entering the Allsorts Challenge with this little Pug image. The theme is Masculine and I think he fits the bill. I haven't entered a challenge for a very long time so I hope I actually manage to get this linked!

The image is from my website - and I've coloured it wioth alcohol markers :)

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Tonic Studios Designer's Choice - Corner Creations (affiliate)

The brand new Designer’s Choice die set is available now from the Tonic Studios website! It’s called “Corner Creations” and, as you can see, there are lots of different dies which you can use to create corner elements including pockets for your cards and craft projects.
These are my affiliate links to the die set - 
These are the dies in the set and in this blog post I’ll be showing you how to use them together to create the card in the top photo. You can also check out my YouTube video where I’ll be showing you how to make the 2 slimline cards in the photo below.

To make the card you’ll need the following items along with the die set (all from Tonic Studios)
Craft Perfect 6x6 Bright White Card Blank
Craft Perfect Texture Weave Card - Pewter Grey and Rose Pink
Craft Perfect Speciality Paper – Broken Glass
Craft Perfect Baker’s Twine – Pewter Grey
Nuvo Crystal Drops – White Gloss
Craft Perfect Bright White Smooth Card
Craft Perfect 3D foam squares
Nuvo Sequins  - Silver Tinsel (from Jingle Bells Set)

How to make it - 

1. Cut a 14.5cm square of grey card and a 14cm square of Broken Glass paper.

2. Cut a 13.5cm square of pink card and die cut the detail die shown into the 4 corners.

3. Tape the 2 dies shown together and die cut twice from white card. 

4. Set aside.

5. Die cut the sentiment from pink card and the backing plate from white card and set aside.

6. Wrap a length of twine across the centre of the card and secure at the back with glue

7. Glue the layers together and glue to the card front.

8. Add Crystal Drops in the centres of the flowers.

9. Glue the sentiment onto the backing plate and attach to the centre of the card with 3D foam pads.

10. Glue the small corners above and below the sentiment.

11. Add a sequin to the centre of each small corner die cut.

Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Pop of Colour Spray from Ruth Hamilton Design (ad/promo)


Hello :) I hope you love this one as much as I do! I've used the Pop of Colour Spray digi image from my website Ruth Hamilton Design
I normally draw more realistic looking flowers but this stylised spray is just the ticket for adding a bright splash of colour to your cards. Of course you can use any colours you like but I have used the following Nuvo Alcohol Markers from Tonic Studios to colour this -
360 Aqua Spray
369 Tuscan Teal
366 Spectra Green
393 Spiced Orange
374 Tiger Lily
401 Lemon Drops
425 Skylight Blue
These are my affiliate links to the markers -
Just remember to relax and have fun. That's what colouring is all about :)
I'd love you to check out my website. It's fairly new and I'll be adding lots more images .

This is the video showing how I coloured the image

If you enjoy watching, don't forget to subscribe to my channel to see more :)
Thanks so much for watching!

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Wild Roses Digi Image from Ruth Hamilton Design (ad/promo)

 Hello :) These are some cards I made featuring the Wild Roses digi image from my website -

I've made a video showing how I used Tonic Studios Nuvo Alcohol Markers to colour the flowers but you can sue whatever medium you feel most comfortable with. I want you to just relax and enjoy the colouring process- it's so therapeutic!

I'd love you to visit my website and also to subscribe to my YouTube channel :)
I hope you enjoy watching and come back soon :) Thanks so much for watching!


Santa's Workshop Trend from Tonic Studios (affiliate)

 Hello :) It's time for the 2nd Trend of the year from Tonic Studios and this one is called Santa's Workshop! This trend consists of gorgeous A4 card and papers, 6x6 paper pad and so many Nuvo products!

These are my affiliate links to the trend -
You can see my video here

In the first part of this video I show you through the products and then go on to make 2 cards.
The others items which I have used along with the trend are the
Loaded Pocket Rosette Die Set
6x6 Shaker Pockets
Decorative Snowflake Die Set
Thanks so much for watching.
If you enjoyed this video, I'd love you to give it a "thumbs up" and subscribe to my channel. I'll be back soon with more. In the meantime, take care :)

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These are the extra items I used