Tuesday 19 May 2020

Tonic Studios Designer's Choice 7 (second post)

 Another variation using Tonic Studios' Designer's Choice 7 die set. Thought I'd make something other than pastels 🙂
Here's my affiliate links to the dies -
The other cards I made are on my YouTube channel here - https://youtu.be/9iMAcsWocgI

Thursday 14 May 2020

Tonic Studios Designer's Choice no. 7 - Elegant Invite Pocket Die Set

Hi :) I've just posted a video on my YouTube channel showing the new Designer's Choice dies from Tonic Studios. This set is called Elegant Invite Pocket Die Set and is a real beauty.
These are my affiliate links if you're interested in buying the set -
UK - https://bit.ly/3cyZyD4
USA - https://bit.ly/3bzVbX9

Link to my YouTube video

Wednesday 13 May 2020

What was in bloom in mid March

I love this time of year in the garden - I suppose there's a lot of green and buds but in my mind's eye I see all the potential flowers!

 The clematis Montana ready to bloom.

 Radish seedlings

 Parsley seedlings

 Lettuce, cress and freesia


 Californian Poppies


 Apple blossom

 Wild garlic

 Rhododendron buds

 Geraniums in the summer house

 Marigold- I'll have loads of these all over the garden before long!


Some garden colour last month

 The back garden was full of "Three cornered Leek/garlic" and I love it! I gathered armfuls and had it in jugs and vases all over the house. I used the flowers as garnishes on food and spent some time drawing them too :) Eventually I dug lots of it out to make a vegetable bed.

 Muscari/ grape hyacinth

 I removed this entire bed of wild garlic

 A little sempervivum which stays under cover until the better weather.

 Red tips of photinia.

 New growth on the Pieris.


 Clematis buds.

Glossy leaves on the Fatsia Japonica. This started off as a little pot plant and is now huge in the back garden.

Lockdown gardening! Clematis Montana in bloom

Coronavirus has brought many changes to us all and I feel very blessed that I can stay at home and feel relatively safe. Sadly I cannot work the way I used to because I can't demo for obvious reasons and I have limited access to new products.
On the other hand I have much more time to spend in the garden and kitchen :) 
I've always loved gardening and growing plants because I love the creativity and also enjoy drawing the flowers etc. 
I thought I'd share some recent photos of what's been blooming.

Clematis Montana Reubens

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Tonic Studios Craft Kit 30

 I have just realised that I must have forgotten to post this when I made the video in January.
You can see the contents of the kit below and I have also posted a video on my YouTube channel :)

Tonic Studios Designer's Choice Die Set No.6 - Cosy Cantilever Box

Good morning 🙂 I posted a video on my YouTube channel last night showing how I used the latest Designer's Choice die set from Tonic Studios to make a little cantilever box and matching card.
This is so easy to use and the box can be adapted and made in different combinations depending on the number of drawers you make. It is really cute 🙂
I've had these brads in my stash for years! Just proves a point - you should NEVER throw anything out! lol