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.

Saturday 25 July 2020

Day 6 Tonic Birthday - Mug and Coaster!!

Good evening 🙂
It's Day 6 of the Tonic Studios Birthday celebrations and have you seen the gorgeous mug and coaster on the website? You can go straight there with my affiliate links here -

Friday 24 July 2020

Lockdown gardening

It's been a very strange few months and we've all had to take the rough with the smooth. Not being able to get out and about much for a while meant that I was able to spend more time in the garden. My summer house/ shed was in line for a makeover so I painted the inside of one half white and created a little garden room. I had lots of samples which I regularly took around demos with me and I put some of these on display inside. It has turned out really well and David and i have spent lots of time in there having lunch, coffee and desserts just because we can! I've also been able to do some crafting there too so win, win!

Thursday 23 July 2020

Tonic Studios Mega Bundle Deal!

It's Day 4 of Tonic's Birthday Week celebrations and there's a fab MEGA MYSTERY BUNDLE! Containing over £200's worth of Tonic Studios products this biggest bundle ever is available for just £50!!
(or $55 USA) In this treasure trove you'll discover 6 Tonic Studios Die Sets, 35 sheets of Craft Perfect Cardstock, a stamp set, Stencil, Nuvo Drops, Nuvo Mediums, Scissors and Adhesives!!
You can go straight to the bargains through my affiliate links here -

Monday 20 July 2020

Tonic's 20th Birthday release! (incl YouTube video)

 It's Tonic's Birthday! To celebrate Birthday Week, Tonic have just released a fantastic new die set.

These are my affiliate links to where you can purchase the set -


The Perfect Party Bags Die Set includes a massive 47 dies designed to create a vast array of different party bags. With 3 base shapes, 11 mix and match decorative panels, interchangeable verso edges for every panel as well as tags, badges and even a rolled flower die - this must- have set contains every die you will ever need to create wonderful party and gift bags. This unique set comes supplied with a full A4 magnetic sheet and durable wallet, ready to be stored in your Large Ringbinder Die Case (item 347).
You can also buy this Ringbinder Die Case through my affilliate links here -

My YouTube video

Saturday 18 July 2020

Cricut Maker and Trimcraft Self Adhesive Vinyl

This morning's little craft project! I have my trusty Cricut Maker out today and some Trimcraft First Edition self adhesive vinyl so what else would you expect me to make? Over the last few months I've built up a rather large collection of drawings on my iPad so I took a little time to outline them and fill in to create silhouettes. No surface will be safe now lol!

Friday 17 July 2020

Creative Card Ideas Starting with s Square Card PART 2 - YouTube video

I hope you enjoyed PART 1 - of this mini series.
Part 2 is now on my YouTube channel. In this video I have used more of my mini templates to give ideas for several twists on a square card and I hope you find this useful whether you are a beginner or a seasoned crafter who just needs reminded of some card folds.
Thanks very much for watching. If you liked it please subscribe to my channel and keep up to date with my latest videos. Part 3 will be coming soon :)


Thursday 16 July 2020

Tonic Studios Designer's Choice No. 9 (YouTube video)

Designer's Choice No. 9 is available on the websites now. The Cutesy Charm Box 🙂
You can check it out through my affiliate links here -
🛒 UK -
These always sell out fast so if you are interested, please bear this in mind :)
I have a video on my YouTube channel too :)