Tuesday 29 September 2020

Rustic Rose Trend - Collection from Tonic Studios (incl YT video)

The brand new trend, Rustic Rose, from Tonic Studios has just been released and I think you're going to love it! The colours are soft and pretty, peaches, mint and rose gold with kraft..😍
🛒USA - https://bit.ly/2GaXwxZ (affiliate links)
I've also used the On Your Special Day die set
and LOVE
(all affiliate links)

Friday 25 September 2020

North Star paper pad from Trimcraft - Christmas 2020


This is a first look at another of the brand new paper pads from Trimcraft for Christmas. These cards were made using the First Edition North Star pad along with some silver mirror card and some Simply Creative dies and embellishments :)

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Part 3 Cardmaking Ideas Starting with a Square Card (YouTube)


I've just got around to adding PART 3 in my mini series of Back to Basics in Cardmaking to my YouTube channel. This time I've started with the same square card and made several different types of easels.


So if you've been crafting for years and just need a reminder of some things or if you're a newbie crafter, I hope you find something you enjoy on there.



Dovecraft Winter Sparkle from Trimcraft!


Ooh!! I've just been given the go ahead to post some of my Christmas cards with
's gorgeous new Christmas collections!! These are just some of the cards I made with the brand new beautiful Winter Sparkle collection!
I have used the 8x8 Decoupage pad along with lots of the other embellishments from the collection and there's still plenty left to make lots more
If you like to make your cards in batches this is an ideal way to do it. I have a tutorial on my blog here - https://apassionforcards.blogspot.com/.../dovecraft...

Dovecraft Premium Winter Sparkle card tutorial (Trimcraft)

Rose gold and glitter! How beautiful is the new Winter Sparkle collection from Trimcraft?
I've added all the steps below to show how you can make a beautiful card using the elements from the collection shown in the photos below. I've also used the lovely cotton ribbons in the pic below.

You will need - 
Dovecraft Premium Winter Sparkle - 12x12 Paper Pad
Dovecraft Premium Winter Sparkle - 8x8 Decoupage Pad
Dovecraft Premium Winter Sparkle - Cotton Ribbon
Dovecraft Premium Winter Sparkle - Wooden Pegs
Dovecraft Premium Winter Sparkle - Washi Tape
Dovecraft Premium Winter Sparkle - Adhesive Star Pearls
Dovecraft Premium Winter Sparkle - Glitter Enamel Dots
Mini Bows
Sentiment Toppers
Simply Creative - Star Die SCDIE 146x20
Simply Creative - Snowflake Die SCDIE 133x20
Dot & Dab Foam Squares
Dovecraft A4 Premium White card
ovecraft A4 Premium Mirror Card DCBS164

How to make it:
1. Score and fold a sheet of A4 white card in half. Cut a piece of mirror card to 13.75cm x 20cm and a piece of patterned paper to 13.25cm x 19.5cm

2. Glue  the patterned paper to the mirror card and add a piece of washi tape across the bottom, tucking the ends in behind. Glue this panel to the front of the card.

3. Cut a 7.5cm x 16.5cm piece of mirror card. Mark the centre widthways at 4cm from the bottom and cut in from both sides to create a tag shape. Attach a length of ribbon across the top, tucking the ends in and then glue this to the card.

4. Make up the decoupage image by layering each numbered piece on top of each other using foam squares.

5. Glue the finished decoupaged image to the mirror card tag.

6. Glue a wooden glittered peg to the top left of the decoupage and a mini bow to the bottom centre. Add an adhesive pearl star above the deer, some glitter enamel dots to the tag and a sentiment topper below the bow.

7. Die cut the star from mirror card and the snowflake twice from patterned paper.

8. Glue the snowflakes at each side of the tag and glue the star die cut below the sentiment topper.

Thursday 17 September 2020

Tonic Studios Designer's Choice No. 11 (incl YouTube video)


Designer's Choice No.11 from Tonic Studios is called the Special Blend Gift Box and you can use the dies in the set to make up a cute little gift box in the shape of a coffee cup!

You can use my affiliate links to buy the die set here - (this will give me a small commission at no extra cost to the purchaser)

UK- https://bit.ly/3hDqKSL

USA- https://bit.ly/3iT5dqR

I've used the dies to make the intended coffee cup shaped box and also another smaller gift box.

You can see how I made them in my YouTube video here - 

The new A5 Ringbinder storage folder is also now available to buy - 

UK https://bit.ly/2Edvv80

USA https://bit.ly/3iT5dqR

Tuesday 8 September 2020

Tonic Studios Craft Kit 36 - Nordic Diamond Bauble Box

Craft Kit 36 is now available on the Tonic Studios website! You can buy it here through my affiliate links (at no extra cost to the purchaser!). 
One of the many things I love about this kit is that the gift boxes could not be simpler to assemble. There is beautiful gold and red luxury card in the kit and an array of gorgeous Nuvo products to complement your designs.

I have added a photo below to show what you will find in the kit and also a link to my video on YouTube showing how to make 2 different boxes. I hope you enjoy this!