Friday 28 May 2021

Tonic Studios Stamp Club 9 Shoot for the Stars (affiliate)

 Hello :) It's release day for the 9th Stamp Club from Tonic Studios. This one is called "Shoot for the Stars" and has lots of stellar dies and matching stamps.

These are my affiliate links to the products -

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You can also see my video here

In this video I show you the dies and stamps from this set and also how to make 2 different cards using the clouds as a type of stencil and layering the stars and sentiments.

I also used beautiful Blue Cashmere Pearlescent card (Craft Perfect), Borrowed Light ink (Nuvo) and Silver Silk Speciality card (Craft Perfect).
Please don't forget to subscribe to my channel if you enjoy the video :) There are plenty more to come, as always :)
Thanks so much for watching :)

Using Pebeo Ultimate Pouring Medium (Promotion)

Hello again :)

Today I have a video on my YouTube channel showing you through the contents of the Pebeo Ultimate Pouring Discovery Set and some other Pebeo products which can be used with it. Inside the Ultimate Pouring boxes there is a link to a comprehensive video by Nancy Wood showing the "recipe" for using the paints in the set to create some fabulous paint effects. However, I have shown in this video the consistency which we are aiming for to use the Pouring Medium and Catalyst with other brands of paint. I have used the elements brand which is quite a bit thicker than Pebeo paint so it had to be thinned down before proceeding with the recipe in the video link. The same principle applies to whatever brand of paint you wish to use. You should create a consistency of thin custard before adding the pouring medium.

A little experimentation is required but it's fun to watch the results! Enjoy :)

These products were sent to me to try out but the opinions shared are my own


Tuesday 25 May 2021

Mid Week Deals from Tonic Studios (affiliate)

A little heads up on the Tonic Studios Mid Week deals!

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This week on the UK site (Up to 80% off!)

Mystery Die Bundle rrp £100 on sale at £25.00!!
Goodie Bag rrp £79.95 on sale at £22.50!
Rococo Bundle rrp £32.97 on sale at £9.89!
Die Triple Pack Bundle rrp £59.97 on sale at £11.99

This week on the USA site (Up to 70% off!)
Goodie Bag rrp $72.95 on sale at $22.50!
Triple Pack Bundle rrp $57.97 on sale at $17.39!
Sentiment Headers Bundle rrp $25.98 on sale at $7.79!


Monday 24 May 2021

Introducing Tonic Studios Shaker Pockets (affiliate)

Hello :) Today I have a video introducing the brand new Shaker Pockets from Tonic Studios.
You can see the pockets on the Tonic Websites using my affiliate links here

and you can see my video here

These are ready made panels with hi tack tape on all folded sides which can be used to create fill face shaker cards. They can be filled with confetti, sequins etc and can be used over stamped panels or layered die cut panels.


Tuesday 18 May 2021

Tonic Studios Designer's Choice 8 - Luxurious Lantern (affiliate)

From today you'll be able to buy Designer's Choice No. 8, Luxurious Lantern Die Set from the Tonic websites.
These are my affiliate links taking you straight there - 

(If you purchase a product using my affiliate links it means that I earn a small commission from any purchases made using them. This, however, is at no extra cost to you.)

As you can see from the photo above I have used the dies to make a lantern but I have also used the same dies to make a smaller gift box/packet.
You can see how to make both of these on my YouTube video

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Thanks so much!

Thursday 13 May 2021

Tonic Studios Designer's Choice N0. 19 Charming Card Holder (affiliate)


This die set makes a cute little pocket/envelope which holds 2 little cards or photographs. It can also be used in memory books, scrapbooks or as a gift card holder on the front of a card. 

You can see the die set on the Tonic websites here-  (affiliate links)

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I have made a video where I show you how to make up the basic card holder and also how to adapt the die set to make a pop up card which folds flat. You can see the video here - 

 To make the card with the card holder topper shown here you will need 

Designer's Choice No. 19

Craft Perfect Bright White A4 card

Craft Perfect Ocean Blue A4 card

Craft Perfect US A6 Bright White card blank

Nuvo Lady Liberty Stone Drops

Nuvo Laguna Bay Ink

  1. Die cut the largest die from white card. Burnish the score lines and fold in the right side and bottom                                                                               tabs.

2. Place Ocean Blue card just behind the centre part of the same die and cut out.

3. Fold the centre part of the white card over to the right. Trim the piece of Ocean Blue card and glue to the centre part of the card holder.

4. Fold over the top white section and glue the tabs onto the Ocean Blue card. I have held mine in place with mini pegs until the glue sets.

5. Use the top of the longest part of the same die with the little decorative insert and cut out. Snip to fit the top of the white card and glue in place.

6. Use both dies shown to cut the decorative panel from Ocean Blue cad and glue to the front.

7. Die cut the large outline die from Ocean Blue card and the medium sized panel from white card.

8.Use the dies shown to make the decorative panels.

9. Glue the decorative panels onto the plain panels. 

10. Using the die shown, make a little stencil and randomly stencil all over a 10.5cm x 15cm rectangle of Ocean Blue card then glue this to the card front.

11. Cut out the small lattice die from white card, trim down the sides and then snip into a v shape.

12. Make 2 short tails and 2 longer tails as shown, glue them to the top right and bottom left of the card. Glue the card holder into the centre of the card at an angle and add Lady Liberty Stone Drops to the tails and the top of the card holder.

13. Emboss the Best Wishes die into white card, cut out and outline the sentiment in black fine liner pen. Glue to the centre of the card holder.

Thursday 6 May 2021

Tonic Studios Craft Kit 44 - Santa's Sentiments (affiliate) with video


Craft Kit no 44 is available now from the Tonic Studios websites!
It's called Santa's Sentiments and is full of dies and stamps with a great variety of .....yes, you guessed it! ...Christmas Sentiments!
Here are my affiliate links which will take you straight to the websites - 
You can see my video here - 

This is what you'll find in the kit! Lots of lovely paper, card, dies, stamps, ribbon, glitter, ink, sequins, card blanks, Vintage Drops and Embossing powder!

I have used some of the contents of the kit to make these two cards 

The second card is also decorated on the inside