Saturday 31 July 2021

Aroma Drops - NEW from Tonic Studios (affiliate)

Hello :) I absolutely love today's new product launch from Tonic Studios!! They are called Aroma Drops and actually smell so much better than I could describe. 

These are my affiliate links to the Drops

When I opened each bottle and the beautiful aroma filled the room, I couldn't wait to use them. They smell exactly as the names on the bottles suggests! They are Strawberry Tart, Blueberry Smoothie, Vanilla Cupcake and Damask Rose. I suddenly felt very creative and decided to go along with the names....
You could of course use them just like normal Crystal drops but I thought they were too special for that!

You can see my video here

Strawberry Tart!  I used the die which was intended for the door from the new Delightful Dresser set to make the lattice pastry! It's all in my video :)

Vanilla Cupcake

Damask Rose

Blueberry Smoothie


Allsorts Challenge Blog Roses

Hello :) Today I am Guest Designer at the Allsorts Challenge Blog! I am also sponsoring the challenge. "2nd prize will be the choice of 3 digi images from my website Ruth Hamilton Design. So why not nip over and join in the fun!

I've used my new Roses digi image and coloured it with Tonic Studios alcohol markers.

If you'd like to have a look at these you can use my affiliate links
 ( I earn a small commission from sales but it won't cost you any extra, so thanks very much :) )

You might also like to have a look at my YouTube channel where I've got lots of colouring videos with my digi images. You can see them here -

This is the same Roses image coloured in  lilac.

Thanks so much for visiting today :)

Thursday 29 July 2021

New Digi Images on my Website (ad)

 I've been busy today! I have added another 10 digi images to my website - Ruth Hamilton Design and quite a few more colouring videos. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did

They are Clematis Montana, Sweet Pea, Roses, Lilac, Iris, Nasturtium, Sempervivum, Godetia, Cosmos and Hydrangea

I've coloured them all with Nuvo alcohol markers from Tonic Studios and these are my affiliate links if you'd like to have a look :)

Carnations Digi Image (affiliate)

Hello :)
I've been busy colouring again :) This time I've coloured the Carnations digi image from my new(ish) website - 
Ruth Hamilton Design with Nuvo alcohol markers from Tonic Studios.

I decided to enter it into the Passion for Markers Challenge where the theme this week is Make it Bloom :) 

You can see some other variations on the same image below  and how I coloured it in my video here - 

If you're interested in having a look at the Tonic markers you can check them out through my affiliate links here - 

Thanks so much for looking :)


Wednesday 28 July 2021

Tonic Studios Birthday Week Day 3 - Delightful Dresser Tutorial (afiliate)

The delightful Dresser and Advent Accessory Gift Box Die Set is another of the fabulous launches for the Tonic Studios Birthday Week!  
These are my affiliate links to the die set -
UK -
This is a very large die set with 51 dies and can be used to make a dresser with various  types of decoration, an advent calendar and numerous other 3D boxes. You can also see how I made a different dresser and adapted the dies to make a 3 drawer box in my video here -

Some of the beautiful lattice panels can also be used in card making. 

This is the die set with 51 dies in total! 

To make the dresser you will need

Sturdy card for the base - I used Craft Perfect Bright White 300gsm Smooth Card

Craft Tacky Glue (or hi tack tape)

Patterned paper to decorate

Small brad


To make the dresser

1. Cut out the main die twice and fold the score lines.

2. Glue the 2 bases together as shown.

3. Die cut 12 of the shelf dies and 12 of the drawer dies.

4. Glue the shelf die cuts together as shown in the steps above.

5. Glue the 12 finished shelves into the dresser.

6. Glue the drawer die cuts together as shown in the steps above.

7. Glue the shelves into the dresser.

8. Die cut 2 of the door dies.

9. Fold the score lines as shown above.

10. Fold the sides in and glue as shown to make a 3D door frame.

11. Fold the last piece over and glue in place leaving the outside tab as the hinge.

12. Die cut the top pieces for the dresser and glue together as shown.

13. Glue onto the top of the dresser.

14. Die cut 2 of each of the dies shown and fold on the score lines.

15. Glue together to form a base for the dresser.

16. Glue onto the bottom of the dresser.

NB. I have done all the basic dresser die cutting first and then cut the decorative panels, therefore I have left the sides of the base unglued until the patterned paper is added. You can decorate first if you like.

17. Die cut 4 panels of patterned paper and glue 2 back to back. Glue to the insides of the door frames.

18. Using the dies shown, cut out the decorative panels and glue in place.


19. Using the dies shown, cut out the decorative panels and glue in place. Glue a 12.5cm x 9cm panel of patterned paper onto the back of the dresser.

20. Cut out the dies shown on the right and glue onto the door and bottom of the dresser. Add ribbon to the handles

21. Die cut 2 of the larger dies in white card and 1 of the smaller in patterned paper. Glue together and add the brad.

22. Attach the brad to the centre of the top of the dresser. 

Tuesday 27 July 2021

Tonic Studios Birthday Week- Flower for all Seasons Stamp and Die Set (Affiliate) and video


Hello :) It's Day 2!! This is another fabulous Birthday Week Special from Tonic!
These are my affiliate links to the set
It's a gorgeous floral stamp set with a coordinating die set. Tonic also have fab new pencils but I didn't have them in time for my video (watch this space!)

I have used the original Nuvo Watercolour Pencils from Tonic to colour these images and I show you how I did this and then I show the cards I made with them. I hope you enjoy watching!
Please don't forget to like and subscribe to my channel :)

See you soon :)

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