Thursday, 30 September 2021

Sunny Days Ahead! Getting Great Value from your Die!

 

 
Hello :) I bought the Slimline Sunshine - Sunny Days Ahead die from Scrapbook.com a little while ago and couldn't wait to share some different ways of using it. I love to get value for money and I'm sure you do too!

This is my affiliate link to the die if you are interested

You can definitely use this on cards which are not slimline, simply by cutting and using parts of it. You can cut 2 from different card/paper and use the "waste" from one to fill in the other and you can also create a little stencil from it too.
The little digi image on the last card is Wild Roses from my website, Ruth Hamilton Design

You can see my video here -






I have used alcohol markers from Tonic Studios to colour the image and these are my affiliate links to these -

UK - https://shrsl.com/35oz9

USA - https://shrsl.com/35ozd


I used Distress ink to create the background on the "Dream Big" card and these are my affiliate links Peacock feathers - https://shrsl.com/36lgo Evergreen Bough - https://shrsl.com/36lgs


Happy crafting! Disclaimer: some of the links on some of my videos are "affiliate links", meaning that if you purchase using those links, I receive a small commission but this will not cost you any extra. Please consider using these links when you visit these sites. I earn a small commission at no added cost to you: Tonic Studios UK - https://shrsl.com/35m6e Tonic Studios USA - https://shrsl.com/35m6k Cricut - https://shrsl.com/34xq7 Scrapbook.com - https://shrsl.com/34x4s CraftStash - https://tidd.ly/3gEWCc5









Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Mid Week Deals at Tonic Studios!! (affiliate)



It's Mid Week Deal time at Tonic!
Here are my affiliate links if you want to bag a bargain - UK - https://shrsl.com/364yt USA - https://shrsl.com/364yx UK site - up to 75% off! Decadent Swirls Showcase set rrp £34.99 now £17.50! Inspired Classics 4 Pack Bundle rrp £27.46 now £10.98! Classics 3 Pack Bundle rrp £22.97 now £9.19! Sentiment Bundle rrp £25.96 now £6.49! USA site - up to 75% off! MYSTERY DIE SET BUNDLE rrp $103.89 now $25.00!!! Inspired Classics 4 Pack Bundle rrp $30.96 now $12.38! Classics 3 Pack Bundle rrp $24.97 now $9.99! Sentiment Bundle rrp $23.97 now $9.59!








Monday, 27 September 2021

Let it Shine!! How to make a tent card with battery tealight (affiliate)

 

I've been itching to make this card since I got my new Festive Treats Mason Jar die set! I just knew the jar die would look great with acetate and vellum and a little battery powered tealight! Please excuse my reflections in the acetate - it's one of the drawbacks of using it but the results are worth it!
These are my affiliate links to the set if you'd like to check it out

You can see how I made it here


I show you how to score and fold a piece of card to create a little "mechanism" which supports the tent, houses the tealight but also folds flat. 

Thanks so much for watching :)
Don't forget to subscribe to my channel to see more videos! Thank you :)

Happy crafting!

Disclaimer: some of the links on some of my videos are "affiliate links", meaning that if you purchase using those links, I receive a small commission but this will not cost you any extra.

Please consider using these links when you visit these sites. I earn a small commission at no added cost to you:

Tonic Studios UK - https://shrsl.com/35m6e

Tonic Studios USA - https://shrsl.com/35m6k

Cricut - https://shrsl.com/34xq7

Scrapbook.com - https://shrsl.com/34x4s

CraftStash - https://tidd.ly/3gEWCc5




Sunday, 26 September 2021

Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Deckle Torn Edge Trimmer (affiliate)

 


The Deckle Torn Edge Trimmer adds a whole new dimension to your crafting!

These are my affiliate links if you'd like to check it out

UK - https://shrsl.com/36dtr OUT OF STOCK at the moment
USA - https://shrsl.com/36dtq

and my affiliate links to the Festive Treats Mason Jar die set

It is designed to give your card edges a distressed look and is perfect for creating both clean and inked effect to layers. It is both sturdy and easy to use with dual measuring guides at the top and bottom, a grid base and a soft grip handle.

The deckle effect is slightly different at the top and bottom so you can use either for a different finished result.


TOP


BOTTOM




This is how the deckle edge varies along the length of the trimmer.

 

 

Card 1


I love the way the torn edge effect works so well with ink. 

Here are my affiliate links to the Festive Treats Mason Jar die set

UK - https://shrsl.com/36dtn

USA - https://shrsl.com/36dtp

To make this card you will need

Tim Holtz Deckle Torn Edge Trimmer

Festive Treats Mason Jar die set

Craft Perfect 6x6 Bright White card and envelope

Craft Perfect 300gsm Bright White Smooth card

Craft Perfect Pistachio Green card

Craft Perfect Cherry Red card

Craft Perfect Avocado Green card

Craft Perfect Ruby Red High Gloss card

Craft Perfect Classic Jute Twine

Nuvo Hybrid Ink- Dried Oregano

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Red Berry

Craft Perfect 3D foam pads

Craft Tacky Glue

Black Ink

Hole punch


1. The trimmer is strong enough to cut through a Craft Perfect card blank. As you can see it is possible to trim just a sliver from the cardstock!

I have trimmed a 66x card on 3 sides and inked the edges with Dried Oregano ink.

 

2. I trimmed a 13cm square of Pistachio Green card and a 12 cm square of white card and inked the edges before layering them on to the card front.



3.  While I had the trimmer on my desk I also trimmed around the flap of the envelope and inked it.



4. I used the same ink to distress the white background die cut from the Festive Treats Mason Jar die cut and Rubber Duck ink to distress the bottom inner die cut before gluing both in place. Then I wrapped some twine around the top and attached the jar to the card on 3D foam pads.

I die cut and glued the lid in place and some white snowflakes in the jar. After adding some foliage I stamped the Christmas Wishes and cut with the Deckle Edge Trimmer and inked to match. I made some berries from the red mirror card and a hole punch and glued them to the holly.

 

Card 2


For my second card I have made a layered strip of deckle edged card to show off the die cuts.

To make this card you will need

Tim Holtz Deckle Torn Edge Trimmer

Festive Treats Mason Jar die set

Craft Perfect US A6 Bright White card and envelope

Craft Perfect 300gsm Bright White Smooth card

Craft Perfect Pistachio Green card

Craft Perfect Cherry Red card

Craft Perfect Avocado Green card

Craft Perfect Classic Jute Twine

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Red Berry

Craft Perfect 3D foam pads

Craft Tacky Glue

Black ink



1. I have cut the following layers (straight at the top and bottom and deckle edged at the sides) - White – 7cm x 14cm , Cherry Red – 8cm x 14cm, Avocado Green – 9cm x 14cm

I layered them together and glued them to the card front.

Then I used the long foliage die from the Mason Jar set to cut 3 Avocado Green branches and 2 Pistachio Green branches and glued these as a bunch to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment onto white card, cut with the trimmer and attached above the foliage with 3D foam pads. Lastly, I added a twine bow and Red Berries Crystal drops.

















Saturday, 25 September 2021

Allsorts Challenge


Good evening :)  I'm a little late in posting but this is my GDT card for this week's challenge at the Allsorts Challenge Blog where this week's theme is Anything Goes with Option of Nature.

I have used my Pansies digi image from Ruth Hamilton Design and coloured them with alcohol markers.

First Prize this week is a beautiful stamp from Chocolate Baroque and 2nd prize is 3 of my digi images so why not join in for a chance to win :)

Friday, 24 September 2021

Tonic Studios Stamp Club - Little Monsters (affiliate)

How cute are these little monsters! This is the latest Stamp Club release from Tonic and it contains a 5x7 stamp set and a 5x7 die set. There are cute little monster stamps and outline dies to match, along with some other interesting shapes!

These are my affiliate links to the sets
You can see my video here (and don't forget to give it a thumbs up, if you like it, and subscribe to my channel to see more :) )


I have used the Stamp Club dies and stamps in this video to make 2 quirky cards and I hope you like them!
I have coloured the stamps with Tonic alcohol markers and they are in the captions on the video.




Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Making Mandalas in Procreate (video)

 

I love making Mandalas in Procreate! It's fun and a great way to relax. In my video I show you through the steps in creating basic mandala shapes and adding colour in a couple of different ways.
You may also get a tip or two along the way to help make some things simpler.



You might also want to check out my video showing how to make stamps brushes here -


Thanks so much for watching!
If you enjoy this video don't forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel :)




Monday, 20 September 2021

Tonic Studios Craft Kit- Harvest Moon Affections (affiliate)

 


The Harvest Moon Affections die set contains 10 joined frames with lots of little dies to use with it! The A4 papers are rich autumn colours and there's also a 6x6 book of patterned paper. The Nuvo products this time are so beautiful! The dies are perfect for creating photo frames for gifts or memory books but I have use them here to create a card.

These are my affiliate links to the kits

UK - https://shrsl.com/3620u

USA - https://shrsl.com/3620w


To make the card you will need the contents of the kit plus some white smooth card, black ink, Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, 3D foam pads and double sided tape.



1. Score and fold an A4 piece of white card for the card base.

Die cut the frame die from the centre of a 13.75cm x 19.5cm piece of textured card and attach to a 14.25cm x 20cm piece of pearlescent card with double sided tape.



2. Place the die back into the aperture and tape down. Die cut through the pearlescent card and then attach to the card front with double sided tape. Glue the pearlescent card frame into the aperture.



3. Use the same die to cut out some of the patterned papers.




4. Glue the papers into the frames.



5. Use the smaller individual dies with the corresponding detail dies on white card to create some patterned shapes, then glue these on top of the patterned paper. Stamp the For Someone special onto one and attach to the card with 3D foam pads.



6. Glue 3 tiny acer leaf confetti pieces to the bottom right frame.



7. Die cut the oblong and then the tiny hearts from the centre, Glue inside the top left frame.



8. Die cut the small heart flower with the 2 dies shown and glue into a frame.




9. Add Malted Milk Crystal Drops in lines across 2 of the frames.




You can see how to make two other cards with the kit in my video here  - https://youtu.be/HtffVP50IeE

















Thursday, 16 September 2021

Tonic Studios Designers' Choice - Floral Sentiment Frames (affiliate)

 

Hello :) Today I have the Floral Sentiment Frames die set from Tonic Studios.
These are my affiliate links to the set -
UK - https://shrsl.com/35wxb
USA - https://shrsl.com/35wxh
It contains several dies which can be used together to create stunning cards with different elements layered together.

You can see how I made these cards in my video here - 


Along with the die set I have used the following Tonic products ;

Craft Perfect Bright White Card Blanks - 6x6 and 5x7
Craft Perfect A4 Texture Weave card - Ivory, Pistachio Green and Bubblegum Pink.
Craft Perfect A4 Speciality Card - Sage Roses
Nuvo Sequins - Pink Tutu
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Buttermilk
Please don't forget to like the video and subscribe to my channel if you enjoy watching! Thanks so much :)