Monday 29 November 2021

CYBER WEEK Country Carden Milk Churn dies - Tonic Studios (affiliate)

I just love this set of dies, stamps and shaker elements! Autumn in the countryside is definitely a favourite of mine!

You can check the Cyber Week deals out through my affiliate links here

You can see my video here

I saw these milk churns up in the hills of Country Antrim earlier in the year and this set reminded me of that beautiful day.

I've used the set along with the Harvest Moon paper pad to create 2 beautiful cards. One of these is a simple bridge fold but it looks great with all the die cuts from the set. I've layered the die cuts and added in extra detail with Nuvo alcohol markers for depth of colour and also popped up some elements with 3D foam pads.
Please let me know what you think of these :) I think Autumn is my favourite time of year. The colours of nature are simply amazing.

Harvest Moon Paper Pad

I've used the following colours of Craft Perfect card

Pistachio Green, Chocolate Brown, Amber Yellow, Marigold Yellow, Pumpkin Orange
Frosted Silver Satin Mirror Card
Pea Pod and Spiced Orange Nuvo alcohol markers
Golden Acer Confetti

Nuvo Deluxe adhesive

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Friday 26 November 2021

Memory Book - Eternal Moments HOW TO MAKE tut and VIDEO (affiliate)

This is a fab large die set with 2 A4 sheets covered in dies! There are 56 dies in total!!

You can use them to create many variations and sizes of memory books but you can also use the dies to create cards and other projects.

In this Step by Step tutorial, I will show you how to make the basic book with the spine and some pages and I will also give you instructions how to make some pocket variations and a trifold page. You can then use these ideas to create your own pages.

These are my affiliate links to the dies -

I have also created 2 other types of books with the same die set and you can watch how I made them in my video here – 

You will need
My Memory Book – Eternal Moments
Craft Perfect 300gsm Smooth White Card
Craft Perfect Coffee Cream Pearlescent Card
Craft Perfect Sage Roses Speciality Card
Craft Perfect Champagne Harlequin Speciality Card
Craft Perfect Golden Mosaic Speciality Card
Craft Perfect Sienna Treasure Speciality Card
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Give it a Twirl Kit flower die

How to make it - 

1. Tape the largest die which has one side with no cutting edge to A4 white card and die cut it 8 times. Cut out leaving some space at the side of the non cutting edge.

2. Snip 2 of them from the card, leaving 2 cm attached to the non cutting edge. Score and fold from top to bottom notch.

3. Trim the other six by cutting right down from the top notch to the bottom notch at the non cutting side.

4. Die cut the spine die from white card.

5. Score and fold as shown.

6. Glue in between the two mountain folds. 

7. Glue the two pieces with the 2cm strip at the sides together, with one glue flap overlapping the other to create the front and back cover of the book.

8. Glue the spine into the centre of this overlapped 2cm area.

9. Glue 2 of the remaining 6 pages onto the inside covers of the front and back of the book.

10. Glue another of the pages to one side of the mountain folded spine.

11. Then glue another to the other side, covering the folded spine and creating one double sided page.
Do exactly the same with the next page.

12. Use the large die with the dashed line around the edges to create die cuts to cover the insides of all the white pages.

13. Using the large dies shown die cut the layers for the front cover from Coffee Cream card and Sage Roses card. Layer the Sage Roses card onto the Coffee Cream card and glue to the book front.

14. Layer the next smallest dies in Sage Roses on top, and attach a heart, and the two debossed sentiments. The flowers are made with the rosette die from the "Give it a Twirl" kit.

In the next photos you can see which dies I have used to decorate each page - 

                                                           To make the trifold page:

1. Die cut the shapes shown leaving a 2cm strip on the edges of the Coffee Cream and Sage Roses card.

2. Glue the tabs in place and then glue the Sienna Treasure card over the tabs.

3. Cover the insides of the left and right pages with white die cuts.

To create the shaped pocket:

Die cut the shape shown and cut in half across the die cut. Add a trim across the top and glue to the page, leaving the top open.

 To make the slanted pocket:

Die cut the large shape from Golden Mosaic card and cut from point to point as shown to create 2 halves (ie 2 pockets) Cut narrow strips of matching card and glue along the top to strengthen the opening part of the pocket.

Thanks so much for visiting :)

Happy crafting!

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Tuesday 23 November 2021

CYBER WEEK!! Magnificent Mortice Gift Box!! (affiliate)

This is a fabulous large die set which you can use to create a gorgeous "Magnificent Mortice Gift Box" plus many other projects.
These are my affiliate links to where you can buy it if you'd like to have a look, UK - USA -
There are so many different ways to use the tons of dies in the set but I have made the large gift box, with the ingenious mortise and tenon type of joint, a smaller box which can also fit inside and a card.
The lid of the large box measures 17cm x 17cm and the outside of the box is 18cm x 18cm at its widest point. The large single layer box with legs is 8cm tall. The smaller box measures 8cm x 8cm x 4.25cm.
I reckon you're going to get great value for money with this set because the large layering dies alone can be used to make so many things! Every available space has been used on the die sheets and it's been cleverly designed to make the biggest box possible with dies which fit on 2 A4 acetate sheets! I have used Turquoise Lake Glitter card UK - USA -
along with White Smooth Card UK - USA -
and my favourite Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

I've added lots of photos below to show just some of the thigs I made with this set. No doubt you'll see that there's lots more potential with these dies!

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Monday 22 November 2021

Enabler Alert! Cricut Maker Deal!! (affiliate)

I just noticed this really good deal on a Cricut Maker -
rrp £379.99 now £229.99!

This is the same one that I use 🙂 (affiliate link)

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Compatible with 13 tools for cutting, writing, scoring, foiling & embellishing2
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Works with Scoring Wheels to create razor-sharp creases and crisp folds2
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Additional tools available for creating decorative effects like engraving, debossing & more2
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Rotary Blade + Drive Housing
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Fine Point Pen, Black
FabricGrip™ Machine Mat, 12 in x 12 in (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)
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Welcome Book
USB cable
Power adapter
Free trial membership to Cricut Access™ (for new subscribers)
50 free ready-to-make projects, including 25 sewing patterns
Materials for a practice project


Saturday 20 November 2021

Tonic Studios Kit 50 - Give it a Twirl! How to make a card with the kit (affiliate)


These are 3 cards which I made with Tonic's "Give it a Twirl" kit (No. 50). 

You can see my unboxing vide here 

These are my affiliate links to the kits if you're interested 

In my video I give you a walk through how I made the card on the left and the centre easel card ( in the pic above), but you can follow the steps below to make the card on the card on the right.

Craft Supplies used

Tonic Studios Craft Kit -

Craft Perfect A4 card, Opera Red Mirror Card, Olive Green and Maroon Red Classic Card

Nuvo Alcohol Markers, 381 black Cherry and 409 Desert Sage

Nuvo Crystal Drops, Morning Dew

Nuvo Crystal Gems


Craft Perfect 6x6 Bright White card

Craft Perfect A4 Bright White 300gsm Smooth Card

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive 200n

Craft Perfect Double sided tape

Craft Perfect Dimensional Foam Pads

Tonic Tangerine Die Cutting Machine


How to make it

1. Layer a 14cm square of white card onto a 14.5cm square of Opera Red Mirror card and attach to a 6x6 white card with double sided tape.

2. Die cut the large corner leaf die twice from Olive Green card and glue to the card front.

3. Die cut the word die from white card and Opera Red card and the backing die from Olive Green card.

4. Offset the white wording onto the red wording and glue to the Olive Green background. Attach to the card front with 3D foam pads.

5. Die cut row of petals shown and colour the base and the back and fronts of the anthers and filaments with the Desert sage marker. Add flicks of Black Cherry marker to the petals. REPEAT.

6. Roll up with the quilling tool and glue the ends together. Repeat with the second flower.

7. Glue one to the top left corner and the other to the bottom right corner.

8. Die cut the smaller rosette shapes from Maroon Red card. Repeat 3 times so that you have 4 of each flower.

9. Starting with the quilling tool at the outside, twist and shape towards the centre. Glue the end and base.

10. Glue the small flowers as shown to the round spaces on the leaf die cut. Add Crystal Gems into the centres of the tiny scalloped flowers. Add Morning Dew Crystal Drops to the sentiment, some petals and leaves.