Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Mid Week Deals at Tonic Studios #affiliate

 


It's Mid Week Deal time again at Tonic Studios.
As always, these are my affiliate links if you'd like a closer look :)
On the UK site -
Friends & Love Sentimental Frames Bundle rrp £69.98 NOW £34.99!
Mystery Die Set Bundle rrp £101.40 NOW £26.99!! (save 73%)
Die Set Goodie Bag rrp £80.40 NOW £21.99!!
Dragonflies & Roses Bundle rrp £21.98 NOW £8.79!!
On the USA site -
Friends & Love Sentimental Frames Bundle rrp $73.98 NOW $36.99
Mystery Die Set Bundle rrp $114.41 NOW $28.99!! (save 75%)
Die Set Goodie Bag rrp $116.42 NOW $27.99!!
Dragonflies & Roses Bundle rrp $27.98 NOW $11.19!!



Saturday, 14 May 2022

Quick and Easy Gift Box (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

 Do you ever need a quick gift box? I have a new video on my YT channel showing how to make a very quick and easy (and cute!) little gift box. You can make the basic shape without even using any dies or stamps but can jazz it up a bit (or a lot) by adding an aperture, embellishments etc.

Have a little look over at it and let me know what you think :)











Thursday, 12 May 2022

Hot Air Balloon Shaped Gift Box!! (Tonic Studios Showcase) #affiliate

The fabulous Up, Up and Away Showcase die and Stamp set from Tonic has 40 dies in total and I’m going to show you how you can use them to make a beautiful gift box for a baby present.

These are my affiliate links where you can buy this die set


You can also see how to make a different Hot Air Balloon gift box and a gorgeous Decanter Gift box with the same die set in my video here





You will need the following Tonic products (affiliate links)

Up, Up and Away Die and Stamp Set

Craft Perfect Smooth White Card (300gsm)
UK - https://shrsl.com/38hzu
USA - https://shrsl.com/38hzz

Craft Perfect Classic Card, Cornflower Blue

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
UK – https://shrsl.com/36e5i
USA - https://shrsl.com/36e5j

Hi tack tape
Craft Perfect Foam Pads


Craft Perfect Arctic Blue Double Face Satin Ribbon, 9mm
Blue and White Baker’s Twine
Alphabet die set or stamp

Tangerine Die Cutting Machine
 UK - https://shrsl.com/3ctw7
USA - https://shrsl.com/3ctwc
To make it -

1. Die cut 6 of the Balloon Base shapes from white card.


2. Die cut 6 of the Balloon Lid shapes from white card.


3. Using the 2 dies shown, die cut 6 blue decorative panels and glue them to the lids.


4. Using both dies shown die cut 6 blue decorative panels and glue them to the balloon bases.


5. Gently shape the balloon base pieces with a bone folder.


6. Attach the base pieces together by the tabs with hi tack tape. NB. Attach the top and bottom tabs together first and the ones in between will easily fall into place.


7. Shape the balloon lid pieces in the same way and attach together with hi tack tape on the tabs.


8. Die cut the hexagonal roof.





















 

Thursday, 5 May 2022

Make a Spring Shadow Box - Tonic Studios Designer's Choice die set #affiliate


Hello :) I've got the "Spring Shadow Box" Designer's Choice die set from Tonic Studios to share with you today.

These are my affiliate links to the set
The dies can be used to make a layered scene including lots of flowers, foliage and a little picket fence. The finished size is 8cm wide x 3cm deep x 8cm tall at the highest point.

You can see how to make it in my video here


I show you each step of how to make the first shadow box using only this die set and different colours of card. In my second example I have incorporated several dies and a stamp from the "Campfire Critters" Stamp Club. I thought it would be a good idea to remind you and myself to broaden the scope of the set and to think about doing this with other sets which we might have.

In this video I have used (affiliate links)
Spring Shadow Box Designer's Choice die set

Campfire Critters Stamp Club

Nuvo Deluxe adhesive
White Smooth Card

White Smooth Card

Nuvo Alcohol markers

Crystal Drops

Thanks so much for looking :) If you enjoy the video please don't forget to "like" it and subscribe to my channel :)

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

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Creative Stamping Magazine issue 108 #affiliate

 My copy of Creative Stamping issue 108 has just been delivered and I was delighted to see one of my cards on the cover :)

This issue celebrates the 70th anniversary of the coronation of the Queen and there is a huge 37 piece stamp set and a 3 in 1 stencil on that theme.
You can see my video here

I've just had a quick look through the mag and have shared my thoughts on it with you, hopefully whetting your appetite without giving too much away if you haven't already got a copy!

If you would like to buy the magazine, this is my affiliate link



Thanks so much for looking :) If you enjoy the video please don't forget to "like" it and subscribe to my channel :)

Saturday, 30 April 2022

Allsorts Challenge - Muscari digi image #ad

 


Good morning :) This is my Guest DT card for this week's challenge at the Allsorts Blog.
The theme this week is "Anything Goes....with an option of scenic"

I've used my new "Muscari" digi image from my website - Ruth Hamilton Design

The prizes this week are a beautiful Poppy Stamp from Indigo Blu and 2nd prize is 3 Digi images from my website :)

I'd love you to go over to my website and check out the images there :)
I love drawing and colouring flowers but there are other images there too :)

I've made a domed acetate card and after I had made this I recorded a short video showing how to make a domed card which folds flat for postage. This will be posted on my YouTube channel on Friday at 5.00pm so if you subscribe to my channel and hit the notification bell you'll catch this one then :)

I have used Slimline Border dies from Scrapbook.com on top of the acetate
https://shrsl.com/3g119 (affiliate link)

Many thanks for looking :)







Thursday, 28 April 2022

MEGA VAULT SALE AT TONIC STUDIOS #affiliate

There's a MEGA VAULT SALE just started at Tonic! Have you missed any previous Showcases, Stamp Clubs, Magazines, Designer's Choice etc ? The vault will be open for 7 days but there's limited stock on lots of the items so when it's gone, it's gone!!

Here's a very quick video telling you about it!


These are my affiliate links if you'd like to have a look!


I could add lots more photos but you'd be better off having a look at the websites :)
NB. Some of these are greatly reduced and there's different percentages of discounts. Others are available with no discount - so please check the deals :)









Make a Garden Greeting Plant Gift Wrap! #affiliate

 

The new Garden Greeting Showcase from Tonic is just my kind of thing!

These are my affiliate links if you'd like to have a look

Garden Greetings Showcase die set

                                                           UK - https://shrsl.com/3hwb2

                                                         USA - https://shrsl.com/3hwb4

I love nature and anything that I can make which reflects some nature in it is definitely a winner in my books!

This is the die set and it obviously can be used to make cards, decorate scrapbook pages, add a touch of the garden to memory books etc but today I’m showing you how to use the dies to make a plant gift wrap!

You can see how to make a gift bag and card from the same die set in my video





To make this you will need (with affiliate links)

Garden Greetings Showcase die set
 UK - https://shrsl.com/3hwb2
   USA - https://shrsl.com/3hwb4

Craft Perfect Smooth White Card
UK - https://shrsl.com/38hzu
USA - https://shrsl.com/38hzz

Craft Perfect Pearlescent Card, Gleaming Lilac
Craft Perfect Classic Card, Arctic Blue

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Craft Perfect Double Sided Tape
Silver Sequins
Liquid Mercury Crystal Drops

Arctic Blue Double Satin Ribbon, 9mm
UK – https://shrsl.com/3a5v3
USA –https://shrsl.com/3a60e

Nuvo Alcohol Markers, 
UK - https://shrsl.com/35oz9
USA - https://shrsl.com/35ozd
(Pillow Mint Pea Pod, Sweet Blossom, Violet Breeze and Spring Lilac)

Let’s Get started!

1. Die cut a Gleaming Lilac ornate circle and an Arctic Blue inner circle.


2. Use both the plain circle and the patterned dies to cut out the white shape above. 


3. Use the alcohol markers to colour the foliage and flowers. 


4. Glue the layers together. Die cut a cloud and glue to the sky.


5. Die cut the wording from white card and colour the foliage and flowers. Glue to the centre of the circle.


6. Slightly shape the circle with a bone folder (or gently shape around a jam jar etc) 


7. Cut 2 pieces of Gleaming Lilac card measuring 4cm x 22cm and 2 pieces of ribbon measuring 25cm. Shape the card with a bone folder.


8. Attach the lengths of ribbon with glue and then add double sided tape on top and all around the edges of one piece of card.


9. Attach the 2nd piece of card on top.


10. Glue the circle panel to the centre of the card strips and leave to dry.

Finally, add some crystal drops to the fence and some sequins to the sky. Die cut 2 white patterned butterflies and glue onto 2 blue plain butterflies. Glue one to each side of the lilac strip.


11. Wrap around your plant pot 


12. Tie at the back.


I thought I’d share one last photo….when I took the plant outside to take a photo a little ladybird (the first one I’ve seen this year!) appeared from the periwinkle plant and climbed onto my plant pot for an impromptu photo shoot!