Saturday 29 January 2022

Wildflower Flower Wonderland (affiliate)

Are you ready for a burst of sunshine and some colourful flowers? I've used the Wild Flower Wonderland Stamp Club from Tonic Studios to make 2 different but equally colourful cards.

These are my affiliate links to the stamp and die set

There are beautiful floral stamps with coordinating dies which can be used to make toppers and also a cute little hummingbird and butterfly with dies to match.
My first card is a shaker card and the second is a layered aperture and I have coloured the stamped images on both with Nuvo alcohol markers from Tonic.

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

These are my affiliate links to the products I have used

Wild Flower Wonderland Stamp Club
Craft Perfect Bright White 5x7 card blanks

Craft Perfect Rose Pink and Pistachio Green card

Craft Perfect Pink Marshmallow Speciality Card
White Smooth Card
Nuvo alcohol Markers
(Sweet Vanilla, Delicate Rose, Pink Lady, Strawberry Jam, Bright Sunflower, Butternut Squash, Bamboo Leaf, Vine Leaf)
Nuvo Deluxe adhesive
Sweet Sorbet Sequins
Shimmer Powders
(Sunray Crosette, Falling Leaves)

Monday 24 January 2022

The Tonic Tangerine is back in stock!!! #affiliate


Great news for everyone who has been waiting for the Tonic Tangerine!! The Tangerine die cutting machine and also the plates are all now back in stock These are my affiliate links if you want to have a look
and you can see my video here -

Sunday 23 January 2022

Quick and Easy Scrapbook Page - cute little pocket idea! #affiliate


I was tidying up today (again!!) and came across a wedding photo and some bits and pieces which inspired me to make a very quick and simple scrapbook. We've been married for almost 35 years so I was quite surprised to find a little packet of confetti tucked in with some letters and mementos.

You can see my video here

I had some little Keepsake pockets from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L which I thought were just perfect for adding the confetti in to the page! (This is an affiliate link to Amazon USA)

Die from Tonic Studios

Flourished Corner Die set (slightly smaller than the one I used)

White photo corners

 Glue dots for adding buttons

(Both of these are affiliate links to Amazon USA)

This is not the type of scrapbooking I used to do as it's so simple but I hope it inspires you to give it a go if you haven't tried it before.

Thursday 20 January 2022

Tonic Studios Craft Kit - Country Apron Step by Step (#affiliate)

The Country Apron Craft Kit from Tonic has all the dies etc for you to make a gorgeous little apron shaped gift box. You could also use the apron on a card. (see photo below)

These are my affiliate links to where you can buy the kit 

This is everything you get inside the kit box!!

You can also see how I made a second box in my video here - 

I've also made a card with the apron die and the Mariposa Moments paper pack to show you a different way of using it

Mariposa Moments 12 x 12 paper pad

UK -

USA -    (affiliate links)

To make the Apron shaped box in the first photo you will need 
Tonic Studios Craft Kit - Country Apron
Craft Perfect Hi Tack Tape
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Silver Mirror Card

To Make it - 
1. Die cut 2 outer apron shapes and two rectangles with tabs from the Ivory Smooth Card.

2. Using the 2 dies shown, die cut the inner apron shape from Cornflower Blue card twice.

3. Using the 2 rectangle dies shown, die cut the striped shape twice from Cornflower Blue card.

4. Glue the striped die cuts to the ivory shapes.

5. Die cut the pockets from blue card and adding glue where shown, attach to the apron shapes.

6. Die cut the tools from silver card.

7. Glue the tools into the pockets. Die cut blue "neck ribbon" and glue in place.

8. Add hi tack tape along the tabs on the side and bottom panels.

9. Glue the bases together ie one on top of the other.

10. Attach the panels to the apron as shown. Repeat with the other apron.

11. Die cut an ivory pocket and stamp Happy Father's Day onto it. Glue on top of the blue pocket, leaving a little strip showing at the top.

12. Die cut a blue heart and glue beside the sentiment.

You can see how I made the pink apron box in my video here - 


Tuesday 18 January 2022

You're Just My Type! (affiliate)

Who doesn't love a dinky, retro typewriter! This Showcase stamp and die set is called Loveable Library and contains, not only a trio of dies which build up a layered typewriter, but some other beautiful stationery themed dies and stamps which can be used for many different types of cards.

These are my affiliate links to the set

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

In my video I have layered up the typewriter dies on 2 of my cards but used totally different colour combinations to show that it can be used for both male and female cards.

I loved the versatility of the edger die which can be elongated to suit any length of card/paper you want. I have used it for a paper edge and also as a cute border as it reminded me of a bobble/pompom ribbon.
I've also die cut the glasses and used Morning Dew Crystal Drops to make them pop!

I hope you enjoy this set. Don't forget to let me know what you think :)

These are my affiliate links to the products I used in this video

Showcase Loveable Library Stamp and Die Set
Craft Perfect Bright White 5x7 cards
Nuvo Deluxe adhesive

Arctic Blue Card
White Smooth Card
Classic Card
Morning Dew Crystal Drops

Friday 14 January 2022

You're the Light of my Life #affiliate

If you fancy a calm, relaxing card to make which incorporates some stamping, water colouring, and die cutting, feel free to have a look at my video here -

These are my affiliate links to the Ahoy Sailor stamp and die set if you like it
Throughout the video I've dropped in quite a few Top Tips, not only for this card but also for general card making, which I have highlighted in each clip.
I'd love you to have a look and let me know what you think :)
Thanks for looking :)


Thursday 13 January 2022

Celebration Time! Tonic Studios Designer's Choice (affiliate)

If you've got something to celebrate or need a card for someone else who is celebrating, this is a fab die set!

Here are my affiliate links to the set
The dies can be used to create multiple layers which can be glued on top of each other other or stacked with foam pads.
I've used brightly coloured card along with mirror card and glitter card to make these really pop!
The twisted easel card works particularly well and I've used some of the little star die cuts popped up on foam pads to act as a "stopper".

In this video -
I show you how to make 3 completely different cards and there are also more ways to use the set.

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

Craft Perfect Bright White 6x6 cards
White Smooth Card
Nuvo Deluxe adhesive
Craft Perfect Miami Mint Speciality Card
Powder Blue Lace Speciality Card
Mirror Card, Holo Waves
Mirror Card, Turkish Turquoise
Glitter Card, Tropical Tide
Blue Lagoon Glitter Drops
Arctic Blue 9mm Double Satin Ribbon
Thanks so much for looking :) If you enjoy the video please don't forget to "like" it and subscribe to my channel :)

Thursday 6 January 2022

Sew Happy! Tonic Studios Showcase Stamp and Die Set (affiliate)

 This Sew Happy stamp and die set is the latest from Tonic's Showcase collection.

The beautiful sewing machine die just had to be made into an easel card! There 's a real vintage feel to this set so I used the lovely Beautiful Memories paper pad and added a pop of bling with gold mirror card and gold glitter embossing on the sentiments and clothes.

Scroll to the bottom of the post to see lots more photos :)

These are my affiliate links to the set

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

I loved the cute little safety pin and the stitched label and really, I could have made so many more cards if I had time at the moment. The dies and stamps are not all vintage/ retro as there are quite a few like the zippers etc which could be used on more contemporary cards.

I used along with the set (affiliate links)

Beautiful Memories 12 x 12 paper pad
USA - (affiliate)

Harvest Gold Mirror Card UK - USA - Ivory Texture Weave Card UK – USA – Craft Perfect 6x6 Bright White card blank UK - USA - Enchanted Gold Glitter Embossing Powder UK - USA - Clear Mark Ink Pad UK - USA - Buttermilk Crystal Drops UK - USA - Nuvo Deluxe adhesive UK – USA -

Happy crafting!
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