Thursday 31 March 2022

Tonic Studios Official Magazine issue 3!!! AVAILABLE NOW!! #affiliate


Yay!! Issue 3 of the fab Tonic Studios Official Magazine is now available!!
The theme is "And the Adventure Begins!" and it's jam packed full of travel themed dies stamp. papers etc :)

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

UK -


Inside it, you'll find

  50 DIES


12 SHEETS OF DOUBLE SIDED PATTERNED PAPER (6 of which are foiled!)





These are some of the things I made with the dies in the magazine :)

You're sure to enjoy!!

Thanks so much for looking :)

Tuesday 29 March 2022

Mid Week Deals At Tonic Studios #affiliate


It's Tuesday...time for the Mid Week Deals at Tonic Studios :) As always, here are my affiliate links if you'd like to use them there UK - USA - UK Memory Book - Hopes in Hexagons Bundle rrp £104.97 NOW £68.23!! Memory Book Accessories & Extras Bundle rrp £65.95 NOW £32.98! Mystery Die set bundle rrp £100 NOW £25.00! 36 Sheets - DaliART 12" x 12" Cardstock Pad 200GSM Bundle rrp £29.98 NOW £19.49! Simple Spines die rrp £12.99 NOW £9.74 USA Memory Book - Hopes in Hexagons Bundle rrp $112.97 NOW $79.08!! Memory Book Accessories & Extras Bundle rrp $62.97 NOW $31.49! Mystery Die set bundle rrp $100 NOW $25.00! 36 Sheets - DaliART 12" x 12" Cardstock Pad 200GSM Bundle rrp $31.98 NOW $25.58 Simple Spines die rrp $18.49 NOW $14.79

Monday 28 March 2022

10 Ways to use the Slimline Border die set from #affiliate

I have been eyeing up this die set for a while and treated myself to it along with some other goodies a couple of weeks ago. As always, I love putting my die sets through their paces to get value for my money ;)

In this video I'll show you 10 different ways in which you can use this set! I actually had more ideas but had to draw a line somewhere!

You could also coil/roll up the strips to create rolled flowers, use the die cut edges as a stencil to add ink to a project etc.

You can buy the die set from here (affiliate link)

In this video I mentioned some other videos which you might like to have a look at - Ways to use Slimline Buffalo Check Die Set Ways to use the Slimline Sunshine die set - 5 Ways to use patterned paper 5 MORE ways to use patterned paper Pillow Box Punch Board Ideas These are my affiliate links to some of the products I used Scrapbook. Com Slimline Border Dies - Buffalo Check Slimline die - We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board Ruth Hamilton Design digi images -

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Saturday 26 March 2022

Tonic Studios Weekender Deals #affiliate

I've taken a couple of days off to do some gardening while the weather is good but thought I'd let you know about the Weekender Deals at Tonic

These are my affiliate links if you're interested

I've added a couple of photos of jars which I have decorated with the new FINE TIPPED PRECISION Glue Gun :)
On the UK site - 50 Sheets - Classic Cardstock & Stamp Cleaning rrp £23.73 NOW £14.24 35 Sheets - Mixed Cardstock & 12 Alcohol Markers rrp £28.48 NOW £17.09 Adhesives & Embellishments Essential Bundle rrp £48.20 NOW £33.74 30 Sheets - Mixed Cardstock & Celebration Dies Bundle rrp £34.47 NOW £20.68 Tonic Studios - Storage & Organise Essentials Bundle rrp £27.47 NOW £19.23 National Crafting Month Special Bundle - The Starter Set 3 rrp £29.93 NOW £17.96

Thursday 24 March 2022

Make a Picnic Party Pop Up Card - Tonic Studios Stamp Club #affiliate


It's no secret - I love picnics! Even if they are in the back garden....:)
When I saw this Stamp Club (Picnic Party) I fell in love with it right away.
It's got everything you need from a gingham tablecloth to the basket and drinks. You can use the stamps on their own, the dies on their own or use them both together to create beautiful picnic themed cards.
You can see my video here

In my video I show you how to make a pop up card with the basket in the centre and also a layered card using lots of different stamped and die cut goodies.

These are my affiliate links to the Stamp Club

These are my affiliate links to the Stamp Club

I have also used the following
White Smooth Card
Craft Perfect Bright White 5x7 cards
Classic Card (Chilli Red, Chocolate Brown, Cream, Avocado Green,)
Ombre Glitter Card - Opalescent Green
Nuvo Deluxe adhesive
Nuvo Alcohol markers
Red Polka Dot Ribbon

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FIVE ways with Vellum


Hello :) I've just posted a video on my channel; showing 5 ways to use vellum.

I've been meaning to make this video for a very long time as I do love vellum!
I love its beautiful translucent quality. Today I'm sharing 5 different ways to use vellum but as you watch the video, you'll see several more slipped in on the way.
I intend to come back again with at least one more video on this subject so don't forget to subscribe and hit the notification bell if you want to catch that one as well as everything else that's coming :)
I'd love to hear your thoughts on vellum too! How have you used it? What are your favourite uses?

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Flash of Inspiration! #affiliate


I just had a "flash" of inspiration (excuse the pun!) and combined some dies from the Picture Perfect Camera Gift Box die set with some from the Magic Shutter Showcase die set (both from Tonic Studios) :)

Just in case any of you are interested these are my affiliate links to both die sets used
Picture Perfect Camera
Shutter Card Creator -

You can see a short video here -

Tuesday 22 March 2022

5 MORE Ways to Use Your Patterned Paper! #affiliate


Do you have patterned paper you haven't used because you're not sure what to do with it? Even if you only have a few pads, you may as well use them and enjoy them rather than let them gather dust :)

I have already got one video on my YouTube channel which you can see here

In this video I'm showing you 5 tips and ideas but I have just posted a 2nd video showing 5 more ideas
The second video is here

I hope you enjoy these videos and breathe new life into your stash!

Sunday 20 March 2022

Tonic Studios Craft Kit Review and video link! - Wildflower Garden #affiliate

  Hello :) Today, I'm giving you a review of the Wildflower Garden Kit from Tonic Studios (No. 54, if you're counting!)

If you are completely new to the Tonic kits. they are released on the 20th of every month and contain a die set, stamps, card/paper and a bag full of Nuvo/Craft Perfect goodies.
The kits can be bought as a one off purchase but will be cheaper if you subscribe. Subscribers also have the added bonus of being able to use the TCK code to get 10% off every purchase from the Tonic website!

These are my affiliate links to the kit 

You can also see my video showing how to make the card on the right and the tag here - 

The Wildflower Garden Craft contains the following
Gates and Garden Die Set
Gates and Gardens Stamp Set
Classic Card - Avocado Green 
Classic Card -  Pine Tree Green
Mirror Card - Glossy Black
Mirror Card - Holly Green
Mirror Card - Pink Chiffon
Iridescent Mirror Card - Firestone Red
Pearlescent Card - Onyx Black
Pearlescent Card - Lemon Lustre
Patterned A4 Sheets kit 54- Wildflower Garden
A6 Cards Blanks and Envelopes - Bright White
Aqua Flow - Arabian Nights
Pure Sheen Glitter - Purple Glitter
Crystal Drop - Pink Orchid
Mini Embellishment Mousse - Indian Gold
Mini Crystal Glaze - Clear
Dual Ended Blender Brush
Craft Kit Wallet
Craft Kit Binder
Craft Kit Sticker

Here's a closer look at the Nuvo products in this kit!

The first thing you'll notice is that there are several arched windows and gates which can be used together in several different combinations.

The top left die can be used on its own to create an arched aperture in the card and you will also have the die cut from the centre to attach to your card.

The top right die has a combination of cutting and scoring lines which create a centre opening window/gate.

The bottom left die is a "verso" die which cuts the window into your card, 
The bottom right die cuts the top shape completely out and leaves shutters below.

The decorative gate/ shutter dies can be used with the die cut shown to create a beautiful wrought iron look gate/ shutter. This would look fantastic in silver or black mirror card!

The longer decorative dies can be used with the long shutter.

This die takes on a completely different look when it's cut from the Glossy Black Mirror Card in the kit!

I loved the idea of adding a little blind behind the window (you will need to add a piece of acetate first)
and here's how you can make one.
1. Cut a piece of the double sided patterned paper from the kit to 8cm x 11cm and score at 4cm, 5cm, 8cm and 9cm.

2. Crease all the score lines with a bone folder.

3. Turn the blind over and add a tiny piece of double sided tape into the centres of the folded sections to hold them down.

4. Attach double sided tape to the top and sides on the right side of the blind and attach these to the card behind the acetate. 

In the card above, with the blind, and the card below with the window and shutters, you can see how you can add different combinations of flower pots (both stamped and die cut) with foliage and flowers to the window /gate scene.

Another idea is to add a stamped sentiment behind the shutters.

...and don't forget that the foliage dies can look awesome in mirror card! 

The finished card.