Saturday 29 October 2022

Simply Shoe Shop and Fancy Footwear Frames! #affiliate


I've been playing with 2 new die sets from Tonic Studios - The Simply Shoe Shop set and the fancy Footwear Frames die set. You can use both of these separately or together. The choice is yours :)

No two ways about it. I loved these 2 die sets! I started off with the intention of making 2-3 cards and talking a little bit about the other dies but enjoyed myself so much, not only did I make 5 cards, but I also made my own patterned paper for a pair of shoes! I hope this fires your imagination as it did mine :)

You can see how much I enjoyed them in my video here

I even made my own patterned paper for the leopard print high heels.

You can buy the sets here (affiliate links)

UK -


These dies are also perfect for making cards for the man/men in your life :)

Friday 28 October 2022

New Coral Skies Trend from Tonic Studios #affiliate

Today, I'm sharing the new Coral Skies Trend from Tonic with you :)

If you're new to "trends" let me give you a brief outline. Several times a year, Tonic release a full set of coordinating papers, card, Nuvo and Craft Perfect products. This is called a "trend". You can use the items in a trend together with any die sets etc. (There are no die sets/stamps in a trend)

You can see my video here

At the beginning of this video I show you through the items in the trend and then I go on to show you how to make 2 different cards with some of it.
The colours in the Coral Skies trend are very classy and elegant including beautiful Italian Rose High Gloss Mirror Card, Moonstone Pink Satin Ribbon and Rose Starburst Confetti etc. I'm sure you'll love it!
You can see the Kit video which I refer to in this video here -

You can buy the Trend here (affiliate links)

UK -


Golden Sunrise Stamp Club

Thursday 27 October 2022

Celebration Cake Gift Box and Card #affiliate

I've just posted a video of the Celebration Cake die set from Tonic which is on the websites now. These are my affiliate links if you're interested

You can see the video here -
I've made the cake with 2 compartments for little gifts and a matching card. I hope you enjoy it

Friday 21 October 2022

Piece of Cake (Tonic Studios ) #affiliate

Cheese...cake...or cheesecake? You can have them all! The Piece of Cake die set along with the Celebration Cake set (photos coming soon!) is now available directly from the Tonic websites. If you'd like to use my affiliate links, here they are :)

I enjoyed this set so much, I didn't know where to stop with my samples! I hope you enjoy it too! 

Tonic Craft Kit 61 - Message in a Bottle (affiliate)

It's the 20th!! Craft Kit time from Tonic!

These are my affiliate links for kit 61, Message in a Bottle

My video is here -

If you have a closer look at these photos you'll see that there are lots of lush Nuvo products in this kit which you can use for gorgeous beachy themed projects

....and maybe a little sneak peak of something else coming soon - the new Coral Skies from Tonic which is coming soon :)

Banquet Gift Box (Tonic Studios) #affiliate


Good afternoon. I've just got around to posting a video on the recent Banquet Gift Boxes (and Badges) die sets.
You can see it here -

These are my affiliate links if you're interested -
Banquet Box and Badges COLLECTION (2 die sets)
Banquet Gift Box Die Set
Banquet Box Badges Die Set

In this video, I show you the Banquet Gift Box die set from tonic Studios. This 27 piece die set actually makes up 2 boxes, an inner box and an outer one but, of course, you can use these separately. There are also some dies which can be used for card making :)

Thanks for looking

Thursday 13 October 2022

Superb Slider Box Tutorial (Tonic Showcase) plus video link #affiliate

The beautiful Superb Slider Showcase die set has 43 different dies which can be used in several combinations to make pockets, shelves and drawers which fit together and are enclosed in a removable cylinder.

You can buy it here - 

UK - USA -

You can use some of the dies to decorate the front of the box or you can use patterned paper to give it a different look. I have used some patterned paper which was in my stash.

The little inner cylinder has a handle which fits up through a slit in the outer covering.

In this step by step tutorial I’m going to show you how to die cut and assemble a Superb Slider box with one pocket and 3 drawers.

                                                You can also see in my video here

how you can make 2 other variations, one with 2 pockets and the other with a pocket, 2 drawers and a shelf.

To make the slider box in this blog post you will need the following Tonic Studios products

Showcase “Superb Slider Box” die set

UK - USA -

Tangerine A4 die cutting machine

Craft Perfect Ivory 300gsm Smooth Card

Craft Perfect Classic Card – Ivory White

Craft Perfect Satin Effect Mirror Card  -  Baroque Rose

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Patterned paper of your choice



How to Make it

1. Die cut the above pieces in the quantities shown, using the 300gsm card for all the pieces except the top left, which you will cut from Classic card. You may wish to cut extra large circles to strengthen the base.

2. Join the ling strips with the glue tabs to form a circle and fold in the tabs.


3. Glue one large circle into the ring and then add another on top.

4. This will form the base.

5. Use the “slit “ die along with the medium circle die (lining up the notches) .

6. Give the large die cuts a little curve with your bone folder and glue together to form a cylinder.  

7. Glue one of the slit circles into the bottom of the cylinder and glue the other on top of the glue tabs, lining up the slits. 

8. Cut a 27cm x 12cm strip of patterned paper and glue around the cylinder. Cut a 1cm strip of matching paper and glue around the base.

9. Die cut both shapes shown from Classic card  (cutting 2 of the hinges)

10. Glue the hinges to the pocket and then attach to the back of the central card. Glue the 2 handles together and attach to the top.   

11. Glue the other central card to the back. (You can leave this and attach the drawers to the second card before gluing them both together, as I have done in my video) 


12. Die cut the same shape from patterned paper, removing a sliver from each side and the glue tabs from the bottom. Glue to the pocket.

13. Make the drawer compartment. (Repeat for each drawer)

Die cut 2 of the compartment shapes from Classic card and 2 little rectangles for the sides.

14. Fold and burnish as shown.

15. Glue the bases together as in the photo.

16.  Die cut 2 semi circles from 300gsm card. Glue on to the top of the compartment. Curve the tabs around the sides and glue onto the semi circle. 

17. Repeat for the bottom.

18. Glue on the patterned paper side panels.

19. Make 3 compartments and glue together as a stack.

Add another semi circle on top and add a decorative panel.

20. Glue the stack of compartments to the central panel.

21. Make the drawer (Repeat for the 3 drawers)

Die cut the shapes shown from Classic card and a decorative panel from patterned paper. Glue together in this configuration.

22. Add decorative panels to the sides and inside.

23. Use the 2 dies shown to make a decorative panel for the outer cylinder. Glue in place. 

24. Die cut a medium circle from 300gsm card and glue to the base. Then glue the cylinder to the base platform.

Because I have used paper with a bird on it, I used some Craft Perfect Jute twine to create a little nest and added some pearls into it.  I also made a little tag to match.

Enjoy 😊