Tuesday 29 November 2022

CYBER WEK LAUNCH - Make Beautiful Sewing Themed Cards and Spool Shaped Gift Box #affiliate


Today I have the beautiful Sew Crafty Showcase CYBER WEEK launch from Tonic Studios to share with you. This is a fabulous big die set containing 40 dies and a paper pack with double sided paper (200gsm) a stamp set and a stencil...all in a plastic wallet!

You can use the dies to make a lovely spool/bobbin shaped gift box and this can be made longer by elongating the die cuts or joining 2 together if you like.

I have used the paper pack along with the dies to make a cute little spool and then I used the papers, dies and stamps to create one card and the stencil and dies and paper to make another.
You can buy the Sew Crafty Showcase here(affiliate links)


Monday 28 November 2022

NEW Cyber Week MEMORY BOOK Launch from Tonic Studios - Treasured Dreams #affiliate


You are going to love this one!! The Treasured Dreams Memory Book die set is one of Tonic's CYBER WEEK launches and I have enjoyed using it so much!!
Its a 54 piece die set which you can use to make a round book with lots of pages and embellishments.
You can buy the die set here -

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


As usual I have tried to incorporate some other dies and also tried to show you a different way of using this set too.
I'd love to know what you think of this :) so please leave me a little comment to let me know :)
I've made a medium sized book (13cm x 13.5cm x 4cm) with a little flip element inside and lots of tags etc but I also made a 7x7 card which would be ideal for a family Christmas card as it opens up to show 7 photos inside.

Saturday 26 November 2022

Wings and Tails Challenge at Allsorts

Good morning :)
This is my Guest DT card for this week's challenge at Allsorts where the theme is Wings and/or Tails :)
There are 2 prizes 
1st - a stamp set from  AALL and Create
2nd a choice of 3 digi images from my website - Ruth Hamilton Design
I've used my Cute Parrot digi image for my Guest DT card.
Why don't you nip over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog and join in :)
There are some beautiful DT cards there for your inspiration

NEW CYBER WEEK LAUNCH from Tonic Studios - Hexagon and Diamond Tiles #affiliate


Hello :) Today I have the beautiful Hexagon and Diamond Tiles die and stamp set to share with you! This beautiful set is one of Tonic's Cyber week launches and can be used in sooo many ways !I hope you enjoy watching what I've done with it in this video to make 3 completely different cards and a bookmark :)
You can see my video here

You can buy the sets here - (affiliate links)
USA - https://shrsl.com/3t0wy


Thursday 24 November 2022

NEW CYBER WEEK LAUNCH from Tonic Studios - Botanical Burst Collection #affiliate


This fabulous 69 piece die set, the Botanical Burst Box Collection, is part of Tonic's Cyber week launches and it's easier to show you than to describe! The dies have been designed to make 2 differently shaped boxes but there are so many of them which can also be used for card making, scrapbooking etc. Just have a look and you'll see what I mean.

You can buy the die set here (affiliate links) UK - https://shrsl.com/3t5k2 USA - https://shrsl.com/3t6be THESE ARE MY AFFILIATE LINKS TO ALL THE CYBER WEEK DEALS UK – https://shrsl.com/3t0ww USA - https://shrsl.com/3t0wy

Tuesday 22 November 2022

Picnic in the Glens of Antrim (video)

 Much as I love cooking, some days it's more important to step out of the kitchen and breathe. This was one of those days :)

You can see my video here-

I made some chicken, stuffing and cranberry sandwiches and a couple of egg mayonnaise sandwiches and we packed them up along with a flask of tea and a couple of oatmeal biscuits and headed into the Glens of Antrim to enjoy the peace and quiet.

I hope you can take time to do this from time to time....it's so good for you!
Nothing fancy, just a few simple sandwiches and a quiet spot on the roadside up in the hills.
Thanks so much for watching. I'm sure my next video will be back indoors :)
Don't forget to subscribe and hit the notification bell.
I'd love you to leave a little comment and let me know where you'd like to have a picnic :)

Sunday 20 November 2022

Wildflowers and Florals - Tonic Craft Kit #affiliate

Hello all :) This is the beautiful new Wildflowers and Florals Kit!

These area my affiliate links if you're interested
and my video is here -

I love flowers so this was just my thing! :) ...and those beautiful colours!

Saturday 19 November 2022

Good Vibes Stamp Club - A Bit of Retro! (Tonic Studios) #affiliate


This is the Good Vibes Stamp Club from Tonic Studios (number 26 , if you're counting!).It's got a really 80's retro feel to it and is so much fun to use. Just look at the images (stamps or dies ) and you know it's got to be colourful! I choose colours from the Rubiks cube and used those for both cards. The set needs no real explanation and is very straightforward to use - perfect for making quick and cheerful cards which are sure to make the recipient smile!

You can see how to make these 2 cards ion my video here -
You can buy the Stamp Club here (affiliate links) UK –
https://shrsl.com/3srvo USA – https://shrsl.com/3srvq

Friday 11 November 2022

Treat Yourself Gift Box - 2 WAYS!! Video #affiliate

 Good morning :) I have 2 new videos on my YT channel using the Treat Yourself Gift Box die set.

This one
is a detailed tutorial of assembling the fab box with the dispenser mechanism

This one is showing how to use the same die set to make a bow shaped gift box with no mechanism but a lot more space for goodies inside.
I've been trying to show you different ways of using your die sets to get value for money in lots of my videos
My affiliate links to the die sets are
Treat Yourself Gift Box
Thanks so much for looking :)

Thursday 10 November 2022

Tonic Studios Showcase - Eternity Vase Step by Step (and video link) #affiliate


This fabulous 49 piece Showcase die set makes 3 different sizes of elegant vases. It contains dies which make the sides for each side and also a square, hexagonal and octagonal base and matching lid.

UK - https://shrsl.com/3sdwz

USA - 

 There are full instructions inside the die set and I’d advise you to have a look first and identify the pieces which you’ll need for whatever shape of vase you are going to make 😊

In this blog post tutorial I’ll be showing you how to make the middle size with 6 sides but you can also see how to make the 4 sided vase and the 8 sided vase in my video here -

To make this you will need the following Tonic Studios products

Eternity Vase die set
UK - https://shrsl.com/3sdwz  (affiliate links)
USA - https://shrsl.com/3sdzw
Craft Perfect Ivory Smooth Card (300gsm)
Craft Perfect Pearlescent Card, Coffee Cream
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive Precision Nozzles
Tangerine Die Cutting Machine

How to Make it

1. Die cut 3 of the main die pieces for the sides.

2. Using the dies in the photo, die cut the patterned panels from Coffee Cream card and glue to the ivory pieces.

3. Die cut the narrow rectangles for the centres and glue in place.

 4. Glue all the pieces together by the little centre glue tabs.

5. Glue the side tabs at the bottom together but leave the top parts at the moment.

6. Die cut 2 of the base side panels from ivory card and snip one in half.

7. Die cut 6 of the little decorative panels, glue in place and glue the 2 strips together.

8. Glue together to form a hexagon. 

9. Die cut 4 of the hexagons which are the same size as the lid. Glue one into the inside of the hexagon.

10. Glue another on top to close the little base.

11. Glue a 3rd on the outside edge to cover the glue tabs.

12. Glue the 4th one down inside the open base of the vase.

13. Now glue the vase to the base.

14. It should now look like this.

15. You can now glue the top side glue tabs together the whole way around and also the little tabs at the top. It may help to hols these in place with tiny pegs while the glue adheres.

16. Die cut 3 of the Lid Lower Tier Side Panels and 6 corresponding decorative panels. Glue on the little panels and then glue the panels together in the same way as for the base.

17. Die cut 2 of the Lower Tier tops and glue one hexagon into the lid.

18. Glue the other lid hexagon on top to cover the glue tabs.

19. Die cut 2 patterned panels to decorate the lid and glue in place. Then die cut 3 of the small lid top tier side panel pieces and glue together in the same way as the base. Using the tiny dies shown in the photo at the top right, die cut pieces for the top and bottom of this top tier.

20. Glue these pieces together to create a little button/knob for the top of the lid and glue in place.