Showing posts from November, 2016

Bereavement Cards - The Elephant In The Room...

If someone says you have too many dies, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life. 

Speaking of dies, I've recently acquired a haul of Tonic Sentiment Dies and goodness they are useful! I've been crafitng just over a year now, and I don't think I've ever seen more than a couple bereavement cards in craft groups which got me thinking...
why are bereavement cards the elephant in the room?
Brits love talking about cups of tea, puddings, what they're having for lunch and England winning the 1966 World Cup. They enthusiastically discuss the weather and some nutter called Guy Fawkes! They LOVE to tell you all the bargains they found...oooh ah, Margaret, I was in shop today and picked up 2 kilo of apples for 50p!  Now Iris, that's nothin... our Michael went to butchers last Sunday and picked up 3 pork chops, a small loaf. 2 slightly burnt pasties and a pickled egg for 34p. You can't beat a bit of a bargain, now can ya?
While you'…

With Tonic It's a Beautiful Day!

I don't know about you, but I'm thrilled it's finally the weekend! And what better sentiment to use on a few cards than 'Have a Beautiful Day' by Tonic Studios.

I often send my friends little notes to say I am thinking about them or a quick hello and tonight was the perfect time to make up a small batch. This was the first chance I had to clear my desk in about a week and bust out my new 'Have a Beautiful Day' Tonic Studios Die Set, which, by the way, is absolutely STUNNING! Three cards for you today... 
Tonic Products Used
Have a Beautiful Day Die Set you can buy here Star Layering Die Set you can buy here Petunia Trellis Die Set you can buy here
I found this great neon cardstock recently and it was perfect for my new Tonic dies! My first card was designed using the Have a Beautiful Day sentiment which was layered with white/neon pink, and the Petunia Trellis die set. The neon pink card which sits behind the petunia really makes the flower pop. The addition…

If it's G(45)& T(onic), make mine a double!

If anyone tells you they don't like Gin & Tonic, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life. 

Speaking of gin and tonic, today I'm sharing a few of my most recent creations using - G45 Artisan papers and Tonic dies. 
I bought the G45 Artisan collection earlier this year and felt it was time to crack it open and see what all the fuss was about.

Products used: Tonic Layering Die Set - Swirling Frame Tonic Beautiful Blooms Die Set  Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen Graphic 45 - Artisan Collection Honey Doo Crafts - Sticky Glue twine; string pearls; clear gems; hot glue
Some close up detail. 

 The matching box, which is decorated and lined. ready to post. 
The card and matching box using Graphic 45 Artisan Collection, and Tonic Layering Die Set - Swirling Frame. 

And here is the finished design. This is going to a wonderful friend, as a thank you to her. 
I've also designed a Birthday card & box for my niece, which I hope she likes. It did take a few…