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Micro Nebula Watercolours

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Today's blog is a little different as this was part of Tonic's super fun live show they do on a Friday - and their first named theme for their Friday show which was 'space'. If you didn't see it - it was HILARIOUS! I've attached the video at the end of this blog post.

I wasn't sure if Id have enough time to take part as I had an exam and a crazy work week but I sat down Thursday night and decided to dig out some Nuvo products and have a messy play. I started out using the Nuvo mousse but it just wan't vivid enough so cleaned up and started again. 
The set consists of 3 really cool cards. I've not added any additional embellishments or sentiments as it wasn't needed. Don't be afraid to make cards without sentiments - just do your own thing.

If you want to create your own galaxy, it really is dead easy. Die cut a card base using an oval circle die as well as the a piece of watercolour card. Then use a mixture of Aqua Flow Pens, Kuretake Cle…

Win & Tonic May Challenge Inspiration (Mixed Media Tag)

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Hello, hello, hello
This weekend has been an interesting one for me so took the opportunity to sit at my desk and get down and dirty with some Nuvo products to create a mixed media tag.
I've been meaning to make something for a lovely friend for ages but time is always on the side of procrastination ;)
I've taken the opportunity to use the nextWin & Tonic challengetheme(s), get my finger out and make something lovely. 
I was delighted to see 'using dies as stencils' as a theme this month. In true Jen style, I faffed around for about two hours but there is a lot of drying time, some of it needed to be air dried so as not to bubble the mousse. 
The finished tag is large - 7" x 3.5" and I hope you like it. There are four elements to April's Challenge and you may use one, all or a mixture of the four. 
This month the choices are:

Colour - neutrals i.e. creams, taupes etc. Technique -  stenciling with your dies Product -  any Nuvo product Theme - open theme so a…

Another Block Card on The Wall

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Hi everyone I'm catching up again and I recently made a block card with the fabulous Julie Loves Rainbow Project Kit. I didn't write instructions or take multiple pics as it just came together quickly and was made before I knew it.
It was such a lovely card I've made a second one, this time using the Julie Loves Hearts and Flowers Project Kit and to provide a tutorial. 
Julie Loves Rainbows I had so much fun making these cards and hope that you will try this fancy fold if you haven’t done so already. Materials:
12"x 12" cardstock (1 piece) Julie Loves Hearts & Flowers OR Rainbows Project Kit  Scoreboard and Bone Folder Strong Adhesive Scissors/Trimmer Ribbon/Twine Stickles/Glossy Accents/Nuvo drops Distress inks  To make:
Base card: 12" x 4.5 " Scored at 1.5". 3". 4.5". 6". 7.5". 9" & 10.5" Rotate 90 degrees and score at 1.5" and 3" Use strong adhesive to layer your folds with slits over one another. Cut cardstock 4.…

Oh look it's an ATC...with a twist.

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Hola mis amigas!
The twist and pop card has been floating around for awhile now and they are brilliant! I wasn't particularly keen on the all inclusive fold as I felt this weakened the card base and got in way way of my clean lines.
TOP TIP: Take a permanent pen and mark your scoreboard all the way down each groove at 1 inch intervals. This allows you to line up diagonal score lines with ease. So here's a small variation which gives me the finish I'm after.
To make the card base, the pop out base and the mechanism which enables the twisting motion you need three pieces of cardstock. For the purpose of this tutorial I have used a black fineliner on the score lines.
Card blank will be 5.75" x4". You need a 11.5" x 4"piece of card, scored on the long side at 5.75", put to one side.
For the pop up card piece. You need a 10" x 3.5" piece of card, score at 2.5", 5" and 7.5". First fold is valley, then  mountain, then valley.
For t…