Showing posts from June, 2017

Book Box Tutorial

Hello and welcome to another quick and easy tutorial. Today I'm super excited to share a book box with you that I constructed.
I admit it, I like faffing. But I don't like overly complicated designs. You'd be surprised at how many cool and fun projects there are out there that are super easy to make.  The finished project Materials Tangerine Die Cutting Machine Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive Tonic Brown Kraft Card 280gsm Tonic Grand Gala Bunting  Craftwork Cards Botanical Garden USB Scissors Trimmer Watercolour Paper 200gsm Distress Ink - Vintage Photo Liquid Pearls Scoreboard Bone Folder Foam Pads
Book cover 1 piece of Tonic Studios Brown Kraft Card, 280gsm- 9.5" x 5.25" score on the long side at 4.25" and 5.25" Faux Book pages frame
4 pieces of card stock (I used 200 gsm watercolour paper) - cut two pieces 4" x 6" and cut the other two 5" x 6". Score on the long side 1", 2", 3", 4", 5" then flip over and score 0.5", 1.5"…

Win and Tonic Challenge June Inspiration (ATC's)

Today I'm sharing four matching ATC's with you. This is my contribution as inspiration for the Win and Tonic Challenge for June. The winner is selected randomly and you may enter as many times as you like as long as it's a new card. The prizes are always fabulous so hope that you come along and join in. 

All four ATC's are standard size - 3.5" x 2.5" and just managed to squeeze in all four themes into my project. 

Tangerine Die Cutting Machine
Craft Perfect Paper
Nuvo Aqua Flow Pend (blue, green, yellow, black)
Nuvo Drops- Apple Green
Tonic Oxford Box Set Die (for loop)
Tonic Bunting Set Die
Tonic Hello Die
Tonic You Die
Tonic Woodland Aster Flower Die
Mixed Media Paper, Newspaper
White acrylic fluid
Stencils, Blue wire, a button

If you don't want a shaped ATC just cut out the 3.5" x 2.5" and you're off. You can use any paper collection, print off images, draw your own, use stencils - anything goes with these little beauties, as long as th…

Grand Gala Bunting Card

Hi there. Today I'm sharing a fun card I designed with the new Tonic Studios Grand Gala Bunting Die Set. The top of this die stays inside the card stock so dead easy to line up and make a card blank without losing any stitched detail. 
Tonic Materials Tonic Grand Gala Bunting Die Set  Tangerine Die Cutting Machine Nuvo Crystal Drops, Ebony Black Nuvo Glitter Drops, Purple Rain 
Nuvo Ink Pad, Black Shadow
After making the card blank, I die cut the largest banner a few more times to mat and layer on both the inside and outside of the card using coordinating papers. I then cut out 2 of the smallest bunting banners, as well as a individual pieces from the paper collection to start building my design. 
Taking one of the medium bunting dies, I made it into a tiny card with a secret message inside and attached it with velcro. All the edges were distressed using the Nuvo Black Shadow Ink Pad. Nuvo Crystal & Glitter drops were then dotted around the card for the perfect finish. 
There are so ma…

A Welcome Card (and freebies)

Hello everyone
I'd love to share a 'welcome friend' card I made using the Craftwork Cards Botanical Garden USB. There are so many beautiful collections on this USB however 'More Than Words' is my favourite EVER CWC Collection. It's amazing and need to turn to my digital papers more often.
Craftwork Cards have a brand new Official Facebook Group where they host regular and exclusive prize competitions, tutorials, videos, craft clinics, inspiration, sneak peeks and much more. If you're a fan of CWC then come on over and join.  This card design is quite simple in style but would like to share a few of the finer details. The original image is oh so beautiful and amazing but wanted something a little bolder...
So I went in and used my Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour Pencils to change the colour slightly and give it more vibracy.  Letters were then cut out from a couple of the sheets in the collection and mat and layered. Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze was applied …