Thursday, 20 July 2017

Fair Dames - Stylish Anastasia - Edna Taylor

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

I have another of the Fair Dames to share with you and this one (ssshh! don't tell anyone is my favourite of the collection). LOL

Tonic products used - 
Stylish Anastasia Fair Dames collection
Framed Screen die set - Stripes and Crosses (I've used the fallout for the tiny flowers)
Ribbon and Bow Layering die set for card base and layers
Arboreal Dream foliage
Craft Perfect - Raspberry, Pink Chiffon, Pearlised White
Patterned paper from the Romantic Cottage collection for the die cut frame
Nuvo Rhubarb Crumble Crystal drops
Nuvo White Gloss Crystal drops 
Tiny butterfly from an older Tonic punch

Anastasia is effortlessly stylish and don't forget each lady comes with a beautiful sentiment.

Check out the Tonic blog for links to all the Social media sites, the DT blogs and all kinds of inspiration.

Thank you for joining me today.

Elegant Emma - Victoria Dalziel

Good morning everyone ,Sharing another card with you today from Tonic Studios Fair Dames and today's card is from Elegant Emma Die Set

Materials used :-
Fair Dames - Elegant Emma Die Set
Greek Temple Layering Die Set
Swirling Frame die set
Papers from stash
Satin & organza ribbon
Silk Rose bud embellishment
Craft perfect card stock
300 GSM base card stock
Nuvo Crystal drops -Rhubarb 

The card is 8"x8" and the card blank and layers are all made from the Greek Temple die set.
To create the base you need to cut 2 pieces of card the same size and the back panel you need to put a score line in and that's going to be your hinge for the front panel.
the paper pad I had in my stash a beautiful frame which I thought went very well with the die.
For this card you need to die cut Elegant Emma out in white craft perfect card stock and then carefully cut her from the frame as you don't need the frame for this card,she is then glued flat onto cream craft perfect card stock.
You now need to find an off cut /scrap of pale pink card stock and cut the die out again but only make sure your card is big enough just to cut the dress out you will then add the pink elements to the die cut using wet glue ,top tip tweezers are ideal for paper piecing as there can be some very small pieces, then again repeat the process with pattern paper and finish the dress .you need repeat this process with all the different colours until she is complete then place the die cut onto your card with 3D foam pads.
To make the sentiment you need to cut twice in deep red and pale pink and glue together with wet glue but slightly off set them to create shadow and dimension these are then glued flat to the centre of the Swirling Frame die as a Plaque then finish with a beautiful bow and rose embellishment. 

Thank you for joining me today

She's Got Style - Edna Taylor

Good morning. Welcome to the blog today.

I have another of the very stylish Fair Dames cards to share today with the ever stylish Anastasia.

I've gone for a more shabby chic feel with this one. Hope you enjoy it. 

Tonic products used -
Fair Dames Stylish Anastasia
Twisting Veranda layering dies
Evelyn lace border
Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal drops
Nuvo Alcohol pens - 475, 449

A close up of the main paper pieced image.

I've used Craft & You 'Vintage Time' designer papers for the mats and layers.

Thank you for joining me today.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Maria Sabina - Don't forget to...

Hi everyone,

Do you remember the beautiful digital stamps , designs from Lia Stampz? I love them still and I hope she will turn them into clear stamps, because they are really great designs. I have two stationary creations for you today, using a great set called ''Cacti'' .

Is really easy to work with digital stamps. Plus the great thing is that you can print as many as you want, change the size and so on. 

I made a mini notebook and a mini post it , because why not? I love stationary and I always want more. Sometimes I prefer to make them, using my supplies.

If you want to check the other digital designs from Lia Stampz, please check it over here. Support great artists like Lia, because she is super talented. 


Nicky Gilburt - Win and Tonic July Challenge

Win and Tonic July Challenge

It's time for another challenge over at Win & Tonic. There's an easy theme this month - ANYTHING GOES!

So here's my Tonic inspiration, in the shape of a fun card that I made with the DL layering dies - not that you'd know that's what they are, but the delicate panel detail on the smallest strips caught my eye, so I set about positioning them in a crisscross pattern, and this is the result:

You have until 14th August to submit your entries onto the Win and Tonic Blog. The only rule have to use something Tonic. The prize? The stunning new Cathedral Box Die,  so popular and there were some fantastic samples from the design team when they were launched early in July. 

Good luck and happy crafting!

Victoria Dalziel - Stylish Anastasia

Good morning everyone and welcome to my blog.

Today we see the brand new launch from Tonic Studios on Hochanda at 6 pm with three Beautiful die sets and today I am sharing stylish Anastasia.

 DIE SET :- Stylish Anastasia 
Die set :- essentials- Rounded strips - Celtic Bow

The card is 7"x7" with mat and layering using all craft perfect card stock.
Create a shaped base to the size of your card using the rounded border strips in white card stock then stick flat with wet glue to a bright pink card stock and trim with scissors free hand this is then stuck down with 3d foam pads. Die cut Stylish Anastasia  in black card stock and glue flat to you card then you will need to die cut the die each time in a different card stock and paper piece  I would recommend wet glue on the back of your hand or craft sheet and with tweezers pick up the pieces one by one adding a little wet glue to the die cut and place back into the die cut until you have the desired look it does take a little time but we'll worth it once you have all the areas you wish filled in you need to then add the style sentiment that comes in the set this is die cut in black and silver mirror card stock and glued with a slight shadow then finish the card with a co- ordinating decorative box and a bling gem.

Thank you for visiting my blog today
Until next time

Claire Rhodes-Brandon - Fair Dames