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Friday, 17 May 2019

Dad ... celebrate your day - using Tonic Studios magazine #08 stamps & dies

It was a stamping kinda day yesterday and I was inspired by the sudden burst of recent sunshine we have been having here and thought I'd be organised and get ahead with my Father's Day cards. I'm a lucky so & so am regularly feature in the Tonic Studios quarterly magazine but am also a little naughty because after making my commission cards, I rarely use the goodies included. Not because they aren't any good, it's normally because we make so far in advance, I sadly forget that they are in my crafty stash.

Well today was the day that this changed. I knew what style of card I wanted to make and the stamps, plus dies from Tonic Studios magazine #08 were perfect for the job ...

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Creating interactive pages for a memory book without using glue ...!

Recently I shared a video showing a technique where by you could add smaller pages to a main memory book page and no glue was required using Tonic Studios Keepsake Memorable Moments Creator Insert dies! That got me thinking ... I wonder if it would work with the other decorative dies in the same collection - Book of Special Memories and The Life you Love - which also make holes in the spine? So off I went to have a play and this is what I came up with using Tonic Studios Book of Special Memories Keepsake Creator Insert dies...

Side one ...

 ... flip over to reveal side 2 ...

As you can see, it did work ...!

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Creating quick mini albums using Tonic Studios Keepsake Creator Insert dies - THREE ideas in one video!

Oh my this video journey has been very tricky at times and I am sure there were days it simply was not going to happen! It has been a steep learning curve but one I have actually relished. Today I am very privileged to be on the Tonic Studios blog sharing both my Memorable Moments Keepsake Creator Insert mini album but also a video I made showing different ways to create a mini album using these very versatile dies.

Here's the album I created ...


You can check out the Tonic Studios Blog HERE

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Creating a mini album using Memorable Moments Keepsake Creator Insert dies from Tonic Studios

A wee while ago, (March 2019), the Keepsake Creator Insert dies from Tonic Studios were released and there were 3 to choose from, each having a different shape and insert panels etc. Today I'm sharing one of the albums I made for the launch using Memorable Moments Keepsake Creator Insert dies ...

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Creating an interactive page using Tonic Studios Legacy Keeper Dies ... video to explain how

A wee while ago, I shared how I created an interactive page for a mini abum or even an album, using the Legacy Keeper dies. As I have been asked quite a lot recently how I achieved the page(s), I thought I'd share again. here's some photos of the page I made ...

My day is so much brighter when you are in it ..

What a wonderful, uplifting quote was the inspiration I needed to create my card, which I am sharing over on the Polkadoodles Ltd blog ...

Pop over to the Polkadoodles blog - HERE - to get a full breakdown as to how I created my card and I hope it brightens your day too. The Pretty Perfect Collection was released on Hochanda in February and has been very popular since day one but I'm not surprised as it is a very versatile set.

Short and quick from me today - I know ... unheard of.



I’m listing the products I used below to create my project. Click on the link or photo to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!
Pretty Perfect Collection - Craft Stamps, Papers & Stencils Pretty Perfect clear stamp set Brighter with You clear stamp set Flower Trellis stencil

 Izink Dye Ink Pad - Jaune Aurora Izink dye based ink pad - Menthe Izink dye based ink pad - Vert Clair Verveine

 Izink dye based ink pad - Ocean

 Groovi A5 Parchment Nuvo Hybrid ink - Black Shadow Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Mini Art book using Creative Doodles Collection from Polkadoodles

Good morning everyone. I hope you're all well and enjoyed that quick visit by the sun over the previous Bank holiday. Sadly we're back to normal spring weather but it was great whilst it lasted. Today I'm sharing one of my projects - also on the Love 2 Create Challenge Blog - that I made as a demo on Hochanda for the launch of the Creative Doodles Collection from Polkadoodles , using a bit of everything from the collection ...