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Tonic Studios Tiny Treasured Tome - mini photo keyring

Tonic Studios recently had a wonderful "One Day Wonder" called " Tiny Treasured Tome " which creates the most beautiful little box and cover. However don't be fooled by the finished projects size as there are so many things you can do with the dies to create larger projects. Check out my mixed media canvas HERE . Now for this reveal. I have used the die cut "as is" to create a mini photo brag book thing-a-ma-jig keyring. Oh my that's a description and a half ...

Polkadoodles Halloween Extravaganza - PROJECT THREE plus another giveaway

WOWSERS, this week is flying by ... as quickly as a witch on her broomstick 😁 and today I am sharing my 3rd project from this weeks Halloween Extravaganza Event. Now this card really is more of a Halloween Treat ... YOUTUBE TUTORIAL If you fancy making my edible shaker card, you can check out the YouTube video HERE .

Polkadoodles Halloween Extravaganza - PROJECT TWO plus giveaway

Day 2 of the "Halloween Extravaganza" featuring a selection of stamps and papers from Polkadoodles Ltd. To date I've shared an "Up Close & Personal" video looking at the products featured plus 2 projects, one with a video step by step tutorial - all links etc are featured further down in this post. Day 2 means "Project Two" and this time I have used the adorable Frankie image from the  F ab-boo-lous " clear stamp set ... Again, I have ensured that there is a step by step YouTube tutorial to follow - HERE

Polkadoodles Halloween Extravaganza - Project ONE plus another giveway ...

Yesterday I announced that for the whole of this week, I've a "SPOOKTACULAR" event running featuring lots of Polkadoodles stamps & papers with a distinctly Halloween theme and I launched my extravaganza with an "Up Close & Personal" video looking at the products I would be using in all my video projects. You can check out my first video HERE . PROJECT ONE Today, I am sharing my first project featuring Polkadoodles " Spooktacular " & " Fab-boo-lous " clear stamp sets ... Over on my YouTube channel, I have a video tutorial with step by step instructions  HERE .

Polkadoodles Halloween Extravaganza clear stamps & papers + GIVEAWAY ...

Good morning everyone. Oh my oh my, the weekend here was HOT 💦 HOT 😰 HOT! I'm not bemoaning the sunshine, just need it a wee bit cooler. I'm just not built for these 30+ temperatures lol. For the whole of this week, I've a "SPOOKTACULAR" event running featuring lots of Polkadoodles stamps & papers with a distinctly Halloween theme. The event begins with my "Up Close & Personal" look at a selection of the Polkadoodles Halloween goodies you can use on your Halloween projects and you can check out my YouTube video HERE or click on photo below ....

Colouring die cuts - Tonic Studios Oasis of Roses sleeve die

Hi everyone. It's been a wee while but I've been beavering away in the background on lots of new stamping projects and they are quite "spooktacular" even if I say so myself. All will be revealed here on my blog on Monday, so I'd love it if you'd pop over and see what crafty fun I've been having. Today I'm sharing a card that I have coloured with my Nuvo Creative pens but it's not an image but a die cut ...! If you didn't know, I love to cut the majority of my die cuts in white card and then add my own colour to them. It started because a wee while back I had a project in mind but couldn't then find the right shade of card that I wanted to use. The project I am sharing today is the Oasis of Roses sleeve die from Tonic Studios ... At the bottom of this post, is a 15% discount code to be used in the Tonic Studios shop(s) ...

More inspiration using Tonic Studios new stamp collection - Garden Party

Happy Sunday everyone and I hope you have great fun hopping over to all our blogs the last few days, seeing all the inspiration from the new Tonic Studios stamp release: Garden Party . Thought I'd share, in a little more detail one of my projects, using the wonderful Flora Background stamp ... There is also a 15% discount code that can be used in the Tonic Studio shops ...

Brand new stamp release from Tonic Studios - Garden Party + blog hop, day 1

Welcome everyone to the brand new release from Tonic Studios called " Garden Party " compiled of 8 A5 clear stamp sets. The release party is well under way, with the launch being opened over at Tonic Towers sharing wonderful samples, demos, giveaways, discount codes and a blog hop. Hi, in case you we haven't met before, I'm Lou Sims and welcome to my blog. You've hopped over here from  Gemma Campbell 's blog and you can now rest your bunny hopping feet as I'm the last stop for today's "Garden Party Blog Hop". Just in case you have wondered off the path, here is the full list of blogs participating in today's "Garden Party Hop" ... Tonic Studios Blog    Koren Wiskman   Yana Smakula Jessica Frost – Ballas  Bibi Cameron    Yoosun Hur   Keeway Tsao  Leanne West   Amanda Korotkova Ali Farmer   Galina Filippenko  Emily Midget   Keren Baker   Gemma Campbell  Louise Sims DISCOUNT CODE Enjoy a  15% discount of

Making the most of your accessory stamps tutorial using "Nuts About You Woodland Fox" clear stamps from Polkadoodles.

Good Morning everyone and I can't quite believe the first week of August has been and gone. This year appears to be zooming and I keep thinking I have plenty of time to do my "stuff" and realise I'm running behind without knowing why. Okay I do know, I procrastinate a wee bit too much at times 😇 I'm popping in to share a new project using another wonderful set of stamps from Polkadoodles called " Nuts About You Woodland Fox " or you might see it being called " Foxy Fun " too. I wanted to focus on the smaller elements within the stamp set as I sometimes think we forget how useful they can be ...

Wishing you all the happiness with Polkadoodles die collection

The weekend appears to have arrived at the same speed as a super sonic jet this week but I am more than happy to see it, although no major plans a foot in the Sims Household ... phew! Popping over quickly today to share a card I made using the new Polkadoodles floral dies which were part of a commission for Die Cutting Essentials magazine.

Do something that makes your heart sing - Pokadoodles feature in Papercraft Essentials magazine.

Happy Friday everyone and a quick post sharing share one of the five projects I made using The  Heart Sing A5 clear stamp set  - which is part of the  Spring Song Collection  - for Papercraft Essentials magazine #177. I've gone for a clean look with my card trying to keep the images as the focal point ...

Quick water colour background using Queen of Hearts collage stamp from Polkadoodles Ltd ...

Morning everyone and firstly, Happy 1st August everyone. Simply cannot believe how this year has developed wings and flown by. Frightening quick or is it just an age thing? I can't decide. My youngest says it's definitely ME being  "weird" but then he does have the advantage of youth on his side. I'm on the Polkadoodles blog today to share a quick but effective way to colour a stamp and the stamp set I am working with is  "Queen of Hearts" DL Collage clear stamp set.  Although I have chosen to use water colours, this technique would work with all your different inks eg: distress, oxide or alternatively, using your alcohol marker pens.