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BLACK FRIDAY Top 3 Cyber Deals from Tonic Studios

Oh my, I have been blown away by the Cyber Crafting Deals over at Tonic Studios. I've grabbed some Kushgrip scissors at £11.62 -  75% off. 95 sheets of 12" x 12" card at £11.40 - 75% off & a new Tim Holtz trimmer @ £17.59 - 20% off. Do love a true bargain. Click on links below to check out all the deals ... Tonic UK/Europe Cyber Deals  Tonic Studios US Cyber Deals Today I am sharing some of my projects using the Garden Party clear stamp collection. This collection has a whopping 60% off - now £43.18 from £107.94. Such a true crafty bargain. There are 6 A5 stamp sets in the collection.        

WednesDIE Deals from Tonic Studios - Keepsake Insert Creator Dies

Yep, it's the middle of the week again, which means there are a new set of WednesDIE Deals over at Tonic Studios. Each Wednesday, Tonic Studios reduces a selection of dies with up to a 50% reduction on some of the collections. Tonic UK/Europe store Tonic US store This week I am sharing some of my projects made using one of the collections on offer - the Keepsake Insert Creator Dies. I adored using these dies to create different sized mini albums & also using them to create decorative elements within an album. Today I have THREE VIDEOS to share using these dies.

My Book of Special Memories - Keepsake Insert Creator Dies

You know when you thought you had done something, actually 100% convinced that you had, a huge big tick of your to do list ...? Now that's exactly is what I thought I had done with this project. I had shared, sort of ish. What I mean is I had written a blog post & uploaded a video to YouTube but hadn't switched them over from draft/private to public. Only realised when writing another post ( HERE ) about the Keepsake Insert Creator dies from Tonic Studios. Anyways, here's the project I would like to share with you all ... A baby album made using My Book of Special Memories Keepsake Creator Insert dies.

WednesDIE Deals from Tonic Studios + an EXTRA 10% OFF

Happy Wednesday everyone. It's that time of the week when Tonic Studios reduce big collections of dies for silly prices. This week the Kaleidoscope Boxes are  reduced by 60% The prices are SILLY but do you fancy an EXTRA 10% OF F ? If you do, click on the store where you want to shop. Tonic UK/Europe store Tonic US store The extra discount will apply once you go through checkout and will work across the store too. Only thing exempt is the Craft Kits & Designer Dies. REMEMBER that Tonic UK/Europe store does ship worldwide.

Designer's Choice Dies - Damask Strips - Inspiration 2

Phew, never thought I'd get to share this video for my second project using the Designer Dies for November 2019 from Tonic Studios. I thought I had uploaded it to YouTube but when I went to publish it, I couldn't find it 😳😰. After a "headless chicken dance"😱, panic averted & I found the video ... uploaded to my external hard drive 😔 Let's just say, I think I lost a wee bit of weight ...! For my second project, I have used the Damask Strips dies with strips of card that was too big to throw away. I know I'm not the only crafter who hoards these precious bits ... Tonic UK/Europe Store, click  HERE Tonic US Store, click  HERE COUPON CODE - DIEFIVE or DIE5

Step by step Christmas card using the new Christmas stamp range from Polkadoodles.

On Monday, in 2pm show, Polkadoodles launched a new collection of Christmas stamps on Hochanda. Six new sets in total: Smiley Snowman, Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Curly Christmas, Ho Ho Holly & Perfect Poinsettias. These are traditional Christmas images, with a Nikky twist plus a dash of modern. All designs are available in the Polkadoodles shop → HERE On the show, I made 2 different styles of card. Here's one of the cards I made ...

Tonic Studios magazine, issue #10 - WINNER

Good morning, A quick post to inform everybody of the name of the winner for the Tonic Studios Magazine issue #10. I used a "Random Name Picker" and added everybody in to the box bit. It then did it's magic and has chosen ... Let me explain quickly the bit with "blog" after the name. For my records, I identified from which social media platform they had used. This meant I could find the winner quickly to message them about winning. Huge congrats Colleen. Please message me via Facebook or email and I will get the magazine out to you. Lou x x x

Tonic Studios Designers Choice Dies - November 2019 - Damask Strips

Morning everyone, it's new release day on Tonic Studios for a whole new concept. Exclusive dies, just for you with a limited run, shipped worldwide and available in both Tonic UK/Europe & Tonic Studios US stores. Tonic have also kept shipping to a minimum to make the Designers Choice Dies affordable for all. Tonic UK/Europe Store, click  HERE Tonic US Store, click  HERE COUPON CODE - DIEFIVE or DIE5 I'm here today to share one of my projects with you using the NEW Designers Choice dies, Damask Strips and also a video showing how I made this project ...

Creating mixed media projects with dies

The new Tonic Studios magazine issue #10 is now reached all major retailers. My brief this issue was to use the stamps & dies to create various mixed media projects. Sharing another of my projects today PLUS * ENABLER ALERTS to get the magazine at great prices    at and . See below for full     details. * GIVEAWAY - win a copy of the magazine. All details at      the bottom of this post. Here's another of my projects from the Tonic Studios magazine, issue #10. You can get full step by step instructions on page 58.

WednesDIE Deals from Tonic Studios - Christmas themed

Morning everyone and yep, it's Wednesday, which just means one thing ... from Tonic Studios. Do you fancy an extra 10% off?   Click on the link(s) below and discount will be applied at checkout. Tonic UK/Europe store Tonic US store This weeks deals all have a Christmas theme and there are some deals to be had. HUGE discounts on many of the Christmas collections. Below is a selection of the projects I have made with some of the dies on offer ...      

Playing with Polkadoodles stencils & Izink ink pads

Whilst cleaning up some of my stencils, an idea "popped" in to my head. Stencil cleaning abandoned & stencil playing began ...! Using 2 Polkadoodles stencils & a couple of stamp sets, I began to create my card ...

Mixed media Christmas decoration with Tonic Studios #10 magazine

The new Tonic Studios magazine, issue #10, has been released and it is jam packed full of ideas using the papers, stamps, dies & embossing folder included - 72 projects in total! My brief this time was to use the dies and stamps only to create different mixed media designs plus lashings of Nuvo products too. Boy oh boy did I have fun. Here's one of my projects from the magazine. You can get full step by step instructions on page 60 ...

Previous blog giveaway winners

Thousands of apologies everyone for not listing all my winners from previous giveaways. No excuse for my tardiness. Again apologies. Trick or Treat Halloween papers Maria Fab-BOO-lous stamp set Sue Gnomes giveaway Karen Lombardo Please can you email me to claim your prizes saying what prize you have won in the subject line. Again apologies for the delay, Lou x

WednesDIE Deals from Tonic Studios plus 10% discount

Where are the weeks going. I had convinced myself it was Monday and was shocked to release it was Wednesday ...! Anyways, better catch up real quick or I'm going to be behind with my prep. This week over at the Tonic Studios stores, the Wednesday Die Deals are all about Memory Books and OH MY, they are "corkers of a deal" - as Jodie would say ... Do you fancy an extra 10% off?   Click on the link below and discount will be applied at checkout. Tonic UK/Europe store Tonic US store Here's a selection of some of the projects I have made using these dies ...

Dragonfly Easel Designer Dies - inspiration number 3

As I write this post, I am assuming that you have all heard about the new monthly kit from Tonic Studios called "Designer Dies". This months exclusive die set is called "Dragon Fly Easel". If this is new to you more details can be found in my post below. So far I have released 2 YouTube videos using these dies and today I am releasing a third. Here's the inspiration I will share with you in the video ... Link to the exclusive die collection can be found below: TONIC UK/EUROPE store - HERE TONIC US store - HERE Remember to quote DIEFIVE or DIE5 to get  £5/$5 off the RRP

Upcycled project for Love 2 Create challenges with Polkadoodles

It's another new challenge over at Love 2 Create with Polkadoodles and this month I have created a journal page. Gonna be honest, my final page was not my original plan. When I created my first page, it ended up an awful mess: jumbled images, dire colour choices & no cohesion. I was just about to bin it, when a momentary "flash of inspiration" appeared! Instead, I cut the piece up in to 3 parts and then mounted them on to a black journal page instead. What did I have to lose? I was going to throw it anyway ...