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WednesDIE Deals from Tonic Studios + 10% discount code + giveaway

Wednesday's ow mean just one thing ... WednesDIE Deals from Tonic Studios. For 24 hours, Tonic holds a weekly sale reducing a selection of die(s) from between 25% to 75% off. I'm loving this day, not just because of the deals but because it means I take a leisurely stroll down crafty memory lane looking at all the projects I have made using the dies on offer. This week, there are a great selection of dies on offer but the Oh My Goodness set has to be the Celebration Frames Die Bundle ...  NOW £14.99 for the next 24 hours. If you use my affiliated links below, you will get a further 10% off your shop in the Tonic Studios store(s). Discount will apply at the checkout. TONIC STUDIOS UK TONIC STUDIOS US

Polkadoodles Tropical Underworld and Tropical Oceans clear stamps make it to the "keep" pile ...

As part of my craft room plan, I am also going through all my photographs & saved projects. This has been a real trip down memory lane for me. I have re-discovered so many projects. Some were made nearly four years ago and others a few month ago. However, the one thing it has demonstrated to me is some of my craft supplies will never go out of fashion. Now I love anything seaside, underwater, tropical themed & simply had to share the following projects using Polkadoodles Tropical Oceans & Tropical Underworld clear stamps. These stamps are an example of craft stash never going out of style. Struggled to share so few projects as on my portable hard drive, I found over 30+ projects!

Craft room plans - first idea - label everything!

Recently I posted on my Facebook page asking for hints and tips about organising our crafty areas: small or big spaces, storage ideas, furniture etc. Oh my, I was blown away by the response and links people shared. A huge thank you to you all. A bit like housework, I have been putting this off but it has got to a stage that I really do need to become a wee bit more organised. This sent me off on a research expedition for my craft room plans. What I thought I do, is share some of the things I found ...

Tonic Studios Spring Dreams Stamp Collection Online Party

Happy Thursday everyone. I hope you are all well? Today my post is a wee bit different because I'm not actually sharing finished cards with you. Strange I know especially as there is a wonderful new stamping release from Tonic Studios called "Spring Dreams". It is a beautiful selection of 5 A5 limited edition stamp sets designed by Tonia Tkach.  Before I go on about what I have created, the wonderful people at Tonic Studios are giving a whooping 15% off this new release. Discount will apply at checkout. Click the links below ... Tonic UK store Tonic US Store So what have I actually done ... more below ...

My Memory Book die sets - Spring Garden & Our Story NEW from Tonic Studios - beginners album

Hello everyone. I'm back again sharing another album with you all using the NEW My memory Book die sets - Spring Garden & Our Story. Yesterdays album was a "throw everything at it" kind of album but today I wanted to share a way to use these dies only. In essence, a beginners album which only needs 5 outside pages & 3 of the half cut pages ... More photos and a link to a YouTube video can be found below ...

Custom postcards using Polkadoodles Collage clear stamps plus NEW display gadget!

I have been becoming quite ruthless with my time recently. I have been making sure I create times for me to play with all my crafty stash. Not because of DT or TV commitments but because I just wanted to stamp, get inky or even colour. After a fabulous afternoon lost in stamping heaven, I created 6 custom postcards using my Polkadoodles Vintage Collage clear stamp sets. Sorry one card is missing from this photo ... Now how do I display them? Well, my hubby & his 3D printer came to the rescue ...

My Memory Book die sets - Spring Garden & Our Story from Tonic Studios

Oh I have been a wee bit childish & had many a giggle at the "half cut" part of the name for the new memory book dies from Tonic Studios. However in all seriousness, the Spring Garden & Our Story are beautiful die sets. They are stand alone die sets or will work seamlessly with the existing memory Book 1 die sets too - Base Creator & Layered Cascade. Here's my first album using the new dies from the Memory Book range ... More photos - oodles in fact - plus  YouTube video can be found below.

Colouring die cuts with Nuvo hybrid inks & Nuvo Aqua Flow pens

The wonderful Mermaid to Love dies from Tonic Studios are on offer this week in the WednesDIE Deals - previous post HERE - and to prove that I do really use the dies on a regular basis, I have created 3 new projects. The focus of the projects was to show the cards can be cut in white and then coloured with your inks, aqua flows, markers etc. I am colouring my die cuts with a range of Nuvo products ... Full details about my projects plus any discount codes, can be found below ...

WednesDIE Deals from Tonic Studios - Mermaid Die sets

I'm really starting to love my Wednesdays. Not just because it is WednesDIE Deals day with Tonic Studios but mainly because it reminds about older die collections. Sometimes we rush to the next new thing, that we neglect what we already have. Wednesday has now become a day for me to dust off the older dies and create again with them. One of the die collections on offer this week is the Mermaid to Love die collection. Now I have to be 100% honest and say when I received the dies way back  in early 2019, I wasn't overly enamoured with them. A little bit of background; I love anything and everything related to the sea & when I was told about the release, I was a wee bit giddy with joy. However ... when I saw them in the "flesh", I really thought I would struggle to use them. How wrong was I? Oh my, after cutting them out in white card, ideas swam in to my head & I simply couldn't stop using them! The Mermaid to Love dies are reduced by a whoppin

Bright & Breezy clear stamps from Polkadoodles coloured with Sakura Koi brush pens

Oh my what a fabulous but tiring couple of days I have had in Hochanda. On Sunday, I proudly show cased the wonderful new stamp collection from Polkadoodles called "Bright & Breezy". It is a collection of 3 stamps: Forest Floor, Reach for the Sky & Perfectly Poised. They are wonderful designs which cross over to many areas of "crafting": card making, journaling, mixed media to name but a few. A huge, huge thank you to everyone who tuned in & supported the show. Here are a few of my samples made using the Bright & Breezy clear stamps. The majority of my cards have been coloured with Sakura Koi brish pens  ... Check them out the new "Bright & Breezy stamps  in the Polkadoodles store HERE