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Showing posts from July, 2020

French Armoire Gift Box by Tonic Studios - step by step tutorial with a twist

A wee while ago Tonic Studios launched the beautiful Ornate Gift Boxes Collection. What a truly beautiful collection is this consisting of the French Armoire & Jewellery Box die sets. In my post today I am sharing a step by step tutorial with the French Armoire die set sharing a different way to create a larger opening. You can check out the Ornate Gift Box collection in the Tonic Studios stores by clicking the links below - Tonic UK/Europe & R of W Tonic US store

Bullet Journal (BUJO) ideas with Sakura & Royal Talens

Now anybody who follows me knows that I do rather love my Sakura products. I know I'm a lucky so & so and demo for them on Hochanda but before I did, I was the owner of many a fair few Gelly Roll pens, Micron pens & paint sets.  The newest thing that Sakura introduced me to was the ubber Sakura Koi Brush Pens - love, love, love. They are my "go to" for water colouring. Today I'm sharing a weekly bullet journal page layout using all my Sakura goodies to help create the layout. It even has an interactive middle element too ... Below I share my bullet journal pages and also a YouTube video showing how I created my bullet journal page layout.

Ciao Bella Voyages Extraordinaires 12"x12" collection - scrapbook page layout idea

Recently I had the great honour to craft with a selection of Ciao Bella Papercraft paper collections, one being Voyages Extraordinaires. Although the papers have a vintage bygone, travel, steampunk feel to them, I wanted to also show that you could use them with modern photos too to create a scrapbook layout which worked brilliantly mixing the older vibe with the new.

Hints & tips to get the most out of your Nuvo Mica Mist & Sparkle sprays

Tonic Studios kindly asked their Design Team to come up with a selection of hints and tips for their customers when using any Tonic Studios products: dies, Nuvo, Craft perfect & tools. For my first video tip, I chose to share my tips with Nuvo Mica Mists & Nuvo Shimmer Sprays. In my blog post, I explain each of the sprays & how they work plus I am also sharing different projects made using the sprays to enhance backgrounds, die cuts & stamps. You will also find links to 2 videos - one sharing the tips & one showing how I used the sprays in a project.   

Polkadoodles Honey Rose Transitional Layering Stamps Facebook Live Event.

Thank you so much everyone for tuning in to my very first Facebook Live. Have to admit I was a wee bit on the nervous side, so apologies if I ignored you during the live event. The Facebook Live featured the beautiful Honey Rose Transitional Layering Stamps. This photo polymer clear stamp set is part of the All About the Girls Collection. During the live, I created a single layer card using the Honey Rose Transitional Layering Stamps but one of my goals was to show/share with everyone, how it easy it is to create a card that has the appearance of lots of layers but actually was only one!

Tonic Studios Craft Kit 34 - Art Deco Frames & stamps

Today is the unveiling day for Tonic Studio Craft Kit 34 - Deco Art Frames & it is a wonderful kit. Although it has frames as the title, you actually get 2 sets of beautiful, detailed layering dies ... which also make frames 😀 The kit is full of wonderful bronze, peach/apricot & blue colours which work together beautifully. I decided for my projects to just stick to the bronze & peach/apricot colours ... I have made a flip book, matching card & gift tag. A full link to my YouTube video, showing step by step, if further down my blog post. Check out the Tonic Studios Craft Kits by using shop links below ... Tonic Studios UK/R of W store Tonic Studios US store

Polkadoodles Lemonade Fizz stamp set to create dimensional flowers

Sharing today a card made with Polkadoodles Lemonade Fizz stamp set. This is another great set of stamps from Polkadoodles Stamp Soup range and I love how you can create wonderful, big flowers with the elements. That's one of the perks of the Stamp Soup clear stamps range, you create the images you want to use. I also have a video to share with you showing lots of different ways to use the stamp set to create wonderful floral designs plus how I created my card.