Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Silver gilt decorative Box

I've used Tonic Studios pretty paper to decorate a papier mache box blank.For the lid,  I've used Tonic's oval layering dies to cut 2 layers of card. I embossed the top layer then used a gilding glue size which I bought from Ebay to gild the card with their Nuvo silver gilding flakes. I then used the same glue to gild one of Tonics little cameos to decorate the top of the box. 

Around the rim of the lid, I put a strip of double sided sticky tape and stuck gilding flakes onto that for a nice neat edge. I 'll need to find (or make) some treasure to put into my little box now.

Well, it's been absolutely perfect weather today....for crafting!! Hope the sunshine comes back soon.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Copper gilding flakes to accent a card

Hello. I've been having a play with Tonic Studios new gilding flakes to add a touch of glam to my latest card. I used their glue pen to draw along the chevrons and give the glam girl a trendy copper handbag. Copper is so in right now, I have been seeing it everywhere. I might need to gild some home decor items. Watch this space ;-)

I cut the butterfly from fun foam. It adds a bit of depth and it looks surprisingly classy- (for those of you who never know what to do with your kids fun foam collection)

Don't forget to check out the rest of my blog for more crafting ideas and inspiration.
Thanks for dropping by

Monday, 28 September 2015

Under Wraps

Last week I finally finished a pressie for a very lovely young couple....I was commissioned by my daughter to make this so the gift is from her. Alas I cannot reveal what it is yet, so I'll have to keep it under wraps. Talking of wraps, the wrapping paper was made using Tonic Studios Clarice Alphabet dies which I cut into fun foam and then stuck the fun foam with double sided sticky tape onto a piece of acrylic. You have to remember to stick your letters back to front so that they will print the right way round. Such a fun way to make a stamp. You could make a stamp to say anything you wanted. Just another fun way to use Tonic's dies.

Have a lovely day

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Paper Pieced Patchwork stool

I used Tonic Studios latest Patchwork papers to decorate this cute little stool for my little girl. The stool itself was a pine flatpack I had bought from Lidls some while ago. I had something Tonic in mind for it. First I painted it with chalk paint, then set to work decorating it with the lovely papers. As you can see it also makes a handy table for Esther the ragdoll to place her cup of tea.

Using the die from the Patchwork Perfection – Square Stitch Die & Emboss Set  meant I didn't need to worry about making sure I had cut the squares to the right size as they fit perfectly together. As you can see I also used the new alphabet dies to personalise this for my little girl.

Better get the kettle on.  Marissa the mermaid has dropped in for a cup of seaweed tea. 

Have a lovely day.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Rennie Mackintosh suncatcher card

This card has been made using a die from the latest Vineyard Squares die set from Tonic. This one reminds me of Rennie Mackintosh stained glass and so, using vellum, I backed the die cut. I then used my Nuvo pens to colour the vellum creating a stained glass effect.

I have placed a battery operated light behind it here, but as it was daylight you don't get the full effect, but as you can just about see, the card has a translucent window. You could also make suncatchers to put in your window with this method. Why not make a greetings card that can be used afterwards in the recipients window.
Hope that gives you some ideas. Don't forget to check out the rest of my blog for more ideas.

Have a lovely day.

patchwork perfection

This is a new range from Tonic Studios designed to mimic the age old pastime of patchworking, There is a delightful Quilted Quarters paper collection and a lovely range of dies. My favourite is the sewing themed square stitch die and emboss set which I have used in this card. I've also used one of Tonic's stamps which I have coloured with their wonderful Nuvo pens and then fussy cut her dress from one of Tonic's pretty papers. 
The sentiment is from their Quilted Quarters paper pack.
I love anything with a sewing theme, don't you?
I'll be back soon with another card made from this new range.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

A summery card

I'm not quite ready for autumn yet although there is definitely a chill in the air now. However, in the Highlands the sun is shining today, so I've made a happy little card with some of Tonics cheery new papers.
I've been having great fun making flower centres using one of the punch and stamp punches and thier Nuvo crystal drops. Don't these make cute little flower centres with a bit of dimension?

I hope I brought you a little sunshine, even if it is raining where you are.