Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Up Up and away in my beautiful balloon.

When new Tonic Studios dies arrive, sometimes I sit for a while staring at them and turning them around and looking at them in different ways. That's just what I did when I received my Rococo Round Bauble die...
...and that was when I saw a Hot Air Balloon. Perfect for a Bon Voyage card - so that's what I have made here! 

It's a perfect blue sky up in the Highlands today - perfect for a ride in a Hot Air balloon.

No news on the house situation to report as yet...still waiting...and waiting...

Hope you have sunshine where you are.


Friday, 22 August 2014

A little crafting

I've used one of the fabulous header dies from Tonic Studio's  celebration set to cut the top of this 5x7 card. The Rococo Christmas present die also works wonderfully as a birthday present. The background is embossed with one of Tonic's embossing folders. I just love embossing folders , don't you?

It's been good to get in the craft room and make some cards today. I also finished off a cushion I was making, cleaned out the fridge, and baked a loaf of bread, so all in all, not too bad an achievement day.

Time to make the evening meal now.

Bye for now


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Boxes and boxes.....

Here is the canvas I was working on. The stars are cut with Tonic Studio's  new star ornament dies. I am itching to work on another canvas now!

Our house sale is progressing, but there are still another couple of weeks wait until it's all signed and sealed, so we have to be patient. Waiting is hard though!
In the meantime we've started packing things like books, and our once tidy house now looks like something exploded in it! Now, you may know that I like boxes...
but teeny ones that I have made myself.
It's-a-driving me crazy! But at least I don't need to worry so much about the mess when I am crafting as we are no longer having to show viewers around !

Time to go glue something!
Bye for now


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Just flitting by....

This card uses the new Fanciful Flutter keepsake die from Tonic Studios. Perfect for any occasion. Here I have used some shiny pink cardstock to show off the lovely detail on this diecut. To see more of Tonic's lovely products pop over to Blog Tonic.

We're still waiting on news about our homesale...waiting is hard. We can't start packing our stuff until we get a firm offer, so we carry on as before until such times as we do.

I'm busy working on a canvas at the moment...something different for a wee change. Time to go get painty!

Have a lovely day


Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Semi circle dies from Tonic Studios.

These Indulgence semi dies from Tonic are lovely! I took a regular 6 by 6 inch card blank and scored each side in half to create this card with a centre pop out area that will still fold flat for posting. The centre pop out was a separate 6x6 piece, scored and diecut. There is an inner pop up as well, so it is quite a dimentional card.
If you'd like to see what the card looks like when it is folded for posting, pop over to Blog Tonic for a little more detail.

Bye for now



Isn't this a lovely diecut to use on a card! It's one of the latest releases from Tonic Studios. For more details drop over Blog Tonic for a closer look.

We're still waiting on news from our Estate Agent.  These things can take time!
Trying hard to be patient!

Catch you later


Thursday, 31 July 2014

Hello !

Wax battery operated candle decorated with dies from one of Tonic Studios latest range. - Rococo dies.
I realise I have been missing in action from my blog lately...sorry about that!
Life has been even more ridiculously busy than usual. This last few weeks in particular. One thing that has been happening here is that after several years of trying to sell out home, we were suddenly inundated with viewers. This of course meant lots of trying to keep the place looking immaculate...not easy when you are a crafter ! The result of all these viewers? Well, I don't want to count my chickens as yet, and so let's just say I am more hopeful than ever that we will sell our home. But I won't get excited until the fat lady sings...and boy...will I sing!

Home decor frame featuring Rococo heart die from Tonic Studios
So, in the meantime, we have things to sort out...like surveyors, and such. Plus when you have a lively 8 year old on school holidays, that's enough to keep you busy.

Then my older daughter is moving away in August...to further her photography studies. I can't even bring myself to think about that too much at the moment!

a little plaque featuring the Rococo umbrella die from Tonic
On top of that my son has now moved far away...as I say, there has been much happening lately.

I will try and catch up with my craft posts...I know I've missed a few!

Thanks for reading!
Have a lovely day