Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Baby Bunting : )

Good morning crafty peeps and thank you for stopping by today.

I’ve got another baby card to share and it’s this one ….

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… here.

I wanted it to look like a chest of drawers so I used an outside edge from Tonic Topnote Trellis to cut the ‘legs’on the left hand side then made little drawers.

I think it helps to ink the edges on something like this, even though I don’t usually do it.
I used Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink.



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The bunting is cut from the Rococo Petite Baby Balloons die and stuck together.
And the paper I used is from the Nitwits Country Meadow download.



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And the main element is the little cutie from Adorable Elephants.
The little hearts and clouds are cut from the Rococo Baby Nursery Mobile die and the sentiment is the Miniature Moments – New Baby.




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And that’s the card done.

I hope you like it and if your dies have arrived, I hope you’re having as much fun with them as I did.
Have a lovely day and crafty hugs to all xxx

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Baby Blues

Good morning crafty peeps and I hope that you are well today.

Have you been watching the Tonic baby dies shows? Aren’t they the sweetest ever?
I’ll share the cards I made for the show with you over the next few days and hope you like them.





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So here’s the first – I really love this colour palette.

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I used the Baby Rococo Petite – Rocking Horse and cut it several times before sticking it onto several layers cut from the Tonic Sew Pretty - Have a Beautiful Day Circle Frame Die set.
Hope you can see it in the picture here ….

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… and here.

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The sentiment is made from the ‘negative’ of the Rococo Petite Baby Balloons and Miniature Moments – New Baby dies. They are far too nice to throw away!!

I also used some of the dies from the Card Blank Layering – Harrop set.
They are awesome

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So that’s the first card to share and I’ll be back tomorrow with another one.
Until then, thank you for stopping by, enjoy your day and crafty hugs to all xxx

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Sew Pretty Rocker Card

Good morning lovely peeps – hope eveybody is well today.
Dopey here forgot to post my last Sew Pretty card last week!!!

So it's here now and …

… this it is.

It’s a little rocker card and I used nice bright zingy springy colours for this one.

I used Tonic Sew Pretty - Have a Beautiful Day Circle Frame Die set and Tonic Pinhole Nesting Die - Layering Circle Die Set and the sentiment is from Sew Pretty - Home Sweet Home Oval Frame set.

I said yesterday that the Entwinig Trellis Bellus Buttercup was one of my favourite sets and I’ve used the flowers from that set on here – I love the shape of these, I really do.   I also added a little pink ‘stamen’ which is from the Delicate Daisy Entwining Trellis set and last but not least, a little sprig of  Tonic Studios Frond Finesse which is so fine and delicate.



A little bow, a button and some bling and we are all done – a very easy peasy card.

Have a lovely day and thank you for stopping by.

Hugs to all xxx

Monday, 29 February 2016

A Go To Card

Good morning crafty friends and thank you for stopping by today.

I thought I’d share a card that I made while I was out on the road at the weekend at Farnborough,  and it was so lovely to see everybody there again.

This one uses a couple of not so new Tonic dies but they are dies which I absolutely love and which I think make the prettiest cards which can be used for most occasions – they’re what I call ‘go to’ cards.


 


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The main die used  is Tonic Entwing Trellis Bellus Buttercup.

You probably know that I love the little flowers in this set but this time I only used the inside edge.
I cut this from white card and then I trimmed it to leave a border.
This was then matted onto some
Tonic Essential Card Pack.
I used Magnificent Magenta but this would work in any colour.



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The little flowers were made from Simply Screens - Clematis Vine.

I just cut them out of the die cut piece.
I used 2 per flower – one was stuck down and the one on top was made by cutting in between 2 petals into the centre and then overlapping and gluing the 2 petals together.

I then topped them with a little button.

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So that’s my card and I hope you like it .

Have a lovely day and huggiest of hugs to all xxx

 

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Card Box Tutorial

 

Morning lovelies.

You asked me so I’ve put together a little pictorial of how to assemble the card box.

Most of us are visual learners so I hope it helps.

We are a bit pic heavy but here goes ……

 

 

 

 

 

So there you go – I put this together quite quickly and  I’ve spotted quite a few typos in here which I will fix when I get a sec.
Sausage fingers strikes again!!

I hope that helps and please do let me see the projects you make with it – I am a very nosey person!!

Right I am off to the NEC now.

Have a great day whatever you are doing and hugs to all xx

Friday, 19 February 2016

It’s A Beautiful Day

Good morning crafty friends. 
I have another card to share today and I made this one using the  Sew Pretty - Home Sweet Home Oval Frame, Sew Pretty - Have a Beautiful Day Circle Frame and Tonic Pinhole Layering Square Die Sets.



It’s a really straightforward card to put together – just a bit of matting and layering.
It’s quite a big card -  I started with an 8x8 card base.





The sentiment is from the Sew Pretty - Have a Beautiful Day Circle Frame. I just stuck it down onto some card, cut a fishtail in one end and stuck it down with my glue gun.

I made a rolled rose just for a change but this time I used the new dies so that the stitch detail was included.




So that’s it from me for today but before I go, I’ll leave you with a sneakie peekie  of my last sample card for this release…



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… and it’s this one here - very bright and zingy!!

Have a lovely day and thank you for stopping by.

Hugs to all xxx

Thursday, 18 February 2016

More Than Just A Card

Good morning lovely crafty friends and thanks you for stopping by today.
I hope you are all OK and managing to stay warm. It’s a chilly one today.

I’m back with another share and this one features the Sew Pretty- Cherish the Moment- Rectangle Frame set and also the Sew Pretty - Home Sweet Home Oval Frame set.

These sets really REALLY compliment each other.

And …

… this is what I did.
I love the colours here and I think they set off these beautiful dies so well.

So this is basically an easel card which I stuck onto a box base which was cased in a sleeve.
If I get a chance I will put together a little tutorial for this if anybody is interested.


I added a double bow made with seam binding and topped it with a little bloom made using dies from the Entiwing Trellis Bellus Buttercup set (you can get this at a smashing price from Crafty Devils) and another little rolled rose made using the Layering Circles dies.

I also tucked in a bit of chopped up Frond Finesse as well – I love that swirl, it is so delicate.



The sentiment is from a recent release and this is Miniature Moments – I used Best Friends.
There is a scalloped edge and I just scored along it and this enabled it to stand up.


So there we are all done.
You could fill the box with goodies or even make some little notelets to give as a gift.

Before I go, I’ll leave you with a little sneakie peekie of tomorrow’s share and …

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… here it is.

Have a lovely day and stay warm and I’ll see you tomorrow.

Huggiest of husg to all xxx