Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Girls’ Night Out


Good morning crafty friends  and isn’t it a lovely day today?

It’s going  to get even better because there is a brand new POTD on Ideal World tonight at 9.00pm, and if you like all things girlie, then you are in for a treat!!

The new launch is called Girls' Night Out and there are six sentiments, the most beautiful 3D handbag die to make a gorgeous little gift box  - perfect for gift cards and little treats - plus 4 small and 2 large Rococo dies.


So this is what I did and it’s my first card for this launch.




I used the Ladies Night sentiment and added some Nuvo Glitter – Gold and Diamond – and some Copper Crystal Drops. It’s really foxy and sassy and I LOVE it : )

I also used the Celebrations Header Die to cut out  a panel then added a bit of animal print ribbon – easy peasy.

I hope you like my card and thank you for stopping by today.
Enjoy the show later and have a fabulous day.


Crafty hugs, Dawny xx

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Pretty Pink Heart


Good morning crafty friends and I hope that you are having a lovely week so far.

The card I’m sharing with you today is special because it’s actually for somebody – often my card aren’t, but this one is.

So ….


… here is is.

It’s another quick and simple card and I’ve used the old and the new(ish) here.

The older die is the Tonic Studios Affections Insert Die – On Mother’s Day – and I  just cut the largest inside edge  into a piece of white card which I then layered onto some pink before sticking to my card base.

I then used some of the Heart Stamp and Dies Sets and the pink heart in the centre is cut using the outside edge from the Paisley set, then I cut another one exactly the same in white and added the inside edge from the Floral set

I LOVE how all of these sets works so well together.



A bit of pretty here.

I went around the edge with some Nuvo Pearl White Crystal Drops then added a sprinkling of Candy Pink Nuvo Glitter. I also used the Nuvo Glue pens on part of the heart design and added a bit more there.


Once again I have used one of the tail parts of the Large Lacy Bow set to stamp my sentiment onto.



And a pretty little sparkly made with some hot glue and Candy Pink Glitter : )


So that’s my card for today and thank you for stopping by.
Enjoy the rest of your day, whatever you’re doing, and crafty hugs to all,

Dawny xx

Thursday, 11 June 2015

A Super Speedy Little Make :)


Good evening crafty friends.
I’ve had a really busy day today between my day job and our baby chicks, so I’m a bit late putting this post on – but better late than never I suppose : )

I have another card to share using the awesomely versatile Topnote and Petunia Trellis die sets,

and …


… it’s this one here.

This is such a simple, quick and easy card to put together and you could make this work for just about everything I reckon – even the sentiment is generic.

I made the base card using the largest outside edge from the Topnote set.
I cut 2 out, made a little fold across the top of 1 of them, added some tape then stuck them together.

Then I used the smallest inside edge from the Petunia Trellis set, taped it to the front of the card base then ran it through the machine. The beautiful pattern then remains in the card. I cut out the largest outside edge from black card and stuck that down behind the pattern. You could substitute this by adding an insert if you wanted.

Then just a circle cut from black card using the largest of the 2 Petunia circles and a white one cut from the smallest circle and these went into the centre using dimensionals. Then a little helping of Ebony Nuvo Crystal Drops around the edge of the pattern – don’t you just love how they shine.

Finally a little sentiment stamped onto a tail cut from the Large Lacy Bow set, a heart button and a double bow and that, my crafty friends, is that.

It probably took longer for me to type this out than to put the actual card together : )

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you’ve all had a lovely sunny day.

Crafty hugs,

Dawny xxx

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Pretty In Pink


Hello crafty friends and it’s another sunny morning here in Chester.
Whatever is it coming to – we’ve had sun 3 days in a row now!!!

So after the masculine card yesterday, I thought I’d even it up a bit and share one which is a bit more girlie, and ….


… it’s this one here.

I made this card up when I was demoing at Bolton and I used creams and whites, and I was quite pleased how it turned out. So I made it up again using pinks : )

I used one of my fave EVER Tonic Studios Dies and this is the beautiful Deco Oval Trellis set.
The base card is an 8x8 and it’s cut  to just over 5 1/2” wide, and I added a pink mat using dimensional pads. Then I cut a slightly smaller piece in white and using the largest inside edge, I ran it through the machine, then stuck it down onto the pink mat, again using dimensionals.

Then I cut another piece from white card using both the outside and inside edges, added some Nuvo Diamond Glitter around the edge using a Nuvo Glue Pen, then I stuck it down onto the card, lining it up carefully with the pattern underneath.

Finally I cut another in pink from the smallest outside edge and added that, again using dimensionals.
You may have guessed that I love building up layers!!



I made some little blooms using the flower elements from the Entwining Trellis Plush Peony Die set.

For the 2 largest flowers, I cut one in white and another from pink using the largest flower die, then I used tweezers to gently curl the edges back before running a ball tool over them to bring the petals up. Then I layered them together. I cut another in white using the second smallest flower and then ran the ball tool over it and then stuck it down.

I made one more using the second largest and the smallest flower dies, which I stuck down onto a bow I’d  made.



Next I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Pearl White to the edge of the centre pink mat and also the centre of each bloom.



Finally I cut a small oval using one of the elements from the Tent Gift Bag Die Set, stamped a sentiment onto it then stuck it down.


And that’s the card all done.

Thank you for stopping by today and enjoy the sunshine.

Crafty hugs to all,

Dawny xx

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Ready… Steady …. Kraft : )



Good morning lovely crafty friends and I hope that you are OK today.


I’m sharing a card I made today which uses the lovely new Topnote Trellis Die set, as well as some old favourites of mine.  I love how all these dies work so beautifully together.

This one is more masculine which is a bit of change from my usual girlie cards : )



I made the base card using the largest outside edge from the Topnote set.
I cut 2 out, made a little fold across the top of 1 of them, added some tape then stuck them together.

The centre panel is made using one of the centre dies from the Garland Fancy Idyllics set and the sentiment is from another Idyllics set – Delicate Drape.



You can see it here.
This has has one pass only  through the machine, and I didn’t even have to use my embossing mat or plate – fabulous!!




Some beautiful Ebony Nuvo Crystal Drops ……



…. some string, buttons and and lots of dimension, and it’s finished.

You could easily convert this into a girls card by swapping the papers, using ribbon rather than the string and using a different colour card for your base.

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day.

Crafty hugs, Dawny xx

Monday, 8 June 2015

A Brand New One


Good afternoon crafty friends.
Have you been enjoying the shows on Create & Craft?

I thought I’d share one that I made that didn't make it down to Jodie in time but which uses the new dies from the shows, and …



…it’s this one here which uses that ever so gorgeous Petunia Trellis Die set.

I made the base using the larger outside edge and folded it in half so that the 2 petals were even across the bottom. Then I added one of the elements from the Thinking Of You set before topping it off with  the smaller outside and inside edges from Petunia and the 2 small circles.


The flower was made using the larger of the small Petunia circles.
I just cut three of them cut one round off then joined then together to make as spiral shape before rolling up. I ran a Nuvo Glue pen over it then sprinkled it with Diamond Nuvo Glitter.

Those pretty leaves are from the Flora Frames Topper Set – I use these loads because they are a nice size and really sweet I think.


A little tail from the Large Lacy Bow Die Set - a perfect base for your stamped sentiments : )


And there’s my card all done.
I hope you like it and thank you for stopping by. 

Enjoy the rest of your day and crafty hugs to all xx

Saturday, 6 June 2015

It’s A Bright One : )


Good morning crafty friends and I hope that you are having a lovely sunny day today.

Talking of which, the card I’m sharing today is bright and sunny and zingy. I’ve used the new Petunia Trellis Die set and some Nuvo Diamond Glitter which is the POTW (I believe they may have sold out so whoop whoop if you managed to get any because they are FABUOUS).

So enough of my waffle, let’s have a look at the card, and you may need your shades  ….


… and here it is in all its funky glory : )

This is such an easy card to put together and there’s dimension in bucket loads here, but if you’re not a fan or you are concerned about the posting then you could just make this flat.



So what I did was to cut the outside edge from lime green card and then I ran a Nuvo Glue Pen around the outer edge and added the Diamond glitter. The pen makes it really easy to get a nice even line. Then I cut the outside and inside edges from white card and I cut from one of the inner points into the centre and overlapped the petals. I put some silicone glue into the centre  and stuck down the orange and green centre circles from the set.

The rolled rose was made by cutting a circle in green then rolling it up. I swiped the edges with the Nuvo Glue Pen and added a bit more Diamond Glitter for good measure.

You could use this for most occasions – you’d just need to change the colours and/or sentiment really.

I hope you like the card and thank you for stopping by today.

Enjoy your weekend and crafty hugs,

Dawny xx

Friday, 5 June 2015

Black & White & Red all Over :)

 Good morning crafty friends x

Today we have a brand new POTW on Create & Craft and as well as the beautiful Glitters and Crystal Drops, there are 2 utterly gorgeous new trellis die sets. So I have a little sneakie peekie here for you and .....

...here it is.

I used the new Petunia Trellis Die set, and I added a Frond Finesse flourish and a sentiment from the Happy Birthday Topper set.

The card base I used is 8x8 so it's  fairly big card but the dies will also fit on your 6x6 cards as well.

After I cut the largest outer edge using black card, I added Pearl White Crystal Drops all over it and once
 dry I then layered up the smaller white one and the 2 smaller circles from the set.  The card I'm going to share tomorrow shows another way of using these lovely circles.

I finished it off with a button and bow, and some Ebony Black Crystal Drops on either
 side for balance.  I LOVE how shiny these are : ) I hope you can tune in and catch the shows and bag yourself these lovely dies.

Have a lovely crafty day and hugs to all xxx 

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Sunshine and Paper Strips :)

Good morning crafty friends and I hope that you are all OK today.
The sun is shining and there's blue sky - maybe summer is on its way?

Well OK,  maybe the sunshine won't last but I've got a nice bright sunshine-y card to share today,
and .....

...it's this one here.

For this card I used the Tonic Studios Deco Geometric Layering dies - I LOVE the shape of these dies, I really do.

To get the striped effect, I cut 1" strips pf paper and glued them down onto a piece of thin card stock. Then once it was all dry, I die cut the shape using the second largest die in the set. The mat behind it was cut using the largest die.

It's a great way to use up those strips of patterned paper that we all have lying about our craft rooms (or is that just me??)

For the sentiment, I used the tail part of the Tonic Studios Large Lacy Bow set.
They are perfect for making fishtails to put your sentiments on.

.... see what I mean?

I  curved the tail so that it stood out on the card - I do like to add dimension don't I lol!!!

So that's my card for today and I hope that you like it.
Enjoy your day whatever you are doing and crafty hugs to all.

Dawny P xxx

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

You're A Star

Good morning crafty friends and welcome to my first post on my new blog which is a place where you'll find my Tonic makes..

The card I have for you today uses the beautiful Tonic Studios Star Layering die set. 

And ....

... here it is.

I created lots of dimension by scoring the stars from the tip pf each point, right the way across to the other side and I did this on all 5 points.
Then I simply valley and mountain folded the creases. 

I started with the largest die, skipped one, then used the next one, skipped the next and used the next one again,  if that makes sense.
They are ever so easy to do and they'd be fabulous for Christmas cards and projects.

I used the 2 smallest dies to make my background.
I cut several out and glues them randomly down onto a piece of card.
If you are doing this. you need to make sure that you go over the edges occasionally - it looks nicer if you do that  I think.

Then I ran a Nuvo Glue Pen around the outside of each star and sprinkled it with  Nuvo Pure Sheen Diamond Glitter. 

Do you like the little sparkler?
I nicked this idea from Jodie so I can't take the credit, but what a fabulous idea.

She used the new glue pen and just put a blob onto a glass craft mat then covered it with glitter.
A few minutes later, you have a gorgeous little embellishment that has cost you next to nothing to make and looks lovely.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you like my star card.
Hugs to all xxx