Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Peacock Blue


Good morning crafty friends – blimey, it’s a bit chilly here today!!

I’ve got another patchwork card to share today and …

… it’s this one here.
I made it using a single die from the
Tonic Patchwork Perfection Vineyard Squares set.

This one is really elegant and there’s so much you can do with it, but I kept it plain and simple (as per!!).

The dies come with little round corners which make it super easy to line up and the main element was cut from one piece. It all lines up beautifully.


The actual cut of the die literally is perfection. 
It’s so intricate but comes out clean as a whistle.


The gorgeous card is from the Brilliant Blues Tonic card packs – I LOVE those colours together.

So I’m done for today.
Enjoy your day whatever you are doing and crafty hugs to all xx

Monday, 21 September 2015

Pretty Pink Patchwork


Good morning crafty friends – hope that the weekend was good to you : )

Did you catch the Patchwork shows? Now this may be me but I think this is one of the best Tonic sets ever ever EVER – I loved using these dies because you can go as plain or as fancy as you want and you still get a stunner of a card at the end of it.

Talking of plain, you probably know by now that I am quite a simple bod so this card is a typical Dawny make,
and …..


… here it is.

For this one I just used the solid heart shape and the sentiment from the Tonic Everyday Squares Patchwork Perfection set.

It’s such an easy card to put together.

All the card I used is from the Tonic card packs – Monochrome and Magnificent Magenta.

The centre element is literally just 1” strips stuck down onto a piece of scrap card and then trimmed and matted onto some pink card. Then I matted and layered some pink and white and topped it with the die cuts.



There’s a lovely embossed edge on the hearts – you can see it here.

This was literally run through my Tangerine once.
If I’d got the green plate and mat out, this would have been even deeper.

The little button is from the Tonic Patchwork Perfection Square Stitch and Emboss set so you can cut your buttons and you know they are going to match your work perfectly.



This is a real generic sentiment and is pretty enough for girliest of cards but you could equally use it for masculine cards well.

The show samples are just wowwzer. 
I watched the shows on my tablet when I got back to my hotel room, and I must just say a huge thank you to all the lovely people who stopped by to say hello over the weekend.
You love your Tonic products as much as  we do : )

So that’s my card done and I can’t wait to see what you do when you get your dies home.

Have a lovely crafty day and hugs to all xxx

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Boogie Shoes


Hi there crafty friends.

I’ve got another card that I’m sharing today which I made for the last Nuvo show and …


… here it is.

Now this one is a real sparkler.

I made the background by sticking strips of DST onto some black card, removing the backing tape and dousing with silver Nuvo Pure  Sheen Glitter. I quite like this technique – you may have noticed!! – and it works well for Christmas as well so I expect I’ll be repeating this at some point in the not too distance future lol.



The sentiment is one from the Girls Night Out range and it’s Let’s Party, minus the ‘Let’s’. I cut three from white card and glued them together then added some white Nuvo embossing powder. I heated it up and then added another layer while it was still hot. This was stuck onto the card using a Tonic Glue Gun – it’s perfect for sticking anything onto a glittery surface.




The shoes are from the Nuvo Exquisite Prom Princess set of stamps and this was stamped onto some red Tonic Heated Hues card and embossed with Jet Black Nuvo embossing powder. Then I carefully cut them out and stuck them down as well.

Finally I added a bow.

Thank you for stopping by today and I’ll be back with another make soon as soon.

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


Tuesday, 15 September 2015

A Bit of a Twist : )


Good morning crafty friends and I hope that the weather is better where you are than it is here right now!!

I thought I’d share a card I made using the brilliant new Nuvo pens and one of the images from Tonic Studios Exquisite It Girl & Prom Princess set.

I’ve also used some other things – more in a sec!!



So this is the card.

It’s a very simple card but the colours really stand out I think. I used the pens to colour the image and I know that some of you like to know which colours so these are what I used -

Skin - 389, 473, 474,  475

Hair – 389, 461, 463, 465

Clothes – 425, 427, 429

Grounding - 485

I stamped her onto Bristol Board using Memento ink in Tuxedo Black.

The dies I used are the ever so fab (and one of my Tonic faves) Trellis Base Circles. The main one is the largest inside edge cut straight onto the card base and an outside edge cut from Tonic Essential Card Pack – Brilliant Blue, and this was stuck down on the inside of the card base.

 Then I cut another 2 using the medium sized outside edge,  one in white (to stamp on) and one using some Tonic A4 Mirror Card – Metallic Gloss BUT I actually used the tiny bit that is left after you’ve done your cut.

You can see it a little better ……



… here.

I really like the way it makes the image stand out.

The ribbon actually started out as plain white satin but a quick dab of Nuvo pen 427 and it was transformed. I also used the pen to colour the sentiment which is from Tonic Studios Expressions Sentiment Set - Live, Love, Treasure, Laugh – 368E. I cut 3 of the ‘love’ in white and glued them together and then coloured them in.

But that’s not all.

I covered it with some Nuvo Crystal Clear Embossing Powder.

Can you see the little gold eyelets in the pic above?
Well they're not really eyelets, they are actually Metallic Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops. I just added a drop to alternate holes in the die cut and it sinks in but just enough to make it look like eyelets.

I will be doing this again for sure. 

So that’s me done and I’ll see you back here very soon.

Enjoy your day and happy crafting xxx