Monday, 29 February 2016

Oldies (ish) but Goodies


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.

This one uses a couple of not so new dies but they are dies which I absolutely love and which I think make the prettiest cards which can be used for most occasions.


The main die used  is 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- Magnificent Magenta.




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

I just cut then 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 petals down.

I then topped them with a little button.


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

Have a lovely day and hugs to all,

Dawny xx

Friday, 19 February 2016

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.

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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.

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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.

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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…


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

Have a lovely day and thank you for stopping by.

Hugs to all, Dawny 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 …

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… 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.

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I added a double bow made with seam binding and topped it with a little bloom made using dies from the Entwining Trellis Bellus Buttercup set 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.

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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.

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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 …


… here it is.

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

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Pink & Pretty


Good morning lovely peeps and hope everyboidy is OK today.

I’m back with another share which features the new Tonic Sew Pretty - Have a Beautiful Day Circle Frame Die set and Tonic Pinhole Nesting Die - Layering Circle Die Set and Tonic Pinhole Nesting Die Set - Layering Square Die Set.

I also used one of my most used Tonic sets and that is the Layering Circle Dies – soooo useful, and I really could not craft without this set.

And ….

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… this is what I did.

It’s a little bit different from yesterday’s and this is I suppose typical of my style because I do like a lot of white space.
And I love  pretty things.

So let’s have a closer look : )

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I love the way these sets all work so beautifully together and this is such an easy card to make, even if you are a complete beginner.

I used the Pinhole Circle die straight onto my card base then just added a plain circle of pink gingham paper.
Then I added the largest outside edge from the Have a Beautiful Day Circle Frame Die, a  smaller pink Pinhole Circle, a white frame using the Pinhole and Layering Circle dies and a simple square made with 2 sizes of Pinhole Square Dies.

The sentiment was cut from black and pink cardstock and they were glued together, slightly offset. Finally I added some bows, a button and some Ebony Black Nuvo Drops to pick up the colour from the button.

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And that’s it – very easy peasy!!

I’m off now but I’ll leave you with a sneakie peekie of tomorrow’s share, which is again a bit different ….


… and I LOVE the colour combi on this one.

See you tomorrow and have a fabuous crafty day.

Hugs to all xxx

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Pretty Metallic


Good morning crafty friends and I hope that everybody is OK today.

We have some truly gorgeous new dies which are  launching today at 2pm and these are called Sew Pretty.

They really are just that.

I will be sharing these with you over the next few days and to start off, I have chosen …..



… this one here.





The die is Sew Pretty- Cherish the Moment- Rectangle Frame and what I did was to cut the smaller die three times using black card from the Tonic Studios Monochrome Card Pack. Then I glued them all together so that it made a raised and sturdy piece.


Now when I was at Manchester a few weekends ago, I was having a play with the Double Detail dies and Embllishment Mousses and although it isn’t usually my ‘thing’, I was blown away by them all. So I decided to rub some of the Pure Platinum mousse over the top die cut piece and I loved how it gave it a real metallic look.  It looks like it should be really heavy I think but of course it isn’t.

The card works so well with the mousse because of its texture.



So that’s my card and I’ll be back tomorrow with another one – something ever so slightly different!!

Don’t forget to catch the show and enjoy the rest of your day, whatever you’re doing.

Crafty hugs,

Dawny xx

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Black & White & Red : )


Hi there crafty friends.

I hope that everybody is safe and sound and hasn’t been blown away by the gales we had last night.
Chester was a very gusty place for sure – very scary at times.

One thing I have been blown away with though  that are anything but scary are the new Tonic Studios layering dies.
I kid you not, I think these sets are truly amazing.

Of course, they cut like a dream – they are Tonic dies after all, so it’s a given.
But it’s the versatility that impressed me when I used them. I’ve used them in different ways for my samples and I’ll share them with you over the next few days.

My first sample is very straight forward and it’s a typical ‘me’ plain and simple style – I’m a plain and simple sort of girl at the end of the day!!

And ….


… it’s this one here.

It was made mainly using up some scraps I had laying about.
I don’t know about you but there’s something about this colour combi that really appeals to me.

I’m not going to get hung up on which size dies I used because you can make this as big or as small as you want. 
This would also work using either the Bowscale or the Harrop set – I used the Harrop here.

For the base card, I used a regular shop bought card blank and lined up the notch of one of the larger scallop dies with the fold and cut it out. But I wanted the scallops on all sides, so I cut another one out from Kraft card, added some stitching detail with a black pen and just stuck it onto the top of the base card.

Then I used the smaller scallops and cut out one in red, one a bit smaller in gingham card and finally one in white and I layered them all together onto the card.


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The gorgeous sentiment is from the Tonic Studios Miniature Moments Die Collection and this is Sent With Love. I simply cut one out of black card and another from red and just popped the little red heart ‘negative’ into the space in the black die cut.

The three little red hearts are actually from the heart die in the Patchwork Perfection Everyday Squares set – very sweet I think.

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

 Crafty hugs, Dawny xxx