Thursday, 3 December 2020

A Useful Little Number!!


Hello lovelies.
No card today but I wanted to share a brand new sticky pick up embellishment tool which has been released today by Tonic Studios.

So you know when you're doing this .....

... and you can't pick things up? 
Or you're trying to paper piece, that sort of thing? 

Well this handy little gadget will save the day when you need to pick up and stick down. 

You can use it with sequins, confetti, gems etc etc. 
Even micro beads. because it has a silicone tip so it's flexible, and a nice pointed end to pick up even the smallest things.  

And if you get a bit of glue on it, you can just wipe it clean and leave to dry and it will be as good as new. It won't mark your cardstock either as it leaves no residue. 

I think it's awesome.

So I thought I'd share it and if you want to have a little mooch, I've added my affiliate link below.

Have a lovely day and I'll be back tomorrow with a bit of cardage.

Stay safe and well and hugs to all xx

Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Tool

Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Tool

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

The Bees Knees :)


Hello lovelies and hope you are all OK .

It's a quick post today and the card I'm sharing was made using a brand spanking new Tonic Studios release. 

This is one of the Scribble dies. 
There are 4 in total - and this is the Bees Knees Floral Scribble set. 

They're available at Create and Craft at the mo but will be on general sale soon.

So what I did was cut out the design in black card and the matting layer in white and stuck them together.

Then I just coloured in various areas with Nuvo markers and added a bit of glitter here and there.

Dead easy and a bit quicker than paper piecing.

I love the bright colours here - really cheery and we could all do with that at the mo couldn't we lol. 

And the little bees are soooo cute.

So that's my card for today and I hope you like it.
Sending love and hugs to everybody and hoping you are all safe and well xxx

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

What's White and a Bit Sparkly?

Hello lovelies - I've been a bit of a slacker for a couple of days. Well I haven't really, I've just had a lot of work on my desk which I needed to focus on. 

But I hope you are all safe and well.

So the card I'm sharing today was made using the new Tonic Studios Special Occasions dies which are available over at Create and Craft or if you want to hang on, you'll be able to get them from Tonic or other retailers from 4th December, so not long now.

I've added my affiliate links at the bottom so if this is something you'd like,  you can always nip over and leave your email address so you can be notified when they will ship.

For this card, I used just the largest outside edge die to create the card base, and the centre sentiment bit from the die set. 

You may have noticed that it's a bit sparkly!! 
Well that's because I added quite a bit of bling to it in the form of glitter. 

Just to give you the heads up, Tonic have a huge sale on at the mo for all things sparkly and shiny - loads of serious bargains to be had. And again, my affiliate links to that bit on the websites are below - honestly it's worth a peek!!

I went around the edge of the frame with a glue pen. 
The tip of the glue pen is perfect for this and you get a nice straight edge. 

The glitter strips are just strips of double sided tape laid over the card, the backing tape removed and the glitter sprinkled on. 

I think glitter card can be expensive so why not make your own!!

Finally I just went around the edge of the framed bit with some Nuvo Drops.

So there's the card and I hope you like it. 
You could easily change up the colours and it'd give you a completely different look. 

Right, I better get back to my shed. 
Not sure if I told you this but since I am now retired and officially a layabout, I've treated myself to a crafty space in the form of a summer house. 

Well that's what the sales bods called it. 
I call it my shed. 

If I ever get it tidy, I'll take pics and share!!

Take care and please stay safe and well. I think there's light at the end of the Covid tunnel for us all so we just have to hang on in there.

Huggiest of hugs xx

Tonic Studios UK Special Occasion Layer Frame - Birthday - 3892E

Tonic UK Glitter Deals

Tonic Studios UK Large Flat Tip Glue Pen

Tonic Studios UK 6mm Double Sided Tape

Tonic Studios UK Nuvo Drops

Tonic USA Glitter Deals

Tonic Studios USA Large Flat Tip Glue Pen

Tonic Studios USA 6mm Double Sided Tape

Tonic Studios USA Nuvo Drops


Thursday, 26 November 2020

A Little Cutie :)

Hello lovelies and hope you are all OK today.

I'm sharing another card made using the new Special Occasions dies and I've done something a little bit different here.

So you can see the balloon die here. 
It's verso so there's an outside and inside edge and what I did was cut the outside edge from scrap card and used it as a template for the clouds. 

I literally just inked around part of the edge and then moved the die cut and repeated.

Really simple but it's another way to use the dies.

Those little baby feet, awww they're so sweet.

These are the dies and I used the Baby Set. 
The sentiment is included - not sure if you can see it on this pic?

 So that's the card done. 

I'll be back soon with some more cardage but until then, have a lovely day and stay safe xx

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Special Day

Hello lovelies and hope you are all OK today.

I'm sharing a card I made using the brand new Tonic Studios Special Occasions Die sets. These are still on 30 day exclusive over at Create and Craft and they will be available direct from Tonic and other retailers after this.

But it is a bit of inspiration until then.

There are 3 different sets here and I used the Anniversary set. 

You could use this for other occasions though, not just anniversaries, although it's pretty darn tooting good for those.

And this is the sentiment I used - again it's on 30 days at Create and Craft.

I really like the deep red with the gold here. 
It'd be nice for a Ruby Anniversary.

You could use this sentiment for other occasions such as a wedding.

 So that's my card for today and hope you like it.

Now, I have a huge favour to ask you.

I have a giveaway planned for my blog subscribers - I said I'd do this when I got the blog up and running again. But I'm not  sure if the way I used to do this will still work. 

Could somebody, anybody just leave me a comment, even if it says 'test'. If you come here and see one there, then don't worry because I only need one to know that I can do the giveaway like this.  If it doesn't work I'll have to find another way.

Right, that's me for today. 

Take care and stay safe and well. 

Huge hugs xxx

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Pretty Gift Box - Shame About The Pics lol :)

Hello lovelies and hope you are all OK today.

I should say a huge sorry here about the awful pics, because  I found today's make really tricky to photograph.

But here goes.

I'm sharing a card which is a bit more than a card today.  

Because it's actually a box and it opens up.....

.... to reveal your message. 
You could even pop something else in  (chocolates, make up, cash etc etc). 

I made it using the  Tonic Studios Tailored Frames Hexagon and Hexagon Layering die sets.

And these are they. 
They happen to be part of the cyber deal this week and there is 60% off so worth checking out. 

I popped a flower in the middle ...... 

.... as well as a nice sentiment.

I put some ideas together on a YouTube vid for other ways  to  use these frames and you can see here -

You will recognise some of the projects because I've posted them on here. but there's other ideas which I haven't yet shared so there's some new stuff as well.

I've popped my affiliate links below so if you get a sec and want to, you can check them out. It doesn't cost any extra if you decide to buy but I do earn a small commission. 

There's quite a few bargains so it's worth a mooch :)

Right, I'm off for my lunch. I'll be back soon so until then take care and stay safe and well xx

UK and Europe

Cyber Week Deals


Cyber Week Deals 


Monday, 23 November 2020

Snazzy Stencilling

Hello lovelies and hope you are all OK and that you had a nice weekend.

The card I'm sharing today was made a while ago but I realised I hadn't blogged it. 

I cannot remember where I got the stencil from or who it's even by (dope!!) but I do know that I used Dream In Colour ink pads with it if that's any help lol.

I did the black and white border using a black pen - it sets it off nicely :)

The sentiment is from the Hello Beautiful Floral Frame set, from Tonic Studios, as is the actual flower shape (I THINK it's on offer at the mo). 

It has little dashes around the edges so I just went over them with a black pen. 

It's so cute I think.


So that's my Monday cardage and hope you like it. 

I've added my affiliate links below in case you want a mooch. It doesn't cost you any extra to buy but I do earn a small commission if you do.

I'll see you soon but till then take care and stay safe and well xxx

UK and Europe - 

Tonic Studios - Essentials - Hello Beautiful Floral Frame Die Set - 2803E

Nuvo - Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads - Dream In Colour - 84n