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Craft Kit 06 - VALENTINE LOVE

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Hi everyone!  

I've been super lucky and took delivery of the brand newCraft Kit 06 - thank you, Tonic Studios!
I am going to be sharing a trio of cards over the next few days but today I start with a very clean Valentine card.

The kit is absolutely beautiful and packed full of dies, stamp and nuvo products but it won't last long! You can yours and all the information HERE

Today I'm sharing a CAS card using Craft Kit 06. You don't have to use everything in the kit to make a beautiful card - I've just used the antennae dies to make a heart! Isn't it neat?! 

Tonic Products Used
Craft Kit 06 (antennae dies)
Craft Perfect Card: Bright White, Ruby Ritz Glitter, Chilli Red ,Gold Pearl Mirror 
Wills hand, love die
Nuvo Scarlet Red Hearts Confetti 
Tangerine Die Cutting Machine
Craft Perfect Foam Pads
Funky Glue 

Assemble: 
card blank - 4.25 inches x 5.5 inches
Ruby Ritz Glitter card - 4 inches by 5.25 inches
Bright white panel 3.75 inches x 5inches
Cut antennae into white card panel i…

Ahoy Matey!

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Ahoy matey! Today I have a great project to share with you using the new Dressables Dies by Tonic Studios. These little chaps and chapesses are so adorable and you can make just about anyone. 
The Collection is called Essentials Dressables
Tonic Materials: 
Tangerine
A3 Glass Mat
Nuvo Ink Pad - Black Shadow
Dressables Essentials
Dressables Boys' Outfits
Dressables Girls' Outfits (the starfish, earring and tiara)
Dressables Extras - Stamp Set
Essentials - Ribbon and Bow Layering Die Set
Rococo Petite - Layered Cloud Die Set
Essentials - Banner Die & Stamp Set, Party Time (only used stamp)
Craft Perfect - Buttermilk Yellow, Bright White, Chilli Red, Chocolate Brown, Cornflower Blue, Pewter Grey, Hand Made Mermaids Tail Specialty Paper, Ultra Smooth Media Card, Brown Kraft Card, Honey Gold Satin Mirror Card, 
Craft Perfect Black and White Twine
Nuvo Alcohol Pens: Black for the stripes on the shirt and low-lights in hair, Fair Skin Tones for faces and bodies, Rosy Pinks for lips, Sunshine Ye…

Confetti, sequins, and glitter - oh my!

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All I can say is TGIF and phew, what a week!
it's been super extra busy for me and I'd love to start my Friday by sharing three cards and a mixed media tutorial using some of the new Tonic Studios confetti, sequins and glitter. Now this is a loooong blog post so if your're not a reader, there are lots and lots of photos you can enjoy.
That said...OH MY STARS!! There are craft embellishments and there are 'craft embellishments'! You KNOW what I mean and I don't need to say much else except YOU NEED, YOU NEED, YOU NEED. I honestly rubbed my hands with glee and squealed when my parcel arrived.  I've made a trio of cards, which I'll share with you but my main focus is a mixed media technique based tutorial. 
I was shocked after typing and linking the long list of materials for this relatively simple card. But then again, it's mixed media so what did I expect?!  lol
Tonic Materials Used Nuvo - Pure Sheen 4 Pack - Peacock Feathers Confetti - 286N
Nuvo - Pure She…

Boho Beautiful!

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Hello and Happy New Year! This is my first blog post of the year and I am delighted to share this project with you all. Tonic Studios have launched a new set of Boho Beautiful dies and my absolute favourite is this gorgeous lady, Ava! I thought she had a Native American vibe so that's what I went with.  Tonic Materials Used: 
Boho Beautiful AvaCraft Perfect A4 Glitter - Gold DustCraft Perfect A4 Speciality Paper - Golden Satin Craft Perfect - A4 Card Stock - CreamCraft Perfect A4 Card Stock - NavyOther Materials Distress Inks - Black Soot, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Stormy Sky and Shipped SapphireDeep Purple Card Stock for Card base. Pebeo Liquid Gilding - King GoldTwineCandi (CWC)White GessoNuvo Blue Glitter Marker - Dark BlueDistress Inks were used to create a night effect background using Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet Picked Raspberry and Black Soot and then splashed with white Gesso. 
 I let dry naturally as I wanted to keep the effect. I then added more white G…

Folk Hearts and they're pink!

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Hi everyone! 
Where has the year gone?! Nearly 12 months ago I made my first canvas for Tonic so it was only fitting that I make another home décor piece. I'm a blue crafter and always choose cool colours but this time I've gone for pink! PINK!

This is an 8x8 wall hanging made out of cardboard. I really had to think about the colourway here and have a dig around my craft stash. I ended up using a CWC USB for the patterned papers and Tonic Craft Perfect Paper and Nuvo Glitter. 

Instead of lots of painted elements, it's more just assembling your papers and die cuts in pleasing composition. 

Materials Used: 
Craft Perfect Bright White
Craft Perfect Jet Black 
Craft Perfect Blossom Pink
Craft Perfect Glitter Card Silver Screen
Tonic Studios Folk Hearts
Essentials - Wings & Things - Monarch & Princess Wings -1933E
Moroccan Orchard Corner Die
White Gloss Nuvo Drops
Sophisticate CWC USB
Ribbon
Twine
Gems
Nuvo Glitter - Diamond
Nuvo Glitter - Candy Pink 
Nuvo Drops - Gloss - Simply White
Nuvo…

It's all hearts and flowers here!

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Hurrah, it's Friday! Hello there, have you missed me?!
Today I'm sharing a canvas and two other mixed media projects after taking a well deserved break away to recharge my batteries. 
I do like mixed media projects but they can be time consuming and hard to prep as you need to make two almost exactly the same. When I received the new Floral Affections Collection from Tonic Studios, I knew my projects would take me into my favourite mixed up, inky place. 
I'll be focusing on the canvas I designed but also sharing three additional mixed media projects at the end of this blog.  Tonic Materials:  Essentials - Floral Affections - Thank you Blossom - 2004E Essentials - Floral Affections - Hello Posie - 2005E Nuvo Crystal Drops Collection - Navy Blue - 659n Nuvo Crystal Drops Collection - Gloss Simply White - 651n Craft Guillotine 12 Inch - 152E Tangerine Die Cutting Machine - 138E Nuvo - Craft Spoon - 978N A3 Glass Cutting Mat - 352E Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens - Winter Skies - 891N Nuvo Aqua Flow Pe…