Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Sonja Gortzak Hughes - Win and Tonic: It's Autumn!

One of this month's Win and Tonic themes is "Autumn colour" and as this is one of my favourite colour combinations it was easy to come up with a project:

I used a sketch I had found in Scrapbook and Cards magazine. I have a subscription to the paper version but you can read the electronic version online for free:-) It's full of card making and scrapbooking inspiration.

It was a pretty quick card to make so I actually made 2 in the same crafting session. I got to use a brand new Tonic product: Craft Perfect Striped Baker's Twine. This baker's twine will match the Craft Oerfect Cardstock and I used Espresso Brown on this card. I put some glue on the ends of the twin to keep them from unravelling.

For the finishing details I put little dots of Nuvo Drops on. These drops come in many colours and you can lots of different things with them but I use them mainly as a cost effective alternative to enamel dots:-)

For a chance of winning some great Tonic Crafty goodies head on over to the Win and Tonic blog and check out all the catergories you could enter in. Or just go and have a look for a lovely array of inspiration for your next crafting session.

Have fun!

Keren Baker - Win & Tonic October Challenge

Hi everyone. Just popping in to say that the Win & Tonic challenge is up tomorrow! 
I’ll link it shortly- but I’ve done an Autumnal colour scheme using Tonic Aquaflow pens and some White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter drops over the top of a Tonic Die. 
Do join in if you can; there’s always a great prize!!
Will be updating my blog with what I’ve been up to at the Alexandra Palace Knitting and Stitching show once I get back early next week! 
Keren xx

Christine Smith - Best Witches Tonic Haunted House :D


A lovely little spooky card using the fab Rococo Haunted House Die Set from Tonic :D This die fits perfectly on their cupcake box, but it also fits perfectly in the centre of an American A2 sized card as well :D :D I had so much fun colouring in this spooky scene, I've only seen people use this die in silhouette cut out of a solid piece of card, but I really like that you can also add in the details too depending on how much time you have :D I really like that you can snip off the hat from the Best Witches die too (one of my favourite Halloween sentiments :D) I thought the hat would cover too much of the scene, so I just snipped it off with scissors, adding the tops of the letters as I went :D Hope you enjoyed today's card and video :D :D 

Main Tonic products used :D

Other products used :D

To see the process behind this spooky card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D  

Tonnes more photos below :D  

Maria Sabina - Big difference

Hello there,

I like creating my own background for the cards. I used to like pattern paper a lot for my cards, but now I like to try different looks. Ink blending background can be so easy and nice, also watercolor ones too. But for today I wanted to use the Glimmer Paste from Tonic Studios, to create a night sky. You can easily do it with ink, but the glitter in this paste is just stunning. 

You can use this texture paste with stencils. If you don't have stencils, die cut a nice background, using a die : circle, flowers, anything you have. Make sure to use a nice thick cardstock, because the paste is pretty wet and thick.

 I used three different colors to get the look I wanted and they blend so nicely together.  I often share sneak peaks of my Insta story, if you wish to follow me there for more.

The stamps are from MFT and Altenew and the balloon dies from Studio Katia. They go really nice with this background.

I hope you like today's card. Enjoy your day and stay safe!  



Jennifer Kray - Pastel Rainbow - Nuvo Style!

Today I woke up super early only to discover that I had somehow managed to fall asleep with a bottle of glue beside me and the cap was off. Seriously, how the heck do you do that?! Needless to say, I woke up in a crusty mess. D'oh!

After having a mild tantrum and cleaning myself up, I am happy to say that this week is all about Pastel Rainbows over on the Daring Cardmakers Challenge Blog you can find here. There are some really lovely cards this week from the ladies so hop on over for gorgeous inspiration. 

My card turned into three...

Materials Used
Candu Fix Foam Pads
Tonic Studios Patterned Panels
Tonic Studios Will's Hand sentiments
A4 White Cardstock (to make the card blanks)
and accidentally Nuvo Glow Drops

Die cut the panel, mat and layer with Mauve Purple, add pastel Nuvo Drops and complete with Will's Hand 'inspire' sentiment. 

Die cut the panel, mat and layer with Cornflower Blue Craft Perfect Card, add pastel Nuvo Drops and Will's Hand 'birthday' sentiment. 

Die cut the panel, mat and layer with Blossom Pink Craft Perfect Card, add pastel Nuvo Drops and Will's Hand 'enjoy' sentiment. 

I wish I had realised I was using the pink Glow drops as this is what happens when you turn the lights off! I can see lots of fun to be had with these Nuvo Glow Drops! 
And the trio...
Thanks for stopping by, it really does mean a lot to me. Have a great weekend and see you soon! 
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Lots of love and hugs
Jennifer xx

Edna Taylor - Celestia and Mariposa

Good afternoon and welcome to the blog today.

I have a couple more samples to share from the current Tonic Studios launch of their Wings and Things collection.

I hope you are enjoying the shows on Hochanda with Jodie and being inspired by the beautiful samples both she and the team have made.

Tonic Products used - 
Celestia Wings
Butterfly and Dragonfly antennae set
Will's Hand 'Inspire'
Venetian Lace layering die set
Aqua Flow pens - Azure blue; Lemon Zest; Lilac Blossom
Nuvo White Gloss Crystal drops
Craft Perfect - Azzuro Feathers, Bright White

For my second card I've gone a bit dramatic. :) 

Tonic Products used - 
Mariposa Wings 
ATC Sent with Love sentiment
Craft Perfect - Jet Black; Gold Dust; Majestic Gold 
Nuvo Ebony; Bright Gold Crystal Drops 
Swirling Frames layering die set

These are really statement butterflies and make a wonderful addition to your stash.

Thank you for joining me today.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Thank You - Ruth Hamilton

Happy October! Don't you just love Autumn and the beautiful colours of the leaves?

I've made a very simple Thank You card with the leaf dies and paper/card from the Tonic Craft Kit (1) and the broom from the Witchy Bits Trio set. I've added some coordinating Nuvo Drops :)