Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Dressables Collection - Victoria Dalziel

Good morning everyone, wow time is escaping me it's been a busy time recently lots of fabulous things coming from Tonic Studios my lips are sealed for the moment but just catching up so bear with me , I have a few samples from the Dressables to share with you and boy they really did fly out the window several times so with that in mind why not share my super hero with you and some of her friends.

Super hero isn't she so fab , so many ways of creating these characters to be male or female. There are 3 sets in the collection 1 set being the body parts and then set 2 and 3 are female and male so you have their outfits and hair ect. 
This card is a DL and using the star from our basic layering sets and the wow from or Alphabet die sets it's a perfect to add to cards like this or even the speech bubble from the buildables would be great to add to these cards .

What little magician in your house or big magician in your house would not like a card like this ,so much fun. The card is 8x8 and basic layering circles were used for a mount for the character then his magicians hat was used to go around the circle to then display its a magic show .

The Ballerina is such a cutie pie with her little hair in bunches the dies in the sets are so versatile you can create lots of different hair styles and change their expression on their faces by moving the lips at a different angle.
This ballerina was mounted onto the Victorian layering die set and the background was stamped using the Ballarenas shoe stamp that comes with the complete kit. She was then made up and chalk was used to give her colour to her face and then the tutu was cut 4 times and a very fine layer of foam tape was put between each layer to give different layers so she's more 3D.

This chap is awesome Howdy Partner, again these stamps come in the complete set and you get everything to build this little sheriff from his gun to his chaps and that Stetson is fabulous , remember to ink through the dies to add definition it really brings the characters to life.
This card is an 8x8 with mat and layering and wood effect papers used from my crafty stash and then the basic layering ovals and stars were used.

Well this princess fairy is just adorable she has her Tiara and wand with a beautiful dress you can add the wings or not the choice is really up to you,decorated using the beautiful DL decorative dies and the beautiful flowers from Tonic Studios kit 5 if you were lucky enough to get hold of that kit.

Luv this character ,Happy Birthday Matey ! ,what little boy wouldn't want something like this hanging in his bedroom, the ring is MDF from the wreath collection and it was distressed with vintage photo from Tim Holtz and then I added a mix of Nuvo mousse until I was happy with the look I was going for I was thinking port hole when I made this,I also punched the ring with a crocodile and added decorative bratds and then wrapped the ring with decorative Nuvo twine stamped the greeting onto a Tonic Banner die and then found some decorative ribbon added a scull and crossbones to the knot and then added the pirate but you could easily fit more pirates onto the ring if you wanted to.

She's such a cute character mermaid party was stamped onto a Tonic Banner die with the blue Nuvo hybrid ink pad and then the mermaid was mounted onto a card made using Tonic Studios English Picnic die sets the fish are all cut from Tonic Studios Craft perfect card stock and are from the Pets Rococo dies sets and then to embellish further I used from leafy collage from kit 5 and then added some shells from my stash & also some clear beads to look like water bubbles.

Man of the match, luv this Character as you have the choice for him to be in any team colours you wish, the card is 7x7 and the Rosette die set was used and the tonic screens to make the goal post netting and then the tufts of grass are from the male Rococo die set .

And the last card to share with you is the Dr and I also made a nurse in scrubs from the same set see how you can mix and match they are so versatile could be a love DR for Valentine's to a get well or just thinking of you the choice is up to you. Thank you for visiting my blog today and my apologies for a flying visit back to the prep room for me,keep an eye on my blog later today as Tonic have a brand new launch dot & drop tonight at 6pm on Hochanda and I have lots to share with you xx

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Talk Nerdy to me ... Dressables - Lou Sims

Boy oh boy did I have fun playing with the new Dressables dies from Tonic Studios. I had so many ideas and drew out lots of sketches but had to narrow my choices down to just 5. Believe me when I say that was very, very, very hard! Here is one of my projects ...

I originally had the idea of making this one of those invisible slider cards revealing the image from a puff of smoke but sadly I couldn't quite get the idea to work however much I played around. As I had already made & cut out loads of the elements, I decided just to go for a nerdy/geek-themed card instead before my frustrations took over and everything ended in the bin!

I've used lots of the necessary elements from the Dressables Essential dies but the jacket is from the Dressables boys outfits and it's been cut in half to create the lab coat look. I also stamped his T-shirt with one of the co-ordinating stamps but you can only see it peeking through ...

The papers and some of the elements are from Polkadoodles Work & Play 12 collection and I have used co-ordinating card colours to tie everything together. The other circular elements are from the accompanying stamp kit using my Nuvo Hybrid inks.

However, can you see my blunder? Hint - look at the backing paper - and on that sore point, I'm not saying another word ...

Thank you for popping over as your visits are always greatly appreciated,

x x x

Dressables Superhero - Edna Taylor

Good morning and welcome to the weekend on the blog.
My oh my these wee characters fairly flew out of the building yesterday, you seemed to be loving the versatility and fun to be had with this collection.

Tonic products used - 
Dressables Essentials
Dressables Boys' Outfits
Dressables Girls' Outfits (cape)
Dressables Extras - stamp set
Star layering dies
Landmark die collection - Landscape die
Tag layering dies for card base
Craft Perfect - Kraft, French blue, Chilli Red, Buttermilk Yellow, Bright white, Jet Black
Nuvo Glacier White fine detail embossing powder

Tonic Dressables Die   Stamp Set   59 Dies   19 Stamps-706096

There is so much fun to be had with this collection. I'm sure you will really enjoy the inspiration from the team. Check out Tonic's blog, FB page and Pinterest for lots more ideas. 

Have a great weekend! 

Ahoy Matey! - Jennifer Kray

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: 
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 Yellows for hair. 
Nuvo Gilding Flakes - Radiant Gold (for the pirate earring)
Nuvo Embellishment Mouse - Gun Metal Grey (for the gun and sword)

Like any of my detailed or large projects, I start off by making sure it works! I popped together an origami boat with some 12x12 cardstock and a quick body before I felt happy to proceed...

Now die cut all the characters, colouring and assembling (I did end up changing the earring from silver to Honey Gold).

There is black alcohol marker added to the hair for some low-lights.

The characters take an age to build but you don't want to rush it - if you do, you may ruin your little people like I did and ended up having to remake 10! But this is the life of a crafter and we must never give up. 

This was my original idea - a freestanding pirate boat. The boat is origami and stands at nearly 9 inches with everything fully assembled! It's perfect for a children's party centre piece! 

However, when we make samples (as this one was made for Tonic Studios) - we must bear in mind the multiple packing and unpacking our projects endure and so I reluctantly decided to pop this on a card base. It won't have the same effect, but needs must. 
Some of the detail
Draw black lines with an alcohol pen
Gun Metal Grey Embellishment Mousse over a white sword
Die cut a felt starfish
Make a banner out of black card (hand cut), add die cut skull and use black and white twine for a feature. 

Here you can see the 3rd pirate holding the twine and the other end of the skull banner. The gun is die cut in black with gen metal embellishment mousse over it. I used a piece of the tiara in the Girls' Outfits and cut to make a belt sash in honey gold. 

Lastly, I made an easel card with the Ribbons and Bows Essential Layering Die Set as I didn't think the boat would make the voyage in one piece ;) I added some clouds and hand made papers for a sea, sand sand sun effect. 

Although my finished project isn't exactly what I intended, it'll do! I had a lot of fun constructing my origami boat and pirates and wonder if you like them too? 

Let me know what you think and and as always, have a fabulous day. 

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges: 

Lots of love and hugs

Jennifer xx

Monday, 22 January 2018

Dressables Mr & Mrs - Victoria Dalziel

Good morning everyone, well Tonic Studios have a very exciting launch today with the Dressables they as so much fun to create fabulous cards projects and the kids would have a fabulous time playing with these sets.
There are 3 sets the first set builds the character and the second set is girls and the third set boys where you can dress them up as different characters there is also a stamp set that stamps different sayings superhero, princess etc. Join Jodie on Hochanda again today at 3pm & 7pm.

To create this card you will need:-
Bow easel creator die set
Dressables die sets
Mr & Mrs die set
Banner die set
White base card stock 
French Blue craft perfect
Cornflower blue craft perfect
Polished Gold Craft perfect
Chilli Red craft perfect 
Bright White craft perfect 
Black craft perfect 
Kraft card craft perfect
Gold silk speciality craft perfect

The base card was constructed in white 300gsm card stock and the detailed panels were made up using French blue and cornflower blue craft perfect card stock the bow that comes with the easel die set was made up in matching colours and used as the stopper for the card. A king and queen very grand, A card that you could send to any couple for an anniversary card engagement card or wedding card or just fun cards for the children it really is up to you. The dressables are so easy to create, the dies do all the card work you cut the body and head out and then basically cut what outfit you like. Top tip get creative by adding inks through the dies to give extra colour to the detail in the hair and add some colour to there faces using pens or chalk or watercolour pencils.

Thank you for joining me today be sure to tune in to Hochanda today at 3pm and 7pm but if you really need these die sets please don't hang about as 70% of the stock sold out on the first show today so could possibly sell out at 3pm

Until next time xx

You & Me - Claire Rhodes Brandon

OMG, I can't believe it's 19 days into the new year and this is my first blog post! I have actually made 24 cards since Jan 8th but none that I could share before today.

So today I'm sharing my DT project for the gorgeous new Besotted collection from Nitwits. As you can see it's going to be perfect for your Valentine's Day cards and projects. As always, there's a huge selection of beautiful papers and elements to choose from, these collections really are never ending in their possibilities 😊
Pop over to the website and take a look for yourself at the collection. 

The dies I've used are from Tonic Studios - Floral Affections Hello Posie and Ornate Easel for the stand.

Dressables - Mermaid - Edna Taylor

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

Tonic are launching their new Dressable dies on Hochanda with Jodie at 10.00am
Today I'm sharing the mermaid.
These are a set of boy and girl figures and outfits with co-ordinating stamps.

Tonic products used -
Celtic Dream Circle layering dies
Girls' Dressables - outfits
Pampered Pets - Dinner's up die and stamp set
Delicate Detail - Vine Flourish stamp
Nuvo alcohol markers - 473, 475, 449
413, 415, 405, 429
Craft Perfect - French Blue, Silver Silk, 
Handmade - Mermaid's Tail
Aquaflow pens - lemon zest, aqua splash, azure blue
Nuvo Hybrid ink - Safari green
Nuvo Jewel Drops - Sea Breeze

Card used for the mermaid - White ivory, Buttermilk yellow, Sugar Crystal glitter card, Mermaid's tail handmade paper, Jet Black and Blossom Pink

I hope you really enjoy the samples made by the team. You can find more inspiration on Tonic's FB page, the Tonic blog and Pinterest.