Wednesday, 24 September 2014
I was having a Mediterranean moment with this card, and so chose to embrace a bit of Spanish just for fun. I think that the lovely lady in Tonic Studios new silhouette die range could easily be a Spanish lady with her delicate layered skirt...don't you? For a few more details on the new dies check out Blog Tonic.
The house sale seems to be taking one step forward and two steps back at the moment. Stress is not my friend!
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
I cannot begin to tell you just how stressed out I am at the moment. Solicitors! Our house buyer's solicitor and ours seem to be having quite a few communication issues at the moment and our house sale is really dragging on much , much longer than is necessary. There is so much to organise and so much to do, but it is all currently on hold until we get things sorted.
Hope to be posting with good news sometime soon.
Monday, 15 September 2014
Using only white card, Tonic, ink and a few jewels, I made this delicately shaded large format card giving me plenty of room to write a heartfelt letter inside.
For more details on the tools used, check out Blog Tonic.
Hope you have a lovely day !
Thursday, 4 September 2014
I had fun making this sturdy little gift box from recycled items I had around the house. I was excitedly waiting for the lovely new Tonic dies to decorate it.
Now... can you have a guess which recycled items I used to make this box? There are two sizes of one type of item, and for the feet I used another item most people throw away...that's a real tricky one. Here's a clue about the item I used for the feet...
I'm wrapped around these circles, and I clean between the gaps.
I'll let you know that the card I used for the inner rim of the box was from Amazon book packaging.
All I added were some pretty papers, a few jewels, some Tonic Funky glue and of course, fabulous Tonic Dies.
I wonder if any of you will guess right !
Have a lovely day
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
When new Tonic Studios dies arrive, sometimes I sit for a while staring at them and turning them around and looking at them in different ways. That's just what I did when I received my Rococo Round Bauble die...
...and that was when I saw a Hot Air Balloon. Perfect for a Bon Voyage card - so that's what I have made here!
It's a perfect blue sky up in the Highlands today - perfect for a ride in a Hot Air balloon.
No news on the house situation to report as yet...still waiting...and waiting...
Hope you have sunshine where you are.
Friday, 22 August 2014
I've used one of the fabulous header dies from Tonic Studio's celebration set to cut the top of this 5x7 card. The Rococo Christmas present die also works wonderfully as a birthday present. The background is embossed with one of Tonic's embossing folders. I just love embossing folders , don't you?
It's been good to get in the craft room and make some cards today. I also finished off a cushion I was making, cleaned out the fridge, and baked a loaf of bread, so all in all, not too bad an achievement day.
Time to make the evening meal now.
Bye for now
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Our house sale is progressing, but there are still another couple of weeks wait until it's all signed and sealed, so we have to be patient. Waiting is hard though!
In the meantime we've started packing things like books, and our once tidy house now looks like something exploded in it! Now, you may know that I like boxes...
but teeny ones that I have made myself.
Time to go glue something!
Bye for now