Friday, 12 December 2014
I have also just made a batch of beeswax candles and now have them on sale at a local art gallery. Of course I used my Tonic Studios dies to make the pretty labels!
Time to go check that the log fire is still crackling away! Brrr, it's cold out there!
Have a lovely weekend. Stay safe!
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Monday, 8 December 2014
I decided to use these ones to make a pretty box. The box started life as one of those kraft paper coloured papier mache box blanks . You can buy them at Hobbycraft, and many other craft shops.
...but you'll have to wait to see what I made to go in the box until my next post.
To see more of Tonic Studios new releases, pop on over to Blog Tonic.
Stay warm and cosy wherever you are .
Friday, 5 December 2014
I did a spot of baking myself yesterday - for my younger daughter's school fair. Nothing too challenging...cranberry rock buns. But they did make the place smell amazing!
Well...I must try and clear myself a workspace in the craftroom. I have a table and two desks in there and not one of them has any workspace left on it! Oops!
Have a lovely weekend.
Thursday, 27 November 2014
I bought one of those kraft papier mache boxes to cover with the delightful Tonic Vintage papers. I then used Tonic's new Millinery dies to decorate the lid to make this useful and pretty box for storing ribbons in. I also used one of Tonic's gorgeous library handles on the box to add further vintage styling.
In other news, someone just gave me a colour laser printer to play with. I'm excited for all the possibilities !
Have a lovely creative day !
And a very happy thanksgiving to all my American friends.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Have a lovely day
Saturday, 22 November 2014
So as I say, so many ways you can decorate these!
Have a lovely day
Friday, 21 November 2014
(And yes, I had to decorate inside too !)
There is another new style of drawers being launched tomorrow on Create and Craft TV. so I'll be letting you see that very soon. For more ideas on how to decorate these units pop on over to Blog Tonic.
Have a lovely afternoon
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
BTW...Here is one of the lovely things I like about this old house. Halfway up the stairs is this gorgeous window! And it's just at the right hight to sit on the ledge too, so my little girl enjoys doing that.
Back to the craft room now...laters xxx
Our house build has not yet started, I am still trying to make all the decisions I need to make before we can give it all the go ahead.
We just chose our stove! I can't wait to sit next to it!
I've also been daydreaming about getting a piano...which we hope to be able to do once the new house is built. I wonder if it will ever happen. It all feels like a dream just now!
Sigh! Ah well...time to go get busy in the craft room.
Have a lovely day !
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
So, it's all done and dusted...we are now settling in to our rental property and we are loving it. It is so very different to be in a little village where we can pop out for a pint of milk, than where we were before which was quite rural. My little girl has just started at her new school and so far it is going well.
I have a whole lot of craft projects to get on with...my craft room is still a bit of a mess, but once I get some projects done, then I hope to organise it a bit better. At least I can see the floor now ;-)
It's so good to finally have done away with the house selling stress !
Have a lovely day, wherever you are.
Thursday, 9 October 2014
Above is a thankyou card I made earlier with one of Tonic Studio's new releases. You can see more about that over at Blog Tonic
My craft room is packed up and ready to go, we've moved some of it over to our rental property already, so there may be a lull in my posting once I have posted the cards I did for this lauch. But hopefully it won't be too long before I'm up and running again.
Have a lovely day !
Thursday, 2 October 2014
Hope you have a lovely day
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