Friday, 30 October 2015

I Miss you card

Just popping by the blog with a quick card today. It's very useful the way Tonic's patterned papers coordinate so perfectly with their solid colour card packs. It makes putting a card together so much easier.

I wonder if I will be saying "I Miss You" to my craft room once I pack it all up. Just a couple more makes to show you before I do that.  Actually, I am planning on leaving my watercolour paints out in case I get the creative urge, so that should hopefully tide me over until I get set up in the new house.
Don't forget to check out the rest of my blog for inspiration and ideas.

Have a great weekend

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Thanks a Million

Thanks a million to Tonic Studios for all the wonderful dies, paints, pens, papers and all the other tools and goodies so that all us crafters can have such a fabulous time making cards and so much more. 

I love this paper from the Simply Patterns pack. It reminds me very much of the Kelim patterned sofa we had in our last house. 

I'm going to make one or two more cards in the next day or so, and then I have to begin sorting out and boxing up all my wonderful craft supplies. How will I cope without them!

This is what one corner of the craft room looks like so far ! We still have a few weeks to go here, but I have so much to organise and it is amazing how time flies. We have been in our rental home for just over a year now, and I would say that we have definitely expanded to fit the space we are in if you know what I mean!

It seems that my craft room is the only place where we can stack all our packed boxes without infringing on our other living spaces.

Well, I must get on...talking of time flying, I don't know where my morning went!

Have a lovely day.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Home Sweet Home

I have used Tonic Studios Copper gilding flakes to transform this little frame. My mum and dad won this in a weekly raffle at their lunch club and were about to stick it into the charity shop, so I took it off their hands. Here is what it looked like before....

As I had been looking for a wee frame to try the gilding flakes on, this was perfect as it wasn't too big. I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out. It has an almost antique patina to it. I changed the inside too as you can see...I'll give it back to them now, although they may still want to put it in the charity shop, at least I know that the gilding flakes work great on a frame now. 

And talking of "home sweet home". We were supposed to be moving into our new home right now, but they are behind schedule. We are now due to move in at the end of November/beginning December. We have already packed quite a few boxes, so at least that will give us time to get really organised. You should see the state of my craft room! Boxes everywhere!

Here is our new home...the scaffolding is finally down. Now the garage needs to be built. The foundations went in for it a couple of days ago. 

Time to go out to get new welly boots for my daughter! This is the second week of school holidays here, so we have been pretty busy. Back to routine next week. 

Bye for now

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Intricate Wedding Collage


A few posts ago I showed you a wrapped present. Now that it has been received ,  I can show you what was inside. I was commissioned to make this collage for a very lovely young couple. As you can see, I packed it full of  beautiful Tonic diecuts. 

The flowers are from the entwining trellis sets. The Mr and Mrs are the Clarice Duo cap initials. The butterflies are from the Butterfly Rococo die and stamp sets. I particularly love how they look. They were placed on acetate folded strips so that they appear to float over the flowers.

I really enjoyed making this collage and hope to do more soon. I hope this gives you some ideas of what can be achieved with your dies.
Have a lovely day

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Silver gilt decorative Box

I've used Tonic Studios pretty paper to decorate a papier mache box blank.For the lid,  I've used Tonic's oval layering dies to cut 2 layers of card. I embossed the top layer then used a gilding glue size which I bought from Ebay to gild the card with their Nuvo silver gilding flakes. I then used the same glue to gild one of Tonics little cameos to decorate the top of the box. 

Around the rim of the lid, I put a strip of double sided sticky tape and stuck gilding flakes onto that for a nice neat edge. I 'll need to find (or make) some treasure to put into my little box now.

Well, it's been absolutely perfect weather today....for crafting!! Hope the sunshine comes back soon.