Friday, 27 January 2017

White on white birthday card

Hello. Hope you are having a good day. Another card today.  I am quite partial to making white on white cards with a gentle touch of ink just to highlight the edges. I think they can be really effective and it shows what can be done with only one shade of cardstock and Tonic Studios Dies.

Here I have used dies from September Harvest, Pinecone Season and Sunray Scene from Tonic's Faith collection. I couldn't resist adding a few little jewel drops to finish off the card.
Have a creative day !

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

An Anniversary Card

 Hello.  I've been having a bit of a card making sesh before I clear my desk and get back to my watercolour painting for a bit. I've made a cheery anniversary card for my mum and dad for next month. (It's OK, they don't read the blog.) This happy floral paper from Tonic Studios was just begging to be dotted all over with Nuvo drops don't you think? The pretty leaves are from their Fallen Leaves collection.

The vintage image is a free one from The Graphics Fairy. I love combining vintage images with Tonic Studios die cuts.

Hope you are having a wonderful day wherever you are.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Tonic Studios Faith Collection

These lovely Faith dies from Tonic Studios are perfect for cards and more. I have made this little card/bookmark combo to send to a friend who is going through a particularly hard time right now in hospital. I know it is her faith that is keeping her going and that she will appreciate the thought.

I inked the diecut layer for a soft, pretty effect. The beautiful little dove is cut from Tonic's Mirror card.

The bookmark is cut from three layers of card for strength, Two from the outer die and one of the decorative filigree design all stuck together with Tonic's Funky  glue (of course.)

The bookmark fits perfectly inside the card making it ideal for popping in the post.

I hope this gives you some ideas, or maybe gives you a nudge to drop a card to someone to let them know they are in your thoughts.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

A Birthday Banner

Hello everyone. And a very Happy 2017 to you all. I hope this is a wonderful year for you.
We've had a good holiday with family visiting which has been wonderful, then I came down with a nasty cough virus which has not been so good. I finally got some sleep last night so am now posting about this cute little birthday banner I rustled up for my daughters friend .

I used lovely Tonic Studios daughter helped to pick out which patterns she thought her friend would like. Then using just the outer dies from their fabulous number dies, I cut out the numbers from Tonic's mirror card. To adhere the numbers I used removable sticky dots in case she wants to use this as a pretty banner in her bedroom long after the birthday celebrations are over.

 Of course you could use make any number you need and you can use your own choice of papers. It's a great way to make some pretty party decor. Hope this gives you some inspiration.

(Oh and if you want to see more of what I am up to,  you can follow me on Instagram . )

Have a lovely day.