Friday 12 December 2014

card and candles

One of Tonic Studios latest dies is this ornate comb. I had this pretty picture of a Japanese lady combing her hair, so have combined them in a card. Which reminds me, I must book a haircut ! :-)

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

What's in the box ? It' a little keepsake album

Here's what is inside the cute little oval gift box. I made a sweet little album with a message. The album features a wonderful variety of beautiful Victorian ladies.
It can be opened up in the box...

...or taken out the box completely. It was hard to show you how long it is, I have 16 photographs and two quotes.
"Be Yourself, an original is worth more than a copy", is my quote for the beginning of the album.

I would love to know each of these lovely ladies stories, wouldn't you? If only photographs could speak.

You could use this idea to make a little keepsake album with your own choice of photographs or quotes. I hope it has inspired you. For more ideas with the latest Tonic Studios products, pop on over to Blog Tonic.


Monday 8 December 2014

A little box

Tonic Studios have done it again. Created some more beautiful dies to play with.
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.
 I covered mine with pretty Tonic paper and decorated with the dies.
Inside is pretty too as I have lined it with more of the papers.
The little feet were made from some beads I had in my stash. I think it gives the box a cute quirky look.
...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

Miss You

I can't wait until my older daughter comes home from college. I miss her...and not just because she bakes often ;-) The card above is made using some of the latest Tonic Studios dies.

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!
We've been doing some more picking and choosing for the new house. I am excited that we have decided to go with air source heat pump for our heating - along with the multi fuel stove. No more oil! Yey!

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.