Tag Archives: Tonic

Blooming Bouquet

Thank you Blooming Bouquet

Having discovered another American stamping supplier – Altenew Stamps, I recently took delivery of one of their sets Blooming Bouquet which looked as if it could be so versatile for many different occasions.

The stamp was stamped over two pieces of card and embossed with Tonic Nuvo white embossing powder and water coloured using stamping up Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango and Concord Crush. using the water allowed the die colour to separate and give different shades.

I would like to enter this Thank You card in the Seven Hills October Sketch Challenge.

Altnew Blooming Bouquet

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Cuddling with Ted LOTV

Cuddling with Ted LOTV

Do you ever find that you see cards made by others and think Wow, I would like to make a similar card, buy the stamp and in doing so forget about all the other lovely stamps that you have bought over the years – many no longer on trend.

So I would like to say thank you Lili of the Valley for encouraging me to look at my old stamp stash to dig out poor stamps which have been hiding at the bottom of my stamp pile.  This month their Facebook Challenge is  the first stamp that we have bought.  As I had used Promarkers to colour the image, I thought I would use the opportunity to enter into another Challenge over at Passion for Promarkers.

Therefore, as it is coming up for Christmas, and I am in the process of making Christmas cards, I thought I would use a stamp I have had for a long time – Cuddling with Ted. to enter in to the challenge.  It was coloured using Promarkers – different shades of purple and blue, layered with an oval Sue Wilson Christmas die. Snowflakes were Penny Black Snowy die cut out and covered with Tonic Nuvo ice white glitter and stuck on randomly.

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Chef of Happiness

Chef of Happiness

I just want to share this card with you which I made for a work colleague who is moving on to pastures new. I made the chef and cooking utensils using a set of  MFT stamps Recipe for Happiness. This is the first time that I have used any of their stamps and found them so crisp and easy to use. The beer bottles set – Last Orders were bought from set from Card-io, all cut out and mounted onto the card. The star was made using the Tonic star set whilst the greeting is a Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp.

Hope you like it as I had lots of fun doing it and will definitely be buying more MFT stamp sets and co-ordinating dies.

I would also like to enter the card into the Seven Hills monthly craft challenge for September – Spotlight.

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Keeping Note of Craft Stuff

This is something I never thought I would find myself doing. I am a visual person and love having all my crafty stuff on view. With the room getting smaller or just buying too much, I find that I cannot keep all my dies, stamps, inks etc, in full view allowing me to decide what I am going to use for my next project.

Today I came up with what I thought was as a good idea for me.  Using the application Trello I was able to start listing all the craft stamps etc into lists, organised by the brand. Then getting photos, they were added to each of the items in the list giving me a visual image. As you can see from the screen shot I will be able to easily find what I am looking for. Each card will also be linked to projects I have made using the individual items.

Hope that you find this helpful.

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