Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Second Win & Tonic Challenge


Good morning lovely crafty friends and hope everybody is OK today. It’s time for the second Win & Tonic Monthly Challenge – that’s come around very quickly!!

We have a Take Your Pick theme this month and you can read all about it on the challenge page. We’ve also set up a Facebook page for anybody who is struggling to add their cards so that they can go and leave them there for us to pick up and add for them.

So what did I do then?


I did this and I chose the colour option and combined it with the product option, so it’s an orange card with flowers : )

I used the Pavillion Shutter Die to cut across a piece of patterned paper then I stuck the two halves onto a strip pf white card before layering on to orange card. 

It’s a different way to use this and I quite like the effect.
This all then went on an 8x8 card blank.

The flower was made with some Beautiful Blooms dies and I layered them and chopped them up.


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Gorgeous, and soooo versatile.

As always we have a fabulous prize which has been donated by Tonic studios and this month it is a


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.. fantastic Gold Toy Box.

So if you want to join us and be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, please visit the challenge page. We’d love to see you over there. There’s also some beautiful work by the DT girls – as always so inspirational.


So that’s it for today.
Take care and crafty hugs to all xxx

Sunday, 15 May 2016

And We’re Off : )


Good morning and a very happy Sunday to everybody.

Today is a special day because it is the very first Win & Tonic Monthly Challenge.
Yes we are finally up and running, yayyy.

Our first theme is …

Anything Goes

… so a nice easy start.
There’s a fantastic prize up for grabs and some beautiful work from the DT girls so do check it out if you have a sec.

So what did I do then?

I did this.

It uses the gorgeous Twisted Veranda die set which is actually part of the giveaway. 
What I like about this set is that it has a lovely contemporary feel to it, but is classic at the same time.


The sentiment is Congratulations from the Tonic Studios Mini Moments release …

… and I cut three of them, stuck them together then bent it slightly so that it had a slight bevel.
Then I  stuck it down onto the card with my hot glue gun.



The slats in these dies are perfect for threading your ribbon through.
I made a sparkler to pop onto the top of the bow using Deep Pink Nuvo Glitter and a blob of glue from the glue gun.



And that’s my card done.
A really easy and simple one to make and by changing the sentiment and even the colours, you could pretty much adapt this for any occasion.

Please do check out the challenge.
It runs for a whole month and you can enter as many times as you want, as long as you have a new card for each entry.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and crafty hugs to all xxx

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Baby Bunting : )


Good morning crafty peeps and thank you for stopping by today.

I’ve got another baby card to share and it’s this one ….



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I wanted it to look like a chest of drawers so I used an outside edge from Topnote Trellis to cut the ‘legs’on the left hand side then made little drawers.

I think it helps to ink the edges on something like this, even though I don’t usually do it.



The bunting is cut from the Rococo Petite Baby Balloons die and stuck together.




And the main element is the little cutie from Adorable Elephants.
The little hearts and clouds are cut from the Rococo Baby Nursery Mobile die and the sentiment is the Miniature Moments – New Baby.




And that’s the card done.

I hope you like it and if your dies have arrived, I hope you’re having as much fun with them as I did.
Have a lovely day and crafty hugs to all xxx

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Baby Blues


Good morning crafty friends and I hope that you are well today.

Have you been watching the baby dies shows? Aren’t they the sweetest ever?
I’ll share the cards I made for the show with you over the next few days and hope you like them.

So here’s the first – I really love this colour palette.



I used the Baby Rococo Petite – Rocking Horse and cut it several times before sticking it onto several layers cut from the Tonic Sew Pretty - Have a Beautiful Day Circle Frame Die set.
Hope you can see it in the picture here ….



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The sentiment is made from the ‘negative’ of the Rococo Petite Baby Balloons and Miniature Moments – New Baby dies. They are far too nice to throw away!!


I also used some of the dies from the Card Blank Layering – Harrop set.
They are awesome

So that’s the first card to share and I’ll be back tomorrow with another one.
Until then, thank you for stopping by, enjoy your day and crafty hugs to all.

Dawny P xx

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

A Little Rocker Card

Good morning lovely peeps – hope eveybody is well today.
Dopey here forgot to post my last Sew Pretty card last week!!!

So it's here now and …

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… this it is.

It’s a little rocker card and I used nice bright zingy springy colours for this one.

I used Tonic Sew Pretty - Have a Beautiful Day Circle Frame Die set and Tonic Pinhole Nesting Die - Layering Circle Die Set and the sentiment is from Sew Pretty - Home Sweet Home Oval Frame set.

I said yesterday that the Entwining Trellis Bellus Buttercup was one of my favourite sets and I’ve used the flowers from that set on here – I love the shape of these, I really do.   I also added a little pink ‘stamen’ which is from the Delicate Daisy Entwining Trellis set and last but not least, a little sprig of  Tonic Studios Frond Finesse which is so fine and delicate.

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A little bow, a button and some bling and we are all done – a very easy peasy card.

Have a lovely day and thank you for stopping by.

Hugs to all xxx

Monday, 29 February 2016

Oldies (ish) but Goodies


Good morning crafty friends and thank you for stopping by today.

I thought I’d share a card that I made while I was out on the road at the weekend at Farnborough.

This one uses a couple of not so new dies but they are dies which I absolutely love and which I think make the prettiest cards which can be used for most occasions.


The main die used  is Entwing Trellis Bellus Buttercup.

You probably know that I love the little flowers in this set but this time I only used the inside edge.
I cut this from white card and then I trimmed it to leave a border.
This was then matted onto some Tonic Essential Card Pack- Magnificent Magenta.




The little flowers were made from Simply Screens - Clematis Vine.

I just cut then out of the die cut piece.
I used 2 per flower – one was stuck down and the one on top was made by cutting in between 2 petals into the centre and then overlapping and gluing the petals down.

I then topped them with a little button.


So that’s my card and I hope you like it .

Have a lovely day and hugs to all,

Dawny xx

Friday, 19 February 2016

A Beautiful Day


Good morning crafty friends. 
I have another card to share today and I made this one using the  Sew Pretty - Home Sweet Home Oval Frame, Sew Pretty - Have a Beautiful Day Circle Frame and Tonic Pinhole Layering Square Die Sets.

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It’s a really straightforward card to put together – just a bit of matting and layering.
It’s quite a big card -  I started with an 8x8 card base.

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The sentiment is from the Sew Pretty - Have a Beautiful Day Circle Frame. I just stuck it down onto some card, cut a fishtail in one end and stuck it down with my glue gun.

I made a rolled rose just for a change but this time I used the new dies so that the stitch detail was included.

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So that’s it from me for today but before I go, I’ll leave you with a sneakie peekie  of my last sample card for this release…


… and it’s this one here - very bright and zingy!!

Have a lovely day and thank you for stopping by.

Hugs to all, Dawny xxx