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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Mosaic Jewel Drops with Tonic Studios NEW Nuvo Jewel Drops

Hi Everyone

Today I have been playing with Tonic Studios NEW Nuvo Jewel Drops launched today as the One Day Wonder on Create and Craft.  I hope you have been watching the shows :)

The Design Team have made some inspirational projects for you to drool over so check them out on Tonic's Pinterest account.  You will love them. 

So here is my card for this afternoon an I hope you like it. I have used the Jewel Drops to create a mosaic effect background for you.  So let's get started!  





What I Did


  • First I took a piece of acetate and laid it over my glass mat so that I could use the squares as a guide.  I then took the red and green Jewel Drops and used them to draw squares to form a checked pattern ensuring that colours joined up together.  Let dry (I let it dry overnight).
  • Once the drops are completely dry I broke it into shards.
  • Take a 7" x 7" white card blank and glue the shards of jewel drops down the right-hand side to form an irregular pattern.
  • Next cut a piece of red card to 4 1/8" x 6 5/8" and a green piece at 4" x 6 1/2".  Layer together and add to the left-hand side of card front.
  • Die cut leaves from the Autumn Die Collection together with a greeting.  Glue in position.


What I Used

Tonic Studios Nuvo Jewel Drops - Strawberry Coulis (643N) and Key Lime (645N)
Tonic Studios Autumn Die Collection - Autumnal Oak - 1431E
Tonic Studios Sentiments- Retro Birthday - 1059E
Tonic Studios Funky Glue Pen - 421E


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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Party Shoes with Tonic Studios New Nuvo Sparkle Dust


Good Afternoon Everyone

As it's nearly the weekend and us girls love to get dressed up to go out for that special night I thought I would share this project (or at least half this project..lol) with you.  It's so easy to add some sparkle and glamour to a plain pair of shoes to give them that Wow factor!  All you need is glue, a brush and Tonic Studios Nuvo Sparkle Dust... so let's get started.





Post Sparkle Dust-ification 
Pre-Sparkle Dust




What I Did 


  • First find shoes you want to bling up and give them a good clean to remove any dirt or grease.
  • Next get an old pot to mix glue in.  Pour some Nuvo Adhesive into pot and then mix in some Sparkle Dust.
  • Then using a brush paint the mixture all over the shoe.  This will give a good base to build on.  Leave to dry.  Once dry add some more of the glue mix but this time holding the shoe over a box/tray, sprinkle the shoe with Sparkle Dust direct from pot.  Make sure all areas with glue are covered.  Wipe away any excess glue from inside shoe and sole. Leave to dry.  
  • Once dry tap off excess glitter.  Use a soft brush to burnish and smooth glitter.  This will get off any last remaining loose glitter.
  • Now you are ready to dance the night away - enjoy!


What I Used

Tonic Studios Nuvo Sparkle Dust - Silver Sequin
Forever Moments Matt Adhesive
Soft Brush


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Friday, 30 September 2016

Jungle Jeep with Tonic Studios NEW Celebration Rococo Dies

Hello Everyone

And welcome to today's card project using Tonic Studios fantastic NEW Celebration Rococo dies.  I am using the Wedding Car for the tutorial today but we are heading into the jungle on our own little safari where there's no need for mosquito spray.... :)




What I Did

  • Create a black card base using the largest die in the Jasmine Die set,  Then using the same die take a piece of grey card and draw inside the edge of the die with a pencil and cut out.  This will give you a narrow border.  Glue this to front of card.
  • Using the next size plain die in the Jasmine set cut a printed piece of paper and glue onto front of card.
  • Die a another smaller layer in a contrasting printed paper.  Then take a piece of black card, lay the die over and draw around the outside of the die this time.  Cut out.  Glue the pieces together. Cut a small strip of green card and a narrower piece of Kraft card and stick one on top of the other.  Cut in half so that you have two strips.  Glue one to each side of the card.
  • Put 3D foam onto the rear of the layered panel and attach to card. 
  • Die cut some leaves using the Autumn Die collection and decorate where wanted.
  • Next die cut the wedding car in green.  Snip away the the roof and middle section of car and rejoin the front to the back to make a shorter vehicle.
  • Stick the card die cut onto black card and cut away excess.  Then layer on to grey card, trim around to leave narrow border.  Layer once more onto white card trimming to leave narrow border.
  • Die cut wording in white and black and stick together with a shadow.  Add to front of card along with the finished car.


What I Used

Tonic Studios Rococo Celebrations - Wedding Car - 1496E
Tonic Studios Large Layering Die - Jasmine Sunset - 1110E
Tonic Studios Autumn Collection Dies - Pine Cone Season - 1430E
Tonic Studios Beautiful Blooms - Apple Blossom - 1290E
Graphic 45 Papers


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Good Luck with Tonic Studios NEW Celebration Dies

Good Afternoon Everyone

I have a little card for you this afternoon showcasing the new Tonic Studios Celebration Dies and I am using the Horseshoe design.  Once again these dies are so versatile....so let's use our crafty heads to see what we can make :)




What I Did


  • Using the Bowscale set of dies and create an 8" x 8" card base from Kraft card.
  • Next cut a square of green spotty paper at 7 3/4" x 7 3/4".  Glue to front of card.
  • Then cut a smaller rectangle using the Bowscale dies.  Cut a green layer to fit and glue together an add to left front of card.  Die cut two swirls and add to card.
  • Take some hessian lace ribbon and add a strip across the centre of the card.
  • Die cut a circle (I used the Celtic Dreams) from Kraft card and a smaller circle from the spotty paper.  Glue together.  Add 3D foam tape to rear of circle and postion on card to the right-hand side.
  • Using the Celebration Horseshoe cut three out in white and three out in green.  Glue in pairs slightly shadowing them.  Arrange on front of circle in shape of a clover leaf using 3D foam pads to raise it up.  Add a stem.
  • Die cut the wording once in white and once in green.  Glue together with a shadow.  Add to card.  To finish add some Nuvo Gloss Drops.

What I Used

Tonic Studios Celebration Dies - Lucky Horseshoe - 1495E


Tonic Studios Card Blank Layering Dies - Bowscale - 1215E
Tonic Studios Layering Die - Celtic Dream - 209E
Tonic Studios Beautiful Blooms - Sunburst Gazania - 1288E
Tonic Studios - Good Luck


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Black Lace Boxes with Tonic Studios Nuvo Sparkle Dust

Good Morning Everyone

I hope you are watching the live shows this morning (or have set your Sky boxes to record) as Tonic have launched their Brand New Sparkle Dusts today.  Ultra-fine Glitters in an array of colours.

Here is a really easy way to transform some plain boxes using two colours and a bit of lace trimming from my craft stash.








What I Did
  • Measure sides of the box or boxes and the lids too you are using and cut double-sided paper to fit.
  • Peel off one side of the covering on adhesive tape and carefully adhere to box sides and lid - smoothing down as you go to avoid air bubbles.  Leave the top covering sheets on.
  • Working on one side at a time on the box first carefully peel the covering up from the bottom only half way up the side.  Lay the lace along the edge ensuring it is lying flat.  Peel the remaining cover sheet off.  Take the Sparkle Dust and cover the open areas.  Shake off excess and burnish so that it smooth and flat.  Brush wit a soft brush to remove any fine particles left.
  • Remove the lace gently and add the second colour dust to cover all remaining sticky areas.  Once again burnish. 
  • Repeat this process until all the sides have been decorated.
  • To finish add some embellishment mousse to gild the edges.


What I Used

Tonic Studios Nuvo Sparkle Dust - Black Magic and Silver Sequin
Double-Sided Adhesive Paper
White Card Boxes
Tonic Super Trimmer
Lace Trimming
Soft Brush



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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Pretty As A Picture - New Sparkle Dust from Tonic Studios

Hi Everyone

I am sooo excited to share this project with you.  I have been using the wonderful Brand New Sparkle Dust glitters from Tonic Studios.  These are a collection of 12 Ultra-Fine glitters that can be used on many different projects in many different applications...but basically they are GORGEOUS.. :)

Here is my project for you.  I have used the Sparkle Dust to frost the glass of my picture frame, to add colour to my flower layers and to stamp and colour on with my Nuvo pens....love all the ways it works.  This is just my first share but I have others that I will share over the next couple of days with you.






What I Did
  • I have used a 1" deep box picture frame.  Take back off, cover glass and paint all over the frame with white acrylic paint.  Leave to dry.
  • Next cut a square of double-sided adhesive paper to fit the front of the glass.  Die cut a heart from the centre to create an aperture. Carefully stick the adhesive paper to the front of the glass peeling the covering off a little at the time smoothing onto surface avoiding any air bubbles.
  • Once glue adhesive has been applied to glass sprinkle Sparkle Dust over the surface making sure all areas are covered.  Dust off excess with a soft brush and gently burnish the glitter to male smooth.
  • Cut black heart and add verso detail.  Glue a piece of paper to inside of back piece and then glue heart centrally to this. 
  • Cut a piece of card to fit stamp size and cover with a piece of the adhesive paper. Peel off top layer and cover with Sparkle Dust.  Once again burnish until smooth.  Using the Nuvo alcohol pens colour the image (this can be done before and the adhesive paper and glitter added after).  Cut around image leaving a narrow border.  Shape and using 3D foam pads pop into position.
  • Place back panel to rear of frame and secure.
  • Die cut some flowers both open and closed shapes.  Take a Nuvo glue pen and add this all over the closed petal shapes, sprinkle with Sparkle Dust and leave to dry.  Once dry layer the flowers.  Die cut some swirls in black and these together with the flowers to two of the outside corners of the frame.  To finish add some Nuvo Crystal Drops.


What I Used

Tonic Studios Nuvo Sparkle Dust - Snow Glow and Rose Quartz
Tonic Studios Beautiful Blooms - Sunburst Gazania - 1288E
Tonic Studios Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Melia - 1286E
Tonic Studios - Hearts Set
Nuvo Alcohol Pens
Nuvo Glue Pen - Medium - 203N
1" Deep Box Frame
Nuvo White Acrylic Paint
Double-Sided Adhesive Paper



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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Thinking of You - Tonic Studios Autumn Die Collection

Hi Everyone

Mandy-Jane here.  Well today I am sharing my last project that I made for Tonic Studios Autumn Die Collection.  I really have enjoyed creating all my projects with these fab dies.  They are a great size.

So here's my offering for you.




What I Did

  • Take a 7" x 7" white blank and cut a dark teal piece of card to 6 5/8" x 6 5/8".  Glue to font of card.

  • Cut a 6" x 6" piece of white card.  

  • To create the front aperture; measure and cut 1/2" in from the the outside edges and 2 1/2" across.  Join between the points to cut final inner edge.

  • Next cut a piece of black card at 3" x 5 1/2".  Create a frame by measuring and cutting in 3/8" on all edges.  Glue this frame to the front of the white aperture.

  • Cut a piece of white card at 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and using distress ink colour half blue and half green.  Glue this panel to the centre of card front.

  • Take the frame piece, add 3D foam to the rear and attach to front of card.

  • From black card die cut three solid corn pieces.  Then cut three white ones cutting the detail out using the verso part of die.  Cut off stems from the white die cuts.  Glue these pieces on top of black solids.

  • Add the corn layered die cuts into centre of frame.

  • Die cut the wording in black and teal.  Shadow and glue together.  Add to front of card.

  • Finish with black Nuvo drops.

  • Enjoy!

What I Used

Tonic Studios September Harvest Die Set - 1432E
Tonic Studios Sentiment - Thinking of You - 1255E
Tonic Studios Super Trimmer - 153E
Nuvo Drops - Ebony Black - 650N





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