Friday, 8 June 2018

Tonics New Memory Book Marker 2 Die Collections

Hey all, I have some very exciting news to tell you about today.  As some of you may know I have been going into Hochanda to help out my friend and partner in crime Louise Withers. On one such visit I met up with Jodie Johnson from Tonic.  I had taken in some of my mini albums that I had made to show Louise and Jodie spotted them! The rest is history, lol. I'm now on the Tonic Design Team... Below is my first Memory book to show you.  I also have a You Tube
Video that shows the album and die collection in more detail.  Click HERE to go to the video.

This book isn't the biggest album you can maker with the collection it's the next one down which is 5¼ x 7¼. All the dies I have used were dies by Tonic Studios, I have a list below of all the dies and supplies used. 

If you have any questions then please get in touch. You can reach me by email, or on social media.  Thanks again for your visit, hope to see you again soon.

Supply List 
Memory Book Maker 2 dies
Memory Book Maker 1 dies 
Oxford Index Box (used the decorative edge from one of the dies)
Surprise Bouquet Envelope dies
Bunting Dies (all three collections)
Vines and Moments index card (ribbon boarder)
Polaroid Film Strip Memory Book Maker 2 collection
Wonderfall Die - Bouquets and Banners
Everlyn Die 
Circle Lily Die 
Fallen Leaves 
Woodland Aster
Apple Blossom
Coloured the ribbon using Nuvo Mica Sprays & Nuvo Shimmer powders - Silver Cloud & Storm Cloud 
Flowers coloured with Nuvo hybird inks
Panama Rose, Rich Richmond, Pink Sherbet, Lime Burst & Laguna 

Tonic Dies Memory Book Maker 2 Collection - Mini Gate Fold Album

Hello everyone, hope you are having a smashing day! I have something very exciting to share with you today and thats...... The NEW and wonderfall Tonic Studios Memory Book Maker 2 collection.  

There is just sooo much scope with these dies its unreal! 
The collection comes with the dies to make the pages and the corresponding layer die.   To create the perfect mat and layer effect.  The hinge die is cut to allow three pages but this can easily be  added to to make a bigger book. 
I made a book belt as a closure for this album. Using off cuts of leather that you can buy from Ebay, a metal buckle and a book corner to neaten up the end of the leather.

Also a new release is the cut out word dies. These are just gorgeous ! I really hope that Tonic bring out more words. 

I have a video about this book if you are interested you can view it on You Tube HERE..

Supply list
  • Memory Book Maker 2 Dies
  • Oxford Index Box (for decorated edges)
  • With Love Die Set
  • Family tree Shadow box Dies - use the flowers
  • Woodland Aster 
  • Decorative Rivoli Layering Die sets
  • Floral Cuff
Ribbon coloured with Nuvo Mica Sprays - Turkish Rose
Shimmer Powder - Cherry Bomb
Nuvo Hybird inks to colour the flowers - Panama Rose, Pink Sherbet, Lime Burst,  Dried Oregano and Nuvo Sparkle Pen.


Saturday, 2 June 2018

Melted Beeswax Flower Tutorial

Hello everyone, nice to be blogging today.  When the sun shines it really makes things seem that little bit better. 
I have had a busy couple of weeks and a really hectic one to come.  I'm not complaining as I'm loving my life at the moment.  I have met some really awesome people over the last few months and I feel so blessed that I have been able to do that.  

I have another video to share with you all today, this one is one that I had been asked to do from a number of people and that's "MELTED BEESWAX FLOWERS". I have been using beeswax on my paper flowers for a good few years now. I just love the effect that it gives your project and it makes the flowers a lot more durable!
I'm really pleased with the out come of this video. I don't seem to be as lost for words as I have been in previous videos.  (Great when you can see an improvement) 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little corner of the internet.  

PS. FPlease stop by and check out my blog on Friday as I have a secret to tell and show...

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Wedding Album 6x6 Mini Scrapbook Pinks and Peaches

Hi everyone, hope you are well on this fine and sunny day.  Here is the video that I took showcasing my Wedding Album that I created.  With albums I find that I have to take lots of photos to show it off but something always gets lost. 

All the details about products I have used are HERE

Please like, subscribe and leave a comment.  I would really appreciate it.  Whatever you are up today, have a great day.  

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Pinks and Peaches Wedding Album

Hello everybody, well I have certainly given myself a job and a half ! As I haven't blogged for a while I decided to give my blog a massive over haul - what a mistake that has been.  I'd forgotten almost everything that I had taught myself so its been like starting from scratch again.  Two days later and I have a blog that I am reasonably happy with.  A few minor adjustments but that can wait for a other day.  

It all started with my camcorder and wanting to take some videos for You tube but that's a story for another day... 

On to my project for today and today I have a 6 x 6 mini album. I have again used papers from Crafters Companion. I have had to say they are so beautiful to work with being 300 gsm weight they are idea for mini albums and boxes. And did I mention that the pad is A3 size!! I can thank Fiona Clayton for my obsession with these papers as I met her recently on my visit to Hochanda she was demonstating and had them on her show.  It was love at first sight, the paper pads not Fiona Clayton, lol. 

I love decorating the front of my albums. This one I have die cut all the flowers, coloured them using distress inks, distress oxides and gilding wax.  The flowers have then been dipped into hot beeswax, dried then I have dusted a coat of mica powder to give them a pearly sheen.  

The photos above are pages 1 & 2. The photo on top I have made using Tonic Bunting dies.  These are just fab for creating flaps they are held down with magnets. Once opened there is another flap which opens up to reveal a larger tag for photos and some journaling. Page 2 i have used a punch to create a decorative boarder which houses another 3 tags that can be used for journaling and extra photos or mementos. 

Page 3 & 4 
Again I have used another of Tonics Bunting dies to create a flap and secured in place with a strong magnet that I have hidden under the paper.  I have cut some of the flowers from the paper to create my embellishments.  Page 4 I have used the new waterfall dies from Tonic. 

Pages 5 & 6
The middle pages and I've decorated them the same wit extra tags, labels and two decorated envelopes.  As the paper is double sided this makes this look stunning.  
Again using Tonic bunting dies to create the flap.  There is also a secret flap on the left side to add journaling and photos. 

The page on the left I have made another envelope this one houses a lovely tag and wording and the page on the right I have made using a older spellbinders border die a circle punch and two brads to create the closure. To finish it off I have attached bakers twine around the brads to keep the pocket closed. 

I will be making a You Tube video in the next few days where I will go into a lot more detail. 
Thanks for sticking with me to the end.  I would love it if you would leave me a comment, follow or subscribe to one of the many forms of social media. 

I have made a You Tube video showcasing this album if you want to take a peek click HERE to follow the link.

Have a great day, see you on the otherside...
Heres a list of the products I have used:
Tonic Verso Bunting dies 3 different sorts, Tonic Waterfall die - Heart. 
Spellbinders - A2 Scalloped Boarders One 
Heartfelt Creations - Large and Small Sweet Penoy Dies
Cheery Lynn - Tea Roses Dies, Sweet Williams Dies 
Sizzix - 662688 Flower Decorated cut outs
Crafters Companion - Pink and Peaches A3 paper pad 
Distress inks and Dioxides
Prima Resin Frames, Butterflies, metal embellies from stash 
Beeswax, mica powder, Spectrum Spakle pens in clear. Boarder punches 
Stamperia Stamps, Ranger brush lettering stamps

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