Tuesday, 14 June 2016

For the Man in your Life ........

Congratulations  Libby on winning our 1st Win and Tonic Challenge Your card is beautiful.  

As it's  Father's Day on 19th June this month's  Challenge  is 
Colour - Orange   ( What else could it be!!)
Technique - Create your card base from any Tonic die
Product - Use any Tonic flower die or punch
Theme - Happy Father's Day / One for the Boys

You can use 1, 2, 3 or 4 of these themes on your card.

Please add your entries to the Win and Tonic Challenge page. Closing date for the entries will be 14th July.

Don't  forget to check out the blogs of the other design team members for some amazing  card ideas and projects

I used 2 themes for my card 
One for the Boys and I created the base card from  a Tonic die.

The base card is made using Tonic Bowscale layering die set

The Bowscale die set adds a beautiful  decorative edge to your card.
I then cut a square of card in Navy 6 1/4" x 6 1/4"
On top of this I added a 6 x 6"  piece of  turquoise card

The quatrefoil design is made using the new Tonic Patterned Screens die.

The circles were cut in Navy and white card from Tonic Circle Layering dies
My Perfect Partner  is from the Tonic Partner die set. I cut one in navy and also turquoise and drop shadowed the wording.

Last but not least I added the  Tonic Vintage car die. This was cut in Turquoise  and silver foil card. I stuck the turquoise car to navy card and cut around the die. The waste die cuts of the wheels  and headlights were glued on top of the navy card. The silver foiled die cut has been  placed behind the car to give a reflection.

Thanks for checking out my blog and this month's entry to the Win and Tonic Challenge. 

Big Hugs
Alison xx

Sunday, 12 June 2016

A Little Bit of Stamping........

It's been  a long time  since I got my ink pads out to a spot of stamping. I thoroughly enjoyed trying out the new range of stamps from Tonic Studios. Tonic are not traditionally known for their stamp ranges,  but these are certainly something different to add to any stamp collection. 

I absolutely love the modern style of the Modern Buttonhole  stamp set. 

Here’s another card made with the same set.

This stamp range appeals to all tastes. It also has more traditional style flowers to be used in a new way. 

There are also 2 Sentiment Strip stamps  to complement  the flowers, It's your Special Day and Just a Note to Say.

All these stamp sets are exclusively available from Create and Craft 

Thanks for popping by, hope you gather some  inspiration from my cards.

Big Hugs
Alison xx