Friday, 24 February 2017

Daffodil Vase

If you caught the Tonic Live show this week, I made a cute little box and showed you a case to match. It just sums up this time of year for me.

Items used 
Craft Perfect Bright White card  - 9016e
Tonic Essential Card Pack - Gentle Greens - 788e
Tonic Essential card pack - Heated Hues - 787e
Tonic Flourish & Leaf  Strip die set - 1554e
String from stash
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive - 200N
Double sided super sticky tape

Card Size
White card - 8.25" x 8" (21 x 20cm)
Green card 2" x 7" (5 x 19cm)
White card for base 2.5" x 2.5" (6cm x 6cm) 3 pieces

Score card along longside at 2, 4, 6 & 8" (5, 10, 15 & 20cm)
Score along shortside at 2" (5cm)

Trim off small rectangle at bottom of the card. Glue side strip to edge of box.

Glue base together.

Score green rectangles at 1" (2.5cm)

Wrap super sticky tape around base and top of box.
Stick increased rectangle edge to tape at base of box. Repeat on all sides

Remove tape at top of box one side add a time. Place folded edge of rectangle in line with the top of the box. Repeat on all 4 sides 

Cut 4 white and 4 yellow leaf Strips. Layering opposite colours .

Place sticky tape around bottom of vase and beneath rim of vase and wrap with string. 

Wrap leaf strip around vase 

Stick the 3 white square pieces of card together and stick to the base.

I wrapped damp kitchen roll around the base of the daffodils and secured it florists acetate film

Hope you like this project. Thanks for visiting my blog

Alison xx

Mother's Day Box

Hi all, I hope everyone is ok after the the carnage Storm Doris has left behind it. We escaped much of it in Bridgend,  but my heart goes out to those affected. Keep safe and warm.
It's the time of year when we start thinking of pressies to give our Mothers or Grandmothers for Mother's day. This is a cute little box which can be filled with sweets or made into a vase and filled with flowers or a plant.

Items used
Craft Perfect  Bright White card - 9016e
Craft Perfect Amethyst Purple card - 9055e
Lilac spotted card from stash
10mm Tonic corner rounder - 257e
 Tonic Layering basics - Scalloped squares - 1453e 
Tonic Layering basics - squares - 1452e
Nuvo Crystal drops - Crushed Grape - 662n 
Tonic Entwining Trellis -Bellus Buttercup - 767e 
Purple spotted ribbon from stash

Card sizes
Purple card - 10.5" x 8.25" (26 x 21cm)
White card - 5" x 2.5" (10 x 5cm)
Lilac spotted card - 4.75" x 2.25" (9.5 x 4.25 cm)
Purple card for base 3" x 3" ( 6.5 x 6.5cm) x 3 pieces

Score long side of card at 2.5, 5, 7.5 & 10" ( 5, 10, 15 & 20cm)
Score short side of  card at 0.5, 3 & 6" (1, 7 & 15cm)

Trim off small rectangles on top and bottom  at right side of card. 

Cut to 1st scoreline on base and 2nd scoreline on top of card.

Trim top 2 flaps off the last box side. This will be the front of the box. 

Trim 1st and 2nd side flaps in half. These will be inside flaps to the box

Using corner rounder shape tops of remaining flaps.

Glue side tab to side of box.

Glue bottom flaps together to form base. 

Take white and spotted rectangles and and round all 4 corners of the spotted rectangles and just the top corners of the white rectangles. 

Layer the rectangles and score at 1.5" (3.5cm)

Place some super sticky tape around the top and bottom of the box.

Remove tape on one side of the box at a time. Stick the straight edges side of the white rectangle to the base edge of the box.

Repeat on all 4 sides

Remove tape at the top of the box, again one side at a time. Stick the folded edge of the card in line with the top of the box.

Repeat on all 4 sides 

Cut a scalloped square shape in white card and a square in spotted card. Place into the lid of the box using 3d foam pads

Take a strip of card and coil it around a craft pick.

Continue cooling and place funky glue on the strip to hold in place.

Wrap the ribbon around the neck of the box.

Stick coiled card to top of box to make a handle 

Decorate now with a flower and crystal drops 

Glue 3 squares of card together and glue to base of box 

Here's the you give video to follow

Hope you like this little project. 
Thanks for popping by

Alison xx

Friday, 3 February 2017

Woodland Buildables

Hi everyone, I really don't know where this week has gone, it's flown under my nose. Tonic Towers has been so busy with a lovely buzz about our new Woodland Buildable dies. There are 4 sets of dies launched and you can build the most adorable creatures.

Here's a couple of projects I made using theses dies.
I'd like to introduce you to Harry Hedgehog. I have used the set of dies to build Harry and put him in a 3d frame which would look perfect on any little boys bedroom wall.
The balloons are from the Betty Bunny die set.

Here's a video showing how to make the frame from start to finish

Olivia Owl said Wise Teacher to me, so I thought I would make a Teacher's gift which is inexpensive, but would be a treasured gift.
To make the notebook I took a plain front book from a Bargain shop and covered the front with fabric.
I placed an iron on stiffener to the back of the cotton fabric to be die cut. The eyes, eyelashes, beak and feet were cut from felt and the glasses from funky foam. I wanted to try the dies on lots of different textures and they worked a dream. I glued all the parts in place using Tonic Funky glue, Anyone who knows me will say I'm not a fan of sewing, so this project was perfect for me.

I hope you like these projects and maybe give them a go yourself.

Products used
Framed Hedgehog
Harry Hedgehog die set - 1590E
Betty Bunny die set - 1588E
Circle Layering die set - 481E
Craft Perfect  Bright White card -9016E
Craft Perfect Jet Black - 9011E
Essential card pack - Gracious Greys - 790E
Essential card pack -Brilliant Blues 785E
3d Picture frame

Owl Notebook
Olivia Owl die set -1591E
Tonic Funky glue - 421E
Iron on fabric stiffener
Oddments of cotton fabric
Oddments of felt
Funky Foam
Navy ribbon

Have a fabulous weekend. 
Happy Crafting 
Alison xx