Saturday, 23 June 2018

Paper Piecing with Craft Perfect Arabian Nights :D


This evening sees the launch of the 2018 colour trends in the Craft Perfect range from Tonic :D Arabian Nights is my favourite, and is the one I've used on this card, but the 2018 palette also includes Festive Season (perfect for Christmas), Ocean Air and Surprise Party :D And these colours also coordinate perfectly with everything released in the Nuvo line this year too, like the New Nuvo Drops colours :D :D

Join Paula at 6pm this evening on Hochanda to see the launch of this stunning selection of textured, pearlescent and mirror card along with specialty papers too :D

You've probably noticed that I'm loving fiddly paper piecing at the moment, and I just had to use the stunning Arabian Nights colour palette with the Roses and Ribbons Kaleidoscope panel die from Tonic :D This is probably the fiddliest design I've done so far, and this panel took me about an hour in front of the telly, which I think is quite quick for a background like this :D And once I had all the pieces in that I wanted, I added some Rose Gold Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter into the remaining openings :D I finished the card using one of the Family sentiment dies and a scattering of Plum Pudding Nuvo Crystal Drops (one of the newest colours that coordinates perfectly :D) Hope you liked the card and the video, I didn't actually show the paper piecing in this video as I've shown it quite a lot recently, and I prefer sitting in a comfy chair to do it rather than at my desk lol :D

Main Tonic products used :D
Roses and Ribbons Kaleidoscope Die Set
Family Sentiments Die - Daughter
Craft Perfect Cardstock - Arabian Nights: Boysenberry Purple, Midnight Plum, Copper Mine, Diffused Violet, Bronze Labyrinth, Rose Glacier and Square Sequins
Plum Pudding Nuvo Crystal Drops
Vellum
Double Sided Sheets

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My Essential Products :D
Tonic A3 Glass Cutting Mat
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Woodware Fine Tip Bottles
Spellbinders Platinum Die-Cutting Machine
White A6 Card Blanks
Little 8" Tonic Guillotine
Big 12" Tonic Guillotine
Tim Holtz Mini Snips 
Tiny Tonic Scissors (no serration)
Tonic Funky Tape Runner
White Card
Double Sided Tape
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Anita's 3D Clear Gloss
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Sparkle Pen
 
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To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D


Lots more photos below :D







Monday, 18 June 2018

Happy Father's Day 2018 :D


My Dad's Father's Day card :D I really wanted to combine these three underwater themed Lawn Fawn stamp sets together, and although the scale isn't quite right, I think it worked really well and I thoroughly enjoyed colouring the movement of the water :D I also used a fine black pen to add in my own unique features, such as my Dad and our dog Lilly inside the submarine and the seabed and extra greenery along the bottom :D Hope you liked the card :D

Main products used :D
Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets:
- You Are Sublime
- Mermaid For You
- Fintastic Friends
- Dad + Me
Crafti Potential A2 Stitched Rectangle Die - Fleur De Lis
Copic Markers
Tim Holtz Tonic Travel Stamping Platform
Nuvo Black Shadow Ink Pad
Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pens

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My Essential Products :D
Tonic A3 Glass Cutting Mat
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Woodware Fine Tip Bottles
Spellbinders Platinum Die-Cutting Machine
White A6 Card Blanks
Little 8" Tonic Guillotine
Big 12" Tonic Guillotine
Tim Holtz Mini Snips 
Tiny Tonic Scissors (no serration)
Tonic Funky Tape Runner
White Card
Double Sided Tape
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Anita's 3D Clear Gloss
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Sparkle Pen
 
If any items are out of stock on CraftStash, make sure to add your e-mail to the in stock notification of that product so that CraftStash know you're interested! :D

To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D


Lots more photos below :D









Saturday, 16 June 2018

Tonic Sparkle Stargazer Lillies :D


Really enjoyed experimenting with my Copics the other day colouring in the stunning Lillies on this Tonic stamp set :D :D Stargazer Lillies are my absolute fave, and they actually came out looking quite accurate hehehe I can't wait to try these is different colours using my Copics to get that really detailed shading using the flicking motion :D And I also want to try colouring them with the Nuvo Watercolour Pencils too, that would look wonderful :D :D

Main products used :D
Tonic Sparkle Stamp Set
Copics
Tonic Tim Holtz Travel Stamping Platform
Nuvo Black Shadow Ink Pad
Nuvo Glitter Markers
Nuvo AquaFlow Waterbrush
Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops
Craft Perfect Double Sided Tape
Crafti Potential A2 Stitched Rectangle - Fleur De Lis

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My Essential Products :D
Tonic A3 Glass Cutting Mat
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Woodware Fine Tip Bottles
Spellbinders Platinum Die-Cutting Machine
White A6 Card Blanks
Little 8" Tonic Guillotine
Big 12" Tonic Guillotine
Tim Holtz Mini Snips 
Tiny Tonic Scissors (no serration)
Tonic Funky Tape Runner
White Card
Double Sided Tape
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Anita's 3D Clear Gloss
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Sparkle Pen
 
If any items are out of stock on CraftStash, make sure to add your e-mail to the in stock notification of that product so that CraftStash know you're interested! :D

To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D


Lots more photos below :D







Friday, 15 June 2018

Button Focal Points with Card Making Magic :D


I love doing these button focal points, and I think it's been over a year since the last time I did one in a video :D It's a great technique to use with the fancy nesting dies from Christina's newest 6x6 release in her Card Making Magic Brand :D :D :D I know my best friend loves this technique too, so I just had to use the yellow version for her 3 year wedding anniversary card, and I thought the pink version would make a lovely feminine birthday cards :D This is such a great way to use up buttons, I love the look of buttons and have tonnes of them (mainly because a pack is only £1 in Hobbycraft lol) but I don't sew that much, so I like to use them in my card making too :D Hope you liked the video :D

Main products used :D
Crafti Potential Wishes Crafti Word Die
Crafti Potential Happy Crafti Word Die
Crafti Potential A2 Stitched Rectangle - Fleur De Lis
Card Making Magic Fancy Nesting Hexagons
Card Making Magic Fancy Nesting Circles
Crafti Potential Rainbow Gems
Buttons
Vellum
Tonic Mirror Card
Tonic Funky Glue

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My Essential Products :D
Tonic A3 Glass Cutting Mat
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Woodware Fine Tip Bottles
Spellbinders Platinum Die-Cutting Machine
White A6 Card Blanks
Little 8" Tonic Guillotine
Big 12" Tonic Guillotine
Tim Holtz Mini Snips 
Tiny Tonic Scissors (no serration)
Tonic Funky Tape Runner
White Card
Double Sided Tape
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Anita's 3D Clear Gloss
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Sparkle Pen
 
If any items are out of stock on CraftStash, make sure to add your e-mail to the in stock notification of that product so that CraftStash know you're interested! :D

To see the process behind this pair of button cards, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D


Lots more photos below :D















Monday, 11 June 2018

Best Wishes Tonic Diamond Hybrid Inks :D


A pair of really bright and vibrant cards using the fabulous Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Inks, I am loving the colours so much, and what amazing combinations you can create with them :D They also stamp amazingly too, and having the Tim Holtz travel stamping platform makes it even easier too :D AND there are 12 of them, so they fit perfectly in the mini ink pad storage tins from Ranger :D :D I used an older Altenew stamp set on these cards, one I treated myself to last Christmas, and I just love how it looks with these 4 colours :D Rubber Duck, Carrot Stick, Panama Rose and Spanish Sangria :D And I also used the Nuvo alcohol pens to colour in my sentiment, and the colours match perfectly too :D :D

I wanted to tone down the stark white background a little, so I added on some Pure Platinum Embellishment Mousse through a Tonic stencil in random areas just to add something into the white :D The die behind the aperture is actually the one that was exclusive to Hochanda when they brought out the newest issue of the Tonic Magazine :D To help the sentiment stand out from the card, I added a strip of ripped vellum behind it, I'm really loving this look recently, and it doesn't even matter if you rip it wonky, it still looks great :D :D Hope you liked the cards and video :D :D

Main products used :D
Tonic Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads
Tim Holtz Mini Ink Storage Tin
Altenew Layered Laurel Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Tonic Travel Stamping Platform
Tonic Best Wishes Die
Tonic Cutesy Blooms Box Lid Die Set
Nuvo Creative Pens
Vellum
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Pure Platinum
Ranger Cut N Dry Foam
Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops
Crafti Potential Stitched Rectangle Die

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My Essential Products :D
Tonic A3 Glass Cutting Mat
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Woodware Fine Tip Bottles
Spellbinders Platinum Die-Cutting Machine
White A6 Card Blanks
Little 8" Tonic Guillotine
Big 12" Tonic Guillotine
Tim Holtz Mini Snips 
Tiny Tonic Scissors (no serration)
Tonic Funky Tape Runner
White Card
Double Sided Tape
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Anita's 3D Clear Gloss
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Sparkle Pen
 
If any items are out of stock on CraftStash, make sure to add your e-mail to the in stock notification of that product so that CraftStash know you're interested! :D

To see the process behind these cards, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D


Lots more photos below :D








Saturday, 9 June 2018

Heat Embossing, Gesso and Distress Crayons :D


A pair of simple messy technique cards using Distress Crayons on a Gesso surface to make white heat embossing stand out :D :D You can also place a stencil over the background and remove colour with a baby wipe when working on a Gesso surface too :D :D

Main Creative Expressions products used :D
White Gesso
Woodware Succulents Stamp Set
Woodware Circle Flowers Stamp Set
Lisa Horton Stylish Script Stamp Set
Ranger Perfect Medium Ink Pad
Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder
Ranger Distress Crayons
That Special Touch Moroccan Mask

Check out my own range of products exclusive to CraftStash :D :D :D

My Essential Products :D
Tonic A3 Glass Cutting Mat
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Woodware Fine Tip Bottles
Spellbinders Platinum Die-Cutting Machine
White A6 Card Blanks
Little 8" Tonic Guillotine
Big 12" Tonic Guillotine
Tim Holtz Mini Snips 
Tiny Tonic Scissors (no serration)
Tonic Funky Tape Runner
White Card
Double Sided Tape
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Anita's 3D Clear Gloss
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Sparkle Pen
 
If any items are out of stock on CraftStash, make sure to add your e-mail to the in stock notification of that product so that CraftStash know you're interested! :D

To see the process behind this duo of cards, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D


Lots more photos below :D