Saturday, 24 February 2018

Oh so cute! - Victoria Dalziel

Good morning everyone, well it's a bright and sunny day in Cheshire this morning and I can see from watching Paula's show on Hochanda you are loving the Water colour pencils from Tonic Studios,well I don't blame you as they are lovely to work with I have to say the skin tones are fabulous and lots of colours for all different shades.
Be sure to stay tuned to Hochanda today as Paula has lots of fabulous demonstrations to share with you.

The card was created using:-
Nuvo Water colour pencils
Nuvo Water bush
Craft perfect Water colour card
Craft perfect Luna silver pearlecent card 
Marmalades world stamp sets 
Nuvo Black Hybrid ink pads
Tim Holtz Stamping platform
Wills Hand - Cherish
Marmalades world collection of stamps and dies
Corners from Kings cross case
Border die-Beautiful Buckle
Basic layering die set Camelia
White organza ribbon 
Nuvo blue and white bakers twine
Mini white button


The card is a 7x7 easel card decorated in craft perfect Luna silver pearlecent card stock also Nuvo Water colour card and bright white craft perfect card the decorative paper is from my stash the topper was stamped with Tonic Studios black Hybrid ink and then gradually the colour built up and blended out with a water brush until I was happy with the results this image was coloured using the hair/ Skin tones sets of water colour pencils.
The stopper for the easel was created using matching polka dot card and cutting the edge with the scalloped outer edge die from the Beautiful Buckle die set and this was added to the card on 2mm foam pads. And then decorated with stamps from Marmalades world .

Materials to make this card:-
White 7x7 card blank 
Green card stock
Craft perfect water colour card
Nuvo Water colour pencils Hair/skin tones
Pearced squares die set
Marmalades world stamp sets 
Tim Holtz stamping platform 
Nuvo Hybrid black ink pad
Nuvo Water brush
Marmalades
Cockle shell layering die set
Sew pretty Have a beautiful day Circle frame die set
Special wishes stamped sentiment from Kit 5


The card is 7x7 with mat & layered and the white layer has had the pierced square die set applied and then I
cotton thread has been added to the design and stitched all the way around the edge.
Then for the backing I stuck with the green and white colours and used the cockle shell die set as a backing for the sentiment which was placed on the Tim Holtz stamping platform and stamped with Nuvo Black Hybrid ink ,the gorgeous wee teddy was stamped again using the platform but onto water colour card and then coloured using the hair/skin tones pencils and blending the colours out with a water brush and just adding more colour bit by bit, remember it doesn't matter how long it takes to colour it's not a race enjoy what you are doing I find water colouring very relaxing and as I have said before it's a good place to start as water colouring is very forgiving if you go over the lines just apply a little water with a brush and remove the colour .
The card was then finished off by adding a gingham bow and natural wooden button just slightly inked with nuvo brown hybrid ink. And a matching mini bow to teddy.




Thank you for joining me today I have another two cards to share with you later xx






Teddy Bears Picnic Birthday - Victoria Dalziel

Good morning everyone,wow! Monday already where did the weekend go ,boy time certainly flies when you having fun so I must have been having a blast as it was a full weekend of prep for me and my team mates.
Today i am sharing a card created for Tonic Studios Nuvo Water Colour Pencils launching this evening at 6pm on Hochanda with the lovely Paula.
The pencils are beautifully presented and contain 12 pencils in each set one set is Skin tones/ Hair and the other set is called Brilliantly Vibrant.
If you have never coloured before water colouring is the best place to start as it's so forgiving if you go over the lines just apply a little water with your water brush and take the colour away ,you can add layers of colour getting light and shade and you will really enjoy what you are doing, I find it very relaxing.

Materials needed to create this card:-
Nuvo Water colour pencils skin/ Hair tones
Nuvo Water colour pencils Brilliantly Vibrant 
Nuvo glitter drops - Aquatic mist
Nuvo Water brush pens
Tim Holtz stamping Platform
Nuvo ink blending sponges
Craft perfect water colour card
Nuvo Black Hybrid ink Pad
Craft perfect Kraft card
Memory album maker die set
Papers from your craft stash
Marmalades world stamp sets 
Happy Birthday Banner & Stamp set
Vintage photo distress ink
Die cutting Machine - Tangerine
Base card stock whit 300gsm


The card base is cut from the largest die in the memory maker album set from the decorative set you need to die cut two the same size then using a score tool place about 1" score line across the top of your card ,this is going to form the hinge to attach the front panel of your card so you now have a beautiful shaped card blank.then add your layers cutting down in size with craft perfect Kraft card and your pattern papers you will have ,I was thinking of a teddy bears picnic Birthday when I made this card who doesnt like a teddy bear.
The layer you die cut to stamp is cut using the craft perfect water colour card this is the perfect card to water colour on.
Now using your Tim Holtz platform or stamping block ,stamp the Teddy stamp from Marmalade's world by gently taking the ink pad to the stamp and gentlly tapping the stamp until the stamp is covered evenly with the ink . Then the next step is to colour the image adding colour as you go and blending the colours with a water brush pen and just keep adding colour until your happy with the finished result,with the vintage photo distress ink distress the edges of your stamped topper by applying a little ink to a nuvo ink sponge and in a circular motion just ink the edges this is best done on a glass mat.
Marmalades world is a stamp and die set so you need to stamp the rosette and party hat onto the watercolour card then place the die onto the stamped images and die cut then these are coloured with the pencils and added to the Teddy on 3D foam pads.
To finish the card add the Stamped Birthday Banner and add a couple of Nuvo glitter drops.




Thank you for visiting my blog today, I have lots more to share with you,so keep an eye on my blog , don't forget the link to Tonics blog and my team mates is also on the right hand column of my blog so hop over to Tonic where you will see more information on the Water colour pencils.




Until next time xx




Here's to you! - Victoria Dalziel

Good afternoon everyone ,and welcome to my blog this sunday afternoon,Tonic studios have a brand new launch tomorrow with Paula on Hochanda at 6pm launching the brand new water colour pencils which are fabulous there are 2x sets available Hair / Skintones & Brilliantly Vibrant beautifully presented in a case, there are 12 pencils in each set and water colouring with these pencils couldn't be easier .
If you have never coloured before these are the perfect way to start on the colouring ladder as water colour pencils are so forgiving if you go over the line or your colour isn't right apply water with a water brush and take the colour away they are really great if you want a pastel effect but if you let each layer dry and go back in and add depth and dimension, added shadow and depth to your work but equally someone who has coloured for yrs and has experience these pencils are just the ticket.
I must admit I havnt water coloured with pencils for many years but I had a blast and found it very relaxing and thoroughly enjoyed making some of the samples for this show.


To create this card you need:-
Nuvo Water colour pencil sets
Nuvo Water brush
Tim Holtz stamping platform
Victorian layering die set
Marmalades world stamp sets
300gsm white base card
Bright White Craft perfect
Oyster grey craft perfect
Craft perfect water colour card
Blossom Pink Craft perfect 
Nuvo Hybrid black ink pad
Nuvo Hybrid grey Ink pad
Congrats -Banner die set & Stamp set




The base card was created cutting two of the largest dies in the Victorian layering die sets and putting a hinge in the back piece of card and using the Nuvo craft deluxe Adhesive glueing the front to the back then with a pair of scissors just snip the back part of the card at the bottom straight this is So the card can stand on its own but Still the perfect shape to the front of the card. Then add the layeres to the card using wet glue and 3D foam pads to add dimension to the card.
Now die cut the water colour card and place on your stamping platform place the stamp onto your card where you would like it positioned and then bring the platform lid down and it will then grab your stamp, now gentle tapping to the stamp with the Nuvo Black hybrid ink pad so you have an even coverage to your stamp then bring the platform lid down and press over the area lift the lid and your image should be stamped now don't worry if you don't have an even stamped image you can go back ink the stamp again and go back and repeat until you are happy.
Now it's time to play by gently shading the elephant I coloured this wee chap with the Hair and skin tones set using Wild mushroom and then for the darkest shading Heather dusk the pink shades I used strawberry Milkshake and then from the Brilliantly Vibrant set Cotton Candy
I went in with light shades and then went back and added shadow and blended the colours out from light to dark, once dry I went back and added more colour until I was happy with the finished image. The bow was coloured in shades of pink from both sets and blended out then die cut the shape as marmaldes world is a stamp and die set, this was then added with 3D foam pads.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today your support means an awful lot.


Until next time xx


Sent With Love - Christine Smith


A really simple shaker card using the NEW memory book dies from Tonic to create my layers, and the Heart Shaker Die and Blister pack that came out a while ago too :D I also used a few of the different jars from the Nuvo Glitter and Confetti packs too, some for the shaker elements and some as embellishment too :D I love how the heart shaker fits perfectly inside the elegant shape of these dies too :D Hope you liked this simple card :D :D :D 

Main Tonic products used :D

My Essential Products :D 

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 







Sending Big Hugs - Maria Sabina

Hello there,

Today I have one layer card to share. One layer?! Yes! I really wanted to create a simple card,inspired by the retro style. A great and colorful style especially in fabrics, home decor, etc...

I had these beautiful stamps '' Whimsical Frame Stamp & Die Set, Sending Big Hugs'' from Tonic Studios in my stash and they are the perfect deisgn for this retro look. The frame around the sentiment is from the ''Whimsical Frame Die & Stamp Set, Best friends Forever''.



If you have mood for stamping, but you don't know what color pallete to use or what design to use, you can always go on google and look for different textile patterns. They are a great inspiration.

If you enjoyed today's card and you want to keep up with my activity, you can always find me on Instagram.
Until next time, stay safe and create beautiful things!

Friday, 23 February 2018

Music In Your Heart - Victoria Dalziel

Good morning everyone, weekend Yay! , well it's a busy weekend prepping here lots of Amazing products coming your way in the upcoming weeks and months I am blown away almost speechless but my lips are sealed for now but when I say amazing I really mean it. Ok, so my first blog post today I am sharing the Rococo plus music die sets and embossing folder that were launched a couple of days ago I will be blogging a new product later today launching with Paula on Monday so keep an eye out on my blog later for that.

This card is 8x8 with mat & layering the cream top layer has the pierced circles die sets and then the basic layering circle die sets all the card used for this card is from the craft perfect range.
The Craft perfect Ivory cardstock circle was placed in the music embossing folder and then a little vintage photo was added to the embossed area the flowers were created from Tonic Studios Kit 5 , several layers cut for each flower shaped on a sponge mat and glued together then placed on the card using a hot glue gun and adding leaves, and Nuvo Crystal drops in light gold to the centres of each flower.
The sentiment was stamped from my stash of stamps using Tonics Black hybrid ink pad.
The gramophone has two dies in the set, the backing die was cut in Polished gold mirror and then the detail die was cut in Espresso brown car stock the wooden part of the gramophone was cut out of Kraft card and distressed with a little orange marmalade ink and then paper pieced the top part of the gramophone was paper pieced with again Kraft card that had a layer of bronze mousse added to it to make it look old.
This was then placed on the card with 3D foam pads and then a sentiment from my own stash was also added with the gorgeous flowers from Tonic Studios Kit 5 which are so pretty.

The card base was created using the basic layering Geometric die sets and adding layers using craft perfect card stock French blue and bright white the background of the card was created using a smooth sheet of craft perfect smooth card stock and using the Aqua flow pens adding a few drops of them and then with the Nuvo water spray bottles apply water until your happy with the look and either let it dry naturally or dry with a heat gun then once dry place it in the embossing folder and the result you get look fantastic and really sets the card off .
The drums were die cut in craft perfect black gloss card stock for a really dramatic look and then the detail die was cut in craft perfect Silver Mirror card and elements were paper pieced in silver and then cutting the die again in the gorgeous craft perfect Cobalt Velour card stock.the sentiment was from my own stash layered onto the glossy black craft perfect cardstock stamped with Nuvo hybrid ink pad and heat embossed with our Nuvo black embossing powder. And then the stopper at the base of the card was cut from a previous tonic music die collection and added to the card with 3mm thick foam pads.

Spanish Guitar is fabulous and a great card to send to male or female the card base is from the fabulous Memory maker album die sets so if you were a lucky one that managed to get hold of that set it makes fabulous cards as well as the albums.The base of the card is cut from cream 300gsm and folded in half to create a tent fold then the layers were added using the craft perfect cardstock in Espresso Brown brown, Ivory , and Kraft card and also gold mirror card the Guitar was paper pieced and the backing plate was cut in brown and also Polished gold to create a slight shadow with the Polished gold mirror card.
The backing was a wood effect paper I had in my stash and then music notes were cut from gold mirror card from Tonics previous music launch from a few a couple of yrs ago now but still available in the trade. And to finish the card a sentiment from my own crafty stash was added

Rococo Plus Music Collection - Drumbeat Rhythm and Microphone Melody

Sharing a couple of birthday cards I made for the launch of the Rococo Plus Music Collection from Tonic Studios. 
The first card features Drumbeat Rhythm, and one of the fab sentiments from the Will's Hand collection - birthday. 

On my second card I've used Microphone Melody. I adore this die, it reminds me of my trip to Memphis and Sun Records where I got so pose with the microphone that Elvis used 😆 which looks like this! (see pic below, ah happy memories 😊)