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Good morning! Just stopping with a cuppa to read the newest issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine - I did a project a few months ago for this issue with the Tonic Studios cracker die and it's on pages 26 and 27 with photos and instructions. I always love to see how they have photographed what I send over....loving the mince pies which are on a plate which matches the crackers perfectly 
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A White Wedding

It's spring-time and traditionally it's a popular time for weddings.  A cascading card is a fun, easy way to make a fancy looking wedding card that isn't actually very complicated to make and can still fold flat into an envelope - great if you're reluctant to take out a mortgage with the Royal Mail like myself ! 

There are plenty of tutorials out there on the www. Here are a couple of links if...
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Use your Tonic Punches & Dies to add lots of texture to your card

This is my first card since joining the Tonic Studios Design Team and features a number of different techniques, but hopefully combined into an elegant, classy card – as that’s was my aim!  So can you spot all the techniques?  Look for:

Felt Work ● Stitching ● Embossing ●  Punches ●  Die Cutting ● Flower Embellishing ●  Accenting ●   Hat Pin Making ● (Un)Fussy Cutting

Like Ruth (below), I too have...
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Wishing you sunshine

The snow is melting and it's raining today so I thought I'd share a bright, sunny card - Sunflowers, made with my one of new Punch and Stamp sets - Clematis, Lily, Poinsettia (by Tonic Studios)- just to show you that you can make many, many more types of flowers from each set. All you need is a little imagination!
I've twisted each petal quickly with reverse tweezers and added an embossed circle to...
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Red Peonies and Gingham

Happy New Year to one and all!!

 I've been missing for a while as my mother has been ill and was in hospital followed by a short stay in a nursing home. Thankfully she is now home again but very weak.  
So...this is "one I made earlier" in true Blue Peter style! It's actually one of the sample cards I made for Create and Craft when my window dies were released by Tonic Studios.
This one is the Peony...
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Silver Fuchsia

Good morning. I should really be doing some Christmas shopping today but just can't get motivated - I just don't like any type of shopping. I'd much rather make cards!
This card is another of my recent samples showing another idea for the Tonic Studios Fuchsia Window die . Instead of using the stamp I have embossed the ivy and fuchsia patterns and left them silver. I've added a couple of Daisy 2...
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