Blog Tonic


Pin-Up Girls - Singing in the Rain - Louise Sims

Did you see the recent shows with on Hochanda sharing the new Pin-Up Girls from Tonic Studios? Aren't these images a little bit cheeky, rammed full of nostalgia and suit a raft of crafting styles from mixed media, scrapbooking, cardmaking and so, so, so much more ... Can you guess I have lots of ideas running around using these dies.

Here is one of the projects I made for the launch and although...
Read now

Guest Blog Post - Eugenie Delille


My name is Eugenie (Neige on the net), I’m 37 and I live in France (Normandy).

I studied to be a laboratory technician, but I didn’t find any job. In 2008, I discovered scrapbooking and I made all my wedding decoration. That’s how I started and with the help of my husband and a friend, I decided to make it my full-time job.

For 7 years I’m making cards (menus, place tags, boxes, labels…) on...
Read now

Pin-Ups - Singing In The Rain - Jennifer Kray

Hi there and happy Friday! Been super busy these past two weeks and have a blog post to celebrate one of my all-time favourite new collections from Tonic Studios, the Pin-Ups. 

Many people will interpret this collection in different ways - for me it's about empowering strong, intelligent, beautiful, sassy women. I'll have a blog post for each of the women Friday to Sunday.

Singing In The Rain

Read now

Frivolous Frame Corner - Edna Taylor

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

I have a beautiful corner die to share with you today.
I've used just the decorative die from the set but don't forget you also get a backing die that gives you even more variety when you are planning your cards.

Tonic products used -
Swirling Frame layering die set (for card base and layers)
Frivolous Frame Corner Set
ATC Smile and A Note to Say die...
Read now

Floral Affections Tonic Christmas Wishes - Christine Smith

A jammed packed Christmas card for my Mum! She adored the floral affections dies, with the concept of standing the heart on the easel, so I just had to use the stunning dies to create her Christmas card!! :D I went a little OTT with all the embellishments, throwing Nuvo mouse, pure sheen glitter, gems, patterned paper and metallic card at it, but I really love how it turned out, and Mum loves it...

Read now

Floral Affections Collection Spinner Card - Christine Smith

An elegant spinner card using a bit of everything from the NEW Floral Affections collection from Tonic! This collection is launching tomorrow (Wednesday 6th December 2017) on Hochanda at 6pm, so be sure to check out the shows!! I was lucky enough to make a few samples for the show, and prepare a few demos, so fingers crossed I get some of my cards on the telly hehehe :D There are so photos of the...
Read now

You Rock My World: A Mixed Media Rock And Roll Explosion - Sonja Gortzak Hughes

So, how's that for a title eh? Well it is not very far off though. The number of media I used on this card is quite astounding: Watercolour, Cosmic Shimmer Sprays, Tonic Studios Embellishment Mousses, Brushos, Distress Inks, Embossing Powders and probably some more I can't remember:-) Lots and lots of layers to create a one of a kind card for my husband of 10 years.

So here's how I did it:
Knowing I...
Read now

Autumnal Altered Clock - Jennifer Kray

Hello and happy Friday! I wasn't going to post this project as I had so many problems along the way. Whilst filming the video tutorial my tripod snapped and broke, sending my brand new Samsung S8 Edge phone tumbling down on my glass mat, effectively ending my video tutorial and breaking my phone. I felt so dejected the tutorial never happened and ended up throwing my project in my wardrobe. 

Read now