|This one had to be the flag ship!|
Well we are well into the new year now and looking forward to brighter days (or some snow) and to be honest, I am still wanting a bit of snow if it is not too much to ask!
|C'mon! Just a bit - to see us off!|
This is our last winter in England and I cannot wait to see the difference on the continent. Those of you who read the last post will have seen that the plans were to move to Australia but unfortunately, the misbehaving British pound coupled with the fact that I (we) really didn't want to go meant that this plan had to be changed slightly.
|One of my favourite places in the city of Hamburg -the Landungsbrücken at the harbour. And the famous 'Michel' in the background.|
So Germany it is! I am super excited. I have loved Germany since childhood and my family all live there. So this really is the last time that I write to you from England.
Today is all about Tonic again and their lovely craft kit - would you believe number eighteen already! Honestly, if you haven't discovered this wonderful monthly subscription plan, race off now and sign up! Each month a carefully curated kit of loveliness will appear on your doorstep and you can do so much with it. I love the fact that it is a stash builder as well as something to make straight away. Honestly, check it out!
|I am mesmerised by the holographic paper in the kit this month!|
So this month is all about gelati colours in turquoise, lavender, mauve and ivory. Here is the official YouTube live unboxing from Tonic and there is no better way to see what is inside!
|Packed full of goodies as usual!|
So that leaves us to get on with some makes and to show you how I interpreted this month's collection!
|Lots to make with this kit!|
|Not everyone is a lover of pink!|
Not everything has to be overly frilly (remember the men in your life and the girls who do not automatically dive for pink). This one has huge texture and colour thanks to a band of holographic card,
I bigged that up with a little pillow box made from the same card with a band of black...
|Make it modern with a touch of black.|
Those of you who follow my work will know how I love to include black. It adds so much drama!
Next of all was to concentrate on the lavender inclusions in the kit.
|Set the scene for a romantic Valentine's Day with something other than pink.|
Another pillow box with a black band but in glitter card this time...
|I wish that you could see this in real life! it is just luminous!|
This makes a lovely gift set and uses less card than you might think - all of the makes in this set were made from the same A4 sized sheets of paper or card. It is great value. I have some left over too!
|Machine stitching is not always the way to frame a card. if you do not sew, try framing with fine black marker instead.|
Another one as a shaker card. There are some really gorgeous glitters in the kit and against the black background, they have such punch!
|Dream Drops are a new product launch this month. They fit perfectly into the Nuvo Drops family and they are perfect for accenting. You get a full bottle in the kit.|
Lavender and mauve can look a bit twee and old fashioned if you are not careful. Black saves the day!
|A touch of black gives everything a more on trend vibe.|
Finally, and I did save this until last on purpose, I made a vellum luminary to take a battery operated candle.
|I could make these all day!|
I adore these and I adore making them too. They are so easy. A strip of card or paper and a strip of vellum. Die cut the outer layer and then glue it to the vellum and fashion it into a tube.
|Dream in colour is the theme this month and the colours are ivory, salmon, lavender and turquoise. Sometimes surprising colour matches work so well!|
The best glue is the Nuvo Deluxe from Tonic. It dries fast and it dries clear. I made some of these for Christmas this year and you can see them on my Instagram feed here. Have a look around, there are a few!
|Make a few and put them up the centre of your Easter table.|
Do try at least one. They are such fun. Right, I will leave this one with you! It is, as usual a beautifully curated kit and the possibilities are endless.
|Think outside the square and try some makes other than cards.|