Saturday, 30 July 2016

Tonic Studios | Santa's Sleigh and Reindeer

It was a while ago that I created this project.


I used:


I simply die cut twelve reindeers and twelve sleighs. Then I glue six together and another set of six, that made them thick enough to stand up. I die cut the reindeer a couple of times more using a light shade of brown and an darker one, o the lighter one I trimmed the antlers and then coloured the embossed areas with distress inks. To add a bit of sparkle, I used the Nuvo Glitter Drops in Orange Soda and Honey Gold.

To join the Reindeers and make them stand up, I simply used a piece of card and made two score lines at about 4cm from each other. then I used the area on the small side of to attach it to each of the Reindeers.


I followed a similar pattern for the Sleigh, but this time I made the piece of card that holds the sleigh sides a bit longer (though scored at cm so the width is the same as in the reindeers) so that I could put a chocolate inside!


Finally I glued a length of Bakers Twine to the reindeers and knotted the end on to the sleigh.

I hope you like it!


Thursday, 28 July 2016

Workshops! In November in aid of Mind with John Bloodworth

I love teaching, but lately I have been a tad busy with the Tonic Shows and my latest book. So when John Bloodworth, the Gentleman Crafter, contacted me to ask if would be able to teach some workshops as part of his All Counties Craft Challenge in aid of Mind, I jumped out at the chance. Such a great cause!

The workshops are going to take place on the 18th to the 19th of November and it is a three day event at The Manor House Hotel in Godalming

http://www.themanor.co.uk/

Look at the place!

At my workshop you will be using the Tonic Studios die range as well as Nuvo products to create several projects including a card, a wreath and another project.

But there is more, John of course will be teaching a workshop as will Leonie Pujol, Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art, Sarah Milshop from Beads Direct and Dean Wilson!

Monday, 18 July 2016

Paper Pom Poms! My new book

I am so pleased to have my latest (third) paper crafting book out now!


It was a challenge at times but I am very proud of it!

Paula Pascual Paper Pom Poms Book Bouquet

And a couple of my favourite projects from the book:

Paula Pascual Paper Pom Poms Book Topiary

(These two photos were taken with my iPhone, in the book they are better photos and of course step by step instructions with step photos.)

Available now from all book stores like:


(Not affiliate links)

Friday, 15 July 2016

Win and Tonic | Black and White with colour challenge


 So the challenge this month over at Win and Tonic is Black and White with a hint of colour. As soon as I heard that option I decided to make a set of cards for men.

I used one set of dies from Tonic Studios:



For this card, I used the the larger geometric envelope liner/decorator die from the Delicate Embrace Die. I took a landscape A6 card and place the larger die parallel to the edge of the scored line, secured with low tack tape and then die cut. Did the same on the opposite side.
Using the verso outer liner die I die cut two pieces out of the soft black paper and attached them to the inside.
Then stamped the large circle and then layered on top a piece of ribbon and a In Circle message.


Using the same die but placing it on the right edge of the card. And the black paper is attached to the inside of the card.


For this one I used the smaller geometric triangle die.


Once I die cut it, I trimmed the ribbon and then I attached the message.


And then I just went ahead  and place it bottom right corner with a stamped sentiment just over.


And then using the smaller die parallel to the bottom.



And there they all are, ready to be sent!

Quick and easy masculine cards.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Tonic Studios | Snowflake Acetate Card with Nuvo Glitter Dros

Today its an exciting day! I shall be in Create And Craft UK for the first time introducing the new Nuvo Glitter Drops from Tonic Studios at 8am, 1pm and 6pm.
If you have been following me on social Media or in the blog, you will know that I have been guest presenting (or demonstrating) Tonic products on Create and Craft USA since March. I am loving it! But I am very nervous about demonstrating for the UK!

So I thought I would share one of the projects I am hopefully demonstrate on air. I thought I would share a simple card made with circles and a large Snowflake embellished with the fabulous Nuvo Glitter Drops!


This is an acetate card, finished card 5" x 5". I used extra thick or construction acetate that you can get here from Stix2 or from Hunkydory.


The Tonic dies I used are:


The Nuvo Glitter Drops is a medium that allows you to create perfect gems with encapsulated glitter. You can make them tiny or really large, and they are self levelling so they crete the perfect 3D domes every time.
I used two new colours here, the Sunlit Meadow - a lovely apple green - and Aquatic Mist - a gorgeous mid aqua blue.


I hope you like the card and will tune in to see the demos!
(You can also catch up on the Create and Craft website here.)
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