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Welcome to the Win & Tonic Monthly Challenge.

We hope you will join in the fun, get lots of inspiration and meet fellow Tonic addicts along the way.

There's a lovely giveaway to be had each month as well : )




Monday, 15 May 2017

Take Your Pick May 2017

Good morning lovely crafty Tonic peeps, happy Monday and welcome to the next Win & Tonic challenge.

Thanks again to everybody who joined us last month – what gorgeous makes there were and it was lovely to see  what you did : )


Lots of you have been using the new Win & Tonic facebook page –  you can find it here …

https://www.facebook.com/groups/318826021798173/

... and we hope that it helped anybody who has been struggling to upload their cards.
In case you missed it, if you leave your cards on that FB page,
we will pick them up from there and add them onto here for you so that you are allocated a number
to add you into the random draw (we don’t want it public so you will have to join the group).
It saves you emailing the cards over etc etc so it does seem to help.


Now before I get to the new themes, I just have to mention that we don’t have many rules, but one of them is that you must enter a new card.
You can enter as many times as you want – fill your boots – but it  cannot be an old one, so one that you made a year ago for example.
I always check and if it doesn’t meet the very few rules we have,  then out of fairness to those who have stuck to them I would have to re-draw it.
I just thought I would mention it and thank you for understanding xx



OK so what’s on for this month?

Well this month we have another

Take Your Pick

challenge, and in case you aren’t familiar with this, it’s ever so easy and here’s how it works.

There’s a list of options and you can choose any of the options.
You can also combine some of the options if you want to so.
There’s a colour option, a technique option, a product option and a theme option.
And this month they are -


Colour
- neutrals ie creams, taupes etc

Technique -  stenciling with your dies

Product - any Nuvo product

Theme - open theme so any occasion

So you may decide that you want to go with just one of the options  or you may decide that you want to combine some of the options like some of us have.
You don’t have to do all the options unless you want to of course, so the choice is yours - it is really simple and easy and very flexible.
Any questions please just yell – leave a comment below and we will get back to you.


Now of course, we have a prize up for grabs and this month it is a full set of the fabulous  new Essentials Lace Dies -

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One AWESOME prize for sure, and hugest of thanks of course to Tonic Studios for sponsoring us and for their continued support.


Now let’s see what our wonderful challenge design team girlies have done – these are fabulous -

 



Lou

 

 





Sonja

 

 





Edna

 

 





Ruth

 

 

 





Nicky

 

 





Jennifer

 





Ricky

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Ali

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There really is a fantastic selection here and we hope that they have inspired you to grab your Tonic stash and get making, so now it’s over to you.

Remember you can enter as many times as you want but please do make it's a new card as we don’t allow backlinking -
please take a minute to check the rules in the sidebar if you’re not sure.


And if you get a sec, please do stop by at our blogs –we love having visitors


Have a fabulous May and see you on 14th June with the winner’s post.


Crafty hugs from Ali, Dawny and all the team xxx

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Winner’s Post

Hello my lovelies and hope you are all OK today and that you are having a lovely weekend xx


I have the winner of the April challenge and thank you to everybody who took part -
we love seeing what you do with these products we all love so much, and what a wonderful response as well.
Fabulous : ).

So this month the lucky girlie is …

 

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…. you Jill Stoneham

Hugest congratulations and if you could email Ali please at alison@tonic-studios.com, she will
get your prize sent out to you.


And here’s what Jill did -

 

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Jill chose the colour and open theme for this beautiful nrw home card.


Please tune in tomorow and we will have the details of our next challenge, plus as always a fabulous prize courtesy of our
friends at
Tonic Studios,  so please come and join us.

Take care and have a lovely day and see you tomorrow.

Dawny, Ali and the gang xxx

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Take Your Pick April 2017

 

Good morning lovely crafty Tonic peeps, happy Easter and welcome to the next Win & Tonic challenge.

Thanks again to everybody who joined us last month – what gorgeous makes there were and it was lovely to see so many of you joining in : )


Lots of you have been using the new Win & Tonic facebook page –  you can find it here …

https://www.facebook.com/groups/318826021798173/

... and we hope that it helped anybody who has been struggling to upload their cards.
In case you missed it, if you leave your cards on that FB page,
we will pick them up from there and add them onto here for you so that you are allocated a number
to add you into the random draw (we don’t want it public so you will have to join the group).
It saves you emailing the cards over etc etc so it does seem to help.

 

Now before I get to the new themes, I just have to mention that we don’t have many rules, but one of them is that you must enter a new card.
You can enter as many times as you want – fill your boots – but it  cannot be an old one, so one that you made a year ago for example.
I always check and if it doesn’t meet the very few rules we have,  then out of fairness to those who have stuck to them I would have to re-draw it.
I just thought I would mention it and thank you for understanding xx


OK so what’s on for this month?

Well this month we have another

Take Your Pick

challenge, and in case you aren’t familiar with this, it’s ever so easy and here’s how it works.

There’s a list of options and you can choose any of the options.
You can also combine some of the options if you want to so.
There’s a colour option, a technique option, a product option and a theme option.
And this month they are -


Colour
- think Spring, so anything pastel, greens, whatever makes you think of this season

Technique -  make an Easter Treat box or bag or gift

Product - any basic shape die


Theme - open theme so any occasion


So you may decide that you want to go with just one of the options  or you may decide that you want to combine some of the options like some of us have.

You don’t have to do all the options unless you want to of course, so the choice is yours - it is really simple and easy and very flexible.
Any questions please just yell – leave a comment below and we will get back to you.


Now of course, we have a prize up for grabs and this month it is a full set of the fabulous brish script pens -

 

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Hugest of thanks of course to Tonic Studios for sponsoring us and for their continued support.


Now let’s see what our wonderful challenge design team girlies have done – these are fabulous,
and we have to say a huge welcome to our new girlie and that is the sweetness that is our
Jennifer Kray, whos work I abosulutely LOVE.

 






Jennifer

 






Ricky

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Lou
  

 






Sonja

 






Ruth

 






Nicky

 






Edna

 






Ali

 

 





Pamela






Dawny

 


There really is a fantastic selection here and we hope that they have inspired you to grab your Tonic stash and get making, so now it’s over to you.

Remember you can enter as many times as you want but please do make it's a new card as we don’t allow backlinking -
please take a minute to check the rules in the sidebar if you’re not sure.


And if you get a sec, please do stop by at our blogs –we love having visitors


Have a fabulous Easter and a fabulous month and see you on 14th May with the winner’s post.


Crafty hugs from Ali, Dawny and all the team xxx

 

 

Friday, 14 April 2017

Winner’s Post

Hello my lovelies and hope you are all OK today and that you are having a lovely Good Friday xx

I have the winner of the March challenge and thank you to everybody who took part -
we love seeing what you do with these products we all love so much, and what a wonderful response as well.

Fabulous : ).

So this month the lucky girlie is …

 

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…. you Denise Farrar


Hugest congratulations and if you could email Ali please at
alison@tonic-studios.com, she will
get your prize sent out to you.


And here’s what Denise did -

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She used the fabulous shadow box dies to make this stunning picture.


Please tune in tomorow and we will have the details of our next challenge, plus as always a fabulous prize courtesy of our
friends at
Tonic Studios,  so please come and join us.


Take care and have a lovely day and see you tomorrow.

Dawny, Ali and the gang xxx

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Anything Goes

Good morning lovely crafty Tonic peeps and welcome to the next Win & Tonic challenge.
Thanks again to everybody who joined us last month xx

Lots of you have been using the new Win & Tonic facebook page –  you can find it here …

https://www.facebook.com/groups/318826021798173/

... and we hope that it helped anybody who has been struggling to upload their cards.
In case you missed it, if you leave your cards on that FB page,
we will pick them up from there and add them onto here for you so that you are allocated a number
to add you into the random draw (we don’t want it public so you will have to join the group).
It saves you emailing the cards over etc etc so it does seem to help.


OK so what’s on for this month?

Well we thought that this month we would have another

Anything Goes

challenge, seeing as we haven’t had one for a while.

So this means that you are free to make whatever you want, and as long as it has something ‘Tonic’ on it, then it will be fine.



Now of course, we have a prize up for grabs and this month it is a set of the wonderful Essentials Buildables dies -

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Is this not the most FABULOUS prize, and huges of thanks to the wonderful people at Tonic Studios for their sponsorship and support.

 

And if you want some inspiration, check out what the wonderful challenge team girlies have done

 

 

Ricky

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Pamela

 

 





Ruth

 

 

 

 





Nicky

 

 

 





Karen

 

 

 





Sonja

 

 

 

 





Ali

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Dawny

 

 

 

So that’s our cards and now it’s over to you.

Remember you can enter as many times as you want but please do make it's a new card as we don’t allow backlinking -
please take a minute to check the rules in the sidebar if you’re not sure.


And if you get a sec, please do stop by at our blogs –we love having visitors


Have a fabulous month and see you on 14th April with the winner’s post.


Crafty hugs from Ali, Dawny and all the team xxx

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Winner’s Post

 

 

Hello my lovelies and hope you are all OK today and that you are having a lovely day xx

I have the winner of the February challenge and thank you to everybody who took part -
we love seeing what you do with these products we all love so much, and what a wonderful response as well.
Fabulous : ).


So this month the lucky girlie is …

 

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…. you Amanda Sharp

Hugest congratulations and if you could email Ali please at alison@tonic-studios.com, she will
get your prize sent out to you.


And here’s what Amanda did -

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Amanda went with the product and technique options.

What a gorgeous card this is and I hope that Mam loved it : ).


Please tune in tomorow and we will have the details of our next challenge, plus as always a fabulous prize courtesy of our
friends at
Tonic Studios,  so please come and join us.


Take care and have a lovely day and see you tomorrow.

Dawny, Ali and the gang xxx

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

February 2017–Take Your Pick

 

Good morning lovely crafty Tonic peeps and welcome to the next Win & Tonic challenge.

Thanks again to everybody who joined us last month – what gorgeous makes there were and it was lovely to see so many of you joining in : )


Lots of you have been using the new Win & Tonic facebook page –  you can find it here …

https://www.facebook.com/groups/318826021798173/

... and we hope that it helped anybody who has been struggling to upload their cards.
In case you missed it, if you leave your cards on that FB page,
we will pick them up from there and add them onto here for you so that you are allocated a number
to add you into the random draw (we don’t want it public so you will have to join the group).
It saves you emailing the cards over etc etc so it does seem to help.

 

OK so what’s on for this month?

Well this month we have another

Take Your Pick

challenge, and in case you aren’t familiar with this, it’s ever so easy and here’s how it works.


There’s a list of options and you can choose any of the options.
You can also combine some of the options if you want to so.
There’s a colour option, a technique option, a product option and a theme option.

And this month they are -

Colour - kraft plus anything

Technique -  bling it up, so just add glitters, glitter drops, anything sparkly

Product - free choice so any Tonic product is fine – yes, fill your boots my lovelies : )

Theme - happy anything ie birthday, anniversary or just be happy


So you may decide that you want to go with just one of the options  or you may decide that you want to combine some of the options like some of us have.

You don’t have to do all the options unless you want to of course, so the choice is yours - it is really simple and easy and very flexible.
Any questions please just yell – leave a comment below and we will get back to you.


Now of course, we have a prize up for grabs and this month it is a full set of the fabulous new Window Box Dies -

 

That is a prize and a half for sure and if you missed Ali’s tutorial on hpw to use these clever sets,  you can find it here

And of course, hugest of thanks to Tonic Studios for sponsoring us and for their continued support.

 

And if you want some ideas on how to use kraft card, did you catch Karen’s Tonic Live where she made a mug using kraft?
If not, you can see that one
here. I think these would be fabulous for Easter, filled with eggs or choccies.
And you could use the new alphabet dies to personalise them as well.

 

And if you want some inspiration, check out what our wonderful challenge team girlies have done – these are fabulous -




Ruth

 






Sonja

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Pamela

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Nicky

 





Claire

 

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Karen

 





Ricky

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Louise

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Dawny P

 

 

 

There really is a fantastic selection here and we hope that they have inspired you to grab your Tonic stash and get making, so now it’s over to you.
Remember you can enter as many times as you want but please do make it's a new card as we don’t allow backlinking -
please take a minute to check the rules in the sidebar if you’re not sure.

And if you get a sec, please do stop by at our blogs –we love having visitors

Have a fabulous month and see you on 14th March with the winner’s post.

Crafty hugs from Ali, Dawny and all the team.