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 : )

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

June 2016–Take Your Pick

Good morning lovely crafty Tonic peeps and welcome to our second Win & Tonic challenge.

Thanks again to everybody who joined us last month.
As some of you had problems getting your cards over onto here, to hopefully make things a little bit easier for you, there’s now a Win & Tonic facebook page and you can find it here -


This is just a place for anybody who is struggling to upload their cards.
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 will save you emailing the cards over etc etc and we hope that this helps.

Can we ask please that there’s no chat on there - it’s cards only and it isn’t replacing the main challenge – that will stay here.
But we thought that this might help you.

OK so what’s on for this month?

Well last month we had Anything Goes and we will have this again from time to time, but this month we have a

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 - orange (of course!!)

Technique - create your base card from any Tonic die

Product - use any Tonic flower die or flower punch

Theme - one for the boys or happy Father's Day 

So for example you may decide that you want to go with just one of the options - Ali and Pamela did that and they chose the theme option and made a card for a man or boy or Father’s Day.
Ruth also chose just one option and she included a Tonic flower die – the product option.  
You may decide that you want to combine some of the options like Claire, Doda,  Edna, Karen and Dawny did and the options they chose are listed with their cards.  .

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 as our colour choice this month is orange, we went with something that’s almost orange.
In fact it’s gold and


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… it’s only a fabulous gold toy box – how awesome!!
And of course, hugest of thanks to Tonic for sponsoring us and for their continued support.


So what have our fabulous teamies done this month? 


Ruth chose the product option (flower die)




chose the colour and product options (orange and flower dies)

chose the colour option, orange

chose the theme (Father's day)

chose the colour and technique options (orange and Bowscale to make the base)

chose the theme (Father's Day)


made 2 cards, choosing the theme and technique options  for one (Happy Father's Day and Flip Flop die for her base card),

... and she chose the Father's Day theme for this one



chose the colour and product options (orange and flower dies)


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 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 July with the winner’s post.

Crafty hugs from Ali, Dawny and all the team xxx


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Winner’s Post


Good evening lovelies and a little later than I’d planned, I have the winner of our very first challenge.

And this month the lucky girlie is ……





… you Libby .

Hugest congratulations and if you could email me please at dawnyp123@hotmail.co.uk I will pass on your details and get your prize sent out to you.

And here’s Libby’s gorgeous card -

Can I just say a huge thank you to everybody that joined us for our very first challenge.
It was awesome to see so many gorgeous cards and projects.

Please tune in tomorow and we will have the details of our second challenge, plus details of something which will hopefully make things even easier for you to join us.


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


Dawny & Ali xx