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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 : )




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.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Winner’s Post

Hello my lovelies and hope you are all OK today and that you are having a lovely Valentine’s Day xx

 

I have the winner of the January 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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…. the first out of the blocks and it’s Sue Rushby


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 Sue did -

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Sue went with the coloiur and theme options.
What a gorgeous card this is – stunning : ).


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

Sunday, 15 January 2017

January 2017–Take Your Pick

Good morning lovely crafty Tonic peeps, a very happy new year and welcome to the next Win & Tonic challenge.

Thanks again to everybody who joined us last month – what gorgeous makes there were : )


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.

Can I ask that you just leave your cards on there please and no comments or other posts
it’s only to help anybody who cannot add their cards and makes to the challenge blog.
I’ve put a sticky on the FB page which explains and thank you heaps for understanding xxx



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 - open so please feel free to use any colour/s you want

Technique - layering – so nice and easy

Product – any Tonic Studios strip or border die or punch

Theme – love and marriage (well Valentine’s Day is around the corner!!).


So for example 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 set of the fabulous Nuvo Mousses -

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Orange Blush – 812N – Tonic Studios UK:   

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I think you’ll agree that this is the most AMAZING prize.

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


We are also very pleased to announce that we have somore more new girlies joining us and they are the oh so talented and out very own
Louise Simms and Sonja Gortzak  : )


Not only that, we have a guest designer who is with us for a couple of months,  and that is the lovely Ricky Thomas.
Now you never know, one of these days you might just get an email from us asking you if you want to join us as well so please keep those entries coming : )

 

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

 

Ricky

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Louise

 

 





Sonja

 





Pamela

 

 





Edna

 

 

 





Nicky

 





Ruth

 





Mandy

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Ali

 





Karen

 

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 February with the winner’s post.


Crafty hugs from Ali, Dawny and all the team.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Winner’s Post

ello my lovelies and hope you are all OK and staying warm and dry.

I have the winner of the December challenge and thank you to everybody who took part - we love seeing what you do with these products we all love so much. .

 

So this month the lucky girlie is ……

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…. you, Ann Smith


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 what Ann did -

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Ann went with the technique theme and used Tonic tags.
What a gorgeous card this is – stunning : ).


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

Thursday, 15 December 2016

December 2016–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 a fabulous response, our best ever,  and oh my, there were some sights for sore eyes Smile

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.

Can I ask that you just leave your cards on there please and no comments or other posts
it’s only to help anybody who cannot add their cards and makes to the challeneg blog. 
I’ve put a sticky on the FB page which explains and thank you heaps for understanding xxx

 



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 - Christmas colours. These can be traditional or more contemporary.

Technique - boxes, bags or tags

Product – any Nuvo product that you like –  you can still use Tonic dies etc but please include something Nuvo as well

Theme – Open theme - anything you want

So for example 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 Idyllics die and embossing folder sets.

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


We are also very pleased to announce that we have a new girlie joining us and it is the oh so talented and our very own
Nicky – yayyy  : )

 

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

 

Claire 

 

 





Nicky

 

 

 





Ruth

 

 





Ali

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Mandy

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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 January with the winner’s post.

Crafty hugs from Ali, Dawny and all the team and a very


HAPPY CHRISTMAS xxx