Friday, 17 November 2017

Digital Thanks

Hi guys,

Another card to share with you all. I used a My Craft Studio DVD for this one, however Ionly have my craft studio elite on my computer and it does not seem to be fully compatible so there were pats of the disc that I could not use :(.

However, this is what I created:
The quote I found online, on a free quotes section, but I cannot remember the card making site it was on!
The tree was a digital punch, and the others were just images from the CD-rom.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
crafting by designs - Let's be thankful
CAGI - Thankful/Thank You
MAWTT #58 Trees
 Fussy and Fancy #200 Thanks
Jingle Bells - Thank you cards
craftycalender - Autumn Colours

I now need to take a look at making my calenders, more thank you cards, and my Christmas ATC's too!!

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Monochrome Flowers

hi there and welcome to my DT blog post for our new challenge over at Aud Sentiments. We have a nice easy theme of Anything Goes this time (I got my themes all confused so I was quite lucky it was anything goes, otherwise I would have had to start again lol). I have used the opportunity to have my sentiment as the focus of the card, as this is often more difficult when working with a digital image.

 I had this paragraph on a sheet of rub-ons that I got from my mum I believe quite a while ago, and thought it would be a lovely focus for the card. The stamp is from Hero Arts and was heat embossed using Heat It Up black sparkle embossing powder. I also added a rub-on to the envelope to co-ordinate.
We would love to see what you create this time for our challenge, but there are some rules to be aware of first:

1.  As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT that is appropriate for the theme/challenge.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture on your blog post that shows us the sentiment.
2. Please mention Aud Sentiments and create a link to us.  When you enter your link at Inlinkz, it needs to go directly to your project, not just to your blog's home page.
3. You may enter up to 5 times, but all entries need to be new & posted after the start of our challenge.
HAVE FUN!


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
CASology #275 Sharp
Glitter 'n' Sparkle #265 Anything Goes
scrapbook stamp society #129 Anything Goes
pokadoodles - white with a hint of colour (ok may be more than a hint :P)

I received two lovely packages from my ATC exchange group:


Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Smoking gun

And welcome to my DT post for another new challenge over at Creative Moments. As always the theme is Anything Goes, but we have a twist of Thanksgiving for challenge #130. We are sponsored by 

Who are offering $10 Voucher to the winner
and
Who are offering a prize bundle to the winner

I have used Talk about fastfood from DS4J.

I coloured him with watercolour pencils and cut into a square. I added some papermania Geometric washi tape to the top right of the panel. I layered a square of brown pearlescent paper onto the red card base, after aso wrapping this with the washi tape, but on the opposite corner. I then layered the image panel over this. I added a chipboard owl and hedgehog, and then some diamantes too for a little bit of celebratory sparkle.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
City Crafter #388 For the boys
ATSM #268 Holiday (Thanksgiving)
CCEE 1745 Masculine
craftycatz #392 No patterned paper
Allsorts #441 Colours of autumn
crafty calender - Autumn Colours
cute as a button #39 Thanksgiving

And as promised here is a photo of the potato and cauliflower curry I made at the weekend!

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Skater Boi

Hi there,

It is another Wednesday and a new challenge over at I Love Promarkers. We had some gorgeous entries for the last challenge and can't wait to see what you create for this challenge which is - Show us your Funny Side.

Our sponsor is  Dr Digi's House Of Stamps
The Prize for the lucky winner is
2 Digi Images
If you would like to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize,
simply enter your creations using Inlinkz below.
How you interpret this is completely up to you, as long as you make sure you follow the theme and you MUST use either ProMarkers, FlexMarkers, AquaMarkers or Trias on your work, if not you entry will be deleted
I have used Skater Stanley for my card:

I coloured him with the following promarker colours:
Metallic Silver; Cool Grey 1; Cool Grey 5
Crimson; Cardinel Red; Pink Mittens
Bluebell; Amethyst
Tawny Owl; Almond; March Hare
Fresh Meadow; Frosted Leaf; Green; Island Lagoon
Lemon; Summer Sun

I then inked the edge of his panel using Distress Ink. I used a base card with an embossed frame and added two patterned paper strips, which I layered the image over. Finally I added the sentiment down the side!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
notjustcards - Anything Goes
scrapbookstampsociety #129 Anything Goes
citycrafter #388 For the boys
SOS #329 Transportation (had the image for a while, and the patterned papers are off-cuts from last years Christmas makes)
CCEE1745 Masculine Cards

I thought you might like to see my extra large garden spider:

AND a late hatching of caterpillars!!!
My poor Nasturtium thought it was going to have a chance to flower again - but they soon made it think again!!

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz


Sunday, 12 November 2017

Singing for the male of the house

Hello everybody,

After a busy day out learning how to use a kayak yesterday, I stayed at home and did some crafting while he went out and did an intro to white water kayaking! I have also completed the fern edge of my garden, but I still need to take a photograph. I also had to rescue my extra large garden spider, as she was hiding in one of the plants I was planting and I hadn't realised, and when I popped it in the hole, she nearly ended up being buried alongside it, and couldn't get out of the hole!! Poor arachnid! I did pick her out of the hole and popped her on the fence - with her rather large bottom lol - it is the size of a 20 pence piece and about 1.5cm thick too!

Anyway, here is my card creation!
I used some Tiddly Inks stamps that came free with Quick Cards magazine a year or so ago for the main image. I paper pieced the images, and coloured the remaining arears with watercolour pencils, which helped me get the shading in her hair.
The sentiment was from a Smirk christmas stamp set, and was stamped using a Pretty Colour green and red split ink pad. Finally I added a few masculine diamantes and pearls.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
crafting by design - Winter Sparkle (glitter in the black and red papers, and diamante sparkle too)
ATSAM #267 Make your mark
CCEE 1745 - Masculine card
CRAFT #441 Winter
The Male Room #73 Paper Piecing
Hanna and Friends #286 Animals
MTTC #358 Paper Piecing
addicted to stamps #157 More than one stamp
Kort o mania #186 Winter
Christmas @ Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas Goes
Animal Friends #56 Christmas

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Firework Love

As promised I have another card to share with you today. This is another CAS design, but I may have gone slightly too clean. Should I add something more to either of the other corners do you think?

The heart in the bottom right is just a watermark and is not actually part of the card!

This was really simple to make - I die-cut the sentiment from Joanna Sheen onto X-cut self-adhesive glitter sheet, and peeled off small pieces of feather to pop behind the sentiment. I then added three bright feathers to the opposite corners and topper with a sparkly purple flower (I had to stick the feathers using cellotape so needed to cover this up!)

Once again any feedback, or improvements to this particular card, are much appreciated!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simply Less is Moore #353 Colour week - Fireworks
modsquad - it's all in the colour
card mania #98 Anything Goes

I also have an update on my fish tank for you:

Now at 172hr48!

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

White Christmas

Hi there,

I have attempted a white on white Christmas card today. I used a 3x3" card blank to try and make it a little easier lol.

So I used some X-cut textured self-adhesive paper with Joanna Sheen's holly border die, to make a border panel. The border die was used across the top and underneath, to make a border piece as it is designed to fancy the edge of the card, rather than creating a separate border. I then simply used a white peel-off for the sentiment to finish the card. Please do leave me some feedback on this as I would like to get better with my white-on-what creations!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CASology #274 Tiny (the card size)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Snow White
Deep Ocean #167 Inspired by a song/movie (White Christmas)
Addicted to CAS #123 Leaves (in the ivy)
Kort 'o' mania #186 Winter
ABC christmas - W for White and X for X marks the spot (in the ivy panel :) )
dragonfly dreams - winter

I also have a photo of my finished Advent Calender!!

I added the numbers using glittery red fabric paint :)

Please check back tomorrow for another card and an update on ym fishtank.

Hugz Tinz