Tuesday, 15 January 2019

How many ways to use an owl?

Hi there everybody.

Today I have a selection of mini cards to show you that go inside my notecard holder I made previously.  I used one die set for all the cards, but in two different ways - so three of each design. I wanted them to be humourous but useable for any occassion.

 Here they all are together :) Very different designs, with the owl obvious in the one, but obscure in the second.
 So for this one I used just the owl outline die with blue patterned paper, to create some waves (I did cut the ears off though!). To give the effect of foam I went around the edges of the waves with blue glitter glue pen. I used Nuvo drops to draw the birds, and a gold paint pen to write the punny sentiment :).

This one uses the die in a more obvious way on KRAFT card. I then also used the die with all the inside parts of the owl, cutting both black glitter and watercolour effect cream papers. I layered the pieces to create the owl.

I would like to enter this collection into the following challenges:
dragonflydreams - Anything Goes
Simply Less is Moore #386 Water (top card only)
C4C466 Humourous

I also know it is a little late, but I thought I ould share some more of my Christmas photos with you all :D









Thanks for looking (yes Piggy got his own decorations :D)

Hugz Tinz

Friday, 11 January 2019

Happy Elf

I have managed to get my card done for the Limited Runs Progressive challenge within the time frame provided! Challenge is open until 13th :D

Here is what I came up with (I had an envelope and needed a card to fit it).

I colured him with promarkers and then used an X-cut nesting oval die. I used the large labels die to cut a pice of white card and then staped the season's greetings sentiment using red pretty colour ink. I took a piece of black glitter card, cut to size and folded before adding the elements to the front.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - A for Anything Christmas
Scrapbook Stamp Society #155 Christmas
Die-cuttin' Divas #402 Glitter or Foil (Glitter background)

Thanks so much for looking!

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Something New @ I Love Promarkers

Hiya guys,

Our first challenge of 2019 starts today over at I Love Promarkers, with an optional theme (as the challenge is an Anything Goes one) of something new. This culd be new stash or a creation for a new venture. It could even be a calendar!

This challenge is sponsored by Dr Digi'sHouse Of Stamps and I have used Gnome Sweet Gnome on my card.

I used a country diary patterned paper for the background, coloured the image with Promarkers and then die-cut using a stitched square M&C nesting die, coloured the peel-off letters to make the sentiment and added them to the card front.

I did make a list of the Promarkers I used but I now cannot find where I put that list grrrr.

Anyway I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CRAFT #496 Something New
Polkadoodles - New or Thank you
PFP #475 Dies/Punches
TIOT - Something Old...Something New (old paper, new image)

I also have a dino update for you all :) At last eh?

This third dino is 16hrs through, and that takes the total so far to over 188hrs!

Hugz Tinz

Monday, 7 January 2019

A load of coffee @ Creative Moments

Happy New Year to all our followers! It is time for our first challenge of 2019 over at Creative Moments and I am sure the eagle eyed among you will have realised that it is not Wednesday today, and yes our posting dates have now changed to 7th and 22nd of each month.

Another new element to our challenge blog is that we will not be having any twists, so all our challenges are Anything Goes. I used the Coffee image from our sponsor Scribbles. I layered it onto Kraft card (after die-cutting both pieces with X-cut nesting lrge labels dies). I coloured the coffee cup with Promarkers. To finish I added a flower and some gems and used Crushed Straw distressed ink arund the egde of the card.


We cannot wait to see what you have been creating :D.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simply Create Too #145 Anything Goes
MMM #87 Use words or a sentiment
AYLI - Anything Goes
PFP #474 Add a Sentiment

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Musical Birthday

Hiya everybody,

I am super excited to nnounce that I have been accepted to join the DT over at Moving Along With The Times (MAWTT). This is a fortnightly blog that goes live every other Thursday, with the first post of the year being today! Here is my first creation as part of the DT.

I used the negative die-cut on the Country Diary paper to cover a square base card. Due to the heavily patterned nature of the paper I simply added some peel-offs, in the form of bells, sentiment and birds and bees. I did also add a feather to the peacock tail.

You have probably noticed that the sentiment is purple - unfortunately I have yet to find peel-offs in a range of colours, so I had to resort to peel-off markers. I got these a few years ago for Christmas and they are brilliant!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday #563 Anything Goes
AYLI - Anything Goes
CMP - Blue theme

I also thought I should share my other musical creations with you, as they do fit the theme:
Aren't they fun!! They were kits from the Works, and they needed a bit of fiddling to get them to actually work, but they were worth it lol.

Thanks so much for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Mortal Notelets

Hi there,

I would like to share with you my notelet box that I have made as my first creation of 2019. I haven't made the notelets and envelopes to go inside just yet however.


I covered the edges in glittered dragonfly papers, and then used an oriental paper and one from the Papermania Capsule Collections (yellows and oranges) to cover the front panels. I cut the peacock from a Country Diary patterned paper using a Creative Dies die. Finally I added a peacock feather sticker.

I would like to add this into the following challenges:
NotJustCards - Anything Goes
AYLI - Anything Goes

I also have an update on my Dinosaur height chart:
This is currently at 186hours in total. (19hrs for this dino in particular).

Finally we went and watched Mortal Engines at the cinema the other week. I wasn't sure what to expect as I haven't read the books and had no idea what the storyline was. I wasn't actually expecting much as the reviews have been pretty poor. However, I was very surprised. I actually really enjoyed the film and didn't find it difficult to follow the storyline at all. In fact it was very simple to follow as it only jumped between two different sets of people - the good guys and the bad guys. The idea of the story was very intrueging and I am now going to get the books so that I can compare them :)

Hope you all have a wonderful 2019,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Christmas Train

I had to quickly make a Christmas card just before Christmas for one of Gavins pals whose address we did not have. We got a Christmas card from them with the address on, so I then needed a card lol. Luckily I had popped into the Range and decided to grab myself one of the Hunkydory Little Book of..Vehicles. As this is somebody who likes his steam trains I found the perfect image in the book.

I used one of my patterned card blanks - cut the image to size - added a couple of festive stickers - finished with a gold foiled snowflake, and a festive message inside. Nice and simples!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
CrftyHazelnutsChristmas #418 Christmas or New Year
WinterWonderland - Anything Christmas
MTTC #387 Something New (the Hunkydory Little Book of...)
CountryView #70 Christmas


I would also like to share my bunny WIP @ just over 37 hours:
Wishing you all the best for 2019!!!

Hugz Tinz