Thursday, 5 December 2019

Elf Christmas

Hi guys,

Here is my DT creation for the Elves/Santa theme over at MAWTT.

The Elf is an Agies digi stamp, and I coloured him with Chameleon pens.

We cannot wait to see what you create with us.

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Peephole Christmas

I decided to do something a little different for our new challenge at I Love Promarkers. I have used  Puppy - enough reindeer from our wonderful sponsor - Bugaboo Stamps.

I layered him onto some festive paper before printing and then coloured with promarkers. I then added him to the inside of my card.

I did cut a frame from the front of the card and made a starry frame to sit around the dogs face. I used washi tape to adhere this to the middle of the circle aperture. To finish I added circular sentiment toppers.

Promarkers - Cinnamon, Cool Grey 2, Ice Grey 3, Sky Blue, Duck Egg.

The die was from Craft Stash and I think it was a creative dies one.

I would like to enter this little pup into the following challenges:
PFP #522 Christmas Critters
Die cuttin' Divas #448 3 (circles), 2 (sentiments), 1 (image)
SOS #410 Happy Holidays
ABC Christmas - Y for Yuletide
ikesworld #127 Looking forward to Christmas

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Decorating the tree @ Aud Sentiments

As I pointed out yesterday we are in the final week of November, and there is less than 4 weeks until Christmas Day itself! So it shouldn't be any surprise that our new theme over at Aud Sentiments is Christmas or Winter. We are sponsored by Polkadoodles who have provided me with Decorations Up to use on my card.

I used the following Promarkers to colour my image - Maroon, Cardinal Red, Cerise, Green, Grass, Pastel Beige, Daffodil Bloom, Buttercup, Pasel Pink, Pale Pink, Orchid, Twilight Sky, April Shower, Lavender, Almond as well as Purple, Silver and Blue metallics.

I then used my stitched square nesting dies to cut the image (M&C). I used some Christmas tree card to make a card base and added my image to the left side. I used a free gift snowflake die with metallic X-cut self-adhesive card, and then added a sentiment topper.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
TIOT - Inspired by a song/Christmas Carol - Have yourself a Merry little Christmas 'Hang a shining star upon the highest bough'
ABCChristmas - X for Faux (stitching)
dragonflydreams - Christmas/Winter

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 27 November 2019


Yup, it is nearly the end o November so time to get crafting those Christmas cards and goodies. Our new optional challenge at I Love Promarkers is to create something with a Christmas theme. You can always play anything goes if you prefer. Just remember you must use those all important markers. This challenge is sponsored by Dr Digi'sHouse Of Stamps, my card uses their Lonely this Christmas image.

I coloured the image using the following promarker pens - Cool Grey 3, Ice Grey 4, Tulip Yellow, Gold, Honeycomb, Oatmeal, Sandstone, Raw Sienna, Cocoa, Dusky Rose, Pine.

I then fussy cut the image. I folded some double sided patterned paper that I found in my stash to create a little frame and placed this onto a KRAFT base card. Finally I added the sentiment topper from Hunkydory.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
AHSC # 344
Craftyhazelnut #465 Something beginning with R (red flowers and reindeer)
TIOT - inspired by a song/Christmas carol (Frosty the snowman)
TheMaleRoom #125 Inspired by ugly sweaters (The patterned paper)
AYLI - Fav way to add snow - as part of the image. I can't get along with the fluffy stuff - it just goes everywhere, whereas having it as part of the image is nice and clean (and quick)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Winter Floliage doubletrouble

Hi there guys,

I have a couple of cards to share that I made for the current Twofer challenge - Winter foliage.

For the first card I wanted to use an Antia's sentiment topper, so I used this as the foal point of my card. I then created the border with two stamps from the winter Wonderland stamp collection that came free with an issue of Creative Stamping. I used green Pretty Colour ink and Mossy Stone Whispers ink. I also stamped a sentiment from the same set inside the card, using archival ink in Real Black.

 For this second card I only used stamps from the set, and the same ink colours listed above. I stamped the bunny to start, and then the sentiment. Then I created the wreath around the outside of the bunny. This is appropriate for us as we have a bunny who loves to see us when we get home - and especially at Christmas when she can play with the paper.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges also:
ATSM #368 Holiday
CuteCardThursday #609 Winter
craftyhazelnuts #465 Something beginning with R (reindeer in my first card and rabbit in my second)
intaas #71 UK myths and legends (Flying reindeer for Santa's sleigh)
JingleBelles - Banner inspiration (top card)
MTTC #410 Christmas Animals
ABCChristmas - W for wreath (bottom card)
AnimalFriends #80 Reindeer/Moose (top card)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Friday, 22 November 2019

Button it up

Hey blogging world,

A new challenge has started over at Creative Moments today, and the optional theme is to use buttons and bows. I have made a postcard to support my teamies :)

I was trying for a Charlie Chaplin theme for the Sunday Postcard Challenge - and this was the nearest I could get. It also looks slightly taller than the 4" it should be, but I did measure it! lol

The topper is from the Papermania Roaring 20's set, and I simply added it to Anita's gold card as the base, then added a pearlescent black button with a silver bow. Nice and simple.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS #172 Birthday
TheMaleRoom #124 Hobbies (my friend like to play his cello and guitar in his spare time)

I have also just finished reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

This is a story narrated by the main character to a storyteller. It tells of how Kvothe sees his entire life turned around when his family gets slaughtered. The story starts by explaining about his life before, and a bit of background about the people he met that helped him to make the decisions that he did in his future, mainly a pretty young woman, who reappears regularly throughout the book, and an Arcanist who sparks his curiosity and opens his eyes to new ways of doing things and new possibilities. After his family is murdered he becomes lost, and the story leads you through harrowing times living hand-to-mouth as a street urchin, and what it took to make him look to his future again. A large part of the book details his years at the university, learning the techniques of an Arcanist whilst trying to discover more about his parents murderers. He makes some powerful enemies, but also some great, if not very powerful, friends. I cannot wait to start on book two of this trilogy.

A couple of pictures of my moths to leave you with :)

 They are having a cuddle :)
Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 21 November 2019


Hiya fellow bloggers,

It is time for a new challenge at MAWTT, and this time it is Team B who are providing inspiration for you. Please do go and have a look at the DT creations. The theme, chosen by Jackie, is Steampunk. I have to admit I don't find this theme very easy myself, but I have managed to play along.

I used some free Sheena Douglas stamps (Creative Stamping magazine). Firstly I stamped the cogs along the top and bottom and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I then stamped the clock face from the same stamp set, but just in pale gold ink, so it is very subtle. Then to finish I simply added a draughts topper from Kanban.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
TheMaleRoom #124 Hobbies
613 Avenue Create #227 Scrap your stash
Addictedtostamps #179 Anything Goes
CountryView - Hand Stamped
notjustcards - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to look at my creations,

Hugz Tinz