Thursday, 23 May 2019

Monochrome @ MAWTT

Hiya everybody,

Our new challenge over at MAWTT is Monochrome, set by the lovely Penny. I have made a fantasy card using dies that I haven't used as yet!

Sorry about the lousy picture - my camera is playing up so I have had to use my phone and the lighting was pretty poor. I will try harder next time!! The unicorn is an intricut die from Hobbycraft and was cut on X-cut self-adhesive vellum. The others were a free gift in a magazine cut on Papermania collection paper, with glitter dots on it, for a little bit of magical sparkle.

I would like to enter this one into the following challenges:
craftingbydesigns - Feature a Creature
AYLI - His or Hers - I find cards for her much easier to make - and I have more in my stash that is suited to girl cards lol
Animal Friends #74 Horse or Unicorn
SimplyCreateToo #149 Anything Goes

We can't wait to see your monochromatic creations,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Pop-out Flowers

Hi there,

I have a CAS masculine and floral creation to share with you today!

So I used double sided paper with a masculine pattern. I die-cut a fancy square from a Marianne Creatables set and then folded the corners in on themselves, and then back out to make an exploding box shape. I then die-cut a flower from the same set and used the back of the paper to stand out against the green check. I placed this into the centre of the exploding box used glue dots. Finally I die-cut the sentiment using First Edition Tag dies. I backed the empty letter area with double sided tape and sprinkled gold glitter into them, before placing on the top of the card base.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Paper Players #442 CAS plants
Allsorts - Happy Birthday
The Male Room #111 Origami
CCM #234 Birthdays
MMM #96 Yellow, red and green (if I can count gold as yellow?)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Summer @ Aud Sentiments

Yep we are celebration summer with our new challenge over at Aud Sentiments - we are starting to feel that it is just round the corner now :) I am loving my blue tit nest personally!

Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Nest Dolls
and I have used Sunshine Ellie  for my creation:
I used a bright summery patterned base card (6x4") for this one. the image was coloured with Promarkers and then fussy cut before placing onto a gold mirri card, which was also fussy cut. I added her to the top right of the card so that the flower on the left stayed intact. I then added diamantes to the flower. Finally I added a summery sentiment, simply saying 'Best' so that the postcard can be used for any occasion - best friend, best wishes, best of luck etc.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
notjustcards - Anything Goes
CCM #233 Three-Two-One (Three flower layers - Two layers for the image - One sentiment)
SOS #395 May Flowers
PFP #493 Summer is coming
Sunday Postcard Art - Flower Child

Don't forget to include your sentiment if you are playing along with us, and thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Spots and stripes @ I ♥️ promarkers

Hiya guys,

I need to apologise for any missing links. I am using my phone to pop this on but will add the links asap.

So we have a new challenge started today over at I Love Promarkers and the optional twist is spots and stripes and i have used the image flower square from our sponsor IKEsART digis   .

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
SimplyCreateToo #149 Anything Goes
SOS #395 May Flowers
PFP #493 Summer is coming
C4C483 Flowers

Thanks for looking,

Hugs tinz

Monday, 13 May 2019

Double the mowing power

Hi everybody,

Time to share my new cards with you - made for the current Twofer challenge:

I used a decoupage Country Companions set alongside the lawnmower stamp for the first card, and then just the lawnmower and sentiment on the Kraft card.

 This one has a much more feminine feel to it.
I want to add this card into the adventure challenge at inkspirational.

And this one is very masculine. This one is also perfect for the CAS challenge at MTTC.

And here is Teddy come out to say hello,
 And some of the stick insects too!

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Birthday postcard

Hi there,

I have tried my first postcard art - making a birthday celebration postcard.

The chair and birds are from a Sizzix stamp set, that came with dies to match. I stamped the chair, and then sat the birds on the back. I also faded stamped the chair around the edges.

I then used stamps from a Helz Cuppleditch set with my pretty colour rainbow ink pad. Again I faded the sentiment down the postcard. I was going for a slightly distressed look with this.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
CRAFT #512 Birthday

I also thought I would share some of my plants with you today:

And a dinosaur update too:
Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Black & White Impact

Hi guys,

It has been rather wet and miserable here for the last few days - but the garden has appreciated it (especially as we have laid turf at the weekend). Not so nice for the blue tits and their babies, but it seems that the nest box has kept them pretty dry, thankfully. I am so excited to see the little ones fledge as this is the first time the nest box has been used!

Anyway, there is a new challenge starting today over at MAWTT, and I decided to use the IkesArt progressive challenge image to make a card that matched the theme (unfortunately I was so pleased I could do it in black and white I completely forgot the fact that the challenge ended last week!!)

Here it is:
I simply fussy cut the image but didn't colour it. I added it to a background that was in my stash with embossed pattern on the back. The stamp was from a free gift stamp set and I embossed using Papermania embossing powder. Finally I layered the panel onto a plain white base card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Country View - Opposites (Black and White)
ikesworld #120 E for Embossing
The Library Challenge #32 All creatures great and small
Addicted to CAS #158 Contrast

I also have some pictures to share with you - the first is this beautiful butterfly:
And my P.cambridgei enclosure

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz