Saturday 26 July 2014

Birthday card and Audio book review

Sorry for the boring title this week.  couldn't think of a witty one this time lol.

So here is the birthday card I created:

It uses craft chalks that I have had for ages but they tend to remain in the bottom of a drawer.I took a white square piece of card and used sparkly pearlescent chalks to create a tie-dye, sky-like background. I then used a stencil of a bunch of balloons and bright chalks to add the motifs to either side of the sky base. These gave a vintage effect to the card. I stuck this to the centre of a blue base card, leaving the top edge open so that a hotel booking, plane tickets or similar can be slipped in, as an extra surprise. I stuck an eiffel tower chipboard in between the two balloon bunches, and a 'Happy Birthday' to the bottom of the card.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
make my monday - Vacation (Paris themed); Papertake Weekly - It's a Jolly Holiday (Parisian themed); open-minded craftng - Vacation themed
Anything Goes - Crafty Catz #2412cuteink #111suzy b #39
ooh-la-la - Vintage
art impressions #140 - Big Birthdays
Hanna and friends #201 - We Celebrate
Country View - Stencil It
Paula Holifields = It's Magic (Hidden pocket)

I also thought I would share with you my progress on my knitted lab rat:
This is it's bottom completed lol. I will keep you updated on my progress  :)

Audio Book Review - President Down by Terence Strong. This book is based around an ex-army sniper who now runs a private investigator business. He is recruited by the government to look into possible terrorist subjects, with a couple of new recruits to help him out. He has a dippy secretary who always muddle things up, and is also going through a divorce which is not going well. Whilst investigating some suspects it is noticed that there is a leak from within his small team. They also come across a plot against the current president who is visiting Cambridge, UK, with his family on a personal, and very private, matter. Although I figured out quite early who the leak was likely to be there was no obvious evidence and so it keeps you doubting whether you are right or not. It is a very well written, fast-paced book and I really enjoyed it. It is more of an action/adventure book, rather than a crime and it fits the niche very well.

Hope you enjoyed looking,

Hugz Tinz


  1. Thanks for joining in this week at MMM - your card is lovely - Jacqueline xx

  2. Very pretty, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

  3. Such a sweet card Tinz... Thank you for joining us this week at Papertake Weekly...
    Good Luck!
    Marjorie xx

  4. Oh I love the Paris theme... Thanks for joining us over at Open-Minded Creative FUN! Hope to see you again real soon. Melanie, DT

  5. Great card Tinz. Thanks so much for joining us for our Anything Goes Challenge at 2 Cute Ink! Hugs Deb

  6. Great card! Sorry I'm a bit late in commenting - been having a few internet problems1 Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday.

  7. Love this!! Its fantastic! :) Love the Paris theme! Wow! Lab rat! Knitting! Thats really kinda cool LOL!! I can't knit! LOL Can't wait to see it finished! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  8. Gorgeous design love it...thank you for sharing it with us over at Suzy Bee's Challenge....
    Suzy B ( Owner )

  9. Lovely creation beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  10. What a pretty card. Love the soft colour palette. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  11. Very Pretty, thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
    Julie DT

  12. Very cute little card! And good luck with the lab rat... it really will look like one!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  13. This is just gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Country View

  14. Such a pretty card Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La Creations Alli x


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