Monday 4 August 2014

N is for Neutral and Blue

I have been playing with my CD Roms tonight for my new ATC collection. The overall theme was brown, blue and neutral, animal themed cards. The brown, blue and neutral theme is for mod squad challenge, and the animal theme was for Hanna and friends. I also entered one other challenge for each card.

ATC #1
For this one I took a patterned base card, in a beige pattern (the back was blue). A piece of blue and brown swirls paper was cut to size and added to the left. The image is a scenics image from a free CD Rom, which I coloured using promarkers, as there was no brown on the CD, and attached as in the picture. To finish the ATC I added a 'Nature's Art' rub-on and a square, brown striped brad. The extra challenge for this ATC is my facebook challenge group, brad theme - Monthly themes for crafting
ATC #2
This second ATC used a double sided polka-dot paper that was free with Simply Homemade magazine on a base card. Two different patterned papers were used to make the tiles along the bottom. The main image was from the papermania 'Birdsong' DVD which I layered using the provided software. A blue ribbon and glitter flower finished the card off in line with the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday
ATC #3
For this final ATC I again added a patterned paper to plain cardstock for the base, this time a brown floral paper. I printed a topper from a free CD ROM, by Adam Pescott and mounted it onto a blue patterned card. To finish two holes were punched into the card and a blue ribbon threaded through. This card is for the ooh-la-la scenic challenge.

I would finally like to enter this collection into the crafty calendar Anything Goes challenge.

Here is an update on my fishtank - now at 62 hours.

The audio book this time was N is for Noose, by Sue Grafton. This is a Kinsey Milhone private eye mystery. She is asked to look into the circumstances surrounding an unsuspicious death for a friends acquaintance, but there are a lot of loose ends to start and she is threatened and injured before she has any answers. It turns out that the dead policeman was in the middle of an investigation and what he had established put him in a difficult position - so leading to his demise. Her time in the little village is marred by rumours and suspicion, but in a twist at the end it turns out that the information the policeman had collected was all circumstantial and would not have left to a conviction, but the actions of the criminal do lead to a prosecution. I always enjoy Sue's books, but in typical Isis Audiobooks style, there is a part missing near the beginning of the story! Definitely one to read to ensure all chapters are present.

Thank you for looking,
Hugz Tinz


  1. Lovey card and pretty colours and design papers and this is a wonderful image you've used. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  2. Such a pretty card - lovely image and colors. Terrific job with the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Hugs, Sharon

  3. Wonderful work, great colors and love what you did with the sketch.
    So sorry I am a little late with my comment.
    Thanks for joining us.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  4. Lovely cards! That striking silhouette rub on is fabulous! Thank you for playing along with us at Mod Squad!

  5. Super scenic card - you've been busy creating!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Ooh La La Challenge Blog, do join us again tomorrow for our new challenge!
    Ooh La La Creations Designer


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