Thursday 27 November 2014

Uncle Snow

This is one of my newly created Christmas ATC sets, entitled Snowman Fun, with the theme obviously being Snowmen. This collection was inspired by the Card Concept Snowman Tag challenge - based on the Clean and Elegant style (although #1 is more collage style!) and also glitter n sparkle #112 Tag It.

ATC #1
A base card was layered with red snowflake patterned paper - from Papermania. I used a free patterned paper to make the contrasting squares. I then layered a free Snowman sticker over the top of these layers (he had been hiding in my stash for a while so I thought it was about time he came out to play). Finally I added a sentiment tag with a silver bow, and a snowflake embellishment.
The layout was based around this sketch from sweet sketch wednesday 2 (including a bow).
I would also like to enter this into the following challenge:
SOS #179 Free is good

ATC #2

For the base of this ATC I layered a vellum sheet of white glitter snowflakes onto a white card. I then used a free topper from a magazine, which had a hint of elegance about it. Finally the sentiment tag was added.
I wish to add this to the following challenges:
crafty calendar Christmas
creative moments #56 Make it sparkle
ooh-la-la creations #170 Christmas
simon says Wednesday Anything Goes

ATC #3

This ATC was made using a peel-off of a winter scene, with a prominent snowman, which was coloured with promarkers. A tag sentiment finished this quick and easy ATC.
This is to be entered for the following challenges:
craft your passion 241 baby it's cold outside
i love promarkers #247 Frosty the snowman
allsorts 286 No design papers
aud sentiments #120 Sentiment for December holiday
simply create too #75 Snow, snow, snow

Audiobook review
Uncle Silas by J.S. Le Fanu
This is another from the Victorian Collection, and although I did not get on with the last one, I decided to give a different genre a try, so this is a suspense novel. When Maud’s father dies, she is made the ward of her mysterious uncle, around whom there is a lot of suspicion and intrigue. It is to clear his name that she is made his ward, as if she dies before reaching her majority, uncle Silas will inherit everything.
This story begins at Maud’s home and provides the background for her upbringing and ideas. It also introduces the mystery of Uncle Silas, whom her father has forbidden to be spoken about. For part of this story there is a French governess who is very intimidating and vulgar, and who often threatens poor Maud – who is a typical Victorian girl with very little steel in her spine. This first part of the story also introduces her cousin, who supports Maud throughout the book.
Once her father dies there are quite a few people who do not agree with her going to live with her uncle, however she insists and finds their way of life very different to what she is used to, but actually quite pleasant. That is until her young cousin Millie is sent away to France and her uncles tone towards her changes somewhat. A this point the French governess re-enters the story, and Maud becomes more and more nervous.
This is a very good suspense novel as you are always waiting for something to happen to Maud, who is incredibly annoying in the way she reacts. She shys away from everything and is very na├»ve – just as the Victorians thought women should be and I found this very annoying whilst listening to the book. However the good plot and ability of the author to keep you on the edge of your seat definitely makes up for this. I would recommend this book to anybody who enjoys guessing what is going to happen – just don’t read the blurb first as it gives too much away!!

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz


  1. Very cute Christmas card Tinz, this is such a sweet little snowman love that carrot nose and that wonderful scarf. Great colours and design papers. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  2. Lovely creations! Your little ATC is fab, great use of peel off stickers. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight.

  3. A really striking work, thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

    I have some candy here and you are very welcome to enter.

    B x

  4. Lovely collection of atc's.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'No Design Papers' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  5. Oh, I saw your snowman entry at the Card Concept and had to tell you...I love that snowman image and the fun. sparkly snowflakes in the background!

  6. What cute little snowman! Thanks for joining us this week.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  7. Very cute thank you for joining us at OLL Creations Susan DT xx

  8. So sweet.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  9. Wow you've been busy! Love your snowman creations. Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

  10. Love that darling snowman image! Thanks so much for sharing this little cutie with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this week.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  11. Tin: Your ATCs are very cute! We're glad you entered our Challenge "Snow! Snow! Snow!"

    This is our last challenge for 2014: The Design Team will take a break most of December to enjoy their families around the holidays. We'll all be back on 2 January for our first 2015 challenge to spark your creativity. We hope to see your entries in all our challenges next year!

    Happy Holidays to you & your family!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  12. Such a cute snowman. Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion#241.

  13. Super cute ATC's, thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations, best of luck xxx

  14. Wow, your ATCs are wonderful!!! Such cute snowmen! Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


  15. ATC #1: Great use of free papers! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  16. Lovely snowman ATC's
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  17. Beautiful creations, all of them. Thanks for joining us at I Love ProMarkers. Hope to see you back for next challenge. Good luck, hugs from Lisbeth

  18. A really lovely collection of snow men. Adorabel! Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiment challenges this time around.
    Love n hugs

  19. LOVE the glitter!
    Thanks for joining in on the fun at The Card Concept!

  20. These are really cute, love the images.

    Thanks for joining in our latest challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck.

    Jo x

  21. What fabulous Christmas creations Tinz!

  22. Lovely creations! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

  23. Festive and fun with a snowman so sweet, I couldn't help but smile! Fabulous job layering and balancing your card elements. I really, REALLY love soft, muted colors. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)


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