Friday 17 April 2015

Spring Detective

I have made an ATC collection again. This time I based the collection around this inspiration photo from TPE294:

Here is the collection:
 For all of these cards I used a patterned floral card for the base, and cut a white card panel for the centre of the ATC. Onto this I stamped the sentiment using a Boofle green ink pad. The flowers were cut out of the remaining base card and also a green 'newsprint' paper, using a Quick Cutz die, but layered differently for each card.
 For this first ATC I placed the white card across the centre of the base, leaving a wide strip of patterned card at the top and bottom. A green floral ribbon was wrapped around the white panel, and the flower pieces layered onto the centre of the ribbon.
 The white panel for this ATC was a central piece, with the sentiment on the opposite side. This time a piece of lace was wrapped under the ribbon, and two flowers placed separately over the ribbon.
The final ATC has the central panel as a centre piece again, but a green ric-rac was used instead of ribbon, with the paler flower being layered with a green centre, and the remaining green flowers adorning the far side of the panel.

The other challenges that I wish to enter these ATC's into are:
Simon Says Monday In the Middle (the panels are in the middle)
papertake weekly words, words, words
crafty catz #275 It's a girl thing
Artistic Inspirations #129 Spring
Creative Card Crew 85 A sentiment
creative moments 66 Spring
Fussy and Fancy Spring Flowers
simply create too #83 No digi's or stamped images
addicted to stamps #102 Girly but no pink
card mania #67 Flowers

I also made these lovely Rhubarb butterfly cupcakes:

The Last Detective by Robert Crais
A little boy is kidnapped whilst being looked after by his mums PI boyfriend (Cole). This is not the first time trouble has come calling at their door. The story is given out that he has been kidnapped for revenge against Cole for crimes he committed whilst in the army. However CoIe claims that the story is fake and he does not recognise the voice of the man on the phone. In the army he was part of an elite service and, along with a friend who also has similar skills, he follows the clues to trace Ben. It turns out that the people they are against are also very good at what they do, and the reason for the kidnapping is altogether different from that given in the phone call.
A very fast paced book, which keeps up the tension. I had never heard of this author previously and was unsure what style of book this was, but it is very well written to keep you interested and guessing. It gives flashbacks into the past so that the listener knows what actually happened, even when the characters in the story do not get to find out. The twist to the plot is very well thought-out. I will say that it is important to ensure the disks are in the correct order before you start out, as disc 6 leads quite nicely into disk 8, but then leaves you wondering why certain information is missed out. Luckily disc 7 was happy to fill in the gaps for me lol.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Hugz Tinz


  1. Very pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  2. My you've been busy...well done!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Springtime Flowers"!!
    Take care,

  3. These are lovely! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  4. These are so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  5. A lovely collection of ATCs, these are so very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.

  6. Pretty collection of ATCs! Thank you for joining us over at LOC this week.

  7. Your ATCs are ever so pretty! I'm amazed that so much dazzle and delight can be found on these mini canvases! WOW! Thank you for sharing your photo-inspired ATCs in The Pink Elephant gallery!
    ~c (TPE Guest Designer)

  8. Fabulous ATC's thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Dianne x
    CC DT

  9. Very soft feminine ATC's thanks for sharing at LOC, Lou x

  10. Lovely creation!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

  11. Lovely ATC. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.


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