Saturday 25 July 2015

Your travels exposed!

Hello everybody,

What a miserable week it has been, but the gardens have appreciated it!

I have made a travel themed ATC collection this time, based around the sketch at SSW2 62:
 and using a train stamp from The Stamping Boutique.

So here is the collection:
 These are also being entered into:
crafting by designs Summer Holidays
papertake weekly Build it up
613 avenue create#133 Moon/stars (I have used stars)
sweet stampin' Boys and their toys (boys like trains)
artistic inspirations #136 Anything Goes
scrapbook stamp society #71 Holidays
DigiChooseday Something Old (scrap paper pieces)
polkadoodle 2 or more patterned papers
TSB Stars and stripes
country view #30 On your travels

ATC #1 - materials used - Piece of starry blue scrap paper; Green stripy 'Mans World' papermania paper; TBS train image, coloured with promarkers; Flip-flops cut from scrap paper using Quick Cutz die.

ATC #2 - materials used - Starry Christmas papermania paper; Flocked felt stripe scrap; TBS train image coloured with promarkers; holographic star sequin.

ATC #3 - materials used - scrap starry paper square; stripy papermania paper; TSB train image coloured with promarkers; pale blue diamantes.

ATC #4 - materials used - scrap tiger stripe paper; papermania floral paper; TSB train image coloured with promarkers; three pearlescent stars from stash.

ATC #5 - materials used - dark blue striped scrap paper; papermania paper; TSB image coloured with promarkers; die-cut star using Quick-cutz die; two star sequins from stash.

Audio Book Corner
The Evidence Exposed by Elizabeth George
This is a book that consists of three short stories, about murder. The first story ‘The Evidence Exposed’ is a group of Americans who are studying ‘The Great Houses of Britain’ with much tension, attraction and intrigue between them. When one of the party dies everybody seems to have a motive, but Inspector Thomas Lynley (apparently he appears in the authors novels) uncovers a secondary motive.
This story was the shortest of the three, but I thought the most enjoyable. It gets your mind thinking, and when you have a long commute this can be very useful. The necessary information required to determine the killer is not given until the end of the story, keeping you speculating throughout.
The second story ‘I, Richard’ tells the story of the obsession Malcolm Cousins has with King Richard III and the lengths he will go to for a secret letter that will clear the Kings name. But will he go as far as murdering his best friend?
This one was the humorous one of the three and the story certainly does not end how Malcolm expects it to – although the reader may have an inkling.
The third and final story in this book is ‘The surprise of his life’ which shows how people can be driven to murder when their insecurities are played upon – and the devastating consequences it can have. Douglas Armstrong is happily married until he starts to visit a psychic before his prostate examinations. The fourth visit causes him to start feeling insecure and jealous within his relationship, and his mind turns to murder when he thinks his wife is being unfaithful.
The reader can quickly see what is likely to happen in this story, but you spend the whole time hoping that something will occur to prevent it happening. However, there is a twist at the end which was unexpected to me, although some may even manage to guess at this.

All in all a good collection of short-stories, but don’t rely on it for a very long journey as there are only three CDs.

Thank you for reading,

Hugz Tinz


  1. Beatiful card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Welcome again and Good Luck!
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  2. Great cards, You have been busy! Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  3. great and fab cards

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  4. Well look at that wonderful array of cards! What a busy stamper you have been!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


  5. These are beautiful projects, Tinz. Thanks for playing along with Polka Doodles 2 Or More Patterned Papers challenge.
    x Asha (DT)

  6. Thanks so much for entering our challenge at The Stamping Boutique Challenge!! You did a fabulous job using the train image!!!

  7. Wow your have been just so busy with all your wonderful array of cards, great colours and added embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us this week over a Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  8. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Country View Challenges,these are

  9. These look fab! Great designs and colours!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

  10. Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in our Use Something Old challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

  11. Great makes!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica.-dt

  12. Goodness, you have been busy this week! How great that you got all those made! Thanks for sharing your work with us over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog. Hope you come back again!
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  13. What a great selection of ATCs, thank you for joining us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this week. Anne SSW2-DT

  14. Fabulous creations, love it and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Wendy (DT).xx

  15. Beautiful collection. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

  16. Fab ATC's.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  17. So cute and sweet cards. Thanks for joining us in our 2 or more papers challenge at Polkadoodles Hugs Agnieszka DT


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