Sunday 15 May 2016

Fruity Assassin

Hello again,

What a strange weelend. It has been lovely in the sun but cold in the wind and when the sun disappears, with tempertaures dropping quite a lot overnight brrr. I had to put the heating back on briefly! However, I have made a birthday card - a one-layer, fruit based birthday card at that.

I made a shaped card from a mint base card (from the Works) using the largest X-cut Large Labels nesting die. I then ran the card through the Big Shot Plus with a Sizzix watermelon embossing folder. I used Papermania glitter pens to write the sentiment and colour the inside of the watermelon. Finally I used a Whispers ink pad in Royal Blue, and a cheap Lime green ink pad to highlight the embossed areas. Unfortunately this does mean I now have a blue fingertip due to the Whispers being a waterproof dye-based ink!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
OLS #27 Fruit Smoothie
Artistic Inspirations 156 Use a die-cut
Art Impressions 184 Laughing with you
inkspirational #108 Mint and Navy
Simon Says Monday- Emboss It
diecutting divas #265 Water Safety (ok so I thought outside the box and used a WATERmelon)
CRAFT #363 Birthday (with blog hop)
Crafty Catz #324 Dies and punches
Creative Corner - Let's Celebrate

I did put my pea frame up and plant out my Pea Beans, which were getting rather large. I would have doen more at the allotment but this took 2 hours, thanks to my pea netting being all tangled! Unfortunately I forgot to take the camera to get a picture.

Finally, here is an audio book review:
Assassin by Tom Cain
I decided to go back to one of my favourite genres – Crime Thriller. This story is about Sam Carver, an ex-soldier and secret, secret service man. A couple of murders, one in Dubai and another in San Francisco, look like the work that Sam used to do as a hit man, however Sam is with his new girl and getting ready for his best friend’s wedding. Somebody is setting Carver up in order to isolate him and then take him out, as well as proving he is much better than Carver, by taking the ultimate hit job – the very popular US president. Carver must keep himself alive long enough to stop the hit, when nobody is willing to trust him completely.
A very good story, full of action and suspense. The only problem with listening to this sort of story rather than reading it is that you have to go at the pace of the narrator, whereas at high tension moments I will naturally skim the less important parts in order to get to the main part quicker.

Thankyou for looking at my blog post,

Hugz Tinz (Creative Moments DT)


  1. Love the shaped card, and all the glittery action! Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Art Impressions challenge! :)

  2. love these card and i find that all the glitters make it everything even more fun and adorable!

    Thank you for playing along with us over the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
    Hugs Zoey

  3. Tinz this is so fun. Love the decorative shape.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. What a great card, Tinz, I love the shape and the embossed flourish! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge Birthday Blog Hop!

    love Mags B x

    PS Thanks for the book review, too! I'll look out for that one! :)

  5. Cute and clever, thanks for joining in with the OLS Fruit Smoothie challenge.

  6. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

  7. Cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

  8. Thank for joining us our challenge CCCB
    DT Dpbroslawa

  9. Lovely card base and I love your glittery melon . 'Melon' thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  10. Cool card! Great use of the mint color. I like the die and the unique card base shape. Very fun! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna


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