Sunday 13 November 2016

Zig-zag kitty

Hi there,

I have made a Christmas card today with an IkesArt image:

I used a Crafters Companion Create-a-card Snowflake die to create the background and the centre focal area. I added the image in the die-cut centre after colouring with promarkers. I used a Joanna Sheen edgeabilities die with holly, on a starry patterned paper to create a bottom border and added the sentiment in Metallic promarker - Green, on a coral scalloped circle die-cut.

The promarkers used were - Metallic Gold and Green, Cool Grey 4, Slate, Sunkissed Pink and Maroon.

I followed the AHSC sketch 185:

Allsorts 389 Feature a Creature
Craftyhazelnuts 307 Coral
Scrapbook Stamp Society #104 Frame It
Kort O Mania #163 Snow
Show us your pussies #12 Furrything Goes
Christmas @ Sweet Stamping - Anything Goes
Cute as a button #28 Christmas
inkychicks #75 Winter Wonderland

I also thought you would like to see a garden visitor to my lodgings in Cambridge:
Yup a Sparrowhawk! And I got a picture too!

Here is another audiobook review for you:

The Zig-Zag Girl by Elle Griffiths
The Magic Men were a top-secret undercover mission during the War (not sure if this was the first or second world war) who were tasked to make the Germans believe that there were more troops protecting the coast than there actually were. The team was made up mainly of magicians, with a few ‘normal’ soldiers to co-ordinate the work. Whilst on the mission a tragedy occurs causing a member of the team to be lost. The story is set a few years later when one of the soldiers is now a police detective sergeant. A body is found in a way that resembles a magic trick, and is linked to Max Maphisto, one of the Magic Men. Edgar, the policeman, is sent part of the body directly, with his army rank on the address label. When another magician from the Magic Men turns up dead – again in a way very similar to that of a magic trick – Edgar starts to think the murders may be linked to the Magic Men. He and Max investigate further. This is a good story with plenty of suspense, but unfortunately it was quite easy to guess who the murderer was from early on in the story. Still a good story and with quite an interesting outcome, and it also goes on after the murderer is caught to tie-up the loose ends that a lot of stories will leave to the readers imagination, which I actually quite liked.

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz


  1. Unbeleivably cute! Aww! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CAAB. See you again we hope? Jackie DT Member

  2. Fantastic card. I love that cut out background and the way you coloured the kitty is great :-) Thank you very much for using one of my images :-D

    WoW ! A Sparrowhawk ... amazing photo. It looks like it just caught something ?!!!

    Thank you for purring along to SUYP Cats Challenges.

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  3. Such a cute card! Love the pops of the pink with the grey. Thanks so much for sharing with us at AHSC!

  4. How adorable! The colors are great and that image! Love it! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!

  5. Precious kitty!! This card really made me smile. Lovely colouring, too! Thanks for joining us over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week! ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

  6. Such a sweet image, a lovely design and fab colour choice.Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ this month.

  7. Cute little kitten, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this time, xxxx

  8. What an adorable card! Love the kitty. And what a stunning pic of the hawk too! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


  9. this is sweet and lovely

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  10. Fun card, love the kitten and his reflection in the ornament...adorable. Thanks for joining us at AHSC.

  11. Hi Tinz,
    What a beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Bianca DT member.

  12. What a fun and pretty card! I dearly love the stamped cat image and how you created your background with dies and the border with a punch, very original and great use of the sketch too. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  13. Cute image and looks like the sparrow hawk caught something
    Carol x

  14. So cute! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck in the challenge.

  15. Cute card!Thans for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  16. Nice card, cute litle cat :) Thanks for playing with Kort O Mania! Wish you the best, DT-Gina


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