Wednesday, 16 August 2017

China Blue Birthday

Hi there,

I have a cross stitched birthday card to share with you today. I haven't shared it sooner as I didn't want to risk the recipient seeing it before her birthday. But here it is now:

I used a pre-patterned base card, blue pearlised cardstock, silver peel-offs and my stitching of the recipients initials.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts #428 Name or number (OK this is just the initials - does it still count?)
C4C398 Monochromatic
OLL #235 Flowers
TIOT - In my garden
A snowflakes promise - Anything Goes

Oooh I made a rhubard pastry pudding thing the other day - using homegrown rhubarb of course (unfortunately they were frozen from my allotment that I no longer have). The pudding was quite yummy, but I am not keen on pastry so hubby had most of it lol.
It doesn't look all that nice here, but that is because the sugar has caramalised on the top, not because it is burnt!

We went for a nature walk at the weekend. I haven't had chance to go through and sort out all of the pictures yet, but here are a few that are good:

Lots of critters seen and photographed - I just need to go through them and get their quality improved and then Ican forward them to the people that want them lol.

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday, 13 August 2017

OLC - Birdie Wishes

Hi there,

I decided to have a play with serif CraftArtist last night and this is what I came up with:

It is actually printed on a square card with a white bordered edge, but for some reason when I added my watermark it has really made the card pale and difficult to see (or maybe it is the colour balance on my computer?).

I was inspired by the following challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams - Animals
ATCAS #117 OLC (printed straight onto cardstock)
MAWTT #51 Things that fly
AHS #224

And here is the inside of the card - I have actually added a sentiment inside too!!!

 I have some wildlife pictures to share from in the garden from last week (those rare occasions when we had a little bit of sun):

 Mushroom - he was very thin and unfortunately I accidentally squashed him shortly after taking this photo, as I needed to water my plants!!

Look at the damage!!

Common Darter visiting the garden

Look at those lovely colours. There was also a second one that was sat on the bed part of the hutch that was even redder! We have a few of these round the pond as we noticed when we went out to feed the ducks earlier today. They are flying alongside Southern Hawker dragonflies. Unfortuately I didn't have my camera with me so no photos were taken :(

Here is a fish tank update also @ just over 154 hours.
Yup it is really getting there now!! Just need a few more hours where I do not have anything else to do and I might even finish it - hear that Time Fairy!!! lol.

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Fantastic Dreams

Hi there everybody,

Our new challenge theme over at Aud Sentiments is Fairies. We want to see fairies of all kinds displayed on your creations this time - but don't forget that all important sentiment!! We are sponsored by the lovely Paper Nest Dolls, and I have used Fairy Emma with Unicorn for my creation.

I coloured the image using Promarkers and then used X-cut nesting scalloped circle dies to shape both the image and some pink glitter card. I layered these together and then onto a square of holographic paper. Finally I layered some pastel pink with gold embossed arrears onto a white base card, and layered my image panel onto this. To finish I layered a fairy sentiment from last months Quick Cards magazine onto the holographic paper.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday - Happy Birthday
PFP #407 Just Add Glitter
SOS #315 Spice Up Your Life (inspired by Baby Spice of course) - the papers have been in my stash for a while
Simon Says Wednesday - For a child
CRAFT #428 Anything Goes
MAWTT #51 Things that fly
MTTC #351 Sketch

I also have some pictures of my indoor plants to share:

And an update on my Dino @ 36hr 40

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Stack of funny cups :D

Hello there - we have a make it funny twist for our Anything Goes challenge this time over at Creative Moments. I have used Scribbles Tea Cup Stack from Scribbles, but we are also sponsored by Dr Digi this time - do check out the blog for some makes using these images too!! I wanted to use a normal image and make it into something funny.

So I paper pieced the teacups on the computer (I couldn't do the middle two in different colours as it just wouldn't sit right - so I decided two yellow polka dots was fine!). I then used the same digital paper as was on the top teacup to make a sentiment panel - I know lots of people that would agree with this sentiment! Finally I added some butterfl 3D stickers to make a very girly card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
MAWTT #51 Things that fly
Craftingbydesign - Anything Goes
Avenue 613 #200 Shabby Chic (style of tea-cups)

I would like to share a fishtank update, at about 153 hours:
And also some more of my plants - these ones are all from my balcony:

I have trugs in four different colours :) lol.

Anyway thank you once again for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Foiled Again

Hello there,

This week is another DT heavy week, but there are only two new challenges - one tomorrow and one on Thursday - meaning that I had time to also make another little card.

I wanted to use some of my kitty stash, but wasn't sure how, as I also wanted to experiment with creating a foiled effect using embossing powders. This is what I finally came up with:

I used a pre-patterned base card (actually came with a cross stitch kit) with delicate orange flowers. I drew some swirls on some pearlescent green cardstock using a glue pen, and then used Personal Impressions Mirror Gold embossing powder. I layered the image (from Hot Diggidy Dog decoupage pack) onto this panel and layed it centrally on the base card. I used Altenew dies and stamps to create the roses and leaves - stamping with VersaMark and then embossing with the gold on the roses and Wow! Seaglass glitter for the leaves. I layered these onto the base using 3D foam pads.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CCEE 1731 Emboss it
Sweet Stampin' - Summer Fun
CAGI - time to die-cut
AYLI - fav colour duo - I went for green and pink as they make great combination for nature cards, as well as spring or summer themed cards
scrapbook stamp society #122 Summer
Kort 'O' mania #180 Summer Feeling
SUYP #21 Furrything Goes
simply create too #130 Use Flowers

I also have a couple more pictures from the pond near me:

What is this bright orange thing??

And my patio planters currently:
Pop back tomorrow for our new challenge at Creative Moments!!

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Birthday Boy

Hello everybody to this lovely wet and windy Thursday in South Wales!! I have a new card to share with you before once again running out to work (who decided work was a good idea???).

So I used a free card making design sheet from Crafts U Love for this card. I did get the sheet about a year ago so I am not sure it is still available. This is a decoupage sheet layered onto an A4 sheet of card, which was then cut to size, as the sheet was too large to fit onto an A5 card blank.

I only stuck the top half down, leaving the bottom part, with the sentiment, to fold up. Underneath this I added the birthday sentiment. The layers were all cut by hand, and then placed together using silcone glue to give a bit of height.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
OLL #234 Anything Goes
Crafting by design - Anything Goes
CMP - It's a mystery (hidden sentiment)

Here are some pictures of the locals :)

Hope you enjoy,

thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz