Friday, 19 October 2018

Shake that tag!

I combined two different challenges to come up with the idea of making a shaker into a tag instead of a card :). I used a Making Cards Cd-Rom for the image and patterned paper of the shaker element.

I made the shaker using some blue heart sequins and 'Party' confetti, and then attached the shaker element to a die-cut tag in plain white as a simply contrast.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simply Create Too #143 Make a shaker
Simply Less is Moore #382 (I tried to keep it simple, but it is not really clean - so not sure if it counts?)
MAWTT #82 For a man
CASology #317 Menu (I tried to make a CAS tag :D)

I would also like to share this little ladybird with you all too:
Oooh and this little fairy area too!

And finally some pond-dipping creatures:

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Birthday @ I Love Promarkers

It is time for a new challenge over at I Love Promarkers and this time the design team were challenged to make a birthday creation. Of course you can either choose to play the theme yourself, or play Anything Goes, just so long as you use Promarker pens (or pens from the range). This time we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter, and I have used Annabelle for my creation, including a backing paper from the sponsor.
I layered the image over the background before printing, which gave the girl a darker than usual base to begin with. I then coloured her with Promarkers (I cannot find the piece of paper which I wrote them down on now though). I stamped the sentiment from a stamp set free gift with Creative Stamping, and heat embossed using copper Heat It Up powder. Finally I simply cut around the edge of the pattern and folded to make the card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
PFP #466 BINGO - sentiment, image and flowers (I got confused and used embossing, but luckily my backing paper has flowers on it).
Bingo Board week 466 
Polkadoodles wk41 - Wrapped up warm
 Crafty Calender - Autumn
Addicted-to-stamps #167 Autumn colours
dragonfly dreams - Autumnal colours
CMP - statement sentiment
notjustcards - Anything Goes

And now I have some photos from Arundel WWT:
What is making the bubbles?
 This little diving duck of course!
 Or maybe it was this one?
 This little yellow wagtail was catching everyones eye - much to the annoyance of the rare birds that were actually in the aviary

Thanks so much for looking and we cannot wait to see what you create for our challenge,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Pyramid tree

Hi guys,

I have made a Popcorn Christmas card from a pyrimage paper this time.

I used gold accented vellum strips and a frost tag label on a purple card for the background, and then layered the image on top of these.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
CRAFT #486 Christmas
craftycatz #433 Anything but square
Allsorts #489 Christmas
AYLI - CAS or Fussy and Fancy - I struggle with CAS, but also with traditional fussy and fancy, but I do like to use the fancy techniques such as decoupage or pyrimage, to give a fussy element to a basic card.
ABC Christmas - U for Upon (decorations on the tree - layers)

I would also like to share some more zoo pictures with you :) (Marwell Zoo)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Spooky @ Aud Sentiments

It is time for a new challenge over at Aud Sentiments, and our theme is to use a halloween or fall sentiment! We are sponsored by Drawn By Krista and I have used the sentiment and spider silhouettes from her store, as well as a Vampire from Limited Runs,coloured with watercolour pencils.

I would like toe nter this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday #551 Halloween
 MMM #81 Animals (bats)
intaas #43 Not CAS
animal friends #67 Halloween (bats)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Travelling @ Creative Moments

Hi and welcome to my DT creation for our new challenge over at Creative Moments. Our challenge is always Anything Goes, but our twist this time is to have a Travel theme. I have used images from both of our sponsors to create cards this time. First up is EMMA WITH ANCHOR from Paper Nest Dolls:

I used a Nautical patterned base card for this image, as she is very nautical herself. I coloured her with watercolour pencils and then fussy cut. I painted a wooden heart with ... and then added a central heart with glitter glue (supposed to be blue!). Finally I added a sentiment topper at a jaunty angle.

 I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
613 avenue create #214 use something wooden

The second card uses Playtime Pablo from  Creative Bug:
For this one I used a mini card and once again coloured the image with watercolour pencils. This time I cut the image with a wavy line (for country roads) and had it overlappig the edge of the card slightly. I used Glitzcraft poppy stencil and red and green glitter pastes to create the background, and to finish added some gems.

 I would like to add this guy into the following challenges:
Sweet stampin' - Use a stencil
CountryView #68 Plant-tastic

Both cards are good for the following challenges:
C4C455 Make a card
 craftingbydesigns - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Through the window

Hi guys,

I decided to have a go at a sketch today, but I also wanted to find a use for some window peel-off's I have had for quite a while, but never been able to use. Here is what I cam up with:

I used two different glitter papers for the background panels and wrapped them with washi tape, that I thought looked kinda like a wallpaper border. I layered this panel onto a pale pink base card (to match the pink in the washi tape). I stamped some Sheena Douglas (I think) tree silhouette stamps ont a pre-printed star KRAFT card. I then added the sentiment and placed the peel-off over the top, so creating a nighttime scene through the window. The sentiment doesn't fit perfectly, but it is good enough that you can actually see what it says.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts #488 Trees/leaves
C4C455 make a card
The Paper Players #413 Trees/Leaves
scrapbookstampsociety #151 for a boy/man
MTTC #380 Use Kraft card
I also have some more Zoo photos for you today :)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Saturday, 6 October 2018


Today I have a Cristmas card to share with you all:

I followed the sketch from AHSC - and used some Papermania paper for the centre strip and a patterned paper that I believe was a gift with a magazine (one of those where you get a stamp set and some papers) for the outer two strips.

I die-cut a scalloped circle (X-cut nesting scalloped circle dies) out of parchment paper, and then stamped a Bauble and bow onto it using silver versamark ink. To finish I simply added the peel-off sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Get ready for Christmas
AYLI - Season - Winter as you get to play with all the festive craft supplies!
Winter Wonderland - CHRISTMAS
ABC Christmas - V for Very Quick (less than 15 mins)
Addicted to stamps #166 Christmas comes early

I have just realised I didn't share my recent pictures from a zoo that we went to (I can't remember what it was called but it was between Arundel and Bristol lol).