Thursday, 19 September 2019

Anything Goes @ Aud Sentiments

Hi guys,

We have a new challenge starting over at the Aud Sentiments challenge blog - and it is an Anything Goes theme, so nice and easy for you. Please do remember to include a sentiment somewhere on your creation, and show a photo of this sentiment also.
Our lovely sponsor for this challenge is Fred, She Said and I have used Nuthatch for my card:

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then die-cut into a circle. I then looped ribbon and layered this on top of the ribbon loops. Finally I added a peel-off sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Digi Doodle Studio #20 Birds/Beasts
TheMaleRoom #120 Use embellishments (ribbon in this case)
intaas #67 Things with wings
DaringCardmakers #118 Special Thoughts
PFP #511 Use three of something (3 lengths of ribbon and 3 words)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Add a flower @ I Love Promarkers

Hi guys,

We have a new challenge starting today at I Love Promarkers - with an optional theme of add a flower. Our sponsor is Knitty Kitty and I have used Kleokatra #47 for my card.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then cut it on my paper cutter. I drew around the edge with Promarker fineliner. I then layered onto patterned paper and drew around the outside of the image area, and the outer edges of the paper. Finally I added some floral washi tape around the edges and a paper flower coloured in the same promarkers as the cats headdress, and a white pearl.

Promarkers used - Orange, Magenta, Canary, Ruby, Green, Lavender, Cool Grey 1, Tropical Orchid and Pink Carnation.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
SUYP #46 Furrything Goes
notjustcards - Anything Goes
TIOT - hot, hot, hot



Hugz Tinz

Monday, 16 September 2019

a bit of bling

Hi guys,

I have my recent beaded jewellery items to share with you today.

 I made this broach first in the pretty pinks and purples,

...and then made the necklace to match. I also made some earrings but I am not sure where they have ended up!

I would like to enter these for the following challenges:
SimplyCreateToo #153 Anything Goes
notjustcards - Anything Goes
MTTC #405 Anything but a card

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Critters twice over

Hi guys,

I have a twofer challenge entry to share with you today, with their theme of critters. The stamp and die-cuts are used for both cards to give very different results.

 For the little card I kept the base plain and stamped the bee to one side of the die-cut sentiment (cut on wood grain paper). I then added some flower and bee peel-offs to the opposite corner for balance.

The second card I used a heavily patterned base - stamped the bee coming out from the flower and then used the words from the die-cut separately to make a different sentiment, this time cut on white wood grain.

These would both be suitable for INTAAS #67 Things with wings challenge and CCEE1937 Honey Month.

 I would like to enter this smaller card into the following challenges:
TheLibraryChallenge #41 Readers choice - with this book
Image result for bee book covers
Alphabet challenge - M for Masculine


And this brightly coloured card into these ones:
SimonSaysMonday - Stamp It

Instead of showing you some of my pets (especially my spiders lol) I thought I would let you see this lovely pop of colour. The poor fly had to wait a while for the bee to finish before he could get some juicy nectar.
Thanks so much for buzzing by :)

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Use acetate at MAWTT

Hi guys,

Our new challenge at MAWTT is to use Acetate, chosen by Mrs Duck. We have a wide range of ideas from the DT, and here is mine:

I am continuing doing my wedding scrapbook and I started by using glitter pastes through a butterfly and flowers stencil. I then ripped some white paper and painted it with Cosmic Shimmer paint before mounting the photo on top. I then fussy cut some acetate dragonflies. I tried to paint the wings of the larger one with the cosmic shimmer paint - but as you can see it didn't work quite as well as I had hoped - it looks like somebody has splattered the dragonfly over the page instead.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
craftycalender - lots of layers
SimplyLessIsMore #403 metallics
MTTC #405 Anything But a card

Here are my rather large caterpillars:




Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Shabby but Beautiful

Hi guys,

I have a new digital postcard to share with you today. Again this was from my shabby chic CD-Rom. I simply added some die-cut toppers and a die-cut sentiment to the printed base.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
MTTC #405 Anything but a card (this is a postcard)
SimplyCreateToo #153 Anything Goes

I scared hubby the other day as Priscilla had such a lovely shed I had to lay it out.
Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Autumn @ Creative Moments

Hi guys,

Our new challenge started over at Creative Moments today, and I want to share my Autumnal creation with you, using some digital products from Decosse.

I layered the images together (all from the sponsor) and changed their colours before printing out. I printed onto a matt pearlised cardstock in an autumnal green. To finish I added a splash of autumnal orange in the form of a leaf and a paper flower with ladybird.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craftycatz #473 Anything Goes
TheMaleRoom #119 Autumn
 AYLI - favourite way to add text (I like to add any phrase as a main focal point)

Waffle says that she is chillaxing as it is the weekend! She hopes you are all enjoying yours :)


Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Autumn colours @ Aud Sentiments

Our new theme at Aud Sentiments is Autumn/Fall colours. Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter and i have used the precoloured image from the Autumn Breeze set.

 I fussy cut round the image before layering onto a gift envelope from the Geometrics collection by Papermania. I then added a rustic paper rose, birthday sentiment and Autumnal sentiment also.
On the back I covered the eyelet with a black paper flower attached by a brad, to allow ease of tying the envelope closed.

I would like to enter this gift envelope into the following challenges:
dragonflydreams - Happy Birthday
MMM #104 Use shapes
Cutecardthursday #598 Anything Goes
modsquad - Anything but a card

Thanks for looking and can't wait to see your Autumnal creations,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

3 layers @ I Love Promarkers

Hi guys,

We have a new challenge starting today over at I Love Promarkers, and the optional theme is to use 3 layers. We are sponsored by Oddball Art by Lizzy Love, and I have used Tiffs Garden  89.

I used some die cuts and a papermania panel to create the layers and fussy cut the image. I coloured the image with Promarkers.

Promarkers used - Poppy, Grass, Henna, Cool Grey 5, Tawny Owl, Eggnog, Sunkissed Pink, Pine, Amethyst, Buttercup, Satin, Warm Grey 2, Daffodil Bloom and Walnut.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
intaas #66 Layer it up
ATSM #357 Make your Mark

We can't wait to see what you create for our challenge this time,

Hugz Tinz

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Shabby Garden

Hi guys,

I have another postcard to share with you from the Shabby Chic CDRom.

I stamped the basket of flowers and sentiment straight onto the printed postcard in purple ink (to bring out the purple in the flower panel).

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Allsorts - Feminine
SundayPostcardArt - Changing Seasons (This is the harvest)

Here are some photo's of my caterpillars too:



These are their little rear suckers - they have little eyelash type things on them lol.

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Water flight

I found these coasters in my stash the other day. I think I got them from my mum - possibly for Christmas a couple of years ago. So I decided to make use of one (I do still need to get an acrylic mount for it - or some varnish).

So I started off by blending a few of my distressed inks - crushed sapphire, evergreen bough and squeezed lemonade - to try and create a body of water at the base of the coaster. I then stamped the dragonfly (as you always find them around water) and the sentiment. Nice and simple (although I really do need a rounded blending tool).

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
dragonflydreams - no patterned paper
CCM #239 It's a bugs life
TIOT - In my garden there is...dragonflies
TheMaleRoom #118 Flight
AYLI - Fav way to add text is to stamp it on, as it looks professional, and I have a lot of stamps lol
CASology #350 Water
ATSM #356 Anything Goes
CuteCardThursday #597 Anything but a card

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Things with Wings @ MAWTT

Hi guys,

Yes it is time for a new challenge over at MAWTT!! This theme has been chosen by the lovely Jackie, and it is things with wings. This can be interpreted in a range of different ways, but I have gone basic for my card:

I made the shaker element using a topper from a free paper pack. I embossed some yellow card and then matted the layers together, with some patterned leaf paper. I then mounted the panel onto a 6x6 card base (this is 8x8 though, so I need to make a new envelope for the card). Finally I added the sentiment and a bow.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Library Challenge #40 Don't let the pigeon drive the bus (owls behind glass :D)
TIOT - In my garden there is...

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Beautiful birds A6 digital design

Hi guys,

I have been playing with the docrafts Birdsong CD-Rom today, and created this:



It is fully digital - I just layered the different elements together following the AHSC sketch #330

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
SimplyCreateToo #152 Anything Goes
dragonflydreams - no patterned paper
AddictedtoCAS #166 OLC
TIOT - In my garden there is...A cockatoo

And I would like to leave you with Maarti - looking fabulous after his shed:

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Masculine @ Aud Sentiments

Hello again guys,

Finally getting all caught up after a week away in Sweden at a rock festival. Back to work today (I needed to take a few extra days just to get everything sorted, including the menagerie, as I am working the bank holiday weekend).

Doctor Digi
Anyway, here is my creation for our new challenge - Masculine - at Aud Sentiments. The sponsor for this challenge is Dr Digi, and I used my Naptime sentiment sheet as I think they are perfect for a masculine card.

I used the back of one of my heavily patterned cards, so it can be used as a postcard, for display purposes. I fussy cut the sentiment of choice from the sheet and layered it onto some skull patterned paper (from Papercraft magazine). I finished the card by layering two stripes of washi tape on top of each other. A nice and simple card design.

Products used:

Die - X-cut scalloped circles nesting dies
Image - Naptime sentiment sheet
Paper - Papercraft Inspirations magazine

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
catchthebug - Anything Goes
ThePaperPlayers #455 CAS for kids

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Anything Goes @ I Love Promarkers

Our new challenge at I Love Promarkers does not have an optional theme this time. We are sponsored by the lovely IkesArt, and I have used Great Tit on a pine cone.

I used one of my patterned base cards to add interest. I then die-cut the image using a stitched square before colouring with promarkers. Finally I die-cut some pine cones and branches using some glitter, patterned, linen paper from my scrap box.

Products used:

Promarkers - Icicle, Polar Blue, Marine, Ivory, Gold, Burnt Sienna, Wild Cranberry, Ice Grey 4.

Dies - M&C stitched square nesting dies
         - Marianne Creatables - pine cones

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
notjustcards - Anything Goes
TIOT - In my garden there is...a Great Tit
The Male Room #118 Flight

As many of you will already be aware I shaved my hair to donate it to the Princess Trust. I thought you might like to see Chucky's reaction when he saw me for the first time afterwards.

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Fairy garden

Hi guys,

Just catching up after my week away in Sweden! I decided to make myself a new card/postcard to be precise. I had printed the postcards out before I went away, as I needed to use one for my DT creation for while I was away. They are a vintage style postcard design of flowers, and so I thought this one would work really well with my fairy die-cuts.

I used the one with a purple background, as I feel this is more suited for a fairy theme, and the flowers are down the side, so she looks like she has just exited from among them and is looking towards the stamp area.

Products used:

Digital image - Vintage cardmaking CD-Rom received as a gift from my mum
Dies - Fairy die set that came free with a magazine (unable to remember which one)
Card - black/maroon double sided from scrap box

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
notjustcards - Anything Goes
intaas #65 Flowers
CMM #239 It's a bugs life
TIOT - In my garden there is...a fairy living among the flowers and calling in the dragonflies.
AYLI - Fav colour combo - I really like using black and purple together as they are such rich tones
ThePaperPlayers #455 CAS for kids

And here is the video of my having my hair chopped before I went away (it is in two parts as the 
Thanks for looking - now to go and sort some stuff in the garden, and get the next load of washing in the machine :)

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Back to school @ MAWTT

Our new challenge theme is Back to School over at Moving along with the Times.

Here is what I have created for a friend that is returning to studying:

I would like to enter this into the challenge at https://katscrappinessblog.com/

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Animals @ Aud Sentiments

It is time for a new challenge over at Aud Sentiments - with a theme of Animals. We are sponsored by Digi Doodle Studios, and I have used Party Pups.

I coloured the image with Promarkers in nice bright colours. I then used the foiled polka dot paper left over from the previous card to frame the image. I placed it using 3D foam pads. Finally I added the sentiments and a bow.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
TheMaleRoom #117 Birthday
SimplyCreateToo - Anything Goes
craftycalendar - Anything Goes
DigiDoodleStudios #15 Spots/Stripes

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Anything Goes @ Creative Moments

We also have a new challenge starting over at Creative Moments. Our theme is always anything goes, and here is what I have created:

I used Garden 9, from one of our sponsors - Morgan's Art World. I coloured the image with promarkers and then die-cut with the X-cut nesting oval dies. I then die-cut the next oval up from purple polka dot metallic card, and used a border from a hunkydory topper set to surround the flowers. Finally I added a bow and a button, leaving space to add a sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
SimplyCreateToo #152 Anything Goes
ColorDare #354 Tic-Tac-Toe (Bottom line)
AYLI - Fav Flower - I have chosen a favourite flower type, which is open-petalled flowers, as they are fun to colour, and good for the bees when they are real :)
PFP #505 Flower Power
SweetStampin' - Spots/Stripes


Hugz Tinz

Birthday Alpaca

Hi guys,

We have a new challenge that started today at I Love Promarkers, with the optional theme of Birthdays (A nice easy one for everybody). Our sponsor is  Dr Digi'sHouse Of Stamps.

I have used Alice the Alpaca for my card:

I coloured the image using promarkers in cyan, Bluebell, Fuchsia Pink and Rose Pink. I then fussy cut the image and layered onto a patterned paper. I believe the sentiment is a Dr Digi one also.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
SimonSaysMonday - Happy Birthday
PFP #505 Flower Power

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Monday, 5 August 2019

Giraffe a great day

OK so it is a bad pun, but it was all I could think of for my mini giraffe card!

So I used a 3D sticker I have had ain my stash for a while - with tiny little googly eyes - and then simply wrote the sentiment on - CAS and Quick and Easy too!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
crafty calendar - Anything Goes
dragonflydreams - no patterned paper
Animal Friends #77 Lion or Giraffe

Thanks for looking. I will leave you with my millipedes:



Hugz Tinz

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Underwater wishes

Hi guys,

So first of - I have done it! My hair is all gone and I have almost reached my target for the Bumblebee Conservation trust!

 Before
 During - I look about 3 here!
After!

I would like to thank my lovely barber - Angelo - for doing this free of charge - the money has been donated into the JustGiving fund!

Anyway - I do also have a card to share with you, for a belated birthday.

I used the hunkydory silhouette collection and a blue base card. I added the toppers on foam pads to make them stand out a bit more.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Library Challenge #38 Gift from the sea
TheMaleRoom #116 Surf's up
craftycalender - Anything Goes


Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz