Sunday, 24 May 2020

Birthday in the pink

Hi guys,

I have a pink themed birthday card to share with you today.



I already had the heavily patterned base card. I stamped some layering flower stamps using a pale pink and a coral ink, and then fussy cut around the outline. I also stamped the sentiment from the set. I mounted each element to the card front using brads.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CraftyCatz #507 Spots/Stripes
Sweetstampin' - Anything but a square
ikesworld - Q for Quartz pallette
simplycreatetoo #160 use flowers

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Friday, 22 May 2020

Birds and bees

Hi guys,

There is a new challenge started today over at Creative Moments - where it is the second half of the team working with the sponsor images. But as always I cannot resist playing along with my teamies whilst using some of my stash. The optional theme is Birds and/or bees.

Here is the postcard I created:


I used a little bird topper. I then added a 3D rose label sticker to which I stuck an extra hummingbird. To the opposite side I added a flower topper. Finally I added a couple of bee stickers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
notjustcards - Anything Goes
AYLI - favourite embellishment - one of mine is stickers as they are so versatile
SimonsaysMonday - we're all a buzz
CuteCardThursday #635 Critters
DaringCardmakers - Birds of a feather

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Flowers and butterflies

Hi guys,

I have two cards to share with you today - they are similar as the stamp I have used is a larger one, but the techniques are slightly different.


I started with the same card base for both cards and stamped the floral panel directly to the bottom of the card.
These are to be entered into:
twofer #27 Flowers
simplycreatetoo #160 Use flowers
animalfriends #86 insects
daringcardmakers - keep it in the family
modsquad - nature scene

For this first card I then stamped the dragonflies, from the same stamp set, onto different patterned papers and paper pieced them onto the card from. I added two of them with 3D foam pads. I then printed out a sentiment and added peel-off letters to say Sister about it.

This particular card I want to enter into the following challenge:
TheLibraryChallenge #59 My Naughty little sister

For the second card I added an Anita's foiled Gran sentiment. I then added some glittered butterfly stickers to add movement to the floral scene. Finally I added a bee peel-off.

This one is for:
CCM #257 Butterflies
intaas #83 Flowers and Butterflies
simonsaysmonday - we're all abuzz

I also have a dino update for you all - over 300hrs total now!!

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Monday, 18 May 2020

White and Cream

Hi guys,

I have another card to share with you using the butterflies and blossom stencil - this time cream on white.

I used a cream ink pad to just ink a section of the stencil. I then used a couple of die-cuts that were in my stash, cut from ivory card, to make a focal point. The sentiment will be added to the label die, but I have left it blank at the moment

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simplylessismoore #419 White and cream
CCM #257 Butterflies

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Flower power

Good evening! It has been a little breezy today so I haven't done much in the garden. However I did have a play with inks and a stencil to make a floral card.


I used a butterfly and flowers stencil over a blue card base with distressed inks, and I used a make-up sponge to apply the ink through the stencil. I had already coloured the image (I am unsure which supplier this was from), so I just fussy cut it and added it to the bottom of the card. Finally I added a glittered butterfly topper.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
DigiDoodleStudio #27 Flower Power
SimplyCreateToo #160 Use Flowers
intaas #83 Flowers and butterflies
MMM #112 Tone on tone background

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Let's go fishing

We have a new challenge for you all today over at Aud Sentiments, with a nice easy theme of 'Anything Goes'. Our sponsor for this challenge is Di's Digi Stamps. I had this little image in my stash called Fishing Mice.


I used my Chamealeon pens to colour this and then fussy cut the image before adding to a KRAFT card base. I added a scrapbook sentiment and a sentiment topper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Notjustcards - Anything Goes
SimonSaysWednesday - Animal Fun
ATSM #389 CAS
CRAFT #555 Birthday
CuteCardThursday #634 Birthdays

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Time for a Tea Party @ I Love Promarkers

Hi guys,

Well it is time for another new challenge over at I Love Promarkers with no optional theme this time. As always please remember that you must use Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Aquamarkers or Triamarkers somewhere on your creation (preferrably as a majority if you are using two types of colouring medium).

Our sponsor is IKEsART digis  and I have used Tea Party..


I used a green base card and layered some starry rainbow paper onto this. I then simply added the coloured image and a sentiment (Best Wishes).

Promarkers - Salmon Pink, Tulip Yellow, Umber, Ivory, Cool Grey 3, Polar Blue, Powder Blue, Cinnamon, Gold, Olive Green, Pastel Blue, Carmine, Pine, Chesnut.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CountryView - Tea Party
Allsorts #571/2 Anything Goes


Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Colours of a fiesta!

Hey guys,

I have made a one-layer card using one stamp set and the colours green, red and yellow.

The stamp set came free with a magazine and the inks are pretty colour ink pens.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CCEE2019 Fiesta like there's no manana
TheMaleRoom #135 Sentiment in focus

Thank you for looking - here is a photo of my kidney bean curry I made the other day. It was very yummy with a nice kick to it!


Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Spring over to Creative Moments

Hi guys,

It is time for a new challenge over at Creative Moments for my DT. Our theme is Spring has Sprung and I have used some freebies from Decosse.


I made a spinner card using two topper elements layered together over some metallic thread. I used a matching metallic patterned paper on the back part of the card but left the front blue (to hint at the flight of the butterfly).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
SOS #419 Happy Mother's Day
notjustcards - Anything Goes


Please pop along and look at what the rest of the design team have created.

Hugz Tinz

Monday, 4 May 2020

Silhouetted butterflies

Hi guys,

I have a nature inspired card to share with you today.


I used two freebie stamp sets for this card, with black ink. The fairy and the first butterfly cluster has been heat embossed with Heat It Up Black glitter embossing powder also.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CASology #367 Magical
allsorts #570 butterflies
ThePaperPlayers #489 Butterflies always make me smile - and who doesn't smile about fairies?
AddictedtoCAS #183 Silhouette
Animalfriends #86 insects


Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Friday, 1 May 2020

Flowers @ MAWTT

We have a new challenge starting today at MAWTT- and as it is the first of MAY our theme for the month is Flowers - chosen by the lovely Jodie.

I used a free card kit for this and layered the decoupage elements on top of the printed base card. I then simply added a sentiment also to front (and also a handmade with love to the back).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CuteCardThursday #632 Feminine
notjustcards - Anything Goes

We would love to see your floral creations so do pop along and share them with us.

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Masculine Sentiments @ Aud Sentiments

Hi all, hope you are all doing well and using any extra time you may have wisely?

We have a new challenge starting today at Aud Sentiments with the theme of masculine. Our sponsor is the lovely Dr Digi's House of Stamps and I have used Gramps.

I coloured the image using Promarkers - Dusky Pink, Warm Grey 3, Tawny Owl, Khaki, Frosted Leaf, Lime Twist, Twilight Sky, Sky Blue, Azure, Raw Sienna.

I then added the image onto A Man's World papers and finished with a sentiment topper with added glitter for a bit of sparkle - even men like to sparkle sometimes :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CRAFT #554 Hero (for many people their dad is a hero)
ColormyHeart #391 Three shades of one colour (blue)
MMM #121 Use a digital stamp
Alphabetchallenge - B for Boys

We hope to see you playing along over at Aud Sentiments, and don't forget to add a sentiment - if it is inside your card we need to see the inside also :)

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

3 dandelion heads and brads @ I Love Promarkers

Hi guys,

Time for a new challenge with the optional theme of 'Use three of something'. I chose an image from our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps , that had three dandelion clocks on it. I then used three brads to add interest.

I embossed the background with a 3D embossing folder with a geometric pattern. I coloured the image with Promarkers (listed below). I then cut it close to the frame and added it to the card base on a slight angle, adding a doodled line and a brad to make it look like a picture hanging on a wall. I then used two brads to attach the sentiment to the card base.

Promarkers - Caramel, Cornflower, Royal blue, Baby Pink, Poppy and Silver Metallic.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
AHSC #366
Modsquad - Get your Happy on
ATSM #387 Make your mark
MMM #121 Use a digi-stamp
613 Avenue Create #232 Geometric papers (I stretched this a little and used an embossing folder instead)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Friday, 24 April 2020

Christmas bobbin

Hi guys,

I have a Christmas card to share with you today - mainly KRAFT but with a little added sparkle.


I used a KRAFT card base for this card, and then die-cut a Kraft style robbin topper. I die-cut some foiled and glittered patterned paper that I had in my stash. The dies used were X-cut scalloped circle nesting dies. To finish this very simple card I added a merry Christmas sentiment that matched the colours of the patterned paper.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
AddictedtoCAS #183 Animal
CRAFT #553 Christmas
AYLI - My favourite none birthday occasion has to be Christmas because there is so much scope for creating
WinterWonderland - Angels or Anything with wings

As promised here is the audiobook review:
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Humanity has almost completely destroyed Earth and is looking to terraform planets that have a similar composition to Earth, to allow for the human race to continue. There are several planets that have been flagged as suitable, but just as the terraforming project is about to begin a cival war breaks out that causes the project to take a slight turn.
This book then jumps to many, many years in the future and the last remaining humans are trying to find a place to settle and regenerate the human race. They are able to go into stasis and so can travel many thousands of years without aging. However, the terraforming of the planet has done its work and there is a sentient life force on the planet. Who actually has the rights to the planet? Can the last of the human race convince the inhabitants of the planet to let them colonise? Can the inhabitants of the planet trust the humans to try not to take over?
This is a very good book, written alternatively from the perspective of the humans and from that of the inhabitants of the planet, which are certainly nothing like what was expected. It shows how different life may be had something else developed to the degree that humans have on Earth, and how different qualities are evident in different species. A very good read that keeps you interested until the very last word.


Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

April Showers/May Flowers

Hi guys,

A new challenge started today over at Creative Moments with the optional theme of April Showers or May flowers. I went with the flowers for my card to play along. Please do pop over to see the creations from my teamies that were creating for this challenge :)

I combined a couple of different digital images and printed them in sepia to give a more vintage feel to the image. I layered it onto blue card and then layered various different flowers around the top edge to give the feeling of being in the birds natural environment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Notjustcards - Anything Goes
modsquad - birds


Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Monday, 20 April 2020

Springtime Sketches

Hi Guys,

I made this Springtime Somebunny card to share with you all today.


I stamped the image using a large 'Jewel Box' ink pad I have had for a while. I then coloured the image using my Chameleon pens - but I blended them the same way I would blend promarkers. I layered this onto patterned yellow paper.

I took a white 6x6 card black and used Fired Brick distress oxide spray on the front, topped with an old gold dusting make-up spray from avon. I followed the sketch below and used some papers from my stash to make the layers.

Finally I added my image for the final layer, and then fussy cut some stamped and coloured butterflies to layer onto the strip panel.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CuteCardThursday #630 Wings
SweetStampin' - Bloomin' wonderful
TheLibraryChallenge #57 A child's garden of verses
MMM #120 Spring Flowers
AYLI - Animals or People - Again for my third entry I have had to go with animals as they are much more versatile
inkspirational #211 paint spatters (background)
CraftyCalendar - Add a butterfly

Thanks for looking, and I am still writing the book review - sorry for the delay!

Hugz Tinz

Saturday, 18 April 2020

A little love

I have made a little postcard to share with you all, keeping it CAS,


I used a pink 6x4" piece of card. I blended distress inks over a sheet of white paper - using scattered straw, evergreen bough and carved pumpkin. I die-cut three different sized hearts (X-cut scalloped hearts nesting dies) and then layered them on the lefthand side of the card. I then stamped some images using the same distress inks, from a free stamp set - using a slightly wiggle motion and less ink than usual to get a slightly out of focus appearance to the stamped image. I used cracked sapphire to stamp the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
DragonflyDreams - Add a flower/s
notjustcards - Anything Goes
SimplyLessisMoore #117 Out of focus
AddictedtoCAS #183 Animal
modsquad - birds

Thanks for looking - I will have an audiobook review for you next time :)

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 16 April 2020

#249 Birthday @ Aud Sentiments

Hi Guys,

It is the 10th birthday of the Aud Sentiments challenge blog, which means our challenge theme is birthday of course. I have used Cheerful Crab from Fabrika Fantasy.


I used the pre-coloured image. I made a tent fold stepper card from gold to look like sand on the beach. I added the image to this front stepper. I then used some tie-dye effect patterned paper (to look like water) and added this to the card base. To finish I added two beach shell toppers and a 'Birthday Wishes' sentiment - to which I also added some blue diamantes.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
AYLI - Animals or people (once again using an animal on my card as I just find them so much more versatile if I am not making a card that is specifically for somebody)
CountryView - Animal magic


We cannot wait to see what you create for our brithday!!

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Get Well with I Love Promarkers

Our new challenge has started today and our optional theme is Get Well Soon. We are sponsored by SheepSkiDesigns  and I have used Giant Daisies .

I coloured the image with promarkers and then used some border toppers to create a frame. I cut and inked a sentiment panel with Distress Inks in evergreen Bough, Scattered Straw and Crushed Sapphire. Then I added a peel-off sentiment, sme flower toppers and a butterfly.

Promarkers used - China Blue, French Navy, Pink Lobster, Metallic Green, Warm Grey 3 and 4, Sunkissed Pink, Cerise, Yellow, Black, Mustard, Terracotta, Lavender, Lilac, Holly.

I would like to enter this postcard into the following challenges:
SundayPostcardArt - Bonnets/Big Hats
AlphabetChallenge - A for Anything Goes
DragonflyDreams - Add a flower/s


Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Friday, 10 April 2020

90th Birthday Virtually

Well, with the situation we are in at the moment our granddads 90th birthday party has had to be cancelled. So we decided that all the family members will create a letter of Happy Birthday in a style that is just so them, and then the photos for every letter will be compiled and made into one big card.

I got the letter T - and as I am known among the family for my wide range of pets I decided to make my letter with my pets.


So the main backbone of the t was made using my snakes last shed. I then surrounded it with feathers from my birds. I then added a fake spider on a piece of Bearded Dragon skin web, stamped a rabbit and drew a guinea pig (ok my drawing is pretty poor, but I couldn't find my pencil so had to draw directly in pen meaning no erasing mistakes!!).

I would like to enter this into the following craft challenges:
SimonSaysMonday - Add some texture
intaas #80 No focal image
TIOT - The beauty of nature
AYLI - Animals or people - I much prefer using animals on my creations. I just find them much more usable. I do also much prefer animals in real life - in case you can't tell :D
SimplyCreateToo #159 Anything but a card
CountryView - Animal magic

Here are a couple of the pets:

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Things to look forward to @ Creative Moments

Hi guys,

We have a new challenge starting today at Creative Moments and the DT were challenged with making something that showcased things we are looking forward to. I have used an image from one of our sponsors, Dr Digi House of stamps, called BBQ Bill.


I coloured the image with Chameleon pens and added it to a patterned base card. I then simply added a scrapbook sentiment and letters to spell out GUY - 'Get Happy Guy'.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:
TheMaleRoom #133 Make me laugh


I hope you pop along to share the things you are looking forward to once we finally get back to normality.

Hugz Tinz

Sunday, 5 April 2020

A red Christmas

Hi guys,

I have made another Christmas card to share with you today.

I used a bicycle die set that came free with a magazine. The frame was cut from red paper and the wheels from red acetate. I added a red bow and some red diamantes to the wheels. I then added a row of red diamantes and a sentiment. I stamped some snowflakes onto a plain white base card to make a slightly patterned background whilst keeping a CAS card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Colormyheart #388 Inspiration board
Jinglebelles - Vintage Christmas (colour of the background and style of bike)


Thanks for looking,

Here is an update photo of my Dino height chart
Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Spring is here @ Aud Sentiments

OK so our new challenge at Aud Sentiments is actually Anything Goes + A sentiment, but my card is very spring themed. I have used the image Lady Bird and Butterfly from our sponsor Crafty Sentiment Designs
 

I coloured the image with promarkers and then used an X-cut scalloped circle die to cut the top edge. I used a floral patterned base card for this design and then simply added a sentiment topper.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CountryView - Animal Magic
DigiDoodleStudio #26 Easter/Spring
CCM #253 Spring
TIOT - Beauty of nature
modsquad - Spring has sprung
CCEE2014 Gardens (This is a digi stamp I hope that is ok)
CuteCardThursday #628 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

#407 Birthday @ I Love Promarkers

Yup, it is also time for a new challenge at I Love Promarkers, where our optional theme is BIRTHDAY and our sponsor is Dr Digi's House Of Stamps. I have used an image called Cheeky Devil for my card for a work colleague who we call a wizard :)



I coloured the image using promarker pens and then trimmed to size. I used some glitter paper to edge the sides and a shiny purple polka dot paper for the top and bottom. Finally I added a sentiment topper to finish. I thought that this particular image did not need a lot of embellishment.

Promarkers used - Satin/March Hare/Grey Squirrel/Cool Grey 4/Warm Grey 4/Cool Grey 5/Wild Cranberry/Magenta/Maroon/Apple cider/Pastel Green/Denim Blue/Gold/Cinnamon/Spice and Raw Sienna.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
TheMaleRoom #133 Make me laugh
SimonsaysWednesday - Happy Birthday
Allsorts #565 Men and boys

Hugz Tinz

Diamantes @ MAWTT

Today is the start of a new challenge over at MAWTT - with the theme of Diamante Embellishments, chosen by the lovely Mrs Duck :)

Here is my DT creation for this one:
I stamped the main sentiment first (from a Woodware 'Old Chap' stamp set. I then heat embossed with heat it up white embossing powder. I used a wooden frame to accent this. I then stamped a second sentiment from the set on the bottom of the card - again heat embossing. Finally I added a scooter topper and a star, which I added purple diamantes to.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts #565 Men and Boys
Addicted to CAS #181 Texture
MTTC #248 Off the edge
SOS #417 under the sun, moon and stars

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Monday, 30 March 2020

Magical House on the Moor

hi guys,

I have actually managed to play along with the Limited Runs progressive challenge this time!!


I coloured the image using Promarkers - Canary, Lemon, Lime Zest, Frosted Leaf, Duck Egg, Bluebell, Pastel Pink, Magenta, Orange, Henna, Spice and Raw Sienna.

I then cut this close to the edges and accented it with some ribbon and some recycled toppers following the sketch from SweetSketchWednesday: #178

I would also like to enter the following challenges:
DaringCardmakers - Recycle (recycled toppers)
Craftycatz #499 Use Kraft

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Friday, 27 March 2020

Little bee

I have finished another mini cross stitch - a little bee which was a free kit.


I left room to the side to add a name or a flower.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
How to Embroider Almost Everything
CRAFT #550 Easter/Spring (Bees are beginning to emerge again)

Jonny is showing off her striking colours - and her long leg-span after her recent moult!



Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Glitter Kitty

Hey guys,

I need to increase my stash of birthday cards, so I made this sparkly little number:

I used glitter cardstock to make the base card. I then stamped the Millie and Friends image onto a peach oval (X-cut nesting large oval die). I added a 'Celebrate' peel-off and made an arch over the top with diamantes. I then added some papermania paper flowers, with purple diamantes to the centre.

I would like to add this into the following challenges:
CCEE2012 Celebration
Allsorts #564 Anything in the animal kingdom
SOS #416 Happy Birthday (Stamp and paper flowers)
SUYP #52 Furrything Goes


Thanks for looking and stay safe,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Anything Goes @ Creative Moments

Hey guys,

A new challenge started over at Creative Moments today - and it is simply an Anything Goes challenge with no optional twist. This challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo and do pop along and see what the 22nd Design Team have created for you :)

I decided to play along with my teamies with this fun Christmas stitch:

I simply used the card that came with the kit and added sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
CraftyHazelnuts #482 Christmas music (Waltz of the fairies) - also JingleBelles
How to Embroider Almost Everything
intaas #79 Green as main colour
ABCChristmas - F for Freebie (this was a free kit)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Butterflies doubled up

Hi guys,

I decided to have a go at making two completely different cards using a butterfly die I had in my stash (I think it was a free gift with a magazine).

 I created a CAS general card and a more layered New Home card.

The pair are being entered into the following challenges:
Twofer card challenge #25 Spring animals

 This more layered card was created on a classic blue base card (the Pantone colour of 2020). I used glitter washi tape to make the banner. I then took some patterned papers from my scrap box (meaning that I have no idea what brand it is) and used this along with the die-cut (cut on X-cut glitter self-adhesive paper) a washi tape circle and the sentiment topper to layer the card according to the AHSC sketch.
I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
TIOT - Home Sweet Home

For my CAS card I used the same glitter paper for the die-cut, but then I added this on its own and simply stamped the sentiment firstly in grey and then in black ink. I heat embossed over the black ink using a red (cherry scented) embossing powder.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
SimplyLessisMoore #415 Colour challenge


Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz