Thursday, 19 July 2018

Christmas in July @ Aud Sentiments

Yup it is July, which means we do have to have some Christmas challenges :) We do not disappoint over at Aud Sentiments. Our sponsors for this challenge are All Dressed Up
Of course you do need to include a sentiment on whatever you create (which doesn't have to be a card).

I have used Christmas Snow Globe for my card.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and fussy cut it. I used a snowglobe shaped base card and added a glitter card to the back of the snowglobe area, and then layered the image onto this. I also added some gold trimmed ribbon and a sentiment to the snowglobe base. Finally I added some mini die-cut snowflakes in gold, and white punched snowflakes.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
SOS #363 Christmas in July (stash being card blank, ribbon, snowflakes and sentiment) 
modsquad - Christmas in July
CRAFT #477 Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts #394 Die or punch (the snowflakes are both)
C4C443 Shaped cards
TIOT - Add a quote (it is a song lyric, which is technically a quote - hope it counts)
AYLI - Ribbons or Buttons - Ribbons are easier to incorporate onto your cards, and they are flat so don't add bulk!
MAWTT #76 Wild Animals
Simply Create Too #140 No patterned paper

I hope you can join us for this challenge!

Hugz Tinz

Monday, 16 July 2018

Elephant for Baby

Just a quick one to share a new card:

I used a blue pearlescent card blank and simply added an elephant topper, a blue tit topper and a baby peel-off.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
MAWTT #75 Male themed
Addicted to CAS #140 Baby
Simply Create Too #140 No Patterned Paper

I will have to leave you with a picture of Doris first:
She was too hot bless her lol. Captions welcome!

And also an update on my new cross stitch kit:
Hugz Tinz

Friday, 13 July 2018

Bloomin' Wishes

Once again I have left it until the last minute to make my card for the Limited Runs progressive challenge - but here is it now!

I coloured the image with promarkers and used M&C stitched square nesting dies to cut it out, before trimming it to fit the highly patterned card blank (as it is a floral I decided a patterned blank would be great. To finish I simply added a flower and a sentiment banner (and a bunny image inside too).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Summer Fun
SOS #362 Feed Me
modsquad - Floral Birthday
ATSM #300 Happy Birthday
Alphabet Challenge - H for Happy Birthday
notjustcards - Anything Goes

And here are some geese to leave you with (very friendly geese lol).

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Beary Nice @ Creative Moments

OK my second DT post - I am running very late tonight lol. I need my bed, so this will be a quick post I am afraid!

We have a new challenge over at Creative Moments, with the optional twist of Teddy Bears picnic. I have used Stinker - Bear and Skunk from one of our sponsors (see the blog for the others) -

I used the colour version of the image as it is just so cute! I layered this onto a pale blue card before adding to a papermania Geometric card base (I thought the pattern went well with the image). To finish I simply added some diamantes. I was going to add a sentiment, but thought it would be best to wait until it had a recipient so the sentiment can be very personal :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
MAWTT #75 Male themed
Intaas #37 Summer Fun
allsorts #475 In my Garden

Thanks for looking - can't wait to see your creations!

Hugz Tinz

Christmas in July @ I Love Promarkers

Oops - I didn't schedule my post. Sorry if you have already been across looking for it! It would have to be on the one week when I am working late too lol.

So the optional twist for our I Love Promarkers challenge is Christmas in July (so any Christmas projects using Promarkers). We are sponsored by
, and I have used Elvis the Elf for my simple creation.

Promarkers - Cool Grey 4 - March Hare - Salmon Pink - Poppy - Caramel - Cinnamon - Gold - Icicle - Emerald.
I mounted the image onto foiled Kraft card which I cut a scalloped edge down both sides before matting onto a bright yellow base card. I thought it might be quite quirky to have the candy canes upside down for my quirky little elf. Finally I added a felt snowflake as I had to cut it slightly closer on the top (I didn't think about it when I added the second image on the cardstock!).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas in July (digi)
SOS #362 Feed me - candy canes (only the digi is new stock)
AYLI - Fav celebration - I always love creating for Christmas (I also love decorating the house lol)
MAWTT #75 Males
A snowflakes promise #53 Anything Goes

Right thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Bloomin' fun

I do now have another card to share with you - It uses a stamp from Ladybird Crafts Inc and a Craftwork cards paper and dimensionals pad.

I stamped the image with Pretty Colour ink and coloured it with Papermania watercolour markers. I then layered the elements together using the sketch from Atlantic Hearts #271.

I wasn't intending to flip the sketch, until I realised I had put the bottom patterned paper onto the card blank the wrong way round!! But I still managed to make it work lol.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

craftycatz #424 - Summer Fun
craftycalendar - Totally Girlie
card mania #106 anything Goes

I thought you might want a goose and gosling update - so here we are:

Thanks for looking - back out to feed the greedy little sods now!

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Flowers @ Aud Sentiments

It is time for our new challenge at Aud Sentiments, and this time our theme is flowers - just don't forget that the sentiment is an important part of your creation too!

We are sponsored by  Paper Nest Dolls
for this challenge and I have used Make A Wish for my card:

To make this card I printed the image twice, and coloured each image identically using promarkers (nope I didn't record the colours I used). The mini image was always designated for the interior of the card, and I matted it onto some tie-dye paper. I added a patterned blue floral paper with a fancy floral peel-off also.
The main image was layered onto a larger panel of this same blue floral paper, onto a white card blank. I added a flower border peel-off down the left and a flower and sentiment die-cut from the same paper pad as the patterned paper (I cannot remember for the life of me what it was called though).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
AYLI - Favourite Celebration - I love birthday celebration cards as they can be so unique!
Cute Card Thursday #537 Anything Goes
The Paper Players #400 Celebration
PFP #451 Add a sentiment

I have a yoga session at work this evening, so this post will be finished later than usual! And then late tonight I am going bat watching. I think I will be a tired little girl tomorrow for work lol.

I do quickly have some pictures of the birds that visit my garden:

AND my garden thistle too lol

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz