Wednesday 20 August 2014

Kitty Reckoning

I have made some more ATC's for the exchange group. The theme I used for this collection was Special Kitty. As usual there are three cards in the collection and each is being entered into its own challenges. All of the cards used Papermania Digital Designer with Daisy and Dandelion and a general Papermania collection. The top two are single layer cards and other than the digital elements only had a stamped greeting added, whereas number three is layered and based around a sketch.
ATC #1
For this ATC I used a general backing paper design of green leaves and added the cat, flower and butterfly elements from the Daisy and Dandelion collection. I used orange ink to add the greeting to the top.
This card is being entered for - Ink on my fingers 321 Moon Shadows (Greeting is inked); OLS Shades of Summer (I chose number 5, with green, pink and shades of orange/yellow); aud sentiments #113 Favourite Season (summer) as well as Simon Says Monday Anything Goes.

ATC #2
For this second card I used a purple daisy background, and added a cat with a purple patch and a purple butterfly before printing onto white card. I then stamped the sentiment n purple ink. I was going to use this for the one layer simplicity shades of summer #2 (The blueberries one) but it printed more purple than blue :(.
Instead I am entering - avenue613 Challenge 85 Anything Goes; fussy and fancy #120 BINGO (I chose flowers, lavender and message);  craft-room Cats challenge; Simply Create Too #68 Monochromatic Magic and Crafty Little Fairies Cute and Cuddly.

ATC #3

The last ATC was based around the below sketch. Green raffia was added to a pink base card, along with two 3D flower stickers. A circular patterned design was chosen on the digital designer and a floral border added over the top for the first square panel. Then two pink patterned papers were layered over each other for the top rectangle and the kitty added onto this panel, before printing and die-cutting into a circle. This was attached to the card using foam pads to allow it to sit over the raffia. Three 3D flower stickers were added to the bottom of the circle design and a wooden sun to the top, after painting it with yellow and orange inks.
This is being entered into - V's sweet ideas #26 Anything Goes and Suzy Bee Anything Goes; Alphabet Challenge N is for Natural and Sketchy Colours Sketch #221.

Finally I wish to add the whole collection to: Creative Moments #49 Animals and Polkadoodle Fun in the sun.

Here also is my finished birth sampler - just to drop it off for the proud parents now :)

I entered some of my veg and fruit, as well as a few flowers, for the local produce show, and my OH did a load of baking. I came overall first for my vegetables (although I did enter a few categories) and OH came joint first for his baking. I also came second for my fruit and second overall!! Very please indeed. Unfortunately none of my jam or chutney was rated :(

Audio Book - Day of Reckoning by Terence Strong. This is a good general action story, although it is a shorter audio book at only 6 cds. The ex-wife of a man in the presidents personal guard is murdered due to uncovering mafia connections. Unfortunately this man has strong connections n the UK with the PM's personal security, which includes an ex-IRA front man. Together they work to bring down those involved in the murder. It starts towards the end of the story at a high level of tension, which is a little wierd and had me making sure that I had the correct disc, however it does work well. The suspense is kept high throughout the story and the pace is fast and furious. The main characters play well off each other and the reader was very good at the accents, if a little too 'shouty' with the english major. Overall a fun commute listen.

Hugz Tinz


  1. This is great!
    Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors this week and good luck!
    Hugs,Kari :)

  2. Thank you for entering these ATCs in the challenge at Craft-Room Challenges! ~ Christi

  3. Cute ATC's... one of those kitty's looks like my AlfieCat! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  4. Cute ATC entered and thank you for joining our current challenge over at
    Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)

  5. So cute! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  6. What a super cute ATC's!!! ! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  7. Beautiful set of cards Tinz...gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining in with us at “Crafty Little Fairies with our
    Cute’n’cuddly challenge..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. Beautiful ATCs. The images are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges! Hugs, Ivonne

  9. Nice Job! Thanks for playing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  10. What a fun set of ATCs! The OLS one is simply darling! Thanks so much for playing along with us for this month's challenge!!!

  11. Great cards and beautiful sampler - well done for the flower show

    Mines up if you have time to take a look

  12. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges your ATC #3 is very pretty. Caz

  13. Fab ATCs and your sampler is so beautiful! Congratulations on your success at the flower show and thanks for joining our Fun in the sun challenge at
    Claire xx

  14. gorgeous ATC's and thank you for joining in with our challenge at Craft Room. I see that you have mentioned our challenge in your post but forgot to link it.............which is one of the challenge rules if you are to be eligible for a prize.

    TFS Annie x

    1. Thank you Annie. I had a couple of computer issues whilst trying to use the InLinkz for this post. I thought I had managed to get them all attached but this one must have slipped through. At least people are seeing them anyway :)


  15. A great set of ATCs - thanx for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  16. SO fabulous, and just really creative and fun. THanks for playing along with us this month, and please stop by again Monday for a brand new challenge all September long. We'd enjoy having you share with us again,
    V's Sweet Ideas

    P.S. For another fun Anything Goes challenge, you are most welcome to stop by Word Art Wednesday to play along for the chance to win some amazing prizes. We'd be delighted to have you play along.
    Word Art Wednesday

  17. A lovely collection of ATCs, thank you for sharing them with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.


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