Wednesday 2 September 2015

Looking Good Polar Pals

Hello again,

A quick second post for this week - with a card! This time I have made a Christmas card which is called 'Polar Pals'. I was going to use a peel-off for my main image and add a stamped background - however a quick look through my peel-offs revealed that there are no polar bears, or penguins believe it or not!
I layered glitter card and mirri card in golds and silver, over a pale pink base card (I am out of white card large enough I discovered tonight!). The image is from some 'Me to you' clear stamps I got a while ago and it is the first time I have used this particular stamp from the set. Although this is supposed to be a snowbear, I thought he made a lovely polar Tatty Ted friend. I coloured the image using the Autumn limited edition promarker pens for the muted colour scheme. The image was die-cut using X-cut nesting large label dies, and then the snow accented with white glitter glue (which has not really shown up in this picture). Finally I added some rhinestones to the top corner to accent the hat and scarf, and a sentiment peel-off down the side.
This card is to be entered into the following challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Polar Bears/Penguins
CCM #146 No patterned papers
Creative Card Crew 95 Christmas
alphabet challenge N for No design papers
jingle belles Tree Skirt Tic-Tac-Toe - Glitter, snow and gold
addicted-to-stamps #108 Die-cuts
simon says - monday Trio of colours

I also thought I would give you an update on my Fish Tank cross stitch - it is now 30mins over 100hrs!

If you feel like trying something new we are making sauces this month in my Crafting Techniques group on facebook!

I will have another cross stitch to show you soon - a bit of a funny kitty lol.

Audio Book Review:
Looking Good Dead by Peter James
When Tom Bryce picks up a CD that has been accidentally left behind on the tube he doesn’t realise what a large impact reading the disc is going to have on his personal life, and that of his wife Kelly. On the disc is a video of a savage killing – is it real or a film trailer? When DS Roy Grace is summoned to a headless body it becomes clear that this is the same girl on the CD, but what should Tom do? And how is Roy going to track down the well-organised killers?

This is a fast paced book with several angles and perspectives, that keeps you guessing as to what will happen next. Some clues are obvious before the team spot them while others are a surprise even to the reader (or listener in this case). Well-read and well written this is a crime novel worth a listen.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog, and I hope to see some sauces coming in :)
Hugz Tinz


  1. Real cool and glittery. Thanks for joining the fun at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

  2. A very cute design - love all the glitter!

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen N x

  3. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 244 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too. x

  4. Your card is sure to sparkle up someone's day! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.

  5. Every cute! all the glitter! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts!

  6. Thanks for sharing your lovely card in my No Patterned Papers Challenge.

    Your cross stitch looks amazing, so much hard work.

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  7. Such a pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More this time... Good luck and hope to see you again soon
    Sue xx

  8. Such cute polar pals and great sparkle too! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week :)

  9. Cute card! Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month, Wedgie xxx

  10. Pretty & sparkly! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Jess - DT

  11. What a sweet little pair ... love the glittery sparkle ... so glad you joined our game of Tic-Tac-Toe at Jingle Belles.

  12. lots of sparkles and cute little critters! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
    Linda - DT

  13. such a suuuuuper-cute pair of snowy friends, the perfect stars of your sweet & adorable holiday card! thanks for joining our tic-tac-toe fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  14. Lovely Christmas card. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew, Hope to see you again
    Hugs, Yvonne

  15. A nice glitter card with a cute image. Thanks for joining our challenge at the ATSC this time. Hugs Rita


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