Friday 11 March 2016

Geometric Jingo

Hello there,

I have actually made a card!!! There will be another one to come, but for now here is my masculine creation:

This was inspired by the challenge over at DieCuttin Divas whose challenge this week is to use paint chips. Unfortunately I do not have any of these lying around, so I made my own.

I used a small purple card blank and layered some chalkboard geometric paper over, leaving a narrow border. I die-cut a frame using X-cut fancy frames, large - with the smallest of the dies, and then created a paint chip effect using small ink cubes in various shades of green. Unfortunately the central shade looks a little bluer than expected, and one of the in pads collapsed whilst doing this lol. Leads to a very sticky mess and green getting everywhere!!!

Once the ink painting was dry I used some corner peel-off stickers to make a geometric focal feature, before adhering the panel to the card at a slight angle. I then added a die-cut glitter key that I received in an exchange and a sentiment sticker.

I would like to enter this card for these challenges also:
inkspirational #103 Geometric
Country View - Industrial - geometric and key
CCM #159 Go Green
card concept #50

simply create too #104 Green Only
simon says wednesday A bit o' green

Audio Book Review
Jingo by Terry Pratchett

This is one of the Discworld novels. An island appears out of the sea, causing frictions between Clatch and Ankh Morpork to reach boiling point. Inspector Vimes and the watch have to try and ‘keep the peace’ on a very large scale and against plenty of well-armed men. Meanwhile, the patrician has an idea of his own to prevent full scale warfare. As I may have said before I do enjoy these Discworld novels, but only if they are on audio-book, otherwise I find them very difficult to follow. This book is no exception for the humour and novelty factor. If you are a fan of Terry Pratchett I would recommend reading this one – or listening to it instead.

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz


  1. Make your own, what and awesome idea!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas, use paint chips challenge!

  2. Beautiful and very interesting card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Judy DT

  3. That's an awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  4. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week

  5. So clever! What a great idea to make your own paint chip. Thanks for sharing at The Card Concept!

  6. Great card! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More this time! Hope to see you again! Happy crafting,

  7. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept!

  8. Fabulous card!!
    Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

  9. Very pretty! Love those colours you used!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Card Concept.

  10. Such a pretty card - your design is just gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining in with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
    Caryn xxx

  11. How fun. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  12. a great card Tinz - great colours and i love the key - thanks so much for joining us at Countryview challenges this month and good luck! Hugs Rachel x


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