Thursday 5 May 2016

The cat who loves snow

Wow - has the weather finally realised what it is supposed to be doing. Sunshine for two whole days, and no rain for about three now!! Ok so I am having to water everything, which gets tedious when you have two allotments and two gardens lol, but at least things can start to grow properly now!

So, in celebration of the lovely weather, I have made a Christmas card based around snow lol.

So - I used the challenge sketch (#71):

I used a free embossing folder from Cardmaking and Papercraft 135 on white card for the first strip. I then rubbed VersaMark ink over the raised areas and heat embossed with white and glitter embossing powder to give a subtle sparkle. For the second strip I covered card with two different Washi tapes (which should have been for the Jingle Belles challenge, but I finished too late!). I used a blue die-cut circle and stamped a kitty from Pepper's Christmas Party stamp set, with tatty teddy grey ink. I coloured this in with promarkers and added liquid pearls where the snowflakes should have been on the scarf. A sentiment was added to the topper, a ribbon to the bottom, and finally a snowflake button to the top. Peel-off snowflakes were also added to the Washi layer.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
PFP #344 Nature
crafty hazelnuts christmas #279 Anything Goes
ABC Christmas I for Ink
aud sentiments #154 Animals
crafty ribbons #149 Button it up
Art Impressions 183 Creative Critters (use of washi tape and embossing folder)
Alphabet Challenge E for Embossing folder

Now onto my animals - I have taken a couple of pictures of Arthur and Doris, my two rabbits (currently looking for new homes in the Rutland area lol).

And I also managed to get a picture of mummy bird taking some bits back to the nest:

Growing veg - I finally got my new mini greenhouse up, and have transfered all my tomato seedlings into it - making room in the propagator for more seeds to be sown lol:
And finally for today, before I go and work on my height chart (update on Saturday) here is an audio book review.

The cat who turned on and off by Lilian Jackson Braun
This is another Qwilleran and his cat’s story. I do love these, the humour is just brilliant and the storyline is always good too. These books definitely keep you guessing and giggling – and you just want to meet those kitties! This particular book sees Qwilleran doing a feature on ‘Junk Town’, a neighbourhood of antique dealers, with an uncalled-for bad reputation. His story aims to show the real community behind Junk Town – but Qwilleran cannot feel easy with the apparent accidental death of a favoured dealer. Koko assists Qwilleran through his ability to turn things on and off (although this is only a brief part of the story, but it is the part that answers all the questions). Definitely a must read/listen from me :).

Thank you for looking
Hugz Tinz
Creative Moments DT


  1. Many thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers.
    Lorraine DT

  2. Hi your card is stunning and your bunnies are cute. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge E for Embossing Folders. Hugs Jackie (DT)

  3. Cute card and so glad you shared it over at Aud Sentiments.

  4. Such a sweet card! Thanks for sharing it with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Lisa DT

  5. Super cute card Tinz. I love the sweet image and your colouring is perfect. Thank you for joining us at PFP this week for Lorraine C.'s 'nature' challenge. Good luck and hugs, Denise x

  6. This is a really pretty card - such a cute image. Thank you for joining in the fun at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.

  7. What a sweetie she is! Any weather is good for making Christmas card lol..Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.

  8. Awww! So cute!
    Thanks for sharing it over at the ABC Christmas Challenge!


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