Thursday 29 September 2016

Christmas Bells a Jingle

There is a new challenge starting today over at Aud Sentiments, and this time we have an Anything Goes challenge - but don't forget that sentiment. As this is an anything goes challenge it would be great to see some unusual or interestingly used sentiments :)  Go on, I dare you!
Here is my DT creation for this challenge:

I used a digital image that I had stored on my computer - I have now been informed that it is from Dee Dees Digis and it is such a cute image!! It is such a fun image, especially for an animal lover who keeps cats and mice. I coloured the image with the following Promarkers - Grey Squirrel and Apple Cider Ltd edition and Sandstone, Pale Pink, Mustard, Blush, Honeycomb, Lime Zest, Azure, Slate and Pastel Blue. I then die-cut the image with a Nellie Snellin die and added it to a prepatterned card blank from Papermania. I added corregated stars and the sentiments were written using calligraphy felt pens. Sizzix border dies were used to decorate the sentiment panels with mirri card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting by Design - Favourite Season (After all my birthday is only a few days beforehand :P)
CCEE1639 Christmas
crafty hazelnut Christmas #300 Use a Sentiment
scrapbookstampsociety #101 Animals
ABC Christmas - T for Two (Two animals, two sentiment panels and two stars)
Fussy and Fancy #173 My Favourite Things
Jingle Belles - Those Christmas Bells
polkadoodle - Christmas

I also have an update on my height chart at 88hours:
I also have some more of my crops to share:

And that is Woody - he was our pet wood pigeon for a while as his parents abandoned him.

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Have a BLAST!!

It is time for a new challenge at Creative Moments, with some very cute creations, as well as some spooky, from the DT!! The optional twist this time is to use 2 or more patterned papers. We are sponsored by Creative Bug, and Kitty Bee. I have used Kawaii Year of the Dragon   from kitty bee.

Here is what I have come up with:
I coloured the main image with Papermania Glitter pens, as he is a cute dragon I thought he needed some sparkle. I cute him out with a Nellie Snellin die. I mounted him on a piece of home-made patterned paper, made using mica powder in a spray bottle. I mounted this off centre onto a piece of purple patterned paper, with pretty silver hearts, which was die-cut using a scalloped circle X-cut die. The sentiment was written onto a black and white patterned paper, with some gold accents, using metallic markers from Papermania. This was cut with a Sizzix christmas frame die. To finish I added accents of crystal diamantes.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CASology #217 Cute
Cute Card Thursday #444 party time
C4C355 Birthday
glitter n sparkle #207 Birthday
inkspiration #118 Glamour (I used glitter and diamantes)
Kort o mania #160 Kids cards
cute as a button #26 Anything Goes

I had two green bags for growing potatoes, and here are the two harvests:

Obviously the white Vivaldi did much better than the Red Desiree in the bags, although they performed as well as each other out in the ground. It is possibly due to the location of the bags, or the fact that the desiree were planted later!
I also got this little chappie:
It is a motorbike!!! lol

Here is the next part of my advent calender - I am now working on the final bit :) Then I can start putting it all together.

Only four more to go!

Check back tomorrow for a height chart update, and a new challenge over at Ad Sentiments.

Hugz Tinz

Monday 26 September 2016

Sympathy Lillies

I am back! Moved now and currently in my rented room for the week whilst I am at work. But I do have a new card to share with you, which is a sympathy card. I used a backing design from a CD-Rom that I found stored in the stash that I have managed to unpack! I then used a vellum printed design for the centre of the heart, and a rubber stamp from my stash for the sentiment. The butterfly sticker was also from my stash, received through my ATC exchange group.

This was made for my Facebook Monthly Themes for Crafting group, and I would also like to enter this for the following challenges:
Catch the bug - Inspiration photo
Deep Ocean #138 Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - O for Oval
There will be no audiobook reviews for a while as I need to register at a library so that I can start getting them out again (or find a good USB drive). However, here are a few more of the woolly critters from the Brown Hills Quarry walk:

Thank you for looking - come back Wednesday for our new challenge at Creative Moments,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Flowers in the blue - I love Promarkers #183

Hi everybody,

I apologise for the delay between blog postings at the moment but we are in the middle of moving house and we have no internet, so I have to use the McDonalds WiFi to get access (which could work out quite costly – both to my purse and my health lol). However, I am here today as a new DT member for I love Promarkers challenge blog. To join this fortnightly challenge there is a theme to follow – this time it is Flowers/Nature for challenge #183 – and you must use Promarkers. If you are a fan of Promarkers it would be great to see you joining us!!
For this challenge we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter , who provided some lovely images for us to work with. I used 'The Sweet Gardener' for my card.

 I started with a floral patterned base card and then coloured my image, before deciding on the elements for the rest of the card. I was not intending for the girl to have blue hair, but the blue Promarker kept getting in the way every time I went for the brown, so I figured they were trying to tell me something. The image and Papermania Henbury Lane patterned paper were die-cut with X-cut scalloped circle nesting dies and a blue ribbon place across the centre of the card. To finish I added a felt butterfly and flower in purple, purple leaves behind a blue paper flower and a chipboard sentiment.
Promarkers used were – China Blue, Pastel Blue, Cobalt Blue, Dusky Pink, Tawney Owl (Ltd ed), Cool Grey 2, Pine, Pear Green, Caramel, Honeycomb and Fuschia Pink.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Glitter n sparkle #206 Anything Goes
 CCEE1637 Die-cuts
Addicted to stamps and more #212 Make your mark
OLL #213 Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society #100 Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends - Hand coloured image

I also have some more Woolly Critters to share with you from the Brown’s Hill Quarrey Woolly Trail – great fun if you are in the area – lovely reserve too, and badgers if you go late enough.

I pulled the remainder of my Garlic bulbs up before leaving my allotment for good, and they were a lovely size – although some had started to split completely:

Here is also a latest update on my fishtank. I am not sure what time it is at now, but it is certainly over the estimated 120 hours!

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday 15 September 2016

Italian Autumal Harvest - Aud Sentiments #164

Hi there,

It is time for a new challenge over at Aud Sentiments. This time we would like to see Fall Colours, and don’t forget that sentiment. Our sponsor this time is Doodle Pantry and I have used their Tiny Fruit Bunch Freebie. This card has been made using the rich colours that you tend to see in the harvest, whether you are harvesting the deep blooms that appear now, or the vegetables, as I thought it was a good compliment to the image:

Image – Doodle Pantry Freebie
Dies – X-cut nesting scalloped circle die –second smallest; Nellie Snellin nesting circle die; X-cut Scalloped hearts nesting dies; Tonic studios ? die
Sentiment – computer generated

I simply layered the elements together and created an amusing sentiment to match the image for the bottom of the card.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Simply create Too #117 Fall Colours
MMM #30 Autumn Colours
 CCEE1637 Die-cuts

Here are some more of the Woolly Critters from the Brown's Hill Quarry Woolly Trail.

I also have a new audio book review for you - this will be the last for a little while as I am moving house and will need to register at the new library etc.

Italian Shoes by Henning Mankell
Ok so the title of the book is very misleading – the story is not based around shoes, or Italy. However, the main character does find out he has a daughter, who is now in her 30s, who gets an Italian shoemakers friend of hers to make him some new shoes, which then arrive at the end of the book. This is the story of a Doctor who has hidden himself away on an island after a tragedy and is enjoying the solitude with his cat and his dog. However, when an elderly lady approaches across the ice she changes the direction his life is taking. He abandoned her when they were both young and she has come to him to ask him to fulfil a promise he had made her, now that she is dying. This trip eventually takes him to meet his daughter who he didn’t even know existed, and forces him to take a good look at his life, and what he wants to do with it. It was a good story, very captivating, but there are no conclusions at the end, which is a shame.

Thankyou for looking,

Hugz Tinz