Thursday 19 December 2019

Diamond Art @ MAWTT

Our final challenge of the year over at MAWTT is an Anything But a card challenge. Please pop along to the blog to see what gifts the DT are providing for this times winners.

I have made a diamond art for my father-in-law for Christmas. It was my first diamond art, but I am sure it will not be my last.

This did take quite a while to complete, however it doesn't require as much concentration as cross stitch and so it is easier to do when you are watching something interesting lol.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

inkspirational #202 no stamping
Intaas #73 Anything but a card
Notjustcards - Anything Goes

And here are a couple of my Christmas Trees for this year

(Sharing my trees at TheCardConcept)

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 18 December 2019

Last challenge of 2019 @ I Love Promarkers

Hiya guys,

It is very nearly Christmas and that means that we have our last challenge for 2019 starting over at I Love Promarkers today. It is an easy Anything Goes theme, but don't forget to use your promarkers. Our lovely sponsor is  IKEsART digis    and I have used Luv Kitty.

I coloured the image with Cool Grey 1, Pink mittens, Ruby and Mint Green promarkers. I then used X-cut nesting large labels dies to cut the image and also a frame from X-cut self-adhesive mirror paper. To finish I simply added some floral toppers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
SUYP #49 (Playing Anything Goes)
PFP #523 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Friday 13 December 2019

Kitty Christmas

Hi guys,

I have a kitty Christmas card to share with you today - it is a twisted pyrimage topper set I think from Hunkydory.

It is placed onto a concertina KRAFT card base, but I haven't filled the other panels as yet. I simply used the topper for this panel - nothing else was needed.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
SUYP #49 Meowy Christmas
CCM #247 Christmas
MMM #111 Anything Christmas
TIOT - Christmas is coming
The Paper Players #471 Colour Challenge
CuteCardThursday #612 Anything Goes
PolkaDoodles wk 50 - Christmas

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday 12 December 2019

Snowballs @ Aud Sentiments

Hi guys,

We have another Christmas or Winter themed challenge for you over at Aud Sentiments today - sponsored by Digi Doodle StudiosI have used Cocoa's Snowballs for Sale.

I coloured the image with Promarkers - Lavender/Azure/Chestnut/Pink Carnation/Primrose/Daffodil Bloom/ Sunkissed Pink/Indigo Blue/ Ruby/Green

The background paper was in my stash - I did die-cut the centre for use on another card in the future. Finally I added a foiled sentiment from my stash.

I would like to enter this cute little guy into the following challenges:
PFP #532 Anything Goes - WON
CCM #247 Christmas
MMM #111 Anything Christmas
SOS #410 Happy Holidays
TIOT - Christmas is coming
Alphabet Challenge - S for Snow
MTTC #411 Christmas Scene
WinterWonderland - Anything Goes
ikesworld #127 L for Looking forward to Xmas

Have a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing your creations,

Hugz Tinz

Monday 9 December 2019

Love is red

I have another scrapbook page to share with you today:

I used the red-pearlescent paper I used for the wedding invites for this one. I cut the image as a reverse heart to get the most of the photo on the page. I then layered flower/hummingbird peel-offs around the photo. Finally I made a flower spray in the bottom corner.

I would like to add this to the following challenges:
AnimalFriends #81 Bird
INTAAS #73 Anything but a card
Catchthebug - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Saturday 7 December 2019

Christmas @ Creative Moments

Hi guys,

It is time to tell you about our last challenge of the year over at Creative Moments! We have an optional Christmas theme this time, and the challenge will be open until 21st January!

I have used Gingerbread House by the sponsor All Dressed Up.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CASology #357 Gingerbread
Craftyhazelnuts # 467 Quick and Easy
CCM #246 No patterned paper
MTTC #411 Christmas scene
ABC Christmas - Y for yuletide

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday 5 December 2019

Elf Christmas

Hi guys,

Here is my DT creation for the Elves/Santa theme over at MAWTT.

The Elf is an Agies digi stamp, and I coloured him with Chameleon pens.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Winterwonderland - Anything Christmas Goes
CuteCardThursday #611 Anything Goes
SimplyLessIsMore #409 Pick a triangle
JingleBelles - Christmas showcase

We cannot wait to see what you create with us.

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Peephole Christmas

I decided to do something a little different for our new challenge at I Love Promarkers. I have used  Puppy - enough reindeer from our wonderful sponsor - Bugaboo Stamps.

I layered him onto some festive paper before printing and then coloured with promarkers. I then added him to the inside of my card.

I did cut a frame from the front of the card and made a starry frame to sit around the dogs face. I used washi tape to adhere this to the middle of the circle aperture. To finish I added circular sentiment toppers.

Promarkers - Cinnamon, Cool Grey 2, Ice Grey 3, Sky Blue, Duck Egg.

The die was from Craft Stash and I think it was a creative dies one.

I would like to enter this little pup into the following challenges:
PFP #522 Christmas Critters
Die cuttin' Divas #448 3 (circles), 2 (sentiments), 1 (image)
SOS #410 Happy Holidays
ABC Christmas - Y for Yuletide
ikesworld #127 Looking forward to Christmas

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday 28 November 2019

Decorating the tree @ Aud Sentiments

As I pointed out yesterday we are in the final week of November, and there is less than 4 weeks until Christmas Day itself! So it shouldn't be any surprise that our new theme over at Aud Sentiments is Christmas or Winter. We are sponsored by Polkadoodles who have provided me with Decorations Up to use on my card.

I used the following Promarkers to colour my image - Maroon, Cardinal Red, Cerise, Green, Grass, Pastel Beige, Daffodil Bloom, Buttercup, Pasel Pink, Pale Pink, Orchid, Twilight Sky, April Shower, Lavender, Almond as well as Purple, Silver and Blue metallics.

I then used my stitched square nesting dies to cut the image (M&C). I used some Christmas tree card to make a card base and added my image to the left side. I used a free gift snowflake die with metallic X-cut self-adhesive card, and then added a sentiment topper.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
TIOT - Inspired by a song/Christmas Carol - Have yourself a Merry little Christmas 'Hang a shining star upon the highest bough'
ABCChristmas - X for Faux (stitching)
dragonflydreams - Christmas/Winter

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 27 November 2019


Yup, it is nearly the end o November so time to get crafting those Christmas cards and goodies. Our new optional challenge at I Love Promarkers is to create something with a Christmas theme. You can always play anything goes if you prefer. Just remember you must use those all important markers. This challenge is sponsored by Dr Digi'sHouse Of Stamps, my card uses their Lonely this Christmas image.

I coloured the image using the following promarker pens - Cool Grey 3, Ice Grey 4, Tulip Yellow, Gold, Honeycomb, Oatmeal, Sandstone, Raw Sienna, Cocoa, Dusky Rose, Pine.

I then fussy cut the image. I folded some double sided patterned paper that I found in my stash to create a little frame and placed this onto a KRAFT base card. Finally I added the sentiment topper from Hunkydory.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
AHSC # 344
Craftyhazelnut #465 Something beginning with R (red flowers and reindeer)
TIOT - inspired by a song/Christmas carol (Frosty the snowman)
TheMaleRoom #125 Inspired by ugly sweaters (The patterned paper)
AYLI - Fav way to add snow - as part of the image. I can't get along with the fluffy stuff - it just goes everywhere, whereas having it as part of the image is nice and clean (and quick)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Saturday 23 November 2019

Winter Floliage doubletrouble

Hi there guys,

I have a couple of cards to share that I made for the current Twofer challenge - Winter foliage.

For the first card I wanted to use an Antia's sentiment topper, so I used this as the foal point of my card. I then created the border with two stamps from the winter Wonderland stamp collection that came free with an issue of Creative Stamping. I used green Pretty Colour ink and Mossy Stone Whispers ink. I also stamped a sentiment from the same set inside the card, using archival ink in Real Black.

 For this second card I only used stamps from the set, and the same ink colours listed above. I stamped the bunny to start, and then the sentiment. Then I created the wreath around the outside of the bunny. This is appropriate for us as we have a bunny who loves to see us when we get home - and especially at Christmas when she can play with the paper.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges also:
ATSM #368 Holiday
CuteCardThursday #609 Winter
craftyhazelnuts #465 Something beginning with R (reindeer in my first card and rabbit in my second)
intaas #71 UK myths and legends (Flying reindeer for Santa's sleigh)
JingleBelles - Banner inspiration (top card)
MTTC #410 Christmas Animals
ABCChristmas - W for wreath (bottom card)
AnimalFriends #80 Reindeer/Moose (top card)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Friday 22 November 2019

Button it up

Hey blogging world,

A new challenge has started over at Creative Moments today, and the optional theme is to use buttons and bows. I have made a postcard to support my teamies :)

I was trying for a Charlie Chaplin theme for the Sunday Postcard Challenge - and this was the nearest I could get. It also looks slightly taller than the 4" it should be, but I did measure it! lol

The topper is from the Papermania Roaring 20's set, and I simply added it to Anita's gold card as the base, then added a pearlescent black button with a silver bow. Nice and simple.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS #172 Birthday
TheMaleRoom #124 Hobbies (my friend like to play his cello and guitar in his spare time)

I have also just finished reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

This is a story narrated by the main character to a storyteller. It tells of how Kvothe sees his entire life turned around when his family gets slaughtered. The story starts by explaining about his life before, and a bit of background about the people he met that helped him to make the decisions that he did in his future, mainly a pretty young woman, who reappears regularly throughout the book, and an Arcanist who sparks his curiosity and opens his eyes to new ways of doing things and new possibilities. After his family is murdered he becomes lost, and the story leads you through harrowing times living hand-to-mouth as a street urchin, and what it took to make him look to his future again. A large part of the book details his years at the university, learning the techniques of an Arcanist whilst trying to discover more about his parents murderers. He makes some powerful enemies, but also some great, if not very powerful, friends. I cannot wait to start on book two of this trilogy.

A couple of pictures of my moths to leave you with :)

 They are having a cuddle :)
Hugz Tinz

Thursday 21 November 2019


Hiya fellow bloggers,

It is time for a new challenge at MAWTT, and this time it is Team B who are providing inspiration for you. Please do go and have a look at the DT creations. The theme, chosen by Jackie, is Steampunk. I have to admit I don't find this theme very easy myself, but I have managed to play along.

I used some free Sheena Douglas stamps (Creative Stamping magazine). Firstly I stamped the cogs along the top and bottom and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I then stamped the clock face from the same stamp set, but just in pale gold ink, so it is very subtle. Then to finish I simply added a draughts topper from Kanban.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
TheMaleRoom #124 Hobbies
613 Avenue Create #227 Scrap your stash
Addictedtostamps #179 Anything Goes
CountryView - Hand Stamped
notjustcards - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to look at my creations,

Hugz Tinz

Tuesday 19 November 2019

little ladybird

Hi guys,

I recently made this cross stitch card for a friends birthday :)

I used a patchwork base card (it actually came with the stitch kit), and simply added a peel-off sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
CraftyCatz #483 Birthday
craftingbydesign - Anything goes
craftycalendar - cute and girly

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday 14 November 2019

Thank you @ Aud Sentiments

Our new challenge starts over at Aud Sentiments today with a theme of Thanks. We are sponsored by the lovely Bugaboo for this challenge.

Using Thanks panel

I coloured the image with Promarkers - Metallic Blue, Dusky Rose, Tropical Orchid, Shale, Slate, Poppy, Caramel and Moss.

I then layered the coloured panel onto flocked patterned paper with some leaves die-cut out of it (you may have seen them on the card from yesterday). Finally I simply layered this panel onto a tall card base.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ikesworld #126 K for Kindness
CCM #245 Thankful
CASology #355 Appreciate

We cannot wait to see your creations,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Stitched up Christmas

Hi guys,

We have a new challenge starting for you over at I Love Promarkers and the optional theme that the DT have played is Use some stitching, real or faux. Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter  and they provided What A Mess!! for the DT to use.

I used the following Promarkers to colour the image: Lime Twist, Mint Green, Fresh Meadow, Frosted Leaf, Eggnog, Mustard, Island Lagoon, Black, Walnut, Umber, Canary, Crimson.

I layered the image on the provided background and then die-cut using M&C stitched square nesting dies. I layered this onto Kraft card base. I die-cut two leaves from flocked paper and drew stitching around them, as well as doodling the edge. I drew a stitched sentiment and then added a bauble string using four stitches to hold it in place on the card (real and faux stitching used you see ;) ).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - X for fauX
Animal Friends #80 Reindeer/Moose
Digi Doodle #22 Christmas/Winter
AYLI - cute or traditional - I absolutely love using cute characters on my Christmas cards
craftycatz #482 Christmas

We cannot wait to see what you create this time,

Hugz Tinz

Monday 11 November 2019

Through the the baubles

Hi guys,

I have another Christmas card to share with you today (I might be making too many and not enough birthday cards at this rate!)

I saw some masks from Crafter's Companion, but I do not have any - so I decided to make my own. The obvious way to this would be to stamp the paper - then die-cut the image and remove yes?? Well guess what idiot here did...yup, cut out the die first, then used it as a mask to stamp the rest of the paper!! Doh. I used a background stamp that was free with a magazine with red, green, gold and silver inks to create the layers of snowflakes. I then stuck the pieces down onto the cream card base. Finally I stamped the sentiment in gold to the bottom of the bauble, added some bronze glitter ribbon and a bow down the side...and because I couldn't find my thin double sided tape I added silver glitter to the exposed tape between the two glitter ribbons :). I really, really need some more hours in the day to finish sorting my craft room. I have too many Christmas gifts to make to be able to commit at the moment, and so my stuff is spread out across the floor currently haha.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Daring Cardmakers #126 Baubles and bows
C4C510 Texture (glitter)
Sweet stampin' - Make your own background
ATSM #366 Anything Goes
Craftycatz #482 Christmas
SOS #408 snowflakes
Addicted to Stamps #179 Anything Goes
Dragonflydreams - Christmas/Winter
Country View - Hand stamped

Here are a couple of the pet T's:
Bear - P.cambridgei
 Teddy - P.cambridgei
Chewbacca - G.acteon

Saturday 9 November 2019

Bowed Group

I have been continuing with making my scrapbook/album and this is my next page to share with you.

I started with Papermania Forever Friends paper, which I thought was suitable for a wedding. As the wedding colour scheme was green and red I decided to use red pearlescent card to mount the photo onto. I also added some little circles to add a bit of interest. I again used the red card to stamp the sentiment onto. Finally after layering all this together I add quite a large bow (possibly slightly too large).

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
notjustcards - anything Goes
613 avenuecreate #227 scrap your stash
Alphabet challenge - Q for Quick and Easy
colordare #368 Cornucopia inspiration

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday 7 November 2019

Baby it's cold outside

We have a new challenge starting over at Creative Moments, with the optional challenge theme of 'Baby, it's cold outside'. I have used #871 Let It Snowmen from Scribbles Designs who are one of our sponsors.

I coloured the image with gel pens, including glitter and metallic.
You can see the shimmer much better from this second photo.

I then simply fussy cut the image and added to a patterned tag base.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnuts #462 Something beginning with H (Hats)
CRAFT #534 Winter
MTTC #409 No rectangle or square cards
Dragonflydreams - Christmas/Winter
DigiDoodleStudie #22 Christmas/winter
Winter Wonderland - Holly/Ivy (small bit of holly in the hat)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Let it snow @ MAWTT

Hi guys,

We have a snowflake themed challenge started for you over at MAWTT, chosen by the lovely Diane Louise. I have created a OLC with stamps and embossing powder.

I heat embossed the snowflakes using a WOW embossing powder in glitter green. I also added some silver ink to the Dashing part of the sentiment before stamping.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
inkspirational #199 OLC
SOS #408 Snowflakes
CRAFT #534 Winter

Today I am sharing my hawk Moth with you:

I also have a cross-stitched card to share with you all:
which I would like to enter into the following challenge:
CuteCardThursday #607 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking,

Hugz tinz

Tuesday 5 November 2019


...well it could be!!

I used a patterned base card I was recently gifted. I am unsure why the card is upside down though - there are a few different patterns and all are upside down. I used a free stamp set I got last year I think, possibly a couple of years ago - stamping the snowflakes randomly on the background. Unfortunately the pretty colour ink I was using had gotten a little sticky and so it didn't work overly well. I then stamped the reindeer, using Versamark ink instead, and heat embossed with Papermania hi-puff embossing powder. Finally I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the card in silver ink.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
craftyhazelnuts 462 Beginning with H (heat embossed)
CuteCardThursday #606 Christmas is coming
JingleBelles - Rudolph and friends
inkspirational #199 OLC
dragonflydreams - Christmas/Winter
AnimalFriends #80 Reindeer/Moose
countryview - handstamped
CMP - merry christmas
ABCChristmas - V for velocity (jumping reindeer)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday 3 November 2019

A little bit of love

Hi guys,

I am currently in Switzerland until tomorrow, so I am afraid this will be a brief post, but I wanted to share my newest scrapbook page with you all.

I used some Forever friends papers for the backing paper and the patterned strip across the centre. I used the image of us from the registry office (which isn't actually whited out that is the flash from the camera!). I left a small border around the photo to act as an extra layer. I finished with a paper bow in a similar shade of blue to Gavin's tie.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
AYLI - Fav papers - I love Papermania papers because they are always good quality, however I especially love the glittered papers as they add that little something extra, without the fuss.
613AvenueCreate #227 Scrap your stash (bow and pattrned papers)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday 31 October 2019

Fantastic Aud Sentiment

Hi guys,

Yes it is time for a new challenge at Aud Sentiments, and our theme this time is an Anything Goes one, so nice and easy. We are sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls for this challenge and they kindly gave me Knight Owen with Dragon to work with.

Please pop along to the challenge blog to enter and see what the rest of the Design Team have created.

I made this image into an Easel card after colouring with Promarkers. The easel stand sentiment is an Anita's one and I added it using foam pads. The rest of the embellishments were ones that I have had in my stash for a few years and find difficult to use.

Promarkers - Budding Rose, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cool Grey 2, Cool Grey 4, Cool Grey 5, Denim Blue, Holly, Ivory, Lime Zest, Orchid, Pale Pink, Pine, Satin.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
notjustcards - Anything goes
PFP #517 Use something old

Hope you are all enjoying halloween - pictures to follow :)

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Vintage lady @ I Love Promarkers

We have a new challenge starting today over at I Love Promarkers, and the optional theme is to use three different embellishments. We are sponsored by the lovely IkesArt for this challenge, and I have used the fabulous vintage Easter Bonnet for my card.

My embellishments are: 3D butterfly sticker, ribbon bow and diamantes.

Promarkers used are - Soft Peach, Fuchsia Pink, Salmon Pink, Tropical Orchid, Metallic Red Gold, Duck Egg, Indigo Blue, French Navy, Warm Grey 2, Warm Grey 5, Icicle, Marine, Morning Mist, Magenta and Spice.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
notjustcards - Anything Goes
PFP #517 Use something old - everything used on this card (except the card base itself) has been in my stash for over a year - some bits for a few years.
Die-cuttin' Divas #444 Anything Goes

Here are some pictures of Stripe (my little Candy Stripe Pill-bug)

hugz Tinz