Monday 30 November 2020

Dreaming in the snow

 Good evening everybody,

A couple of my work colleagues are leaving in a couple of weeks and so I have made a special card for them. They are a married couple and the own a dog, and we work in medical research, so I have used a variety of images to create a really unique card for them.

I layered an A4 card with some foil effect patterned paper. I then layered the topper onto some orange patterned paper before adding to the centre of the card. I coloured the nurse mouse using Promarkers before fussy cutting. To finish I layered a sentiment onto red glitter card, and used a best of luck sentiment next to this also.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
C4C563 Snowmen
ThePaperPlayers #519 Tic-tac-toe (patterned paper - red- colouring tool)
SOS #434 Let it snow
AYLI - Snowmen or Penguins - Snowmen are much more likely to be seen and built by many people, and so they are more personal for personalised cards like this!

Thanks for looking,
Hugz Tinz

Friday 27 November 2020

Fancy Festivities @ Aud Sentiments

 Hi guys,

I am so sorry I am late with my DT card. There were issues getting the image and then I was working - but I have it all completed for you now!!

This is our last challenge of the year at Aud Sentiments, and so we have an Anything goes theme for you all. Sponsored by the lovely Moon flower Digi Stamps I have used Mistletoe Christmas. We also have a DT call for 2021!!

Due to the issues of work etc, I decided to colour my image on the computer as it meant I could get it finished quicker! I then die-cut into an oval and added a background die-cut using fancy frames from X-cut and red glitter paper. This was layered over a gold snowflake base card and a 'Festive Fun' foiled sentiment added to the bottom.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CraftyhazelnutsChristmas #517 The letter R (Red)
JingleBelles - Banner inspired (red glitter - snowflakes - foliage)
TheLibraryChallenge #72 Christmas Shopaholic
notjustcards - Anything Goes

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Christmas @ I Love Promarkers

 It is nearly December - so we have a Christmas themed challenge twist starting today at I Love Promarkers. As always there is also the option to play Anything Goes. We are sponsored by Knitty Kitty Digis , and I have used Cat Riding the Reindeer 58.

I coloured the image with Promarkers before fussy cutting. I then added to a green card blank along with a Christmas tree sticker and a foiled sentiment topper. Finally I added fairy lights to the card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

AnimalFriends #92 Dog or Cat

TIOT - Winter Wonderland

inkspirational #226 Frame it (Framed with fairy lights)

CraftyHazelnutsChristmas #157 The letter R

Sunday 22 November 2020

In the blues

 Hi guys,

It is time for a new challenge over at Creative Moments, and as always I have played along with my team mates, but using up my stash (I am in the 7th team :D)

I used two different mini paper pads that I got from the Works to cover a KRAFT card base. The first was from a blue monochrome pad and I cut it down the centre to make two pieces. The second was from a Naturals pad and I layered this over the two blue pieces. I then used small tag toppers to add embellishment and used one for the sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
notjustcards - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Friday 20 November 2020


 Hi guys,

I have played the Twofer challenge of Stars this time, with these two cards:

I used the same stamp for both cards, stamping with JewelBox black ink and using Copper Heat It Up! embossing powder. The first I put onto a pre-printed base card and added a sentiment from the same stamp set in red ink. The second card I used KRAFT base and stamped two other stars without embossing. I added a birthday sentiment and some sunflower stickers, as I had already decorated the envelope with a sunflower image.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - CCEE2047 Sunflowers (although the flowers themselves are not stamped)

This card I would like to enter into - SimonSaysStampMonday - Happy Holidays
CRAFT #577 Christmas
craftycatz #528 Christmas
ThePaperPlayers #517 CAS holidays

Thursday 12 November 2020

Christmas Corgi @ Aud Sentiments

 Hi Guys,

We have a new challenge starting today at Aud Sentiments - and we want to see your Christmas/Winter animals, I have used Christmas Corgi.

We are sponsored by

Please pop along to the blog to see the DT designs. For my design I used a pre-coloured image and die-cut with a large labels nesting die (X-cut). I folded some poinsettia patterned card to make the base and added a decoupage poinsettia to the bottom corner. I then added a happy Christmas sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

TIOT - Traditional Christmas Colours

CraftyCalendar - Cute Critters

dragonflydreams - Christmas/Winter

AnimalFriends #92 Dog or Cat

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Three layers @ I Love Promarkers

 Hi everybody,

The weather is getting much cooler now - and so our current optional theme for the new challenge over at I Love Promarkers, is to use three layers. We are sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls Digis  and I have used  Holiday Friends.

I coloured the image using promarkers and then fussy cut. I used a blue patterned christmas card to make a base, then layered papermania edging circle and a scalloped circle die-cut from blue patterned paper before adding the image. Finally I added a foiled sentiment topper.

Promarkers used - Cool Grey 1+2, Warm Grey 3+5, Black, Amethyst, Cyan, Duck Egg, Frosted Leaf, Almond, Dusky Pink, Oatmeal, Sunkissed Pink, Antique Pink, Bright Orange, Raw Sienna, Caramel and Summer Sun.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

CraftyCalendar - Anything Goes

613AvenueCreate - Cute Critters

DigiDoodleStudio #33 Christmas/Winter

Sunday 8 November 2020

Turkey treats

 Hi guys,

I decided to make something a little different to hide some Christmas treats :D

I used a template from a papercraft magazine to make it. I started with Green mirror card and die-cut a scalloped circle, smaller normal circle from the centre and then another smaller circle again. I cut six of the scallops away and then joined the ends back together to make the outside of the mini dish. I glued this to the larger circle and then glued the smaller circle inside for stability.

Next I used the template from the magazine to cut out the birds body from pearlescent red paper. I wrapped this into the cone shape. I used a strip of diamantes around the bottom, two scalloped hearts cut from pearlescent white paper for the wings, a flower cut from the same paper and cut in half for the beak and flappy bit, two diamantes for the eyes and the offcut scallops for the crest. I then used Christmas curling ribbon for the tail. I do need to find some stronger glue for sticking the base together (as you can see it is not quite central due to it keeping slipping) and for the back strip of the birds body and crest, but otherwise I am really pleased with him.

I would like to enter him into the following challenges:

CRAFT #575 Gift bag or box (not really either, but it is for hiding some Christmas treats).

ColorMyHeart #419 Tic-Tac-Toe (central column - plus raspberry)

CountryView - Anything but a card

notjustcards - Anything Goes

ABCChristmas - X for Xtra special

WinterWonderland - Festive Things with Wings

craftycalendar - Anything Goes

Thanksfor looking,

Hugz Tinz

Saturday 7 November 2020

Christmas Teddy

 Hi guys,

Our new challenge started over at Creative Moments this morning, with our always Anything Goes challenge theme. Our sponsors for this challenge are QKR  Stampede and My Besties I have used Christmas Bear from QKR  Stampede.

I coloured the image using Chameleon pens and then die-cut with an X-cut scalloped circle die. I simply added it to the front of a foiled card blank.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

CuteCardThursday #659 Anything Goes

CatchTheBug - Anything Goes

TheMaleRoom #144 Toys

MTTC #444 CAS Christmas

ABCChristmas - X for Xtra special

DigiDoodleStudio #33 Christmas/Winter

Sunday 1 November 2020

Christmas flowers@ MAWTT

 Hi guys,

We have a new challenge started today over at Moving Along With The Times and the theme, chosen by Jenny, is Christmas Flowers.

I used a Marianne christmas paper pad for the background and layered an Anita's die-cut poinsettia topper to one side, using 3D foam pads. I then added the foiled sentiment topper.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

CraftyHazelnuts #514 Something beginning with H (Happy Christmas)

AYLI - fav colour to pair with blue - I always like to pop some red against a blue background as I feel the blue really makes the brightness of the red stand out.

DragonflyDreams - Christmas/Winter