Wednesday, 22 September 2021

A circle in a square

 Hi guys,

Our new optional theme over at I Love Promarkers is 'Make it Square'. As I was following a sketch for this one, I decided to use a square card, but place the image into a circle within the square base.

Our sponsor for this challenge is one I haven't worked with before - Ching-Chou Kuik and I have used Hummingbirds.

Promarkers used - Hair - Orchid, Amethyst and Winter Berry. - skin - Pastel Beige and March Hair. - hummingbirds - Forest Green, Island Lagoon, Amethyst and Metallic Green. others - Metallic Gold, Lime Zest, Marine, Salmon Pink, Carmine and Hot Pink.

The sketch I followed is from CheerfulSketches.

I would also like to share this at the following challenges:
craftycalendar - Anything Goes
TIOT - going round in circles (circle within a square)
Daringcardmakers - going round in circles
Allsorts #642 real animals

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Christmas leaves

 hi guys,

I decided to go a bit obscure for the leaves theme and I used a poinsettia die-cut, as a poinsettia is just red leaves :D

I used some Antia's holographic sticker sheets to die-cut the poinsettias from in three different colours. I then simply added a sentiment peel-off in black.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
colormyheart #462 Tic-Tac-Toe (using bottom row - nectarine at the bottom, papaya in the middle and mink at the top - the holographic nature of the stickers does make the colour look a little different but I promise the top one isn't blue, but rather a grey/silver)
AddictedtoCAS #206 Leaf

craftycalendar - Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Gorjuss leaves

 Hi all,

I have a new card to share with you all today - and as the weather has turned I thought an Autumn themed card was suitable.

I stamped the image onto white card using black Primal Ink and coloured her with watercolour pencils. I then tried to cut a hexagon (badly). I then took a piece of embossed paper and again cut a hexagon to try and match the first one. I used a patterned base card and added some feathers in the corners. Then I placed glitter ribbon and an orange bow before layering the image onto the card base. Finally I added buttons into three of the four corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
CCEE2136 Swap Ideas (The idea was from a DoCrafts magazine)
inkspirational #247 Autumn Leaves
SweetStampin' - Colours of Autumn
TheCardConcept #159 Fanciful Fall
TheAlphabetChallenge - L for Leaves

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz


Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Red Deer

Hi guys

It is time for a new challenge over at I Love Promarkers. As always we are anything goes, but the optional theme for this time is monochromatic. We are sponsored by IkesArt for this one.




I coloured the image using a variety of brown promarkers. I then layered the image onto two different red/brown patterned papers to make a simple card.
 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
PFP #608 Autumn Colours
ikesworld #148 Autumn
TheMaleRoom #154 Natures Bounty

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

llama delight @ Creative Moments

 Hi guys,

We have a new challenge starting today over at Creative Moments, so do pop along and check out the creations from the team.

I have used Linda the Llama from our lovely sponsor Patties Creations.

I coloured her using watercolour pencils and then layered onto Papermania linen Christmas paper. I blended distress inks over the background and then added the image panel and a sentiment.

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

polkadoodle wk36 Yellow and orange fall

ikesworld #148 Autumn

TheMaleRoom #154 Natures Bounty

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz


Saturday, 4 September 2021

Kind pups

 Hi guys,

I have another quick and easy card to share with you today.

I used a papermania journalling topper and hand wrote the 'kindness' sentiment. I then stamped two dogs onto the bottom, with the 'woof' sentiment between them. I coloured the dogs using papermania watercolour pens.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
SimonSaysWed - Stamp it!
AlphabetChallenge - K for Kindness in your sentiment
ikesworld #147 Animals
craftycalendar - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Under the Sea for MAWTT

 I am so sorry - I lost track of time!

We have an under the sea theme over at Moving Along With The Times this month, chosen by Zoe.

Here is my creation, using a hunkydory backing paper and a digi stamp from my stash.


The image was coloured with Promarkers and then fussy cut to layer onto the hunkydory background. A nice easy card but I didn't want to make it over busy. Sentiment has been left off for now until a suitable occasion is determined.

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

AYLI - fav wild animal - fish are really interesting to observe in the wild, and their natural environment can be super pretty too - especially tropical guys like this one.

ikesworld #147 Animals

TheMaleRoom #154 Natures Bounty

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Saturday, 28 August 2021

Masquerade

 Hey guys,

I have made a slimline CAS card using some of my long-term stash. I was using the theme of mask, and I found this topper.

So originally I thought this was a hair comb, but it could actually be a mask with tassels - so I chose to use it as a mask. I simply layered this onto a die-cut frame and added letter peel-offs to make a sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
CASology #394 Mask
intaas #115 CAS
SimonSaysWednesday - Anything Goes

I also managed to get a photo of my cute little pokie!


Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

More than one layer @ I Love Promarkers

 Hi guys,

We have a new challenge started over at I Love Promarkers today. As always it is an anything goes challenge, but our optional theme is to add more than one layer.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Paper Nest Dolls Digis and I have used Nautical mermaid Ellie.

I coloured Ellie using the following promarker colours:

Warm Grey 1, Almond
Caramel
Island Lagoon, Lime Twist
Lilac, Powder Blue, Twilight Sky, Metallic Blue
Yellow, Mango, Cardinal Red

I layered a watercolour effect patterned paper onto my base card, and then layered a 3x3" seaside patterned paper over this (from The Range). I then fussy cut the image and layered this on the top - finally adding a seahorse accent.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
DragonflyDreams - Summer Fun
MTTC #464 Mermaids
PFP 606 Fantasy/Magical



Monday, 23 August 2021

Cats and Dogs

 Hi guys,

I made two cards for the final challenge over at twofer challenge - if you have nevr joined in you have missed out on the fun:

I made a friends card and an ATC with my stamps - you can see the doggy stamp and the best friends stamp were used on both cards.
I would like to enter these at:
SweetStampin' - Feature an animal


For the ATC I used a patterned base that was ATC sized. I then stamped the dog into the centre and the sentiment to the bottom of the frame. Finally I added gemstones to add some sparkle.


For the card I used the gemstones to make a border. I then used a selection of the cat/dog stamps from the set, and then stamped the sentiments repeatedly to make a sentiment banner.
I would like to enter this card into:
SUYP #69 Furrything Goes
SimplyCreateToo #173 Monochromatic
CountryView - Monochromatic


Festive stitches

 Hi guys,

We had a new challenge start yesterday at Creative Moments. Unfortunately I was out all day - having fun at the first invert show of the year!! However, I have made a card to try and encourage you to join in the fun. As always we are an anything goes challenge - just ensure it is your own work and posted after the date our challenge went live.

It is a cross stitch which uses metallic gold thread, and then I have added a vintage Christmas tag to finish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Allsorts 637/8 Add some sparkle
CraftyHazelnuts #556 For a girl/lady
Audsentiments #281 Anything Goes
ABCChristmas - Q for Quality Street (the bauble colours remind me of the quality street wrappers)


Friday, 20 August 2021

Recent stitch finish

 Hi guys,

I have recently finished a cross stitch that will be given to my husband as a Christmas present :D. Therefore, I cannot share it anywhere except here - so i decided to share it with you all!


I stitched him on a pale blue marbled aida from Polstitches (as I am part of their aida club). I think it really makes the reds pop! This is Errol from Terry Pratchets books.

I would like to show this in:

MMM #155 Anything BUT a card

ikesworld #147 Animals (well a dragon is an animal!)

craftycalendar - Anything Goes


Thursday, 19 August 2021

Christmas feast

 Hi guys,

I made a start on my Christmas tags as I had this decoupage in my stash for a while.

I simply used the decoupage as is - sticking the layers with Anita's tacky glue, but then I used some glitter glue to highlight accents.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Allsorts #637/8 Add some sparkle
CraftyHazelnuts #555 No stamp or digital image
MMM #155 Anything BUT a card
ChristmasCraftCreations - non-traditional colours
WinterWonderland - Christmas Feast
InspirationStation #12 Sweet Treat


Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Musical thank you

 I used some backing paper and peel offs to make this very simple, but I think amusing, Thank You card.


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

ikesworld #147 Animals

modsquad - thank you

AudSentiments #281 Anything Goes


Wednesday, 11 August 2021

For a boy @ I Love Promarkers

 Hi guys,

We have a new challenge started today over at I Love Promarkers with the theme of For a Boy.


We are sponsored by Dr Digi's House Of Stamps for this challenge and I have used Joust in time.

I coloured the image using promarkers and then fussy cut. I cut some grass from green glitter paper and layered this onto a red base card (4x6"). I then placed the image on top of this. Finally I added a die-cut scalloped circle as a sun and added 'hugs' and 'kisses' peel-off to this.

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

ATSM #411 Make your mark

intaas #114 Mode of transport (horseback)

ikesworld #147 Animals

CuteCardThursday #691 Anything Goes


Sunday, 8 August 2021

Fly away

 I made a card using a sketch and the theme of transport.


I used a wooden hot air balloon, some papers (fussy cutting an image from the top of the paper) and then sentiment peel-offs.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craftycalendar - Anything Goes

AudSentiments #280 Anything Goes

intaas #114 mode of transport

AHSC #432


And here is my first blueberry harvest - I need to go and harvest the second batch now!




Saturday, 7 August 2021

Jam Packed with Creative Moments

 We have a new challenge starting today over at Creative Moments, and as always it is Anything Goes.

We are sponsored by the lovely Cute As A Button for this challenge and I decided to use the 'Strawberry Preserves' image as it is the time of year for jam making now - if you managed to get a good crop of fruit with this awful weather we have been having that is!

Prize to be awarded - 2 digital images

I coloured the image using Papermania watercolour pens, and some watercolour pencils too. I then folded a plain base card into an easel style and covered the base with pink holographic paper (with the light it looks much darker than it actually is). I used an off-cut from a previous die-cut to make the easel stand and added little butterfly gems to this. No sentiment was added as I thought this could be used for a variety of occasions. I cut the image square and then layered it onto the holographic paper, adding another couple of butterfly gems to finish.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CraftyCalendar - Anything Goes
dragonflydreams - summer fun (preserves are part of the fun of summer)
ATSM #411 Make your mark

I will finish with a photo of some pretty mint flowers :)



Sunday, 1 August 2021

Summer fun @ MAWTT

 Hi guys,

We have a new challenge starting today over at MAWTT, and the theme is Summer Fun, chosen by Wendy.

I decided to go with a mermaid as going to the beach is definitely summer fun - and who doesn't want to see a mermaid.

I used a sea themed backing paper that was from The Range. I coloured the image using Chameleon pens and fussy cut the image. I then layered this on top of the base paper. I finished by adding a sentiment to the gap at the top.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
cutecardthursday #690 Summer
dragonflydreams - summer fun
digidoodlestudio #41 Fav season - Summer is one of my favourites as I love the warm weather
TheCardConcept #158 Long Summer Days
CRAFT #607 Summer
ThePaperPlayers #552 Beside the Seaside

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz


Saturday, 31 July 2021

Klimt inspired postcard

 I made a Klimt inspired postcard for SundayPostcardArt (however I missed the challenge!).


I stamped trees over a red base card using blue, yellow, orange and brown inks. I then die cut tree trunks from different coloured cards and papers. This postcard was inspired by this image:


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
MMM #153 Trees
ATSM #410 die cuts/stencils



And I would like to leave you with a photo of my handsome girl, who is getting big now!




Sunday, 25 July 2021

Wonderland invite

 Hi all,

I made a little postcard invite on a wonderland theme, as I found an Alice in Wonderland pack in my stash!


I layered a gold mesh panel over a scrap piece of pink and gold paper. I then used the toppers to finish the card design.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts 633/4 Feminine/for a lady

Audsentiments #279 Kids of summer (Alice was most certainly this)

Cheerful sketches - july sketch


I thought I would share some of my flowers with you also:




Thursday, 22 July 2021

Snail Mail brthday

 Hi everybody,

It is time for a new challenge over at Creative Moments - do pop over and see what the deign team have created.

I have played along as always, using an image that I already had coloured in my stash:

I think the image was coloured with my promarker pens and then fussy cut. I die-cut the grass on X-cut green glitter paper, and I also cut the sentiment from this same paper. I then layered them onto a card base to make this CAS birthday greeting.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
PFP #601 Celebrate
AlphabetChallenge - H for Happy
craftycalendar - Anything Goes

I thought you might all like to see some of my purple flowers that have recently come into bloom too






Wednesday, 21 July 2021

It's still Christmas in July!!!

So, yes you have it - our new challenge at I love Promarkers is - Christmas in July'.

Here is my creation, using Sno' worries image 232

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

SheepSkiDesigns

I coloured the image with the following promarkers - Sunkissed Pink/Tawny Owl/Dusky Rose/Eggnog/Mustard/ Ice Grey 3/Cool Grey 5/ Peach/ Tulip Yellow/Soft Peach/ Poppy.

I then die-cut the image using X-cuts scalloped circle dies. I layered snowflake paper from my stash onto a card blank and added the image. I then layered foam snowflakes and a foiled sentiment onto the card front.

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

PFP #601 Celebrate

craftycatz #560 Christmas in July

ikesworld #146 Christmas in July

TheMaleRoom #152 Christmas in July

dragonflydreams - Christmas in July

digidoodlestudio #40 Christmas in July

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Christmas in July Part 2

 Hi all,


I have yet another Christmas card to share with you all :)

I used an image from my stash that I had already coloured. The image is from StarStampz and is called Christmas Elf Ornament.

I coloured her with Promarkers and then fussy cut leaving the signature. I layered the inside of the card with a green 'merry christmas' patterned paper, and the front with a snowflake patterned paper. I then used a foiled die-cut sentiments and some sequins to finish. I had the fold over to one side so that the inner paper can be seen when the card is closed, and also this allows my girl to hang over the edge.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
DaringCardmakers - It's all in the background
SOS #449 Christmas in July
AddictedtoCAS #210 Christmas
ikesworld #146 Christmas in July
ABCChristmas - O for off to one side
dragonflydreams - Christmas in July
digidoodlestudio #40 Christmas in July



Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Rainbow wishes

 Hi guys,

We have a new challenge starting today over at Creative Moments. 


This time we are sponsored by Beccy's Place, who kindly provided me with this image and sentiment from the splish splash set.

I use pretty colour inks to create a rainbow on white card in a watercolour effect. I then blended broken china distress ink over the rest of the card before printing the image and sentiment. Nice and easy.

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

ColorDare #450 Peacock

catchthebug - Anything Goes

613AvenueCreate #7 Watercolour