Saturday 28 August 2021


 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
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