Friday 29 October 2021

Butterfly scenes

 I have made a CAS butterfly scene today using some toppers that work free with a crafting magazine.

I cut the topper out and added it to the bottom of a card blank. I then took a foiled sentiment topper and added a 3D Anita's butterfly to match the sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
craftycatz #570 Anything Goes
SimonSaysWednesday - Anything Goes
SOS #457 You don't bring me flowers
Alphabetchallenge - O for Outdoors
CASology #396 View

Thanks for looking, hugz Tinz

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Spider delight

 Hi guys,

I want to share with you my recently finished spider decorations tonight.

They were really fun to create. I used acrylic paints for the base, painting them with a sponge to keep the paint light, and in some cases patchy. The grey one used steel paint and then dark silver glitter sprinkled onto the abdomen and left to dry. The red one used red paint and red glitter. The black one was the grey paint covered with black embossing powder, and then a mix of green and black embossing powders for the abdomen. Finally the blue one (M.balfouri) I just painted the legs as the abdomen is naturally a beige colour.

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:

ikesworld #149 Trick or treat

craftycalendar - halloween

SimplyCreateToo #175 All things spooky

CountryView - Halloween

modsquad - halloween

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday 24 October 2021

Pumpkin patch endings

 Hi guys,

I decided to finally start putting the recipe book together that I have had in my stash for a while. So I have done the front cover - in a pumpkin theme of course!

The image is one I coloured quite a while ago but then never used. I thought she went really well with the rest of the images. I used autumnal stickers, a pumpkin pie topper and lots of oranges to create this front cover.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
polkadoodles wk43 Autumn
inspirationstation #16 pumpkin patch
SOS #456 pumpkin spice and everything nice
TheCardConcept #162 Fall Fun (flowers, vegetables and font)
MTTC #468 Autumn colours
CountryView - Autumn colours

I also have an book review to share with you this time!

The Keeper of Happy Endings by Barbara Davis

Soleen Rousell comes from a lineage of women who guarantee that anybody who wears one of their wedding dresses will have a happy ending. They are skilled both with needles and with charms, but they don’t serve just anybody – they have to be sure that the people who they provide the happy ending to are the right pairing. However, this ability comes at a cost – love seems to be out of reach for these ladies, with heart break following rapidly if they do fall in love. The family call this a curse.

When a young lady who is going through a heartbreak of her own, decides that she wishes to buy Soleen’s now derelict shop for use as an art gallery for unknown artists, a new friendship slowly blossoms. Soleen is reluctant at first, but she sees something of herself in the young lady that encourages her to come out of her shell to help. As the gallery nears its opening day, and Soleen opens up about her past, the present starts to be full of surprises, and they are not all good ones.

This is a really gripping story of heartbreak, determination and hope, as well as looking at how fragile relationships are in general. It is well worth reading.

Hugz Tinz

Friday 22 October 2021

Autumnal birthday

 Hi guys,

I have made a CAS Autumnal themed birthday card for you today:

The image was coloured using Promarker pens. I then fussy cut the image and added it to a creamy slimline card blank. I then stamped the two autumnal sentiments using Whispers ink pad.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
DigiDoodleStudio #43 Fall/Halloween
CountryView - playing Autumnal colours
ATSM #416 Make your mark
ThePaperPlayers #563 CAS birthday
polkadoodles wk43 halloween or autumn

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday 21 October 2021

Slow and Steady

 Hi guys,

There is a new challenge started over at Creative Moments (as always the theme is anything goes). Please pop over to the blog to see what creations the DT for this second challenge of the month have created.

As always I have played along, but using some of my own stash (as I am on the first team of the month rather than the second).

The image was coloured with Promarkers and then fussy cut. I used two different washi tapes on a slimline cardblank, and layered the image onto these. I then used stickers to add the sentiment and a couple of accents while keeping the design CAS.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
613AvenueCreate #11 Anything Goes
ATSM #416 Make your mark
AYLI - Critter or People - Critter as I much prefer animals in real life, and I find them much easier to colour

Wednesday 20 October 2021

Punched Dragonfly Celebrations

 Hi guys,

We have a new challenge starting today at I Love Promarkers - as always we need to see you using Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Aquamarkers or Triamarkers on your creations. The option twist the I am playing is to use a punch or die-cut.

I coloured the image using the following promarkers - Olive Green, Summer Sun, Primrose, Blush, Icicle, Sky Blue, Pine and Cardinal Red. I then fussy cut the image and added to a red card blank. Then I punched the dragonflies from green glitter self-adhesive paper from X-cut. I left space for a suitable sentiment to be added.

The image is from Hetty Clare and is called Happy hour.

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

613AvenueCreate #11 Anything Goes

PFP #614 Dies or punches

Friday 15 October 2021

Spooky Matrimony

 Hi guys,

I have a friend getting married this month and so I combined halloween and a wedding.

Firstly I added the two stripes of halloween themed washi-tape. Then I drew the ghosts onto the card blank, adding the required wedding attire to them both. Finally I use chameleon pens to write the sentiment in yellow and orange.

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

CRAFT #614 Halloween/Autumn/Thanksgiving

craftycatz #568 Trick or Treat

intaas #119 use mostly yellow and orange

TIOT - Halloween Time

Alphabet Challenge - N for no layers

AddictedtoCAS #208 Spooky

SimplyCreateToo #175 All things spooky

ikesworld #149 Trick or treat

craftycalendar - Halloween

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday 7 October 2021

Penguin fun

 Hi all,

We have a new challenge started today over at Creative Moments. As always it is an anything goes theme. This month we are sponsored by Cute As A Button Digital Stamps.

I have used Penguin for my card.

I coloured this image using Chameleon Pens and then fussy cut. I layered a sentimental patterned paper onto a card blank and then added the penguin.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ABCChristmas - V for Vocabulary
SweetStampin' - Christmas in September (digi stamp)

Wednesday 6 October 2021

The Texture of Music

 Hi guys,

A new challenge has started today over at I Love Promarkers

Our sponsor is  Digi Doodle Studios and I have used Rockin' Reed.

I coloured the image using the following Promarkers - Daffodil Bloom, Oatmeal and Honeycomb for the hair - Tawny Owl, Morning Mist, Budding Rose and Daffodil Bloom for the drumkit - Morning Mist for the skin - Pastel Green, Blue Pearl and Umber for the clothes.

I used my paper cutter on the wavy setting to cut the image and layered it over an embossed crown from my stash. I layered these onto a splatter patterned card and then stamped the sentiment and a cat and heat embossed using Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
MMM #158 Embossing
SOS #455 Musical Notes (I hope this is ok as there are not any actual notes on this, but he is playing music?)
ATSM #415 Die-cut/stencils
CCEE2139 Musical

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Monday 4 October 2021

Simply Christmas for Santa's Little Helper

 I have made a very simple Christmas Card for a special child

I used an inkpad to colour a peel-off in yellow and then stuck this to the centre of a card blank. I then used some purple snowflake stickers to accent the card and smudged some of the yellow ink around them to give a bit of a messy feel. I think I could have increased this a little bit, but I was worried it would look too messy!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Avenue613 #11 Anything Goes
SimplyLessisMoore #453 Purple and yellow
Jinglebelles - Dashing through the snow
CraftyHazelnuts #562 For someone special

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Friday 1 October 2021


 Hi guys,

Sorry I am late - I lost track of what day it was and what DT needed to be completed! :(

However here I am now with my DT creation for Caroles fun BINGO board over at MAWTT.

I have used the middle row - image, patterned paper and glitter.

The image is a Bugaboo image - unfortunately the shop is now closed. I coloured this with Promarkers and then fussy cut. I die-cut a panel of patterned paper (this was free with a magazine) using X-cut large oval nesting dies. I then die-cut the sentiment onto X-cut self-adhesive glitter paper. To finish, before layering together, I added PVA glue to the rose petals and sprinkled glitter onto them.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
DragonflyDreams - Happy birthday

Thanks for looking,
Hugz Tinz