Saturday 27 November 2021

Kitty Thanks You

 Hi guys,

I have used the sketch from AHSC for todays card:

This is the sketch -

As you can see I have adapted it ever so slightly as my squares were slightly too big to follow the sketch exactly. I used some scalloped squares from my stash and stamped a kitty onto two of them. These I used next to the sentiments. 

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
SUYP #72 Furrything Goes
613avenuecreate #11 Thankfulness
AYLI - dies or stencils - again I am choosing dies because you can cut several of the same thing and then save them in your stash for later to arrange as you wish.
Audsentiments #288 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday 25 November 2021

Contemporary Christmas

 Good evening,

I have another Christmas card to share with you all today.

I used a Robin on cage designer paper to cover the card blank. The bauble topper I already had made up in my stash, so I used this and layered a foiled sentiment panel onto this.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
intaas #122 winter
dragonflydreams - Christmas/Winter

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Winter Wraps

 I have a beading related Technique in focus over on my facebook group currently until the end of November - found here. The technique is Russian Spiral Stitch, which makes a hollow cylinder of beading and can be used for various purposes. I have made mine into a bracelet for a gift for christmas.

I used wintry colours for my band and the instructions that I followed can be found here.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:
CountryView - Christmas Gifting
intaas #122 Winter (This is made in winter colours)
craftycatz #573 add some metal (metal clasp)

Allsorts #651 One for the girls

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Monday 22 November 2021

Leaving in gold

 So a colleague at work is leaving on Friday and I have tried to make a stylish but masculine card for him, with a hint of celebration rather than being too depressive. It is also the day our new challenge starts at Creative Moments.

I layered a black card over the base card and added golden domes. I then matted together black on gold mirror card and wrapped with gold glitter ribbon, adding a solid gold bow to finish. I die cut the inside of the balloon from gold card and then die-cut both parts in black card, to make the balloon shaker element. Unfortunately I was out of the letter E so I used a gold gel pen to make C's into E's on the sentiment in the balloon and added gold glitter. I then wrote the sentiment on the bottom panel (badly I know).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
craftycalendar - Anything Goes
AYLI - Dies or stencils - I find dies are much quicker to work with and so am more likely to use them
audsentiments #288 Anything Goes
inkspirational #252 Photo inkspiration

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Friday 19 November 2021

Birthday Squirrel

 Good evening

It was a friends birthday recently and he really loves squirrels. I remembered I had this image on a calendar and so I recycled the image into a card for his birthday.

I simply trimmed the image to fit the card blank and added a peel-off sentiment (in two sections). I didn't think it needed too much extra embellishment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CraftyCalendar - Anything Goes
Inspirationstation #18 Wood photo (the squirrel is sitting on a tree branch and the overall colours are the same)
AudSentiments #288 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 17 November 2021

No patterned paper

 hi everybody,

We have a new challenge starting over at I Love Promarkers, with the optional theme of No Patterned Paper.

We are sponsored by SheepSkiDesigns

and I have used Christmas candle.

To start I took a 6x6 card blank and using a leaf stencil covered the background with versamark ink. I then used Copper Heat It Up embossing powder to create the patterned background. A peel-off in an iridescent colour was added to a piece of plain white card and placed in the top right, aiming to look like the sentiment is reflecting the light from the candle flame.

I coloured the image using the following Promarkers - Warm Grey, Wild Cranberry and Lush Green for the Poinsettias: Twilight Sky, Dusky Pink, Ivory, Crimson, Daffodil Bloom and Lemon for the candle.

I then fussy cut this image and added to the card base.

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

PFP 618 Anything Christmas

SimonSaysWednesday - Make Your Own Background

Allsorts #650 Christmas

MTTC #470 Texture

ABCChristmas - x for Xerox

dragonflydreams - Christmas/Winter

DigiDoodleStudio #44 Christmas/Winter

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Monday 15 November 2021

Birthday kitty

 Hi guys,

I created a card using a sketch for a challenge that has expired - idiot. However, I had fun using the sketch and so I am going to share my creation with you anyway.

I started by using Cosmic Shimmer Neon Paste and a stencil to create the patterned right hand side. I then used a border die-cut for the border between this pattern and the plain card. I used a scalloped circle die-cut on starry paper and layered a scalloped square die-cut with a kitty stamped onto it in blue Distress ink. I layered these over the edge of the card and trimmed the excess. Finally I added a star sticker to the plain side, and added a birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

SUYP #72 Furrything Goes

ATSM #418 Birthdays

AYLI - Favourite circle embellishment - die-cuts as they can be used for a variety of purposes

alphabetchallenge - P for patterned paper (circle embellishment)

ATCAS #210 circle

MTTC #470 Texture (border pattern)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday 11 November 2021

Snowy Wishes

 I have a cross stitched Christmas card to share with you all today. This one has some added sparkle through the use of metallic threads.

This was a free kit with WOCS magazine and it came with the illustrated card blank, so I just stitched the bear and the snowflakes that are within the aperture.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CRAFT #617 Christmas
Audsentiments #287 Christmas
craftycalendar - Anything Goes
dragonflydreams - Christmas/Winter
Countryview - Christmas Gifting

Sunday 7 November 2021

Sparkles at Christmas for Creative Moments

 hi everybody

Our new challenge started today over at Creative Moments, with a new sponsor - Mirtillamente.

The image I used is Catherine. I used the pre-coloured image and added glitter glue in the appropriate colour to the outfit to really make her sparkle - it is Christmas after all. I used a Christmas patterned base card in green and fussy cut the image. I then added some peel-offs to finish.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
SimonsaysMonday - Any Holiday
craftyhazelnuts #567 Beginning with H (High Sparkle and Hip)
audsentiments #287 Christmas
ABCChristmas - W for Whimsical
Winterwonderland - playing the 'for a child' option
dragonflydreams - Christmas/Winter

Wednesday 3 November 2021

Make it funny @ I Love Promarkers

 Our new challenge starts today at I Love Promarkers, with the optional theme of 'Make it funny'

Our sponsor is Dr Digi, and I have used Demento Alone.

I coloured the image using Promarkers and then fussy cut. I added the title to the label with a normal fineliner pen and hand-wrote the sentiment. I decided that keeping this CAS was best.

Promarkers - satin, cinnamon, raw sienna, soft peach, tequila sunrise, pink carnation, baby pink, pale pink, peach, lemon, pastel yellow, moss, grass, duck egg and chine blue.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:

Allsorts #648 Add a Sentiment

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Monday 1 November 2021

Diamond Owl @ Moving Along With The Times

 Hi guys,

It is November already! How this year has flown by! This months challenge theme over at MAWTT is Anything But a Card. I have made a diamond art picture - I find these really therapeutic - especially as I love cross stitch, but these require much less concentration!

I would like to enter this little girly into the following challenges:
AYLI - Critter or People - Critter as I find them so much more versatile and more enjoyable to watch come to life
SimonSaysWednesday - Anything Goes
craftycatz #570 Anything Goes
C4C608 Texture

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog,

Hugz Tinz