Sunday, 2 October 2022

Sketchy

 Hi guys,

We had a new challenge start yesterday at MAWTT, with a sketch for the theme.


Here is the sketch, which I have mirrored for my card.



I used a variety of toppers found in my stash, and a die-cut oval label, which I stamped the sentiment onto. I then added some Anita's poinsettias to finish the sketch.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
WinterWonderland - Christmas Animals (stag)
ATSM #439 Any Occasion
SweetStampin' - Christmas in September
SimonSaysWed - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Add a button

 We have a new challenge over at I Love Promarkers today, with the option of 'Add a Button' - which I have done with my snowman.


I have used - Daffodil Bloom, Pastel Beige, Grey Squirrel, Black, Apple Cider, Mint Green, Lime Green, Orange, Budding Rose, Pink Lobster, Wild Cranberry, Cardinal Red and Crimson. 

I fussy cut my image before layering onto a foiled snowflake card base, with a Merry Christmas ribbon.

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

PFP #660 Food and Drink


audsentiments #297 Christmas

Winterwonderland - Christmas Animals


Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Purple box

 Hi guys,

My best friend wanted a box to keep his pencil ends in - a pencil graveyard lol. So he provided the box and I decorated it. He loves purple, so obviously I kept to this colour scheme.




I did a base coat with a purple paint and then sprayed this with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray in , to create a splatter effect. I left this to dry for 48 hours and then stamped the tree images using VersaMark ink. I heat embossed these using a black embossing powder from heat it up.

I would like to enter this box into the following challenges:
TIOT - Emboss it
sweetstampin' - favourite colour combination - I really like the combination of black and purple
craftycalendar - anything goes

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday, 18 September 2022

Pretty Kitty

 Hi guys,

I have made a CAS kitty card using purples and silver.

The foiled decoupage I believe is Anita's, however it has been in my stash a while so I may be wrong. I simply layered the pieces together, used one of the corner edges and added a peel-off sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
SimonSaysWed - Little Critters
AYLI - Metallic or glitter card (I like using metallic card for matting)
CASology #407 Happy
SUYP #81 Furrything Goes
DragonflyDreams - Happy Birthday

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Autumn is coming

 Hey guys,

So you can feel it in the air, and in the nights drawing in - Autumn is just around the corner for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore, our optional twist over at Creative Moments for this month is Autumn Colours.


Our sponsor is Morgans Artworld and I have used an image I had from them a while back and hidden in my stash.

Morgan's Artworld

I took the image and layered it onto a scenic paper, cut to size. I also cut the sentiment from this paper pack. Finally I added an autumnal butterfly.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

SimonSaysWed - Little Critters

polkadoodles wk37 Autumn/Fall

TIOT - Animals

SUYP #81 Furrything Goes


Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Autumn (browns and golds)

 Hi all,

We have an autumnal optional theme for you this challenge over at I Love Promarkers.


I coloured the image with Morning Mist, Soft Peach, Soft Green, Bright Orange, Slate, Tawny Owl, Warm Grey 4, Lemon, Summer Sun, Spice, Cinnamon and Burnt Sienna Promarkers.

I layered the image onto a digital patterned paper before printing. I used double sided peel-offs and aurora flakes from cosmic shimmer to create the swirls in autumnal colours, and then layered the image panel over these.

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

PFP 658 Favourite embellishement - I love using the double sided stickers to add a bit of bling to a card

SimonSaysWed - little critters - both bats and gnome are little critters

DaringCardmakers - In the forest

polkadoodles wk37 Autumn/Fall

simplycreatetoo #184 orange and brown


Monday, 12 September 2022

Crochet necklace

 Hi guys,

I decided to do some beading again, after a little while. I just need to actually figure out what to do with it all once it is made!!


This has been crocheted, so each bead is crocheted onto the string. It is a double length necklace so can be worn in a variety of ways for several design ideas.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
craftycalendar - Anything Goes
CRAFT #649 Shabby Chic (colours and the fact it is crocheted)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Friday, 2 September 2022

CM Sketch reminder post

 Hi guys,

Here is the reminder post for our challenge at Creative Moments, which has the optional twist of using the sketch.


And here is the sketch - please pop over to the blog for information on the sponsor and prize up for grabs.

I coloured my little house using promarkers and then die-cut with x-cut ovals nesting die. I used patterned papers to follow the sketch and added diamantes for the accents, finishing with a filed die-cut sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CountryView - Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness (toadstools are Autumnal)
MTTC #489 Fantasy/whimsical
polkadoodles wk35 Autumn colours

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 1 September 2022

Leaves in pink

 Hi all,

We have a new challenge started today over at MAWTT, chosen by Jenny the theme is Trees and/or Leaves.

I have gone for a pink theme for my card:


I stamped the leaves using a pretty colour pink ink pad and then heat embossed with a translucent red embossing powder. To stamp the leaves I masked the two sides of the card to ensure they made a panel in the middle. I then used the same ink and embossing powder to stamp the sentiment onto the label topper. I added the label topper and washi tape topper to the card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
TIOT - keep it simple
Intaas #141 birthdays
SimonsaysMonday - Make your own background
ThePaperPlayers #606 Sketch


Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Pretty Papers

 Hi All,

We have a new challenge started today over at I Love Promarkers, with an optional them of using patterned papers, which allowed me to use up some of my scrap stash.


I have used Love shack set from our sponsor.


I coloured the image using promarkers then fussy cut. I used two nature themed patterned papers from my scrap stash for the background and then added the image. I then added a dragonfly and a sentiment topper.

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

MTTC #489 - I went for whimsical rather than fantasy for this one

SimonsaysWed - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to look,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Christmas in August

 Our new challenge has started today over at I Love Promarkers, with the optional theme of Christmas in August.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Ching-Chou Kuik and I have used Winter snowflake.

I coloured my image with Warm Grey 1, Oatmeal, Mint Green, Pastel Green, Pastel Blue, Arctic Blue and Sky Blue. I then fussy cut her and added her to a square panel of silver glitter card. I added a layered die-cut snowflake and a foiled topper to some patterned paper, and then layered all onto a silver base card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
PFP 654 Things with Wings
SimonSaysWeds - Christmas
MMM #181 Christmas in August
ATSM #436 Make your mark


Monday, 15 August 2022

Sketch along with us at Creative Moments

 Hi guys,

Our new Creative Moments challenge has started today - lasting until 10th September. This month the DT have used a lovely sketch to make their creations.


Here is the sketch we have used;


Our sponsor is Mirtillamente and I have used Flow Moon.


Mirtllamente Blog
Mirtillaments Shop

I would like to enter my creation into the following challenges:
CRAFT #647 Summer
TIOT - summer blooms
AudSentiments #296 Summer
craftycalendar - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog,

Hugz Tinz

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Christmas in July...what do you mean I'm late??

 Hi guys,

A new challenge started yesterday over at MAWTT with the theme of Anything Goes. As we were still in July while I was making my card I decided to go with Christmas in July. Oh well, it is a bit late going on my blog but there you have it lol.


I used a pre-patterned card with Santa and his sleigh on it. I then simply added a die-cut topper of a robin, and a foiled sentiment die-cut to this base card. I didn't want to over do it, so kept it petty simple.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ChristmasCraftCreations - Patterned Paper (base card was pre-patterned)
ABCChristmas - O for old
AYLI - feathers are great for Christmas cards as the Robin is such a Christmas icon
InspirationStation #35 Animal Kingdom
polkadoodle wk31 Christmas in July
craftyhazelnut #605 include a reindeer




Something cute reminder post

 Hi guys,

You still have until the 10th of this month to enter our challenge over at Creative Moments, where our optional twist is cute.

Our sponsor is Morgans Artworld.

I used an image from them that I had in my stash for a while, but haven't actually had a chance to use yet.

I used paint to colour the image (and stupidly managed to save over the original, so not I do not have an uncoloured version!! I used a postcard type backing card which was already printer with the roses. I then fussy cut my image and added this to the centre. Finally I added butterfly gems.

I would like to enter this postcard into the following challenges:
SundayPostcardArt - Visual (there is very little texture but lots of colours and tones)
InspirationStation #35 Animal Kingdom
TIOT - make it feminine
AYLI - fur, feathers or scales (I have many more images with fur than either of the other two - also this made a very feminine postcard)


Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Summer is here

 And it really is as I write this. It is not often I have to sit out in the garden in an evening because the upstairs is too hot!!

Anyway we have a new challenge at I Love Promarkers with the option of using summer colours.


I coloured the image using orange, cornflower, caramel, summer sun, primrose, pastel beige, lime zest, olive green, pear green, burnt sienna, icicle, powder blue, azure and black promarkers. I added the sentiment before printing. I then fussy cut round the image and layered onto a patterned paper I had in my stash. Finally I added a flower and a 3D butterfly stickers. The base card used is 6x4" speckled with silver foil.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
PFP #650 Something beginning with B (Butterflies and Beauty)
DigiDoodleStudio #51 three or more layers

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Monday, 18 July 2022

Elegant for Christmas

 Hi guys,

There are a lot of challenges playing Christmas in July - so here is my contribution.

I stamped the lady over a pre-embossed basecard, using the centre circle as a focal point. I then stamped the matching sentiment using Boofle green ink. I also stamped some snowflakes. I coloured the image using fineliner pens and then also doodled some snowflakes and some holly into the circle focus. Finally I added a gold sentiment peel-off.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ABCChristmas - N for New (new card blanks)/ O for Old (old stamp set)
AudSentiments #295 Anything Goes
alphabetchallenge - H for Holidays
jinglebelles - bling on the holidays (lots of gold foil)
doubletrouble #116 Christmas in July
sweetstampin' - doodling
CRAFT #645 Christmas
craftycatz #604 Christmas in July
allsorts #685 Christmas in July

Thank you all for looking

Hugz Tinz

Friday, 15 July 2022

Cute ladybirds

 Well here I am to announce the new challenge over at Creative Moments, and this month the optional theme is cute!


I have used this cute Garden 13 image from our sponsor Morgans Artworld. They are offering the 2 images that the DT have used to the winner.

I coloured this using my Chameleon Pens and then simply added a sentiment that I printed from my computer.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:

AudSentiments #295 Anything Goes


Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday, 10 July 2022

Bookmark fail

 Hi guys,

I thought I would share my 'lacey bookmark' with you today. Unfortunately I obviously lost where I was several times as it looks nothing like what it should!

The lace pattern should be central and there should be no ridges in the bookmark!!

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz


Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Alligator greetings

 Hi all,

We have a new challenge started today over at I Love Promarkers, with the optional theme of Animals.


Our sponsor is Dr Digi'sHouse Of Stamps and I have used Alistair the alligator.

I coloured the alligators with - lush green, soft green, fresh meadow. I then fussy cut them. I layered several different textured or patterned papers on to make a varied background and layered the alligators over this. I then added a hoop to each alligator to make the card a little more fun.


Monday, 4 July 2022

Sunflower summer

 Hi guys,

I made a new card with a summery theme.


I used a beach themed stack from the range for the patterned paper. I then added sand coloured accents in the form of a sunflower, a sentiment and a layered topper.

I took inspiration from Daring Cardmakers Elemental inspiration - using colours, beach items and sunflowers.

I would also like to enter the following challenges:
TIOT - here comes summer
SimplyCreateToo #181 Patterned Paper

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz


Saturday, 2 July 2022

Colourful reminder

Hi guys,

Just a reminder post for our challenge at Creative Moments, which is still running until the 10th July. The optional theme is red, white and blue.


Once again I have used the flowers from , coloured with Chameleon pens. I then cut the three parts out and layered them onto red card. After adding this to the card base I simply added a sentiment sticker.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
TIOT - here comes summer
AYLI - feminine as you can use pretty colour schemes
craftycatz #602 Say it with flowers
allsorts #683 flora/fauna

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Friday, 1 July 2022

Ink up those backgrounds

 It is the first of the month and that means we have a new challenge over at MAWTT. This months challenge has been chosen by Carole and it is:


Here is my creation:

I blended distress ink through a stencil using a blending sponge. I then simply added the sentiment topper and a butterfly sequin.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
SimonSaysWeds - Anything Goes
craftycatz #602 Say it with flowers

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

OLC to party!

 Hi guys,

I have made a one layer card this evening.

I used a stamp that came free quite a while back with a magazine and I coloured her with watercolour pencils. I then simply stamped the matching sentiment onto the card base using metallic pink ink.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts #682 so girly
MMM #177 colouring
AYLI - Feminine because I find them much easier to make in a variety of styles
SimplyLessisMoore #467 OLC one image


Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Ribbon beauty

 Happy Wednesday,

Our new challenge at I Love Promarkers started today with the optional twist of Add Some Ribbon.

I used Sarah Jane & Nibbles ready for the ball 

After colouring with promarkers I then fussy cut the image. The base card is gold glitter made into a slightly smaller than A6 card. I added ribbon to the top and bottom and added the image over these. Finally I added a ribbon bow to her hair.

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

PFP #646 Celebrations

MMM #177 colouring

intaas #136 four-legged friends (she is taking her mouse friend to the ball).


Thanks for looking

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 16 June 2022

Red, white and blue @ Creative Moments

 A new challenge started yesterday at Creative Moments, with the optional twist of red, white and blue.


Our sponsor is Mirtillamente and I have used Flowerz; Flow No. 3.

I coloured the image using chameleon markers, blending two reds to make the petals. I then simply layered onto a blue base card and added a red, white and blue sentiment topper to finish.

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

ATSM #431 Make your mark

inkspirational #267 use a digital element (digi stamp)

intaas #135 Summer

ThePaperPlayers #595 Colour challenge


Thanks for looking,
Hugz Tinz

Monday, 13 June 2022

A little wild birthday

 Hi all,

I have a new card to share with you - simply using some digital elements and a sentiment stamp.


I would like to enter this simple card into the following challenges:
colourmyheart #500 TicTacToe (diagonal top left to bottom right and far right column)
inkspirational #267 use a digital element
craftycalendar - Anything Goes
dragonflydreams - outdoors

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Embossed with butterflies

 We have a new challenge started over at I Love Promarkers, with embossing your background as our optional theme.


Our wonderful sponsor is SheepSkiDesigns and I have used Carina.

I used a butterfly embossing folder on the background and coloured the folder with a rainbow ink pad before passing the sandwich through my BigShot. I coloured my image with Soft Peach, Duck Egg, Fuchsia Pink, Burnt Sienna, Sandstone, Soft Green, March Hare, Buttercup, Satin, Lime Zest and Azure.

I then die-cut the image using a stitched square nesting die from M&C. To finish I added an Anita's 3D butterfly.

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

CASology #404 ride

CraftyCalendar - Anything Goes

DragonflyDreams - outdoors

Alphabetchallenge - E for Embossing


Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Masculine

 We have a new challenge starting over at MAWTT as it is the start of a new month! This months theme is - Masculine.


As you can see I went for simple and masculine with a Christmas train - just stamped on green card, no colouring. I used M&C stitched squares nesting die to make the topper panel before stamping onto it. To add a bit of festive cheer I used a metallic gold sentiment die-cut topper.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ATSM #430 die-cuts or stencils
TIOT - For the man in your life

Do pop over to the blog to see the rest of the DT creations,

Hugz Tinz

RIP Sue of IkesArt - you will be dearly missed!

 Hi all,

Our reminder post at Creative Moments is commemorating a truly special lady who always helped anybody out where she could and created some of the most fabulous artwork. Our sponsor remains the same, but we wanted to take this opportunity to share our love of this great ladies artwork and talent. Please pop over to the blog to see what our teamies have created.


I coloured the image using papermania watercolour pens and used an M&C stitched square nesting die set to create the frame.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
SimonSaysMonday - It's up in the air
polkadoodles wk22 Animals

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Doe eyed

 Hi guys,

I have made a little multi purpose 'topper' or postcard using some free Christmas stamps.


This was really simple to create. I stamped the deer using a pretty colour black inkpad. I then layered the sentiment stamps and used a Boofle inkpad in green to stamp these. Finally I added goggly eyes with eyelashes. I think this is a really fun creation and would like to enter it into the following challenges:
CCEE2220 - Vision
allsorts #678 Anything but birthdays
polkadoodles wk22 animals

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Naturally Masculine

 The new challenge at I Love Promarkers has the optional twist of Masculine.


I used Night Shadow from our sponsor  Ching-Chou Kuik

. I wanted it to pop, without starting to look too feminine, so I coloured the flowers in a bright promarker, used Pastel Green for the leaves to allow them to blend in with the image, and Grey Squirrel for the owl. I then matted this onto pale green card and then onto the ombre base card. Finally I added a peel-off sentiment to a panel of green card.

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

craftycalender - Anything Goes

intaas #134 Say it with flowers

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Monday, 23 May 2022

Christmas flowers

 Hi guys,

I have a Christmas card to share with you tonight. Unfortunately my ink pad disintegrated during making this card!


I used a pretty colour green/red combi stamp pad (this is the one that disintegrated on me) to stamp the poinsettia and the sentiment. I then used watercolour pencils to colour the poinsettia also. I finally added a santa's sleigh silhouette with black Archival ink.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
DigiDoodleStudio #49 Fantasy (hoping my coloured poinsettia counts for the coloured image - Santa is the fantasy aspect).
CASology #403 Botanical
ATSM #429 Any occasion
JingleBelles - Masculine Christmas
AddictedtoCAS #220 Flower
CRAFT #638 Christmas


Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Bloomin' Marvellous

 Hi all,

I realised I haven't shared this card with you yet. It was based on a design in a magazine and I wanted to give it a go, and I think it turned out ok.


I made the plant pot out of a navy blue base card and added a blue washi tape for the rim. I then added paper and fabric flowers, including stamped and fussy-cut flowers, and a couple of felt butterflies, above the washi tape rim. I also added a couple of paper pieced flowers onto the pot itself.

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

CRAFT #637 Anything Goes

MMM #174 Springtime

TheCardConcept #175 May Flowers

DragonflyDreams - Butterflies/Flowers

I also have a book review for you today.

Icefire Trilogy by Patty Jansen

In the Southern Lands there is a machine (the heart) that generates a power that the locals call icefire. Most of the locals are immune to it, and pure-blood Pirosians can’t even see it. The Thellien king mis-used the power, as Thellian’s are able to manipulate the power that the heart produces. Icefire is also fatal to the nearby Chevakians, who have managed to build shields to protect their province from its effects.

The Eagle Knights overthrew the king and ended his reign of terror, but began one of their own in its place. They kill anybody born with deformities, as these people can manipulate icefire and are seen as being evil, as well as killing any that have Thellian blood. Tandor, the old kings grandson, has made plans to take over the throne, using a pure-blood Pirosian to carry a child from a pure-blood Thellian. He has also amassed an army of ‘imperfect’ children to manage the power of the heart. However, the Eagle Knights have also been experimenting with the power that the heart generates and Tandors plans back-fire, causing levels of icefire to rise to intolerable levels, even for natives. This causes people to flee, Chevakians to worry about their own safety from the icefire, and a war between the Southern Lands and the Chevakians. It is up to the young ‘imperfect’ queen and her consort to figure out how to set things straight again.

This book keeps you captivated and waiting with baited breath. It also has you cringing at the decisions the characters make at times and worrying for their safety. Some things are quite farfetched – but then it is a fantasy. Overall a good read if you like action and scheming in a fantasy setting.


Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz