Sunday 30 January 2022


  Hi everybody

I would like to share a mini thank you card with you tonight.

I used a 3x3" card blank and cut the front on a diagonal. I then added a scalloped square of green patterned paper to the inside panel and lined the top edge with yellow drops. I used Whispers ink on the front panel to create a background before layering the sentiment panel over the edge of the cut card. Finally I added a heart and some more gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
AudSentiments #290 Anything Goes
ikesworld #152 Add a sentiment
613avenuecreate #1 Anything Goes
riverofcreativity #9 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Friday 28 January 2022

Finished bunny

 I thought I would share my cross stitched bunny decoration with you now it has been put together!

I used double sided tape to attach the two parts of the stitch, while slotting a yellow ribbon into the centre to allow this to be hung up.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
craftycalendar - Anything Goes
SimonSaysMonday - FurryFriends
CRAFT #624 Anything Goes
CraftyCatz #580 Add Flowers

Thanks for looking. Also check out my facebook page - this was the last week for 3D decorations!

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 26 January 2022

Beaded earrings

 Hi guys,

I wanted to share some beaded earrings I made.

These used peyote stitch to create the surround for the central bead. I would have preferred it had I made the surround tighter around the inner bead I think.

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:
SimonSaysWed - Anything Goes
CRAFT #624 Anything Goes
craftycalendar - Anything Goes
Avenue613 - Anything Goes
CountryView - Sparkle and shine
RiverofCreativity #9 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Add some flowers

 Hi guys,

Welcome to a new blog post for the I Love Promarkers challenge that went live today, with an optional theme of *Add some flowers*

We are sponsored by....

Dr Digi'sHouse Of Stamps

The Prize for the lucky winner is

 2 Digi Images

I have used Bertha's blooming box for my card.

I coloured the image with the following promarkers - March Hare, Umber, Peach, Grass, Emerald, Plum Preserve, Canary, Lime Green, Warm Grey 2, Cool Grey 5, Honeycomb, Blush, Pastel Blue, Forest Green, Khaki, Warm Grey 5.

I then fussy cut the image. The sentiment panel I have had in my stash for a while and not known what to use it for - this design just seemed perfect for the sentiment. I then simply added a row of tulips to the top of the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

ikesworld #152 add a sentiment

DigiDoodleStudio #45 be happy/your favourite thing

AudSentiments #290 Anything Goes

alphabetchallenge - U for Unequal

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Monday 17 January 2022

Christmas stencils

 Hi guys,

I decided to have a play with some new Christmas stencils and embossing powders.

I did the base using versamark ink through the stencil and then heat embossing with copper Heat It Up! embossing powder. Then I did the same with the image but using Papermania white embossing powder. I then added peel-offs to finish the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
simonsayswed - fun with stencils
polkadoodles wk3 - Wintry but cheerful
MMM #166 Winter wherever you are
ABCChristmas - A for anything Christmas

Thursday 13 January 2022

Hey foxy, foxy

 Hi guys,

I have a new card to share with you on this cold and foggy Thursday.

I used a 6x6 base card and layered a papermania capsule collection paper into the centre of this. I then added border stripes down each side, and added the fox topper (from a paper pack that came with a magazine) in the centre. I then added orange buttons to every other circle in the border strips and a bow above the fox. I used a neutral colour scheme with a pop of orange taken from the fox.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
TheMaleRoom #158 Teenager
RiverofCreativity #9 Anything Goes
ColormyHeart #478 Neutrals plus one colour
DaringCardmakers - Elemental Inspiration - colours, circles (nest), leafy background and animal
polkadoodles wk2 Animals

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday 9 January 2022

Beaded Decorations

 Hi all,

I wish to share a beaded decoration with you today.

This has a wire outer case, which is literally just wrapped wire. The central part is a head pin onto which beads have been threaded and then attached to the cage. Several head pins layered with different beads make the bottom tassels. This is a hanging decoration again, which I used for my Christmas trees.

Again, this is for my facebook groups - here and here - do feel free to pop along and join in.

I would also like to enter this decoration into the following challenges:
CraftyHazelnutsChristmas #576 upcycle/use something old - these beads have been in my stash for a while!
SOS #460 Something beginning with S - Silver Wire
intaas #124 Anything but a card
CraftyCalendar - Anything Goes

I also have a book review to share with you today:

Mercy by Jodi Picoult

I really like Jodi’s books as they are based on things that could happen in real life, and often address very pertinent questions, looking at the situation from a variety of angles and opinions. This book was no different. The main storyline is that Jamie loves his wife so much that he kills her when she asks him to. His wife has end stage cancer and the doctors are unable to say how long she has left to live, how much pain she will be in, or even where the cancer will strike next. She is unable to bear this any longer and asks Jamie to kill her, in a way that she chooses – suffocation with a pillow.

Cam is the police chief of a little American town due to his lineage. He didn’t ask to be the chief, however his family were the head of the Scottish clan, before they moved out to America, and the clan mentality has remained, meaning that as the only child, Cam must take over his father’s role in the town. Cam has settled into this role with a wife that adores him, but often daydreams about far away places and doesn’t feel he is able to share this longing with his wife, who doesn’t like to travel.

Mia has always been on the move. Her parents were so in love that they often forgot about her, and so she has never felt like she belonged anywhere, which contributes to her inability to settle anywhere. Cams little town is just another stop on her journey.

Jamie takes his wife to Cam’s town to kill her as he is unable to bear the thought of living in the town where it happened. As Cam is his cousin and so he is technically part of the clan, he believes he will have a fair hearing. He drives to the police station and confesses to killing his wife, putting Cam in a difficult position. Cam’s wife is keen to help Jamie in any way she can, and Cam’s family also feel like Jamie should be helped, however as the police chief Cam is unable to take sides. The main story line is looking into the facts of Jamie killing his wife, and the beliefs and opinions of others in the town.

The side story is of Mia and Cam. Mia is a breath of fresh air and upon first meeting her Cam feels immediately attracted to her, as though he has met her somewhere before. Eventually, even though Mia is working for his wife, they begin to have an affair. Mia has been to many of the places Cam wishes to go, and seems to be the embodiment of what he wants. His wife on the other hand just does everything she can to please him.

The book asks the questions what is right and wrong? Can we determine when somebody dies if they have requested it? Are there valid reasons for having an affair? Does one person always love more than the other in a relationship? A very good book, with a captivating telling of the story and well worth a read if you like these sorts of questions.

Thanks for looking,
Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 5 January 2022

Get Well Soon

 Hi guys,

We have our first challenge of the year starting today over at I Love Promarkers, with the optional twist of Get Well Soon. As always please remember to use your promarkers (or related) to be eligible to win a prize.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Ikes Art Digis and I have used Saucy steampunk.

I coloured the image using a range of grey promarkers, from both the warm grey and ice grey selection. I then fussy cut her and adhered her to a wedding base card. I used alphabet peel-offs for the sentiment and then added some paper flowers with silver diamantes in the centre.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ikesworld #152 Add a sentiment
613AvenueCreate #1 Anything Goes
SOS #461 Something beginning with S (Steampunk, silver, saucy)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Monday 3 January 2022

Sewn decoration

 Hi guys,

I have two challenge groups on facebook currently, and very few people actually join in. So for this month I am combining the two to see if this helps and if more people join in - also it mean less work for me if people are not going to play along. I am hoping once people start playing along I can then start offering prizes, as I have lots just waiting for numbers to get high enough to warrant offering a prize :(

Anyway, this months crafting technique is making 3D decorations. This first week I thought we could look at sewn decorations, and I have made this little dove from Trim Craft.

The links to my facebook groups are - Techniques and Themes.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
SimonSaysMonday - Something new (new kit and new technique)
ThePaperPlayers - Theme challenge (beads, sequins and glitter felt)
modsquad -What's new
intaas #124 Anything but a card
countryview - sparkle and shine

Thanks for looking

Hugz Tinz

Saturday 1 January 2022

For a girl

 Happy New Year all.

Our new challenge has started today over at Moving Along With The Times. The theme of Lady/Girl has been chosen by Diane Louise and I made this on that theme:

This was a decoupage pack from my stash layered onto a golden card blank. I then added Honey and Hugs stickers to finish.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ikesworld #151 fur/feathers
polkadoodles wk1 Anything Goes

We also have a DT call over at Creative Moments currently. If you are interested please pop along to see the specifics.

Hope 2022 is good to you all,

Hugz Tinz