Saturday 30 April 2022

Splish Splash

 Hi guys,

I have an underwater themed card to share with you today.

I used a navy base card and spritzed wilted violet Distress Oxide Spray from the bottom upwards. I then added a fish topper and a square topper that a sentiment can be added to at a later date. I also added some blue sequins for fish bubbles.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
inspirationstation #28 April Showers
ikesworld #155 Animal/crazy critter

Thank for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 27 April 2022

Squirrel scene

 We have a new challenge starting today at I Love Promarkers, with the optional theme of Use only squares. So I got confused and thought it was just use squares, hence mine is not only squares.

I made a little scene using distress inks and patterned papers alongside Dr Digi'sHouse Of Stamps (the current sponsor) Cuddly critters Squirrel. I coloured the image using the following promarkers - Oatmeal; Baby Pink; Egg Nog; equila Sunrise and Cool Grey 5.

I used Cracked Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China and Spun Sugar for the sky. The papers were from Craft Sensations 10x10cm stacks.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

SimonSaysMonday - Wild and Wonderful

ikesworld #155 Animal/crazy critter

Sunday 24 April 2022

Flying pendant

 Hi everybody,

I have just finished make a necklace pendant. I used a shell for the main area, then added charms to this.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Ikesworld #115 Animal/Crazy critter

RiverofCreativity #12 Spring

intaas #132 things with wings

allsorts #673 something beginning with B (birds and beads)

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday 17 April 2022

Wild frame

 I have been upcycling one of the frame cases that the wooden embellishments come in. As I keep a lot of inverts as pets I thought this frame would be great to use to display some of those that have passed away.

I layered the squares with leaf or wood patterned papers so I could have them looking like they are out in nature. There are two Death's Head Hawk moths on the top, several jumping spiders, or two different species, a pill bug and a little cobalt blue tarantula. I did try to fit my H.maculata tarantula on here also, but she is a little too big.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:
Allsorts 672 Masculine
modsquad - Anything Goes
alphabetchallenge - A for Animal Antics
ikesworld #155 Animal/crazy critter

Friday 15 April 2022

Add some wings

 Happy Easter all,

We have a new challenge started today over at Creative Moments, with the optional theme this month of Things with Wings, as it is now Spring after all!

We only have the one sponsor for this challenge - Mirtillamente. 

For my card I used Flow No 2, printed them out in two different orientations, and paper pieced them. I did colour the leaves of the butterfly patterned paper flowers using watercolour pencils. I then die-cut these using X-cut scalloped circles die and trimmed to fit into the corners of a 6x6" card. I then used Dreams sentiment and an M&C stitched square die to make the sentiment panel. Finally I added a 3D butterfly.

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

modsquad - Anything Goes
AYLI - I actually like both floral and cute, but this time I have gone for floral as it can be much easier to paper piece as the foliage can be whatever colour you want it to be.

Thanks for looking, and please do pop over to the blog to enter our challenge and see the DT creations!

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 13 April 2022

Paper piecing @ I Love Promarkers

 Hi guys,

We had a new challenge start today over at I Love Promarkers, with the optional theme of paper piecing.

I paper pieced the outfit and then coloured the rest of the image using the following promarkers:
Pink Carnation; Orange; Ivory; Lavender; Honeycomb and Salmon Pink.

I then used a stitched square die to cut the image and added it to an ombre card base. Finally I added the birthday sentiment sticker.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
PFP 636 Mythical creatures
Allsorts - masculine
AudSentiments #293 Birthday sentiment

Saturday 9 April 2022

P for Purrdy

 Hi guys,

I want to share with you the cross stitch I made to go with a photo of my mums old cat Purrdy in a little hanger for her.

I haven't got the frame fully made up as yet, but I will share it when it is ready - I just wanted to share my stitching at the moment.

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:
Anything Goes - Craftycatz #590

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday 7 April 2022

Slimline Christmas

 Hi guys,

I have a Christmas card to share with you all today - slimline and using stencils (It didn't work very well though).

I used a stencil set that came free with a Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. In the bottom right I used a snowflake corner with Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding wax. Unfortunately as this has aged it has gotten slightly stickier and so it didn't work very well through the stencil - therefore I blended this out onto the centre of the card. I used the same wax for the bow at the top of the card. Then I used a metallic ink pad and a blending sponge to stencil the bauble onto the card, finishing with a peel-off sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
MMM #171 Use a stencil
modsquad - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog post,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday 3 April 2022

Special Female reminder

 Hi guys,

Just a reminder that we do still have our special female optional challenge going on over at Creative Moments, so if you are making Mother's Day cards do drop them in. We also have a DT call - pop over to the blog and take a look.

Here are my reminder cards:

Using Dreamcatcher from Ike's Art
Using Rose Frame from Morgans Artworld
The first card is a pre-foiled base card with a central aperture which I added the Promarker coloured dreamcatcher. I left the bottom feathers unstuck to provide a feeling of movement. I finished this card off with gold sentiment peel-offs.

The second card I coloured the image with Chameleon pens and then fussy cut this. I added this to an ombre card blank and then added a selection of linen sentiments to the centre of the frame.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:
Dreamcatcher Card
intaas #130 include a circle
simonsaysWeds - Anything Goes
Ombre Card
craftycalendar - Anything but square
TIOT - say it with flowers

Saturday 2 April 2022

Baby Animals

 Hi everybody,

It was my turn to choose the theme for this month over at MAWTT and I chose Baby Animals. Only once I started to make my card did I realise that it can be quite difficult to ensure it is obvious that it is a baby animal on the card lol. So I cheated and used eggs instead.

I used some papers that came free with CardMaking Magazine. I die-cut both using X-cut scalloped circles nesting dies and layered the nest with eggs on top of the bird using 3D tape.

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

polkadoodles wk14 Spring and Easter (eggs are definitely representative of both)
AddictedtoCAS #217 Animals
intaas #130 include a circle
countryview - Spring is coming

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Friday 1 April 2022


 Hi guys,

We had a new challenge start on Wednesday over at I Love Promarkers. I was away for work and so couldn't update my blog :o.

Our optional twist is to use a die-cut or punch on your project, however you can play anything goes.

Our sponsor is - Ikes Art Digis  - click left for new shop

Unfortunately I don't think this horse is available to purchase anymore as I cannot find it in the store.

I coloured the horse using carnival style colours from my Promarker collection. I then die-cut the image using the X-cut large label nesting dies. I had a butterfly (not sure of make) and vine leaves (Marianne Creatables) already cut in my stash in relevant colours, so I used these to frame the image. Finally I simply added a sentiment from my stash.

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

ATSM #426 Make your mark
SimonSaysWednesday - Anything Goes
CASology #401 Hat

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz