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

Summer is here!

 Hi guys,

We have a new challenge started over at Creative Moments today with the optional twist of Summer is here. Of course there is always the option of playing anything goes.

I have used ladybird and toadstools from our sponsor polkadoodles. I used an ombre base card in summer colours and simply added peel-offs of several other insects. 

Pop along to the main challenge post to see what they are offering as a prize and what the rest of the DT created.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Girlie creations

 It is time for a new challenge over at I Love Promarkers, with the optional twist of For a Girl.

I have coloured my image (Emma with Anchor) from our sponsor Paper Nest Dolls, using: French Nvy, Cool Grey 4, Pale Pink, Morning Mist, Sunkissed Pink, Tawny Owl and Chestnut promarkers.

Once I had coloured the image I then fussy cut hr out. I added her to a die-cut topper. A navy base card was layered with two different patterned papers from a below the sea 3x3 paper stack. I added some washi tape over this panel and then adhered the topper part onto this. Finally I added a foiled sentiment.

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

Cheerful Sketches

craftycalendar - Anything Goes

Do pop along to the blog to see the rest of the DT creations and see what the prize is.

Hugz Tinz

Sunday 1 May 2022

Birthday greetings @ MAWTT

 As it is the first of May we have a new challenge starting over at MAWTT

Our challenge theme this month has been chosen by Wendy.   

Here is my creation:

I kept this CAS by simply adding some washi tape down the edges and then stamping the i-pod into the centre of the card and stamping the sentiment into the screen area.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
AYLI - Fav layout - ok I don't have a favourite layout, but I do like symmetrical styles.
ATSM #428 Birthdays
TIOT - I hear music
MMM #173 Happy Birthday

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT creations.

Hugz Tinz