Friday 28 July 2023

Little Bunny

 Hi guys,

I just wanted to share my finished crocheted bunny with you. I got him a couple of Christmases ago and here he is all finished.

I would like to enter him into the following challenges:

SOS #501 no stamps

CountryView - Four-legged Friends

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 26 July 2023

Die-ing for Christmas

Sorry for the poor pun, but the twist for our new challenge over at I Love Promarkers is to 'Use a Die'. Of course there is always the option of anything goes, as long as you use marker pens to colour an image.

I used a combination of Promarkers and Chameleon pens to colour the image before fussy cutting. I used a My Minds Eye patterned paper to cover the card base. I cut two rectangles of gold card and layered them one on top of the other. I then used an x-cut ornate labels nesting die to cut a silver glitter panel to put the image onto before layering onto the gold. I used a foiled sentiment topper, and then die-cut a poinsettia from red paper. I finished with a green neon diamante in the centre.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CraftyCatz #647 Christmas in July
polkadoodles wk29 Christmas in July
ATSM #451 Make your Mark
ChristmasCraftCreations - Anything Goes
DragonflyDreams - Christmas

Once again thank you all for looking and I hope to see some entries over in our blog.

Hugz Tinz

Monday 24 July 2023

Let it shine reminder

 Hi all,

This is the reminder post for our 'let it shine' challenge at Creative Moments.

The image is from  Beccy's Place. I added some gold gel pen accents and cut the centre before layering onto gold card. I matted this onto a yellow die-cut. I used patterned papers, and a sentiment topper, to create the background of the card, along with some gold glitter ribbon, and then added my topper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
ATSM #450 Dies or stencils
InspirationStation #51 The image inspired my card as it made me think about sunbathing by the pool.

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday 16 July 2023

Christmas in July (for sure this time)

 Good evening,

I have raided my stash and made a Christmas card using one of the many toppers I have in a drawer. I think I got this in a craft exchange, or crafting challenge prize.

The topper was already layered onto the purple mirri card and fussy cut. I used a patterned paper from My Minds Eye and layered it onto a 6x6 card blank. I then added the topper and a foiled sentiment. Finally I added some diamantes randomly over the patterned paper.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
SimonSaysWed - Shimmer and Shine
CRAFT #685 Christmas
DaringCardmakers - Christmas in July
TheMaleRoom #176 Travel
AudSentiments #303 Christmas in July
DragonflyDreams - Christmas
CountryView - Four-legged Friends

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 12 July 2023

Summer is here

 Well supposedly, but it is a pretty wet July so far after a dry June. The garden is loving it though.

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

I coloured Drifting soul from Ching-Chou Kuik using Promarkers - Cardinal Red; Dusky Rose; Wild Cranberry; Maroon; Pastel Beige; Buttercup; Blush; Lime Green; Rose Pink; Tropical Orchid; Pink Carnation and Grey Squirrel.

I fussy cut the image and adhered to a pink card base, which I used a butterfly corner punch on (after breaking my rounded corner punch!). I then punched the corners of a flower patterned paper to match, and die-cut a frame from the panel using X-cut ornate frames dies. Using foam pads I raised this over the image. Finally I added some stickers and a sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
MMM #204 Birthday

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Monday 10 July 2023

All about the shine!

 We have a new challenge starting today at Creative Moments and the optional theme is !Let it Shine!

I used Flowerz: Simple Flowers from Mirtillamente, who is offering a prize to the designer spotlight winner (playing the twist). I coloured the flowers in with metallic pencils (to make them shine). I then fussy cut around the edges. I stamped the sentiment using purple metallic ink and then layered the panel onto a purple mirri base card. Lots of shine here.

We also have a second sponsor for the randomly chosen winner - for more details pop over to the challenge blog.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craftycalendar - Anything Goes
SimplyCreateToo #192 Fav colours - purples and greens are my favourite colours
ATSM #449 Any Occasion

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday 2 July 2023

Wedding period

 Hi all,

We had a new challenge start yesterday over at Moving Along with the Times, with the theme of Wedding or Anniversary, as it is once again that time of year :)

I used a cross stitched cupcake and simply added some foam hearts and a bell, and a wedding peel-off.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CraftyCalendar - Anything Goes
AYLI - I usually prefer patterned papers as they add a little something to an otherwise plain card
AddictedtoCAS #241 Celebration

I also have another book review for you.

Hard Road by J.B. Turner

Jon Reznick works as an assassinator for the American government. He has military training and experience which makes him ideal for the job. He is still grieving for the loss of his wife in the 9/11 attacks when he gets a call for a target – all he knows is it must look like a suicide, and the name of the target. Everything is going to plan, until Reznick realises the man in the room is not the target he has been allocated, and there is an FBI agent dead in the next room. Reznick informs his handler and starts running with the intended victim. However, there seems to be somebody waiting for him every step of the way. When they take his daughter, he must start to rely on more than just the military training, and he must also figure out who he can trust.

The FBI are also working a case – that of the missing doctor that Reznick nearly assassinated. They want him back and are willing to do anything to ensure his safety, including help Reznick find his daughter. This brings them into close proximity and has them working together to bring down the terrorist threat on the country.

You get to see into the mind of a hit-man when he realises things are not going right, and the twists in this story keep you guessing. You also get some insight about the main character for the terrorist cell as some chapters focus on him, and how similar what he is doing is to what Reznick also does. A fast paced, action-packed story that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz