Wednesday 24 January 2024

Down on the Farm

Hi all,

We have a new challenge started today over at I Love Promarkers, with the optional theme of 'Down on the Farm'.

I have used Lil chicks for my card, from our sponsor SheepSki Designs .

I coloured the image with the following promarker pens: orange, honeycomb, plum preserve, cool grey 3, gold, maroon, cardinel red, warm grey 2, caramel, chestnut, dusky pink. I then fussy cut the image (roughly) before layering onto a foiled patterned paper. this was in my stash and I believe it was from a magazine. I layered this onto a 6x6 base card and then simply added a sentiment from a papermania collection.

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

MTTC #525 Something New (image)

craftycalendar - Anything Goes

sheepski #82 Anything Goes

 Thanks for taking the time to read my blog post,

Hugz Tinz

Monday 22 January 2024

Fantastical reminder

 Hey it is time for our reminder post for Creative Moments, where our optional challenge for this month is *Fantasy*.

I coloured the sheepski 'Acorn Ale' image with Chamaeleon pens before die-cutting the image. I layered patterned paper onto a green 6x6 base card, and then matted a corresponding paper onto pink card, to layer onto this. I added a ribbon to the panel before adhering to the card base. I then added a printed sentiment panel.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
SOS #151 Once upon a time (the papers and ribbon are from my stash)
MTTC #525 Something New in your Stash (Image)

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog.

I have now finished watching season 1 of The Mist. I found that it was a great revision of the original story, making it a little more thriller, rather than outright horror. The characters are very easy to dislike, with none of them really making you want them to survive (maybe making it more true to life). However character development through the series is good.

One thing to note - there is no season two, however the first season leaves you on the edge of the precipice. So if you don't like being left hanging then it is probably best not to watch the series.

Hugz Tinz

Tuesday 16 January 2024

Blue Birthday

 They say January is the month of the blues - so I made a blue bird birthday postcard :)

I used a holographic birthday card to make the postcard base (it does say happy birthday across the middle). I then simply added a glitter sentiment topper, and some blue tit toppers, with the main one being from Hunkydory.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craftycalendar - Anything Goes

mmm #217 Happy Birthday

TIOT - Winter Blues

SimonSaysMonday - Sparkle and shine

polkadoodles wk2 Winter Birthdays

sundaypostcardart - Bluebird

Thanks for taking the time to look at my creations,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday 11 January 2024

Love Moose

 Hi guys,

Our first challenge of the year started yesterday over at I Love Promarkers. I am late posting as I was out at a music bingo event last night - which was very unique!

Anyway - here is my DT creation using Mortimer the motivational moose from Dr Digi.

I actually coloured him using chameleon pens and then fussy cut the image. I layered him onto a piece of newsprint patterned paper that was die-cut with a stitched square die from M&C (The Works). This was then layered onto a purple glitter cardstock die-cut from the largest square. This was all layered onto a purple base card.

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

TheCardConcept #203 New Year Love (Inspired by the theme)

CraftyCalendar - Anything Goes

SimonSaysWednesday - Cute Critter

I am currently watching Supernatural (which is getting a little far fetched at season 5, but still enjoyable to watch whilst stitching). I am reading Dr Alexander Shulgin's The Nature of Drugs, which I will be aiming to review for you once I have finished it. I am also currently watching 'The Mist' the series, which I am almost at the end of, so I will try and provide a review for that for you in the next few posts.

However, back to the live music bingo. This is a Bingo card with artists/songs or both on there (three rounds - first is songs, second is artists and third was a combination of the two). There is a guitarist that plays the song (just the first 30 secs -1 min) and you have to be the first to shout if you get a line/two lines/full house. My team won diddly squat, but it was certainly great fun!

Hope you are all having a good start to the year,

Hugz Tinz

Tuesday 9 January 2024

Fantasy in January

 Hi guys,

We have our first challenge of 2024 starting over at Creative Moments! Our optional theme is fantasy, so did out those gnomes, unicorns and dragons and get creative.

We are sponsored by Sheepski for this challenge - do go and have a look at their wonderful digital images. I have used Conversation for my creation.

I coloured by image using a mixture of watercolour pencils and metallic pencils. I then fussy cut the image in order to add it to a patterned background paper. Finally I added some button peel-offs, a dummy and a sentiment.

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

Inspirationstation #57 - inspired by the moon and the curvy feature of the mountains

613AvenueCreate - New Beginnings (New Baby)

SimonSaysWednesday - Something New

CRAFT #703 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking at my post. I am hoping to start including book reviews and nature/animal stories again this year - fingers crossed.

Hugz Tinz

Monday 1 January 2024

Something new?

Happy New Year everybody!

We have a new challenge starting today over at MAWTT, with the theme of using a new craft item. Unfortunately, I haven't got any new craft items - however there was a new baby at the end of last year, which I made a birth sampler for. This is a Gorjuss design for Autumn and took me around 50 hours to complete.

We would love to see what new things you have got!!

I would like to enter my birth sampler into the following challenges;
Alphabet Challenge - T for Texture (it is all stitched so there is texture)
SimonSaysMonday - a new start

Hugz Tinz