Monday 26 February 2024

CAS elegance

 It is time for our mid-way reminder over at Creative Moments. This time I have used a Hetty Clare image for my CAS card.

I coloured her using Chameleon markers and then used an X-cut nesting die to cut the image. I added her to an ombre card base. Finally I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed using a lilac embossing powder.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
AYLI - Feminine or Masculine - I find feminine cards so much easier to create

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Under the sea

 Hi guys,

We have a new challenge started today over at I Love Promarkers. The optional theme for this fortnight is Under the Sea, so I have used a Mermaid image from our sponsor  Heather Valentin - Colour of Love .

I coloured the image with a combination of promarkers and Chameleon pens. As this was a rectangle design I didn't need to do much else - I simply used an under the sea themed patterned paper to attach a peel-off sentiment too, and another sheet from the paper pad to decorate the front of the envelope.

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

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Tuesday 13 February 2024

CAS flowers

 Hi guys,

We had a new challenge start yesterday over at Creative Moments (I am a little late with my blog post!). Our optional theme for February is CAS. We have two sponsors for this challenge - Hetty Claire and Mirtillamente. I have used a Mirtillamente image - Flowerz #2.

I coloured the image using my Chameleon pens and then die-cut using X-cut large labels nesting dies. I used the next size up to cut a matt from patterned paper before layering onto a scalloped base card. Finally I added the peel-off sentiment stickers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
audsentiments #310 playing the use dies option
TIOT - hearts or flowers
ATSM #461 Make your mark
AYLI - digi or stamps - as much as I do love using my stamps, digis are much easier to get right! Therefore, I do use digital images much more often.

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday 8 February 2024

Easter Carrots

 Hi all,

We had a new challenge start yesterday over at I Love Promarkers, with the optional theme of 'Easter', which is sponsored by  Paper Nest Dolls Digis.

I coloured Owen using promarkers, and then used a nested label die from X-cuts to create the topper. I layered a scalloped card with a patterned paper that looks like the sunshine and then layered the image on top f this. To finish I sta,ped the sentiment onto teal card and heat embossed using heat it up embossing powder.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
MMM #218 Use patterned paper
ATSM #461 Make you mark

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Monday 5 February 2024

Dandelion wishes

 Well, my first cross stitch finish of 2024 was this little hedgehog from the Country Companions collection. He was a free kit with The World of Cross Stitching 307 (June 2021).

I haven't done anything with the card blank as I think this design could be used for a variety of occasions.

I would like to enter this design into the following challenges:
craftycatz #664 Make me smile (Dandelion clocks always make me smile - as long as they are not in my garden that is).
MTTC #526 Hobbies (gardening is one of my hobbies)

I am hoping to have a few more finishes through 2024 - fingers crossed. At the moment I am trying to get ahead with my DT commitments ready for when I can finally move house!

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday 1 February 2024

It's all hearts

 Hi guys,

Happy February - the month of love. As such we have the theme of Love and Hearts for our new challenge over at Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT), which was chosen by Wendy L.

I have made my very first exploding box card - and it was far easier than I expected (although I did use a ready cut base, so that might be why lol.

This was a craft kit that came free with a crafting magazine and I decided to use the heart toppers for it, alongside a couple of butterflies from my stash. I have had the kit for quite a while and never got round to using it because I could never imagine actually sending the cards - however they fold flat!

I would like to enter this exploding box into the following two challenges:

TheCardConcept #203 New Year Love (inspired by the hearts stacked n the trays)

SimonSaysMonday - Have a heart

I have also started watching Silent Witness again. I hadn't realised that there were a few series that I had missed, and I am enjoying them as much as ever! If you like your forensic, or crime, dramas, then this is definitely for you.

Thanks for looking and I hope to see you over at our blog,

Hugz Tinz